(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 bit of a ‘mare, with Burdisso also going missing. Questions have to be asked about Demichelis and Heinze too.
But the eventual blame and maybe recriminations about their poor showing against the Germans will be laid on that man’s chubby shoulders. The Argentinians will be angry at their capitulation but I don’t think there will be a knee-jerk reaction and the firing of El Diego. He may jump himself because he does get bored easily. He’s had a taster of management and there could be a club side who might just be crazy enough to hire the crazy one. Inter Milan to come calling to save them from Rafa ?
» To play him off the stage…for now… Here is a track from a previous post – The World Cup Goes Indie in which Indiecater records, a small label in Dublin asked various acts to compose a song about each World Cup contester.
This track was composed by the Dublin based band The Dirty 9s…
» The Dirty 9’s – Ballad of El Diego
… and you can purchase this along with 31 other tracks via download (for only €5) or sent to you on a flash drive (for €10) by going to Fast Forward: The World Cup Goes Indie.