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Carling Cup 4th Round: Review

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 29, 2009

Holders Manchester United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup but for the second time in three days finished with ten men. Gary Neville was sent off in the second half at Oakwell, following on from fellow defender Nemanja Vidic in the defeat by Liverpool on Sunday. Neville’s dismissal was the only downside for United who secured their passage thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck and Michael Owen, his third of the season. Ferguson named a completely different starting XI to the one at Anfield and the youngsters rose to the challenge against Barnsley. Ferguson handed a delayed debut to Gabriel Obertan, two months after the winger arrived from Bordeaux.

Frederic Piquionne provided the inspiration as Portsmouth stormed into the Carling Cup quarter-finals by demolishing Stoke 4-0 at Fratton Park. Piquionne struck twice and set up another for Danny Webber before Kanu completed the rout to make it 11 goals from their three matches in the competition this season.

Blackburn booked their place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable win over 10-man Peterborough at Ewood Park. Peterborough initially made life difficult as Chris Whelpdale equalised Martin Gamst Pedersen’s early opener, but goalkeeper Joe Lewis was sent off just before half-time for clattering Pedersen and Steven Reid slotted home the spot-kick. Posh managed a second equaliser through George Boyd just after half-time, but Rovers soon made the difference in numbers tell with Michel Salgado, Benni McCarthy and a Nicola Kalinic penalty completing a comprehensive 5-2 victory.

Tom Huddlestone and Robbie Keane got Tottenham dreaming of Carling Cup glory again after they will also reaching the quarter-finals at the expense of Everton at White Hart Lane. Spurs reached the final of the competition in the last two seasons, winning it in 2008 making them the favourite team to be in the final this season.

Brad Guzan emerged as the Aston Villa hero as Martin O’Neill’s men secured their place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals at Sunderland’s expense. The American, an understudy to Brad Friedel at club and international level, saved Kenwyne Jones’ late penalty to take the game to extra-time and ultimately penalties. And he maintained his excellence by saving three of Sunderland’s four spot-kicks in the shoot-out with Ashley Young converting the clincher to send Villa into the last eight. And with Andy Reid, Lorik Cana and Jordan Henderson all missing in the shoot-out, there was Steed Malbranque, the only player to score in the shoot-out for Sunderland. John Carew, James Collins and Ashley Young all scored for Villa but Gabriel Agbonlahor failed to do so.

Arsenal youngster Fran Merida scored a memorable first goal for the club as the Gunners beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Emirates. Emiliano Insua levelled for the Reds before Nicklas Bendtner put the home side into the next round. Manchester City’s wealth has bought great quality and it was more than enough to outclass Scunthorpe 5-1 at Eastlands to secure a Carling Cup quarter-final slot. 

Stephen Ireland staked his claim for a regular place in Mark Hughes’ side with a glittering performance and City’s early goal. Scunthorpe hit back with a Jonathan Forte equaliser and never gave up. But once Roque Santa Cruz headed his first goal for City to restore their lead before the break, there was only going to be one winner. 

The second period saw Carlos Tevez outstanding. He scored one and tormented Scunthorpe relentlessly. Michael Johnson and Joleon Lescott added further goals, and it could easily have been more with substitute Vladimir Weiss missing a late hat-trick as City threatened to run riot.

Chelsea cruised into the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup with an easy 4-0 fourth-round victory over Bolton at Stamford Bridge. First-half goals from Salomon Kalou and Florent Malouda put the home side in command before Deco and substitute Didier Drogba finished off Gary Megson’s side after the break.

Meanwhile, in the transfer rumours, Manchester United are closing in on a £40 million double swoop for Valencia pair David Villa and David Silva, according to The Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old striker is said to be at the top of United’s wish list. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team have also been linked with CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev who would almost certainly be a long term replacement for Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar.

 

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I’m not okay..i’m just not o.k.a.y

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 23, 2009

Some of us haven’t changed.  Some of us, on the other hand are damn near unrecognizable.  It’s been six years.  I haven’t changed the way I wanted to, but I have changed..a lil since my marriage to Mamanoni. I’ve changed the way I think about it, i mean it’s no longer a ‘must have’ sorta thing.

