Me makes a living writing stuff & how I wish me could wield the mighty pen like the the fine examples below:
"After all the talk of destiny and all those claims that a fourth European Cup would only begin to reflect Manchester United’s size and ambition, a balmy night in Rome brought anticlimax and regret. They were outclassed by an outstanding Barcelona team — a group of players who showed what grace, elegance and class of the highest order still exist far beyond the Elysian fields of the Barclays Premier League. It takes a special team to make United look ordinary, let alone ugly, but Barcelona, a truly beautiful team, had done so and no one, not least Ferguson, denied the best side had won." - Oliver Kay, The Times
"Two mornings ago Alex Ferguson still thought he had a team that would place him among the top European managers from right across history. By full-time he was back in one of those cold-sweat, pre-1993 moments, defeated by a football club, actually a football institution, which made his own look puny." - Sam Wallace, Independent
"The margin of victory was two goals but the gap between the ambitions, and the execution, of the two teams touched on infinity. It would be comfortable to say the champions of England were beaten. Unfortunately, though, it ran a little deeper than that. They had been undressed and outclassed by the most beautiful team in all of football." - Martin Samuel, Independent
ps: definition of schadenfreude (wikipedia) as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate.”
pps: While me makes no apologies fer me poorly-disguised contempt fer the AIGs, fact remains they have managed to FINALLY pull even with us in league stakes.