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Entertainment Thu, 24 Mar 2011

THE “DEEP” BLUE SEA

Some people were asking “why this blog kJ?” .My answer, “why not “, I said. Why do I have to go round on Facebook jumping from one profile update to the other reading comments and reactions after every match? Why not sample all the arguments, come out with a few interesting but controversial moments in the game and let us have a go at it right here on a single platform. For instance, we may decide here whether it was a penalty or not, whether it was handball or not, did it or did it not cross the line or we may unanimously come to the conclusion that Player A or B was a total twart or a genius. This weekend saw the Battle of the Billionaires in England and Ghana’s very own EL-classico. It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a game between the two biggest clubs in Ghana. A very big improvement I must say from when I last saw them. Anyone who rubbishes the influence of foreign coaches especially the Serbs on our football deserves a big smack on his face. We certainly cannot do without them. We are forever grateful Messrs “Vic”. The passing was much better, the interpositional play, excellent. The only thing which remained and would require urgent attention was the tackling. My word! There were some horrendous challenges. Trust me if ever I refereed a game between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, I would have to write my will because am sure not to make it out alive. I will take no compromise position on the rugby-styled hacking down of opponents, dishing out the red cards at will. And that will certainly get me killed. I don’t need to paint a picture for you, do I? But honestly it is simply rubbish. Is this the kind of kunfu football we would have been playing had it not been for the exposure some of our players get from playing in the best leagues in Europe? I give you one name, Sulley Ali Muntari. Any way the Chelsea and Man city game started just about the same time as the local derby so I had to go back and forth in between channels. Well not entirely because you know what, I was counting on my neighborhood supporters to give me updates on the Hearts-Kotoko game. I could simply infer from their thunderous screams if anything of note was happening. Thus giving me the chance to concentrate on the Battle of the Blues. Great game I must say. Except that I think Mancini must go with immediate effect. He’s completely out of sorts and totally useless considering the abundance of talent and firepower at his disposal. Employing a tactic that all-season has gotten you absolutely nowhere is simply mind boggling. Why play 3 holding midfielders when you have the exciting Adam Johnson and the hot and cold Wright-phillips on the bench? You can imagine my delight when the first goal went in, courtesy David Luiz whom I must say is definitely the signing of the January transfer window. I hear a few United fans already are delighted he is ineligible to play in the Champions league. But he says I should tell you lot to hold on, he will make up for it in the league. Anyway so I was saying, yea about the goal. By this time, I heard a knock at the door. A few of my neighbours were wondering which channel I was watching the local game because there was certainly no action happening on their TV sets. They must have thought I was going bananas. But I was, you see. I humbly apologized and assured them that all was well and got back to watching the game. Florent Malouda is turning out to be real pain in the butt these days, refusing to play with Torres. If he thinks he can employ that nefarious tactic they used in ousting that useless coach of theirs at the World Cup, he’s got another thing coming. If he carries on the way he is, he would be walking out those Stamford bridge doors long before he knows it. Because Daddy Ambramovich was certainly not pleased to see his latest asset taken off. Fortunately for you guys I have it right here exactly what he told Ancellotti after the match and I am going to tell you. Well here it is.” What the f*** Carlo, that is a very very expensive toy right there. He plays or the next time you pull a stunt like that you out!! One would have thought the team winning would suffice, but hey, he’s a businessman. He needs to make good on his investment. Before I go I should say that am still haunted by that performance by the “blokes” from Arsenal. We hoping a change of term from “babies” that is would help their fortune. Am curious however to know what goes on in Wenger’s mind when he sees those young boys running up and down, UP and DOWN, back up, and down the field. Anyone?? If I didn’t know better I would have said he was a P… But did anyone catch Asamoah Gyan’s interview before his reunion with Suarez this weekend? He basically said he had forgiven Suarez because he Gyan was a Christian. (Just so you know Baby Jet, some of us haven’t forgiven the two of you, don’t think we ever will). And shouldn’t John Mensah retire already? To his defence anyway, he tried making up for his mistake by giving the Liverpool attacker a right old Joe Hendricks hack outside the box. Only for that idiotic assistant referee to indicate, Penalty!

