From: Diabolik on
Not a bad reception for a coach that got eliminated at the quarterfinals.

I think he showed what a great motivator he is, and a great coach.

Argentina did well, considering they wrote him off from the start. With a
bit of luck they could have gone further.

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From: Opry phantom on
On Jul 5, 4:34 am, "Diabolik" <Diabo...(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> Not a bad reception for a coach that got eliminated at the quarterfinals.
>
> I think he showed what a great motivator he is, and a great coach.
>
> Argentina did well, considering they wrote him off from the start. With a
> bit of luck they could have gone further.
>

<smirk> What reception awaited the Brazil team? A certain midfielder
should wait a few months before entering the country...
From: Mark V. on
On Jul 5, 9:35 am, Opry phantom <xanthus...(a)charter.net> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 4:34 am, "Diabolik" <Diabo...(a)nospam.com> wrote:
>
> > Not a bad reception for a coach that got eliminated at the quarterfinals.
>
> > I think he showed what a great motivator he is, and a great coach.
>
> > Argentina did well, considering they wrote him off from the start. With a
> > bit of luck they could have gone further.
>
> <smirk> What reception awaited the Brazil team?  A certain midfielder
> should wait a few months before entering the country...

Even he's going to get a bit of a bad rap. He assisted the first goal,
was somewhat absolved of fault on what is now Sneijder's goal, and
made his stomp (on one of the bigger cheats in the game) after the
disintegration was apparent and the team was already down 1-2. He may
suck at club level, and the stomp was juvenile. But I hope that his
critics will have some perspective about it.
From: Alkamista on
On Jul 5, 2:57 pm, "Mark V." <markvande...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 9:35 am, Opry phantom <xanthus...(a)charter.net> wrote:
>
> > On Jul 5, 4:34 am, "Diabolik" <Diabo...(a)nospam.com> wrote:
>
> > > Not a bad reception for a coach that got eliminated at the quarterfinals.
>
> > > I think he showed what a great motivator he is, and a great coach.
>
> > > Argentina did well, considering they wrote him off from the start. With a
> > > bit of luck they could have gone further.
>
> > <smirk> What reception awaited the Brazil team?  A certain midfielder
> > should wait a few months before entering the country...
>
> Even he's going to get a bit of a bad rap. He assisted the first goal,
> was somewhat absolved of fault on what is now Sneijder's goal, and
> made his stomp (on one of the bigger cheats in the game) after the
> disintegration was apparent and the team was already down 1-2. He may
> suck at club level, and the stomp was juvenile. But I hope that his
> critics will have some perspective about it.

I dont agree. Even though the goal has technically been awarded to
Sneijder, it was still clearly his mistake (glanced the header over
his keeper's punch). And the stomp on top of that was simply
inexcusable.
From: Alkamista on
On Jul 5, 7:34 am, "Diabolik" <Diabo...(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> Not a bad reception for a coach that got eliminated at the quarterfinals.
>
> I think he showed what a great motivator he is, and a great coach.

Where are you getting the "great coach" part from? Argentina were god
awful in the qualifiers, and they beat lesser teams in the group phase
by the virtue of some of the best attacking talent ever assembled in a
single World Cup squad. The second they met a team of pedigree they
were unclothed for their tactical naivety, as predicted by many.

Maradona may have been enthusiastic, affable, and a spectacle, but he
is mental neanderthal who didn't belong anywhere near the esteemed
position that he found himself in.

>
> Argentina did well, considering they wrote him off from the start. With a
> bit of luck they could have gone further.

More than a bit. They would've needed four strokes of luck to avoid
defeat against Germany.