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May. 25th, 2007 09:07 am
llywela: (Default)
I've not talked much about football in recent months, mostly because I don't really get to see any games live on TV anymore - it was always the Italian league, Serie A, that I was most interested in and it isn't shown on a channel I have access to these days, sad to say.

I was delighted for my boy Hernán Crespo, though, that Inter Milan won Serie A this season, for the first time in a very long time.

Kinda shocked this week, though, to visit their website and find that he's chopped off all his long hair!

When this is what it looked like just a couple of weeks ago:

He hasn't had his head shaved like that since the early days at Parma, a decade ago now!

calcio

May. 25th, 2007 09:07 am
llywela: (Default)
I've not talked much about football in recent months, mostly because I don't really get to see any games live on TV anymore - it was always the Italian league, Serie A, that I was most interested in and it isn't shown on a channel I have access to these days, sad to say.

I was delighted for my boy Hernán Crespo, though, that Inter Milan won Serie A this season, for the first time in a very long time.

Kinda shocked this week, though, to visit their website and find that he's chopped off all his long hair!

When this is what it looked like just a couple of weeks ago:

He hasn't had his head shaved like that since the early days at Parma, a decade ago now!
llywela: (crespo)
Nice compliation of Crespo goals from his Parma and Lazio days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slahpneTbQw&search=crespo

Thanks to Humbird for the link.
llywela: (crespo)
Nice compliation of Crespo goals from his Parma and Lazio days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slahpneTbQw&search=crespo

Thanks to Humbird for the link.
llywela: (crespo)
Because I clearly haven't posted enough already for one day, some more links to pretty pretty pictures of Argentine footballers - including some very lovely shots of Crespo - snagged from
xtratime

http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7709
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7710
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7711
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7721
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7722


And my Life on Mars re-watch continues, and I remember all the reasons I fell in love with the show. Sam and Gene are a fab double act. Episode five tonight, and Sam finally gets the 1973 arresting spiel right for the first time! *G*
llywela: (crespo)
Because I clearly haven't posted enough already for one day, some more links to pretty pretty pictures of Argentine footballers - including some very lovely shots of Crespo - snagged from
xtratime

http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7709
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7710
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7711
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7721
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7722


And my Life on Mars re-watch continues, and I remember all the reasons I fell in love with the show. Sam and Gene are a fab double act. Episode five tonight, and Sam finally gets the 1973 arresting spiel right for the first time! *G*
llywela: (crespo)
Pretty pictures of Team Argentina during their World Cup adventure.

http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7607
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7654
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7655

For players like Crespo, Sorin, Ayala - this was probably their last chance. It's unlikely they'll play for the national team again, instead giving way to newer, younger players. After following their careers -Crespo's especially - for such a long time, it's sad to see it coming to an end.

Will continue to follow Crespo's club career to the bitter end, of course.
llywela: (crespo)
Pretty pictures of Team Argentina during their World Cup adventure.

http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7607
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7654
http://www.argstorm.com/shownews.asp?newsid=7655

For players like Crespo, Sorin, Ayala - this was probably their last chance. It's unlikely they'll play for the national team again, instead giving way to newer, younger players. After following their careers -Crespo's especially - for such a long time, it's sad to see it coming to an end.

Will continue to follow Crespo's club career to the bitter end, of course.

Saturday

Jun. 17th, 2006 02:03 pm
llywela: (crespo)
Lots and lots of woohoos for Argentina's hugely impressive win over Serbia-Montenegro yesterday, 6-0 with Crespo scoring one and assisting a couple more.

Have got Small staying over for the weekend again, so today has revolved around her so far - this morning we went to the park to play tennis, and we've just got home from town where we accomplished the important task of purchasing Father's Day gifts for tomorrow.

Now relaxing in front of the Portugal game while she plays outside for a bit...

Saturday

Jun. 17th, 2006 02:03 pm
llywela: (crespo)
Lots and lots of woohoos for Argentina's hugely impressive win over Serbia-Montenegro yesterday, 6-0 with Crespo scoring one and assisting a couple more.

Have got Small staying over for the weekend again, so today has revolved around her so far - this morning we went to the park to play tennis, and we've just got home from town where we accomplished the important task of purchasing Father's Day gifts for tomorrow.

