Lets start with the MANCS. Ok you guys going for 5 trophys, nothing wrong with that. I mean you are well placed for all of the 5. What was the toppie thinking by picking that team. I dont want to take the lime light away from Uncle Bhai Gora but here is what the wise man had to say
DONT CLOSE THE DARWAJOH(DOOR)
With Uncle Bhai Gora
Is RAFA BETTER THAN SIR ALEX.
But my friend Sir Alex Ferguson is da MUGG OF DA VEEK
Bye Bye FA CUP.
Oh and PS....Im voting ANC because I played ball wit mandella at Robben island ven I spent a few years deh. But Svoosh's blog is no politics so Youl catch me on da flip side. Also look forward to my research in da Oriental Plaza from da toppies about da greatest sportsman eva in da Vorld Mohammed Ali. My friend Sanjeev, after he eat he like to break vind. So ven he fite vit me or other owes I call him Gaseous Clay. Anyvay Bhai Gora Over and out. Meeting all da famous people and staying in Sol Kersner,my friends new hotel in VATERFRONT
But the toppie he shocked me really. How can you play a side like that and expect to win.
And whats that 17 year old litys name again?That Italian Lity.
After that we snapped up pics of the gutted MANC lads at my bros Debonairs. They pull some die hards there...and of course the gutted Mamoo, a passionate MANC Man indeed.
As for GO..................Im still waiting for his sms from the 4-1 thrashing.
Is Cell C better than MTN and Vodacom
On Saturday after Gym I stopped over at Faaiz Oz da Arsenal Man. Watche the game and I told him bring the toilet paper because the Arsenal Goalee is stinking. He didnt listen. Although the Gunners went 1-up they never seemed convincing on Saturday. Chelsea are grinding results. Oz was swearing Eboue again. And in the end the keeper sold the Gunners. Cant they bring back Jens Lei man
Speaking of keepers.Chech was woeful. And he has been woeful for a while now. Since that injury Petr Chech is a shadow of what he was. And he better pull up his socks. But well done Chelsea and Everton for giving everyone the Blues.
For you MANCS, They selling Toffolux at Jeevans Supermarket. It come only 5 in a pack. Its called the Quantuple Value Pack.
In Spain Barcelona and Real madrid are all poised for the El Calssioco by winning theier respective games.
And in Seria A.Juve slipped to 3rd leapfrogged by Milan After drawing at Inter. Inzaghi belted a hat trick as Milan crushed Torino 5-1,More to follow on Tuesday,
As for the cricket at thE BullRING.Sublime. The game was a dead rubber, but will be adding more on it. And IPL is going down.
My team the royals though were thumped and Yusuf Abdullah felt the wrath of Sehwag.Wel have more as we head into Tuesday.A bumper Super Tuesday that is
THE SHOOBS CORNER
Mistakes may have been made, but that’s football, sometimes, the gamble pays off, sometimes it doesn’t. Personally, a big positive I drew from the match was the performances of Vida and Rio. It’s no secret that we wobbled a bit at the back over the last few games but watching Vida and Rio do their thing at the back, I can only describe them both as the consummate professionals any budding centre back can look up to. I think our defensive blip is over. Let’s not forget Newcastle losing to Spurs. Bookies have Newcastle at 4/6 to go down this season and watching Gazza on Match of the Day last night, you’ve got to feel for the Geordies if Newcastle go down. Speaking of going down, it’s all over for Charlton. Their result this weekend ensures that Sean Bartlett’s old club will be playing in the 3rd tier of English football for the first time after a 20 year absence. On the other end, Wolves have confirmed their promotion to the Prem League. Sunderland also edged one step closer to staying in the Prem league by picking up 3 points at the expense of Hull in a relegation dog fight. Lastly, I shared a tube journey last night with a bunch of Toffees who were still lurking around London looking to get pissed.
I stepped on to the train expecting to take a lot of flak from them (I still had on a United jersey), but after a few light-hearted exchanges and some laughs they jumped off and left me with this pearl “Just ensure your mob win the league, coz that lot from Anfield are going to be unbearable if they win it”. Never heard anything more true coming from a scouse !!!
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Speech delivered by
Chairman & Commissioner
DLF Indian Premier League
Opening Ceremony of Season 2009
Newlands, Cape Town
April 18th 2009
As I stand here before this excited, committed and sold out crowd in one of crickets most spectacular arenas for our opening day of Season 2009 of the DLF Indian Premier League
I feel joy, humility, pride and gratitude.
The last month has been one of the most exciting and memorable of our lives.
It has also been one of the most joyful - the carnival on Thursday, the visit to the Alexander Sinton School yesterday; the party last night and today’s wonderful cricket, all memories I will cherish forever.
I am humbled by how graciously you, the South African people, have allowed us into your country and your homes; I am humbled by how you fans you have let us into hearts and minds; and I am humbled how readily you have adopted teams and players of the IPL.
I recall the words of an old Buddhist saying:
“the flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all”.
We by necessity brought the DLF IPL to South Africa.
