View Full Version : Season Officially Over! Review Time

30-05-2009, 05:05 PM
With Chelski's win this afternoon the English Football Season 2008/09 finally came to an end. The Summer internationals may be yet to come, but for the domestic lot, a nice holiday begins today.

So, stealing the idea from Football Manager, a review:

Premier League:
Champions Manchester United
Champions League Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal
Europa League Everton, Aston Villa, Fulham
RelegatedWest Brom, Middlesborough, Newcastle United

Underacheivers Newcastle
Overacheivers Stoke
Highest Goalscorer Anelka 19
Best Signing
Worst Signing

Promoted Birmingham City, Burnley
Play-Offs Sheffield United, Preston, Reading
RelegatedCharlton, Southampton, Norwich

Underacheivers Charlton
Overacheivers Burnley
Highest Goalscorer Ebanks-Blake 25
Best Signing Iwelumo (Wolves)
Worst Signing Alan Lee (C Palace)

League 1:
Promoted Peterborough, Scunthorpe
Play-Offs Millwall, Leeds, MK Dons
RelegatedNorthampton, Crewe, Cheltenham, Hereford

Underacheivers Brighton
Overacheivers Tranmere
Highest Goalscorer Cox/Lambert 29
Best Signing No Idea Sorry :(
Worst Signing " "

League 2:
Promoted Exeter, Wycombe, Gillingham
Play-Offs Rochdale, Bury, Shrewsbury
RelegatedChester, Luton

Underacheivers Bradford
Overacheivers Rotherham
Highest Goalscorer Holt/Lester 20
Best Signing No Idea Sorry :(
Worst Signing " "

Obviously alot of that is my opinion so what do you reckon? If anyone could fill in the gaps in League 1 and 2 I would appreciate it. Not too bad overall eh?

30-05-2009, 05:11 PM
Good idea! Just this minute finished a season with Zaragoza, promoted! It's the Camp Nou for me next season! :lux: League 2 Best Signing; I know that Ben Hamer is extremely well thought of down at Griffin Park, spent the whole season on loan at the Bees from Reading. Rueben Reid at Rotherham must be worth a shout for best signing too.

30-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Could make a case that Leeds are the League 1 underachievers?

30-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Could make a case that Leeds are the League 1 underachievers?
Yeah but then Brighton wouldn't even get a mention ;)

30-05-2009, 05:50 PM
We're definitely the underacheivers. A squad that would look decent on paper a division above; scraping to 4th in L1 then rolling over and dying in the play-offs again. Pathetic.

Agree on most of the rest & good idea. Will think about mine.

30-05-2009, 06:00 PM
Premier League:
Underacheivers Sunderland
Overacheivers Fulham
Best Signing Fellaini - Everton
Worst Signing Deco - Crystal Palace

Underacheivers Derby
Overacheivers Burnley
Best Signing McCormack - Cardiff (100K!)
Worst Signing Stack - Plymouth

League 1:
Underacheivers Leeds United
Overacheivers Peterborough
Best Signing Snodgrass - Leeds
Worst Signing Elding - Crewe

League 2:
Underacheivers Luton (harsh but should have done better even with penalty)
Overacheivers Exeter
Best Signing Jackson - Gillingham
Worst Signing Nicholls - Luton

30-05-2009, 06:06 PM
Worst Signing Deco - Crystal Palace

We really should have done better with players like him!