Welcome back! We’re crossing into 2019 in this update, and somehow this game still finds ways to surprise me. Peter Beardsley is 58 but is still in demand, whilst Chelsea are throwing money at their problems. Newcastle are fighting for trophies on all fronts, so without further delay, let’s get to it.
As I rather prophetically noticed in the last update, Alvin Martin was sliding towards the trap door after 4 years of nothing at Chelsea.
So whilst that wasn’t a surprise, the replacement is a bit out there
Why is that strange? Well, Man Utd were 6th under the guidance of Le Tissier, whilst Chelsea are 19th. Such an odd career move.
Man Utd take Derby’s manager
Derby have hideous amounts of money in the bank, so the last thing they should do is appoint some notorious for wasting money
A few months down the line and somehow Chelsea are able to attract one of England’s finest forwards
Darlington have ran into financial troubles after failing to win their Champions League qualifier and had a bit of a firesale to keep themselves in the black.
Anyway, back in the world of Division 2, Rotherham have finally had enough of a 58 year old who picks himself every game
What’s quite telling is that nobody wants him as a manager, but as a player…
Two great choices, but it’s Grimsby for Pedro
As he’s not the manager, he finds himself as sub more often than not and is yet to open his account. He earns £400 a week…
On to the actual football now and I’m pleased to say we are European Super Cup champions.
We did most of the damage at home and saw it out away. Get in.
Hercules are top of La Liga so it bodes well for us that we can dismantle them so easily.
With one trophy in the bag (I’m not counting the Charity Shield) we’re well placed to win another, even if it is the pointless cup.
David Platt’s Blackburn will be a tougher test in the final but we’ll be favourites.
Unfortunately we won’t be winning the FA Cup
We led 1-0 but two goals in the final 10 minutes for Villa send us out. It’s a shame but we’ve got enough on our plates, which we’ll come back to shortly.
The semi final lineup goes on without us.
In Europe, we negotiated our Champions Leageue group with ease.
The quarter final saw us go up against former champions PSV but we just about saw them off
Brann had Marseille for breakfast (sorry). Although it has to be said, it’s a massive surprise to see them in the last 4. Sadly it’s a show down with David Unsworth and my former club Real Madrid in the semis
So whilst my Champions League hopes are in the balance, we’re looking pretty good to retain our league title, even if we trail Haslam’s Darlington right now
With 2 games in hand, we should have enough to see Darlington off, especially since their fire sale at the end of the transfer window. You can’t rule out any of the top 6 in truth, we’ve seen in recent seasons teams can go on runs and my fixture pile up is concerning.
Forest have slipped to the foot of the table, as Chelsea look to have clawed themselves away from danger. I’m still not sure why le Tissier left Man Utd for the Chelsea gig but he might be proved right if Chelsea can overtake Man Utd in the last 7 games, which you wouldn’t rule out.
So there we go, we’re all set up for the final sprint. Can we retain our title? Will David Unsworth see me off in the Champions League? Is Peter Beardsley going to score for Grimsby? All of this, and more, will be revealed next time. Toodles for now.
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