186: Liverpool end year on top

31 December 2028
Liverpool, England

Liverpool have ended 2028 on top of the Premier League. The Reds have looked the real deal winning 18 League games in a row this season. The blot on the copy book was a shock defeal to Crystal Palace in a game where they seemed to take their opponents lightly.

They have also reached the Semi-final of the Capital One cup and won Group H in the champions League. With the business end of the season about to start, Mr BadDragon will be looking to lead his side to more trophies this year.

~Ruthy Ruth, Belarus FM Sport 1

So we lost our unbeaten league run with a disappointing performance. That game aside we have looked reasonably strong and it is now time to evaluate the competitions and our priorities.

My goals for this season are in order:

  1. Premier League Champions
  2. Champions League Final
  3. F.A. Cup Final
  4. Capital One Cup Final

Once I get to any final, then I will try to win it. First step is to make the finals!

Blow by Blow

Team News


This came out of the blue. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised given how well we have been playing.

Job Interview


The second time they have come calling. I’m happy where I am thanks!

Premier League – Match 17/38


This will be the first match where my plan of using the first team in the league and the second team midweek is in doubt. I have United in four days time so may have to sacrifice something here.


In the end I have opted to play the usual midweek team in preparation for the United game on the weekend. “Hardy” gets a start on the left flank.


Bloody Crystal Palace… Once again they cause me serious issues. It was not helped by “Stipe” getting sent off as he lost the plot having given away a goal.


If I am brutally honest I was guilty of chasing the game and paid the price.

Premier League – Match 18/38


This is the big one. My strategy failed last match as we were punished, so I will be looking to change things up now.


The best team is on the park. Will it be good enough?


We played this game pretty well. We got ahead early in the second half and then learned from the mistakes last match and sat on the lead.


Contract Extension


I was happy to be offered a new deal. Will I last the whole four years? I think that 2030/31 is certain, but after that who knows.

Premier League – Match 19/38


Our next visitors to Anfield are Cardiff City. We have pushed the lead back out to ten points and it is important that we keep extending where posible as United will not drop many games.


I have rotated the side slightly with “Goose” in for “Tan” and “Naert” in for “Oos”


Well this was a pleasing result which sees us maintain our top spot and ten point lead.


Premier League – Match 20/38


The last match of 2028 sees us face off against Watford. These guys have caused us some real pain over past seasons. I won’t let it happen again.


“Halo” gets a break as “Goose” replaces him. “Naert” gets a second game at inside forward after a good showing last time out.


What is it about Watford? Another team we should beat and we failed. We were awful in front of goal tonight and lucky to take a point. United won and the lead dropped back to eight points.


Results Summary


The wheels came off slightly this month. We need to ensure that we get the spare on before we drop out of the lead.

League Table


We got to the end of the year in first place. We have the lead, but United is a great side and we can’t afford to slip up now.

Next Episode


Capital One semi final, F.A. Cup 3rd round and two important league games in two weeks.

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