Saturday, February 20, 2010

David Beckham in the AC Milan-Manchester United (2-3) Match

David Beckham contributed to the first goal of AC Milan's match against Manchester United as he served the free-kick that went to Ronaldinho. But a report form UK described Beckham’s game in this match as “largely ineffective display”.

But, his loan deal for AC Milan from LA galaxy, far from Toronto hotels, may be helping him get in shape for a chance at playing in the England squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Let’s just allow him to adjust to the European football again. He might just make it to the World Cup, who knows?

Rooney Takes Two for United vs AC Milan

The recent AC Milan vs Manchester United match gave the Red Devils an advantage over AC Milan in a Champions League last-16 tie with them. Wayne Rooney who was in perfect form scored two goals including the winner. He looked like a person who need not search for diet pill reviews as he had an unsettling presence over the AC Milan defense. Match highlights will be posted soon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spain Replica Rersey for Kids For Less Than $10

Yesterday afternoon I bought my son a jersey set. It is Spain's replica jersey and it cost me less than P500 (Philippine Pesos) which is about $10. That’s for a pair of jerseys, upper garment and lower garment, for kids.

We now both have a set of Spain’s replica’s jersey and I plan for us to use them on our next visit to Marikina Sports Park. We’ll make sure to apply our best day creams for sun protection.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dead Set On Keeping Fit

This week I am dead set on going to Marikina Sports Park to jog and play a little soccer. I have been feeling bloated lately and I need to lay off some fats by sweating them out. I also need to keep myself fit and that is my main reason why I intend to go.

I will do so tomorrow or on Saturday after driving my wife as she has accepted some baby shower invitations. I am serious about getting in shape again.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

From Football to Basketball

I am starting to gain weight again. The reason? Lack of exercise. I haven’t been jogging as often as I should and being a blogger, I am getting regular invitations to many food events.

Now, lately, I haven’t been playing football, too. But, I recently joined a tournament of all alumni of Marist School and I played basketball last week. I may not need weight loss pills and just use the playing time to spark my exercise back up.

What It Takes to Be a Winner

So what do you think it would take for a football player to do well in soccer? The World Cup 2010 in South Africa is almost here and the players of each national team are getting ready. But how are they getting ready?

By observing them, all the players are actively involved in an ongoing league. This forces them to be match fit even as they take in healthy foods and joint supplements. The goal is that when the World Cup is here, they would be in their best shape. Hopefully, injuries would not strike, otherwise, they would be scratched off the team.

Football Equals Stress Relief

When I play football, I feel so free and powerful. Not that I am good at it, I just like the way it feels, giving all I’ve got as I run without inhibitions. It is a great escape – a stress reliever.

When I play football I concentrate on the game; on how I handle the situations in the pitch. I do not think about things like how to remove acne scars, bill payments or even my work. It is an effective tool to get my mind of things.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United Match Highlights and Goal: 02/10/2010

Manchester United survived the early dismissal of Nani to secure a well-earned draw at Aston Villa and close the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League to one point. Nani was shown a straight red card for a 28th-minute lunge at Stiliyan Petrov - and the resulting three-game ban rules him out of the Carling Cup final against Villa at Wembley later this month.

Villa took a deserved lead after 19 minutes when Carlos Cuellar headed home after United failed to deal with Stewart Downing's dangerous cross. Nani, before his departure, helped set up United's swift response when Ryan Giggs returned his cross into the penalty area and James Collins deflected the ball into his own net. It was the 10th own goal in United's favour this season. Critics are saying that even though United had 11 men they wouldn't have added a single goal. Do you think it's their skill, or do they need a weight loss supplement sponsor? What's your take on this?

1-0 Carlos Cuellar 19"

1-1 James Collins 23" (own goal from Ryan Giggs)

Getting Ready for 2010 World Cup in South Africa

The next four months are a crucial period for teams who have qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. These are the months to get their team members ready for the big matches that happen within a month.

As teams will be getting moving services to transport their teams or maybe use their own national transportation, they need to be readied for possible injuries. They need to be match fit and have great endurance. Their character and experience must have been tested and made sure that they can withstand great pressure. I am excited to watch the World Cup 2010 in South Africa live online or through PPV.

Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool Match Highlights and Goal: 02/10/2010

Arsenal brought new life into their title bid as Abou Diaby's header saw them end a three-game losing streak with victory over Liverpool. Both teams struggled for momentum in a dour first half but the game came alive after the interval as David Ngog and Tomas Rosicky went close. Rosicky blasted over and Diaby then capped a period of Arsenal pressure by powering in from the Czech's cross. Ryan Babel's drive was tipped on to the bar but Liverpool could not equalize.

The photo of the goal scorer of the match can be seen below.

1-0 Abou Diaby 72"

The Excitement that Football Brings

I miss playing football. The last time I played, I scored a goal but we lost and that has been 3 weeks ago. That experience does not lessen the excitement football brings.

Lately, I have been busy with a class I teach and with working on my office furniture at home. But I intend to keep on playing so I guess I would need to be more intentional about football.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Liverpool 1-0 Everton Match Highlights and Goal: 02/06/2010

Dirk Kuyt grabbed the only goal of the game to settle a truculent Merseyside derby as 10-man Liverpool beat Everton to further their top-four ambitions. The Dutchman rose to head home a Steven Gerrard corner to settle a fierce game. It was little more than the hosts deserved after recovering from Sotirios Kyrgiakos's first-half red card for a lunge at Marouane Fellaini. Tim Cahill headed Everton's best chance over but the visitors rarely threatened before Stephen Pienaar's late red card.

Below is the photo of the goal scorer for the Liverpool 1-0 Everton match.

1-0 Dirk Kuyt 55"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Athlete's Discipline

Being an athlete requires a lot of discipline. There are habits that they need to give up, especially the serious ones. Drinking, cigarette smoking or not getting enough sleep are just some of the things that need to be stopped. Some athletes replace the habits with alternative things like e-cigarettes. For drinking, others schedule lesser parties and time with drinking buddies. This is important for athletes especially the professionals.

No Ambitious Claims

I’m sorry but this is not a news blog on football. This blog does not claim to have the latest news, highlights and on-time reports. I blog about football matches for fun and according to my time availability. I do not even claim to write so fast – maybe just faster than a child can define life insurance.

One thing is for sure, all the things that I blog here are true, whether it is about the English Premier League, Italian Serie A, the Champions League, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa or just the local football scene here in our country.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hull 1-1 Chelsea Match Highlights and Goals: 02/02/2010

Hull City showed a manful performance to hold Chelsea to a surprise draw as the title hopefuls missed the chance to increase their league lead to four points.

The Londoners were lacklustre to say the least, but that was down in no small part to Hull's brave approach. And it was Hull who took the lead when Steven Mouyokolo headed home in the 30th minute.

Didier Drogba marked his return from Africa Cup of Nations duty with the equaliser from a free-kick 12 minutes later, but Hull comfortably held on to a precious draw.

Pictures of the Hull 1-1 Chelsea match goal highlights below.

1-0 Steven Mouyokolo 30"

1-1 Didier Drogba 42"