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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Luke and Luka: Both Spurs Masters


Happy Easter:  Midfield for Norwich:
Lennon, Livermore,Modric, Bale


The Greg Meyer Column

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Eggs Galore .. Easter Sunday 2012.
Luka and Luke ... Spurs Superstars Both.
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 The first is usually a pass master. The other,a self confessed Spurs fan,usually plays like a master golfer. 
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Both are on big stages this Easter. Modric away in Sunderland and home at the Lane. Donald away at the Masters at Augusta National. Both too seem to have lost the normal mastery of each's own calling.
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Luke is tied at 52nd with no prospect of enhancing his current No 1 world ranking this weekend. Luka for many lately seems in similar freefall. Ahead of some solutions to the Modric saga offered by our Pub ,some quick reflections from the Stadium of Light.
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Spurs Go Third.
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A point gained or two dropped. Probably a little early to judge but the home team playing away at the Stadium of Light certainly suggested they were scared of Spurs. Martin O'Neil's conservative tactics meant for relatively comfortable viewing from our Pub armchairs. Very little offensive ambition from Sunderland meant no risks to our collective cardiovascular section. Unfortunately there was little action at the sharp end either.
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Bale was doubleteamed. At least it meant little attacking threat from Larssen who was deputised with Bardsley to cover Bale. With Sunderland parking the bus then getting behind the said pantechnikon was also rather difficult. Lennon came on and tried but seemed to be quadruple teamed mostly.
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While a rusty Sandro and our past master at passing back, back and back again, Scotty, did enough to cover most Sunderland forays, creativity was indeed an endangered species.
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Benny was the most noticeable in that regard and did have his moments. The Van man also lacked drive. So what of our 40 million dollar man.
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A Modric Solution.
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Yes there was that great through ball to Bale last week. Yes some other quality this season but really since the January window closed ...  40 mill. You're having a larf !!
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Have we had too much Easter tipple? Look our pub think it is becoming an easier look if he goes in the summer. His creativity has waned somewhat. His never really present goal scoring qualities are now non existent. I mean after that backheel in the second half said it all. No confidence or genuine goal threat. Chicken out.
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Is this our pub just trying to let themselves down more easily for when the increasingly inevitable summer departure happens. Is it that our Croation dynamo is human and gets tired like other players. Be nice if the spark retuned against Norwich and beyond.
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That solution might be Slaven Bilic to the Lane after Harry goes. More inevitable than Modric at least. Harry leaving that is.
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 The Croation national manager quoted all about this week as to why he would take the Spurs job if offered. Given his close relationship with little Luka then food for thought for one Daniel Levy. Seems the Modric Appreciation Society still on the agenda here at ...
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A Kent Pub.
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Another hot topic here has been the coming (?) of Newcastle. Sitting just 3 points behind us are they a realistic threat. No if Spurs turn up for their last six. Our opponents are all so called lesser lights. Fortunately Newcastle have Chelsea, Man City and Everton in their six.
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The time to start our run of straight six is against Norwich tommorow. Unlikely to bring their team bus onto the Lane which should mean a rampant Spurs. Bale starting on the left and Lennon on the right anyone.
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 Cheers ... our Luka has another opportunity to shine while our Luke's opportunity at Augusta has gone for this year ... Greg Meyer.    fore!!

Video Spot.
And here's a Spurs fan who could do with taking some of his own advice at the moment. Ex-World No.1 Luke Donald from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. I wish Luka would make a similar soccer video but I can't find one.

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