Welcome back to the latest part of The Wonderkids. If you missed the start of season six, you can catch up here. We’ve made what we think is a fairly positive start to our third season in the topflight, but the board disagree. We’ve made one addition to the squad and appear largely to have improved. Only time will tell. Here’s a reminder of where we left things:
We start the same way we left off…vs. QPR but in the pointless cup where we cruise to a victory.
Jaunderful. The draw isn’t Spurs…its bloody Bryan Robson.
We sneak a 1-0 over Blackburn at the slicer to maintain 3rd place in the table. The board couldn’t care less.
Off to Europe and we put in a shameful display of finishing. Alex Martin couldn’t finish his dinner never mind a shot. Twenty-odd goals in one hundred and thirty appearances…why do I bother?
We’ll have to win the next two to qualify unless Inter suffer a serious loss of form.
It seems unlikely, but we’ve got last season ringing in our ears so you never know. We get down and dirty at Leeds and minus Mainwaring cannot stop us this time.
Roll picks up an injury and Juan picks up a ban, untimely to say the least. We are not distracted; we’re tearing up trees…
After scoring 16 in 19 on loan at Wimbledon, Inzaghi gets a recall and makes an immediate impact.
It continues in Europe and as Borussia draw, it leaves us needing a point from them to top the group. What a turn around. Thank you Partizan! A B-squad graduate comes back to bite us via a man of the match performance as Chelsea hold us to a draw.
The FA Cup third round draw and we get…Bryan bloody Robson. Is this the new Spurs curse? We’re off to Tokyo and LADonidas rescues us as we add another pointless trophy to the bag!
Unfortunately, he’ll miss the Borussia game thanks to a yellow card. I’d say that Bakman will have to step up, but he’s upset at being dropped after some abysmal form in front of goal.
Was last season a blip? Inzaghi and Ramirez have usurped him at present. The League Cup meeting with Robson’s Utd ends well…
…but it’s Robson’s revenge in the league, and Utd jump ahead of us into 2nd place. Conceding two goals in the 7th minute didn’t help.
An unhappy squad, ‘keepers and defenders losing form. We’re on the rocks by our own standards.
Joke in ear riding 7 points clear. We’re drawing far too many games and dropping to 3rd sees the board unhappy again. We’re still in this title race and ultimately, they’ll have to go to Middlesbrough and get something…at some point…
We’re up first though, and we’re below Par as he snatches an equaliser. We wipe our arse with the Arsenal. Manninger plays a blinder.
Joke Innear goes the same way and we are enjoying London. We’ll be without Roll for 6 weeks however which is a real sickner as our most consistent player.
We pick up another win against Sikora’s boys, but again a brutal blow as LADonidas is out for 6 weeks. Always dread being without our attacking midfield duo.
The result leaves us hot on the tail of Joe’s boys in 2nd place, and back ahead of Bryan Robson’s Utd.
Whilst we’ve made real progress, the number of games drawn is disappointing. It’s going to be tough without Leonidas and Roll, but hopefully our cup runs mean that’s minimal league action missed. Can we keep going, will the Super Cup be ours? Will the joke be in our ear with egg on our face? See you next time!
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