Monday, April 28, 2008

i watched last night match between real madrid and athletic bilbao. real madrid won the match by scoring 3-0. it was worth match to watch esp i had to stayed up late against my mom's will. anyway, it was better play for real madrid after a crunching performance weeks ago. it is almost confirmed that real would win their 31st la liga title this end of season, if they continue to maintain their records by not losing at home. last year, many people had claimed that real had won the title merely bcoz of luck. but after a success win last night, i think those people would have to migrate to other galaxy. it's good to see one of my favorite club achieved something this season, after having to see arsenal crumbled yet again. while barca are concentrating hard to win champions league against a tough team, manchester united; real madrid cruising their way to win another la liga title. anyway, i would love to see real madrid grab another title apart from the la liga title. it was another disappointment after real madrid lost yet again, in the last 8. any luck next season? who knows?. i am curious who will be the target for the upcoming summer transfer window. but i hope they'll keep their key players, such as sergio ramos, pepe, gabriel heinze and arjen robben. and as for robinho, i doubt he should be staying.

Casillas And Super-Subs See Off Athletic

Real Madrid 3 - 0 Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid may have been unable to win the title this weekend, but they celebrated taking a step closer with victory over a brave Athletic Bilbao side in the Bernabéu.

It was all set up for Los Merengues to retain the championships and the home fans and players were hoping that they would be enjoying a party after the game, but Villarreal's win at Real Betis denied them.

Instead, they had to make do with a game that was very even for so long, but in the end goals from Javier Saviola, Arjen Robben and Gonzalo Higuaín and some fine goalkeeping from Iker Casillas saw Madrid to victory.

Saviola was out to prove that he should stay at the club next season, amid talk that he could be on his way out after just one season, and he did just that with a strong performance and a goal to impress Bernd Schuster.

At the other end Casillas was outstanding and showed why he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world with another game littered with fine saves including a penalty stop to deny Athletic from drawing level.

For Athletic there was also big news as Carlos Gurpegui made his first appearance for the club for two years at the end of a saga that began when he failed a random drugs test in 2002.

Madrid opened very brightly, but there were chances at both ends early on, but it was not until the 13th minute that the pressure told. Robinho took aim from the angle of the area only for Armando to fumble the ball and gift Saviola the opening goal.

The home side failed to continue their early domination, however, because instead of continuing to go forward they took their foot off the pedal and sat back to play on the break. It was a strange decision and could have proved costly had Athletic been more effective up front of Casillas been off form.

After holding out, Madrid did then create two chances on one of their forward thrusts with Robinho seeing his drive tipped wide by Armando and Sergio Ramos nodding over from the resulting corner. 

Casillas then made his first incredible stop of the evening when he dived full stretch to tip the ball over from underneath the bar when Joseba Etxeberria looked to have nodded the visitors level.

The keeper then kept out Garmencdia following a well-worked free-kick and the Athletic defender would be denied again in more controversial circumstances. Nine minutes before the break the referee felt that Gabriel Heinze had pushed Llorente in the area and pointed to the spot.

It was a debatable decision, but Heinze took his eyes off the ball and looked at Llorente before turning his shoulder into the Athletic player. Any qualms that Madrid had were forgotten when Casillas dived to his right to tip Armendia's shot back in the opposite direction and over the bar.

After retreating for so long, Madrid finally came back into the game strongly in the last five or ten minutes of the half and looked to continue that form after the break. Instead the game evened out again and both teams had good chances to score with Carlos Gurpegui going close for Athletic and Guti sliding a shot wide of the post.

The game was over as a contest after Raúl went off and Robbem, his replacement, netted within a minute of coming on when he met a low cross from the right to beat Armando from close range with 74 minutes on the clock. Within three minutes Madrid had rounded off their win after Higuaín, another substitute, latched onto a loose back pass and curled the ball inside the near post.

Madrid's fans still cheered the fact that the championship is tantalisingly close, but the actual party was put on hold and the may not have the post-match celebrations they dream of with the next match being at Osasuna.

