From: Starcade on 14 Jun 2010 14:13
On Jun 13, 9:13 am, Kaise...(a)gmail.com wrote:
> The NY Times headline today (story by Longman) is "Goalkeeper's
> Blunder Costs England a Victory."
> To which I reply, bullshit. That sounds like the blunder occurred
> in the last minute of the game. England had 86 minutes to score a
> second goal,. and they couldn't do it. The US had plenty of chances
> and certainly played well enough for a tie. This is really typical of
> the way the British press, in particular, covers England. If they
> were ever really superior they might actually win a match by more than
> a goal once in a while.
Yes, but the goalkeeper's blunder gave the US the only goal it _got_.
The only dispute I have is with the British saying that Green cost
them three points. He cost them two -- they did get the one for the