Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Yak is back?

Great to see Yakubu score last night and especially nice to see him make a beeline to Mick Rathbone (Everton’s head physio) and hug him. Pretty good goal too...he just makes goal scoring look so easy.


Hull looked very poor it has to be said...very funny to see Barmby get mugged in the build-up to our 4th goal.


Osman was captain last night, it’d be great if he can pull his form round as he does looking he’s sleep-walking his way through some games. Was good against Blackburn and bagged a goal last night so let’s hope for more of the same


So the last 7 days basically pan out as : Everton 11 – 0 AthensBlackburnHull United. Can’t complain about that.





Friday, September 18, 2009

Everton v AEK Athens or football spectating as performance art

Everton in Europe

Well, not sure if that Everton being ace or Athens being poo. Apart fron a 10 minute spell in the first half where the blues were on the back foot we basically destroyed them from the word go. Very rare I, as a totally pessimistic bluenose, feel totally confident about a game. They looked very balanced in midfield with Fellaini simply stepping in and winning the ball then moving it along. At the back Distin looked solid and Gosling played well at right back (although it's difficult to tell if they just didn't have anything to test them).

One of the main points to emerge from the game was the totally superfluous extra officials. Felt sorry for the two goal-linesmen...they just stood there like lemons for the entire game.

Other then the only other thing to report was the Greek fans and there 'football spectating as performance art' co-ordinated craziness. Very distracting with the game ebbing to it's conclusion but you have to take your hat off to them. Superb support for their team. at the full time whistle they unfurled an Everton banner with our crest on and "Forever Blue - Athens Branch" written on it (how to win friends and influence people).

Top work by Everton as they struggle to get some rhythm in this stop start up & down season opening.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oh dear, oh dear Ireland

The All Blacks have their haka, the English generally pout at the camera...the Irish prance around like McFly wannabes

Ireland launch their new rugby kit

Monday, September 14, 2009

It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code

I like this novel approach to piracy protection :

It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code

Anyone who attempts to direct Batman using the "glide" button finds that the feature has been disabled, causing the Caped Crusader to plunge to his death.

One gamer who got his hands on an early copy of the PC version, which is released this week, reported the apparent bug in a hastily-typed post in the game's official forum, complaining that Batman kept dying in a cloud of poisonous gas.

"I've got a problem when it's time to use Batman's glide in the game. When I hold , like it's said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there," he wrote.

But rather than sympathy or tips from other players, he received a ticking off from an employee of Eidos, the developer behind the game.

"The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free," he wrote.

"It's not a bug in the game's code, it's a bug in your moral code."

Unbelievable shot from Roger Federer

Just when you think Federer can't get any better he does this :

That's just awesome