The Double Double

Welcome to the final update of the 04/05 season. If you’ve been following us on twitter, you’ll know this is going to be quite Darlington-centric. It’s been a fantastic end to the season and I’m looking forward to telling you about it. So, without further ado…

League Cup

As ever we start the finale with the pointless cup.

LC Final 05Seeing as Bristol City lost a bet and had to wear something horrific, it’s no wonder they didn’t score. Nigel Sedgemore playing a vintage 10 though. What an awful final, as a spectacle.

FA Cup

First up, we had to complete the semi final lineup

darlo into the semisIt’s an impressive result no matter which way you look at it, really. That meant a semi final showdown with Everton

FA Cup SF resultsA great win over Everton and that sees us into the FA Cup final. To see the live text of the final, click here. Otherwise, the result is below…

FA Cup 05 resultWhat a time to be alive! But that’s not all…

UEFA Cup

The semi finals saw us go up against Parma – unbelievable scenes when this happened in the second leg

darlo Uefa cup finalThe away goals rule taking us through – just.

uefa cup SF resultsMilan in the final then. Again, we covered this in depth in a live text here – otherwise it’s below

Uefa cup final 05So we’ve done the double! What a season. Can it get better?

Champions League

Manchester United were left flying the flag for England in Europe’s elite competition

CL SF resultsAs you can see, they’ve flown all the way to the final, against Serie A winners Juventus

CL Final 05Paul Scholes, he scores goals. Can’t wait to play the Super Cup or whatever it is called against Man Utd

Premier League

As we’re in the form of our lives, we have an outside chance of getting into the 2nd Champions League spot. Going into the last game of the season, Man Utd have sewn up the title but 2nd is still up for grabs.

prem top 1 game to goWe have a tricky trip to Man City, whilst West Ham host Liverpool. We do our bit…

city 2 - 4 darloCan Liverpool do us a favour?

wham 2 - 2 liverpoolYES! Next stop, Champions League. To give you an idea of the end to the season we’ve had, check this out

darlo end of season runWhen you consider results like this, I think it was just meant to be

darlo 2 - 1 leeds

Phew. Here’s how it all looked in the end

prem final top 05West Ham blow their chance to play in the big time, whilst Man Utd & Darlington both do doubles. Meanwhile, at the bottom:

prem final bottom 05It’s a very bad year for Yorkshire, with Barnsley, Hull and Huddersfield taking the drop. Le Tissier guided Arsenal to the Division one title, whilst Portsmouth won the playoffs. Beaten League Cup finalists Bristol City complete the promoted trio.

Time for some managerial changes

keegan to fulhamThat’s happened before. Mind you, so has this

guardiola turns down city and chelseaTurning down Man City & Chelsea? Chortle. Time for some awards

awards 05Michael Owen! He deserves that award. Dominic Whelan, of relegated Huddersfield, probably doesn’t.

I actually forgot I even had this guy

gunny retiresAnyway, there are no further noteworthy retirements and that brings the curtain down on the 04/05 season. The 05/06 season will culminate with the World Cup in England – will Feethams host a game? Probably not, but still, we’ll see you there!

1 thought on “The Double Double

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s