Soy un hombre de principios

Y uno de ellos es que el Conejo es un pesimo portero que nomas pone en riesgo los juegos de la Seleccion. Para que vean que no es por estos ultimos juegos o esta ultima convocatoria y que soy viuda de Ochoa (Antes muerto que Americanista!) o no se que, aqui hay evidencia de las eliminatorias mundialistas, de hace aproximadamente un anho:

  1. Mexico – El Salvador
  2. Mexico – Trinidad y Tobago

Lo del Conejo no es nuevo. Tiene anhos de ser malisimo. Pinche Aguirre como es necio con no soltar a “sus” jugadores (Torrado, Osorio, Conejo, Bofo y aunque me duela, Guille). El otro dia viendo el Mexico – USA del 2002 vi (ya no recordaba) que metio a Sigifredo Mercado,  Garcia Aspe (que nomas entro a tirar patadas y echar madres) y Luis Hernandez, todos viejisimos y sin mucho que aportar. Sobretodo Sigifredo Mercado. Nomas de escribir su nombre me siento mal, neta. Y no parece que haya aprendido mucho desde entonces.

Mexico – South Africa

Okay, I’m lazy so I’m gonna write the post in English first (as most spanish speakers I think would stop by here are fluent enough), and then work on a translation if I’m not tired or bored or watching football.

Long story short: if you can watch a World Cup game in 3-D, and it’s not more money than you’d spend going out for the length of a soccer game, do so. It is awesome.

So now, my overall impressions on the inaugural game:

Mexico got what it deserved, it fielded a ridiculously defensive XI that while nominally a relatively offensive 4-3-3 it was only 3 actual offensive players in the pitch (1 GK, 6 Def, 1 Def Mid, 3 FWs). There was not one single creative midfielder in the pitch when the game started. What. The. Fuck.

Also, the leaky defense. What’s the point of having 6 defenders in your team if you’re going to make every free kick/corner kick/counter attack from the other team, a scoring chance? Quantity over Quality, I suppose. The “we’re the 2nd shortest team” excuse is pure bullshit: they don’t head the ball because their heads are above mexicans’, but because they are left unmarked. Also, Osorio was entirely absent from the game. It shows he played about 15 minutes last season at Stuttgart. On every long ball that “Maza” Rodriguez would chase down, he was nowhere to be seen. He’s slow. He never seemed to be anywhere useful (like chasing down a galloping southafrican). I hope Hector Moreno replaces him against France, I really do.

Offensively, Guille was (sadly) used more to run down defenders and spearhead the team’s pressing efforts. Overall, they just weren’t fed enough balls, which of course is hard to when your midfield is one defensive midfielder (Torrado), a center back (Marquez), and a full back (Juarez). Giovanni did stand out; he created the most opportunities, worried the south africans the most, and had two close shots. Guille had a couple near goals. Of course, he should’ve scored, but I wouldn’t call them huge misses.

The midfield didn’t really exist. Ball possession and movement was dictated by the back four, Juarez didn’t last a hundredth of a second after receiving the ball before he turned back. Rafa Marquez did give the offense a bit of vision with his trough passes, but the team’s passing rhythm shouldn’t have stood on his shoulders. I’ve never been impressed with Torrado, he always get carded unnecessarily, lacks passing finesse and isn’t terribly impressive hounding the opponent’s midfielders.

And as for the keeper, where to start. 99.999% of the country (basically everybody but Aguirre and Perez) was shocked he was called initially. And this is when everybody assumed he was just going to share his experience with the younger (and more importantly, better) goalkeepers. I find it indefensible that he was in the pitch today. While he didn’t make a huge mistake (like, failing to control an easy shot that finds its way past the goal line and such), I think his performance was bad. On top of it, I doubt the team feels secure with him, he seems nervous on every damn ball he touches. While I wouldn’t say the goal was his fault, I think a better goalkeeper would’ve taken a couple more steps ahead which could’ve given him a chance to deflect the ball. At that speed he wasn’t going to lob the ball, anyways. And on pretty much every corner and cross ball, he seemed insecure going for the ball. He did entirely, and horribly miss the ball on a corner -even jumping for it and missing it by about a meter.- He failed to handle easy balls, giving at least a couple corners, and a couple hard balls for the defense to clear. I think he’s going to end up costing Mexico points.

