10 Gol Aneh Sepakbola Dunia

Kupikir tak ada yang lebih aneh dari gol penyerang Sunderland, Darrent Bent, ke gawang Liverpool pada lanjutan Barclays Premier League 17 Oktober lalu.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7EN9QbZRs

Ternyata, masih ada 10 lain yang lebih aneh. Beberapa diantaranya berhasil terekam dan bisa dilihat di YouTube. bahkan, satu diantaranya melibatkan timnas Indonesia. Yang manakah itu?

  • Luton Shelton, Sheff Utd vs Man City, FA Cup,  27 Januari 2008

Shelton menceploskan bola ke gawang Man City setelah bola sedikit bertabrakan dengan balon, dan meninggalkan Michael Ball, bek City, menendang ruang kosong.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLyHSI3bYd0&feature=PlayList&p=E91195D6DBB36DA4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=57

  • Mursyid Effendi, Indonesia vs Thailand, Tiger Cup, 31 Agustus 1998

Jika kedua tim mengalami kekalahan, maka mereka akan bertemu lawan yang dianggap lebih mudah di semi final. Sehingga, saat kedudukan 2-2, Effendi, pemain belakang Indonesia, sengaja menendang bola masuk ke gawangnya sendiri. Memalukan!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mtfgzVPMMM

  • John Eustace (BD), Watford vs Reading, Coca-Cola Championship, 20 September 2008

Eustace, Menyundul bola melebar dari gawangnya sendiri, namun wasit mensahkan insiden tersebut menjadi gol.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YiuSbBdaQ

  • Mike Trebilcock, Plymouth Argyle vs Man City, second division, 21 November 1964

John Newman, mengeksekusi penalti untuk Plymouth. Bola dioper pada Trebilcock, rekannya, dan dia mencetak gol.

  • George McLean, Barrow v Plymouth Argyle, third division, 9 November 1968

Tendangan sang striker mengenai wasit Ivan Robinson dan masuk ke gawang.

  • Steve Halford, Droylsden vs Chesterfield, FA Cup, 9 Desember 2008

Droylsden menendang bola keluar lapangan karena ada pemain yang sedang cedera. Chesterfield mencetak gol langsung setelah lemparan ke dalam dilakukan.

  • Peter Enckelman, Aston Villa vs Birmingham City, Premier League, 16 September 2002

Kiper Aston villa ini gagal mengendalikan bola hasil lemparan Olof Mellberg, rekannya, dan terlihat  menyentuh bola sebelum masuk ke gawangnya sendiri.

  • Djimi Traoré, Liverpool vs Burnley, FA Cup, 18 Januari 2005

Richard Chaplow memberikan umpan silang dari sisi kanan pertahanan Liverpool. Di ujung sana, Traoré, yang berdiri sendirian di tiang jauh, mencoba mengendalikan bola namun justru masuk ke gawangnya sendiri. Beberapa anak muda kemudian mencoba mereka ulang kejadian saat itu dan merekamnya dalam bentuk video.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YftpcvWLWLg

  • Jason Cundy, Tottenham Hotspur vs Ipswich Town, Premier League, 30 Agustus 1992

Saat mencoba menjegal lawan di tengah lapangan, Cundy justru menendang bola melewati kepala kiper Ipswich, Craig Forrest.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Oese125H8

  • Alessandro Diamanti, West Ham United vs Liverpool, Premier League, 19 September 2009

Diamanti terpeleset dan terlihat menyentuh bola dua kali, saat ia mengeksekusi penalti.

Sumber

Times online – 10 of football’s most bizarre goals

http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=YftpcvWLWLg

Syukuri Pekerjaan Kita

Sering mengeluh dengan pekerjaan kita sekarang? Tidak bersyukur dengan yang dikerjakan saat ini?

Coba pikirkan ulang.

Ramesh Sahu bekerja di Departemen Sanitasi, Kalkuta, membersihkan selokan kota.

Meskipun adanya peningkatan jumlah pekerja selokan yang meninggal tiap tahun, mereka tetap saja masuk ke dalam selokan tanpa alat pelindung.

Akibatnya, banyak dari mereka yang terinfeksi penyakit mematikan dan mati karena penyebab yang tidak wajar.

Gas mematikan seperti karbon monoksida, hidrogen sulfida dan metana, dapat terbentuk di selokan. belum lagi ditambah zat kimia berbahaya yang dihasilkan industri dan rumah tangga.

Jadi, masihkah kita tidak bersyukur dengan pekerjaan kita sekarang?

Sumber

The Telegraph – Is this the worst job in the world?

