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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

"I don't want to be either partial or impartial..."

...but hooray for Boro! The Teessiders will be hammering another nail into the League Managers Association's coffin today when they announce Gareth Southgate as their new boss. They're looking for a Roeder-style vote from the other Premier League clubs to circumvent the LMA's ridiculous requirements. Given Southgate's lack of experience, any self-interested club would be silly to vote against him, labor market restrictions be damned!


TDH had a most interesting conversation with a Buenos Aires taxi driver today. Miguel Arcangel Diaz (for that was his name) dared to say that La Seleccion should not start Riquelme. Any player on a break who passes to Riquelme will simply have to stop running, Diaz said, because Riquelme will stop the ball.

It's true, isn't it? Of course, Diaz also said that Crespo and Saviola should start in front of Aimar, with Messi and Tevez on the bench. TDH wouldn't leave out Tevez in a million years, but TDH will join Diaz in the minority of Argentine residents who like Aimar. He's the only playmaker capable of playing a fast game.

Diaz added that Germany will win the tournament, because football is completely corrupt. His only evidence for that point was France's home win in 1998, but TDH wouldn't necessarily disagree - especially after seeing Korea v Italy in 2002. You'll have to wait one more day, though, loyal readers, for TDH's own predictions....

TOMORROW: World Cup predictions! (Duh!)


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

TDH - the solution is simple. Play on the break through the wings, but standard attacks should be built through Roman.

If midfield includes Pablito as well as Riquelme, then the quick attacks can go through Aimar, while Riquelme lurks at the penalty box to blast any poor clearances back.

8:55 AM  

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