This year (2020), the Christian Holy Week celebrations started on the 5th April with Palm Sunday. Spending Easter in Israel, the Holy Land, is for Christian pilgrims one of the most exciting and special times to experience. Traditionally ten thousands are coming from around the world to explore the country and take part in the many special events, especially for joining the large procession along the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem. But due to the Covid-19 - Corona threat the celebrations will be different this year.
"Organised" football has been played in castle courtyards in Scotland for more than 500 years ago, according to experts based on recent discoveries. Until now there has been believed that this sport had its origon from England on the 1800 Century, but British historicans have now found accounts in Scotland from 1497 about how much a bag of "fut ballis" costs.
Quotes from important persons in Liverpool Football Club inspires. They tell everything about the spirit in the city and are the powerful words that really create magic. Inhabitants in Liverpool are devoted completely to football, but it`s even more than that: it`s a way of life, a religion and a burning passion.
At the time Jalaluddin Rumi lived he had a free mind and challenged many people`s faith. As Rumi wrote in the poem Bismillahi 'r-rahmani 'r-raheem: I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw him; He was nowhere else to be found.
Sometimes people I met on my way in Iran in July 2004, who asked me about my belief and religion. I replied by referring to a quote from the Persian mystic poet Rumi. In 1994 I become aware of this poem in the music CD booklet Cross of Changes from Enigma. It was the group`s second album, where they combine old-world elements with new age and radio-friendly dance-pop. Both the poem and music made a tremendous impression on me.
True supporters support their club in both good and bad times. One of the best ways to support their beloved club is singing encouraging songs. Learn these songs and become the 12th man on the team. In a period with poor performance by the Liverpool football team and a critical financial situation in the club, it`s possible to differ between loyal and not loyal supporters. Every true supporter going to Anfield Road should know the songs that are chanted on the Kop - for supporting the club and team as best they could!
The Norwegian Santa Claus, Christmas nisse (julenissen), never let you down. As usual he showed up this Christmas Eve too. He didn`t climb down the chimney, but anyway he find his way into our house in Moss in Norway. Suddenly we could hear his voice saying ho ho, ho ho!
Football is about emotions. It creates the atmosphere! Few places in the world can compare with the atmosphere on Anfield Road. Especially one part of the stadium lives up to its reputation to host the most passion supporters in the world; it`s called the Kop. In the match where Liverpool played against Hull it was fully demonstrated.
After being cheeted by the France national team, Ireland should be qualified for the world qualifing final play in South Africa 2010. It`s not any shadow of doubt regarding Ireland`s soccer hereos. They played so well against France that they have to play in the World Cup Final play.
I burried my heart at Lansome Road in Dublin. I have never been there, but I wish I was. The Irish players are the last noble players in the World. They are fair player who play with their heart and for their beloved nation Ireland. The controversial match, that was played on Wednesday 18 November 2009, has caused a diplomatic storm after French forward Thierry Henry admitted to illegally using his hand to set-up the goal that gave his team a 2-1 aggregate victory to seal qualification to the tournament.
The Frence national player Thierry Henry was in desperation because the Irish national team played so well. So what he did, as his team mate also did; took the ball with his hand. Two players took the ball with their hands, and the Irish lost even they played much better than France in both matches. It`s because Ireland is a small country. Even they are better the referee and FIFA say French is going further...