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Friday, 16 October 2015

Klopp, Pochettino and Rodgers Open Envelopes ... All Revealed.


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Klopp, Pochettino and Rodgers Open Envelopes ... All Revealed.


Spurs and Liverpool at The Lane just got a whole lot bigger and more difficult because of that envelope Brendan Rogers opened on Sunday 4 October. Out popped a P45 from John W Henry.

Simultaneously two envelopes containing invitations were winging their way to Vancouver, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany. Mind the envelope addressed to Carlo Ancelotti in Canada relies on the believability and trusted sources of one Harry Redknapp.
A man who has received more than his fair share of envelopes in his time. P45’s, invitations from the taxman and many more.

Whatever, it all started with an envelope, to be more exact three of, back in 2012 when Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager and whether for money, vanity, publicity, fan enlightenment, all or none of the above Liverpool allowed the cameras in and so the documentary Being: Liverpool came to be.

 Brendan was mercilessly parodied and it was not just the envelopes. No the comparisons to the David Brent School of Management  were close to the bone. Show and tell was born in America. John Henry’s wife an avid fan. In the UK it was positive cringe country.

The most famous perhaps infamous scenes involved our Brendan brandishing 3 envelopes and announcing inside were three people who will let us down this year. Chronologically he may not have got it spot on but the identities of those 3 envelopes has finally come clear.

Envelope One.

Undoubtedly Luis Suarez.

Not that he let Liverpool down, damn near won them the League but his big money move to Barca certainly justified him being in the envelope eventually.

Envelope Two.

Here Brendan was  a little disingenuous. There were actually 23 names on a list . He was not just betting each way but the whole field. And to give him his just desserts he was not wrong. After spending over 110 million pounds in his first year after Saurez it went belly up. 
We won’t do a Spurs ( a reference to the Bale money fiasco). Finished behind Spurs who got fifth. So then given another train load of cash and thus far another belly up. Ergo the …

 Last Envelope.

 No prizes for guessing. Brendan himself. Live by the envelope, die by the envelope.

Still that early TV career at Being:Liverpool was not all to waste. Looks like a pundits job at beIN awaits. As well surely Tim Sherwood is looking nervous. The bookies have installed Brendan as favourite for the Villa job. Quickly moving on from a dead man walking to the bright new thing in waiting.

 Ah football, don’t you just love it. We certainly do …

At A Kent Pub.

Here at our cosy hostelry in the green glades of Kent it has been a busy week. With no Premier, Harry Kane has been our concern. Great to see him score again. Dubious . Never.

Of course a lot of discussion has centred around the bounce factor of a new Manager. Certainly like the cut of the Klopp jib. The Normal One has charisma which is generated by others.
 Lovely contrast to The Special One who first bust onto our screens with the self promoting statements. I am the Special One. Not so special at Chelsea at the moment. Hardly surprising little sympathy for him here at our pub.

Spurs are without Son and Dier since City. Big misses. Dembele is tipped to come in. His talk off season was lack of opportunity. They don’t come a lot bigger than this one. Son, sounds like a broken foot bone but all will be revealed in true Spurs fashion the week after he comes back in possibly 5 weeks.
 Lamela. Can the man this Pub has stood by, albeit teetering on the odd cliff too many times, continue to be a real influence. Another goal would be delicious.

Perhaps we can but ease the anxiety by thinking of our back four. Toby, Jan, Kyle and Ben. Doing great so far mostly.

Worth a paragraph on his own. A whole Column I hear you say. Our favourite Frenchman, and favourite man besides … Hugo… say no more. Our truly world class player and leader. He leads France and more importantly he leads Spurs.
 Here at the Pub his Gallic charm plus a lovely photo still attract the female fan. Which besides man love galore from our menfolk does lead to some desirable discussion with those female fans, all engendered by the fabulous Captain of Spurs. A big man in these parts.

To leave you with two of life’s truisms. Firstly a Pub philosophy.

 “ A bottle of fine red a day keeps the doctor away. Mainly cos you’re too drunk to call him.” Seen in the Kent Pub lavatory.

Cheers … Oscar Wilde’s birthday today … in the immortal words of the early Spurs fan …” Work is the curse of the drinking classes”.. and don’t we try to live up to that at our Kent Pub … Greg Meyer.     coys … think we should squeak by Pool.

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