By Paul Frederickson
The Netherlands were recently announced as the number 1 football team in the world to the consternation of many who believe the world champion Spanish team has no peer. What better way to prove that they are the best team than scoring an 11 nil win in the weekend's European Qualifier against the minnows of San Marino.
The 22nd ranked Socceroos were expected to get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flying start with a comfortable home victory over the 120th ranked Thailand team. Just over 25,000 people were left stunned at half-time when the Thai national team held a much deserved 1 nil lead. The Socceroos got their act together and beat the Thais 2-1 in a big wake-up call for the re-building Socceroos line-up.One of the worst home halves of football I have witnessed in many a year!
Racism has no place anywhere and never more so than on the world stage of sport. The section of Bulgarians who chanted pre-conceived chants to the black English players in this weekend's European qualifier have brought their wonderful country and team into disrepute. Ugly scenes for any national team and let's hope that FIFA and the Bulgarian FA come down hard on the perpetrators! Not that it makes up for the taunts but the England team won 3 nil!
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? WHAT WAS YOUR WEEKEND'S:
THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE DOWNRIGHT UGLY?