May 23, 2007

Champions League Cup Chat: Two ways to chat for today's match between AC Milan and Liverpool: * SportsFilter Campfirenow * Internet Relay Chat (IRC) IRC requires a chat client. Firefox users can install the easy-peasy ChatZilla.

posted by scully to gametime at 01:07 PM - 9 comments

BBC Five Live is streaming the game's audio. So far it isn't being blocked in the US.

posted by scully at 01:28 PM on May 23, 2007

nope. BBC Five Live just cut away and said it isn't available for streaming. Back to ESPN2.

posted by scully at 01:48 PM on May 23, 2007

According to this comment in Ask MetaFilter there are ways to watch online, but I haven't been able to get them to work for me.

posted by scully at 02:11 PM on May 23, 2007

It was me, myself and I in those chatrooms today. I assume others have real jobs, or were in the pubs. I won't spoil the result in case some people recorded the game.

posted by scully at 07:15 PM on May 23, 2007

If Clarence Seedorf recorded it, he still won't be able to find himself on the tape. I've never seen a Milan team give the ball away so easily. And Mascherano did a fantastic job on Kaka. But, two seconds after Rafa takes him off...

posted by owlhouse at 09:49 PM on May 23, 2007

They should have given the trophy to Herbert Fandel.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 PM on May 23, 2007

bill -- just out of curiosity, what decisions of Fandel were questionable? I was watching in Spain and don't understand Catalan (or Castillian Spanish, for that matter), so couldn't really get a sense of whether the announcers were outraged over any calls. I thought there was a bit of time wasting by Milan towards the end that should have resulted in more injury time and/or cards and the final whistle seemed a bit quick, but other than that it seemed pretty fairly officiated to me.

posted by holden at 04:31 AM on May 24, 2007

What holden said. I'm a Liverpool fan - I mean I bleed red... yeah - but I'd have to say I thought he was pretty good. Rafa came on the pitch at the end and looked like he was complaining about time (wasting and keeping), but he may instead have had some straws up his sleeve and been clutching at them, it was hard to tell. Milan didn't play all that well, but Liverpool were blunt. They need a world-class striker and a proper world-class midfielder who has more than guts and hunger like Gerrard has. They need some swagger, damn it.

posted by JJ at 10:13 AM on May 24, 2007

The first goal came off Inzaghi's arm and that changed the whole game. That's what I meant. Benitez should have started Crouch instead of Alonso, though that's separate from Herr Fandel's mistakes.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:46 PM on May 25, 2007

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