Season Eight: January Update
After all the drama concerning the future of manager Paul Hewson cleared up, Vauxhall Motors were looking to claim a firm hold on the Championship title by defeating all their opponents this month.
We started off the month with the dreaded FA Cup tie away to Norwich, but we came out victorious after a last minute winner from Keith Buckley put Norwich to the sword. We then struggled to draws away to Middlesbrough and Huddersfield, before returning to winning ways with a huge 3-0 win away to Wolves. We then finished the month with a 2-0 spanking of Port Vale in the FA Cup, which saw us go to the 5th round (last 16). I'm disappointed with our league form, but I'm very proud of our cup run so far.
Player of the Month
is my Player of the Month for a third month running, believe it or not. He has been in incredible form and scored another five goals this month. Where would Vauxhall Motors be without Euan Smith? Nowhere near where we are now! He is our marquee player and we need to keep him to succeed.
Our poor league form has seen us drop to second, and three points behind Everton. We will be looking to catch that up as soon as possible so that we can challenge for the league title. Promotion is looking more and more likely, so now we can push for the league title. If we can win it, it will be a very proud day for us.
was signed from Manchester United for £200,000 to become our most expensive signing ever. The twenty-two year old midfielder will fit in to our first team very well and he has some very good all-round stats. His high stamina, work rate and determination makes him an ideal candidate to play as a box-to-box midfielder, but he may sit in defensive midfield for now. He has a bright future ahead of him and he could become a star for Vauxhall and for England if he reaches his potential.
We have five very difficult fixtures next month. Our biggest game will be the FA Cup tie against Fulham. If we can beat them, we are through to the quarter finals of the world's most prized club cup competition. Hopefully we can do very well next month.