The cricket was far more exciting

Now look, I’m a cricket fan. A big cricket fan. But you will never see me stand up and claim that day three of a test match is more exciting that a football match. Except today. I’m sorry but the FA Cup Final was boring. Dull, dull, yawn dull, snore. Chelsea won it with the only move of any merit in the match and that was after 118 minutes. The frist half was so numbing that I turned over to see the last overs before tea at the Lords Test Match. There was more passion on display there, I can tell you. The Cup Final got talked up in the second half and there was an improvement but that’s a bit like saying that being alive is better than being dead and expecting everyone to be impressed at your incisiveness. Nothing could hide the fact that this was a match played by two ‘titans’ who were far more scared of losing than they were excited about winning. It just goes to show that this showpiece desperately needs romance to engender passion. By which I mean, it needs an underdog.

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3 Responses to “The cricket was far more exciting”

  1. weenie says:

    I dozed off partway through the second half it was so boring, waking up just in time to see Drogba score.

    In contrast, I was rivetted to the tv watching the Conference League play off final between Exeter and Morecambe. Well done to the Shrimps!

  2. JamesB says:

    Excellent point, Weenie. there have been some magnificent play off games this season. Derby-Southampton and the extraordinary second leg between Notts Forest and Yeovil are the pick. Stunning excitement and the difference between football and defensive chess on display…

  3. weenie says:

    Ooh yes, I forgot about those other good play offs and we have the Derby v West Brom play off to look forward to too.

    I hope the Champions League Final will not prove to be a disappointment in terms of quality of football.

    With the Reds (as the proverbial underdogs) winning in the end of course! :-)

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• May 21st, 2007 • Posted in Football • Comments: 3