On the 7th of July 2013  the Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray took place.  As a Murray fan I was anxious for the final, as you would expect.    I was excited at the same time though,  ———-     77 years, you know Andy,  no pressure.

All the Brits were in the royal box,  even Victoria Beckham, like I said NO PRESSURE.

Murray started off strong in the very first game, creating 3 break points,  Djokovic being the formidable player he is, swept them aside.  Both players struggled to hold serve in the sweltering heat.  Murray soon settled into the match quickly and looked like the better player in the first set against an unusually erratic Djokovic.  The support for Murray was incredible.

The world number 2 converted his 7th break point after three games.     The home supporters however were brought down immediately when Djokovic recovered the break to love, but the Serb was leaking errors and soon  Murray moved clear again at 4-3.  The first set had many twists and turns but Murray was solid enough —-     he served the 1st out to love.  6-4.   It seemed like the world number 2 had Djokovic rattled.

However the world number 1 responded perfectly as he raced to a 4-1 lead in the second set.      Murray fought admirably, hitting a return winner off a Djokovic second serve, playing some of his best tennis.  The pressure got to the Djokovic eventually and he unusually double faulted to give the game to Andy.  4-4. Game on.

More drama unfolded when it reached 5-5 –  Djokovic argued with the umpire over a line call , he got frustrated and it proved costly as he netted a forehand into the net and allowed Murray to gain the lead in the 2nd set.    Murray routinely served it out.  7-5.      Murray was 2 sets to love up against the world number 1.      AT WIMBLEDON.        Woah.     BOOM.

Djokovic was playing far from his best, he looked lethargic and downbeat,    Murray took advantage of the situation and raced to a 2-0 in the third set.    Murray was a man on a mission.     Djokovic  however ended the run of games for the US Open champ  and he gained the upper-hand over Murray ——   a sense of apprehension and inevitability  swept over Centre court.  Djokovic was punishing Murray’s weak second serve.

Murray somehow muzzled  his way back into the match, and leveled it at 4-4.     The world number 2  hit some amazing passing shots,   and he  kept pummeling  the ball into submission, going all out in attack.  Murray remained positive and he drew another error from Novak  to take the  lead —– 5-4.  Murray would be serving for the match.  AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.      AHHHHHHHHHHHHH.   AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Murray reached 40-0  on his next service game ———-   when he lost the next 3 points, my heart stopped.    THE DRAMA.      After what it felt like a age, Murray eventually closed it out. He threw his racket and celebrated the moment in great fashion.    WAIT WHAT JUST HAPPENED. ???   WAIT WHAT ?!?!      YASSSSSSSSS.


There was a clear cry  from Gerard Butler in the crowd  –   THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!!


———–      One slam wonder eh ?



Overall I don’t think the final was a classic, both players struggled at times and there were too many predictable points being played.  They both struggled on their second serves.   Having said that there were some epic points and long drawn out rallies.    Both players displayed some incredible amounts of stamina and technique.  Murray with 36 winners and 21 UE.   Djokovic with 31 winners and 40 UE.

I do believe that Murray and Djokovic will be competing against each other in more Grand Slam finals in the future.   I believe that Murray is quite capable of winning 4 or 5 slams.     As for Djokovic , I’m sure that he will come stronger than ever, he is a worthy world number 1.    I  also think there are still a few more years for Federer, and I have no doubt that Rafa will be back, hungry for more success.


Scottish Premier League champions Celtic have been drawn against Serie A stars Juventus at the Champions League last 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Old Lady of Italian football, seeded in the draw,  clinched the Scudetto last term without losing a match. They have been strong again this year, currently topping Serie A      W 13   D 3  L 2.  They have been great in the group stage and fully deserved their 1st place standing with impressive wins over Chelsea and  Shakhtar.  Juventus are solid in their defense and can turn defense into attack at an amazing pace .

