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SPAIN WON EURO AGAIN, BUT ITALY WON OVER FOOTBALL FANS (Euro’12 final match moments in pictures)

Despite a fan of Spain since 2005, I cant help but to GREAT-ly salute the Italians led by Buffon and on-field general, Andrea Pirlo & co(Montolivo, De Rossi, Mario etc). La Roja have become one of the team of legend by defending the throne in Euro 2012. However the Azzuri squad can still be proud and held their head high for their performances throughout despite losing 0-4 in the final. I believe if not because of the costly strategy mistake by Prandelli in the 2nd half; bringing Natale/Motta over more threatening Cassano and fitter Montolivo, they could be more competitive (why did you bring Giovinco,Nocerino but not playing them??).

To sum up Spain’s Euro’12 performances, I myself admit that the tiki-taka played by Spain this time around was quite boring, except for when Del Bosque brought in a proper striker, and in the final match where they let loosened their slow paced ball possession (no risky passes), while dared to go for a more direct football play + tiki taka (surely will have to relinquish some possession) in order to get more penetration which allowed them more scoring chances and very threatening in front of goal (like Spain of Euro 2008 at their best!).

Spain in 2008 played tiki taka too, but they never held the ball for more than 60 percent averagely which means there were more space for them to attack and got to play short quick passes very close to opposition’s goal which was very hard to execute, thus producing awesome display and stylish football (only technically gifted Spain can play this kind). Alas, Spain nowadays play quite deep and very slow literally, with too much sideways passes than vertical ones which can be so boring at times especially when come upon rigid defences. That said, unity of the squad together with patience were keys for their success, though a struggling one this year. Nonetheless, what’s past is past, and pictures below are some of Euro 2012 memorable moments, as well as acknowledging some astounding players.

No other words, just congratulation………Again.

So sweet as Spanish players’ kids celebrate Torres winning Euro 12 and Golden Boot. What a reverse fortune do you have after Chelsea bad spell. As people normally quoted Torres as, “Form is temporary; Class is always permanent”. And that is very true!

How sweet can you child be Torres! Congrats to the father, Euro & Golden Boot 2012 Winner despite not featuring much.

The first goal headed by Silva that has been the turning point of the game.

Silva celebrates after scoring, on which he finished on a high with 2 goals and 3 assists, best stat of the tournament! You are an unsung hero! (in background Xavi & Iniesta high-fiving)

Losing 4-0 is far from the real story! Champions Spain pay tribute to their amazing counterpart.

I truly respect you guys from the deepest of my heart Italy. You all play football like warriors at war.. and make this Euro so memorable

My heart breaks when you cry Andrea Pirlo.. T_T Anyway, nothing to be shame about, that is simply the tears of manliness. You played amazingly and the world understand.

You make everyone shed tears with you Pirlo T_T (and Balotelli too). Nonetheless, he already cemented his place further among the all time greats..

You are already a living legend pass master Andrea. I’m sorry that you could have won everything else(WC, UCL, Serie A, local cups) but a Euro trophy, which this might already be your last chance. Regardless, you are the best. I bet you can get some redemption by winning Fifa Confederation Cup next year, and I don’t mind Spain losing that one, we shouldnt be so greedy anyway. Milan, Juventus, Italy & World LEGGENDA VIVENTE!!!

P/S: and finally I could have some proper sleep from today onwards until the upcoming club football season, around August no?.. All in all, what a great Euro tournament!

Inch perfect floating Panenka penalty kick. Antonio Panenka invented the kick, Andrea Pirlo perfected it.. Majestic!


Hello, My NAME Is…

This time, not exactly writing to share but more of my own reminder in the future, of what I had in mind. Insha’Allah if one day I’m blessed with children of my own, boys or girls, I wish to name them as follows, of course with my future wife’s consent(smiling). Might this mean that I’m ready to become a family figure? Bring it on 😉 . Those are names that some came into sight, and some that I heard, read or encountered myself. I would write it here whenever I could think of new ones, whichever I like only.

Anyway to remind all of us, any future parents before naming their newborn child, please put some proper thoughts, give meaningful names if possible, short and easy to call. I see that it’s meaningless for some who put so very the top,long & classy names to their children(a lot nowdays), but end up calling him/her as “boy”, “adik”, “baby” and whatnot. Or purposely address their child in short from actual name, like Ahmad becoming Mat. Remember that each time we mention somebody’s name that has a meaning, is like we reciting a doa(prayer). So, isn’t better to make it short, simple and meaningful. For the parents convenience to call too, and not let the child be burdened; subject of harassment in future. kudos 😉

For son;
Zafran (quite fond with “zaf” haha)
Iskandar (Is)

For daughter;
Nur Jannah

My Career Interview

I would have my lifetime career interview by the end of this month, and this is terribly freaking me out. a once in a life time career opportunity, please God, hope I would not waste this chance given. My blog would have to be on hiatus for a while to concentrate on my study. Damn, i love to write but then i have to put it on hold for a while. This interview is BIG!

Holy Guacamole! This is hard!

Fantaghiro’s Mio Nemico

This is a soundtrack for an Italian fantasy film-drama titled Fantaghiro, or The Cave of the Golden Roses for the English translation version. This is actually quite an old drama where i first watched it more than 15 years ago i think. Recently, the tv station started to air the drama back at tv9, and it really2 brings back memories. Thus, i was called to share on the very2 nice and soulful theme song of the series. I almost cried the last time I watched the drama when the song played. In short, it is about a young good hearted princess though rebellious and her journey against evil. It is a very splendid, amazing fantasy drama. Very nice~

The heros of the series, Fantaghiro, Ramualdo, Tarabas, & the Witch

Caffe article coming soon!


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