Monday Night Football – The One with Swedish Teams

Hello and welcome to the final episode of Monday Night Football where we, yet again, ruin some perfectly good fixtures through the lens of CM9798. As what would have been the season draws to a close, we bring an end to the Monday Night Football series.

Last week we utilised our playable Norwegian League to see how the week’s Norwegian fixtures might have panned out in 1997. Given it was one of the most read episodes of MNF to date we thought we’d continue the treat…this week we’ll look at some fixtures from the Swedish Allsvenskan.

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Monday Night Football – The One with Norwegian Teams: What’s Your Tipple?

Hello and welcome to another episode of Monday Night Football where we will continue to ruin some perfectly good fixtures through the lens of CM9798. Last week we looked across Europe for an upset finding the German league to be the place if you’re looking for an edge of your seat kind of season, but for this week’s episode, we are going to revisit the Norwegian League we created in 2019! We’ll take a look at some fixtures from the up and coming weekend that would have been in the Eliteserien:

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Monday Night Football – Back to the Continent

Hello and welcome to another episode of Monday Night Football where we will continue to ruin some perfectly good fixtures through the lens of CM9798. Last week we looked across the Football League for an upset, but for this week’s episode, we are going continental! We’ll take a look at some fixtures from the up and coming weekend that would have been:

La Liga: Villareal vs. Barcelona

Ligue 1: Monaco vs. Metz

Bundesliga: Frankfurt vs. Schalke

Serie A: Sampdoria vs. Genoa

Eredivisie: Twente vs. Feyenoord

Premeira Divisao: Porto vs. Sporting Lisbon

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Monday Night Football – Back in Time: Match Week 35

Hello! It’s Monday again and that can only mean one thing, another episode of Monday Night Football as we go back in time with CM9798. We’ve done a number of variations of MNF and with not many to go we going to take a look at one fixture from each tier of the football league, played out in CM9798.

We’re going to take a peek through the looking glass at;

Premier League: Bournemouth vs. Leicester

Championship: Fulham vs. Sheffield Wednesday

League One: Doncaster vs. Ipswich

League Two: Cambridge vs. Crewe

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Monday Night Football – Back In Time: Match Week 34

Welcome back to our regular feature Monday Night Football where this week we’re going to take a trip down memory lane to 18th of April 1998 for match week 34 of the 6th Premier League Season. That weekend included 4 one-all draws and a 5-0 thumping by soon to be Champions Arsenal. But what could have happened that weekend if the CM9798 match engine was in charge? Let’s find out!

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Monday Night Football – Special Edition

Hello and welcome back to another Monday Night Football after our brief week off for the International weekend. As ever we’ll take (what would have been) some of the weekends Premier League games and give them a CM9798 makeover. For this weekends could have beens, we’ll be going back in time for Saturday’s fixtures to 1997:

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Monday Night Football – Special Edition

Hello and welcome to a Monday Night Football ‘Special Edition’. I’m sure after one week without football many of you are wondering what people’s brains even think about day to day. Well, with next weekend’s games called off we’ve allowed CM9798 to run the Premier League and FA Cup games that were due to be played and see how it pans out. No, you’re betting company of choice won’t accept these results.

Premier League

So we would have been looking forward to Nigel Pearson taking Watford to Burnley to go some way to pulling off his second great escape as a Premier League manager, Norwich keeping on pushing for the impossible at an Everton side with almost nothing to play for, and the champions elect looking to take one more step to a final title after 30 years.

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Monday Night Football

Hello and welcome to this weeks Monday Night Football where you’ve kindly selected a pair of unwitting Premier League giants to be given the CM9798 makeover. In line with last week you went for something a bit interesting for the back in time treatment:

Last week’s pick of Liverpool vs. Bournemouth came out as expected, a win for Liverpool as they got back on track in the league. Unfortunately for Bournemouth, John O’Neill has long since retired.

Arsenal remain unbeaten in the league since the 29th of December, meanwhile Graham Potter’s Brighton haven’t won for the same length of time in the league and find themselves stuck with Peter Capaldi and Chris Addison.

The Line-ups:

CM based injuries prevent a true representation and for both sides impact attacking options. Both are expected to play similar formations, but it will all come down to quality.

Kick-off:

The first half is a falmer’s market, full of bizarre surprises as Brighton really press Arsenal and have them on the back foot for a good period. However, their attacked might as well get in the sea. Martinelli breaks against the run of play, feeds Casette Boy who slips a cool finish beyond a marooned Ryan.

Awful performances from the front 4.

Martinelli, the man off the telly putting in a solid shift.

Second half:

The second half takes a while to liven up and a 12-minute spell near the death holds all the action. Glenn Murray sets his team mate up for a propper finish, rifling into the roof of the net. David Luiz heads beyond Leno to give Brighton a short-lived lead before Aubameyang feeds Casette boy to head in goal number two.

It’s a solid burn from Brighton.

Lacazette’s finishing keeps Arsenal in the points.

As ever this season, Arsenal are the draw specialists. However, I can’t see Brighton ending their woeful spell without a victory against Arsenal, even if they are at home. We will see.

Back in time:

Back in 1997/98 Brighton were at the opposite end of the pyramid and only retained their league status thanks to a woeful and well documented season from Doncaster. It was such a woeful season, there is no Wikipedia record for 1997-98 for Brighton. Meanwhile as we all know, Arsene’s Arsenal did the double, not before conceding 2 goals against non-league Sittingbourne in pre-season mind.

Line-ups:

The result:

Similarly, to last week, the Premier League side blitz into a 10-minute lead and cruise to half-time. Arsenal then give up in the second half and are lucky not to throw the game as Brighton lay siege to their goal. Reinelt hits the bar and the ref blows the whistle, Wenger looks relieved!

And with that it’s another wrap on Monday Night Football for this week. I hope you have enjoyed our journey through the looking glass. Keep an eye out for our next poll. See you next time!

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