Friday, August 15, 2008

As the Olympics going on, the EPL is back!

08-08-08-Here comes the Beijing Olympic, we have witnessed a magnificent opening ceremony at the "Bird's nest" and some thrilling games going on. We have seen US sensational swimmer Michael Phelps not once, not twice, but 6 times picking up gold medal and standing on top of the podium with world record time. He is on his way to beating Mark Spitz 7 gold haul in Olympics as he will be competing in 2 more events. Meanwhile, tennis world No 1 Roger Federer crashes out in the tennis event. Looks like 2008 is not a good year for him.

(8 x 2)=16-08-08-The English Premier League kicks off! After few months of waiting and watching friendlies, most football fans will probably get their life back on track again after a long wait. It was fun watching the euro 2008 but surely many fans will miss the EPL!

The opening fixture for tomorrow will see Arsenal taking on the newly promoted West Brom.

Liverpool, who have brought in former Spurs striker Robbie Keane to spearhead the attack with Fernando Torres, visit Sunderland later on Saturday. They will be looking to get back on track after a frustrating 0-0 draw in Belgium against Standard Liege in their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.

Chelsea, last season’s Premier League and Champions League runners-up and who are expected to provide the stiffest challenge to United again this season, face FA Cup winners Portsmouth on Sunday.

Defending champion Man Utd are without their stat player Christiano Ronaldo, will begin their season at home with Newcastle United.

Everton, who finished fifth last season and should be challenging for a European place again, are at home to a Blackburn Rovers side.