4. A-Z of Football – Arsenal (97/98) – To pastures new?

Tuesday is A-Z day. Liam has been working his A off and with a trophy in the bag, is it time to move on to a B?

So if you read the previous update, you will see we won our first trophy. The League Cup is an extremely hard competition to win, and it is up there with the World Cup, or Champions League. I am buzzing to win it. This now means, I can look for a new club beginning with the letter B. I will stay at Arsenal and try to win more, until the appropriate opportunity arises!

Back to Arsenal though, and we do manage to make the UEFA Cup final following a nervy 2 legs against Lazio. Schalke in the Final!

The league is also coming to its end, with only a couple of games left. It is indeed all to play for, but the ball is in Liverpool’s court.

But before that, UEFA Cup Final time. Schalke have future Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann in goal. Now will he be able to stop the gunners?

Nope! He tries his best and picks up man of the match for his efforts, but we do manage to scrape past them with goals from Overmars and Gazza. No help from Richard Wright on this occasion…

Back to the league table, and it looks like Liverpool have squandered their chance!

It all comes down to the last game. Liverpool have the easiest game of the bunch, against Barnsley. Man Utd face Derby and we play Blackburn. Who will come out on top, who knows! Firstly, our game…

And we blew it. However, so do Liverpool! Man Utd draw against Derby and while that point was enough to keep them clear from us, Liverpool lose to Barnsley to ensure again, they do not win the league!

I do spot that a “B” team has finally become available, Brescia sack their manager, and I have just won the League Cup and the UEFA Cup, the 2 poorer selections. However, surely that puts me in good stead, right?

Wrong. I am still very low on the reputation list, so I have to wait for the end of season update before it looks like I can move on. Even so, it may be a wait for another “B” team to come free.

After a tiring league campaign, the top 2 face each other in the FA Cup Final, Dion Dublin is a Manchester United hero….For the wrong reasons!

Transfer season is upon us, and I want to secure some squad depth. These signings may not look massive, but they either have a good following, good potential or have had a good season. Also, being free transfers, also helps!

Very happy with Racunica personally. He has had a great season at Salzburg, and looked like he left his contract to run down

One player rejects me however, and another leaves for pastures new.

Obviously, it is now time for World Cup 1998! I won’t go into too much details, but here is what happened in the latter stages. I will cover the semi’s and final in my next update!

And that brings us to July, and the end of another update. In the next update, I hope to be able to move clubs and continue the challenge of a trophy at every letter. Until that time ladies and gentleman, adios!

If any of you are interested in my twitch, where I play FIFA predominantly, you can catch me at twitch.tv/Liavinco. Come and join the rage!

Whatever happened to: Dejan Racunica

Unfortunately, there is again a lack of information about Racunica. He didn’t seem to hit his potential, unfortunately all I can find about him is the following career path;

  • 2002 – 2004 Hajduk Split
  • 1999 – 2001 Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 1997 – 1999 Hajduk Split
  • 1995 – 1997 Red Bull Salzburg
  • 1994 – 1994 Hajduk Split
  • 1992 – 1992 Croatia

Quite a short career for Racunica of only 10 years.

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