Pirlo is my main concern in that team, his vision and ability along with his free kicks do worry me;  despite his age he has shown no clear signs of decline, in my opinion.   Juve have many talented players. They will be a tough nut to crack.

Celtic have played some great football at times this year in Europe,  they have maybe lacked a bit of conviction in the final third, but they are always improving.  Their defense has been spectacular in my opinion, this year.  Forster has been of value to Celtic.  What a quality player he is turning out to be, just class.   I also have to give credit to big Samaras,  he has been criticised in the past but now he has shown what a great player he is. –  5 goals,  5 assists.  Influential.

Celtic’s record in Europe this year –  7 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses. 4 clean sheets, 17 goals scored, 9 goals conceded.    Not bad at all.

My highlights of Europe this season ( so far)  has got to be  Tony Watt scoring the winner at Parkhead.      INCREDIBLE.   Also  I loved the moment when I thought  Commons had missed the penalty  (  my heart stopped  by the way )  against  Spartak   then BOOM he scores,  hahaha.   BRING ON THE OLD LADY.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: ”In terms of glamour it’s a beauty; in terms of qualification it’s going to be very, very tough. ‘It’s a huge game to enjoy and relish and anything could happen over the two legs.”

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell described Juventus as a “fantastic draw”.

“They’re one of Europe’s great sides,” he told BBC Scotland. “It’ll be formidable in terms of the challenge, but we’ll be ready.

“We’ve been magnificent throughout the qualifiers and group stage and we’re looking forward to a great night at Celtic Park.

“We’ll take inspiration from the last time we played them in 2001. Neil Lennon was in the team and it was a great night at Celtic Park with a great atmosphere.”

The last time these two sides met was in 2001 in the Champions League when Celtic beat Juventus 4-3 in the final group game.  It was a great match, fantastic football.   Sadly, Martin O’Neill’s side exited after the Norwegians, Rosenburg didn’t keep up their end of the bargain in the other game of the group.

I am really looking forward to this game between Celtic and Juventus.    I  hope that Celtic can continue this unbelievable run in Europe.    At the start of the campaign  I honestly couldn’t have predicted  Celtic being in the last 16.     This is a whole new learning curve for the Celtic players,  a new experience for some of them.   London is calling us.

\O/  \O/  \O/  \O/  \O/



Neil Lennon celebrates.

Neil Lennon celebrates.

Celtic were drawn in a group alongside Benfica and Barcelona, winners of six European Cup titles between them, and a Spartak Moscow side that has spent more than £35m over the past two seasons strengthening their squad.   Piece of Cake.

Being a Celtic fan you may receive  several heart attacks , concussion oh and scaredtolookphobia:  so basically its an emotional mess.

Celtic have always been the nearly team,  so close but yet so far   sometimes pitied by the far superior clubs down south.  This time however they proved that they can compete with the best,  and get superb results along the way.

I was so nervous for this match.  maybe too excited?.   Bouncing off the walls.  It felt like Christmas had came early.  WOOHOOOOOOO.  I was hyper.   understatement  But would this match bring me a sack of coal, or would that stocking be filled up to the brim?

The match had started.  Celtic looked nervy.  I couldn’t watch. The opening stages of the game were tetchy and evenly contested, with neither side establishing much of a stronghold on the contest or creating many clear chances, until Spartak midfielder Kim Kallstrom played a neat one-two on the edge of the area, before placing his left-footed shot narrowly wide of Fraser Forster’s post.  With Brazilian striker Emmanuel Emenike looking lively for the Russian side, it looked like Celtic would be set for a difficult night, however not for the first time in this season’s competition, they showed their clinical side.  Big Samaras picked up the ball on the half-way line and weaved his way through the Spartak players.  A defensive mistake from Moscow allowed Hooper to pounce on the ball and attack. GOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1 -0  to Celtic.   Booooom.   My house erupted.  I was smiling like a Cheshire cat.    Celtic created a few more chances but soon let Spartak into the match and soon the game was level.    1-1.  The Barca game was 0-0.  Things were not looking good for Celtic.  Had we been here before?    Yes.

