I’m Back!

Alright guys, I’m back from my unimposed sabbatical and I’m fresh as an orange. Frankly, I’ve been busy with my other blog ( I’m gonna do some selfish advertising here, so here’s the link to it: Bullet in a Maelstrom ) which has been going viral over the Internet. But I’m back and the automotive industry is booming as ever. The weekly car magazine in my area talks of great progress in new designs but lately, I’ve been rather interested in the classics. Now Dubai has its fair share of classics, which are just a delight to look at. I’ve been following news about old Camaros and Stingray Corvettes and they are thriving in the market. Moreover, some rather unusual cars have also turned up, such as a 1945 Talbot and a 1960 Lancia, which are once again in perfect condition. So watch this space for automotive news and happenings, I’ll be posting more articles shortly. Until then, ciao!



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Quirky Fergie

As a Manchester United fan, I hold the highest regard for Sir Alex Ferguspon. The Gaffer has recently turned 70 (Dec. 31st 2011), and I came across some quirky facts about him on the net. Sorry, SAF, you know we all love you!

The Ten Quirks of Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson is unarguably one of the greatest managers in the world.

A lot of people have already appreciated the trophies that Sir A.F won, the standard that he set for Manchester United and the generation that he built for Manchester for past decade yet we do not see much of his established quirks on the bench.

Below are the ten quirks of Fergie that he practised/still practises whenever he is on the bench to watch his team play.
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We all love the old lad but down the years we’ve noticed some fine quirks:

1: Lobbing chewing gum – Full time whistle goes, Fergie is quick to hurl his used up Wrigley’s with contempt at the turf. He then shakes hands with the opposing manager, probably with sticky gum covered fingers. In the past, tourists on the stadium tour used to collect the discarded gum and sell it on Ebay.

2: Retching constantly – Look at when the TV camera cuts to Fergie on the bench or touchline – 9 times out of 10 he’s coughing his guts up. Must be the result of standing on a cold dugout for the last 40 odd years.

3: Heading the imaginary ball – When a United player gets a good chance in the box, usually (but not always) a header, Fergie does an involuntary heading motion to an imaginary ball.

4: Twitching of the head – It’s subtle and you’ll need to watch closely. You’ll see a slight turn to the side, usually accompanied by what looks like him muttering “Aye, laddie”. Perhaps it’s a muscle strain brought on by all the gum being chewed?

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5: Saying “well done” – At the end of an post match interview, as in “Well done for nae asking me any stupid *** questions ye dozy ***”. Cringe worthy stuff, makes the interviewer feel like a ***, which let’s face it, he usually is.

6: The uncomfortable Press Conference – In his long years of tedious pre/post match Press Conference’s Fergie has grown to loathe them with a passion. The phrase “getting blood out of stone” was made for Fergie media sessions. Peppered with uncomfortable silences, denials and simmering rage, Fergie is like a man with a bus to catch. The Govan-er treats media hacks like a headmaster with a class full of under 7’s. This attidude can spill over into the above quirk as well.

7: High profile swearing – All managers swear but they do it behind closed doors or non recorded. Few, if any gaffers in the modern game lash out the obscenities to journos and interviewers the way Sir Alex does. Prime examples include: “Knocking Liverpool right off their *** perch” (2002) “Football. Bloody hell” (Nou Camp 1999), “He’s a *** great player, yous are all *** idiots” (Veron), “That’s absolute ***” (after beating Chelsea 1-0, 2005). He has yet to use the word c-word yet but there’s still time yet….

8: Looking at his stopwatch – the classic Fergie ritual and though much mocked is a great bit of mind games. No referee will ever diddle United out of time because they know the hair-dyer from hell is on it’s way.

9: The small celebratory jump – When United score a goal Fergie will sometimes do a bizarre mini-jump celebration. He jumps with joy, then it’s as if he realises mid leap he’s went too far and holds back reducing it to little hop. As a goal celebration it is somewhere inbetween the Martin O’Neill full-on mega-jump and the Sven Goran Eriksson “not even getting up off the bench, I’m so lacking in emotion”.

10: Boycotting the BBC – They accused him and his son of crooked dealings a while back so he’ll never speak to them again. This has allowed us all to witness the inspirational personality of Carlos Queiroz in post match interviews. Fergie is the only manager in the country to snub the Beeb and to be fair he’s every right to given Motty, Lineker, Hansen and co the finger as there was no conclusive proof of wrong doing. It doesn’t help that BBC football is littered with Liverpool bias anyway and Fergie has had run-ins with Motty and Alan Green in the past.

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The Daily Dose #3

The most heroic word in all languages is revolution. -E Debs

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Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Victoria Holt

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The Daily Dose #1

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

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Press the Skip Button!

What to skip. The advice of a young lunatic.

-Anything remotely related to Final Fantasy. Corollary: Anything which isn’t FIFA, Call of Duty or Need For Speed. 

-Food WITHOUT a bucketload of spices.

-Peanut butter! The world would be less atrocious without this.

-Sleeping with your glasses on.

-Any song u have listened to 273 times.

-RUNESCAPEEEEEEEE! The very mention of it brings shudders to my spine, as it has, just now!

-Non crime fiction books.

-Slow romantic movies, if  you haven’t yet noticed, they all have the same plot line. SO watch one and skip the rest unless  you are stuck on “Repeat”.

-iCloud. I never figured out its purpose. Tell me if you did.

-Power Rangers. Every kid’s super heroes are a pain in non-kid asses!

And a lot more…

I’ll come back with the rest later!

Tell me what you would skip now!


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