Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A list that doesn't do justice to Argentine football

I'm on the same page as many of you who have been venting out your frustrations at seeing the names Diego included on his list, but most importantly, those who he left out.

There is no guarantee for some of the 30 players named in this list that they will play in the World Cup because they can be cut before June 1.

What we know for sure is what really infuriates me and many fans in Argentina and around the world.

That said, and without going into much detail about the big names that were ignored, I have to give some credit to Diego.

Let's keep aside the fact that his list doesn't look anything like the list of my dreams, you have to dig deeper before having a real go at MARADONA.

Here's how I read the situation.

Diego knew, maybe for a long time, that he wasn't going to use ZANETTI, CAMBIASSO, BANEGA, GAGO, Lisandro LOPEZ, AIMAR, Lucho GONZALEZ (insert your next favourite player that got axed). So what he did was to just kill any slim hope those players (and their fans) had on their prospects to make it to South Africa, even before the next cut that will see the list shortened to 23 names.

Instead, in another brilliant move, he picked a few players that wouldn't complain too much if they don't make the next cut, because they didn't even expect to be in the list of 30.

If anything, they get to be mentioned everywhere. They get exposure. They get to be known worldwide (by Argentina fans at the very least) and consequently, their market value will go through the roof.

I would be shocked (even more than I am now) if Ariel GARCÉ, Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE, Sebastián BLANCO and Fabricio COLOCCINI make it to the World Cup squad. They would be closely followed by Juan MERCIER (though there are no other important options at the true defensive midfielder role, because Mario BOLATTI who could play there is more of an organizer rather than a marker); Jesús DÁTOLO and one from Maxi RODRIGUEZ, Ezequiel LAVEZZI and (I'm still afraid) Diego MILITO (who could be falling behind Gonzalo HIGUAIN and Martín PALERMO -believe it or not- in the striker pecking order).

Diego is sticking to his guns but is he really?

Where is Rolando SCHIAVI? One of Diego's warriors in Uruguay the night we booked our place in South Africa? Was Diego not relying on the men that fought with him in the WCQ all the way?

Not to mention ZANETTI was the third player with more minutes played (after MESSI and MASCHERANO) and now he gets the boot, just like PEKERMAN did to him in 2006.

I feel extremely sorry for Pupi and I'm sad that we will certainly not see him ever again at a World Cup with Argentina and I'd like to thank him for his superb and loyal service to the team.

But as I said, I don't want to go into too much detail for each particular case.

I just wanted to share with you my views and the reasoning behind some of Diego's call-ups for a list that, at a first glance, doesn't reflect how deep and impressive our talent pool is.

After the list goes down to 23, if he thinks those players are the ones that better suit his proposed style, then he is entitled to his decisions, but he should point the finger at nobody else if things go horribly wrong.

That said, I'm sure everyone here, come June, will give Diego and his team our complete and loyal support.

77 comments:

Rune said...

The problem is, Seba, that he can not go to the world cup with only 6 defenders. That means that he will only erase 2 of the 9 defenders. So if Garce is out, either Coloccini or Insaurralde will go to the world cup. Sad, but true.
Blanco won't make it.
either Bolatti or Mercier=out
either Datolo or Lavezzi=out
either Maxi or Sosa=out

And maybe Diego Milito is out. I have a terrible feeling that that might happen.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sebastian I really like to read your blog, but You have to understand: He is the coach, not You, but of course You can disagree:)

Maxi Lopez said...

I didn’t sleep well this night. I don’t know what to say. Although I don’t think it’s possible to love Argentina more than I do, I still don’t know if I will be watching WC 2010, I’m not a masochist. I’m really devastated.

—————-Romero—————
Otamendi–DeMichelis–Samuel—Heinze
Jonas—-Mascherano–Veron—-DiMaria
————Messi—Higuain———-

So that’s the team. The only decent subs we could have are Maxi, Burdisso, Pastore, forwards.

If 1 of our 3 great central defenders, Mascherano, VERON, Di Maria, Messi get injured or suspended, then our chances are equal to zero. It’s as simple as that.

We must not conceed a single gol because we won’t score. We are ultra dependent on our 3 great central defenders.

All this is painful to write. Guys, it’s a nightmare.

And while we cry, once more, AFA is taking the money.

Maradona is the worse NT manager of all time. We are in another dimension and I didn’t now it existed. I never thought I would regret the incompetent Alfio Basile (at least he was calling the right players!), even if it was chaos in the locker-room.

Diego Milito will obviously be axed. But maybe Maradona can still surprise us? Maybe he will consider that Lavezzi can be our 4th goalkeeper?

De Michelis can be used as Mascherano’s sub?

Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. I am fed up of doing hypothesis. It’s been 3 years.

No, Maradona has been given some pieces of advice (Bilardo). Like all NT coach, he has his starting 11, he has his men in the center of the team. Around his 11 men, he has decided of 3 subs that will come in at the end of each game. Tevez for Higuain. Bolatti for Veron (you can dream for Pastore, even if we are losing) and X for Y.

That’s our team. 14 players.
If we try to think what could have been done (with all the players we love, Aimar, Lucho, Chuchu, Pupi, etc) or what would do the pathetic bench the idiot has called, then it’s too painful. Lets stick to these 14 players.

salvio supporter said...

Hahahaha and I joked about preferring -I think it was- Blanco and Insaurralde above Cambiasso or Gago... man, I didn't expect this. But Seba's probably right. He did this to avoid the big mess of cutting off those he didn't want from the beginning, so it's not that he seriously called them up. Not much to say about the list; I don't like Dátolo, and Maxi Rodriguez never conviced me (and let's be honest, most of the people that likes him, just remember him because of that goal against Mexico in 2006). Not that I'm against him anyway.

Coloccini? Schiavi!

Now, really, there has to be some dark business going on with Otamendi too (because you know the "other"). It can't be true. It was fine back in the Emiliano Papa's days. You could say "well, it's the Velez defense, they are the last champions after all". But now? It's weird and unexplainable.

And I insist, Lavezzi won't make it. It will be Messi/Tevez/Agüero (three skillful forwards) and Higuaín/Milito/Palermo (three 9's, I guess). That's my reasoning, if that's a reasoning at all.

ninan said...

