Monday, September 18, 2006

Gunners gun down the Lions

If you are an EPL fan, then you would know what I mean by 'Gunners gun down the Lions'. Premiership Sunday had four great teams playing each other for glory, the first fixture @ Stamford Bridge, between Chelsea and Liverpool & the second fixture @ Old Trafford, between arch rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

As always, any match between the arch rivals would draw a lot of crowd and this fixture wasn't much different. It was a great match which I enjoyed watching till the end. Right from the start, the Gunners were attacking the Lions and I feel they outplayed them in every division. Arsenal had really good chances of taking the lead within 5 minutes of the game, if only the stand-in captain Gilberto Silva had converted the pentaly won by Emmanuel Adebayor. Ronaldo did have a go @ Arsenal just before the first half, Jens made an amazing save by putting himself infront and taking a mighty blow to his face.

Second half had more action coming from Arsene Wenger's boys with 5-4-1 formation with Emmanuel Adebayor upfront. Tomas Rosicky too had one shot @ the goal, but it was wide shot @ goal. Alex, finally substitued his lead striker Ronney with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Scholes with Michael Carrick, hoping things would get better. Thats when the Gunners turned things around, with an amazing interception from Cesc Fabregas, who architected the goal, by passing it on to Emmanuel Adebayor, who gracefully converted it. It was a wonderful moment for all the Gunner fans to see 1-0 score card @ Old Trafford, without their lead striker Henry.

~ Emmanuel Adebayor's Goal ~

~ Jens Brilliant Save ~

ManU could have equalled, if only Solskjaer's shot could have passed Jens. The save was brilliant & that gave the Gunners their first win in EPL for this season. By winning against ManU @ Old Trafford, I feel the Gunners have proved their critics wrong and they r back in the race for this seasons title. Even with some major changes in the current Arsenal's squad with many old guards - Ashley Cole's moving to Chelsea; Robert Pirès moving to Villareal; Sol Campbell moving to Portsmouth; Jose Antonio Reyes on loan to Real Madrid; - moving away and the retirement of Dennis Bergkamp, the team still has a formidable lineup, which can upset any team.

The first fixture was won by 10 men Chelsea, with an amazing solitary goal by the Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba. Tiger Woods these days seems to be accompanying his friends in different sports at different parts of the world. He was supporting Roger Federer during last week's US Open finals against Andy Roddick, yesterday he was witnessing his friend Andriy Shevchenko play @ Stamford Bridge against Liverpool.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

5 minutes to fame

~Canon - Funtwo~

5 minutes and 20 seconds is what it took for this South Korean student Lim Jeong-hyun to enter the hall of fame of You-Tube. This video made him popular across the world & in his country. I saw this yesterday evening on CNN, about the guitarist who has performed the rock version of Pachelbel's 'Canon'.

For more on this: Web video turns South Korean into global guitar star | YouTube guitarist revealed CNN Video

Source: YouTube | Yahoo | CNN | Wiki

Monday, September 04, 2006

Tribute to Steve Irwin

~Steve Irwin~

Steve Irwin a.k.a 'Croc Hunter', as most of us have known him, is no more with us. Nat, broke to this news to me an hour and half ago. I was shocked to hear it in the first place and couldn't believe it, asked her twice before I could digest the news.

'The 44-year-old was killed by a stingray barb which pierced his chest while he was shooting a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef'. For more, read this,from 'The Sydney Morning Herald'.

I have watched many of Steve's shows on Animal Planet and enjoyed all of them. He has always amazed me with his documentaries, especially the one in which he swam with Crocs, am not really sure if there is anyone else who has done that. He is fun to watch, no matter which animal he speaks about, he always tells you so much about the subject that you never get bored watching his show. His style of narration was very unique & Aussie and loved them. I feel no one can ever substitute him in what he used to do, he was the best @ his job.

I feel very sad about how death came upon him, who had lived all his life so closely with nature, trying to understand them and was killed by one of them. He did many things which most of us would have dare to do it in our wildest dreams.

I know he will be missed by millions of people across the world, hope his family can handle this incident emotionally.

Image Source: | News: The Sydney Morning Herald