Thursday, December 28, 2006

Drogballs' Year In Review Part 2

Well, these few days life has been slow to almost a stand still. Due to the recent earthquake in Taiwan, the underwater cables over there got screwed and we over here in Singapore got affected indrectly as well. Telecommunication was affected and I connection to the network has been slow as snail.

Anyway my attempt to finish off the review before New Year has been affected by this unforseen circumstance. But I'll still continue anyway.

February

"Is Robben Alright?"

A phrase made famous by Rafa Benitez after Liverpool 2-0 defeat by Chelsea. The game was marred by a controversial dismissal of Pepe Reina after he was sent off from the match after he was adjudged to have 'slapped' Arjen Robben in the face. Who could've forgotten Robben's theatrics.


Chop-Souey

Former Liverpool player and manager, Graeme Souness, was sacked as Newcastle United's manager after some really poor results. Good player, sh*t manager.


Luis Garcia, He Drinks Sangria

A last gasp goal by Luis Garcia helped Liverpool to a hard fought 1-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield. The result was much welcomed after a patchy run of form with 2 defeats by Charlton and Birmingham.


Mickey Mouse Cup

They might be on their way to the Premiership this season, but it's hard to forget Man Utd. won the Carling Cup last season.


Reds Edged A Step Into FA Cup Glory

It's just pure joy to beat United in the FA Cup tie at Anfield, isn't it. The match was of course marred by the injury of Alan Smith, who went in to block John Arne Riise's shot and twisted his knees instead of both the BBC blockheads that said Riise's shot hit him in the leg and got fractured. Anyway, Peter Crouch headed Liverpool to victory and a step nearer to the FA Cup.


Liverpool Down, Momo Out

In the last 16 of the Champions League, Liverpool was defeated 1-0 by Benfica and that was not the only lost. Momo Sissoko was nearly blinded by a challenge from a Benfica player and missed quite a number of matches before he make it back safely. Two weeks later, Liverpool's hope of retaining the Champions League was all but over when they're defeated by Benfica in the 2nd leg 2-0, surprisingly.


March

Goal Crazy

After the disappointing defeat to Arsenal and Benfica, Liverpool bounce back to beat Fulham 5-1 with two scousers scoring goals. Firstly, it was Robbie Fowler's first goal since his return. Then Stephen Warnock scored his first goal for Liverpool as well.


Gaol Crazy Part 2



5-1 was nothing when you compare it to the result a few days later. A result that I think will be in many fan's mind will be Liverpool 7-0 Birmingham City. It was the first time I felt sorry for an opposition.


"Beating Them With 10 Men Was Funny"

Jamie Carragher recently said that in his recent Q&A session. Liverpool beat the bitters, Everton, at Anfield 3-1 despite being down to 10 men when Steven Gerrard got sent off for a rash challenge. He will definitely not forget that he wore the '08' behind his back as an ambassador to the Liverpool 2008 campaign.


April

End Of Alan

Alan Shearer, England's best striker of our time, retired after he got injured in the match against arch rivals, Sunderland.


Youth Cup In Our Hands

Emulating the success of the 1996 bunch that included Gerrard, Carragher and Owen, Liverpool's Under 21 team won the FA Youth Cup. The final aggregate was 3-2 and the future looks bright for the Reds with players like Hobbs, Hamill and Anderson.


Reds In FA Cup Final

The senior Liverpool team didn't let the fans down as they advance into the FA Cup final after defeating Chelsea 2-1 at the Cardiff Millenium Stadium. The 2-1 victory was only our 2nd win over Chelsea and it was sweeter to know the fact that we've kicked them out of 2 major competitions in 2 seasons. Luis Garcia and John Arne Riise were the scorers. So Liverpool went on to meet West Ham in the FA Cup Final. David vs Goliath with a twist in the story, eh.


Chelsea Retain The Premiership

Despite the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup, Chelsea went on to retain the Premiership for the second time in consecutive seasons as they defeated Man Utd 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.


Stevie Gets Award

Skipper Steven Gerrard was awarded the PFA Player of the Year award. It was decided by fellow players and Gerrard deserved the award fully with his leadership and his performance. That is also BEFORE he did what he did during the FA Cup Finals.


Last Home Game...



Liverpool ended their season at Anfield with an emphatic 3-1 win over Aston Villa. But to put the icing on the cake, Steven Gerrard scored one of the most outrageous goals you'll ever see. It rounded up a pretty good season.


And that sums up the review for today. Stay tune for more if you like looking back and reminiscing.

2 comments:

ladylala said...

haha, eh, the part about souey, is it a typo ah? the good manager, sh*t manager part... suppose to be good player, sh*t manager instead? :D

anyway, when u do the later months... u'll be reviewing the world cup too rite? remember to mention my socceroos! miss them terribly :(

DROGBALLS said...

ah! Yes, indeed a typo. Sometimes I just type too fast...