Monday, December 01, 2008

SUPER TUESDAY ON SWOOSH0018


From the Diving to the HAND OF GOD, Penaltino has scooped the Ballon Dior. I would have chose Messi. But PENALTINO has crossed the finihing line

Manchester United Star Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d'Or
The result everyone was expecting has come to pass as the Red Devils' superstar winger has been named European Footballer of the Year...



France Football has handed its prestigious Ballon d'Or award to Cristiano Ronaldo, a decision that will surprise no-one given his outstanding performances over the past 12 months.
The 23-year-old led Sir Alex Ferguson's side to the Premier League and Champions League titles last term, netting some 42 goals along the way - an incredible feat for a player who predominately plays on the right flank.
Ronaldo was a clear winner, collecting 77 votes from the 96 journalists who judge the award, while Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Liverpool's Fernando Torres filled out the placings.
It is just the latest of many individual triumphs for the former Sporting Lisbon sensation, who was dubbed player of the year by the Football Writers' Association and the Professional Footballers' Association in 2006-07. He was recently named the 2008 FIFPro World Player of the Year.
Ronaldo becomes the fourth Man United star to claim the Ballon d'Or, following in the footsteps of Denis Law (1964), Sir Bobby Charlton (1966) and George Best (1968).
It is perhaps fitting that the Real Madrid target's win marks the 40th anniversary of Best's triumph, as he has often been compared to the late, great Ulsterman.
Next up for Ronaldo is the FIFA World Player of the Year gong, which has never been won by an English-based player.



2008 Ballon d'Or Top Ten Classification
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Manchester United) - 446 points
2. Lionel Messi (Argentina/Barcelona) - 281 pts
3. Fernando Torres (Spain/Liverpool) - 179 pts
4. Iker Casillas (Spain/Real Madrid) - 133 pts
5. Xavi Hernandez (Spain/Barcelona) - 97 pts
6. Andrei Arshavin (Russia/Zenit St. Petersburg) - 64 pts
7. David Villa (Spain/Valencia) - 55 pts
8. Kaka (Brazil/AC Milan) - 31 pts
9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Inter) - 30 pts
10. Steven Gerrard (England/Liverpool) - 28 pts
Mike Maguire, Goal.com




FROM THE KOP END


WHY ARE LIVERPOOL SO WASTEFUL




Liverpool have dropped four points in the past week. And that four points is critical. But what is the problem. Can we not score without Torres?


Do we need another striker. Was Keane a flop at 20 million.Maybe we can steal OWEN away. I think he can still do the job for us. All three draws basically was wasteful. Liverpool could not score.


So Kop Owes Do we need another striker. A six yard box striker that can bag us 20



Ebrahim is now a monthly columnist on Fordsburg.com. Heres his piece for December




FROM MY END


EBRAHIM AMOD

DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH MOHAMMED ‘BREE’ BULBULIA

‘Bree’ Bulbulia age 86 was a very prominent business man and was very much involved with cricket. ‘Bree’ tried to bring the West Indies Team over here to South Africa in 1958. Every thing was arranged for Sir Frank Worrell as captain to lead a star studded squad to South Africa for only 5000 pounds.
It’s a pity that Tour did not take place because the ANC were opposed to that Tour. The South African public were denied the opportunity to see greats such as Sobers-Worrell-Kanhai- Collie Smith- Ramadhin-Alf Valentine and many others.
If that Tour had materialized it would have put the South African Non-White cricketers on the world map.
‘Bree’ singled out Basil D’Oliveira as the greatest batsman produced by South Africa. He also said that 8 Non- White cricketers would have walked into a fully representative South African Team if it was selected on merit. He named Basil D’Oliveira, Tiny Abed, Lobo Abed[a better wicket- keeper than John Waite in his prime] Owen Williams till now South Africa have not produced a left-arm spinner like him, Cecil Abrahams, Cootie Neethling Frank Roro, Eric Petersen, Mac Anthony, Freedman and Basil Waterwich as really top class cricketers.
‘How good was Mac Anthony?’ he said that Eric Rowan described Mac Anthony as a machine, he also said that in the 1951 Tournament played in Cape Town, Transvaal scored 146 and Natal were 94/8, a partnership then developed till the score reached 144 then Mac bowled Tvl to victory by 2 runs. (‘Bree’ was manager of Tvl in 1951)
‘How good was Issy Maal?’ he said that Maal was a terrific batsman. When a match was played at the Fietas grounds on the centre pitch Maal had hit many bowlers right into the cemetery on many occasions.
‘How good was Taliep Sallie?’ he said that when England Toured here, Wally Hammond was a top-class batsman and yet Taliep Sallie bowled Hammond out a few times in the nets. He said that Sallie was a very good all- rounder.
‘Bree’ had high praise for Links Padyachie – he said Links had the deadliest left foot and was the finest footballer produced in this country. He also said that David Samaai as a tennis player was very good and would have reached the top if it was not for apartheid.
In golf Papwa beat Gary Player in a Tournament in Durban and Papwa received his trophy in the rain because of the color of his skin.
‘How good was Sir Donald Bradman?’ he said that Bradman’s performances and average spoke for themselves, I did not see him bat, but he was hot and the most prominent in the news from the late 1920’s until his retirement from cricket in 1948.
‘Who’s the greatest batsman you saw in action?’ he said that he saw Garry Sobers at Manchester in 1966 in the 1st Test, Sobers came to the wicket an over before tea, England had just taken the new ball and at the close of play, Sobers was 87*, it was just merciless slaughter. Sobers was the greatest that I had seen up to this day.
Who would you choose between Lara and Tendulker?’- Brian Lara gets my nod because he is such a joy to watch when he is in full flow.
‘How good is Jacques Kallis?’------- Kallis has a good average but he is very dour at the crease and seems to be playing for his own averages.
‘Did South Africa have any good batsman in the apartheid days?’------- Dudley Nourse and Bruce Mitchell and then Graeme Pollock came along.
‘How was life in the apartheid days?’------ I was invited to a function as a businessman, but because of the color of my skin, I was told not to come to the function by Sidney Bloch who was the MD of the Ackermans Group at that time. After he found out that I was a Non- White he did not want my presence at the opening of the new Belfast Store in Pretoria ( that was life and many other instances were experienced as Non-Whites).


