Started off with a number of concerns including letting a few of our better players leave including Fabien Defreitas, Alan Stubbs and Sasa Curcic - raking in £8million in the process. I was wondering how we'd cope without them as I knew very little about the signings he brought in - a couple of Danes called Frandsen and Johansen. The Brits he signed - Neil Cox, John Sheridan and Jamie Pollock were all known quantities and not especially impressive from a fans point of view. Having been relegated from the top tier the previous season we had to cut the wages though.
The season got underway with a boring 1- 1 away at Port Vale and TBH I was fearing the worst, but after successive wins against Man City, Norwich and QPR we were looking promising. Despite a hiccup away at Southend, we pressed on and rocketed up the table.
Looked like it was all going tits up by November/December when a run of 6 draws and 2 defeats saw us slide back but from there on in we just seemed to get better and better.
We had a decent run in the League Cup beating Chelsea and then memorably a 6 - 1 home win against Spurs, but it was our league form that made watching the Wanderers an absolute joy that season.
We finished with 100 goals (that's entertainment folks!) and would have had 100 points if we'd won the last match away at Tranmere instead of drawing so had to settle for 98 - and the title and promotion. Happy days.