By Ollie Irish
I’ll be straight with you: I didn’t watch the Champions League final. I was in a Canadian pub in central London – yes, the only Canadian pub – watching the NHL ice hockey playoffs. The CL final was on at the same time, but I could hardly see the big screen for tourists wearing 3D specs.
I’ve since watched the highlights and, um, it looked a bit dull. Not for Inter, of course, but for the neutral – it certainly won’t go down as a classic final. Bayern will forever rue the absence of Franck Ribery, who might have found a way to get past the brilliant Lucio, Julio Cesar and co.
Still, that Mourinho, eh! What a manager he is, well on his way to becoming the greatest gaffer of all time. Who knows what he can achieve with Real Madrid and C-Ron? Can’t wait to find out.
And a word too for Howard Webb, who by most accounts had a good, incident-free game. (By the way, the Telegraph ran an interesting piece about Webb’s CL display.)