‘Bree’ also said that cricketers from Transvaal that deserved to be mentioned as fine players were Amien Variawa- Tiefie Barnes- Hashim Rasdien- Hashim Abrahams- Mohammed ‘Round The Mountain’ Garda- Jimmy Bulbulia was a very good captain and when took over from Dawood Chota in that 1951 clash against Natal when Mac Anthony bowled Tvl to victory, Jimmy was a very inspirational as leader.


MUGG OF THE WEEK

WITH UNCLE BHAI GORA


Are va..theres no qvestion who dis weeks MUGG of veek is. I dont vant to overshadow his avard. But for that handball. Vat vas he tinking. Vat vas he tinking. Some say, da he heard da whistle. But vat vas he tinkin.I cant disucss this ..I can only laugh..ha ha ha.

The HAND OF DA DOG. I like lity. Saleem Bha doesnt. But for dat stupid action...He is da MUGG OF DA VEEK.

32 comments:

  1. RONALDO U BEAUTY !!!!

    to all the anti ronaldos &
    A(ANYBODY) B(BUT) R(RONALDO)

    "go" suck a dummy

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  2. What an award to win. Shame Ronaldo made torres look like a paapar, looking at the points standings. Of course he deserved it after winning the double with Manchester United and scoring 42 goals in the process. What, were they going to give it to torres who won nothing?

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  3. Congrats to Ronaldo for the award
    Congrats to "go' for being a poes

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  4. Without Torres Liverpool are shit!

    I think Torres is one of the most innovative strikers around!Once again the depth of the Scum team needs to be questioned.Atleast UTD have "BLANKA".Liverpool have fuckall!

    Hey did you hear that guy Preggy blast Shaun Bartlett on Monday
    NIGHT FOOTBALL??? I was so LMAO

    I take back what I say about Rooney being talentless.(that was just emotive talk )He has talent.I just think he is highly overrated.

    WTF were the panel saying Gerrad is the best midfielder around????I think he plays with heart and he is an admirable captain but surely he aint the best midfielder in the EPL!

    A beeg hearty welcome to COME(no offence GO!)

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  5. come , stop being a vulgar lity.
    grow up

    CUM

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  6. COME MUST BE A COLOURED BCOS ONLY COLOUREDS SPELL PUSS AS POES.

    CUM BE A BUSHMAN

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  7. Dont be sooo racist to my o.We going to have a double jack n coke now coz he depressed now!

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  8. ABR, where are you?

    Come out wherever you are!
    How's that humble cock tasting? You must love the taste of it by now considering how much of it the lighty has made you eat!

    FIFPRO Player of the year - 2008
    Ballon D' OR - 2008

    What do you have to say now?

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  9. That humble American pie feels so nice n warm!( just like you know what)

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  10. You wish it was pie!

    We all know that you eat COCK and love the taste of it!

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  11. ABR should be mugg of the year with robbie keane!!! Nobody in the history of premier league soccer misses so many chances from close range like robbie keane!!! When you play for a team like spurs it is easy to forget but when you play for liverflops it's probably not THE miss but "MISSES" of the century!!!!!!! hehehehe wahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

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  12. abr pie, cock, poes or puss, whatever it is u eating hope u enjoying it!

    the guy has shown u muggs up again!
    swoosh on the day the guy gets ballon d'or u make him mugg? come now be objective, and what shit u talking u would have picked messi? messi won fuck all last year! lets be a little bit objective!

    VIVA RONALDO!
    VIVA RONALDO!
    VIVA RONALDO!

