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A Situs Qiu Qiu Online week in Gabon for Afcon

I have been here in Gabon for 14 games of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 now, but it seems like just over a week. I have managed to make my way around the country. Not by the different modes of transport I intended but by flights that I have found that were not available to book before I came.

A week in Gabon for Afcon 2017.

We have completed the second round of Situs Qiu Qiu Online matches and the games have gone from Libreville to Franceville, Oyem and then Port Gentil. So have I. But I have had to go back to Libreville, the capital, every time in order to make the next destination.

When I last wrote I had lost the two Germans I met earlier as they failed to make their scheduled flight back to Libreville.

No worries. Thirty minutes after I got back to our apartment they turned up. They had got a lift and arrived at the other airport terminal.

Instead of walking 50 metres to the terminal that they arrived from, they caught a different plane which departed after mine.

The next morning the heavens opened and the rainy season has shown itself for the first time in Libreville. We tried to wait for a gap in the weather but there didn’t seem to be one.

Outside the stadium we met a group of Burkina Faso supporters. One was keen to practice his English. He was a big man with body paint depicting his country’s flag. (I have a picture somewhere but am struggling to download photos at present.) His opening words: “I am from Burkina Faso.”

At the end of the match I heard a shout in English, I turned round to see it was him. He was delighted with his team’s performance and gave me a big hug. I looked at my arm and saw red. His body paint had rubbed off on me.

My trip to Franceville was uneventful, although this time I went with Sebastiane.

We agreed to meet at the end of the second match to catch the shuttle back to the airport. With 10 minutes to go, a shout went out that all journalists for Libreville should go to get their bus now.

There was no sign of Sebastiane (from DRC), so I waited in the stadium and watched the game while looking for him. He sauntered over towards us slowly after the final whistle. Unaware that we had nearly gone without him.

I can’t lose anyone else, can I?

The next day the football moved to Oyem and this time I received confirmation for the Oyem flight, returning the next day. So no helicopter, that was for CAF officials.

Before leaving the Tropicana, where I was staying I advised them that my room would not be used and they could sell it again if they wanted.

Went for my breakfast at the airport, croque monsieur, and then to Afrijet terminal about 11.00. Plane wasn’t due to depart until 13.30.

A week in Gabon for Afcon 2017.

Sebastiane was there, but had some bad news. There was a problem with the helicopter and the CAF delegation were now going to join us on our flight.

At this stage we weren’t sure of the implications, but an hour later they advised us that no journalists would travel.

So Sebastiane and I went to the airport terminal to try and book a flight to Oyem.

All the flights for Oyem had left, there were no more today.


We were offered a taxi who guaranteed he could get us to Oyem in time for kick off. With less than five hours to go. We declined, and went back to Afrijet.


I was in the throes of sending an email to a travelling companion who was in Libreville to ask him where he was and where he would be watching tonight’s games. I didn’t finish the email.


We heard that a request had been put to the CAF president to pay for a flight for the journalists. But it is not that simple, how do you get a plane that is ready to fly immediately from your point of departure.


The media scrum followed the person in charge round the room. Eventually an announcement was made, the gist was there were eight places available to journalists from the competing nations. I had already been enlisted to help Sebastiane at the RDC press conference. Does that make me a Congolese journalist?


Unfortunately there was a girl with a Congo shirt on, who just happened to be from Rwanda. Maybe I could get away with being Congolese if I borrowed one of Sebastiane’s shirts.


I said that if this tournament is anything to go by it is most likely to be a draw, and so we should go straight to a penalty shootout. I later found out that Joseph Antonine-Bell, the former Cameroon World Cup keeper had said the same and offered to go in goal.


Sebastiane got his boarding pass, and I was left with Ed Dove, who thought we had no chance.


Now that all the passes had been handed out I started to work. There was no one waiting around the boarding desk so I spoke to the two gentlemen there, suggesting there ought to be some neutral coverage of the game. I then found out that there were 45 CAF delegates, but that if any didn’t show there would be a place. Unfortunately the Rwandan woman was around and she was first on the waiting list. She asked to check this and was told there was no list, but just stay close. I put myself forward for second, as Ed who had no chance sat down at the back of the room.


I waited patiently as the numbers in the room dwindled, but stayed close to the boarding desk.


The woman was handed a boarding pass, others now surrounded us as her details were recorded for the flight, and I boldly held out my accreditation, Thierry who handed out the passes looked at it but seemed to blank me before taking it from my hand a presenting me with one of the last boarding passes.


Ed realised and came forward to the desk presenting his pass.


I saw him on the plane later.


We landed at a clearing that looked like it had recently been carved out of the surrounding forest and of course there were no lights.


The ground also has been carved out of the forest and with the nearest football team, Union Sportive de Bitam being 75 km away I suspect the forest may take the ground back very soon.


Two good football matches later and we sampled the nightlife in Oyem.


I decided to reserve the same accommodation for next week when I intend to return for two nights.


Leaving Oyem from the half-started open-plan airport, there was a sign for the cafeteria, where workmen were painting the walls and old fashioned weighing scales were lifted from one check-in table to the other.


