I could just be lazy here and say ‘see day 06‘. A holiday is practically an event so I have already done this post before. But no, in the spirit of things I will digress. Its time for me to to become the crazy football supporter (that’s soccer for those of you across the water in America, and also for those of you down the road who associate the word football with Gaelic, our national game here in Ireland) But yes I have a confession to make. ‘My name is Keelan and I’m a Liverpool supporter’. And so bearing that in mind the certain event that I am about to mention is an obvious one. The Champions League final 2005 (which is funny seeing as I was on said holiday mentioned in the Day 06 post when the match was on) But back to the match. For those of you on the know, I don’t need to say that the final was more than an exciting affair. But for the rest of you let me condense that great night in Istanbul into a few lines.

So Liverpool were the Underdogs and conceded three goals to AC Milan by the half time break. And so in the second half Liverpool came and orchestrated what is being dubbed as ‘The miracle of Istanbul’. They scored three goals and managed to bring the game into extra time and a subsequent penalty shoot-out. And I’m sure you know what came next. Liverpool won the shootout and thus won the Final.

And now for those of you who would like to know more or just relive that moment through song then by all means click play on the video below. The song is a special remix of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. The song incorporates commentary soundbites from the key moments of the game. So I think that s everything covered.

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14 thoughts on “Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event

  1. enjoyable post. I served in the US Air Force in the 1960s and did travel to Liverpool and saw the Beatles perform there. I also became acquainted with what we call European Football or, more commonly, soccer.

    My favorite sporting event was to go to Lordes to see the Test match between the West Indies and England. Gary Sobers and Wes Hall put a hiding on England that year.

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    1. Can’t say that I am a big fan of cricket to be honest. But it was great to see Ireland beat England last year. The irony was brilliant. Can’t say that I am a fan of the US Air Force either buts thats another matter. But It must have been amazing to see the Beatles live in their prime, especially in their home town.

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  2. I remember that Champions League final! I was actually supporting AC Milan that night, because Pirlo and Seedorf are two of my favorite players, but it has been an awesome-to-remember match anyway!

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    1. I actually did feel sorry for the AC fans after the match. It must have been heartbreaking. I remember they kept showing clips of people in the streets of Milan when Liverpool scored.

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    1. Things are not great over our way to be honest. I don’t know how much longer the people will be able to cope. The cost of living goes up while salaries go down. Sure we are owned by Germany now, we are in their debt. I’m sorry to sound so negative but this country is crumbling down around us. Soon enough our emigration figures will be on par if not higher than when your ancestors left Ireland. Thanks for asking.

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      1. not abuse – rejection :p however, I retract my previous hasty comment. I can’t let such a thing as a sport that I only casually follow affect the receipt of consistent entertaining posts. Keep at it and I’ll overlook your unfortunate team allegiance 😀

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  3. OK, I admit it…I support Wolves and yes, we are are being relegated, not a subject I wish to discuss right now 😦
    A song that reminds me of a certain event…Suedehead by Morrissey, it reminds me of the first time I went to see Morrissey…well it would wouldn’t it?! 🙂
    I love Wolves and I love Morrissey…I am a bit weird like that 😉

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