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29 August 2010 @ 11:04 pm
016 / 365 -- My Bike

This is my bike and it's now around 15 years old. It has got the right age for some moody behaviour as you might imagine. I am furious about it sometimes but to day it has carried me always there what I wanted to be. Good boy!
Mood: chipperchipper
Music: The Police, "Truth Hits Everybody" (Outlandos d'Amour)
28 August 2010 @ 11:48 pm

d é j à v u

It's goalkeeper day for me today. Again. And there are no nice feelings - well, not many due to the most football results. Boro lost again as well as Stoke and West Ham. Fulham and Newcastle only got draws. And in the Newcastle game Steve Harper (the would-be goalkeeper picture #4, if I'd found anyone) hit his nose on the post, received treatment but could play on. But now for the pictures and situations I've found.

1) It's Roberto Verde again as I love him so much and desperately want to do him well. And he did well tonight, made two outstanding saves and four or fife comfortably catches. In the end it wasn't enough as he again conceded three goals and left the pitch losing. Then I've read yesterday that he will have a little operation on his hip instead of sitting on the England bench as the third goalkeeper for the two first EURO qualification games. Maybe it's better to concentrate on West Ham, where his form was far better than in the first two matches than sitting on the England bench.

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p o o r b u n n y

2) I haven't seen him smiling for quite a while. Well, I haven't seen him smiling very rarely in the whole years at Arsenal. At first it was Jens Lehmann who couldn't stand him and let him feel that maybe every day in training. And now he is the first goalkeeper at Arsenal but gets the flak from every corner when making a mistake. I think, Almunia is a quite soft person, not a typical goalkeeper in terms of physical strength and commanding. He tries to do his best and makes mostly great saves. But then he struggles on a high ball again and the voices are being loud promptly for another goalkeeper, in the last couple of weeks especially for Mark Schwarzer or Shay Given. This picture from today is very typical for Manuel Almunia these times: he is looking after a broken net and no-one else is interested. There was another scene, where he hit the post with his head today. No-one was interested how he felt, if he was going ok. No-one in the team seems to be connected with him, also not as a colleague. Maybe I interprete too much in what I've seen today, but I think that he isn't very lucky at Arsenal at the moment.

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b a c k a g a i n

3) I don't really like to be pleased with a player's injury, but in the case of Heurelho Gomes I'm not shy to confess I am. Because of Gomes is injured Carlo Cudicini is playing in goal. Against Young Boys Bern he played the whole second half and today was his first Premier League game since his accident. Unfortunately I haven't seen the match, but what I've read Carlo let in a very soft goal, which meant the home loss for Spurs against Wigan. They should have scored to win or even get a draw so it wasn't all Carlo's fault and he will play maybe also the next game as Gomes is only back in a few weeks. Hopefully I can watch a match with him.

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Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Music: Maurice Jarre, "Lawrence of Arabia" (Cinema Classics)
27 August 2010 @ 09:12 pm
014 / 365 -- Gingko Tree

One of the few Ginkgo trees in Dresden took my attention today, so it's definitely worth a picture.
Mood: blahblah
Music: Gianna Nannini, "Bacio fondente" (Cuore)
26 August 2010 @ 11:09 pm
013 / 365 -- Firebugs on a Tree

On my way from my surgeon to the post office I've discovered this hoard of firebugs and currently thought it was worth to be the picture of the day.
26 August 2010 @ 06:59 pm

Champions League 2010 / 11
-- G R O U P D R A W I N G --

As a supporter of an English Championship club I have no special club in the Champions League as you might think and it’s true. But I will watch some games out of a mostly neutral perspective plus the games Howard Webb or Mark Clattenburg will referee.

Look here for the drawsCollapse )
25 August 2010 @ 11:41 pm
013 / 365 -- Reclam and DVDs

The more little bookshelf on the opposite of the bigger bookshelf at my home. It's my Reclam collection with about the half of my DVD collection.
24 August 2010 @ 11:59 pm


How sweet is this?? Robert Green of West Ham looks on from the bench during the second round Carling Cup match between West Ham United and Oxford United at Boleyn Ground. And I'm not really sure if he is happy about being off the spotlight or unhappy to be dropped to the bench or just far away on an empty island (in his mind).
24 August 2010 @ 06:51 pm
012 / 365 -- Russian Orthodox Church in Dresden, Germany

Today I was at my dad's work to catch some fruits from my parent's garden. On my way back home I've decided spontaneously to take some pictures from the Russian Orthodox Church nearby my home. Fjodor Dostojevski for example, who lived between 1869 and 1871 in Dresden, had his daughter baptized in this church.
23 August 2010 @ 11:58 pm


A picture of Shay Given would have pleased me more, but I still hope for a loan move of him and then it wouldn't be noone at City for me to support. So, this picture of Joe Hart was the most less I could have on a picture from Manchester City (with this black goalkeeper kit on black background) as I wouldn't pick a picture of any Liverpool player, so it is fine, I think.
23 August 2010 @ 09:54 pm
011 / 365 -- Camera, Baileys and Shamrock

I was a bit uninspired today. It's Monday, so it's always very less about my fantasy on that day. I have then thought about an Irish picture, so put my little shamrock with a glass of Baileys and my Samsung NX10 on the table on my balcony, where this picture was shot.

other shots with the Samsung NX10 this time with four times different focusCollapse )