Foot in door

From BBC news: Liverpool get in Champions League. I’m obviously not a true-Red ‘cos I think UEFA has been very generous in not only giving Liverpool the chance to defend their Champions League title, but also seeding them (though not going as far as putting them in the group stages). Now, a true fan would […]


The best team in Europe, 2005! Originally uploaded by framboise. I cannae believe it! Liverpool have done it! Despite all my earlier pessimism, I’m on cloud nine. Even the prospect of a dull afternoon being interrogated at US embassy tomorrow was forgotten for the duration of the game. Du-du-du-dudek! Du-du-du-du-du-dek… (repeat ad nauseum) (There’s a […]

It’s been a while since two big teams played the Cup Final

Some inane conversation pre-FA cup final: P: “What’s the Prince of Kent doing there? What’s his function in life?” D: “Well, isn’t she some royal dignitary who opens schools and stuff?” P: “No, it’s the Prince, her husband.” D: “Who’s he?” P: “Excatly. He turns up to Wimbledon and stuff.” D: “Are the proper royals […]

Cruel Charlton

Too shocked to talk about it. Four times. And despite the efforts of waste-of-space-Freedman and Andy Johnson… Who’d have thought WBA would win their final game? Sympathies to Norwich too; what a way to go. And as for Dundee Utd, P ain’t happy. Relegation looms after countless seasons of near-misses. It’s total silence in the […]