And I am proud that we have spread our wings, that we have brought a taste of Modern India to a sports mad country; proud that we are on our way to making the DLF IPL a truly global sports event; proud that we have left a small legacy of contributing R9 million to assist in the education of your young future leaders and sportsmen with our HEAT initiative; and proud that we have in a small way helped to forge greater links between our two great Rainbow nations.
But mostly I am grateful. On behalf of the BCCI, I wish to thank our great friends at the South African Government and Cricket South Africa who have acted so quickly and so brilliantly to make the move happen- it all happened in less than 4 weeks! It seems in this country the difficult happens immediately and the impossible takes a little longer!
Thanks also to the State Associations here, whose wonderful facilities we are all enjoying so much.
From the first day we arrived here I was convinced that the move could be a success, and with each passing day that conviction has grown ever stronger.
The support of our Franchises, media partners and sponsors has been invaluable.
Not once did any of them waiver in their support once the move was announced, so thank you to Sony, WSG, IPLT20.com, DLF, Fly Kingfisher, Hero Honda, Citi and Vodafone for the faith they have all shown.
I would like to thank our partners, IMG, without whose expertise and unwavering commitment we would not be here today.
The IMG team, led by my good friend Andrew Wildblood and his indomitable colleague Peter Griffiths, has been with us on the IPL journey from its inception and I knew when we arrived in South Africa just 25 days ago that if one company could succeed in the unchartered logistical challenge of organising an event of this scale at less than four weeks notice, it was IMG.
Finally I wish to thank Sundar Raman and my colleagues at IPL for their round the clock dedication and hard work.
You have all helped us create sports marketing history by moving the DLF IPL to South Africa so successfully.
I should also mention the role of my old friend Etienne de Villiers and Francois Pienaar, the two newest members of the DLF IPL team.
They have been invaluable in implementing a marketing plan that has explained the IPL to a new audience and generated the excitement we see here today.
If today’s action is anything to go by, all cricket fans are in for a treat over the next 37 days.
I hope that you all enjoy the feast of cricket and entertainment that lies ahead.
I know that by the time I address the audience at the DLF IPL Final on May 24th, we will have made a lasting and positive impression in South Africa.
You certainly have made that on us!
Finally I want to assure the hundreds of millions of cricket fans in India that we have not forgotten you.
We know that you will be watching in your millions, and we look forward to bringing the DLF IPL back home next year.
And now a little something to get your hearts racing again-Let the Games continue!
IPL fan with star quality will be off to Bollywood!
Cape Town, April 16 2009: One lucky South African IPL fan with star quality stands to win a role in a Bollywood movie, R50 000 in cash, a business class trip to India and other prizes in the 2009 tournament’s Miss Bollywood SA competition.
The search for a South African lady with the potential to take Bollywood by storm was announced in Cape Town today by IPL Chairman and Commissioner, Lalit Modi, and Bollywood superstars Shah Rhuk Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta.
“We’re looking for someone who has the star quality to stand out in a crowd, probably without even trying that hard. It’s that special, almost indefinable, quality that makes someone a star more than a beauty queen that we are looking for,” Modi said today.
“IPL matches with their mix of fun and excitement are an excellent environment to identify the kind of person who is a natural stand-out in a big crowd,” said Modi.
“Star searches like this are a really great way to find people who may never even have thought that they have what it takes to really make it big,” said Khan. “The heart of our idea is to search the crowd at IPL matches for someone who has the attitude and appearance that automatically draws the eye. It will be the kind of person who is not necessarily showing off for the camera, but who can mesmerise even total strangers,” he said.
A total of 50 winners will be chosen from the crowds at every one of the eight venues around the country that is to host IPL matches. Winners will be shown on the big screen at every match during the second five-minute break.
There will be one finalist per match, identified with the help of TV producers who will have cameras scanning the crowds. IPL matches are being played in Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Tickets to matches are on sale through Computicket.
Photographs of each match winner will be loaded to a section of the IPL web site (http://www.iplt20.com/) where fans from around the world can cast their vote. Fans casting votes will also be able to participate in a fan competition around Miss Bollywood SA.
Before photographs are uploaded to the web site, each winner will need to verify that she agrees to enter, that her photograph can appear on the web site and that she is at least 18 years old.
One finalist from each venue will be chosen, leaving eight winners to be hosted and feted at The Wanderers in Johannesburg at the final of the IPL 2009 tournament on 24 May. The ultimate winner will be announced during the final.
Theres no atmosphere like the Bull Ring
On Friday myself and the chaps went to the Bull Ring. The atmosphere ofcourse was the atmosphere that the Bull Ring always produces. The game I felt didnt have that byte because of it being a dead rubber but the lads enjoyed it. The fun was added by former Pirates,Wits University and Manning Rangers Footballer,Warren Du Pont. He and his lads were behind us and we had a class time. But as usual the Bull Ring never failed when it came to atmosphere
Been there Done that! We met former Orlando Pirates,Wits,Manning Rangers & Swallows hard man Warren Du Pont.