Way back in August 2019, fledgling English football manager Robí di Lathamé took the reigns of Sporting Lisbon. Now, 21 years later at the age of 56, I was preparing for my final match as a football manager.
You may have noticed that our Football Manager blog updates have been away for a while. I took some time out to go travelling and now, with Coronavirus sticking around, I thought it'd be fun to get back to the Football Manager blogging game!
Leeds United moved into 2024 on a strong run of form in the Premier League and having secured progression to the knockout stages of the Euro Cup with a 100% record thanks to striker Sidnei's incredible goalscoring form. A quiet January transfer window was dominated by the outgoings of attacking midfielder Armin Djerlek to Werder... Continue Reading →
We moved into the latter stages of the 2021/22 campaign, our third in the Premier League with Leeds United, embroiled in a very tight mid-table battle. We began the year by selling centre-back stalwart Pontus Jansson, who'd been overtaken by youngster Benoit Badiashile in the pecking order, to Bournemouth for £4 million. In his place... Continue Reading →
Moving into the 2021/22 campaign Leeds United had established themselves as a Premier League club following a seventh-placed finish the previous campaign. We continued with a focus on signing exciting youngsters, signing several youngsters from Brazil and immediately loaning them out - so I won't focus on them for now. However, one player that will... Continue Reading →
We moved into 2021 with Leeds United building on a good first campaign in the Premier League and looking to go even better second time around. We added a few youngsters to the mix in Janaury, including the very exciting 18-year-old Colombian striker Leonel Larrahondo. While young defender Ben Godfrey, who hadn't progressed as I'd... Continue Reading →
We went into the 2020/21 campaign having sealed Leeds United's place in the Premier League and enjoying a rise in financial clout as a result. That allowed us to spend a bit more money to strengthen in the summer. Our main signing was Argentinian winger Rodrigo De Paul, who came in for £9.75 million from... Continue Reading →
Leeds United went into 2020 sitting pretty in eight place in their first season back in the Premier League after a strong run of five wins and a draw through December had catapulted them up the table. I didn't see much need to spend in January, instead waiting for the summer when it looked like... Continue Reading →
Having won The Championship title at the first attempt with Leeds United plenty of rebuilding and strengthening was likely to be needed to compete at Premier League level. That began with offloading a whole host of players that weren't going to be up to the task beginning with Eunan O'Kane, who I'd really struggled to... Continue Reading →
This article was first published on my Medium page. FIFA has always been a weird organisation. From the really awful activities of Sepp Blatter and co through to the modern day weirdness of last night’s very odd ‘Best FIFA Football Awards’ — which in itself doesn’t make any sense. Admittedly, I didn’t watch it, I wasn’t interested,... Continue Reading →