The FM Side Of Things
The FM Side Of Things
After "The Duel"
Leading up to league game 36 against Tottenham, we have been in the chase for the title with Tottenham going on 10 games now. We have been ahead of them by 1 point for the last couple of games, but we trailed them by 2 previously, always nipping at their heels. This will be a difficult game, and if we can manage a win or draw, then the league is ours for the taking given our superior goal-differential. Should we lose, we will be relying on Tottenham to lose to either Leicester or Stoke in one of their final two games. Given the form they have been in, it seems unlikely. Whatever happens, we have secured 2nd place and Champions League football, which seemed like an outlandish prospect to anyone 2 seasons ago.
League Game 36 - 5/11/19
For this game against Tottenham, Nathan Ake is still out with a sprained ankle, so Matty Downing will resume his role at left-back. This isn't an ideal situation because as good as Downing might be in the future, I don't think he possesses the quality to compete at this level currently. Regardless, we will still give it our all.
Well, that was a bit of a let-down in that a win/draw would have been an immense boost. The boys played hard, and we fought back with all we could, it just wasn't enough to stop a Tottenham team that would be playing a Champions League final at the end of the season. Joel Pohanpalo continues his duel of goals with Harry Kane, with both netting in today's game.
League Game 37 - 5/18/19
Stoke are a middle-table team that we should have no trouble with, but are our only hope to stop Tottenham since they thrashed Leicester yesterday. We will be fielding the same team for this game, and I am quite confident of a win.
It was a complete performance from the team, limiting Stoke to a total of 5 shots, and maintaining the most of possession during the game. The only disappointing fact of this game is that Joel Pohjanpalo did not score, and has fallen slightly behind in the race for top-goalscorer. I am very worried that this was such a manner of defeat that it will prevent Stoke from having the morale to even compete with Tottenham. Perhaps it will give them a vengeance mentality, and they'll win easily.
League Game 38 - 5/26/19
I don't really fancy Middlesbrough to have a chance against us. They have been fighting against relegation all season, and I simply believe we will have the quality to see them off. Nathan Ake returns at left-back, and Ricardo Kishna retakes his place on the left-wing for this final game of the season after putting on some good performances with the U-23's during his recovery from injury.
Adnan Januzaj scoring in the final 20 minutes of the game gave be a huge bit of relief. Tottenham were losing their game rather handily at Stoke, but we were not capitalizing with a goal of our own to clinch the title. We were doing everything on the pitch correctly except score. We had nearly 3 times the amount of shots on target as Middlesbrough, and we held majority possession. Then Januzaj scored, and we went top of the table. We had finally brought greatness to Leeds.
Leeds United Win The Premier League
FA Cup Final - 6/1/19
Not only did Stoke beat Tottenham in the last game of the season to give us the title, but they also stunned Manchester City in the semi-final. This has given us a relatively easy draw, compared to Manchester City that is. We will play the same team that played the last game of the season, and I am quite confident of a good result.
Yet another dominating performance over Stoke has me feeling that they will no longer be a problem for us, given our previous incapability to do anything but draw against them. We had the vast majority of possession, and again had nearly 3 times as many shots on target. Braces from both Joel Pohjanpalo and Oliver secured the game for us.
Leeds United Do The Double
With our victory at Wembley, we have now performed the unprecedented and done the double. Leeds have never accomplished this feat before. We will use this accomplishment to cement ourselves as a force in English soccer. The next step in our campaign to greatness is the Champions League. Leeds United have previously made it all the way to a final, only to fall to the might of Bayern Munich. We will strive to take it one step further and Win.
Media have claimed that I have performed a miracle, but realistically I think that Leeds have been capable of this their entire existence. They have been a giant lying dormant, waiting to retake their place in the upper echelon of the English pyramid.
FM fanatic and football pundit