April 12th, 2010
Reasons to be Cheerful Vol.1: Europa League
So instead of bemoaning the fact that a huge swathe of our favourite boys have crashed out of the Champions League and essentially the season is over blah blah yappity yap, we have decided to concentrate on the positive – the Europa League.
Admittedly it’s a far less shiny competition, (and not done any favours by the fact that it feels like the qualifying rounds go on forever, *snore*), but we would like to take this opportunity to illustrate a couple of the reasons why you should be watching come semi-final time.
We commence our examination with our lead picture, which features Dickson Etuhu and Paul Konchesky of Fulham. Having spectacularly knocked out Juventus in the previous round, they surprised many by playing a controlled game over two legs to see off Germany’s Wolfsburg. On 22nd April they will travel to Germany for the first leg of the semi’s against Hamburg; a team who also have plenty to offer…
The other leg will feature the dear lads of Liverpool FC who will be playing Atletico Madrid, also on 22nd April. Usually we are happy to take any opportunity to feature photos of Fernando Torres, but for today at least we have decided to restrain ourselves. Instead, feast your eyes on his former club’s eye candy, namely Alvaro Dominguez and Simao.
How you doin’, Europa?! Roll on Semis.