but with on-pitch social distancing behind closed doors.
The JimmyG2 Column.
Trust you are all well, staying safe, keeping your distance; and washing your hands in hot soapy water, constantly.
Plenty of football talk but no actual football. Plenty of speculation, rumour and guesswork but it's not really a substitute for the real thing, now is it. Anyway Musings not wishing to lose out will add its two pennyworth.
Apologies in advance as I have lent my computer to Grandson Luke on lockdown here in Spain for his school assignments and can't find the 'Chellspeck' on this old one of Mrs. JimmyG2's. Our normally high grammatical standards will suffer as a result.
Jimmy Greaves in hospital.
Not Coronavirus related as far as we know but he has never really recovered from the severe stroke nearly 5 years ago. Thoughts and best wishes Jim who inspired my love of Spurs and to whom this Blog is dedicated.
Jose and players break Coronavirus bounds to train
Variously reported and pictured. Jose and N'domebele on Hadley Common joined by Sanchez and Sessegnon possibly accidently and another coach. No doubt reasons, explanations and excuses will be forthcoming as well as apologies and club fines but the optics are awful.
God knows Tanguy needs some extra training but even the Special One doesn't get a pass on this one.
Furloughing of Club staff.
Complicated in all sorts of ways but Liverpool have already reversed their decision to do so and Spurs should do the same. No doubt a case can be made and the move justified but again it's not a good look for the 8th. largest club in the World by revenue.
Real Madrid, my other team, football and basketball players and coaches have volunteered a 20% cut to protect the non playing staff's jobs and wages. Southampton have defeered their wages for the same reason. Way to go Spurs
Harry Kane: Will he go or will he stay?
An open question at the moment. But when Ian Wright advises him to stay one has to question whether that's a bluff or a double bluff.
He has said that he won't stay fo the sake of it whatever that means. To me he is our talisman and poster boy for the Pochettino era and if he leaves there will be heart shaped hole in recent Spurs history and the whole 'Grow your Own' 'Build it don't buy it' era.
Well the last league left worldwide was in Belarus and I am amazed that Sky didn't snap up the rights to show it. Serious trick missed there guys.
Otherwise there's plenty of classic goals, classic matches, tournaments to feast on if you can't live without your football fix.
Personally I think they should freeze the league as it stands, award Liverpool the title and focus on next season. We'll be out of Europe, unless City are banned, but after the last 18 months it's no more than we deserve.
Relegation and promotion from the Championship? Fortunately it doesn't involve us and it's well above my pay grade. Oh well, 'Lets's call the whole thing off'. 2019/2020 never happened.Well it didn't for Spurs anyway.
Back in South Korea, (it's safer) where he will undergo Chemical Warfare training which will clearly come in handy on his return.
Some good news amongst the gloom. He says he would like to return to PSG in the future. The future begins tomorrow Serge. Taxi for Monsieur Aurier s'il vou plait.
Plenty of the usual silly stuff about aces and foreign stars who are all just what we need. The Devil makes work for Idle Hands. We don't do transfers it's a mugs' game except to mock.
Jimmy's Video Spot.
All yours JimmyG1, Decent music too for a change. Gerry Mulligan possibly. Take it away Jim and Gerry.