April 23, 2010
It would be disingenuous of me to complain about Franck Ribery’s red card when, throughout this Champions League campaign, other calls have gone our way. (That’s stating the painfully obvious, innit?) However, if you were to ask what I honestly thought? Now that my lager-fueled, conveniently blind Bayern loyalism has subsided? I would opine that the reds handed out, on both sides of the field, at the Allianz Arena, Wednesday night, were a bit harsh.
April 20, 2010
With a wink and a nod, I was very tempted to name this blog “Typical French” in response to the FFF allowing Olympique Lyon to postpone their Ligue 1 match against Monaco that was supposed to take place in between the Champions League semi-final ties. The news of which had me fuming on my facebook page, imploring my Irish friends to send me an “ABF” tee. (ABF = Anyone But France. And, ahead of June, I still want one.) But, Bayern Munich have decided not to lodge a formal protest, so I’ve cooled my heels a bit. Besides, there’s other stuff to talk about.
April 8, 2010
I’ve got to thank Sir Alex Ferguson for opening his big mouth and giving me a far more appropriate title to this blog than the one I had picked out before. The previous title was going to be “Football, bloody hell…”, the famous phrase spoken by him after the 1999 Manchester United / Bayern Muenchen Champions League final.
April 6, 2010
Mia san mia. It’s a Bavarian phrase, used by Bayern, that translates as, “We are who we are”. It’s somewhat akin to the Manc phrase I’ve seen on banners this year, “Not arrogant. Just better.” We are two, insanely proud, universally loved by their fans - and hated by everyone else, clubs with long, storied traditions.