Todd of all men

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.

tigana to marseilleMonaco, without the Champions League, will struggle to ever repeat their successes of the early seasons. They’ll also have to do it without Sol Campbell

sol campbell to villaGood on Vicenza for throwing their hats in the ring.

With Euro 2004 at the end of this season, I feel it’s worthwhile pointing this out:

holland 10Just the 6 for Arnold Bruggink. Meanwhile, Ken Bates has got the axe out again

milne sacked by chelseaWho can you possibly appoint? Well, it’s only Arsenal legend Tony Adams

Adams to ChelseaTotally forgot Tony Adam was at Lens. Anyway, there’s a few other managers on the move

everton sack ratcliffehateley to evertonhodgson to donsSo Roy moves on yet again, to one of my former clubs. Speaking of former clubs…

auxerre boss quitsPoor Auxerre. They’re down in 12th in Ligue 1 but Dida is still there. Here’s a thought for you:

maldini blackburnSomewhat 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.

LC Semis 04In the FA Cup, we bow out to Bolton in round 5 after a replay. More on them later though.

FA Cup semis 04We 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.

prem top march 04Feasibly 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

MOTM 04Finally, the Champions League semi finals have some unfamiliar names in there, not only the all French semi final but also Kaiserslautern

CL semis 04 fixsSpot the familiar name in the Kaiserslautern midfield…

CL semis 04So 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

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