We’re approaching the business end of the 2011/12 season and my time in Spain has gone better than I could have imagined. How you ask? Well, let’s find out
First off though, Louis van Gaal has passed his first test as England manager and qualified for Euro 2012…Norway 2012 if you will
It’s a tough draw, as it always is at the Euro’s, but Van Gaal is usually a winner. On another European front, Deportivo are still going strong in the UEFA Cup
Plenty English representatives, unlike the Champions League.
Brian Little is not endearing himself to the Anfield crowd failing to get out of that group. This also won’t help his cause:
The FA Cup is shaping up for an odd semi final line up
Blackburn have had a bit of a recovery since sacking their manager
His replacement is this chap:
Look who came crawling back to take over Ipswich
The League Cup has a more familiar look to it, despite plucky runs from Hull and Gateshead
Gateshead’s run to the semi final included this:
One for the North East fans there. Anyway, at Depor everything is going well and we’re into the top 6. The January window arrives and I’ve had a good look at the squad, Boye is the first to go. At 31, £5m is good money for a striker who can’t score
Pardeza is attracting some interest
I’ve decided to keep him until the end of the season, even though he’s only worth £7m and has 18 months on his contract, I’d like to re-establish Depor as a top club and then we can attract better replacements. But then…
My eyes pop out of my head at £11.5m and he’s sold. I feel like Kevin Keegan standing on the steps explaining it to the fans, except I don’t speak Spanish and they don’t understand Geordie. It doesn’t deter us particularly
The Champions League sees a huge shock as Malmo knock out Real Madrid. Kaiserslautern also thrash Juventus, casually.
The semi final draw keeps Barca & PSG apart, which is for the best.
And in La Liga, we’re actually starting to reel in the top teams
Nobody cares about the bottom but here it is anyway
Back home and Roy Evans is top of the pile, though Keegan’s Birmingham have a game in hand.
Leicester’s cause is not helped by this result
A bad day to not bring a sub keeper. Meanwhile WBA might have knocked Inter out of the UEFA Cup but they are struggling badly in the league.
Interesting to see McManaman’s Chelsea struggling again, and Beckham’s arrival at Everton has done very little for them. It’s crazy how amongst all the changes in this game, Everton have led a yo-yo existence throughout.
So, with just 2 months of the season to go it’s all to play for. Can anybody stop me taking Deportivo to the top*
*For those who follow the twitter account, you know the answer…