February 27, 2003

LIVE: Liverpool v Auxerre, UEFA Cup fourth round, 2nd leg (805pm GMT/305pm EST).: Liverpool host French team Auxerre, and carry a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. Winner moves into the quarterfinals, which could be Liverpool v Celtic, if Liverpool win today, and Celtic doesn't blow a 3-1 lead. If Liverpool get knocked out of the UEFA Cup tonight, they have a chance to qualify for next years tourney by beating Man Utd in the Worthington Cup final this Sunday.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:48 PM - 26 comments

Unlike, say, Birmingham.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:49 PM on February 27, 2003

HA!! Here are the other scores so far...I'm pissed about the Wisla/Lazio game being postponed! Fucking Lazio is too scared to play on a cold pitch! FT Besiktas (Tur) 4 - 2 Slavia Prague (Cze) 90' AEK Athens (Gre) 0 - 1 Malaga (Spa) 62' Stuttgart (Ger) 1 - 2 Celtic (Sco) HT Denizlispor (Tur) 0 - 1 FC Porto (Por) 20' Anderlecht (Bel) 0 - 0 Panathinaikos (Gre) Postp. Wisla Krakow (Pol) ? - ? Lazio (Ita) 21:05 Liverpool (Eng) ? - ? Auxerre (Fra) 21:30 Boavista (Por) ? - ? Hertha Berlin (Ger)

posted by StarFucker at 01:51 PM on February 27, 2003

Hey SF, y'think Liverpool can make it thru today?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:04 PM on February 27, 2003

Not with this lineup!!! 1 Jerzy Dudek 23 Jamie Carragher 2 Stephane Henchoz 4 Sami Hyypia 30 Djimi Traore 9 El Hadji Diouf 17 Steven Gerrard 13 Danny Murphy 18 John Arne Riise 8 Emile Heskey 10 Michael Owen

posted by StarFucker at 02:08 PM on February 27, 2003

I know, I know, I know. Enough already. So who would you put in there? OK, I could see Hamann in for Murphy, and Baros for Heskey. What about Carragher? Diao? Would you drop Riise back? I don't think so. I'm pleased to see they're using him as a winger/attacking midfielder instead of sticking him in defense.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:13 PM on February 27, 2003

Riise does just as well playing in the back... He still comes up on the wing causing other teams havoc. Hamann for Murphy obviously. Biscan for Carragher, and Baros for Heskey. Hey worldcup, are you on Yahoo right now?

posted by StarFucker at 02:19 PM on February 27, 2003

erm, not really, why?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:40 PM on February 27, 2003

Nevermind then... I am listening to the game on BBC...

posted by StarFucker at 02:42 PM on February 27, 2003

What's so great about Biscan? Isn't he another overrated young player who, unlike Baros, hasn't lost enough weight or shown enough fight?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:43 PM on February 27, 2003

Well, that BBC coverage slipped under the radar (heh). But still better than watching Glendenning at the Guardian nattering on about his bloody computer freezing up. Don't they have any new machines at that place? Every game involves their machine freezing up. What are they using? Windows BOB?

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:48 PM on February 27, 2003

I didn't think it was possible but I am actually looking forward to a Manchester United victory on Sunday and you 2 are responsible!

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:48 PM on February 27, 2003

Uh...MANU will lose... Liverpool 3 Man United 0 Anyway, playing with 10 men without Carragher would be an improvement. I'm not saying Biscan is great, its just that Carragher is that bad...

posted by StarFucker at 02:56 PM on February 27, 2003

Liverpool is through! 2-0...they are going against Celtic. Should be interesting. I hope Henrik Larsson will be back for it. Oli and Panathinailkos are through too!

posted by StarFucker at 03:59 PM on February 27, 2003

Well there is one piece of good news, at least.

posted by Fat Buddha at 04:11 PM on February 27, 2003

As opposed to Birmingham struggling against relegation, that is.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:19 PM on February 27, 2003

Well, after a victorious bout in Euro competition, we can settle down to a nice weekend beating Man Utd in yet another championship competition. Yawn, it's so nice to be up among the elite.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:23 PM on February 27, 2003

Oh dear, don't get too upset on Sunday when you lose badly, there is always the intertoto.

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:45 PM on February 27, 2003

Nice one FB. :-) 2-1 to the champions. See, I ain't finished gloating yet.

posted by squealy at 06:19 PM on February 27, 2003

I guess you won't be gloating so much when Villa thumps the Blues next Monday. Think Enckelman will cough things up again? I doubt Villa will be as accommodating. I'll throw a post up there just for you guys and Calmy on Monday.

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:42 PM on February 27, 2003

woot! (Not that either of us will be around to read it. We'll be at the game). The next round draw for liverpool is a good one - Celtic. Come on Martin O'Neill!!

posted by BigCalm at 03:22 AM on February 28, 2003

I'll be at the game in the sense that I'll be in the pub watching it on Sky, though it does sound like Blues fans will be here, there and every fecking where in Villa Park. Apparently Villa are contemplating putting the words to some of their songs, complete with bouncing ball to highlight the words, on the big screens in the ground in order to encourage their supporters to sing. Artist's impression is here.

posted by squealy at 04:59 AM on February 28, 2003

BigCalm old chap, as Squealy says, it appears that Villa have been a trifle lax with the ticketing and many more Blues fans will be in the ground than there should be. Unfortunately I won't be one of them, I will be watching on sky. As for the scouse gits on here, I suppose I have been a bit churlish and it doesn't become me. So may I congratulate you on reaching the quarter finals of THE LOSERS CUP

posted by Fat Buddha at 06:30 AM on February 28, 2003

I have a prediction for the UEFA final.... Liverpool or Panathinaikos vs Wisla Krakow. Anyone else got other predictions?

posted by StarFucker at 09:32 AM on February 28, 2003

Liverpool to win it all! Yeah!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:24 PM on February 28, 2003

Hey, thats weird, did someone fix my spelling error on Panathinaikos?

posted by StarFucker at 01:46 PM on February 28, 2003

You pussies! Too afraid to make predictions?!

posted by StarFucker at 04:07 PM on February 28, 2003

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