2003/04 is progressing well and amazingly, it looks like we might have a 6 horse race for the Premier League title. Add to that, a Midlands Derby for a League Cup final and an all French Champions League clash, it’ll be amazing if there are any friends at all after this season.
As the clock ticks towards 2004, Marseille give Tigana a way out of Monaco which he will be delighted with. The problem Monaco have is that they have 18000 seats in their stadium and a host of star players, they leak money worse than me in a casino.
With Euro 2004 at the end of this season, I feel it’s worthwhile pointing this out:
Somewhat remarkably, Birmingham have made the League Cup final. Managed by Big Ron, they’re 2nd in Divison 1 but have knocked Man Utd out of both cups. Less remarkably, Villa will play them in the final.
We ended the last update with my Leeds side just ahead in the Premier League race. Things were going swimmingly until Beckham gets a 3 month injury when away with England and we miss him massively, falling off the pace a little but not tragically so, we’re still in with a shout. Few, however, could have predicted Bolton to have this handy 6 point lead.
Feasibly though anybody down to Villa in 6th are in with a chance. Colin Todd’s been Bolton’s manager since the start and they’ve had a few relegations but they keep bouncing back. Their final 2 games are away to Leeds & Man Utd though, so it’s not over yet.
If Brian Little wins the League Cup, he’ll probably end up with 5 manager of the month’s in a row
So then, the final few months of the 03/04 season should be the most open yet. There’ll be a new name on the Champions League trophy (in this game) but will there be a new Premier League champion? Join us next time