Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Terrible defending

Alan Hansen on top form last night as he was sneeringly patronising about New Zealand. His failings as a pundit are being highlighted this year by the excellent performance of new BBC signing Clarence Seedorf.

Seedorf is everything Hansen could have been, maybe once was, if he hadn't settled for the lazy route of interminable banter with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer. Their aim seems to be to turn the Match of the Day studio into the smuggest place on TV.

They're succeeding frightfully well.

Time for a reminder of New Zealand's last World Cup. When they scored two against a Scotland team that managed to concede eight goals in three games.

A Scotland team that included an ever present Alan Hansen at centre half.

And what would Hansen the pundit have to say about his collision with Willie Miller in the crucial final game against the Soviet Union?