Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Mannschaft vs Albiceleste

Sometimes I look at my last name and go - MAN - I wish it were shorter and simpler!

Everytime I call any helpline, I have to spell - N-A-R-A-Y-A-N-A-S-W-A-M for Monkey-Y

and then I came across this dude during the Argentina vs Netherlands game - a striker in the Dutch football team

Jan VENNEGOOR OF HESSELINK

Poor flo - first time I saw him I thought he was from some B league club in Netherlands called Hesselink. But I was wrong - that is part of his last name!!

Jan VENNEGOOR OF HESSELINK vs Karthik NARAYANASWAMY

I think I like my name better..

Talking about the World cup..

7 out of the 8 pre-quarterfinals had results I was not rooting for. The only one which went the right way - fortunately - was Germany thulping Sweden.

Sooooo hope that Germany go on to lift the cup this time. They are playing absolutely beautifully and its a pity that we face Argentina next. If we lose, hope Argentina lift the cup. If they cant make it - hope Portugal manage the magic. If not them - Ukraine. If not them - France. If not les bleus - Brazil. Not that I dont like Brazil - just that they have won enough. Plz let other junta win!

That being said - It would TOTALLY SUCK if England or Italy go on to win the cup - they dont even deserve to be in the quarterfinals.

Overhyped, bluddy useless bunch of players are the English. ( Apart from Gerrard who is the only player who is more heart than hype in the English squad )

And the Italians should have lost to the Aussies. Whining group of SOBs. Maybe this result was redemption for their bad luck in 2002 - but the poor Socceroos. 2010 Inshallah!

Also, decided that I have to go to S. Africa for the 2010 World Cup. So the shingles out there are

2006 - Move back to India - very convenient :D
2008 - Everest Base Camp
2010 - World Cup at South Africa
2012 - ????

7 Comments:

Anonymous Disha said...

:)

atleast your name doesn't get spelt as BISHA GUBBA :D

good to see a new post :)

10:05 AM  
Blogger Golu said...

Saale since when did u become German :D

1:50 PM  
Blogger Golu said...

Also, Panda, my roomies and I have booked tickets for the WI world cup. We are hoping that we are allotted tickets as it is a lottery system

1:51 PM  
Blogger Karthik said...

2010 World Cup - I'll be there too :)

Bloody Golu. You didnt even tell me u were going to Barbados

3:10 PM  
Blogger leens said...

WHAT...u werent rooting for argentina but wanted mexico to win..!?!? I sure hope germany doesnt go thro...!!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Kn said...

@ disha - :D another problem with my name is that when I ego surf - i need to try a lot of combinations to find myself!

thank you hai! one more post out there :P

@ Golu - since 1990 dude! 16 years now :D Hope you get tickets to the cup dude. And hope India win. Based on yesterdays performance - it seems like a distant reality

@ Kramu - Sahi hai dude!

@ Leena - Sorry but we did manage to squeak thru against Argentina :P Rooted for Mexico so that Germany would have an easier ride - but I guess we still moved ahead :)

4:55 AM  
Blogger GT said...

everest base camp is 2007, dude...

1:40 PM  

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