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Friday, 13 January 2012

The Title Race and the Elephant

Greg has been to the zoo and is mightily impressed with the larger beasts. You might say we are one ourselves these days. Court cases loom but Wolves are up first. 


Either change the wallpaper or the elephant has to go

The Greg Meyer Column

Friday 13th January 2012 ... Lucky For Some.

The Elephant In The Title Race.
Spurs won their opening day Premier game in some style against Everton. The result meant equal top billing on 13 August 2011 when it was due to be played. Postponement until 11 January 2012 meant the three points banked still placed them very near top billing. Who would have thought that the doppleganger effect might play out when the riots forced the delay. 
More thoughts on the Everton win shortly after we visit that elephant lurking in the Spurs title race aspirations.
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An Elephant At White Hart Lane.
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Nothing to do with those unecessary gibes concerning the day to day occupation of our premier striker's father. Surely tabloidal gossip that dad is an elephant keeper. Many a worse job to be had anyway says our pub's driving instructor.
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Nothing to do with those everyday title race discussions. You know the ones like "all depends on injuries", "United's mental toughness will be a big factor", and " two big transfer window signings will make all the difference".
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No the big game kicks off on Monday 23rd January at the Southwark Crown Court. An away fixture involving Henry James Redknapp, Milan Mandaric and HM Revenue and Customs. The court case centres around payments made into a Monaco bank account. The indictment alleges sums totalling $290,000 are involved. Expected to run for 2 weeks. 
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Reknapp and Mandaric were apparently first arrested in November 2007. Given its now over 4 years later perhaps the polite thing HMR&C could do is put it off till seasons end. The elephant could be quietly returned to his stable or wherever it is that elephants live thereby settling many a Spurs fan's nerves, temporarily at least.
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Speaking of wolves wearing suits ( only joking  .. to all hardworking tax collectors everywhere ) they turn up in earnest tommorrow at the Lane.
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Toffees Consumed Comfortably  ... Wolves Hopefully A Dance In The Park.
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Everton Shorts ...
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                         Benny ... we all knew another was coming right after that first against Liverpool. Worth the 2 years plus wait.
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                         Lennon ... just has to keep remembering, must not pass back, must try and take him on. Worked a treat against Leighton Baines.
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                         Van der Vart ... what hamstrings, what sort of funny way I run. Sort of a dutch waddle with no reference to a certain Spurs legend,Chris. The new and energetic van man.
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                         Modric ... he may not have the shot of an elephant on him but our lawyer was again mesmerised by the skill of his passing. Vive la finesse.
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                         Everyone else ... a team playing with title belief.
Wolves Visit and What To Expect.
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                         A packed midfield with physical harrassment of the highest order. Henry and Frimpong in particular.
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                         No James O'Hara. Still out injured. At least that takes the ex player scores goal out of the equation.
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                         Surely a pumped up Adebayour given he has next week off against City.
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                         No Webb, Foy or Clattenberg. Mike Jones is officiating. Anything than the aforementioned trio is a plus.
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                         A vocal contingent attending the Lane from some of the regulars ...
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At A Kent Pub.
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Come Saturday evening the headlines will hopefully read,
                         "Spurs Go Joint Top."
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Our pub was bemused this week to hear Arsenal and Chelsea fans voicing serious concern at the gap to Spurs. Our surveyor merely points to other news of a 34 year old Arsenal Legend being asked to return from America to save a season. Speaks for itself. Desperate times indeed.
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Cheers ... music to our ears at the pub even if he did score against Leeds ... Greg Meyer.   coys.
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Our Disney theme song for Saturday. The three little pigs singing 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf'

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