This is the pits. Arsenal drew at home to Fulham 3-3. They were leading 2-0 after 24 minutes with both Giroud & Lukas Podolski scoring a goal each and looked to be coasting to a good and well needed home win. But Fulham’s new signing Dimitar Berbatov had other intentions. He screamed and swore at his teammates and inspired them to battle it out, scoring a goal in the 29th minute before setting up Alex Kacaniklic to equalise. This was shocking; how can things go so badly for Arsenal?
The team went back to the dressing room to recoup but things looked to be going their London rivals way in the second half as Fulham attacked back at a doubtful looking Gunners side. A foul by Santi Carzola saw Berbatov’s step up to take a spot-kick and give the visitors the lead in the 67th minute. Things looked so bleak but Giroud levelled just two minutes later giving Arsenal a lifeline and a boost. Now the Gunners seemed more attack oriented and it looked like they would find a way to win. And in stoppage time, they got a penalty for a handball and Mikel Arteta stepped up to take the penalty and the bastard hit a weak shot that Fulham goalie 40 year old Mark Schwarzer saved easily.
This is the weakest looking Arsenal side that I have seen ever since I started watching & supporting the club from 1998. We don’t stand a chance to win anything. A League Cup maybe, if we are lucky. Arsene Wenger should be ashamed and he should step down – that would be the decent thing to do. Really good players are not staying on with us and the big name players from other clubs do not want to join us. This is a joke. We are no longer title contenders – all because of Wenger! Resign!
I have some hopes for my blog, humble as it is. I’ve been blogging since 2002, althought it was sporadic till early 2005. Mainly due to the fact that I didn’t own a computer and internet connection at home. So I would go to an internet cafe 3 times a week and spend a few hours each time in blogging and reading blogs and surfing the net. I created an account with bloggers and got a blogspot blog up and running while living in Calicut. At the time it was mainly to keep a record of my life in Calicut and as such I focussed a bit more on that but soon it became a general life blog. But it became a huge mess and in October of 2005, I stopped using that blog and moved to a new blogspot account in countroshculla.blogspot.in.
With the new blog I was not only more frequent but I developed my style and content to make it more about not just stuff that happened to me, movies/tv/music reviews but also about my thoughts, feelings and ideas – which was missing in the old blog. Dare I say that I had a purpose in blogging now, expressing myself in the best way that I know how to. This continued on in 2006 until the 1st of January, 2011 when I setup this website & blog. And you can go through the archives to see how it has gone on since that time.I had booked my URL from Canoetech and for my webserver space, I chose Total Choice Hosting – both recommended to me by my cousin. The first is run by his college friend and the second was a client of his then employers and now he works for them directly.
So, as for the URL, November 14 is the last date to renew it as I had registered it in November of 2006. At Rs.500 for a year I should be renewing it for a few years at a stretch but I purposely do it only for a year – just to keep in touch with the owner and see if I get some offers once in a while. Anyways, today I renewed the URL for another year – besides it would be prudent to see if the world ends on December 21 of this year or not.
An artist’s rendition of Starfleet’s greatest vessels in Federation: The First 150 Years, from becker & mayer!