The security scanning machine didn’t work and so they had a casual inspection of the luggage before allowing us through.


The plane eventually set off and arrived at 12.30pm. I hadn’t received confirmation of a place on today’s flight to Port Gentil, but as I was at the airport I thought I would check to see if there was any possibility of travelling.


The flight was full, and due to fly at 13.00 and my name was not on the list. Never mind, by now you will have learnt that all you need is patience. Sure enough 30 minutes later and I was on my way to Port Gentil again.


This time we have been advised the shuttle to the airport will leave twenty minutes before the end of the match. I spoke to the media operations manager and she simply said “They don’t understand”.


Towards the end of the evening I asked again. I was told someone had asked to leave 20 minutes after the match. I immediately said that was not possible, but perhaps we could leave at the end of the match. Agreed.


Egypt, scored a late winner to ruin the report I had already before the final whistle.


We got to the shuttle and the driver wasn’t there. The crowd started to stream out the ground in a large single line. Queues were forming for transport home. The problem in Port Gentil, and all the other stadiums is that there is only one road that leads to it.


We saw the convoy of CAF cars starting to move with a police escort. We were in pole position, to latch on behind them. Then we pulled over to the roadside. Three more journalists got in but we had lost the convoy.


There was a roadblock ahead and we were denied access and had to turn off. I presume this driver has not driven the press before. Didn’t he know all he had to do was put his hazard lights on and drive as fast as possible, while the journalists on board would shout “Press”, waving their accreditation at anyone that got in the way.


There was another convoy and we latched on it but he was not allowed past the next roadblock.


Now he started to speed up and drive in the middle of a road, which appeared only just wide enough for two large cars and with ditches at the side of the road.


I adopted the brace position on my seat waiting for the inevitable. We managed to arrive in one piece and on time for the 35 minute flight back to Libreville.


Following the same routine brought back memories of four days ago, when clearing security, Sebastiane accidentally picked up my accreditation and put it round his neck. As I was looking in my tray for it I saw Sebastiane pass.




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Who cares about offside? – Women rule at the Qq Poker Online Euros



The women are coming (no pun intended):


The EURO 2008 organisers might have breathed a sigh of relief when the expected English invasion was cancelled by Croatia’s third goal at Wembley last autumn, but they did not bank on an even greater influx to the finals, largely unexpected, and female.


Hail, hail, the skirts are here. The British Isles might be cast adrift from the goings-on at the European Championship, but most European watchers have by now picked up on the fact that females are in on the footy act in big numbers.


The big-match experience in the city centre fan zones, where the majority of fans have congregated for games, have been universally punctuated by shrill feminine screams, girls decked out head-to-toe in the colours of the Qq Poker Online country of their choice that evening*, and over-zealous female cheering of events of which most (male) remain the wiser.


Even Turkey, the only Muslim nation in the finals and thus notoriously a second-class country for women, has been cheered by huge numbers of veiled female fans.


It’s not the first time that women en masse have got a taste for football, but it is the largest occurrence of this recent phenomenon yet. Are they just bandwagon-jumpers and excuse for a party-seekers, and if they are, does it matter as long as everyone is happy?


The ticketed fans still appear to be 90% male in composition in Austria and Switzerland, though you would not know that for the TV editors’ sleazily repetitive homing-in on whatever half-decent totty they can locate in the stands.


Undeniably, football following has changed over the past few years. Now you are more likely to travel to an overseas tournament without any hope of gaining stadium entry than you are to travel to see the games in person.100,000 English were estimated to have been in Cologne in 2006, 150,000 Dutch in Basle in 2008.


While the Swiss and Austrian media had picked up the trend as soon as the fan zones had opened, the latest TV ratings from Germany are astonishing: 14.2 million females watched Germany defeat Turkey as opposed to 13.5 million males. The World Cup effect in Germany has also translated into Vfl Wolfsburg having a 30% female fan make-up, and Hanover 96 selling a quarter of its season-tickets to women.


The most prominent of the EU leaders at EURO 2008 has been female. German Chancellor Angela Merkerl was seen chatting to Bastian Schweinsteiger in the stands and made it her business to be the first person to speak to coach Joachim Löw after the referee sent him to the stands during the Germany v Austria clash in Vienna.


The old command issued to English fans to not travel if you don’t have tickets was overturned by sheer numbers of football-holidaymakers, of whom women formed a large part.


The increased interest in football as a pastime and entertainment has inevitably entailed an increase in female fandom. After the countrywide party atmosphere of Germany 2006, EURO 2008 has seen girls and women quite happy to face-paint and wear country colours to watch games quite independently of any male contact.


Football has suddenly become more sexually egalitarian, and I welcome that. While it is fair to say the average male fan possesses a deeper knowledge of the game than the average female fan, all, irrespective of origin, must be made welcome.


The ugliness of hooliganism withers faster than ever the more women are around football, which can only be a good thing. Only boneheads and misogynist dinosaurs argue for sexism in football in 2008, inspired by a fear of change and a rage at the passing of time, but their position is one they would not dare transfer to other arenas of public life. Racism was once the norm in society, so let us hope sexism in soccer becomes as wholly unnacceptable, too.


