It's all in your World Cup

Monday, June 26, 2006

Day the seventeenth

England - Ecuador 1-0

The England jalopy clatters on into the quarter finals courtesy of a Beckham freekick, and a large slice of luck. I don't remember the Ecuadorian keeper being forced to make a save, and England struggled to create chances. The only possible positive to take from the game was the performance of Carrick, who actually played a couple of attacking passes of 10-15 yards, and along the ground! To anyone reading who watches and supports another team, that might seem like an odd thing to exclaim, but I can't remember the last time I saw the England midfield trying to thread the ball through along the turf from advanced positions. There was something constantly threatening about Carrick's decision making, and he showed nice range and creativity with a couple of reverse or disguised passes. In inverse proportion to Carrick's performance though was Lampard's. If anyone has a clue quite what has happened to the guy between leaving west London and arriving in Germany, feel free to comment, as I have no fucking idea how he's turned into such a donkey in front of goal.

Portugal - Holland 1-0

Can we all please take a moment to mourn the passing of the game of football. After tonight, I'm not really sure if my faith in the sport will recover. Rather than reviewing the proceedings of the match, I'll just pose a couple of questions.

1) What the fuck was the referee thinking?
2) What the fuck was van Basten thinking?
3) What can van Nistelrooy possibly have done to piss everyone off so much?
4) Have the FA made a pact with the devil?
5) Will we be able to buy t-shirts with photos of Ronaldo crying on them?


  • Come on, the semi-finals are nearly over and you haven't written anything on the quarter-finals yet...

    I am dying to find out what you think

    By Blogger ilya, at 2:34 PM  

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