THE DAY THE GHOSTS OF MUNICH ,DESCENDED TO LIFT THE EUROPEAN CUP
We talk about theft, time and time again on this blog. Theft being stealing from the poor. Scoring in those dyeing seconds , the goal that makes the opposition shed tears, so near but yet so far. You say to yourself, "But only, and What if"
When it comes to THEFT , THERE was no better case to illustrate this than when Manchester Utd beat Bayern Munich in 1999. Now I love my soccer videos and a few years ago my uncle got this DVD called Beyond the Promised Land. I hate the MANCS but let me tell you we got this DVD just when surround sound came out. We pumped the volume and the MANCS in the room like Hoosain Mayet, Mamoo and co were in awe.
I urge any MANC To put the speakers up High and Pump the volume and watch the start of this video. PUMP the sound. ................because it was on this day the Ghosts of Munich came down and helped MANCHESTER UNITED WIN EUROPE.....
SAF goes on to say what he was thinking hes going to tell the players, He said I mean what a season we had, we won the Double, You cant feel hard done by.
A die hard MANC fan in the video said "It wasnt luck, it was belief, and believe will win you things..when all hope its gone Man Utd were not lucky to win the European Cup, How many teams will thank their lucky stars to be 1-1 .But they didnt
He goes on to say that Duncan Edwards was there, Bobby Charlton was in Midfield, Tommy Taylor was there, There was not 11 players, there was 22 players, the boys from Munich were there.
I remember SAF saying Steve McClaren wanted him to drop to a 4-4-2 after 1-1.But he said to Steve, "This is not finished"I knew we would Win
Even when Effenburg walked up to the cup, SAF said "Its standing there, You cant touch it, Because its not yours
In case the one on top doesnt play
Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land - The funniest movie is here. Find it
I remember we went 3-0 down. The guys that were watching at home decided that they had enough ,so they went to the local store all down and miffed. Second half started. 3-0 down against the best Italian defense and the best European team ,,,,,impossible, But then 3-1,3-2. I phoned the guys and said...Hey Hey,you owes better come back. Something is happening in Istanbul. When Alonso scored his penalty it was game on. I can only imagine the guys that were there in Istanbul, Rashid Cassim, Zee Mayet, Cisse. Please lads ,share it with us.
Dudeks save in extra time, that point blanker. and then the penalties
UTDS was theft of the highest order. I think ours was earned, Coming back from 3-0 down against an Italian defense that gives you f#4kall. From teh brink of defeat.
I open the floor. What do the readers say.Which one was sweeter
WOZA 2010 WOZA
Thank you ZK for the info below. The fllowing article is from FIFA.COM
The unveiling of the mascot for 2010
Zakumi - a Mascot with attitude
So what can we say about him? One thing is for sure, Zakumi will be first on the dancefloor and last off it at the biggest party in the world - the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. He wants to dance and entertain as many people as he can. He is an animator for fans, players and officials, for schoolchildren, teenagers and big kids alike!
Needless to say, he is extremely proud to be the Official Mascot and determined to be the best host for everyone visiting his beloved country. He symbolizes South Africa and the rest of the African continent through his self-confidence, pride, hospitality, social skills and warm-heartedness.
Zakumi is a jolly, self-confident, adventurous, spontaneous, and actually quite shrewd little fellow. He loves to perform and always follows his instinct and intuition, yet sometimes has the tendency to exaggerate a bit. You will often find him fooling about and teasing people but not in a mean way. He is warm-hearted and caring, and wants to make as many friends as possible.
He loves to play football as it is a great way to connect with others and break down language barriers. He always carries his football around which he will use to invite people to play with him.
Zakumi loves football. At one time he decided to dye his hair green as he felt it would be the perfect camouflage against the green of the football pitch; a bit like his rosette spots are when hunting in the wilderness!He does have one striking weakness. With all his energy, he needs frequent rests. Occasionally, in-between performances on stage, he may suddenly fall asleep on the spot at the most random times! But rest assured, these are only short breaks that a leopard of his calibre needs to recharge his batteries.
Over the last years he has travelled the whole of Africa where the leopard habitat is good (pretty much everywhere from open savannahs, forests, jungles to mountainous areas, even deserts). He has therefore learned to adapt to new environments; enjoying the diversity in nature and people across the African continent
The name ‘Zakumi' is a composition of ‘ZA' standing for South Africa and ‘kumi', which translates translates into ‘10' in various languages across Africa.
Zakumi's main priority is to turn the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa into one huge, joyful and unforgettable party and show the thousands of international guests the warmth and spirit of the African continent.
"He wants to create a good mood for the fans and raise the excitement for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first on African soil. He is a proud South African and wants to ensure that the world will come together in South Africa," explained Lucas Radebe, South Africa's football icon and close friend of Zakumi.