Monday, 30 September 2013

Breaking Bad Season 5: 'Felina'

Breaking Bad Season 5: 'Felina'

Felina- anagram for finale

"Our integrity, our actions to others, that’s what governs who we are"

Walter White in settling score mode before the last hurrah

-created a Trust fund for his son through his slimy former acquaintances Walter White fashion

-visited his family one last time and took responsibility ( see pix)

-took out the idiotic neo-Nazis (Jesse had some sort of closure too)

-died on his own terms. ( 'cos he's smarter than you! )

Snippets from the reviews of the finale


Breaking Bad- The 'Say Hello To My Little Friend' finale

AKA- Comeuppance Day

If you have to go, go out on top

Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration tie up virtually every loose end in sight, it contained the Holy Grail of all storytelling: an Actual Moment of Truth -"I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really ... I was alive."

Breaking Bad is a Western. A Western is meant to go out with a bang, and Breaking Bad went out with about 40 of them per second (plus a dose of ricin). Sorry, Lydia!

It closed out a great series in style, with visual flair, action, and a thorough lack of phony redemption. Heck, Badfinger's Baby Blue " I guess I got what I deserved" was the soundtrack at the end. #Apt

Walter was back as 'Heisenberg' -ending his problems and his enemies with DaVincian invention and Machiavellian manipulation

He isn't sorry for what he did but he regrets some of the consequences. He goes about achieving a victory the way he defines it: not because it is right, but because he is good at it. He is the bad guy out to get the worse guys. Is it Justice? It’s what Just Is....and that is Life! #Deep

His plans are a success. He watches his enemies defeated, his voice the last they hear. He ends things on his terms. It is over when Heisenberg says it’s over.

But it’s still a mystery why that talented chemist turned his back on fame and fortune and became a humble high school chemistry teacher. It's one secret that Walter White took to his grave

What a Tv show!!

To Vince Gilligan and the entire cast/crew, I say: "Thanks for making Bad sooo good!!"


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Tottenham Hotspurs 1- Chelsea 1

Tottenham Hotspurs 1- Chelsea 1

Four words to describe the London derby from The Blues point of view: Mata is Chelsea's finest.

*Ay, Caramba!! *

That second half performance is the best Chelsea has put up all season. Much so that it felt like 2 points lost rather than a point gained at the end of that. Mourinho takes some blame again for the wrong selection/ formation in the first half

We bossed a good Spurs side up until the Torres red card.

Chelsea's starting XI : Cech; Ivanovic, D Luiz, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Torres

Mata was left on the bench at the start for the umpteenth time this season.

The Chelsea team selection essentially handed the initiative to Spurs and they accepted it with glee

Spurs Christian Eriksen was the main creative force in a first half and the £11.5m signing ( what a steal! ) from Ajax easily escaped Frank Lampard after 19 minutes and played in Roberto Soldado. Sigurdsson was quicker to Soldado's lay-off than Terry to slide his finish past Chelsea keeper Petr Cech. Goal for Spurs!

Townsend gave Ashley Cole a torrid time with his pace and trickery on the right wing in that half and Spurs should have doubled their lead just before half-time.

The Chelsea defence was carved open again but Paulinho could only hit the upright. Chelsea rarely threatened in this half, Ramires was frustrated on the right wings and Hazard though wonderful when tracking back, wasn't great going forward. Torres looked lively though and was playing on the shoulder of the central defender

He was caught offside in this position on a few instances all game

Things changed in the second half

Mata came in for Mikel at the start of the second half, Ramires joined Lampard in the pivot and Oscar moved to the left wing.

Chelsea was now playing with more belief, Torres was like a man on a mission and Mata started doing what he does best- finding the right passes. Oscar just couldn't reach a squared pass in the box- off beautiful play by Torres, Lloris saved at Torres feet minutes later- again after brilliant play by the striker as he took on the Spurs defenders and beat them.

