Don’t cry for me, Argentina

As we reach the business end of season 13, I know in my heart of hearts my bags are packed and I’ll be leaving Spain come July 16th. Before I do though, there’s a Champions League to retain and a World Cup to win. Can I do either? Let’s find out.

Pointless cup time!

League Cup

The battle we all wanted to see, Little vs Unsworth, requires penalties to separate them.

LC Final 10

Oh my. Unsworth knew a thing or two about taking penalties, but Ben Thornley is the guilty party in a topsy turvy affair.

LC Final pens

Maybe Unsworth will fair better in the FA Cup?

FA Cup

FA CUp SF Results

Unsworth sees off Le Tissier whilst Waddle sorts out perennial FA Cup pest Steve Gritt. Can Unsworth avoid a second final defeat?

FA Cup Final 10

Yes, yes he can. Good job.

La Liga

So with my Sevilla side unlikely to retain the title, it was Barcelona’s to lose. And so it proved

la liga top final

It is annoying that our rivals Betis take 2nd spot but I will get over it, as long as we win the Champions League.

Champions League

The semi final lineup wasn’t the strongest it has ever been – considering Inter went on to survive relegation from Serie A with a last day win at Parma, we brushed them aside. Metz averted it being an all Spanish final.

CL SF results

We immediately have somewhat of an advantage

CL Final venue

Home advantage, essentially, as I go looking for my fourth consecutive Champions League. Considering my previous opponents, Metz do not worry me.

CL Final 10

A 2-0 lead became 2-1 with 10 minutes to go but that doesn’t worry us – job done!

Premier League

It’s been a memorable season for David Unsworth so far and it just got a whole lot more memorable…

Prem Top Final

Comfortable in the end – a quick mention for Alex Ferguson’s Everton who take dour to whole new meaning. 20 scored, 21 conceded. Amazing. Also, Gerry. 10th. What are you playing at? At the bottom, there’s nothing exciting:

prem bottom final

Tottenham fans, look away now

div 3 bottom

Division 3 is no place for a club of your size…and the chairman agrees

spurs sack manager

Poor Vancey. My old pal from Darlington takes his first management job

tomlinson appointed spurs

And this young man makes a move into management, too

giggs to watford

That’s it domestically though, let’s catch our flights to Argentina for World Cup 2010

World Cup

I’ve learnt a little more about my Spain team, which fundamentally lacks a striker but we have enough elsewhere to be a threat.

spain squad world cup

Glenn Hoddle is still the bloody England manager. Here’s his latest squad

england squad

Francis Jeffers has wormed his way in there. Good for him.

It’s a great start to the tournament as the hosts lose to a South American rival.

hosts lose opener

Oh dear. It’s a mixed bag for Hoddle’s men

england 2 - 2 croatia

My first game sees me go up against Germany, which is as tough as it gets really

germany 2 - 1 spain

My own player, Wesier, gets the winner. We led for 20 minutes as well. Oh well.

England thrill everybody in their next game

england 1 - 0 bolivia

England go on to qualify with ease in the end

england group final

We’re dealt a crushing blow though, as my main man from Sevilla is out for the tournament. Where are the goals going to come from now?

begu injured

Look at this for a boring win. Just call me Hoddle

spain 1 - 0 saudis

The final team in the group is Trinidad & Tobago…we trail them 1-0 at half time but we come out firing and get through. It is torturous though

spain 3 - 1 T&T

qualified group H

Phew. The last 16 draw is tough – worth noting that the hosts Argentina went out without a win.

WC draw last 16

Having said that, if we can beat Italy the draw opens up a bit. It’s a classic…

penalty shootout win over italy

Torrente is one of my Sevilla players. Thank you son.

England turn on the style too

england 3 - 0 uruguay

Brazil will go no further though, stopped by Croatia.

brazil out

Pick a winner from the final 8 – I’m pretty happy with the draw at this stage.

WC QF Draw

Another great performance…

spain 1 - 0 austria

But England…oh England.

czech 2 - 0 england

I wouldn’t have fancied knocking my own country out of the World Cup anyway, so maybe that’s just as well.

So then…

WC SF Draw

The Czech’s put up a fight but we somehow score twice

spain 2 - 1 czech

Into the final we go, but will it be Germany or the Danes?

denmark germany pens

Penalties? Well, only one winner there. It means i have to take them on again in a repeat of our opening match

In the meantime though, the Czech’s take 3rd.

czechs 3rd

World Cup Final day arrives, and we at least take it to extra time but with no goals…an Englishman has to mastermind a penalty shootout win over Germany. Good luck with that.

WC Final pens defeat

Studtrucker is a great name though. We’re runners up – somehow. We’ve been utterly terrible but we found a way, then ran out of luck when it mattered most. Nevermind. All aboard the bus for Germany 2014

2014 hosts

That’s enough of that

resign from spain

For a change of pace, I have made a video talking you through all the main aspects of this save. To view it, click here.

I’ll leave you with the awards

english awards spanish awards

So another season has come and gone. I have no idea where I go from here – I’m probably going to head back to England, but we’ll see. Join me again, won’t you?

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