NEWCASTLE, England (AFP) - Liverpool maintained their grip on first place in the Premier League table with a stunning 5-1 win against a toothless Newcastle United here at St James' Park on Sunday.
Reds captain Steven Gerrard scored twice and had had it not been for Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given, the hosts could have been on the wrong end of a double-figure disaster after being completely outclassed.
The Republic of Ireland international made five world-class saves in 10 minutes to prevent Newcastle from total capitulation before the midway point of the first-half.
Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee said: "I think we are improving with every game we play and that is all we can look for. You haven't seen the best of Liverpool yet.
"You win nothing in December but you can certainly lose a lot. We're very pleased to be going into the New Year at the top."
Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear - whose 62nd birthday celebrations on Sunday have been distinctly muted having been beaten by Wigan on Friday and now Liverpool - said that his depleted side had not been able to hold off the attacking hordes from Liverpool.
"We were short of six or seven players and everything that could go against us did go against us.
"We had to play one of the best teams I've seen for a long while. You have to take your hat off to Liverpool. They were in command for a long time and could have put the game to bed in the first half."
Arsenal target Given began his run of jaw-dropping stops in the 10th minute as he pushed away a fierce near post strike from lone Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt.
Within a minute England midfielder Gerrard weaved his way around three United defenders only to see his left foot shot palmed away by Given.
However, the onslaught had only just begun and in the 14th minute the Magpies 'keeper denied Gerrard again as he sprung to his right to claw away a rising left footed shot.
But that stunning save was eclipsed by an even better show of agility five minutes later as Given denied the Brazilian midfielder Lucas from point-blank range.
When the former Gremio player saw his header, from a Gerrard corner, beaten away by the Newcastle goalkeeper moments later, the visitors must have begun to fear this would be no easy win on Tyneside.
United, for their part, had barely managed to break beyond halfway and the Magpies' owner, Mike Ashley, must have been wondering whether he had been premature in announcing his decision to take the club off the market for the foreseeable future.
If his aim had been to usher in a period of calm at St James' Park, the effect had not extended to the pitch.
Liverpool continued to press forward at will and two goals before half-time appeared to end the game as a contest.
Inevitably, given his sensational start to the match, it was Gerrard who broke the deadlock in the 31st minute when he drilled Yossi Benayoun's pass in off the post.
Poor Given had no opportunity to reprise his heroics and the Irishman was stranded again five minutes later when defender Sami Hyypia was given the freedom of the Newcastle penalty area to head home Gerrard's corner.
The experienced Finn could have grabbed a second three minutes before the break only for a diving Given to push the ball into the path of Newcastle's Charles N'Zogbia, who cleared.
These were torrid times for United but, incredibly, Canada international defender David Edgar reduced the arrears on the stroke of half-time by heading in Danny Guthrie's corner.
Liverpool's third, five minutes after the restart, had an element of luck about it, with referee Mark Halsey failing to spot Lucas's hand ball. But Dutch international Ryan Babel tapped-in from five yards despite being surrounded by Newcastle players.
Gerrard grabbed his second from Lucas's astute through ball in the 66th minute.
And when substitute Xabi Alonso wrapped things up with a well taken penalty 13 minutes from time with Gerrard off the field, after his fellow replacement David Ngog had been brought down by Edgar, Liverpool could celebrate heading into 2009 on top of the Premier League pile.
p/s : Icing on the cake....haha...never thought that Lucas can play very well alongside Mascherano...I noticed that Reina made few errors on that match...gladly the Toons doesn't take advantage on it..
Cant stop smiling coz Chelsi drop a point...good job Dempsey..
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, December 29, 2008 exactly at pukul - 12:30 AM
NEWCASTLE, England (AFP) - Liverpool maintained their grip on first place in the Premier League table with a stunning 5-1 win against a toothless Newcastle United here at St James' Park on Sunday.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Sunday, December 28, 2008 exactly at pukul - 5:36 AM
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 5:21 AM
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Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Saturday, December 27, 2008 exactly at pukul - 5:18 AM
Liverpool stayed one point clear of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 3-0 win over Bolton at Anfield.
A second-half brace from Robbie Keane and a first-half strike by Albert Riera secured the points for the hosts, who had earlier seen both their title rivals, Chelsea and Manchester United, win.
It was the first time in 20 days that any of the top three secured maximum points, although United have two games in hand after Club World Cup duty, and it was fitting that all three should win simultaneously.
Liverpool totally controlled the first half but only had one goal and one good chance to show for 75 per cent possession.
The visitors barely passed the halfway line, while Liverpool's back five were redundant.
Despite this it took a set-piece on 26 minutes to create the first meaningful opportunity, which Riera took with aplomb.
Steven Gerrard's corner was sent near post and, after whisper from Dan Agger, the Spanish winger raced across the area to prod the ball home as Johan Elmander recoiled instead of making a challenge.
Yossi Benayoun went close with a half-volley 11 minutes later but otherwise Liverpool were as toothless as they were dominant.
The second half was a different story as the hosts earned the score-line they deserved through two Keane goals in four minutes.
Keane had been heavily-criticised for a lack of goals in his short Liverpool career but, after his equaliser against Arsenal the previous week, he seems to finally be hitting form - and the back of the net.
On 53 minutes, Gerrard went on a driving run through midfield and spotted Keane move into space just to the left of the area.
Keane raced on to the through-ball and rifled a left-foot drive into the roof of the net past the helpless Jussi Jaaskelainen.
The Irishman's second - which sandwiched a great chance for Kuyt who mis-timed a diving header from Riera's superb cross - came from a similar counter-attack.
Pepe Reina released Xabi Alonso with a quick throw, the Spaniard went wide right to Benayoun and the Israeli pinged a low, first-time ball which Keane finished with ease.
The Reds were cruising and eased off their visitors, and they rested Riera, Gerrard and Kuyt while knocking the ball out with ease.
Substitute Ebi Smolarek almost grabbed a late consolation for Bolton when he fired inches wide after good midfield play by Fabrice Muamba, while Liverpool came close to extending their lead in the closing minutes but had to settle for a succession of corners and a spectacular double-save by Jaaskelainen deep into injury time.
The three-goal win also meant that Liverpool now have the same goal difference as third-placed United, who are seven points off the lead but with a maximum of six in hand.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 5:09 AM
Albert Riera opened the scoreline, and then Robbie Keane struck twice to ensure Liverpool return to the loftiest of league positions.
Pepe Reina: 6 -
Hardly tested throughout the game, and may as well have been on the bench today with an open goal for Liverpool to defend.
Jamie Carragher: 7 -
Slotted into the right back position rather seamlessly, and was very impressive going forward. Almost scored with a cracker of a shot.
Daniel Agger: 6.5 -
A boring day in the office for him like the others in the Liverpool defense, but kept it simple and was solid throughout.
Sami Hyypia: 7 -
Dealt well with Elmander, and was a threat from setpieces too.
Emiliano Insua: 6.5 -
Went close to scoring early on, and was always available during Liverpool's attacks. A confident performance.
Yossi Benayoun: 7.5 -
Benayoun's one of those immensely talented players who never gets their due credit. It was a super display from the twinkle toed Israeli, with an assist for Keane's second goal to show for it.
Xabi Alonso: 7.5 -
Was a typical Alonso performance, neat, classy, and yet hard working. No wonder Arsenal want him.
Steven Gerrard: 6.5 -
A solid performance from the Liverpool captain, and along with Alonso, bossed central midfield with ease.
Albert Riera: 8 -
Stunning effort from Riera, who looked dangerous right from the word go today. Scored a wonderful goal, linked up very well with Insua and Gerrard, and showed some wonderful skills during his stay on the pitch.
Dirk Kuyt: 6.5 -
A very Kuyt-like display yet again. Committed to the cause, neat passing, and impressive link-up play.
Robbie Keane: 8 -
He's been the victim of a lot of negative press recently, but his critics will surely hush up after seeing how he played today. Scored two goals; both brilliant finishes, and his all-round game was top notch.
Lucas Leiva - 6
David N'gog - 7
Nabil El Zhar - 6
Jussi Jaaskelainen: 6.5 -
Couldn't do anything about any of the three goals, and made a few good saves, including a fine double-save right at the end. Should really move on to a bigger club.
Jlloyd Samuel: 5.5 -
Went largely unnoticed in the match, and was given a hard time by Benayoun and Carragher.
Andrew O'Brein: 6.5 -
Stood out among the Bolton players, and made a few key tackles.
Gary Cahill: 5.5 -
Not at his best today, and couldn't deal with Keane effectively. Got injured towards the end.
Gretar Steinsson: 6 -
Had a torrid time against Riera, but improved significantly once he went off. Made two or three vital interceptions at the end.
Ricardo Gardner: 5 -
Poor outing for the lad. Was hardly in possession of the ball.
Matthew Taylor: 5 -
Another no-show for Bolton, just like the other midfielders.
Gavin McCann: 5.5 -
Did slightly better than the others, but looked tired and overran. The fact that he was tired despite Bolton having one mroe midfielder than Liverpool says it all.
Fabrice Muamba: 5.5 -
Started brightly, but faded as the match wore on.
Kevin Nolan: 5 -
Could have given Bolton a shock lead in the opening minutes, but was nowhere to be seen for the rest of the game.
Johan Elmander: 5 -
Was chasing shadows throughout his stay on the pitch.
Smolarek - 6
Davies - 5
Mustapha - 5
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Sunday, December 21, 2008 exactly at pukul - 10:00 PM
Aku, kitorang dan Mono...........sempat beb...
Aku, kitorang dan Emmetttttttt.....lagi sempat !!!!
Aku, kitorang dan Mono lagi.........masih sempat..........
My favourites performance ?? The award goes to Zip Zieller and Butterfingers !!! Dont ask me why coz it is too subjective...
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Saturday, December 20, 2008 exactly at pukul - 1:24 AM
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, December 15, 2008 exactly at pukul - 10:14 PM
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Sunday, December 14, 2008 exactly at pukul - 9:34 PM
Liverpool struggled to a third successive Premier League draw at Anfield as new-boys Hull impressed on the road again, the game ending 2-2.The Tigers had already won at Arsenal and Tottenham and scored three in defeat at Manchester United.
And if not for Steven Gerrard, they would have ended Liverpool's season-long unbeaten home record.
Hull were two ahead on Saturday through Paul McShane and a Jamie Carragher own goal before Gerrard scored twice in eight minutes, taking his tally for the season to 11.
Gerrard was among the players returning after being rested from the Champions League win over Eindhoven in midweek, along with Jose Reina, Dirk Kuyt and Xabi Alonso.
Manager Rafael Benitez reverted to the same side which won at Blackburn last weekend, which meant Robbie Keane was on the bench and Sami Hyypia preferred to Daniel Agger.
Hull made just one change from the side which beat Middlesbrough last Saturday, Bernard Mendy taking over from Dean Marney, who was on the bench.
And although Hull were put under instant pressure, they soon started to confront Liverpool all over the pitch, working out that Andrea Dossena has limited pace and Reina does not take kindly to being pressured.
Hull could have been ahead after five minutes when full-back Sam Ricketts burst down the line, brushing Yossi Benayoun aside, and fed Nicky Barmby on the Hull left.
There were loud appeals for a penalty when the former Liverpool man's cross looked to have struck the arm of Javier Mascherano as he slid in to clear for a corner.
The appeals were waved away but it was no surprise when Hull took the lead after 12 minutes.
A Geovanni free-kick on the right sailed right across the box and was knocked back into the danger area by Marlon King, where McShane rose to head into the top corner.
Hull were full of pace, drive and desire and after 22 minutes they scored again.
After switching the play from left to right, via King's long ball, Mendy went past Dossena once more and pulled the ball back into the six-yard box, where Carragher turned it high into his own net.
Just two minutes later however, Liverpool pulled one back. Kuyt surged down the right and fired in a low cross which fell for Gerrard to clip home from six yards.
McShane was booked for body-checking Gerrard and never seemed to recover from the blow, being replaced two minutes later by Marney.
And in what was now a tremendous match, Liverpool were level after 32 minutes, again through Gerrard.
Carragher's cross was headed down by Kuyt for Benayoun to hook on, giving Gerrard a 10-yarder for the equaliser.
Marney was booked for a foul on Hyypia two minutes after the break, the game continuing at the same rip-roaring pace.
Liverpool almost took the lead after 59 minutes when Hyypia's downward header from Gerrard's corner hit the foot of a post.
Then Albert Riera saw a swerving effort punched away by Boaz Myhill.
Hull were more content to defend and hit on the break, with Geovanni seeing one run end with a low drive that went wide of the far post.
Alonso curled a 20-yarder just over the bar, with Liverpool sending on Moroccan winger Nabil El Zhar for Benayoun after 74 minutes. Three minutes later Dean Windass came on for Barmby in only his fourth league appearance of the season.
Myhill then saved well from El Zhar, diving on the ball to halt Gerrard in the six-yard box. After 82 minutes Liverpool sent on Ryan Babel for Riera, before El Zhar was booked for a foul on Kamil Zayatte.
Lucas came on for Mascherano with four minutes left, the Argentinian having failed to stamp his usual authority on the match.
-School boy error made by Carra, hope he bounce back after this...
-Glad we have Gerrard to grab a point....good job skipper !!!
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Wednesday, December 10, 2008 exactly at pukul - 9:58 PM
PERFECT RECORD FOR THAIS WITH WIN OVER MALAYSIA
PHUKET (10 Dec 2008) – Thailand won Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 with a perfect record at the end of match day three here at the Surakul Stadium when they beat Malaysia 3-0.
The hosts, who had earlier beaten Vietnam 2-0 in their first game and then Laos 6-0 in their second group tie, picked up the full points this evening with goals off he win with goals off Sutee Suksomkit (20th minute), Teerasil Dangda (46th minute and 76th minute).
"Obviously, we are delighted with all the players as they got time on the pitch," said Peter Reid, the head coach for Thailand.
"We've worked very hard on the training ground. We attack and defend as a team.
"And at the moment, we are looking pretty solid."
It was Malaysia who created the first chance of the game when Indra Putra Mahayuddin turned in a swerving freekick which forced Thai keeper Kittisak Rawangpa to scramble for the save
After that, it was all Thailand as they pressed the Malaysians buoyed by the fact that they were backed by close to 15,000 screaming fans.
In the seventh minute, a cross froom Datsakorn Thonglao saw Suree Sukha playing a dummy but it was cleared by the Malaysian defence.
Five minutes later, a cross from the right off Sutee Suksomkit saw no takers while in the 18th minute, Sutee almost caught Malaysian keeper Syed Adney Syed Hussein off his line.
But the Thais finally took the lead when Sutee fired in a shot from a tight angle following a cross from Suree.
The game changed little after that as Thailand kept up the pressure as Malaysia took a more defensive stance.
But the Thais were quick in the second half as following the failure of keeper Syed Adney Syed Hussein to block a shot from Teeratehp Winothai, the ever alert Teerasil just blasted in the rebound.
The second goal put Malaysia under a lot more pressure and they came close in a 69th minute melee, but there were no takers to blast the ball in.
Thailand replied when Ronnachai Rangsiyo broke through but Syed Adney was there to deny him.
Six minute later, Thailand wrapped up the game with the third goal of the evening when Ronnachai played the ball short for Teerasil to slam home.
"It is difficult to play the game when we are under pressure to win," said B. Sathianathan, the head coach for Malaysia.
"We started the second half badly and we were not disciplined at the back."
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Tuesday, December 9, 2008 exactly at pukul - 9:26 PM
Babel's agent Winnie Haatrecht said Ajax had enquired about loaning the out-of-favour winger but Liverpool rejected the proposal out of hand.
"Ryan finds that he sits on the bench too much at Liverpool, he wants to play more and asked me to see if Ajax were interested in a temporary return," he said.
"After we got an enthusiastic reaction from Ajax, we asked Liverpool for their co-operation but the club don't want to see him go.
"Rafael Benitez finds Ryan too important. Hopefully we will see that in more playing time."
The 21-year-old Babel scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Manchester United in September, but has seen his playing time reduced as Albert Riera and Dirk Kuyt have emerged as Benitez's preferred pairing on the wings.
Keane's future has come under recent scrutiny after a barren run of form that has seen him score just two Premier League goals - both against West Brom - since his summer move from Tottenham.
The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a transfer back to White Hart Lane, despite selling him to the Reds for £19 million in July.
However, Benitez claims that the rumours are not true, and that the 28-year-old is going nowhere.
He said: "We don't want to sell Robbie, so I was surprised when I heard about the rumours. We are not even thinking about selling.
"It is always tough at the start when you move. And when it is to a top side, that makes it even more difficult, but Robbie has the quality and is working hard, so it is not a problem.
