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Malmo FF - A Swedish Adventure

  1. Quote Originally Posted by PatrickLFC View Post
    Thanks man! It's probably the toughest group we've had so far, despite being 3rd rather than 4th seeds, but I'm optimistic
    The good thing is that Man U will probalby finish 1st with 5 or 6 wins. I do not believe the Utrecht should be a problem for Malmo. So the two games with Benfica will play the most imporant role. I believe that you have the ability to get 4 points from these two matches. Get in !!!!
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by kolas79 View Post
    The good thing is that Man U will probalby finish 1st with 5 or 6 wins. I do not believe the Utrecht should be a problem for Malmo. So the two games with Benfica will play the most imporant role. I believe that you have the ability to get 4 points from these two matches. Get in !!!!
    Realistically I think we could finish anywhere first to third. We schooled Man U in a friendly at Old Trafford a couple of months ago, and whilst I expect them to be better than that, I'll be aiming for 3 points at home and hopefully at least a draw on the road. Hopefully then we can take 4 or 6 points from Benfica, 6 from Utrecht, and finish either first or second!

    It could easily go wrong though, I was fairly confident taking on Liverpool at the start of the season but they wiped the field with us in the first leg

  3. Youth Intake

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    Going into this youth intake I was hoping for a top prospect for centre back, right back or goalkeeper. So naturally, I got none of those. The best prospect was an AMC - like I need another of those! He doesn’t look as good as Neri or Kardum so unless something remarkable happens he’s unlikely to make it as any more than a backup here. The top four and the goalkeeper received youth contracts.

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    Forsberg wants a chat again, and another positive result. I love this guy’s attitude, it’s just sad that he won’t ever be on the same level as my first choice players.

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  4. Allsvenskan - Game 19 - Elfsborg (Home)

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    Elfsborg today, and their title challenge has collapsed in recent weeks. IFK have pulled ahead of them into second place, though we still have a comfortable lead with games in hand. Nonetheless, this is one of the big games in the domestic season for both teams. Crisetig is suspended so Biro-Biro starts.


    In the 22nd minute Jovic wriggled his way into the box but his low effort was held by the diving keeper.

    A lovely slide rule pass from Gustafson was finished by Quintero from a tight angle in the 23rd, but he was correctly given offside.

    I wasn’t particularly happy as we went into half time all square, with Biro-Biro, Santos and Quintero all struggling with their condition due to the hard tackling of Elfsborg.

    Kardum replaced Quintero in the 55th.

    In the 60th minute we finally got on the board, through Milosevic’s back post header from Bengtsson’s corner.

    KSG made a great save in the 63rd at full stretch, after the Elfsborg striker released a quick shot from just outside the area.

    Petkovic replaced Jovic in the 64th and moved to right wing, with Santos going to the left and KBH moving up top.

    Romagnoli came on for Helander in the 74th.

    Linnes found Petkovic in the area with a good pass in the 83rd, and the winger squared to give Kardum an easy tap in, but Petkovic had been offside.

    In the 86th we finally sealed it when KBH met Bengtsson’s low cross with a lovely volley into the roof of the net.

    Milosevic and Bengtsson were the only players worthy of a mention today really, as everyone else was decent enough, though Jovic was pretty poor. Not a game I ever really felt threatened in though - 33 shots to 2, and 68% possession. International break now.

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    POM: Pierre Bengtsson (9.0, 0G, 2A)
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  5. Tough group mate, Well done on qualifying though! Looks like the facilities of yours will be superb next! Ibrahimovic Jnr will be coming through the Malmo ranks!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by JamesScott2908 View Post
    Tough group mate, Well done on qualifying though! Looks like the facilities of yours will be superb next! Ibrahimovic Jnr will be coming through the Malmo ranks!
    I think Excellent is better than Superb, could be wrong though I look forward to that day!
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  7. Found a decent looking North Korean regen in Japan! It's quite tempting to make an offer

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    Deadline Day (Major European Leagues)

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    I think I rejected over 100 offers on this day alone! The biggest was a 19.25m bid for Biro-Biro from CSKA Moscow. Extremely tempting as it’s a massive fee, but I decided that I needed him for depth, and additionally, he will be worth more when our league reputation goes up more, and so I rejected it. Besides, he will count as home grown at the club in a couple of years, and is natural at 4 positions, so he will always have a place here. So glad that the deadline has finally passed for the big European leagues - I don't have to reject multiple offers on a daily basis.