Seba, i am totally disappointed with the list, not that i expected anything better. AFA proved that they are a bunch of idiots by appointing Maradona as the NT coach. Now Maradona has returned the favour by proving that he is an absolute idiot by bringing out such a horrendous list.Players (Palermo, Heinze,Veron, Datolo ....) who should never have been allowed anywhere near the NT are in and those (Zanetti, Banega, Cambiasso, Aimar...) who should have formed the backbone of the team are out. He has made a mockery of the whole process. No reasoning, no judgement, just an expression of his emotional instability. What a waste of the Great Talents envied by the whole world. History will never forgive him.

totti said...

we are finished
waiting for world cup 2014

latino said...
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latino said...

OMFG, there are absolutely NO replacements for the starting 11!!

Who's gonna replace demichelis/Samuel when they have received 2 yellow cards? G.Milito?

Who can replace Mascherano when he's injured or has received too many yellow cards (as he usual does)? Gago? Cambiasso? Banega? WHO?

Who's gonna replace Veron when he's injured, too tired or suspended? Aimar? Gago? Cambiasso?

Who's gonna replace Jonas? Zanetti? Cambiasso? Lucho?

Who's gonna replace MEssi when he's not playing well again and again? Aimar?

Only the forwards are in abundance.

I give up and prepare my mind for 2014:

-----------Romero
Otamendi Demichelis Garay Insua

---------Mascherano
Messi ---------------------Di Maria
-------------Pastore
----------Tevez Higuain

by then Romero will be a world class keeper, garay a topclass defender, insua and otamendi will have the necessary experience. Demichelis will be the old experienced leader. Messi we can use on the right ;)
Pastore will be the new Riquelme and Higuain the world class striker, the new Batigol.
Di Maria will ofcourse be a crack!

shipul said...

trust me .... with this team Argentina will show fabulous performance.... it is true some class players omitted from list... but those are in list they have the chance to become super start..every world cup bunch of players comes to lime lite... because they know world cup is perfect place the best things to deliver .... this sort of hungry players needed for Argentina...

one more thing i agree gmilito, cambiasso, zenetti are great player and played better then new faces in Argentina world cup lit.. but you have to agree one more thing zenetti cambiasso all played with brilliant world class player in their respective team... so they can easily give the best of them.. on the other hand players like Juan MERCIER Ariel GARCE play with less class player and they could not deliver the best...

i believe with the best player alongside with national team they would be fantastic and more capable show the class and bring glory

shipul

Joe said...

As many of you i am completly devastated. I think im more upset of the players replacing the ones who dident make them team rather then certain players not making it.

I have no Idea how good Mercier, garce, blanco, bolatti, clemente or insurralde are. I have not been following these players.

But i have been watching Banega, Lucho, cambiasso, zanetti, lisandro and the rest. I know how good they are.

You must give one thing to Diego he united all of us here on the blog to hate him. Its not like he chose lucho instead of aimar. Or banega instead och cambiasso, or even zabaleta instead of zanetti. He chose the bunch i mentioned earlier.

But one thing i DISAGREE with most of you. Is that this is not a lost cause. I still believe we could win the world cup with Diego. I still believe even with the players he chose we have a better squad then most. Better then Brazils, france, England, germany, italy. Spains squad is the only one i rank higher then ours on papper.

Most of you must also keep in mind that great squad dosent mean lifting the trophy in the end. Especially we who support Argentina should know this best. 2002 we had the best squad we have ever had. We had a great coach, we completly destroyd every team we faced. Until we came the the WC.

We truly do not know how Diego is thinking. Maybe he know something we dont. Maybe he feels bringing Cambiasso will affect team morale even if it means having the second best DM in my squad. Sow he choose Mercier a player who probably will not play but will up the team morale and team spirit making players that do start performe better. We do not know.

What I do know is that we have had an awful wcq. But Diego has had great results against top European teams.

After the WC, diego will either be condemed forever and hated by all of us. Or maybe just maybe he will prevail leaving all of us in shame for not supporting him.

I will support the Argentina team no matter what. I will cheer no matter what. I will stand by Diego until the WC is over. And then i will judge him.

Ashutosh said...

LOVE U GUYS !!!! I REALLY LOVE THIS BLOG COZ HERE WE CAN FIND TRUE ARGENTINIANS FANS !!! hey seba u r absolutely correct about this... this was the plan of maradona... but guys hey dont be upset !!! hope argentina win the world cup but the main thing is to keep hope... if u r hopeless then u r useless.. remember guys !!! hope maradona can do it some way and bring back the trophy back to argentina after 24 years !!! CHEER UP GUYS!!! :D VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great to see there is still some hope here.....Like, ok im not happy with some players that miss out on the WC,

But there is only 30 days to the WC and its time to stop thinking What Ifs,and who didnt make it and start talking about players that can bring us the trophy...

Time to move on guys and have faith with the players we have...

I still think we have the class to win, all we need is a bit of luck and the world cup is ours...remember every world cup we come is as one of the FAV teams, the team to beat, now no one is talking.. no one thinks we can win... now that are very under rated thing to have going to the WC.... being under the rada....

I love my country and i love my team no matter what....
TIME TO START BELIEVING GUYS!!!!!!!!!!

Viva Argentina...

Lucas

Amir said...

This team doesn't deserve any victory.

Maradona got to be the coach in the most disgusting way.

Seems this blog is ignoring what has been said by a few brave journalists since day one, the truth that all the puppet journalists bought by the media try to hide and never expose..

I won't support players who were capable of playing to lose on purpose wearing the celeste y blanca, in order to force Basile to quit. There are a few who didn't want to take part on this plot.

Maradona and the people around him are snakes. This lowlife has absolutely no barriers when achieveing his most corrupt interests, he could sell his mother.
It's all about money for him.

Maybe a humiliating defeat will get what used to our Argentina National Football Team, and argentine football itself free of the Grondonas, Maradonas, Bilardos, etc, once and for all.

Even if the unthinkable happens, and this bunch of headless chickens comanded by a brainless chimp win the trophy, I won't applaud betrayal, conspiracy and lack of honour.

Go on and think I'm being dellusional, but, after the world cup, when they have made their profit from the hopeful fans, the truth will completely come out. Of course, it will be too late.

Dave P said...

Lucas, I agree we have to move on and fast because right now the team has to work on getting themselves together to play in friendlies and gel.

