Wonderkids International – Part Five: Ricky’s Return

For the final blog of the year we finish with the culmination of one of our stalwart series. It’s the last of the Wonderkids as Andrew leads Portugal to World Cup 2002.

Welcome back to Portugal, we’ve missed you! 2020 is coming to a close (thankfully!) and so is our Wonderkids International series. If you missed last week, you can catch up here. Last time out we qualified in some style for the World Cup:

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Wonderkids International – Part Four: Rocket Power

Welcome to Christmas week! We’ve got an adjusted schedule as tie up some stories ahead of the new year. Today, it’s the first of two visits to Portugal for the Wonderkids. Over to Andrew…

Champions of Europe, has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? Now to conquer the world. It’s been a long time since Portugal could say that. But here we are World Cup 2002 in our sights. If you missed our Euro 2000 escapade as we danced through the group of death like Jarvis Cocker in a brown suede suit you can catch up here. A reminder of our challenge:

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Wonderkids International – Part Three: The Group of Death & Belarus

Welcome back again to the Wonderkids International as we continue our attempt to take a rag tag bunch of unknown minus men together on a heart-warming international journey. If you missed our qualification for Euro 2000, you can catch up here. A reminder of the wretched hand we’ve been dealt:

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Wonderkids International – Part Two: Euro-nly a Pipedream

Morning and happy hump day. Here’s King of the Rooks with the Portugese wonderkids!

Welcome back to the Wonderkids International where we are trying to make something of the hordes of Portuguese wonderkids that the CM9798 database is riddled with. You can catch-up with our start here. We’ve got Euro 2000 qualification on the agenda this time around, but our squad is really prone to injuries. That said our only real opponents should be the Czech Republic.

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Wonderkids International – Part One: Wonderkids, Assemble

Last week, one of the greatest saves this blog has ever seen came to a close. The Wonderkids are no more. However, an offshoot has spawned and Andrew is heading abroad!

Hello and welcome! I was sad to see the back of the Wonderkids save, and wondered…what else could we do? Having studied the database for some time, it was obvious. Two nations feature heavy on the list…England and Portugal. So, what better way to carry the challenge than attempt to win the European Championships and the World Cup only with minus men? There’s enough Portuguese Wonderkids for a squad, a full shortlist and some to spare.

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The Wonderkids – Part Thirty-Three: The Final Countdown

‘Invincible: incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.’ Welcome back to the next step in The Wonderkids journey. We left you last having continued our unbeaten run in the 2004/05 season across all competitions and having dished out a thrashing in the Champions League quarter-final first leg. If you missed it, you can catch-up here. As ever, here’s a reminder of the table:

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The Wonderkids – Part Thirty-Two: Tweaky-Blinders

Good morning and happy hump day. Here’s Andrew with the latest from The Wonderkids, looking to build on an already mighty lead at the top of the table…

Its chriiiiiiiistmasssssssss!!! Well, almost in the wonderworld. Welcome back to season 8 where we’re trying our best to recover from last season’s abject failure of only a few trophies. We’re going great guns in Europe with a perfect record, we’re in the domestic cups still, and in the league we’re hopeful of an invincible season. If you missed last week, you can catch up here.

Here’s a reminder of the table:

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The Wonderkids – Part Thirty-One: Dirty Jokes

It’s the middle of the week which means Andrew is here with the latest from The Wonderkids. Can they continue their good form and head towards another title?

A wonderful welcome to all of you! We’re back into season 8 for The Wonderkids and we’ve made an unbeaten start and have a somewhat pitiful trophy in the bag out of a possible 5. We’ve trimmed the fat and made what appears to be a tactical masterstroke. If you missed the start, you can catch up here.  How did we leave things?

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The Wonderkids – Part Thirty: A High-Line in the Sand?

It’s hump day and the Wonderkids are here to try and continue their good form into a new season. Over to Andrew…

So here we are, season eight. Our 5th Premier League year. Our rivals will be hoping it is 5th time unlucky. Our ageing Wonderkids (can we even call them kids anymore?!?) are approaching 30, as are the players on our shortlist, bar a few exceptions. We’ve chopped up the deadwood with Billy Mac, Balling and Alex Martin banished to the B kids. If you missed it, you can catch up with last season here.

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The Wonderkids – Part Twenty-Nine: Three’s a Charm

Hello and welcome back to The Wonderkids. Last time out we lost the European Super Cup to Le Havre. You can catch up with this disgraceful occurrence here. Hopefully we can make it back there next time out. We’re actually doing well in the league for once, which is worrying given how things have usually worked out.

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