French Revolution

In the previous post, things were reaching an all time low with Auxerre, in the relegation zone after 10 games and a furious board. The UEFA Cup could prove to be my saving grace though, as we stun Brian Little’s Aston Villa

auxerre villaI tried to sign Degn for Wimbledon after the World Cup but I’m grateful to have use of him now. The problem at Auxerre is that they have no money, and lose around £400k per month. The results had been poor and I was getting this sort of report:

Auxerre boardFortunately, results have picked up after Villa and this lovely graph summarises the turn around:

Auxerre graphAnyway, back on home soil the usual suspects are at the top of the scorers charts – and Danny Cadamarteri.

prem top scorers feb 00I miss the Premier League and will inevitably try and go back there after the Auxerre experiment is over. Although, do I really want to go back to a league where Brian Little is on the verge of being the champion?

prem topmarch 00Liverpool have fallen away after Roy Evans’ gold rush the previous season, and Keegan’s Blackburn are down in 14th. Hopefully there are some job openings ahead, I’m feeling homesick.

The FA Cup is reaching the important stages, though holders Liverpool are already out

FA Cup Semis 00Everton’s resurgence having been relegated in season 1 is remarkable, but a big ask against Arsenal. Interestingly, Arsenal are £5m in debt and are having a fire sale, Vieira was on the verge of joining Tottenham, which would have been another for the hall of shame, but he rejected.

Heskey’s on the move again…

heskey to coventryThe Champions League semis see the same four teams as last year, I know first hand how annoyingly good PSG & Monaco are.

CL Semi Final 00Barcelona however seem to have taken their dominance to a whole new level, though they only bother with 5 defenders in the whole squad and an abundance of forwards.

barca squad 99We’re reaching the end of season 3 and although the ship is steadied at Auxerre, the Premier League is more interesting. Also Robbie Fowler is out of contract and he’s bound to end up at Man Utd, and I can’t miss that. Let’s see how it shakes out

Until then though, thanks for reading

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