Truly I would expect nothing less then these surprise from Maradona after what he has done throughout his time as the NT coach. Honestly the only thing I am a little angry about is Zanetti not given any chance...But it was in the making we should have known it was not going to happen because he had not gotten a call up since bolivia. Same with Banega, Cambiasso, Lucho, they all had not played any important role in his qualifying runs we knew they were not going to be apart of the team. This is what I think will happen the 7 who Maradona will cut come June 1st will be:
-Insaurralde
-Garce
-Blanco
-Sosa
-Mercier (even though it could be Bolatti)
-Lavezzi
-Milito (unless he scores in the UCL Final)

Its sad to say but Diego Milito is one of the strikers that will most likely get the boot because of Maradona's obsession with Palermo.

In terms of logistics of the team...our defense is very solid in my opinion lots of experience and tough nosed defenders.
DEFENSE
Our starting 4: Otamendi, Samuel, Demi, Heinze are all very very passionate players which may get them in trouble but they will always give it their all. Off the bench we have Burdisso another rock solid defender as well as Clemente for speed in the attack if needed. Coloccini has been playing well, and he was tested v. Spain and did a good job I have trust in him.
MIDFIELD
Our starting 4: Jonas, Mascherano, Veron, Di Maria. A combination of work horse mentality with Jonas and Mascherano then the pace maker of Veron and explosiveness of Di Maria. Some may say that our midfield is TOO diverse however I like the way it combines with eachother we cover all angles of attack and defense. Off the bench you can slot in the young Pastore for Veron, he has been playing great in Palermo and is the vision of the Future. Maxi and Datolo can be slotted into a wide position for Di Maria and Jonas when needed.
FORWARDS
Amazing amount of talent too much talent actually the fact that I think Milito is giong to get cut proves how much we have. (However if he scores in the UCL Final then maybe maybe Aguero will get cut and Milito will go). OK but we have Messi and Higuain starting and if we need to ever use 3 strikers we have everyone there to do it. Plug in Tevez or Aguero even Milito if he makes it. Also, Palermo will be used most likely as a last gasp player to sub in because of his size and ability with his head.

Thats my quick analysis of our Team i have accepted the noticeable omissions and know that we have to get serious with Maradona's style. It will be a hard nosed version of the Albiceleste and we need to get ready to watch our warriors go to war every match.

Anonymous said...

Maradona decision not to bring all of this forum beloved player (zanetti, cambiasso, banega) very devastating. But well, Maradona is the coach, rite? How crazy, erratic, eccentric, idiotic (whatever word you use), he know more a lot than us, refer to football terms. So, be positive thinking. I still have faith with this team. Let our opponents underestimate us. Maybe Maradona know why Zanetti doesn't fit to NT, like Pakerman did. It's true Cambiasso is one the best midfielder in the world. But, his performance so far strictly to Inter, not NT. You have to realize, not all players who playing great with the clubs, would do same thing with NT. No guarantee NT team with abundance superstar will lift WC trophy. At least our 1998, 2002, 2006 WC team had prove it. I think, Maradona has found plan B. He try many players, system, tactics, which results varied. No one would see Blanco, Garce, Mercier, Insaurralde, Clemente, Bolatti as a threat. Remember, player whose saves us in WCQ is the subtitutes (Bolatti and Palermo). Both local player and everybody seems doubt them. In one aspect, local player give Maradona confidence and comfort coz they more hungrier than our top European based player. In short, this team still promising. Vamos Argentina!

Mohd said...

read this:

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1717/editorial/2010/05/12/1921092/world-cup-comment-argentinas-diego-maradona-does-the

and yes, i now fully sense a possibility of a group stage exit. shitty defense and horrible midfield. and according to the article, Pastore will also be omitted or not given any real role at best!

i wish the worst of the mad man

shipul said...

i agreed with what Joe said.... rite you r bro..... lets c .... this time maradona will get plenty amount of time both in pitch and dressing room.... our all players will work together... and last not least with bunch of new players Messi got the leadership....

msi2 said...

Messi and leadership?

lmao...

GK said...

Seba, when the final 23 man squad in released on June 1 do all 23 players need to be on the provisional list or can Diego chose someone who isn't originally on 30 man list? Does it all depend on injury etc.? Just curious because I'm not sure how it works. Don't worry guys, I am not giving myself false hope....

And yes, I still support and believe in Argentina with this squad. I think we can still go all the way with these players, assuming Diego makes the proper cuts. I believe!

And I will always always support the albiceleste no matter what, even if Diego choose to go with an all domestic based squad (what a disaster that would be though).

VAMOS VAMOS!!!!

Anonymous said...

mohd...
i think you should relax a bit and have a bit of faith mate... are you even from argentina...

wishing the worst for people is not what a fan of argentina is all about... cheer up and understand that this is a best change to win a wc.. cos one one rates our, no one thinks we can...

stop posted bullshit and start to support your team if your a true fan........

Thanks dave, you have the idea... forces on the players that we have....
Lucas

GK said...

And when I say false hope I was referring to seeing Zanetti and Cambiasso chosen (2 of my favourites). Didn't mean to contradict myself. I will always have hope for the national team no matter what the situation.

Anonymous said...

I believe in Maradona. Argentina don't need all-star squad, only a few of them will do. Anything they do, just keep a low tempo of play as it will suit Veron.

Messi will not single-handedly lead the team, but I believe Argentina will be champions just like 1978.

-Aziz-

Vedran said...

Lets be real, this is not the best selection possible by Diego and it can prove costly in the WC. The one player I wish was on the radar & one that the team still misses dearly is Juan Roman Riquelme. I do not care what you say but ever since Diego took over & the spat began, the team hasn't been the same. He will be missed in South Africa along with Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti who has been playing on another level.

Anonymous said...

@amir: this team doesn't deserve victories?? So do you think who was more deserve? Bielsa with lot of talent and superstar but disaster result in 2002?? Or Pakerman who leave Messi on the bench and made tactical error by substitute Riquelme in the middle of the game which we lead 1-0?? I start to thinkin u're not deserve to be argentina fan.

@mohd: as I predicted, many expert, coloumnist, football fan, opponents make an early judgement and assumption. So be it! Let them do it! The most chaotic participant in SA WC. At the same time, Maradona will give them surprise! Vamos Argentina!!

Anonymous said...

Only two good things can come from this WC.

1) We win the whole thing and Argentina is renamed Diegotina or

2) @e get knocked out of the WC during group play and all of Argentina will finally stop immortalizing Diego and comparing every prospect to him!!

The list was more than disappointing. This is the first WC where we finally received a favorable draw and in true Argentinean fashion we squander a great chance to capitalize on it with this mediocre list. At least we now have an excuse for why we failed to advance deep into another WC. I love this team, but it's getting tough to continue in a relationship where I'm constantly left asking "why?"!!

msi2 said...

