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There's a dream I feel. . .

Sep 9, 2011, 11:00 AM 9

   There’s a dream I feel, so rare, so real. . . searching for the very best in me, I will find what I can be, If I win, lose or draw, It’s a victory for all. . .  





There's a dream,I feel
So rare, so real
All the world in union
The world as one

Gathering together
One mind, one heart
Every creed, every colour
Once joined, never apart

Searching for the best in me
I will find what I can be
If I win, lose or draw
It's a victory for all

It's the world in union
The world as one
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun

We face high mountains
Must cross rough seas
We must take our place in history
And live with dignity

Just to be the best I can
Sets the goal for everyman
If I win lose or draw
It’s a victory for all.

It's the world in union
The world as one
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun

It’s the world in union
The world as one
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun










   Yes, tomorrow sees the start of the Rugby Union Rugby World Cup it’s the true sport of gentlemen and played by real men (men who can drink and hold their drink LOL).  


   It’s an early start here in the UK at 9.30am as our first game kicks off in New Zealand. It's England against Argentina (The Pumas) a formidable opposition with good pedigree and a strong front row; if we are to win then we have to face up to that and to the skills and control of their highly experienced captain Felipe Contepomi.  


   This boy has been around the block and is a good captain who plays at fly-half and, as Captain AND Fly-half, their game will very much revolve around him. He always says that the hardest part of playing Rugby on the world stage is being away from his wife Paula and daughter Catalina.  


   Can you believe that this man not only plays Rugby as a professional, not only as the nations Captain, but also at club level for Toulon in France, he even finds time to work as a practising doctor of medicine! Every body in Argentina seems to be a doctor LOL. 


   If England are to win tomorrow, this is the man they have to beat together with his pack (the front row). Thankfully, Martin Johnson has re-instated our hugely experienced old-campaigner Johnny Wilkinson (every Australian’s nightmare LOL) to fly-half for England to do the same job for England! 

In England's favour is the new and relatively inexperienced back row defense fielded by the Pumas. 






   If that’s not enough (and God only knows how I will fit chess in), tomorrow sees the start of the America’s Cup AC World series here in Plymouth taking place in my front yard right beneath my window in the waters of Plymouth Sound. This is sailing at its best, with a fleet of new state-of-the-art AC45’s competing against one another in 8 days of racing! These are 45foot catamarans, radical race-machines employing powerful wingsail system mainsails at the leading edge of technological advancement. 




   These boats will power up and reach speeds of up to 3 times the true windspeed and can reach maximum speeds of around 35 Knots. In the confines of Plymouth Sound flying around on one hull that makes for some of the most exciting racing you’re ever likely to see in Yacht Racing. I have been out in my own yacht while these machines have been trialled by their crews and their performance is stunning!!! Remember, just 12 months ago, these boats were still on the drawing board! 


   Weather permitting I will get out again during race-week which begins with the first race tomorrow, to watch with a few friends (and a few tinnies) at close-quarters rather than from the windows at home. Jeez, with the first race starting just a couple of hours after the England Argentina game, it’s gonna be a busy day ~ I’m sure some will be out getting set-up before the Rugby is even finished.





   On top of all this, the US Open is hotting up and approaching Monday’s Men’s Singles Final too!

Somehow got to fit that in as well, hahaha.


Everybody’s favourite, the ever-popular Roger Federer is through to Saturday’s semi-finals and meets world number 1 seed Novak Djokovic in the Arthur Ash Stadium at 11am eastern time, 4pm here and right on top of the America’s Cup Qualifier debut race!! Busy busy busy


Our own Brit Andy Murray is still in there and is playing American John Isner as I write here now for a place in the Semis on Saturday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.


Good luck Andy!




~ m8ed

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