Monday, July 12, 2010
Spain Won The World Cup OLE OLE OLE.
Well Netherlands lost the World Cup 1-0 to Spain, 200 + neighbours were out on the street to enjoy the event.
They were making a lot of noise with their vuvuzelas; but went very quiet at various points in the first half when Spain totally controlled the game.
The Netherlands could not get the ball and when they did have it they gave it away again.
Spain played good football whereas the Netherlands seemed to rely on kicking lumps out of their opponents.
Real shame was hoping that they would play well as a team and play good fluent football with imagination and flair.
Instead of playing football, it felt like a nasty fight with Dutch players only having one tactic which was violent tackles.
One player got sent off but there were two others that should have also been sent off, they were lucky to stay in the game.
While Spain is enjoying their victory, I hope that the Netherlands team are reviewing their performance last night.
What they need to is to get back to playing beautiful football with flair and imagination like they can do if they try.
After the defeat the street party really got going until 2 am, it would have been until 4am if they had won.
Today it is grey and overcast and it has been torrential rain and no sun now, yet it is still quite warm.
Wonder if that is the end of summer like in 2000 when The Netherlands lost the European Championship to France and what had been a glorious summer ended abruptly.
Just asked Richie to turn the fan off so I could check out whether it was cooler today and it is a touch cooler.
I am hoping that today is an easier day for me as the last week really took it out of me.
Especially Thursday and Friday which were very muggy days, each night Richie had to take my drenched t-shirt off.
Then he sponged me off and dried me and put a clean t-shirt on me, which was good.
Despite the grey sky it is a pleasant day, nice to have a day where I am not struggling to sit up and am not floppy due to the extreme heat.
Lovely not be dissolved in sweat and unable to do much like this past week, feel much better today and my index finger is working again.
It is raining again a deluge, with a lovely breeze which is a pleasant change, am enjoying it.