It’s been another rollercoaster of a season, hasn’t it? Lots of highs, lots of lows, and I’m glad it’s all over because my nerves are shot…
Let’s have a look at our pre-season objectives:
-Be crowned Liga Champions. (too many dropped points)
-Win the UEFA Cup. (dumped out at the hands of rubbish Bolton)
-Win the Copa del Rey. (dumped out at the hands of rubbish Valencia)
-Qualify for Champions League football.
Well, at least we accomplished one of our goals. It’s already paid off in terms of 08/09 signings: we’ve secured the services of John Heitinga and, although it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Tomáš Ujfaluši looks like he’ll be our next signing.
Speaking of transfers, I choose SIMAO as our best signing of the 07/08 season:
Worst signing of 07/08? I choose the always-injured THIAGO MOTTA.
Yes, I’d rank him as worse than Cléber and Reyes. Had he been fit, we would not have had to use Cléber so frequently. In truth, though, all three of these players were nonsensical signings.
Consistently good players this season: Raúl García & Agüero.
I’d give the industrious award to Forlán. He continually put forth a lot of effort. He can be frustrating at times when he misses absolute sitters, but he creates plenty of goal-scoring opportunities for Kun and other players.
Worst players? I’m torn on this. For me, it’s a threeway tie between Eller, Pablo, & Pernía. Pablo, I think, takes the cake because of his disastrous own goals. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHOW THIS RUBBISH THE EXIT? PLEASE?
Who had a disappointing season? I choose Maxi. Not a bad season, but most definitely not a good one. There were far too many times where I felt that he should’ve been removed from the pitch. He had a horrible tendency of disappearing for long portions of some games.
Surprise mid-season addition to the squad: the promising young Ignacio Camacho. The future is bright.
Anything else to add? Any memorable moments that stick out in your mind? Any forgettable moments you want to dredge up?
[These are the players I'd like to see shown the exit now: Pablo, Pernía, Cléber, Eller, Zé Castro, Reyes, & Mista. They're all dead weight and have proven to be good for nothing.]
And, no, I’m not happy that Aguirre will stay with the club for another season. He has proven time and time again that he is NOT a tactical genius.