Monday, August 14, 2006

Beating Chelsea is always a good way to start the season

Yeah, yeah, I know it's only the Community Shield, but that was fun to watch.

Mourinho can whine all he likes about how his team was only 50% fit going into this game, but I'm not that sympathetic, considering that they've had just as much time to prepare as all the other games, and chose to fuck off to the States instead of focusing on the upcoming season.

And I especially love Rafa's response to the attempted mind games. You say your squad isn't at full strength? Despite having eight gazillion pounds worth of new signings in your starting lineup? Okay then, we're going to start with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso on the bench.

Also, I don't think that lack of match fitness should be an excuse for John Terry completely failing to mark Peter Crouch for Liverpool's second goal. I mean, Crouch is rather large. It shouldn't be that hard to notice him lurking around the far post. (On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't be so hard on Terry. Maybe he was distracted by Crouch saying something about his mother.*)

Best moment of the game: Momo Sissoko absolutely flattening Michael Ballack. Followed shortly thereafter by Ballack limping off the pitch with an ice-pack. Welcome to the Premiership, Micha.

* There is a rumour going around that John Terry's mother shagged Jamie Carragher's brother during the World Cup. I have no idea if it's actually true, but just the possibility is enough to send me into hysterics. This definitely wins for cracked-out football gossip of the week, beating out Steven Gerrard's fiancée being arrested and Rio Ferdinand supposedly naming his newborn baby after his mistress.

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