I have issues with England, lets face it, I’m not going to be heartbroken that they’ve gone out of the cup, I am however pissed off that as I’m writing this Mexico are losing 3-0 to Argentina.
Earlier today England went 2-0 down to Germany before Matthew Upson, making up for a less than good defensive performance, scored a goal to make them only a goal behind. Then Frank Lampard scored a goal that was disallowed, despite that a blind man could have seen that it was miles across the line.
I’m not an England fan, not by a long shot, but I do believe that disallowing that goal made England’s chances of going through to the quarter finals of the World Cup slim to none. Of course, England were mainly shit anyhow, but that’s beside the point.
Fast forward a couple of hours and once again the officials are proven to be one of the biggest let downs of this World Cup when Argentina were allowed a goal that was so far offside every single person on the field, in the stadium and watching around the world stared on in disbelief as the referee blew his whistle for a goal. Mexico are loosing 3-0 as we speak, that first goal being the main reason as to why they’re currently tumbling out of the tournament.
Sepp Blatter and FIFA need to start taking responsibility for their part in slowly ruining world football. We live in a world where technology rules the roost, yet they refuse to consider goal-line technology or watching replays before allowing difficult decisions to be made. I bet the referee in the Mexico match would have loved to have that technology be available as he was forced to watch the replay on the big screens and suffer the anger of the Mexicans as he realized what he had done.
The ball in this year’s tournament is a joke. The referees may as well consist of a line-up from the Muppet’s, and Sepp Blatter. I do not hate a lot of people, but that man’s only contribution to World Football has been allegations of fraud along with suggestions of tighter tops and shorter shorts in women’s football.
It’s time to start again FIFA, get rid of the bad seeds and sort it out, or you will only succeed in one thing, and that is distancing football fans everywhere further and further away for the sport.
P.S. Mexico just scored, COME ON, just need two more for extra time.
When England played their match against Slovenia yesterday England had to win to get through the group, and thanks to a goal from Jermain Defoe they made it through by the skin of their teeth. Although it wasn’t a hundred percent clear by then who England would face in the knock-out stages, anyone could make an educated guess that it would turn out to be Germany.
Now I’m all for the positivity and disillusion that comes with being a football supporter. It doesn’t matter who you support, you are always in danger of falling into the trap of getting hopeful and thinking that they can do better than they logically are capable of. Being a United fan, I’m obviously spoilt in that department. Considering the history of my club I feel like I do not have the right to be disappointed when we do not win anything, but obviously I always am. England fans however should be used to it by now.
It’s been 44 years since England won the World Cup, 44 years of shattered dreams and blame being passed around quicker than syphilis in a whorehouse. This is me promising you that it will be at least another four years before England win the World Cup again, most likely more. In the meanwhile, and especially if Franz Beckenbauer’s comments are getting to you, you just keep telling yourself that we won the war.
A quick walkthrough of the teams in this year’s World Cup, simply because I have nothing better to do.
Algeria: No chance, but they’re generally not too bad to watch.
Argentina: Have a chance, although in my opinion probably won’t win it. Nor do we want them to win it, never mind the Hand of God, if the Argies win it Maradona’s threatened to show us the nuts and spanner of God.
Brazil: Always a contender. Always a bunch of cheating bastards who for some reason seem to get away with murder with the referees. May win it, but probably won’t deserve it.
Cameroon: I’d love for them to do well, sadly they probably won’t do much.
Chile: People won’t expect much from them as they generally don’t know much about them, they may surprise you though.
Ivory Coast: Their star (wanker) Didier Drogba may be returning despite having a broken arm. Which pretty much says all about how good they are without him doesn’t it.
Denmark: Don’t make me laugh. Although, they’ve surprised us before, of course, that’s like nearly two decades ago.
England: Sorry people, but won’t happen. No, really. It’s not going to happen. If it does I’ll eat my hat. One of you will have to buy me a hat first though.
France: They’re shit. They’re manager is doing his best to ensure they remain shit, and to be honest I have a bigger chance of winning it taking on all the top teams, on my own.
Germany: Hell. No.
Greece: Bless them, but no.
Honduras: It’d be brilliant if they did, but sadly just because you’re in the World Cup it doesn’t mean you have a chance at winning it.
Italy: Usually do well in the World Cup. Shame their a bunch of facist, corrupt bastards. Come on, you know you’re all thinking it.
Japan: Not even if the other teams defended as badly as the yanks defended Pearl Harbour. (Heel heat)
North Korea: No.
South Korea: Nope. Although will probably do better than their Northern “friends”.
Mexico: Well I’m cheering for them, although not that hopeful. They’re the underdogs though!
The Netherlands: Haha. Hahaha. Yeah, right.
New Zealand: I believe one website, may have been Betfair, is giving you a 1000/1 on the Kiwis to win. I’d say it’s worth putting a quid on it, although you’d probably need a nuclear disaster affecting everyone but their team for the bet to go through.
Nigeria: Could put up some tough matches, but it won’t help them much further than the first group play if they get through.
Paraguay: Make an educated guess at how Uruguay will do, then imagine half of that and you’ll have Paraguay.
Portugal: Well, they do have Ronaldo. However, that won’t be enough and they’ll be left disappointed again. Of course a few winks here and there could lighten the whole cup up.
Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia: No, no and no. Or maybe njet.
South Africa: There is no such thing as poetic justice.
Spain: Seems the favourites, however, it remains to be seen if they can live up to the high expectations.
Switzerland: Neutral countries rarely win anything. Except for “lost” Nazi gold.
Uruguay: They’ll do OK, no better, no worse. Along with France, Mexico and South Africa they probably make up the toughest and least predictable group.
USA: They call it “soccer”, if they ever win the World Cup I think football as a sport may as well be retired.
So basically… We may end up with no winners! COME ON MEXICO!!