Thursday, October 30, 2008

EPL at its best

I'm back again with another EPL update. This time around iam here to silence all the critics who said EPL is not setting great standard in football. Unfortunately i was not able to see the match, as it was played late night India time. I wish i had watched this match.

To me this is one of the biggest London Derby played and there was great excitement & ecstasy for Spurs fans. I'm not a big of Spurs but I'd love to been one of them tonight. The score line said 4-4 and there has been a goal every 12 minutes of the match. Isn't that excitement?

To all EPL fans , please get some time to witness one of the best matches and the stunning opening goal by David Bentely(ex Gunner player).

Please lock your seat belts and before clicking the link here

This gets me to a point where i would never want to miss watch an EPL match.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

RoR - Reds On a Roll

The Reds seems to be rocking and rollicking with their current undefeated form this season. They remain as the second best team to Chelsea in EPL and best overall in Europe. Do you know the reason why? They have not lost a match in EPL and won all their matched in Champions league.

Unfazed by their previous failures in EPL, there are on the top gear among the Big Four in EPL. They have silenced their critics till now. They have not impressed me with their quality of football, specifically their scoring has been pretty bad this season. But all these false feelings seems have got erased my mind with their win against Man City. With their current undefeated form , i would badly want to dedicate this number from their very own local band "The Beatles".

Click here to listen

Lyrics here,

Well gonna write a little letter
Gonna mail it to my local D.J.
It's a rockin' little record
I want my jockey to play
Roll over Beethoven
Gotta hear it again today

You know my temperature's risin'
And the jukebox blows a fuse
A heart beatin' rhythm
And my soul keeps singing the blues
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

I got a rockin' pneumonia
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I think I got it off the writer
Sittin' down by the rhythm reviews
Roll over Beethoven
We're rockin' in two by two

Well if you feel it and like it
Well get your lover and reel and rock it
Roll it over and move on up
Just trifle further and reel and rock it
Roll it over
Roll over Beethoven
A rockin' in two by two , oh

Well early in the mornin'
I'm a givin' you the warnin'
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle
I'll play my fiddle
Ain't got nothing to lose
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikovsky the news

You know she wiggles like a glow worm
Dance like a spinnin' top
She's got a crazy partner
Oughta see him reel an rock
Long as she got a dime
The music will never stop
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
And dig these rhythm and blues

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mundhinam Parthane

Altogether a different blog from my usual ones. This helps me break away my routine of posting sports blogs.

So wondering what the title suggests? Mundhinam Parthane - "I saw you the Day before Yesterday" song from Vaaranam Aayyiram by Gautham Menon and music by Harris Jayaraj. The song sung by Naresh Iyer, Prashanthini is simply outstanding and very romantic. Naresh literally rocks the song! When I listened to the radio quality version, I didnt know it was Naresh, but when I listened to this full version, the traces of Naresh was quite evident.The female voice is very adept and different, and hats off to Harris for the new invention of Prashanthini. The song starts off with Surya expressing his love to the woman (I guess its Sameera Reddy) in his voice. The lyrics are very romantic and catchy, and it is to Harris’s credit that he lets the tune mingle so well along with the lyrics.

Hats of to Harris Jayaraj to bring out the best and give us such a lovely composition.

Hi malini..I am Krishnan…naan idha solliye aaganum..nee avlavu azhagu..
Inga evanum ivlo azhaga oru…
Ivlo azhaga paarthurka maattaanga…and I am in love with you…

Mundhinam paarthene…paarthadhum thotrene..
Saladai kannaaga..nenjamum punnaanadhey..
Ithanai naalaaga…unnai naan paaraamal…
Engu thaan ponaeno..naatkalum veenaanadhe..
Vaanathil nee vennilla…yekkathil naan theivadhaa..
Ippodhu ennodu vandhaal enna…oorpaarkka ondraaga sendraal enna…
Ippodhu ennodu vandhaal enna…oorpaarkka ondraaga sendraal enna…

Mundhinam paarthene…paarthadhum thotrene..saladai kannaaga..nenjamum ponnaanadhe..
Ithanai naalaaga…unnai naan paaraamal…
Engu thaan ponaeno..naatkalum veenaanadhe..


