May 30, 2006

How about this team?

Configuration : 3-2-3-2 !!

Buffon

Oddo Metzelder Sorin

Gerrard Riquelme

Ronaldinho Totti Kaka

Henry Adriano

I know it looks pretty weak at the back but I can't help it. I wanted to keep all my players and make the team look attractive...and anyway Oddo and Buffon can handle the attacks .If not, 7 of them in the "forward line" can score many goals.( Ideally I should sacrifice Gerrard or Adriano to get one more defender). One more surprise nobody from Spain..but well as the cliche goes its more about team work and not individual brilliance.

By the way I am supporting SPAIN-ARGENTINA-ITALY in that order...and if all of them go out that means Brazil is again winning the world cup.

May 21, 2006

Viva Barcelona or: How I learnt to hate England and love Spain

This year's Champions League concluded on thursday and yes BARCELONA won!Well after all I am not that bad at predictions( my post earlier) and its not only about predicting the winners;who would have thought that Villareal would defeat Inter..and even AC Milan scored two goals at the stroke of 90 minutes to defeat Lyon and prove me right.If only Juventus wouldn't have played like sissies people would have called me Nostradamus reincarnation.

Talking about the title of my post. Arsenal players, coach and most of the fans are whining about their defeat.Henry even said that refree should have worn the Barca T-shirt.Well first let me clear one thing : Refree indeed was pathetic ,but its not Arsenal who suffered more due to that( as all Arsenal supporters are claiming).

Arsenal fans are furious about Henry's yellow card when it was Bommel who was supposed to get it. They are saying that Puyol and Marquez got away with their harsh tackles.Also they claim that Eto's goal was an offside.

Now consider this.What happened to Henry happened to Ronaldinho and just outside the penalty area. He was fouled and free kick was given against him.Otherwise Barca would have got a free kick from a brilliant spot.Just like Puyol even Toures got away with fouls.And these were only starters.Now i'll talk about the main course.Henry talks about diving Barca players..I don't know if he suffers from selective blindness but did he not see a diving Arsenal player which gifted them a GOAL which instead should have fetched him a RED card.Imagine a 9 men Arsenal against Barcelona!
And coming to the RED Card itself..ideally refree should have given Lehmann a red card and ALSO Barca the goal.If thats very harsh even a yellow card and a goal up would have been a much more advantageous to Barca.
Although Eto's goal is debatable but its not clear offside.
Henry is blaming the refree for Arsenal's defeat.If you are hell bent to blame somebody blame yourself dude for missing two sitters!And probably he is continuing with Arsenal because he is upset with diving Barca players.Thank God, Barca doesn't want a grumbler in its team.And anyway Barca can't achieve anything else with Henry which it hasn't achieved this year without him .
Wenger says the best team didn't win , well what can i say wenger open your eyes I think the best team didn't even reach the final( Villareal was more deserving)
Anyway Wenger can't help it, he is a part of The Cry Babies club- the EPL coaches.And when Arsenal fans are running out of steam they bring back the Chelsea- Barca issue;saying that how the hell UEFA selected the same pro-Barca refree who gave a WRONG red card to Del-Horno. First of all Red card was not all wrong and secondly the same bloody refree didn't award TWO clear PENALTIES to Barca in the same game!
Last Week Sevilla defeated Middlesbrough in UEFA cup final and I am dead sure they would have cried foul then also if only scoreline was not too comprehensive(4-0).
Its not that I have personal grudges against England (nothing to do with pre-1947 era) but I hate their attitude and I hate the hype surrounding English clubs and England team in INDIA.Now they are saying if only Rooney was not injured....WOW....can somebody tell me what on earth has English team achieved till date except winning the BEST SQUAWKER IN THE WORLD Trophy.
Again I have no personal reasons to love spain but I love them.My predictions for the world cup are not guided by historical facts or present form but you never know!!!!
I seriously hope that Paraguay and Sweden get past England( which they can pretty easily) in the group stages and give England yet another opportunity to whine.

PS: A beer from me to the first person who writes a comment here congratulating Barca!!

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