Some people were asking “why this blog kJ?” .My answer, “why not “, I said. Why do I have to go round on Facebook jumping from one profile update to the other reading comments and reactions after every match? Why not sample all the arguments, come out with a few interesting but controversial moments in the game and let us have a go at it right here on a single platform. For instance, we may decide here whether it was a penalty or not, whether it was handball or not, did it or did it not cross the line or we may unanimously come to the conclusion that Player A or B was a total twart or a genius. This weekend saw the Battle of the Billionaires in England and Ghana’s very own EL-classico. It’s been a while since I last enjoyed a game between the two biggest clubs in Ghana. A very big improvement I must say from when I last saw them. Anyone who rubbishes the influence of foreign coaches especially the Serbs on our football deserves a big smack on his face. We certainly cannot do without them. We are forever grateful Messrs “Vic”. The passing was much better, the interpositional play, excellent. The only thing which remained and would require urgent attention was the tackling. My word! There were some horrendous challenges. Trust me if ever I refereed a game between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, I would have to write my will because am sure not to make it out alive. I will take no compromise position on the rugby-styled hacking down of opponents, dishing out the red cards at will. And that will certainly get me killed. I don’t need to paint a picture for you, do I? But honestly it is simply rubbish. Is this the kind of kunfu football we would have been playing had it not been for the exposure some of our players get from playing in the best leagues in Europe? I give you one name, Sulley Ali Muntari. Any way the Chelsea and Man city game started just about the same time as the local derby so I had to go back and forth in between channels. Well not entirely because you know what, I was counting on my neighborhood supporters to give me updates on the Hearts-Kotoko game. I could simply infer from their thunderous screams if anything of note was happening. Thus giving me the chance to concentrate on the Battle of the Blues. Great game I must say. Except that I think Mancini must go with immediate effect. He’s completely out of sorts and totally useless considering the abundance of talent and firepower at his disposal. Employing a tactic that all-season has gotten you absolutely nowhere is simply mind boggling. Why play 3 holding midfielders when you have the exciting Adam Johnson and the hot and cold Wright-phillips on the bench? You can imagine my delight when the first goal went in, courtesy David Luiz whom I must say is definitely the signing of the January transfer window. I hear a few United fans already are delighted he is ineligible to play in the Champions league. But he says I should tell you lot to hold on, he will make up for it in the league. Anyway so I was saying, yea about the goal. By this time, I heard a knock at the door. A few of my neighbours were wondering which channel I was watching the local game because there was certainly no action happening on their TV sets. They must have thought I was going bananas. But I was, you see. I humbly apologized and assured them that all was well and got back to watching the game. Florent Malouda is turning out to be real pain in the butt these days, refusing to play with Torres. If he thinks he can employ that nefarious tactic they used in ousting that useless coach of theirs at the World Cup, he’s got another thing coming. If he carries on the way he is, he would be walking out those Stamford bridge doors long before he knows it. Because Daddy Ambramovich was certainly not pleased to see his latest asset taken off. Fortunately for you guys I have it right here exactly what he told Ancellotti after the match and I am going to tell you. Well here it is.” What the f*** Carlo, that is a very very expensive toy right there. He plays or the next time you pull a stunt like that you out!! One would have thought the team winning would suffice, but hey, he’s a businessman. He needs to make good on his investment. Before I go I should say that am still haunted by that performance by the “blokes” from Arsenal. We hoping a change of term from “babies” that is would help their fortune. Am curious however to know what goes on in Wenger’s mind when he sees those young boys running up and down, UP and DOWN, back up, and down the field. Anyone?? If I didn’t know better I would have said he was a P… But did anyone catch Asamoah Gyan’s interview before his reunion with Suarez this weekend? He basically said he had forgiven Suarez because he Gyan was a Christian. (Just so you know Baby Jet, some of us haven’t forgiven the two of you, don’t think we ever will). And shouldn’t John Mensah retire already? To his defence anyway, he tried making up for his mistake by giving the Liverpool attacker a right old Joe Hendricks hack outside the box. Only for that idiotic assistant referee to indicate, Penalty!

Source: Kwadwo Asare/ timeonthecouch.blogspot.com