Sunday, June 6, 2010

Adios Senior Rafa..

What can i say..I'm speechless..At last the axe fell on Rafa Banitez, perhaps one of the best managers Liverpool ever had, that did not win the Premiership. The Liverpool board did the unthinkable when they allow this great man to leave, 6 million Pounds richer. It is true that the Reds endured the worst result (under his guidance) last season when they crashed out of the Champions' League, FA Cup, League Cup, the semifinals of the Europa League, and the most important, they finished seventh in the Premiership. The LFC board seems to forget that this man brought back the European Cup after 20 years of trying, and also reached the Champions' League final twice. So, axing him just because of one bad season is quite unfair to me. It is also true that he bought players on substandard quality, but he also bought excellent players like Torres, Mascherano, Bennayoun, Babbel,Kuyt and Johnson. Given the lack of funds he had, he had to sell players in order to bring in new ones; good team players like Crouch and Pennant, who can provide a different dimension and approach to the gameplan. What happened to him was the repetition of what happened to Gerrard Houillier back in 2004. He was sacked eventhough he finished 4th and qualified for Champions' League qualification rounds, but the board was sick of his below par performance and players like El 'Tuan Haji' Hadji Diouff, Saliff Diao, and Benoit Cheyrou. So sacking a manager just because of one ill-fated season is truly truly unfair. Give him another season to prove himself, and if Liverpool still succumb, then sack him. Nevertheless, we bid you farewell Mr Benitez, our thoughts are with you, and good luck to you(at Inter Milan). Just remember, You'll Never Walk Alone..

Friday, April 9, 2010

Salam..its been a while since i last posted anything here..since the semester has just ended, i now have extra time to fill whatever i think necessary, here. Lets begin with the topic i loved most...gadgets...Pictured here are two of my most current gadgets: The Iphone 3GS 32 gb and the latest Blackberry Bold 9700..and not to forget the brand that i trusted since I started buying mobile phones: Nokia, Nokia E72 to be exact..I think i don't have to explain what the Iphone can or cannot do because I did it before in one of my previous entries..I'll focus more on the two phones: Blackberry Bold 9700 or better known as Blackberry Onyx in Canada and the States, and Nokia E72. Blackberry, as preferred by its' fan, is known for its' excellent email client system. Having its' own server (the Blackberry server) enables all Blackberry devices (with Blackberry Internet Service) to flawlessly received emails pushed from the Blackberry server. This 'push email' ability is what makes Blackberry a winner to me. As for Nokia E72, it is actually an upgrade of the famous E71. The upgrades include a 5 megapixel camera (better than E71's 3 mp), better processor (600 mghz better than E71's 300mhz), a more stream-line shape with slightly bigger keypads, and not to forget a better battery life. Well that's about it. And pictured on top is the phone I'd really like to own in this not to distant future :-), Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, their first Android phone...