Old Habits

The 07/08 season has reached boiling point and with a clutch of clubs in the running for honours, not to mention a European Championships on the horizon, it promises to be quite the end to the season

The only interesting signing of transfer deadline day sees cash strapped Leeds flog their star man to Boro

marteinsson to boroLeague Cup

The first domestic silverware is Man Utd’s, beating Keegan’s brave first division Blackburn. Blackburn do however rack up 108 points to gain promotion

LC final 08But can Fergie make it a double with the Premier League?

Premier League

It was a three horse race and with a game to go, we’re hanging in there but are very much outsiders

prem top 37 playedIn truth we’ve struggled for form recently as Marco got a 4 month injury and then, unfortunately, so did new man Austin Blades

blades injuredSigh. At the bottom, there’s a few teams who could go down still

prem bottom 37 playedHere’s the last day fixtures:

last day gamesIdeally I will take at least 2nd, but that will require a good result at Villa Park coupled with bad results for Man Utd or Bolton. Man Utd, at home to mid table Leeds, are red hot favourites. Newcastle could still go down so maybe they’ll have a go against Bolton

last day resultsBloody Clarky. My point at Villa Park in isolation is a good result but it needed Bolton to lose for it to be enough. They win handsomely, but not as handsomely as Man Utd, who stroll their way to the title. Cheers Leeds. Burnley, meanwhile, are relegated.

prem final top 08prem final bottom 08So a big failure for me, maybe I can put it right in the UEFA Cup?


uefa cup sF resultsNope. Bremen go on to win the trophy, which is of little consolation

uefa cup finalLeicester, however, do England proud and retain the Cup Winners Cup

leicester CWC winThat’s some result for Roy Evans.

FA Cup

It’s an all claret & blue final

FA Cup Semis resultsChelsea’s woes continue. Is Brian Little’s wonderful career going to glitter yet again?

FA Cup final 08Crafty Brian.

Champions League

CL SF ResultsJuventus stun Real Madrid, who just have to make do with La Liga (for the first time in 5 years) and Copa del Rey, whilst Barcelona will fancy their chances.

CL Final 08Juventus win on home soil, albeit in Rome, which is a bit of an upset. Maybe van Gaal’s reign of dominance is coming to a close.

Euro 2008

So after the disappointment of this season, I’m hoping Laurent Blanc fails msierably so I can have his job. Here’s the groups:

Euro 08 groupsIt’s a terrible group for Blanc, but hosts Spain have a decent group.  My old buddies France, reigning World Champions, should fancy their chances in Group B. Firstly though, England. Here’s the squad

england squad 08Good grief. Let’s see if the hosts get us off to a good start

Euro 08 openerOh dear. England’s first game goes well

england 0 - 1 slovakiaI’m amazed the introduction of Shaun Newton didn’t change the game. Game 2 is a lot better

denmark 1 - 2 englandBut game 3 is game over

england 0 - 4 germanyHere’s some headline results:

scotland 1 - 1 france germany 0 - 4 denmark france 0 - 2 hollandgroups a and bAll of means Spain, France, England & Ireland are all out in the groups. Scotland are the only hope

Euro 08 QF 2 euro 08 QF 1Denmark’s constant run is ended by Belgium whilst Italy beat the Germans. The big shock though sees Scotland put out Portugal.

scotland 2 - 0 portugalBut can they beat Holland?

SF resultsPoor Scotland. A good final awaits though

euro 08 finalItaly take it, despite Patrick Ax and Fabien Ho-a-Hing winning world’s greatest name. Also, Kiki Musampa of Man City game. What a team. All aboard for Norway 2012

norway 2012Awards time!

Awards 08Quite sensible for once, although Andreas Andersson must be tearing up division 2. Neil Finn is a very irritating goalkeeper, if you are wondering. Two huge losses to the game though

hodgson retiresroyle retiresMeans Roy will never get the chance to lead England to underwhelming Euro and World Cup campaigns. A great shame. Anyway, thanks for reading, we’ll be back with the first update of the 08/09 season very soon.

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