Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Irony's A Bitch For Poor Old Jose

Jose Mourinho's gone mad. FINALLY.

After the dreadful Champions League semi-final last night Mourinho arrived at the traditional press conference infuriated. He was raging. Literally raging. He went as far to say that Barcelona's defeat of Chelsea in the CL semi's back in 2009 was a "scandal".

Mourinho, who had been sent the stands for mouthing the words "well done" to the 4th official, was borderline psychotic in his approach to the press and when he was pressed on how he thought the ref did he simply replied:

"I am disgusted at the world we live in. No one has any chance against Barca. Where does all this power come from? To win like this is very nasty'

'if i say what i think about uefa my career finishes here. But i leave a question, why?! Why Obrevo? Why tonight?

It was rather ironic that Mourinho complained about the referee as he had said on Tuesday that Pep was a manager who wants referees to get decisions wrong.

"I am not asking the referee to help my team. If the referee is good everyone will be happy - except Guardiola. He wants them to get it wrong."
"This is something I have never seen in the world of football."

Managerial counter-part Pepe Guardiola refused to be drawn into the hole Mourinho had dug for himself and chose to focus on the football rather than what happened elsewhere, particularly the lorryloads of theatrics that went on. He said:

"Reaction to rant of Mourinho about the referees and Barcelona? Have nothing to say."

"We're 90 minutes away from CL final, we're trying to get there."

The match itself had been severely starved of quality and had it not been for a late Lionel Messi show, it would have been known as - what the twittersphere began to label it - El Crappico. Foul, after foul, after foul, it nearly became an all-out brawl as both sides saw red either side of half-time. Barcelona substitute keeper Pinto was involved in a half-time scrap with Alvaro Arbeloa when he saw red and midway through the second-half Real Madrid defender-turned-holding-midfielder Pepe challenged for the ball with Dani Alves, who went down on the ground in a heap and the result was inevitable, a red card for Pepe.

The two Spainsh giants have now played each other four times this season with Barca prevailing twice, Madrid once and a draw in the League which basically has the league in Barca's hands for yet another season . With yet another El Classico to come next Wednesday you can only hope that a repeat of this El Farcico could turn the worlds most looked forward to clash into nothing but another 'one of those matches'.

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