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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

TDH Live in Hong Kong!

For the first time in many, many months The American Geordie and The Maradona of Malawi were united to watch some football, in this case the highlights of the Barca v Chelsea match. The American Geordie had earlier joined UEFA's new video service, which provides live feeds to developing countries and tape-delayed matches to the rest. At $1.95 for what could have been the match of the season, it seemed damned cheap.

Apparently, English journos are already complaining about what a niggly match it was. But, after a feast of Sri Lankan food and Australian wine, TDH collectively saw plenty of good football, including four spectacular goals. Chelsea could easily have won 4-2, even playing mostly on the counterattack, and one has to question Barca's fitness for the home stretch in the competition. In any event, it was, even with the cascade of yellow cards, a corker.

There were a few agreed conclusions between the Geordie, Mara and a friend who, bizarrely, was a mad Manure supporter:

1. Essien and Drogba are on another level.

2. Messi is, if anything, getting better.

3. Robben is losing his hair because of the number of times he misses horribly and slaps his hands to his head in distress.

4. Goal or no goal, Chelsea should start Ballack in Lampard's position.

5. Unrelated to the match: Euro 2000 was the last great international tournament.

Any questions? TDH is ready and waiting.


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

fantastic to get a mention! The highlights certainly did make the match look like a cracker.

In relation to points 1 and 4, Chelsea should not be playing four central players in one line up. Robben and Cole are needed to provide width. Essien is the only undroppable from the starting midfield right now. He's playing like Makalele + at the moment.

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