Ian Dixon,

Saturday, April 26, 2008

cera is up and running, well it's been a week now since its way out of the service center. hoping badly that we'll be able to buy new one but not sure whether our dream would eventually come true. i haven't got the time to update any of my pages. kinda frustrated with the way life is turning. i hope i can only be stronger rather than weaker like always do. uncertainties have clouded my view and forced me to head straight into a tree. ooo what can i do?

guess im gonna have to postpone my plan to sought a precious treasure from the deepest ocean. why can't i wait? coz i had enough time to be patient. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

i know it's a bit too late to post this news, but i don't mind at  all as long as i have the courage to discuss it. LA Galaxy lost for the 2nd time in their opening season. this time toronto skinned LA Galaxy sensitive surface with 3-2 score line. i dunno what those words mean but they don't sound too good for kidding, people. but from what i read, i understood deeply that becks was the one who kept his chin up and ready to move on. becks experience and strong will have kept him away from the shadow of sadness. thats what captain does; he will speak the truth of his team current state but never play down any chances to win no matter how grave their situation is. i hope william gallas, the arsenal captain, can learn something from this man. becks had been in the worst situation before and that perhaps 100 football players have never dreamt of having. his bitter sent off in WC 98 made him tougher than he looks; and that is also why, i presume, sven goran eriksson refused to back off from his decision to keep him as captain. if capello is looking for a man who can lead by example, i believe becks is the man. well, you can say I'm a daydreamer but im not the only one. 

heres a link to the LA Galaxy last match review, if  you are dare to open your eyes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

it's good to know that i won't be able to watch premiere league season till the end of the current season. seeing arsenal stepping down from the crown few weeks ago, made my days gone from bad to worse. it's not an easy task to forget what they just did to themselves. right before christmas, arsenal were on top of the table and were confident to win premiership title after so long. well, it wasn't looking too good for them as winter transfer window concluded, arsenal were going down rather than up. arsene wenger has already stated that he's looking forward for the next season to start and grab something rather than standing open mouthed from the sideline. i hate to see christiano ronaldo smiling his asses off and running over anyone's head. looks like he's getting his trophy after all. kaka puts him on top of the list to win PFA for the year of 2008. let's just see what's gonna happen this season coz nothing can predict future. i should stop talking about him, he's not worth my sweat. anyway, big things coming around the corner and i can't stop being anxious the whole time. i love to miss you.... 

Saturday, April 12, 2008

good news from newspaper!! vanity fair interviewed england coach, fabio capello and gave a glimpse of his "soft" side. he also said something positive about becks as a person not a celebrity. heres a bit...

Capello also praised David Beckham, who made his last squad.
"David in reality is a lad completely different from his public image. Generous, educated, I have seen him sign hundreds of autographs for youngsters," he said.

courtesy of guardian

Friday, April 11, 2008

ive read articles from various blogs and found that i was right. arsenal have always been in the wrong side of the field. having been turned down a clear penalty claim last wednesday, arsenal were cruelly punished by the referee by giving liverpool a bogus penalty. this is completely absurd for someone like vink, an experienced referee, to have missed seeing a fatal marking from dirk kuyt. unfair as it may seem, we cant do anything except pick ourselves up and win the next match. unfortunately, i wont be able to watch the game live on tv but i do hope i'll get to see it few hours after the game. it will be a tough game for arsenal as they will go against man utd, the league leaders. but we can only be hopeful and wishing that God will hear my pray. a win can definitely bring arsenal closer to man utd and chelsea, the runner up. keep praying...and to her, there wont be any forgiveness if you arent asking. God please pardon my harsh words...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

once i've read her message on our wall, i couldn't resist to write her back. i don't know whether she would answer straight back or waiting for us to see her some time soon. anyway, the loss was hurting us badly. i don't know when we will be able to forget this humiliation once and for all. yes, that is true that life must go on. and this weekend matches prove to be the turning point. arsenal must fight their own demons and claim their 3 points by beating their opponent in premiere league. no matter how ugly the result on wednesday, they must get up and continue their battle to win premiere title this season. arsenal haven't won any title for a couple of years and i was hoping to see them clinching a prominent trophy this season. but seeing them crumbled in champs league, i am looking for another bitter summer once again. as if it was not already ruined considering the fact that i won't be seeing england play a part in EURO 08. the funny thing is that i hate all the 4 finalists. it isn't real madrid that will play in the semi final but barca, their greatest rival of all time. and i don't like it. chelsea and liverpool have terribly broken my heart by turning football into circus. as for man utd is simply bcoz of the coach. fergie talks a lot and i can't stand his presence on my face; a nuisance for sure. i hope i can see the silver lining on this....i guess not

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

hurting like a bird shot through its heart. falling hard on the grass, breathe not from its lung. waiting to be taken to a safe place by whom it will be welcomed. here i go again....
arsenal will come against liverpool this morning. i dont know what will happen to them. i hope its gonna be a win for arsenal. lets just see...