Istri Ceraikan Suami Karena Dijuluki Guantanamo

Hati-hati dalam menamai seseorang dalam telepon seluler anda! Seorang istri di Saudi berniat menceraikan suaminya setelah mengetahui nama yang diberikan sang suami padanya: Guantanamo!

Koran Al-Watan melaporkan bahwa wanita tersebut mengetahui julukan tersebut ketika memeriksa daftar kontak dalam telepon seluler suaminya yang tertinggal di rumah. Wajar saja si istri yang tak disebut namanya itu marah pada suaminya, sebab Guantanamo adalah sebuah fasilitas penjara milik Amerika Serikat yang terletak di Kuba, dan memiliki reputasi buruk dalam penanganan narapidana.

Karena julukan itu, sang istri berniat mengakhiri pernikahan yang sudah dijalaninya selama 17 tahun dan meminta cerai. Namun, koran dari Riyadh tersebut mengindikasikan bahwa si istri bisa saja tak jadi bercerai jika ada kompensasi finansial dari si suami.

Sumber

The Telegraph – Saudi woman seeks divorce after husband’s Guantanamo phone slur

Wikipedia – Guantanamo Bay detention camp

Saudi woman seeks divorce after husband’s Guantanamo phone slur

A golden chance* – the Economist special report on Indonesia

Just a decade ago Indonesia was on the brink of catastrophe. Things have taken a dramatic turn for the better, says Simon Long (interviewed here).

COUNTRIES generally hit the headlines only when the news is bad. In Indonesia it has often been spectacularly bad. A decade ago there were fears that the country might disintegrate in a welter of violence, piracy and mass migration. Its former dictator, Suharto, set new standards for kleptocracy. As he fell in 1998, the economy collapsed. The Bali bombing of 2002 that killed more than 200 people was one of a series of such attacks, and the lingering danger of Islamic terrorism was recalled by another murderous blast in Jakarta in July this year. The country is prone to natural disasters too, from the tsunami that devastated parts of Sumatra in 2004 to this month’s deadly earthquake in Java.

So Indonesia has an image problem. Foreigners may not realise, its boosters defensively suggest, that the world’s third-largest democracy and fourth most populous country, with more Muslims than any other, is actually doing rather well. It enjoys political stability under a popular incumbent president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (pictured above). The bombing in Jakarta was the first such atrocity for nearly four years. Economic growth has slowed, but the country has withstood the global slump well. Of big countries, only China and India are growing faster.

It still has enormous problems. Separatist tensions have eased, but it remains prone to sectarian and ethnic violence. Mr Yudhoyono has not met his promise in 2004 of halving the number of people living below the government’s poverty line. More than 15% of Indonesia’s 240m people are poor. Unemployment is high, at about 8%, and the workforce is growing faster than in any other country apart from India and China. Inequality has actually widened a little. Those who looted the country under Suharto, and the soldiers who connived at terrible abuses, have enjoyed almost total impunity. Indonesia is still one of the world’s most corrupt countries. Its infrastructure is in woeful shape. And as another El Niño weather pattern takes hold, choking smog caused by forest fires is already smothering parts of Sumatra, drawing attention to Indonesia’s role as the world’s third-largest emitter of carbon.
Causes for hope

There are, however, four big reasons for optimism. The first is demographic. Over the next few years, thanks to a combination of a young population and a falling birth rate, Indonesia will see a surge in the ratio of its working population to the number of dependants. Next year, for the first time, more than half the population is likely to be living in urban areas, implying a further boost to consumption, the country’s main source of economic growth.

Second, fiscal restraint in recent years has left the government with the resources to spend more on Indonesia’s deficient infrastructure and public services. Having withstood the slump of the past year remarkably well, Indonesia is well placed to maintain solid growth rates for years to come. Considered a basket-case not so long ago, it is now seen as an extra “I” in the BRIC group of big, fast-growing emerging markets (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

Third, Mr Yudhoyono’s re-election in July gives him a mandate for the reforms Indonesia needs. His victory probably owed much to his reputation as a doughty warrior against corruption, and to his policy of giving cash handouts to the poor. In the election campaign he and his running-mate, Boediono, a well-respected former central-bank governor, were attacked as “neo-liberals” by opponents playing the card of anti-foreign economic nationalism, but many voters simply seem to have shrugged this off.

And that leads to the fourth reason for optimism. Despite serious flaws in the electoral system and in the mishmash of parliamentary and presidential constitutions Indonesia has designed for itself, it seems likely to enjoy a period of political stability. Democratisation has been a mess, and much needs fixing. But Mr Yudhoyono now has the breathing-space to try.

*disalin dari the Economist