What are you talking? We are going to win the CL in Istanbul again so that we can have Istanbul 2019!I probably can't comment on the match without swearing so much it makes Scott blush, so I'll restrict myself to saying I'm over the moon we've won this trophy for the first time in our history, and a great goal from Bobby to win it, and a determined performance from us in the face of utter shithousery from the opponents and referee... nope, I'm about to go off on one there.
So fucking get in, and I hope it will be a long time before we play south American opposition, or with this ref, again. Up the reds!
Haha that was the first thing I thought. Then I checked the username. So, so, so,, so made up with this win. Watched it in a bar in Fuerteventura lots of Citoil fans around me watching their game and wishing us all the best for and English/European win. Loads of Reds like as well.Is that you Scott?
Why surprised? Even if you don't follow South American football, all the reports from the build up explained what a good run they are on. Unless you meant you just assumed they are crap as Brazil export all their best players. But then you're just stereotyping the mentality from the 1980s.I was surprised by how well Flamengo played. I mean, the best Brazilian players all play in UK/Europe. This side was very well organized. They took the ball from us consistently. They were fast in the buildup and created some very high quality chances, even if their finishing was somewhat indicative of the lower quality (not that ours was much better tbf). Much closer match than I expected.
And Hendo. Getting better with age. Lots of great passing, not just on the goal. And he almost scored one himself.
I do think tonight offered some perspective on our constant criticism of English refereeing.