The Pinetar Rag

April 10, 2009

The center of the sports universe

Filed under: Uncategorized — mcgonnigle @ 9:30 pm

gerrardrafaYup.  That’s it.  Take a good look.  What can they be saying?  Rafa is obviously describing a piece of cheesecake the size of an oil filter that he had at the Saltgrass in Dallas, when he was visiting American owner Tom Hicks.  Gerrard is thinking, “dude, not another food story~”


I might as well take this opportunity because it will likely be the last this season.  Liverpool top for 2 hours before ManU blows Sunderland off the pitch–it’s already 1-0 on 19′ by Scholes.  At least now, Sunderland knows it’s not getting a point unless they throw some men forward!  What have you got to lose?  And when you’re one slot from relegation with 7 to play, isn’t that point the point?

Have a look at it.  It’s a beautiful and rare thing.


Here’s a shot from today’s 4-0 destruction of Blackburn.  Torres got 2.  Agger 1.  And Ngog came on late for Torres and netted one.  Conspicously rested were Gerrard (no shock), Dossena (Insua and Agger played with Carragher and Arbeloa), and Martin Skrtl.  Skrtl HAS to have a better game on Tuesday.

And the short rest (Tue not Wed) is also a fluke of the fates: Wed is the 20th anniversary of 96 Scousers being crushed to death at the 1989 FA Cup Semi Final at Hillsborough, in Sheffield (neutral site).  It was the disaster that made Britain realize that you need seats for every patron–no standing room terraces. Within 3 years, every ground in the UK had mandated seats.

Will the Hillsborough anniversary make the Scousers play like banshees?  Well, only Carra and Gerrard are from Merseyside, so I don’t know, but, having been there, I can tell you that they take this very seriously over there–even today.  It’s like religion.  Gerrard lost 2 cousins in the disaster.  He will be hurt but playing on emotion, both of the 3-1 loss and the Hillsborough memory.  I think it’s safe to say that the greatest tribute they could give the 96, would be a 4-0 destruction of Chosee at The Bridge.  Maybe the ghost of Casey Stengle (he played baseball at The Bridge in the 1920’s) will make the ball bounce funny (or the linesman’s flag).

You’ll Never Walk Alone!  Remember the 96.


Here is a shot that made me laugh.  Craig Bellamy; ex-Liverpool badboy.  He never fit in.  WHAT was Rafa thinking bringing in this tatted-up meathead in to Liverpool?  Safe to say, he’s NOT a philosopher, but after 6 or 7 pints of Guiness, he surely THINKS he is…


For luck, let’s reflect on the words to “Scouser Tommy”:

Let me tell you the story of a poor boy
Who was sent far away from his home
To fight for his king and his country
And also the old folks back home
Now they put him in a Highland division
Sent him off to a far foreign land
Where the flies flew around in their thousands
And there’s nothing to see but the sand
Well the battle started next morning
Under the Arabian sun
I remember that poor Scouser Tommy
Who was shot by an old nazi gun
As he lay on the battle field dying (dying dying)
With blood gushing out of his head
As he lay on the battle field dying (dying dying)
These were the last words he said…
Ohhhhhh… I am a Liverpudlian
I come from the Spion Kop
I love to sing, I love to shout
I go there quite a lot* (Every Week)
We support the team thats dressed in Red
A team that you all know
A team that we call Liverpool
And to glory we will go
We’ve won the League, we’ve won the Cup
And we’ve been to Europe too
We played the toffees for a laugh
And we left them feeling blue – Five Nil!
One two
One two three
One two three four
Five nil!
Rush scored one
Rush scored two
Rush scored three
And Rush scored four
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
All You Need Is Rush, de de de de de
All You Need Is Rush, de de de de de
All You Need Is Rush, Rush,
Rush Is All You Need.

How did we lose to these guys?  In the pool holding hands?  yikes…

Click here to see photos of Chosee that may shock you

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