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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2010, 07:52:58 AM »
Taxi!
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2012, 09:56:12 AM »
Please allow me a misty eyed moment of reflection

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2012, 11:22:07 AM »
Only seven years ago.
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2012, 11:48:21 AM »
:wave.... where's fucking Byker Grove now eh...
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2012, 03:00:42 PM »
Memories...memories, can't believe it was 7 years ago!
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2012, 04:25:23 PM »
I'm struggling a little with this today. Remembering the feelings after the match. The sheer delight that we were top in Europe after all that time. It now feels like we are further away than ever.

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2012, 02:04:44 AM »
I'm struggling a little with this today. Remembering the feelings after the match. The sheer delight that we were top in Europe after all that time. It now feels like we are further away than ever.

On the other hand I'll letting that memory carry me for the return to glory.

Sighs.

In terms of magick what a night it was.
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2012, 01:39:19 PM »
goose bumps !!!  i was there ..... with my daughter ,she got married on sat 26th may  2012  ,and i mentioned that day which will live with us both for ever in my father of the bride speech !  ... which brought us both to tears (and many others !), two of the best days of my life and me the proudest dad in the world ,

thank you liverpool football club


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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #48 on: June 9, 2012, 04:03:36 PM »
7 years ago  :'(

I just remember stumbling around the stadium with my brother, both of us in a daze, not talking, trying to take into account the fact that we were European Champions.

Wonderful

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2013, 12:57:13 AM »
Just bumping this magnificent thread after seeing the link on another thread. Quality stuff

Someone should write a book, or perhaps pen a play or maybe even make a film about Istanbul, that would be great.

I know you're not active, but you're joking right?

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2013, 01:47:34 PM »
Best night of my life bar none.

All the memories from Istanbul are still so vivid in my mind inc. the great time we had at Taksim square the day/night before the game.

I remember getting to the stadium in a taxi with 5 cases of beer & bottles of vodka/whiskey/rum - my pals (who'd got there an hour or so before) were like rabid dogs when they saw the booze.  They'd rung me earlier to say that there was only non-alcoholic beer(?) being served so I was pretty loved right then.    ;D

Later on watching in awe as - what seemed like - thousands of Reds marching through the turkish countryside to get to the stadium.

Funnily enough I was going through some of my old stuff in the loft the other day and I found a few bits from Istanbul.
My match ticket, a programme, a metal pin badge from the final along with a couple of things i wouldn't normally buy - a tshirt and a cap which have both got a cityscape of istanbul printed on them with the words "I was there". 

Dunno why I got them but I'm glad I did.  My lad was only a toddler in '05 but he's heard & watched so much about that European Cup campaign that he was absolutely made up when I gave the stuff to him.
His response : "I can't wait until our next CL final - I'm definitely going with you !"   :scarf

I remember watching the '81 & '84 finals when I was about the same age as my lad is now and dreaming of going to a final to cheer our lads on. 
It was a long wait to finally get there but boy was it was worth it !

In my heart I believe my lad won't have to wait as long as I did to see us in another european cup final.
When he gets to go it'll be great - just not as good as Istanbul !   ;)

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2013, 06:17:41 PM »
Threads like this one will never get old, the OP is absolute gold and took me right back there.

Every little detail of that trip (we were in Istanbul for a frigging week !) is as crystal clear as if it was last week.  Please god it happens again.

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2013, 10:52:00 AM »
What a fantastic bump.

Can't believe we are close now to 10 years down the line, our club has gone through the mill that's for sure.

My main memories were travelling on my own and making loads of new mates, finding my hostel and sleeping with my tickets and money down my pants as I was convinced I was going to get robbed in the night.

I remember just walking the streets to get back to my hostel after the game and being a like a zombie, not talking or thinking, just brain was mush.

Great times.

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2013, 01:09:43 PM »
Threads like this one will never get old, the OP is absolute gold and took me right back there.

Every little detail of that trip (we were in Istanbul for a frigging week !) is as crystal clear as if it was last week.  Please god it happens again.



Likewise, a week that'll never be rivalled. Was luckly enough to get on my plane at close to the designated take off time and arrive back in Liverpool for the homecoming.
I remember getting to back to dublin on the saturday and it seemed every second person was sporting a Liverpool jersey. What a time to be a red!!!!

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2013, 07:27:31 AM »
TAXI!

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2013, 11:45:34 AM »
Never forget, it actually happened today :)
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2014, 01:18:28 PM »
Those were the days, these will be those days again.

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2014, 01:21:24 PM »
What a trip, best week of my life. A new adventure begins . . .

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2015, 08:18:55 AM »
Where are we now? Where are we, now?  :-\

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2015, 10:51:24 AM »
Another superb (& emotional - sniff) read, a perfect tonic for the day that's in it. Many thanks  :wave

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2018, 02:27:02 PM »
Those were the days, these will be those days again.

Thirteen Years since Istanbul. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Liverpool.

I've spent the last few days seeing people I know start their own journeys across Europe, much as I started mine back in 2005. I am (obviously) insanely jealous, but my main emotion is absolute pride in our people. Get in, Reds. Bring Shiny Number Six home. :scarf

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »
Thirteen Years since Istanbul. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Lucky, Liverpool.

I've spent the last few days seeing people I know start their own journeys across Europe, much as I started mine back in 2005. I am (obviously) insanely jealous, but my main emotion is absolute pride in our people. Get in, Reds. Bring Shiny Number Six home. :scarf
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2020, 09:09:46 PM »
I miss football. I miss how good it makes me feel.

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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2020, 09:48:01 PM »
I miss football. I miss how good it makes me feel.

I Mr Football. Wonna feel good?
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Re: Taxi To Ataturk!
« Reply #65 on: June 4, 2020, 02:27:02 PM »
Am speachless. Superb account. Its almost lucky as if I was there with you  :-\
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