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So no more excuses again.I just have to reiterate that we are shit and that Hogeson is not the man.Im sure everybody knows that. I mean all the hard work and then Losing to Stoke?Really now
On Saturday Afternoon I came home checked the MANC score and was elated.I did the unthinkable.I went on to facebook and uploaded my status. And bragged that the MANCS were 2-0 down.The Swoosh Facebook Status Curse. Immediately The MANCS pulled one back and eventually equalised.
Two great equalisers must have had Villa in tatters.The MANCS you can never write them off.
I was at OK Fashions and speaking to MANC Supporter Zubair about the game vs Wolves. I said you owes stole. His response was swift "Baajie when you make Iftaar So you eat after the Azaan or before the Azaan"
You gotta to hand it to the MANCS......From the dead always.
A loss would have been great but hey Im happy with the Point.
Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday to move closer to the summit.Will they have the BMT. Spurs and Bale were rampant.Bale seems to be doing it now consistently.City drew and for the biggest Shock on Sunday Evening Chelsea lost again to Sunderland.A shock 3-0 victory. The league is open. Chelsea fans must be in Shock
In LA LIGA Messi scored a brace and Higuain netted for Madrid.Both Won and we on course for a mesmerising El Classico
In Serie A there were two massive games.The first one for me of course was Roma vs Juve. The encounter yielded a draw.Tottis Penalty cnacelling out Iquintas strike. All fair in Turin. Roma are on the up again and Juve muster yet another draw. Much has been said about Alberto Aquilani's performances of late. The midfielder has found his form again and has been putting in some magical displays in midfield. Leonardo Bonucci and Georgio Chielini continue to enhance their presence as Italys Centre Backs. They are the next Cannavaro & Nesta
THE MILAN DERBYDerby della Madonnina, or the Milan Derby as it is sometimes known, is a football match between the Italian clubs Associazione Calcio Milan and Football Club Internazionale Milano. It is a hotly contested local derby and is one of the most followed derbies in football world. Along with the Rome and Turin derbies, it is widely considered one of the major crosstown derbies in the Serie A, so much so that only selected referees may officiate whenever these teams meet. It is a biannual fixture in the Italian football league Serie A; however, the derby has also taken place in the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League. It is the only derby in Europe played by two teams which has been champions of Europe and the world.
It is called "Derby della Madonnina" in honour of one of the main sights of the city of Milan, the statue of the Virgin Mary on the top of the Duomo, which is usually called "Madonnina".
On December 16, 1899, Alfred Edwards and others founded the Milan Cricket and Football Club. Edwards, a former British vice-consul in Milan and a well-known personality of the Milanese high society, was the club's first elected president. Initially, the team included a cricket section, managed by Edward Berra, and a football section managed by David Allison. The Milan team soon gained relevant notability under Herbert Kilpin's guide. The first trophy to be won was the Medaglia del Re (King's Medal) on January 1900, and the team later won three national leagues, in 1901, 1906 and 1907. The triumph of 1901 was particularly relevant because it ended the consecutive series of wins of Genoa, which had been the only team to have won the title prior to 1901.
In 1908, issues over the signing of foreign players led to a split and the foundation of F.C. Internazionale Milano. In the past, Inter was seen as the club of the Milan bourgeoisie (nicknamed bauscia, a milanese term meaning "braggart"), whereas Milan was the working-class team (nicknamed casciavit, meaning in the milanese dialect "screwdriver", with both reference to the blue-collar worker, and to "awkward") and was supported mainly by workers, trade unionists and migrants from Southern Italy.. However in the recent years this difference has mitigated, since Milan is now owned by current conservative Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and Inter is owned by a centre-left businessman, Massimo Moratti.
During the 1960s, Inter was the more successful club, winning the European Cup twice in a row and the Intercontinental Cup twice in a row. However during the late 1980s and the 1990s Silvio Berlusconi's Milan was the more dominant team, with many victories both in Italy and in the European competitions.
So Milan won this huge Derby. Yes this Derby is ranked as one of the greatest rivalries in football. I cant understand How Milan are top of Serie A with so many old faces.Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in sparkling form and his penalty swept Inter aside.The pressure must be mounting on RAFA BENITEZ. He definately knows how to f#4k Inter up. Milito was substituted at half time and was dormant and sortedout by Nesta. Apart from Sjneider Inter were all figured out. Benitez must be livid, losing a derby game to Milan Old Men,
But as a JUVE fan Im happy that Milan won and I hate Inter as much as I hate the MANCS
THE SOWETO DERBY
German Sebastian Vettel was crowned as the youngest drivers' champion in Formula One history on Sunday when he outstripped all his rivals and won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the outstanding Red Bull team.
