Daily: 12th October 2010

11 October, 2010 at 23:01 (GMT+01:00)

By amandoloss

It’s another Tuesday and I am glad you’re starting this day with me.

Despite of no proper football it’s been a quite sport-packed weekend. One moment … I have to concentrate and consider where to start … Right. Since I already mentioned footie, I shall conduct this thought to a proper end.

The next round of Euro 2010 qualifying matches began on Friday:

  • The Netherlands won 1:0 against Moldova. OK. It wasn’t THE match to watch, but just take a closer look on the score, and who scored. Hunty!!! He did it again! Oh, I am so proud. Since he have moved to the German Bundesliga he just keeps on scoring. I’m going to write a separate article on this and post in on my own blog, in case you’re interested.
  • Spain won 3:1 against Montenegro Lithuania. David Silva scored again. At last! I already was worrying he got a bit rusty on Manchester City’s bench.
  • Find all information you need and desire here.
  • Today is the next match day. Find the schedules here and make sure you’re going to cross the fingers for the right team. And I do not mean Germany. Come on England! Catch up with England’s keeper Joe Hart on this following exclusive from FATV. He plays for the wrong team, but … he’s is brilliant, so I shall ignore that. He’s the reason why I’m genuinely considering visiting Shrewsbury.

More footie news:

  • We might have a new owner very soon. Let’s hope this deal will work out and the two Americans will lop off and leave us alone. Speaking of which: make sure you watch this video. It was recorded the previous weekend and created by Hollywood producer Mike Jefferies, features a number of famous Liverpool supporters from music stars, to actors to local celebrities. It has been an instant success, racking up thousands of views within hours of being posted on video sharing site YouTube, with the Twitter hash tag associated with the video (#dearmrhicks) being one of the top trending comments on the social networking site.
  • Diego Forlan is not ruling out his Premier League return. I love the idea, but the funny thing about this rumours is, that he’s been linked with us. Errr ... I’ll take this!! But we are broke! What a shame ...
  • In case you spent the week in the jungle, Alaska or just caught up with some sleep ...:
  • ... there’s been some formula 1 racing you’ve missed. However, Christine wrote all about his and you can catch up with all you’ve missed on sidepodcast.com. OK, OK ... I won’t hold back the most important news: Fernando Alonso finished third and is now second in the drivers’ standings. Oh, yeah ... I’ve forgotten to mention that Sebastian Vettel won the race.
  • Jaime haven’t posted any pics, but it’s maybe because he’s sleeping. Anyway, have a look at Christine’s Tweets of the Week. Great stuff.
  • And “Mister Glass Half Full” Jenson Button thinks Korea will be better for McLaren. Yeah, if there will be some racing at all.

And elsewhere ...:

  • Jorge Lorenzo gained his first World Champion title in MotoGP. Valentino Rossi won the race in Malaysia, ahead of Andrea Dovicioso and the new Champ. Congrats, Jorge! But you should send a gift basket to Dani Pedrosa, you know ...
  • The NASCAR boys were racing at Fontana this week and Tony Stewart's win keeps him in the Chase hunt. Clint Bowyer finished second ahead of Jimmie Johnson. Monty ended up on P14. Have you seen this video? Oh, nostalgia ...
  • -       You might have also be interested in reading this fab post about Cookie Monster’s World Tour.
  • It’s been a  quite successful Sunday for Spain, because in the far East Rafa Nadal won his seventh tour-level title of the season, and the 43rd of his career at the ATP World Tour in Tokyo. Find his way to the title here. It was a quite entertaining game and it was worth getting up so early on Sunday (!!) only to watch it. I had to go to work anyway, but two hours of sleep more or less do make a difference. Well, Rafa, you know what you’ve got in a fan like me!!

I will finish up with an educational part:

  • Did you know that on 12th Oktober 1968 Mexico City opened the XIX Summer Olympics? The 1968 Games were the first Olympic Games hosted by a developing country, and the first Games hosted by a Spanish-speaking country (followed in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain). It is the only Games ever held in Latin America (until Rio d Janeiro hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics) and it was the second after 1964 Summer Olympics to be hosted outside of Europe, Australia, or the United States.
  • Also on this day, in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America.  Thank’s for NASCAR, Chris lad! J The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in the Americas, as Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay. So if you’re coincidentally going to one of this countries today (all all of the them), have fun!!

That will be all from me. It’s all you deserve to know for today. Have a lovely Tuesday, fab week and I see you the comments!

I am off to read GP+!