Friday, May 26, 2006

Morientes Leaves For Valencia, World Cup Preview;


Okay went to school in the morning as usual then went home to take a nap. Met Marg the Yank at the prata house at 9pm. Everybody please call her now and listen to her yank accent! Haha its weird because I've been hearing her speaking singlish for years and 5mths in the States turn her into...A DUMB BLOND. hahaha just kidding. Sat down and chatted until weekiat, yuling, janice and rivand arrive from their beloved school. As usual talk rubbish an joked around. Take note, that THERE'S A CCTV IN PRATA HOUSE. Beware, don't argue with prata uncle over your orders! Saw kkh and xavier over there as well. You just need to drop by at the prata house to see people from pss actually. So, Marg's going back to Indo soon so do listen to her accent before she leaves!

Fernando Morientes Leaves Liverpool For Valencia

o, the summer clearout has begun and the first to fall under the fire is none other than Fernando "He's such a good header of the ball!!" Morientes. Ironically he didn't score for Liverpool with his head, did he? He left for Valencia in an 'undisclosed' fee and from that you can deduce that
1. its a loss
2. its a HUGE loss
3. its a loss so big that you'll rather not know.

Obviously he's talented and a very good striker. He did showed some of his class during his time at Liverpool and scored a few goals. But that's just about it. He could compete with Garcia as to who's the most irritating player to watch because he constantly loses ball and quite slow in his thinking. I think it's all down to him and his style of play and it doesn't suit the English game and he's not made for it. He's more used to the continental style of play, slow and steady. While the English game is all about speed, tenacity and power. So all the best Nando, I am VERY sure that you will succeed at Valencia. Thanks for being a small part of the Rafalution. Let me leave you with what I think, the best goal he has scored at Liverpool.

05/06 Top 15 Liverpool Goals: #13: Morientes vs Anderlecht:

England to win World Cup? After England B 1 - 2 Belarus B ?

I think it's about time to wake up, England. You guy's can dream about winning the World Cup after being empty-handed for 40 years, but seriously it's time to kick yourselves in the butt and start to put in effort it's still not too late to improve and Sven, it's not too late to change your bloody tactic. Sometimes it's good to lose a pre-WC friendly, this will make your team determined to do well and also makes the other team under-estimate you. Still, good luck Ingerland.

World Cup Preview

Group D: Portugal

Goalkeepers: Bruno Vale (Estrela Amadora), Quim (Benfica), Ricardo (Sporting Lisbon);

Defenders: Fernando Meira (Stuttgart), Miguel (Valencia), Marco Caneira (Sporting Lisbon), Nuno Valente (Everton), Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea), Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea), Ricardo Costa (Porto);

Midfielders: Deco (Barcelona), Petit (Benfica), Costinha (Dinamo Moscow), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Hugo Viana (Valencia), Maniche (Chelsea), Tiago (Lyon), Simao Sabrosa (Benfica);

Strikers: Helder Postiga (St Etienne), Luis Boa Morte (Fulham), Luis Figo (Internazionale), Nuno Gomes (Benfica), Pedro Pauleta (Paris St Germain)

* Pauleta enters the tournament as his country's record goalscorer, having overtaken Eusebio this season.
* Luis Figo is set to retire after the tournament, after fifteen years in the national side.

Player(s) To Watch: Obviously people like Deco, Luis Figo and Pauleta. This 3 players are going to be an essential part of this Portugeezer team. Pauleta is their top scorer while the other 2 are just plain magic and creativity. Also, there is Simao and Tiago, both of which I admired as players.

Youth(s) To Watch: I'm struggling to type it but, looking at the squad, only Cristiano Ronaldo fits the note.

Drogalls' Prediction: Second Round. They have a lot of experience, but I think they might struggle abit due to the fact that many players mentioned are not young anymore and after a long and tough season, they'll show a little fatigue.

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