Happy hump day! Here’s Andrew with the latest edition of the Wonderkids.
Hello and welcome back to The Wonderkids where we are making our way through season six. You can catch up with last week here. We’ve set a high bar last season and the board are holding us to it. We’ve got two trophies in the bag, and we’re still in with a shot at all other trophies so far. The squad is a mixed bag however and we’re now without our two main attacking support players. Here’s where we left off last time out:
We open by continuing our running challenge with Bryan Robson’s Utd. Advantage Wonderkids!
The draw pits us against Huddersfield. Our cup opponents seem to be the same every year just in different rounds! It’s the 1st leg of the Super Cup and Le Harve are comfortably brushed aside at the slicer.
Clearly the Super Cup is not a big draw for our fans. That wouldn’t even fill the Mini Loaf 4 times over. We follow up with a set back in the league with a loss to 9th placed Sheff Wed.
The board don’t hold back. A statement you’d maybe see from getting a 5-goal thrashing, not a fairly close 3-1. They literally expect perfection and nothing less. I’m hanging in there!
We remain 2nd with a 6-point gap to Joke Innear. To add to our woes, Juan loves a ban.
Home comforts return at the slicer as we dismantle Leeds in the pointless cup.
As last year, its Arsenal in a semi-final. Surprises all round. We just love it at home, have some of them apples. Manninger of the match stopped Liverpool’s 20 shots on target.
Home again, out on the…oh wait. We love it. A great cure for our travel sickness.
And a kind draw to 1st Division (22nd place) Watford. Hurrah! A draw in France and it’s trophy number three! The board are pleased, loosely translated to they couldn’t care less.
Even better news follows…
That said, with Kirovski on fire he’ll start on the bench for now. With Rose suspended, we crumble to a 1-0 defeat at Everton, thankfully Bryan Robson skilfully keeps us in 2nd place. Keegan’s Arsenal feel the wrath in the cup.
We procure the required point, inflicting Borussia’s only conceded goal, to win the Champions League Group…
…our reward is to revisit last season’s group nemesis PSG. Lowly Watford are dispatched in the FA Cup but it comes with a sickening blow.
We’ll see him back for season eight as long as he recovers. Wijnhard will have to Wijnless and get on with it. Hopefully it works out. We succumb to a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in the second leg of the League Cup semi, but it’s enough to get through. Joke Innear awaits.
Bing delivers a masterclass as we close the gap on Joke’s boys. 20th placed Forest are no match for us until Juan departs and they win the second half…worrying. Dyer indeed…
We got to town on town and it’s an excellent performance.
Leonidas needs just one more to join the double figures club. We could realistically end the season with 5-6 players on ten plus goals which we haven’t done since getting to the top division. That said there’s a long way to go…
We’ve closed the gap to Joke Innear by a point since the start of this update and, whilst we owe a big debt to Manninger who has been phenomenal since he came in for Weaver these lads are something else…
Ramirez finally getting to grips with the Premier League. And Rose as consistent as ever.
So far so good. We’ve still got the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and the title to fight for. I have a sneaking suspicion after much mocking (by me) Spurs will win the league. The number we’ve allowed to leave on loan, we’ve probably left ourselves at risk of suspensions and injuries derailing us. Do join us for the run on of season six to see how we get on!
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