Sunday, 29 January 2006

Xing Nien Quai Le

Here's wishing everyone the best of health, most of wealth and loads of blessings from the Lord for the year 2006. Happy Chinese New Year one and all! :)

Thursday, 26 January 2006

Woe is me...

My girl-girl currently crazy about... Marcos Baghdatis! :( Well, at least he is not...

David Nalbandian... :)

Thursday, 19 January 2006

Fair play

Man Utd vs Burton: 5-0. End of a fairy tale. However, this is not the end of the story... you know something? I wrote in a previous posting that something smelled fishy when Man Utd drew at Burton Albion a week ago... but with hindsight, I realised that it was a good thing. Why?

  1. Man Utd's out of all European competitions, meaning they are playing less matches. Meaning less opportunities to let fringe players to get games under their belts. So getting a draw AND thus playing an extra match like this is a good thing.
  2. It also gives a very, very small club like Burton a chance to get some much needed funds into their coffers. It is said that a replay like this will earn Burton an estimated 500,000 pounds in extra revenue.
  3. It gives Burton's players a chance to play in a stadium like Old Trafford and allow their fans to also get a feel of such a stadium, which they will never ever get to do so for a normal Premiership match, with Premiership ticket prices being so extorbitant.
If not, why do you think that in fielding almost the exact same team, with the exception of Darren Fletcher who came in for Ritchie Jones, Man Utd manage to put 5 goals into Burton's net? Funny eh? :) Anyway, its only my own speculation... you draw your own conclusions. :)

I'm glad Sir Alex Ferguson was quick to praise the Burton players for their positive spirit, the home team was nice enough to leave the field quickly after the match to allow the Burton team to make a lap of honour and the home fans had stayed back to cheer their opposition... I don't know how many big clubs are willing to do just that.

That's how football should be played don't you think?

Friday, 13 January 2006

The Great British Sale

Come one, come all, the Great British Sale is on right now... on offer: British car makers (almost all sold?), British confectionery companies and now the latest, British football clubs!

As proof of guaranteed greatness after purchase, see - CHELSEA.

For guaranteed notoriety, see - MANCHESTER UNITED.

Already Portsmouth and Hearts has been taken and Blackpool, WestHam have all been mentioned to be up for sale. So hurry, hurry, hurry - limited clubs left!

Sighs... I wish I had a few billion pounds to spare... I'd buy me a club or two and play real-life Football Manager. :)

P/S Can someone answer me this? Why is a football club called a club if there are no members and only 1 owner???

Thursday, 12 January 2006

That sinking feeling

Sighs... from the moment I picked up my phone after I woke up from my nap I knew I was in trouble... 3 missed calls and 2 SMS messages. BIG trouble... I had my phone on silent mode since this afternoon's class and I had forgotten to switch it back to normal mode. No wonder I didn't hear my phone ringing throughout the evening... Sighs...

One message was normal... asking what I was doing... the second... well, let's just say I am in BIG, BIG trouble now...

It really was an honest mistake and an oversight that I should not have overlooked... Sighs...

Baby, I am really sorry... it was my fault but it was an honest mistake... my mistake... I'm sorry.

Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Shelf life

Just curious... what will happen to my Casio watch after 2039? My watch can only tell the date till 2039... what happens after that? I know its probably not going to last till then, but what if it did? Then what? Will it be able to adjust itself or give me the wrong date or just die on me?

Can someone enlighten me on this?

Monday, 9 January 2006

Sneaky suspicion

Is it me or am I the only one to come to this conclusion while watching the match between MU and Burton Albion? As the game progressed, it began to feel as if the 2 teams were playing for a draw, thus allowing Burton to snatch a replay at Old Trafford... Such a replay will earn Burton an additional 500,000 pound-sterling. MU is also none too worried cos their fixtures this year is not so congested with them being out of all European competitions.

Anyway, its just my own opinion. More likely, MU played with their nose too high and underestimated the way lower-league/non-league teams such as Burton are inspired by past giant-killing feats and continue the time honoured tradition of the FA Cup.

So there, that's my contribution to this year's load of conspiracy theory ler :)

Thursday, 5 January 2006

Playing catch up?

Its only half way through the season but Man Utd and Arsenal has already thrown in the towel. The MU vs Arsenal game is one of the the most mundane I've ever seen in recent seasons. I am not so much worried about the mundaneness of the game but about the fact that the season is more or less effectively over in the Premiership. If the Premiership authorities are not careful, more and more people will start to tune off as it becomes more and more predictable.

Many pundits and commentators are already making the same conclusion. Surprisingly this is not the case in Spain, where Barcelona and Real Madrid, especially the latter, has dominately the league for a long time. Yet, teams such as Valencia, Real Sociedad and Deportivo La Coruna has had genuine chances of clinching the Liga Primera title and has done so.

Sighs... for now, I'd rather play Football Manager 2006 where most teams has a better chance of winning the Premiership.