For ten marks, translate the above. Its supposedly what Anelka said to Raymond Domenech, which does seem very cruel. Not a world away from what our Roy said either!
As the world cup draws to a close, I’d have to say its been lots of fun, and its a depressing thought that there’s only three games left (the rest of July will feel very long).
Only one player sent home (Anelka) was a little disappointing, but Sulley Muntari did his best to follow him, only for the team captain to intervene on his behalf. Also, Argentina and more especially Maradonna failed to live up to pre-tournament hype of a crazy man and seemed a pretty decent manager by the end of it, even if they did lose heavily to Germany in their last match.
Another strange aspect was traditionally stylish teams like Brazil and Holland instead being dull and workman like. Why is this? Its a little disappointing to be honest, but at least Dunga is gone from Brazil, so a new era of back heels and step overs can begin once more. Germany, a team with a long standing traditional of being functional at best, are probably playing the best football of the tournament, and there’s a bunch of new names in their team that are suddenly looking like new stars, Ozil especially.
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. Eamon Dunphy says its been a poor world cup, ruined by the ball, the altitude, poor refereeing decisions and bad pitches. Agree or disagree?