Welcome to the 2004/05 season, if you haven’t been with us from the start hopefully you have read the summary article which will get you up to speed.
As champions, I’m loathe to hack the squad to bits, afterall I pretty much wrote off a season building it before surprisingly taking the title on the last day. I do want some old guile though, and you don’t get much older or guily-er than this man
Don’t tell him but this was my first choice, only he turned me down
Anyway, it wouldn’t be a summer without a former Real Madrid star moving to Barcelona
At least he had the nerve to turn Real Madrid down. Great times. As champions, I get to play in the Charity Shield against the mighty Bolton, and it’s a good start for us
Robbie Keane is ready for my first team now, he’s had 100 loan moves (many whilst I was over in France admittedly) but I’ve decided this is his year
We’ll see. I get a horror of a Champions Leaue draw
Whilst Bolton, who had to come through qualifying, get this, which looks a bit easier
Still though, rather be in it than not. My league form is ok but I couldn’t have predicted this
He’s arrived! Absolute scenes in my front room when the winner went in. But the World is talking about another striker…
It doesn’t look much to begn with but then you notice in his one international game, he scored and set up the other 3 in a 4-0 win. He followed that up with a goal and an assist against the USA. Kevin Gallen, England hero. Unfortunately, you have to remember England will host World Cup 06 and thus are playing meaningless friendlies right now, but maybe this is where Glenn Hoddle’s masterplan comes together.
Back at Leeds, we follow up the astonishing win over Real Madrid with a win in Celtic and a routine home win over my old enemies PSG. That one’s for Auxerre! But then it’s off to the Bernabeu
Not a problem. What have I created here!?
With 2 games to go, the group looks very healthy
Back on the domestic front, the league table looks ok at this early stage, but some important months to come
Nobody is wielding the axe yet but I’m amazed to see Arsenal are top, I beat them 3-0 at Elland Road with minimal fuss. Meanwhile, look at Liverpool!
Has Roy Evans’ great run finally come to an end? After his early success, Liverpool are definitely on the wane.
Join us next time where I’ll hopefully seal my place in the last 8 of the Champions League and continue to hang in the Premier League title race.