Torres saw yellow after he tripped Vertonghen about the 50th min but he could easily have been sent off when he appeared to have held and scratched the Spurs defenders face after fouling him

The deserved equaliser came in the 64th minute- a John Terry header off a brilliant delivery into the box by the mercurial Mata.

Chelsea looked like the team that would win it thereafter.

But Torres got a second yellow card and was sent off around the 80th minute- for another challenge on Vertonghen

This was undeserved though as the defender appeared to have conned the Ref into making the decision. There had between a lot of bickering and niggles between both players prior to this incidence.

Hazard was replaced by Schurrle later on while Azpilicueta was brought in for Oscar after Torres was sent off. The German missed a gilt edge chance when he was one on one with Lloris. He hit the ball against the on rushing Keeper with his shot when he should have tried a chip

Defoe was introduced for Soldado and he looked more dangerous than the Spaniard. Chelsea were going to settle for a point by keeping the shape in their half - after going one man down

That was what they got


Chelsea looked like the team the faithfuls had been expecting all season in the second half

A hungry pacy Torres who plays on the shoulder of defenders, is not afraid to take on defenders is a goooooooooood thing! It's a shame it ended in expulsion today ( just like at QPR 2 seasons ago ) as this was his best game in a Chelsea shirt in my opinion.

Dear Torres, be fired up but keep your temper in check. Thank you

Oscar is a good player but he has nothing on Mata. I hope he (Mata) has cemented his place in the starting eleven with today’s performance

Chelsea needs Mata like air in the lungs. He just makes things happen for us. In all this, the dimunitive midfielder was a study in grace and humility off field. The consummate professional! Hat doffed!


I wish Schurrle would finish better, he tracks back well and is full of running . The German just needs to get 'how to chip a goalkeeper' lessons from Ramires. He could easily have got 3-4 goals this season if his finishing was up to scratch

Hazard has been decent with his defensive work but he needs to give more going forward. He has the pace and trickery to do to defenders what Townsend did to Ashley Cole in the first half today

Ramires is more threatening in the pivot where he can wreck havoc with his pace going forward. He is useless at the wings- he simply doesn't have the guile or requisite skill in that position

It's looking good! With our rivals also dropping points, today's performance portends great things going into the future


Friday, 27 September 2013

Football-This week in songs

Football-This week in songs


-visits Spurs for an early kick- off game tomorrow.

You'd be foolish not to worry about this Spurs side. They've bought very well and are a better side since Bale's departure.

Flavour says " Baby, I dey catch cold, Oyi natumo"

But we've mostly had the upper hand in recent times and there's no reason for this to change if Mourinho gets the tactics and selection right tomorrow.

Certainly, Spurs wouldn't be playing with 10 men behind the ball. This should free up space for our creative players and our misfiring strikers- something they haven't enjoyed all season

Man City

I wouldn't want to be playing Man City right now- so I do not envy Villa's task tomorrow. Illbliss tells Villa: you'd be blown away! '' U go wound o!"

They have so many in-form players; so many players that can really hurt you ( and I'm not talking about their intimidating physique). Jovetic's brace in midweek further emphasises the depth in this squad.

Micah Richard is also back after his injury lay-off.

D'banj says they are hot ''Mo gbono feli feli"

Man Utd

How good was Chicharito's goal in midweek? Pretty good! Everybody was blaming Jose Enrique for losing his marker but Chicarito's movement was too good. He tricked his marker by moving backward then ran forward and left him for dead as the cross came in.

Great fox in the box play. I don't know why he doesn't play often in this team. Dr Dre says that lad is " Nuthin' but a G Thing"

They welcome West Brom tomorrow


Steven Gerrard having appeared to have reached the stage in his career where going all out for 90 minutes even once a week is a difficult ask.

