posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 05:12 PM
reply to post by blupblup
Maybe it's the first time I really appreciated what was going on, but I thought a lot of the games were great. I like the simple things. I'm used
to the high dollar players and forwards often having a hard time at world cups and really like to see teamwork instead. I LOVED Germany and Mueller
deserved to be in the semi-final. I loved the style of Argentina though it burned them and it was cool to see Maradona as coach.
I don't know, maybe it wasn't about the football this time - this time it seemed more of a celebration, I wish it was looked at that way more,
instead of all this "pressure" on teams to get a result - countries like England who are way too hard on their players and feel entitled to the
World Cup are what I don't like. Realizing that when America gets to the knockout stage we go crazy, and England fans are like "whatever' when
they get through. I want a country to win that's fans are going to appreciate it. I liked to see the underdogs make their countries proud, and I
think they all did - except a few maybe.
This final it was awful how much the players played hurt and got in the Ref's face. So many of them deserved RED, and the Ref took the high road.
Overall though, the refereeing was bad throughout. The final was one of the worst games to me. But if people enjoyed it I'm happy about that. It
was very physical, which can be great, would be great but it's ruined by the acting and the appeals for cards from players, I started to think this
was one of the worst examples of acting and bad sportsmanship and it's the one 1/6th of the world is watching.
The kick to the chest on Xabi Alonso was horrible but at least the guy doing the kicking pulled back a little to cushion the blow. I clapped when
Alonso got up
lol. I wonder if he might have a fractured rib, couldn't tell if the kicker had on studs or cleats.