Gerry Hat-Trick

It’s been 6 months since I left Darlington for Madrid and it’s fair to say Gerry Francis & I have slipped into our new roles seamlessly. For one, Gerry is reaping the benefits of all my hard work. How you ask? Well…

Firstly, Darlo have claimed the World Club Cup

WCC result

I can have no complaints, I could have stuck around. They also claim the European Super Cup in an epic battle

super cup final

Good to see a huge turn out at Feethams there, we had bigger crowds than that in Division 3!

It’s not all plain sailing for Gerry (yes that was an attempt at a Sailor Jerry pun) as they crash out of the FA Cup to former cup winners Southport. The subplot here is that Southport are player-managed by former Darlington man Sean Devine.

southport beat darlo

Though a third cup could still be on the cards, as the mulleted warrior has taken his team to the final of the pointless cup!

LC SF Results

Man City taking the bragging rights for Manchester there.

It turns out Southport were very stoppable in the FA Cup afterall, losing in round 4 to Forest. The semi final line up sees Sir Alex back in the hunt for silverware whilst Matt Le Tissier is continuing to do a good job re-building Arsenal.

FA Cup SF draw

Anyone keeping up with the many storylines here will know that Hull are managed by Steve Gritt, who of course was the Southport manager who led them to FA Cup glory. SYNERGY.

Some more managerial stupidity sees George Graham fired by Sheff Wed

graham sacked by sheff wed

For some reason Josh Toshack takes it

toshack to sheff wed

King of the buffet Steve Bruce is appointed, which is a nice reward for taking Kidderminster to midtable in the First Division.

bruce to chelsea

Over in Madrid, it’s all going smoothly as we make it out of the Champions League group

CL Group

The Cypriot Champions didn’t stand a chance. The Quarter Final draw looks a bit lopsided but we see off Monaco anyway.

CL QF Results

We avoid a clash with my former employers but will take on Man Utd instead, I hope Gordon doesn’t make me eat my words

CL SF Draw

A Champions League final against my old pals would be too much to take, mainly because the team I built there is awesome and Gerry Francis is dining out on it. For those wondering, Inter lead the way in Serie A, and we’ll get to the Premier League later. I’m fairly sure we’ll win La Liga though, we’re in a good position with 9 games to go.

la liga top 7

I’ve pretty much decided I will be leaving regardless of how this pans out, it hasn’t been the biggest challenge to be honest. I wonder if Gerry feels the same!? He’s got a chance of winning the Premier League as well, mind you he did win it with Leeds back in 03.

prem top march 08

There are 5 teams who could win it though, it’s quite a close top end of the table. It’s pretty close at the bottom too!

prem bottom march 08

Look at Wimbledon scrapping it out – I thought they would be gone by now. Liverpool have already won the First Division, Nick Barmby is some sort of managerial monster, and Newcastle have won Division 3 so the comeback is on.

So the season finale is set up to be an exciting end – but can anybody stop the monster I created? Join us to find out, won’t you?

 

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