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  8. Some big bucks coming in there!! I missed the post earlier about the youth intake,, Was hoping to see the next Collocini coming through your ranks
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by JamesScott2908 View Post
    Some big bucks coming in there!! I missed the post earlier about the youth intake,, Was hoping to see the next Collocini coming through your ranks
    Hahaha if I got a top CD he wouldn't be going to Newcastle

    Anyone think I should buy the North Korean?
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  10. Why not? Will be interesting to see how he gets along with the South Koreans!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Lippo255 View Post
    Why not? Will be interesting to see how he gets along with the South Koreans!
    Hahaha that is an excellent point!

    Trouble is I play complete wing backs and he has no flair, crossing, off the ball, dribbling, first touch :/ Could sign him for profit maybe?

  12. Injury News...

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    Bad news as on-loan Chipongue is out injured for what is actually 2-3 months :/ His loan spell expires in about 3 months too


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    Petkovic scores on debut for Sweden, and demonstrates the excellent relationship between us by thanking me for it. Kardum made his debut as a late substitute, becoming Sweden’s youngest ever player in the process. Delahaye was also handed a Belgium debut from the bench.

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  13. Injury News...

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    Poor Molins can’t stay away from the physios. Just look at his injury record

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    Transfer News...

    Well I was on the lookout for a good goalkeeper regen, and it seems I have found one. A 2.3 million bid has been accepted, though his agent owns a percentage, so it will cost more. I would have preferred a Swede, but I can't wait around indefinitely on the off chance a world class Swedish GK regen turns up somewhere!

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  14. Allsvenskan - Game 20 - Djurgården (Home)

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    Tough fixture list now. It begins today with Djurgården, before we play Jönköpings Södra in just two days time, and Benfica 3 days after that. Hopefully a nearly full strength lineup has what it takes today.


    In just the 3rd minute, KBH was denied from an extremely tight angle, and then hit the post with his followup effort.

    Biro-Biro gave away a penalty in the 8th minute, receiving a yellow for his efforts too. Straight down the middle as Mohlin dived to his right.

    But once again, we showed tremendous character (Brendan Rodgers) to draw level almost immediately afterwards. KBH jinked his way to the top of the box in the 10th minute, and dropped the ball back for Quintero, who sidestepped a couple of would-be tacklers (Twelfth Man ), and found the top left corner from 20 yards with a beauty!

    Santos then tested the keeper in the 14th minute with a low effort, which was denied by a sprawling save. KBH collected the rebound and had another effort from the tightest of angles, which was saved behind.

    In the 17th minute Crisetig’s long ball was intercepted, but Jovic tackled the man and broke free. He laid off to KBH who beat the keeper but hit the far post.

    A brilliant run by KBH as space opened up for him in the 27th was followed by a delightful one-two with Jovic, which released the Korean. Once again, the keeper was beaten, but the right post wasn’t. Poor KBH has hit the woodwork 3 times already! Perhaps it’s just not his day.

    In the 42nd minute Quintero squared for Santos outside the box, and the Brazilian struck a gorgeous curling effort into the side netting inside the far post. Another top class strike!

    In the 44th a lovely chip across goal by Santos presented Jovic with a tap in, but the Serbian was offside.

    Djurgården almost broke through 30 seconds into the second half, but Helander’s brilliant slide tackle denied them a shooting opportunity as their striker seemed destined to break free.

    In the 56th minute the same two Djurgården players combined as Jawo released Agnaldo again, but he hit the side netting on the wrong side of the post.

    Thauvin made his long-awaited return from injury in the 64th, replacing Jovic, and pushing KBH up top.

    For the fourth time in the match, KBH missed out from the same tight angle in the 68th minute, this time hitting the outside of the net.

    In the 69th minute Díaz and Tinnerholm replaced Gustafson and Bengtsson - Tinnerholm and Linnes switched flanks.

    Santos picked up his second with a brilliant header from Tinnerholm’s 81st minute cross.

    Santos and Quintero ran the show today, each ending the match with a rating of 9.0, as the pair of them bagged brilliant long range goals. Despite his misfortune with the woodwork, KBH played well and had a rating of 8.1. Biro-Biro recovered well from his error and actually had the highest rating of the defence with 7.2. Most, if not all of these players will get the next match off but return for the Benfica clash, which is in just 5 days time!

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    POM: Santos (9.0, 2G, 0A)
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  15. Transfer News...

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    Young Castellano agreed a contract with us and will join at the end of the season. It’s only one year, because the agent wasn’t interested in any longer, but I slipped in an “Optional Extension by Club” of 3 years, which I will of course activate.



