The Adams Family

We’re well into the 2004/05 season now and Leeds are holding it together whilst the rest of the football world is falling apart around us. Why you ask?  Let’s find out.

After running the gauntlet of Real Madrid, PSG & Celtic for a Champions League group, and remaining unbeaten throughout, I was surely deserving of a decent Quarter Final draw. Wrong.

CL QF Draw 05

Interesting to see that Bolton have joined us in the last 8, what a treat. They’ve got a much better draw again, too. Whatever. It goes from bad to worse for Real Madrid as Ronaldo is crocked

Ronaldo injury

Competing in the league & Champions League means I have no real need to be in the league cup and have been actively trying to get knocked out by playing my reserves. However, it seems to be harder than it looks

LC QF 05 resultsI thought I was sure to lose at Villa with Erik Nevland up front, but he scored in a 2-0 win. It’s Hull in the semis too, so we’re actually off to Wembley again

LC Semis 05It wouldn’t be an update without a move between Barcelona and Real Madrid

ezquerro to barcaGreat, can’t wait to have to play against him as well. Meanwhile I take the chance to snap up an old favourite of mine

sibi leeds£400k is a steal, well sort of. I’m happy anyway. Joe Kinnear knows how to drive a bargain

heskey offeredI politely decline and Heskey ends up at Man City, much further down the table. No doubt a relegation beckons.

Enough of that though, it’s Champions league time. Decent enough 1st leg result, but going to be tough at the Nou Camp.

leeds 1 - 0 barcaBut not as good as the 2nd leg!

barca beaten away goalsAway goals! Bakayoko bags it and away we go. However it’s all gone mental on the continent

CL QF resultsStandard stun Juve in extra time and Bolton win in the Velodrome. Good grief.

CL SF DrawFor goodness sake.

One cup I’m not involved in is the FA Cup after a very early exit. Here are the semi finals

FA Cup SemisMarashliev no doubt ready to cause massive issues for Man Utd. Here’s the Premier League tables

Prem top March 05Tony Adams’ Chelsea are the leaders as they continue the recovery they started last season. Arsenal are still in there and Forest are not far behind them, though they have Guardiola in centre midfield which is ridiculous. Also, Stuart Pearce is their manager. Villa have fallen way off the pace, but Brian Little does what he wants.

prem bottom 05

It’s a very tight table with, with 6 points separating 11th down to 18th. The bottom 2 are already slightly adrift and incredibly Liverpool are also down there. It’s going to be a real dogfight to the end of the season.

To finish on a different note, Riccy Scimeca had a 2 week jaw injury. It’s escalating and he’s now at 2 months out. I’m worried he’s had what Ken Griffey Jr drank in the Simpsons and he might never recover…

scimeca 2 months

Join us next time to see if I can retain the Premier League and if Scimeca can chew again

1 thought on “The Adams Family

  1. New to the site but loving reading through all the blogs, however as a Bolton fan absolutely devastated Man Utd cost us the title on the last game of the season. Playing Marseille in Europe is, however note as far fetched as we narrowly went out to them in the UEFA Cup in 2005/06 – Franck Ribery spoiling the party at the Velodrome.

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