Friday, 20 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Ok so it's not really a film but im starting my rewatch of LOST and the season kick starts with a plane crash and the survivors of flight 815 stranded on a tropical island. They assume they will be rescued in a few days but are sorley mistaken. From mysteries such as a french transmition signal. Wispers in the jungle, Talk of "The others" and a mysterious hatch found in the ground the character driven show is driven with the help of the questions the mysteries bring to light. The show has recieved very mixed opinions due to these questions but if your in it more fore the story of the characters this show is easily the best out there.
Game - Half life: The orange box
O.k so this game might not be what the world LOVES in a first person shooter but that's esactly what makes these games. The story develops well and there fun and original to play. The landscapes are more fun and it isn't always continuiosly shoot/hide/shoot/hide like other shooters. The game also features one of the best puzzle games ever created in portal. This game is probably easy to pick up now for very low prices so i suggest this game to everyone who hasn't played it.
CD - Nas & Damien Marley -Distant Relatives
For this i have tryed to review it but couldnt find the right words to say how great it is so i took the following from the bbc website as it is fitting.
"When Nas confirmed this collaboration with Damian Marley, he mentioned how hip hop and reggae are intertwined. Documented history agrees: hip hop exploded from the projects of New York only after taking inspiration from Jamaican sound system culture. (Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop book of 2005 explores these roots.) This set’s title is a nod to a mutual lineage that stretches back to Africa – its artwork features an image of Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia when the country defended itself from invading Italian forces in the late 19th century.
With common backgrounds considered, it’s disappointing that collaborative projects featuring prominent artists from these fields haven’t yet delivered a worthwhile album. Marley’s 2005 release Welcome to Jamrock was a step forwards, but Distant Relatives represents an accomplished attempt to go further, fusing traits with few discernable flaws. It succeeds where previous “Artist A feat. Artist B” efforts have not by allowing space aplenty for its twin protagonists to shine, neither compromising their strengths to play second fiddle while the other steals the spotlight.
Nas has exhibited abilities above your average emcee ever since his sensational Illmatic LP of 1994, commenting on street life without the usual clichés; Marley, meanwhile, has enjoyed commercial success while never glossing over the poverty that blights his Jamaican homeland, introducing a new generation to reggae as more than a background beat to roll a joint to. The fierce integrity exhibited by both could have led to a clashing of egos – but Distant Relatives is the result of a harmonious union, as if these performers had been recording together for several albums.
Nas might not embrace Jah as readily as Rastafarian Marley does – the rapper addresses his scepticism on In His Own Words, neither belittling nor bowing – but the balance between Zion-celebrating lyricism and the real-life observations that accompany hip hop wherever it lays its backwards cap fascinates throughout. Braggadocio is on the back-burner, too – when Marley insists that he’s “badder than Al Pacine” (sic) on Nah Mean, it’s with no reference to petty beef, but to far wider issues of capitalism and colonialism. Nas rhymes about his (then unborn) son on Count Your Blessings, and it’s instances of tenderness like this that lend Distant Relatives a universal appeal that suits its titular statement of intent: that we are all, underneath everything, related.
Being intertwined is one thing, inseparable quite another. Here, the solder never comes unstuck."
Monday, 9 August 2010
Now the way i will normally conduct these blogs is with Twitter "updates" and also pics (Tho this one will only have 1 that i took as i need to buy a few more phone batterys.). Now the pics will mainly be outside of the ground as im not really big on people taking pics during games. Tho i will try to get 1 or 2 while in the stadium just not of the game.
The day started off with a bit of a shock at Broadstairs train station where there was about 50 people waiting for a train. And considering the size of the town it was abit odd, tho how they where dressed it wasnt long untill i found out it was because Broadstairs was host to a Folk festivle.Which ment the town was invaded by many odd people like this chap.
Now i don't know WTF that thing is on the left but it's scary enough without the fucking ginger wig!
Now as the train arrived this led to Twitter updates to begin "
UNITED AWAY UPDATE 1: Have infiltrated a group of people from a folk festival. Will try to take pics descretly. "
They spoke about the amount of "peace and love" that the town had shown them and that is generated during this week of folk and that they loved the town for annually being this way. That plus the pic led me to one conclusion, There are more people into puppet sex than i had originally thought.
"UNITED AWAY UPDATE 2: The folks left the train. No pics just memorys of a attractive girl with weird shaped boobs"
I won't lie i was oddly turned on by this one girl who i prayed would have to get off before me as i was nursing a precum erection. Tho she did have odd shapped boobs which led a mate to belive she could be a man... An attractive lady looking man at that.
"UNITED AWAY UPDATE 3:Arrived in London. Heading to Wembley "
We arrived at St Pancreas international to find that at least 30 so United fans moved to Kent and developed southern accents.