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    I am literally stunned. The bookies actually think we’re in with a fair shot in the Champions League! This is with our coefficients ranking us as 46th in Europe! I don’t understand it tbh but it’s kind of a shame to lose our underdogs tag

  16. That keeper looks top draw! Sneaky little contract there too haha!
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by JamesScott2908 View Post
    That keeper looks top draw! Sneaky little contract there too haha!
    Yeah he looks like a real talent! I love that trick, have used it before

  18. Allsvenskan - Game 21 - Jönköpings Södra (Away)

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    Jönköpings Södra are a team we should beat pretty comfortably, even with this second string lineup.


    The first half was the most boring I can ever remember us playing. We had 68% possession and 17 shots, but never really threatened, evidenced by not one highlight coming up without me manually going back to have a look!

    Kardum finally created a real chance in the 53rd, slipping Delahaye in behind the defence, but the Belgian fluffed his lines with just the keeper to beat, and hit a very tame effort straight at the keeper.

    The next minute Neri’s brilliant pass gave Kardum an opportunity, and he hit a decent shot, but a good save denied him.

    In the 59th minute Blomqvist, KBH and Thauvin came on for Milosevic, Delahaye and Petkovic. Kardum and Neri moved across to right wing and AMC respectively to accommodate Thauvin on the left.

    It took just over a minute for the changes to take effect. Kardum’s brilliant run down the right was followed by a pinpoint cross, and Neri was there to meet it, finding the bottom corner from close range for his second of the season.

    We launched a quick counter in the 77th minute, and Neri played the ball through for KBH to race off with. He was too quick for his man, but skewed his shot embarrassingly wide.

    In the 83rd minute Díaz had a go from outside the area, and was unfortunate to see it strike the post, then the keeper, then go out for a corner.

    Just a minute later, Thauvin played a clever pass to KBH inside the box, but the Korean smashed it straight at the keeper, who palmed it behind.

    In the 87th KBH played Thauvin in, but he couldn’t beat the keeper either.

    A story of total domination, but a very narrow win in the end. Kardum was unbelievable, totally controlling the match with 8 key passes and was far and away the best on the pitch. Delahaye had a poor game, but these things happen when you’re 17! Hopefully the first team are more clinical against Benfica in 3 days time.

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    POM: Joakim Kardum (9.0, 0G, 1A)
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  19. Consecutive wins record!

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  20. Champions League Group Stage - Game 1 - Benfica (Away)

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    In the pre-match press conference the reporters seemed to be expecting me to pick a weaker side today in order to rest players for the game against IFK Göteborg in 4 days time. The league is almost certainly ours already, this match is the priority. As such, it’s more or less my strongest team at the Estádio da Luz today. Every point counts, and I’m hoping for a win, but a draw wouldn’t be a disaster.

    In the 6th minute we surged forwards, but lost the ball. SLB hammered a long ball forwards, and Helander missed his header. Rodrigo raced onto it and squared for Jara, who had just KSG to beat. He found the bottom corner, and we found ourselves behind.

    In the 17th minute Zúñiga put in a harmless cross, but KSG dropped it, and Tosic had an easy finish. Things were looking bleak.

    A minute later Gustafson split the defence for KBH, who drilled a ball across the face of goal. Santos was there and did brilliantly to convert from a very sharp angle - game on!

    A long cross from Santos in the 38th floated across the goal, and KBH did remarkably well to get a shot off before it crossed the baseline. He missed though, and as it turns out, was offside regardless.

    Jovic took off upfield with the ball in the 39th, drifting wide to the right before putting in a cross. Quintero was first to it, and smashed a header into the underside of the bar, the ball bouncing on the line before being cleared.

    I had to throw the dice, and in the 53rd, three under performers in Jovic, Quintero and Bengtsson were pulled and replaced by Thauvin, Kardum and Romagnoli. KBH moved up top.

    In the 61st minute I adjusted our tactics, as we couldn’t seem to break them down.

    And in the 64th minute it paid dividends, and Romagnoli’s perfect cross found the head of Santos, who buried it.

    4 minutes later we were in front! KBH and Santos played a lovely one-two, and KBH roofed his shot across the keeper!

    We went ultra defensive a few minutes later, looking to see the win out.

    But in the 82nd KBH doubled his tally with another stunning strike into the roof of the net from the edge of the box - or not. Apparently he was offside. I’m still sceptical.