Some Liverpool fans say: we love him. Fat Joe says " What's luv got to do with it"

Lucas is in the Brazilian team picture again. Some would say Liverpool punched above their weight in the first month of the season-hence their current position is just about right. They visit Sunderland in 2 days


Even the youths have imbibed this winning mentality earlier on in the season- as evidenced at West Brom midweek. Some of us still think a lack of depth will be their Achilles Heel though. Their fans would have none of it. Dagrin says they've got a big mouth like "Pon Pon Pon" .

In other news:

Arsenal announced yesterday that the club has reduced ticket prices for traveling fans by the rather slim margin of £2.50 per game . I don't know how much this would cheer their fans up. But, hey, they've got the panacea- Ozil!! Arsenal visits Swansea tomorrow

Real Madrid

Ancelotti's team is struggling to play their football when the game is not comfortable from the start.

4-4-2 is not working - particularly away from home. The midfielders have too much ground to cover between the lines . Some think 4-2-3-1 is the answer.

Some also feel either of Carvajal or Marcelo should be starting at FB. These are the two fullbacks that can take responsibility in the attacking end. Arbeloa and Coentrao are safe but offer little threat going forward.

Some fans like Ginuwine say: Trust Ancelotti cos he's the 'same Ol' G'

Real welcomes Athletico Madrid tomorrow

Barcelona FC

-are scoring goals for fun

Following the goals scored by Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra midfield, no fewer than 11 different players have now scored for FCB in 9 official matches this season.

Messi-Neymar combo seem to be working but the talking point this week as to be Messi's tantrum-throwing following late substitution.

Wizkid says even "Sisi Nene" would be envious of such a hissy fit

Barca visits Almeria tomorrow

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

League Cup- Chelsea 2- Swindon 0

League Cup -Chelsea 2- Swindon 0

4 words -Still in second gear

Or perhaps there is no upper gear!! *panics* *starts Zen breathing* *makes a note to self*: *CalmTFdown*

This team played like the B team indeed

This game should have been half about players laying down a marker to those currently preferred by the manager and half trying to build some real momentum as a squad in terms of both convincing performance and result. Sadly this match provided neither!

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):

Mark Schwarzer | Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta | Marco van Ginkel, Michael Essien | Willian, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne | Fernando Torres

Van Ginkel was injured earlier on and replaced by Ramires- after picking up a knee injury ( it looked nasty on slo-mo! and there are reports that he's 'done his cruciates' ) The substitute was later substituted due to an undisclosed injury (Terry was introduced and David Luiz moved into midfield)

There was a period in the first half when the axis of Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Ramires absolutely dominated proceedings and created two goals just between themselves. The first -a wonderful pass from Ramires letting the smallest man with the biggest chip on his shoulder ( Mata) in on the Swindon goal.

The Goalie parried the shot but Torres was on the spot and tucked home the rebound.

Five minutes later, Torres turned provider-releasing Ramires who doesn't miss often when he gets to chip a goalkeeper. Two-nil and we looked like getting plenty more.

Alas! Once Ramires left there was disorganisation in midfield and it was a catalogue of missed opportunities in front. Swindon never really threatened at the other end

Torres always looks good against the minnows, does he not? He could have had a hat trick in this match but for his poor finishing ( ..,and a few trademark hilarious Torresian moments! ) #KingOfTheMinnows


We won and are in the next round! Better than Basel init !?! Glass half full ( stay with me here! )

Your spirituality is not complete until you live a life of appreciation. You know: less cynical, more pollyanna *waves church hanky*

There has to be an upper gear for this team. Hopefully we get to see it at White Hart Lane over the weekend. Otherwise we could be at the end of a Man Utd -type shellacking ( learnt Spurs put 4 past Villa away yesterday!! )

-Essien has still got it. I really loved his driving runs through the centre

The ideal pivot may yet be Essien/Mikel but I think Mourinho'd prefer Ramires/Mikel

-Betrand can lay claim to Cole's position at LB, if only he can improve the quality of his crosses


- Mata.....well let's just say he has played better in a Chelsea shirt ( it was almost hilarious watching him try to do a Gennaro Gattuso in defensive duties with his petite frail frame! ) It is easy to blame it on the pressure of the 'Mourinho challenge' in the Press but quite a few others also had below average games too- e.g Willian, KDB

They come across like kids being forced to eat their spinach, a lot less fun!

