Warning…uncontrollable rant ahead.
I had to take a break from my studying today to write a unusual mid-day post for me. And note that this
might will take a ranting form.
But what the hell is Luis Aragones doing with the Spanish national team???
I’m seriously getting sick of this. I know some of you are asking, Why does the American kid care about what happens with the Spanish side? Well, I’m basically an adopted Spaniard, so thats why. I’ve lived there so long, so many times that I follow everything Spain, hence my love for La Liga and my utter dislike, along with most Spaniards, of everything Luis Aragones.
But really, it’s time for the Real Federacion Española de Futbol to just get rid of the
aging old man that is Aragones.
Luckily the Spaniards draw in Iceland was not the death blow, as both Sweden and North Ireland drew their respective games on Saturday, leaving Spain in third place on 16 points.
Sure, Spain drew Iceland with 10 men as Xavi Alonzo was sent off unluckily in the first half for an apparent ‘stomp’ on an Iceland player, but that doesn’t matter. You were playing Iceland for God sakes.
Who does Iceland have on their team besides Eider Gudjohnsen, no one! They do have a few Reading players and one for Burnley, so lets hear from you Burnley fans just what you think about your Icelandic star.
I know that ‘la furia roja’ have never been a real powerhouse in international football, but seriously, it’s time for him to go.
If you look at his record with the Spanish club, you might be surprised. In 39 games he has 25 wins, 10 ties and 4 losses. So you might be asking, why the criticism of ‘el viejo’
Look at what Spain has done in the World Cup. First off, they almost didn’t qualify for the world cup, and had to beat Slovakia 6-2 on aggregate to even make it into the tournament, with a great squad. They made it through the qualifying round unbeaten surprinsgly and looked like they were going to make a run.
But then they got beat 3-1 to France. So one loss on Aragones record did them in. It goes to show you that only having a few ‘key’ losses can be worse than having 20.
The Spanish team is full of talent, from Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonzo, Javi Navarro, Iker Casillas, and the list goes on. But Aragones can never get the team to gel and to play up to their potential. Whether it is some of the players fault is a valid argument, but we are not going to oust the entire Spanish side.
Which means Luis, it’s time to go.
(I apologize for the lack of accent marks, but these stupid UB computers don’t have an option for a Spanish keyboard)