At the end of the day, the world’s number one game has to be there for everybody to partake of without exception, and unreconstructed males will have to evolve to stop using football as a private cell of frustration release, or die out.


When there are pretty and fun-loving females only a stone-throw away, apparently mad about football, what sort of man would turn a blind eye anyway?


* ‘Fan tourism’ has been more visible than ever before at this edition of the Euros. You would have been hard pressed to find a Portuguese amongst those wearing red and green against Germany, ditto a bona-fide tulip from the orange-clad hordes in Vienna against Russia, etc




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Capello’s England pick up the Togel Singapore pieces



Three major European nations came a cropper in South Africa.Capello.


Italy’s ageing heroes went down fighting to Slovakia but could not stop the holders going home after the first round. France imploded in mutinous rancour, while England scraped through the group stage only to be humiliated by a rampant young Germany side.


Raymond Domenech and Marcello Lippi exited stage left but Fabio Capello remained in his job. There was little option for the Football Association, given that they had put pen to paper with a hefty two-year contract extension, the cancellation of which have Togel Singapore cost them a pretty penny. Capello’s admission that he expected failure in Africa while hastily jettisoning his employers’ escape clause has cast him in a mercenary light.


Tomorrow at Wembley he returns to the limelight for the first time since his team and his reputation as a great coach were battered into the soil of Bloemfontein. With some irony, England’s first opponents after their worst ever World Cup debacle are the ones who first exposed the Three Lions’ tactical shortcomings and slew the myth of English invincibility.


Before 1953, England were still widely considered ‘the masters’ of the game in 1953 when the Mighty Magyars, the reigning Olympic champions, showed up at Wembley. Little did the 105,000 spectators coming through the gates know that a footballing trauma was in the offing, and some of them were surely still making their way through the turnstiles when Nandor Hidegkuti fired past Gil Merrick in the opening minute. If they had entered in hope they left in horror and stunned admiration.


England v Hungary.

To say Hungary’s 6-3 victory was a jolt to the English psyche would be an understatement. The Three Lions went into soccer shellshock having being out-thought and out-gunned for 90 minutes by a team light years ahead in formation and tactics. 57 painful years (1966 apart) since that historic first home defeat by an overseas nation, what have we learnt? Barely six weeks ago, England were once again embarrassed by the superior tactics of a fellow European nation, as Germany exposed the obsolete rigidity of their favoured formation.


For the WM read 442, the latter shape now clearly bypassed by the 4231. Uruguay, it is true, took fourth place at the World Cup playing 442 but with a fluidity and technical finesse England’s heavy legs could not match. While 442 is a shape easily-understandable to players, the gaps it leaves between its lines and the holes it leaves in midfield were starkly exposed in South Africa.

Capello has wisely shown a willingness to listen by immediately selecting a slew of young guns for his first friendly fixture since Bloemfontein, but the nagging doubt remains that England’s current crop do not have the footballing brains to reach the level of Spain, the Netherlands or their conquerors, Germany.


Sven-Goran Eriksson let slip in private that he thought English players were not intelligent enough to compete for the big prizes, lacking the mental flexibility to adapt to different playing systems and understand the phases of the game.


Eriksson is largely considered a mild failure for guiding England to two World Cup quarter-finals, yet with the hindsight of two successive coaching calamities, his reign appears all the more impressive.


There is some truth in the accusation that England still think ‘attack, attack, attack’ when the going gets rough. When Germany scored their decisive third with 23 minutes remaining, there were nine red shirts buzzing around the opposing box, the sort of numbers you should only hurl forward in injury time.


England’s limitations are exemplified by the almost identically speedy yet uncreative wingers they took to South Africa. Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips hared up the flanks but produced next to nothing of note, while Theo Walcott, left at home, is cut from the same cloth, famously lacking a footballing brain as Chris Waddle said.


While Germany’s ace was their razor-sharp counter-attacking strategy, a move clearly honed on the training field, England were looking to their stars Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard to conjure up moments of magic, which never arrived.


In their fascinating book, ‘Why England Lose’, financial writers Simon Kuper and Stefan Szyminski argue that soccer success at the international level is dependent on a combination of population, GDP and an amorphous factor they call ‘football experience’. While this explains Germany’s and Brazil’s historic triumphs it does not account for the prowess of the Netherlands, a country a third the size of England and with similar GDP but less football experience, who have reached three World Cup Finals and won the European Championship.


It remains the case that England’s national football culture stresses individual endeavour and physical prowess above team telepathy. Greece proved in Euro 2004 that you do not need the best players to triumph in the end but rather a system that works so well the individuals melt into the background. The most impressive England performance in living memory, the 4-1 demolition of Holland at Euro ’96, was clearly down to Terry Venables’ inspired system, and prompted no less than Guus Hiddink, the Dutch coach that evening, to claim – “They taught us a lesson in possession and the use of space” – England?


