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5 times right, twice wrong, and You'll Never Walk Alone

As the spiritual anthem "You'll Never Walked Alone" reverberated almost immaculately across the Olympic Stadia, a lot of eyes shed tears among loving, century aged Liverpool fans. But it ended, and it ended well. Somebody has to win, and LFC lost to a better team.
If there is any regret, my biggest regret is that Manchester United is not in the finals, and if the is one consolation from the Champions League is that its Milan in the final and not Manchester United who won last night.
I'd say now AC Milan and Liverpool are even, and maybe, just maybe this will be the start of a new rivalry, something beyond the stale MU, Liverpool charade thats been going on for years. In Europe, Liverpool play masterclass football, at home, Man U rules and they rule knowing that there is no future beyond Alex Ferguson. Liverpool has qualified for a record 7 CL final, and won it 5 times. The first lost was to Juventus in 1985 when which the Heysel Stadium Tragedy happened and the second was yesterday.

But yesterdays game failed to exorcise the hangover of the 05' Final at Istanbul. Legend has it (or fan talk has it) even the Pope asked to see where God resides in the Atartuk Stadium. Maybe this sweet hangover will last a hundred years. And maybe during this century a hundred more legends in the likes of Gerrard, Caragher, Finnan, Riise and the gang will arise and take that leap of glory. And maybe for the next hundred years we will win every silverware there is to win.

What do we learn from these big rivalry and big games? If you watched enough football and shed enough tears in winless nights, you know that in modern days, beyond Pele, there are legends like Paolo Maldini who played in 8 champions league finals, won 5 winners medals, marvels like Clarence Seedorf who won 4 times with 3 different teams, Ryan Giggs who collected a massive 9 EPL winners medals and played 700 games for Man U, super strikers like Thiery Henry who ghosts opponents and scores magical bullets no goal keeper can stop, and God's Avatars in the form of Zinedine Zidane for whom I have no words that to pray to, and among them you have the young 'legends' like Kaka (whose life story you must read!). These are modern day professional players, who play 60 to 70 games a year and are telecast live to billions of fans, and whom have dictated the fields of glory with undying passion.

But in the glory moments, during the rut, during the days when we wait forever for the golden sky, there is one club in my heart more than any out there and thats Liverpool FC. The most decorated club in English history, and one of only 5 European teams who owns the prestigious UEFA Badge of Honor. And with all this, what more could I ask, apart from erasing the memory of the painful defeat yesterday, but to be born as a Scouse (fingers crossed) or forever a Liverpool fan wherever I am and I will be.

And yes, thanking God again that I am not a Manure United...sorry...Manchester United Fan :p

You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm there's a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.
You'll never walk alone.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone.
You'll ne-ever walk alone.

[#] A fan post. Be sure to read the poem at the end. This sums up of what ALL Liverpool fans are thinking right now. (Oh...and yes, Sportingo is awesome.


I am not much into sports that I know nothing about. But I like your poem. It has universal appeal.

"At the end of the storm there's a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown."

You should write more poetry.

I am sorry for not coming here earlier.
Keshi said…
At the end of the day we get some sleep...:)

Kavi said…
Dont follow football mate. But your post here makes me want to ! I guess the LFC passion runs deep in your blood !
Karthi said…
The prayers, wishes went unanswered!
As some one once said, "there are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them."

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