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Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Man Who Derailed Spurs Season.

Where did it all go wrong?
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Plenty of theories to go at but Greg makes a plausible stab at identifying the man and the moment when our season took a nose dive. 'Never look a gift horse in the mouth' they say, but Spurs fans should know better. Always get a second opinion. But
there's still games to be played so there's always hope. It springs eternal, but it can be fatal.
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The Greg Meyer Column
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April Sunday 29 2012.
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The Man Who Derailed Spurs Season.
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The day it all went wrong can be precisely identified.
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Not Sunday 22 January when the little right leg of Jermain Defoe missed that Gareth Bale cross by a now legendary 2 inches.The long legs of Emanuel Adebayour were missing that day because of legal requirements. A loan agreement with Manchester City ruled him ineligible to start.
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Not Sunday 26 Febuary when Spurs collectively collapsed after leading 2-0 over arch enemy Arsenal.No legals there just an apocolyptic collapse.
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Not Monday 9 April when they put on that shocker against Norwich at The Lane. Nor was it finally when we played on another Sunday. Chelsea 5-1 in the Cup. Whatever happened to big games on a Saturday. Another big one today. No prizes for guessing the day. The illegality of Chelsea's goal was there for all but Martin Atkinson to see.
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No it was at 11:37 am on Wednesday 8 Febuary when the words "Not Guilty" rang around Southwark Crown Court that the Tottenham bandwagon began a headlong descent towards the Spurs of old. Of course it was not immediately obvious with that result at home on a Saturday overwhelming Newcastle 5-0.
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In the world of law precedent plays a vital role. In football and especially at our pub it is the lore of hindsight that seems so stark and obvious now.If only that "Super Silk". one John Kelsey- Fry QC had not performed at his magnificent best then perhaps a certain football team might still be performing a damn sight better.
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If Harry had lost the case then given his age, his health, the lesser sum involved plus a host of other mitigatory matters, a suspended gaol sentence in all probability. Gone however would have been the England job. Gone would have been the subsequent distraction for Harry and the entire team.
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Seriously, well done Kelsey. No hard feelings. It's just that thereafter a lot of Spurs fans are having to come to terms with a manager who in his own words can do no wrong.
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At the HMRC trial ...
                              "I'm a fantastic football manager not a hard headed businessman."
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Perhaps we should have suspected the air of infallibilty was not all it seemed.
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At the HMRC trial ...
                              " I don't write ..I write like a two year old.I couldn't even fill in a teamsheet. I'm the most disorganised person."
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Out of the mouth of babes ... no wonder the optimism is a little forced this week ...
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At A Kent Pub.
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The good news. Seems rumours of Harry having lost a departing Dressing Room are wide of the mark. Perhaps " Kelsey" was called in about those speeding charges regards a fast vanishing Room. All charges dropped and all of Harry's football charges ready to go.
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Well almost. Still our pub think Danny Rose for Benny is not a bad call at this stage.
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With two big ones back in vital areas looks a lot stronger than last week. Younes at the back and Ade at the front gives us some real backbone. All of that and more will be needed against a Relegation battler.
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Our pub think we can count on Bale but who knows about Luka. Chelsea have tied up Marin and as well have Mata. Is there room there anymore.
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Look if 40 mill comes your way Daniel , bite their hand off.
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Newcastle faltered and Arsenal stuttered at home.Maybe the football ghods have decided to look favourably on us. Paul Robinson in goal. See what I mean.
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Cheers ... surely we can win today ... Greg Meyer.
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Let's cheer ourselves up and look forward for a change. Tom Huddlestone will be back next year and I for one will welcome him like a new signing. He can chew gum, pass and shoot, all at the same time. Nearly. We need something to take our minds off the probable defection of Modders and Gareth.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

it was the racist JT

Anonymous said...

Yes, JT was the man to ruin our season.
The moment he called Ferdinand whatever he did. Capello backed him and got sacked for doing so. Harry won his court case, then got all big headed about his new job. Then he just could not keep his mouth shut whenever a fleet st hack was within 5 miles. He totally forgot he already had a job and then went about goading media darlings for the future with soundbites here and there. He neglected his squad and lost the dressing room. Anyway, the car crash that is JT statred the process.

Anonymous said...

My worse fears have come home to roost. Hodgson..not Harry..is getting the England job. I am gutted but when you read the above and add that to the total ineptitude of Rednapp, How could he possibly get the job? Can yuo imagine an England Manager in the press every week saying "oh rooney my musses could have scored that". Or " yeah, Like England fans have had a lot to cheer about, they won so much lately" or " F off I aint no wheeler dealer I'm a f##kin football manager". Yep someone you really want as an ambassador of your country. There would be a real threat that lamps and Gerrard would play into their 40'S and joe cole would be welcomed back. I can see Rednapp camped outside scholles place beggin him to return to the midfield of England. Who would put up that, no not the FA of course, just spurs! Ol Pep at Barca just did the right thing, " i'm not up for it right now" so has taken off. Rednapp has never been up for it and is slowly draggin this club down. Saha, Pienaar, Parker and Nelson? All old farts. Meanwhile a talented player like Sandro gets bit parts. Harry likes em big so Livermore a larger version of "Sideways" butch wilkins, but a lot slower of both brain and foot gets in? Regardsless we need cover for the wings and full backs. SO the answer is to loan out corluka (walker to RM) and townsend and ignore Gio. Ah yes they're too young, have their own minds and like to do a bit more than run around a bit. JT's sackin may have had an affect, bt the ball was rollin the day arry the spiv wheeler dealer rocked into this small club with his massive CV and bigger gob!

getwell soon,Jimmy said...

It went wrong when Chelsea managed,somehow, to persuade the authorities NOT to deal with Terry straight away, like they would have done with any other citizen of this realm, and put off his trial till the end of the season. A trial when it should have happened and Capello would've stayed- and the rest of this nonsence would never had happened.......

Anonymous said...

only man who fucked our season was Harry!
if the Arse and the Chavs weren't so shit this year we'd be 6th at best. it made Harry look like a messiah. But despite that, we're behind the Arse (their worse ever prem right?) and a whisper in front of the Chavs who have played about a 1000 games more than us (as we rested everyone in the europa).
Fuck off Harry!

Anonymous said...

the truth is arry was found out against the top 3.better managers beat him.like arsenal with inferior squads.arrys better then most.especially with man management.tactics go back to school.its a glareing fault.we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.not sure with arry we will arrive.hes a crafty cockney.so am i.to see repeated faults that are not corrected is terrible.except for tony parks throw the coaching staff out.its jobs for the boys.

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