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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Taxi for Maicon and Ferdinand.

Do you mind sharing Rio? Where do you want to go?
What d' ya mean, 'Anywhere' .
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The Greg Meyer Column
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Last Day Of September 2012.
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 Taxi For Ferdinand.
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  Gareth Bale in full flow is one of footballs most exhilarating and breathtaking sights. Mind Rio Gavin Ferdinand , Maicon Douglas Sisenando and countless other Premier League defenders would prefer the adjectives terrifying and menacing.
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The taxi reference is not entirely vacuous. The vision of the said Welsh cab hurtling goalwards with both front doors wide open presents a challenge to any erstwhile passing pedestrian, motorist or football defender. The new Bale hairstyle has not diminished the distinctiveness of his auditory system. Jug handles beloved by his mother are instantly recognised by any Spurs fan. 
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All leg and ear pulling aside his play yesterday was back to its awesome best. The goal and then assist for Dempsey were crucial. Until yesterday Spurs didn't do defending leads. It took three goals at that to overcome United. Surely anyone that scores three away at Old Trafford deserves a win.
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Speaking of goalscorers our pub reckon our new Belgian prince has every chance of being the new King of White Hart Lane.
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Jan Vertonghen ... Simply A Klas Act.
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There were 14 hereos at Old Trafford yesterday but some were just a little more heroic than others. There was also an important anti hero of sorts.
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Our Kent Pub Belgian pinup boy started the whole trend some time ago. On his last visit to The Theatre of Dreams with Ajax he was in a winning team. That confidence was self evident very early one with the first Spurs goal. Indeed a dominant first half by Spurs was taken fairly nonchantly by our pub viewers.
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So far so good but no need to worry. We've been here before two up and lost. Always. So it was a very fatalistic and relaxed viewing audience here in Kent. Of course the mood began to change, nerves started to materialise, pints started to accumulate but no worries we never win there.
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 Actually the mood did alter around the 94 minute mark Belief set in followed by relief and unbridalled joy. Indeed the pub went beserk with unrehearsed dances of joy, backslapping galore and gay abandon as to any thoughts of getting home Saturday night. Completely jettisoned out the nearest window.
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So from 14 heroes to that other factor in Spurs win. An interested observer of the Spurs dressing room pre match would have noted a tabloid cutting pinned to the Head Coaches whiteboard. Something about a Spurs player mutiny and player protests galore about the new manager. The North London team were in complete disarray according to The Sun.
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Paul Jiggins does not play for Spurs. A search on journalisted.com reveals a blank entry regards work experience,ditto education and no awards for journalism noted either. No surprise there then.
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Paul Jiggins ( his real name?) the author of that scurrilous Sun piece never will play for Spurs let alone be permitted access to North London. Unfair say our pub. Surely his gutter imaginations provided useful fodder for the pre match talk given by Andre Boas. We reckon that X factor might have played an ever so small part in the very motivated Spurs team that took Manchester United apart in the first half. Every brick in the wall helps.
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At A Kent Pub.
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Rumours of our pub burning down amid celebrations on Saturday night are grossly exaggerated. Mine host put an extra late hot supper on and in his enthusiasm in maintaining the flow up front forgot about the kitchen. No harm done save the sausage rolls were well done.
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Fittingly Saturday was the birthday of Horatio Nelson. He of the Battle of Trafford sorry Trafalgar. Andre Villa Boas is still learning the ropes but the good ship SS Hotspur is looking more like a fearsome Man o War every game.
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Cheers ... above you know who with Villa at home next ... Greg Meyer.     coys.
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Jimmy's Video Spot.
Can you bear to watch it again? Go on force yourselves. 
Great diagonal run by Defoe for Bale' s goal and when Bale shows him where he wants it for the third he puts it right there. Dempsey following up Bales shot taps in.
Vertonghen surges into the box after 90 secs, miscontrols it twice and gets a deflection for the goal. You just knew then that it was going to be our day. Well perhaps not then.
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7 comments:

dave@spurs said...

I rate Ferdinand as a great defender, on that basis it just shows how great Bale is,he left him standing as he does with all defenders,as for paul jiggyman jiggings, in future if you see his name linked with an article, you know not to read it.COYS

Anonymous said...

With an article of such perceptive clarity, Mr Jiggins will doubtless be in line for a headhunting call from the Daily Mail

Ed Moloney said...

There are many reasons why I dislike Ferguson of ManU and I'll admit his friendship with Bliar and his PR lizard Alastair Campbell, joint architects of the Iraq war and the banking scandal, is high up among them. But in football terms it is his arrogance and expectation of superiority over all opponents, which for too many years he has been able to indulge willy-nilly, that irks most. That above all was the true reason for joy at Saturday evening's triumph for Spurs and not just that we took him down a deserved peg. I think his tantrums afterwards was a sign that Rio, Giggs and Scholes are not the only figures at Old Trafford that have passed their sell by date and red-nose is painfully aware of that. The result on Saturday night may be seen in the future as the first sign of the end of the Ferguson era - and it can't end too soon for me.

JimmyG2 said...

Ed.Moloney
His tantrum over the 4 minutes of extra time was petty and ridiculous.His pre match comments on Spurs and AVB were very generous though.
Bad loser?
But I thought that Scholes was one of the best player on the pitch. Always finding space, wanting the ball,a varied range of completed passes.
But he and Sir Alex can't go on for ever.

Ed Moloney said...

jimmy, white man speaks with forked tongue. there was an analysis in, i think it was the grauniad but it may have been somewhere else which pointed out, after his post-match tantrums, that when rednose praises a team or a manager it is always because he thinks he can beat them and do so easily. no cost in being magnanimous when you think you are always going to win. so when he made what you call 'generous' remarks about spurs & AVB it was just him up to his old tricks. the real rednose was evident afterwards, in defeat! arrogance takes many forms. bad loser indeed. flawed character as well. anyway him and much of his team, including scholes, have passed their sell by date. rejoice, jimmy, rejoice! and after the many years of humiliation be ruthless in your celebrations!

Ed Moloney said...

see, jimmy, he's losing it. the end begins.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/9580103/Sir-Alex-Ferguson-blows-top-at-Ryder-Cup-question-and-issues-rare-rebuke-of-his-Manchester-United-players.html

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