All entries for Wednesday 14 June 2006
June 14, 2006
hes been getting worse, and yesterdays performance was dreadful. ronaldo, at the last world cup at least, is usually lightning qiuick, a great dribbler and a fearsome finisher. but against croatia he hardly ran at all. seems like hes going the way of Rio's last world class footballer, Romário. kaka' was good, croatia looked ok but lets hope brasil improve or this world cup wont be half as entertaining :)
boring! its about time Henry pulled his socks up and played well in big games. i know, i know, he was fantastic in the champions league final – but that match aside, when has he done well recently in big games? its all very well pummelling the likes of Norwich in the premiership – and no–one does it better – but you have to perform, especially after France's last attempt in the world cup. theres not really anything to say about this game otherwise. oh, ribery did well on his debut.
Togo scored! amazing! south korea weren't great. they had a very good world cup last time… but they were at home, had amazing fans, and some lucky refereeing decisions go their way. this time round, they look reasonable when playing a high tempo passing game, but for too much of the second half they tried long balls and to win balls in the air. togo aren't great, (see their african nations cup performances) but not the whipping boys i thought theyd be. a good finish gave them a goal at least (so theyre doing better than france so far), although if korea had played the way they did in the second half throughout, togo could have been destroyed.
ukraine had a shocker, spain took advantage – i wouldn't say spain were fantastic as they were against 10 men and a side new to the world cup. shevchenko was nowhere to be seen from what i saw – although i only really caught the end, so i wont say anymore.
good luck to england tomorrow!!
by the way, listen out on BBC WM radio to hear our captain for Trinidad & Tobago in the Warwick World Cup give his opinions – we beat Romania 2–0 earlier today – and i skyed a shot when it was an open goal :S ah well, seems like we have a good chance at getting trinidad through the group stage!