Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Word games are fun!

Go here to visit the anagram hall of fame. Just a taste: Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Long time no see, McLaren's stuffed, and Pro Evo rules.

Yo. So...it's been a while my friends. Do to my ill-advised continuing pursuit of a literary stardom, I have been neglecting my (very povo) blog. So, a heartfealt apology for the paucity of posts goes out to L'Alex (who I'm pretty sure is the only person in the world who raeds this thing, and probably even he has given up on it at this point).

SO...Steve McLaren is stuffed. I got up for work and chucked on Englands qualifier with Croatia on Sopcast as I got ready, and imagin my (mild) surprise when I saw that Ingerland were already 2-0 down after 15 minutes. By the time I got to work however, they had tied the game with about 25 minutes to go, from what sounds like a pretty sweet Crouch goal (on ya Crouchy!!!). I could only laugh however when I checked the final score to find out they had been knocked out with a 75th minute 30-yard screamer. How England has never one a major tournament since '66 is puzzling enough, but not even qualifying for Euro is downright hilarious. A team that boasts Gerrard, Lampard, Hargreaves, J. Cole., A. Cole, Crouch, SWP, Owen, Rooney, Terry, Ferdinand, etc., and can't beat Russia, Croatia, Israel or (er...) Andorra is...well...I dunno what. I know Owen, Ferdinand, Rooney, and Terry were out for this Croatia game, but still. I'm guessing McLaren will be giving his "i've-just-been-sacked" press conference any second now. For some reason I like cheering for the English boys, some I'm a bit sad they won't be participating in a tournament that will boast the might of Austria (the lowest ranked host team EVER for a major tournament). It's all too weird for words.

Okay...on to more fun things. Being unable to afford an XBOX 360, and seeing how the kind folks at all things XBOX have decided not to realease this years FIFA game on plain old XBOX, i needed to fill this years new soccer game fix some how. So I bought Pro Evolution Soccer 5 for ten bucks (the last incarnation to come out on XBOX). And what can I say, accept that I think I've wasted years on the FIFA games when I could have been playing Pro Evo. (Alex will chuckle at this no doubt as he's been a fan since it's days as ISS on Nintendo 64). Yes, I was a poor sap that fell for FIFA's better licensing and graphics. What a fool I have been. PES5 is the best soccer game i've played, ever. It's f$%kin' hard for one thing. And after years of constant video-soccering, lord knows I needed a challenge. The ball physics really are as good as the all the fanboys say (while messing their pants). It's been a long time since I scored a goal in a soccer video game to win a game 1-0 and actually danced around my living room for the sheer joy of it. Alex, if you don't have it, you should get it. You can get it for practically nothing now, and it is quite simply pure bliss for a soccer nerd.

Peace out.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Don't know whether to laugh or to cry...

Liverpool seem to have multiple personality disorder. Absolutely mind boggling. They can draw against Birmingham and Blackburn, lose to Besiktas in Istanbul, and then do something like this. I don't know whether to laugh or to cry.

But, without further ado, here are all the goals of the biggest rout in the history of the modern Champions League (honestly, check it out, it's true). Babels first goal is simply superb. Back-heel flick in to the far post. Jaw-dropping. Go on son!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Oh El Zhar...

Ahhh...thanks to Alex (and some time elapsing since the end of the game) a clip of his goal duly appeared. Enjoy. Bam!

El Zhar Bangs It Up A Notch With His Spice Weasel

I'm just watching the replay of todays Carling Cup game between Liverpool and Cardiff City and this Moroccon dude from Liverpool's reserves cracked one in from around 25 yards. Awesome strike. If you can find it, have a look. I've tried to find a video of it in an uploadable format and can't (or can't be bothered). Anyway, his name is Nabil El Zhar, and I am praying for this guy to be awesome and make it into the first team just so a can say "Bam! Bam it up another notch with your spice weasel, El Zhar!"