Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's all over

Have been pretty busy with a visit from beercan last weekend and work has put me off computers. I didn't manage to get to another match before the season ended, but it was good to see Shakhtar win the UEFA cup and Barca's performance against Manure last night was exceptional. There is still the FA Cup final on Saturday, but I'll be at work :(

On another bnote my new computer bust, but we managed to get the old one working which I am using now, it also means that I have got access to my old photos and music, but I'm really waiting for my new one to get back and running and then I'll attempt some sort of end of season review, although a special mixtape from the old tracks on this computer could still be on the cards

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

End of season

Well it looks like the end of the season as far as I'm concerned. Cambridge failed in the play offs again, so the Conference will again be the highest level of local football on offer again next season.

Tomorrow is the UEFA cup final with Shakhtar taking on Werder, hopefully I'll get home in time for it and then a couple of days of Birkin. Hopefully he won't out stay his welcome, he quite often does.

The only other matter is who gets relegated in the Premier League, let's hope Villa manage to down th Toon!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fulham v Villa highlights reposted

Not as good as the one below the got deleted, and the music is particularly annoying on it. It sounds like some crap those tools off Top Gear would listen to, apart from anything else Villa lost so I'm wondering why I am persevering with this.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fulham v Villa highlights

Fulham v Aston Villa

Hammered in Hammersmith




Yesterday saw Villa take on Fulham at Craven Cottage, so I had a day out with Scott which took in the various sites of Hammersmith pubs, unfortunately that's as cultural as it got. We started off early on just outside Hammersmith station and then made our way to the ground along the Thames.

We were supposedly sitting in the neutral stand, but it was a mass of claret and blue and the fans created a great atmosphere, at least before the game and for the first half. I had gone not expecting a win for Villa who are 5th despite having terrible form over the last couple of months, needless to say Villa didn't manage the win.

Danny Murphy put Fulham ahead from the spot on 6 minutes after some poor defending and Ashley young equalised for Villa on 14 minutes. Villa and Fulham seemed eavenly matched for most of the first half, but it has to be said the long season seems to have taken it out on Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonalahor. Stylian Petrov didn't have a particularly good game in my opinion and Gareth Barry who usually can be relied on seemed to be dreaming of another drawn out transfer saga in the Summer.

The second half was a bit of a damp squib as far as Villa were concerned. Diomasy Kamara scored on 46 and Villa didn't really recover. A quick goal might have led to a spirited second half, but it was Diomasy who scored again on 60 minutes. Reo Coker and Heskey came on for Luke Young and Shorey -- who judging by his performance and the way he came off the pitch could be on his bike in the summer. The tactical change was obviously to give Villa some extra bite, but the Fulham defence kept Villa at bay. The game ended 3-1 to Fulham. Fortunately Villa are already in Europe next season and judging on this performance Fulham will be joining them.

The pictures show the statue of Fulham legend Johnny Haynes from outside the ground. The view from the 'neutral' stand and Ashley young scoring for Villa.

After the match it was back to Hammersmith for a few pints with Paul Bracken and Macca. It was good to see Paul and a great day out despite the result.

Friday, May 8, 2009

What's been going on the last couple of weeks

well work has put me off being on the computer at home for starters, and last weekend Tolsti was in town with Ilhama for what was a ridiculous drinking session. Needless to say that I didn't go to any football, which was not that easy to do anyway with Ely not having a team of any type at home on what was effectively the last day of the season. Newmarket who were already promoted played on Friday and Cambridge and Histon were engaged in the play offs.

Cambridge made it to the final, but Histon went down to Torquay, so it could end up that both Burton and Cambridge end up in the league.

Shakhtar beat Dynamo to reach the UEFA cup final becoming the first and by default the last Ukrainian team to do so. They will face Werder Bremen in Istanbul. Champions League well blah, blah, blah.

It's also been a time of anniverssaries with it being the 20th of the first Stone Roses album and 60 since Superga.

Works been recording and fiddling round with documents.

The Premier League is still going on, so tomorrow I'll be sampling the big time when Villa take on Fulham at Craven Cottage.