THey played damn well, and deserved to go through. And they'll probably make it through to the semis too, looking at the other half of the bracket. Unlike us, who are most likely gonna get Brazil, unless Belgium have a miracle up their asses. Oh well, my mother land (England, of course) haven't disgraced themselves in the tourney, and we've played damn well. And who knows? Maybe we can get past the Brazilians on Friday.
Vive La Senegal! The 6000-1 shot lives to play another round! That damn match kept me up all night watching it making me fall asleep at my own graduation this morning! Oh well, watching the Golden Goal made it all worthwhile. Props to Sweden for being right there at the end, and if soccer goals were 2 inches wider, they'd be moving on. :)
Anyone remember the joy of seeing him bash the Undertaker's motorcycle with his sledgemhammer and doing no damage and being all like, "Mjolnir will not break thine cycle? I say thee NAY!" and dumping it off the stage. - Enojado Viento says the funniest thing I've ever read on Wienerville.
They looked nervous and shaky early on and gave up the early goal ... I thought they were done for right then. But they showed great heart in dragging themselves back in the game and winning it. A very very good performance by both Senegal and Sweden I must say.
And that striker of theirs ... El Hadji Diouf. The man is an inspiration in attack. There were a few runs there where the Swedish defenders had to pick up their boots and socks off the ground after he twisted them up into pretzels. If he can only get over that habit of his of flinging himself onto the pitch to draw fouls in the box, he could be one of the best in the world. As it is, his performances in Senegal's last four games are going to make him a very wealthy man next season, when Juventus or Valencia come a callin'.
Senegal vs. Japan or Turkey (probably Japan) -- I like their chances of making the final four. And in one-game knockouts, they may actually make it to the Big Dance. Though I wouldn't bet actual cash on it.
Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean; The Messiah is my sister, ain't no king man, she's my queen.
I have a question about late game strategy when one team is trailing by 9 or 10 points. Usually the trailing team tries to get in a quick score and then try for an onside kick to get the ball back again for another attempt.