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  1. Yeah I'm still going. Currently into season 3 and going strong in the prem. Current squad is GK: Thomas Strakosha / BPF RB: Benjamin Heinrichs / Lewie Coyle CB: Nikola Milenkovic / Harry Maguire / Pontus Jansson / Rob Holding / Jorge Mere LB: Lucas Digne / Tom Pearce DM: Lucas Tousart / Wilmar Barrios CM: Sandro Tonali / Donny Van De Beek / Sander Berge AMC: Ben Woodburn (Loan £30m option) / Roben Loftus-Cheek / Sigurd Gronli LW: Dani Olmo / Antonio Marin RW: Florian Thauvin / Dennis Man ST: Moise Kean / Andre Silva / Fiete Arp / Jack Clarke Pretty happy with the team now and comfortably turning over every team outside the top 6 in the prem and doing well against the top 6. Invested about 20m in youngters in the summer because I was lacking numbers so should have enough depth to do well across the cups and the champions league as well as the prem!
  2. Thought I'd post some screenshots from my save. Doing well and promotion is looking very likely. Tried to do my January business with that in mind, getting rid of s few fringe players and adding players who have the potential to be part of a premier League squad. Flint and Vokes on loan both have cheap purchase options but have mainly been brought in to provide depth to make sure promotion is achieved as been suffering from a lot of injuries recently. Just managed to extend Foden's loan until the end of next season for 6k a week which is a great deal in my opinion! Looking forward to the summer transfer window and building a team capable of competing in the premier League (hopefully!)
  3. Burnley just signed Doukara for £8.5m on my save, thought you'd all appreciate that one!!
  4. Good luck, seems to be a lot of success with Leeds this year!
  5. So I posted a whole ago but now the full game has been released I've started a proper save with Leeds. I thought I would update everyone with how it's going and what I've done in terms of shaping the squad. I felt the team was strong enough for promotion already but decided to target players who will be able to stay with me once (hopefully) in the premier league!! Players sold, quite a lot of my players has interest in them from big clubs so decided it was worth cashing in on a few to fund some new young signings. O'Kane - £500k Ayling - £12m Roofe - £11m Izzy Brown - Loan cancelled Players brought in: Jokes Okore - £1.5m Max Broughton - Compensation Dennis Diekmeier -Free Jordan Ferri - £800k Emyr Huws - £3m Gnoukouri - Free (out on loan to get WP, high value so should be aogod resell, has good potential if develops well) Antonio Marin - £2.5m Dennis Man - £1.8m Phil Foden - Loan Xadas - £2m Florinel Coman - Loan Marcelo Trotta - Loan (option to buy) This leaves my first team squad setup as follows. I have a lot of depth across the attacking areas of my squad, a lot of players are very young so don't expect to play every game but having so many options allows me to press relentlessly from the front. It tires players out quickly meaning the ability to rotate is massively important. I will show my tactics later. GK - Blackman, BPF LB - Douglas, Pearce RB - Berardi, Diekmeier CB - Jansson, Cooper, Okore, Broughton CM (Defensive) - Ferri, Phillips, Forshaw CM (Offensive) - Klich, Huws, Baker AMC - Saiz, Foden, Xadas AML - Coman , Dallas, Marin AMR - Alioski, Man, Hernandez STC - Bamford, Trotta, Roberts I'm pretty happy with how the squad looks now. I set my team to press quickly once the ball has been lost and then work the ball in to the box, I encourage the players to be direct in relatively risk free situations but patient when necessary. This results in the ball being moved sideline to sideline across the midfield with fullbacks overlapping before an overlapping fullback or direct cut inside from my IF's creates a fast opening. This tends to create a lot of chances but does result in a lot of missed chances due to the pace at which the ball is drilled in to the box. Almost every player is key in this set up with nobody really bring carried by others. CB's need to be strong, quick, and have good anticipation in order to be able to shut down counter attacks and not be caught on the break. Full backs need to be all rounded with the attributes to get forward and cause issues on the overlap. CM's and AMC must be comfortable on the ball as they see a lot of it when it is being recycled outside the opposition box, the AMC isn't really used as a creative outlet, more of a holding players who had the ability to not lose possession and spray passes quickly and accurately out to the wings. IF's are the key attacking players in this set up, they must be willing to drive at the opposition defence and attempt to get balls in to the striker quickly. I have a lot of players who can play here because it's such an important position. If somebody is not performing in that position they will be the first to be subbed off. And of course the striker needs to be well rounded to deal with the variety of balls pumped in to the box, and also able to consistently pressure the opposing CB's and GK once the ball has been lost. In terms of a formation I set up in a 4-2-3-1, happy to post screenshot of tactic and answer questions on it, but it works really well. Using the Gen Gen Press tactical style. Results have been great so far. Won every game in pre season and scored lots of goals. Drew the first game of the season 0-0 which was disappointing because we had 31 shots. Following that we had a few comfortable wins and are sitting happy at the top of the league. I'll update you all with some progress soon. Exciting times for Leeds though! MOT
  6. That's awesome, probably worth going for that if you can get that much. Right back is easy to fill and bamford looks a great option up too anyway!
  7. Big Leeds fan here just started my FM19 save. Decided to keep the squad mostly intact and try to raise a bit of money through minor sales and loans. Managed to sell shaughnessey for between 800k and 1m which was a big boost to my finances for a player I had no intention of using. A few other u23's went out on loan to free up some wages - around 4/5k p/w. My squad as is at the moment. GK - BPF 1st choice with Blackman good backup. LB - Douglas definite 1st choice and Pearce looking great as an understudy. RB - Ayling solid 1st choice with Jonjoe Kenny signed on loan from Everton as a backup. Berardi is being utilised as cover across RB, LB, CB, and DM when needed. CB - Pontus and Cooper currently look like a good starting partnership. I managed to sign Robert Huth on a free for just 6.5k p/w which I felt was an absolute steal as CB cover, currently rated as a leading championship player and will be a great mentor as well. Currently looking for another young CB to develop, hopefully find a bargain somewhere. CM - Phillips and Klich as starters with Baker, Forshaw and Shackleton providing rotation options, Izzy Brown and Pablo can also cover my deep playmaker role if needed. CAM - Saiz main starter with Pablo and Izzy Brown providing competition (not sure who is better centrally or out wide yet) AML - Alioski with Dallas covering. AMR - Harrison with Hernandez and Izzy Brown covering. ST - Roofe and Bamford fighting for the starting spot. I tend to ask my strikers to press their defenders a lot so cover is essential and I'll sometimes throw two up top if needing a goal. Cover in the form of Roberts and Clarke. New signings - very happy to sign Huth for free with low wages and Jonjoe Kenny looks a great player (very low loans costs). Looking for a young CB to develop and a young attacking midfielder to develop. I'll let you know how it all goes but results have been good in pre season with the team scoring a lot of goals. Will be reading to see how you all get on with Leeds but they look really good this year. Still refining my tactics but trying to set up with quite a deep defensivein line which will allow the team to explode forward quickly when they win the ball. Our attack is lightening quick and technically great on the ball so hoping that's how it turns out!
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