Eight on the bounce then…

13 Jun

Granted they didn't exactly destroy Croatia (could very easily have been a draw), but they're still bloody good. Kaka's goal was a thing of beauty, and they put a few really nice moves together. Not a vintage performance, but not bad for their opening game. Certainly a shedload better than England, but when you can replace Ronaldo with Robinho, it's not really fair, eh? In any case Croatia certainly gave them a run for their money.

Also, Adriano is very quick. Like, Road Runner quick.

This group is going to be fun, I think: Australia currently leading… you have to think Brazil will take at least seven points, if not all nine, which in my mind leaves the Aussies and Croats fighting for second place. Tough to call… I'm thinking Aussies, don't really know why.

Elsewhere, France bored their way to 0-0, I hear. Henry disappearing in a big game? Surely not.

Poor old Togo, too. At least they can claim to be Togolese though, which as Dermot pointed out earlier, is clearly one of the best words in the English language.

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7 Responses to “Eight on the bounce then…”

  1. Dermot June 14, 2006 at 1:21 am #

    That new telly of yours must be broken, or something. Brazil were absolutely diabolical – not only were they not better than England (who at least managed to get defending right), they weren’t better than England Women (who have strikers who run towards the ball ocassionally).

    Croatia should have won that game easily. I’ve got a lot of money on Brazil to win this tournament, and let me tell you… I am EXTREMELY NOT HAPPY. The manager says he’s picking Ronaldo for the next match, too. Why not go the whole hog and pick Pele? He was good once too…

    Still, we can all laugh at the French. Hah!

  2. kaimac June 14, 2006 at 5:58 am #

    >> Croatia should have won that game easily.

    Come on now. Croatia were decent enough, but they had four shots on target. Brazil were average, but they had twice as many shots on and off target, they hit the bar, and they scored one (absolutely stunning goal) themselves. Definitely better than England.

    Granted Ronaldo was bobbins, but one shit game doesn’t mean he’s no good anymore. He just needs to work a couple of those pies off, and he’ll be back. Maybe.

  3. Grand Master Thump June 14, 2006 at 6:58 am #

    Well Brazil have two warm up games before they need to show any class anyway, cannot see Japan or the Aussies giving them anywhere near as much trouble.

    The trouble with Fat Ron is that until Parreira drops his big arse onto a bench he wont bother, both the Spanish and Brazillian press have been giving him plenty of stick for ages for his love of all you can eat buffets and he is yet to make any progress. Cannot see how he will change in the next week.

  4. Carol June 14, 2006 at 11:57 am #

    Croatia should have won that game , so why didn’t? Croatia did a great game but nothing compared to Brazil. They had much more shots than Croatia, unfortunatelly they scored only one. I think that game was just the beginning, they still didn’t show what they’re made of, is not easy to be seeing as the best team ever, there is too much pressure. They’re going to improve the defense and show their “futebol arte”, I think the brazilian players were born to play soccer.

    The magic quartet: Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Kaká and Adriano will cause too many headaches to the adversary (and it is so great!).

    And about Ronaldo, he’s still good, just a little bit fat, but nothing that could prejudice his perfomance, he was in a bad day and will change it next Sunday.

    So tell me, is there any team better than Brazil? SURELY NOT!

  5. Carol June 14, 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    Take a good look:

    Just to remind you guys what i was talking about.

  6. kaimac June 14, 2006 at 9:23 pm #

    I hope you're right: a World Cup with brazil on form would be a wonderful thing, but they definitely weren't on fire against croatia. Some lovely moves here and there, and a superb goal, but they're definitely going to have to turn it up a notch a little further down the line. I'd like to see more from Adriano, too.

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