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Liverpool, Man Utd & Chelsea through, Celtic & Arsenal out: a few Champions League reflections

283355 1 Why is it Ballack & Shevchenko can do it against Europe's finest, but not against the likes of Wigan and Charlton? Must be very frustrating for Chelski fans.
2 It's never a good idea to headbutt the pitch. Just ask poor Mikael Silvestre.
3 Celtic have got some very talented kids who should be proud of their gutsy performance in the San Siro. Darren O'Dea deserves special praise. The young defender had a wonderful match.
4 Who really feels sorry for Arsenal? They paid the price once again for playing their flawed brand of why-shoot-when-you-can-pass? football. When will Arsene Wenger learn that sometimes you just have to hoof it long and hope for the best? Liverpool, Chelsea and even Man Yoo all play the long-ball game when they have to. There's no shame in it. It's still the first week in March and Arsenal's season is over.

5 Liverpool's prosaic brand of sleeves-rolled-up football isn't pretty but it sure as hell is effective. They really need a decent striker though. Dirk Kuyt works his socks off but he lacks pace, finesse and composure, among other attributes.

6 Clive Tyldesley is a one-eyed cliche machine.
7 Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea are now the best teams left in the tournament, at least according to the bookies. Does this mean that as well as the gulf between the Premiership and the Championship, there's also a gulf developing between the Prem and other European leagues?
8 PSV Eindhoven will not win the Champions League this season. And you can quote me on that…

March 8, 2007 in Arsenal, Chelsea, European football, Liverpool, Manchester United, Scotland | Permalink


Dirk Kuyt has been found out as a nothing player. Carragher has been found out as a real quality defender. It's his very lack of concious thought that prevents him being mesmerised by fancy footwork.

Roma, Bayern and Vallencia are looking good. We'll get an all England quater ( Sepp and his warm balls ) thus ending hopes of a big English cemi.

Posted by: OmegaSupremeho | Mar 8, 2007 10:18:53 AM

Omega, I was saying the exact same thing about Uefa and their warm balls yesterday - what are the odds on a Chelsea v Man Utd quarter final?

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Mar 8, 2007 10:23:57 AM

Come now SUUUUUUURELY you don't mean the "Honorable" Sepp Blatter would conspire to screw the English in any way possible? :0

Posted by: joe | Mar 8, 2007 11:31:34 PM

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