I think “Vasco” Aguirre was too worried of receiving a goal on the first half, so he sent an overly defensive team. I cannot think of another reason to have precisely zero offensive-minded midfielders. Yeah, I know Efrain Juarez is good going forward, but he’s not a naturally offensive player, he lacks the instinct. He doesn’t shoot when there’s an opening (compare to Giovanni), for example. I get it that he wants to build the team from the back, but wouldn’t you rather focus on having your back 4 not give that many chances rather than just field more defensive players?

Now, player “ratings”:

  • Oscar “Conejo” Perez: Terrible. Insecure. Gave away too many easy balls. Not at all the image of an “experienced, secure goalkeeper” he’s supposed to be. At least, that’s the only reason that relatively makes sense when thinking about why Memo Ochoa is not playing. I doubt another goalkeeper will be fielded till the next World Cup, but I truly hoped that was the case. I have no confidence in him.
  • Paul Aguilar: So-so. Had a couple good runs down the line. Not terribly required defensively. I didn’t mind him, but I think he’s nowhere near being essential to the well-functioning of the team.
  • Ricardo Osorio: Terrible. Slow. Out of pace. Another “experienced veteran” who’s not justifying Aguirre’s faith in him. I hope (and I think this one has somewhat better chances than with Conejo) he is replaced by Moreno. Real soon.
  • Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez: He had a decent game, I think. He could’ve done a bit more on the goal and on that last play that ended with the goal post saving Mexico, but I think it was a very thin line to giving away a penalty kick (playing against the host nation, opening game). I’m happy with how he played.
  • Carlos Salcido: I expected a lot more from him. I didn’t see him running down the line like he usually does (maybe due to South Africa also playing overly defensive and stacking the midfield). Not a bad game, but I wouldn’t say he shined.
  • Rafa Marquez: Good game. He ended up playing as third center back half the time (because Mexico wasn’t playing a defensive enough scheme, of course). He provided needed experience, and his trademark through balls helped change the rhythm of play. He was the one who protested calls, since captain Torrado somehow wasn’t notified that’s part of his duty. I have no clue why he was not the team captain. Aguirre really likes “his” players. I suppose all coaches do, but still. He was cold as the most seasoned striker on his goal. Exceptional finish there.
  • Gerardo Torrado: unsurprising dull game. He kicked a bunch of people, he ran around, he missed half his passes forward. He earned his customary yellow. I didn’t see him talk much to the team (he was the captain), giving instructions, etc. Not precisely bad on defense, but contributed about zero offensively. He’s probably Aguirre’s favorite man because he “plays hard” or something. I’ve never been a fan of his.
  • Efrain Juarez: Bad game. He’s one of those full backs that contribute enough offensively that coaches start playing them ahead of their natural position. I think he should be the right back, and leave his midfield spot to an actual midfielder (preferably an offensive one). For the first time, he seemed like a rookie. His yellow card was incredibly stupid (who kicks the ball so the other team can’t hit a free kick a meter away from the ref? Repeatedly!?). He was way too meek offensively. I do expect him to improve, but I think he had his worst game with the National Team.
  • Carlos Vela: So-so. He had a couple good plays, but wasn’t nearly as active with the ball as Giovanni. Maybe because Salcido plays so high up that he’s never getting any open spaces. His pass to Guille that was miraculously saved by the keeper was excellent.
  • Guille Franco: So-so (and it pains me to say so).  He had a couple headers and that shot that the keeper barely touched. I’d say only one of the two headers was a clear chance, but still. I think 5 years ago, he would’ve come out with two goals.
  • Giovanni dos Santos: Man of the match. Without giving his best performance. Particularly in the second half, he suffered from just not being fed enough balls by the midfield. He was the one that kept the Southafrican defense on their toes. He was the only one that seemed to know that it is allowed to outrun a defender, maybe even dribble past them! I expect him to play better and better in the coming games.

