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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

WC2006: Day 19

TDH guesses right again: the exact scoreline of Brazil v Ghana and the result of France v Spain.

Mind you, Adriano was clearly offside twice before he scored the second goal - once before the through ball was released, and again before the cross. Yes, it was yet another terrible, potentially game-turning decision. To compensate, there were a couple of offside calls that wrongly went against Brazil. It seems that when a player's on the other side of the pitch from the ball, the linesmen have a hard time lining him up. But that's the way Brazil play, with runners coming out of nowhere.

Kaka was phenomenal, again. And that Ronaldo fellow? Fat and useless, oh yes.

TDH and Mara will probably share a toast, from across an ocean, at Spain's demise. It's a shame to see such a young and talented midfield slung onto the scrapheap, but a victory for that racist as*hole Aragones would have been too much. The overconfidence of the quasi-fascist Spanish sports press didn't gain them much sympathy from TDH, either.

France's victory certainly had little to do with Raymond "I Swear to You, I Played a Lot of Football Even Though I Look Like a Civil Servant" Domenech. Sticking Henry up front as a lone striker was madness, as anyone named Arsene could tell you. And why was Zidane taking all the corners? Henry takes them for The Goon Show because he's rubbish in the air, unlike Zizou.

Well, after two quick goals near the end, the local commentators said, "Hey, it's almost a game of football!" Almost, but not quite. Brazil will end this French delusion soon enough.

2 Comments:

Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

gosh.

Pessotto's tried to top himself.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2246402,00.html

apparently Del Piero, Gilo Zambrotta, Ciro Ferrara (coach) and Cannavaro have gone home to visit him.

7:51 AM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

The worst part of it is that the players who may have benefited from their clubs' interference in league affairs may not have known anything about it. Now they have to question every moment of every game they played. Of course, I must sound naive hypothesizing that they didn't even get a whiff of it. Still, their worlds are collapsing mainly because of what a few greedy executives did.

1:04 AM  

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