Gimme Maradona for all his flaws any day over that prevaricator Pele who has an even bigger ego. Maradona is, has always been, and always will be the biggest legend of the game - even if Messi wins the World Cup.Maradonna is a cock womble, hopefully we never see him at another world football competition. He is a disgrace. He does nothing to promote or enhance the beautiful game. He was a great player but also latterly brought the game into disrepute. When the age old arguement about the best player rears it’s head we should take into Consideration not only what they did with their feet we should also think what they did with their hands and nose and how they hold themselves after the career has ended, which is why Pele will always trump the fat coke head.
So by your logic, putting Mark McGhee as Barnet manager wasn't a joke of a decision, because other teams have done it in the past? Or the referee not giving England a penalty vs Tunisia wasn't a joke of a decision, because referees have made wrong decisions before?Plenty of teams have qualified with 4 points before, it’s hardly a ‘joke.’
So by your logic, putting Mark McGhee as Barnet manager wasn't a joke of a decision, because other teams have done it in the past? Or the referee not giving England a penalty vs Tunisia wasn't a joke of a decision, because referees have made wrong decisions before?
Getting through the group with 4 points is a joke, especially for a team like Argentina having to score in the last few minutes in a group with Iceland and Nigeria.
Well you took that quite seriously.... I feel like I could have a field day here throwing 50 different joke scenarios and you'd answer all of themThat is tortuous logic indeed. We were warned by many others including yourselves about the perils of letting Mark McGhee manage a football team and those warnings were borne out. Being forewarned about this yet still going ahead with appointing him was indeed a joke.
Regarding referees not giving penalties for grappling, such a call is a subjective matter and is indeed not 'a joke.'
Regarding qualifying from a group at the World Cup Finals. There is no criteria that you have to qualify in style or get more points. Indeed, it is perfectly possible for a team to finish second with three or even two points. When the World Cup Finals was a 24 team tournament and the four best-placed third placed teams qualified for the round of 16, it was not rare for those teams to qualify with two points. It can be argued that qualifying for the next round without winning a match is 'a joke.' However, Argentina did manage to win a group game and finished second in the group. It doesn't matter when they scored in the game, they won it and that is not 'a joke.'
Of course you have a "south american side"They are my South American side, as I said I can't stand Brazil.
Well you took that quite seriously.... I feel like I could have a field day here throwing 50 different joke scenarios and you'd answer all of them
That is very nice how it used to be, however it is completely irrelevant, but thanks anyway.
Maybe I'll rephrase for you though as you seem to believe that I am the official joke classifier, "In my opinion, Argentina getting through the group stages is a joke".