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.