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Hi, If you were wondering if the FA Cup had anymore magic left in it, you have been proved wrong.

League 1 (Division 3) Leeds United beat old rivals and reigning English champions Manchester United at Old Trafford 1-0 in the 3rd Round today. I didn’t see the game because the underdogs always lose. I put the West Ham vs. Arsenal game on when West Ham were 1-0 up, then Arsenal scored twice and won, but I am so glad that Leeds put one over on a club I must hate by law (being a Liverpool fan). But we don’t have much to shout about, only drawing 1-1 at Reading from the Championship (Division 2) and have to play a replay in a couple of weeks. But at least we are still in the competition, and will play at home to fellow Premier League side Burnley if we get past Reading.

Well, that was the Christmas Holidays over with. Back to School tomorrow. The same old routine with no variations, just like the rest of life, you wake up, eat, work, come home, eat, watch TV, sleep, then do the same thing over again and OH MY GOD I’M GOING TO BE DOING THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!

Sorry about that, I just had one of those moments, but I’m all better know…seriously. ūüôā

Actually, I am hopping¬†to try out something new tomorrow. It’s called ‘Futsal’, and it’s like 5-a-side Football, but without the barriers around the pitch, so it focuses more on ball control. I’ll be the one in-goal¬†though, because I have absolutely¬†zilch ball control, but I have quick reactions, and am quite good for a playground keeper on my day.

Now, if there are any comedy writers out there reading this, or film makers, how’s this for an idea?

A Motorbike race is about to start, with riders on: Ducatis, Hondas, Suzukis¬†and Kawasakis. Then just before the green lights go on, a Pianist on a Yamaha Piano turns up¬†at¬†the back of the grid and starts playing The Flight of the Bumble Bee. The¬†sketch then becomes sped up like a Benny Hill sketch, and the Pianist passes all of the real racers, and wins. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. If you can’t remember what the music sounds like, I have it below.

Liverpool beat arch rivals Everton away today 2-0. GET IN!

 

Everton could have¬†and should have¬†scored at least 3 goals but they didn’t and that is what matters. Maybe we can start a little run going and get back into the top 4.

 

Also in the FA Cup, Liverpool got drawn against Reading away. I was on the edge of my seat watching the draw, because with only about 10 teams left, Liverpool were still in the pot, and so where Man Utd. That would have been the worst possible outcome for us. Man Utd ended up with a home game against either Leeds Utd from League 1 (Division 3) or Kettering Town from the Conference National (Division 5). Come on Kettering, you can do it!

 

Elsewhere, England got their own back against South Africa by bowling them out for just 119, and winning by 7 Wickets. James Anderson took 5-23 as England take a 2-1 lead with one game left.

 

In F1 news, Felipe Massa has been racing Go-Karts in Brazil, and said that he is looking forward to the 2010 season. Keep up the come back Felipe, but don’t even think about winning any races next year!

 

In film news, Disney has a new Princess for little girls to wish they were. She is called Tiana and will be appearing in ‘The Princess and The Frog’. But for the first time ever in a Disney film the Princess is African-American. This is not the first for American cinema this year. Disney/Pixar release ‘Up’ saw the main supporting character Russell, a Japanese-American¬†being given the voice of a Japanese-American called Jordan Nagai. In the past, Asian characters were voiced by non-Asians.

 

I one way, it is good to see America allowing minorities to have a greater part in animated movies considering their past (and some would say present). But on the other side of the coin, do we really need to make such a fuss over it? If a one-armed character was being voiced by a one-armed person, not nearly as much fuss would be made would it.

 

Tell me what you think. Do you agree, or disagree?

 

Princess Tiana

 

Russell