Happy Monday Spursland! Or unhappy Monday, is much more likely after yesterday's collapse. We learned a few things yesterday. We learned that Gareth Bale isn't as misused as we thought he would be as a striker, but he is still very much misused there. We earned that, yes, Gylfi Sigurdsson is a good player, but he has limited abilities, especially out wide. We learned that AVB is not the perfect little snow flake we had just convinced ourselves he was. He is human, he made a mistake not making his subs earlier, he will make more. He will also continue to do a great job, everyone makes mistakes. And above all we learned one very hard truth: Kyle Walker is the Heurelho Gomes of his generation. He is capable for some amazing things, but he WILL screw the pooch eventually.
And now the "news"
That's because they do. You know it, I know it, and the man with the plan knows it so lets not overreact too much.
Well that explains that.
The USMNT has not been great as of late. And this is a huge blow. The idea that the US might not make the World Cup is starting to become little bit more real in my mind. I am sure that the vast majority of the talking head journalists who appear on Around The Horn or similar shows will mock this before going back to debating something really important like "is Lebron an underated dancer" or something.
No it isn't. I am a sports fan damn it and it is my God given right to bitch about the referee, justified or not, because fuck that guy. Right?