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
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
But can Fergie make it a double with the Premier League?
It was a three horse race and with a game to go, we’re hanging in there but are very much outsiders
In truth we’ve struggled for form recently as Marco got a 4 month injury and then, unfortunately, so did new man Austin Blades
Sigh. At the bottom, there’s a few teams who could go down still
Here’s the last day fixtures:
Ideally 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
Bloody 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.
So a big failure for me, maybe I can put it right in the UEFA Cup?
Nope. Bremen go on to win the trophy, which is of little consolation
Leicester, however, do England proud and retain the Cup Winners Cup
That’s some result for Roy Evans.
It’s an all claret & blue final
Chelsea’s woes continue. Is Brian Little’s wonderful career going to glitter yet again?
Juventus 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.
Juventus 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.
So after the disappointment of this season, I’m hoping Laurent Blanc fails msierably so I can have his job. Here’s the groups:
It’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
Good grief. Let’s see if the hosts get us off to a good start
Oh dear. England’s first game goes well
I’m amazed the introduction of Shaun Newton didn’t change the game. Game 2 is a lot better
But game 3 is game over
Here’s some headline results:
All of means Spain, France, England & Ireland are all out in the groups. Scotland are the only hope
Denmark’s constant run is ended by Belgium whilst Italy beat the Germans. The big shock though sees Scotland put out Portugal.
But can they beat Holland?
Poor Scotland. A good final awaits though
Italy 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
Quite 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
Means 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.