During my 27 year stay at Mansfield Town, I'd managed to get a
few things (to say the least) accomplished. Within only 8 years I'd gotten to the Premiership
from Division 3, but the strangest things happened when I reached my first Champions League
final against Bayern Munich.
Desperate for a big win due to Premiership shortcomings, striker Joe Pemberton scored a
hat trick to lead my team to a 3-2 victory. This unusual event occured next year when I
reencountered Bayern Munich in the same game a year later.
This time, however, Mr. Pemberton's fortunes swung the other way, getting sent off in
the first minute to forewarn a hefty beating from the Germans.
There are other strange and unreal tales of my (mis)fortunes, but this one seemed the