Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's back

Wonderful, my weekly dose of football is back with a vengeance. The domestic Cambodian football season kicked-off today and regular service was resumed from the off. Two matches, played in exhausting heat, and I was just watching, ten goals in two games with at least two of them early contenders for goal of the season, three red cards, the worst tackle of the decade, a flurry of new foreign imports trying to make their mark, a flash scoreboard that shows the action live, a team walk-off, oh and a bit of football in between. Marvellous. If, like me, you love your football then this is the food and drink that sustains you. Okay, we are not talking Barclays Premier League but I was brought up on a diet of non-league football back in England, so my sights have never been set that high from the word go. This is the best Cambodia has to offer, so it'll have to do. The new faces, including three Egyptians making their bow for one of the clubs, didn't exactly uproot any trees like Julius Oiboh did last year when he single-handedly gave Naga a chance of the championship. The season will ebb and flow, I'm expecting a ton of goals, more red cards than you can count, some of the worst refereeing decisions you're ever likely to see, football that wouldn't look out of place on the park on a Sunday morning, but it's our football and we'll cherish it for the next six months.

On an entirely different note, take a look at the temples of Angkor with a fashion photoshoot in mind. These pictures come from the Bergdorf Goodman fashion magazine. The prices are mind-blowing.

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