Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Media 'Proud' of National Football Team !

No, don't get too excited, it's the German media we're talking about : - fifa world cup site

This could not happen in the UK, whose media seem to delight in building up our sportsmen to unfeasible proportions, and then pillorying them when they fail to realise these dreams. Perhaps we should take a leaf out of Germany's book.

Anyway, after watching a dire 100 mins of unproductive football with Germany vs Italy, I have now settled on the opinion that 'the Beautiful Game' is, indeed, pants. (I missed the two goals after changing channels in frustration at the prospect of another awfull penalty shootout with the Germans favorites to win).

If the standard of footie played by the top 8 teams in the world is anything to go by, then footie is too hard for footballers. How can you play for 100 mins and not score? Should Fifa insist on bigger goals? or even blindfolded goalkeepers?

The amount of uncompleted passes, missed shots at goal, missed penalties, cynical fouls and even more cynical 'diving' and pretend injuries is unbelieveable. (with the notible exception of Zinadine Zidane, who seems to be from another planet). Even the feted Brazillians didn't seem to be able to control the ball. I think I'll retire as a spectator after the finals.


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