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June 21, 2005
June 20, 2005
Have a nice (and lovely) summer and see you again very soon. Take care!
May 21, 2005
I understand that I said I won't write until my back has recovered. Yet the feeling is so strong that I can't find any other way to express it.
I make this exception for United.
We have had a frustrating campaign. Lots of goaless matches costed us the Premiership title, lack of quality back up players in the midfield made us fall behind Chelsea and Arsenal, and a season-long-unfit striker in the front broke our hearts again and again.
It has been disappointing for a whole year, and so was the last 120 mins. All United fans have been suffering from Glazer's takeover, and at last we even handed the FA Cup to Arsenal so easily.
I believe it's time for our young players as well as the veterans in our squad to learn that one must pay his price for not picking up the chances he has had. This year, we are passers-by to the silverware…but everyone should have realised that our young players are establishing their roles in the team, and I expect another ten years of Golden Era are coming.
Congratulations to Arsenal and their fans, and to everyone who enjoyed the most spectacular 120mins of Utd Football in years, gratefully.
April 29, 2005
I'm not going to blog anything here in the near future, partly due to my coming exams, but mainly because of my chronic back(and neck) pain from which I'm suffering.
Under normal circumstances, I'll even refrain myself using computer, which means that all my dearest friends, as well as my acquaintances, will not see me online on neither MSN nor ICQ. If you do see me online, that'll be an 'abnormal situation', but you do not have to be scared.
I'm only 19 years old, but I'm already suffering from the severe pain at my neck which generally only the aged will get. I believe none of you will be able to comprehend this 'damnation', and I don't want to see any of you get it. I'm writing this entry under constant pain, and I'm striving to have it completely removed from my life. I hope the next time I blog it, which I believe will not be in two months time, I'll tell you that I'm recovering. By then, I'll open a new category, with its name to be confirmed.
Good luck to you all!
And Good luck to me as well!
April 27, 2005
April 24, 2005
Still, I'm always here to share with you when you need somebody to talk to.
Being at Old Trafford once again is exciting, especially on my own. It took me 6 hours in total to travel between Manchester and Warwick. It's exhasting and boring, though I'd Chris Patten's book to keep me occupied.
I wasn't sure about United's chances to win this match, especially without Scholes and Gary Neville. Everybody was disappointed after the first half, after witnessing our once-again below par offence and Tim Howard's latest blunder. There was a big contrast between United and Magpies' supporters' reactions after Ambrose took the greatest advantage of our keeper's mistake – silence in stands other than the visitors' in the stadium after the goal.
Yet, the true story came after the interval. 30 seconds after the break, we've had a header from Giggs. The whole team seemed to have changed completely, with obviously more confidence in passing the ball and moving it forward. Although it was clear that we need somebody else to help ease the pressure of Ronaldo, who had been the spark of the second half; otherwise it would be too easy for Managers of slightly higher calibre than Graeme Souness to spot our weakness – once Ronaldo is 'frozen', we've no support for our strikers at all.
And Wayne Rooney, once again proved that he played better as a striker and without Ruud Van Nistelrooy, made a spectacular strike to pull us level with Newcastle. That goal, which is described by the press as 'contender for goal of the season', was one of the sweetest and accurate volley I've seen from all in red shirts. He is the one – our saviour; I believe he has the potential to succeed Roy Keane to be our captain ( but not his position, we still need a replacement, or possibly replacements, in the midfield if we are to contend for the Premiership Champion next season), and nobody will have much doubt about this.
Wes Brown's winning goal was long expected after the equaliser, the interesting thing being it was from our decent centre back.
Watching such a match with a crowd of 67,500 in a beautiful day is already a treasure for a student from Hong Kong. Witnessing the true magic of football and two of the most talented youngsters playing on the ground made me feel ashame of the so-called football I watched in-person at my home city on one hand and proud of being a Man Utd supporter on the other.
Of course, we still demand more from the team. Please, don't let us down again.
We've had a great tradition of having ultra-influential leaders, that's why we were so successful in the 90s. They are all players who will fight with determination and passion till the very last second in a match, bad-tempered but can be relied on by their team-mates. People have been tipping Ferdinand will success Keane as our new leader. He's no more than a persistent world-class defender, but not a born-leader. Reason? He's too rational.
Now, Sir Alex Ferguson, at the age of 63, who do you think will be able to bring the Red Devils out of this slip and prove to others that we are not another Liverpool?
Tell us, please.
April 23, 2005
Just do the job, ignore what the outcome will be, provided that will not be fatal, we can't be right at all time, I believe.
The English people are very proud of themselves being themselves. They believe the Americans are only English-speaking people but they don't speak true English. It is in fact very common that the Europeans all love their own countries, their languages, their cultures and, though short but exciting, their history; true love is what I'm talking about. Yet they still behave rationally to any failures of their nations, acknowledging their weaknesses and striving to improve them in the future, without single-mindedly support every policies put forward by the government. There are times when they lose confidence in their countries, but not their faith. I feel a greater sense of belonging to this country, islandic England, or Britain to be precise, than what I could feel in Hong Kong, honestly. It's a misfortune to my parents that I have such a passion about this country but not China (Hong Kong is, according to the Basic Law, not a country on its own, though it's meant to be 'different and distinguished' from China). However I believe this is one of the ideas which urged them to let me come to this place, that is to develop me under the elite British's nurture. I feel sad about not regarding myself as a Chinese nationally (ethnically I am), but I am truly jealous of the people around me who have thier own countries to which they belong.
If I could choose, I'd like to be an ordinary European with a simple mind and simple life.