March 5, 2010
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9:30AM The game started and we needed a win and that I was sure.
9:38AM As expected, Rory's throw-in helped set up the goal..I was speechless and very annoyed... But we have to fight back, we just have to...
10:02AM Bendtner nicked in an equalizer.. alas, we have hope..my spirit was high..Im anticipating
10:45AM Second-half began... let's get things done I thought...
Minutes passed...I was getting frustrated..yes, I was...
11.05AM All hell broke lose. . . At first I never noticed anything but then when people started crowding in on Ramsey and ushering in the medics, a very bad feeling creeps in...It felt like my soul was sucked out of my body. . .silence. . .confusion. . .fear. . .terror. . .
Then everyone realised what really happened. . .It was horrid. . .everything went numb. . .It sure was numb. . .
At the end of the day, we got our three points... yes, we closed in on the gap but lose something more valuable than a chance in the title race. . . we lost a comrade, a friend, a rising star, a nineteen year old lad who aspire to become the next best footballer. We won by a margin, but we lost a great deal more. How much more bittersweet can something in life be?
Things really went numb as I watched the last 30 minutes of the game. It portrayed all the mixed emotions one could ever comprehend and feel at the same time. Yes, people were dribbling and passing the ball. Even miles away from the Britannia Stadium, I can sense the blandness and lack of luster that is affecting all the players on the pitch. This was no mere game to be played. And finally, Fabregas nicked in a penalty and Vermaelen finished the game with a third.
The final whistle was blown. It ended. or did it?
Life does not just come to a standstill when the final whistle is blown.A life's dream has probably just slipped into the oblivion. Has anyone noticed, I wonder? FIFAWorld Cup is just around the corner and this young lad's opportunity to play for his country is now GONE.Whose to blame? Whose to judge?
I personally believe Shawcross tackle was unintentional but it was definitely heavy. After looking over the tackle a couple times, yes, it was fair to say it was a 50:50. But then, it was still very disappointing when tragic things like this happened when it can be prevented at the first place. People keep pointing out the fact that the mentality of football and how its played should be questioned and challenged. And I agree.The thing is Shawcross himself was not the one to be blame nor there is anyone to judge his actions. We as a community of football fans, footballers, managers, officials and leaders of all national football associations should really make a stand and let everyone know that this is unacceptable and is not to be tolerated. Football is a sport that brings nation together in a game that is played with passion, endurance, a positive mentality and not with violence.
I cant help but hearing the occurrence of multiple mishaps and horrible accidents and this must STOP. Petr Cech, Carlo Cudicini, Park, Eduardo, Diaby and now Aaron Ramsey...We dont need that do we?For one, I say we can definitely enjoy this beautiful sport with the neat flicks, crosses, volleys or set-pieces without contemplating to knock our opponents down and hard.
I just hope and pray that Ramsey will have a swift recovery and we are looking forward to see you play again xxx
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