Tonight Barcelona won the champions league (aka the European cup) for the third time. I was surprised and impressed of how we physically matched Manchester United.
While others will rightfully point to how we outplayed Manchester United, I want to say well done to Xavi and Iniesta who provided crosses for Eto’o and Messi to score. Both products of the Barcelona youth system.
As for Ronaldo vs Messi, I thought Messi did well and fully deserves the “Ballon d’Or”, or the the European Footballer of the Year award. Personally I have to say Ronaldo can easily turn into a brat and throw his ‘toys out of the pram’.
Pep Guardiola – well done.
Alex Ferguson – unlucky you are the best manager of modern times.
Liverpool and anti Manchester United fans – We don’t want/need your support
At the last developer developer developer day (DDD7) a few months ago I heard Ian Cooper talk about developers who stopped practicing TDD or even worst still stop writing unit tests altogether as the deadlines approached.
I’ve just seen Seville who are second in the Spanish Football League resort to playing long balls that wouldn’t look out of place at Bolton or Blackburn. What’s more there’s no Sam Allardyce in sight. Seville were losing 2-0 at home against mid-table Racing Santander. With more than twenty minutes to go and playing against ten men, a team who are more than capable of playing it ‘on the deck’ started hoofing it. They still lost 2-0
Barcelona on the other hand have scored no less than 33 goals in the last twenty minutes of their games this season (see here). Even when coming from behind they still manage to play the kind of mouth watering football you expect from them.
So next time a deadline approaches ever closer don’t just sell your soul and ditch unit testing, try and play it cool and remain true of what you believe in.