Egypt in the World cup 2018

It was  the summer of 1990

I was  just a kid then I’d only been in Egypt for 4 years & then we just had this rush of excitement.

Egypt was playing in the world cup ….

The last time that happened in 1934  so it took us close to 60 years to make it back.

This time it took us only 28 years to repeat that feat so we cut it be half “here’s to hoping that we can reduce by half next time”

Football is the number one sport in Egypt for no obvious reason, I thought football was American football with super bowl craze over there I used to play soccer so I didn’t know why they called it football here, something was definitely wrong!!

In Egypt are better at  squash, handball, speed ball, wrestling, tae kwon do, ,,,etc, but when there’s a football match the streets are empty

So why football? that is something I have never figured out

It may be historic with the rivalry between Al Ahly & Zamalek but the Egyptian Football league is below average so I don’t invest my time in watching it

So what is the difference this time ?

This time Egypt has a “Fantasista”

Mohamed Salah has taken the world by storm dominating the Premiere league coming from a small town  called Nagrig having fought through Swiss League, Premiere, Italian Serie A

We finally have our answer to Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo ..

Even if you don’t watch football or Like Liverpool if you’re Egyptian you’re watching Salah

And he does not disappoint

When he is in the game all all eyes are on him, he makes us tremble with excitements, something only the great bring to the game

Egypt has always been a defensive team but  with him  a clear & present danger exists  in the offense the chance is always there to change the flow of the game within seconds

Salah is a player who was denied the right to play in the top two clubs in Egypt AL Ahly & Zamalek has followed his dream & proven that we have what it takes to be the best

He chose not to quit there

I think that is where our problem lies in Egypt

Politics aside within the 100 million Egyptians we are not short on talent

Politics & favorism are ultimately our sins

If fair opportunity is given to the best of us based on talent & hard work then we’d be competing

After yesterday’s match with Uruguay “Elshennawy” was awarded “Man of the Match” .

That makes the problem even more obvious,  he is someone who sat on reserve for years for no reason  but  when his chance to shine came he was ready so he delivered.

Reaching the world cup shouldn’t be the dream

Holding the world cup should

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The simplest kind of me

You only left today
But I’m feeling like
Something so hard to explain
The memories of blame
The wisest one is forever
He who never plays this game
Lost within an embrace
Forgiveness be evidently
The philosophy of
He who Betrays
The timelessness of shame
If I only had another chance
My heart I would tame
The reason why I remain?
Thats the one thing
if you guess right
You’d never see me again

What I’ll be

Sorry is not the kind of word
You say when you haven’t even
Realized what is your own mistake
Treasuring the moments of your life
The endless blame you worry far too much
Of all the challenges you hate
They memories flooding
Drowning you in shame
Whatever was this life about?
Another silly game?
Or may be an illusion that makes us
Want to pray
So what kind of prayer would you say?
When you’ve lost your emotions
You’re dreading this dream
What kind of mascaraed must you play ?
The notion of being alive scares the shit out of me
It’s only the right to breath
The right to believe
The one thing I’ve lost
The Truth I must be
But what is the truth?
Something we say
When we want to be right
To bury the blame
The cost of the poison running in our veins
The tender devotion that presses against our shame
The easiest of all is to deny
I’ll go back again to play
The child within so eager to win
You murder me here & him once again
The water we dive in
The secret of my sin
A part of what you know
The edge of nothing
I wake from the dream
Tears falling I scream
This is who you are
It’s not what I’ll be

Have faith in me

When your heart just crumbles
Deep inside
With every step you stumble
To reach the sky
Your locked within
An eternal lie
Every word you’ve ever spoken
Led to this
Being broken
On your knees
Begging please
Just a step away
From defeat

Have faith in me
Have faith in me

When you’ve done everything
All you can as a man
But you put on the act
You aren’t bothered
Neither troubled
By those things
False pretense
Its killing you inside
On the edge
Its either do or die
Makes no sense
To keep on living this life

Have faith in me
Have faith in me

As a child cries on the street
A smile was there
Now there’s only screams
Cause his world ended on that day
Everyone he knew
Was swept away
Now the man with a rifle on his back
Is taking his revenge
Its as simple as that
Being chased by whoever
Running fast head for cover
Out of breath
He’ll join the others
May be  its his way out
Forever

Have Faith in me
Have faith in me

Only In Egypt:اليغير الاى كلام

#‎onlyinegypt‬
بلدى الحبيبة مصر
لقد تفوقت على الجميع
فى اللا معقولزم
من حاره لحى لكمبوند
و اعلانات رمضان تشهد لك
لشباب زى الورد نايم على الرصيف
و بايت فى الحجز
يا ترا النهار ده
هنبات فين؟
من موظف مستنى اخر الشهر بفارغ الصبر
لناس متعرفش يعنى ايه ما فيش
من ناس بتقشر الكوسه فى الشغل
لناس ما تعرفش تشتغل من غيرها
و فى الاخر نقول عايزين
يتقال لنا منين؟
ولا فى اى حته تانية فى العالم
هتسمع و تشوف
زى بلد العجايب
تعالى و قرب يمكن تشوف
دمعة على خد مسكين
مش همة المنيمم كام
ولا البنزين ولا الدخان
مستنى بس حد يقوله
يشكيله همه
بلد الملايين و الالوف
بندور فيكى عالانسان
اليغير الاى كلام

Change

Change
Inevitable
But not everlasting
So how do we know what to change?
What to change it to?
When to change?
What do we do when we find out
That we need to change
The things we already changed
Change again?
What then?
Does it end?