Monday, July 03, 2006

Oh woe is me... Argentina is gone!

... and that doesn't even begin to explain this whole miserable weekend.

First the anxiety of seeing Riquelme and Crespo off for Cambiasso and Cruz, after the goalie injury which further compounded / limited the substitutions. Then the agony of the botched penalties. And the unfortunate melee.

Heartbreaking. I'm still reeling from the pain.

As expected, Italy came through against Ukraine. I believe I've not watched a full 90 minutes of any Ukraine game, and this was no different. 1-0 up at half-time, and I was off to bed. I was suprised to find out the Italians actually bothered scoring another two goals.

I don't really care to talk about the England game. Watched every minute of it, and strangely England played better with 10 men than they ever did with 11. Lampard couldn't have scored with 10 penalties. Rooney is getting on my nerves, and C. Ronaldo isn't that far behind him (and this coming from a MU fan, mind you).

Then came the Brazilian shocker (or French delight, depending on your p.o.v.). In all fairness, the French deserved a bigger victory against the hapless seleciao, who never looked likely to score / win.

And I couldn't be happier for Zidane, whom I rank very highly as a footballing legend. He single-handedly held siege on the Brazilian goal throughout the game; I put my money on them against Brazil in '98, and I'm doing so again this year.

Plus, Zidane makes me feel bloody good about my receding hairline.

Ouef! Don't you laugh at ze bald spot again, mon ami!

Sunday night rolls by and I can't sleep because I've gotten used to these late nights. The US Grand Prix is on, and to compound the injury further, it looks like the pariah flers at McLaren are fast becoming the Frank Lampard of Formula 1, with Montoya and Raikonnen making a mess of their season.

As if to round off my miserable weekend, this bloody fool up and wins it.

The pain. The pain...

39 comments:

Mamabola said...

Keropok, I was beginning to wonder what happened to you. Stay strong my friend... the pain will ease.

Was I wrong, or were they playing que sera sera after the England game? Or were the Portuguese fans belting it out?

I shall email you my Maradona-Pele theory soon.

Mong said...

sorry abt argentina... the best team to that point, and they are out.

i was thinking abt u after the game........ were u swaering or in shock?

Keropok said...

!mamabola: Thanks, and I am well. Slowly crawling back to life.

Yes, I too heard que sera2 after the game. I wasn't hallucinating, after all.....

!mong: I was in shock mate. To be honest, I could see it coming the moment they went defensive while still 1-0 up. Kinda like asking an Indian fella to tango, eh...

spiller said...

and Agassi lost to Nadal too.. :(

the only game i stayed up until 5am and blardy Brazilians gave a monkey show! even Barthez is damn free the whole night.

damn pissed.

9 said...

.. and pekerman had messi on the bench all throughout.

Anonymous said...

hahahaha...... yes i remember u hate schumacher almost as much as you hate england..........

pity you la brudder..............

Daniel Franklin Gomez said...

I can't comment much because I support Germany, and Schumacher too. But I can understand the pain you're going through....So, will post no comment...well, except for this one..

Ariel said...

All successful Germans are blonde and blue-eyed. We just don't see them coz of hair dye and lenses. Hitler's superior human race is about to take over the world. Power to the Aryans, baby!

Germany will take the Cup. And Schumi..schumi's da bloody bomb okay?

Errr.. and no..I'm not Aryan. Just a conspiracy theory specialist.

But mark my words, Germany will take the Cup and I will seek Klinsmann (because he looks oh so bloody hot in that outfit of his)and become his slave forever.

And yes, I felt it in my bones that the Brazilians were gonna crash that night. I mean they did once right? They are not infallible. They are not Gods.

Ohh but Zidane is hot despite the receding hairline. For one thing, the man's got skills. He works the magic. And it would seem to me that you do the same with your words... I mean..I'd never really read a website which spoke too much about football..but I love the way you write and that makes you pretty hot in my books too.

p.s: If I didn't already support Germany, I would support the French.

visithra said...

