Tuesday, June 22, 2010

France v South Africa - half time....only 45 minutes of the Dumbenech era

Again, I keep saying this, but just when you thought it could not get any worse...wow. France started out well, looking motivated and as if they would be the team to score. Once again the set piece kills Les Bleus, this time Lloris making a terrible play on a corner allowing for a header into the vacate space. Granted Khumalo climbed all over Diaby to get to the ball. But not going to make that call against the host nation! Of course things completely fell apart with a straight red card for Gourcuff on a questionable elbow. There did not seem anything intentionally malicious in the play...Dempsey had a similar play in the last US game and did not even get a yellow. Smells like the fix for the host nation! South Africa added a second goal in the 37th minute to give the host a real chance of potentially sneaking into the knock out round....especially since Uruguay took a 1-0 lead versus El Tri. Should make an interesting last 45 minutes of the Domenech era.

If I were the French team I would keep pushing up, please try to score at least one goal this World Cup and if you give up another few goals, so what! Laurent Blanc has never looked so good....

3 comments:

philip said...

please why can't I wake up from this nightmare

GFC said...

Give it another 45 minutes...or 24 hours. Laurent Blanc will be in charge soon. I have a feeling we will also see some changes at the Federation level. I am actually some what smiling...I hope South Africa get through. I hope that Domenech finally realizes how shameful his leadership has been. I hope that Blanc makes the changes that are needed and we start building around the young talent available for Les Bleus.

philip said...

I hope so too but I have given up on hope

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