Thursday, 8 January 2009

Beyonce v Alexandra Burke

Beyonce's new song 'Single Ladies' undermines men (something I can't stand in her songs),but it's still a good song, with the Wahahhoooooo...hohohohohooooo... Wahahhooooooo section. On another note I can understand why Alexandra Burke's song 'Hallelujah' is good, but I still can't get over her constant 'victory speech' shananigans on X Factor.

I will be downloading Beyonce's new song, but not Alexandra's... sorry.. (unless I have a sudden change of heart).

Just a small little update there.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Nigel Clough confirmed as Derby manager

Well... Sky Sports News has confirmed that Nigel Clough is now manager of Derby County. I don't know anything about his contract, but quite frankly I'm not bothered about that, and that isn't the point of this post.

This appointment will definitely spice up the encounter between Derby and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup later this month, with Nigel Clough, of course, being the son of Brian Clough, who had success at both clubs. Also a former Derby manager in Billy Davies facing his former club, after just joining their bitter rivals! This occurring after Earnshaw and Commons had also traded places across the A52!

Wow!.. What a match it will be! Much respect... I'm sure... will be shown to Nigel Clough from the Forest fans, even with him becoming manager of our bitter rivals. But with news of the match being shown on Setanta, Friday the 23rd, 7 45pm, it should prove to be a feisty encounter!.. and a game that surely the players will enjoy and saviour.

Will Nigel Clough follow in his father's footsteps and eventually join Nottingham Forest? Will Derby give Clough the vital experience to eventually manage at Forest? Or will he never join Forest and not emulate his father?.. Who knows!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Shakira & Sky Sports News!?

Believe it or not, but Shakira was broadcast onto Sky Sports News... No, don't fret... she hasn't taken up a sport, like, say Rugby (!), but she was seen watching a sport.

That sport was tennis. She was spotted in the crowd at the Abu Dhabi World Tennis championships watching the match between World No 1 Rafael Nadal and Nikolay Davydenko. This has led some fellow bloggers to believe that a possible fling is going on!?

I can't see this in the slightest. What with all Rafa's power on court, I feel that he is just too immature for Shakira and I'm writing that when I don't personally know the guy... I just have a gut feeling.

On the tennis side of things, Nadal eased past Davydenko and will play Andy Murray, who beat Federer, in the final later on today (1pm GMT, UK time).

Will Shakira be there?.. If so... will the rather silent rumours go on?.. Or does she just enjoy her tennis?

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Jermaine Pennant For Madrid?

Whilst watching Sky Sports News today I noticed that Real Madrid would be interested in signing 'out of favour' Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant, that's if they don't sign Antonio Valencia of Wigan.

Why would a prestigious club like Madrid swoop for Pennant? Yes, he's a good player and I'd be glad to see him playing for Madrid... but this is the last player that I thought they would target, due to him having limited games at Liverpool.

Even the Valencia (who has had a rather successful season) rumour, was perceived by me as a slight shocker. Both Pennant and Valencia are good players, but for them to be linked to moves to Real Madrid, for me, seems a bit far fetched...

These rumours follow the signing of Lassana Diarra from Portsmouth, which wasn't envisaged. Does this mean that Madrid are struggling to attract the big name stars? Or are they just holding their funds for a substantial bid for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer?.. It sure seems a bit fishy.

The text before was written a couple of hours ago. I have now just read from Times Online that Valencia has agreed to join Real Madrid in a deal worth £14 Million. Pennant seems to be set to join Wigan, to replace Valencia. Now that sounds slightly more realistic...

Here's the link to the Times Online story:

Monday, 29 December 2008

Steven Gerrard Arrested?

According to BBC News Steven Gerrard has been arrested after an assault at a hotel bar in the early hours of this morning.

Wow!.. I never could imagine Gerrard doing such a thing. In his post match interviews, he seemed to be the innocent type, plus I've never really seen him get angry on the pitch. Well I guess football and his personal/outside life aren't intertwined.

All this comes after he has put some remarkable displays in for Liverpool over the past couple of weeks. Will he get sent down? Banned for a few matches?.. Or will he most likely just get away with it?.. Only time will tell...

Here's the link to the story: