We may be about a dozen players short of a squad, have no physio department left and have just finished one of the most depressing seasons in recent memory, but it could be worse. Take Blackburn Rovers for example.
They had an impressive season, but it hasn’t exactly been the best of weeks for them. First they lose their manager to Man City, then their star striker announces that Man Utd want him (and so do Arsenal apparently), and if that isn’t enough, this appears on the BBC website, courtesy of former England manager Steve McClaren:
Of course that would interest me. Unfortunately what happened with England was a huge failure but I want to get back into management.
I’d be mortified…and then I’d remember that my team had just finished seventh in the Premier League, and things weren’t actually that bad.
I thought the thought of McClaren back in the game would cheer me up and help me feel a little bit more positive about the summer ahead, but it didn’t work at all. Damn. 😦