Monday, June 26, 2006

England Again

OK I know, we beat Ecuador 1-0, we're through to the quarter finals, and we ungrateful England supporters should be deliriously happy. But it was another deeply depressing, frustrating, boring, uninspired, untalented, unskilled and just plain lousy performance by Sven's boys. Sven himself appears to be utterly clueless, playing a barely-fit Rooney as the sole striker in a bizarre 1-4-1-4-1 configuration.

How tedious was it? Well for much of the time the commentator was talking about anything but the game in hand: the presence of strange-looking insects in the commentary box, the excellence of the German railway system, the weather. Yawn.

I still have this fantasy that England will play Germany in the final. The score will be 2-2 after 90 minutes. And somebody will win 4-2 after extra time.


Blogger Happysurfer said...

I'm hoping for England to play either Argentina (first choice) or Brazil (second choice).

7:37 am  
Blogger CG said...

I did not watch the game but chose to watch sky news instead, where I would hear the score but not have to endure the entire thing. I am getting both sick of the fans moaning about the hopeless playing and by the hopeless playing. Does that make sense? NO? ok....they made it. How they made it is anyones guess, but Sven should be receiving no credit.

9:57 am  
Blogger Daniel Franklin Gomez said...


It is just before the England v Brazil match. Ronaldinho goes into the Brazilian changing room to find all his team mates looking a bit glum.
“What’s up?” he asks.

“Well, we’re having trouble getting motivated for this game. We know it’s important but it’s only England. They’re sh*t and we can’t be bothered.”

Ronaldinho looks at them and says, “Well, I reckon I can beat them by myself-you lads go down the pub.”

So Ronaldinho goes out to play England by himself and the rest of the Brazilian team go off for a few jars. After a few pints they wonder how the game is going, so they get the landlord to put the teletext on. A big cheer goes up as the screen reads:

“Brazil 1 - England 0 (Ronaldinho 10 minutes)”. He is beating England all by himself!

Anyway, a few pints later and the game is forgotten until someone remembers, “It must be full time now, let’s see how he got on.” They put the tv on.

“Result from the Stadium: Brazil 1 (Ronaldinho 10 minutes) - England 1 (Lampard 89 minutes).”

They can’t believe it; he has single-handedly got a draw against England!!

They rush back to the Stadium to congratulate Ronaldinho. They find him in the dressing room, still in his gear, sitting with his head in his hands.

He refuses to look at them. “I’ve let you down, I’ve let you down.”

“Don’t be daft; you got a draw against England, all by yourself. And they only scored at the very, very end!”

“No, no, I have, I’ve let you down…I got sent off after 12 minutes.

10:09 am  
Blogger Taunted said...

Yep, watched the game at El Paso - used to be called the Alamo - and has not changed at all, same old place we know and love. Anyway at least we got the win, the fact that our sole striker (Rooney) was marked out of the game was a joke.

We need 2 up front if we are to have any chance whatsoever of beating Portugal

10:26 am  
Blogger bandicoot said...

Hey Daniel,
You left out the penalty shoot-out?

12:05 pm  
Blogger Seabee said...

England has the wrong squad, the wrong team is fielded and instructed to play the wrong tactics, the players are way below their usual form...but they keep winning. With that kind of luck they'll win the cup.

Question. In a knock-out game, why does the manager field a highly defensive team to play defensively? Was he aiming for a draw?

12:23 pm  
Blogger Duffy said...

Best part of the game:

Beckham puking.

5:59 pm  
Blogger Dhabi Dabbler said...

....And then continued as if nothing happened.

Watched the game in Houston in a Celtic pub with two crazy Equadorians and 200 Brits.

Brazil vs England in semi. Final score 2-1 - guess to whom!

6:29 pm  

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