And if Maradona's list was a stroke of genius? Who knows...

Batigol said...

I will support Argentina no matter who is playing and who is the coach.. no doubt.

However, if you think that that Maradona selects this 30 men because he is trying to play some tricks, forget it, he is not as clever as you think. He is a person that does not even know how to manage himself, if you still remember how he got into fights in matches, taking drugs, attacking journalists, caused us a 94 world cup, etc... Do you think he can manage a bunge of players?
I had given him some chances to prove me wrong during the qualifiers, but he failed. I hoped that the reason why he revealed his starting lineup way early before our qualifier against Brazil was to provide a false lineup to Brazil, in the end it was actually the real lineup. With so much time for Dunga to analyze our lineup and our players, we lost 1-3 at home.

So please give up on Maradona, he is an idiot, and please pray that Messi will do some incredible magic to save us... and of course we need some luck...

Anonymous said...

@batigol: again, like amir. If maradona doesn't deserve to be NT coach, who was deserve???? Who? You don't believe the coach, why you wish Messi do the magical things?? If Messi shine and shed his magic, so people will praise Maradona too coz he know how to exploit Messi capability. Fool comments...

Mohd said...

Lucas--->

"are you even from argentina", what does that have to do with anything?!

"cos one one rates our, no one thinks we can". really. so you base your argument on such scientific fact. brilliant.

"stop posted bullshit and start to support your team if your a true fan". what's bullshit to you is not bullshit to me. for example i find your comments full of bullshit all the time. i am sure you do not agree. see: a simple matter of different opinions.

Anonymous said...

Seba John and Roy from Gabriel

These 11 players should not be on the list:

Nicolas OTAMENDI
Juan Manuel INSAURRALDE
Clemente RODRIGUEZ
Ariel GARCE
Sebastian BLANCO
Jesus DATOLO
Jose SOSA
Mario BOLATTI
Juan MERCIER
Martin PALERMO
Ezequiel LAVEZZI

These 11 players should be on the list:

Jsvier Zanetti
Gabriel Milito
Ezequiel Garay
Pablo Zabaleta
Pablo Aimar
Locho Gonzalez
Esteban Cambiasso
Fernando Gago
Javier Saviola
Lisandro Lopez
Hernan Crespo

Anonymous said...

Brazil only have 3 forward. They clear game plan... steel at the back and speed on the wing....and deadly in set pieces and counter attack.

No one in Argentina team can hit direct free kick.

Sir Raul

Ashutosh said...

HEY THIS GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE WISHING ARGENTINA TO GET KNOCKED OUT FROM THE FIRST ROUND... NO MATTER WHAT U PEOPLE DON'T HAVE RIGHT SO SAY ANYTHING WRONG ABOUT ARGENTINA U GOT THAT!!! EVEN IF MESSI WAS EXCLUDED BY MARADONA IN THE WORLD CUP LIST THEN ALSO I WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED ARGENTINA COZ ARGENTINA IS NOT DEPENDENT UPON TWO PLAYERS RATHER ARGENTINA REPRESENTS THE WHOLE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WHICH CONSISTS ALL THE PLAYERS WHO PLAY FOR ARGENTINA WHETHER ITS HOME BASED PLAYER OR EUROPEAN BASED PLAYERS..... SO JUST SHUT UP UR BIG MOUTH FROM TODAY N NEVER EVER TRY TO INSULT MY BELOVED ARGENTINA....... VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SORRY TO UP SET ANYONE BUT I LOVE ZANETTI AND AYALA BUT IV ALWAYS LOOKED AT THEM TWO AS BAD LUCK SO NEAR YET SO FAR EVERY TIME THOSE TWO PLAYED SOME PLAYERS JUST HAVE ONE DESTINY AND OTHERS ANOTHER DESTINY REMEMBER BELISA AND HIS 4-3-3 COPA AMERICA ZANETTI FLYING DOWN THE FLANKS HENZE AND AYALA DEFENDING ON THERE OWN LIKE GODS KILLY-G AND SORIN FLYING DOWN THE OTHER FLANK

I LOVED THAT TEAM BUT SOME TIMES THEY JUST COULDNT SCORE EVEN WITH 80% BALL POSSESSION AND WE WERE ROBBED IN THE FINAL AFTER BRAZIL LEVELED TO TAKE IT TO PENALTYS WEN AYALA WAS PUNCHED IN THE FACE REF TURNS A BLIND EYE BRAZIL SCORE THE BENCH CELIBRATE (AND FOR SOME UNNOWN REASON FIFA PRESIDENT WAS AT THE BRAZIL HUG OUT HHHHHMMMMMMMMM FIFA HATES ARGENTINA THE WORLD HATES ARGENTINA WHY

THERE THE BEST AND ITS HIGH TIME WE GOT THAT WORLD CUP BUT THESE BAD LUCK THINGS ALWAYS HAPENED WEN ZANETTI AND AYALA WERE AROUND
2002 JUST BEFORE THE FIRST GAME AYALA GETS INJURED JUST WARMING UP THAT WAS ARE WORLD CUP OVER THE OMENS HAD BEEN SET IN PLACE

ARGENTINA DO NOT DO GLORY THEY DO PAIN AND GLORY THE TRUE GLORY NOT LUCKY ALL THE TIME LIKE FUCKING BRAZIL I HATE BRAZIL WITH A PASHION FOR THAT ONE REASON THERE UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE LUCK AND IM SICK OF IT

MARADONA IS A BELIEVER IN OMENS AND LUCK

CAMBIASSO HAS BEEN UNLUCKY WITYH THE NT TOO I HONESTLY BELIEVE MARADONA WANTYS LUNGS IN THE SIDE CAMBIASSO AND ZANETTI ARE FADING AND THERE LUCK HAS BEEN HORRIBLE FOR THE NT AS IT WAS FOR AYALA

