[Marxism] Not a conspiracy theorist, but a troll

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 18:59:55 MDT 2010


Here's the video clip of the kung fu kick. This was intentional. no
play-acting here:

http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/watch-netherlands-nigel-de-jong-lands-kick-to-chest-of-spains-xabi-alonso/

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Greg McDonald <gregmc59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
>
>> Greg McDonald wrote:
>>>
>>> Paul the Octopus was 8 for 8. Does that qualify as a psychic conspiracy?
>>>
>>> http://www.financialstandard.com.au/news/view/29249/
>>
>> I watched this game from beginning to end. It was almost as exciting as
>> curling. One question? Does the team with the most players falling down
>> and grimacing get some kind of special prize for acting?
>
> It was an ugly match. Think of a soccer match as you would think of a
> game of chess. If you control the center, or the midfield, you control
> the board, or the pitch. The Spanish strategy, as usual, was to
> control the ball in the midfield. The Dutch strategy was to attack the
> midfielders and throw the Spanish side off their equilibrium. There
> were 9 yellow cards and one red. Spain garnered three yellows.
>
> You will have noticed that Spain controlled the tempo of the game
> until De Jong did his kung fu number on Xavi Alonso's chest.  This
> upset Spain's delicate equilibrium in the middle of the field, and
> gave the Netherlands a slight advantage, which they could never quite
> capitalize on by putting the ball in the back of the net. When you
> succeed in throwing Iniesta off balance, you succeed in throwing the
> entire team off balance. Iniesta was charged for retaliating after
> being clipped at the knees.
>
> There was some acting going on, but most of the fouls were very real.
> Fortunately, the best team won.
>
> Greg
>




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