I so hate the french - maybe we're french jinxed

only consolation of the week england lostttttttttttttttttt yaysssssssssssssssssss

hehehehe so fun to be only 2 portugal supporters at a england supporting club ehehhe

anyway have developed a laugh whenever ppl call me up after our teams lose - either its a footie symptom or im desperate to stay of the tears

anyways i want portugal to winnnnn next portugal portugal portugal

ps : bloggers meet i never arrangela - someone else did so thats y neva tell - will do so next time

Keropok said...

!spiller: I would say Argies lost the game, instead of Germany winning it.

But, I would say France won the game, instead of Brazil losing it.

Make sense, bro?

!"9": He should have come on instead of Cruz. Pekermen dropped the ball, and their balls dropped...

!anon: You remember me well. Do I remember you?

!daniel: Appreciate the support, mate. Schumacher is probably 2nd best driver in history (after my idol Senna), and is probably the greatest sportsman in his generation. But I still don;t like him... I have my reasons, will blog about it after Wulkap.

!ariel: Well, well... thanks very much for the compliments. The Mrs kinda likes the receeding hairline too. Life has its strange rewards...

!visithra: I feel your pain. Next blogger meet then. Daniel, Ariel, Spiller... you all in???

Anonymous said...

Hey Keropok.

That comment about your receding hairline,it really made me laugh.Its purely genetics man,remember the RR effect man.

Argentina-arrrgh.whats wrong with Pekerman.Even an idiot knows that you can't mess around with the German at this level of football.Worst still, they are the host-damn it.Releasing Ballack who were all the while playing a personal battle with Riquelme and playing Julio Cruz who just brought smiles to the German defence hence allowing Frings and Lahm to go on the offence.Even Shebby Singh wont make such blunder recognising the talents sitting on the bench at that time.

Viva Les Blues.France playing as a team.General Zidane with soldiers like Makelele and Viera.The team is playing to give Zidane his best farewell gift.The World Cup.They are hungry and let us admit that Brazil was just playing as if victory is automatic and all it takes is to be in that famous yellow jersey.Great team that lost their hunger.

As for Portugal,goodness.they can't even score a single goal against a 10 man England that were defended by the likes of Rio,Neville and Ashley Cole.

At the end of the day-Only one loser.ENGLAND.Bunch of actors for the British tabloids who continues to make headlines for non-football reasons.

Im really looking forward for the Italy-Germany Match.Two teams playing as a team.Its gonna be Germany vs Italy and not some stars vs stars.

Dear Keropok-cheer up man.England is out.Its more relax to have a World Cup without England.(not only for the German authorities)

Lets enjoy the final stages of this World Cup.

K.Shan

Anonymous said...

LOL @ "pariah flers at McLaren".
You sure are farnee, dude...

Ariel said...

haha! that's a good missus you have there then. :-) you should buy her some flowers, for no reason. all good missuses deserve flowers. :-D

i don't know if i'm up for a bloggers meet. sometimes, i prefer to just remain a nickname in cyberspace, faceless. but then again maybe its the world cup fever that's making me terribly crabby and sleepy and everything unpleasant.

keep me informed tho. the dark cloud might shift. ;-)

Keropok said...

!K Shan: Good to see you here, brudder. You for one can speak volumes on my hairline, eh... buzzturd!!!

Anyway, yes agreed on all counts. And you're right - I should cheer up that England is out.

!anon 2: McLaren not getting their act together. How many 'seasons in transition'???

Keropok said...

!ariel: The good missus gets flowers when she least expects it. Which, going by the track record, is perhaps the best time to reveive it, no? :)

The blogger meet idea is up the the air somewhere... hope the cloud passes when it eventually happens. Cheers!

spiller said...

blogger meet? but the WC is ending. what are we suppose to talk about? ;)

when EPL starts, perhaps?

Keropok said...

!spiller: Aisayman... tokok about some other things la. BEtween you and Daniel we can even supplement the discussion with some visual enhancement, wot? :)

Metria said...

OI keropok! 'Buzzturd' is my copyright. How dare you steal it!

toots_came_from_over_there said...

brazil shock - french delight cud make for very enticing cocktail names.

receding hairline? shave it off and get a piercing. totally hot.

kickciggys said...

im still not over messi being on the bench for way too long....wasted....totally

Mr D said...

