I mean what's next? sliced baguettes with no crust sold in plastic bags...pitiful
You're right, this is the worst crisis in the past 30 years..The thing I can't put my finger on is the gap between what some guys produce in their clubs and what they produce with the national team. I think Domenech really sucked the life, enthousiasm and confidence from all these guys.
Blanc has NOTHING to build on. Zip. No defense, no offense, no confidence..and has to deal with his 'best' players being suspended by the federation for the stunt they pulled in South Africa. The other night we lost with guys like Menez, Houarau, Remy, M'Vila...(who?). So it's no surprise. Some are going to respond, others won't.
I'm praying for a guy like Benzema to wake up because up front, now that Henry is gone, we have noone to knock 'em in.
I'm not too worried either, our under 19 team jusrt won the Euro by beating Spain. Apparently there's a kid (Kakuta) who plays for Chelsea and has a very promising career. So we'll see.
What about you guys?
To be honest Hiddink is promising to be a disappointment even though under his regime we won our first game 3-0 away at Kazakhstan.
It seems like he has relied too much on his assistant who was a carry over from the previous boss and not a very good one at that. His choice of players has been widely critisiced altough admittedly that's nothing new and it was always going to be the case and he has not been seen in any of the league games so far.
He seems a little too detached. Tonight we play Belgium at home and that's a very important game in terms of top two placement because Germany are the clear favorites in our group IMHO, us and Belgium should battle it out for the second place. If we win tonight maybe he'll take more chances and create a team more his own, we'll see.
The club scene is atrocious this year. We were eliminated by a Ukranian team called Lviv from the ****ing Europa cups first round. It's probably a top three flop in terms of european cup performnces. We lost our first two matches in league play for the first time ever and went into the natinoal team break with 3 points from 3 matches. Our only consolation was that the sewerbirds got eliminated from not one but two european competitions while all this was going on.
And we also went out and transferred Misimovic from Wolfsburg and Insua from Liverpool after the atrocious start so we'll probably turn it around.
It's a very important year for us because - like the Jets - we're moving into our new stadium this year around January - well technically next year but this season - so we're going to have to step it up.
Edit: Oh and we whooped your blue butts in bball in case you didn't know
I thought about you when the sewerbirds were all over the place trying to recruit guys left and right, then got eliminated from the CL. They did pick up Niang who is a good player. Don't know what he's been doing since he got there but watch out.
Don't know what to expect from Belgium? Besides Hazard, I can't think of anyone. Good luck. We're off to Bosnia, 1 point would be a miracle