Stevie G: I Hope Gunners Win
Steven Gerrard is hoping Thierry Henry can follow in his footsteps and lift the Champions League trophy for his club tonight.
Henry will captain Arsenal against Barcelona in Paris as both sides compete to land the title won so gloriously by Liverpool just twelve months ago.
Gerrard has revealed Henry offered constant support for the Reds during their road to Istanbul and he's now keen to see the brilliant Frenchman enjoy the taste of Champions League glory himself.
"Once Arsenal were eliminated, he wanted Liverpool to win it," Gerrard said. "He was texting, making phone calls before and after games, wishing us good luck and congratulating us when we won.
"I remember having a text message from him after the final and he was really pleased for us.
"It is vice-versa now, I have been texting and phoning, wishing him well.
Drogballs: Well in, Stevie. It's nice to see that sometimes players put aside club rivalries and wished each other luck. Although it will not be Gerrard that's holding the cup tonight, there will always be one winner, and the winner tonight will be football. (hope and pray there wont be some bugger that gets sent off and a mass brawl during the match or my blog is gonna close down soon :x)
And The Winner Smicer Offers Some Advice. Are You Looking, Arsene?
He scored the 2nd of the 3 goals that brought Liverpool back to life. He might not have achieve alot during his stay at Liverpool, but that goal from outside the box and his penalty is enough to erase all memories of him under-performing. Its Vladimir Smicer that offers Arse some advice.
CLICK HERE, ARSENE!
Newcastle Fans, Start Praying....
Nope, not that Newcastle is really signing van Nistelrooy. But I stumbled across an interesting fact on their newly appointed manager, Glenn Roeder. Start praying you geordie faithful...
Glenn Roeder took charge of Watford and finished 7th. Next year they got relegated.Where did Newcastle finish under Roeder this season? You guessed it... 7th...
Glenn Roeder took charge of West Ham and finished 7th. Next year they got relegated.
World Cup Preview: Sweden
Alright time to get serious. No more joking about havin a squad of "-sons". Sweden will join England, Trinidad & Tobago and Paraguay in Group B. As some of us will know, Sweden is a jinx to England. IF I'm not wrong, England haven't beaten them for quite awhile. So beware, the Scandinavians are not as COOL as they seemed to be!
Keepers: Andreas Isaksson (Stade Rennes), John Alvbage (Viborg), Rami Shaaban (Fredrikstad);
Defenders: Erik Edman (Stade Rennes), Petter Hansson (Heerenveen), Teddy Lucic (BK Hacken), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa), Karl Svensson (IFK Gothenburg), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos);
Midfielders: Fredrik Stenman (Bayer Leverkusen), Daniel Andersson (Malmo), Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg), Kim Kallstrom (Stade Rennes), Tobias Linderoth (FC Copenhagen), Christian Wilhelmsson (Anderlecht), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Fredrik Ljungberg (Arsenal);
Strikers: Marcus Allback (FC Copenhagen), Johan Elmander (Brondby), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus), Mattias Jonson (Djurgarden), Henrik Larsson (Barcelona), Markus Rosenberg (Ajax Amsterdam).
* Aston Villa captain Olof Mellberg will skipper the Swedish side.
* Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larsson are set to spearhead the attack.
Man to Watch: Henrik Larsson. Has always been performing consistently and a class finisher. Watch Ibrahimovic, Elmander, Ljungberg and Kallstrom (CM legend!).
Youth To Watch: Markus Rosenberg. Had a pretty good season at Ajax and good physically.
Drogball's Prediction: 2nd Round.