Just the one chapter tonight as I had a rec-league match to play, but we begin at port in Gibraltar, with Aubrey’s squadron arriving after some time at sea and hooking up with Admiral Keith. The Hundred Days (i.e. War of the Seventh Coalition) is under way, and it’s not looking too great just yet for the allies, who were all too quick to be done with all this fighting only to be drawn back in thanks to Napoleon’s escape and him quickly amassing a new army. (Commodore) Aubrey’s squadron are tasked with protecting shipping in the Mediterranean and also making sure that the French don’t start building more warships.
There’s also a bit of shocking news with the off-screen death of Diana, Stephen’s wife, who died in a
car coach accident. She had taken to driving horsedrawn carriages as a hobby over the past couple books, but apparently took a corner too fast...
Le XI UEFA de la saison qui sera dévoilé jeudi, selon @marca :— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) August 23, 2022
Eric Bailly agrees loan move to Marseille, who will cover his wages.— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) August 23, 2022
Option to buy becomes obligation if Marseille qualify for Champions League + Bailly plays certain number of games.@TheAthleticUK #MUFChttps://t.co/YNRKPjL4rR
Arsenal sources insist club has + is complying with FFP + has had no contact from UEFA— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) August 23, 2022