Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Reserving Our Energy

The offices at a pretty move have been pretty quiet of late (for no particular reason, mind you) and though we've been watching a few games here and there, nothing of note has really excited us. And the games that we have eagerly wanted to view, e.g. West Ham's last couple of matches, Barca's last two games, and Sunderland's match-up against Wolves this past weekend, have simply not been in the cards. It happens. Oh well. Perhaps we're just reserving our energies for the upcoming Portland Timbers season which starts up in the next couple of weeks.

Even the Champions League has failed to inspire us ever since Barcelona was booted out by Liverpool--oh the agony!--and our Spanish club allegiances were diverted to nifty-footed Valencia. I enjoy watching Valencia play, and really hoped that they could turn last week's 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge into their advantage today at home, subsequently moving on to the semi-finals. But it wasn't meant to be... and now there could possibly be three English clubs in the semis if Liverpool win tomorrow against PSV. Ugh. No offense to any Premiership freaks out there... but I can't help but feel a bit pissed at seeing the Spaniards fall out. But there's always the UEFA Cup, right? Woo Hoo!

Okay... enough bitching. That Man U game against Roma was sort of incredible, I guess, even though I can't stand Rooney/Ronaldo and company. But there was something sort of impressive about the whole pummeling. Three goals in 19 minutes, and the last two within a couple of one another! Yeah, there was something sort of brilliant about it. And Roma return home, hopefully without any violence erupting in England tonight... though god knows the dark, unruly clouds of hooliganism have been ever-present of late. I just wish that fleet-footed petulant Ronaldo would slip on the proverbial banana peel at some point. Damn, he's good. Perhaps I'll change my mind about him at some point considering I sure did an about-face regarding Drogba....

Nah. I don't see it happening either.

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