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  13. abr pie, cock, poes or puss, whatever it is u eating hope u enjoying it!

    the guy has shown u muggs up again!
    swoosh on the day the guy gets ballon d'or u make him mugg? come now be objective, and what shit u talking u would have picked messi? messi won fuck all last year! lets be a little bit objective!

    VIVA RONALDO!
    VIVA RONALDO!
    VIVA RONALDO!

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  15. THE TRUTH IS LIVERPOOL NEED MICHAEL CARRICK!

    ALSO KUYT AND KEANE ARE SHITE AND THAT NGOG IS TOTAL GARBAGE!
    THE TITLE IS NOT WON IN SEP, OCT OR NOV.

    CAN WE HAVE A POLL ON THE BLOGG IF CARRICK IS BETTER THEN GERRARD! MINI I HAVE TO AGREE STEVIE G IS RATHER AVERAGE, LAMPS IS FAR BETTER!

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  16. What no comment on Gerarrd's dive? He was all alone just outside the box and instead of volleying he decided to fall to the ground. lol

    Seriously that was one hectic miss kick. I was in stitches watching the replay

    Shakes

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  17. shakes. u seem knowledgeble,

    is carrick better then gerrard?

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  18. the ron and roon show has silenced u cunts once and for all!
    wayne who?
    wayne fu??en rooney!

    viva ronaldo!
    viva ronaldo!

    abr u cunt where are u now!

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  19. Viva Ronaldo Viva, Viva Rooney Viva, Viva Manchester United Viva!!!!!! The liverflops are feeling the pressure now!!! I told you they are too heavy for the top, they belong at the bottom. Looks like liverflops don't have it in them to win anything. Only 1 win against the Manc's in the last 7 years!!! And that robbie keane can't see where the goal post is ? He thinks he is playing dodge ball!!!! Wahahahwahahwhahahwhahwhahahwhahah dodge ball!!! That one cracks me up everytime I say it!! Dodge ball whahwhahwahwhahwhahwa robbie keane. And as for torres he sits in the stands with his girlfriend and seems like he is going to cry. He must be asking himself, "am I the only one that plays soccer, the rest of my team plays hopscotch on the anfield!!!!!!!! Wahahahahwhahwhahwahwhahwha

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  20. any one recall Patches O ' Hoolihan?

    marty mcfly
    "back to the future"

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  21. abr give me the fair go!

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  22. Hey Marty

    Do you remember when a certain Canavaro won this award
    Swoosh couldnt stop screaming about it and now Ronaldo wins the same award he makes him mugg of the week.

    He won the award, who cares about the penalty. United still won

    With a brain like that, Swoosh must be really empty upstairs

    No wonder you alone

    Biff Tannen

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  23. It was a huge thing when a certain Canavaro won it.

    Look at the list, how many defenders do you see on it???

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  24. Italian Stallion, do you see a defender winning it after cannavaro and ronaldo is not a striker, he plays from the wing. This is predominantly a strikers award coz that's what wins trophies. So defender, striker, winger does not matter. What matters is the who the award goes to!!!!!!!

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  25. So its official then........

    Ronaldo is the Besy Diver in the World!


    FUCK MAN UTD !!!

    LFC RULEZ !!!!!

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  26. Hey Swoosh,

    you need to spend some time on your blog bro and get rid of all these vulgar laities.

    This is supposed to be a football based discussion but you dumbassas are discussing shit here and your language is pathetic.

    Grow up guys!!!

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  27. Anonymous. I deleted a few comments. But what can we do. Wel try to eradicate the S@#te.

    Anyway I have to hop in the Cannavaro saga.

    Of course Cannavaro deserved the Ballon. The man was class, is class and will always be class.

    He had a mammoth role to play in Italys World Cup, Shone for Juve through the two Calcipoli titles. And for a defender to win the BALLON WAS something else.

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  28. Credit to Christiano Ronaldo. Winning this pretigeous award at such a young age

    You Go Boy!

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  29. but swoosh, yeh credit cannavaro, but stop talking kak about messi would have gotten your vote!

    at times u must admit the truth the lightie ronaldo is the best arount at present and deserves it.

    the guy score a shit load of goals, created a good few more won the champs league, i mean there is not contest here!

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  30. only 1o assist & 15 of his 42 were penalties.

    Hes pretty average for me.

    Messi should have won. Remember how he ran the shit out of Utd in both legs of the Champions League(playing with an injury)
    I cant even remember if ronaldo plyed in those games(he was that shit)

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  31. So anonymous, who won the champions league-Barcelona or Man United? Who went to the finals of the CL and scored in the finals Messi or Ronaldo? That's 2 for Ronaldo and 0 for Messi! Messi is class but I think injuries plagued him too much. I also think if theors anyone to win it this season it will be Messi and you can bet your bottom dollar that he will shine in 2010!!!!!! I agree with that!!!!!

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  32. Football is a team sport.Its not Messi V Ronaldo. Its about the team.

    BTW Your team is shit!

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