Friday, October 16, 2009

Back in Soccer-ness!!


Finally its back to the world of EPL and La Liga after the ever so boring international break. I do really wonder how many people, even soccer crazy fans pays real attention to the international results.

I can imagine people keeping tabs with the results and qualifications, but I cannot image people placing the live telecast of the matches as their top priority. Just might as well the Argies made it through and I was not surprised to read that only a measly quarter of a million bother to watch the England match on the internet.

A stern message that for all the technology we have today, live soccer is just not ready for computer monitors yet.

The WC is only good when the actual events comes around.

This weekend sees a great host of matches across the 3 major leagues in Europe.

I do pray for more matches like the Man City v ASS-enal game; the game of the season for me so far, probably because Arsenal got absolutely smashed after playing so well.

(Video of the mentioned match)

We will probably see a landslide game at the Emirates. Watching Carson Yeung really makes me laugh, I just cannot envisage a man having the vision of creating a fanfare Birmingham in China. He talks about getting the club to being one of the best in the country in the next 10 years. That will need 200-400 million at least for me, not the 20-40 million quid he has pledged. A clown in the making.

Elsewhere, Harry and his team will definitely be in for a head spinning time at Pompey where the fans will be at their very best to ruffle them. I am still not convinced with Spurs after their good start, they still does not have the steel and hunger to get back at teams who dare get rough with them with some ass kicking. Just too many sissies in the team full of English Patients!! Woody and King might just have a new leading role if filmmakers decide to remake the movie.

Man Utd have been the surprise team for me, they have not been great but have picked up the points. Other than the derby game, they have really sneaked out results after results in bandits style. Without Rooney and maybe Berbatov, they could straggle upfront. They cannot rely on Giggs again and again. I think Giggs has probably done more this season than the whole of last season when he was named Player of the Season, a decision that shows that the award and the whole voting system is a JOKE!!

Fergie will have to keep his mouth real shut this time and I really pray for once to see a ref be a little biased in favor of the away team for a refreshing change. OT is fast becoming Hollywood with all the last minute drams and stoppages thrillers. Its an absolute joke. And how sly and hypocritical can the man get when he is putting his arm round Wiley’s shoulder after Owen scored in the derby and the very next week he is lashing him. A real SHAMEFUL thing to do.

Chelsea also seems to be doing what they do best – putting neutral soccer fans to sleep with their style of play. It is just PAINFUL and fustrating to watch them play. For that, I really do hope they do not win the league.

The match against Liver-Poohs was a real turn off. Watching the stifling soccer is painful enough. Watching an Olympian like Drog is a F**KING DISGRACE!! [quote Droba / after match against Barca]. Drog will definitely be ready when the 2012 Olympics come round and we might just see him in a diving event. Do hope Dunne absolutely nails him hard time and again in their encounter at Villa Park.

Rafa might be under more pressure if his team fails to win at Sunderland, who has been great at home. W/o Torres and Ger, I can see Pool having more than a few problems. I cannot think of a team having ambitions of winning the league that is just so reliant on 2 players. That shows Rafa clearly is in wonderland, especially after selling Alonso. That was the moment they lost the chance of challenging for the title.

For me, he has lost it and is living in his own virtual world of Championship Soccer, especially after spending over 200 million quid. The body language of some players just does not seem right for me at the moment.

We should see both Stoke and Everton winning their home games. Everton have to improve a lot if they want to do well. They have really struggled and Moyes will hope he has a cash pledging chairman like Carson Yeung.

We have had some unpredictable weather here in Singapore, one minute it can be scorching and the next it can be absolutely pouring. That is the way to describe Wigan now. You just wonder if they will turn up and give Man City a good match, If they do not, there can be only one winner. I just wonder how long can Bramble sub stain his form. Not scoring an own goal or conceding a penalty so far this season is a surprise.

Burley’s non-existing defense has been their downfall away from home. However at Ewood where Blackburn has not been great, they might just eek out a result. A result that will mean more grey hairs on Big Sam.

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