Unadulterated Arrogance

Friday, June 17, 2005

Moved to - www.arrogantly.com

I have decided to find a new home in the blogosphere and with immediate effect the new residence of 'Unadulterated Arrogance' is www.arrogantly.com . Do drop in for a cup of coffee when time permits.

N.B: All the posts and comments from this blog has been successfully migrated over to www.arrogantly.com

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The kings of Europe

Ten days have passed since that momentous occasion when Liverpool F.C reclaimed their rightful position among the elites of European soccer  and it still has not sunk in. Yes, we are the champions, winning the Champions League for a fifth time is no mean feat. Being a Liverpool supporter since I was 12, I cannot express my joy in our triumph, in our being crowned the kings of Europe yet again; winning the Champions League for a fifth time means that 'ol big ears' is ours for keeps.

The passion of the Kop is unsurpassed in football, its the fans that make Liverpool what it is. With die hard supporters from Melbourne to Mogadishu the face of the 'Kop' is more international than British. The rendition of 'You will never walk alone' by the Liverpool supporters will send goose-bumps on the backs of the opposing team. Win we did but the manner in which we won is surreal. Being 3-0 down at half time even the most staunch supporters had forsaken 'The reds' but come back we did and with a bang to win on penalties. The A.C Milan team-sheet impresses and intimidates but they lacked the hunger that we had for glory, this was one chance to redeem ourselves for not putting in a good performance in the league and 'The Reds' welcomed this opportunity with open arms.

It was destiny, the coincidences between this final and the last time we won are astonishing. The snatching of victory from the jaws of defeat will make this win forever a part of European soccer folklore. This amazing comeback to overcome all odds and beat the mighty Rossoneri left many pundits proclaiming that God is a Liverpool fan. They are absolutely right for I am, I am.