November 2011 Archives
Last night, was one of those nights that should have been played out in an entirely different way. It was the night that Liverpool met Chelsea once more at Stamford Bridge. This time, it was to see, who out of the two teams would enter into the next round of the Carling Cup draw, which takes place this evening.
There had of course been many hours of interviews and media reports around the fact that, Liverpool would have to play this game, 48 hours after their league clash with Manchester City. This led to a large section of the media wondering if in fact, it would be a bridge to far for Liverpool, who are classed as a team in transition. Enter a certain Kenny Dalglish, who just assured everyone, in his own wonderful way, that Liverpool would do the best they could and under an unexpected emotional cloud, that is exactly what they did.That emotional cloud began with the one minute's applause that was made in honour of Gary Speed, who as we all know, lost his life last weekend. The sound around Stamford Bridge was deafening and pleasing to see as the tribute to a well-liked and wonderful player was made. The most poignant scene of course was taken place in the middle circle. Craig Bellamy, who had been given Sunday off as bereavement leave, was back and the tears began to fall, tears for the man who was not only his mentor but also his best mate. We can only guess how Craig feels, but I am sure Kenny and the club will give him all the support that he needs