It wasn’t just the score line that Argentina managed against Spain that I enjoyed this week. The team itself looks better-poised and more balanced, and lost none of the attacking verve that they displayed in South Africa. It also seems to augur the continued employment of Sergio “Checho” Batista as manage, another reason to be happy.
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.