Until the national mindset from school level upwards is changed to one of ‘team first, me last’, England will surely continue to disappoint at the highest level. It may take years before they can win a World Cup, but they cannot short-cut the process. The FA always promise a root-and-branch reform of the game after an exit or failure to qualify for a tournament, yet one never materialises as officials keep their heads down and avoid the blame and the national team quietly goes back to its ineffective practices.


England needs far more clubs and players, far more qualified coaches at all levels and a sea-change in the coaching mentality towards tactical sophistication and away from the fixation with ‘passion’, ‘belief’ and what the Itailans call fantasistas.


So while England will probably beat Hungary on Wednesday and sail through to Euro 2012, a similar fate to South Africa awaits in Eastern Europe in two years’ time. History teaches us that English football’s expectations mask a stark reality. In order to win Euro 2012, Capello, whose biography Gabriele Marcotti bravely subtitled ‘Portrait of a Winner’, really needs a miracle.




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The Play-offs: The Most Qq Online Exciting Time Of The Year?



We are less than a week away from the biggest weekend of football outside of the Premier League as Wembley looks set to host another years worth of hopes and dreams either come true or crash and burn in painful circumstances. The Football League certainly lacks the quality of the Premier League but what it lacks in class it more than makes up for in excitement as anyone who watched the play-off semi-finals will tell you. For those of you who don’t normally look beyond the world of the Premier League then you should take the blinkers off and enjoy this Bank holiday weekend’s football.


Let’s look back at the semi-finals from the past week Qq Online starting with the Championship where we saw a nerve jangling game at Ashton Gate between Bristol City and Crystal Palace which could easily have gone either way if not for a pair of outstanding goals from Lee Trundle and Michael McIndoe in extra time. Whilst not many people will share much sympathy with Palace manager Neil Warnock, his outspoken nature doesn’t appeal to everyone, those Palace fans who believed their team could have been promoted yet again after coming from no where it must have been gutting to lose out so late on.



As for Watford fans you imagine its more a sense of frustration after leading the Championship, then failing to gain automatic promotion before being outclassed in two-legs by a very impressive Hull City side. So now we move onto Wembley and two sides who have never been in the Premiership playing for an estimated £62m windfall. As far as predictions go its too close to call really, both sides where close to gaining automatic promotion and both were impressive in their semi-finals for differing reasons. Bristol because of their grit and determination combined with their ability to pull it out of the bag when it matters whilst Hull demonstrated their over riding desire to make it to the top flight by picking apart a side who were a Premier League outfit last season. Head on over to Betting.Betfair to place your money on the Championship play-off final.



As for League 1 it appears that north-west London is about to be invaded by half of Yorkshire for this clash. Leeds against Doncaster hasn’t always been a rivalry, in fact they hadn’t been in the same division since 1956 before this season. But with both sides pushing for promotion another Yorkshire feud has developed. Again this is another tough on to call and like the two sides in the Championship final Leeds and Doncaster have displayed different aspects. Leeds showed really grit to come from behind to win against Carlisle, the only side to make it through to a final with their second leg away from home. As for Doncaster well after a tight first leg they blitzed their way past Southend after an incredibly high quality performance, especially by James Coppinger who scored an excellent hat-trick. Both sides will be confident heading into the final and what an incredible story it would be if Doncaster were to leapfrog Leeds into the Championship with their third promotion in six years.



Finally we have League 2 and another local derby set to take place on the biggest stage in English football. Stockport may claim to be a Cheshire club but both are located well within the border of Greater Manchester. It was an interesting contrast to watch the second-leg between Rochdale and Darlington before the FA Cup Final, while the cup final wasn’t dull it could not match the game between these two League 2 outfits, Rochdale coming from two goals down, on aggregate, to take the game to extra time and penalties with Ben Muirhead scoring the winning penalty to send Spotland into a frenzy. The only sore point for Rochdale was the sending-off of David Perkins, one of Rochdale’s key players this season. As for Stockport, while they didn’t provide the most the entertaining game on Saturday evening they did what was required of them to make it through. Liam Dickenson grabbing the only goal of the game and what a purchase he has been for Jim Gannon, a non-league player two years ago he has banged in 20 goals this season. Looking ahead to Wembley and it’s nice to have two sides who like to play football in the final for once. Head on over to Betfair for the latest online betting figures.



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Lucas Neill is no stranger to going Aplikasi Judi Online out on a limb.



Neill, a regular in the Socceroos backline and one of Australia’s star turns in last year’s World Cup, has been hammered from all quarters following his well-documented decision in the transfer window to snub Liverpool – and what turns out to be a possible appearance in the Champions League final – in favour of a relegation battle at cashed-up West Ham.


Before that his name was central to the debate of Aplikasi Judi Online diving in modern football after conceding a stoppage time penalty to Italy’s Fabio Grosso in Australia’s heartbreaking second round World Cup loss to the eventual champions 11 months ago.


And now Neill’s at it again, this week boldly predicting an unblemished Australian success at July’s Asian Cup finals.


Critics might suggest the 29-year-old, in the midst of a relegation dogfight at the foot of the English Premier League table, is hardly in the best position to judge the relative merits of Group A challengers Thailand, Oman and Iraq.


