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Friday, 19 August 2011

Greg Meyer's used car guide. Modric still in the showroom.


Top Gear comes to Spurs Musings, and I don't just mean the team's performance North of the Border. An Australian Arthur Daley, just what we need to go with our 'wheeler dealer' manager. Meanwhile great news for the Meyer family: son Lachlan is now the All Australian under 17 Badminton Champion. Greg is over the moon, but too modest to mention it  himself. Pity the boy chose to shine in a sport which benefits Spurs not a jot.
 
Friday  19 August  2011.
Season Preview  ...  Test Drive The 2011-12 Model ... A Comparison With Other Brands.
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 Ten days after the rest of the fleet Spurs finally set sail and kick off at Old Trafford. Our pub "don't like mondays" and it will take a miracle in Manchester to change that outlook.
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 Ahead of monday we thought we might take the new model for a quick spin. Perhaps the description new is a misnomer. Perhaps we might finally buy a new player , under 40 and one allowed outside the penalty box. Twelve long days to go until it slams shut.
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 Indeed this years model looks a little more settled from the rear. If our Brazilian standup comic has a good year then it may be due to the looming presence of a still spritely and dependable 40 year old American.
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 Occupying the back seats this year it looks useful. Reliability will be improved with the sad departure of Jonathon Woodgate.Mind he'll probably clock up  a full quota with Stoke. Just our luck. Still the coming of Walker with pace, the ever present cultured enigma that is Benny,and with our favourite Croatian Vedran providing road holding but no pace, then it looks good. No prizes for guessing why Vedran is our favourite. Certainly a loyal servant unwilling to rock the car.
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 In the middle in the back as usual the question is will our Rolls Royce feature. If Ledley spends more time on the track than in the pool then the lack of a summer back up buy may go unnoticed.Both Dawson and Kaboul are out of warranty but despite lacking upmarket add ons, sometimes pace and sometimes concentration, both should mantain market price. Gallas is spending more time in the garage but has the professionalism and just plain desire to give us perhaps a last year. Bassong only gets driven on the occassional Sunday and then its usually a nervous outing.
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 Moving up to the drivers seat if we keep a certain compact Croatian then creativity when all else fails is likely to be present. It's easy to see why you know who desperately need him. Spurs engine room is second to none. A Dutch master, the Welsh wizard, the very fast little English sports car, the very less speedy Croatian Kranjkar, all able to steer round and through obdurate defensive obstacles most of the time. Livermore may even be allowed out of the showroom if his Hearts display counts for anything.
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 Talk of a Spanish model arriving keeps on keeping on. Diarra is no Modric and we already have a Diarra. Sandro when fit is an emerging star.He knows Modric well, as well.
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 Under the bonnet it is looking decidedly down in horsepower. The Irish bloke, well past his use by date , has left for the home of the motor car. Our driving instructor, a man of iron nerve, shudders at where sufficient goals are going to come from. Mine host will shout the bar should something like Adebayour arrive. Both happenings at long odds here. The arrival probably marginally ahead of the shouting.
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 Those staying in the garage this year include Dos Santos, Hutton,Bentley( right at home), and the Palatial one. Yes they might be used for short European trips as with some others. Huddlestone, Rose and Crouch might even manage some useful miles as well.
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 Look Daniel Levy has eternal hero status if two things happen. Modric stays in the Spurs showroom and that "fantastic striker signing" arrives within the next twelve days and not months.
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 So a quick trip around the car yards London and Manchester might give a little better balance.
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 Down Abu Dhabi Lane.
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 Hundreds of millions of pounds usually means a top shelf model is likely. Indeed our lawyer is not alone in thinking Aguero will be the player of the year. A model too far and too rich for Spurs unfortunately.
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 Perhaps our best hope is the Citeh machine may experience mechanical difficulties owing to clashing egos and misfiring jealousies over huge salaries for some and not quite so big for others. A prima donna effect if you will. Not much to go on says our accountant.
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A Nearby Manchester Car Yard.
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 A top of the range model, a proven performer and one that's had significant refurbishment. Both front and back. A podium finish for certain .Probably the middle one.
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.North London Motors ... Home Of Fine French and Spanish Automobiles.
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 Or at least it was. The new season Arsenal has engine room problems. Captain Cesc and Sammi Nasri leave gaping holes. Surely our local hero sees the consequences when you lose your midfield mojo, modric anyone. Hang in there Daniel.
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 Steering problems aside, doubts about their lack of horsepower up front abound. The jury is out on many fronts regards Gervinho says our lawyer.With Bendtner gone then the reliability of their Dutch talisman becomes fundamental. Problems galore and speaking completely objectively, long may they remain.
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Home Of Misplaced Hubcaps.
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Liverpool have improved. Spent local. Safe but without being unpatriotic our banker says more continental flavour would help. In Andy Carroll they have plenty of potential power. Our Pub think and fervently hope they fall short. Speaking of which ....
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Conversations At A Kent Pub.
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The demolition of Hearts was a feelgood pre season warmup. Ahead a potential car crash at Old Trafford needs some astute navigation by Harry and our merry men.
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Our car salesman ( not kidding, all sorts drink here) is optimistic. You need that and more in his game. No Vidic, no Ferdinand and no Fletcher. Surely our strikers must be motivated by that.
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If our back seat drivers ( is Ledley back?) can contain the likes of Nani, Young, Rooney and co then we may yet exact revenge for "The Gaol That Never Was."
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Top gear may not be enough. Some welcome luck would help as well.
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Cheers .... surely Clutterbuck is not reffing ...  Greg Meyer.            coys.         PS  Its Lee Probert. Small mercies perhaps.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice

Anonymous said...

but a shame about some of the grammar

elwehbi@ibleedhotspur said...

Time to rent from Citeh's Budget-Rent-A-Car franchise and bring in Adebayor.

JimmyG2 said...

Anon 22:05

I think Greg plays by Australian Rules.

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