Saturday, December 31, 2005
[UPDATE: What I did] Anyway, I went into town and spent money on books, CDs and DVDs (i.e. the usual) then had a few friends over for wine, conversation and Auld Lang Syne in the evening. Thanks to those who made it.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
The sending off of Bowyer finished the game as a contest really. On another day, Crouch and even Gerrard could have been in trouble for the ensuing fracas, but I’m glad they weren’t. Besides, it could’ve finished 7-a-side then…
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Anyway, I'll stop complaining before I sound like Gerard Houllier. The fact is the best team doesn't always win, and while it's frustrating to lose a final like that, I'm proud of our players.
I have to say I was slightly baffled it took so long to make changes. Although we were creating chances, we weren't taking them. Personally I'd have thrown Crouch and Cisse on around the hour mark. (Though this is only 'what I'd have done' - and I'd never claim to be a better manager than Rafa...)
I was happy to see FSP involved again. He's never looked too much of a goal-threat for us, but he's quick and skillful, and could develop into a Garcia-style tricky customer. I'd like him to get more first team chances.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Crouch scored two more goals - and since he was also credited with the dubious Wigan one, I suppose that's technically a hat-trick today! Cisse linked up well. Perhaps he was trying to show what a team player he was, but I don't remember him taking a shot... Also nice to see Pongolle on (and it didn't surprise me it was for Gerrard). He made a good run as soon as he came on, and after a clever flick from Cisse was unlucky not to score (or win a penalty)
Roll on the final...
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Anyway, I've spent most of today lying around on my bed under a blanket and feeling sorry for myself. A shame, because I not only had to cancel plans to go to goth night at the Cellar with Nick and Christian, but I'm supposed to be going to a conference Friday. Don't know if I'll feel up to that now. That aside though, it's been a nice day...
"If you take the scrum out of the equation, we played well."
Former Australia coach Eddie Jones, defending the Wallabies' defeat by England.
"If you take the assassination out of the equation, the President and Mrs Kennedy quite enjoyed the drive from Dallas to the airport."
Mike Carlton (Australian broadcaster) disagrees.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Is this the real life
Is it just fantasy
Crashed out of Europe
Can't escape mediocrity
Open your eyes look down on the pitch and see
We're just a poor side
Undeserving of sympathy
Because he's chewing gum, a little slow
Little skill, little show
Any way the score goes, doesn't really matter to us, to us
Gaffa just missed the goal
Put the ball against my foot
Kicked it over by 10 foot
Gaffa the match had just begun
But now we've gone and thrown it all away
Gaffa oooooh didn't mean to make you cry
If you're not here again this time tommorow
We'll carry on carry on, cause money's all that matters
Too late our time has come
We have got yellow spines
And we're losing all the time
Goodbye everybody we've got to go
Got to leave and catch the plane because we're out
Gaffa oooohh our end it seems is nigh
It sometimes seems we didn't deserve it at all
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Has he skinned us for our money
Stevie G and Carra very very frightning me
Dirty Keano Dirty Keano
Dirty Keano had to go
I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from his monstrosity
Rio's poor, looks a sight, time to let him go
Van Nistlerooy he looks just like a horse (Like a horse)
He looks just like horse (like a horse), looks just like a horse (like a horse) looks just like a horse
Like a hooooooorse, horse, horse, horse, horse, horse, horse, horse
Oh Glazier, Glazier thank you for buying them
Beelzebub, have the devils got a side today
So you think you can hoof it, for fat rooney
So you think that Ronaldo, will save you the day
Ooohhhh ManU, its so funny ManU
You've just gotta crash out, just gotta crash right out of here
Nothing really matters, its just about cash nothing really matters its all about the money
Anyway the score goes...
(From BBC 606 messageboard)