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 […]

I need a new team

I’m not talking about it. Some choice words from the Beeb: “packed their midfield”, “poverty of their play”, “insipid”, and “stumbled to an 11th defeat away from home”. And some of mine: “4-5-1”, “that’ll never win the match”, and “how far down are you taking us?@!”. Technorati tag: liverpoolfc.

Big Cup saga

Many thanks to the Fiver for their in-depth research (aka googling) on the Liverpool-Champions League saga. The full text from Friday’s (6 May ’05) Fiver email follows. (Please excuse the slightly barmy language. They have a somewhat different audience from the regular Guardian readers.) COULD LIVERPOOL STILL PLAY IN BIG CUP? Let’s be honest: if […]

in or out?

The FA says the top four in the Premiership will go through, as they should, given that those are the current rules. Yet UEFA’s president had this to say at the weekend. Everton is 3 points ahead and has one game in hand. Remaining Everton Premiership fixtures: 07 May 2005, Everton v Newcastle 11 May […]