Welcome back! Thanks for sticking with us during my short break. The 2000/01 season has a lot to live up to after Darlington’s final day heroics earned us promotion to Division 1. We’re just one rung below the Premier League now and Feethams still only just holds 7000, so that’s going to be interesting. Meanwhile at the top, Liverpool go in search of back to back titles, but Fergie might have something to say about that…
Firstly though let’s talk Darlington, and my first aim is to improve the team rather than stand still. One man for the job then
£500k is a snip for this hero. I’m confident him, Devine & Craig in rotation will be a handful for most defences at this level. With Newcastle in the division along with recently relegated Nottingham Forest & Fulham, it’s not going to be easy to go up but that’s the aim, you’ve got to aim high.
I’ve also found this young lad on a free transfer, wonder if he will amount to much?
The one negative is that Dunn is taken on by Sunderland, who are back in the Premier League under Kevin Keegan (still strange). I’ve upped the value of most of my players to avoid this but neglected with Dunn, which is a shame but it’s not the end of the world
It sounds stupid but I need to sell one player per season anyway to keep us afloat – with no money coming in from ticket sales due to the size of the ground, this is vital. Anyway our cause is helped as Newcastle have some upheaval
There were some hefty transfers
With Wenger being sacked and Jack Charlton making the step up, there’s some what of a merry-go-round in place. So…
Step forward, former England captain:
Boro go for Harford (RIP)
There’s a Charity Shield to be decided
One man who is not going anywhere is Glenn Hoddle. After being runner up at Euro 2000, they take out all their frustration on Andorra
Of all that madness leaves the table looking like this
Liverpool are not looking likely to retain their title, as Man Utd have come back strong. Brian Little is working his magic again and sit in second, whilst Gerry Francis is doing a good job at Leeds. Newly promoted West Ham complete the top 4, they’ve stuck with Harry through it all.
Newly promoted Sunderland however are yet to register a win, though it is early days. Southampton are also struggling and are sniffing around my goalkeeper, which is no surpise with 25 conceded. Tottenham haven’t been the same under Jimmy Nicholl, who would have thought?
So join us next time as Darlo continue their journey to the promise land. I’ve got everything crossed for us, mainly beause I want to see if they try to develop Feethams…