Chelsea -v- Manchester City

After losing center forward Morata at the 35 minute mark, Chelsea had no convenient out-ball and were soon swamped for the remainder of the match. Chelsea lost 1-0 at home today.

They brought on Batshuayi but he is not a holding center forward and made no difference. But should they be without a second top center forward right now? I think not.

Divulging his intention to fade out the services of Costa, Manager Conte caused the loss of a top center forward for at least the six months until the January 2018 Transfer Window. Costa could have been on the pitch today, alongside or without Morata.

That would have allowed Chelsea to compete effectively with a real chance of winning.


Jelena Ostapenko tired and precocious

Jelena let herself down in today’s semifinal.

Her wonderfully strong will and determination are her foundation and so admirable. Today she was tired and realised quickly she did not have the energy to win. She loves winning. Her coach came with advice, asking if she was well enough to continue. Only to be told to “go”.  At 20 you dont dismiss your experienced and helpful employees in that way.

No doubt plans for the future will be discussed in private and future behaviour established. Jelena has the most exciting game in women’s tennis. Provided she stays calm and focused her future as leader of womens world tennis is surely certain.

But her service and court etiquette need attention.

Water and the control of mankind

Importance of water

  • Your body contains about 11 gallons of water: Your blood is 85 percent water; your muscles 80 percent; your brain 75 percent and your bones are 25 percent water, which illustrates the importance water plays in your health
  • Drinking 16 ounces of water can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 30 percent; a 2 percent level of dehydration has been shown to cause a 10 percent decrease in athletic performance
  • When dehydrated, your brain shrinks in volume. This shrinking is what causes a dehydration headache. Even mild or temporary dehydration can alter your brain function and impact your mood
  • Dehydration-induced effects such as sleepiness, fatigue, moodiness and confusion are easily reversed within 20 minutes of drinking some water. Cold water absorbs 20 percent faster than tepid water, so to increase the speed of recuperation, drink chilled water.

Jim Marrs emphasizes the critical importance of water. He also throws light on some of the attacks on nature and the sinister control of mankind.