I’ve often found with this game that any modicum of success results in a massive failure elsewhere. Auxerre are definitely struggling to burn the candle at both ends, as Champions League commitments take their toll on our league form, whilst the season back home ticks along in a more familiar manner.
The good news first – we’ve successfully made it through the group stages!
The bad news…
Any draw at this stage is tough – the repeat of last season’s final looks particularly tasty.
On the domestic front though, we’ve lost that winning habit, and we’re stuck in midtable. Look at Marseille though, flying away with it. Blanc has failed badly at PSG. The thing is, the club get £250k for even drawing a CL match, £750k for winning one and £1m for getting through a knockout round. Finishing 2nd in Ligue 1 netted me £335k. It’s a no brainer which one I need to prioritise.
In worse news, my mate Nev is broken
I’ve signed Bakayoko to fill the gap but it’s nearly bankrupted us. This one’s for you, Erik
Benfica, Benfica, Benfica, Benfica
Back on the domestic front, I am begging for a move back to the Premier League but nobody has been sacked, typically. With results like this being thrown up though, I can’t wait to get back there
Steve Simonsen, PFA Player of the Year & young player of the year is on the move. Remember Steve, I made you who you are!
There’s a rush on for ex-Man Utd youth but now established England international John Curtis
In the cups, Villa have another League Cup Final, this time against Gordon Milne’s Chelsea
They are however on course to retain their title, and could still take home a treble.
Meanwhile at the bottom, there’s nothing too unusual to report, the bottom 3 made up of two of the promoted clubs. I’m hoping, of these clubs, that Leicester sack O’Neill, but we’ll see.
It is of course a World Cup summer, so hopefully that’ll cause some movements or there’ll be some retirements. Hoddle has landed on his feet though with a very favourable draw.
As ever, we’ll round up the season in the next post before a World Cup special. Until then though, thanks for reading.