[Marxism] My friend Richard Greener's take on the World Cup

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 09:00:13 MDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Sebastian Clare
<sebthegooner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 July 2010 15:02, Erik Toren <ectoren at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Spain-Netherlands:
>> I must have seen a different game because it was a very exciting one
>> and really one of the best teams in the tourney won.
> I wasn't going to comment on this thread at all but when I saw the above
> quote I almost died laughing. Mate, I've watched numerous finals, 5 World
> Cup Finals alone, and this was easily one of the worst finals I've seen in
> ANY tournament for years - and there's stiff competition there, the drab 0-0
> between Italy-Brazil in 94, the backs-against-the-wall FA Cup Arsenal-Man U
> match which also ended 0-0, Greece's gritty-but-grim victory over Portugal
> in Euro 2004... But each of them had something (often, the drama of
> penalties or the feeling of 'triumph of the underdog') to liven the
> experience and leave you feeling, somehow, that watching had been
> worthwhile.
> Not so this time.
> At least this time you can say that the final pretty aptly reflected the
> tournament as a whole.
> Make no mistake, the only thing I'm gonna miss about this World Cup is the
> Octopus...
> Seb

Here's the best moment from yesterday's match; Puyol greeting the
Queen in a towel:


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