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looprevil
Date: 2006-05-12 15:00
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Getting stupidly nervous about the game now (although my icky feeling could have something to do with inhaling some of the powder from the red dye I put in my hair last night!). I'm convinced the boys are going to lose because fate seems to be against them this year. John Lyall and Ron Greenwood will be doing their best for the Hammers upstairs, blowing the ball into Pepe's goal. It's amazing how many times things like this happen! It didn't work in '96 of course but then Uncle Bob never did have much luck with the FA Cup. And I'm thinking he maybe saw those cream suits and decided he wanted nothing to do with them that year!

And of course '96 was also the last time we won the Youth Cup...

But we shall see. Should be working but instead am hunting for any Final gossip I can find on the various sites. It's looking hopeful or doubtful that Xabi will be fit depending on where you read, and there are lots of variations on the same interview with Morientes. I'd love him to be the match winner tomorrow but I'm sort of hoping Cisse plays with Crouch. I love Nando with Robbie but he doesn't really seem to be on the same wavelength as Peter. But they'll probably both get on the pitch at some point so we shall see.

Was thinking the other night that I might write a short history of my time as a Liverpool fan. There's not that much to write, it's just a timeline of life stuff really, but I'll give it a go.
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-12 20:45 (UTC)
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It's not just you, I'm nervous too. I've been distracting myself with work all day, but every time I think about tomorrow, my stomach gets all fluttery. West Ham are good, and their forwards are fast. It should be a satisfyingly good match, omens aside...

Any interesting Final gossip yet?
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looprevil
User: looprevil
Date: 2006-05-12 21:07 (UTC)
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Does wonders for the diet this though, I've hardly eaten all day.

Am watching Sky Sports at the moment and they're reporting that Xabi is part of a 16-man squad so he's on the bench at least. No other hints though. There's just been a report on the hotel they're staying in tonight but said they're heading straight home, win or lose, tomorrow night.

What time will it be when you watch it there? Are you going to a bar? I usually stay in and cower under the bed covers but my friend has persuaded me to go into the City Centre. If we can get in anywhere that is! I'll probably spend the whole match in the Ladies. I'm not in everyday life but when it comes to matches I'm ridiculously superstitious. The last time I watched a match in a bar (the derby at Goodison) the one time I put my drink down Everton scored, and when I picked it up again we went ahead again, so I had to hold on to a cold empty glass for the rest of the match, which stopped me going to the loo even though I was bursting. Will have to try and avoid doing anything similar tomorrow!
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-12 21:31 (UTC)
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It's on at 9am here, and we (the other part of the "we" is my husband, usually a ManYoo fan, but a very enlightened one, more about that some other time) are actually going to a bar. There's one around here that shows every bit of English football it can get, including the early kickoffs on Saturdays, so they developed a brunch menu to cope with that crowd. They even have what they call a "full English breakfast": eggs, streaky bacon, sausages, beans, toast/muffin, potatoes, fried tomatoes. No black pudding or fried mushrooms or real bacon, though. :\

We watched the semi-final there too--many more Reds fans than Chelski fans, which was quite gratifying, given the result. I'm sure it's not quite the same atmosphere as over there, but it's a reasonable subsitute given our options. My husband says it reminds him more of a pub in Ireland than England, but having an Irish father, he probably means that as a good thing.

Am getting nervous again thinking about tomorrow, will have a glass of Spanish red wine to help. ;)
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: we're two easy targets
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 05:07 (UTC)
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are you going to be there and not on MFF then? *clings*
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 11:37 (UTC)
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Well, we _were_ going to be at the pub, but have since decided to stay home and do the pay-per-view thing. So, MFF seems much more likely. Expect incoherent posts of little use to anyone ;)

By the way, Five Live are covering pre-match build-up type stuff right now (you're probably asleep).

Oh, and it starts at 10am local time--the pub opens at 9am--very confusing for me.
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 11:47 (UTC)
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YAY

NOPE, STAYED UP ALL NIGHT

(SUGAR HIGH)
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 12:09 (UTC)
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YAY FOR SUGAR HIGHS

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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: morning of the magician
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 12:11 (UTC)
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RAFA BEANS :D
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 12:16 (UTC)
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BUT OF COURSE ;D

what are you watching/listening to right now?
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 12:22 (UTC)
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stream-wise? probably starsports. haven't started the aunt's tv up yet, though.
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 12:26 (UTC)
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if you can get the stream from http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/index.shtml?logo they're saying the Liverpool players are just arriving...

um, squeee?
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 12:28 (UTC)
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and they think Xabi is playing, maybe starting, because he's actually feeling the pitch!
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: football is a serious sport!
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 12:30 (UTC)
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oh, a VERITABLE squee. :D thanks for the link!

I'm scourging the net for pictures. :O
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 12:31 (UTC)
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hurrah hurrah, post the suits. I have to run an errand, argh, but i'll be back before kickoff.

(thanks for letting us hijack your post, looprevil--hope you're enjoying it at the City Centre)
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: the kiss that turned you into a prince
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-13 05:09 (UTC)
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GRAAAH, I've been pregaming all day, getting myself psyched. There have been several great rallying cries on RAWK and other places, so I have faith in the fans to carry us through, and the players to play a great game of football. Let's make it 3/3 vs Westham this season, yeah?


And you really should write a fan bio. I love reading about stuff like that, so. :D


YNWA
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-13 11:38 (UTC)
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I second the fan bio encouragement!
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looprevil
User: looprevil
Date: 2006-05-18 19:31 (UTC)
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Kept forgetting to comment here - didn't have the energy when I first read it (still feeling a bit drained with it all!).

Might try my hand at the bio this weekend. Will be nice to waffle on and know that it's lovely Reds reading it. I have another journal that I use for personal stuff but the only person who really reads that is a Chelsea fan and she'd probably think I was just rubbing in the 'history' thing again (not just the clubs but personally as she's not been a fan for that long).
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-18 23:15 (UTC)
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I will read it, I promise :)
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