Looking forward to the final now!

AC Milan knocked out!! This is perhaps an even greater upset than that of Chelsea beating Arsenal, or Real Madrid’s defeat to Monaco. How could a team, famed for their defensive prowess, lose a 4-1 lead?

Nevertheless, one has to say, this is going to be one of the most open finals ever in Champions League football, with only one of the four semi-finalists to have actually won the European Cup before. Chelsea v Monaco and Porto v Depor will be a fiesta of attacking football, and surely the final will not be a repeat of last season’s dour encounter. No penalty shootouts this time, touch wood!!

Now bring on Arsenal v Liverpool! On a week of upsets, perhaps the Reds can hammer another nail in the Gunners’ season’s coffin!!

On another note, it always annoys me to read speculation concerning Emile Heskey’s future. A lot of so-called Liverpool fans like to slag him off, but I’m not one of them. I like the fella, he’s humble, very hard-working and consistently performs well for Liverpool and England. So he doesn’t score a lot. It’s a weakness, true, but give him a break, he’s young and will surely improve given his strong work ethic. Managers like Martin O’Neil, Gerard Houllier, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren all rate him highly – surely they can’t ALL be wrong?