My ONE Football Post...

OK, I wasn't going to post anything during the World Cup relating to the sport.  I really really don't give a fig about the game.

But.

The England goalie let a ball in, stopped them winning, only managed a draw.  And so on and so on.

This goalkeeper has been getting battered in the press.  The papers, the news, the pundits, the radio...  First off, surely he's a pretty good goalie in the first place - you know, to actually get chosen to represent the English team.  I'd love to see half these fat bar-flies that screamed at the TV do any better.

Second, and I think MOST importantly.  It's a TEAM GAME.  Yes, the goalie let in the ball.  Didn't that ball have to get past the OTHER ten prats on the field?  So, surely they're ALL shit, not just the goalie.

I dread to think what's going to happen for the rest of the tournament...

Oh, and as a post-script for the American fans out there - a One-One score is a DRAW not a WIN.  And for those of you over there mailing me saying "Ha-Haaaa in your face...!" make sure the person you're "in you're facing" gives a crap ;)

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4 Responses to “My ONE Football Post...”

BellydancingWench said...

I avoid the footy like the plague too Dan, but you've gotta love that the Americans are so hapy to keep highlighting the fact that they could only pull off a draw by the other team making an error :)

Anonymous said...

Sadly the goalie in question does the oops I dropped the ball thing a lot so perhaps that is why he is getting slated? Also, as with ALL the England games, someone has to be blamed for losing or drawing.

Might have a nice bath and glass of wine for 90mins on friday lol.

Gemma

Cassandra said...

The reason Americans are in-your-facing is because we're all perfectly aware that the US soccer team always sucks, and our mediocre athletes pulled off a draw against some of England's best. lol :P

Obv you know I'm not much of a football fan, either, but I read an interesting article the other day. It was called something along the lines of "Why Americans don't care about soccer" and it brought up a really good point that I'd never thought of before.

In most other countries, soccer is played by everyone, even the very poorest kids are kicking a ball around. Here, soccer is very much a middle-class phenomenon, played by whitey mcwhiterson in the suburbs, where the fields are. All the poor kids are playing basketball, because it's what they have room for and it's what stands the opportunity of getting them the best scholarships, getting them out of the ghetto. And even in the suburbs, parents would much rather their kid be playing (American) football, because that's the macho-man kind of culture we have.

So with our big three of football (the man's game), baseball (the american pasttime), and basketball, soccer just doesn't stand a chance.

Neither does hockey, for that matter, and that's the only sport I LIKE.

The Sween! said...

Just goes to show - kick-off was at 1930 & the yanks come into the game at 1941 & claim that they won it.

Just like a certain World War!