So I’m a little bitter here, Mamanoni and I used to be a really happy married couple, but time took its toll. At some points, it’s awesome.  Other times, I just want to choke her. To be honest, it really hurts my feelings when she acused me of having an affair with Angeleena. For Heaven’s sake, it’s far from true because i never have any sort of relations with her..again, i swear!!

Today’s positive message is that I’m actually glad I can see more than one side of an argument.  It makes me a more open-minded person.  It also helps me to see past subjective crap and see idea in a more objective manner. Seeing more than one side of an argument causes me to be indecisive and confused as for as things like morals go.  For example, is it cheating if you and your spouse agree to have an “open marriage”? Having my best friend around reminds me that there are people in this world who really don’t care about my past life – they care about me. Supporting me to cut forever…‘Stop the Madness’.

I’m starting to realize that no matter what I accomplish, it’s never good enough. I was so in love with the woman who is now my wife, she was never able to measure up. It was one of the things that made sure we didn’t have a future: her underwhelming expectations..meaning that she didn’t know what i’m capable of. sigh..

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Champions League: Group Matches

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 22, 2009

Last Night, Me & freinds enjoyed watching Champions League match between Man Utd and CSKA Moscow. Antonio Valencia struck a late winner as Manchester United maintained their 100% record in Champions League Group B at the expense of CSKA Moscow. Valencia, who celebrated his first United goal last weekend, doubled his tally for the club five minutes from time, moments after rattling the crossbar with a fierce drive.

 In another match, Alexandre Pato saved the blushes of fellow Brazilian Dida with a brace as AC Milan stunned Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Chelsea put themselves on the brink of qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a comfortable victory over Atletico Madrid. A goal in each half from Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou, a fine drive from Frank Lampard and an own goal from Luis Perea kept undefeated Chelsea on top of Group D.

My club i managed in Soccer Manager, Birmingham suffered heavy loss 0-5 to Arsenal at home. Jerome was dissapointing while others also didn’t played so well. Kevin Phillips and Pastore both managed to get 12 shot on goal, 7 of them are on target but failed to find the net. Barry Ferguson have few chances to score only saw his effort went wide. My next opponent will be Aston Villa on 24 Oct, then follows by another away match against Stoke City before playing Portsmouth at St Andrews.

Myself, I’ve been having some difficulty falling asleep lately. Well, I often have that kind of trouble. I think I don’t do enough during the day to wear myself out. I guess I’ve been anxious, about so many works to be settled at e office, about the ever present fear of being alone the rest of my life, I’m just not doing anything lately. Just very little..and somehow I don’t know how to fix this.

So the thing that’s annoying me right now is my wife keeps repeating the same things over her jealousy towards Angeleena. She want to get a divorce somehow I can tell..and it’s hard to imagine things improving at the moment. I can see myself, a few years from now, a lone father living with my 2 kids. Depressing. Anyway, how long can a relationship last without any relating?! Sigh..

So I guess my mood isn’t fantastic at the moment. To cheer things up, I’ve now listen to Bon Jovi’s We Weren’t Born To Follow..and so,..what do I do about these problems of mine? Proactivity, I guess. Don’t just wait around for stuff to happen, make stuff happen. Some people’re gonna feel how they’re gonna feel no matter what you do to them. Dear Angel, I apologise..it’s my own fault. I shouldn’t dragged you into this mess really…i’m so sorry!

I’m concerned as to whether my behaviour this last twenty-four hours or so has been acceptable. Basically, I hope she didn’t kill herself because of  how I acted. As I said, she encouraged me to instigated everything, etc. Definitely more sexually agressive than I was, I think, fairly gentlemanly in behaviour (though the term “gentlemanly” will have to be interpreted in context in this case). I doubt that pretending nothing happened is the best course of action. Even ignoring the accusation she throws to me, just with regard to the gropery, it might’ve been better to more conversive in the afterwards.

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Can’t Stop the Rain…..

