Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Mazal Tov to Cousin J.
Who schlepped all the way from Haifa to Cyprus to see his home soccer team, Maccabi Haifa, play “at home” against the mythical Manchester United, and was not disappointed. 3 – 0.

The BBC was actually gushing in it's praise. How refreshing. Maybe they dislike Manchester United and manager Sir Alex Ferguson even more than they dislike us? It’s nice to be the underdog for a change.

United's defence parted like the Red Sea as Katan surged forward and unleashed a searing strike past Ricardo, who was angered that no-one had challenged the Maccabi striker.

If the United goalkeeper could not believe his eyes for the first goal, there was absolutely nothing he could do to stop Maccabi's second after the break.