I can still remember the opening day of the Premiership from last
year, 1998. I was driving to Orlando and knew our match was going
to be shown on tape delay at noon. I stopped in a pub and since
I was early, I caught the end of the live match from 10am. I saw
what looked to be the first drubbing of the Mancs of the season
- they were down two goals to Leicester City with only 10-15 left.
would be the game where David Beckam would make his amends for his
sending off in the World Cup just a month or two prior with the
first of many amazing direct kicks. Its also the game where ManU
equalized inside of 5-10 minutes and opened their treble-season
with a draw to Leicester.
Dalglish after the 1997 Season Home final game against Chelsea.
A 3-1 Victory at this game ensured the Toon was to stay in the
Unfortunately [for Kenny and Us], not much improved over the summer
and he was sacked after the 2nd week of 1998.
came our opener against Charlton Athletic (they were relegated at
the end of 1998) at home. I remember Shearer could have scored about
15 minutes in except for some defender who blocked the ball off
the goal line. I remember how they had someone sent off and I believe
they played short for most of an hour. But what I (and I think you)
remember most is how Kenny Dalglish and the squad were boo'd off
the pitch after a dreadful nil-nil draw to a 1st division team a
man down. The beginning of the end for Kenny.
thats just opening day and I saw a bunch more matches throughout
the year. So I had an idea that I'd make notes on the matches and
just to see how CRAZY I was for spending all this time watching
English Footy, I wanted to know at the end of the year just how
much football consumed. Well, after a couple of weeks into the season,
I had seen so many games that I couldn't go back and write about
all of them (mostly cause I couldn't keep it all straight by then)
so I didn't even start the project! But this year will be different
because I'm starting already and all the updates will be right here
on the ol' website.