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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Dear Santa: Love Andre


Well then, how about, not too bad occasionally
 all things considered?
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The Greg Meyer Column
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 Saturday 10 November ... Remembrance Eve.
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Dear Santa ... Love Andre.
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 A drop of the shoulder, a sideways glance to the left, a surge forward to the right and he's away and through. Ahead the inviting midfield space opens up after that magic moment of midfield engineering. Ahead more challenges but there is now space appearing where moments ago there had been a seemingly composed and compact opposition defence. 
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Panic heretofore non existent now emerges and defensive decisions previously so automatic are now being challenged. Perhaps you might say the start of an incisive and threatening if not goal scoring opportunity is fast moving from still born to .... Goal!!
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Lately and most recently against Wigan the sight of anyone in our midfield having either the ambition, courage or just plain skill to take a run at the opposition has been minimal or about as likely as Heurelho Gomes starting against Man City. Or even Hugo Lloris, unfortunately says our pub lawyer. C'mon Andre put him out there.
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Our Croatian readers will recognise the footballer easily described in the opening paragraph. As well our Belgian brigade will recognise shades of Mousse Dembele. And yes our limited Portuguese readership well may recognise a certain Jaoa Moutinho as fitting the bill completely.
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Day Friday 9 November. Time ..1 am.  Place ..Nearby North London. Present .. A Very Fast Computer and a reflective Andre Villas Boas.
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Never completely relaxed but a first home win in Europe has settled the nerves. However Maribore are not Wigan and Man City, and guess who looming away shortly.
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So what's to ponder?. Not the goalkeeping area. Yes the press English and particularly French keep harping on about an American and Frenchman. Andre is content to allow nature to take its course. Hugo will be full time and unchallenged later this season. Kyle Naughton may not. Sure you gather our pub drift.
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No there are other areas of concern not helped by a Chairman who does seem to fall short at critical moments when signing the cheque looms. A striker short. A  class midfielder possibly a bridge too far.
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Its enough to cause one to put finger to keyboard and so emerged the following missive (allegedly) ...
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Dear Santa,
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                I know its a bit early but its me Andre again.
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               Thank you for the new bike with rollers for Benedita. Yes Carolina still has the Ronaldo doll. Joana Maria liked the new fashion outfit.
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               As for me the job interview with Mr Levy went well.
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  Unfortunately a little after that your magic seems to have run out.
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               Yes it's early but could you perhaps give urgent consideration to this Xmas and bring delivery forward.
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               At present I am saddled with a midfielder blessed with the turning circle of the Queen Mary. His speed has been measured as below that of Stephen Hawking on low power. I hasten to add no criticism of your Brazil and Belgian presents.  Still a toy without batteries much like a midfielder without fitness.
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              Actually I do have little Tommy Carroll , not to be confused with the other Tommy, who unfortunately is still young enough to believe in Santa Claus. Oh that's you of course. Then where does that leave me at the age of 34.
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              Back to the serious business of you giving and me receiving. After all I have been very good so far. Very near the top four and going okay in Europe. Most importantly we are ahead of you know who.
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             So at your earliest Mousse back sooner and Jaoa to join him soonest. A decent striker just to round things off.
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   Yours
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            Feliz Natal    Andre and Family.
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Not Quite Christmas At A Kent Pub.
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The attitude here is somewhat equivocal. Right behind Andre but anymore of that horrible Wigan football and we might take up golf or full time drinking.
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Maribore Thursday was better although whilst he did well, hardly the coming of Modric just yet. Still Tom Carroll is progressing.
A draw at City would be an improvement on last year and stop the rot in the Premier. With Dembele and Ade in the team then our ambitions would be for a win.
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 Interesting birthdays today round our bar. Steffen Iverson, Jens Lehman ( never forget his shove on Robbie Keane meant a draw with Arsenal at the Lane) and Faustino Asprilla. Not a Columbian soft drink but a very exciting footballer.
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Cheers... lets hope Remembrance Day is a good memory for Spurs at City ... Greg Meyer.    coys.

Jimmy's Video Spot.
Tom Carroll. The boy's a winner. Some nice footage from Spurs TV of Little Tom beating Kyle Walker in the final of a FIFA competition in New York. Tom's the quiet one. Good spirit in the camp. How far can the boy go? All the way  we hope.

2 comments:

JimmyG2 said...

Just checking to see if the comments app is working

JimmyG2 said...

Yep, seems to be. Not a memorable day for Rememberance day Greg I'm afraid.

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