flyman wrote:I still cant get my napper around this one what has Glasgow ever given to music of black origin?
Josef wrote:It's a music biz jolly. It's not like Glasgow's been named 'World City of Black Music 2009'.
They held the Champions League final in Glasgow recently. Enough said.
Josef, are you suggesting that Glasgow has never given anything to European football or achieved anything noteworthy in its competitions?
For those with poor memories, I shall point out the following...
Hampden has hosted three European Cup finals, including the one widely acclaimed to have been possibly the greatest game of football ever played: 1960, Real Madrid 7 - Eintracht Frankfurt 3, attended by 130,000 people. It also of course played host to the 2002 final you referred to, when Zidane scored one of the best goals ever to grace a European Cup final as Real Madrid defeated Bayer Leverkusen by two goals to one.
Three other UEFA competition finals have also been played at Hampden over the years: European-Cup Winners Cup finals in 1962 & 1966 and the UEFA Cup final in 2007, which was also a fantastic game.
Hampden holds the record for the highest attendance ever in a UEFA competition match - 136,505 for the 1970 European Cup semi-final between Celtic and Leeds United. The record for the largest attendance at any match ever played in Europe is also held by Hampden - 149,415 for the Home Championship match between Scotland and England in 1937.
Rangers were the losing European Cup-Winners Cup finalists in 1961.
Celtic of course won the European Cup in 1967, with Rangers losing the European Cup-Winners Cup final of the same year.
Celtic were the losing European Cup finalists in 1970.
Rangers won the European Cup-Winners Cup final of 1972.
In more recent times both Celtic and Rangers have reached the UEFA Cup final, losing in 2003 and 2008 respectively.
As well as finals, both halves of the Old Firm have reached the latter stages, including many semi-finals, of UEFA competitions on numerous occasions over the years.
All in all, I would say Glasgow has made a significant contribution to European football over the years and deserved to host the 2002 Champions League Final.
The MOBO Awards, on the other hand, are being carted around the country like a travelling circus.