Saturday, February 18, 2012


Not Neil Warnock. Anyone but Neil Warnock.

I can't help feeling that this willingness to look for short-term solutions will eventually result in the same kind of tanking in performances, results, finances and expectations that put Leeds United on the 'where are they now' list to begin with.

Prove me wrong, Mr. Warnock - I don't think you can. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Let's Go Cena, Cena Does NOT Suck

I have just seen one of the greatest wrestling promos of all time. Take it from someone who's seen a promo or two over the years - people will be talking about this 'inside look at John Cena' promo for a long, long time to come.

This one simple promo has single-handedly shifted the balance of power in favour of John Cena in my mind as far as his Wrestlemania 28 match with The Rock is concerned. It paints Cena as straddling the dichotomy between the immature 'believers' and the righteous smarks who view him with condescension but it does more than that. It shows him not as being disaffected or arrogant but as truly assimilating it as part of his character and still going that extra mile to handle a workload not seen in his profession since Hogan in the late '80s. There's a depth to this promo I can feel, sense, touch. There's something about it that convinces me that John Cena the character is John Cena the man.

He doesn't need to turn heel and he doesn't need to do heelish things. Because, with every step he takes, with every cap he throws out in slow motion to an empty arena, with every radio show spot he does and with every Make-A-Wish kid whose dream he makes come true, he is 'getting over' as this compromised character, each and every day of his life. 

John Cena the man is going to take to that ring in Miami on April 1. John Cena the man is going to get booed out of that building by all but a select (possibly planted) few. But it is John Cena the man who needs to go over The Rock at Wrestlemania 28. I am now convinced without question that this is absolutely how he must be booked. John Cena must win. There is simply no other way.

Thursday, February 09, 2012


I watched the sun rise this morning. Not after a sleepless night either - the proper way. And as that reluctant giant ball of orange inched its way up the cold, hazy Noida skyline, two thoughts came to mind - one, there is absolutely nothing to compete with this feeling of solitude and two, it's a feeling that wouldn't go amiss if it occurred a little more frequently (as unlikely as that is) over the days and months to come.

I'm not sure if there's a point to this story but I'm going to tell it again.

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I've been wilfully caught up in the self-defeating quest to get to know myself for years. I've never expected anything beneficial to result from such a quest. I tend to evoke extremely polarised reactions from people I get to know in passing. Consequently, only those people who know me inside-out would honestly claim that I'm a person who's just "alright." It's not a coincidence that the description I've laid out above has no fewer than, title included, eleven references to me (make that twelve). I'm affectionately referred to as "Ego." I think that last statement might have given away a tad too much. Welcome Aboard.

IHTRTRS ke pichle episode mein aapne dekha...


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