Welcome back to another week of what the hell have I agreed to read! Yes, it’s that time again when the finest wines of the lower leagues battle it out for ultimate glory in the eyes and history of absolutely nobody. But you knew that already. You can catch-up on last week here. Here’s a reminder of how the sides were getting on:
We begin as ever in Scotland, with the cups. I vanish without a fight.
Deano’s boys ease into a semi.
While Dave’s Carlisle make heavy work of a poor Stranraer side.
The Birmingham City Wolverines are at it again while their boss is AWOL.
Back to the league and they smash Ross’s Wigan despite Gary Barlow’s tuneful complaints.
It’s a bit grim for Deano’s boys as the league’s top scorer and Wales international Lee Nogan bags a hattrick.
A late sub by Zak proves to be killer instinct as Bernie Slavin slots in the winner.
Stoke ’92 fair no better as Dave’s Carlisle, and by that we mean Matt Jansen, take the spoils.
Three cheers for Nick though, he’s only gone and taken a point thanks to a goal from the butler!
Inevitably, Dave gets MotM again.
There’s another one on the way…
Deano is brutally reminded which Birmingham are bossing this league and the cups.
Nathan is finding no joy in this Stoke side. We’re all now not so secretly glad we didn’t draw them, with the exception of Nick possibly.
The wolves are at the door as Dave loses at home. Portuguese wolves. Small Portuguese wolves that aren’t in fact wolves at all.
HE’S ONLY WON A GAME!!!!
Sad times in both Stokes at present. Does Matt care? No.
Our Grimsby side keep on smashing the results in. We’ll need to if we have any hope of keeping up with Philip’s Birmingham side.
As it stands. Deano’s board are not happy about being 6th.
Zak’s paper-thin levels of quality are further depleted.
And it shows as Peter Swan sticks his neck on the block for a second red card in two games.
Talking of red cards. Two games at St. Andrew’s, two different outcomes for Zak.
Dave kills any thoughts we had of keeping up with Philip.
And poor Nick gets a big bad slap down to reality. It was a Stein train coming.
With almost all his squad on international duty, Matt is screwed. It could have been double figures.
The Penney has dropped on his squad depth. We finish with possibly the most entertaining game in the history of Championship Manager.
Ooof. What a game. And with that the table stands as below at the end of this update.
Philip’s boys seem almost unstoppable. With one of the biggest squads and some of the best squad depth, its unsurprising. You want more? Don’t worry, we’ll be back again next week!