"The key for me is when the team play well. If they do that, Keane will have more chances and he will score more goals.
"I know he will have been disappointed at not playing on Saturday, because they all want to. He'll have been thinking 'I want to play, I need to play'. But while I think he knows we have confidence in him, he also knows he is not playing to his level.
"You cannot give a player with his experience too many messages. He knows he has to perform well and he will."
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 4:14 PM
CVT sebenarnya telah lama menemui perkaitan antara waktu solat dengan peralihan tenaga
alam. Setiap peralihan waktu solat sebenarnya menunjukkan perubahan tenaga alam ini
yang boleh diukur dan dicerap melalui perubahan warna alam. Aku rasa fenomena
perubahan warna alam adalah sesuatu yang tidak asing bagi mereka yang terlibat dalam
Sebagai contoh, pada waktu Subuh alam berada dalam spektrum warna biru muda yang
bersamaan dengan frekuensi tiroid yang mempengaruhi sistem metabolisma tubuh. Jadi
warna biru muda atau waktu Subuh mempunyai rahsia berkaitan dengan penawar/rezeki dan
komunikasi. Mereka yang kerap tertinggal waktu Subuhnya ataupun terlewat secara
berulang-ulang kali, lama kelamaan akan menghadapi masalah komunikasi dan rezeki. Ini
kerana tenaga alam iaitu biru muda tidak dapat diserap oleh tiroid yang mesti berlaku
dalam keadaan roh dan jasad bercantum (keserentakan ruang dan masa) - dalam erti kata
lain jaga daripada tidur. Disini juga dapat kita cungkil akan rahsia diperintahkan
solat diawal waktu. Bermulanya saja azan Subuh, tenaga alam pada waktu itu berada pada
tahap optimum. Tenaga inilah yang akan diserap oleh tubuh melalui konsep resonan pada
waktu rukuk dan sujud. Jadi mereka yang terlewat Subuhnya sebenar sudah mendapat
tenaga yang tidak optimum lagi.
Warna alam seterusnya berubah ke warna hijau (isyraq & dhuha) dan kemudian warna
kuning menandakan masuknya waktu Zohor. Spektrum warna pada waktu ini bersamaan dengan
frekuensi perut dan hati yang berkaitan dengan sistem penghadaman. Warna kuning ini
mempunyai rahsia yang berkaitan dengan keceriaan. Jadi mereka yang selalu ketinggalan
atau terlewat Zuhurnya berulang-ulang kali dalam hidupnya akan menghadapi masalah di
perut dan hilang sifat cerianya. Orang yang tengah sakit perut ceria tak ?
Kemudian warna alam akan berubah kepada warna oren, iaitu masuknya waktu Asar di mana
spektrum warna pada waktu ini bersamaan dengan frekuensi prostat, uterus, ovari dan
testis yang merangkumi sistem reproduktif. Rahsia warna oren ialah kreativiti. Orang
yang kerap tertinggal Asar akan hilang daya kreativitinya dan lebih malang lagi kalau
di waktu Asar ni jasad dan roh seseorang ini terpisah (tidur la tu ...). Dan jangan
lupa, tenaga pada waktu Asar ni amat diperlukan oleh organ-organ reproduktif kita.
Menjelang waktu Maghrib, alam berubah ke warna merah dan di waktu ini kita kerap
dinasihatkan oleh orang-orang tua agar tidak berada di luar rumah. Ini kerana spektrum
warna pada waktu ini menghampiri frekuensi jin dan iblis (infra-red) dan ini bermakna
jin dan iblis pada waktu ini amat bertenaga kerana mereka resonan dengan alam. Mereka
yang sedang dalam perjalanan juga seelok-eloknya berhenti dahulu pada waktu ini (solat
Maghrib dulu la ...) kerana banyak interferens (pembelauan) berlaku pada waktu ini
yang boleh mengelirukan mata kita. Rahsia waktu Maghrib atau warna merah ialah
keyakinan, pada frekuensi otot, saraf dan tulang.
Apabila masuk waktu Isyak, alam berubah ke warna indigo dan seterusnya memasuki fasa
kegelapan. Waktu Isyak ini menyimpan rahsia ketenteraman dan kedamaian di mana
frekuensinya bersamaan dengan sistem kawalan otak. Mereka yang kerap ketinggalan
Isyaknya akan selalu berada dalam kegelisahan. Alam sekarang berada dalam Kegelapan
dan sebetulnya, inilah waktu tidur dalam Islam. Tidur pada waktu ini dipanggil tidur
delta dimana keseluruhan sistem tubuh berada dalam kerehatan. Selepas tengah malam,
alam mula bersinar kembali dengan warna putih, merah jambu dan seterusnya ungu di mana
ianya bersamaan dengan frekuensi kelenjar pineal, pituitari, talamus dan hipotalamus.
Tubuh sepatutnya bangkit kembali pada waktu ini dan dalam Islam waktu ini dipanggil
Begitulah secara ringkas perkaitan waktu solat dengan warna alam. Manusia kini
sememangnya telah sedar akan kepentingan tenaga alam ini dan inilah faktor adanya
bermacam-macam kaedah meditasi yang dicipta seperti taichi, qi-gong dan sebagainya.
Semuanya dicipta untuk menyerap tenaga-tenaga alam ke sistem tubuh. Kita sebagai umat
Islam sepatutnya bersyukur kerana telah dikurniakan syariat solat oleh Allah SWT tanpa
perlu kita memikirkan bagaimana hendak menyerap tenaga alam ini. Hakikat ini
seharusnya menginsafkan kita bahawa Allah SWT mewajibkan solat ke atas hambaNya atas
sifat pengasih dan penyayang-Nya sebagai pencipta kerana Dia tahu hamba-Nya ini
amat-amat memerlukannya. Adalah amat malang sekali bagi kumpulan manusia yang amat
cuai dalam menjaga solatnya tapi amat berdisiplin dalam menghadiri kelas taichinya ...
