Friday, 12 March 2010

Leeds season #4 start. Hangeland is the best!

Dear readers, it’s time to continue Leeds story! Top half expectations together with transfers of Jadson, Buonanotte and Hangeland seemed pretty real for this 4th season in Football Manager 2010. And at the current moment I have 14 fixtures played and 9th position in the Premier League:

Premier League 2012/2013 started, FM 2010

The most interesting here is the distance between 4th and 12th table lines. Only 5 points! Surprise My Leeds participates in this tough race in group of 9-10 clubs now. And we have chances to gain Champions League position even.

Another surprise is unlucky start by Manchester United. Don’t know what’s happened with them but my team won home against them with 2:0 score.

 

Matches and results

Here they are:

Matches and results of season's first part, FM10

I have to confess I was full of confidence after the first three matches because of very good Leeds team work. I had even certain chances to win games with Tottenham and Arsenal. And this is when three new players came to the squad and only in the way to adapt in it. Then I made a mistake selecting the second squad players for League Cup match against Millwall. They had 1 shot and 1 goal. We had more than 20 shots… It was very pity to loose the match… Sad

Now look to the overview screen of cheerful LeedsArsenal game:

Leeds - Arsenal 4:4, cheerful game in FM10

Newbie Marco Padalino made the draw in this game scoring on the 89th minute.

After loss to Millwall my team (main squad had a nice rest) showed greatest performance during the season start and stunned Manchester United Applause We overcome The Red Devils by match stats completely:

Overcome Manchester United, FM10

By the way, Leeds calendar resembles the last year’s one when we play with all grand-clubs in the first 10 fixtures and then have more weak opponents. Well I like it! It should help us to rise to Euro League position!

 

Players

I bought 31 years old Brede Hangeland to lead the defence. Some of you wrote in comments that $16M is too much for quite old player… I can appeal to these minds using screen shotsWinking:

Brede Hangeland, best Leeds player, FM10

Hangeland is certainly the best footballer in Leeds now!

The second position is taken by genius wonderkid Marco Verratti. I think he will win Premier League Best Young Player award again in the end. He is brilliant playmaker and great worker during team trainings. Values of his attributes grow in a really mad way!

Jadson (as well as Hangeland) has adapted in the team quickly and have average rating of 7.12 already. The only problem I have – Diego Buonanotte. I have been trying to use him as ML but assistant manager says that it’s not his position. Additionally Buonanotte is only blending to the squad now. OK, we’ll see I have time to think.

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It’s also necessary to single out “Taison problem”. He can’t settle in my club and didn’t score any goals in 8(2) matches.

Another problem I have: Vincent Enyeama is injured for 3-4 month. Maxym Koval (young Ukrainian prospective keeper) is pretty confident as the main keeper. Though he managed to make one very stupid mistake conceding a weak long shot.

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.