The Sporting community has again lost one of the individuals who in the past has motivated many sportsman that I firmly believe would have succeeded at the top level but were sadly denied by Politics. Blikkies also sacrificed his time and effort to motivate youngsters from all walks of life to excel and succeed in fullfilling their dreams. Blikkies Bismillah you will be sorely missed.
Now the guys from Lenz High, Mamad Kaloo, Yusufi Bhamjee from Spur Rosebank., you guys can add to some of the quotes by the legendry Mr Bismillah. Il leave you with a few..............
When I went to High School on my first meeting with Blikkies he asked me. "Boy, Who are you Boy? I said "Sir Im Zahier Mayets from Lesco's nephew and Big Mooses cuzzy. He said to me " Boy, Zahier Mayet is a talented footballer. You are a trickster. You look more like an Alipor Elvis"
Jack Manack was walking with Blikkies during a game. Blikkies said to him, "Boy look closely. I am the next Dickie Bird"
Blikkies was famous for making us do frog jumps and jogging. He often used to say. "You know boy. When you jogging boy. You dont have to get tired boy, because you breathing in an out"
"When an Alipor falls in love, His sporting career is over"
Some more Blikkies quotes
“You know boy – Bhamjee is a trickster. He and Ziyaad Patel will burn this school out”
About some footballer – “This boy has got %#$ing talent but then he met this girl and now his mind is f&^$ed up”
After I had an argument about a disallowed goal in a five a side game in Standard six – I had the audacity to call him a Chor He simply said to me “Boy – Your Father is a chor” He then banned me from 5 a side for the rest of the year. Two days later he felt me sorry an lifted the ban.Simply saying “ no discipline will not be tolerated” we then went on to beat alpha primary school 8-0 the next day when they did a school visit.
After doing frog jumps for two full periods – numb legs, couldn’t walk - Mohamed Lorgat cried out “Allah Paak”Blikkies just said : “God won’t even help you now boy” and proceeded to cane us.
After playing for Achievers winning all our games for the season scoring 141 goals including a 17-0 thrashing of greyville city – we lost in the final of the Roshnee tournament to Swaraj 1-0.The lads were upset – I am sure I saw some tears in Freddies eyes.Monday morning with a smug look on his face – He told me “ Boy achievers achieved F&^%all this weekend”
I remember playing for Lenz High in std six against the best of Lenz Primary Schools – Some of those primary school okes like Amit Gandabhai and Tyrone had bigger beards than I have now.I was having a kak game playing centre midfield we were one down and Gandabhai was all over me. I couldn’t do anything. At half time he moved me to left back and took Dean Naidoo off. I though this toppie is crazy – I never played left back in my life.But he said “ Boy Trust me”We ended up winning 3 – 1 . I made all 3 goals down the left cos he took Gandabhai out of the game for me.After the game he told me “Boy - I was coaching Bells while you were in your fathers sack”
These are some of the words and quotes by the Legendry Mr Bismillah. Sir.........You will forever be remembered by sportmen that grew up in front of you..........and difficult to replace.. Swoosh0018 extends condolences to the Bismilla family on the loss of Mr Bismillah. Our thoughts are with you
FROM THE SHOOBS CORNER
ALL THE WAY FROM THE UK
THE ROAD TO ROME
The Red Army have already begun heading towards Rome and for Red fans, getting to this year’s CL final has actually been much harder than last year’s trip to Moscow. Rome being much more accessible to the UK and the rest of the world has meant that MUFC supporters that wouldn’t ordinarily make an effort to watch United play are flocking to Rome for this epic final. Italian authorities are expecting 30 000 Reds to overwhelm Rome, 10 000 of which are arriving ticketless for the match. Moscow was an awkward destination last year primarily because of distance and visa requirements for UK nationals (which fortunately was done away with at the last minute – match tickets served as visas). Being an all-English affair, both sets of fans found it very difficult (and costly) to get to Moscow which resulted in ticket availability for anyone who needed them. This year has been a different story ... Rome is accessible to the UK, by road, rail and air with no visa issues. At worst, if you choose to drive, you are looking at no more than 15-16 hours drive time, if 4 people go in one car the driving can be shared and the costs would be minimal. This has meant that United have been oversubscribed with ticket applications for the final and have created a ballot system awarding tickets to season ticket holders only favouring those who have been for away CL games. You can’t argue with that as it guarantees hardcore, non-plastic fans tickets. Outside of the official channels, tickets have been extremely difficult and costly to come by and I’ve heard about tickets changing hands for £1500+. Apart from the match ticket costs, airline companies have exploited the situation by boosting up their airfares big time. A typical mid-week return ticket to Rome on Easyjet (Europe’s leading budget airline) would cost less than £100.00. The price for a flight leaving the UK tomorrow and returning on Thursday is now around £900.00. It’s f**king sickening to see these companies rape football fans like that. But, if you were fortunate enough to get a ticket to the game and get a decently priced flight to Rome, the biggest concern for Reds in Rome is the massive threat being issued by the Roma hooligans. Italian and British authorities have issued a warning after it was discovered hardcore Roma fans are planning to attack United fans in Rome. There is a genuine fear for travelling Reds and Italian authorities are going to deploy additional police and bring in the army to try and ensure the safety of United Fans. There are also rumours floating around about Roma and Barca firms teaming up to take out the Reds. I’ve been warned by a few Reds to always travel in a group and try to take a taxi whenever possible as opposed to walking.
It’s a pity that the sour Roma fans would look to disrupt what is shaping up to be one of the greatest European finals ever.
As for the result, it’s too hard to call. The fitness of Henry and Iniesta obviously play a vital role in how this tie is going to play out and the fact that they’re back in training with the Barca squad is not the best news for United fans. Ultimately, whatever the result, the team that walks away with the trophy will truly deserve it ... Champions in their own leagues and both playing good football will mean this year’s European Champion will truly be a great one. GO ON YOU REDS !!!
