When he’s not presenting Drive on Mondays, Adrian Durham is almost certainly going to a game somewhere.
The legendary talkSPORT host’s mellow tones were heard across the country, in Europe and across the world.
From the Premier League to the Champions League, from the EFL to the FA Cup – our Adrian has seen it all this season.
Now, as the Kop crosses the Channel to Paris for the Champions League final against Real Madrid in what is sure to be a rowdy affair, we wanted to know what are the best moods he has had in the 2021 season. /22?
5. Watford 4-1 Manchester United
I’m one of the few people who can say they’ve seen Watford win a home game this season. They destroyed Man United who made Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis look like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in their prime.
The noise levels, the laughs and the joy when Harry Maguire was sent off were also on another level. It was not a regular theme at Vicarage Road this season, however.
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4) Villareal 2-3 Liverpool
The home side trailed 2-0 in the first leg, which was comfortable for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Unai Emery therefore needed something special and despite torrential rain all day, Villareal fans put on a brilliant show that evening.
By halftime, they had erased the deficit. But then their keeper was nutmeg twice and decided to take an inexplicable walk outside his box allowing Liverpool to turn back.
3) Watford 1-2 Burnley
Yes Vicarage Road again, but not the home fans this time.
Traveling fans are generally much more energetic and vocal – they are determined to enjoy the day even if there is a good chance they won’t get results. The Burnley fans in the away section were superb, noise and non-stop singing, and they were rewarded with a victory after falling behind.
And they celebrated the goals and the whistle full time with the players, which was nice to see.
2) Rangers 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Frankfurt win 5-4 on penalties)
Frankfurt fans were absolutely sensational in Sevilla. They were all wearing white, Frankfurt’s third stripe, and it was a mighty wall of white at one end.
They had a MASSIVE banner draped over both levels of their section. They also had extraordinary detailed upper/lower level choreography involving alternating flags and chants, and doing so for an extended period of time. There were times when I couldn’t take my eyes off it even during the game.
In the second half they went with non-hazardous pyro style lighting which was a breathtaking sight. It was a phenomenal show of support that was truly memorable.
Frankfurt took victory on and off the pitch that night.
1) Rangers 3-1 RB Leipzig
Wow. The succession of cleverly worded Rangers songs, especially Belinda Carlisle’s tribute to John Lundstram, were all sung so loud and proud that you couldn’t help but be impressed.
But when Lundstram scored the crucial goal the noise levels and the power of the Ibrox support went to a level I had never experienced at a football game in all my years watching the game all over the world .
It’s a night that will stay with me forever.