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 19, 2009

I’ve had great things happened and painful things as well. But I’m wiser now, stronger both physically and emotionally. I’ve been through a lot in the last few weeks. But through all the trials and tribulations I’ve come out a stronger person for the most part. I’m more confident now but this time is different. It’s not the facade of confidence I used to have. This is solid and dependable. It’s tangible real confidence. I’m not as naive as I used to be but still I’ve to learn to trust others on several issues. And I’m still the same nice guy that everyone knows and loves. That for sure will never change. I’m still smiling all the time and love my friends. For better or worse I’m back in action…

Anyway..Time to speak my mind, I suppose. Release some thoughts and stress… So I’m stuck here until I accomplish something and be somewhat proud and be happy. To cut forever, totally..It’s gonna be the hardest things to do, but it has to be done, I suppose. For Alan & Noni, My love for them had given me the strength to completely kick the madness!!
Like I said, I just don’t want to disappoint others, and if I do disappoint others in order to try to make myself happy, I’d ultimately be making myself unhappy because I let down others that are important to me…

I could care less, because I am completely happy with what I have and what I have been given throughout my life. Appreciation, again, is apparent. I’ll just be happier to feel like a normal wise man alive and It should be good…and I hope nothing ruins it, because I’m really looking forward to just relax. Maybe I’ll visit a few friends here and there (I think that goes without saying), reflect a little, and be at home for a long awhile. I can’t wait. I’m honestly sick of hangovers. Too much near death and sadness. I mean, sure, there were moments of pure euphoria, but they’re over with obviously, and it’s time to move on and get a new life started up. I might even go to my first “Sober Party with Uncle Husin.” We’ll see, yeah..we’ll see.

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Kristal Karisma Enterprise

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 16, 2009

Hari ni, alhamdulillah aku baru saja mendapat borang untuk aku edarkan kepada semua orang. Mereka namakannya ‘Program Express’ dan  diperkenalkan oleh abang aku last week. Aku dah kaji program ni dan aku dapati ianya amat berkesan dan senang, hanya bermodalkan RM50 untuk skim Perak.

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A Day at Work

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 15, 2009

Hari ni dapat jemputan ke Majlis Hari Raya drp Pn Amira di Multimodal (MMF) yg dijadualkan pada 21 October 2009 (Rabu) 11.30 pg – 4 ptg..kena pergi nih sebab ari tu kitaorg dah dapat ‘Final Warning’ dr diaorg kerana GM mereka tidak berpuas hati dengan mutu perkhidmatan pengawal keselamatan Indasia. Kes-nya mungkin berpunca dari ‘lack of communications’ antara Pengurus Yard dgn General Manager diaorg sendiri. Apabila agenda2 dari weekly meeting yg diadakan antara En Haris, En Razak bersama Pengurus Yard  tidak disampaikan terus/di ‘c.c’ kan kpd GM mereka, sesuatu seperti itu telahpun dijangka akan berlaku. So tugas En Haris ialah menerangkan segala permasalahan tersebut kpd GM mereka sendiri supaya perkara seperti ini tidak akan berulang dimasa akan datang.

Pagi ni juga, saya mendapat berita dari Cik Zana bahawa dia akan bertukar kerja ke Proton dan this month merupakan her last working month at Indasia. Ini bermakna saya akan sekali lagi kehilangan seorang staff bagi membantu saya memantau semua pembayaran yg dibuat oleh customer as well as making calls to customer.

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Busyasusual…and it’s Friday!!

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 9, 2009

This morning, i’ve to carefully delegate given tasks to my staff, Firdaus to be completed this week. First, i got to eat my fav. breakfast (nasi kerabu) at Penara to lightened up my so called ‘busyasusual’ day at the office. So..allow me first!!!..Bismillahhirrahmanirrahim…..

Return to my workplace, read today’s news, downloaded some music files and so. Instruct Firdaus to prepare Reminder 1 to 11 selected customers. Brief Zana of what action to be taken for fully settled accts, small balances, deduction or short pymt (below RM100.00). Re-confirm few pymt made by customers thru’ EFT@e-maklum i.e. JPA (DCA), Inst. Perguruan Kent, Sabah. As for me, i should be finished all new aging report for October 2009 while waiting for Zana to hand over ‘Sept 09 Invoice Report’ to be filled accordingly. Updating follow up sheet for GM(s) reference.

