If you haven't told me about your season yet, then please do so, I am waiting to hear from you as are readers in exotic locations like Aarhus, Valencia, Edinburgh, San Francisco and, er, Salford. In particular there are suspects from Fiorentina, Milan, Lazio from whom I should like to hear, so go and answer my questions.It means you also get to share in the joy/suffering of Linfield, Ipswich and Charlton fans whose teams are, I confess, more usually absent from these pages.
Anyway as many readers have reminded me I have not answered this myself yet, so here goes:
1. How's it been: one to remember, or one to cast from your mind as quickly as possible?
well, like, durr.... Very memorable. For a team of our resources to be half an hour from the title, retain the cup, and make it to the quarter-finals of the European Cup for the second year in a row, is a major achievement. And it has been exciting and incident filled, with some great occasions which will I think last long in my memory.
2. The best bit?
doing the double over Real; winning the Cup.
3. The bit you'd rather not talk about?
Livorno. GRRRRR. Actually I'm not that keen to talk about Empoli either. but mostly Livorno.
4. Player about whose brilliance you've been most likely to bore your friends and family over the season?
Vucinic, without a doubt. Partly because everybody already knows about Totti and De Rossi. Honourable mentions for Tonetto and Mexes, both very under-rated.
5. Player you're happiest to see linked with improbable transfer speculation to more or less anywhere, so long as they get the hell away from your team?
Ferrari. And maybe Mancini, who I don't loathe or anything but will be perfectly happy to see the back of. Oh, and Esposito: someone put the poor chap out of his misery, he must be having an awful time. Send him to Napoli for chrissake.
6. Funniest thing you've seen this year in football?
Aside from the one-man comedy store that is Antonio Cassano, and the Zamparini saga, it has to be Cristiano Ronaldo and his penalty missing antics. Other crucial missed penalties are Officially Not Funny. I know my duty.
7. Dream transfer target?
a strong, fast striker who's good in the air. Drogba, if he didn't fall over so much.
8. Most likely to actually arrive?
more full-backs, since we seem to accumulate them like dust under the bed.
9. Any other business?
The Soros thing... it needs a post of its own really but I shall just say here: I really really really really really don't want an American buying the club (or indeed any outsider). Soros is still a much much better bet than the Emirates royal family, who are also apparently interested.
Buying the second half of Vucinic will use a substantial chunk of our summer budget, unfortunately (we currently only have half of him, his left leg and right arm together with one kidney and his pancreas still belong to Lecce. I am willing to donate a kidney of my own if this will help any).
The season has been kind of long and tiring, I am not actually displeased to have a bit of a breather now.