Hola! We’ve reached crunch time in 2007/08 – my task is to win La Liga and The Champions League. That sounds hard but when you are Real Madrid, it’s expected. There’s also Euro 2008 to follow, so let’s not waste any more time on pleasantries and start handing some trophies out.
Gerry Francis is cleaning up, having already won the World Club Cup and the Super Cup, he’s looking to get his grubby mitts on the League Cup too
Oh, Gerry. Joe Royle has been Man City’s manager since the start of this game and this is his first trophy to show for it.
The semi finals were set – Hulls’ Steve Gritt has history of upsets, having taken Southport all the way famously. Mind you, Ferguson, Harford & Le Tissier have their own tales to tell!
Gritt! Harford! Nobody would have bet on that. Well, Le Tissier himself might have.
There is no repeat for Gritt but Harford wins his first trophy of the game, so well done to him.
Darlington never looked like throwing this away – I’ve created a monster, and Gerry Francis is at the helm now. No Champions League for Man Utd could be painful for their finances.
At the bottom…
Colin Todd is still Bolton manager, somehow. John Toshack has had some big jobs in this game but taking Sheff Wed down might mean he doesn’t get another.
I’ve won La Liga, which was never in doubt really.
Wonder how long Van Gaal has left at Barcelona?
Meanwhile, Oviedo channel their inner Southport
Anyway, as we’ve dominated Spain and Darlington have dominated England, let’s hope for a repeat of last year’s Champions League final.
I just have to get past Man Utd first…pesky Gordon Milne. The language barrier is still prevalent but they understand my signals at least
Let’s do this
It was looking ropey but we did it! With ease in the end – Sibierski getting man of the match against his old club.
Fair play. So, to the final. I am not going to enjoy playing against Darlo, it’s like playing against your own kids.
Take that, kids. Good old Steve Haslam, you knew he’d be involved one way or another. I’ll give Gerry a big hug, but the trophy is mine, mine, all mine (again).
English clubs are all over the European finals, well the claret and blue ones are…
Giggs at Villa. Well, why not. Liam Daish is their manager, whilst Peter Reid is at West Ham.
With the domestic action wrapped up, let’s stay in Spain for Euro 2008
Hoddle has amassed these boys to bring home the bacon.
Interesting to see Wellens, Humphries and Sansome have gained International recognition since I left. Haslam now a permanent fixture. I miss these boys.
Anyway, I’ve made my choices. Glenn’s aren’t great
You’ll get nowhere subbing Haslam after 30 minutes.
Well that’s a bit better…they need to win the last game to go through
Stop subbing Steve! England are through…
Germany/England still cropping up. The hosts Spain have got to fancy their chances in the easier side of the draw
The hosts are out…
England soon follow…then so do the holders
Germany thrive in semi finals…Denmark fancy repeating 1992.
It’s a repeat of the 1992 final then, and guess what?
Germany lose on penalties! That shouldn’t happen.
Let’s hand out some awards
Dennis Schulp was an animal for me, well done to him. I deserve manager of the year, as does Gerry. But now what?
I’ve done what I set out to do, and there’s not much fun in it. So I’m leaving Real…but where next!?