MARADONA SEEMS TO WANT LUCKY PLAYERS PLAYERS THAT TURN A GAME SEEM TO POP UP WEN NEEDED

I SEE THAT IN BOLATTI TEVEZ JONAS ETC

REMEMBER FOLKS THIS IS A TEAM GAME I THINK MARADONA HAS A BALANCED TEAM THATS WHAT COUNTS

MESSI NEEDS TO LETS SAY MARADONA UP GET HIS BALLS OUT AND SHOW THEM TO THE WORLD

MARADONA HAD A WORKMAN LIKE SIDE AROUND HIM IN 1986 HE TRIVED ON BEING THE SUPER STAR HE FEARED NO ONE


MESSI DOESNT HAVE THAT STREET SLUM HARD MAN LIKE MENTALLITY

HIS VERY MUCH A KID BUT I THINK THIS IS WHAT VERON MASCHARANO MARADONA ARE SAYING WE WANT TO HELP MESSI BECOME A MAN TO BE ALL HE CAN BE IN A ARGENTINA SHIRT MARADONA IS NOT STUPID MESSI IS A SUPER STAR A KID TOUCHED BY GOD JUST LIKE HIMSELF MARADONA IS SAYING TO MESSI GO AND TAKE WHAT IS YOURS AND THE PLAYERS I HAVE PICKED WILL HELP YOU THERE UR ARMY YOUR MEN USE THEM

JONAS-G LOOKS IN WONDER AT MESSI SOMETIMES PLAYING BY HIS SIDE PROUD TO BE THERE I THINK MARADONA IS SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD NOT ONLY CAN WE WIN BUT WE CAN DO IT MINUS ALL THE PLAYERS YOU EXPECTED US TO PICK

THERES A GOOD TEAM THERE VERY SOLID TOUGH AND FAST AND VERON , PASTORE CAN PLAYMAKE MESSI TOO JONAS IS A ANIMAL ON THE WING LUCHO IS ANOTHER PLAYER I DONT TRUST AT NT LEVEL FANTASTIC PLAYER BUT THE LAST TIME HE PLAAYED WELL FOR ARGENTINA WAS IN THE BEATING OF BRAZIL 3-1 BEFORE THE LAST WORLD CUP THATS A FUCKING LONG TIME AGO AND EVERY TIME MARADONA WAS WATCHING HIM AT PORTO HE GOT FUCKING INJURED ITS ANOTHER UNLUCKY GUY

MARADONA DONT WANT UNLUCKY PLAYERS HE WANTS GAME TURNERS AND WORKERS PEOPLE SAY PALERMO SHOULDNT GO ERM WHY TEVEZ IS THERE MESSI HIGUAIN,AGUERO MOST LIKLY MILITO SO PALERMO INCLUSION IS CLEARLY OK I KNOW HE IS LIKLY TO POP UP WITH A KILLER GOAL THATS WHAT HE IS ABOUT.

GAGO IS SO LADY GAGO HE PISSES PEOPLE OFF I THINK MARADONA DOESNT LIKE HIM FOR THAT REASON TO PONCY BOY AT TIMES INSTEAD OF DIGGING IN CAMBIASSO BAD LUCK AND TOO SLOW IM HAPY WITH THE SELECTION APART FROM NO REAL MASCHARANO REPLACMENT BUT I THINK MERCIER WILL GO AS A HARD HOLDING MIDFIELD SUB BOLATTI WILL BE COVER FOR BOTH VERON AND MASCHARANO AND PASTORE WILL GO AS VERON COVER AND WING COVER

IM FED UP WITH BAD LUCK AND AND REGULAR NAMES NOT CUTTING IT I TRULLY FEEL WE WILL DO IT AND VERON WILL BE THE LAST MAN WITH THE SMILE ON HIS FACE REVENGE REDEMTION AND ALL TIME RECOGNITION AS A GREAT AND ROMAN WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE SCUM BUCKET WHO SPAT ON HIS NATIONS BADGE REPETEDLY BECAUSE HIS EGO WAS BIGGER THAN THE FLAG

Anonymous said...

you know what? you talk EXACTLY like the german fans: "our coach is an idiot, we will lose exit in the group stage".

ok, maradona is (maybe) an idiot, but Argentina will definetely reach the 1/8, and i have a good feeling they will reach the 1/2. then everything is possible.

we should worry about who will be the referres in the Argentina games, and who we will play in the 1/8 and further, though we can't know these things now. but they are more important than cambiasso and zanetti, for sure!

Vitalij from germany

Anonymous said...

i ran out of text space so il finish here COCO THE AGED BOCA JUNIORS MANAGER FUCK GOT US INTO THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE NOT MARADONA

ROMAN SLOW CAMBIASSO SLOW VERON SLOW HENZE SLOW AYALA SLOW ALL IN THE SAME TEAM OH FUCK ME SIDE WAYS AM I THE ONLY ONE SEEING WHAT DUNGA SEEN A BUNCH OF SLKOW ASSED FUCKS JUST ASKING TO BE COUNTER ATTACKED THERE MIGHT AS WELL BEEN A SIGN ON EVERY PLAYERS BACK SAYING COUNTER ATTACK ME AND WHILST YOUR AT IT KICK ME SERIOUSLY THAT GUY AND HIS 4-3-1-2 WITH NO PACE AND YOUTH AND A PLAYMAKER DELIBRATLY NOT PASSING TO MESSI (ROMAN) WAS A JOKE AND DUNGA NEW IT 100% AND KICKED ARE ARSES

WE NOW HAVE VERON IN THE CENTER WERE HE SHOULD BE PARTNERED BY THE BEST HOLDING MIDFIELDER ON EARTH AND FLANKED BY SUCH IMPRESSIVE PACE,GREASY SPEED JONAS AND DIMARIA ITS BETTER THAN 3 OUT OF 4 MIDFIELDERS BEING SLOW AND SLOW AGING AYALA AND HENZE AT THE BACK

WE NOW HAVE A STRONGER SLIGFHTLY QUICKER BACK LINE BUT WE HAVE AMASSING PACE ON THE WINGS AND UP FRONT
WE CAN RUB EACH OTHERS COCKS LIKE MEN IN REST ROOMS AND GET ALL ROMANTIC ABOUT 4-3-1-2 WE CAN ALL GANG MASTERBATE TO THE GRACE OF ROMANS PLAY

BUT IT HAS COUNTED FOR NOTHING


BELIEVE IN DIEGO HE HAS A MASTER PLAN A INSANE MASTER PLAN BUT AT LEAST HIS TEAM CAN ACCUALLY RUN AND CHASE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD COCOS BUILD EVERYTHING AROUND ROMAN WAS SO SUCK ROMANS POLE IT AINT FUNNY IT WAS A OH LOOK AT ROMAN WE LOVE HIM BULL SHIT ROMAN DOESNT CARE ABOUT ARGENTINA AGED FUCKING COCO IDIOT

THOSE TWO BOCA OBSESSED FOOLS ACCUALLY WANT MARADONA TO FAIL TALK ABOUT LOVING YOUR SELF AHEAD OF YOUR COUNTRY THEY ARE SCUM AND WILL GO DOWEN IN HISTORY AS SUCH


MARADONA IS LEGEND AND SO WILL MESSI

Ashutosh said...

