World Cup is over, bad times are upon us again

2014-07-14 16:43

Monday. The World Cup’s over. Done. Dead. Just like that the dreaded annual pre-season football drought is here. Bad times are upon us again.

The World Cup was bangin’, though. The football was way better than it was here in 2010, with very few stodgy games.

Engerland didn’t make it out of the group stage, which always makes me smile.

The Diving Dutch did make the final, which is a good thing for fair play.The only award they won was the Golden Diving Board, taken by Arjen Robben of course.

At least he knows what career path to take when he eventually gets banned from football for cheating.

Luis the Lip was amazing, until his cannibal tendencies took over. Again. I’d reckoned this would be his tournament, given his performance in half a season at Liverpool.

Pity he couldn’t keep his inner flesh eater in check. Or buy himself a muzzle. I wonder if Nike will make him one?

The final was cool. I was backing Argentina all the way. I’ve dug their football from the days of El Diego, arguably the maddest genius I’ve had the opportunity of watching.

Pity about his coaching efforts, but he did bring some colour to the tournament here. Until he ran into the Germans.

I’d hoped Argentina would win and finally prove the truth, that Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer who ever lived. Even better than El Diego. Probably because he doesn’t consume half his body weight in pizza and cocaine every week.

Truth is the Germans were too good a team. And too much of a team. They did deserve the win. They played great football from day one, with the exception of their game against Ghana.

My man the Ghenginator reckons that’s because Germany were rubbish that day, not because Ghana were good. Ghengie is like that.

I watched the final with Ghengie, Bean, Guthers among others. I watched Germany slaughter Argentina with them four years ago in Grahamstown.

We were in PE for the semi and popped over. Pretended to be there for the last day of the festival to catch some culture but watched the Argentina fixture in the pub instead.

This Argentina/Germany match was just as drunken. Maybe even more so, given the swimming pool of booze we pigged our way through. Charles Bronson and the Pooja Uncle were also on board, so things got pretty abusive.

That was Sunday. Today is Monday. We’re back to the ugly realities of the pre-season, with nothing to keep us entertained but the politicians.

At least the Commander in Chief is back in the public eye. And he’s looking better, even if he has to tell us so himself.

I was a bit worried about him at Sona time. The CiC was so skinny it looked like he’d borrowed a suit from Khulubuse. It’s nice to see the big man back.

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