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25 May 2005

Today, it's personal ...

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Dateline - Wednesday 25th May 2005
Istanbul - Olympic Stadium - Turkey.
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**** LIVERPOOL - F.C. ****
2005 / 2006
No doubt everyone can guess why there's not been a lot of time spent blogging today.
We're talking about my home city team here ! Whoopee!!!!


Blogger D.F. Facti said...

Hey, Richard!
You gotta have some fun!

Enjoy it!

12:23 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Ha! Right, cosmic.
What a game! We were the no hope underdogs to the mighty Milan.
We went one goal down, in the first 40 odd seconds.
At half time we were 3-0 behind.
By full normal time, we'd pulled level at 3-3.
At the end of 30 minutes of extra time - it was still 3-3.
So, then it allrests on penalty shoot outs.
Gawd! What a game. And, boy, what w elcome the lads will get when they bring the European Cup home.
And, because we've now won this trophy FIVE times - we get to keep it FOR EVER!
Heh - EUFA, now have to make a new/replacement one.
C'mon you REDS!!!! Ha!

12:33 am  
Blogger Richard said...

I've just remembered!

Elaine did a piece only a day or so ago - saying you had to wear red to become the winning team.

Ha, ha, ha. :^)

12:35 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Eveline - in Canada - thanks for your email. Glad you had the chance to watch it over there, and glad you enjoyed it. Once again, Scousers rule! Eh? :^)

( Fergy and Man Utd - eat your hearts out. Sorry about that Eveline - heh!)

12:38 am  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

And it all came down to the penalty kick!

Enjoy celebrating the win, Richard!

7:17 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, Rosemary.

It's about time we came out best in those silly penalty shoot outs - often in the past when it's gone to the wire - we've lost out.

12:02 pm  
Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Heh, Liverpool pulls it out of the bag yet again! A great city that once rivalled London still can hold a head high...

3:40 pm  
Blogger Richard said...


They arrive home in about half an hour. Two hours later they set out on a triumphant parade around the city. It will be a fantastic sight.

The whole city & suburbs are already a sea of red & white. Flags, bunting, posters and more.

The team will parade on top of an open topped double decker bus - with the European Cup held aloft.

A guard of honour consisiting of 20 mounted police will surround the bus. That way, as well as adding to the 'pomp' it'll ensure the tour is nice & slow - so everyone lining the [long] route will get a real, good close up look.

The crowds are already huge - they're expected to build up into hundreds of thousands. The procession finishes at St Georges Hall. It's one of our cities finest old buildings. It's a huge, classical neo-greecian design.

Elaine, one famous Londonder, Prince Charles, has a;lways said it's his personal favourite architectural gem. And, he grew up in Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and a few other spectacular places, remember.

4:11 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Action photo album from the game.

4:18 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Blair's message

Prime Minister Tony Blair was telephoned by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pass on his congratulations, and himself sent a message to the victorious Liverpool team and manager Rafael Benitez.

In the message, Mr Blair said: "Unbelievable. Incredible. Brilliant. The whole country is very proud of you."

He later added: "Wasn't it absolutely amazing? Anyway, Liverpool can be very proud of itself and Britain's very proud of Liverpool."

The Prime Minister's wife Cherie said: "I am absolutely delighted of course as a Liverpool girl. It is a fantastic news for the whole city and the whole country."

Conservative leader and Liverpool supporter Michael Howard also paid tribute to the Reds for their remarkable fightback.

4:24 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Wow! What a victory parade. Over a million people turned out onto the streets of Liverpool to welcome the team & the cup back home. Heh. Looked like a 'red revolution'.

A dozen great crowd pics @ this link:

11:44 pm  
Blogger D.F. Facti said...

" Over a million people turned out onto the streets of Liverpool to welcome the team"

So cool. What a wonderful memory it will be.

When Chicago won the Super Bowl the whole city came together. It was one of the best times I remember in Chicago - just a heck of a lot of fun.

3:22 am  
Blogger Richard said...

And, were entitled to some fun, too. Eh, cm?

Seeing as we have to put up with so much of the 'other' stuff.

1:01 pm  

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