Monday, June 25, 2012

Pirlo and the Azzurri


They really haven't done anything that impressive yet, and they're going to face a real challenge against the German side on Thursday, but I would still like to congratulate my Azzuri, and especially Andrea Pirlo, on a hard fought victory yesterday.

They dominated the English for two full hours, and things were not looking good when the second penalty shot went wide, but it all worked out in the end.

Now, happy writing, everyone!

23 comments:

Ted Cross said...

I love Italy, but I'll never support their football squad. A few world cups ago, I watched aghast as they cheated again and again throughout the game, falling, tripping, pushing, until they finally 'won' on a false penalty kick awarded to them when their guy wasn't even touched by his opponent. I swore then that I would never root for them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I have to admit, it's the one sport I don't follow.
And you hit 1300 followers, Matthew!

Bish Denham said...

I don't know anything about this sport. But then, I'm not much into any kind of sport, although I did watch the big French Open matches.

Congratulations Matt on getting to 1300 followers!

Old Kitty said...

Shut up, shut up about bloody England! LOL!! They were so rubbishy - they couldn't even win on penalties when Italy GAVE them the game on a plate when they missed their penalty. Bloody England. Wasted three hours of my LIFE!!!! LOL!!!

Nevermind! The Welbeck goal will forever be enshrined in fab goal history.

Yay for Italy too though - much as I think Balotelli a silly billy willy, he does have a go!

GERMANY all the waaaaaaayyyyy!!!!

Take care
x

Jessica Bell said...

All I have to say is ... it should be GREECE instead of GERMANY! ;o) xx

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm guessing the US is no longer in it.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I totally should have pegged you for an Italy fan...congrats on the victory!

Nancy Thompson said...

If it weren't for the photo, I'd have no idea what you were talking about. Soccer, right?

Bryan Russell said...

I honestly can't stand the strategy and deployment the English used. I think my wife thinks I'm crazy because I complained about it so much. Just terrible. That's no way to play, even though I was cheering for them. They didn't really deserve to win. I would have liked to see them go after the game, push up the field, make some plays. Try to win rather than just sit there.

My Ireland team totally flamed out, but my Germany is looking pretty brilliant. Man, I'd be curious to see a Germany/Spain final.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Men and sports... *sigh* ;D

Michael G-G said...

Old Kitty said it all!

Cherie Reich said...

I noticed the 1300 followers too. Such a great number. :)

I wish they showed more soccer on TV here in the US.

Sarah Ahiers said...

this is like greek to me. Except the writing bit. That i understood ;)

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SA Larsenッ said...

Happy writing back at you! As you know, my family is a hockey family; however, my kids are now into soccer too. We've just started watching these matches on TV. And I thought hockey games were loud.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Next time post a shirtless guy instead of that one. There's lots of shirtless soccer pics online.

cleemckenzie said...

Well, Old Kitty gave me a laugh! Here's to better days for Bloody Old England.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sounds like you're having fun watching, Matt. =D

Cold As Heaven said...

The European Football (soccer of course) Championship is the 2nd biggest sport event after the World Cup. I've watched all the games. Italy is playing very good now, but watch out for Germany.They have a complete team, with no points of weakness. The German midfielder Mesut Ozil is the best player of the tournament, I think >:)

Cold As Heaven

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I was into soccer while living in England. I even had a favorite team (not that I watched soccer). I lost interest when fans became out of control. Hmmm. Much like hockey fans lately. :(

Got Teen Fiction? said...

I agree. Great game to watch and if England won with their strictly D game it would have been a shame. Max thought it was awesome too. We're watching on Thursday.

Anna Staniszewski said...

Watching England and Italy the other day was painful! It was kind of a relief when it was over. :-)

LTM said...

You're so funny! I'm guessing this is soccer... ? :D