Archives for posts with tag: Champions League

by Suhail Seedat

It was the night which saw Liverpool born again. The 25th of May 2005 is now synonymous with the European Cup’s most marvellous and fairy tale. Despite the great lustre and rich history surrounding Liverpool, the side were a distant second best to Carlo Ancelotti’s AC Milan boasting some of the best world’s greatest talents. Indeed, the route to Istanbul for Liverpool contained enough twists and turns for the Kopites to perhaps feel it was their team’s destiny to march on and claim their fifth European Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

by Danny Norton

In the UK in the early May of 2005, there was a clash between two different ideologies, cultures and backgrounds as Liverpool played Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second-leg at Anfield. A few days later there was a general election. Although it was a match low on technical excellence and even tactical nous, the drama of the night more than made up for it. Read the rest of this entry »

by David Yaffe-Bellany

For Sir Alex Ferguson, 1998/99 was a year of exorcism. The demons of European under performance, highlighted by the ineptitude of the Premier League’s finest on the continental stage, had Ferguson’s place in football’s coaching pantheon under threat. All that was about to change. Read the rest of this entry »

There’s an unwritten rule of blogging which holds that all blogs must publish some form of predictions piece before the new season gets underway. With the help of Ben Shave, David Dickson, Jack Pitt-Brooke, Jamie Cutteridge, Luke Moore and Tom Goulding, here’s our own humble offering. Read the rest of this entry »

“I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative.” – Bill Hicks

Goalkeepers are supposed to be different. Estranged, aloof and regularly inhabiting the more extreme regions of the personality spectrum, the men who spend their time intercepting spherical projectiles with all parts of their anatomy and are often viewed as football’s great outsiders. Read the rest of this entry »