Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Wheels fall off bandwagon!

Oh well, stiff shit!
We can all go back to being ignorant bastards regarding soccer again now that the Aussies have been beaten in the second round. I'm not a huge fan of the soccer so I didn't watch the game but I saw that penalty on the morning news and it did seem a bit soft. The "dive" is an area of soccer that really needs to be addressed. It's downright embarassing. I watched the Brisbane vs Melbourne rugby league match on the weekend. Sam Thaiday copped a full-blast forearm to the face and still got up and played the ball. Now that's a game!

It has been a genuine achievement to get as far as we did but I get the shits with all the folks who suddenly became soccer experts the minute the tournament started. It's nearly as bad as the bloody Melbourne Cup! Suddenly every bastard is a "fine judge of horseflesh" and starts speaking like Johnny Tapp.


The Fat Nite guy! said...
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Gibbo said...

Geez Nite Guy, I think about 18 less beers before commenting might be a good policy.

If thats the best you've got then keep it to yourself.

ras said...

I agree about the dive but i dont agree about Rugby, i dont like rugby, i do like soccer and have been watching it for years.

I dont know why they call rugby football when it rarely makes contact with the feet....

I think you may have to get used to seeing more of soccer, especially if Australia qualifies for the Asian Cup.

That doesnt mean you have to like it of course....a bit of tolerance wouldnt hurt tho

Gibbo said...

Hey.. I don't dislike soccer. I just don't find it as good a game as rugby league.

Like most kids in Australia, my son played soccer for a few years but then turned to league when he got a bit older.

I think that will continue while ever soccer can go for 90 minutes without a result. That is an even bigger problem than "the dive".

A simple answer would be to drop 1 or 2 players from each side. If no-one can score then I think there are too many people on the field.