    It didn’t matter in the end, as we saw out a remarkable come-from-behind victory! I’m delighted with the team, as we haven’t really been tested like that in a long time, and to go two behind on the road and still win the match is testament to the character of the players. Fantastic win! Santos was the undisputed star, but he was well supported by KBH, who deserved two goals. Bengtsson, Quintero and Jovic were all disappointing today, though Helander managed to recover from his early error to post a respectable rating.

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    POM: Santos (9.2, 2G, 1A)

  21. Fantastic victory congrats!
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by DreamTempest View Post
    Fantastic victory congrats!
    Thanks! I was pretty annoyed when we went two behind, but the response was fantastic!

  23. Smashing it mate - Looking good for a deep Champs League run here methinks!!
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  24. Good news as post match I learnt that KBH is now natural at left wing.

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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Yeti01 View Post
    Smashing it mate - Looking good for a deep Champs League run here methinks!!
    That's the plan! Quietly optimistic

  26. Allsvenskan - Game 22 - IFK Göteborg (Away)

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    Kardum and Romagnoli join the starting lineup today, which otherwise remains unchanged. I’m hoping that Bengtsson, Quintero and Jovic can bounce back from their poor performances last time out, thought Jovic has been poor three games straight. A win would all but seal the title, though a loss would still see us in the driving seat.


    KBH squared to Jovic on the edge of the box in the 6th minute, and the Serbian turned his man beautifully, but shot wide.

    In the 10th minute it was Jovic who played KBH through, but the Korean shot straight at the keeper.

    In the 19th minute Jovic rose to head home Bengtsson’s cross, but he was ruled offside.

    In the 24th Kardum had a shot from outside the box and Jovic leapt and controlled the shot past the keeper, before sliding the ball home. The assist went to KBH, who had set up Kardum for the initial shot.

    In the 29th minute Santos cut into the box and squared for KBH, who once again shot straight at the keeper.

    The Korean did get on the board in the 36th minute, spotting a gap in the defence and surging through it, before nestling the ball in the bottom corner.

    In the 53rd minute KBH cut inside beautifully and fired a ferocious shot which was blocked by the keeper, and Santos’ first time shot from the rebound hit the post.

    Kardum’s lovely run in the 55th was followed by a great pass to Jovic, whose shot across the keeper was tipped around the post.

    Kardum was exhausted after some brutal tackles, so was replaced by Gustafson in the 58th.

    Jovic scored a beauty in the 69th, finding the top corner from the edge of the area.

    KBH went off for Petkovic following that play, and Santos moved to left wing.

    Delahaye replaced Quintero in the 73rd.

    Petkovic got on the board in the 78th, when Linnes’ cross wasn’t cleared far enough, and he pounced on the rebound.

    It’s almost depressing to beat the second placed team 4-0 in their own backyard, but that’s exactly what we did, and I can’t complain about the performance of the players. Jovic had a great game, and deserved the MOM award for his brace. Hopefully most of these guys recover enough to play the next fixture in 3 days, so then I can rest them for the following match, before the Manchester United clash. As for the league, we are 12 points clear with a game in hand, and look certain to take out the title yet again.

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    POM: Luka Jovic (9.2, 2G, 0A)

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    KBH’s agent wants a new contract for his client. After trying unsuccessfully to get him to sack his agent, I had a conversation with him.


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    Another record!

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  28. Pleasantly surprised to see The Greatest Red Devil Of All God Damn Time Bebe still playing on the Subs bench.
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by mimefan View Post
    Pleasantly surprised to see The Greatest Red Devil Of All God Damn Time Bebe still playing on the Subs bench.
    Hahaha yes what a signing he was

  30. Allsvenskan - Game 23 - Gefle (Home)

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    Not expecting to have any problems against Gefle today.


    KBH was set free by Quintero in oceans of space in the 5th minute, but with only the keeper to beat, he shot directly at the bloke.

    Santos opened the scoring in the 7th minute from Jovic’s cut back.

    He doubled his tally in the 15th. After sending the ball in for KBH, the Korean’s shot was deflected back to Santos, and he drilled another low effort past the keeper.

    Jovic made it three in the 19th minute, scoring at the second attempt after his volley from Bengtsson’s cross came back to him off the keeper.

    But things took a turn for the worse in the 21st when Quintero was forced off by injury. Díaz replaced him, and Kardum pushed forwards to AMC.

    In the 24th minute Gefle countered from our corner, but their striker fired wide with only KSG to beat.

