Sunday, July 11, 2010


I was unimpressed with the quality of football played today.  Overall, the winners were the more enterprising team.  The Dutch rather engineered their own loss.  There were too many cynical, dumb challenges by the men in orange.  (They deserved most of the bookings they received.  And the high boot challenge on Iniesta should have been straight red.)  That said, the Spanish are very skilled divers.

Not a memorable game.   Some decent goalkeeping at both ends.  But a pretty crap game all around.  Very disappointing stuff.


Omar said...

Some guy (Uno) on today's match:

"this is not beautiful. it is boring. thank you, futbol, for reminding me it's laundry day."

You want should I pee in his next French Onion soup order?

unokhan said...

the game just seemed to me boring. it seemed to proceed on a provincial or schoolyard level of play. i think soccer has more to offer than this.

Doctorboogaloo said...

Omar: I know Uno's not a fan of the game. The damn shame is, he had every right to expect a dazzling display of football by these two teams. By comparison, the third place match was brilliant. (And at least conducted in a professional manner.)

Uno: No argument from me. (And the soup's on the house.)

I never thought I'd say this about a World Cup Final Gold Medal match: I was glad when the ref blew the whistle for the last time.