NO MATTER WHAT LIVE FOR ARGENTINA AND DIE FOR ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!! N IF U CANT DO THAT U AREN'T ARGENTINIAN FAN!!!! ARGENTINAAAAAAAAAA.... I M BECOMING CRAZY BUT YES I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH THIS PRESENT LIST AND I SUPPORT U MARADONA!!!!!!!!! VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex Camacho said...

So there really were 9 mistakes Maradona made. He should have substituted the following, who essentially are like for like:

1. Gabriel Milito for COLOCCINI
2. Garay for INSAURRALDE
3. Zanetti for GARCE
4. Cambiasso for MERCIER
5. Aimar for BLANCO
6. Licho for PALERMO
7. Gago for BOLATTI
8. Banega for SOSA
9. Lucho for DÁTOLO

Of these I agree with Seba that many will be dropped from the final 23 any way, so these mistakes will be of little consequence. But I thik the following will still make the 23

1. COLOCCINI
2. MERCIER
3. PALERMO
4. BOLATTI

So there is more heartache to come. My only real hope is that these guys do badly in practice and v. Canada (esp. Palermo) and Milito etc do well.

Each WC there are some bad inclusions and omissions, but this year seems worse than most. I'm starting to understand why some Brazucas hope for the NT to fail, so that a phoenix can rise from the ashes. I'm not there yet tho.

Anonymous said...

Dan said

The way I look at it is it takes a team to win...Not a bunch of all stars. Does it suck some players got excluded, yes...But look Cambiasso, Zanetti, Aimar, they had their chance...they didn't do crap. Same with Lucho and a few others. The defenders are physical, people are piling on the national team so it will create a bunker mentality for these guys, and if our defense holds up we will be fine. There are plenty of playmakers here, and clearly the plan is to prevent others from scoring.
Think of it in basketball terms, the Harlem Globetrotters could put on a show but they would get crushed against an NBA team.
Remember, it takes a TEAM to win, not individual players with big EGOS. Now, one thing can be said, that everyone on this team, and all fans know that there has been a pecking order established.
I love Aimar by the way, but he is a pint sized runt that didn't do shit for us the last 2 world cups.
The purpose here is to lift the trophy, not look pretty. We did that last WC allowing only 2 goals but didn't have the fire power to catch up to Germany. Italy, on the other hand, played ugly football and kicked Germany's ass. Your team only needs to be 15-16 deep. That is what we have.

GK said...

Lucas and Dave P.....

RIGHT ON!
KEEP THE FAITH!

VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!
VAMOS VAMOS ALBICELESTE!!!!

Anonymous said...

we shall reach the semis NO we will win it

we have no cover thats funny

otamendi plays rb and cb henze plays lb and cb clementie plays rb and lb bardisso plays cb and rb even lb jonas-g plays right side and left side of midfield but also can play fb ether side dimaria plays both sides also as winger messi plays second striker and winger tevez can too veron plays any of the 4 midfield possissions bolatti plays ether veron cover or mascharano cover pastore can cover veron and ether wing mercier can cover mascharano we clearly do have cover luch was a injury curse at 2006 and he was always getting injured at porto he has only just hit form again i think maradona wants 4-4-2 and we clearly have that messi seriuosly needs to step it up his chip in his head is over loaded with barsalona football you can never ever be great or considered great untill you can play ALL SYSTEMS as ayala did as veron did as roman did as batistuta did people saying we should play like barca for messi are missing the point messi plays for argentina argentina doesnt play for messi maradona has given him a team to flourish in as a free roll its high time messi stood up and did his job maradona won things on his own maradona played in all types of systems untill messi does the same you have no right calling him great its that simple

Anonymous said...

almost every single player maradona has picked can play multipul positions and formations

hell even 4-3-1-2

clem-demi-sam-henze
--veron--masc--bolatti--
----------pastore--------
messi---------higuain---------

just a example

Alex Camacho said...

Yes, of course we still have a good team, with many options. 30 days from now I won't be writing about "I wish Licho or Lucho were playing." Now is the time, 30 days before the WC and a day after the list of 30, to ask was this the best list that could be made? The answer has to be no. I hope and pray we win it again, but if so I am convinced it will be in spite of Maradona and not because of him.

Anonymous said...

we shall most likley win the thing with out a single goal scored against us, that back 4 repelling everything like against germany and messi the star then what will the haters say, im loving the haters because all there doing is repeating history like in 78 and 86 the managers were slandered and calls for there heads presto both ended up winning the thing.. i see a 4-4-2 thats so like bilardos 3-5-2 maradona played in a free roll behind 1 forward also and a midfield playmaker behind him thats just like higuain up front and messi free with veron or pastore in the midfield and a solid back line biulardo knows how to win wc's big nose knows what he is doing clementie is so much better than zanetti at crossing and helping attacks his also much much quicker give the man a chance

p2bn said...

Guys calm down! Feelings are running high but it is obvious! As I see it; there has been injustice to some players like Zanetti especially. After playing so well and giving a lot to the team he needed to be at least in the sub-bench as he can't wait for another one like Banega and other younger players.

Seeing at the players, either maradona has a clear idea on what he wants (work or not that is a completely different question) or he simply chose these players because they were favourite of his or someone else. That would be far horrible then having a strategy no matter how bad that is.

But in the end; it all does not matter after the team goes to the field. WE ALL WANT IT TO WIN. Some people are saying we will get knocked out of the group stage. It must be borne out of the wish to see diego being punished for his "stupidity". But if they do get knocked out, it will only hurt us. Diego will possibly find an excuse and it will just not matter what their excuses are.

It will be difficult but when is it easy or absolutely sure that a set of players will win. So all we can do is hope, pray (if you believe in god), support for a great team performance and some luck. And yes for our start players to play at their best; especially messi.

I am pissed off at the players what are included and omitted but oh well, I will just lower my bar of expectation. But it will always be Argentina first; individual second.