Now, the subs:

  • Andres Guardado: Didn’t seem to be mentally in the match. He did have that excellent assist to Rafa, though. Never got a chance to run down the pitch like he does. I was hoping he’d be a second Giovanni, on the left. I hope he starts the next game. Mexico needs an offensive midfielder like him from the start.
  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco: Inconsequential. He kept the ball a bit, he passed the ball. He tried to change the team’s passing rhythm. I wouldn’t say he had a bad game, nor a good one. I think it wasn’t the kind of game where he could have (nowdays, not 4-10 years ago) made a difference. He wasn’t gonna be given the 3-4 seconds he needs to control, turn around and flick the ball, to be effective.
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez: Inconsequential. I’m glad el Vasco is not succumbing to pressure to field him in the starting lineup. He’s nowhere near experienced enough to bear the weight of being Mexico’s striker. I’m quietly afraid he’ll turn out to dissapoint (he had one amazing half short season, that is, about 10 matches, against the bottom half of the league”s teams; and that’s it). I hope he keeps seeing minutes in, to gain experience and hopefully score a goal.

Overall, I think Mexico has potential to play very competitively, but keeps failing to do so. Part due to (in my opinion) tactical mistakes or miscalculations, and part due to players’ mistakes. I hope they improve, but if anything, el Vasco is a terribly stubborn man. I doubt he’ll change much. I expect him to defend his “system” till the end and make few adjustments (different subs, probably). It’s too early to have a serious notion of how things will turn out, but right now I’d say I’m less hopeful than yesterday.

Now, as for 3-D. It was amazing. I don’t know how to explain it, except to say that if you went to see Avatar in 3-D, it looks that good and real. Special thanks go to the people at Cinepolis, for bringing 3-D World Cup matches to Monterrey (and other cities in Mexico), and Bancomer for giving away tickets to Credit Cardholders like moi. Sweet!

Just waiting for the game to start, looking at images from people at the Stadium had me in awe, but I was afraid the action would not look as good, maybe even a little headache-inducing. I was gladly mistaken, I didn’t feel motion sick in the slightest, and there was not even a hint of a headache. After a while, you kinda forget that what you’re watching has depth, and the realization seconds later only makes it sweeter.

So yeah, the purely watching experience was amazing and I highly recommend it, the part about watching a game played poorly by Mexico, not so much. Will I fork out $300 pesos (~$25 USD) to watch another match? I’m not sure: a)it’s a bit pricey, not only for me but for friends who’d potentially go with me; b)The ambient was nice, but I think watching it at home with friends is still better (for ambient’s sake); c)There’s only movie theater food, and at 9AM, I I want something more substantial. But this is taking into account that I already watched a game, which does change things.

Watching the final in 3-D, or one of those amazing quarter/semi-finals sounds very tempting indeed…

P.S. Swear to FSM, after I left the theater, I swear I could still see things in 3-D without the special glasses. Probably some brain-optical illusion, I know!

Update- I forgot, the commentators were kinda bad. The play-by-play wasn’t bad, but since about the 30th minute, the analysis guy started clamoring for Cuauh, aka (by him) “The Last Great Hero,” (El Ultimo Gran Heroe) which he proceeded not to fail to mention every single time he talked about him, which was too often to not be horribly annoyed. Pretty much everybody was scoffing at this. Inquiring minds wondered how it was possible for him to sound so clear with Cuauh’s balls in his mouth.

It’s that time of the decade again!

So, it’s been ages since I’ve been around which means this is probably a glorified internal monologue, but whatevers.

I’ve decided to stop being annoying on the Facetwit tubes and post every now and then here instead, so as to not make friends’ Facetwit experiences miserable.



Yeah. Let’s see how long I keep at it this time.