But when asked about his expectations for Australia’s maiden AFC adventure, Neill responded by confidently boasting he expects Graham Arnold’s Socceroos to remain unbeaten throughout the tournament.


Then, just for good measure, Neill also noted that they wouldn’t even need a fully fit Tim Cahill or Harry Kewell to breeze through the group stage although conceded the recovering pair would have to be back to their best in the knockout stage to negotiate the likes of Japan and South Korea (Neill’s tips for success).


Australia could face a possible quarter-final clash against Japan, a repeat of the World Cup opener which the Socceroos won 3-1 last year.


“I really think we’ve got a squad that can handle the conditions, enough of us have played on the biggest stage now that we won’t be intimidated by the teams we’re going to play against and I really see the standard we’re expecting to set taking us all the way to the end,” Neill said in a teleconference with reporters on Thursday.


While on Cahill and Kewell he added: “There might be a couple of games where they might not have to be 100 per cent fit or 100 per cent on their games. We might be able to get away with them being 90 or 95 per cent of their best.”


But how could Neill know?


Speaking on the eve of West Ham’s crunch match against Manchester United on the final day of the English season, surely Neill’s immediate thoughts revolved around how to control the likes of Rooney and Ronaldo and preserve the London club’s Premiership status.


But even without that significant distraction, you have to wonder whether the Australians are being caught up in their own hype.


It could be devastating to the chances of the Socceroos, currently ranked second in Asia behind Iran, if they blindly assumed that being the sole AFC nation to progress past the group stage at the World Cup makes them heavy Asian Cup favourites.


Much of Neill’s absolute faith in Australia’s chances of going undefeated comes from last year’s pre-World Cup build-up under departed coach Guus Hiddink, a program which resulted in Australia being considered among the fittest and most prepared sides in Germany.


He also said that the conditions across co-hosts Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam will be a ‘leveller’, hinting that Australia’s vital acclimatisation camp in Singapore during June would be preparation enough for the extreme climate expected in Bangkok around kick-off time (90 percent humidity and a 50 per cent chance of rain on matchdays).


Of course, Australia’s almost wholly European-based squad is not foolish enough to believe that playing on variable pitches at extreme temperatures will not provide its share of challenges, and time will reveal any degree of overconfidence from Neill and his colleagues.


Local followers only hope that two warm-up matches – against arch-rivals Uruguay on June 2 and Singapore on June 30 – is sufficient to avoid any embarrassment when they come face-to-face with Oman, Gulf Cup finalists in January remember, in their group opener.


It might just not be the walk in the park some are predicting.



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Kashima Keluaran HK Antlers back on top as Urawa Reds held



Kashima Antlers moved back to the top of the J. League standings following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Vissel Kobe last night.


In a full round of midweek fixtures, Kashima took advantage of Urawa’s 2-2 draw away at Shimizu S-Pulse to leapfrog the Saitama giants in the standings.


Imposing defender Daiki Iwamasa scored the only goal of the game, powering home a header to register Kashima’s 1000th league goal in the process.


The match of the round took place at Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi, and it lived up to expectations as a crowd of 30,851 were thrilled by an absorbing battle between Shimizu S-Pulse and Urawa Reds.


The hosts opened the scoring from the penalty spot after young striker Kazuki Hara was felled in the box, with Hara himself stepping up to send Reds keeper Ryota Tsuzuki the wrong way.


Despite fielding three defensive midfielders, Shimizu Keluaran HK struggled desperately to contain Urawa’s rapid-fire counter-attacks, and it was no surprise when Brazilian playmaker Robson Ponte levelled the scores through a scrappy goal shortly before half-time.


Urawa’s second goal was a more note-worthy effort, as 18-year-old midfielder Naoki Yamada sliced through the S-Pulse defence before curling a superb strike into the far corner of the goal with just sixteen minutes remaining.


With the Reds fans already celebrating another victory, former Urawa striker Yuichiro Nagai missed a golden opportunity to level the score for Shimizu, as shot-stopper Tsuzuki somehow clawed Nagai’s goal-bound header out.


Nevertheless the hosts were not to be denied, and from the same passage of play stand-in skipper Arata Kodama produced a coolly taken volley to ensure that both teams left the 2002 FIFA World Cup venue with a share of the spoils.


Elsewhere a crowd of 28,317 was on hand at Nissan Stadium to see Yokohama F. Marinos striker Kazuma Watanabe score the only goal of the game, as Marinos beat fellow fallen giants Jubilo Iwata 1-0.


The biggest crowd of the day saw 34,060 fans pile into Big Swan Stadium in Niigata to watch home team Albirex twice take the lead against struggling JEF United, only to be pegged back in an entertaining 2-2 draw.


Elsewhere Kawasaki Frontale hammered Kyoto Sanga 4-1 at Todoroki Stadium, Nagoya Grampus were held to a scoreless home draw by Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Omiya Ardija slumped to a worrying 3-0 defeat to promoted outfit Montedio Yamagata at Omiya Park, Kashiwa Reysol beat Oita Trinita 2-1 in a battle of the cellar dwellers at Hitachidai, while Gamba Osaka returned to form to beat FC Tokyo 4-2 at Expo ’70 Stadium.


