Thursday, April 29, 2010
Verdy BATTER Mito!!!
So where do we go from here?? Hiramoto must play from the start whenever possible as he is simply by far the most effective forward we have. With him in the team we have a striker who knows what he is doing. He might not score very often but you know when he has a clear cut opportunity he is the most likely to bury it. Kawano was also great today setting up three of the four goals though he did pick up a booking which (I think) rules him out of the next game. The defence has had a settled line up recently and it appears to be paying dividends. Mito had one or two good chances which they missed rather than the defence or Doi saving the day, but by and large they handled Mito`s limp attack with ease.
On a more serious note, what is it with modernday footballers and accessories?? It was a warm 18 Degree sunny afternoon and yet the Mito "forward" Endo took to field in a pair of gloves (along with his regulation J-League `laccy band round the head to hold his wig in place). This is Ibaraki in spring not Hokkaido in winter!! Time was when you wore a generous handful of Brylcream, a top, shorts, socks and boots with the ocassional pair of tracky bottoms for the goalie on particlarly cold afternoon.. These days its under armour, headbands, cycling shorts,ring coverers, neckscarves, tights, body stockings, knee supports, plasters on the nose, the list is endless.....the tights and gloves were started off by John Barnes in the 80`s at Liverpool and the `laccy band by some Italian bloke probably or maybe by Argentine coke fiend and best pal of Maradona; Claudio Cannigia. Who would have thought they would be responsible for the creation multi million dollar industries just from being a big woman and not going to the barbers?? From the smallest acorns grow the mightiest oaks indeed!!