-the transition from a defence to attack is still too slow. Hence the laboured performance in the centre

-this team doesn't score enough goals ( yet! ) They are profligate in front of goal- this was again evident today in the second half. No fluidity and making wrong decisions in the final third. Every attacking player was a culprit

But I have a feeling that things will be better against Spurs over the weekend ( I hope it does. I'm going all Morgan Freeman here- Hope is a good thing! )

Spurs are at home and I don't see them playing with 10 men behind the ball. This should open up space for our attacking players ( something we've not had or lacked the ingenuity to create all season)

The boys have to earn their spurs against Spurs

So in the words of Ronald Reagan "go out there, boys, and win one for the Gipper!"


Monday, 23 September 2013

Football- Few weekend bites

Football- Few weekend bites

Spurs were really struggling for...Penetration ..before Paulinho's goal! (Pun intended)- pix 1 (key- look at his shorts)

Will Balotelli miss a penalty? ( after scoring 22 from 22)
Yes!! Pepe Reina got his tactics right to make the save - pix 2

Di Canio's gone but he'll live forever on this Sunderland fan's back- pix 3

Make that 5 in 6 for Isco! A playmaker who'll get you goals - pix 4


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Chelsea 2- Fulham 0, Mikel Scores

Chelsea 2- Fulham 0, Mikel Scores

Four words to describe this poor game: Mikel Scored A Goal!

Jose Mourinho: “I came back for Mikel Obi To Score Goals” ( It's A Joke, y'all! )

Back four today were -Ivanovic , Cahill , Terry , Cole , pivot -Ramires , Mikel , band of 3 Schurrle , Oscar , Hazard while Eto'o led the line

-Mourinho deeming Juan Mata not even worthy of a place on the substitutes' bench!

Positives - 3 points in the bag, top of the table

Why our rivals should be afraid: this Chelsea team is currently playing uninspiring football but still at the summit of the EPL or in touching distance. It's going to get better. It simply has to with the quality of players in this team.

Surely a team containing Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle & Ramires with Mata & Willian in reserve can't continue to be boring to watch every week!

This team is still not playing to its potentials

The match:

We were fortunate not to be a goal down at the interval as Darren Bent spurned the opportunity to give Fulham an early lead.

The first half and a large chunk of the second half was the story of our season so far- slow build up from the back, too many sideways pass, all motion,no movement, poor execution in the box, poor final pass, getting turned over frequently resulting in dangerous counter attacks against us

Abramovich wasn't too pleased in the stands

Summary: A lot of huffing and puffing, and a whole lot of nothing in the first half. Marginally better in the second

Oscar got the opener in the second half after the Fulham goalie spilled a Schurlle cross, giving Eto'o a lucky bite of the cherry- this was blocked. But the ball fell kindly for Oscar who slotted home

A word on Oscar:

Mourinho has come out to say Oscar is his No 10

Oscar is a good player but he has nothing on Mata

Oscar’s ability to control a pass is orders of magnitude worse than Juan Mata's – the ball just seems to stick to Mata’s foot no matter how hard/bad the pass was.

Oscar is a better grafter though

Mourinho- please don't let me start hating Oscar 'cos of your refusal to play Mata!

The Jury is still out on Andre Schurrle ( who was replacing Mata in this team) You can't fault his effort though and he had great assist stats today- he created 7 chances- 4 more than any other player

The Man of the Moment:

His name is Mikel!

He scores when he wants

He scores when he waaaaaants

John Obi Mikel, he rarely wants to score!!

On Chelsea's 13th corner of the match, the moment arrived!

A corner, an assist by John Terry ( header) a half volley by Mikel: The net shook. Goal!!

