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Friday, March 09, 2007

Don't get too excited

Okay, TDH was watching on ESPN GameCast as our lads took it to AZ, and sure, it seemed to be going so well. Everyone loves to put four past the opposition, even if you give up a couple in the process. But no, soon enough it dawned on TDH. This was not such a great result.

Call it UEFA math. A 4-2 victory is actually worse than a 2-0 victory, thanks to the away goals rule. That's right, it's not much different from a puny 1-0 scoreline. If AZ win 2-0 or 3-1 in their house, they go through. Sure, it's nice to know that Obadiah is still wreaking havoc on defenses from across the continent, but come on - where the hell is our defense?

TDH was a little puzzled to see Roeder sending Carr, Taylor and Bramble out into the backline. Where's Edgar? Is Bernard too fat to slot in at rightback as per once was usual? TDH wants answers....


Meanwhile, the big guns were duking it out in fairly boring fashion this week. Bizarrely, the Merengues' trip to Munich was the most entertaining tie of the matchday. And TDH had to admit to being a bit surprised when Ballack came up with the big score for the Billionaire Boys. It's weird, seeing Ballack, Drogba, Lampard, Shevchenko and Robben celebrating together... and not for winning every game by three or four goals. TDH must ask yet again: Are these guys just over the hill, or is The Special One really not so special?

If Liverpool ever get their finishing back, they'll win this tournament. Mark TDH's words.


TDH also has a question. How come so many players for Bayern have faces like rodents? Are they the ugliest team left in the Champions League, or does Manure have the stranglehold on that title? I'd pit Hargreaves, Sagnol and Salihamidzic (or maybe Makaay or Kahn) against Neville, Rooney and Ronaldo (or maybe Scholes?)....


Anonymous Palms said...

I was listening tho the match on the radio. it was quite interesting to hear the local commentators go from extremely smug to really quite concerned after the second goal AZ goal went in. From what I heard their defence isn't much better than ours. Really, i think what ever happens we need to score 2 goals in Holland. if our front 6 clicks like they did on thursday we'll be all right.

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