( seriously, it's been years since he left North London for SW6 Penso)...
Well, Judas Iscariot died around about 2000 years ago.
CR7 is a great player but a total douche. Just look at him.
In truth, one of the personal disappointments of the tournament was that he played well. Right... up... until the penalties. Good enough for me, as long as he ends up with that dumb assed look on his face. And you can tell the wife that his official nickname at bars across brooklyn is now "prissy pants".
But enough with the Fabregas "false 9" bullshit.
Honestly. Because Spain really struggled with formation, what with all that playing a basically formation-less game, and still not conceding for what seemed like forever. Still, for me (and I am totally not half croatian) Croatia were the unlucky side of the tournament.
England imploded once again.
I'm not sure it even qualifies as an implosion. I think it's closer to the truth to say they're not very good, and, in point of fact, haven't been since about 1990. Johnson and Milner are complete stiffs for England, and that's just the beginning.
The Germans stumbled again as well.
The Germans played one awful game against the eye-ties. Passes behind, boots of concrete. Even Ozil's passes were miles off.
L'Oranje not getting out of the group stages was a shock.
I disagree. How can people be shocked by this? Did you forget the world cup final? That team already hated itself in a tournament they were as good as winning. They all loathe each other, and more to the point, the defense is really bad. I mean, horrible. No one runs for anyone. You can practically see it on their faces on tv. They get the ball, they play it up field. Sneijder will pick it up, run himself into some deadspace on the pitch, then knock a vague ball at an impossible angle for Van Persie to pick up. He will, and then he will run himself into an impossible position and then knock the ball into deadspace vaguely in Robben's direction. He will miraculously find it, dribble towards the right corner, then suddenly cut back to the middle and put it only a tantalizing 8 feet
above the bar.
On the ensuing goal kick, de Jong will foul, and then bizarro football can be avoided for as long as the ball is kept away from the Dutch.
What is that, russian for something?