“Wonder…a person or thing regarded as very good, remarkable, or effective” …
Hello again and welcome to season six of The Wonderkids! What is remarkable is that we are still going, largely with the same squad (plus a few adjustments along the way) and achieving some relative success, dragging ourselves to an improbable title defence last season. All that alludes us now is the World Club Cup, the European Super Cup, The Cup Winners Cup (if we can finish low enough), the UEFA Cup (again, assuming we can finish low enough) and the Division One title which Wolves snatched from our grasp a few seasons ago. You can catch-up with last season’s finale here.
We’ve managed to bring one minus man in…
…and move one out.
It was all about him and his dog and he was getting distracted so off you pop!
The curtain opener of the season arrives against ‘Boro.
We’re Bak with a bang!
Only a week later, we make an all too familiar start to the season against the joke in ear boys. Shearer with the winner, his first goal in two years of football.
We continue in our rich vein of form as we get Champ Man’d by our bogie boys Sheff Utd.
Rose is back in form after his ban. We finally grab three points.
Elsewhere bloody Bryan Robson is top of the league, and Nicky Culkin has shrewdly bided his time…
We snatch a draw with 10-man Liverpool and the board are less than impressed. We’re giving ourselves it all to do again. Our Champions League fate is decided, not a bad group.
We send Everton back to school to learn about the three R’s.
Each to their own, but Domi scores at both ends. We leave it late at the City Ground but I’ll take that and party.
The international break sees LADonidas make a goal scoring debut for Brazil.
West Ham hold us to a goalless draw at home, but we make up for it in Europe against a strong Partizan side boasting a host of top Yugoslav and Bosnian talent.
A lone Seigl escapes from the flock but we Czech all the boxes and get the win.
Last years League Cup final opponents are well beaten.
A well known minus man is on the move to Keegan’s Arsenal.
We’re Hungary for European success but it comes with a sucker punch.
Not rosy as Yuri will be out for a month whilst on a run of fine form. Villa are swept aside as we don’t miss Yuri at all so far.
Meanwhile, Liverpool make a very strange appointment to replace the outgoing Gordon Milne.
Back at the slicer it’s a thrill a minute as we play out a bore draw with the Birmingham wolverines. It doesn’t get a lot better as we draw 0-0 with our nearest Champions League group contenders.
Hashtag diddled. They are yet to concede a goal. A draw with QPR keeps us in the top three, but following last season’s successes the board are not happy with our performance so far.
We’re doing much better than this time last season when we were about 9 or 10 points off the pace. We’re top of our Champions League group rather than 2nd, our goals against column is solid, and we’ve got 3 players almost on 10 goals already with a trophy in the bag…what on earth do they want this board of mine? That said, Joke Innear being top of the league is very irksome. Do join us next time to see if we can get a grip on the title race over winter.
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