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, December 8, 2008 exactly at pukul - 10:37 PM
Here are the details:
When: 12pm, 20 December '08
Where: The Secret Garden, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets: RM25 (available at the venue and all Rock Corner, Music Valley, Tower Records and Extreme Outlets)
One Buck Short
Republic Of Brickfields
Zip Zieller *newly added*
The Otherside Orchestra
They Will Kill Us All
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 10:22 PM
PHUKET (8 Dec 2008) – Vietnam edged past Malaysia 3-2 on the second matchday of Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 to brighten their chances of making the next round of the championship.
The Vietnamese, who had conceded a 2-0 loss to hosts Thailand in the first game, took the lead in the 17th minute off Pham Thanh Luong before Nguyen Vu Phong added a brace with goals in the 72nd and 86th minute.
Malaysia scored both their goals off Indra Putra Mahayuddin in the 20th and 85th minute.
"It was a very difficult game but it was very good to win," added Henrique Calisto, the head coach for Vietnam.
Given the importance of the match, both teams started off a lot more cautious as they assess each other's parameters of strength and weakness.
But it took Malaysia less than two minutes to test Vietnam keeper Duong Hong Son when striker Mohd Safee Sali blasted in a shot which was denied.
Vietnam then press forward and in the 17th minute, they took the lead when Nguyen Vu Phong rifled in a shot from 25metres out past a rooted Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias to send the few hundred Vietnam faithful all dressed in red to a frenzy.
But their lead did not last long.
Malaysia strung two passes together and off a shot from Mohd Zaquan Adha which came off the crossbar, Indra Putra Mahayuddin was waiting in the wings to slot the ball home.
The goal drew cries of off-side from the Vietnam bench but referee P. Pandian stood by his decision and following the incessant arguing from Vietnam coach Henrique Calisto, duly sent the Portuguese to the stand.
The game took a low key after the emphatic two goals with Indra again coming close which was parried over by Hong Son in the 33rd minute while some time later, Zaquan almost doubled the lead for the Malaysian but his attempt was denied by a recovering defender.
Vietnam finished the first half with a grounder from Phan Van Tai Em but Mohd Helmi was not about to be beaten for a second time.
The pace changed little well into the second half as both teams tried to look for the spaces to exploit.
And while Malaysia created several clear chances with Safee's attempt coming off the crossbar in the 71st minute, there was no denying Vietnam the lead a minute later when Vu Phong blasted in the goal off a cross from the centre of the park.
But Malaysia fought back in the 85th minute when Indra Putra Mahayuddin swerved in a freekick to put both teams on level terms.
And while Malaysia were entertaining thoughts that they would at least get a point from this tie, Helmi conceded a mistake a minute later when he misdjudged a lob from Vu Phong for the ball to bounce into an open goal.
"All three goals were the results of keeper mistake," said B. Sathianathan, the head coach for Malaysia.
MALAYSIA: Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias, Mohd Asraruddin Putra Omar, Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Mohd Aidil Zafuan, Mohd Daudsu Jamaluddin, Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal, Hairuddin Omar, Mohd Shukor Adan, Indra Putra Mahayuddin, Mohd Safee Sali, Mohd Zaquan Adha.
VIETNAM: Duong Hong Son, Doan Viet Cuong, Vu Nhu Thanh, Nguyen Minh Duc, Le Cong Vinh, Tran Truong Giang, Nguyen Minh Phuong, Huynh Quang Thang, Pham Thanh Luong, Nguyen Viet Thang, Phan Van Tai Em.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 10:15 PM
Alan Hansen may have been horribly wrong in his assessment all those years ago, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger , having championed his kids for so long, finally appears to have come round to the Scotsman's school of thought.
Arsenal have struggled for consistency so far this season, a fault has been attributed to a lack of experience in the side, particularly in midfield where fellow team-mates have even started tackling each other in dying moments of games.
Wenger may be one of Fabregas's fans but the Gunners boss has realised his new captain, just 21, needs a helping hand from a more experienced sidekick in the middle of the park.
Wenger is a keen admirer of the Spain international; the Gunners would have snapped him up last summer if it were not for Aston Villa's refusal to allow Gareth Barry to go to Anfield.
But having continued to impress this season, and with Liverpool still interested in Barry, Wenger is preparing to make another bid for Alonso once the transfer window opens in January. The Daily Mirror claims a fee of £12 million should be enough to tempt Rafa Benitez to part with his countryman.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Sunday, December 7, 2008 exactly at pukul - 3:11 AM
LATE, LATE SHOW FROM MALAYSIA
Malaysia staged a late show in the opening game of Group B of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 to beat Laos 3-0 at the Surakul Stadium.
Following a first half deadlock, substitute Mohd Safee Sali nailed a brace with goals in the 68th and 90th minute as Indra Putra Mahayuddin scored the other goal in the 72nd minute for the win.
The heavy rain just before the start of the match affected the quality of the pitch as both teams struggled to maintain possession and make the clean passes in slippery conditions.
It was Malaysia who dictated the early pace with Shukor Adan and Mohd Hardi Jaafar stoking the engine room for the strike pair of Hairuddin Omar and Indra Putra Mahayuddin.
But in spite of the early effort, Malaysia just can't seem to break through the Laotian defence which defended in numbers.
The best that they could muster in the opening half was two freekicks which came frustratingly close off Hardi and Indra Putra Mahyuddin.
