The Nearly Men of Africa
2032/33 Open Thread: The Scottish Brendan Rodgers must navigate a perilous transfer window while plotting to avenge the latest Champions League disappointment.
2029/30 Open Thread: As Les Aiglons prepare for their first Champions League campaign in more than 25 years, Brendan Rodgers experiences the highs and lows of the transfer window.
2027/28 Open Thread: With the bitter taste of Champions League disappointment still fresh in his mouth, the Scottish Brendan Rodgers is out for revenge as a new campaign with Etoile Filante begins.
2026/27 Open Thread: the Scottish Brendan Rodgers runs the rule over his Etoile Filante squad, as they prepare for another tilt at reaching the Champions League Group Stage.
Before the first ball is kicked in anger, we must examine the world as it exists in 2024, and meet the manager who will (theoretically) lead our Nearly Men to glory. One way or another, this will all end in tears.