Thula thottil unnai veithu…nigar seiya ponnai veithaai…
Thora varam thorkaadhoo..perazhagu…
Mugam paarthu pesum unnai…mudhal kaadhal sindhum kannai…
Anaikkaamal povenoo….aaruyire…
Ohhh…nizhal pola vidaamal unnai…thodarvenadii…
Pugai pola padaamal pattu…nagarvenadi…
Vinaanooru, kanaavum nooru”…vidai solladi…

Mundhinam paarthene…paarthadhum thotrene..
Saladai kannaaga..ullamum ponnaanadhe..
Ithanai naalaaga (oh my love)…unnai naan paaraamal (yes my love)…engu thaan ponaeno..naatkalum veenaanadhe..


Kadal nilam angum neram..alai vandhu theendum thooram..
Manam sendru muzhvenoo…eerathile..
Thalai saaikka tholum thandhaai…viral korthu pakkam vandhaai…
Idhazh mattum innum yen dhoorathilee..
Pagal neram kanaakkal kanden, urangaamale…uyirendum uraaiya kanden, nerungaamale…
Unai andri enakku yedhu…edhir kaalame…

Mundhinam paarthene…paarthadhum thotrene..
Saladai kannaaga..nenjamum ponnanadhe..
Ithanai naalaaga …unnai naan paaraamal…
Engu thaan ponaeno..naatkalum veenaanadhe..
Vaanathil nee vennilla…yekkathil naan thevadhaa..
Ippodhu ennodu vandhaal enna…oorpaarkka ondraaga sendraal enna..
Ippodhu ennodu vandhaal enna….oorpaarkka ondraaga sendraal enna..


Keep humming the tunes of Vaarnam Aayiram at least that the tunes are not going to leave me for now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dada bows out

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Without hustle of any sorts, bang came the press conference of Sourav Ganguly (aka Dada, Prince of Kolkata , Bengal Tiger) declaring to bow out after the home test series against OZ's. Great cricketers, great tacticians , great players always take the right decision at the right time. The time is picture perfect for Ganguly as well.Did it take the cricketing world by surprise ? Yes , for a few but many thought that his far from his prime form and it was the right time.

There was so much talking in the media whether it is the right time to retire. But he is not at his personal best both in terms of his cricketing career and his persona. I am hoping for a perfect finish for him during this test series. To me this would open a whole lot of opportunities for new youngsters to play and prove their mettle at the biggest level.

The biggest inspiration to be drawn from him is the way he took Indian cricket to a new level with his aggressive captaincy and nurturing young talents. But at times his arrogance on the field also took him to a new level and involved him into many controversies. The other inspiration was the way he captained India to reach the 2003 WC final was truly a captains punch. He played his cards properly and when the whole of india felt that we are out and lost during the WC, he brought the team back to winning ways through this aggressive captaincy. His off drives are mind blowing and from Boycott's dictionary "The Prince of Kolkuta...". The whole of India loved it, Bengal loved it too..

But big people say "All new journeys start with the single step" and i think this is the first single step towards the new journey. The new journey am talking about is how the Fab four will slowly start fading away from the eyes of cricket. The will for sure remain in our memories leaving behind their extraordinary years of cricket. But slowly its time is ticking away. We wont be anymore having the "Fab Four" on the field again..

To me personally he has been an inspirational captain and one of best opening batsmen in ODI's alongside pairing with Sachin, but otherwise his cricketing career has seen a low during the test match series in Zimbabwe. This being the first time under his captaincy that India is losing against Zimbabwe. He was involved in lots of on field and dressing room controversies, especially the on with Greg Chapell.

But to always end on a winning note he as been a splendid, aggressive cricketer. And we whole of India will remember you as One of the best and successful captains to have captained India and the records says it all.