Sunday, November 16, 2008

Arsenal suffer another blow

Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa

Despite their impressive win against Manchester United last week, Arsenal once again failed to maintain the consistency required to challenge the EPL title. They suffered their 4th defeat this season when they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa at home. This is undoubtedly a major setback for them in the league this season. After their win against the Devils last week, they looked as if they are back on track as their victory is then followed by another stunning 3-0 victory against Wigan by their youngster.

A friend of mine, who is an Arsenal fan, was delighted after their win against Man United and he asked me whether is Arsenal back on track after the win. My replied was... they need more consistency if they are to mount a title challenge(as Liverpool have shown this season). It has proved that they are just lacking it to stay up there as their terrific wins can turn into miserable defeats in a sudden! I wonder how many defeats they are going to suffer as the season goes on. In fact, they did not have a good game yesterday, they failed to settle into their passing game policy with some awful miss passes – something that is not expected from the Gunners. In fact, the margin could have been more if Ashley Young didn't has his spot kick saved by Almunia. With that, leaders Chelsea and Liverpool are now 9 points clear of them. So, is their season over?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama's win sums up a thrilling and historical week!!!

Sorry for not being able to update my blog as I am having a 2 weeks of final exam. Despite pressures coming from exams, I always keep in touch with the happenings around the world and here I have to say that it has been an amazing 10 days. History was created again , again and again, equipped with lots of drama in it! There were not only football but some historical achivements outside football as well. So, here are those "thrilling" moments that just simply cannot escape from the headline:

1) Stamford Bridge crushed

"Records are to be broken!"First, it all started at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool ended Chelsea's 86 matches of unbeaten home run. (as in the previous post) Finally, after more than 4 years of waiting, their fortress has been destroyed! It was a marvelous achievement by the Reds who have not won a match in Stamford Bridge for many years.

2) Resurgent Spurs

It is difficult to believe that it was only a week ago that Harry Redknapp was appointed Spurs manager. But he was the man who guided Tottenham to collect 7 points from his first 3 games in charge. They produced an incredible late comeback against Arsenal at the Emirates and they weren't finished, their amazing run is then followed by stunning comeback with a 2-1 win over leaders Liverpool. This could be a significant turnaround to their season.

3) Drama in F1 Finale

I believe for those who watched the live coverage of the Brazil GP, it must be an unforgettable one. Unfortunately, I didn't watch. But I can imagine how close Massa came to win the Drivers overall champion. Instead, Lewis Hamilton became the youngest driver to win a F1 World Champion. It was full of excitement and drama towards the end of the race! Ferrari's driver Filipe Massa looked like he is going to edge Hamilton for the drivers champion when he crossed the finishing line. CELEBRATIONS BEGIN for him and the Ferrari camp where Hamilton was only on the 6th place(not enough for him). Then came to the TURNING POINT of the race on the final turn, Timo Glock's, who was in 4th, encountered a tyre problem, Lewis Hamilton then took advantage and went pass him to clinch the title! Ferrari were stunned and celebrations for Hamilton begin! What a dramatic finale!

4) Obama's victory
The latest historical moment came from the US, where Barrack Obama put his name in the history book after becoming America's first black President. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated Republican John McCain to become the first African-American destined to to become America's 44th president.