New Zealand – Slovakia

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.

15:29 ditto

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.

37:00 Former mayor/principal’s wife accused of having sex with his pupils

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