Mikel has scored more than Gerrard, Coutinho, Schürrle, Santi, Torres, Theo, Defoe, Fellaini, Mata, Hazard & KDB in the league this season.

Mikel has scored more goals than all our strikers combined!!

Eto'o : fired blanks again. Not blaming him though. The way Chelsea plays at the moment, chances are a premium for our strikers. He was replaced by Torres midway in the second half

Hazard- Nothing has changed (in his poor form) all season

Frank Lampard comes on for Chelsea on 80 mins, replacing Andre Schurrle, while De Bruyne had a few minutes too- replacing Hazard

It's hardly been an ideal start to the season. But for now, Chelsea are top of the table....and....and John Obi Mikel has found his way onto the scoresheet!!

That, I think, calls for some smiles.

John Obi Mikel scored the goal that secured top spot in the Premier League for Chelsea!!!!

Mental. Absolutely mental!!



Football-This week in songs

Football-This week in songs


These are difficult times at The Bridge. What with back to back losses

A lot has already been said though. Lag aka- says 'Coolu temper' to the angry faithfuls.

In the wise words of Patrick Swayze: "It will get worse before it gets better"

The faithfuls hope it starts getting better against Fulham today

Majek Fashek says "Redemption ( song)" starts today


Arsenal have made it a club record 10 straight away wins with a 2-1 victory over Marseille. Goals from Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey were enough.

Ramsey is going through a Purple patch at these days. 'Rambo' on the Rampage. MC Hammer says : " You Can't Touch This"

Arsenal fans echo this.

Gone are the days when a prominent figure dies each time he scores!...err not quite. Ken Norton ( who famously broke Mohammed Ali's jaw ) died 3 days ago!!. Arsenal welcomes Stoke City on Sunday

Man Utd

Rooney is happy again and playing well- A good thing for Man Utd. However some of us had that feeling that he was somebody out to prove a point in the last match- he felt RVP stole his thunder and he wanted it back.

He had this song: "Steal Your Thunder" in mind-

It appears as if RVP was singing Mariah Carey's song to Rooney in return: "Why are you so obsessed with me?"

Utd fans scoff: Nothing there!

They refer us to Pope's song and say: Chill y'all " E Farabale" this space!

Man Utd visits the Etihad this weekend in what promises to be a mouth-watering encounter!

Man City

Goals from Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero in a ten minute blitz at the start of the second half ( against Pizen) saw City move level at the top of their CL group and sets them up nicely for the match at OT this weekend. David Silva and Gael Clichy are still fitness doubts for the derby- this weekend

Aguero feels he should have something to say again. He was brilliant on Tuesday. Dagrin says Utd will chop "Kondo" at the Etihad on Sunday


With Liverpool off to a fine start, manager Brendan Rodgers leap frogged over his usual talk of Top Four and went straight into a tilt for the title. Oh, well -"Always aim for winning the league; even if you miss, you'll land among the Top Four.”-

Old football proverb, probably

Apparently Rodgers was seen with head phones at the training ground listening to: Brandy ( ft Mase)- 'Sitting on top of the world'

They've had a really good start, got great results in 4 tough games, and the consistency and resilience-that was missing last season-appears to be present now. Coutinho's creativity will be missed though, but Suarez should be back with a bite...err..bang against Man Utd in the COcup

In the league, the Kop welcomes Southampton this weekend.

Real Madrid

CR7 showed he's still the top dawg at Real with a new contract and a hat trick against Galatasaray (- his third goal was pure joy!).

Eldee says: He's a "Big Boy"

Even Benzema got a rare brace these days! Still early days but Isco is proving to be the buy of the season for Real. ( a fully fit Gareth Bale might have a thing or 2 to say about that! )

Isco set things rolling again with a goal in Turkey. Perhaps Ozil won't be missed afterall. Marcelo is still injured, Varane and Coentrao rejoin the squad for Getafe. Bale should start too


Messi, Ha! This dude has not let CR7 get 24 hours in the spotlight like.......forever, really!

