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That was the week that was

March 15, 2009

It’s been a memorable week for a couple of reasons. You may be thinking, yes, both Real Madrid AND Man United. Well, kind of. But no.

The first reason is gastroenteritis. Not as much poolreal-180-x-109fun as seeing Liverpool demolish Real Madrid 4-0. Doesn’t even come close, actually. Liverpool took to the field on Wednesday night as I slept for the first time in 72 hours. And as my knotted colon and cramping stomach finally allowed me some rest, Real Madrid were efficiently taken to pieces at Anfield, suffering their heaviest defeat ever in the Champions League. You know Liverpool are rampant when even Andrea Dossena gets on the scoresheet.  Onward then to the fourth quarter final in five years.

And to Saturday, and United at Old Trafford at lunchtime.  Ah lunchtime – to be eating solid food again!  Earlier in the week, Wayne Rooney, sounding as sore as my seat, had mentioned…

I grew up as an Everton fan hating Liverpool. And that hasn’t changed!

And by Sunday morning, I’d imagine it still hasn’t changed.  Dumping Real Madrid out of Europe was only half of the story.  Liverpool still had humiliatin’ to do.  Doing the double over United certainly won’t make Liverpool any more popular in the Rooney househould, one supposes.  (And you know Liverpool are rampant when even Andrea Dossena gets on the scoresheet…)

The last time United conceded four at home, I was a mere lad.  A pint of beer could be got for a pound, and petrol was 50p a litre.  No kidding, it was 17 years ago.

So while United might be hurting this morning, I have to say I’m feeling a lot better. I woke up hungry and enjoyed my first breakfast for a week.

Of course Liverpool must now win every league game and hope that United implode for this result to make any difference to the Championship. And despite this week’s heroics, we know what Liverpool are likely to do against the likes of Fulham and Blackburn. But I shan’t let that stop me from basking in this week’s glory, which will certainly speed along my convalescence.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. John Mills permalink
    March 15, 2009 7:22 pm

    “The first reason is gastroenteritis.”
    My sister told me moderation is key for what you have. She says it’s a North American lifestyle disease. How can you have it in Japan ? Have you always had it ? She doesn’t agree that it’s genetic or inherited. Data I’ve seen shows otherwise.

    • March 15, 2009 7:29 pm

      We might be at cross purposes, John. What I’m talking about is a short-term contagious disease caused by virus, bacteria or parasite. And in this case, likely the norovirus. I’m not sure what inherited lifestyle condition you mean.

  2. Big Bruv permalink
    March 17, 2009 9:18 pm

    “Liverpool must now win every league game and hope that United implode for this result to make any difference to the Championship”

    Whatever Liverpool or Man Utd do, they will have absolutely no impact on the outcome of the Championship. Wolves and Birmingham will not worry about what is going on at the top of the Premiership while they fight out who gets to claim the Championship trophy. But I might just be being a bit picky.

    Bad news of the bottom front though, but I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better now.

  3. Ian permalink
    March 18, 2009 4:48 am

    Interesting noises coming out of the Theatre of Delusions. Old Whisky nose reckoned United were the best team and put all four goals down to defensive lapses… the same excuse for the 2 goals we put past them at Anfield.
    Which got me thinking; not only are United the best team ever, but they are the most generous too – saving their only 6 cock ups for their arch rivals.

    What a nice team.

  4. remora permalink
    March 22, 2009 9:35 am

    sorry Jon, that outburst wound up in the wrong post – all the best and congrats to your wife and yourself..remora (slinks away tail firmly tucked up between hindlegs)

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