That's been one great day for the sports I like!
Some of you might have picked up some more or less subtle hints about Steven Finn being on my watchlist, today he reminded us all of the reasons:
This is the guy that New Zealand would ideally like to see at Tim Southee's side.
Poisonous, calm, mature, ladderlegged, montypythonfaced, UNBLOND, and just at the start of a hopefully long, successful test career. But we all know that God spreads his gifts to mankind in sometimes truly inexplicable patterns, and this time he has gifted England, for reasons that lie completely in the obscure.
Yes of course I want to see Finn (heck, why can't this be his first name) in the Ashes! Preferably in the place of Broad. Yeah it won't happen unless Broad gets injured -your turn Purna!-, but maybe someone else will miss out instead. England's part-time skipper Strauss is his Middlesex team mate, and I hope he'll beat the drum for him.
Straussy reads my blog! Just when I couldn't live without it anymore he gave me what I was craving so much:
He walked on 1.
No it doesn't play a role that this match seems to be a low-scorer. It won't keep me from renaming him as Andrew Walker.
In a reprise of the first AFL match I'd ever seen Essendon won versus Carlton yet again! I was lucky to see the last bit and there it was again, the tension that freezes your body entirely and makes your hair stick off in crazy directions, until the final whistle sounds. The Dons really know how to take it from the living and slumped down towards the end until the lead had shrunk to 13 points, but an absolute stunner of a mark posed the turning point and they strode to a glorious finish. Phewwww! Okay it will probably not interest anyone of you but I needed to vent my joy, especially as my other adopted club, the Crows, are doing crap at the moment :/
There are also some Pakistan news trickling in every now and then but they are all more or less of the
sort, so yeah that's it for today,