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  1. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    I loved that first tactic as an underdog and in fact have gone back to using elements of it in the champions league such as get stuck in being back on to raise our intensity. I also have reverted to a BWM when I’ve needed to be more aggressive in midfield. On the whole though I have found my new tactic stronger since my reputation increased and caused teams to defend deeper against me. The AP instead of DLP gives us a lot more drive going forwards.
  2. I had the same reaction as you. I couldn't understand it as I'd been really careful. It's very misleading.
  3. As @BoxToBox rightly says, it happened to me as well, but as the money came in later on in the season, it all turned out fine!
  4. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    I honestly can't believe it. I almost didn't sign him as I'm trying to bring through a wonderkid who's also an AP, but I would have been an idiot to not take the option.
  5. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    He's the new Goretzka!
  6. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Glorious European nights!
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    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Madness isn't it? He didn't set the world on fire for Schalke as you can see here, but he's only 21 and a German international and his attributes are incredible! He's rated 4&1/2 stars for me! Can't believe they let his contract run out and nobody snapped him up before me - I didn't even sign him until October!
  8. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Get in there. One of the highlights of this save has been beating Man United a good few times. We should have won this by more to be honest, Quesada destroyed them and could have had 2 hat-tricks and once again Cutrone missed a pen. He wasn't even first choice penalty taker, but all the other takers were off the pitch. Quesada would take them, but he has 10 penalty taking. I'm gonna train him in that and give them to him as he is a pure finisher. Also, I just picked up this guy as a free agent and he made his debut against Man United: Unbelievable eh!? Signed for free and instantly worth 49.5m! I'm stacked in the advanced playmaker position already, but I just had to get him when I saw he was available.
  9. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Thanks Noikeee! We're competing well in the Prem this season, so I'm quietly hopeful that we will win that some time soon. As for the Champions League, we've got a tough group but I think we're gonna qualify from it, but it's a big step up for us so we'll see how we go there. I must say, I'm getting itchy feet for a journeyman career, but I've taken this save a long way and I want to see it through to one of those titles before I move on...
  10. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    I'm starting to really hate West Ham. Again, 3rd in the league and we go to them and get thrashed.
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    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    First game back in the Champions League, a over two decades since our appearance in the semi final against Valencia and we gave a great account of ourselves against Atleti and probably should have won. Griezmann scored from nothing to peg us back after we took the lead and then we got Keane sent off, but still didn't look like losing. Unfortunately we also have Milan in our group, so it won't be an easy one to qualify!
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    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Pre Season 23-24: We lost a game in pre-season for the first time in a few seasons! The Super Cup loss to Manchester United was disappointing, especially as Cutrone missed another penalty in a big game. I'm not sure I'll have him take another penalty for us for a while! Transfers: Just the two in as we bring in a major upgrade at right back, who also still has room to develop and in my eyes a future world class centre back. Gomez doesn't look as good here as all his attributes are dropping, but I'm sure when the season gets going and he's playing regularly, he'll develop nicely. McKirdy I'm very excited about - he will be on an intense regime to improve his jumping, but apart from that I think he's going to be amazing for the long term future at Leeds. Also the fact that he's from Scotland was tempting as Leeds biggest legends, Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimer are from Scotland. I'll be giving him decent game time this year in the hope that he develops quickly into a starter. Major movings out were Ronaldo Vieira, Trippier and Hugill, who sadly I released as he dropped off last season, but he'll always be a cult hero for this save. I was also sad to see Vieira go, but he was 3rd choice and I'd rather use the academy for that! A big season ahead, we're aiming for the Champions League qualification again and we want to go deep in that competition. It would be nice to have an FA cup run as well as we've been poor in that competition.
  13. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Obviously I'd love to, but consolidating the club as a Champions League team is the first importance!
  14. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    Good points re last season’s signings. Bruno is a bit more well rounded than Xhiro as a playmaker, but I do need him to be able to do a bit of everything in a two man midfield as you say. His passing and vision is increasing as well so I think he will develop well into that role. Thanks! I’m not sure yet. I’ll be aiming for top four again and we’ll see how we go from there!
  15. Ellandroadhero

    [FM18] O'Leary's Leeds United - If I Could Turn Back Time

    22-23 Season Review: The aim this season was Champions League qualification and we've managed it twice! Once by virtue of league position, finishing in the top four for the first time since the O'Leary days, although 3rd place was in our hands with two games to go, but unfortunately our run of 9 wins on the bounce came to an end as we threw away a lead against Brighton to lose and then were unable to beat bottom of the table Watford on the last day of the season. Secondly though and a lot more importantly as it brought a trophy with it, we win our second cup competition in 2 seasons as we lift the Europa League by coming from behind in the second half to defeat Inter! Quesada's winner in the 89th minute was a thing of beauty and means that whilst our long term aim is to go deep into the Champions League, we have now clearly eclipsed O'leary's Leeds in the sense that we have two trophies under our belts. As you can see here, Camarinho, our January signing from last season and replacement to Alioski is the true heir to Harry Kewell and had a sensational season on the left wing, contributing double figures in both goals and assists. Meanwhile, Quesada stepped up as the goal scorer I knew he could be, with 25 goals in all competitions. On a personal note, I take home manager of the year for the second consecutive season: More importantly though, I'm now considered a Leeds United icon and am on the way to establishing a new glory era for Leeds United! I've so far only been given 44m to play with in the summer, but I'm not entirely sure how I want to use it just yet as I'm very happy with the squad. I'm caught between a top quality central midfielder, or a right back. Either way, I don't anticipate bringing in a lot of new faces without several going out as I won't be able to get the quality I need without unbalancing the side. All in all, an amazing season!
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