The World According to Warnock | Episode 3 No Keeper Experiment | @CornishZak

The season might be winding down in real life but we’ve got another full week here on cm9798.co.uk, starting with Zak in Kidderminster…

“It’s hard to replicate the final whistle when you’ve won a game, there’s nothing quite like that in normal life, and you have to realise you’re not going to get that buzz again in that situation.” Neil Warnock, reminding us what it means win a game!

Welcome back to Division 3, Colin fans!

We are midway through the 98/99 Season in our Neil Warnock fanzine. Our Kidderminster side are currently in second after 20 games (an automatic promotion spot). Here’s how the squad looks as we enter November. I may have gone goalkeeper mad after injury to Tony Warner.. Also Martin Lauchlan was a £50k steal from Partick. Randomly, with value set to £1million and ‘available’ Man Utd and Wolves are sniffing…

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Around the World with Adrian Littlejohn – Part 5: Upstaging Raul | @Emsonite

Happy Deano Day. The Littlejohn challenge moves into season 2 and Deano has been shopping…

In Season 1, Adrian Littlejohn smashed 22 goals for England but struggled somewhat with Man Utd. Well, it’s role reversal in Season 2.

Partly because Man Utd have an unbelievable squad setting up Littlejohn who has the front line all to himself. Look at this team, it’s not even fair. Eltonjohn could score goals in this team.

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The World According to Warnock | Episode 2: Immoral | @CornishZak

Happy Monday! Here’s Zak with episode 2 of a Neil Warnock based blog. It just works, you know?

“The money players are on these days is immoral. But you can’t knock it.” Neil Warnock.

Welcome back, Colin fans!

Last time out Niall Warnock was appointed boss of newly-promoted Kidderminster Harriers. Remember, the aim of this blog is to mirror the career of Neil Warnock, and first up that means promotion from Division 3. Can younger Warnock brother Niall get there at the first time of asking? Let’s go!

Season 98/99

I spend pre season mustering a squad blending experience with youth. All players as the aim is short-term success rather than longevity all players are made available and WILL be sold if price is right. Idea to reinvest money by recycling players. Let’s see how it goes!

Tony Warner, Jeff Kenna and Mark Robins the pick of the senior players. Danny Hall and Andrew Duncan I hope will form a backbone in the style of Matt Wills’ FC United team.

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Around the World with Adrian Littlejohn – Part 4: I want a Pizza | @Emsonite

Happy Saturday! It’s time to check in with Adrian Littlejohn and as season one reaches a conclusion, it’s time to count the trophies and prepare for World Cup 98…

Happy Saturday & welcome to the latest instalment of Around the World with Adrian Littlejohn. It’s going well. By the end of this episode Adrian Littlejohn will be a treble winning striker with 22 goals for his country.

There’s a lot to get through so first, let’s clear up his domestic season with Man Utd.

Littlejohn got his hands on the League Cup despite missing a hatful of chances in 120 minutes and his spot kick in the shootout.

The League was looking lost at one point then Liverpool took an awful slump in form. 3 points were required against a Blackless-Barnsley to win the league with a couple of games to spare. Littlejohn duly obliged.

The final league table looked like this.

Nothing to be proud of here. It just goes to show how good Man Utd are in season 1, they can even win the league with Adrian Littlejohn up front.

L.J. finished the season with 18 Premier League goals. Added to the 11 he had for Sheff Utd earlier on in his career, he needs another 71 to get his own Sky Sports 100-club slot to replayed for all eternity.

The FA Cup Final was won to secure a domestic quad (don’t forget the Charity Shield).

Adrian played well in this game to be fair.

Littlejohn is England’s main man heading into the World cup. Before we head off to France ’98 there’s a few warmup games for L.J. to fill his coffers.

And if you want to fill your coffers, there’s not many better places on Earth to do that than the Cayman Islands.

