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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Modric Magic and Van der Vartistry : The North London Derby.

The Beautiful Lady without Pity 
That's 'La Belle Dame sans Merci' to you Arsene.

 You didn't think that we were going to leave you with your card unmarked for the NLD did you? Greg and I are agreed on a win by a single goal, I'm leaning towards 2-1 Spurs. Are we up for it? We are so far up we've banged our heads on the ceiling. Our hour and a half plus injury time has come; our season has arrived; our decade is just about to dawn.
It could all come to a head tomorrow. An almost full squad against an ailing hound that is begging to be put down. Not with cruelty but quickly despatched, a necessary mercy killing. 13 points clear of our once hated rivals. Do we still need to hate this pale shadow 'alone and palely loitering'?
A win almost puts us clear in third even if Chelsea beat Bolton, which is not a forgone concusion. With Spurs starring as the beautiful lady and Arsene 'so haggard and so woe-begone' as the bewitched Knight. This script was written way back in 1820. Come on you Spurs, please do it for me, Greg and Johnny Keates.
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The Greg Meyer Column
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 Saturday 25 Febuary 2012.
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The Curse Of The Returning Striker ... The North London Derby.
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"C'Mon in Joe." The cockney drawl unmistakeable. Harry Redknapp's office at Chigwell Lodge is far removed from the palatial surrounds at Chez Sandbanks, BH13 7PS.
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Already there is Harry's co driver Kevin Bond. Friday afternoons are usually occupied by the wise and aged triumvirate discussing tactics. This time the tension and expectations are considerably higher than normal. Afterall it is the North London Derby. More than that if Spurs win at Emirates then the only one who will probably think Arsenal can catch Spurs is the Man in Charge of ridiculous quotes and team morale. Wojciech Szczesny.
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The Arsenal goalkeeper is no longer winking with the same assurance he showed after the first derby at the Lane this season. His latest gaffe meant he apologised for calling Aaron Ramsey a "rapist". Some Spurs wag thought it merely a case of mistaken identity. Robin and Aaron do look alike to some.
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Back to that tactical discussion and seems Spurs have an almost full strength team for Sunday. No Gallas ( shame for the Arsenal fans in particular), no Huddlestone (who), and no appearance of our Pub favourite Sandro. Still there are at least six reasons why Spurs should triumph again.
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Modric Magic , Van Der Vartistry, and A Togolese Witch Doctor.
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Just three factors that Arsene Wenger has to counter. Surely Adebayour can concoct some black wizardry on his return to old haunts. No doubt the jolly ribald and goodnatured encouragement from the Arsenal fans will help. Didn't worry him at the Lane earlier this season.
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Seems a little unfair to Arsenal and indeed very unSpurslike for us to have almost everyone fit.
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Three More Reasons.
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The pace of Bale as well as Lennon comes on top of the speed of Walker. A steady keeper to whom clown antics seem an anathema means King and Kaboul can concentrate on Arsenal's most potent threat. Not Andrey, no he's off to Russia. Robin Van Persie a quality and deadly striker.
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If all that's not enough then the man with the most famous haircut at Spurs should tip the balance. Not Benny but little Scotty Parker. Playing football straight out of the fifties, his tonsorial elegance is a perfect match.
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A match much discussed and discussed again this week ...
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At A Kent Pub.
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Mini heat wave here this week. Hit 15 degrees on Wednesday. Not quite beer garden time yet. That will be around the time of the Euros tournament. Ah Harry Redknapp time. Perhaps but the groundswell at our Pub leans towards him still no certainty for England after that.
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The importance of winning, of finishing at least third means the retention next year of Modric, Bale etc. Of Harry, who knows. Which brings up back to that North London Derby. At least we will be spared the curse of Howard Webb. Mike Dean unloved by Arsenal fans will be officiating.
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Spurs by a goal and that goal of third very much almost nailed on.
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Cheers ... haven't heard much from little Jack Wilshere this week ... hope it stays that way ...  Greg Meyer        coys.
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Video spot:
And just in case we should happen to go behind on Sunday here's a reminder of what can happen if you believe. Complete with water bottle incident.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

excellent video. cheers for posting it

Anonymous said...

I will watch the first half till we score then go out with the dog and pray we get more goals or hold on . Arsenal no this is there season all wrapped up in one game they dare not lose and that worry's me/ There is teams who can go six or more games playing bad then win games they should not win West Brom 5-1 Wolves West Brom 4 Sunderland 0 . This should tell you something is in the water we have been in form for most of the season and lost games through bad decisions these teams are suffering burn out through playing with a tempo too high Arsenal are one Liverpool Sunderland West Brom Chelsea Newcastle are just a few more we will have too beat this tempo to win or match it?

Anonymous said...

Well Jimmy we tried too beat this Tempo and we got walloped by Nasri oh i mean Rosicky Saggy Pants Van nandrelone and Wall Mart who had no one marking him with Lennon sat on his arse. When we went 2-0 up i said we had a 15 to 20 min window before it kicked in and it did. I went out and waited for the text of my daughter to confirm my fears. I came back when my daughter said Arsenal where winning and when i seen no Lennon my heart sank and Wallcot finished it of this is why i cant watch football any more the drink is Ephedrine Caffeine and Aspirin and Arsoles where full of it with red faces a tell tale sign. This wont get any easier with Utd Chelsea who all have players who i no used this extra energy for there ex club. This defeat and score could cost us more than three points because our defence was blown away winning 2-0 and could give us the jitters when we are leading again.Friedel looked like he did against City when they beat us by 5-1 way of his line for every goal and made Wallcots job easier. davspurs

Anonymous said...

HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

THE ARSENAL

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