Arsenal 2-0 Napoli

During the recently concluded transfer window, Gonzalo Higuain was heavily courted by Arsenal. It was rumored that Real Madrid had agreed with the fee placed by Arsenal, but the player and the latter club could not settle on personal terms. Pipita (Higuain) chose to join Rafa Benitez’s Napoli side, while Arsenal broke their transfer record fee during deadline day as they captured the signature of Gonzalo’s former team mate at Real, Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal started off their season with a 1-3 loss at he hands of Aston Villa. This lead to most fans and pundits to criticize Arsenal as a club. Since then, the gunners have won all of their games, including 2 Champions League qualifying ties against Fenerbache and a 1-0 win over rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Mesut Ozil was proving to be worth every penny while Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey have shown massive improvements in their game. 

Group F consisted of Arsenal FC, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Marseille, fans and pundits labelled this cluster as the “group of death” for this year’s UCL group stages. The group started off with a pair of 2-1 wins for both Arsenal and Napoli, setting up what would be a pivotal game.

The match was hyped by analysts due to the Higuain factor (he didn’t play though, as he injured his calf–or thigh?–) and the fact that these two sides will battle to see who gets the top spot in their group. The match-up looked good on paper, but when it was time for the lights to shine bright, it was Arsenal who dominated their vistors.

 

Mesut Ozil scored his goal for the gunners after he smashed the ball into the net in the 8th minute (Ramsey assist) and Giroud scored on his birthday after 7 minutes, when he and Ozil orchestrated a majestic give and go maneuver.

 

Arsenal are now top of their group, while Napoli and Dortmund are tied at 3 points each.

Next up for the gunners in the UCL is the ever so mouth watering clash with Borussia Dortmund. If you love offensive football, then don’t miss that game folks.

Thank you for reading and peace!

Bring the title back to Taft!!

So game 1 of the UAAP finals start tomorrow, October 2, 2013. De La Salle University will be facing off against long-time rivals — aside from Ateneo of course — University of Santo Tomas.

Definitely the main story line of this series will be the battle between the Teng brothers, Jeron and Jeric. Aside from the Teng brothers, another story line worth noting are the coaches of their respective teams. The stoic rookie — in the men’s senior division that is — coach Juno Sauler facing off against the man who won the UAAP Men’s BB crown in his 1st year, Pido Jarencio.

Aside from the story lines, this will indeed be a battle between the two most well-balanced sides in the league. They have a core of game changers while also having a very deep bench.

DLSU is riding a 9 game winning sreak while UST is starting to show their true colors after ousting Ateneo and NU. My prediction will be simple, whoever wins game 1, I think, can close the series out on Saturday. I’m not saying that the possibility of a game 3 is not there, but whoever wins game 1 has all the momentum in the world going for them.

I end this entry with a simple message to the boys from Taft: Bring back the crown to the green and white.

Finally back to writing stuff…..

It has been a while since I last made a blog entry. I’m gone back to playing football, Jon Jones is proven to be quite human, Anderson Silva just got knocked out. They said that after December 21, 2012, the world would never be the same, but things can happen in a snap and it didn’t need a single date to dictate change.

We’ll I’m back after a number of months in where I stopped writing due to being down and all but hey, there’s something good to come out of every bad, right?

Finally I’m employed again and honestly, I’m really happy with my job. I’m working right now as a web-content writer for a company in Eastwood. My workmates are usually in the early to late 20’s age group, and it made me comfortable in a way since I’m with people who are of my age.

Then, I started playing football again –like I said earlier– with some old team mates of mine during my years as a high school varsity player. Eventually, we formed a team with other friends. Manila Inter-School Lads Football Club or MIL FC –See what we did there? ;)–  was born. We have gone on to compete and win in most of the tournaments and leagues that we we’re part of. I am really proud of what our club has achieved in such a short time and we’ll never stop because everyday is a new day to get better.

So after being employed and introducing our football club, I would like to talk about action figures. Over the past few months, I started reviewing action figures and now this blog will be the extension of my youtube account. Basically, I mostly review Marvel-licensed figures, but I’ve also bought and reviewed figures from other lines. Star Wars: Black and TMNT classics to be exact.

Lastly, my Juggernaut-themed display is shaping up nicely and now I’m trying to build a X-Men and Brother hood display. This year had some great figures if you’re trying to build those kinds of displays. Every wave had at least 1 X-Men related figure –except for the Iron Man 3 line– and we also had the Wolverine Legends line that gave us 4 X-Men related figures and an Alpha Flight character.

With that in mind, thank you for reading this and let’s go rampant.