Laos finished the half with a superb attempt from Phayvanh Lounglath but his freekick saw an equal block from Malaysian custodian Mohd Helmi Eliza Elias.
Malaysia then made several changes after the break when they brought on Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak for Mohd Hardi Jaafar and Mohd Safee Sali for Mohd Amirulhadi Zainal.
That change the rhythm of the game as Malaysia pushed forward and in the 68th minute, they finally broke the deadlock when Safee blasted in a corner from Indra.
Four minutes later, Malaysia went 2-0 off a freekick from Indra who slammed home to the right of the Laos goal.
Safee then wrapped up the night with the third goal deep in injury time. Well done Safee....
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Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, December 1, 2008 exactly at pukul - 1:48 AM
Liverpool are lining up a £2 million swoop for former Kop idol Michael Owen in January, a move that the England international is likely to favour ahead of offers from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, according to the News of the World.With the future of Newcastle United as yet undecided due to Mike Ashley's failure to find a buyer for the club, Owen is one of just a number of players tipped to leave St James' Park.
While current incumbent Joe Kinnear has repeatedly stated his desire to keep hold of the striker's services, Rafa Benitez is keeping tabs on Owen as he looks to bolster Liverpool's Premier League title bid, and he is aware that a cut-price deal could suffice with the 28-year old entering the final six months of his contract.
Benitez would be required to sell first, with Jermaine Pennant cited as one player who could leave Anfield, but rumours suggest the Spaniard has now placed Owen ahead of original target Emile Heskey.
“I don’t know how much I can spend because we have not really talked about it," Benitez said.
“It could be OK if I bring nobody in but I might be able to sell some players. It depends on the interest.”
Several first-teams at Liverpool are also approaching the end of their current deal, including Dirk Kuyt, Daniel Agger and Fabio Aurelio, and Benitez added that his main priority is to secure the future of such players first.
“The first thing we want to talk about is my contract.“Once we finalise this we can talk about the future. We have more than a couple of players that we have to decide about for the future.”
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 1:41 AM
In the midweek Champions League game against Villarreal there was one bad tackle - for which Joan Capdevila was sent off - but nothing new.
Ability always triumphs over brawn, particularly in the modern game when you're not allowed to be too physical.
If anything he should take it as a compliment. All this moaning doesn't say much about him as a person. He should be able to stand up for himself instead of rolling around complaining, then getting Sir Alex to say something after the game.
He owes United because of his lack of loyalty in the summer. He should do what David Beckham did when he came under fire - shut his mouth and get on with it.
Speaking as a defender who had his share of injuries, I can tell him that everybody has to put up with kicks and knocks.
His quick feet and trickery are purpose-designed to provoke mis-timed tackles from opponents and win free-kicks. He can hardly moan when his tactic pays off.
His manner has not helped him earn respect from his peers or the fans. If you compare the way players talk about Kaka and Lionel Messi compared with Ronaldo, it is clear who they really admire.
As a footballer you want to be liked and respected, not booed. But it seems at times as though Ronaldo has a lack of respect for people.
Football will always have its hate figures. My old team-mate Eric Cantona was loathed by a lot of people because he had an upright, abrupt, haughty demeanour.
But in the end he won them over - and not just because of his amazing playing ability. Eric had respect for his opponents and for the game, and acted like a real man.
When he got fouled he never used to roll around. Of course he lost his head occasionally but he never went down and always tried to stay on his feet.
If he lost the ball he made an effort to tackle back, even though tackling definitely wasn't one of his strong points.
I don't know if the abuse affects Ronaldo but it never seemed to get to players of my era. It is part of the game - they boo you during the match and then want to shake your hand afterwards.
I was racially abused early on in my career and then got stick because I played for Manchester United.
Unfortunately many people are like sheep, or rather lambs, and just follow what the next guy is doing without thinking, but you have to go out there and prove them wrong.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 12:25 AM
The new Malaysia National team kit combines the pride of Malaysian Football while reflecting a new era of performance and innovation. Showcasing the football association of Malaysia’s tiger crest on the left the jersey incorporates local flavour with the keris featured on the inside bottom left corner, while the away jersey incorporates a striking blue that illuminates the players on the field.
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Wow, kit looks nice, but the players look really into the kits, more towards hollywood style actors, its a shame there not as good as they pose...
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Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Saturday, November 29, 2008 exactly at pukul - 9:36 PM
Liverpool plan a total overhaul of Fernando Torres's medical care to try to discover the reason for his fifth hamstring injury in 16 months.
The Spanish striker broke down again during Wednesday's Champions League victory over Marseille.
Scans have revealed a repetition of the injury that could rule him out for three weeks, the December 21 trip to Arsenal being the tentative target for his comeback.
Torres has had three similar injuries on international duty, and two now with Liverpool, in the 16 months since his arrival at Anfield from Atletico Madrid.
Boss Rafael Benitez reveals Torres has no history of such an injury in Spain, which further deepens the concerns over his fitness.
He said: "Fernando had no such muscle or hamstring problems while with Atletico Madrid."
But as former Liverpool star Michael Owen knows all too well, hamstring injuries can dog you for the rest of your career once they have taken hold.
And now the 24-year-old striker has voiced his own concerns at the problem. He said: "I am a little disappointed, but all I can do is move forward.
"It is worrying me because it has happened a few times. After this latest injury the important thing is to recover without rushing a comeback date and trying to make sure it does not happen again."
Torres will miss Monday's game at home to West Ham, and could also be sidelined for matches against Blackburn, PSV Eindhoven and Hull.
Benitez said: "We are very disappointed with the situation. We have to analyse why it has happened. We have been working with prevention exercises in the past, and still we have the same problem.