Monday, April 07, 2008

my never ending with a period. coz it will stop not only my passion to look forward but also to catch another glance at my past. did i score enough goals today? or was it my conduct reeling to a different track?. the road is long and winding. mist has taken my visibility to almost zero. but a guiding hand still holding hard at my bone stricken hands. i will survive eventually, even if i had to fall for numerous times. tomorrow here i come; regret i will not.
it took me the whole day to write this. another draw from arsenal at home. they went to go against their champs league rivals, liverpool. its so sad to say, that their chance to win the premiere league after horrendous game on saturday is almost zero although im not giving up any hope. they must have lost their mind to only have a draw at emirates. with chelsea won their game against man c, arsenal are now stuck at no 3, 2 points down from chelsea and presumably, 9 points from the league leader man utd. whatever happened to arsenal, no one could figure out. well, arsene wenger you need to do something magical here. unless they are able to beat man utd in the next game and win all remaining matches, they are gone. dont give up hope i say, nonetheless God will have his own say in the end....

Friday, April 04, 2008

its a good news for LA Galaxy as their two star players gave them a comfortable win over san jose with 2-0 score line. its a funny thing to read that at the first 10 mins landon donovan gave becks a simple pass to score from 18 yards out. and becks returned the favor by lobbing a pass for donovan to score in the 37th mins. i hope becks enjoyed his game as much as we all do. by playing at this level, without a doubt he will be a promise leader in the next friendly match against USA. go david beckham...heres and excerpt from ESPNsoccernet...

Los Angeles 2 - 0 San Jose
CARSON, California -- David Beckham and Landon Donovan each had a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-0, on Thursday at the Home Depot Center.

After a two-year absence from Major League Soccer, the Earthquakes returned to the pitch against the Galaxy - the team they last played in the 2005 Western Conference semifinals before the club moved to Houston.

Beckham and Donovan, however, were not gracious hosts.

The English superstar accepted a brilliant feed from Donovan just outside the box and deftly slipped the ball past goalkeeper Joe Cannon in the eighth minute of the contest.

Beckham then returned the favor to Donovan in the 37th minute, flicking the ball with his right foot to his hard-charging teammate. Donovan then casually lofted a shot over the head of a rapidly-closing Cannon to give the Galaxy a 2-0 lead.

After the match, Beckham admitted that he felt completely fit - which is a far cry from last season.

"Last year, I was probably 50 percent fit when I started," he said. "I was playing in games I shouldn't have been and it just sort of went downhill from there. I feel great after two games and my England game, so I ready to get on with it."

And ready to put last season's behind him.

"It`s important from my part and the team's that (I'm) here from the beginning," Beckham said. "Last year, there was a lot of distractions and I think I suffered from that - and also the team.

"I'm happy to be through the preseason and ready to play. Last year, I wasn't even training and I was playing. It wasn't good. That's not right to do and I won't do it again."

Prior to Thursday's contest, Beckham's recorded his lone MLS tally on a free kick in a 2-0 SuperLiga semifinal victory over D.C. United on August 15, 2007.

As for Donovan, it was the 10th time since 2001 he has recorded a goal and an assist in an MLS match.

The Galaxy (1-1), who dropped a 4-0 decision to the Colorado Rapids in their season opener on Saturday, enjoyed a decisive 11-3 advantage in shots on Thursday.

"I think tonight was a good team performance," Beckham said. "After our first game, which was difficult to take, we worked hard tonight and played well and that makes us happy."

Los Angeles coach Ruud Gullit agreed with his superstar's assessment.

"I thought we played an excellent game," he said. "Tactfully, I thought we had a good awareness of the team. You could see the difference in the work rate from the last game. I'm still saying that there has to be something said about the altitude in Colorado that makes it hard to play there."

well, its a good sign of respect from becks england teammates to give him a special "medal" for his achievement. it was surprising actually to learn that last person to reach 100th cap happened 20 yrs ago. and by reaching 100 caps in 2008, doesnt make becks a star of the year coz michael owen is tailing behind him. with 90th cap under his belt, owen could potentially leap frog becks in no time. it would only happen if he survived the season without injuries anymore or if he can keep up his mild performance for newcastle. owen is only 28 and compared to becks, he still has a long way to go. but the problem is, owen is often injured after playing 1 or 2 games. for example, he was waiting on the sideline for over a year coz experiencing knee injury in world cup 06. anyway, i wont play down any positive future for becks as capello has hinted that theres a possibility for becks to contribute to his country. so, it wont be the last for him, i hope. i like his new ipod by the way. im guessing, he'll have spice girls songs in his playlist and of course, his old buddy snoop dogg. 

