Man Utd 4 – Newcastle 1
Another year, another FA Cup Final… Today Man Utd beat Newcastle by four goals to one to qualify for the FA Cup Final for the second year running. United have won the tournament a record 11 times, and in the final they will meet arch-rivals Arsenal. The best part about the game today was that Ruud scored two goals – his first goals for United for five months!
AGF 1 – FCK 2
FCK kept the pressure on league leaders Brøndby by beating AGF in a match that saw the home team score with the hand of striker Morten Rasmussen. I saw the match on tv and instantly shouted “He scored with his hand” – everybody could see it, except for the referee, who after the game admitted it was a mistake and that he should have shown the striker the yellow card for the offense. FCK had already scored twice though, Alvaro Santos and Hjalte Nørregaard providing the goals that made sure FCK is still in the championship race.
Ok, so whoever has been paying attention will have noticed a few minor changes on the site in the last few days.. Anyone? No? Come on, someone must have noticed it? No one at all? Ok, I give up..
First of all, there is now a “Blogger”-bar at the top of the page with an integrated search – the bar serves two purposes:
- First of all it allows the users of the site to search for content – clever, eh? Now that the blog only has a few entries the search-function is a bit overkill, but hopefully in a few months time, it will prove itself useful. Actually it can already search in the old archives from the pre-blogger days, so give it a go!
- Secondly, it has the “next blog”-button, which is a great tool for surfing the web. Clicking on the button will take you to a random blog, and who knows, maybe you will find something worth while on that blog? I know that if I have a few minutes to spare, I like hitting that button, just to see where it takes me.
I have also integrated a Google-ad in the right column. Why? I don’t know, really. All I know is that if you click on the ad, I will get some small amount from Google, so do go ahead and click it.. I don’t think I will ever make a fortune from this site, but it would be cool if the ads started paying for the hosting of the site.
That’s it for now… Now go click the damn ad 😉
£30m out the window
I can’t believe it – Man Utd just lost 2-0 to Norwich. Yes, that’s right, Norwich. United started off with a lot of possesion but rarely threatened Robert Green in the Norwich goal, and in the second half they were punished for their lack of effectiveness. I guess Sir Alex Ferguson was asking for a defeat when he fielded a weakened team – what Kleberson was doing on the pitch just baffles me!
Wayne Rooney – who all of England believe is the next big thing in football – transfered to United at the start of this season at the outrageous price of £30 million. Every now and then he lives up to the hype that follows him, but today was the kind of game he has had way too many of considering the price tag. I think he gave the ball away on at least 10 occasions, and I am sure Sir Alex Ferguson will have words with the teenager. In my honest opinion the £30 million should have been spent on someone else – maybe United should have splashed them out the season before, when they had the chance to get Ronaldinho? Now the transfer kitty is all but spent, and this summer will see no big names transferring to Old Trafford, unless they can be picked up on free transfers – meanwhile I hope a few players will be departing, with Kleberson the first person out the door.
To compete next season United must get a competitive midfielder of the Roy Keane-mould, and some papers claim that the one person Sir Alex really wants, Steven Gerrard of Liverpool, could be going to Chelsea in the summer. Too bad. What I really want is that United use some players who will be proud to put on the red shirt and fight for their place in the team. If only we could have 11 Ole Gunnar Solskjaers or 11 Gary Nevilles.
As most of my fellow geeks knows, sitting in front of a computer 8+ hours a day, doesn’t exactly give you a lot of exercise. So I joined forces with one of my colleagues (Gemal) and went to a gym for some boxing – not that I plan on going into the ring and getting knocked out, it’s just that I have always been fascinated with the strict training regime that boxers go through, and I have a feeling that my body could use that kind of exercise.
So how was it? It was tough, is how it was! We did running, push-ups, sit-ups and ofcourse we had to combine some of those exercises with hitting the punching bag. After practice, which lasted 90 minutes, I felt pretty good and I think I might go back and do this on a regular basis.
Apparently boxing comes with a added-on bonus: You will have no problems falling asleep!
Ok, so you heard about gmail, but still haven’t got one? Well, I got 50 invitations, so just write a comment and include your current email-address and I will make sure you get an invite to use gmail.
Oh, you didn’t hear about gmail? My bad, I apologise. Gmail is a free alternative to hotmail, yahoo-mail or whatever is outthere, and I bet it’s better than what you are currently using! For starters you have 2 gigabytes of storage so you will never have to delete a mail again!
Secondly, the user-interface rocks – built completely with Ajax.
Eight months later, and I’m back.
It’s not like I have something really important to say this time, but lately I have been reading a lot of blogs and I guess they inspired me to resume blogging.
So what’s new?
Not a lot, but as you can surely see the design has changed quite a lot – and I didn’t even do it myself. I am using blogger this time around, and I must say it was quite easy to set up and get going – unfortunately it also means that all my old posts will be kept in the archives together with the old design.
Hopefully I can keep up the posts this time, but please be patient as I am still busy setting everything up, ie. associating the blog with a flickr-account.