Roman all over the park

Now and again you watch an individual performance on the football field that takes the breath away. Andrea Pirlo, take a bow. If England fans think that Steven Gerrard is world class what must they think of you? Pirlo is the type of guy who plays the game without breaking sweat; he never seems to be running or under pressure. Although the quarter-final tie between England and Italy went to penalties that the Italians won, Pirlo was majestic throughout, even dinking his penalty kick over the falling, didn’t do his homework properly, Joe Hart.

The word in the community is that Pirlo makes Xavi look ordinary. For those that eschew the folly of the oval shaped game, here’s a little video tribute to the maestro or as some in the community call him- the Hammer of the English.

5 thoughts on “Roman all over the park”

  1. Yes, quite right. The other big difference was that an England goal clearance or throw in invariably led to an Italy attack. The difference in skills was blatant – even the basic ability to win and hold onto the ball. 😦

  2. Quite right TR

    The English were out thought, out passed, out percentaged, out played out penaltied and out of the Euros.

    That Pirlo chappie has an almost Cantonesque air about him, an absolute pleasure to watch.

  3. Amazing that Italy didn’t manage to score during the match then. The English must have been doing something right.

  4. Sheona, yes. They did what Chelsea did in the CL final, closing down all the attacks but they scored too.

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