In the meantime, and keeping with the soccer theme, I hereby officially recommend everybody the excellent Argentinian movie ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’ (El Secreto de Sus Ojos). Which has a kickass chase scene taking place at a Soccer game (which is the only soccer scene, so fear not!). You may have heard of it when it won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The trailer is kinda lame, the movie is a lot better. So yeah, go rent it and watch it

Observaciones sobre el Juego Mexico – Trinidad y Tobago

Previo al juego:

  • Suena decente el ataque: Cuauhtemoc de inicio, Nery, Guardado, Guille. Chingado, creo que vi a Arce, espero estar equivocado.
  • Otra vez el conejo. *sigh*
  • TyT viene todavia mas parchado que Mexico. Si no pueden contra ellos en el Azteca, mejor que manden a un equipo juvenil lo que queda de las eliminatorias.
  • Hubiera preferido a Galindo en la central con Maza, y Salcido de lateral. Me gusto mas como jugo Galindo que Maza contra El Salvador.
  • Estoy de acuerdo con el pronostico de mi primo: Dos goles y una ceja va a ser la cuenta del Guille hoy.
  • El Azteca no se ve lleno. WTF?
  • Que no fue contra TyT que no se que criminal se tiro a romperle la espinilla a Cuauhtemoc? Espero que hoy no anden como en ese juego, que si mal no recuerdo, otros dos se salvaron de lesiones similares.

Medio tiempo:

  • Nery se la paso controlando como 10 segundos de mas, salvo en ese pase de primera intencion al Guille para gol.
  • Que buen gol de Guille.
  • Cuahutemoc no puede correr. Aun asi, sigue siendo el cerebro creativo del equipo por mucho.
  • Que buen jugador es guardado.
  • Rojas? El mono ese del toluca que se la ha pasado regandola? WTF?
  • Que onda con Vela? Porque ni a la banca salio? Ahorita hubiera sido mucho mejor cambio que Sabah. En Telemundo dijeron que por “Decision Tecnica.” Me suena a que o se puso muy diva, o trae lesion que no quieren hacer publica.
  • No es posible, un equipo de secundaria cabecea mejor. Porfavor ponganse a practicar remates de cabeza, no es posible.
  • Han dejado ir al menos 3 claras de gol. Gracias a eso ahora estan empatados.
  • No es posible que cometan tantos errores en una sola jugada. Primero se la pasan a Guardado al centro, cuando tenia a alguien pegado. Despues Guardado, apresurado la pasa muy suave. Encima de todo el Maza se le queda viendo, cuando el delantero no tenia a nadie en vez de salirle, y tratar de pararlo fuera del area, o minimo hacerlo que se haga para atras. Por ultimo el conejo no se decide en salir o no y se queda parado en el gol.
  • Que pedo con el conejo? Enserio, porque esta en la seleccion? Ese otro centro que sale todo mal POR ABAJO y nomas la manotea y es casi gol? Que no sabe medir balones por tierra? No es posible. Enserio que transmite una inseguridad canhona. Por favor Vasco. Como dijo le dijo el manos de piedra a Sugar Ray: “No mas.”
  • Trinidad y Tobago les estuvo dando demasiados espacios porque estaban tratando de empatar. Ahora que se fueron con el empate al medio tiempo, se van a echar todos para atras. Well fucking done, morons.
  • Dejen de hacer pases cortos en corners. Es probablemente la jugada mas idiota en el futbol.
  • No pongan a desbordar o correr a Cuauhtemoc, no puede. Dejenlo que juegue un poco mas atras.