The 2nd half started.  My nerves could not take much more of this TORTURE.  WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES PEOPLE  WHY?!!

I was casually humming  Time goes by so slowly,  it does Kylie.  You are so right.    CMONNN REF BLEW that whistle already.   Celtic wasted a few more chances.  Meh,  I was running out of oxygen tanks.  Lennon threw some caution to the wind in the later stages as he brought more attacking players into the fray. Oh god.    In the 80th mintue Celtic finally made the break through through a fantastic Commons penalty.  THANK   YOOOOUUUUUUUUU.  YASSSSSS.  YES.  YES. YES.  Celtic’s passage to the last 16 was complete. 2nd in the group of that standard. Amazing achievement.  Credit to Spartak for playing a great match. I just couldn’t contain myself.   I cried.    Ha.

“I’m very proud of the players, they have performed a miracle. People laughed at me when I said that my target was to qualify.  No-one gave us a prayer going into this group, but we have qualified and deservedly so. I think you could see the players progressing last year.  It’s a privilege to manage this club, but it’s not easy at times. There is a great expectation on you and getting into this group was vitally important for myself, to see where we could go.  It’s nice to have on your record. It’s only Gordon [Strachan] that’s done it [in 2006-07 and 07-08], so to follow in his footsteps is great. But I’ve got a long way to go to emulate him and Martin [O’Neill], who had a huge influence on my career. The two of them have been great role models for me.”  ~ Lennon

One more thing,  I do love the Celtic fan base,  yes we can be fickle sometimes,  others may be judging other football fans from their high horse but at the end of the day we are all Celtic fans supporting a club who we love and support.

I hope Celtic can build on this win and who knows maybe Celtic can prove their doubters wrong again.

HAIL HAIL!!!!!!!!    London is calling

Here is the money income for Celtic.  Yas.   Pure Minted.

EFA payments to Celtic

Play-off participation €2,100,000
Group stage participation €5,300,000
Match fees €3,300,000

Projected market pool €11,000,000
Performance bonuses €3,500,000
Last 16 qualification bonus €3,500,000

Total to date €28,700,000    YASSSS.

The guy has put blood, sweat and tears into everything,  he has tried to improve his image,  his game,,   he is nothing but humble towards his opponents and he’s got a very dry sense of humour, one which not everyone will take to.     Andy Murray ladies and gentlemen.

This year I have seen Andy improve so much on court and off court.  He has tried  so incredibly hard this year to improve his PR  which has always been tattered by the English media  after  the so called disastrous England comment he made earlier on in his career.    I feel like I have repeated myself time and time again with this staement.  Now he has  resticted to his homur that we raely se in interviews beacue of this

If you watch some of Murray’s off-court interviews that are more personal in nature and aren’t done by major broadcasters, he generally seems more relaxed and comes across as far more likable than it may seem on-court after matches. I think the British media are to blame. They are notorious for building their athletes up and knocking them down as and when it suits them. Murray got such a ridiculing from the nations’s press after that comment about the English football team (unjustifiably so as it was taken out of context), that he’s obviously been drilled by his PR team, and you can tell he’s a little uncomfortable when a microphone’s shoved under his face.

It’s not quite as bad as it used to be, but old habits die hard. The British media are scum, pure and simple.

Today I was really pissed off for a number of different reasons –

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic.  Two brilliant players. Andy should of won it, but Nole outlasted Andy and was just too good in the end. One of the best finals of the year in my opinion.  It was full of drama and excitement.   Such a great advert for men’s tennis:  there was racket smashing, missed first serves,  match point save day and there was that epic TB. Yes there were quite a lot of breaks of serve through out the match but you would expect that because they are the two best return players in the world.   Undoubtedly in my opinion these are the two best tennis players in the world right now.  Their rivalry is  starting to become a little like Fedal, dear I say it.  Do not be surprised if we end up with Nole – Murray finals across the year in 2013.  Do not underestimate  them.  Speaking of this Shanghai final, It wasn’t actually the result of the match that annoyed me the most though, it was the reaction of some people afterwards.

