I was quite confused today to find articles in the Turkish papers headlined "Tesekkurler Ingliltere" and then describing Middlesbrough defeating Basel in the UEFA Cup quarterfinal. I of course ignored the articles for a while but eventually my curiosity got too much and, after watching some highlights on NTV, I actually bothered to read them.
It seems that if Basel had won Switzerland would have grabbed a place off Turkey in the Champions League in the 2007-2008 season (not next season but the one after). That would also make it harder to get into the UEFA Cup.
So I guess in the end Middlesbrough did us a favour. So indeed, thanks Ingiltere. It was also good to see Viduka in amongst the goals again. The man is running into some fine form with the World Cup just a few months away. Watch out Brazil!
By the way, just noticed that this is the 100th post on the blog. Considering that 50 percent of all blogs die after three months, I reckon Eski Kanka deserves a beer, after all he had never even heard the word blog before December.