Bottom to Top

It’s been 10 years at Feethams, and I’m pleased to say our rise from Division 3 right the way through to competing in the Champions League has been fairly seamless. Some bumps in the road, yes, but generally it’s all gone to plan. To complete that plan, we need to add one more trophy to the cabinet – the UEFA Champions League.

As ever though, we start with the pointless cup.

League Cup

Well, a lot happened in 6 minutes here:

LC Final 07

First Division QPR were never likely to trouble Gordon Milne’s men but at least they had a go. Man Utd have their eyes on a double too

FA Cup

A Division 2 side also cause Man Utd very few problems. West Ham might be trickier in the final

FA Cup SF 07

So much so that it finishes 0-0, and they have to replay. Gawd.

FA Cup final 07

Wowm 240 minutes and no goals. Then West Ham miss their first 2 penalties. What a waste. The double secured for Milne, then.

UEFA Cup

I rarely mention the other European cups but Leeds have won this one

brian little wins uefa cup

Brian Little working his magic there, he’s been brilliant since taking over at Leeds.

In the Premier League, it’s curtains for Liverpool. I have the task of relegating them

liv 1 - 3 darlo

Gone with a game to spare

Liv relegated

Meanwhile that result puts me on the verge of retaining the league. All we have to do is avoid defeat against Man City

last day results

Always pleasing to retain the league, some say it’s the hardest task.

League top 2

It’s all too much for Roy Evans, who calls it a day

roy evans resigns

During that final day defeat I conceded to a man named Scholes. Surely not?

scholes

Loyalty.

My beloved Newcastle are down to Division 3…

nufc division 3

Maybe some day I’ll try and bring them back. Right now though, I have bigger fish to fry

Champions League

First task is to see off PSG and get revenge for last year

CL SF Results

A 2-0 win in Paris does the damage, and we’ll take on the mighty Real Madrid

CL Final ratings

YEAH! Champions of Europe…we know what we are. Not even Neil Finn can stop us.

RM shock defeat

Bit harsh, we are two time and reigning English champions.

All of a sudden, everybody in the England squad…

england squad

Good old Steve Haslam. Speaking of England, here’s a look at the most capped England players still playing

england caps

Incidentally, Campbell and Neville both have 99 caps. Another English great tries his luck in Italy

bryan robson to cremonese

Which just leaves the tables to show you:

prem top final 07

Man Utd won pretty much every game in the last few months of the season to get 2nd from nowhere, which will keep them in business as otherwise they are financially flagging. The big news at the bottom is of course Liverpool’s relegation.

prem bottom final 07

Watford’s collapse after Brian Little’s departure is incredible, they’ll go down next season. Hull take the 3rd and final bullet for now though.

Awards time!

peruzzi

It’s not the Angelo Peruzzi, this is a centre half. Well done him

manager of the year

And well done me.

awards 07

Castro is Chilavert and was briefly on my books but he was denied a work permit renewal so I sold him. Peter Beardsley has brought Boro back to the big time but he has once again refused to retire

beardsley plays on

46 going on 47. Ridiculous, I might pull my boots back on at this rate. If Hoddle ever leaves and I get the job, I vow to cap Peter Beardsley again.

Another season has come and gone and I can finally say I’ve done what I set out to achieve. Division 3 to Champions of Europe in 10 seasons. I think it might be time to look for a new challenge…

 

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