"We were taking time with him, he wasn't being rushed back. The time and training was all under control, as was all the exercises.
"We now have to analyse why it has happened again. The doctor and the physio were both working very hard with Fernando and they are both first-class, but now it is the same situation.
"We will now not be taking any risks with his comeback. If he is fit then he will play, if he is not fit then he won't, it is simple."
He added: "We were working very hard with prevention exercises, and that was after the first couple of times that it happened.
"But it has happened again. He played in the Carling Cup and was not sharp, but he was sharp in training and little by little he was put under pressure."
Torres had short spells against West Brom, Tottenham and Bolton, plus a substitute appearance for Spain against Chile. Then he played two full games and broke down again.
Benitez said: "Everything was under control. But maybe against Marseille he was tired towards the end of the match and that is when it happened again. He went on a sprint and pulled something.
"Now we will have to start all over again to try to solve this problem.
"Because it has happened again and again we must analyse the small things. Maybe the way you walk, maybe your footwear or the exercises you do.
"I have talked to Fernando looking for a solution, and also with the doctor and physio staff. We must solve this, it is not a serious injury, more one that is difficult to cure."
Robbie Keane will now get an extended opportunity to stake a claim for a regular place, having been substitute against Marseille to facilitate Torres' comeback.
Liverpool have also lost full-back Fabio Aurelio with a calf injury, and Italian defender Andreas Dossena should step in against the Hammers.
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Villarreal captain Marcos Senna has reportedly labelled Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo as having an ‘over-rated’ importance at the Red Devils and insisted he is not a ‘complete player’. The two sides are due to meet in midweek when the two sides go head-to-head in the Champions League on Tuesday.
And according to the News of the World the Spanish star appears to be clearly unimpressed with the Red Devil.
“Cristiano is a great player and I once said he made up 50 per cent of United’s strike force,” said Senna.
“Now I think I over-rated his importance. When Cristiano does not score, his role is limited. Yes, he is fast, but countless step-overs are not necessarily productive.”
Ronaldo limped out of United’s goalless draw with Aston Villa yesterday and is now a doubt for the Villarreal game.
Yet Senna clearly does not believe the hype that surrounds the Portuguese player and views Ronaldinho as a better footballer.
“He is not a complete player like Ronaldinho in the good times,” explained the Villarreal skipper.
“He used to score, take penalties, free kicks, dribble, give accurate short and deep passes, assist and run everywhere.”
United travel to Spain on Tuesday to meet Villarreal with both sides hoping to improve on the goalless draw the two sides shared at Old Trafford in their opening Champions League encounter of the season.
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK exactly at pukul - 10:33 PM
El Niño could miss another part of the Reds' season with a familiar problem...
Liverpool forward Fernando Torres could be set for another spell on the sidelines with hamstring trouble, after reporting a problem to the club's medical staff after last night's Champions League win.
El Niño came in for some high praise from his captain Steven Gerrard in the wake of the win, as the fruitful partnership caused problems for the opposition.
However, the combination may have to be put on the back burner once again as Torres struggles with yet another hamstring strain.
Already a victim of the injury twice this season, Torres confirmed to the club that he felt a certain amount of tightness in the area after last night's 1-0 win over Marseille.
Liverpool play West Ham United on Monday night, and the Spaniard may be a doubt for that fixture.
The Liverpool Echo stated that Torres "reported tightness in his hamstring straight after the game and was being assessed at Melwood this morning before a diagnosis can be made by Liverpool's medical staff."
An almost certain absentee for the Premier League fixture is left-back Fabio Aurelio, whose involvement was ended after only 45 minutes of last night's game due to a calf problem.
He confirmed to the Echo: "I have a problem with my calf, I felt it during the first half so it was better that I came off.
"I will now have a scan to see what the gravity of the injury is."
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Liverpool took a first half lead courtesy of their talismanic captain and held on for a slim victory over Marseille at Anfield this evening. Goal.com rates the performers..
Reina: 6.5- He did not see too much action between the posts tonight but made a great diving save on Ben Arfa’s free kick in the 67th minute to keep his first clean sheet of this year’s Champions League campaign.
Aurelio: 6.0- He didn’t make too much of an impression in the first 45 minutes and was substituted to start the second half because of a calf injury.
Carragher: 7.0- His positioning was top class and managed to neutralize Niang for long stretches of the match.
Agger: 6.0- Formed a strong partnership with Carragher tonight and did a solid job keeping the Marseille’s forwards off balance
Arbeloa: 6.0- He did a solid job when called upon which wasn’t too often tonight.
Riera: 6.0- The left winger almost squeezed in a shot at the near post a minute before the halftime whistle and had a decent match before being substituted in the 63rd minute.
Alonso: 6.5- Provided the cross that led to Liverpool’s opening goal and won the majority of his tackles in the midfield trenches
Mascherano: 6.5- Did a valiant job protecting the back four and did all that was asked of him.
Kuyt: 6.0- As usual he was the hardest working player on the field but faded away in the second half.
Gerrard: 7.0- It only took Captain Fantastic 23 minutes to get his name onto the scoresheet with a bullet header that left Mandanda flat-footed.
Torres: 6.0- Still does not look 100% fit but is still a much better option than Keane upfront.
SUBS: Dossena (46”) 5.0, Benayoun (64”) 6.0, Lucas (85”) NA
Mandanda: 6.0- Stood no chance on Gerrard’s goal as his defence corps let him down
Taiwo: 6.0- Almost surprised Reina with a long distance effort that shaved the post in the 35th minute.
Zubar: 6.0- Looked clumsy and unconvincing and missed a free header in the 36th minute
Hilton: 7.0- He wasn’t afraid to push forward and did an admirable job of keeping Torres under control.
