ekstromlars

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  1. thanks mate haha
  2. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / June / Not dead... This save is not dead but I did lose some motivation when we won the Europa League. A short break and we are back. Did some signings (see below) and did feel that we moved away from our ideals a little too much. Brought in a Dutch and a German wonderkid. A pretty ordinary pre-season did come to an end & we lost the Euro Super Cup. Well well..
  3. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / May / VICTORY! YES! YES! YES! The hatrick from Wilson sealed the deal. We received our second penalty of the game in the second half and Wilson didn't do any mistake. 4-1 and our fans started dancing. First silver ware for this spell and it a european trophy. Wowwowowowow!
  4. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / May / Half time Euro League Final vs Lyon Not the best start, after some flipper in the penalty box the ball landed at the feet of winger Ikoné. He shoots and via the ass of Pontus Jansson the ball finds its way into the back of the net. Just after 6 minutes. But then Callum Wilson started his show. One penalty after hand ball & two well struck shots from within the penalty box. 3-1 up at half time.
  5. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / May / Preview Euro League Final vs Lyon Lets do this! We have our best team available except for back-up striker Chris Wood (injury) & Tyrone Mings (Barbados national team). Mings status on the English national team have been a hot issue in the press. Several time media have asked me if I think Benitez should pick Mings for national service, at forst Mings only wanted to play for England but when the question didn't came. He went to Barbados. Not good for me as I have to spare him in a Euro final. Anyway, Charlie Taylor is more than capable to fill his shoes. Better watch out for Depay on the left but I feel confident that Mitrovic will be able to close him down, other than that it appears Lyon will try to take advantage on my left wing (Pulisic/Taylor) as their right side defender, Gaspar, have high starting point. Last thing: Silvestri, the first player I sold from Leeds is still their back-up goalie. We meet again old friend.
  6. Yep Hopefully today
  7. Some nice awards. Manager of year third year in a row and fun to see Philips breaking the team record of MoMs after securing the win against Hull with the only goal.
  8. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / May / End of PL season Wow wow wow wow, what a game against Arsenal! Managed to get the game to over time when Callum Wilson finds Jordan Ibe, who bombs the ball into the net in the 102th minute of the game. And Alex Smithies! I put him at the bench in some game at the start of the season to play Bailey Peacock-Farell but when things went south back in December we decided to focus on ONE goalkeeper. Now he is the hero after saving the penalty from Carrasco. Lyon next! On the PL side, we are very solid. Winning most game with 1 or 2 goals, we managed to take the fourth place and are qualified to the Champions League. Yes! Callum Wilson scored 21 PL goals, now over 40 PL goals after the two seasons at Leeds. Also nice to Ibe & Pulisic at 2nd & 3rd place in the assist league. Also new signing Michael Keane at 2nd place in avg rating.
  9. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / April / Going strong Went for knock in the first fixtre against Sporting and thanks to Bakayoko we got away with a solid 3-0 victory. In the second leg Alex Hattersley scored his ever first goal for Leeds. The Academy is paying off! Drew Arsenal in the Euro League semi-final, during the three years back in the Premiership we haven't even gotten a point from Wenger/Arsenal so really not ideal.. Lost the away fixture 1-2 but got the crucial away goal. Managed the beat Manchester City though, Jardim have not suceeded at Manchester City. Just like Simone he is playing a 4-4-2 (Weigl & Renato Sanches as the CMs), employed the same tactics as the Inter game; 4-1-4-1 with Pellegrini in the DM strata playing a DLP-S with both CMs bombing forward. Kalvin Philips MoM, love that kid.
  10. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER Max White / March / Aftermath (FM) life goes on after the cup defeat. Biggest thing this month was to go up against Inter, now managed by Diego Simone (!). In a previous save with Villarreal I had some major issues going up against Simone's 4-4-2 at Atletico. I tried everything but his players always seemed to have space to pass & energy to press us. It made me a bit nervous before this fixture. But when he fielded Abdelhal Nouri & Ever Banega as the central midfielders I ticked the "exploit the middle" since I knew my central trio (Pellegrini, Bakayoko & Tielemans) would be able to go right through them. Not happy with 3 conceded but quite pleased with 6 scored Fielded the reserves in the return at San Siro and Stuart Dallas got the crucial 1-0 just after 3 minutes. And what can you say about Leeds product Lovers Masinga. He seems to score everytime I put him in. Love it! Next up: Sporting. With just 2 days between the matches.
  11. Thanks man. I am actually quite suprised myself of how well we are preforming. Leeds have a fun squad to play with, players such as Jansson, Taylor, Bridcutt & Dallas are all very good and more than capable of playing in the Premiership. And I was lucky Bournemouth went down so I could sign Callum Wilson quite cheap And Pulisic this season. Hope you keep reading, thanks again.
  12. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER The first Final - Full Time OK, this didn't go our way this time. Fred scored the winning goal in the 77th minutes, while he was doing it Callum Wilson was laying on the grass injured for quite some time before they found Walker on the right wing, who knocked it in to Fred. Dirty Mourinho Our counter measure with the wide playmaker forced Mourinho to switch back to the 4-1-2-3 formation he started the game with and we were so close of getting ahead twice when both Cook & Pulisic had great chances, the latter hit the post with a powerful shot. Well, this sucked but probably well deserved. We'll get it next time.
  13. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER The first Final - Half time First 15 minutes were ours but Man U clawed themselves back and quite well deserved scored first. Moise Kean stole the ball from Matej Mitrovic when he was one of the last defenders and quickly played it onto Koke, who found Kyle Walker overlapping. Before Mings could get there to close him down. Walker had found Mandzukic on the head. 1-0. Just five minutes later Martin Ödegaard had the ball under control. He cuts in, bringing Walker with him, finds Tyrone Mings with a lot of time. Low cross = Wilson heads it home. 1-1 & half time. I am not happy with the central midfield so I take Kalvin Philips off and bring in Lewis Cook and the plan is to make Cook the DLP & Tielemans the CM-A since he has "move into channels" as one of the PPM and have played that role before. However, Jose Mourinho changes his formation to a 4-2-3-1 & Cook will have no room to dictate the play. Even though Januzaj isn't the hardest working midfielder, the area will be crowed. Changes to the formation I usually plays against this formation. Ödegaard is now our playmaker & Bakayoko our holding midfielder.
  14. LEEDS UNITED FC - MARCHING ON TOGETHER The first Final - Pre game Finally time for the final! We are going in without Jordan Ibe & Lorenzo Pellegrini, our first choice right side winger & playmaker. Starlet Alex Hattersley is cup-tied. Man U are missing winger Keita Balde & new signing Kurt Zouma (cup-tied). This is the starting line-ups for both teams, quite suprisingly Man U are starting with 17y old defender Ivan Valle & Italian Moise Kean (let me know if screenshots are of interest). For Leeds, Youri Tielemans takes the playmaker role in the absence of Lorenzo Pellegrini, usually Lewis Cook operates in this space. Instead of Jordan Ibe we have moved Christian Pulisic to the right and Martin Ödegaard takes the spot to the left. Lets go!
  15. Cheers mate. A bit nervous to start the game, haha