Now here's a plot arc we haven't seen on here before - the common cold.
Or is it more sinister?
I can see right through you, tenthree -- it's clear he has contracted SARS and will have to manage the club to Premiership victory from the safety of your quarantined hospital bed. Meanwhile Sonko will decide that he doesn't want to play for a manager who is so careless as to get infected with a deadly disease, and he will try to leave in January. With Rob confined and unable to rescue the situation, squad morale will be ruined and at least three key players will leave in the transfer window. However, his brilliant managerial skills will see the team through to the EPL title and subsequently the birth of Patty's baby will be precursors to a miraculous overnight cure.
Am I close?