Monday, June 14, 2010

Clogs & Lurpack

Soccer City. A massive location for the first all European tie of this World Cup.

The Netherlands are a team alot of people will be looking forward to seeing. Just kicked off here. No Arjen Robben and Van Der Vaart has slotted in as essentially an inside left.

I would have thought Eljero Elia would have gotten a start in place of Robben. Runs like Cristiano Ronaldo and has made a name for himself at Hamburg on the wing.

On the radio, Jan Molby was talking about Simon Kjaer, courted by many clubs after a stand-out season with Palermo. Its an indication of the style of Danish play when the most excitement is for a defender. Great defender though and alongside Agger they will be difficult to break down. An aging side with Rommedahl and Gronkjaer still providing the pace they have relied on for the best part of this decade. Bendtner starts so the "direct" ball will be a big aspect of their game.

Dutch are creative though. Sneider behind Van Persie and Van Der Vaart will want to prove his metal after a season marginalised at Madrid.

See the Dutch winning this 1 or 2 nil. I'll go with 1 nil. Scoreless after 24 minutes though.

No comments: