08/07/2010

It's a Spain - Holland final!

Pardon me if I don't get too over-excited. This will probably match every other game involving the Spanish since 2006; they pass the opposition to death before somehow conjuring up a goal and seeing out the remaining time with little fuss. Don't get me wrong, I like the Spanish; they have some excellent players and their football is, at times, breathtaking. It's just teams know what to expect and they set up a mass defence, all the while hoping to nick a goal on the break. Germany v Holland would have been a much better final. Two evenly matched sides, the history between them, in footballing and political terms. Instead, everyone just expects Spain to win. Our only hope is an early Dutch goal...

Of course my real problem is that bloody octopus...

The World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 prediction success rate after Germany v Spain: 31/62



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Our only hope is an early Dutch goal"

Because then Holland will defend with 12 or 13 men for 85 minutes? Yeah, that would be loads of fun.

ancienthacker said...

The psychic cephalopod is predicting ...
clams again

Mike Towers said...

Anonymous - more fun than seeing Spain put a series of 100-pass moves together across the front of the Dutch defence for 85 mins. An early setback might give the Spanish a much needed sense of urgency.

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