Thursday, April 03, 2008

well, its not a good one to write about. arsenal failed to clinch an important win at home, whilst liverpool were given away a crucial goal at emirates stadium. i cant say anymore at this point coz theres as second chance for arsenal to snatch the ticket to semi final 2 weeks from now. but the catch is, they have to beat liverpool at anfield. they are quite strong at home and wont need a goal coz draw will be enough for them to go through. i guess, we celebrated too early last night. but still, theres always hope.  

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

his contribution to england wasnt welcomed by press, i presumed. i have a serious doubt that all those criticisms written in the newspapers arent meant to build a solid teamwork. im pretty sure that all they want is to get rid of becks from the squad. one thing for sure, capellos isnt someone who listens to all those non sense. what appears to be in the surface, doesnt seem to be the truth of all. one can only measure the depth of the ocean but anything crossing someones mind, one can do nothing except guessing. i believe my own words. however, i remember again what happened a year and half ago. real madrid president ramon calderon and sporting director pedrag midjatovic were quite adamant that becks deal was meant to be done before his contract run out the next year. however, they were merely talking out of nothing but empty promises. becks wanted to stay on until he cant afford to run on his feet again. at that time, everyone was pointing fingers on capellos face. not until last year when capello was appointed as england manager, the true story finally revealed. it was roberto carlos who talked to the press that two of the most influential people in real madrid camp, have written off becks from real madrid squad for the future. capellos decision to leave out becks after his sensational deal with LA Galaxy last winter, was clearly made because of the two men displeased with the way becks handled the deal. i know it was only a reason made by those two devilish men. so, after weeks of certainties becks finally signed a deal with an unknown club somewhere in US. well, it is unfair for us to compare LA Galaxy to other european clubs as no quality players and managers are interested to join those US clubs for many reasons. europe has always been the best destination for all footballers. champions league and domestic competitions are the main reason many footballers find them attractive. lack of quality in both of player and manager makes US football competition sour. anyway, nothing can guarantee becks will or will not be included in the england squad after last game against france. england lost and it was entirely not becks fault. the negative approach since the beginning of the match certainly didnt help england to go anywhere near the winning force we have always dreamt. france were missing some of their key players including henry, benzema and vieira. i wont be talking about it again coz it wont help to answer questions. its a lesson to learn for the squad. we can only hope that the hard lesson they had, was indeed taken to their heart. so next time around we can see true footballers wearing white shirt playing for their beloved country, england. lets just hope.  

1st half --) AS ROMA vs MANCHESTER UTD 0-1

CURENT MOOD--) despiseee!!!!! why him agaaaiiiin?? *crushcrushcruushheed*

i'm still praying although maybe not all wishes could be granted. 

he's cocky, they're sinners full of filths. why they're crowned?

still God has all the answers.
"aren't you going to runaway IF your parents don't like your future hub?"

whaatta stupid Q at least for me. i know2 never say never, BUT i think for me all i have eternally beside God is my lovely family. it's a hard decision isn't? which one will i choose if it happens to me? i think that's why i hold back too much at times just to realize which is the right move for me. 

leaving my family especially my parents would be the hardest thing and very painful coz i've been wishing one day i'll live with them and taking care of them when they're old. i've always been the closest one to them, i don't want to lose their love because of uncertainties.

things aren't as simple as writing what's on my mind especially marriage, believe me although i only read the stories from magz or books but things like that have broaden my mind and believing in realities than believing in something unreal.

my parents have always been loving and very supportive *alhamdulillah*, i don't want to lose them. i aalways trust them wholeheartedly coz to me they were young guns before and of course they have the best free advices and the trusty guts i wish i could have.

someday when the time is right, i believe i will introduce 'the right one' to my family and i'll let them decide if he's a good guy or a garbage can. it's way better to break up before starting a marriage, i'm not interested in messing up my life.

if someone asking me "what a guy could be on your list?" i think my face could turn into a blank mode and my mind would start racing fast to find answers. then i'd answer "a normal guy not metrosexualist" huahahaha reallyyyy??

i'll post the second thought about my interest in guys soon..right now let me watch my beloved as roma punching down man utd. *grant my wishes dear GOD!* goooo spalettiiiii!!!!!