Saturday, June 14, 2014

The World Cup

I've watched three World Cup matches so far and from them it's obvious the officials in charge of matches are either incompetent with little knowledge of the games'  rules or they're corrupt.

From the evidence so far they're going to ruin the tournament.

As for Australia, naive doesn't even begin to describe their defending in the first half, when they allowed Chile to score two soft goals. No idea of positioning, no marking of opposition attackers, just standing around ball watching.

The other major problem is the number of times their own progress was halted or Chile's progress wasn't, by a total lack of concentration. Far too often they were watching the play rather than being part of it, caught flat-footed or standing when they should have been moving.

And goalkeepers must either stay on their line or if they come out for the ball they must get it. Coming out and then floundering about like a fish out of water, as ours did for the vital first goal, is not an option.

Unless there's a massive improvement Spain and Holland will rack up a cricket score.

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