Saturday, May 13, 2006

Absolutely fantastic! There's only one thing I can write about today and that's the victory of my beloved football team, Liverpool, in the F.A. Cup Final. We were 2-0 down after 20 minutes, before pulling ourselves back into contention with goals from Djibril Cisse and Stevie Gerrard. Unbelievably we then went 2-3 down when Reina misjudged a cross and watched it sail over his head into the net. In the 90th minute of the game, Captain Fantastic (alias Stevie Gerrard) unleased an unstoppable thunderbolt from 35 yards out: 3-3! There were no more goals in extra time and so the match went to penalties. Liverpool had been there before last year in the European Cup Final and Hamman, Gerrard and Riise calmly put away their penalties. Reina, on the other hand saved three out of four West Ham penalties. Liverpool had won the penalty shoot out by 3 goals to one! Congratulations boys!