Tuesday, March 06, 2007

106. Insomnia

This is getting way out of hand now. The body seeks it but the mind will not relent. Or is it the other way round? Can't really fathom it at this point.

Cripes, hopefully this is not a prelude to one of those dastardly "What does it all mean?" moments. Let's wait and see shall we?

In the meantime, aren't we all just psyched about the next leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League? Well, maybe not. Barca's loss to Liverpool does not bode well for the future of football, neither did Arsenal's loss to PSV. True, Barca were utter crap in the 1st leg, but so were Liverpool (who played as if it were a sin to have more than 5 players in the opponent's half).

Lessons to be learnt? Attractive football does not always prevail (Barca's CL win last season being the exception). So what gives? I guess it's teams like Chelsea and Liverpool that hold the blueprint for the future; big powerful sides that play functional if not unspectacular football. I love the Blues, truly, but I do love the good 'ol days when Chelsea were inconsistently brilliant. This season, Chelsea has been consistently dour and lifeless, with little or no imagination going forward. That with such stalwarts like Ballack and Shevchenko newly introduced.

To me, Arsenal has been the most attractive team by far this season. Led by the brilliance of Fabregas in the middle, the speed of Clichy and power of Eboue down the flanks, the genius of Rosicky and Hleb around the box, and of course, the mercurial if slightly less influential talents of Henry upfront.

I do hope Barca and Arsenal get their acts together, because it'd be a great loss to the competition if they get knocked out. We needs teams like them to add that bit of flair and excitement to the competition.

Just like we need some flair and spice in our lives eh. On another front, 300 is opening this week. Can hardly wait, if there's one flick I've been dying to catch this year, then surely 300 is it. Then we patiently wait for Transformers to kick some ass this Summer.

7 comments:

Sportingo said...

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Anonymous said...

u jinxed them. both of them teams.
drew.

Ruben said...

couldn't agree with you more...

joe said...

Chelsea 3 Spurs 3
Barca 3 Real 3

Awesome weekend for football...in two years' time, Messi will undoubtedly be the best footballer in the world

joe said...

Chelsea 3 Spurs 3
Barca 3 Real 3

Awesome weekend for football...in two years' time, Messi will undoubtedly be the best footballer in the world

Anonymous said...

andrew: that's what they say about michael owen.

joe said...

messi has something that owen doesn't...he's not english