Hello and welcome to the long weekend, a run of bank holidays has cheered my brain up, but can I engage it enough to steer my South American lummoxes away from relegation a few short seasons after nearly doing the quadruple.
We’re into the business end of the season and things are not rosy at St James Park:
Rock solid bottom. We’ve also played more games than our rivals, so that doesn’t help matters either.
I’ve given Julio a stern talking to and he seems to have taken it onboard – could this be the change we need?
Well, perhaps not – the story of this blog is ‘don’t sell your promising youngsters to your rivals, it’ll only bite you on the ass’ – its not a great saying, granted, but it is something I have now said, so theres that.
Rivalso rolls back the years and Gerson ‘Rai’ses our hopes of survival – is the Great Escape on?
Forgotten man Esnaider leaves it late to punish a prolifigate Chelsea – what a win!
We’re on a roll now, Bradley Walsh leaves early to host The Chase and my Argentinian duo do the business.
A quick look, for those wondering, of some famous faces to leave us this season. South Americans seem to like Merseyside for some reason…..
Tino picks up some silverware as Leeds overcome Man Utd in the League Cup. Peter Smith and Michael Owen miss out as old boy Nevland sinks them at Wembley.
We’re really on a roll now – a settled back line and rotating the strikers seems to be the key for now
The Space Cowboy has had a mare here to be fair, but their’s no sympathy, we still need points to beat the drop.
Another win, another clean sheet – this team drives me crazy, where was this at the start of the season?
Well, I always speak too sonn – the run had to end sometime. Just not to Jason Euell, heh?
We have three games left and we’re 8 points clear, so one more win should do that
Look at that run – could be title winning form if we hadn’t been absolute bobbins for two thirds of the season
In your face Peter Smith!
We live to fight another season!
At the top, Chelsea run away with it
This foxtures was looking like it could be a relegation decider, but with both teams safe, it’s more of a sunday stroll on the beach
We finish off with a win over basement club Charlton – for the grace of God go us.
Brazilian regens Baica and Dunga have been solid at the back, which helped that run of shut outs to keep us up when the season threatend to end in disaster.
9 points clear of the drop – we celebrate surviving, but really we should be asking how did it get to this?
Also, 9 points from fifth place.
We came good at the right time, but we spent far too long at the bottom for my liking.
I really don’t know whats happened to this guy, his form has fallen off a cliff these past two seasons
With that concerning graphic in mind, I snap up this legend for a bargain to hopefully provide the goals next season. I’m determined to make this team great again
Elsewhere, Switzerland snatch the Euros (!!)
Awards time – our ex-striker was top scorer – I’m sure a good chunk of those goals came against us
Only one close season retirement, Chili says goodbye
Ok, so thats disaster averted, just – role on Season 8 and hopes for Jardel to become our new talisman in front of goal – or I’ve signed the Bolton version – join me next week to see.