    Santos sealed his hat trick in the 26th with a glancing header from Linnes’ cross.

    Kardum slipped Jovic through in the 28th, but the Serbian was denied at close range by the keeper.

    A 35th minute corner sparked a penalty box scramble and KBH went close, but eventually it was cleared.

    In the 44th Jovic scored after Linnes’ cross was flicked on to him by the head of Santos, but he was offside.

    Jovic did pick up his second in the 59th, bamboozling the defender with some crazy footwork before curling the ball into the top right corner from outside the area.

    Petkovic replaced Kardum in the 64th, and Santos moved behind the striker.

    KBH demonstrated his blistering speed in the 66th as he burst through the defence, but his excellent shot was tipped over the bar.

    In the 71st their striker almost broke free but he took too long to shoot, and Milosevic recovered to block his effort.

    Delahaye replaced hat trick hero Santos in the 75th.

    Linnes’ 78th minute cross wasn’t cleared far, and Jovic picked it up outside the area, stepped to his left, and curled the ball into the bottom left corner - a hat trick for him too!

    Petkovic was forced off by injury in the 89th.

    Brilliant performances all around today. Jovic and Santos each bagged hat tricks, and just about everyone else was on fire as well. I just have to hope that Quintero and Petkovic aren’t seriously injured.

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    POM: Luka Jovic (9.7, 3G, 1A)

  31. Injury News...

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    Well whilst Petkovic’s injury was nothing more than a knock, Quintero’s has unfortunately proven to be very serious, and we lose one of our key players for most, if not all, of the rest of the season, including up to 5 critical Champions League matches.
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  32. Damn, not a good time for that to happen.
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  33. Quote Originally Posted by DreamTempest View Post
    Damn, not a good time for that to happen.
    I know right! Could have a massive impact :/

  34. It is time for the squad to prove its debt my friend ! Nice start with ECL win !!
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  35. Quote Originally Posted by kolas79 View Post
    It is time for the squad to prove its debt my friend ! Nice start with ECL win !!
    Absolutely, hopefully the others can step up without him

  36. Flying now mate, Can see a lengthy CL run too!
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  37. Quote Originally Posted by JamesScott2908 View Post
    Flying now mate, Can see a lengthy CL run too!
    I hope so, that's certainly the aim!
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  38. Allsvenskan - Game 24 - Kalmar FF (Home)

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    Rotated lineup today, so the starters can rest for the Manchester United clash in 3 days time. Thauvin gets his first start since his injury return. Youth intake player Murat Öztürk gets a place on the bench.


    Tinnerholm put in a great cross in the 15th minute, but Thauvin’s low volley was held by the keeper.

    Neri’s turn-and-shoot from the edge of the box in the 21st was executed brilliantly, but he struck the crossbar.

    That was the closest we came as the rest of the half petered out and we went into the break level.

    A long kick from keeper Mohlin in the 52nd left Delahaye one on one with the Kalmar keeper, but he was denied.

    And in the 55th minute, we went behind, as former player Cibicki put in a low cross which was controlled and then drilled home by their striker.

    KBH and Kardum entered the fray in the 57th minute, replacing Delahaye and Gustafson.

    It took KBH just 30 seconds to receive the ball, turn, and breeze past his man, but he was denied by a great save at the near post.

    In the 60th minute KBH played a one-two with Petkovic, and had a shot. The save fell into open space, and he was first there to slide it home and tie the game at 1.

    Kardum and Neri switched positions shortly afterwards.

    A brilliant move straight from the kickoff led to Díaz finding Thauvin, who passed to Kardum for the shot - but it was soft and looping, and easily held.

    Biro-Biro replaced Neri in the 68th. He and Díaz switched places.

    In the 74th an unbelievable run from the lighting fast KBH took him into the box, and he beat the keeper, but not the post.

    We went overload in the 80th minute.

    In the 82nd a hopeful looking long ball from Blomqvist caught the Kalmar defence by surprise, and KBH was through. His calm finish found the bottom right corner with the aid of the post.

    We switched to a more defensive style a minute or so later.

    In the 88th KBH turned provider, slipping a lovely pass in for Kardum, who made no mistake with just the keeper to beat.

    We did well to come from behind and win that one. No doubt KBH was the hero, coming off the bench to bag a brace, as well as an assist, and Kardum’s goal was a just reward for his good work upon his entry into the game. We definitely deserved to win, with a 28-3 shot count, and Kalmar scoring off their only shot on target. Now we turn our focus to Manchester United.