The pick of the J2 action saw league leaders Cerezo Osaka beat bottom club Yokohama FC 2-0, while Ventforet Kofu beat fellow high-fliers Shonan Bellmare 1-0 in front of 11,546 fans at Kose Sports Park, with substitute Masaru Matsuhashi coming off the bench to score a

late winner, making some folks who wager through very happy.


Vegalta Sendai beat Mito Hollyhock 2-1 in front of 11,261 fans at Miyagi Stadium, and 11,242 fans turned out at the Sapporo Dome to see hosts Consadole triumph 3-2 over Ehime FC.


Of the newly promoted sides, Kataller Toyama are the best placed in eleventh following their latest 3-0 home win over FC Gifu, however Fagiano Okayama and Tochigi SC are struggling in fifteenth and seventeenth place respectively in the eighteen team league




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An Idiot’s Guide to Judi Online Hanoi



I’ve been in Hanoi for two weeks and I still haven’t the faintest clue how to navigate the streets here. So much for my trusty internal GPS. This city has me beat and I concede defeat.

That said, it’s not as though I’m in a complete fog. Some valuable lessons have been learned, interesting sites seen, and plenty of beer consumed.


I thought I’d share some of my newfound knowledge with you lest you yourself wind up visiting this city planner’s worst nightmare one day. Man cannot live on Lonely Planet alone, after all:


Come prepared: There aren’t any shops to buy toiletries or the like at any of the hotels. And forget about popping out to the nearest 7-11–there aren’t any of those either. Convenience stores do exist, but it takes time and energy to get to them.


If you drink, you’re in luck as they sell the world’s cheapest beer in Vietnam. The only catch is you leave yourself wide open to the world’s biggest hangover in the morning and nowhere to buy aspirin.


Also, unless you’re extremely careful, you can expect your stomach to disagree with at least something during your stay. Be prepared. Pack your medicine.


Best restaurant: You can’t possibly sample every place in Hanoi in such a short time but the good news is that the smattering of places I have been to have all been excellent (save for one–Bobby Chinn’s). The best by far, though, has been La Salsa across the street from St. Joseph’s Cathedral. A tapas joint owned and operated by French people, La Salsa is a favorite hangout of expats and backpackers alike. Don’t let that turn you off, the food more than makes up for the non-Vietnamese experience. Chorizo to die for, mouthwatering meatballs, succulent duck and sangria that will leave you seeing double for a fortnight (Did I mention you should pack your Tylenol?).


Best nightclub: Nutz at the Sheraton Hotel. This is a no-brainer because it’s the only disco that the fun police haven’t shut down in the last couple of months. It isn’t anything to write home about what with prostitutes on the prowl and visiting businessmen–all conspicuously without wedding rings–lapping up the attention. But the place is always busy and there are enough people not taking part in the sex trade to make it worthwhile.


Better still, it’s one of the only places I’ve found that stays open late. They flicked the switch on us at 12:30 the other night (also spoiling the fun for Australia coach Graham Arnold and his retinue) and stayed open until 3 a.m. on the weekend. Good numbers for a city that usually shuts its doors at 11 p.m.


Most interesting site: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. Ho is a little less green than V.I. Lenin in Red Square, yet he still radiates an eerie glow. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been lying in state for 37 years.


French women also cause headaches: “I find it so easy to get laid here,” one particularly stunning blonde French woman told me. Which begged the question, “In what country do stunning blonde French women find it difficult to get laid?”


Best coffee: The locals will probably want to lynch me when they read this, but my vote for the best mud goes to Highlands, a Vietnamese chain similar to Starbucks and Tully’s. I find the local joe too strong and slightly odd-tasting. It’s an acquired taste that I’m certain I will never acquire. Highlands also has a good wireless connection (in most outlets) and decent food to boot. And air conditioning, bless them.


Worst service: Bobby Chinn’s. The battleaxe that runs the place ruins what otherwise would be the ideal restaurant. Great food (“Asian fusion”), hip décor and sofas in the back with hookah pipes for some serious chilling. Don’t get too excited though, the waitresses will stop just short of prodding you with a fork to hurry your meal along. It was truly the worst dining experience of my life. And I’ve been to some pretty terrible places over the years.


Service in general: Polite but not entirely with it. Take a deep breath and be prepared to wait when ordering in Hanoi. The locals work at a relaxed pace and are prone to getting orders wrong, so patience is a must. Learning some Vietnamese should help minimize any communication breakdowns.


MVP award: Definitely Judi Online goes to the city’s drivers. Ho Chi Minh City may be even busier than Hanoi, but there’s no denying the people here know how to operate their vehicles, be it the taxi drivers or the multitude of people on mopeds. As one observant visitor pointed out, “They seem to be born on motorcycles.”


Don’t drink the water: And stay away from ice cubes. You’ll regret it in the morning otherwise.


Most unnerving: The police who monitor you on the dance floor. I guess my jig ain’t as bad as I thought, though, as I have yet to be arrested.


