England 0-1 Germany
A good 30 minute performance from England but no real threat up front despite playing a strong attacking line of Rooney and Sturridge. The second string German side then turned it on and scored three minutes after entering our half for the first time.
I don’t think England played bad the whole night but the game pretty much summed up where England are in World Football right now. We have a long way to go to compete with the best in the World. If we make the Quarter finals in Brazil next year then it has been a major success.
Album launch party for the release of Bad Case Of Fabulous
- Pink Noise Party
- The Devices
Charlton Athletic 0 – 0 Wigan Athletic
Not a great match, pretty average to be honest. The first half was Charlton’s whereas the second was Wigan’s. A deserved draw.
England 3 – 2 Scotland
Scotland twice led in what was quite a noisy Wembley Stadium. Tonight was by far the best atmosphere I’ve ever had for an England game with the Scots national anthem being totally drowned out by boos, a totally different experience to when either the Irish or Welsh played us.
- England Walcott 29′ Welbeck 53′ Lambert 70′
- Scotland: Morrison 11′ Miller 49′
3rd year in 4 at Rock Werchter and once again the weather was fine.
Bands of note were,
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
A Day To Remember
Two Door Cinema Club
The Van Jets
It would have been great to see Bloc Party as well but they were on the wrong stage at the wrong time, when we arrived at The Barn there was a massive crowd already and we were unable to get inside the tent. By the time they were finishing the crowd must have been 80 deep outside.
I totally missed The Gaslight Anthem who I wanted to check out. I did catch Blur who were a disappointment, I left early, after 5 or so songs. I was smashed so that might have contributed, but there were loads of others leaving as well. All of the Dutch I was with said the same that they were disappointed so I don’t think I was wrong.
Green Day was the worse I have seen them, despite it being a very entertaining show still. I do think that their format needs to change a little bit and to a degree the same applies to Rammstein.
All in all the music of Werchter 2013 was poor and I say that because we spent more time away from the stages than at them.
I managed to get two free tickets via XFM for this show on the morning of the gig.
After the game I did in fact join Greg for the last hour or so of the gig. I arrived just as Journey were playing the National Anthem, the highlight of what I saw. We were in the VIP area of the crowd so everyone around us seemed to be having loads of fun. Greg, his parents and myself weren’t blown away at all.
England 1-1 Republic of Ireland
I could have joined Greg for Journey, Whitesnake & Thunder at Wembley Arena who were playing at the same time but already had tickets to the game so headed inside the stadium instead and watched a pretty boring game to be honest with Steve.
- England Lampard (23)
- Republic of Ireland Long (13)
Greg managed to get us tickets on the guest list for Scott’s spoken show. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from it if I’m honest but I have to say that it was a great show. It was an evening of comedy if I’m honest and something I really enjoyed.
Liverpool 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers
A legend departs, Jamie Carragher, 737 games in the famous red of Liverpool FC. A one club man, 11 major honors, a man who gave 100% every single match of his career, easily one of the Liverpool FC greats, more so in a period when we aren’t the dominant force as we once were. The day belonged to Carragher and rightly so.
Coutinho had an effort chalked off as the ref decided that the ball hadn’t crossed the line. Turns out it had… Goal line technology is coming in to the Premier League next year so that’s a good thing. He later scored from outside the box.
Carragher himself hit the post from about 30 yards after being urged from the crowd to shoooooot. A real shame it never hit the back of the net.
One thing that hasn’t been mentioned much in the media regarding this game and that was the debut of 17 year old Jordon Ibe. The young lad had a great game indeed. He had a few nerves in the first 5 minutes or so but soon settled down and had a fantastic debut, he even got an assist on Coutinho 23rd minute winner. Ibe didn’t seem scared to run at defenders and attack them. Rodgers clearly looked at this game knowing full well that the main focus of the game will be on Jamie Carragher, and not the young teen. Wise.