Sunday, August 23, 2009

RAMADAAN OFF ON A HIGH


Ramadaan has kicked off and eish...What can I say. Its gonna be a tough 28 days lol.Like a Tour De France. Now its the time trials and acclimatisation and then you have to win the Mountain Stages. But wel take each day as it comes......

With regards to the footie as my headline states all the Big boys won convincingly.Liverpool have a tricky tie against the Villains.

THEATER OF DREAMS
Many Mancs were not convinced with the first half display until the floodgates opened and it was 5. Wayne "Who"? Wayne f#4ken Rooney. The English striker was instrumental in setting up the 5-0 demolition job of Wigan whom I expected to put up at least some sort of a fight. But to pelt anyone 5 is great and the MANCS have 6 points thus far. Rooney has been majestic. The debate also arises about whether or not Fletcher is
s@34 or not. Effective in the premiership maybe.
But 5 for the MANCS

ALWAYS A GOONER
Remember when you were watching ESPN back in the day on a European night and you switched to E-TV and you heard the commentator say Bergkamp,Henry, Viera, .........and shouted Pires........Arsenal on the counter at Highbury,breathtaking football. And thats just how they starting.....hitting numbers. I opened my mouth ,wrote them off and look at this. A pleasure to watch.
They hammered Pompey 4-1. Faiz Oz,Jive,Zam Ram. Whats your views


CHEL$KI
The blues finally didnt concede which was good from a fantasy perspective he he.The Drog was let out again as he and Anelka did enough to give Chelsea a 2-0 victory.Ancelotti has the perfect outfit to win the Premiership and my prediction stands that Chelsea will capture the title. A solid squad and they 3 out of three

There were also good wins for Man City,Spurs and Burnley. Defoe and Spurs are on fire.......... And Everton lie at rock bottom


ITALIAN SERIE A

Great wins for Juve and Milan as Inter and Roma stumble. The Serie A kicked off and great for me that Juve beat the flying Donkeys 1-0 to open their account. A looping Ijaquinta header was enough to give Juve a 1-0 lead. Milan and Serie A welcomed Nesta and Ronaldinho was excellent behind the two strikers instrumental in both Milan goals. So I was happy that Inter lost and Serie A is back.


Lets see if Liverpool can cap a great weekend tomorrow night




England regained the Ashes with a sweeping 197-run victory over Australia in the fifth test at the Oval on Sunday despite a battling century from Michael Hussey that threatened to take the game into a fifth day.



Michael Hussey was the last man out after tea at The Oval, caught for 121 by Alastair Cook off Graeme Swann as Australia were dismissed for 348, falling well short of the 546 victory target set by England.
England captain Andrew Strauss was jubilant.
"This is a special moment for all of us. The players have had to dig pretty deep and show a lot of character and fight. It hasn't sunk in," Strauss said. "I want to thank Ricky Ponting and his players. They have been great ambassadors for their country and played the game in the right spirit."
Swann claimed 4-120 and Steve Harmison picked up 3-54 but it was two run outs in six balls - including that of captain Ricky Ponting - that put England on the way to victory and sent allrounder Andrew Flintoff into test cricket retirement as a winner.
"We've given our all throughout the series but we haven't been good enough," Ponting said. "Full credit to England for seizing the key moments and they deserve everything they have got. It's been a great series and one we have all enjoyed."
Hussey scored his first test century since last October but his 330-minute fighting effort that may have saved his test career was in a losing cause.
England's talismanic all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was able to bow of test cricket with the fairytale ending he had hoped for.
Australia was always behind the game once it replied to England's first innings 332 with a below-par 160 when Stuart Broad took an inspired 5-37 and Swann 4-38.
The tourists would also regret not being able to win the first test in Cardiff when they failed to take England's final wicket.
That match was drawn, England won the second test at Lord's, the third test was drawn before Australia leveled the series in Leeds.
There had been periods in the day when it looked like Australia might achieve a spectacular rearguard action to stave off defeat or claim the win.
Hussey, who survived two drops by Paul Collingwood at slip to Swann on 21 and 55, put on partnerships of 127 with Ponting and 91 with Haddin but neither were significant enough to deny England.
The pivotal sequence came after lunch when Ponting and his vice-captain Michael Clarke were run out.
Ponting, who received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd after having been booed to the crease in previous tests, was out for 66 after Hussey called him for a quick single.
"At least I got a nice cheer today and Andrew Flintoff asked me when I got out in the middle whether I had hired a PR company," Ponting said.
Mid-on fielder Flintoff picked the ball up cleanly and unleashed a powerful direct throw at the stumps that left Ponting a meter short of his ground.
Ponting was disconsolate as England celebrated wildly at the key breakthrough. It might yet be Ponting's last Ashes test in England.
He would be 38 in 2013 on the next tour.
The England team was jumping with joy again next over when Australia's top run-scorer Clarke departed the same way.
He clipped Swann towards square leg and set off for a run not expecting the ball to hit the ankle of short leg fielder Alastair Cook and dribble back towards him.
England captain Andrew Strauss reacted quickly and threw at the stumps, before the third umpire gave him out with Clarke's bat only on the line.
Australia had gone from 217-2 and looking relatively comfortable despite a crumbling pitch to 220-4.
That became 236-5 shortly after when Marcus North was stumped by Matt Prior off Swann. He attempted a sweep shot only for the ball to bounce up to Prior, who grabbed it and dislodged the bails before North could place his back foot behind the line.
Before lunch, Simon Katich offered no stroke to Swann, expecting more sharp turn but was out lbw by a straight delivery. He made 43 in 68 balls. Shane Watson departed three balls later for 40, trapped lbw by Stuart Broad.
England was also thankful to its debutant Jonathan Trott for his composed innings of 119 on Saturday that allowed his side to set Australia such an intimidating target.



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But when you think of the Ashes you think of Austrailia.Its like when you think of Europe you think of Liverpool he he. But this is a weakened Ozzie team and I guess credit to England. They did it without KP and Michael Vaugh. Azee as a three lion you must be ecstatic. England were exstatic. Freddy Flintoff has bowed out and he was emotional....waiting to grab a few pints. His family were there. His run out and brilliant fielding of Rocky Ponting was pivotal.But Freddy bowed out in monumental style holding the urn in front of passionate and delighted England fans. Test Cricket will miss Freddy Flintoff
Do you remember the weicket keeper Jack Russel.Imagine he was there ,he would have batted for 40 days.
Do the readers agree that Ozzie cricket is at its lowest. Is this a good thing for the game?


In the Rogers Masters in Montreal, Federer overcame Novak Djokovic and is looking sublime ahead of the US OPEN. Nadal crashed out to Djokovic in the semis

9 comments:

  1. Defoe looks dangerous, like he wants to break the back of the net.

    Defriend

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  2. England dont deserve the Ashes.They lucky it was a weakened Ozzie team.Im sure Ponting,Border and Steve Waugh must be ashamed of this Ozzie outfit

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  3. Aston Villa 2 Liverpool 0
    Remmember his prediction

    Gargamel

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  4. Robben to Man Utd.How true is this

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  5. Azee after this England world win 2010 and Henman will win Wimbledon.As I told you last night the Ashes belong in Austyrailia.

    Swoosh

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  6. Bye Bye Freddie Flintoff

    Booze along now
    Test Cricket will miss a character.Who is the next beefy aka Ian Botham and Flintoff

    Grame Mooch

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