It’s been 10 years at Feethams, and I’m pleased to say our rise from Division 3 right the way through to competing in the Champions League has been fairly seamless. Some bumps in the road, yes, but generally it’s all gone to plan. To complete that plan, we need to add one more trophy to the cabinet – the UEFA Champions League.
As ever though, we start with the pointless cup.
Well, a lot happened in 6 minutes here:
First Division QPR were never likely to trouble Gordon Milne’s men but at least they had a go. Man Utd have their eyes on a double too
A Division 2 side also cause Man Utd very few problems. West Ham might be trickier in the final
So much so that it finishes 0-0, and they have to replay. Gawd.
Wowm 240 minutes and no goals. Then West Ham miss their first 2 penalties. What a waste. The double secured for Milne, then.
I rarely mention the other European cups but Leeds have won this one
Brian Little working his magic there, he’s been brilliant since taking over at Leeds.
In the Premier League, it’s curtains for Liverpool. I have the task of relegating them
Gone with a game to spare
Meanwhile that result puts me on the verge of retaining the league. All we have to do is avoid defeat against Man City
Always pleasing to retain the league, some say it’s the hardest task.
It’s all too much for Roy Evans, who calls it a day
During that final day defeat I conceded to a man named Scholes. Surely not?
My beloved Newcastle are down to Division 3…
Maybe some day I’ll try and bring them back. Right now though, I have bigger fish to fry
First task is to see off PSG and get revenge for last year
A 2-0 win in Paris does the damage, and we’ll take on the mighty Real Madrid
YEAH! Champions of Europe…we know what we are. Not even Neil Finn can stop us.
Bit harsh, we are two time and reigning English champions.
All of a sudden, everybody in the England squad…
Good old Steve Haslam. Speaking of England, here’s a look at the most capped England players still playing
Incidentally, Campbell and Neville both have 99 caps. Another English great tries his luck in Italy
Which just leaves the tables to show you:
Man Utd won pretty much every game in the last few months of the season to get 2nd from nowhere, which will keep them in business as otherwise they are financially flagging. The big news at the bottom is of course Liverpool’s relegation.
Watford’s collapse after Brian Little’s departure is incredible, they’ll go down next season. Hull take the 3rd and final bullet for now though.
It’s not the Angelo Peruzzi, this is a centre half. Well done him
And well done me.
Castro is Chilavert and was briefly on my books but he was denied a work permit renewal so I sold him. Peter Beardsley has brought Boro back to the big time but he has once again refused to retire
46 going on 47. Ridiculous, I might pull my boots back on at this rate. If Hoddle ever leaves and I get the job, I vow to cap Peter Beardsley again.
Another season has come and gone and I can finally say I’ve done what I set out to achieve. Division 3 to Champions of Europe in 10 seasons. I think it might be time to look for a new challenge…