No sign of Howard Webb thankfully, and in the 75th minute the dominant team in Europe is simply dominating the Manks. Vidic forgot to step up to challenge Messi as he set up for Barca's second with his left foot, but there was no real error to blame for Davi Villa's brilliant strike to make it 3-1. Go Barca!
The Manks were so ordinary it was laughable.
"Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is predicting their Champions League final against Barcelona will be a classic, saying it could be the best final in a decade - and that his side will win it."
And Bob Paisley is still the only manager with 3 European Cups under his belt - and former Reds boss won them in six attempts (after having qualified as Euiropean or English Champions each time, whereas it has taken Ferguson 17 campaigns to win only two. Back to the Theatre of Dream On, Fergy!
Somehow I missed this post until just now. I like it!
And now this . . .
AC Milan may do well, but I hope LFC KEEPS Aquilani and combines him with Meireles, Adam, Lucas, Downing, Cole, Maxi and Gerrard to form the dominant midfield (taking some turns) in world football. With Carroll and Suarez up top and if the defense can get sorted, Liverpool could gel and win the Premiership. Aguilani showed more in his quarter hour plus than anyone other than Agger displayed in 90 minutes! He is in form and at the peak of his abilities, and I say Milan can't have him!!!! Go Reds.
We will win it one day lol
Again! And what a team that was in 1967!
"In 1967 the European Cup was in its twelfth season and had been totally dominated by what were quaintly referred to in the British press as ‘Latin clubs’. Only Real Madrid, Benfica and the two Milan teams had lifted the trophy and a victory for outsiders Celtic would have been deemed a shock of colossal proportions. But Jock Stein wasn’t taking his team to Lisbon just to make up the numbers."
Don't miss reading or watching one word of this interview:
It is Season On.
Not long to the kick off at Anfield, about an hour. A convincing win is needed.
Meanwhile, neighbours Everton have to sit it out, as the match at Tottenham has had to be re-scheduled. I hear part of the White Hart Lane Stadium was badly damaged by the stupid rioting cockneys.
Adams was impressive, and Suarez! even though he missed his chances. Nice goal by Henderson! A dominating performance despite the last minute concession. Enrique impressed me. He gets Suarez's movement and attacks well down the flank. Adams' passes were mostly excellent!
Yes, that was more like it. Not only was it a sell-out at Anfield, but the fans were making more noise too!
And there's still StevieG, Glen Johnson and the 1.98m man mountain Sebastian Coates to come!
Let's hope Hope Spurs and The Arsenal can do the biz today!
Here's great news!!! And right on the heels of the first leg win at City yesterday!
Yes, good news - Stevie's job is secure!
Good result at Man City, and really should have scored more - which is the story of this season.
The stats show LFC have had more shots at goal, won more corners and hit the woodwork more times than any other Prem League team. Sadly those stats don't win championships.
I was not sure at all about King Kenny's tactics today - 5 defenders against the team that scored least goals away from home and leaving Bellamy and Carroll on the subs' bench.
It's away to Bolton next Saturday then home matches against Man City in the League Cup and Trafford Rovers in the FA Cup.
Hooray! A trip to Wembley! To play Cardiff! Sunday, 26 February 2012 - so Saturday's match v Everton we have to be re-arranged.
A tense match, but a great victory for the mighty Reds!
Liverpool 2-1 MancU
"Liverpool duly extended their unbeaten run at home to United to five matches."
A great week in the life of LFC - next match: away to Wolverhampton on Tues…
I woke up with a start at 3:30am this morning (it's still Saturday here!) and realized I had forgotten to set the match to record. Megan wondered later why I had left the bedroom. I was downstairs watching it live!! What a great result!!
What a great week for the club!
The bird is the word: Liverpool 3 - Blackburn 2
Hope you got to be there,otherwise I picked up on this bit of EPL humor:
Not a very nice headline, but goes a long way to explaining the club's fall from the top and the exodus of players to Real Madrdi, Barcelona, Chelsea, &c.
And even transport for fans for the Cup Final is fouled up:
It does explain how Hicks and Gillett screwed up the club. Sad but true.
Great former LFC players have been doing quite well in Europe, as you alluded to. Arbeloa was solid for Real Madrid along with Alonso of course. I'm happier to see Bayern and Chelsea in the final than the two Spanish sides. I was cheering for Barca, but they were unable to adapt and be unpredictable when Chelsea went to seven at the back. Great teams have to be able to adjust in the heat of battle.
John Terry got what he deserved. What's wrong with him, John? He's the CAPTAIN and he let the entire club down because he didn't think they could win, in my opinion. He expressed that frustration just as the rest of his teammates were showing their mettle. After the final a few years ago when he slipped with the chance to win it all, I would have expected a true leader to fight to the end and never give up, but Terry didn't do that. What a stupid move to earn red.
I see Chelsea are asking for some kind of amnesty, as four of their players are excluded from the final because of misconduct via an accumulation of red and yellow cards.
I have no sympathy - these guys know the rules, and UEFA, bless them, are trying to encourage fair play.
Terry's in a mess, as he's also facing criminal prosecution for racist conduct against Ferdinand (not that one, his cousin who plays for Queens Park Rangers).
However, if Chelsea do win the Champions League, it seems he may be allowed to receive the trophy in the stadium as Club Captain. This has not gone down well because of his recent conduct. And I don't buy the sympathy argument of him "missing this year's final" and screwing up his penalty v the Manks in 2008 in Moscow.
Seeing John Terry lift the Champions League trophy would be grotesque (and that's a London newspaper!)
Anyway, the BIG one is next Saturday, 5:15 pm (GMT+1), the FA Cup Final from Wembley. I've not got a ticket - again lots of arguments as LFE and EFC got around 35,000 tickets each for the semi-final, but LFC and Chlesea now get around 25,000 tickets, as the "FA Family" take the remaining 40,000.
Then there's the row about the kick-off time of 5:15 pm. Traditionally it's 3pm. Now the semi-final was brought forward to a 12:30pm kick-off supposedly to reduce the opportuinty for pre-match drinking and not to upset the locals (as if 100,000 people could tip-toe to the stadium). This has gone out of the window as a new set of prioriites are "discovered". Why don't the FA say it's all about TV; the FA Cup no longer takes precendence over the Prem League, as it's more important not to interrupt the Trafford Rovers fans somewhere in the Far East. The UK fans who actually pay to travel to the stadium, buy the match-day tickets and spend moeny in and around London count for nothing, as the FA know they are so dedicated to following their team.
And, then Chelsea visit Liverpool on Tues 8th May in the Prem League fixture, originally scheduled for Cup Final Day. I have a ticket for that match; let's hope it's LFC parading the FA Cup!
You make a great point. Got some great info here. I think that if more people thought about it that way, they’d have a better time get the hang ofing the issue. by the way, you can check the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League fixture http://info.nowgoal.com/en/CupMatch.aspx?SclassID=103&lang=2
by the way, you can check the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League fixture
Actually, I watched the draw live on TV…
Here's the full details of the first leg matches, times are CET.
Champions League, spread over four dates: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/index.html
If you're a real footballing nerd, this is THE site for European Club Football: http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method4/match2013.html
Current Rankings (which also affect TV payments) are on the smae site: http://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method4/trank2013.html
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