Firstly, I just said “Congrats Nole,  well deserved”  and suddenly it’s like I have shot someone.  Please.  Really.   Is it illegal to support more than 1 player, ?  Is it?  Is it forbidden to praise a player that isn’t your favourite .  This is the general feeling I get from some tennis fans.      Afterwards I did watch this match,  again.  Yes that’s right,  because I’m not a sore loser.  I appreciate good tennis wherever it is being played.  Yes it might have not have been a satisfying result for me, but  it is  great for the game, it keeps it competitive,  keeps it interesting.  I might not be the most positive tennis fan, but at the end of the day aren’t we all just trying to watch players improve before our very own eyes,  watch matches evolve into something spectacular , willing our favourites on until you can last no longer?  It’s funny watching all tennis fans react to different things,  sometimes it hilarious, sometimes it’s brilliant and sometimes you wonder,   what was that all about ? are you even a tennis fan?  just learn that something you call respect and class.  Thanks.

Another thing I noticed is that Andy’s popularity hasn’t changed that much since winning the US open,  yes we all know the reasons why he’s isn’t popular.  OH he has no personality.  HE IS A LOSER. He is so disgusting.  OH LOOK HE SWORE.  shocking stuff.  Once Andy’s loses ONE tennis match, he is labelled a choker, a loser, a failure,  just because Murray has won the Olympics and the Us Open doesn’t mean he going to go on a run like Djokovic ’11 and win 234511735 matches. blah blah blah blah blah.  He is never going to be as popular as Nole, Rafa or Federer.  You could see that from today when the Chinese crowd literally screamed the place down like a bloody horse on a buckeroo every- time Andy lost the point.  SHUT UP.   screaming  IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN   ( in favour) when Nole made a challenge.  What were the smoking.  ?      Only God can tell.  Just show some respect and bit of class.  Is it really that difficult to do?

One comment that really annoyed me when Andy lost this match  –

” Do you realise how hated you are”   This just  epitomizes the negative attitude that people have over Andy.  It won’t change any time soon.  Doesn’t matter if Andy wins over twenty Grand slams,  he will still be hated, still be despised for the most pathetic reasons.  This article also highlights this attitude –  http://www.teamgb.com/news/djokovic-beats-wasteful-murray

What a shameful headline.  Disgraceful.   No Murray did not waste 5 MP’s, Nole just played much better than Andy on these big points.  This article was in fact wasteful – A complete load of rubbish.

But lets not focus on the negative, let’s focus on the positive.  Murray has many brilliant ,great fans to counter this hate.  They are one of the nicest fan bases you could ever meet, most are quite friendly and funny.  I’m not just saying this.  I’m speaking from past experience.  It has been great summer for Murray fans.   I’m still buzzing over it.  I’m still in disbelief that he actually won a grand slam.

It has been an incredible summer for Andy,  you cannot deny that.  He may have not have played his best tennis at the USO, but his drive and mental stamina got him over the line; he finally achieved his dream of becoming a grand slam winner.  I thought he was excellent at the Olympics and I cannot praise him no more.  The amount of pressure he was under to deliver great performances.  It must of been difficult.

I wrote this article because I was just wanted to express my opinion on how I felt today.  You cannot change me.  I can support who I like.  I can be a Murray fan if I like.  I can be passionate.  I can be emotional. I can be proud.   Do not change me.

I have been a fan of Andy Murray since the start of 2009.    There have been many lows as you would expect.  Hello I’m  a Murray fan,  ( inevitable)   but there also has been many highlights.  So many.  Too many.  There is always that turn in your stomach when a grand slam comes around. It’s that feeling of excitement.  That feeling of anxiety.  Tennis fans, you should know this feeling all too well.

