Liverpool 3, West Ham United 3. (Liverpool win on penalties).
No tickets for Cardiff were to be found, despite all my efforts, and so we watched the game together. My uncle flew over from Florida, whilst I drove 10-year old William up from Guildford. Three generations of West Ham United fans, all congregated in Stratford-upon-Avon around a brand new television, bought especially for the occasion. It didn’t disappoint us.
It was a magnificent game. I’ve seen that fellow Gerrard play for Liverpool before, and he is simply inspirational, unfortunately for West Ham.
As we were driving north this afternoon, Mike Ingham on Radio 5 Live said that if West Ham scored first, it would be a classic final. They did, twice, and it certainly was.
Hats off to the Hammers. I thought they were just superb (even if I’m rather biased). And I’m sure they’ll be back. Come on, you Irons !
22. West Ham bubbles – football relegation and running
89. You’ll never walk alone – Liverpool in Istanbul
77. The most miserable day of the year
87. One morning in May
Probably Pardew’s best moment as Hammers boss.
It’s a shame things have worked out as they have for the man. He did a great job.
Yes, David, after a shaky start, last season was a good one for Alan Pardew, but the fates conspired against him both in Cardiff and apparently ever since.
Looking forward though, let’s hope Alan Curbishley can build to better things for the club. He was a great number 4 for West Ham in his playing days. Charlton benefitted enormously from Curbishley’s managerial skills, and have noticeably suffered this season since his departure.
It really is great to have him back at Upton Park.
And thanks very much for the visit. Your sites look well worth a look, too.