> I'm really, really disappointed by this game...
If I were a Swede, I would be also.
> I said to myself before the game: keep the Germans down the first
> 15 minutes, don't let them get a good start, then start attacking.
> Yeah, right... We're not worthy to be in the 1/8 finals with this
> kind of defense, especially Olof Mellberg. What is he doing???
Not defending, that's for sure.
> I didn't agree to let Zlatan start, but thought OK, let's give
> him a chance. But it was clear very early that he's still out of
> form. WHY do Lagerb?ck insist on playing someone that *might*
> be great, in form?
What were some other viable options?
> The red card is a joke, of course, that's one explanation why
> Sweden cannot get back. But we did create chances one man down.
Well, if the player wasn't such a***head following his first yellow
and the amount of ***ing he did at the ref led to his sending off. It
wasn't about the tackle alone, it was the Swedish player's attitude
following the first card and his mouthing off to the ref. Apparently
this referee wasn't about no bullshit.
> But Henrik Larsson, oh dear... That would have been our chance
> to get back. But he's also out of form.
Yeah. Henke is still one of my favorite Swedish players of all time. I
miss the blonde dreads, it he had the dreads he would have scored 4
goals in this match. My other favorite Swedish players are Dahlin
(spelling?), Brolin, and Ravelli (spelling again? the keeper).I am a
big fan of Zlatan, and hope he can progress to the point where he is
truly world class.
> Looking back to WC 1994, we don't need a terrific start. But we
> do need to grow, to have players that raise to the occasion,
> to have players in form. This is clearly missing in 2006.
Well, your guys didn't play to the level of what you all are capable of
during the entire tournmant, TBH, yet you still made it to the second
round. Sweden may be down for a minute, but not out.
Shame, I had Sweden winning the group...
> I'm not very proud of my team right now...
I know the feeling buddy, trust that.
-Supreme Hater of Fake People