Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



Last weekend, thirty gurning, fat-headed repressed homosexuals groped each other for 80 minutes in Murrayfield to determine whether Leinster or Leceister could call themselves European champions in a sport that 90% of Europeans don’t even know exists, let alone participate in. Tonight is the real deal.

Kickoff in the Champions League final is almost upon us and, I gotta admit, I’m running around like a kid on Christmas morning. This year the two best teams, with a dozen or so of the continent’s most exciting players – Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta, Rooney, Henry, Eto’o, Giggs, Xavi, er… John O’Shea – will battle it out to see who lifts the only European trophy that matters.

My heart says it’ll be Barca, my head says United. Either way, here’s hoping for a thrilling game of football.

P.S. I’d also like to say hello to my erstwhile Champions League pints buddy Peter Corway, a fervent United supporter who, I would guess, is right now running around Toronto urgently trying to find a bar that’s showing the saa-cer. Good luck with that, bud!

UPDATED: Sensational performance by Barcelona. As Matt says below, United never showed up, were totally outclassed. Stats said the Catalans had 52% of possession, but it seemed more like 85% to me. Carrick, Anderson never in the game and the smallest man on the pitch, Messi, settled matters with a sensational header. From a neutral perspective, the only disappointment was that United didn’t rally in the second half when Tevez and Berbatov came on. They could badly have done with a Keano-esque leader to take the game by the scruff of the neck tonight.

May 27th, 2009.

5 Responses to “STADIO OLIMPICO, ROMA. 19.45 G.M.T. (UPDATED)”

  1. Matt Says:

    Bit of a dissapointment in the end Eoin. Were were United?

  2. El Kid Says:

    Agreed with you on rugger but, if anything, soccer is an even bigger pile of excrement AFAIK

  3. Colin Says:

    Agree with Matt, it was a disappointing game. Was hoping for a better clash. Barcelona destroyed them on all fronts and were by far the hungrier team for the win. They also succeeded on frustrating the hell out of Man Utd.

  4. Phog Says:

    Park and his “work rate”. Gimme a break, he should have been made redundant months ago.

  5. darragh Says:

    we landed in barca at the tail end of this..three mates had already found their way into a riot on las ramblas replete with tear gas and rubber bullets. solid start to the weekend.

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