Cheer up Liverpool fans at least you don't have go through the rigmarole of acquiring Champions League final tickets now.
After years of educational matches between Chelsea and Liverpool (educational as in they make you want to turn the TV off and read a book), last night's game was a ripsnorter, a dandy of a doozy with thrills and spills aplenty.
It's simple it rained and rain brings umbrellas, running mascara, sliding tackles and most importantly clumsiness. We will shortly start a petition for all games between these two sides to be played in the Amazon.
We'll let you chat amongst yourselves about the countless talking points in the game but ultimately the difference between the two sides was Didier Drogba.
Not only did he score two goals, he nobbled (accidentally?) Martin Skrtel who in turn was replaced by Sami Hyppia who gave away the decisive penalty who was also not fouled by Drogba (or was he?) for the non-penalty that would have been the decisive away goal.
We wonder if Rafa Benitez was on his MacBook Pro last night editing his video dossier and adding a Scouse fatwa on the pesky Ivorian who after his first goal produced an absolute textbook 'up yours' celebration.
ED has similar feelings to Drogba as it does to Amanda Holden.
We don't like to admit it to close friends or family and even though we don't want to like them, deep down we do think they are a bit tasty.
We know he enjoys nothing better than a dry land Greg Louganis impression, we know he bangs on tediously about his future 'possibly being elsewhere' and we know that dance after the game last night was hideous.
But he is always a handful and his movement for the second goal was superb. If he plays for your team you love him but he will always be a player opposition fans love to hate.
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Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore admitted an all-English Champions League final in Moscow presents a "logistical challenge" very much in the way Rudolf Hess admitted in 1941 that Moscow was proving a "logistical challenge."
But he will not press for a change of venue (there's no way that UEFA cash cow will give way to a bout of common sense even though the UEFA Cup final in Manchester could feature a Russian side).
So if you woke up this morning and thought about getting a ticket for the final, here's what you need to know:
1) GETTING A TICKET
If you are not one of Chelsea or Manchester United's leading 21,500 applicants who have amassed a veritable war chest of loyalty points for all of the extra home and away games attended you can either try to a) win a competition b) sell that unnecessary kidney and buy one on the black market or c) get a high ranking sales job at Nutella in the next three weeks - 17,000 will be reserved for Uefa's official partners and other various blaggers.
2) GETTING THERE
The city is not exactly well served by budget airlines - no cut-price routes exist from London - and the organised flights by the clubs are coming in at over £1000. How about the easyjet to Tallinn followed by a 1051km, 15 hour drive or Ryanair to Riga - a mere 12 hour, 936km jaunt (number of Little Chefs en-route - unclear, hope you like Borsch)
3) GETTING IN
So you've one less organ but got a ticket, it's taken you a month to get there and you're at the border but you haven't got a Visa. Not only do you have to pay £100 for the Visa but you need to have a valid hotel address. With £5,000 for a three-night stay at an ordinary chain hotel being quoted, we suggest taking the precaution of buying a bride beforehand.
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More bad news for Tom Hicks's Liverpool "brand" as they are only the world's fourth most valuable football club behind Manchester United, Real Madrid and Arsenal according to Forbes magazine annual list of the world's 25 most valuable clubs.
We think Hicks going into the Liverpool dressing room last night and congratulating the team on their hard work would have gone done about as well as a plate of bacon sandwiches at Avram Grant's Bar Mitzvah.
Talking of Grant, didn't he take it well when Stevie G planted his forearm into his face. Seemingly only a public garotting will rile the phlegmatic Israeli.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY 1: "He is the most proudest man in the world," Jamie Redknapp reinvents the English language once more in reference to the AWOL Roman Abramovich.
QUOTE OF THE DAY 2: "As the man who started the Chelsea revolution," was this part of Glenn Hoddle's rider that Richard Keys, between shaves, would use this introduction on countless occasions. We always thought it was Matthew Harding.
FOREIGN VIEW: A Japanese referee has been accused by a player of using abusive language, including telling him to "die". Japanese media reported that several players overheard a furious Yuichi Nishimura snap: "Shut up! You keep quiet and get on with the game. Die!"
DISSES OF THE DAY: "Why isn't this blog funny any more?" says paulathompson15. Well we don't hear many funnies coming from your direction, you're not exactly the new Jo Brand (unless of course you are a psychiatric nurse from Hastings in which case you are the new Jo Brand).
"ED is staffed by Norman Bates who has shaved his head and grown his beard. The person on his left is clearly saying "Here's Johnny!!" and the one at the back is the horrifying evidence of what you get when you remove the pig mask in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre," we offer a big Drogba knee slide in retort to james_ssmith.
Gianluca Zambrotta's legal team are after jjss.rm following the "Dean Gaffney lookalike at right back jibe" aimed at the Barcelona player.
TALKING POINT: With the Roman Abramovich factor, some say the final will be a home game for Chelsea. But with a burgeoning middle class and a criminal underbelly running the city, we think the Mancs will feel right at home. What do you think? And have any Everton fans built a 20ft papier mache Didier Drogba in Stanley Park yet?
COMING UP: More reaction than you can shake a stick at following last night and if we don't mention Rangers in the UEFA Cup tonight then some angry Glaswegians will be after us.