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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Bales Back

No wonder he's damaged if that's the box he came in.
 Get a proper crate amigo, when you send him back.
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The Greg Meyer Column
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 October 16  2013 ... A Birthday Wilde Card.
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 Bales Back...
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 Spinal disc herniation .. prolapsus disci balus .. Kent Pub Dictionary .. a crook back.
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Was Daniel Levy pulling a fast one over Florentino Perez. Was he selling damaged goods. Was he exporting suspect merchandise in contravention of Board of Trade regulations.
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Dr. Avelino Parajon Diaz, to give him his full Spanish handle, trained and now plays ( pardon the attempted pun ) out of a couple of hospitals in ... you guessed it, Madrid. He may also have an office at 25-27 Avenida de San Luis. No prizes for guessing who also is headquartered there. Yes that erstwhile Spanish newspaper Marca. In another guise reputed by some including Sir Alex Ferguson to be the tabloidal mouthpiece of Real Madrid.
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Marca and Sir Fergy have not got on since 2008 when the Scottish Knight of the Whiskey Realm  declared Marca as  " a vehicle to unsettle players..." on behalf of Real Madrid. No never.
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So whats the good doctor had to say about our former hero Gareth. Essentially he is a short term crock, nothing that an operation might fix, but nevertheless a misguided signing.
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Gareth's club doctor, a Senor Carlos Diez ( there's that Diaz/ Diez again) says the slipped disc is nothing unusual. Dr. Avelino Diaz on the other hand is quoted as saying ...
" If Real Madrid have signed Gareth Bale knowing about this protrusion , they have committed an error." Real have countered suggesting that a minor back ailment was detected in his pre transfer medical.
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Elsewhere  someone who is no stranger to career ending injuries was under the press conference pump. Chris Coleman famously drove his high speed sports car into a slow moving tree thereby effectively  ending his playing career at Fulham, circa 2001.
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 The now Wales manager was the subject of allegations that his medical team were a party to the deterioration of our Gareth's lumbar parts. Coleman hit back in no uncertain Welsh terms emphasising that " Gareth had no problem with his back when he was with us."
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Our pub doctor is sure his colleague Avelino is well meant but is somewhat amazed at the said Avelino's diagnostic powers using television grabs, you tube and journalistic input from Marca. Look ...
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Bales Back ... No Problemo.
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The official Real Madrid response to most of the above including the seemingly ill judged rush into his first game without any pre season was certainly exculpatory as far as Messrs Levy and Coleman were concerned.
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Real Madrid say...

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" The player has a small chronic disc bulge, which is extremely common and will by no means prevent normal professional activity". So there you have it.
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A relieved sigh echoes around our pub. Actually we are quite relaxed about the whole Bale thing. Shame to lose him but Eighty Six Million quid and he's got a dodgy back. Apparently had problems at Southampton. Then they called it growing pains.
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Sure you can be relaxed after Daniel Levy has reinvested the money in some class acts. Who would have thought it. Congrats Daniel. Mind Eighty Six Mill does go a long way. And indeed how did some of that investment travel over the international break.  Some opinions from the bar ...
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At A Kent Pub ... International Snapshots.
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Lamela. Back home in Argentina and got a start against Uruguay. Nothing sensational but at least he had some game minutes. Surely should start on the left and switching with our new Bale on the right. 
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 Greg says he might start on the left on Sunday. No I don't think so either.
(Graphics courtesy of @balesleftpeg. from Spurs Community)
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Townsend. Fantastic. Now for the hard bit. performing consistently at a high level. Time will tell. Andre must be delighted for Andros. Another real option. With the little one back as well wings look good for Spurs.
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The rest. Siggy's mob made the play offs, Paulinho enjoyed some friendly time with his samba mates, and our Belgian stars did just that.
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So on to Villa with most of our team back. Our lawyer hopes the Andre speak was accurate. Capoue back after the break. I mean just after the break.
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Elsewhere ..
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                 Yes he's back ... Gareth will play a home game against Malaga this Saturday.
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Cheers ... ' Work is the curse of the working classes '  .. our birthday boy .. Oscar Wilde.. Greg Meyer.           coys.

Jimmy's Video Spot;
No prizes for guessing this week's star man. It's that man again (ITMA for those over 60) 
He's getting better by the game. Inside, outside,lay-offs, shots, cut backs and high pace but more controlled. The good, the bettter and the outrageously hopeful.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why do these soccer videos on youtube always have such awful musical accompaniement? horrible haus musik! utterly unnecessary.

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