World Cup 2010
Отправлено 13 Июнь 2010 - 11:50
South Africa - Mexico. Pleasant game, but just because both teams are weak. South Africa is gently pushed forward by FIFA in my view - imagine what will be when the locals have no reason to go to the stadiums (as if it is not dangerous enough already).
Lost track entirely of the changes of the off-side rule... it is simple enough, yet it is the first time in my life I saw off-side given after a corner kick. Formally - right. But... if the defense moves to the centre it will be off-side every time and the whole kick will be meaningless. What do you think?
France - Uruguay. Boredom... France became yet one more version of Germany. Uruguay, in my view, utilized well whatever little talent they have now - cleverly moving back to open space for Forlan and then whatever happens. Poor Forlan... amazing player, but so alone. And one player cannot beat band of robots.
Mark: 0,5 (half point given only because of Forlan)
South Korea - Greece. No comment...South Korea at least won.
Argentina - Nigeria. Big fun and great goalkeeping. In my view the Nigerian goalie had fantastic day and saved impossible balls. Argentina... I think they have major problem - too much Messi. Can't do in the long run - and it was inefficient in the second half against Nigeria. Veron is too far back - I think he should be the central figure: the playmaker controlling the tempo and the flow of the game. He was great at that years back. Messi for everything is eventually predictable game and opposition can just concentrate on him - with this aproach Argentina would not go far.
England - USA. English dullness since 1972... USA - simple, eager, no fun. Terrible...very likely I will not watch another match of either team.
Отправлено 20 Июль 2010 - 23:38
До лучших турниров, Михалыч
Отправлено 21 Июль 2010 - 11:53
Где уж там до патриотизма.
Полный маразм во всем.Как пример:осминог-предсказатель,полный бред,я думаю,что у дедушки Блаттера он на пол-ставки работает-тоже бред,но как интересно для журналюг.А почему бы и нет,можно и малюскам платиь с 3,5 миллирдов дохода.
И еще ,ни одного нормального отчета,ни одной нормальной фото,ни постера комады победительницы по итогам Кубка Мира 2010 , в наших "Футбола"(украинский 3 стр.уделил на папиросной или туалетной бумаге,через год его можно будет повесить только в клозете)-я не нашел !!!(может не там смотрел?)
В ихних Киккерах,Дон Балонах,Марках,Волд Соккерах,Франс Футболах,Экипах-все так же ка и у наших,бумага только немножко лучше .Вот нам всем ,как они любят говорить "Respect".О самих играх и говорить не хочется.
Отправлено 21 Июль 2010 - 12:18
I sensed that... nobody responded; must be boring tournament... it was... again. I liked only Uruguay. How much is that for a World Cup? Next to nothing...
So, I agree with Mikhalych and Valery... which is sad... to agree on 'nothingness'.
When the football died for me? In 1982. When Brasil and France lost. When fun and imagination lost to pragmatic schemes and 'winning excuses everything'. With winning money come, so joy, fun, the game itself... is for fools. Sad.
32 teams? What's the point? I was happy with 16... and now I laugh at my young enthusiasm...'24 teams! How great!'. Bullshit! May be the good matches were the same back then as now - 5-6 in the whole tournament. But 5-6 games, when 16 teams play is not the same as the same number produced by 32 teams. So I am mostly bored for years, for the bulk of ugly games overcomes whatever good happens.
I am glad it is over. I am also happy for the Uruguyans - I met them. I kind of know them - they are proud, but not fanatic or crazy. They are thankful and graceful, and they recognize both fun and dignity. 200 000 on the streets of Montevideo - I know their route, from the airport to the Presidential Palace is about 40 km loop. It was great to see that, for it was for joy, life, and gratitude. The only event justifying this awful World Cup for me was Montevideo greeting and thanking their team. Sadly, not enough...