Most pleasant surprise: The absence of McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, etc. You can still get pizza and cheeseburgers, just not from Ronald and the rest of junk-food juggernauts. It’s nice to see they haven’t reached every corner of the world. Yet.

Sadly, I’ve seen two KFCs here and there’s a Segafredo’s coming soon. Still, as the saying goes: “I got to Hanoi before obesity.” If you hurry, so can you.




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There is a lot of controversy surrounding video games and the perceived negative effects that many attribute to them, more so casino video games. On the contrary there is a lot to be gained from playing casino video games found on sites, and video games in general. Especially so in our stress-field society, people need to know of avenues where through which they can relieve themselves of the day to day stress that all go through.


This article will discuss how you can reduce stress by playing video games. There are various mental health benefits that come with engaging in this computer or video games. Borrowing from the world of science it is important to remember that every action has a reaction and similarly, a counter reaction. Some games worth mentioning Slot Online here are Pachinko, Slots, Video Lottery Terminal, Call of Duty, Video Poker, Bingo, Keno, and Snow World.



Last year, the University of Utah produced a study that scrutinised and examined the impact of constant gaming on mentally challenged persons. A good example of this includes gamblers suffering from depression, autism, and Parkinson’s disease. The study went ahead to show that people who engaged in video games such as video poker showed improvement in their resilience, fighting spirit, and empowerment. The report showed that video poker has proven to concentrate on a particular area of study could further enhance the personality and character of users or subscribers of gaming.


Video games have the ability to cause effects on the neuron mechanisms. Therefore, they activate the reward process and system, and also the positive emotions. Factors which go a mile in helping improve a gamers’ overall state of mind.



The standards of a sound man defer substantially to letting any person sit in front of a television or computer screen. It may not appear as a secure and productive way of how he or she spends her time. However, expert researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia would offer a contrary opinion. In their research, they found out that those who took part in “interactive games” experienced better object control skills than those people who did not. However, this is not to say that subscribers or gamblers with above average motor skills owe their area of strength to playing video and computer games.



Both emotional and physical pains have the capability of causing massive amounts of stress, depression, and emotional agony to any individual. Through the old mental technique of depression, psychologists from the University of Washington have achieved this fete. By creating a game, “Snow World”, they managed to help their patients feel as if they are in an arctic wonderland. The game involves throwing snowballs at a variety of set targets such as snowmen and penguins.


In an interesting turn of events, military hospitals discovered that recovering soldiers also benefited from “Snow World”. Those who engaged in the game surprisingly required less pain medication during their stay in the facility.



Loneliness can be a disastrous factor to development and growth. It causes emotional turmoil and reduced self-esteem. Research has shown that very few adults today rarely took part in video games in there early years. In future, such people grow up having a negative attitude to matters concerning competition, interaction and communication. Similarly, they are also shunned away by their peers, called renegades or social outcasts.


To avoid these tragedies of life, therefore, playing highly engaging games such as Call of Duty at an early age is necessary for gamers. The game fosters unity and togetherness because subscribers can link together on an online basis. For example a person located in Senegal, Africa can invite and play together with a person located in Belfast in the United Kingdom.



Many today suffer from emotional stress and depression as a result of poor decisions made. Playing Video Lottery Terminal for example, improves one’s ability to formulate better plans and strategies of life. The University of Rochester through its neuroscientists discovered that the quick reactions that happen in the game setting could result also apply in a person’s lifestyle. Through scanning through various possibilities and choosing a solution, for example in games such as “Fifa”, automatically, this improves the decision-making process.



It is our aim to create and foster expert and professional gaming. Playing video games comes with various advantages as mentioned in this post, which require significant consideration. A challenge that is facing most gamblers in the United Kingdom and the world as a whole is that people have lost hope. Stress and depression have been the order of the day. So go ahead, whether young or old and take the initiative. Pick up that control pad, switch on your favourite console or log in to your favourite casino game site and transform your lifestyle.

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A good mind Bandarq set is one of the prime prerequisites for success in the game of poker. In fact, the mental aspect of the game of poker is as important as the talents and skills. If this sounds incredible, allow me to explain in a little more detail.


We are all aware of the fact that professional sport teams take on psychologists with a view that they will help to change the Bandarq mindsets of their players by inducing confidence, teamwork, vision and lot more positive ideologies in their players which will help in the long run and bring in more wins. So, if we concur that training also includes a profound measure of psychology, it would be silly to assume that we can play poker if we do not have any control over our psychology. The truth is that slot online poker is largely a psychological contest more than you will find in any of the other games.


Poker psychology can be split into two separate aspects – intrapersonal and interpersonal. While intrapersonal poker psychology relates to ‘within oneself’ and deals with a player’s skills, such as his confidence, instincts, patience and other characteristics, the interpersonal psychology is all about a player’s interaction with other players and the dealer.


Simply speaking, Bandarq psychology is nothing but how your mind reacts during a game. With all his skills, even the best player cannot ensure success at the game of poker unless he has his mind under control. If you study or even glance at the profiles of the best poker players worldwide such as the WSOP Champions, you will realize that they not only have a lot of talent and skill but also possess a sharp mind.