Andy has had one of the most extraordinary journies as a tennis player. Leon Smith, Murray’s tennis coach from 11 to 17 described Andy as “unbelievably competitive”, while Murray attributes his abilities to the motivation gained from losing to his older brother Jamie. At the age of 12, Murray won his age group at the Orange Bowl, a prestigious event for junior players. Judy Murray sacrificed a lot, running Andy and his brother, Jamie to many different tennis tournaments.  She was the cheer leader,  She was the inspiration.  The Murray family played sport 24/7.  They just had that enthusiasm, the talent, the dedication, the patience.  They never gave up.   They weren’t just like any normal family.

Murray soon decided to take tennis seriously.  He went to Barcelona when he turned 15.  He wanted to become a pro tennis player.   Murray had to leave his family, friends, and relatives behind.  He had to get used to the training in Barcelona, times were tough for Andy, as quoted in his Hitting back book.  I’ve read this book 10 times already.  No joke.

His career suddenly kept getting better.  Win after win.  There were some tough loses, but he took them on the chin, and continued to work very hard.   He became gradually more successful.  This boy would be a star.  There were no other British players better than him.  Things were looking up from the boy from Dunblane.  There was some trophies to be won.    There will be blood shed.

Soon he was in the top 20 and he was in the US Open final 2008.  I didn’t watch this match, unfortunately.   I heard that he played a fantastic match against Nadal.  Very aggressive.  Going for his shots.   He had to come down from 2 sets down in the earlier rounds of the tournament.  Just a great stepping stone, for later success to come. He became the first Briton since Greg Rusedski in 1997 to reach a major final. In the final he lost in straight sets to Roger Federer.  A Federer who was in his prime.  Federer was the master.  Murray was the young Padawan.


Australian  Open 2010 came along.  That was entertaining.  It was the first time that Murray had made it past the round of 16 in Melbourne.  Remember the round the net post against Cilic.  That was brilliant.  The final arrived.  I was nervous, as expected.  Murray was nervous,  obviously.   There were no couches to hide behind.   They had been previously been gnawed to death by someone.  Murray was in his 2nd GS final.  Murray more experienced, more determined.     However Federer was even better.  Murray had his chances.  He was a break up in the 2nd. Federer was just too good.     Federer defeated Murray 6-2 6-4 7-6.  Heartbreak and tears.  I had been here before.  We had all been here before.  All too familiar. Deja Vu.

“Sorry I couldn’t do it for you tonight,” Murray said at the official match presentation. “I can cry like Roger, it’s just a shame I can’t play like him.”  

Federer said of Murray’s tears: “He does it way better than me. I didn’t want to do it last year and I did.”


Well Andy its just a shame that you aren’t as humble as Roger.


Whatever.  I  for seek some danger of your success in the near future.  Just so you know.  Be aware old Humble GOAT.  You have been warned.


Lets fast forward on from that defeat shall we.  mentally Murray was out cold.   Where was Mr Murray Magic?  We were seeing Mr Tragic. Things were a little bit ugly in 2010.  1 slam final.  1 slam semi final. 2010.  everyone. 2010.  Yet he still won titles.  It wasn’t  his best year.   It was good though.  It was good.   He failed to play to his best of abilities particularly  at the US Open. I was gutted at this loss at the USO, because I had seen him play one of his best tournaments just a few weeks ago, at Toronto;  he beat Nadal and Federer in quick succession in this tournament.  I remember it all too well.  Tough loss to Wawrinka in the third round.  Ouch.  Meh.   Bye Grand slams,  until next year.

Murray was hovering in between 4 and 5 in the world.  He went out early in a few tournaments leading up to the World tour finals.  Winning Valencia ( doubles as well) though provided a big boost for Andy.  He needed it badly.  I seem to remember more about tennis finals, points and dramatic moments,  than anything other thing in the world. Strange really. It’s quite something.  It’s like it’s been locked in my brain.  It’s there mocking me.

