Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Will the Azzuri ever score?

Saw Denmark dominate Italy yesterday @ Euro2004 and am now not so sure that we will go all the way after all. This opinion has only been reinforced seeing Sweden's dominant display later last night. So what should Traps do? Remove Del Piero and bring in Pirlo for sure, after all AC won the Scudetto thanks to this wonderful playmaker. Gattuso has to start - we need this combative midfielder to win us more balls. But most importantly I believe that with the hyped 4-2-3-1 formation, quite a few people do not really know where they fit in and what they are expected to do. Zanetti looked lost, Totti looked bored and Cassano after coming in as a sub hardly created a ripple. I still prefer the old fashioned 4-4-2 with Vieri and Totti up front. Wonder what the Italian papers said this morning.

Another thing that struck me as I watched Italy play yesterday was that these guys could actually do well in Rugby too - beats me how they never do well in the 6 nations cup. Their fullbacks, Nesta and Cannavaro in particular, tug at shirts and bring down opponents so effortlessly they cud easily make the switch to the back row or scrum halves. Ever observed how these Italian midfielders move forward - its always a 5m pass backwards who then moves forward 3m and then passes it back again.. Getting it ? Aint it summat similar to rugby ?

Enough of footer. Got this joke over e-mail yesterday - found it quite amusing. (Dedication: P, Lage raho) Enjoy !

Boys are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The girls don't want to reach for the good ones because they're afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground, that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think that there is something wrong with them, when in reality, they are amazing. That is why we just have to be a little patient and the right girl, the one who takes a chance to find the good, right apple, will come someday...

Ps: Today’s episode of “The Original Love Story” will not come out due to the scriptwriter suffering from verbal constipation. The inconvenience caused is regretted.


boabhan sith said...

He gave me orange and yellow roses,
But I wanted pink and white.
What good is passions for your thoughts,
When I want to be loved right.


Anonymous said...

Rama, or Jupe, should I say ... all the footie talk sounds Greek to me ... and that reminds me ... how the hell did Greece win the first match ?!

Anyway, just dropped by to mention that I read a couple of your posts out here and am rather tempted to sign up and start blogging, myself!

- Raj. (nikamma1112, remember who that is? ;-) )

P.S. Roddick/Agassi and Henine, whom are you rooting for this time at Wimbledon?

Jupe said...

Hey Raj - of course i remember our Desi Harry Puttar :-)

Yeps.. U r bang on.. If i can blog so can neone else in this world.. But i thot u already did at Rediff...Btw, since u asked, u can kill me the day i support a Yank in tennis (save that well mannered educated Lindsay).. So me's plumping for Goran and poor ol' Tim whilst in the women it can be neone other than the Williams sisters..

Cheerio !

Raj said...

Anyone other than the Williams is my funda as well ... find this site much better than rediff ... though I don't know how often I would be posting and stuff ...

- Raj.

P.S. Yeh Love Story revisited kya hai? Wunderkids kaun hai ... don't temme you've written the whole thing ...