Sunday, 7 March 2010
As promised, aside from the usual updates of my adventures this is the first in a series of additional posts about other things that occur in the world. As the none too subtle picture there --->
indicates, this is a blog about one of my major passions, football.
Football (or as some call it soccer, for reasons known only unto linguists) is a great sport. It contains moments of drama, excitement and comedy. Granted this comedy is in the form of banners, chants and the occasional referee taking a tumble. Often times the sport is depicted as laddish and rather simplistic. At times it can be but it can also be a great leveller, on the pitch, all are equal. There is something about watching football, watching the skills and action of a match is really good.
Little bit over now on with the post. My chosen team is Liverpool but I also follow Huddersfield Town. These two teams are in completly different divisions, which means unless an unfortunate FA Cup tie occurs or both teams end up in the same division through disaster or sheer fortune than my loyalties aren't tried.
This weekend saw the continuation of what many see as the finest Cup in England, the FA. Cup. Over the years this tournament has seen more surprises than, well a very surprising thing. Similes in the comments section please. Rather unsurprisingly perhaps, Chelsea managed to outpace Stoke, Villa beat Reading (coming back from 2-0 down) and Fulham and Tottenham drew forcing a real play. The real surprise however was that Portsmouth managed to beat Birmingham City. Yes despite all their financial woes, Portsmouth managed to outclass Birmingham. This was a real moment of the cup at its best, it was sad that Portsmouth became the first Premiership team to go into administration but seeing them overcome all the troubles was really uplifting. One can only hope that they go on to the Final and win it but even achieving the final would be really good.
Next week, cricket and the IPL.