Robinho Lazaró had settled very nicely into the Italian lifestyle and the Italian football style. He'd bagged himself a beautiful little villa on the outskirts of Milan, and his AC Milan side had only conceded 10 goals in 22 games in his first six months in charge.
Bolton Wanderers' hunt for a 10th successive Premier League title - aka La Decima - had begun in near-perfect fashion, drawing just one of their first 18 games heading into 2045.
Bolton Wanderers' brilliant start to the season had us fighting surprise package Everton at the top of the Premier League. Both teams had strikers in ridiculous form, with our Onur Kocaaslan's 25 league goals usurped by Mario Ricca's 28. After 18 games!