Vamos Argentina

Anonymous said...

eople talking how great Zanetti performance with Inter so that's why he deserve to be pick up in NT. My question is, ''when did he dissapoint Inter?" Since he put his leg in Inter, he's the most consistent player. Ever!! No doubt. But when talk bout NT, the stories completely different. In several match during WCQ, Zanetti performance below par. It's normal Maradona lost his patience. Basile also had give him a chance after ignored by Pekerman in 2006. Still he dissapointed us. He's not type of leader that NT need. Maybe Zanetti fit to Inter, but not NT. It's same with Cambiasso. In some occasion, he delivers. But in other match, (sorry) Cambiasso look amateur. In short, there's no consistency. Pals, believe me, WC different with Champions or league competition. Maradona was the champions both (club and NT). He knows what is needed in high scale competition like WC.

Anonymous said...

Ha..ha..I know what Maradona's hater will write if Argentina win WC. "The idiot coach of all time bring Albiceleste to glory". Oupsss..sorry!

-charlie-

Mohd said...

to Anonymous who wrote about Zanetti:

the whole team disappointed over and over again since 1993. so according to your logic we should also throw out Messi, Mascherano, Samuel, and in particular Veron and basically everyone else.

so do not blame Zanetti for failures caused by stupid decisions by AFA and the coaches.

Alex Camacho said...

Please name the games in which Zanetti played poorly for the Albiceleste, or Cambiasso for that matter. To make them the scapegoat for the poor job by the Albiceleste under Basile is truly delusional.

Anonymous said...

Not to give anyone false hopes here, but substitutions can be made up until 24 hours before a team's first match of the tournament and coaches, technically speaking, can pick players who are not on their provisional squad.

Anonymous said...

zanetti 130 plus caps won nothing does that not comput with you guys

and his got a champians league final to play we have one 35 year old thats enough for me

everyone else has greasy speed and pace pastore wingers forwards etc veron is still qiucker and more suited to one defensive partner roman needs two or three behind his slow ass

Anonymous said...

OH ITS ME CAPS GUY MARADONA TAKES CHARGE OF HIS MEN MAY 20TH MY BIRTHDAY YET ANOTHER OMEN LOL

Lopez,India said...

History will not absolve you diego for not including zenetti

Anonymous said...

@Mohd-alex: Oh,please. Let's move on. Your Zanetti's just a memories. Rumours spread in NT camp that Zanetti involve conflict with Veron. In recent interviews, Zanetti deny it. Maradona consider it would effect NT unity. The rivalries in NT is not new. Riquelme involve conflict with Veron in Coppa AMerica. Riquelme with Messi, and Veron with Zanetti. One of coaching staff argue, it's better for NT not to have many 'leader' player. In Zanetti position, NT have several option, particularly since Maradona adopt 4 FB and works. But Maradona in dillema in midfielder. After Riquelme quits, we don't have many option. Yes, Aimar is a creative playmaker. But in Maradona opinion, Veron more intelligent in orchestrate the string. Different from Aimar which is more attack minded, Veron know how to dictate the game, just like Riquelme. Besides, Veron has good passing range and could hold the ball more longer than Aimar. So, try to avoid the rivalry that could worsen NT, Maradona prefer sacrifice Zanetti. I don't know how accurate this rumour, but my sources told me that could be true. If you analyze how Maradona pick his players, it's obvious the coach don't want too many 'senior leader' in the field. Messi still young, Palermo under Maradona control, Milito is calm. Mascherano so far more comfortable with Veron, his senior. In defense, Maradona feel save with Heinze, Samuel, Demichelis, Otomendi. They are typical of 'yes man' player. Even some rumours mention that Zanetti didn't get along well with Heinze. You know how close Heinze with his boss.

-Sam-

Jamie said...

Maxi Lopez; I think Seba needs to frame your post.

I will root for ARG with my heart but its a bitter disappointment to miss Banega/Zanetti in this WC. Too much pressure on Veron and DiMaria IMO to play over their normal level - if either falters or gets injured....

Sebastian said...

Off topic (will write more about the list and other things when I have some time)

He will nEVER walk alone?

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2565/exclusives/2010/05/13/1922163/valencias-ever-banega-close-to-10m-liverpool-switch-with

Kun with two assists for FORLAN as Atletico Madrid win the UEFA Europa League.

Don't know when will I be able to write a post about it, but I thought I'd give you the news here.

johnny said...

A writer for Goal.com opines that Maradona will cut D. Milito and Pastore when he gets down to twenty three. Incredible if it is true.

messidona19 said...

You know it just hurts... Why does Maradona let Argentina fans wait with anxiety for 5 hours just to give them dissapointment?? I mean what has Zanetti done to receive this treatment?? As soon as he helps us qualify in our 2006 and 2010 WCQ, he is not chosen for the Wc? That's just harsh! Banega and Aimar were our main players who would provide creativity when we badly need the goals and they're not chosen???!!!!
ahh I can't even believe that Gaby Milito was snubbed!!! At least choose the world class Barca player just to keep Lionel happy, but no... he has to pick Collocini! :S
One of the clumsiest defender I ever had the chance to see.
Insaurable,Mercier and Garce??? Atleast pick some teenage raw talent, rather than pick players who were never good to be able to play and shine in Europe.
I'll send more feedback about our team later on.

Anonymous said...

Maradona has said that he's already had 20 of his squad. So what he's unsure of is the remaining 3. I believe the 20 are:
GK: Romero, Andujar, Pozo
DF: Otamendi, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze, Clemente, Burdisso
MF: Mascherano, Veron, Gutierrez, Di Maria, Pastore, Bolatti
F: Messi, Higuain, Tevez, Aguero, Palermo

So the remaining 3 must be:
1. At least a defender
2. At least a midfielder
3. A forward or a midfielder

So:
1. Coloccini vs. Garce vs. Insaurralde for. 1 spot
2 & 3. Mercier vs. Blanco vs. Maxi vs. Datolo vs. Sosa vs. Lavezzi vs. Milito for 2 spots.

My take:
1. Coloccini: because he's just like Burdisso, can play anywhere and is more experienced than Garce or Insaurralde.
2. Datolo: Pastore can replace Jonas, but Di Maria has no back up. Blanco and Sosa are too raw, Mercier is already beaten by Bolatti. Maxi is his rival.
3. Lavezzi: because he can back up 3 positions: Messi's, Jonas, and Di Maria's. Why not Milito? Because Higuain and Palermo both are undoubtedly ahead of him in Maradona's pecking order for number 9. So it'll be not efficient to have him.

Principee

LM10ARG said...

