Saturday, March 05, 2016

Things That Interest Me

Above, is the greatest goal I think I have ever seen in person. David Beckham in his prime with a brilliant chip on my trip to Upton Park in 2002.

So, for no other reason, I recently pulled that game out and posted it up for you. And, while I am at it, here are the 16 matches I have seen in the United Kingdom to date.

The Results from my 6 Road Trips to England:

Deportivo 2, Arsenal 0 3/12/2002 - Champions League - Highbury

Manchester United 5, West Ham 3 3/16/2002 - Upton Park

Arsenal 2, Charlton 1 2/28/2004 - Highbury

Newcastle 1, Portsmouth 1 2/29/2004 - Fratton Park

2007 Trip Recap Blog Here

Manchester United 1, Liverpool 0 3/3/07 - Anfield

Blackburn 2, Bolton 1 3/4/07 - Reebok Stadium

Chelsea 3, Aston Villa 0 4/10/10 - FA Cup Semifinal - Wembley

Liverpool 0, Fulham 0 4/11/10 - Anfield

2012 Trip Recap Blog Here

Southend 3, Barnet 0  4/20/12 - Roots Hall

Arsenal 0, Chelsea 0  4/21/12 - Emirates

Queens Park Rangers 1, Tottenham 0  4/21/12 - Loftus Road

Manchester United 4, Everton 4  4/22/12 - Old Trafford

2014 Trip Recap Blog Here

Millwall 1, Bournemouth 0 5/3/14 - The Den

Arsenal 1, West Bromwich 0  5/4/14 - The Emirates

Chelsea 0, Norwich City 0  5/4/14 - Stamford Bridge

Crystal Palace 3, Liverpool 3  5/5/14 - Selhurst Park

Below is my view from that amazing night.


I imagine it would have to be a really boring day at your job to find this interesting, but that is why I named this post like I did. In fact, I was just looking through my ticket stubs the other day and was reminded of the day in February of 2004 when I had a chance to see Arsenal in person (with Spike Lee and the picture I took below)

Various other video items from these matches:


Clay said...

Thanks for posting that goal. Not only was is a perfect chip shot, he one-touched the pass! The man was great, no doubt.

ScottsMerkin said...

My how uniforms have changed in the last 10 years. You wouldn't find a player who wanted to be seen a jersey like the one in the Beckham video. But this change has also kept me from buying authentic team soccer jerseys because sadly, they don't look right on an out of shape former soccer player