Footy In A Week

Quick overview..

Since I have not been able to post new stuff on the blog, here’s a quick overview of what has been happening around:

* Fiorentina and Lazio are back into Serie A, after both clubs appealed against the original ruling. They also had their points deduction reduced. Same goes to Juventus and AC Milan, as both had point deduction reduced as well, but Juventus are still dropping to Seria B, though they have a bettech chance on returning to Seria A next season. While AC Milan are now given back their spot in the Champions League (official declarion awaited). Inter Milan were also handed over last season’s 2005/2006 league title.

* Ruud Van Nistelrooy switched to Real Madrid afterall, after I had initially reported it two weeks ago.

* Valencia striker Mista has signed for Atletico Madrid, while Fernando Torres has declared that he will be staying at Atletico.

* Manchester United have signed Tottenham and English international midfielder Michael Carrick for 18m pounts.

* Chealse sold both Del Horno (to Valencia) and Duff (to Newcastle), while Liverpool gave up on Daniel Alves and signed Jermaine Pennant.


My first and last tag
July 28, 2006, 3:01 am
Filed under: Misc.

Since Yazeed is a friend of mine, I’ll do the tag ;p


1. Male friend: Abdullah+Mohammed
2. Female Friend: Her

3. Vacation: Italy


1. Time of day: 05:00-10:00
2. Day of the week: Friday
3. Color crayon: none


1. Person you talked to that goes/went to your school: Abdullah.
2. Talked to on the phone: My cousin

3.Text: Her
4. Person who Instant Messaged: Her


1. What are you doing now: Talking to her
2. Wearing: t-shirt, shorts


1. Is: Technically its Saturday
2. Got any plans: none so far
3. Goal: do something fun
4. Dislikes about tomorrow: going to sleep early


1. Number: none
2. Song: Quite a few, snow patrol-run, snow patrol-chasing cars, howie day
3. Color: none


1. Missing Someone: Her
2. Mood: normal
3. Wanting: to see her


I am a cuddler: I guess
I am a morning person: nah
I am a perfectionist: not really
I am an only child: no
I am currently in my pajamas: nope
I am currentely pregnant: hard one.. no
I am currently suffering from a broken heart: NO!
I am left handed: False
I am addicted to Blogging: No, it’s going away actually
I am online 24/7: no
I am very shy around the opposite gender: sometimes
I can be paranoid at times: incorrect
I currently have a crush on someone: no
I currently regret something that I have done: false
I enjoy country music: eww
I enjoy smoothies: not really
I enjoy talking on the phone: depends
I have a hard time paying attention at school/work: no
I have a hidden talent: maybe
I have a lot to learn: probably
I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal: not really


1. Are you currently mad at someone? nope
2. Which of your friends has the worst temper? my cousin
3. Have you ever thrown something at anyone? many times
4. Ever had something thrown at you? i geuss
5. When you’re mad do you prefer to stare angrily or yell and scream? neither, i dont show anger.


1. Has anyone ever thrown you a surprise party for you? nope, dont like parties
2. Are you easily excited? in some cases
3. What are you most excited about? the upcoming football season ;p
4. If you won a million dollars what would be your first thought? that’s only 290,000KD :/
5. If you could have anything right now what would it be? A million KD ;p


1. Name: N/A
2. Where were you born? somewhere in the balkans
3. What’s your main goal in life? to live my life to the fullest
4. How do you want to die? in my sleep


1. Sex before marriage: its better to wait ;p
2. Gay Marriage? not a good idea
3. Lower the Drinking age? sure ;p
4. Recycling? good idea


1. What was your latest dream? dont remember
2. Have any of your dreams come true? I guess
3. What was the weirdest dream you’ve ever had? cant remember either!


1. Straight, Gay, Bi? Straight
2. Do you have a bf/gf? Yes.
3. Do you have a crush? yes, jessica alba ;p
4. How many beds did you lay in yesterday? one .
5. What color shirt are you wearing? red
6. Name one thing that you do everyday? brush my teeth
7. What color are your walls? white with a touch of blue
8. How much cash do you have on you right now? 14 .KD and and 860 fils (coins)
9. When was the last time you saw your dad? two weeks ago
10. What did you have for dinner last night? sandwiches from shar3 elma6a3im
11. What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from someone? dont do that
12. Does anything hurt on your body right now? my left hand


1. Have you ever failed a class? never
2. Have you ever sung in front of a crowd? no

3. Have you ever not taken a shower for 3 days? yes ;p
4. Have you ever slept with a night light? nope
5. Have you ever danced in the rain? Maybe if it rained more often ;p
6. Have you ever lied? of course
7. Have you ever had contacts? No
8. Have you ever tripped over something stupid?how can the thing u trip over be stupid?


1. Sambosa, Pakora, Kebab: right now im stuffed
2. Bollywood, Lollywood, Hollywood: Hollywood.
3. Love marriage, Arranged marriage: Love Marriage.
4. Honeymoon, no moon: Honeymoon
5. How many kids would u like 1,2, 3+: 3 would be okay.. first one has to be a girl ;p
6. Kulfi, Ice cream: both
7. Shah ruk khan, Orlando Bloom: neither
8. Meenar-e-Pakistan, Eiffel Tower:
Eiffel Tower.
9. Lahore, Khi, Islambad: those don’t exist on my map

July 24, 2006, 7:56 pm
Filed under: FIAW

I’ve been really busy for a while, that’s why there were no new posts.

Hopefully things will calm down (job wise) in the next few days..

Computer Simulation of Zidane’s headbutt
July 22, 2006, 1:46 am
Filed under: Misc., Video, World Cup 2006

I’ve been contacted by NaturalMotion, an Oxford based technology company. They have an AI software called endorphin, which as I can understand from, simulates body movements accurately. They used it to create a rather entertaining simulation of Zidane/Materazzi headbutt.

They suggested I take a look at it and share it with you.

I guess what I could tell from the video is that, Zidane’s headbutt was a painful one!

My thanks go to Scotti McGowan, who represents NaturalMotion, for contacting Footy In A Week.

Thuram and Zambrotta sign for Barcelona
July 22, 2006, 1:23 am
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta. Thuram has signed a two-year contract while Zambrotta has committed himself for the next four years.

Thuram and Zambrotta, together with the rest of the Barca squad who took part in the World Cup, will join up with the team for the tour of Mexico and the United States.

Real Madrid sign Cannavaro & Emerson
July 20, 2006, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Italian League, Spanish League, Transfer Market

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro and Brazilian Emerson. The Spanish club paid £13.7m for Juventus, a bargain in today’s prices.

New Real Madrid president Calderon has also promised to bring in Robben, Kaka and Fabregas. The club is also on the verge of officialy completing the signing of Nistelrooy.

Okocha to be showered with money
July 19, 2006, 1:01 pm
Filed under: Local Football, Premier League


Jay-Jay Okocha has signed a one-year contract with ‘Qatar’ sports club following his release by Bolton.

The 32-year-old Nigerian midfielder, who also retired from international duty this season, was let go by Bolton in May after four years at the club.

Note: The kid in the pic is the owner of the club.