Great Danes

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.

League Cup

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

LC Final 08

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.

FA Cup

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!

FA Cup SF Results

Gritt! Harford! Nobody would have bet on that. Well, Le Tissier himself might have.

fa cup final

There is no repeat for Gritt but Harford wins his first trophy of the game, so well done to him.

Premier League

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.

prem top 08 final

At the bottom…

prem bottom final 08

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.

La Liga

I’ve won La Liga, which was never in doubt really.

La Liga top

Wonder how long Van Gaal has left at Barcelona?

Meanwhile, Oviedo channel their inner Southport

oviedo win copa del rey

Anyway, as we’ve dominated Spain and Darlington have dominated England, let’s hope for a repeat of last year’s Champions League final.

Champions League

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

CL SF Results

It was looking ropey but we did it! With ease in the end – Sibierski getting man of the match against his old club.

CL SF 3-0

Fair play. So, to the final. I am not going to enjoy playing against Darlo, it’s like playing against your own kids.

CL Final 08

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…

CWC final uefa cup final

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

Euro 2008

Hoddle has amassed these boys to bring home the bacon.

England 08 squad

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

france 2 - 0 england

You’ll get nowhere subbing Haslam after 30 minutes.

england 1 - 0 yugoslavia

Well that’s a bit better…they need to win the last game to go through

swiss 1 - 2 england

Stop subbing Steve! England are through…

Euro groups

EC QF Draw

Germany/England still cropping up. The hosts Spain have got to fancy their chances in the easier side of the draw

hosts out

The hosts are out…

germany 3 - 1 england

England soon follow…then so do the holders

italy 2 - 1 france



Germany thrive in semi finals…Denmark fancy repeating 1992.

SF Results

It’s a repeat of the 1992 final then, and guess what?

Euro final

Germany lose on penalties! That shouldn’t happen.

Let’s hand out some awards

awards 08

awards 08 spain

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!?




3 thoughts on “Great Danes

  1. again, not caring about lifting the World Club and European Super cups? to be completely honest, as a follower and a fan I’m not particularly excited seeing you lead the biggest club in the world.

    I was wondering… you´re a Newcastle supporter and last time I’ve heard your club was somewhere bellow Division One, wasn’t it?

    I’m just muttering… 😉

  2. Yeah I just took the job as it coincided with my trip to Madrid, was a very dull season. I moved to a new club immediately in the next update 🙂

    It’s not Newcastle though, but I want that job in the future!

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