The 98/99 season is reaching an unpredictable finish, not only is Division 2 as tight as can be for a playoff place but there are three teams in the hunt for Premier League glory. Onwards!
I ended the last update bemoaning that Dundee Utd were taking all my players. Both deals went through and although I am better off financially, we’re now lacking a key midfielder and striker. We somehow do enough to get ourselves into this position with one game to go:
Seemingly Division 2 look at goals scored more than actual goal difference, which might help. But there’s still 7 teams scrapping for those final 3 spots. I’m away to Brentford who need to win to stay up
Happy days! It’s Burnley in the playoffs, who’ve beaten me twice in the leauge and over two legs in the Windscreen shield Area Final – they actually went on to win it. So Chris Waddle certainly has the beating of me. I’m beginning to think I might be better off not going up, we’re nowhere near ready for Division 1.
I’m disappointed not to go up but hopefully we can come back stronger next season and get one of the automatic spots. This is the squad that ends the season:
Man Utd will also fancy their chances of another trophy after booking their place in the final. They’ll face Boro, who get revenge for their 1997 Cup final defeat.
It doesn’t get any better for Fergie here either
Barcelona also win La Liga so it’s a good day to be them. AC Milan take Serie A glory.
So, this is tight:
All that’s left is the awards. I’m sure few would argue with Keith Branagan being player of the year
So an ultimately disappointing season for Darlington but maybe it’s for the best in the long run. Either way, we’ve got to go for it next season. Hopefully, we’ll see you there for the 99/00 season