  • No veo como Mexico, jugando como jugo, pueda ganar cualquier otro juego. Jugaron pesimo. En el Azteca. Contra el rival mas debil. Con 4 jugadores suplentes. Se veian nerviosos con miedo. Permitanme repetir esto: Se sentian nerviosos y con miedo jugando contra Trinidad y Tobago en el Azteca. Increible.
  • No se que le paso a Guille. Esta bien que no traia tanto ritmo, pero no poder terminar un juego?
  • Esperemos que Venado empiece el proximo juego. Con el por derecha y Guardado por izquierda el equipo puede tener mucho mas desborde.
  • Cuauhtemoc no esta para 90 minutos. Mas bien entrar de cambio con 30 por jugarse, pero hoy el equipo estaba limitado de cambios por la lesion de Nery, y con todo y que no traia aire, se lo avento, andubo gritando, dando indicaciones, moviendo al equipo. Muy buen juego de Cuahutemoc, considerando lo que podia dar.
  • Ok ok, lo admito. Oscar Rojas metio un golazo y tuvo un mucho mejor juego que contra El Salvador.
  • El Maza, por otro lado, tuvo un pesimo juego. Parece que no hubiera jugado un solo partido en un anho.
  • Guardado no para de correr, por momentos era el unico que se veia que tenia urgencia por anotar y jugar.
  • Increible como al final solo se veia un monton de jugadores parados. Nadie se movia. Nadia sabia para donde moverse. El venado tuvo un par en que tuvo que cruzar la cancha con el balon porque nadie hacia nada. Todos estaban parados esperando no se que. Parece que no subieran que hacer sin balon.
  • Castro dio un buen juego. Espero que puedan contar con Leandro para el proximo juego, pero si fuera entre el y Torrado, no estoy seguro a quien prefiera. Tal vez Castro.
  • Como hace falta Rafa Marquez.
  • Gracias a FSM que no entro Arce. Lo vi calentar y me dio un escalofrio.
  • No es posible que le estuvieran dando 2/3 de la cancha a TyT para salir jugando sin absolutamente nada de presion. Increible.
  • No se si fue porque es el fin de las Ligas, pero nadie corria. Salvo Guardado y Medina (que andaba mas fresco) no parecia que nadie tuviera condicion para jugar un juego completo al nivel que se requiere. Imaginense que hubieran jugado contra Holanda. Perdian 5-0. Facil.
  • Si no tienen rematadores (Guille mas o menos, pero estaba empezando muy detras), para que se la pasan mandando los balones a las bandas y tratando de desbordar hasta la linea de meta en todas las jugadas? Que paso con entrar en diagonales? Tirar de fuera? Venado empezo a entrar por el centro y genero peligro. Rojas hizo uno de los pocos tiros de media distancia que iban a gol y anoto. Los demas querian entrar con balon dominado hasta la linea de gol. O mandar un centro y esperar que Borgetti se bajara de la tribuna y rematara.
  • Falta alguien que tome mas control de medio campo. No se puede que Osorio y Maza sean los que empiezan las jugadas. No es lo de ellos. Se necesita alguien de peso que distribuya el balon y ponga ritmo. Hay jugadores asi en Mexico en la actualidad?
  • No quiero pensar los corajes que hizo el Vasco hoy en la banca. Dejaron ir al menos 5 jugadas de gol, y permitieron por errores otras 5 jugadas de peligro para TyT.
  • Probablemente hasta Tigres le hubiera ganado a TyT 3-0.
  • Necesitan haber cambios en actitud, dinamica y convocados. Este era el juego mas facil del hexagonal, y vean como termino. Con Mexico con miedo de que le empaten, regalando el balon, jugando a nada. Contra Trinidad y Tobago. Que solo anoto porque Mexico le regalo el gol. Como le quieren meter un gol a Estados Unidos o Costa Rica?
  • Sigo teniendo fe en el Vasco, pero el juego de hoy estuvo deprimente. No se le ven pies ni cabeza. Pareciera que  el equipo sub-17 de Mexico estaba jugando contra el Manchester Utd. en Old Trafford, salvo honrosas excepciones, por la actitud de los jugadores.
  • Cuanto tiempo tiene el Vasco para sacudir a la Seleccion antes del proximo juego? Podemos lanzar otra ronda de BaconFlu y retrasar un poco la agenda?

EDIT- Se me olvido: Que hace Sabah en la Seleccion? Si lo quieren probar con la Seleccion porque lleva un par de temporadas buenas, para eso estan los amistosos y las fases previas en la Clasificacion. Ayer no tenia nada que hacer, y no hizo nada mas que dejar ir goles.