World Tour Finals came at last.  Andy played sublime tennis.  Played one of the best matches I had ever seen against Nadal in the semi’s.  Just brilliant.  it was breath taking tennis.      Andy came up short against an inspired Nadal.  I took confidence from this performance.  I think we all did.

Again we see Andy playing superb tennis at the Australian Open.  What is it with this place?   Just something about it.  Andy just loves playing here.   Andy fought hard through out the tournament.  Especially in the semi finals where he came up against a rampant, fierce Ferrer.  Ferrer previously took out a out of sorts Nadal in the last round.    Andy playing in his 3rd GS final,  against the aggressive, the machine that is Novak Djokovic.   Will I be popping the champagne this time, that’s the question.  Well that question was answered quite rudely in the first few games of the match.  It was clear that Murray was not mentally prepared for the challenge.  He didn’t go for his shots.  He under preformed. It was very heart destroying to watch.  Nole was just too good.  Just too good.  He defeated Andy 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 win.  The wait continues. No pressure Andy.


This loss much like the 2010 loss catapulted Andy into another mental submission.  Losing again in the early rounds of the American HC Swing.  There really wasn’t anything to shout about.   The clay soon arrived.  We all love the clay.  Don’t we.  To our surprise Andy faired incredible well with the clay, that match with Nadal at MC and Roland Garros.  that match with Djokovic at Rome.  Andy being successful on clay.  WHAT,  that is almost unheard of.  He made the semi’s of the French Open.  Played a blinder on the clay.  CLAY GOAT. Then onto Wimbledon and US Open.  Semi’s again.  WOW.     He reached the semi’s or better of every slam for the very first time.  I couldn’t be prouder.   What is this?     The new and improved Andy.  However my champagne was still in the fridge.  It hadn’t been touched.

2012 started with a BANG.  Quite literally.  Ivan Lendl became Andy’s new coach.  THE IVAN LENDL. Mr Lendl.   Wow.   That surprised me.  I suddenly became excited, yet intrigued at the same time.  I wondered what could Ivan do.   Could he be the one to guide Andy to his first ever GS win?  Could the relationship between him Andy work?  It seemed to be working, as Andy won his first title of the year in 2012 winning. in Brisbane.  This was expected, but he still had to go out there and win,  which he did.  He continued his great run of form at the Australian Open but finally Andy was defeated in a pulsating, heart wrenching semi-final at the Australian Open against the great Novak Djokovic. Nole was just too good.  Unlucky Andy. Another glorious failure.

Would we see the same slump from Andy just like the 2 previous years.   The answer to that would be:  Not exactly.  Andy made yet another final in Dubai.   Fast court.  Very fast.  I was struggling to see the actual tennis ball to be honest.  Federer defeated Murray, swiftly and efficiently in the final.  I was left again disappointed.

The American Hard court season was very up and down.  One final,  One 2nd round exit.  hmm.  I guess you could say that Andy’s mentality was much more different this American HC season than the previous 2 years.  This was a positive.   Was it the Lendl effect or had Andy learned to control his emotions and put his disappointments behind him?   The clay season did not give me any hope and optimism at all.    Last years clay form seem to be no where this year.  Where had it gone?   Murray is not known to be the clay GOAT, but his performances on the clay were not inspiring neither impressive.  He did not make a single semi- final on the clay.    Murray fans were left to ponder.    He did however make the quarter finals of the French Open  with a lot drama  it has to be said.

The grass court season was perfect, just unbelievable.  There were the odd Murray coaster as you would expect but it was just fantastic overall.   Wimbledon, Finalist:  The tears.  The heartbreak.  The Olympics:   Gold and Silver medallist.  The jubilation. The celebration.

The Tears

The relief. The happiness.

Team GB.

Could the winning streak continue.  Were we in for more drama,  more success?  Well. Yes.

