Alternate Universe…. Ponder this, if you will……
May 19th 2012
Allianz Arena, Munich
Chelsea win a corner in the dying moments of the 2012 Champions League Final. Juan Mata steps up and curls an inswinger. Drogba is pulled to the ground and Neuer claims the ball comfortably, the ref waves play on. The players look defeated, the fans have given up. In his frustration Didier Drogba 2 foot tackles Lahm in a desperate attempt to win the ball back. He’s red carded.
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Everyone knows scousers love their poems. From the Beatles to the fella on ‘Being Liverpool’. We also know how much the red side of the Mersey love Rafa, who is currently the interim incumbent of a role he said he’d never take, whilst the longtime fans at the Bridge are counting down the days.
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