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Monday, April 16, 2007

Dregs of the weekend

Dregs is the right word, since this weekend in NYC was soaked through. That didn't stop the New York Red Bulls, under a somewhat reinvigorated Bruce Arena, from tearing through FC Dallas and putting three past Shaka Hislop - WAIT A SECOND, SHAKA HISLOP? That's right, loyal readers, Becks and Captain America aren't the only familiar names heading stateside. And to be honest, that worries TDH. Will MLS turn into another starf*cking NASL, or will in continue to prepare good young players for Europe? Can it really do both?


Kiki Ron does not deserve the English league awards. He hasn't won anything yet! Drogba carried Chelski to the title, and Manure may yet lose it this year. Plus, Kiki Ron is a cheating little prick. No one dives more or more easily - he makes Andrew Johnson look like the Archbishop of Canterbury without the beard.


TDH is starting to cast the film of Germany 2006. First up is the hero/villain of the final, and his double:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

At last, a little football

Okay, TDH admits it, watching football has not been easy lately. First, there haven't been many opportunities back Stateside. But then, TDH hasn't exactly sought them out. The twin disappointments of Newcastle and Independiente, added to the lack of playing time, left TDH without much taste for the game for a while there. Yep, it was sort of like a bout of the flu, except without the runny nose. (That came later.)

After yesterday's Manure match, TDH was prepared to make an offer to all and sundry professional clubs and national squads. The last two matches TDH had witnessed had ended 5-1 and 7-1 for the home side. Was this not the work of TDH as talisman? TDH truly intended to put out a notice on the wires that, for the right price, TDH would watch the right team in Wednesday's action.

Well, TDH forgot about that, and the goals didn't exactly rain down at the Allianz Arena. But there was some pretty decent football on display there. The old grafters from Milan showed that they still had some class left in them, even though it probably wouldn't be enough to beat an English team. They'll get the chance to find out how it feels to run into Sir's woodchipper in a couple of weeks. By then it'll be clean and ready to power through some more aged Italian walnut. Mmmm, now that's quality wood.

TDH was pleased to see, by the way, that Gattuso had finally lost some weight - by cutting his hair. Now he doesn't look like a sleazy kiddie-fiddler; instead, he looks like a sleazy kiddie-fiddler who's just gotten out of jail. Full marks from TDH. And Pippo the Clown, well, he did what he does best, which includes the bit about being offside. Let's see how he does against someone who's not a fat Dutchman or a midget. (TDH means you, Philipp "Magic Dwarf" Lahm!)