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Friday, 11 May 2012

May the Fourth Be With You

 
On Sunday Great Opportunities
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 Not long now people. 36 hours and counting. It's like the old days with simultaneous kick offs at 3pm on a Saturday. Except that it's Sunday. Well that's progress. A good season, no matter how it turns out, though not quite as fulfilling as the mid season promise. Unless, unless , but let's not go there.
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The Greg Meyer Column
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 May Eleventh in Sunny Kent.
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 May The Fourth Be With You ... Skywalking On A Sunday At The Lane.
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 It's 5 o'clock Sunday (apologies Jimmy Buffet) at the most famous venue in N17. Thirty five thousand five hundred fans are going delirious.Hugging unknown strangers next to them. Jumping and jumping. No Spurs have not turned over Arsenal in a home derby. It's better than that  ... almost or maybe yes it is . Even the five hundred away fans look happy. Their manager wears a bemused dutch grin.He's been here before on the last game in May.
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The cause of the celebration and unleashed waves of joy is obvious. Look right or left to those world famous Jombotrons at each end of White Hart Lane.
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                            Spurs : 2  Fulham : 1.
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                            Ps : Champions League Awaits.
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How did we arrive at this happy football station.
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Our pub think it might be properly and allowably self indulgent enough to ponder on the why's, wherefores, and especially the who's behind this season. What better time than as they take on the traditional lap of honour at season's end to reflect on those who jog, amble and in Ledley's case limp past us seated ticketholders.
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A Lap Of Honour ... Who Deserves It.
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There's the boy Bale. Remember Norwich away. Tore them apart. Look apart from a bung right hand front tyre that causes him to veer right towards the centre of the park, a great year. Not sure Pep Guardiola would put up with this inside, all over nonsense. Hard to think its Gareth's idea. Roman of Pavlova was told to go out and just run about a bit. Still Harry seems to have kept one of the jewels in the crown happy. Just wish he'd keep to the left like they do in Wales.
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Rafa , Sylvie and little Damian are next. What an attractive trio.Well at least Sylvie. An attractive and prosperous season by our best attacking midfielder. What our pub really like is he is always quick to appreciate us fans and as well seems as though he loves it at the Lane. Wants to stay forever. Passed unanimously.
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A smiling Togolese Emmanuel is walking past with little Kendra. First time on the Lane for her. Unfortunately might be the last for dad too. A great season by our first figurehead striker since a certain Bulgarian . He of the movie star looks. Yep our pub still miss Berba. Tottenham style personified.
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Aaron Lennon is in happy company with our Luka. Who will forget that warm moment between the two after the Bolton win.They certainly seem to get on. Missing today is little Luka, Ivan actually. Mum Vanja is with him in the stands. No way a portent for departure. Luka is staying for reasons too numerous to mention. In short worth 40 million to Spurs but based on some patchy periods this year not 40 million to potential suitors.
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Next up another happy little group. Hairdos though are across the spectrum. Kyle Walker and Benny of Cameroon, both good years but very different barbers are staying. Like his hair Brad Friedel is heading West. America anyone. A good shift nevertheless. So too our Gallic captain. Willie Gallas has brought a competitive steel to the team. Shame the legs are not built of similar stuff. Au revoir William and thank you.
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Our section in North Stand Lower have just started to go mad. Enter Ledley. Enter Younes. But really enter Carlos. We know him better as Sandro. Yes after getting through lots of another season our Rolls Royce deserves plaudits galore.He is Tottenham after all. Hope the visit to the mechanics in the summer is a success.
Kaboul seems to be the heir apparent or even just plainly taken over as our best Centre back . Certainly a very good season but sorry our pub have just gone mad about our Brazilian. A little further back little Scotty is coming towards us. Great season. Vital until he tired and then after injury and a slower start who is coming on like a steam train.
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Sandro should not, will not , over our dead body , will not be sold. A Brazilian experiment that has worked gloriously. And it is only just starting Congrats to Daniel Levy who steered him to the Lane . Remember that 6 month wait. Danny and co spotted him early and got their man. Our pub reckon he is a superstar  just shortly to happen.
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Last not least a group of three old wise men. Kevin , the driver, Joe, in charge of histrionics and pitchside battles, and of course Sir Harry of Redknap. Job well done be it third to fifth. At time of writing surely fourth and that is what we are drinking to ...
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At A Kent Pub.
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Sunday at the Lane is not as easy as it looks. Never is with Spurs nor those that travel with her. Our pub are hoping to heck but preparing a fall back position.
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Head, talent , class, desire, motivation, all say Spurs to win on Sunday. Heart and stomach not in complete agreement.We have tripped up before.
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Nope we will win and I'll be celebrating with you Sunday, into Monday, into..
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Before we go a quick look at the where are they now department. John Gregory( he of Aston Villa once) turns 58 today. Just finished("sacked") a stint managing in Kazakhstan. Not all a bed of roses since Villa. Still could be selling used cars or practising law.
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Cheers ..  no lasagna on the menu at our pub ... may the force be with you and our Spurs ..  Greg Meyer. coys.
No Video Spot:
Thereis not enough bandwith on daughter's set up here in Spain. I will be watching on other daughters computer, just up the road but a better connection, on liveonlinefooty on Sunday. Glitches permitting.
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1 comment:

Klinsi Klinik said...

Hi Jimmy G, excellent Blog Sir, very enjoyable, thought you might like to read this in case you missed it yesterday from the only paper worth reading these days;

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/12/sandro-oche-tottenham-champions-league?INTCMP=SRCH

I'm in complete agreement with you gents, this guy truly wears the shirt with pride and passion, a breathe of fresh air, long may he stay...

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