Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Today I took a giant step towards employment.
It did require a solo, harrowing drive out of the comfort of the Eastern suburbs into the unknown North, but thankfully I made it to the other side of the Bridge. (Sydney drivers turn vicious if you drive 1km slower than the limit.)
I may or may not be required to drive this route on a daily basis, but more of that in the next day or two…

Today I took a giant step towards employment.

It did require a solo, harrowing drive out of the comfort of the Eastern suburbs into the unknown North, but thankfully I made it to the other side of the Bridge. (Sydney drivers turn vicious if you drive 1km slower than the limit.)

I may or may not be required to drive this route on a daily basis, but more of that in the next day or two…

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Musings

As much as I would like to say the sporting highlight of the weekend was the Arsenal/Chelsea match, it really wasn’t. In fact, it was a bit of a snore-fest.

For 86 minutes Arsenal played like they didn’t want to lose, while Chelsea went about their work with one eye on their Champions League match against Barcelona.

Then, with four minutes to go, both teams seemed to suddenly realise that, hey, this is quite an important match to win. We’re both still playing for Champions League places and, oh, we actually could do with the three points here.

So, for four minutes plus injury time the players woke up and the fans were elbowed out of their slumber. It was too late. A goalless draw was the inevitable outcome. It turned out to be a better point for Arsenal than for Chelsea, as Spurs lost to QPR. Newcastle are in major contention for fourth, even third, though their goal difference is inferior to Arsenal’s. I’d love to see the Magpies edge both Spurs and Chelsea to claim that fourth spot. But that’s just me being biased.

The match of the weekend came at Old Trafford, where Man United somehow managed to slip up. They allowed Everton to snatch a 4-4 draw. It’s quite inexplicable, really. I can’t remember a United side letting things slide so close to the end of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I was laughing all the way. But then I remembered that the biggest benefactors of this situation were Man City. Argh.

I don’t particularly want United to win the title, but I want City to win it even less. I despise everything the club stands for. And of course I’m no fan of Nasri.

Rather the devil you know than the one you don’t, is how I feel about it.

I can’t end off without making mention of Robin Van Persie, who was named the PFA Player of the Year. It couldn’t have gone to any other player. He’s been a phenomenon. I just hope he stays at Arsenal.

afootballreport:

Don’t annoy a Sevilla fan. Simple.

Moments after their match against Levante kicked off, the game was suspended for a few minutes as fans threw dozens of tennis balls onto the field. The protest was against El Clásico, which altered the game’s schedule to a late night kickoff. This naturally angered the proud Andalusian fans who also held a banner saying: “Stop the match, that Mou is talking.[posted by DV]

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mikel Arteta’s goal vs Manchester City

(Source: foutbol)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Arsenal 2 - 1 Newcastle (van Persie 15’ Vermaelen 90’+)

(Source: wilsheresperfection)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

afootballreport:

Through Ryu’s Lens - Arsenal vs. Milan, The Comeback That Could Have Been

After winning 4-0 at the San Siro in the first leg, AC Milan thought they would stroll right into the Champions League quarterfinals. Arsenal had other ideas, scoring 3 goals in the first half at the Emirates. It was an electrifying 45 minutes, but unfortunately the Gunners couldn’t keep the pressure up and the match ended 4-3 on aggregate. Ryu was in North London to capture the belief that permeated throughout the stadium.

(Interact with Ryu on twitter @Toksuede and check his Flickr)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Proteas getting better by the match

The Castle Lager Proteas have ticked two out of the three boxes of accomplishments on their current tour of New Zealand, with their mission for the third tick starting at the University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday. The three-match National Bank Test Series is the final hurdle for the touring party, after successive T20 and ODI series victories and while the momentum weighs in favour of the Proteas, coach Gary Kirsten feels it will be essential to make a quick mental transition to the longer format.

“We’re looking forward to the series, it’s been a great tour for us so far,” Kirsten said. “I think we have played better as the games have gone along but it’s a new format and we need to make sure that we are mentally ready and up for it.”

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CSA pays tribute to Jacques Kallis

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) will pay a special tribute to its greatest ever son, Jacques Kallis, on the occasion of the New Age Cup T20 International match between the Proteas and India at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on March 30.

“We want to make this a Jacques Kallis evening in which we acknowledge his huge contribution to the Proteas and South African cricket generally as player, role model and mentor,” commented CSA CEO Gerald Majola. “He has been a wonderful ambassador throughout his career that has just entered its 17th year and is showing no sign of coming to a close.

“It is highly appropriate that we should honour him while he is still at the height of his powers.

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Monday, March 5, 2012
thearseblog:

Henderson on Arteta, the filthy twat

thearseblog:

Henderson on Arteta, the filthy twat

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Morkel spearheads Proteas to victory

MORNE MORKEL claimed his maiden five-wicket haul and Hashim Amla produced his first significant innings of the tour to lead the Proteas’ Castle Lager squad to a six-wicket victory over the New Zealand Black Caps with 70 balls to spare at McLean Park, Hamilton, on Wednesday.

It was a result that clinched the three-match series for the Proteas 2-0 with the final match to be played at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday and thus completed the limited overs double as they had previously won the T20 series 2-1.

It was the Proteas’ fourth international tour win in a row and will give them excellent momentum heading into next week’s Test series.

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