It's like he's always telling CR7 : "Hit me with your best shot"

Oh well, CR7 retorts: " Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me??" Pussycat Dolls

Victor Valdes' fine form continues and he has had more MoTM Performances than Messi this season . To think the dude is nearing the end of his contract with the club

Isco or Neymar? It's a no brainer really. Right now Isco is the better value for money buy. Barca travel to Rayo Vallecano ( to hand them the expected 4-0 drubbing) this weekend


Special mention to Swansea who played like 'Like A Boss' at Valencia yesterday.

Slim Thug would be proud!

They visit Crystal Palace on Sunday

Monday, 16 September 2013



Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 14-Ozymandias

It's all unravelling for Walt - losing everything, including the family he'll do anything to protect

Ozymandias is a poem by Percy Shelley- the central theme is the inevitable decline of all leaders, all empires they build, however mighty in their own time. 'Nuff said!

Read this brilliant review of this episode here: link

If you're not watching Breaking Bad, I don't know where your life is heading ( I doubt it is the right direction though! )


Saturday, 14 September 2013

Football-This week in songs

Football-This week in songs

Chelsea-Hazard injured his hamstring in training while with the Belgian squad but. Should be fit for the trip to Everton. Mata should play and new boys, Eto'o and Willian, should see action too. Spurs are still upset, Willian continues to troll; Dbanj says: "blame it on the money"

Arsenal- Rosicky is missing this weekend ( thigh strain), Giroud should be wrapped in wool (with Podolski still out) but their Faithfuls eagerly anticipate the debut of the Gunnersaurus (aka Ozil ) vs Sunderland. Sisqo says: "unleash the dragon" :-)

Man Utd- there's a mouth-watering Nike deal in the offing. Some of their fans still continue to do damage limitation after the poor showing in the transfer window. but we say "Habatically" and P-Square say: "Personally" we don't care, we just want to see what Fellaini brings to the team-against Crystal Palace

Liverpool- their defence has to be at its brilliant best if they want to keep their clean sheet record against Swansea. Toure and Skrtel should be the CB pairing. Sturridge is still a doubt and they may struggle in front. New boy, Victor Moses, should add more threat though. Some of us think things may start unravelling soon but their fans say 'na lie' and Kcee wants Swansea to be their maga

Man City- Silva will miss the Stoke game. He's out till October ( joins Kompany and Demichelis on the crocked list) To the soccer gods Burna boy says " Abeg, Abeg, Abeg" (on behalf of City)


Real Madrid- CR7 and Isco have rejoined the squad after recovering from minor injuries. Coentrao, Marcelo and Varane will miss the match against Villareal ( injuries) It has to be about Bale's debut this weekend though. Eminem says: he's "Not Afraid" sha :-)

Barcelona- Busquet rejoins the team after injury. Neymar was imperious for Brazil and everyone is expecting him to bring this form to Barcelona against Sevilla. Destiny's Child quips: It's only a matter of time before Barca fans start " Saying his name"


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mayweather - Canelo: Who wins in two days?

Mayweather - Canelo: Who wins in two days?
Floyd 'Pretty Boy' Mayweather vs Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on Saturday

44-0 vs 42-1-0

Canelo has never fought anybody with the speed and coordination of Mayweather before.

Only one outcome from this, in my opinion: Pretty Boy wins

Mayweather says (In the words of Ludacris) "I'm too fast y'all man"


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Oh, International Break!!

Oh, International Break!!

Is it me or do Football International Breaks feel like attending a Wake??


Friday, 6 September 2013

This football week in Nigerian music

This football week in Nigerian music

If you're familiar with Nigerian music, you may 'feel' this


Their fans- Ha!

Their optimism ( and mouth!! ) is unparalleled

A typical example this week is the endless Ozil posts which have inundated us on Social Media

Ozil is the cure for Aids, the wonder medicine for cancer, the best thing since Sliced Bread!