Now relaxing in front of the Portugal game while she plays outside for a bit...
llywela: (crespo)
Beautiful picture of team Argentina including some great ones of Crespo - that looks like him carrying the little girl about halfway down the page (his daughter is a little under two - so probably about that size), and he's also wearing a strange German hat further down again. *G*

Thanks to Hummie for the link.
llywela: (crespo)
Beautiful picture of team Argentina including some great ones of Crespo - that looks like him carrying the little girl about halfway down the page (his daughter is a little under two - so probably about that size), and he's also wearing a strange German hat further down again. *G*

Thanks to Hummie for the link.
llywela: (Default)
A goal in the win against Liverpool, yay, plus another that was disallowed (for no good reason - he was blatantly onside!). And an interview on the BBC website - love the Spanish accent.

Still dead impressed at how much his English improved that year he spent back in Italy between the two Chelsea stints.
llywela: (Default)
A goal in the win against Liverpool, yay, plus another that was disallowed (for no good reason - he was blatantly onside!). And an interview on the BBC website - love the Spanish accent.

Still dead impressed at how much his English improved that year he spent back in Italy between the two Chelsea stints.

CrespoGol

Jan. 16th, 2006 09:39 am
llywela: (crespo)
My boy managed to score in yesterday's win over Sunderland, so the groin strain he suffered at the new year couldn't have been that serious, I'm glad to see.

CrespoGol

Jan. 16th, 2006 09:39 am
llywela: (crespo)
My boy managed to score in yesterday's win over Sunderland, so the groin strain he suffered at the new year couldn't have been that serious, I'm glad to see.
llywela: (Default)
Whoa!

Glanced at the official Chelsea magazine in the newsagent on my way into work, and to my delight they have an interview with Hernán Crespo and a beautiful cover photo! Yay Crespo!Baby.

Obviously, I bought it. *G*

The cover pic is beautiful, apart from the 'what's inside this mag' wording on the edges of it.

Cover Star Lovely eyes...

But this one from the contents page is also gorgeous, and kinda arty with those shadows. Just a shame my scanner isn't better quality.

Oh, and the interview is also great. "Crespo is expressive and a delight in conversation," says the interviewer. Not the first to come to that conclusion. He belongs to the more articulate, better educated class of footballer. Intelligent. In the interview he talks about the enormous differences in lifestyle between England, Italy and Argentina; about football and returning to Chelsea; about his recent appearance on Maradona's chatshow in Argentina; and about long-distance travelling with a young family (round trip of over 14,000 miles in ten days, anyone?). Seems lost luggage happens to the rich and famous, too...

"I'm tired out after all that travel and then I have to sit in a little office and complete a form at Heathrow," he says. And my first thought is how good it is that his English has reached the stage where he is able to fill in that form. Frustration with himself and his poor English was one of the problems he had in his first spell at Chelsea - he hated his own inability to do such simple, everyday things as fill in forms. Now he can. It all points to a more satisfying life in this country second time around. :-)

Happy December. :-)
llywela: (Default)
Whoa!

Glanced at the official Chelsea magazine in the newsagent on my way into work, and to my delight they have an interview with Hernán Crespo and a beautiful cover photo! Yay Crespo!Baby.

Obviously, I bought it. *G*

The cover pic is beautiful, apart from the 'what's inside this mag' wording on the edges of it.

Cover Star Lovely eyes...

But this one from the contents page is also gorgeous, and kinda arty with those shadows. Just a shame my scanner isn't better quality.

Oh, and the interview is also great. "Crespo is expressive and a delight in conversation," says the interviewer. Not the first to come to that conclusion. He belongs to the more articulate, better educated class of footballer. Intelligent. In the interview he talks about the enormous differences in lifestyle between England, Italy and Argentina; about football and returning to Chelsea; about his recent appearance on Maradona's chatshow in Argentina; and about long-distance travelling with a young family (round trip of over 14,000 miles in ten days, anyone?). Seems lost luggage happens to the rich and famous, too...

"I'm tired out after all that travel and then I have to sit in a little office and complete a form at Heathrow," he says. And my first thought is how good it is that his English has reached the stage where he is able to fill in that form. Frustration with himself and his poor English was one of the problems he had in his first spell at Chelsea - he hated his own inability to do such simple, everyday things as fill in forms. Now he can. It all points to a more satisfying life in this country second time around. :-)

Happy December. :-)

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