Bye Sir Alex and Thank You,we love to hate you.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson known to all of us football fans as Sir Alex Ferguson the manager of one of the rather the most well-known Football(soccer for all you Americans)in the world Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson managed the club from 1986 to 2013,being one of the most respected manager in the history of European football,he is admired, respected and feared in equal measures by his players, referees and other officials.

I myself being an arsenal fan loved to hate Manchester united every time they came to field against arsenal,those box flare-ups between Arsene and Alex Ferguson where they would stand face to face shouting and at times shouting expletives at each other was something that aresnal and man united fans looked up-to,days before the matches were to be played the mind games would start and once the games commenced the intensity of the game would over-whelm everybody including those watching the match back at home.I really liked the way his face would get all red when he would get angry,and I am sure all of you have heard about Sir Alex’s hair dryer treatment for all those who did not fall in line.A figure who would not stand anybody who came in the way of his absolute authority over the players and the football club.

I would remember Alex Ferguson as someone who though was not playing on the field but his larger then life portrait always made the fans and opposition alike feel like he himself was playing the match.The elder statesman, the knight of Old Trafford was a man of integrity a man who devoted 26 years of his life to make united what it is today,I would only like to say “alex ferguson if it wasn’t for you we arsenal fans would never have enjoyed the intensity of our matches with united we would never have have enjoyed the argument’s that you had with  arsene,we love to hate you”

Manchester united has lost it’s elder and David Moyes will replace him the longest serving manager of the English premier league has left.It just makes me wonder how devastated would we arsenal fans be when our beloved arsene wenger retires whenever he does,I hope he never retires or leaves arsenal just like every united fan had hoped for Alex.

Pope Francis

The speculations and debate and deliberation about who the next pope to throne of the Head of the Roman catholic church would be,there were arguments there were speculations among people about  the next pope,which would confuse me quite a bit weren’t people supposed to be happy irrespective of who or where the next pope came from,the best part is the news channels blaring that since the pope was elected from south America,Argentina to be precise,Europe would loose importance and that,some people were taking comfort in the fact that though the pope lived in Argentina he was of Italian origin,okay anyways i thought religious people dint do all this.Well then came the perfect introduction about the new pope he was a man of the people a simple man a man who prefers to live economically an individual who cared for the poor,an individual who sent out this message that it does not matter where you come from or what you do or what color you are,if you are religious why speculate why deliberate or debate about things that are not in your hands,if you are a true follower of your respective god’s and goddess just do good work,well for a non-believer like me who likes to switch on the t.v and listen to  news channel did not have to change the channel,this is  how people should be this is how leaders should be,and all the people whether believers or non-believers stopped arguing and sat quietly and listened to this holy person.

 

R.I.P Hugo Chavez

Recently i had the opportunity of attending an international conference where i got to meet a lot of people especially Venezuelans,we were having our conversations and then came up the topic of Hugo Chavez,though the initial response  was quite negative like Hugo Chavez was not at all helping the Venezuelans,he was not a peoples person etc etc,these guys described themselves as the middle income people and that the security situation was very bad back in Venezuela,but then there was this other group which spoke highly of  Mr Chavez and how he had used the oil money to help the poor of Venezuela,and  on the 5th of march,2013 i heard about his demise,so i decided to write a blog on all the work Mr Chavez has done for the world and Venezuela.

Hugo Rafael Chavez Fracas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈuɣo rafaˈel ˈtʃaβes ˈfɾi.as]; 28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was formerly the leader of the Fifth Republic Movement political party from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until his death.

Following his own political ideology of Bolivarianism and “socialism of the 21st century“, he focused on implementing socialist reforms in the country as a part of a social project known as the Bolivarian Revolution, which has seen the implementation of a new constitution, participatory democratic councils, the nationalization of several key industries, increased government funding of health care and education, and significant reductions in poverty, according to government figures.[1]

Chavez was raised by his grandmother in a house with a mud floor in rural Venezuela and evoked almost religious passion among poor supporters who loved his folksy charm, common touch and determination to put the nation’s oil wealth at their service.

He burst onto the national scene by leading an attempted coup in 1992. It failed and he was imprisoned, but he then formed a political party on his release two years later and swept to power in a 1998 election.

It was the first of four presidential election victories, built on widespread support among the poor.

The flamboyant 58-year-old had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in his pelvic region in mid-2011. His last surgery was on December 11 and he had not been seen in public since.

I DO NOT KNOW WHETHER HE WAS GOOD OR A BAD POLITICIAN BUT HE SURELY WAS A VERY FAMOUS LEADER,ATLEAST FOR THE POOR OF HIS COUNTRY.images