Only and idiot will have not realised that the World Cup has been on for the past month. Just like any other tournament, this one has been filled with its own dramas, upsets and controversy. I already knew that England wouldn’t go far (any Brit knows that), so for me the biggest upset was how shockingly Brazil crumbled without their star player.
Yet, the result of their downfall seems to be Luiz Felipe Scolari resigning as Brazil’s manager. Now, I’m not claiming to be a massive football fan (cue man: “ha ha, go make me a sandwich” *yawn*), if anything perhaps my opinion from an outsider makes things less biased. But this screamed in my head when I read about Scolari’s resignation:
WHY DID YOU RESIGN WHEN THE TEAM WAS SHIT??!!!
It wasn’t Scolari on the pitch kicking the football. It was the 11 players who couldn’t not physically cope with their star player being injured. I have never seen a bunch of footballers collapse from greatness so quickly to the extent that it was embarrassing. They shouldn’t have to be so reliant on one player to get them through each match. I mean, 7-1 to Germany!!! I know they ended up winning the World Cup but 7-1 is a result you’d expect from Germany vs Ireland, not Germany vs Brazil (sorry to pick on you Ireland).
When you are a team, you work together and when one of you is down, the team carries on. A good team doesn’t crumble under pressure and I don’t for one second think the fault of a group’s actions should solely rely on the manager. But yet, you won’t see any of Brazil’s football team resigning – it’s the manager who takes the brunt of it all. Scolari helped (as a TEAM) to win the World Cup in 2002 and now a nation seems to have turned their back on him. It’s not just Brazil where I have seen this happen. My home team, Sheffield Wednesday, are also big culprits of this – after the amount of managers they’ve been through, how long will it be before they realise that perhaps the fault is with the players and not the person trying to bring them together.
Sadly I don’t think football will ever change, and I hope that Naymar does get better soon. But how many more managers will have to suffer because of the overpriced babies that they have to organise ever week to kick a football around a pitch?
Now where’s the bread to make that sandwich…