Spurs in Europe 3

My favourite football team, Tottenham Hotspur (nickname Spurs) played in the UEFA Cup against Aalborg of Norway last night.

At half-time Spurs were losing 0-2, but they came back strongly to win 3-2 with goals from Berbatov (Bulgaria), Malbranque (France) and Bent (England) and they now have a very good chance to progress to the next stage of the competition.

This is a picture of the celebrations after Malbranque’s goal.

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Chinese show

On Sunday I went to the Shizuoka Culture Centre to watch a performance of dance, music and song by a group of Chinese performers. They were very talented, but what made it even more impressive was that all the performers had some kind of disability.

Some were unable to hear, many were blind, and one man had no arms. The audience loved them and at the end of the performance the applause went on for ages.

Then some members of the audience decided to show their appreciation by shaking hands with the performers (remember some of them can’t hear) and soon there were hundreds of spectators at the bottom of the stage all trying to shake hands with as many performers as they could.

Wakeboarding

The sport of wakeboarding came up in one of my classes today; it is a popular ocean sport in Guam. However I admitted to the students that I didn’t know what it was. So I did a little research.

Wakeboarding is a water sport which involves riding a wakeboard close behind a boat. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing techniques.

Here is a picture. It is certainly not a sport I would like to do!

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Spurs in Europe 2

After losing 1-2 to Getafe (Spain) two weeks ago in the UEFA Cup the Spurs coach was sacked. It was quite sad as the previous coach, Martin Jol, was a good, honest man who was very popular with the fans. However Spurs have had a really bad start to this season.

A new coach was quickly found, Juande Ramos, who was coach of Sevilla of Spain, and things are slowly improving.

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Yesterday Spurs played against Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel) and won 2-0 with goals from Robbie Keane (Ireland) and Dimitar Berbatov (Bulgaria), and Spurs have a good chance to progress further in the UEFA Cup.