Well it's been a few days, but I figure that most of the people who read this blog aren't big Soccer followers so you may not of heard what has been front page news over here for the last few days.
Liverpool has won the UEFA Champions League!!!
Myself and Cath made for one of the big Liverpool fanatical hangouts in London Extra Time where we watched what was one of the most amazing games, where Liverpool went from being down 0-3 (at half time), and within a 6 minute period (9 minutes into the 2nd half) scored 3 goals to bring it even.... You don't ever see that in a soccer game, let alone the European championship final!
Then to top that by winning in a penalty shoot out (after about half an hour of extra time)!
Some cool fans who happened to be standing in front of us
Intense looks as the penalty shoot out is on...
Jubilation as Liverpool WINS!!
For the Aussies (and whoever doesn't follow this soccer shinagins)
Champions League is the top most European cup where only the top teams out of all of Europe get to compete (so we're talking a fairly big deal here), one of the interesting things about this particular game is that Liverpool will not be playing next season..
Why I hear you ask...
Well as far as I can make out, UEFA being the governing body of 'football' has a rule that only the top 4 teams from the countries local league get to compete in the Champions league, and well... Liverpool only ranked No. 5.. There is no clause that allows for the reining champions to be in the competition...
No doubt if I got any of these details wrong I'll be corrected, and if you spot anything just post it in a comment :-P
So till next time...
and yes I am calling it soccer just to wind up these Europeans... ;-)