Hey K,

Enough with the crying, what is with the crying for all you ManUre supporters? See Ferdinand vs Portugal and Ronaldo against the dutch! Just enjoy the last 4 matches of this tournament!

yvy said...

adoi...kesian, want some dettol and iodine to clean the wounds? ;)

yup, sorry you couldnt come for the meet. i had arranged it lar n didnt know u were interested as well. nvr mind...will do one up for dec. :D

visithra said...

Bloggers meet sure can - but after aug - or in dec when yvy gets back

me kinda busy till then - unless we do a footie viewing ;p wc final - next day drag ourselves to work - well me at least la no holi left :(

Keropok said...

!Metria: Rub*bish*. How dare you steal "how dare you?"

!toots: Went botak once or twice in the last few years. Now I prefer the number 2 buzz cut at Bangsar's Lucky Star barbers...

!kickciggys: A messi strategy indeed.

!Mr D: Dei... enuff with the MU bashing. Liverpool, Newcastle, Chelsea and even L'Arse got our share of sissy boys all the same. Remember the Spice Boys (Redknapp, McMannaman, Owen, James, McAteer?)

We gotta get rid of this menace. Where have all the ball breakers like Paul Ince, Neil Ruddock and John Fashanu gone???

!yvy: The wound is healing, but the scars remain *cue dramatic music*

!visithra: Wheneverrr la...

Daniel Franklin Gomez said...

Yes, I thought the late Ayrton Senna was a brilliant driver. I like Schumacher because of his' ballsy attitude.

The bloggers meet sounds interesting...yes, I don't see any problems...just make sure that there are no England bloggers or else we'll be taken back in time to 1966. LOL

Ariel said...

lucky star eh? the husband gets his haircut there too occasionally.

xazuru said...

yeah.. my worst sports week up till now.

A Shabby Singh said...

Semifinals:
Italy 2-0 Germany
France 3-1 Portugal

3rd place match:
Germany 4-0 Portugal

Final:
France 2-1 Italy

Keropok said...

!Daniel: Senna was the soul, Prost was the brain, Mansell was the brawn... but Schumacher had the stomach to deal and despatch all these greats with whatever means necessary.

We ought to meet soon, bro...

!ariel: Lucky Star got many celebrity customers. The flers there can tell you which minister wears a toupee and which has the worse kelemumur (dandruff)...

!xazuru: You and me both, brudder... but let's cheer upand round off a good Wulkap la...

!Shabby: Dei, we could have made a fortune together.

Poulotte said...

so sad brazil lost :(

now i support portugal for the fun of it :)

breder, see i comment, k.

hey make sure u dun have a huge pot belly, they make u look awful when u r botak-ing!

Keropok said...

!poulotte: Thanks for stopping by Poulotte.

I will never forget those days when you used to pick K. Shan and I in the early morning and drive us to UM for our exams.

Those days, got hair, no tummy!

Janet Ho said...

So aren't you anxious to watch tonight match? I'm already excited. Its very hard to anticipate who would win. With Italy that are extreemly organise the possiblity would score against Germany, but there again Germany has the X-extra boost hosting from their own country. Never the less I'm still with Germany. GO GERMANY GO GO GO...!!!! (Any way if they don't make it to the final, I'm quick at changing team. LOL )

Would u be watching or need to go to bed for early appointment tomorrow? I'm expecting to see my customer tomorrow morning with dark circles.LOL

By the way thank for visiting my blog. Its a pleasure knowing you bulldog. LOL

krazie*angel said...

hey keropok,
i also remember those day where i read your notes and i failed! lol.

btw, k.shan talk so much in ur comment! good to hear from him here.

is he still scared of dog arr? then ur avatar is a bit intimidating to him lah! and he still look like the samseng from ipoh?

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Janet Ho said...

I Seh Men…....I scarify my eye bags and dark circles just for Germany and they disappointed me. How on earth could that happened? I was so sure there’ll be penalty shots suddenly things happened so fast just like a strike of lighting, in extra time last 3 minutes 2 shots? GOSH unbelievable!!!! Ok what has passed is passed. Time to switch team. GO ITALY GO GO GO…!!!!! Hahahahahah crazy me.

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