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Tag:Robbie Keane
Posted on: January 28, 2008 1:35 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2008 8:51 pm
 

Armectomy

I wonder why elite soccer players don't have their arms removed. It could prevent a game switching on a dime. Imagine going from 1-1 to 1-2 and missing a player because you have an arm. And it hit a soccer ball.

I suppose you could run around with your arms behind you the entire time. But that would look dumb.

Yeah, we lost to a better team, on the road at one of the greatest places on earth. But don't let the score fool you. It came down to one play. And it was because of an arm.

An interesting game, this soccer. I'm learning more and more about it every day. Do they immediately eject a player for having a ball hit his arm? Is it because it was in the box? Does intent have nothing to do with whether you get ejected? I don't know the answers to these questions. It seems like a bad enough penalty to give the other team an almost automatic goal. To send the guy away seems harsh.

Still, I feel good about the team. It looks like they belong and can handle some of the better teams. Finally.

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Even more important, did I ever think that I would care about soccer at all? Did I ever think it would turn into this? I can't believe that my first two blogs are all about Spurs. Yikes.
Posted on: January 24, 2008 12:14 am
Edited on: February 1, 2008 8:51 pm
 

Five to Freakin One!!!!

Well I had a feeling. Enough of a feeling that I decided to go watch the Tottenham/Arsenal Carling Cup match at a place where there probably would be wankers rooting for Arsenal. And I was right.

I saddled up to my table and waited for the help to come and take my order. The wankers looked at me with disdain, taunting me and telling me that Gallas was in and we were going down. Yet, the onslaught was on almost from the first whistle, and Spurs were doing the slaughtering! I celebrated every goal with a loud scream and fist pump in their general direction, they just could not believe their pompous team was getting pounded. They were gone inside 60 minutes. It was AWESOME!!!! The Arsenal players even resorted to headbutting each other. What was left to say????

The corned beef and Old Speckled Hen never tasted so great.
 
 
 
 
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