Posted by: Paul | June 21, 2010

Revolting People

It’s been a dramatic few days at the World Cup.

If England thought they had problems, they’ve got nothing on France. Anelka sent home in disgrace after a half-time bust-up (P.S. I love hyphens!) with Domenech, the story gets leaked to the press, and then the entire team refuse to train yesterday in protest. What will happen today? They refuse to play their final match? The whole squad are eaten by Baboons when on a rest day safari? They win a game? No, that would be ridiculous.

Then, in an eventful day on the pitch yesterday, minnows New Zealand hold World Champions Italy to a hard-fought 1-1 draw, which should arguably have been a win for NZ but for a controversial penalty (is there any other kind? P.S. I love brackets!), and it all gets a bit handbags at bedtime during Brazil v Ivory Coast, as the ‘anointed one’ (Kakapoopoo) gets sent off for an accidental elbow in the chest against an IC player who ran into him and then fell to the floor dramatically holding his face. I ask you, who ever said football was dull?

It seems it’s only dull when England play it, and the recriminations in our national camp continue. If only they were made to actually camp during the tournament. That would instill a reality check, no? So yesterday we were treated to a hoot of a press conference where John Terry attempted to have Fabio Capello sacked. At least, that’s what it looked like from where I was sitting. Talk about “damning with faint praise”… It’s clear all is not well. Terry has come in for very heavy criticism in the aftermath, and despite a rift between him and the manager after being stripped of the captaincy being no great surprise, Terry’s comments and attitude about the whole affair are astonishing. He doesn’t have a chip on his shoulder, oh no. For John, nothing less than the entire potato will do. Grow up, man – it’s the World Cup! Your last World Cup! Is this how you want to be remembered? Play like you at least enjoy the game! That’s if you get picked on Wednesday… BRING ON DAWSON! FABIO, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

On the whole England / John Terry affair, this article is fab and really made me chuckle.

Back to sanity now though – for the bat and ball game returns. Wimbledon 2010 starts today! All together now – “It’s the most wonderful time, of the year…”



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