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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

The Hugo Lloris Worries.

 Worried? Face, Worried? 
We're not bovered Hugo. Yet.
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 The Greg Meyer Column.
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February 22nd  2017 … Greavsie Turns 77 this week  … today George Washington turns 285.
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The Hugo Lloris Worries.
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Nervousness, anxiety, rising stress levels and then mostly relief have become an ever present in the recent exploits of our beloved French and Tottenham  Numero Uno when endeavouring to play constructively out from the back.
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Those symptoms being suffered  by Spurs fans as well. The high Liverpool press exposed Hugo’s less than consistent, less than confident distribution qualities of late.
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The disquieting efforts came hard on the heels of his unfortunate largess at the Etihad against City. Firstly the miscued clearance against Sane. Then the gift to allow Kevin De Bruyne to prod home.
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Hugo again donned the gloves against Gent. His distribution was generally sound and his world class shot stopping abilities kept Spurs in the tie.
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And so to the FA Cup round at Craven Cottage. Apart from one heart in the mouth moment when he delivered the ball directly to a Fulham attacker in the penalty box (the resultant shot was saved)  distribution from the back was generally sound.
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Michel Vorm of course between the posts. Our pub’s “experts” are hoping Toni Jimenez and Hugo are working hard on the recent hiccups. Certainly Hugo will remain Spurs main man.
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However Vorm’s assured performance and distribution begs the conclusion. As in all parts of the squad keen competition for places is paramount. Michel is certainly keeping Hugo on his toes.
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But hang on there are probably further reason for optimism regards Hugo emerging from his temporary blips. Ergo the return of the best Centre Back pairing in the League.
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The Vertongen factor, he of the cultured left foot, and his reunion with the best defender in the Premier, one Toby Alderweireld, gave Spurs a measure of recently missing balance. Both Jan and Toby are capable of defence splitting passes much in evidence at Fulham.
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Yes it was Fulham. No it wasn’t Liverpool away, City nor Gent. It was no coincidence that Spurs measured play from the back had returned.
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 And yes Hugo Lloris will return and it bodes well for the exciting games and challenges ahead.
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In the famous words of Harper Lee, To Kill A Mocking Bird …
..................“ It’s not time to worry yet. “.
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Spurs playing, fighting, not worrying still on 3 fronts.
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 Cheers …. no worries mate … Greg Meyer.    coys.
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And this is the reason why: because for every goal he may or may have not given away he saves a hundredfold. Seven minutes of outstanding quality.
As Frank sang:
Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention.
Or old Satchmo:
Jeepers, creepers where did you get that sweeper keeper?


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vorm played against Fulham and was crap

JimmyG2 said...

Anon.
One good save, one poor moment, clean sheet, little to do. I think you need to define 'crap'
Are you Hugo in disguise?

naveed naeem said...

nice post

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