England firing Blancs

The 07/08 season is here, and despite England being well on their way to Euro 2008, the powers that be have decided that Glenn Hoddle is more like Glen Shoddle. Has that been used? Probably not. Anyway, terrible puns aside, here’s how the opening months of the 07/08 season have panned out. hoddle sacked Poor Glenn, all he did was fail miserably in England’s home tournament 40 years on from the scene of their greatest triumph. Why they’ve strung it out for a year, I’m not sure. Anyway, I apply for the job as I fancy my chances of taking these idiots to World Cup 2010. However, I’ve been overlooked for Laurent Blanc. blanc to england So we’ve got Tony Adams in charge of France and Laurent Blanc in charge of England. Modern football. Hilariously, Blanc’s blown it! slovakia 4 - 0 england What a disgusting result. The old Cadamarteri/Gallen partnership is just not up to it. Still, things will surely get better? england 0 - 0 israel Disaster. And a cap for Sam Aiston…obviously. Here’s Blanc’s squad – but qualification is in the balance england squad That’s quite enough of that. On the domestic front, I need a goalscorer to partner Bochenski so I’ve raided Leeds for Victor Marco marco to liverpool Good times. Few will have predicted this Charity Shield back in fictional 1997 when I started this game CS 07 Todd remains one of the few “original managers” – another one though has been given the boot coventry sack strachan He’s not the only one though everton sack hateley But as usual, transfers have gone crackers carreras to barca martens real morientes to real seedorf to valencia The managers are in on it too, Roy Evans is crawling his way back up the ladder Evans to Leicester There’s some other changes afoot too wenger to lyon reid to everton Peter Reid’s tour of his old clubs is back underway. Anyway, the actual football hasn’t been bad either. We start away to the champions – nice and easy champions 0 - 2 With the UEFA Cup to compete for too, I’m hopeful of this being a big season. Things are decent and my annual win at old club Leeds is very handy.leeds 1 - 4 liverpool It does help well the opposition’s World Cup winning keeper is sent off after 2 minutes. As we creep into November, here’s the tables: prem top nov 07 Tight table again but Bolton lead the way – they’ve just beaten me 3-1 at Anfield. It’s definitely a league where anybody can beat anybody, unless you’re Bradford. Chelsea are in the bottom 3, remarkably – whilst Burnley is the place to be for entertainment. prem bottom nov 07 Bradford, probably wisely, give their manager the sack bradford sack jones And to round this update off in a neat little package, Glenn Hoddle finds work at 1st division Watford. Bouncing back. hoddle to watford It’s going to be a ridiculous few months – join us next time to see if England scrape into Euro 08 as a best runner up or whether Blanc will be under immediate pressure

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