So it’s viva Espana at long last. A good final I thought but not a thriller and the right team won. Brilliantly taken goal from Torres who is quite a player. Liverpool are privileged to have him. Pity about the tattoo though – just why do footballers want sanskrit on their arms?
What were your impressions of the tournament? I really enjoyed it and didn’t miss England being there at all to be honest. Well I did a bit but it was possible to enjoy the football without knowing that a huge disappointment was coming our way courtesy of fat Phil in the QF’s. I thought Holland played some outstanding football in the group stage, Russia and Turkey were surprisingly good and France weren’t just disappointing, they were rubbish – playing football comparable to our qualifying standard (crap). Player of the tournament? I could argue cases for Sneijder and Torres but it would have to be Arshavin I think or, whisper it quietly, maybe even Ballack. Speaking of enhanced reputations, who’d get the main award for this category? It’s got to be Guus Hiddinck hasn’t it? I wonder if the FA are regretting not appointing him now?
Clanger? I’d have to say fat Phil announcing his appointment as new Chelsea manager after which Portugal lost every match. Now we know why he was so keen to encourage Ronaldo to move to Real at the start of the tournament. Best goal? – possibly that flowing move finished off by Sneijder. Superb stuff. I’d be very happy to see him come to Old Trafford in part X for Ronnie, the ungrateful little tw*t. Oddest moment? – the sending to the stands of the German and Austrian managers – what was all that about? And best caught on camera moment? – surely the sight of Loew the German manager puffing on a fag in the box. Very un-Eufa like.
One final thought did I miss the 3rd/4th place play-off? Any other thoughts on key moments/players please shout.