Ex-footballer Jorge Valdano, has launched a bit of a rant about English football being boring and without flair.
An OK point, but he seems to base much of his opinion on the Chelsea v Liverpool semi-final last week. I say it’s unfair to give judgment on either team on that match alone. There are times when the occasion gets to players, and the football suffers. Which is why most World Cup finals are complete toss.
Anyway, in my opinion, it’s the winning that counts. Ugly football will happen from time to time, and you just have to be glad you won.
The legend that is Ian Holloway describes it best, I think:
“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”
Wonderful. Read more Holloway quotes on his Wikipedia page.