Are you not exhausted?   Well I am.   Andy was tired.  There was an American hard sourt season to conquer and there was cake to be eaten.   Andy pulled out of Toronto after he eat a  totally healthy and edible cake after his 2nd round win.  SURE.  In all seriousness Andy needed a well earned rest.    He went and played some scrabble, and played with some lego.   This lego piece looks familiar.

Now for the US Open.    I admit it  Andy did not play his best tennis here, far from it in fact.  He struggled against Lopez and Cilic, but put in some superb performances particularly against Raonic.  The conditions were very difficult at the US Open.  Hot. Cold.  Windy.  Wet.     The match against Berdych in the semi finals was one of  drama and emotion.  I literally couldn’t breathe in that 4th set TB.  I didn’t dare look at the TV screen.  Andy eventually closed it out.   WHAT  ?!?!       Andy into his 2nd GS final of the year of 2012.   5th overall.    WOW.

The final arrived. I was so nervous.  I was filled with excitement. Neil Harman must have about 20 hearts. I think he went a bit OTT during the final.  “be still me heart”   OK.

It was windy, very windy.   The match was played to a poor standard at first, but things started to get interesting.  Very interesting. Considering the conditions that Novak and Andy both had to play in they soon both were playing at a very high standard.  The final went on for ages.  I needed sleep.  Lots of people needed sleep.  The first 2 sets went to Andy,surprisingly.  There was a lot of drama.  A lot.  Murray won the first set on  a TB 12-10 and won the 2nd set 7-5.  ( Murray was 4-0 up in the 2nd)   There were incredible shots played by both players.  It was a slugfest.   Novak put up a huge fight.  He won the next 2 sets.  He was simply the better player than Andy.     He produced some magical shots.

Into a 5th set it went.  I predicted this.   Soon Andy was serving for the match  3 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.   SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!?

Andy Murray US Open Champion 2012.  Speechless.    YASSSSSSSSS.    Just blooming fantastic.  What a achievement.   6-2 in the final set.  Relief.  Excitement.  Crying. Joy.   Andy Murray.  The wait is over.  The champagne is out of the fridge at last. Grand Slam Champion.  World Number 3 in the world.   Murray you are a legend, and I for one am proud to be a fan of yours.

The wait is over.

The buzz after what was immense, so many people talking about it,  everywhere I went.  that same name kept popping up  ANDY MURRAY,  ANDY MURRAY.  Yes you will get the people who will undermine everything that Andy does.  Every time.  Its frustrating, but it happens. Lots of people doubted him.  They doubted his ability, his talent and  his guts  So many people.  I doubted him.

You always get the same people saying  “Oh Andy will never get 11 grand slams like Nadal”  “Andy Murray will never get to number 1″   ” Andy Murray will never win Wimbledon”   Andy might never be as successful as Nadal , Djokovic or Federer but he just won the US OPEN,  so shush.  He is a grand slam champion and you can’t take that away from him. He has worked so incredibly hard to get to this point.  He deserves it.

The fact that 4 different players have won 4 different grand slams this year  proves how competitive and how fierce this era is.  Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic,  Andy Murray,   Rafa Nadal. Just superb players in their own different way.   The big 4 are now the big 4, for real now.  You cannot deny that.

Andy Murray.  US Open Champion. Gold and Silver Olympic medallist. !!!!   How good is that  :)

Will this Grand Slam and Olympic triumph  be the catalyst for even more success for Murray.  We shall see.

Over the past couple of months I have seen some shocking tweets and messages towards athletes and celebs over the most unfortunate events.  It happens.  Its life.  We all have our mean streak.  We all can be assholes sometimes.  Some people however are born to be assholes and are sick in the head.    I usually try to deflect any series of disgusting news that I hear  anywhere, but its kind of hard not to when people are complaining about it 24/7!  Everywhere I go.  OMG  did you here what this person said to this person,  did you here what this person said.  did you here what this person said.  That my friend is called the social networking site.  I repeat.  It happens.  Life is a bitch.

