Saturday, July 03, 2010

Spotlight on Spidermag: Argentina v Germany

Today saw Argentina and their dazzling array of strikers crash out of the World Cup, pummelled 4-0 by Germany - a result which sets England's defeat last Sunday in a rather better light. And so Spidermag's involvement in the tournament has also come to an end - though in truth he only actually featured in the first two of his country's fixtures.

Our dashing winger missed out on making an appearance in the final group game against Greece by virtue of having collected yellow cards in the two previous matches and never recovered his starting place. Instead the right-back berth was filled by Nicolas Otamendi, who today turned in a display of such haplessness that at least two of the Germans' goals could be directly attributed to his errors. Spidermag might have looked uncomfortable as part of a back four against Nigeria, but Otamendi's allegedly a defender by trade...

Meanwhile, in other World Cup related news: Oba Martins could find himself out of international action for, well, forever unless the Nigerian government overturns its frankly incredible two-year ban placed on the national side for its performance in the tournament; and a word of advice to the Mackems - please, please, please make John Mensah your nominated penalty-taker next season...


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