Hello and welcome back after a little Easter break for our LaToon stars.
Last time out we had a small recovery from a mid-season disaster run and patiently wait to see if finishes 7th in the league sneaks us into european action.
As we’re into Season 7, a lot of my stars are getting to be the wrong side of 30, so in a bid to free up squad space and transfer funds, I sell a few stars…
Diego was a steady peformer, but Cafu was a disappointment.
Ramirez is off too, time to start putting some faith in the young regens
I can only hope this helps our cause, even if its unlikley my South American stars contributed to it!
To celebrate, I go out and sign a legend
It’s a shaky start to our league campaign. I’m hoping Geordio can put his woeful last season behind him. I start to doubt it when he takes a weak penalty, but thankfully he recovers to stave off a late comback..
We take a slender lead at halftime away to Rovers, but its capitulation in the second half.
We should be doing better at home to Middlesbrough with this squad, but we can only manage a limp draw. Not even Argentinian legends from the bench can change things up.
This guy was a close season signing to give us some youthful pep upfront.
Of course he then breaks his leg and will miss the season!
More problems on the road and another second half disaster despite the man advantage
Portugal will be our destination for Europe this season. I’m hoping the Uefa Cup will be more forgiving than the league
Edmundo rolls back the years to take a point at home to Derby
Disco Des and Nobby making an unwelcome return to St James’.
Our pre-season form was obviously a false dawn. Maybe I worked them too hard?
Things don’t look like improving anytime soon. I’m running out of answers – changing formation and line-up seems to do nothing…
We decide to make hardwork of things in Portugal, but Batigol proves age is soemtimes no barrier
He can’t do it all on his own though, and our trip to Maine Road is embarassing.
Batigol is doing some heavy lifting to rescue a point when old boy Olivero threatens to take all 3 precious points.
Limp. Ineffectual. Overpaid. Waste of Space. Just some of the chants coming from the away section. I think my trophy clutch is the only thing keeping me in a job with Freddy right now.
We almost blow it in the Uefa Cup after being 3-1 up and 5-1 to the good on aggregate.
Ukraine will be our destination in the next round.
Another old boy comes back to St James to spoil the party.
To be fair, we should have been clean out of sight.
A very rare away win at Portman Road thanks to a late, late show from winger Claudio.
I change the line up around a bit for the visit of our Ukranian opponents. Four goals but fake Shevva and Moroz get some valuable away goals.
This is more like the Newcastle of season 4 and 5. A convincing win against mid-table Arsenal is where we’re at now.
Having said that, at the third way point, we aren’t even in the top half of the league…
There we are, 15th – three points above the drop zone. Normally being two places above Liverpool would be a good thing, but not on CM9798v1 it seems.
Please bear witness to our stunning fall from grace and our recent mini recovery.
I can fear Freddy’s trembling finger on the panic button. The mid-season part will need our recovery to continue, as it feels like the fat lady is getting ready to sing and I’ll be as sick as a South American bird of colour if she does. See you next week Amigo’s.