It is not possible for a player to learn to keep his mind in check all at once and create a winning streak. Instead it is understood by many that it is a gradual and time-taking process where you will develop a stronger mental state with the passing of each game, and as you gather wins and losses under your belt.


One of the most essential Bandarq elements of poker psychology is being able to stay calm and composed irrespective of which card is dealt to you. This is vital because poker is not just a game, it is also a business venture and large sums of money are often involved, giving you all the more reason to keep a cool head. The moment you loose your cool and let other emotions take over your mind, you are bound to come under strain and pressure which will eventually influence your game. Hence, concentration is a vital element to winning a game.


As discussed earlier, the other aspect of poker psychology relates to a player’s interaction with the other players at the game table. Although some players prefer to concentrate only on what they are doing and think that it is none of their business to study their opponents, this is not really true. Certainly the highest amount of concentration must center on your game, but you can also assess the moves of the other players but still remain alert and do your best to outsmart your rivals in order to win the game.

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There were few eyebrows raised earlier this summer when South Korea clinched a place at the 2010 World Cup. After all, the Taeguk Warriors had qualified for the previous six global tournaments; a seventh successive spot was impressive but not especially newsworthy.


But North Korea making a second ever appearance at the World Cup? Now that is a little different and made headlines from Argentina to Zimbabwe.


The first time round, it all happened in England in 1966. The unfancied north-east Asians shocked the soccer world by defeating the mighty Italians 1-0. The Azzurri returned home to be pelted by tomatoes at the airport while North Korea progressed to a quarterfinal against Portugal.


There, in the city of Liverpool, cheered on by thousands of English fans that had taken the underdogs to their hearts, the Koreans took an amazing 3-0 lead. It didn’t – it couldn’t – last, and their dreams were dashed by the mighty Eusebio who inspired a comeback and a 5-3 win.


Something similar in South Africa would keep soccer fans north of the 38th Parallel happy for another 44 years. That is exactly what North Korean midfielder An Yong-hak told me recently.


“As a team, we haven’t really talked about our final objective,” the 30 year-old said.


“However, personally, I really want to win Agen Togel games at the World Cup and not just be satisfied with participation. I want to go past the first round of tournament. I know it will be difficult, but I want to win and go to the second round rather than being satisfied saying that it’s okay to draw or to lose just because we are in World Cup.”


The whole nation is already excited and is still recovering from the tension involved in booking the spot in South Africa. With one match remaining in a tight qualification group, North Korea had to go to West Asian powerhouse Saudi Arabia on June 17 and avoid defeat.


It could have been worse. Earlier in the evening South Korea had played Iran in Seoul. An Iranian win would have left An and his team-mates needing victory in Riyadh. With Iran leading 1-0 with nine minutes left at Seoul World Cup Stadium. It wasn’t looking good but then Park Ji-sung struck to score a goal that was cheered all over the Korean peninsula and a hotel in Riyadh.


“I watched the game with my roommate in my hotel room in Saudi Arabia,” recalls An. “(When Park scored) I thought, “Thank you so much, thank you so much.” Because that meant we had a great chance!”


Despite only needing a draw and not a win, it was still a tough and tight encounter at the King Fahd International Stadium and Saudi Arabia spent much of the match attacking.


“As the game started, we were a bit nervous, more than a usual game, but we tried to encourage each other and help each other as much as we could. Playing in that match and doing what we did was like achieving my dream. We knew that we had to be as good as could be. We knew that this was our chance to go to the World Cup and we weren’t going to let that go.”


“We all knew that if we won this game, we would qualify for the World Cup. At the same time, we knew that if we made a mistake in the game then we would regret missing the chance for the rest of our lives.”


They didn’t and they won’t. The players did their duty to earn a spot at the biggest sporting event on the planet next summer. Scenes of DPRK joy at the stadium were beamed around the world but it was a restrained occasion for the players.


“If we had been in Pyongyang at that moment, we might have gone out and celebrated,” said An.


“But we were in Saudi Arabia, so we were just delighted with the result in the stadium, and then came back to hotel and went to bed.


“I actually didn’t go back to Pyongyang with the team. However, when the other players arrived in Pyongyang, they received a very enthusiastic greeting at the airport and a lot of people, maybe tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, came out on the streets and congratulated the team all the way from the airport to downtown Pyongyang.”


Now the hard work starts. North Korea, a team that plays few friendly games, will likely be the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup. Opponents may not know much about North Korea but that advantage will only go so far.


“We need experience. We need many practice games. I think until June 2010, we need to improve ourselves by having practice matches with strong teams such as European, South American or African teams.”


That would be ideal practice for An’s ideal group which consists of, “Brazil from South America, England from Europe and Egypt from Africa. They are the best and it will be very difficult.”


And after that? The midfielder has his eyes on a personal prize.


“I want to play in England’s Premier League because I have had seen many games on television. The supporters are passionate, and I like the fact that the fans sit really close to the action at the stadium.


Also, the Premier League is a high level league and has a great history with many famous players. That’s where I want to play one day. I would like to play at any good club in the Premier League.”

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