Each time we preached cautious optimism, we got:

Kas- 'Fimile'

(I gat too much Swagga! )

We hope it doesn't turn to this ( at the end of the season):


"He done do me wayooo (he has made me feel amazing)

But he done spent my money oh

What I’m gonna tell my mommy oh

I should've listened before

He dey do me like antenna!!"


-Mourinho- eh!

Wily old fox! Arsenal were going to get Ba until, 'Suddenly' he pulled the plug on that.

'Cos y'all know you just don't strengthen your main rivals! (except you're Arsene Wenger)


Man Utd-

-Enough has been said about the recent player transfer cock up at the club!

P Square is telling their beleaguered Manager and the bumbling Executive- 'E No Easy'


Banky W actually said they wanted to 'thief Athletico Bilbao's Kele'


Real Madrid

- some folks think 'Maga don pay' on the Bale Purchase!

Others feel it's a case of 'Oliver Twist'.

I guess time will tell!

Man City

-Can still afford to splash the cash for a replacement for the crocked Kompany. Although I hear the replacement is also crocked too! Oh well, they are 'Nonillionaires'!



-you've got to admire the new player deals that Brendan Rogers pulled off in recent times. Getting decent players on the cheap. Surely they ' didn't dull' at all!



-have also got good players this season. However that didn't stop Arsenal from 'doing them a strong thing' (as usual) last week!



Messi is telling defenders in Spain that he'll keep scoring his customary brace and hat tricks if they continue to 'nogere'



Monday, 2 September 2013

Football eh, Crazy game!

Football eh, Crazy game!


Bought Willian ( £32 million) when they had a glut of attacking midfielders already

Then sent Victor Moses ( one of the better performers preseason) on loan

Sent Lukaku (highest goal scorer Preseason, impressive on loan at West Brom last season) on loan to Everton too! Lukaku is better right now than Torres or Ba

Mata ( best Chelsea player in the last 2 seasons) can't get a game

Question- Why have a Preseason ?


Finally signed a player of note ( Mesut Ozil) in this transfer window!!

Smashed their transfer record in doing so -£42.5m

Not lacking in the attacking midfield area, there's a need in the Striker's dept ( with Podolski injured and likely out for some months), defensive midfield and centre back!

Question- why wait till deadline day to splash the cash ?

why in an area of least need?

Manchester United

signed Marouane Fellaini ( £27.5 m, worth it? ) but only after some confusing goings-on concerning Ander Herrera, and a rumoured attempt to sign Sami Khedira. They also seemed to have tried to sign Fabio Coentrao, but it looked like that failed.

Kagawa can't get a game

Question- why can't Man Utd get the Marquee players? Fellaini will add more steel in defensive midfield but how will the creativity problem be solved?

Real Madrid

May yet be the Wally of this Transfer Window!!

Bought Gareth Bale for about an astonishing £85m!! :-o

Effectively jeopardising the position of one of their key players ( Ozil or Di Maria)

Ancelotti decided to chose Di Maria instead of Mesut 'Avatar Eyes' Ozil!!

It is almost unheard of for a player of this type of class, uninjured and not in any form-dip, and the leading playmaker in Europe, to leave a club like Real Madrid.

Well it happened!

(Although they made a tidy sum on his sale- a record for Madrid)

As expected Bale's unveiling was marred by fans' discontent at losing Ozil

Question- Is Bale required? Is he worth even half of that cost? Is he a better player than Ozil? How will Bale handle this immense pressure to perform?

Perhaps fans like me are just unnecessarily critical though. Perhaps the people at the top know what they are doing

Afterall, Abraham Lincoln once said: " if you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain would grow and which will not, then speak to me''


Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 12- best quote

Breaking Bad Season 5 Episode 12-best quote

Best Quote: Skylar to Walt ( selling the idea of whacking Jesse):

We've come this far, for us. What's one more?!!

Read the review here