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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sorry Spurs.


 OK. Just don't let it happen again.
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The Greg Meyer Column.
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 Sunday 17 April 2016 … Mr. Football’s Wife turns 42


Thierry Henri Apologizes.
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A season where Spurs and Leicester lie in the top two as the finale approaches has seen a plethora of apologies, climb downs and many a “We wuz wrong” from a variety of sources.
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Non more so gleefully accepted by Spurs fans than the Thierry Henri's rueful march towards apology and admission of error. Most recently he has been quoted in the London Evening Standard believing Spurs have an “amazing chance” to win the title.
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Moreover he has conceded he never thought Spurs would mount a title challenge in his lifetime. In his  recent Sun column he states Spurs winning the title is his “ultimate nightmare”.
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At least he is not as challenged as well known gooner Idris Elba. On the BBC Idris has told us he will be physically ill, literally throwing up if Spurs win the title. Not the only gooner  mind.
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So with all that glut of regret our pub got together and fashioned a roll call of apologies starting with:
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Robbie Savage.
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Quoted variously in the Leicester Mercury , noted on Twitter and from his own mouth on BBC 606. From season commencement it was Leicester definitely could not win the League. All that changed after the Man City win by Leicester 1-3.
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Famously he tweeted in February ” Leicester. We are going to win the League.” That brought a flood of derision and protest . Still he has probably but belatedly jumped on the right bandwagon.
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The Bookies.
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As confirmed by the Wall Street Journal , February 9, it was that week  the bookies changed their minds. “ First placed Leicester City became betting favourites to win the Title.” No wonder they have paid out early to many punters.
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The Media.
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Eleven of the twelve Guardian football writers pre-season  predicted relegation for Leicester. Phil McNulty, chief football writer for the BBC tipped Leicester for 19th place. Our own used car salesman Harry Redknapp admitted getting it wrong in the Telegraph , 6 March 2016.
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Everyone else.
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A football fairy tale looks like coming true. Mind our pub have not given up. Leicester lose one and draw two. Spurs win all … its Spurs !!
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Apology from a lot of Spurs fans.
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This column has been an Erik Lamela fan ever since viewing that ubiquitous You Tube highlights package started doing the rounds.
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Mind the ride has not been an easy one. Injuries, managerial roundabouts, and time to settle have all been factors. However surely his best game yet  emerged against United. Lamela had a part in all 3 Spurs goals with ever increasing involvement.
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It was his tackle to feed Kane which led to Eriksen executing that sublime pass to allow our new wonderkid to score. Next it was his precise kick to Toby’s head. Finally a demonstration of his class that superb goal.
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 Class that many had doubted but there is many an apologist who is now a Lamela believer. Whilst Lamela has always been in our long term thoughts not so another …
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At Our Kent Pub.
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Doubts about his defensive capability  and doubts as to whether he  would  fulfil early promise have well and truly been thrown out the window. Daniel Lee Rose, still just 25 years, is another one of our own. His performances this year have proved he is a starting left back for Spurs.
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His pace allows for overlapping attacking, a vital part of the Pochettino system. As well his defensive frailties have disappeared. So Danny from our pub, apologies and keep it going.
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Our pub  are starting to think the Media may have another apology coming . The press are almost sycophantic in the gushing coverage of the  Leicester “fairy tale. Mind if they win it we won’t be doing an Elba.
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The fat lady barman at our place is still optimistic. No singing yet. The Man United result was euphoric yet symptomatic of the Pochettino Spurs
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As regards Stoke on Monday we agree with Peter Crouch and his support for our mob. We will keep the dream alive.
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No apologies for guessing the birthday girl. Yes Victoria Beckham blows out 42 candles today.
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Cheers … the first and possibly only time we support West Ham today … Greg Meyer.
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 Jimmy's Video Spot:

 Stands re-watching. Best 6 minutes of the season (so far) with that man Lamela to the fore. All the goals and they were certainly the highlights. 


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck to Leicester. They are going to win the title and good luck to them. Together with Spurs they have shown that team spirit, plus skill and hard work can overcome the moneybags of Chelsea , Arsenal and the Manchester teams, and make the pre-season pundits look like idiots. Also a nod to West Ham,scarcely a team Spurs like, but despite the abysmal relationship between the clubs and the fans we should acknowledge what a fine job Bilic has done. Spurs have had a fantastic season and above all have played some superb football. As long as we can keep the team together the future is ours

JimmyG2 said...

First Anon.
Amen to every word of that.

Ashley Collie said...

It ain't over till Adele sings (the lovely Adele, a Spurs fan), that's my mantra and I'm sticking to it, so sue me!

captsharp1 said...

No need to be disappointed if Leicester do go on to win the title. We have a lot to be proud of and the future is very bright. Certainly brighter at our club than it is at Leicester. They will never repeat this season again, where as we can only improve and sustain it, as long as Levy doesn't sell the silverware, we're all set for years to come.

JimmyG2 said...

Ashley Collie.
You can take the girl out of Tottenham..........

captsharpi
Over Pochettino's dead body will he sell the silverware. Oh! What have I said.

Anonymous said...

Just watched Barcelona lose to Valencia. Unexpected!If we win tomorrow and at the weekend and Leicester without Vardy draw again then you just never know?Man u fighting for top4 after that will not be easy.

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