I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Monday 28 June 2010

Last 16: Argentina 3-1 Mexico

What a pleasure watching this was, compared to the pain of the earlier afternoon game. Both sides looked confident on the ball, and never in any rush to pass it inaccurately to the next man in order for him to waste possession.

Tevez scored a spectacular goal, the like of which Gerrard had tried and miserably failed a few hours previously. And the Mexicans, although defeated, looked better organised and more dangerous than England had all tournament long.

Maradona built team spirit from the sidelines and wasn't afraid to kiss every sub he took off. Maybe that's how he plays it. He warns his players at the start that if they don't put in a decent shift, they'll be off and he'll greet them on the sidelines with a wet one on the smacker...