Time for Friday Prayer as clock shows 1 p.m. Should not miss the “khutbah” by Imam because it’s part of it, like first half of soccer..Part 2 when we perform the 2 ‘rakaat’ prayer..that’s the whole of complete Friday Prayer. “Ya Allah, panjangkanlah umurku, sihatkanlah tubuh badanku, cahayakanlah hatiku, tetapkanlah imanku, pereloklah amalanku dan luaskanlah rezekiku”.

4 p.m – Meeting continues with Terengganu accts.

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As Busy as it Gets…

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 8, 2009

This morning, i rushed to Industrial Automation at Jln Loke Yew to collect pymt and after that i stopped at Magnum Headquarters to collect my winning prize of yesterday’s draw. The number is 8313..well lucky me this time.!!..then to Kg Baru to meet Bro Atip at e workshop. He’s currently doing fabulous paint job for Waja..the colour quite rare which i reckon it was pearl green..think he use multiflex colour on this one. Bravo!!

Apparently, i’ve to rush back to office as we got weekly meeting with GM(s) at 11.00 a.m. I only managed to reach office at 11.15 and we had a brief meeting til 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. headed for Subang Jaya to collect pymt at Multimodal Freight.

My Birmingham squad i managed finally recorded 2nd win in e league, just this time the score pleased me as we went rampage at home ground to humilate Fulham with 5-1 win. Kevin Phillips and Christian Benitez netted 2 goals each and K. Fahey got his second goal for the club. Though we are still in drop zone, i strongly feel that we could added more points in many matches to come. My next opponent is against Spurs at White Hart Lane on 10th Oct.

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Pilihanraya Kecil Bagan Pinang

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 6, 2009

Buat kali ke 9, selepas PRU 12 Malaysia sekali lagi akan mengadakan PRK..kali ini di Negeri Sembilan, negeri yang di perintah oleh parti kerajaan iaitu Barisan Nasional walaupun tidak mendapat majoriti 2/3  di dewan rakyat buat pertama kali dalam sejarah pilihanraya negeri itu. Calon yang bertanding telah pun diumumkan tempohari dimana menyaksikan pertandingan satu lawan satu antara BN dan PAS. BN diwakili oleh bekas menteri besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad dan PAS diwakili oleh Pesuruhjaya Negeri, Zulkefly Mohamad Omar.

Pandangan peribadi saya menyifatkan pucuk pimpinan UMNO sebenarnya menolak pencalonan Tan Sri Isa tetapi disebabkan UMNO bahagian dan rakyat di Bagan Pinang sebulat suara telah mencadangkan beliau sebagai calon, mereka terpaksa akur walaupun berat untuk menerimanya. Melihat rekod buruk Tan Sri Isa yang telah didapati bersalah dalam politik wang didalam pemilihan pucuk pimpinan UMNO ketika itu, saya berpendapat peluang cerah untuk PAS merampas kerusi disitu. Apapun yang bakal terjadi saya merasakan trend pengundi masa ini akan berpihak kepada PAS.

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Sigh

Posted by chulalongkorn on October 5, 2009

It’s really hard to reconcile the two parts of myself regarding Mamanoni. There’s the one part that knows she needs her space and time to fix herself and that I can’t rush her to do it and that she has to do it for herself and at her own pace and has to do what’s best for her or else she’ll never be happy. But then there’s the other side that feels so neglected and hurt because she doesn’t really seem to care about me and what I’m going through even though she claims to love me and want me and care about me and that feels so unimportant to her and that just wants security and comfort and support and stability.

It sucks that I was feeling so happy and content not that long ago, and now I’m back to feeling emotionally and physically drained and exhausted and worn out and worn down. This flip-flopping between the two is really tearing me apart. Sigh. Stress just absolutely destroys me, as does the anxiety and panic and terror, but that could probably go under the term “stress” as well. It’s just so hard to go from knowing what it feels like to feel decent to back to being sad and defeated. It’s devastating. I hate falling apart and breaking down all the time. Sigh.

It’s crazy how fast my emotions and feelings switch and change and flip-flop. Sigh!

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