I have a sore throat that has stemmed from taking 3 quick sessions in a row. I hadn’t planned on doing that many in quick succession but with the overflow of calls in our call center, the only way to complete the training for 365 people is to grab whatever opportunity comes your way, as it may take days before you get them again. So two 30 minute sessions and a 40 minute, which started at 12:20, I was tired and my throat could have used a hot, black coffee.
Song for the day – “Nothing As It Seems” – PEARL JAM
Aston Villa are looking like a team that can cause some damage to the top 4-5 teams in the EPL. Although Villa, traditionally a big club with huge support in the city of Birmingham & otherwise, have never won the EPL or finished above 7th place, they can be counted for some memorable matches. Against Chelsea, debutant Zat Knight and Gabriel Agbonlahor, both local boys and lifelong Villa supporters, scored in the second half to leave Mourinho still waiting for his first Premier League victory at Villa Park.
In other matches I saw last night, Manchester City lost to a solitary goal @ Blackburn while in the Spanish Premier League, Bracelona beat Athletico Bilbao 3-1, with a brace by Ronaldinho, their first win of the new season. Meanwhile, Read Madrid continued their impressive start by thrashing Villareal 5-0, with new sigining Wesley Snider scoring 2 goals. The former Ajax midfielder now has 3 goals in his first season in Spain. Fellow Dutchman Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Guti & Raul had the other goals.