What We Call History has reached Part 7 with Mike Nevin and Rob Gutmann this time joined by Steve Graves to go through 2007/08 and its presence at the centre of every footballing path one would like to go down.
This time we revisit a row between Neil and Rob from 2008 – because why wouldn’t we? – about Mascherano’s sending off against Manchester United, as well as remember Liverpool’s win in the San Siro against Inter Milan.
At some point it will finish, but not any time soon. It is 2007/08. Everything within.
Great listen as always lads, loved the fume over the 0-3 right at the end.
My own memories was being absolutely fucked off with the ref and defending Masch, he got slaughtered inevitably inn the post match Sky ‘analysis’ and that was me finished with Jamie (narrative opinions only) Rednapp. He was dead to me after. Reina flatfooted for that Nani goal too, can’t bring myself to rewatch it, but if I remember correctly Rooney missed a thousand one v ones. They were really good that day, says it all they went onto win the european cup and I reckon we’d have got the better of the cunts in Moscow if it wasn’t for that ginger bastard on April 22nd.
Can’t agree more with Rob Gutman re. Mascherano’s red at OT. There’s no questioning Mascherano’s heart or spirit, but it was nothing short of rank stupidity to give a blatantly biased ref such an easy decision. Didn’t Torres get booked for answering the ref back too? Bloody hell that game still smarts. Sitting here seething about it!
100% with Neil about this, Masch was the only player brave enough to stand up and say, WTF is going on here? Remember we were right in the heyday of ref bullying by Ferguson, and this game epitomises the cowardice of Old trafford refereeing. Javier was absolutely right to say, ‘mate I am an Argentinian international, and this is laughable’ and throw his hands up and laugh in the ref’s face. Absolute scandal of a game, the worst I can remember tbh. Neil, you’re fucking 100% right to be seething, I still am.
In other news, Nevin sounds like a great pint