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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Winning the Champ League – What will it mean for Liverpool Football Club?

Someone asked me what I thought winning the Champ League would mean to Liverpool Football Club. My first thought was how would the Liverpool fans feel when they see Steve G lift the cup. For Liverpool pool fans it would not be just winning the cup, it would be the beginning the slow healing process of years of tears and hurts. The fans in any football club should come first. They are the biggest asset you can have.
Winning the Champ League will finally wake Europe’s last sleeping giant and will take Liverpool back where they belong. For the past decade, Juventus, Real Madrid and ManU have been the top teams (from their respective country) in Europe. If a team was going to win the Champ League, they would have to knock out at least one of the team. They were the team to beat in Europe. During that time Liverpool, AC Milan and Barcelona (other traditionalist clubs), going through football’s natural evolution, were at their rebuilding stages while fighting to stay in touch with the teams at the top. While AC Milan and Barcelona have finally found their old self, Liverpool’s return among the elite clubs has been long overdue. But the signs are good. And winning the Champ League will mean taking one giant step to the glory days. But the press continues to ignore their achievement and dismiss their chances of success in this year Champ League. Liverpool fans are used to battling through the hard times and against all odds. The dockers’ strike in the mid-90s was a tough time for the people of Liverpool. However, when it came to Saturday, 3pm, Anfield (full house), all was forgotten for 90 minutes. The players went out on the pitch knowing it was not just three points at stake but the hope of the people. (Recall the moment when Robbie Fowler scored and removed his shirt to show his support to miners). A win meant so much to the fans and lifted their sprints up. Liverpool Football Club is not just a football club. It’s the life of the people (at least the red side) in Liverpool. And with their Fan Power, Liverpool will walk on.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dockers not miners, it's a port not a pit

5/03/2005 4:47 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For the other clubs, success translates to how much more they could sell their soul"

So hoovering up a large wedge of Thai government money of dubious provenance wasn't ever on the cards then......?

5/03/2005 5:08 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, it's a pity some of the morons on this site have been so influenced by the muppits in the media, that they don't have a mind of their own. Unless you've been to Anfield on a european night, you wouldn't understand. It's not a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that. And as for that fool who said we couldn't win the champions league, someone should wake him up and tell him, Liverpool are already in the semi's. Perhaps he's in the bookies, collecting his winnings from predicting Greece would win Euro2004 or Porto last season's Champions League...some people don't understand football, they only think what the media tells them to think, well get ready for some 'surprises' over the next few years.

You'll Never Walk Alone

5/03/2005 6:38 pm

Blogger Skippy said...

Liverpool v Chelsea, have you ever seen an atmosphere like what we saw at Anfield?

I thought Liverpool were the worthy winners and will now go on to lift the cup

5/04/2005 12:01 am

Blogger T said...

Thanks Berry for your party political broadcast on behalf of the Liverpool party.

But is there a need to denigrate other football clubs in the process?

EFT does not encourage this in anyway.

Liverpool are a football club with immense tradition and there is no dispute about this. I wish them luck for the final.

5/04/2005 10:22 am


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