Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MU lost in FA Cup semi final

MU's unlikely dream of winning 5 trophies this season finally came to an end when it lost its semi final tie with Everton over penalties after 120 minutes of goalless football two days ago.

Sir Alex gambled by fielding 6 youngsters such as Foster, Rafael, Fabio, Gibson, Macheda and Welbeck. Though they managed to hold a very determined Everton team to a goalless draw, they finally lost in the penalty shoot out.

A penalty kick is basically a gamble in itself. Well known strikers have fumbled in their kicks before but the way Berbatov took his kick was an insult to penalty kickers. He should have been kicked instead.

Maybe it is for the better for MU. Now they can concentrate on retaining the Premier League and European Cup. After all, the FA Cup is the least glamorous of the competitions left. Just to console myself, I guess.

Sir Alex, start looking for clubs interested in Berbatov. Maybe Spurs would want him back.

Writer's Block?

It has been a while since I last made a post. A few friends have been asking why I have been so quiet. I was trying to look for a reason and came up with a list:

1. Have I been busy? Not actually. I've been busier before
2. Was I not well? No. I've been okay. In fact I have had some sleepless nights which I could have put to better use by making meaningful posts
3. Was there nothing news worthy that took place? No. In fact I was involved in a few things worth reporting

I finally ran out of excuses and have to admit that the REAL reason is that I was just plain LAZY and still am.

I hope this post will trigger me into writing again.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

By Elections

Three by elections took place today for the state seats of Bukit Selambau in Kedah and Batang Air in Sarawak and also for the parliament seat of Bukit Gantang in Perak. BN won the one in Sarawak while Pakatan Rakyat (PAS in Perak and PKR in Kedah) won the other two. All victories were with increased majorities.

As far as I'm concerned it was not a bad day for the Rakyats. It shows that the spirit of change is still intact. I do not think we can do much in the small (in terms of voters) state seat in Sarawak where money talks effectively. It is an uphill battle for the opposition in Sabah and Sarawak still.

Congratulations to the winners who have won fairly. To those who played dirty may you get your due either in this world or in the hereafter.