Another Snoozer in Durban

By Peter Alegi | June 29th, 2010 3 Comments



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That’s my match report from Durban’s Mabhida Stadium where the Dutch easily dispatched the Slovaks 2-1. The best of the rest of our experience is captured in the short video above.

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nicoletta barbarito

June 29th, 2010 | 3:11 pm    


Another snoozer? depressing to think that Italy was beaten by the Slovak team… For your daughters, a great experience anyway. The Durban stadium looks fantastic.
Clever idea those earplugs to offset vuvuzelas!

Gary Stein

July 3rd, 2010 | 9:57 am    


Great job Peter! Definitely captured the essence of a day out at the world cup in only 3:49. Nice.

You’re being a bit too hard on the match as a “snoozer”. At least it could be called “strategic”. I thought Slovakia played quite well, and missed the significant opportunites they had in the early second half. It certainly had a slow pulse, but it wasn’t on intensive care, like the Brazil/Portugal match we saw. The fans were the “man of the match” in that one, eh?

Peter

July 3rd, 2010 | 11:10 am    


‘Strategery’ — in George W Bush’s mangled language — can be sleepy . . . especially if, like me, you thought, believed, hoped, wished a few days earlier that this round of 16 match would offer us Holland-Italy. Slovakia seemed slower than at Ellis Park against Italy, less focused or maybe a tad overwhelmed by the historic occasion.

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