26 and still looking
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Have started playing football again..it seems great once again to :
See myself watch the clock at 6:00 AM
Wear football shoes
Breathe the morning air
Being welcomed/jeered/joked on my whereabouts... and lastly
Scoring goals !
Posted at 06:01 pm by maverickhere
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Yeah wanted to say something since a long time...I feel I should say it now..
Yeah I should..
Posted at 05:52 pm by maverickhere
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Its been a bad year for Manchester United. The champions were characteristic of below par performances and it never seemed like they had regained their fight-back capacitites.
But nevertheless whats gone is gone and now is the time for some acute introspection and strategies for the future.
Here's what the boss thinks of the previous season
SIX 1-0 defeats pulled the rug from under our challenge to retain the Premiership crown this season.
Eighteen vital championship points went down the plug-hole because of an uncharacteristic string of narrow defeats.
It has not been such a good year, although not as bad as some would have us believe.
We have lost too many matches by a single goal. That was the major cause of our disappointment as we lost ground after Christmas.
I have to keep reminding myself that we were four points clear of Arsenal at the midway stage, and without dwelling on injuries, we were hard hit by Rio Ferdinand's long suspension, coupled with the loss of other key defenders as we waited for Wes Brown to get back into his stride on his return from serious injury.
That situation will improve. We're resolved to do much better next season. There is a purpose about the place as we look forward to having Ferdinand back in September, along with a decent run up front for Ruud van Nistelrooy and Louis Saha. It's a partnership I know will flourish, but it hasn't had a proper chance yet.
Injuries haven't helped, either, but above all we must break free from the situation of being `nearly men' in those narrow defeats.
Those players who arrived this season will be more settled next year and I am sure they will make a bigger impact.
They know what the club is about now, the pressures that have to be dealt with, and they will be better aware of what's expected. This has been a season of change. I have brought a group of young players in and it would be unrealistic to expect them all to make an immediate impact.
Tim Howard and Cristiano Ronaldo have done well, but a broken collarbone put Kleberson out for three months. Eric Djemba Djemba has also been missing for three months playing with Cameroon.
"It's been unfortunate but give them time. I certainly have no regrets about freshening up the squad. I have to plan ahead and rebuild a team that will be with us for a few years rather than just one more season.
I thought we were plain unlucky to go out of Europe much earlier than I anticipated.
Paul Scholes had a perfectly good goal chalked off which, had it been given, would I'm sure have seen us beat Porto.
If you are fortunate you live with success in football, but the nature of the game means you must also live with disappointment.
Great clubs always come back, just as Manchester United will.
Posted at 08:39 pm by maverickhere
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Can't wait for Euro 2004 to start !!
June 12 th it begins..some of the finest footballers of the world in fact I'd say most of 'em would lock horns for the sublime spot in European Football.
Lot of nations seem to have some fantastic squads.
Mine is here...
Edwin van der Sar (Fulham FC)
Ronald Waterreus (PSV Eindhoven)
Sander Westerveld (Real Sociedad de Fútbol)
Frank de Boer (Rangers FC)
Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven)
Giovanni van Bronckhorst (FC Barcelona, loan from Arsenal FC)
Phillip Cocu (FC Barcelona)
Johnny Heitinga (AFC Ajax)
Michael Reiziger (FC Barcelona)
Jaap Stam (AC Milan)
Mark van Bommel (PSV Einhoven)
Edgar Davids (FC Barcelona, loan from Juventus FC)
Clarence Seedorf (AC Milan)
Wesley Sneijder (AFC Ajax)
Rafael van der Vaart (AFC Ajax)
Boudewijn Zenden (Middlesbrough FC)
Pierre van Hooijdonk (Fenerbahçe SK)
Patrick Kluivert (FC Barcelona)
Roy Makaay (FC Bayern München)
Andy van der Meyde (FC Internazionale)
Ruud van Nistelrooij (Manchester United FC)
Marc Overmars (FC Barcelona)
Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven)
PS: I know my posts have been anything but regular..but yes thats the way it is. Watch this space :-) Rather keep watching once in a while..:-))
Posted at 09:55 pm by maverickhere
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
The d***head of the century continues to irritate,confuse,abrade, affront, aggravate, anger, annoy, bother, bug, burn, chafe, confuse, distemper, disturb, enrage, exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, incense, inflame, infuriate, irk, madden, needle, nettle, offend, pain, peeve, pester, pique, provoke, put out, rankle, rasp, rattle, rile, roil, ruffle, sour, try, vex people everywhere he goes,opens his mouth or merely exists.
I can't recall the number of times that he has failed to live upto even an iota of the title of the "world's most powerful man".
What was he talking a few months earlier?? Ushering a bright future for the Iraqis?? Throwing out the despot ?? And frikkin "Mission Accomplished" a fertile topic for jobless Hollywood directors ..??
And can't he even control his unguided troops???? For them to behave in a way that they accused Saddam of???
Shame on you America..shame on you d***head of the century !!
Look at the recent explosive situation over the Middle East..Suicide bombings,missile attacks and the US under we-know-whom doesn't have any credible say on it. How long does he want to use diplomatic words to confuse the world? First thing is we don't know if he understands the meaning of the stmts he says. No wonder we have his own people turning down his policies.
Can go on and on about our very moronic Dubya but will reserve opinion till his next act.
Posted at 09:32 pm by maverickhere