Thursday, March 27, 2008

Phone call

Me: I didn't see the England/France game, but I read a lot of articles about it. It's interesting to contrast that with the pieces written about the Galaxy preseason. Have you noticed how when Beckham plays with the Galaxy and his teammates blow the crosses he sends in, it's all proof of how they're not good enough to play with him? On the other hand, when he plays with England and sends in crosses that aren't converted, it's not his teammates who are at fault at all. It's MLS play that is dragging Beckham down - if he wasn't a member of the Galaxy, he'd be sending in more and better crosses, apparently.

Well, yeah. That's just the way it is.

9 comments:

Gunner said...

No kidding, I was thinking the exact same thing as I watched the game. Funny though because the same can be said about Mexican soccer superiority over the US....just like a teenager it's always someone else's fault.

btw it was nice meeting and talking wih you at the team practice the other day.

RHdigitalYS said...

Sounds a little like what Kobe Bryant has to deal with. Either his teammates are too good and he's coattail riding or his teammates are utter trash but he's not elevating his game enough.

The English media for the most part are just haters.

Beax Speax said...

It would be fantastic if the US beats England in May...if only for the media response!

Anonymous said...

wouldn't surprise me if we beat England, either...

I will light up the biggest Cuban cigar I can find if this happens :)

papa bear said...

the Brits wouldn't be the Brits if they didn't constantly try to find the most negative way possible to look at a situation.

When we win 2-1 at Wembley it's going to be amazing.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

The British soccer media hates Beckham, probably because they're jealous of his celebrity, wealth and good-looking wife. In the latest edition of World Soccer magazine, Brian Glanville rants about how Beckham doesn't deserve to have 100 caps. Why?

To all you Brit snobs: Duncan Edwards and Bobby Moore are dead and ain't coming back. Beckham is the most creative player you have because 1)all your imports to the Premiership haven't taught you a damn thing about soccer creativity 2)your club youth systems are falling apart 3)as a result, you have as much future as a dominant international side as Dominica and Barbados combined.

BTW, the best player you have is Owen Hargraves and he's nationalized, for pete's sake! Get over yourselves, already!

A.C. said...

Hi, Eddie,

It was nice to meet you, too. Your story was interesting, plus I wonder how many other die-hard Galaxy/Guadalajara fans there are out there!

Diane said...

The English media do that to Beckham on alternate days with the SAME team. Gives them something different to write at least every other day I guess.

The thing I found funniest about the game coverage was how few of the writers agreed with each other about what (they thought) they saw on the pitch. Then the coach had another view, a few players their own perspectives, and my daughter and I thought we had watched a different match than most of them (certainly a different one than the pundits were watching).

My daughter thought some of the player ratings/analysis looked as if they had been written before the match based on reputation. Made as much sense as any to me.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Joseph but Rooney is the best player England has.