Brookbonds73 wrote:Normally when the World Cup comes around I can't wait for it to start. Understandably as a kid I was riveted to the thing, watching players from countries you would never see over here, was great stuff. Even later on after being in Mexico in 86 and again at Italia 90 I was unfazed, the whole thing used to excite me and it still did, right up until the last one in Brazil.
But this time I really can't be arsed with any of it tbh. I'll still watch some matches when I can, but the enthusiasm isn't there this time. I don't know whether it's the politics involved, the brown envelopes going backwards and forwards, or sheer boredom at the thought of the usual suspects winning it again.
The only thing that I know for a fact ( with me anyway!) is that I don't really like any of our squad, in fact I find most of them nauseating. The so called high profile players are all unlikeable cunts and the rest I know fuck all about and couldn't care less.
I suppose I'll just have to blame the dwarf, he's a cunt, and he wears that fucking ruskie hat!
What say you?
Hit the nail on the head when you mention the part in bold above......I remember enjoying the 82 world cup and watching a fabulous Brazil side with Socrates, Zico, Eder and Junior in it where only one of their players (Falcao) was playing in Europe. They played a completely different way to everyone else. I remember them beating the Argies and Eder taking an incredible free kick that came off the bar from about 40 yards out and that game with Italy was superb....little Paolo Rossi and the score going back and forward. Never seen any of them playing before, it was superb.
Nowadays, I can almost name the squads of most of the big sides and half the Brazil side play in England. Its not the same and saturated TV coverage plus the big clubs money means anyone decent is either in the CL where we see them often or will be by the time the final is over. Ruins it for me.......but then again so does having English cup draws in Vietnam and giving bigger teams higher shares in the money.
You mentioning the Brazil 1982.I loved that side more than any other.That side didn`t win the WC,but bloody hell,their football was the best I`ve seen at ANY World Cup and that includes the 1970 side.
I love the Danish side in 1986.Their football was superb,but they ended up getting thrashed in the Quarter Finals 5-1.by Spain..Loved their shirt too..Was up there with Brazil 1970 and England`s 1982 Admiral shirt.
I still love the World Cup and I am passionate for us to do well.It would have been nice to have one of our lads in there,but that`s how it goes.
Whatever happens,West Ham will always be remembered for having the captain,all the goalscorers and the only man to hit an hat trick in a World Cup Final.No other team in the English League has that privilege.