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Thursday, 12 January 2012
Edwin Van Der Sar – The Flying Dutchman
Edwin Van Der Sar is a Dutch goal keeper who played for Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Fulham and Manchester United. He also made 130 appearances for the Netherlands National Team and won the UEFA Champions League with two different clubs – Ajax and Manchester United.

Van Der Sar started his career at his hometown club Foreholte but later moved to VV Noordvijk. In 1990, he caught the attention of the then Ajax manager, Louis Van Gaal and got signed by him. He was a big hit at Ajax, as he went on to win the 1991-92 UEFA Cup and later the 1994-95 UEFA Champions League. He also won the Best European Goal keeper award for in 1995. He also played for Ajax in 1996 in the Champions League Final but lost to Juventus in a penalty shootout. In his first full season, Ajax went on to become the Dutch champions and Van Der Sar was awarded the Dutch Goal keeper of the year award. He went to retain the award in the following three seasons. He even scored for Ajax from the spot in an 8-1 win over De Graafschap in the 1997-98 season.

In 1999, Van Der Sar caught the attention of several biggest European Clubs including Manchester United. But he opted to sign for Juventus instead for a fee of around 5 million pounds. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw against Reggina at the Stadio Delle Alpi. During his 2 year stay at the Turin Club, van Der Sar remained the first choice goal keeper for Carlo Ancelotti. He made 66 appearances for Juventus helping then to finish runners-up twice. In 2001, Juventus signed Italian International goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon from Parma for a record fee of 32.6 million Pounds. After Buffon’s arrival, Van Der Sar lost his number 1 spot and moved to newly promoted Fuham for a fee of 7.1 million Pounds.

Van Der Sar signed a 4-year contract at Fulham. He made his debut for Fulham against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 3-2 defeat. He made 127 league appearances for Fulham and caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson. He signed for Manchester United in June 2005 for a fee around 2 million Pounds. In May  2007, he save a penalty against Manchester City in a 1-0 victory which crowned United Champions. The 2007-08 season was more fruitful despite a groin injury for Van Der Sar as he helped United to another League title. He also saved Anelka’s penalty in the UEFA Champions League Final as United beat Chelsea 6-5 to become the European Champions. In the 2008-09 season, Van Der Sar made the World Record for most Consecutive Clean Sheets. He went on without conceding a goal for 1311 minutes. Van Der Sar also played for United in the final of 2008-09 and 2010-11 Champions League finals but lost to Barcelona both times.

On 28th May, 2011, Van Der Sar retired from active football.

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Friday, 16 December 2011
Importance of wedding tools
From the practice of the dinner to the trade of vows, wedding planning tools are very essential, when you are planning a wedding ceremony. Now a day in the modern wedding lots of decorations and settings can be done by the wedding planners. It depends how much you are involved and how much you are interested in your big day. The best way is to hire some professionals and hand over the entire events management to them. It will also help you to reduce your tension and you will also find time for personal preparations. But it is also possible that not all the people have such wealth to hire the professionals so, for them there are some helps because they will not leave in the dark. There are some wedding tools for those who plane to do the wedding arrangements by themselves.

The important details that need to be collected before a wedding plan that first decide the date and time of the event, the venue where you are going to arrange the function, the number of guests you are going to invite, motifs and the theme and among all of them the most important is to determine the budget of the whole affair because it is the most important thing that need to be done before making any arrangements. After that you will be able to make invitations, arrange caterer and other wedding accessories and important arrangements. The best thing is to prepare the list of everything and then done it one by one it will helps you to keep a check on your arrangements as well as on your budget, these important things include guests, vendors, budget and the time of the wedding.

Many weddings have many different activities taking up to the major event, and that is the wedding day itself. Some parties, pictorial sessions and dinner rehearsals are some of the small events before wedding day. That is the reason wedding tools are more important in the arrangements of the wedding. Record of budget and the timeline of wedding helps you to monitors your expenses and helps you to complete the wedding events on time. The list of the vendors helps you to keep their numbers and you can access them when you need them and also you can keep a commitment and a track on the expectations. The list of the vendors is most important as there are different vendors like for flowers, wedding cake maker, caterer, musician and designers from various companies. All these arrangements are very important either the function is very momentous; preparation is very demanding and need proper attention to make this day a real big day in everyone’s life. So, proper wedding tools play an important role.

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