It’s the weekend already. I’m still trying to grasp the events that happened last weekend. It’s truly an amazing weekend. All the teams I support suffered losses last weekend. Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Selangor Red Giants. They all lost in their respective matches.
The Miami Hurricanes Football Team
My favorite college football team, the Miami Hurricanes suffered their second loss of the season. The thing is, the Canes lost to an unranked team who is also in the ACC. The loss to Clemson means that Miami is no longer in the driving seat of the ACC title. Miami needs both Georgia Tech and Virginia to lose another game each to stand a chance at the ACC title.
The loss has lowered the Hurricanes rankings in the polls and the BCS standings. Last week, the Canes were in the top 10. This week, Miami is 18th in both the AP and Coaches Polls. The BCS standings have the Canes at 19th.
Let’s see if the Canes come bouncing back from this unthinkable defeat to Clemson. Up next this weekend for the Canes is Wake Forest. With so many people in the crock’s list, can the Miami Hurricanes make a come back to their winning ways.
Miami Dolphins Football
In the NFL, the Miami Dolphins suffered a setback after performing admirably in two earlier matches. After back to back wins against the Bills and the Jets, the Dolphins could not continue their winning momentum against the Saints last week.
The Saints managed to come back from a 24 – 3 deficit in the first half to end the game with a 46 – 34 win. The Fins are now 2 -4 in the NFL. Dolphins, however are still 2 – 0 in the AFC East Division.
This weekend, Miami travels to New York for a meeting with the Jets. The last time the two teams met at the Land Shark Stadium, Dolphins came out victorious. The Jets have since been making waves in the NFL after that loss. They are now the NFL’s top-ranked rushing attack.
Can Miami stop the Jets in their rushing game? Will the Wildcats match the Jets rushing prowess?
Tottenham Hotspurs Soccer
Tottenham Hotspurs have been able to keep up with the Premier League leaders so far. After 10 matches played, they are now perched at the fourth spot with 19 points. However, Spurs too suffered another loss last weekend.
Tottenham played host to Stoke at White Hartlane. They could not take advantage of their homeground as they went down 0 – 1 to Stoke. Spurs had total control of the match but somehow failed to find the net. Stoke took full advantage of Aaron Lennon’s injury at the end of the second half. With Spurs playing with only 10 men, Stoke took charge and created a couple of chances. One of them they converted into their winning goal.
Spurs, however, seemed to have recovered from the loss in the midweek. They sent Everton out of the Carling Cup with an inspired win on Tuesday.
This week, tonight to be exact, Tottenham travels to Arsenal. A win against Arsenal is certainly plausible, looking at both team’s performances this season. Arsenal, though still formidable have shown that their defense is penetrable. Should Aaron Lennon be fit to play tonight, he will probably be the one Spurs must rely on to break the Gunner’s defence.
Come On You Spurs!
Selangor Red Giants
In the local scene, the Selangor Red Giants failed to advance into the next stage of the Malaysia Cup. They went down to Terengganu after Terengganu keeper saved a penalty. Both teams drew 1 – 1 after regulation time.
With Selangor out of the Malaysia Cup, both finalists from last year are now out of the tournament. Selangor’s dream of capturing all the trophies did not materialize. This season Selangor have bagged three trophies – Charity Shield, FA Cup and the Super League. Only the Malaysia Cup escaped their grasp.
Selangor’s 2009 season is over. They collected three titles this season. Next season, the fans will expect even more. Will the Red Giants be able to deliver?
The Malaysian Super League looked to have revamped their website. Yes, it’s been a while since I last checked the site. The FAM website looks new too. However, both sites still lack content. What’s the point of paying some company for a new website if nobody maintains the content. Why can’t they just outsource the content creation part?
It’s sad that the Malaysia soccer is not getting coverage – online and offline. Perhaps we bloggers can do something about this next season. Let’s join forces and setup a special blog that covers all the games in the TM Super League. Any takers?