Thursday, 11 August 2011

Love Five









So last Friday, Bunny brought me out on a date to see the match between the West Tigers and our home team, the St George Dragons. 

We went late because our favourite Japanese diner was really crowded and we had to wait a long time for a table. I wasn't about to go hungry just to be in time for the rugby game! 

By the time I had dragged my poor Ferragamos to the Sydney Football Stadium, our members area had already filled up, and I had to sit in the nosebleed section to the side. I was happy though, I am not really fond of squishing in with a lot of people in a small area.  

The game was pretty exciting, especially towards the end, but alas even though our team was leading in the beginning, they were stampeded to a defeat by the sound of the final whistle.

Watching this match just made me miss soccer so much. 

True Fact: I am a HUGE Manchester United Fan! I have supported them ardently since 1995, and my ultimate favourite player whom I would gladly die for is... Roy Keane and maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

I met the whole team when they came to Singapore for an exhibition match in 2001, and got their autographs. I was so chuffed when Alex Ferguson appeared in front of me, I found myself babbling incoherently, I couldn't speak in a proper sentence! And that is saying a lot since I am a regular Little Miss Chatterbox! :D

I adore the soccer games of old; they seem so far removed from what the game is now. The players who weaved magic with their feet and fought hard for every ball, who got red-carded so their team could survive to fight another game... I think it's time I unearth my old jerseys and perhaps frame them to put up on my wall. 

I greatly miss the Manchester United of yesteryear. Hehe but I definitely do not miss the early mornings I spent shouting myself hoarse over Champion League matches. ;) 

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xoxo

58 comments:

  1. thanks for the comment. do you want to follow each other?
    xx
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  2. Love these photos. It's taken me a little while to get on board with soccer but I'm coming around slowly. It really is a pretty cool sport, mostly I love the fans. They are so passionate!

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  3. hahha looove the picture with the tiger in it! so awesome!

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  4. love photos :)

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  5. Ooooh - this looked like fun.
    I don't like rugby league but I think the atmosphere would have been good? Jacob really wants me to go to a game with him!

    xx

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  6. That is so cool! I love soccer so much. I've been playing since I was 4 years old! I love going to pro matches, they get so crazy!

    Little Acorns
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  7. The piccies are amazing! I don't do sport (except roller derby), but you made it look like fun :)

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  8. sounds like a great love
    you sound completely happy and your memories are so happy too!
    In the states it is still a sport that is not quite appreciated. Even the Beckham couldn't get people interested. LOL
    I used to work in an irish sports bar so soccer/football was kinda big there. But I still don't really understand the sport :(

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  9. I love how the rest of the world named this sport football while the States named it soccer! It's quite alright to me. Both sports are fun to play and watch ;)

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  10. This looks like so much fun! xo

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  11. Wow it looks magical and so exciting! I must also thank you for your sweet comments -- your's always stand out and brighten my day. ♥

    xo
    Rachel

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  12. Ah that sounds so fun! I've never attended anything like that, personally but you make it sound like such fun!

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  13. First off, your nail varnish is pretty! I am mesmerized by all that shimmery glitter! :)

    On to soccer/football. I'll confess, I'm not much of a fan, but only because I really don't watch sports at all. And I am too embarrassed to cheer. Like, seriously. Although, I really LOVED watching my uni's hockey matches! Those are BRUTAL!
    ♥ laura

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  14. Such a memorable experience with Bunny! I wish my bf and I can also bond in here someday. I'm not much of a sports fanatic, but I think I'd still be in awe if I'm in place like this.

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  15. what fun going to a football game! I love going to baseball games with the hubby. we used to do that a lot before we had kids. and love that you wore your ferragamos to the stadium. i always think about looking stylish then end up in a jersey, jeans and tennis shoes :)

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  16. i like soccer games too. but only when the wolrd championship starts :'D so i don't understand so much haha.

