Welcome from Fordiebianco HQ, were weare all gathered to watch big one, the one we all have been waiting for: New Zealand against the Czech, er, sorry, the other ones with the past dabbling in racism, Slovakia.
The singing was very impressive by the Kiwis, and I almost didn’t recognise the strange blown up version of their national anthem.
So here we go:
4:08 nice chance after a freekick. Tests the Slovak goalie. Good on them.
6:20 even though the stadium seems to be less than half full, the bloody Vuvuzelas are blathering on.
08:59: nice delivery behind the Slovakia defense. Corner
10:49 Am I dreaming or are the kiwis actually dominating the game?
13:13 oops, toast is burning
14:26 Mark Paston so far making a decent job in the Kiwi goal.
17:00 According to Wikipedia, Paston is only first choice goalie becuase of his predecessor’s ‘improper conduct’
20:00 I think Tesco’s decision to stock German peppered Salami was an enlightened one.
22:00 The Mexican wave has apparently started 7 minutes earlier than during the Algeria/Slovakia game.
24:00 Insipid midfield kicking
27:00 According to Wikipedia, Ricki Herbert’s win ration for the teams he’s coached outside the national team is 34.91%
28:00: good shot on the Kiwi goal by the Slovaks.
30:00 Alex Ferguson’s win rate is 57.51%
32:01 good shot on goal by All Whites
33:00 blatant defending error by Paston. Kiwis lucky to get out of that one.
35:00 more shooting in direction of Kiwi goal.
37:30 Nice shot by Fallon on outer net of Slovaks. Well done.
41:00 Yellow card against New Zealand. Beautiful save by Paston after powerful mid range shot my Hamsik.
46:00 Half Time: Well done New Zealand. Even Alan Hansen is happy with them
48:00 “More urgency” from the Slovakians. Didn’t they go to the loo in half time?
49:00 0:1 ! Goal for the Slovaks. Bummer.
59:00 Slovakia has woken up. It’s all on one goal now.
64:00 another chance for Sklovakia, but way over the box
70:24 Slovaks falling all over the place. They should play against the All Blacks for a change.
72:00 Chris Killan replaced by Wood. No, not that Wood.
77:00 Christie comes in for the Kiwis. In Oamaru a scaffolding comes down
86:00 nothing much happens.
87:40 almost 1:1. bummer
92:00 Goal!!! kiwis equalise!!! Winston Reid for OBE!!!
Nice one Kiwis. And now please destroy the bloody Italians