Bottoms Up – Part 20: At The Double | @FMCM_FC

The Upside Down League had been a breeze for Rangers but Europe has been a tougher assignment. Can they restore some pride in the second half of the season?

Hello everyone and welcome back to upside down Glasgow. We’ve stormed through the leagues in Scotland and won the Premier League. In the last update we got a horrible draw in the Champions League and narrowly lost out to AC Milan. We then got knocked out of the UEFA Cup after a very poor 1st leg. So for this update we will whizz through the second half of the season.

January

We start the new year with a fantastic 4-0 win at Ibrox against Albion Rovers and a 3-0 win against Dundee. Bakayoko and Negri finding their shooting boots early doors.

Back at Ibrox we have an entertaining 4-2 win against Queens Park. We go 2-0 up before Linnmae breaks free and slots past Wright. Robbiati and Negri make it 4-1 before Sorenson gives away a clear penalty which Linnmae smashes down the middle.

We sneak through to the 4th round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Hamilton. Our winner comes on the stroke of halftime from a whipped in corner which Slavin glances into the corner with his header.

February

We start February with a cracker at Ibrox as we beat Old Firm rivals Celtic. They take the lead after 4 minutes but we hit straight back and equalise. 4 minutes after that Brayson puts Celtic back into the lead. Ortega sends us in level at half time. Just after halftime Negri plays a one-two with Bakayoko and clips his shot past Kerr.

We maul East Stirling. 2 goals in the first 10 minutes set the tone. Ndong-nze gets one back but we put another 2 past Wadsworth before half time. 2 more for Ortega in the second half complete the rout.

Another cup game that we sneak through. The R & R combo of Redondo and Robbiati do the damage in the first half. Kuznetsov gets one back but we keep a lid on them after that. We end the month with 1-0 league win over Dumbarton.

March

March starts with a big 4-1 win over Livingston with goals from Bakayoko, Negri and Ortega.

I rest the majority of the first team in preparation for our Cup QF. Everything is going well as we get into a 3-1 lead then we decide to full CD Dons and smash Clydebank off the park. Bakayoko handballs then pushes his opponent to the floor then Veiga brings down Cooke and gets sent off. Cooke converts the penalty but there is no time left for a comeback.

I completely forget to change the team but it doesn’t matter as we batter Kilmarnock. Bakayoko and Fitzy put us 2 up at half time. Claus Thomsen grabs a goal back but Johansson settles it with a rebound. We are Semi Final bound.

Our next 2 league games bring 2 2-0 wins against Dundee and Albion Rovers. We finish the month off with a ground out 2-1 win away at Queens Park followed by a 4-1 thumping of East Stirling, Negri with a hattrick in the first half an hour.

April

Now before this game we had played 31 games in the league and won every single one of them. Of course it’s Celtic who end that run. We take the lead but Nadj and Jardel knock the stuffing out of us. Pettersson adds the 3rd before Bakayoko grabs our 2nd. but we can’t find a third to rescue an unbeaten season. Disappointing.

Bakayoko sends us to another cup final at Hampden with a superb hattrick. Inverness stand firm until the 44th minute when Bakayoko breaches the defence. He is unplayable in the second half adding 2 more before Espinola grabs a late consolation goal.

We beat Ayr before losing to Clydebank. Clydebank hammered us and we deservedly lost the game. We labour to a draw with Dumbarton before we finish the season with a win at Livingston which leaves us with one last game of the season at Hampden against Celtic for the FA Cup.

We complete the double with an entertaining win against our Old Firm rivals. Celtic open the scoring and dominate the first half. In the second half an own goal gives us a foot in and we barge through with Bakayoko making it 2-1. Michael Ball then equalises for Celtic to setup a showdown. The game needs a hero and Mads Rieper sets up and heads home a late corner to seal the win.

So that’s it for another season. We’ve won the double which is a good season for us. Here is the final league table and the round up around the upside down world.

Nice to finish on 100 points for the season as we rule Scotland again.

Another Premier League team join us as Hearts win Division 1.

Joy for the Toon as they clinch the Premier League after a monster battle with United.

Villa and Leeds with big seasons to get back into the Premier League.

Have you ever seen a finish like this!?!?! Our Champions League conquerors AC Milan win the league with teams finishing level on points. Incredible!

The top 4 in Serie B get promoted comfortably.

So that’s it for season 5. I’d like to have at least a crack at the Group Stages of the Champions League so we will run another season. Until then it’s Bottoms Up!!!

4 thoughts on “Bottoms Up – Part 20: At The Double | @FMCM_FC

    • I’m not sure I haven’t finished the season just yet. I’ll be doing the next tonight so when I find out I’ll reply on here. Would be heartbreaking if they didn’t make it after that sort of performance though!

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