Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mexico vs Argentina, July 11th

It's Riquelme, man, it'll always be Riquelme ... Heinze jumps up like Rudolf Nureyev, beautiful, stabs it home but it's Riquelme, man, it looks impossible like pouring a pint of beer into a shot glass, not for Riquelme, magic.
Ray Hudson, 44:15 1st

Dangerous play ... or would that be way too harsh?
Phil Schoen
I'll punch you.
Ray Hudson, 45:02 1st

How do you describe magic? How do you describe this? It's virtually impossible. Roman applauds, the ball's dished off for Tevez, Tevez is begging for it back, Messi sees, I see you, mate, I don't need you, watch it, perfect pass by Tevez, Tevez is on for the square ball for the tap in, Lionel says no, I fancy a little bit of Roman in the night. He picks one out of Riquelme's genius book. Messi produces the rainbow and there's a pot of gold at the end of it, that is absolutely pure class in a glass.
Ray Hudson, 15:42 2nd

A concerto goal by Lionel. Sweet, sweet music ...
Ray Hudson, 16:33 2nd

Concert pianist, with his feet.
Ray Hudson, 17:25 2nd

The rhapsody of football continues. Even when they're penalties, they're painted with a beautiful stroke of genius. It's framed beautifully by the goal and the Picasso of modern football that sees things in a different dimension to the mere humans. He lives not in the tactical book, not in anything that is painted from A to B, Riquelme doesn't live there, don't look for him with the simplicity of football because he's an expressionist even on his penalty kicks.
Ray Hudson, 20:39 2nd

The two heroes that are going to have the showdown like Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral ...
Ray Hudson, 21:45 2nd

They were on the same side, weren't they? Never mind ...
Ray Hudson, 21:57 2nd

Matador. Look at him, so languid, look at him walking. He's like a big, beautiful zombie, Riquelme, like a big, beautiful zombie. He just strolls around languid like, like smoke off a cigarette, you know. And then he jump out and just draw your blood.
Ray Hudson, 25:42 2nd

Tidal wave, Rubik's cube football by the albiceleste.
Ray Hudson, 34:02 2nd


Amy said...

I think he wants to blow Riquelme.

The Gaffer said...

I think you could be right.

Amy said...

Oh, I am. I have been trying to keep a count on how many times he says "Riquelme" in each game.

I won't be around Sat-Sun to continue my tally... Might be an interesting angle for you for a sidebar...