Dirk Kuyt is good for Devilishly Red

As a Manchester United supporter, you must be wondering why I’m singing the praises of Dirk Kuyt, who plays for Manchester United’s arch rival, Liverpool. Truth be told, if you ask me to pick a Liverpool player whom I find least detestable, I’d pick Dirk Kuyt. Fellow Red Devils supporters, please please don’t shoot me but I think he’s really under-rated at Liverpool and he should get more recognition for his contributions than he does. See how he scored that hat-trick against Man Utd in March? Enough said.

Dirk Kuyt
Dirk Kuyt is good for Devilishly Red

So why do I say he’s good for my website? I noticed for the longest time that he brings traffic to Devilishly Red. Yes, that’s right. Strange but very true.

Keyword analysis of Devilishly Red
Dirk Kuyt takes the first two spots.

The above keyword analysis shows that 86% of visitors found my website when they typed the keywords – Dirk Kuyt and Kuyt. Wow, who knew? When I was searching for a picture of Dirk Kuyt for this entry, I found out to my surprise that the first image that pops up when you do a Google search for him is actually linked to my website. All because I posted an entry comparing him to Sloth here waaaaay back in 2007. How did that image end up being the first one to appear on Google? Not that I’m complaining, anyway.

Well, I guess that fully explains why whenever Dirk Kuyt makes the news, my traffic count will increase significantly. After writing this entry, I realise I may have unwittingly created another connection to Dirk Kuyt.

Horror of horrors

Ms Niyo just informed me that SingTel has won the rights to the Barclays Premier League matches for three years starting from August 2010.


This is not happening!!! Have I mentioned before that our MioTV connection is so unstable that we’ve given up watching the programmes on it? I didn’t find it a big loss since their programmes pretty much suck and I hardly watch any TV nowadays. Anyway, SingTel sent their technicians down to rectify the problem twice but still couldn’t provide a satisfactory solution to the connection problem. That reminds me, SingTel has yet to deliver the new “ruckus” wireless adapter which they promised a few months ago!


Not only we can’t terminate the free subscription which we’re currently “enjoying” now, we might have to pay an exorbitant fee just to watch the BPL matches!


The Kop comes to singapore

And I’m going to watch the Reds in action come July.

I'm off to the Kop! (well, sort of)

Don’t be mistaken, I’m not about to turn into a Liverpool supporter. I’m just accompanying Ms Niyo to the pre-season match between Liverpool and the Singapore Lions in July. Having said that, I’m actually quite excited at the idea of catching star players like Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and of course Xabi Alonso (woohoo!) live in action. Which football fan would reject the chance to see these international stars play in the flesh?

It’s not like they pop by our sunny island every year.

Of course, I’d rather watch the Red Devils but they chose to play in Kuala Lumpur instead of Singapore for their upcoming Asian tour. Damn! So near yet so far.

Anyway, the fun thing about watching a football match at the stadium is that it provides the opportunity for fans to pledge allegiance to their team by turning up in their team’s colour or better still, the team jersey. Since both Liverpool and the Singapore team’s official colour is red, wearing red should be foolproof. That way I can jump and cheer for both sides when they score, though I strongly believe only one team will be doing most of the scoring (sorry, Lions).

My concern is, I only have two red tops to my name – one is my Man United jersey and the other is my Man United t-shirt. Should I take a risk and don my Man United top to the match?

I wonder if I’ll get pelted with half eaten curry puffs and keropoks by hostile Reds supporters if I do. What do you reckon?