Observaciones sobre el juego Mexico-El Salvador

[Apologies to my gringo friends. I will try to translate this later]

Algunos pensamientos al medio tiempo:

  • Porque demonios siguen convocando a Arce? Ese guey no trae nada, lo que se dice nada. No dribla, no tiene tiro, corre pero nada fuera de lo normal. Me imagino que simplemente no hay volantes por derecha en el Futbol Mexicano. No se que le paso al venado Medina, que la verdad nunca respondio bien en la seleccion. Y el “cabrito” Arellano, que de todas formas seria mas peligro ofensivo que Arce, vive con problemas de lesiones que no le permiten recuperar su nivel. Pero no mames, ese guey no tiene nada. Me desespera que lo siguen llamando. Nunca ha hecho nada.
  • Guardado es el jugador que mas divierte ver de la seleccion. Me voy a robar un adjetivo de Joserra y decir que Guardado es un jugador de vertigo.
  • Que esta haciendo Rojas en la seleccion? Entiendo que no hay ya jugadores mexicanos ofensivos, pero no tengo dudas que hay mejores laterales derechos que este guey.
  • “Conejo” Perez? Enserio? Me cagan los llamados a consentidos, y se que todos los tecnicos tienen los suyos, pero en serio? Se que es historicamente portero de seleccion de los ultimos tiempos pero que hizo esta temporada? Y no lo digo solo porque jugo para el peor equipo de Mexico, los Tigres de la UANL. El guey como que paso mucho tiempo en Monterrey y le pego la influencia de Orozco y Martinez (del Monterrey, el mejor equipo de Mexico) de convertir cualquier balon por aire en jugada de gol. Motherfucker. Por favor Aguirre, llama y alinea a otros consentidos, pero no al Conejo. Estan Memo Ochoa y Corona, ya estuvo bueno de seguir llamando a Oswaldo y Conejo por el nivel que tenian hace cinco anhos.
  • Como hace falta Rafa Marquez. Impresionante.
  • Desde Benjamin Galindo, la seleccion no tiene un conductor de medio campo. Pavel es bueno, pero no tiene la vision ofensiva necesaria para que sea el jugador por el que pasan todos los balones.
  • Torrado debio haberse quedado en Espanha, cada anho juega peor.
  • Nery no trae nada de nivel. Necesita dejarse de idioteces, jugar para un equipo que lo necesite, recuperar el ritmo y volver a ser el jugador desequilibrante que puede ser.
  • Cuahutemoc por Arce. Por favor, Vasco.
  • Hoy mete gol Guille.
  • DEJEN DE TIRARSE AL PISO CADA QUE LOS TOCAN CON UNA CHINGADA! Cuando sea Soviet Supremo de Mexico, voy a pasar leyes que den de cinco a diez anhos de carcel a cabrones que se viven tirando el piso. Como Arce y Nery. Y como Luis motherfuckin’ Perez en cada final de Liga que jugo. Si hay algo que odio del futbol latino, es que parece que tuvieran tobillos de cristal los cabrones. Necesitan pasarles videos de Ligas de Europa. Y no me vengan con que los jugadores latinos no tienen la corpulencia de los europeos. Vean los chingados rosters de los equipos de Europa. Estan llenos de latinos y otros jugadores que no tienen el tamanho de Europeos del Norte. Aparte que quien chingados les manda ser unos huevones que no se preocupan en desarrollar sus habilidades atleticas? Vean a Guardado, ese cabron se para y se pone a corretear el balon. Por favor Vasco, vienes de dirigir al Atletico, pon orden.
  • Dejen de marcarle foul a Guille por proteger el balon. Que chingados quieren que haga? Que se quite para que el defensa pueda irse corriendo con el balon? Ni siquiera se esta haciendo para atras, solo esta impidiendo que el defensa pueda estar enfrente del balon. No se que chingadas reglas sigue este arbitro.
  • No entiendo como Osorio sigue cometiendo errores idiotas. Juegas en la bundesliga, cabron!
  • Espero que Leandro se haya recuperado de su lesion y juegue en vez de Pavel contra Trinidad. No confio en tener a Torrado y algun novaton maleta en medio campo. Hace falta alguien que lance a la ofensiva.
  • Si no supiera que equipos estan jugando, y solo estuviera viendo el video, nunca me hubiera pasado por la cabeza que un equipo tiene una liga que es aproximadamente 152 veces mas “fuerte” (economicamente y de nivel futbolistico) que el otro. Vergonzoso.
  • Como permiten que El Salvador tenga tanto tiempo el balon y salgan a puro balonazo para perder control del balon en menos de un minuto? Por favor mandenles DVDs de juegos del Barcelona.
  • Hay una crisis impresionante de jugadores de desborde, y goleadores en Mexico. Desde Borgetti, no hay otro goleador nato. Salvo Guardado, no hay otro jugador de desborde como Arellano.