--IPL FINAL-SOUTH AFRICA 2009
Swoosh0018 was at the IPL Final and we got random interviews from the fans, captured the atmosphere. It was terriffic and simply sublime. SA take a bow. The IPL final and atmosphere as well as closing ceremony certainly lived up to its billing. I wanted the Deccon Chargers to win and win they did. Gibbs came big. I was dissapointed not to see the explosives by Gilchrest but when Van De Merwe went and then Dravid and then Taylor it swayed the way of the Chargers.
The hype about the opening Ceremony was also justified, It was nothing short of spectecular. The entertainers were exellent,Akon, Katrina Kaif and Eddie Grant dazzled the fans. As a PIM man I also liked Miss IPL. She looked great. Especially when Akon sang You just so beautiful. The lights, the lasers, the entire spectacle was exhilerating especially if you were there. Stand Up South Africa, Take a bow as we entertained the Best in the World in spectecular fashion. Myself and Ebie Kop End were impressed.
Here are some interviews from some random fans at the Wanderers
This video captures the atmosphere at the Bullring. Purely Sublime
A video of the closing Ceremony. We shot from a distance as it was held on the opposite side. But just to be there was magnificent!
A picture Gallery of the fans and atmosphere at the IPL
*If anyone wants to add to this gallery,please mail your pic to email@example.com
PREVIEW TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL IN ROME
Well its Finally arrived. My party of 10 will be at Nescafe Fordsburg on Wednesday night to watch a dream final. Barcelona, the Champions of Spain vs Man United, the Champions of England. Who will be the best in Europe. Its also a battle between Lionel Messi and Christiano "Penaltinho" Ronaldo. Who will be the best in the World!
I Do Not Fear Lionel Messi, I Respect Him - Cristiano Ronaldo
The Champions League final will not be about a game between two players, but Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he is a big fan of Lionel Messi...Lucas Brown
Cristiano Ronaldo is relishing the prospect of testing himself against Barcelona in the Champions League final - and against Lionel Messi - but he is not fearful of the Argentinian.The game in Rome is being billed as a showdown between the two best teams and the two best players as the English champions meet la Primera Division winners.While the media continue to hype the game up, Ronaldo was keen to play down his and Messi's roles in the game, and stated that he is a big fan of the Barca trickster."It is not good to go on to the pitch in awe of somebody but I very much respect Lionel Messi as a player," he is quoted as saying by the News of the World."He has a great style of play and I am sure he will be as excited about the final as I am."Manchester United are confident that they can win the Champions League for the second consecutive year and Ronaldo embodies that belief."This year, it is the final between the two best teams in the world and I think it is the showpiece that, perhaps, the football fan wanted to see," he continued."They have an excellent player in every position on the pitch but so do we. We know how well we have to play to beat them and we know how much respect we need to show them by playing to the top of our ability."But we are full of confidence at the moment and believe we can be the first team to win it back-to-back."
WEEKLY SPORTING ROUND UP
TEARS ON TYNESIDE
On the last day its always good to see the emotions and the tears that flow when teams go down. On Tyneside it was dark days as perhaps touted as teh most passionate bunch of fans were doomed to relegation. Its tragic for two young managers who shared teh same disappointment at Euro 96. But Villa and West Ham sent Shearer and Southgate to the 1st Division. Tears flowed,Hull and Sunderland survived. The rest of the teams must build for next year. I wonder what Rafa has in store for us. But the spotlight fell on Newcastle. From the time of Keegan and Robson Shearer and his Toon army are gone
In LA Liga and Serie A, It was wrapped up last year, But juve won the first game under Ferraro thanks to a brace from Alex Del Piero.
The Super 14 Final will prove to be a cracker. Fans qued at Loftus to get their match tickets for Saturdays Super 14 Final. Its going to be a belter. Will the Bulls win to our rugby pundits.?
The French Open has started and all eyes are on Nadal and Federer again. Clay is about guts and tactics and the will to out think an opponent and where stamina is vital.
In the Monaco Grand Prix. Yes its the only time the Britons are winning something. Jenson Button won again
This week AC Milan, The San Siro and now the blog will say goodbye to a loyal servant of football, Poalo Maldini on Sunday played his last game for AC Milan. Its remarkable that at his age he kept going. I remember coming back from madressah in 1990 and watching Maldini at left back, and now to see him retire as a legend. AT HIS AGE!.Its astonishing. Arivadeci Poalo Maldini. Shakes your thought on this.There were a few Milan Die hards that marred the send off by displaying banners about Baresi being the greatest defender. Franco obviously was disappointed by the Milan loyals. However Football had lost its servant. Many greats paued tribute to Maldini. Goodbye Poalo!
We are looking for the following "look-a-likes" so if you think you or someone you know has the look, please email me a a head & shoulders & full length photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087-808-8482.
1. Looking for LOOK-A-LIKES of the following soccer players
2. Preferably need to be able to play soccer well.
3. If you cannot play but look like these guys, then you will still be given a chance to cast.
4. All guys need to weat a soccer outfit to the casting.
Pictures of the players we are looking for are posted on the group.
1. ANDREI ARSHAVIN
3. FABIO CANNAVARO
5. FERNANDO TORRES
6. FRANK LAMPARD
8. LIONEL MESSI
10. THIERRY HENRY
Casting Date: WEDNESDAY 27TH MAY
Casting Time: 2 – 4 PM
Fee: DAILY @ R 3 000 X 7 DAYS R 21 000.00 each (less agent comm & tax)
Full details to be given to applicants who apply for this and send pics.