Welcome! We’ve already arrived at the final part of season 1, the Dutch second tier has been a tough nut to crack for our old/young squad but we’re in the mix, and isn’t that all you could ask for at this stage?Continue reading
SATURDAY! The best day of the week as ever begins with a trip to Beveren to see what Philip is up to as season 4 draws to a close…
Saturday again! Time to find out how the lads at the Freethiel will finish Season 4. Despite a very disappointing Cup exit against second division squad Diest, we overcame a small dip in our form and we are still in 2nd position with 12 matches remaining. Will we finish 3rd again? Let’s hope not, I have had too many of those already. We’ll see!Continue reading
Guten Morgen! That’s German for good morning. You’ve been beavering away making Dortmund as English as you can with some sensational results. If you haven’t been singing We’re on the Ball all week, you aren’t doing it right. But as Lockdown rumbles on, we’ve got another new challenge for you but I don’t have a song for it. Yet.Continue reading
Friday has arrived! Nick is here to ease you into the weekend with the latest from the 01/02 Aces. Whisper it quietly but the lads are starting to find some form…
Buongiorno! Thank you for joining me for another feast of hybrid champ action! Last week my CM01/02 Aces made a reasonable start in the league, and got through their opening matches in the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup, so let’s now see what this week’s 8 matches bring…
Up first are Fidelis Andria, who are one of the 4 promoted sides. Just as Kerr and Tsigalko are hitting form, we lose them to international duty, so Lundén and Samba start and waste little time in making an impact, putting us 2-0 up before the hosts pull one back before half time. Madeira’s 6th goal of the season settles the nerves briefly late on, but Manca’s 2nd goal sets up a tense last couple of minutes but we hold on.Continue reading
Turning on the radio this morning and there is a surprise new entry in the charts. The lads have rallied round and recorded a song in tribute to my years at the mighty Rec. Not sure how much of a tribute it is listening to the lyrics…
“Oh I wish I was in the land of tartan / Old things that are not forgotten / Look away, look away, look away, Scotland / Oh I wish I was in Alloa, away, away, at the Rec I’ll take my stand, to live and die in Alloa / ‘Cause Scotland, that’s where I was born / One frosty morn / Look away, look away, look away, Scotland.
Glory, Glory, Alloa / Glory, Glory, Alloa / Glory, Glory, Alloa / The mighty gold go marching on.
So hush, little fans / Don’t you cry / You know your boss is bound to die / And all our trials, will soon be over.
Glory, Glory, Alloa / The mighty gold go marching on.”
No sure Elvis sung it like that…
Anyhow, here’s how the league table stands. We’ve got a nice gap
We’ve been Mullin things over marras, is the season really going so well? If you want to reflect on that, catch up from the start here. We’re climbing the table but its tight at the top. Still, attempt to sign Holloway and Heckingbottom who should have still been at the club, but £12,000 a week is a bug in the game we cannot ignore. Meanwhile the home cooking icon is the latest to reject us:Continue reading
What comes after Blue Monday? The answer is Nathan Tuesday, or at least on this website it is. It’s back to Naples now to see if Maradona is still waving his magic wand as he takes his side up Serie A
Hello everyone and welcome back. In the last update we started season 2 with Diego back in Naples and we made a good start in the league. Unfortunately we got battered in the UEFA Cup in just the 3rd round to a Christian Vieri inspired Atletico Madrid. We have the second leg in Madrid to come but that is just a formality. We also got dumped out of the Coppa Italia by Bologna who we beat in the league (go figure!). So we will have another distraction free crack at the league title. Let’s see how we do in this update.Continue reading
Merry Monday! Matt is with us again and it’s the time for the final update of the season. There’s a lot at stake too, with Cardiff hoping to seal survival and then the small matter of Wales at the 2002 World Cup.
Hello, welcome, croeso – it’s Blue Monday apparently, but here we are only interested in Welsh music makers, sorry Hookey.
We’re into the business end of taking my all Welsh Cardiff squad into their first season in Premiership, where in the last part we had a little upturn in form to keep us away from the trapdoor and of course, we’ll be steering the national team to Japan 2002.
A quick reminder of where we were and where we are….Continue reading
Happy Saturday! Here’s Philip with the Beveren Boys.
Happy Saturday! Welcome back to my hometown Beveren. The mood in town is good. Everybody was expecting a more difficult season after the loss of several key players. So far however the team is doing surprisingly well and after 12 matches we find ourselves in a great, yet somehow unexpected, 2nd position.Continue reading