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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

American warning to Spurs on Naming Rights.

How about 'Arthur Daley's Lock-up
 at New White Hart Lane?'
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The Greg Meyer Column.
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 Tuesday  28 July 2015 … Our English Pin Up Turns 22 Today.

A Postcard From Colorado.

This column is brought to you from sunny downtown Denver where it is a balmy 28 degrees Celsius. Our chosen watering hole happens to be the Three Lions Pub billed as a British Football pub. On tap a variety of Fullers products and others besides. Currently a glass of Fullers London Pride in hand.

 A big Monday night by Spurs supporters from all over went down fantastically . Tonight Ledley King and Brad Friedel turn up at the Blake Tavern. A body could become alcoholic with all these important meetings.

 Whilst here there has been no shortage of well meant football advice from our American cousins. As well they have passed on some not so football advice when touring the US.

Survival Tips in the USA.

America. The land of the free , home of the free, as well it seems free licence to pop round to your local takeaway gun shop, free to then attend church in Carolina , the cinema in Louisiana , perhaps just a school.

You name it and there is some chance you might be caught in the crossfire. So thank you to our new found friends for passing on a few of the necessary etiquette.

Tip One.
Don’t ever wind your window down if stopped by a police officer, Texas Ranger and the like. Converse by universal sign  language. Hold up your English passport. A little like at sea. Don’t leave the sinking boat until the very last.

Tip Two.
Always check your Hire care documentation to ensure the car is fitted with bullet proof window all round.

Tip Three.
 Following on from two always ensure the latest in tamper free automatic door/window locking is fitted and in working condition.

Tip Four.
Always make sure that the indicators are working and religiously follow correct operation thereof. I mean this is not like downtown Madrid. There the operation of indicators by the locals is largely banned or at best totally ignored.

A friend relocated from our pub has advised the reason. Seems most cars are only fitted with “ the basics “… no indicators. Perhaps the local customs mean it is unnecessary.

Unfortunately if you follow the same practice in America , particularly in Waller County Texas , then it can have tragic results. The jury of public opinion is still out on the Sandra Bland death.

 At first blush it seems Officer Brian Encinia was acting way above the conduct of a calm rational traffic cop. The investigation there continues. It leaves you shaking your head.

So be alert, try and avoid accepting any invites to swimming pool parties. Don’t turn up the radio too loud, especially if your name is Bernard.

America one of my favourite tourist destinations but as to living there … hmm. Of course how could you live anywhere but match day travel distance from White Hart Lane.

MLS All-Star v Tottenham Hotspur.

To be played at the curiously named Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Not so curious when you learn Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc is a huge conglomerate featuring in the Fortune 500 in America.

For the All-Star the likes of Kaka, Gerrard, David Villa and our own (not Harry) Robbie Keane are to feature. Last year they did Bayern Munich. Should be a reasonable test .

Spurs have taken a strong squad apart from only the local hero up front. Hopefully Bobby and Ade will be gone by the time the boys get back to the Lane.

Our first glimpse of Tripper, Wimmer and Toby unpronounceable. The partnership between Verts and Toby will be carefully watched for signs of repairing the leaky boat that was last year. Of course just round the corner Real Madrid etc in Germany. All mouth watering stuff  here …

At A Denver Pub.

As mentioned earlier a goodly selection of ales and good grub too. These trips away are hard work.

You might remember last column we talked of the power of the envelope in football. Seems Louis Van Gaal  tries a similar ploy. This time its not envelopes but the suggestion of a “surprise signing”. Hints for Cristiano Ronaldo perhaps. Not likely says our publican.

Guess at our pub we are just jealous. After all a forward signing for Spurs this window would be a real surprise.

Cheers … signed sealed and delivered for some time … our birthday boy Harry Edward Kane    Greg Meyer.     coys.
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 Jimmy's Video Spot.
Another Musings tip for the season ahead. Dele Alli. Has the skill and mentality to do it.
Let's hope he gets the chance. He's in the squad for the trip to the USA. Usual You Tube warnings. The new Lamela. Let's hope not.

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