Monday, November 5, 2007

Just Shut Up and Play!

Seems like Bernd Schuster was caught talking out of his ass after Real Madrid got hammered 2-0 last Saturday at the Sanchez Pijuan in Sevilla… “The referee’s was catalan, nothing left to say…” or something like that was quoted from Schuster after the game.
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Another Madrid player (un-named) was also quoted as saying: “First they beat us, then they play.” Guti even had an 8 sec. soundbyte for Marca Radio claiming they were robbed.
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What the fuck is that???? What a bunch of sore losers! I am a Real Madrid fan, a die-hard, and will be sporting enough to say: we lost to the night’s better team. They were better. They were faster, played at a higher rate, scored a helluva goal and caught our defenders sitting on their asses when they scored their second goal.
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We got owned. Let me, the Real Madrid fan admit that.
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Yes it’s true, the referee was a dumb-ass. Poulsen’s late tackle on Guti smacked of dirty play that seemed to display more of an intent to ‘send a message’/do some damage on Real’s ‘offensive engine.’ That clearly deserved AT LEAST a yellow. Elbows were flying, hard tackles and over-physical play was rife: but not only on Seville’s part: Diarra tackled Sevilla’s Crespo so hard that he poor kid supposedly ended up in a hospital.
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Ramos didn’t deserve the 2nd yellow AT ALL. Paul Breen Turner, the announcer in the English-language broadcast I was watching was even saying that it seemed like the referee didn’t even remember that Ramos was booked a first time which was why the yellow came out, forcing Ramos off the game. Stupid Call.
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Raul didn’t look like he took a dive either, which meant that we deserved a penalty that RVN would’ve likely dispatched to bring us back into the game with a chance for a draw.
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But then again, Diarra (again) floored Navas on what was also a legitimiate penalty claim, in which, had been called, meant ‘Good Night’ for Madrid so early in the game at that point.
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But guys, come on: watch the game again, Sevilla was the better team. Casillas had a busy day, while Palop might as well have slept on the job (having been bothered by a few weak shots and the occasional back pass from a team mate). Everytime Real had the ball and made a through-pass, either a Sevilla player got to the ball first or a Madrid player hounded by a Sevilla player who would either disrupt the momentum or win the ball back. They cranked it up one notch higher and we couldn’t. Simple as that.
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Wanna blame fitness? Sevilla had a midweek match too. Wanna blame morale? Real just did a ‘manita’ on Valencia while Sevilla lost on a goal fest mid week. We were beaten by the night’s better team, simple as that. No excuses…. And please! For God’s sake, enough with the bitterness, finger pointing and unsportsmanlike sore-loser attitude.
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Schuster has got to stick his head into his ass until he can manage to say something that will actually HELP his team and figure out how to beat such top teams. For the rest of Real Madrid, just shut up and play the damn game!

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