"UNITED AWAY UPDATE 4: Yo Mike. Nice Newcastle girl but probly a pedo obsivation on my part. "
On the way to our tube route i encountered a lovely looking Newcastle fan that would definatly of been a risk due to the "jailbait" factor. I decided not enough beers had been drunk and proceeded to Wembley. Sorry Mike
" UNITED AWAY UPDATE 5:Am there. Up the blues! "
I had gotten to Wembley where prices are even more inflated than there already are in London but i did get a quickly taken pic of Wembley
Did have a chance to get interviewed for Sky but declined. And entered the stadium where i forgot they only serve Heniken at steep prices...erm no thanks.
"UNITED AWAY UPDATE 6: Staff are after a squirel with the skill of Messi. "
A squirell was on the Wembley pitch and they had a creative idea to capture it!! Lets get a man with a towel to creep up on it and catch it!! The Squirell was belived to be interested on gaining a place in the Chelsea starting eleven at West Brom after hearing Solomon Kalou had shockingly still not lost his place during preseason.
That's right i heard a few actually, Why they haven't been banned is beyond me personally and i will kill someone if i catch them i sware to that. But interestingly that wasn't the worst noise i was to hear all night as upsetingly and unknowingly i was about to be "treated" to a Tinchy strider gig. Tosser.....
Now thats where i stop "Updating" as it would be gay to twitter during a game but future away games may have updates on the way back.
My views on the game were that we didnt deserve to lose 3-1. The game was alot closer than that tho our defense for both the first 2 goals was poor, something that hasn't given me much confidence throughout our preseason to be honest. Hilario decided to run into no mans land when it wsnt required to gift United a 3rd didnt help. We seem to start slow and the intensity of our attacking from the 80th min is how we should be attacking. Benayoun is looking a good signing and Sturridge really should have a starting spot ahead of Kalou as he really looks the part as a striker.
I was happy tho as i got to tick Rooney off my list of people i got to call a fucking cunt to there face. After he's gesture to the Chelsea fans (Esactly where i was sat) and have no doubt he will of heard it. The other player i have been sucessful upon this list is Steven Gerrard :). First blood of the season goes to United but it's a game noone places importance on unless they win. A win over your rivals is always nice and it will be a boost to United but the season is a long race and i can't wait for it to kick off.
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Friday, 6 August 2010
Despite the fifth best defence in the league, conceding 40 goals in 30 games, Schmeichel and Hvidovre finished in 14th place and were relegated in 1985. After only a single season, the club bounced right back to the 1st Division, but Schmeichel was lost by Hvidovre to Danish runners-up Brøndby IF before the 1987 season. Winning the Danish league in his first year, he joined a club which he helped turn into a success. He debuted for the Danish national team in May 1987, under national manager Sepp Piontek, and was selected for the Euro 88 tournament, where he eventually became Denmark's starting goalkeeper.
In all, Schmeichel and Brøndby won four championships in five seasons. The climax of his Brøndby career would come in the European 1991 UEFA Cup competition, which saw Schmeichel as an important part of the team that reached the semi-finals. The club was eliminated by AS Roma with a last-minute goal by Rudi Völler. Following the tournament, Schmeichel was voted 10th in "The World's Best Goalkeeper 1991" poll by the IFFHS.
 Manchester United
Following his showings on the international scene, Manchester United bought him in 1991 for £530,000, a price which was described in 2000 by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson as the "bargain of the century." Schmeichel played the bulk of his career for United, eight years in total. With United, Schmeichel won five FA Premier League titles, three FA Cups, one League Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United finished as runners-up in Schmeichel's first season (also winning the Football League Cup for the first time in the club's history), but it was on the international stage that Schmeichel enjoyed his biggest success that year. In the Danish national team under new national manager Richard Møller Nielsen, Schmeichel was Denmark's starting goalkeeper at the Euro 92 tournament which they won. He saved a penalty kick from Marco van Basten in the semi-final, and most notably held a cross with one hand in the final. He made a string of important saves during the tournament, and was elected "The World's Best Goalkeeper 1992".
In the 1992–93 season, 22 clean sheets from Schmeichel helped United win the Premier League championship for the first time in 26 years. Schmeichel was once again named "The World's Best Goalkeeper" in 1993. In January 1994, Schmeichel fell out with Ferguson, as United had squandered a 3–0 lead to draw 3–3 with Liverpool. The two had a row where Schmeichel "said the most horrible things", and he was subsequently sacked by Ferguson. A few days later, Schmeichel made an improvised apology to the other players. Unknown to him, Ferguson was eavesdropping on this, and he let Schmeichel stay at Manchester United. Schmeichel and United repeated the Premier League championship win at the end of the season.
Despite being a goalkeeper, he could also single-handedly provide a deadly attacking threat. He would run into the attack on corner kicks if his team was behind. The sight of him going up for the corner was a great distraction to opposing defenders. He scored a goal in this fashion, for Man United, in a 1995 UEFA Cup match against Rotor Volgograd. He scored in the last minutes of the game, though United was eliminated from the tournament on the away goals rule.
