I Like To Do Drawings


From the Land of Knives and Misses (Switzerland), the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals (and semi’s) has been held and the results are in…

Liverpool will face Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday, April 2 and back at Tuesday, Anfield on April 8. As much as anybody would have loved to seen the weaker sides of Schalke or Fenerbahce, we all just had to know that we’d be facing another English team. While former Ian Rush look-a-like John Aldridge had recently said he wanted United, this tie will pit the last two losers of the CL final against one another. I certainly prefer them over United (whom are now on the other side of the draw). Maybe the Arse will even be pre-occupied with a title race?

And in keeping with that sentiment, should we advance past the Gunners, we get the winner of Chelsea-Fenerbahce. Chelsea in the semi’s — shocking.

The rest of the draw:

Roma v Man United
Schalke v Barcelona
Fenerbahce v Chelsea

The semi-final draw:

Arsenal or Liverpool v Fenerbahce or Chelsea
Schalke or Barcelona v Roma or Man United

Chelsea and Barca get what most people would assume are the easier draws, so hopefully one of them will choke on it. I certainly don’t envy United as Roma are in surging form and will likely look to right the wrong of last year’s elimination.

Whatcha think?


8 Responses to “I Like To Do Drawings”

  1. 1 Isaac Sampson March 14, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I wonder why one would immagine that Liverpool will ease pass Arsenal.Arsenal has a way of dealing with Liverpool just as LIV. also has a way of dealing with Chelsea.Even when Arsenal strugled with form last season, the young guns toyed with LIV.home and away.The hype about Liverpool’s strenght in Europe can only cause anxiety at Stamford Bridge.Its certainly going to be a tough game but…

  2. 2 beingsven March 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    I’m unsure who said Liverpool would ease past Arsenal…

    And last year’s CC games with Dudek in goal has NO bearing on this year’s European form. Maybe this year’s result? But what does a 1-1 draw really tell us? (besides the fact the Gunners pissed away some late chances after Liverpool couldn’t put the game away)

  3. 3 ArkansasLFCSupporter March 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I was disappointed we drew the flipping Gooners, but I am excited we get the second tie at home…Can you imagine if he first game is close, and we come home needing a goal or two or maybe just a clean sheet to go through? For some reason I just have a feeling things are being set up for another glorious European night at Anfield…

    And I pray to God that we get a shot at Chelski in the semis…Then it will be like Roger Daltrey sang—“Meet the new boss…same as the old boss…”

    How great would it be for us Scousers if we could send London’s two most precious teams crashing out in the same CL tourney???

  4. 4 warthogatlarge March 18, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    What’s this I hear about Gerrard not being able to play in the away game because of a suspension? The Torres-Gerrard tandem is the best thing that ever happened to Liverpool in a long time and it’d be a bummer not to have it on April 2.

    The Reds are looking great on the winning streak though (after that painful Barnsley episode argh!) while Arsenal seems to be cracking from the pressure of the Premier League. Let’s hope it stays that way.

  5. 5 Keith April 3, 2008 at 1:44 am

    You like to do drawings… but do you like the draw? Come back, sven! You need to tell the masses like myself what to think!

  6. 6 Agent Johnson April 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I’m guessing you’re in jail. Otherwise, you would be sharing your thoughts about the God that is Fernando Torres.

  7. 7 Zack April 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Where does the doomsday clock go for a Manc-$ki final.


  8. 8 Thomas Rooney July 2, 2008 at 9:03 am

    With english clubs dominating the Champions League over the last few years, who does everyone think will win it next year? I know it is hard to say at this stage but I think Chelsea, with Scolari, will go one better next time.

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