Bati-Gone

Season 14 has taken me down a strange old path. I gave up the glitz and glamour of the Champions League to try and get Norwich promoted back to the Premier League – I don’t really have a justification for that, but it’s going reasonably well. It is not going as well for some other managers though, as I’ll explain…

Firstly though, we’ve got local bragging rights after this derby victory

ipswich 0 - 2 norwichIpswich sacked Dave Basset shortly after this, I can’t say I’m all that surprised.

Somebody else out of work is my former player Graeme Tomlinson, who has lasted 5 months in management before being shown the door.

tomlinson sackedTo be fair, he’s somehow made Tottenham even worse and deserves to go.

div 3 bottom dec 10A man named Carlo Willis has taken over and “improved” them to 20th, so well done him.

We’ve sadly bowed out of the pointless cup after a decent showing at Arsenal.

LC last 16 resultsWe’ve faired slightly better in the FA Cup, though I credit this man for that

rotchen signsYep, he’s the Batistuta re-gen. A snip at £800k. I’ve learned from the twitter advice and made him available for an extorniate price, so hopefully we can get promoted with him. The FA Cup run has seen us come up against Barmby’s Chelsea

0-0 chelseaWe dominate the game at Carrow Road but can’t force a goal. The replay is a nervy affair

chelsea fa cupZidane missing a pen aged 38 is infuriating. Damn! Chelsea are out anyway, the semi final line-up has a strange look to it.

FA SF DrawRoy Evans will see his new club Derby take on Liverpool, who he won titles with back in the day.

The pointless cup final is set too

LC SF 10Well fancy that, it’s Roy vs Liverpool again. Man City blew that badly.

Palace sack Harford so there’s more managerial movement

daish to palaceDaish somehow gets himself another Prem job, despite Sunderland sitting in the bottom half of Division 2

sunderland appoint duncanAnother former player moves into management! I must have taught them well.

It was all going so well but the damn big club release clause strikes again

ballotta goneHe hardly got a game, it’s annoying. But not nearly as annoying as this on deadline day

sheff wed in for rotchenCurse you, Bryan Robson.

rotchen to sheff wed£9m is a lot but why couldn’t he wait until we were promoted?

We’re looking set for the playoffs at least

Div 1 top march 11With Rotchen we could have pushed for top 2 but I think that is unlikely now. Never say never though!

Over in Spain, Sevilla aren’t missing me at all

la liga top march 11They’re on course to retain the Champions League trophy too

CL QF ResultsSemi final draw is kind for them, really.

CL SF DrawAnd finally in the Premier League, Brian Little is proving to be a more than adequate replacement for David Unsworth at Liverpool

prem top march 11Not much between 4th and 12th it has to be said but Darlington should be way higher than 9th, and might still be.

prem bottom march 11Waddle looks set to be relegated with Burnley, maybe they’ll sack him? Wimbledon have been up and down an awful lot, whilst Leeds continue to struggle under Alvin Martin.

The remaining months of the season are set up very nicely indeed, with promotion still to play for we’ll hope to get over the loss of a star man. There’s £43m in the bank so who knows, if we do go up we could spend ourselves daft. Bye for now.

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