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looprevil
Date: 2006-05-18 20:33
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Location:a rainy town north of Liverpool
Mood:nostalgicnostalgic
Music:ELO - Last Train to London

Gah I hate the bit just after the end of the season, although at least it's not as bad as when there's a major championship on the way later. But this bit in the middle is maddening.  Don't know what to do with myself.

It was good to watch the Champions League final last night and not really care who won. Part of me wanted Arsenal to win because they deserve it after all these years (and I don't like to invite bad karma by wishing ill on rivals). But Barca should have won it again before now anyway. Shame there had to be so much controversy but then when isn't there after a game these days. It seems to be just part of the culture of football now. There was me thinking that the match on Saturday was controversy-free but lots of people have still managed to find something to moan about. This one-man-team thing really grates. Some would even suggest that without Steven we'd face relegation. Ah well, it must be a sign that we're back if everyone hates us again! I really try my hardest not to hate Chelsea because I don't think they've yet earned that contempt.  Hating Man Utd is a sign of respect really (although I don't really hate them either, just certain aspects of them. Same with Chelsea. I admire several of the players I have to say, they work tirelessly for the team).

Watched One Night In May for the umpteenth time after the final last night. Just never tire of it. It's a really well made programme, really well edited, and the soundbites are lovely. Vladi saying how proud he was to part of the team *sob*; Sue Johnston describing just perfectly the excitement pre-match and after the second goal; the girl in the crowd screaming "YES! YES! YES!" and stamping her feet like a child (a particular favourite that one).  Have always liked Brian Reade too so good to see him on there (I saw him at Speke Retail park the afternoon we lost to Fulham. Was listening on my portable radio and we'd just let the second goal in when I spotted him. Nearly went up and told him but he was on his phone).  I did have it on my hard drive after converting it from tape but recorded it again in high quality because it deserves it.  Need to clear my hard drive soon otherwise there'll be no room left for all the loveliness from Germany. 

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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-18 23:04 (UTC)
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I too hate Chelsea differently than I do ManU. My feelings for Chelsea are mostly dismissive scorn and, well, loathing for their manager and quite a few of their players. Mostly though, they're just an annoyance, not a genuine rival (yes, I understand the league table says differently, but it's about feelings, see).

United, on the other hand, I can dislike just because they're Manchester United. (Chelsea haven't earned that kind of hatred yet, and likely will not ever.) Whilst I cannot abide a couple of their players (Ferdinand, Neville, Van Nistelrooy), there are several other players whose careers I can't help but admire and/or respect (Giggs, Scholes, a few others). That doesn't mean I like or support the team in any way, but I do acknowledge their impressive history, and am happy to have them as our non-local rival/nemesis/whatever. As you say, hating them is as much a sign of respect as anything else.
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: we were heroes back in the day
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-18 23:14 (UTC)
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The difference between Man U and Chelsea is that at least I respect Man U for what they've built, with their own resources (however commercially they obtained them, it's still better than, for the lack of a better word, PURESHITLUCK), and Sir Redface is at least more admirable than Mourinho.

Chelsea don't inspire any sort of respect in me. JT, maybe.
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-19 02:08 (UTC)
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Yes, good point. ManYoo have worked hard to create, and then managed well, their financial resources. They also have as good an academy as anyone.

Re Chelsea players--I admit feel a little sorry for Duff, whom I liked a lot when he was at Blackburn, and now he has to play with and for great big wankers. Also Wright-Phillips, who was really a promising young player a couple and now, is, well... not even a young player anymore. JT could have been a good player if he played for someone else, maybe, but I don't have much respect for players that dish it out but can't take it.
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: the lads at home won't believe this
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-19 02:27 (UTC)
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Keyword:the lads at home won't believe this
ManYoo have worked hard to create, and then managed well, their financial resources.

Well, given recent developments, hahah, maybe not that so much. But at least they earned their money before throwing it all away. :D

Yeah, but at this point I think any player who would willingly go to Chelsea knowing that they'll rarely play has got to be suspicious.
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User: rhysel
Date: 2006-05-19 02:50 (UTC)
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Ha. Good point, but it's not like United could do anything about being bought.

Chelsea, ew. Let us never speak of them again.

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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-19 03:09 (UTC)
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Yeh, but they could have, you know, not put their club up in public shares. :P
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that emotionally constipated sir ramsay: we'll always have istanbul
User: of_doom
Date: 2006-05-18 23:12 (UTC)
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Keyword:we'll always have istanbul
Watched One Night In May for the umpteenth time after the final last night. Just never tire of it

HA! I KNEW I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE. *is vindicated*

*goes off to cry some more*
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