Welcome to the latest  edition of First State Kopites. It’s episode 39 of season 3 – a podcast for Liverpool supporters in Delaware and friends of those Liverpool supporters. Thanks for listening on your preferred platform, we are available on ALL of them (and on YouTube).

It’s Paul joined by Sean and Daz to the Champions League final, certainly not in the way we’d hoped or expected. We may get into some season review stuff, or leave that for the real last episode after some of the dust has settled. Our goal is to help ourselves and our audience process what happened and find a positive way forward.

Champions League final

The mess that was the Paris final in 2022 UEFA, the French government, the tribalism Fans arriving late without tickets – what playbook are you using? Memories of Hillsborough and Heysel The game? In the end did the extra cup games get in the way? It really was alternate universe stuff that we didn’t win this one (1.91 to 0.89 xG?)

The parade – 500,000 on the streets:

This team deserves so much credit There will be endings – Origi is leaving, Mane may be leaving, others? ‘Don’t be sad’

We’ll probably be back next week with a proper season review. Thanks to Sean and Daz (and all who joined us this year – especially Haitham, Justin and Enrique) – if you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend. Follow us on Twitter  – we only tweet and re-tweet from sources we think are credible.

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