Ok, voy a ver el segundo tiempo. Mas vale que de jodido empaten.

Mas opiniones despues del termino del partido:

  • A Cuahutemoc le falta entrar en ritmo, pero aun asi sigue generando jugadas. Otro indicativo mas de que tan pauperrima esta la situacion de volantes creativos en Mexico.
  • Porque sacar a Guardado? Nery no hizo nada en todo el juego?
  • Jugadores que no son de seleccion: Rojas, Conejo, Arce, Israel Castro (de los que jugaron hoy).
  • Falta que alguien tome control de medio campo.
  • Estan recurriendo demasiado al pelotazo. Que no se supone que Mexico era un equipo de toque de balon? No son de velocidad, no son de juego fisico, a que juegan entonces?
  • Cada vez tengo menos dudas de que si la seleccion jugo horrible bajo Sven, no fue por culpa de Sven. Estos cabrones parecen de liga dominguera aveces. Salvo honrosas excepciones, se ven bastante por debajo en cuanto a control y toque de balon de equipos fuertes (Europa+Argentina+Brasil).
  • Espero que este sea el ultimo juego que Mexico juega asi de mal.
  • Porfavor alguien implantele una pierna biomecanica a Rafa Marquez, y una rodilla de titanio al cabrito Arellano.
  • Espero que cuando no haya problemas de lesiones, los contenciones sean Leandro y Pavel, pero como estuvo de capitan Torrado, lo dudo. No se, no me acaba de convencer, se apresura mucho, y ya no trae el ritmo de hace anhos.
  • Tengo fe en el Vasco. No creo que ninguna seleccion de Mexico haya jugado un partido al nivel que jugo la seleccion del Vasco contra Italia en el mundial de 2002. Termino en empate, de pura suerte para los italianos casi de ultimo minuto, pero la seleccion les puso un baile, jugando a un ritmo impresionante. Se que eran otros jugadores, pero ese juego no se me olvida. Mas lo que no ha aprendido despues de estar dirigiendo por mas de cinco anhos en Espanha.
  • No soporto a los comentaristas de Telemundo (ni los de Univision). Se la pasan diciendo idioteces, y pidiendo tarjetas rojas por jugadas fuertes pero limpias. No se si entienden que el futbol profesional se juega con un ritmo e intensidad diferente al de ligas amateurs.
  • Mas vale que el Tri empiece a ganar consistentemente pronto.
  • El Salvador no trae absolutamente nada. Hasta el Necaxa les hubiera ganado.

Observations on the Champion’s League Final

That's my friend in the Rey Mysterio mask. Yes, he was at the Champions' League Final in Rome. Why yes, I do hate him very much indeed.

That's my friend in the Rey Mysterio mask. Yes, he was at the Champions' League Final in Rome. Why yes, I do hate him very much indeed.

So, here are my thoughts and ramblings about today’s game:

