So it has been a rather torrid last few months for Leverkusen as our league form has dipped to the point we now find ourselves in a real relegation mess at the wrong end of the table.
No major signings for a while have seen things go a little stale and even our superstar Calhanoglu can’t continue to carry Leverkusen like he has done over the last season and a half.
We will now enter the dreaded Part Exchange market over the next few days in a bid to save our Division 1 status among the elite clubs of Top 100.
Calhanoglu has 7 goals this season
In stark contrast to our poor league form we still manage to find ourselves in a Semi Final of the
Von Trapp Cup this evening against a far superior Dortmund side.
We go into the game as underdogs with Dortmund the bookies favourite to progress to a potential Final against likely opponents Bayern Munchen who thrashed Leverkusen in the Group Stages.
But the pressure is off and it will be a great chance for the lads to show what they can do in a tie which will be settled one way or another tonight.
VON TRAPP SEMI FINALS
Dortmund v Leverkusen
Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg
Then we move on to the U21 Top 100 youth cup and this is a tournament that Noisy has thrived in over the last season and a half as he took Fenerbahce to the Semi Finals last season before jumping to Leverkusen, Fenerbahce went on to lose in the final when playing over-age players overwise they would have emerged victorious.
This season Leverkusen were drawn in a mighty tough group featuring the heavyweight giants Real Madrid with star studded youth names but Leverkusen surprised many by winning the group with 6 wins and 2 draws.
In our first round knockout game we faced Beddows AC Milan after initially pulling Real Madrid in the hat there was a re-draw and we could hear Keano breathing a huge sigh of relief, It was a
thrilling affair with both sides giving it all in a bid to qualify.
In the end it was a poor lack of concentration which handed Leverkusen two pens in the game to see them progress 5-4 and set up a Quarter Final clash with Lokomotiv Moscow.
Could Noisy really take Leverkusen all the way?
YOUTH CUP QUARTER FINAL DRAW
Leverkusen v Lokomotiv Moscow
Juventus v Fiorentina
Manchester United v Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid v Villareal
On a personal note its been a hectic last couple of months for myself as me and my partner had our second child back in February another boy this time called Daniel who will be Jack’s little brother but I think in years to come it will be Daniel leading Jack.
My first boy Jack who is 4 is severely Autistic and at this moment in time still Non Verbal so everyday it is a lot of guess work to see what he wants but we are getting there with him and with the fantastic help we are receiving for him, The improvements he has made over the last year have been brilliant and we hope in time the speech will come too.
Hopefully the future of English Football lies above 🙂
Right that’s enough rambling for now until the next blog update.