De la Penalised

We’ve reached the end of the 2010/11 season and my Liverpool side are close to World Domination. But will there be an unwelcome visit from an old friend to spoil it all? Well, let’s find out.

League Cup

This is just about the only thing I’m not involved in, but Martin O’Neill has something to celebrate.

LC Final 11No doubt he’ll have been jumping about on the touchline like a tramp as usual even though it was against the club he played for for a good portion of his career. Anyway, well done etc.

FA Cup

Best get this in the bag ahead of what’s to come. White hot semi finals see one goal over 2 games, but Spurs book their place in the final.

FA Cup Semis resultsWe manage to join them at the second attempt

FA Cup SF replayThe final is a tight affair but despite Blades taking an early knock, Steffansson comes off the bench and scores twice in Extra Time

FA Cup FinalThat’s 3 trophies for the season!

Premier League

As seems to be our trademark, we come into form in the business end of the season and it helps that we beat the teams around us. It’s looking good with a game to go

prem top 1 game to goOur last game of the season sees us host relegation threatened Coventry

prem bottom 1 game to goWith Leicester hosting 4th placed Birmingham, it should be in the bag

prem last dayIt’s actually even easier than I could have hoped. Coventry manage no shots and are relegated with a whimper.

prem last day resultsLeicester and Sunderland, who could both have won the title, manage draws but it’s nowhere near enough – we’ve won it 3 times in a row!

prem final may 11Leicester take the 2nd Champions League place, whilst the midlands are having a great time. Look at Man Utd down in 9th!

prem final bottom may 11Watford were long gone, Bolton sacking Colin Todd and then David Beckham has made no difference, and Bryan Robson battled hard for Coventry but for no reward. Oh, speaking of sacking Colin Todd…

chelsea sack toddAs ever Colin bounces straight back and over to Spain for a bit of sun to cheer him up

todd to extramaduraIt is with great sadness I report that Wimbledon, my first club, have been relegated out of the league. Chris Perry, my former centre half, was their manager who took them out of division 3 and into the abyss.

wimbledon division 3Anyway, it’s not going well for English clubs across Europe. Here’s what got Colin the sack

Cup Winners Cup

CWC FinalAnd Roy Evans has a pair of silver medals

uefa cup final 11Champions League

Sadly, we miss out on a 5th trophy of the season as my old pal Franco Tannai, a star of my World Cup winning team, scores twice in De Kuip for Ivan De La Pena’s Barcelona.

CL FinalBugger! Barcelona finish a lowly 6th in La Liga so they needed this badly – Real Madrid win the league and cup double. Auxerre win the Ligue 1 which is a popular victory in these parts.

The managerial merry-go-round is in full swing

mcmanaman to chelseagillespie to arsenalboro appoint jarmanMcManaman shows that famous loyalty to go and ruin another club. Gillespie, who has won Division 1 with Boro (Everton 2nd) moves on to a bigger club and Lee Jarman rounds it off. No, I don’t know who Lee Jarman is.

Awards time!

awards 11Freeman retains young player of the year and has an England cap so I’m proud of him. Brian Little win Division 1 manager of the year despite losing in the play off semi finals, though he did enjoy a Cup Winners Cup run so that’ll have helped his points. Stan Llewellyn, England’s keeper, has been relegated under the guidance of Lee Hendrie but is an obvious choice for player of the year…

Some retirements

dyer retiresWhatever.

fry retiresBarry Fry calls it a day having taken City up to Division 2 via the playoffs.

wenger retiresWenger retires in 2011 – Fergie is still going.

So what now? I think it might be time to move on, but where to? Join us next time and remember to vote in the Community XI poll

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