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Arsene Wenger cobbled together starting lineups with spit and duct tape and Denilson and somehow the team dragged its ass over the finish line in third or fourth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let's All Laugh at Domenech

In all seriousness, what did he expect? And yes, I am going to keep flogging this horse's corpse until I'm satisfied that the meat has been sufficiently tenderized, at which point I will eat it (much like the French).

Here, let's have some more fun with this:


GK: Mickael Landreau
RB: Bacary Sagna
CB: Phillippe Mexes
CB: Nicolas Escude
LB: Gael Clichy
RM: Ludovic Giuly
CM: Mathieu Flamini
CM: Alou Diarra
LM: Robert Pires (or Hatem Ben Arfa)
FW: Djibril Cisse
FW: David Trezeguet

Sure, it's not the strongest international lineup ever made and it lacks some creativity in its central midfield, but does anyone want to tell me this team couldn't do better than draw 0-0 with Romania, get beat down by the Netherlands 4-1 and be handled with ease by fellow struggling heavyweight Italy 2-0? The point, as always, is that Domenech failed to select any ONE of the aforementioned players for his humiliatingly bad Euro squad. Of the players he did select, it turned out only Coupet, Ribery, and Henry (kind of) deserved their places. Everyone else crapped the bed in a major way.

As I examine the stars, I see Leo rising, Scorpio waning, Jupiter in the seventh house, and just a whole bunch of complete and utter nonsense which tells me that Raymond Domenech isn't fit to coach in my old Olivette soccer league. Thank goodness everyone else knows it now.


Ben said...

Apparently in the Austria v Germany match, on Swiss TV, the lyrics displayed were:

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt,
Wenn es stets zu Schutz und Trutze
Brüderlich zusammenhält.
Von der Maas bis an die Memel,
Von der Etsch bis an den Belt,
|: Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt! :|

Which translates to:

Germany, Germany above everything,
Above everything in the world,
When it always for protection and defence,
Brotherly stands together.
From the Meuse to the Neman,
From the Adige to the Belt,
|: Germany, Germany above everything,
Above everything in the world. :|

However, this is the war time version that hasn't been used since the second world war. It talks about a Germany that includes Poland and Italy. Needless to say, this was a bit of a mistake. Only the third stanza is used today.

Jake said...

don't hate on olivette soccer, i think that's the highest level of proficiency i achieved, maybe a year of clayton soccer was higher,
quarters picks?
group B and C for me