  • Barcelona plays ridiculously well. ManU is overhyped  by the anglocentric press who is dazzled by the pace and physicality of the Premier League. Not that they are not an excellent team, of course.
  • I loathe Cristiano Ronaldo. What a whiny little prancing bitch. He is a very skilled player, crazy fast and quick with his foot. He, for some reason, likes to do about 6.3 times as much fancy footwork dribbling than he needs to get past defenders. It’s like he can’t run five meters without passing his foot over the ball at least once. He also shoots way too much. I don’t watch all that many PL matches, but I assume they don’t field middleschoolers on goal on a regular basis.
  • Rooney seems really prone to get lost in a game unless he’s given way too much free field to run in.
  • Paul Scholes keeps forgetting that he’s not playing Thai Boxing. What the fuck is wrong with that thug, and the people who keep enabling his delusion of soccer playing?
  • Gerard Piquet is going to make it exceedingly hard for Rafa Marquez to be back in the starting lineup. It pisses me off that he is only 22.  He’s not Cesc Fabregas, but still.
  • I will take Iniesta over Xavi any day. While Iniesta is more fragile and seems less troubled by falling at little contact (which I hate), he moves/passes forward more often than backwards. I can’t say why, but I’ve never been entirely crazy about Xavi, as good and dominant of the midfield as he is. Tough crowd, I know.
  • Messi doesn’t seem quite in his best rhythm. It might be where they put him today (more like a 9 rather than his usual right wing spot), or that Barcelona’s degree of play build-up pretty much kills his chances at running like the maniac he is.
  • Barcelona’s Henry is about 25% the player that was Arsenal’s Henry.
  • Eto’o keeps scoring in plays you don’t think are scoring oportunities. My money is on catalan gypsy magic.
  • ManU should be applauded for choosing to play actual football and lose, unlike that farce of a team that is Chelsea (Drogba and Cech notwithstanding, everybody else pretty much can choke on a scone; specially John Terry). Corollary:  Chelsea supporters should pick a new team if they plan on watching football anytime soon.
  • If 4’6″ Messi beats 7’10” Ferdinando and 8’3″ van der Saar on a cross and scores a header, you really need to get back to basics.
  • Tevez is a really energetic athlete and loads of fun to watch. Too bad he’s also a whiny diva who seems to have forgotten how to play when your team is not already up 2-0. Corollary: ManU seems entirely uncapable of handle a game they are not already winning.
  • Is Pep Guardiola a genius? Was the team sabotaging Rijkard? It all makes little sense.
  • As much as it delights me to watch the ridiculously overwhelming ball-control football that Barcelona is so flawlessly practicing right now, I got to say I miss Ronaldinho. Sue me.
  • Carles Puyol is a center back. I know this was an emergency, but damn, he really looked awkward as a right back. At least, he had the good sense to not do at least eight horrible crosses that almost leave the stadium per half, like that moron Dani Alves (please get a new right back, that guy may run like a mofo, but can’t fuckin pass). He also almost scored, got injured in the process, and still ran back and schooled that bitch Ronaldo. I mean CR7. Yeah, that doesn’t look way fuckin’ lame at all, douchebag.
  • The black hole at the center of the galaxy laughed uncontrollably when CR7 (lulz) first violently (and unnecessarily) slide tackled Puyol, not getting the yellow card any other player would’ve gotten. And then proceeded to elbow Puyol in the chest when he made little baby Ronnie incapable of reaching a ball that went out the goal line, finally getting his hard-earned yellow. Then he proceeded to whine, bitch and moan, accusing a fellow player of overreacting to get the ref to show  a card. Yes, Ronaldo not only fouled, but bitched about other player’s natural reaction to actually being hit by other players. Man, it’s gotta be really weird to not know what it is to be fouled, to the extent that the concept of being hit and pretending to be hit change meanings and reactions in your brain.
  • Why does Ronaldo want to leave ManU for Real Madrid, again? He’s going from a team who’s won the last two Leagues, and made the last two Champion’s Finals, to a team that didn’t win the league, and got nowhere in the champions? Do they pay in crack cocaine at Bernabeu? Also, Real Madrid supported Fascism. Fact. (This fact is overlooked whenever one thinks of the greats Zidane and Redondo and the ridiculous shit they did while at Madrid).
  • I agree with Barry Glendenning, this is the best football chant ever (thanks, ManU fans!):

    • Park! Park! Wherever you may be! You eat dogs in your home country! But it could be worse, you could be Scouse! Eating rats in your council house!”
  • Think of how good this game would have been had Barcelona been able to field its full A-team. No, that does not include Dani Alves.

Suck it, London.

Whiney Bitchdom.

Whiney Bitchdom.

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