Okay. Cast your minds back, to when Brendan was gaffer, and we were just starting out on our Europa League journey. Drawn to play Rubin Kazan, Les Girondins des Bordeaux, and our opponents for this particular game, FC Sion, of Switzerland.

We were coming into this game on the back of hard fought 3-2 win over Aston Villa, and were hoping for three points from this match, after starting our campaign with a 1-1 draw, away to the Frenchmen of Bordeaux.

Would we do it?

Here are the pix from that night!

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Just in case we weren't sure

Just in case we weren’t sure

There is ALWAYS time for RESPECT!

There is ALWAYS time for RESPECT!

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Your matchnight programme

Your matchnight programme

How different does it look now?!?

How different does it look now?!?

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Oh yeah! And did I mention the Special Guests? Only Phil Thompson!!!

Oh yeah! And did I mention the Special Guests? Only Phil Thompson!!!

And Ian Ross, who played under Shanks!

And Ian Ross, who played under Shanks!

Oh, and the ever reliable, Alan Kennedy!!

Oh, and the ever reliable, Alan Kennedy!!

I'm a 'selfie king', get me in there!!!!

I’m a ‘selfie king’, get me in there!!!!

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Warm-ups

Warm-ups

My incredible view!!

My incredible view!!

The KOP is alive!! I think that this one of the last matches where the flags were out

The KOP is alive!! I think that this one of the last matches where the flags were out

Line-ups

Line-ups

8.05 (STOOPID TIME!!!) - Kick-off time

8.05 (STOOPID TIME!!!) – Kick-off time

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FC Sion celebrate their equaliser

FC Sion celebrate their equaliser

As the subs warm up

As the subs warm up

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I still don't see the point of having them ****** on the goal-line!!!

I still don’t see the point of having them ****** on the goal-line!!!

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And guess what? I did, as well!!! Plus, I had the fittest Chilli and chips, that I've had in a long time!!!!!!

And guess what? I did, as well!!! Plus, I had the fittest Chilli and chips, that I’ve had in a long time!!!!!!

A parting glance at our wonderful home!

A parting glance at our wonderful home!

So, the game ended in a 1-1 draw, which left us in 3rd in a table that we would end up topping, after all six games had played out (two wins, four draws. Job done!)

It was good to get some guests in, as well, for a change! LOL!!

Anyway, I think that pretty much wraps up the first half of season of 2015/16, and what a incredible first half it’s been. Brendo getting the can. Jurgen coming in. Away wins (who am I trying to kid? Destructions!!!) at Chelski, & Sh*tty. Qualification for the EL knockout stages, and progress to a League Cup semi-final against Stoke!!!

Makes you wanna tune in for the 2nd half, doesn’t it?

Anyhoo, for now, YNWA. Always. J4T96-GBNF.x

Oh! And even though I will be around between now & then, HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

 

 

 

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warrior18
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Great pics muso and some tartin thrown, brilliant. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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