In April 1996, during a game against Coventry City, Coventry defender David Busst colided with United defender Denis Irwin and suffered a compound fracture of the leg. The break was so bad that the bone pierced through the skin and his blood had to be cleared off the pitch. Schmeichel, who witnessed the incident, reportedly vomited at the sight and had to receive counselling afterwards.
Schmeichel competed with Denmark at the Euro 96 hosted by England. The defending European Champions went out in the preliminary group stage, despite delivering results equivalent to the Euro 92 tournament.
Following a February 1997 match against Arsenal, Schmeichel was accused of racism by Arsenal striker Ian Wright. During the game, Schmeichel and Wright had a number of controversies, and at the end of the game, the two players confronted each other on their way off the pitch. After the game, news emerged of a police inquiry into a November 1996 match between the two clubs, where it was alleged that Schmeichel had made a racist remark. After months of politicizing by The FA and The PFA, who wanted a "converted" Schmeichel as their posterboy of the "Kick Racism out of Football" campaign, no evidence was found and the case was dropped.
Under new national manager Bo Johansson, Schmeichel was a part of the Danish squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He was one of the leading members of the Danish campaign, which ended in a 3–2 quarter-final defeat to Brazil.
Schmeichel ended his Manchester United career on the highest note, when Schmeichel and United won the Treble, the FA Premier League title, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, in the same season. In that year's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal, Schmeichel saved a penalty kick by Dennis Bergkamp in the last minutes of the game, to send the game into extra time. In the absence of the suspended Roy Keane, he captained United in the UEFA Champions League final in May 1999. German opponents Bayern Munich had a 1–0 lead until the dying minutes of the game, when United received a corner kick. Schmeichel ran into the attack attempting to cause confusion, and Teddy Sheringham scored the equalising goal. A few seconds later, Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored the 2–1 winner for United to ensure that Schmeichel's United career ended on the highest possible note. In an unforgettable celebratory moment, Schmeichel was shown cartwheeling gleefully in his area after Solskjær's winning goal.
 Sporting CP
Schmeichel decided to leave English football at the end of the 1999 season, as the gruelling 60 game league and cups season, which came with playing with a successful club, was threatening to undermine his high standards at the age of 36. Seeking a slower pace of football, he moved to Sporting CP, where he won the 1999–2000 Portuguese Liga title in his first season with the club. He scored his only goal for the Danish national team, a penalty kick against Belgium, in a June 2000 warm-up match for UEFA Euro 2000. He represented Denmark at Euro 2000, where the team was eliminated in the group stage. He retired from the national team in April 2001, when he played a planned farewell match against Slovenia.
His second year with Sporting would be remarkable in that it was the first time in 14 years, since his Hvidovre days, that Schmeichel's club would finish below second place in the domestic league competition. Schmeichel stated his wish to activate a contract option of a further year at Sporting in January 2001, but eventually decided to leave the club when his contract ran out in June 2001. He considered a number of options for the future, before deciding to keep on playing.
 Return to England
He returned to England with Aston Villa in July 2001. On 20 October 2001, Schmeichel became the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal, in a 3–2 defeat away to Everton. A goalkeeper scoring in the Premier League is a feat only repeated twice, by Blackburn Rovers' Brad Friedel on 21 February 2004, also from a corner kick, and by Tottenham Hotspur's Paul Robinson from a free-kick on 17 March 2007. Schmeichel failed to complete his single season at Villa due to a clause in his contract stipulating that he would get to play in every game that he was fit for. Villa and Schmeichel decided to terminate Schmeichel's contract in order to let Schmeichel leave.
Schmeichel played his last active year for Manchester City during the 2002–03 season. Schmeichel's record in the Manchester derby is exceptional, in that he was never on the losing side. During his nine years with Manchester United, they were unbeaten against Manchester City, while in his single season with City, they won at Maine Road and drew at Old Trafford. His last major action in football was to make a world class save against Liverpool at Anfield, in a game which City went on to win. This ultimately led to Liverpool missing out on a Champions League spot on the final day of the season.
Thursday, 5 August 2010
As described on TR this is one of the rare hip hop tracks to give me goosebumps. The way Nas deliveres his Chilling verses over a evolving beat shows one of the many reasons he is a legend in the game. Taken from the album Stillmatic which dropped 2001 and recieved 5 mics in the source.
2.Wu tang clan - Ain't nuttin to fuck with
Taken from Enter the wu-tang (36 chambers) the group go in on a Rza produced beat showing why they are the biggest group in Hip hop history.
3.Eminem - Stan
Probably one of the biggest most creative songs in Hip hop history. Taken from the Marshall Mathers LP which is Eminem's second solo album the single reached the top of the uk charts featuring british singer Dido. The track features Stan who is a obsessive Eminem fan who's life revolves around the rappers life. When he's letters go awnsered though he takes drastic measures.