Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong

It’s got to be a lovely game that keeps you on the edge of your seat for ninety minutes. The thrill of going ahead. The anger at the draw. The despair at the way Rigetta always manages to take advantage of confusion in the six yard box. The complete resignation as Del Piero blasts the penalty high into the stands. The relief at the draw that pleases your team much more than Rosichetta. Hats off to Rigetta for some nice football. Hats off to Perrotta, Taddei and co for their lovely Golden Feet. The saddest thing today is the news that Andrade is out for the rest of the season. Even sadder is that Nicola “Coffee Boy” Legrottaglie is back in contention… even though at one point he outran Cicinho forcing a diehard Rigettista to shout “Ha corso piu di té Legrottaglie… ma guarde che te semo comprati!”. Rossellina Sensi does not want to “sottilizzare” but she still cannot understand why the outball was ruled wrong and a new outball was whistled for Juventus. Maybe it’s time to look back at the rule book. In the meantime comment of the day from the SKY commentator. In the middle of a discussion about how Cicinho does not understand a word in Italian and on how Taddei has to translate most instructions to Cicinho in Portuguese, the commentator reflected:

“Ma questo Cicinho c’ha il passaporto italiano”…

.. shall we stop and explain how the passport business is mastered by Rigetta and Intercartascudettata (complimenti per il Livorno)? Nah. This is not the day per sottilizzare… auguri ad Andrade.

ADDENDUM: From La quartamoviola (Gazzetta dello Sport)

ROMA-JUVENTUS 2-2
Morganti, 39 anni, gara 59
Mancini va a terra in area senza subire fallo da Grygera: giallo per simulazione, ok. Ottimo Morganti, bravi anche gli assistenti Faverani e Stefani, ma quest’ultimo non segnala il fuorigioco di Totti, su passaggio di Mancini, proprio nell’azione in cui il capitano segna l’1-1. Cicinho e De Rossi rincorrono Nedved, lo stringono, il brasiliano lo tocca con la gamba sinistra e De Rossi lo spinge con una mano. Nedved va a terra: Morganti fischia correttamente rigore e ammonisce De Rossi che scalcia il pallone. Ci scappa in corsa anche un calcetto in testa di De Rossi a Nedved, ma non pare voluto. Spalletti dice a Nedved che si è buttato, Nedved risponde con il dito che non è vero. Il 2-2 di Iaquinta: Juan cerca di ribattere quando la palla è già dentro. Spalletti protesta per la rimessa laterale che genera il gol: nasce della Roma, Cicinho la batte andando sette metri verso il centrocampo e Morganti la gira alla Juve: nella regola.

And now for something completely different. Our letter has appeared in today’s Times. And it seems that FM too found something to say. Cool indeed.

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2 responses to “Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong

  1. Shall we not mention that totti was clearly offside for the first goal?

  2. Hehe. Just did with the addendum.

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