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    POM: Kim Byung-Hyun (9.0, 2G, 1A)
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    Neri’s agent wants a new contract. I got him to sack his agent, then offered him a contract anyway



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    Thought it would be worth having a look at the player stats. We are utterly dominant!
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  40. You're dominating the league !
    Luka Jovic and KBH are by far your best players
    Keep it up !
    PS:Congratulations for the award ! You truly deserved it
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  41. Quote Originally Posted by Barca4ever11 View Post
    You're dominating the league !
    Luka Jovic and KBH are by far your best players
    Keep it up !
    PS:Congratulations for the award ! You truly deserved it
    Thanks so much for your support mate, I really appreciate it!

    KBH and Jovic are both really good! I think Santos is probably my best player though, he's unbelievable, despite playing right wing most of the time when he's a natural left wing.
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  42. 100 pages congrats Pat!

  43. Quote Originally Posted by Yeti01 View Post
    100 pages congrats Pat!
    Thanks Yeti! Never thought I'd get this far!
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  44. Congrats on the 100 pages, mate!
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  45. Wow! 100 pages. Feels like only yesterday this started, well done Patty boy!
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  46. Quote Originally Posted by mask0991 View Post
    Congrats on the 100 pages, mate!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lippo255 View Post
    Wow! 100 pages. Feels like only yesterday this started, well done Patty boy!
    Thanks so much guys!

    I want to thank everyone for their support! Everyone who has commented, and everyone who is a silent reader! I encourage you guys to comment as well, feedback and questions are always appreciated!

    It's been fantastic, and hopefully this will continue for a long time!
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  47. Champions League - Group Stage - Manchester United (Home)

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    I decided to treat Manchester with a bit of respect today, and lined up in the old 4-3-3 formation. I feel we could win with the 4-2-3-1, but I wanted to play it safe. The option to change is always there. This is the one team who I hate losing to more than any other - I badly want to win this, not just for our Champions League prospects!

    Things started poorly though, as Falcao converted from inside the 6 yard box in the 15th minute to put United in front.

    Seconds after the restart Santos tested De Gea from outside the box, but the Spaniard turned it behind. A

    shocking miscommunication between Helander and Milosevic in the 41st allowed Falcao to waltz up to them and pick up the ball, leaving him one on one with KSG. He hit the bar.

    Romagnoli replaced Bengtsson in the 48th minute.

    Díaz came on for Biro-Biro in the 50th, and we moved to 4-2-3-1. Kardum played the number 10 role.

    Rooney teed up Ricardo Goulart in the 55th, but KSG did brilliantly to dive and catch the shot.

    A 57th minute corner was cleared back to Romagnoli, who put it back in. Milosevic headed it back across goal for Helander, who hit the post.

    Kardum almost scored a minute later, but a sliding tackle denied him.

    Petkovic replaced Jovic in the 61st. KBH moved up top and Santos to the left to accommodate him.

    In the 70th an unbelievable pass from Santos found the run of KBH, and he turned it goalwards at full pace - but De Gea made a brilliant save.

    I went overload in the 83rd.

    In the 87th Petkovic raced down the right, but instead of crossing, cut it back to Díaz. The Argentinian was well outside the box, but had a crack, and found the top left corner! An astonishing strike from the midfielder, just his second goal of the season! My decision to bring him on rather than Gustafson was vindicated!

    I decided to press for the winner, as we were dominating the stats, but unfortunately, we couldn’t find it.

    Despite trailing most of the match, we were actually unfortunate not to win today. Jovic and Bengtsson once again choked on the big stage, which is very disappointing. Díaz really stepped up though, which was fantastic to see. He’d played well recently, finally getting a real chance in the side after struggling for fitness earlier in the season, and he repaid my faith with his scorching equaliser. A shame we didn’t win, but not a terrible result, and I’m optimistic for the return fixture at Old Trafford, though naturally I do expect it to be tougher.

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    POM: Phil Jones (Manchester United - 8.6, 0G, 0A)


    Best Malmö Player: Héctor Díaz (8.2, 1G, 0A)

  48. Unlucky not to win there against the mighty Man U! Good job!
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  49. Quote Originally Posted by Yeti01 View Post
    Unlucky not to win there against the mighty Man U! Good job!
    Thanks mate, I was disappointed but I guess a draw is not too bad when we left it that late, it was an epic goal!

  50. What a result with Man Utd !!! My prediction is that you will definitely pass to the knock out phase !!!
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