FERRARI WORLD IN ABU DHABI
At 23 years and 106 days, Vettel took the title with a faultless drive from pole position to the chequered flag, resisting a strong challenge from Briton Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who in 2008 had achieved the same feat at the age of 23 and 307 days.
Hamilton came home second after a long period of frustration behind Pole Robert Kubica's Renault and was followed home by his teammate and compatriot Jenson Button, the outgoing 2009 champion.
Pre-race series leader and two-time champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Vettel's Australian teammate Mark Webber fell out of contention for the title when they emerged down the field after early pit-stops.
Understandably, an emotional Vettel wept both in his car on his slowing down lap and also on the podium as the German anthem was played.
His team chief Briton Christian Horner told him: "Sebastian, you are the world champion." Vettel replied with screams and sobs. "I love you," he shouted.
Germany's Nico Rosberg came home fourth for Mercedes on a day when his 41-year-old teammate and compatriot Michael Schumacher had been forced to retire following a big accident on the opening lap.
Kubica came fifth ahead of his teammate Russian Vitaly Petrov of Renault with Alonso back in seventh place.
Vettel ended up with 256 points to take the title ahead of Alonso on 252, Webber on 242, and Hamilton on 240.
It was a crushing win by Vettel and swept away any controversy about team orders or Alonso's validity to be champion following the row over Ferrari's use of team orders at the German Grand Prix.
Horner said: "It's unbelievable! It's been a very emotional week for this team. It's the first time Sebastian has led the world championship and he's done it when it counted, at the last race of the year.
"Mark (Webber) can also be very proud of his efforts this season. We're double world champions – it's unbelievable!"
Vettel made a clean start from his 10th pole of the season, leading away ahead of Hamilton and Button, who took advantage of a cautious start from Alonso to take third place.
The rest stayed in order at the front of the field with Massa ahead of Barrichello, but there was drama almost immediately at Turn 6 where Schumacher spun, under pressure from Rosberg, and was left facing the wrong way as he recovered.
Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi could do nothing to avoid him as he rounded the corner and drove into the German's car, the impact lifting the Force India off the circuit and across Schumacher's cockpit, narrowly missing his head.
The Safety Car was called for immediately and the race ran in procession for the opening five laps until it resumed for lap six with Vettel ahead of Hamilton, Button, Alonso and Webber.
The Australian gave the barriers at Turn 19 a warm kiss on lap eight, sending the sparks flying, but underlining his determination to fight to the end of the 2010 season.
The impact caused some damage and three laps later, Webber swept into the pits after complaining he was "losing the rear tyres."
When he rejoined it was in 16th place, in heavy midfield traffic, with his prospects for glory dimmed - Alonso pitted on lap 15.
Alonso's pit stop was seemingly calculated to make sure he could baulk Webber's progress in a pragmatic tactical contest but it was to rebound badly.
At the front, it remained unchanged with Vettel leading, chased by Hamilton and Button in close support, but the various pit-stops behind them had left Alonso 11th and Webber 12th as they worked through the field – and both men out of the title fight in those positions.
There was clear alarm on the Ferrari pit wall at this scenario and on lap 21, they reminded Alonso to push. "I know you are trying your best," he was told. "But it is critical that you pass Petrov."
Vettel had pitted, at phenomenal speed, after 24 laps. Vettel rejoined ahead of Hamilton on the road and after clocking a fastest lap himself was second nearly 15 seconds behind Button.
Hamilton was locked in a frustrating battle to find a way of passing Kubica while Vettel reeled off two fastest laps in pursuit of Button, trimming his lead to 11.6 seconds.
The young German set another fastest lap on lap 34 as he cut Button's lead to 8.4 seconds while Hamilton complained, to his team, that his front left tyre was badly worn. "We cannot afford any more stops," he was told.
Button pitted finally after 39 laps, giving Vettel the lead and a grip on both the race and the championship with 15 laps remaining and he never let go.
In Cricket SA Declare on the 4th day after centuries from Kallis and Hash Again.
Well Done Hashim Amla. In the Words of the blog truely Sublime
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Well Many called for it,Many Kopites feared for it.And Yes we got stoked. After Rashid Cassim outburst in midweek where we drew against Wigan and all the other teams played into our hands we go and lose dismally to Stoke. Many Mancs and Alis warned me on Friday and in midweek.They kept on saying be care full.You okes will get stoked