Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Things that are good

1. Toronto FC finally won a game -- not only that, but it was an away win! And a game they really shouldn't have won at all. They were missing a bunch of players, and they had a grand total of two shots on target -- but one of those was the only goal of the game, a gorgeous free kick by Chad Barrett. Picking up three points means that TFC have pulled themselves up into playoff contention again, although it's all looking very tight at the bottom of the Eastern division.

2. The Canadian women's team has made it to the Olympic quarter-finals, despite losing 2-1 to Sweden this morning. They finished as one of the two best third-place teams in the group stage, and as a reward, they'll face the USA on Friday. Oh goody.

3. Manchester United beat Portsmouth in the Community Shield. Although it seems that I don't care so much about the Community Shield if it doesn't involve somebody beating Chelsea. Still, it was nice to see Gary Neville and his dubious moustache again.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo is staying at Old Trafford. This is mostly good in the "oh, thank god that's over" sense. (As an aside, I have a confession to make: I don't really get the hoopla about tapping up players. You can't really stop people from talking to each other. What you can do is have contracts with steep penalties for breaking them. Yes?)

5. I am off on vacation for the next week. Not that you'd really notice, with the level of posting around here recently, but anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll miss you.