Sunday, July 09, 2006

Can the French Coaching be so Bad?

An unconfirmed report tells me here in Toronto that the French coach says he 'understands' Zizou's idiotic head-butt.
Huh? Is his job not trying to get his team to win?
So surely the first thing you do is train your key penalty-guy not to get himself removed from the field for some dumb thing. And he does, and YOU agree with his totally idiotic behaviour.
The one clear lesson of this championship is that the French coach needs to be replaced. And only for Zizou's moronic head-butt. That is enough, even without his approving it.
(Another coach that needs to be replaced, although this is already ongoing, is England's Eriksson - like how can you not have spent a LOT of time explaining to Rooney not to behave like a 12-year-old??)


At 9:40 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Al, you are an old grump.

This is related and might cheer you up.

I think it's George Bush who comes in at the end. (I always like a George Bush slag.)


At 12:26 PM, Blogger Martin said...

This video certainly throws into question the stories that have been circulating on the web about the incident. First, it isnt clear that Zidane was the only aggressor and in some footage he appears to lose his head---surely that is a mitigating circumstance. Are ninja players always allowed on the field?

I can't for the life of me understand why it is called the beautiful game.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

"Al, you are an old grump."

Explain. I am simply pointing out instances of poor coaching. The Italian coach lost no players and ALL his team scored on penalites!

"First, it isnt clear that Zidane was the only aggressor and in some footage he appears to lose his head---surely that is a mitigating circumstance."

Yes this is how a poor coach would think. It is a sticks and stones thing; why would a great pro player like Zidane throw away his involvement in the end of the match, simply because of some idiotic, whatever, comments Materazzi may have made? Now when I saw it I did not realize that certain kinds of trash talk were against the FIFA rules (this seems infantile to me), so yes, had Materazzi been caught, maybe it would have gone differently.

But let's see. You call me some names, and nobody can tell. I butt you with my head and the whole world is watching. Dim dim dim. Especially when you are a great player.

On the other hand there is no evidence that Zidane's absence made any difference at all in the end. (In an imaginary game he might have made a great cross in the last minutes as he did to Henry.)


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