World Cup thoughts
finally i can get to concentrating on the World Cup. And as this blog promises football, but mysteriously stopped once Man United never looked like winning the league, it would seem an obvious time to start that again.
Crouch is not good. Really, not good at all. Stating the obvious I know but the national press went wild after he scored a hatrick again Jamaica. In a friendly. Against players from division below. So what? He shouldn't be at the World Cup and Defoe is infinitely better. The general use of players is also odd. Leaving one up front when one-nil up echoes the last World Cup and the Barzil match. This and Crouch reflects Sven's bizarre combination of being a Serie A manager and a lover of the thankfully outdated (apart from Liverpool) long ball game. but who cares about England, eh? Yet if Rooney does play then at least we will see the World's Greatest Player (for it is he and not the admittedly great Ronaldinho) at the World Cup
The Czech Rep looked pretty good and a very strong midfield. I know some USA fans are a bit displeased but the Czechs have always been a good side and very underrated. Come on America, at least it wasn't Iran this time (for non-football/soccer fans Iran beat the USA in the 1998 World Cup)!
Ronaldo looked poor. It is sad to think that just how good he was when he burst on the scene in the mid 90s.
Argentina look a good bet and Heinze is back! Ayala still looks as tough as ever.
Does anyone care out there?