Everything’s Coming up Mulhouse – Part 7

Good day! It’s the final update of season two so you know things are about to get serious. FC Mulhouse Sud – Alsace are having a good run despite their silly name. Promotion is on the cards and if we can just maintain our 7 point advantage over the next 15 weeks, we’ll be in Ligue 1 next season. Here’s the situation as we pick it up:

Ligue 2 top Feb S2

Despite this surge of positive news there’s just no pleasing some people. Olivero has bigger plans.

Olivero request

Obviously I decline. We’ve got a job to do. Also, the window is shut, so that’s silly. Away to non-league Niort in the French Cup and it’s worth pointing out they were only relegated last season and still have a full squad. The hilariously named Van Kets equalises for them and it takes extra time to get the job done. A win is a win, don’t try and tell me otherwise.

Niort away

Back to the more familiar surroundings of the Sick Stadium where the front two pummel another team to death.

Amiens home

Valence always seem to pose us problems and even when we twice take the lead, we’re pegged back by Mangione.

valence away

If that caused me angers the aptly named opposition do little of the sort. A mundane 1-0 away win is just perfect.

Angers away

Bordeaux are hilariously bad, having been relegated last season they are very close to doing the same again. We try and help them on their way with a 4-1 thrashing. Nathan Blake is proving quite useful as a first sub.

bordeaux home

Back to French cup action and Nantes are fifth in Ligue 1 and boast a mighty team in comparison to ours. Still, we more than match them for 70 minutes before taking a shock lead. It is momentarily wiped out by Johan Micoud (who will go on to play for France) before Vareille seals the shock win for us.

Nantes away

That pits us against PSG in a frankly terrifying semi final.

SF draw

We’ve still got to get those points to secure promotion even if it is looking more likely by the week. A tricky trip to St Etienne is going south when Maraval is sent off. We’d already had two goals chalked off by this point so with my blood boiling, it is soon all forgotten when Joe Pasquale puts through his own goal and sends us three points closer.

st etienne away

Really, Natigol? Really?? Declined.


Sochaux have fallen away so they visit us with very little to play for. They are brushed aside as the juggernaut moves on.

4-1 sochaux

Things are going well at Perpignan when Olivero scores very early on. Andrew Duncan’s red card turns the game on it’s head and although Prunea saves the penalty, it’s a battering after that. Christopher Robin scores twice and some other jabroni settles it. Hopefully just a temporary blip.

Perpignan away

Luckily we’re able to get straight back to winning way at home to Martigues. Vareille and Natigol are pretty much neck and neck for goals at the moment.

Martigues home

It’s a good way to warm up for a trip to Paris. Look at how good this side is…

PSG team

They batter us but can only manage one goal. It’s a moral victory which sadly does not permit us to play in the final. But we’ve had a great time and really isn’t that all that matters?

PSG away

A last gasp point at Leyton Orient is a relief but a glance at the table shows we’re nearly there.

Lorient away

16 points ahead with just 18 available, a win against Charleville will seal it.

36 played

There it is!

charlveville home

Woo and yay.


In some ways I regret going on the piss for a week afterwards. We’re a shambles against vowel hungry opposition.

Chateauroux away

A win over second place Nimes will seal the title though. I think that’s the best way to win a title. It’s a dull game but a healthy crowd sees us crowned champions of Ligue 2.

Nimes home

Next target is to try and get 100 goals. We have three games to do it.


We’ve got every chance when we smash four past Toulouse. Pennyfather is 36 now and I’m not overly sure he’ll cut it in Ligue 1 but he’s a hero to me.

Toulouse away

If this is to be his swan song he’s going out in style. The opener against Caen sets up a 2-0 win.

2-0 Caen

Can we score four against the ludicrously named Saint-Denis/Saint-Luz? Vareille gets three of them whilst old man Glenn scores for the third consecutive game. Natigol scores the 100th and Blake rounds off the season.

saint denis home

As comprehensive a promotion as you are likely to see. Now the real work starts.

Ligue 2 top final

Natigol was exceptional. To be fair though, they all did pretty well. Except Kav, his contract is due to expire and it has been established he won’t make me feel good.


Although the two strikers tie for top scorer, Natigol had 12 more assists to his name to win this season’s top lad. Pennyfather’s involvement in 33 goals is remarkable for a 36 year old I hadn’t heard off 7 weeks ago.



5 thoughts on “Everything’s Coming up Mulhouse – Part 7

  1. Only just found this amazing web page and I am in love. I have read most of the saves, especially enjoyed the academy and darlo ones. Keep up the good work. I love the Simpsons references too, especially the Mr Burns one when you had all the injuries. Nice one David, I look forward to reading future blogs. Keep up the good work!!

    • Thanks Adam, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the blogs. Plenty more to come I hope. Pleased someone gets the Simpsons references! Thanks for taking the time to share, makes it all the more worthwhile

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