Why the phuck Banega wasn't on this list??? This phuckhead drugist must be kicked in his phucking nuts. GRRRRRR...

SHIPUL said...

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN DO EXACTLY NATIONAL TEAM PREPARATION WILL START BEFORE FINAL 23.WHAT WOULD BE THE CRITERIA.. WHO ARE ALREADY ARRIVED.............

Argentina4life said...

HEY U LM10ARG MIND YOUR LANGUAGE!!! U R CCALLING MARADON DRUGIST?? NO MATTER WHAT HE WAS THE ONE WHO WON US OUR SECOND WORLD CUP TITLE !!!! THIS FOOLISH IS CALLING HIMSELF ARGENTINA FAN AND ALWAYS SUPPORTS OTHER TEAMS LIKE BARCELONA!!! HEY SEBA , JOHN WHY AREN'T U BLOCKING THIS LM10 ARG?? ARE U HAPPY WITH HIM OR WHAT?? CANT U SEE BECAUSE OF THIS LA10 ARG WE ALL ARE GETTING PROBLEMS!!!!!!

Mohd said...

Argentina4life -->

i do not necessarly agree on the foul language that LM10ARG is using, but i definitely share the same feelings with him!

Argentina4life said...

Mohd
if u share samefeeling as lm10arg then i dont have any problem coz we can categorized who are the true lovers of argentina and who are the false one by their comments.... but just wanna say smthing: IF U CAN CELEBRATE WHEN UR TEAM IS WINNING THEN WHYCANT YOU STAY WITH UR TEAM WHEN THEY ARE GOING THROUGH ROUGH TIME...... IF U CANT SAHRE THEIR SORROW THEN U DONT HAVE ANY RIGHT TO SHARE THEIR HAPPINESS!!!! BUT DONT CARE ABOUT OTHERS COZ I KNOW THERE ARE MANY FANS LIKE ME WHO ARE LOYAL TO ARGENTINA AND WILL ALWAYS BE, NO MATTER WHATS THE SITUATION !!!! VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

World Cup 2010: Massimo Moratti Baffled By Argentina Snub For Inter Duo Javier Zanetti & Esteban Cambiasso

http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/140/world-cup-2010/2010/05/13/1922494/world-cup-2010-massimo-moratti-baffled-by-argentina-snub-for

Anonymous said...

How more crying is there going to be?Everybody stop crying for a second. It is getting really old, what made you guys think that Diego was going to take these players that HE NEVER LIKED? Can somebody tell me? Getting your hopes up for no reason? People always want something to cry about. No Redondo,caniggia IN 98, 02 no Saviola,Riquelme, 06,No Zanetti. Can not see a pattern trending here? NOT EVERYBODY gets CALLED UP! Get done crying and support the side, and it does not matter who is going, it is still Argentina.

Mohd said...

OK..SO ANYONE OF YOU "STOP CRYING BOYS" do not like this...then i do not give a shit...and sorry for the foul language that i use for the first time.

but this SOB is driving me crazy. he is sorry for lady GAGO and not for Zanetti. AT LEAST SOME RESPECT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
AND WHAT THE F*** IS THIS CRAP ABOUT THINKING OF COPA AMERICA....GODDDDDD!!!!!!

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1863/world-cup-2010/2010/05/13/1922983/world-cup-2010-diego-maradona-has-no-regrets-over-snubbing

p2bn said...

Aww Diego, come on; “I am only sorry for Fernando Gago. He was one of my boys, but he played too little this year and that's why I didn't call him up."

Sprinkling salt to the wound of Zanetti and others; it's just so insensible. This is just sad.

Batigol said...

To Mr Anonymous, who posted at 7:10 AM

Quote: "If maradona doesn't deserve to be NT coach, who was deserve???? Who?"

I did not say that Maradona does not deserve to be NT coach. However, indeed, he really does not deserve to be the NT coach. It was a crime to lose 1-6 to Bolivia, it was our biggest defeat in history. Blaming the sea level is an excuse, because no team have lost that badly in the qualifiers. Did he know that in order to win or earn a draw in La Paz, he had to use a fresh new team to play there instead of using the same players in the previous qualifier match that was only 3 days ago. How idiot is Maradona? Didn't he study how teams in history had won in La Paz? I think he was too busy enjoying spa with his girlfriends.


Quote: "You don't believe the coach, why you wish Messi do the magical things?? If Messi shine and shed his magic, so people will praise Maradona too coz he know how to exploit Messi capability. Fool comments..."

When Messi is doing his trademark run (Magic), there is no tactic at all, it is all about speed, dribbling skills and fine finishing, Maradona does not play a part at all. Anyway, I don't think Maradona has any tactic on hands, our players have been playing spontaneous football.

Mr Anonymous, if you really believe in this coach, please keep it on, I have given him many chances, but he just upset me again and again. Of course I hope you and Maradona prove me wrong and bring the world cup back, but talking too much here is meaningless, lets see what happen after the world cup, then we will know.

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Anonymous said...

is there any credibility in the news that Maradona conspired with some players to remove Basile?

Anonymous said...

batigol: if you think no need talk too much so you don't need to give your opinion bout Maradona. Let's see...hahahaha..

Allan said...

I don't know if Maradona is right or wrong, but he is not the only coach to leave out big stars. Dunga has also left out Pato, Ronaldinho and Adriano, too.

Obviously I am disappointed that Aimar or Banega are not on the list because I really cannot see how Veron can last the whole duration of the tournament, unless Maradona plans on coming home early...

In 1986 (and 1990) we also left out Ramon Diaz, while Passarella didn't play at all. We didn't do too badly then.

The key is that the whole team must bind together and play for each other. I hope the final 23 can achieve that when the real thing kicks-off.

LM10ARG said...

Argentina4life, u r a complete phucking joke. Yes everyone here knows that I am a Barca fan but I didn't complain about Gabriel Milito not being included. I was actually furious not to see Banega there. And I am a fan so I have the right to express my frustration. Who are you tell me? Above all I am still hoping for the best despite a disastrous selection.

Argentina4life said...

LM10ARG who m i to say u?? i m an Argentinian fan who can't see sm1 idiot like u disrespecting my Argentina and my coach!!!! ya u have rt to say ur opinion but u should control ur mouth inorder to give proper opinion!!! neways i dont like to talk with those people who call themself a fan but dont know the meaning of fan!!! NO MATER WHAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO ARE THE TRUE FANS OF ARGENTINA !!! VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!

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