Since we’re on the topic of footballl criticism in Argentina (otherwise known as “sucking it”), let’s review a few criticisms, and, just for fun, I’m going to remove the names.
If you see Argentines celebrating today, it’s more from relief than elation. This should’ve happened already. It really shouldn’t have been this hard. And if you’re looking for a culprit for the late qualification, look no further from the man at the top. Diego was a Rolls-Royce of a player, but he’s a beat-up, rusted-out AMC Pacer of a football coach.
What possible crazy decision could Sven-Goran Eriksson make next? Surely nothing could top Notts County? Nothing would surprise us now. At this point, he’d have to take the job managing North Korea in the World Cup to shock me … and so he has.
OK. Here are my, admittedly amateurish, predictions for this season of the Premier League. Feel free to comment and call me crazy, or pronounce my genius. At the end of the season, I’ll do another column and we’ll see just how wrong I was. 2009-10 Champions? Chelsea.
Fresh from Argentina’s 3-2 friendly victory over Russia in Moscow, Diego Maradona confirmed a third member in what he considers his untouchables, players who are destined to start in the World Cup (should Argentina make it, which is looking increasingly less sure). Was it one of the players who impressed in the match? Nope, it’s a winger from Newcastle United.
Diego Maradona’s lawyer has claimed that the Argentina manager is in talks with Portsmouth to take up a position as a “global ambassador”. Forgetting the Portsmouth point-of-view for the moment … I love this idea. Thank you Sulaiman al-Fahim. Please, take him.
Now that the unthinkable (but extremely predictable) transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid ise set to go through at the end of June, much is being made of Manchester United’s losses. With Carlos Tévez set to leave as well, it seems United will be lacking two of their major attacking players next season. That, coupled with the Champions League final loss to Barcelona, appears to herald an era of decline for possibly the world’s biggest club. But it may not be true.