Serie F was a one horse race, Mad Dog took the lead in Nov and never looked
back, finishing 54 pts clear (a record). Mad Dog had just one of those
seasons that we all dream of, when everything went right for him (apart
from dropping R.Johnsen over Christmas). Dean Gordon scoring 21 pts as a
M'boro full back, Noel Whelan playing up front for Cov but classed as a
midfield player, Robbie Fowler coming back early from injury .... I
could go on. Graham Y had his most successful season to date finishing
runner up and Simon pinched 3rd from Kevin on the last week, with Mav
doing the same and pinching 4th from him, Kev finally finished 5th after
a great run. Nigel finished 6th in his now usual mid table rubbish
However the real sensation of the season was Julian finally avoiding the wooden spoon and in some style, finishing 7th !!! This left the Roberts boys to fight over the wooden spoon ... oh how times have changed since Serie B. The dubious honour of becoming the first 'non-Julian' wooden spoonist fell to Graham R, by 18 points in the end. How relieved was Paul !!!
The League Series saw those 2 erstwhile joint managers fighting it out for the title (and some rare silverware). In the end Kevin won quiet easily to claim his 1st piece of silverware with Nigel 2nd and Graham Y 3rd. At the other end, well it wouldn't be a P.G.W. season without Julian finishing last in something would it !!!!! However Mav spared himself the indignity of bottom spot with a draw in the last game to sneak above Julian on 'pts diff'.
The Ken Bates Trophy was won by MD beating Simon in the final. The Coupe de Perry Groves was won by Marek in a close final (19-15) against Simon. The Fa (to play for) Cup saw two pieces of history made. Firstly Nigel won his first piece of silverware by beating Simon in the final and secondly Simon had managed to reach all 3 cup finals and loose every bloody one !!!!!
Serie F also saw a new competition to our league - the FA Cup League, based on players performances in the FA cup. The competition was not taken too seriously which probably explains how Nigel managed to win it !!!!!! However it is all Silverware in the cabinet and rounded off Nigel's most successful season (in trophy's anyway) by beating off the challenge of Graham Y to win the first FA Cup league.
Page updated on - 14 August 2003