not sure about Jerzy, Jimmy ,Baros, Harry etc winning the CL with that squad is still beyond anyones dreams.
Jürgen has got hold of the club and his positivity radiates throughout it. I am excited about this season because I think Jürgen might be about to go full heavy metal again and look to destroy teams can't wait
It was much much more of a miracle than what any other side in Europe has achieved, Munts got extremely lucky when Bayern wiped the floor with them, except the last few minutes, and it’s those last few minutes that are remembered,
In our case, the ‘05’ final will always be remembered for 4 specific moments in the game, the entire first half where we got caught with our pants down and were taught a lesson, Ste’s header to start the pendulum swing, Xavi’s soft penalty and slotted rebound, Jerzy’s wonder save( how the f**k did he do that?) and for me Shevchenko bottling his pen in the shootout,
Oh and just in case you have forgotten, the starting line up’s for KO……..
AC MILAN…..Dida, Cafu, Nesta,Stam, Maldini, Pirlo, Kaka, Seedorf, Gattuso, Shevchenko, Crespo
REDMEN….. Dudek, Finnan, Carra, Hyypia, Traore, Riise, Gerrard, Alonso, Kewell, Garcia, Baros
In essence it was men V boys, 11 world class players Vs our two, Carlo still shakes his head wondering how the f**k did we lose that ?
I’ll never ever forget that night, my wee boy was only 5months old, and my Late Mate Martin Neath( miss u ya pr**k !) a Blackburn fan, watched it together, he said at HT may as well f**k off, your not winning this, we never ever give up I said, deep down thought we were fu**ed tbh, but wasn’t telling him that, the rest is history, but look at that Milan side, absolute class from back to front, those names just roll off the tongue what a team, then you look at us….and with a f***in Massive Smile…and say How the actual F**k did we beat that unbelievable side ??
Sporting history books will tell you of the Miracle at Medina, but for me the Miracle @ the Ataturk was/is as big if not bigger !!
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