Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Back to Football

Since last week – the focus of my blog posts have been on Bersih 3.0 and rightly so. This event was significant because it demonstrated the will of the people to stand up and be counted and in the process, gave every Malaysian a reason to be hopeful.

As a consequence, all other stories were pushed aside. Until today. Whether it was about football or Toastmastering or anything else – it didn’t matter! Bersih 3.0 commanded my full attention because it was an important event that matters to all Malaysians.

Anyway, I am back blogging about other stuff besides Malaysian politics – so I will start writing about football. Celtic continued their winning streak while Liverpool had mixed fortunes.

Celtic again proved themselves worthy champions with a convincing 3-0 win over troubled Rangers. The latter did start brightly, but they looked a dispirited bunch from the moment Charlie Mulgrew dived unmarked to head Celtic into a 17th-minute lead. Kris Commons chipped over goalkeeper Allan McGregor on the break to extend the lead on 31 minutes. And then, Gary Hooper blasted in from distance in the 54th minute to seal the victory for Celtic.

Liverpool also defeated Norwich by the same margin – Luis Suarez having scored a brilliant treble but in the following match against Fulham, the Reds were pathetic and they lost 0-1 – thanks to Martin Skrtel's own goal in the 5th minute. Liverpool’s position in the EPL table stayed stubbornly in eighth place.

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