It’ll All End In Tears

Which it did and which we all knew that it would. The way that he lives his life and with all the drama that always surrounds it, the latest episode in his very public soap opera is with the exit from the Argentina national team job. He lives with his heart on his sleeve and…

“The Game Is Up For Argentina”

(That line from Martin Tyler on ESPN) Many of us are uncertain as to what to think about this. A few of us wanted to continue to watch the antics on the touchline. Some wanted to see him crash and burn. But what about his actual tactics ? What about the actual team ? What went spectacularly wrong ? When I first looked at the final 23 that Maradona had chosen from the 100 he’d called up before the finals, I was thinking that there was some potential weaknesses with their back line. Then as we saw Otamendi had a…

The Talent Round

Jubliani - World Cup

“Hello and welcome back to Miss This World Cup 2010 !” …After the previous swimsuit round (with a slight embarrassment for Miss England who forgot her costume and subsequently went out wearing nothing but a knotted hankie on her head) – we now come to the talent part of the competition… Thank you Uruguay for entertaining us with their balloon animals, and Ghana with the piano recital during the break – it’s now the turn for Miss Germany… Here tonight being represented by Franz “Der Kaiser to you and me, kick and rush football not for him” Beckenbauer. “Take it…

Maradona

So then eventually thanks to results elsewhere, it didn’t matter what happened in their match and the Argentinian Gazza (I was almost tempted to name this post Fog On The (Argen)tine) will be there in South Africa next year. Or will he ? After the Uruguay/Argentina match El Diego blasted the assembled reporters with: “You lot take it up the @rse – if the ladies will pardon the expression.” whilst one of the sponsor’s models stood behind him. Also in the audience was the Guardian’s Marcela Mora y Araujo. Because of this outburst – along with some crotch grabbing for…

Diego Armando

As much as we love to hate him we still want to see him at the finals. Don’t we ? Just to see him fail on a bigger scale maybe. Or maybe it is Messi we want more. But one man doesn’t make a team and if that team doesn’t qualify then by all rights they shouldn’t be there. What is Diego saying to Veron there ? And what is Messi thinking ? Answers in the comments please But why should Lionel suffer because another football association decided to appoint a previous talisman… icon… flawed genius… [delete where applicable] in…

In The Argentines

Yesterday it was 1966 and all that, today we move on to the 1978 World Cup which took place in Argentina. These were the finals which included the best ever Scottish team never to win the cup, as well as Archie Gemmill and that goal. And like in 1966 it was the host country what won it. That team included one Osvaldo César Ardiles and Ricardo Julio “Ricky” Villa. – Wikipedia has the full story of the whole tournament. As for the music… well as mentioned Scotland had probably the best players they’ve ever had and there were a few…