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  17. Very cool photos, I love the overexposure-effect with the bright stadion lights! :)

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  18. Cool photos! I've never been to a soccer game, a rugby game or any game at all! :P I'm just not a sports fan :P I don't like loud stadiums packed with people, I find it stuffy. But I would still like to experience attending a game if I had the chance. Lots of people tell me it's fun :P

    I'm not interested in football but if I support Man U too, just because my little cousin brother is a BIG fan :P I have a cap with some of Man U's autographs on it, so I guess I'm a lucky gal :) I better treasure that cap :)

    xoxo
    lizzy

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  19. Love your photos. I don't do sport, exept swimming.
    Nice post. xx

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  20. thanks for your lovely comment :)
    I hope you enjoy my blog.
    xx
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  21. wow, love your photos. I'm a huge manchaster fan, too. :D

    x
    kibear ♥

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  22. i'm not really a huge football fan but I love a chance to go to a game like this, so much fun! Your photos are great and I am loving reading through your previous style posts today, so inspirational!

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  23. The soccer match seem great! :)

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  24. Looks like you had a really fun date with Bunny. I was giggling when you said you weren't about to go hungry for a rugby game, haha I wouldn't too. And it's so cool you were able to meet the entire Manchester team when you were still in SG, moments like that are unforgettable.

    Cheers!

    Wi
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  25. live football games are awesome! i've been to some when i was living in europe!

    xx from hong kong :)
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  26. what an awesome stadium. I like to watch soccer matches live. I have a house of MU fans, haha..

    Thanks for your kind comments. By the way my little one doesn't take my pictures, but soon he will take over from my older one cause he is getting fed-up.

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  27. Oh Addie! this post is totally different from those we have used to seeing here!
    But is nice to see that you enjoyed it!

    See you cutie

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  28. i love that you're a manchester united fan! i only live 40 minutes away from the stadium so i've been to a few matches there! that mascot is really cute though haha! x

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  29. That is so awesome!
    I love soccer!!!
    Have a nice day lovely Addie!
    xoxo

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  30. Awesome! Looks like so much fun. I love going to live football matches, here in England.

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  31. I dont like sports much but I have been dragged to watch football loads of times when I was little - i remember the atmosphere being incredible. x

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  32. i don't like squishing with a lot of people in a small area either. looks like you had fun addie! are you sure you don't like screaming til your voice is hoarse? ;)

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  33. Great pics!


    Love,
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  34. Hej, nice blog! Such great pictures, I like!
    Check out mine ;)

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  35. I've never been to a soccer match, but I've been to lots of (American) football games. Sports are always more fun in person!

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  36. thank you for such a sweet comment! I love your banner its SO cute :)

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  37. Ohmygosh! That looks so intense!!! :D Looks like you had fun!

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  38. Those pictures are really great! Loved them! and seems you had a lot of fun!

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  39. ah sports, that is my hubby's department!!

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  40. I keep thinking Tony the Tiger in my head when I saw that mascot. :) Didn't think you were into soccer. I tried (very hard) to like and understand the game before but I ultimately gave up. haha. In the PI, a lot of people are starting to appreciate it but I think it's mostly because of the good-looking players and not because of passion for the sport.lol At least it's getting attention though. :)

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  41. great photos.
    and in januray wta tournament in Sydney :) And next Australian Open...

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  42. Like your blog. Now I am following you. :)

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  43. I'm really not a sports person + but I like going to events + it's so much fun.

    Wyetha

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  44. It looks like an amazing event!


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  45. Sounds like a great night!! Lovely pics :)

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  46. Wow, beautiful pictures! Looks like it was soooo much fun. xx

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  47. Aw, this looks like so much fun!! My hubby and I are big soccer fans and yes!, Manchester United is one of our favorites as well. My son's name is actually Keane..hehe. Anyways, such a fun and exciting set of photos. Have a good weekend darling!! xx Marisa

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  48. love it!! :D it looks much fun for you! Love the stadium!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend :)

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    sBt

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  49. oh thanks, i love you blog!
    i'm following you :)
    xoxo *

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  50. Aww looks like you had a blast! Love your nail polish color ;)

    have a great weekend!
    xo

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  51. i loved this line:
    "By the time I had dragged my poor Ferragamos to the Sydney Football Stadium"!! great contrast!

    cool photos, they have sort of an airy depth?

    Katie x

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