It’s 2009 and season 12 is coming to an exciting finish. Sevilla, my third club of this save, are firing on three fronts as I bid to win a third Champions League in 3 seasons with a 3rd different club. THREE. It’s a magic number, and here’s why…
Gerry continues to reap what I sowed. Is sowed the correct word? The past tense of sow. Whatever. Welcome to Wembley.
Oh look, it’s Gerry again
However, Darlo make a massive balls up in the league
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Gerry Francis cannot be trusted with anything. He’s had bad luck with injuries but 5th is unbelievable for a squad of that quality. Criminally, he’s let Man Utd back into the Champions League, somehow, it’s a ridiculous loss of form. But there you go, Gerry Francis. Maybe he can regain some reputation in the Champions League? Before that though, here’s the bottom of the Prem:
My task of winning the league was actually the easiest of the three, we’d got ourselves into an excellent position and actually won it with 3 games to spare.
Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey was still on the menu, but it was a tough semi final.
Firstly though, the UEFA Cup. This caught my eye
So that brings us to…
Firstly, a very tough semi final against Milan.
The final is on my birthday, 6 years ago. So I guess I am 21 again, which means I can probably drink more and be unfazed
Darlington have a knack of rescuing situations, as they routinely did under my guidance, but seemingly this has gone a step further under the mullet and they score 120th minute levellers in major European finals. Darlo took first in the shootout and we still seemed keen on throwing away the advantage, but we got there in the end. TREBLES ALL ROUND!
Not a bad season then. Here’s the awards
Fredi Kanoute, Michael Bridges, Nicolas Anelka…so much talent all over the World. Hilariously, that Spanish player of the year, Mora, is Jaen’s 36 year old goalkeeper who conceded 112 times. Inexplicable really, especially when you consider some of my teams contributions:
With that, I bid you farewell. It’s been a trophy laden season and I need to put my feet up. Objectives are to win the World Club Cup and European Super Cup with Sevilla and then maybe it’ll be time for a new challenge. There’s also World Cup 2010 on the horizon, maybe there’ll be a job for me there? See you for season 13!