The old saying goes “haters gonna hate”.  In essence of the twitter rule.  Once you tweet something outrageous and vile,  you will be attacked and hated by many,  many people.  I can guarantee you that.  It’s a vicious circle. You make the decision though.  Its your twitter. No one can stop you, unless the police or the government get involved.

These trolls lead sad lives probably. and probably have their own issues of their own, so its no wonder that the do this sort of thing.  It’s like a hobby for them.  Every day the sit watching the world go by, wasting their lives, hopelessly typing away furiously on their laptops and wireless devices

” Lets log onto to the internet to see who can I abuse next ! ”

One man who really is the talk on twitter is the vile Riley_69.  his popularity or should I say hate has soared through the roof on twitter.  Honestly you would think he was famous.   His tweets to Tom Daley started a whole twitter war.

How sad must you be for commenting and talking shite about someone who has been through so much in his life.

@TomDaley1994 you should be ashamed of yourself you let out country down just fuck off.

@TomDaley1994 you let your dad down i hope you know that.

These tweets were  unnecessary and disgusting.  It highlights everything that is wrong in this world.

The reaction of the tweet embarked a hate spree for this Riley person; twitter  accounts and Facebook hate campaigns  started for the troll.  He wasn’t the most popular guy in the world to say the least.  His vicious tweets to Tom Daley landed him in hot water with the police.  It was all over the news.  All over the world.  It was the first time really I had seen something so disgusting spiral out of control.  People were wanting Riley dead.  I don’t blame them,  but do you really want to sink to his level.  Do you really want to become a troll like him.  There are plenty of other trolls out in the world, that have said some pretty nasty things as well.  They might not have been as consistent and as pathetic as Riley tweets, but they still are hurtful.  It may be on par with it in fact.  What I’m saying is,  if you had to arrest and assault every person who said an unpopular tweet on twitter,  it just would be too much.  There are too many people to deal with.  The exact thing happens on Facebook.  It will never go away.

Another twitter troll who faced this vicious cycle was Kenneth tong, probably not the real Kenneth Tong.  He just is a sad man who tweets vile and repulsive  things.  It would make your blood run cold.

I hope everything is fine with Adele’s pregnancy. I really can’t listen to a whole album about a dead baby this Winter.

The Winter Olympics. Letting White people win at sports no one else can afford to learn.

Now he is an asshole.  No doubt about it.  His so-called jokes, are racist, vile and loathsome.

What really made angry though was the lack of respect he showed Gary Barlow after the tragic death of his daughter Poppy.

Guess Gary Barlow’s Daughter “Popp”ed early.

@GBarlowOfficial Going to take a lot more than well wishes to relight Poppy’s fire. “Could it be magic”?

@GBarlowOfficial‘s Wife recently had a Stillborn. But look on the bright side: Slimmer of the Month.

How  twisted and  hostile can someone be.  It truly is shocking.  I am ashamed that I live in a world with these kind of people.     Gary is going through a tough time and I wish him all the best.  It took some guts and some amount of determination  to perform at the closing ceremony.  I have a huge amount of respect towards Gary.

This twitter toll is probably much worse than Riley in my opinion, but I stand before what i said before.  There are too many of these awful creatures living in our world to stop.

I was very wary of the hysteria and hate when I first joined Facebook and twitter.  I wasn’t allowed it at first because of this.  You have to be very careful what you post and who see’s your posts.  You don’t want to end up in a heated argument with a stranger or your best friend, because it will have shocking consequences in the end.  You will experience it in your life sometime, if you are a blogger.  Those who don’t have any involvement in any of these social media sites are the wise ones to be fair.  They are sensible.  They know what is likely to happen on the internet. Don’t get me wrong, twitter and Facebook can be great sometimes.  The banter sometimes can be great  and you can make some new friends along the way, but sometimes people take a step too far.  At the end of the day though we are all humans.  We all make mistakes.