Bonnart: 6.0- He was caught napping on Gerrard’s goal but rebounded with a defence performance after that.
Cheyrou: 5.0- He went down to ground way too easily on a couple of occasions and did not make an impact tonight
Ziani: 7.0- He was the creative force in the Marseille midfield and set up Niang with a brilliant through ball in the 52 minute.
Cana: 6.0- Battled admirably against Mashcerano and Alonso while keeping a lid on Torres in the second half.
Kone: 6.0- The speedy striker could not muster up any real chances and will be disappointed with his performance tonight.
Ben Arfa: 6.5- The flamboyant Frenchman was quiet in the first half but turned on the afterburners in the second half and was almost rewarded with a goal in the 67th minute.
Niang: 6.0- The Senegalese striker was guilty of numerous lazy passes in the early going but rebounded to be a thorn in the side of the Liverpool back four.
SUBS: Valbuena (78”) 6.0, Samassa (89”) NA
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Tuesday, November 25, 2008 exactly at pukul - 12:16 AM
Kobayakawa Sena is a freshman in highschool. Despite his previous decisions to change his life, he finds himself in the exactly same place he was in during elementary school and junior high: a push over and an errand boy. However, this changes when Hiruma, the most feared person in his school and president of the American Football Club, notices Sena and forces him to join the Football Team. Now Sena will become Eyeshield 21, a mysterious running back with lighting fast speed.
The plot of Eyeshield 21 revolves around a physically unassuming and non-assertive boy named Sena who enters the high school of his choice, Deimon Private Senior High School, where his childhood friend Mamori who attended the year before.
His only remarkable physical abilities are his running speed, and intense agility; The result of a school life spent complying with the demands of bullies, it was revealed later a friend taught him how to run quickly as a base.
His abilities quickly catches the eye of the high school's American football team captain Hiruma who forces Sena to join the Devil Deimon Bats as its Running Back.
To protect his identity to prevent other teams in the school to recruit him for his speed, Sena is forced to publicly assume the role of team secretary, and enter the field wearing a helmet equipped with a green-tinted eyeshield in order to hide his features under the pseudonym of "Eyeshield 21." The makeshift team initially takes part in the Spring football tournament hoping to win with through the strength of their new "secret weapon." However, the extremely weak team is eliminated early on by the Oujou White Knights, a powerhouse football team that focuses on defense. It is in this game that Sena meets the man he will acknowledge as his ultimate rival, Shin, a talented linebacker.
After Deimon's defeat, the Spring tournament is revealed as a secondary in importance to the Fall tournament, where the teams compete for the chance to play in the "Christmas Bowl", the high school football league championship. Hiruma, Kurita and Sena regroup and slowly build a real team from other misfits and students looking to define themselves, such as Raimon a.k.a Monta a baseball player who can only catch, The Three Huh-Hah Brothers. Other characters slowly join the team as the series follows the building and growth of the Deimon Devil Bats and its members as well as various rival teams as they all strive to achieve their goal of playing in the Christmas Bowl. According to latest volume,they've won it by beating Teikoku Gakuen after Sena beat the real Eyeshield 21, Yamato. Right now they are preparing for World Cup Youth Football. They are recruiting best player in Japan !!! IMAGINE THAT !!! Yaaa-Haaaa !!!!
Another cheap entry posted by KeCiK Monday, November 24, 2008 exactly at pukul - 9:46 PM
Mr. Stain is a street-dwelling bum who has uncovered a twisted and bizarre world within Junk Alley, the back lot he calls home. Unexplainably, the trash that's piled throughout the garbage infested alley is coming to life. Now, with the help of an unpredictable feline and a group of extremely unusual friends, Stain digs himself into the most magical, hilarious, and sometimes disturbing adventures imaginable.
Main character is Mr Stain, a vagrant who sees garbage littering Junk Alley as undiscovered treasure. With every piece of trash he digs up, the oddest situations imaginable unfold.
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Shunsuke Nakamura (中村 俊輔, Nakamura Shunsuke, born 24 June 1978 in Yokohama is a Japanese football player who currently plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League. He is one of the most prominent and successful Asian players to have played in Europe and on 13 September 2006 became the first Japanese player to score in the and the second Asian player to do so.
He has won the Asian Cup in 2000 and 2004 with the Japanese national football team, and was named Most Valuable Player in the 2004 competition. He has also appeared in the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, and the 2000 Summer Olympics as a member of the Japanese Under-23 team.
In his first season with Celtic, Nakamura helped the club win the Scottish Premier League and Scottish League Cup. His contributions to the Japanese national football team are represented by 22 goals. His former clubs include Yokohama F. Marinos and Reggina, for whom he scored 38 and 12 goals respectively before moving to Celtic on 25 July 2005 for a fee of around 1.25 million.Playing style
Nakamura is a winger usually deployed by Celtic on the right hand side of midfield. He had previously been positioned in the centre or on the left hand side of the pitch, since he is left-footed.
He is known for his vision and touch, as well as being a set-piece specialist. He can create scoring opportunities for his teammates but is also capable of scoring himself. Former Shimizu S-Pulse and Kashiwa Reysol manager and Tottenham Hotspur player Steve Perryman once remarked that Nakamura was so good, he "could open a tin of beans with his left foot".
Slightly built, weighing just 68 kg, Nakamura has been criticized for lack of strength on the ball, and his physical weakness was one of the reason for his omission from Japan's 2002 FIFA World Cup squad. However, he has addressed this shortcoming during his three seasons in Italy and he has flourished in the more physical Scottish Premier League.
Yokohama Marinos (1997-2002)