Good morning and happy hump day. Here’s Andrew with the latest from The Wonderkids, looking to build on an already mighty lead at the top of the table…
Its chriiiiiiiistmasssssssss!!! Well, almost in the wonderworld. Welcome back to season 8 where we’re trying our best to recover from last season’s abject failure of only a few trophies. We’re going great guns in Europe with a perfect record, we’re in the domestic cups still, and in the league we’re hopeful of an invincible season. If you missed last week, you can catch up here.
Here’s a reminder of the table:
What a test of our resolve. It looks like were in for it after two minutes but a wild formational tweak (maintaining 10 outfield and no ‘keeper) sees us through an entertaining, end to end game.
Haven’t seen a Beto ‘keeper in a long time! We’ve got a London double as the fixture computer ever provides consistency.
We should have battered them. The board see a draw with a 4th placed side as an abysmal result. As such we revert to 2-3-1-2-2 for Joke Innear and we squeeze a win with Kirovski equalling last season’s goal haul already.
Bakman needs an extra 5 goals and Leonidas 2 then we’ll have 5 players on 10 goals plus which we haven’t achieved for a long time. After only just being back from an 18-month layoff, Domi gets a fractured skull in training…
We scrape past Tranmere 1-0 in the FA Cup. Next up will it be 5th time lucky for Wolves? No.
We were lucky, and it feels like we’re getting closer to that first defeat each day. Everton have two goals disallowed and we breathe a sigh of relief, the run goes on.
It would only take a handful of injuries to key players and we’d be up the creek. All hail Cesar!
Palace and their own collection of wonderkids are dismissed.
We’re struggling to break Liverpool down in the next match, and a tactical tweak on the 75th minute helps to guide us home 1-0.
We just can’t get Bakman on the scoresheet as Kirovski is stealing the limelight on 25 goals for the season already.
We struggle to a draw with Chelsea, which means its time for another tactical switch.
Next, it’s the first of our three big derby’s over the next 10 days…
A straightforward win. Followed by a straight…forward…win.
Followed by a straight…forward…draw…
Manninger over-hit the back pass, which we can only assume was to himself somehow? Forgetting the derby games, the Champions League draw appears to have been kind. Its an odd collection of sides plus ourselves and Marseille.
The Pepsi Max cup final is also relatively kind looking. Which means we’ll struggle through it no doubt.
We send Coventry back to…Coventry with a 1-0 win. Bryan Lolson just can’t catch a break.
Second placed Sheff Wed are put out of their misery as the new formation continues to reap rewards.
Leeds do the following as we take charge at Elland Road.
And the Champions League quarter-final 1st leg goes very well indeed. Swe-done!
So, the unbeaten run continues. Bak-Jensen and Ramirez both have 5 goals apiece, we need to get them 5 more and we can have 6 players with 10+ goals which would be magnificent. Kirovski has 34 in 43, phenomenal. Beto’s ban has lead to Bing stepping back in and he has been amazing. We could arguably win the league in 4 games time:
That said, Juan is out for 2 matches given how much he loves a tackle and a ban. We’ve got options for now but he’s Juan player that is difficult to replace. We’ve got bids in for two wonderkids, but you’ll have to wait until next week to see if we can complete a dream season unbeaten in every competition. See you next time!
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