Sent to Coventry

We’re approaching April and we have survived the Y2K bug. Turns out 2000 wasn’t a deal breaker for computers everywhere afterall. Darlington are keeping pace in the Division 2 promotion battle whilst Notts Forest look set to be record breakers. How you ask? Well…

First things first though and Glenn Hoddle has guided England to Euro 2000. It’s not a terrible draw

Euro 2000 draw for england

One day, that job will be mine. For now though we’re focusing on Darlington, and the good news is thanks to some twitter tips I managed to deter big clubs coming in for my players. I only wish I’d known sooner then I could have still had the Tomlinson/Mainwaring strike force.

In the last update we drew Bishop Auckland in the FA Cup 2nd round, somewhat of a derby. We battled through though and got a Premier League club away

fa cup 3rd round drawIt’ll be a good day out, if nothing else. On New Yea’s Day, obviously. Betterton plays out of his skin and we’ll see them back at Feethams.

0-0 at coventryIt’s still 0-0 after 90 minutes in the replay – but Moldovan breaks our hearts in extra time

darlo 0 - 1 covA good effort, nevertheless and some money in the coffers. We’ve still got promotion to play for, and we could do with some reinforcements. I’m going back in for Robbie Keane

keane hates darloRobbie!? Come on man. Scarborough over Darlo, they’re propping up the division. Idiot.

But look who’s come crawling back

duncan backDuncan left after about a dozen games in Season 1 and I’m delighted to have him back even on loan. We’re battling hard and the race for 2nd is between us and Oldham, though Cambridge and Bristol Rovers are right behind us.

div 2 top march 00Away from the madness of Division 2 and there’s a familiar transfer.

davids to barca Barcelona & Real Madrid are separated by only goal difference as it stands, but Real Madrid are surprisingly dumped out of the Champions League on away goals.

CL QF ResultsThe Semi Finals therefore see two Dutch sides going toe to toe

CL SF DrawBack on home soil and the League Cup semis are a bit out there

LC SF ResultsBristol City casually drawing 4-4 at Anfield, whilst Derby knock out Man Utd and will meet Liverpool in the final.

The FA Cup semi Finals are quite lopsided, especially as Man Utd have toppled Fulham in the replay.

FA Cup SF DrawCould we have a Manchester derby FA Cup Final?

Man Utd are actually heavily in debt and have to transfer list a number of players in the hope somebody takes them. Unfortunately for them, Gary Neville, Ben Thornley, Henning Berg & Alex Notman all reject deadline day moves.

Man Utd debtAwful lot of red in there…

The league table sees another Reds at the top….chased by Sheff Wed of all teams.

prem top march 00Quite how Sheff Wed are 2nd with a +14 GD I’m not really sure, it’s very strange but that’s the magic of George Graham. Meanwhile at the bottom…

prem bottom march 008 points with 7 games to go is not a good place to be. Forest relegated with a whimper – Alvin Martin the guilty manager. Fash is up against it to keep Wimbledon up and Tottenham are not out of the woods yet either. Chelsea have fallen off a cliff, having been 2 minutes from being title winners to 15th.

So there’s only a month or so to go for Darlo to seal their fate, whilst neutrals everywhere are cheering for Sheff Wed to win the league. You’ll want to join us next time for the outcome

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