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Rogin the Armchair fan
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We all have days when there's been shit at the factory, you come home, throw your dinner on the floor in anger, and storm out of the house to leave your weeping wife to pick up the bits of broken crockery and lamb stew while you go and refresh youself with six pints of lager, and a healthy closing time rendition of "the Fields of Anfield Road".

And so must Rafa Benitez, on Saturday, as his team suffered a day at the factory not matched since they shut down the production line of "Frankie Says" T-shirts in 1985.

But Liverpool is a city that has always looked beyond, to far horizons, not inland, for its glory. From the very early days, when we realised we could enslave those African lads far easier than trying to get lads from the villages around Wigan to work for us, to the glory days of the 1960s under Saint Bill, who realised that "the Liverpool way" was enticing young players from as far away as Glasgow, Dublin and Scunthorpe to come and become Scousers, rather than toil away at their pitiful hometown clubs.

This year, the beacon of the European City of Culture shines bright above the Liver Birds. And what better way to celebrate it, than to remind Europe that Liverpool FC, in their pomp, are the greatest cultural and sporting achievement this continent has ever produced. From Dirk Kuyt - a Dutchman! - scuffing one in after eighty minutes, to Steven Gerrard performing his maestro "last minute screamer from thirty yards out" encore, as he has done so often on the world stage, tonight demonstrated once and for all to the opera-loving Milan fans, and a wider European audience, why Liverpool isn't just part of European football; Liverpool IS European football.

[ 19.02.2008, 23:02: Message edited by: Rogin the Armchair fan ]

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Battylad
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Bet you have been dying to post that one Rogin - look forward to Wingcos version!

"From Dirk Kuyt - a Dutchman! - scuffing one in after eighty minutes,"

Did the goal I see with a wicked defelction not count then ha ha ha...

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Hieronymus Bosch
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Very good Rogin.
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garcia en dolor
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quote:
Liverpool isn't just part of European football; Liverpool IS European football.
my unbiased opinion is that wingco's scouser parodies have been groping in vain for a moment like this.
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wingco
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Where's the Cilla Black/body functions joke?
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Battylad
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Never mind that Wingco m'lad - I think we are all awaiting your report!!
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evilC
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Cilla is in hospital with polio.
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Wingco's better at this.
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Don Malhumorado
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Yeah, but I don't think Rogin was joking.
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Hieronymus Bosch
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I thought it was funny.
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evilC
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A football ignoramus (and one who can't be bothered to trawl all the previous Liverpool-in-Europe threads) asks:

If Liverpool finish mid-table but win the Champions League, will they still - as previously - get back into the Champions League for next season?

[ 20.02.2008, 14:05: Message edited by: evilC ]

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Dr. Hofzinser
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Yes, along with the top 3 in the Premiership.

(I liked Rogin's post too.)

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Clive, don't worry, they won't.
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My name is Mumpo
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I liked David Brent's comedy dance, but I wouldn't want anyone to come and do it in my office.
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evilC
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They won't ...do which one, JtS?

I'm hoping they don't qualify for Europe via either method, quite frankly. ...Just for a change, rather than for any specific hatred. However, I think it would be bloody amusing if Barnsley went on to win the Cup and so get into Europe totally legitimately, whilst Liverpool are left sat at home, watching them on TV.

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