Destination – Cayman Islands

Right. I messed up. Forgot to take a screen shot of this game. Too busy enjoying myself. But you’ll just have to trust me when I say Littlejohn scored another 2 goals in an easy win. He did his job; I didn’t do mine. Sorry. Actually, I’m not sorry. Do you pay to read this blog? No?… Well then, it’s your own fucking fault. You get what you pay for.

Anyway, now that I have justified my own mistake with a hissy fit and an unnecessary & unprovoked attack on you lovely readers. Let’s go to Africa!

Destination – Rwanda

Rwanda. Rw-fucking-Anda. They sound shit. And they are.  Littlejohn has a field day. And I got a screenshot to prove it – Hoorah!

Four for Littlejohn!

From the African heartlands to basecamp at Mount Everest…

Destination – Nepal

It is widely known that you DO NOT mess with the Ghurkhas. They will fuck you up! They will take out five blokes with a pencil. They will bust your kneecap with coat hanger. They are awesome in every way.

Apart from football. They are fucking crap. Five nil.

Another hat trick for Littlejohn!

That’s the warmups sorted. We’re off to the World Cup!

Destination – France

Here’s the squad.

I’m taking Michael Owen as back up in case L.J. gets injured or suspended. Hopefully we don’t need to use him because he’s a bit of a bell end if I’m being honest. Should have taken Fowler. Bit late now never mind.

Anyway, our opening group match is against Croatia. We’ve got some issues at the back with Adams, Newsome & Ferdinand out through injury and suspension. We are still able to win 2-0 though. Littlejohn played okay.

Good result. I would love to get Littlejohn a world cup goal though.

We keep the same side against Japan. And Adrian Littlejohn gets his World Cup goal. Two in fact!

Hero.

And L.J. backs up one brace with another against Iran. He even gets the MOM award! Littlejohn shirts are selling like hot cakes.

Comfortably into the knockouts.

We’re up against a very talented Nigeria side next. No goals from Littlejohn this time but we’re into the Quarter Finals after going behind early on.

Starting to dream now. Can Littlejohn score again? This is so exciting! Can Littlejohn win the World Cup? Can he? CAN HE DO IT?

Err… No.

Del Piero sends us home.

Quarter Finalists though. Not a bad showing. One step further than they managed in real life. Chin up.

On the Brightside, Arian Littlejohn has a had a fantastic first season. We check his contract, and he now wants a pay rise from £25k to £35k a week. I’m happy to oblige.

His value has shot up to the lofty heights of £4.2m.

22 England goals is one more than Kevin Keegan managed. And he’s done it in one season.

He is comfortably top scorer on the international stage. Look at that for a list.

Del Piero is tamping. Revenge.

Alessandro Del Piero phoned in on TalkSport Drive to air his frustration “It’s not-a fair-a. Adrian-a Littlejohn-a only-a played against-a Rwanda. I want a Pizza”

Littlejohn’s agent must have realised he’s out gunned Klinsmann and co. Because now wants £50k a week!

You can have it son.

Littlejohn’s rise to fame has been a journalists dream, and he rightly wins the Football Writers Player of the Year.

Featuring twice in the Annual Awards

That concludes season 1997/98. Will Littlejohn suffer second season syndrome, or will he go from strength to strength?

Join us next week to find out. Have a great weekend all

Cup Winners Cup9798 – Week 10: When V2’s Collide  | @RossBell__

Thursday will always be Cup Winners Cup, even though it hasn’t been around for over 20 years. Here’s Ross keeping it alive for another week…

Here we go again, Lets get right in to the action so you can go and read the other better posts on this site because the rest of the team are absolutely killing it recently.

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Stuttgarter Kickers: Road to Tokyo – Part 12 | @Winkveron

Happy hump day. Here’s Dan with the latest from Stuttgart, where the Kickers are looking to retain the Bundesliga…

Our main focus this season is the Champions League.

We strengthen with a great summer of business. The regens of Mons-Ivar Mjelde, Paolo Maldini and Luis Enrique come in for less than £2m combined.

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