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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Erik Lamela: the Real Story.

One man and his dog: true Spurs.
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The Greg Meyer Column.
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 The Day After St Patrick’s Day.
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Erik Lamela … The Real Story.
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“ In a world full of manipulation , lies and half truths, the conspiracy theory is often a safer bet than the official story.” … Gary Hopkins UK author. “

Theories conspiratorial abound over the past, present, and future of the 24 year old Argentinian. He of the cultured left foot. He of the tenacious pressing skills. He of the inability to successfully take on and beat a player.
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 Fortunately that flaw is generally overcome by the regular brilliance of that left foot. Erik last played on 24  October 2016. A seemingly innocuous training ground injury relating to his hip. A crook hip in the body of a still young man.
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 Hardly an old age pensioner. Not a player in his time with Spurs that has worn out multiple pairs of boots. So what are these theories, rumours and just old fashioned gossip that are circulating.
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Theory One  …  The Death of Simba.
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This columnist has supported many a pet over the years. When one of them inevitably drops off their perch a period of mourning ( spelt “mourinho” in South American Spanish) ensues. But everyday life goes on. 
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The unfortunate demise of Erik’s Beloved dog does not keep a young and very well paid footballer from plying his trade.
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Theory Two … The Near Death of Brian Lamela.
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Brother Brian survived a kidnapping in 2013 but was hospitalized in January 2017 suffering serious injury in an accident. Erik was allowed to return to Argentina before returning to Italy.
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As part of his early settling in a foreign land , namely England, with very limited English skills Erik received some great support from his family.
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Indeed Brian and the rest of the Lamela clan were very hands on. Instagram abounds with family pics of Team Lamela gathered at their favourite restaurant.

Certainly the impact of  his brother’s misfortune on Erik cannot be downplayed. Mauricio Pochettino rubber stamped his urgent return to Argentina. But with Brian in recovery mode why not have Erik follow suit.
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The  Roma Theory.
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Erik’s second biggest move was from River Plate to Roma in 2011. It was a successful move on multiple fronts. He developed his game and was deemed a star performer for the club. On the domestic front as well he was happy.
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So profound was his impact that it led to his 30 million pound move to North London leaving behind his comfort zone at Roma. No surprise then when in January as part of his “rehabilitation” a move back to Roma occurred.
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 However it was just an extended visit. He has returned to Hotspur Way to continue his treatment. There goes the return to Roma theory.

The Official Version.

Mauricio Pochettino among many quotes.
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 January 6 2017   
                                                                    “ We hope that in a few weeks he will be available to be involved in the training sessions with the rest of the group.  We are not hiding anything.”    The Sun.

 St Patrick’s day
“ Continuing individual field work and integrating with some aspects of team training.” No he is not picking potatoes.    The Official Site.
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Hardly anything coming from the club upon which you could risk the family home in the local betting shop.
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The Elephant in the Room Theory.
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As noted above Spurs like most clubs are not always overly informative nor frank regards the content of their injury bulletins. Understandably the recuperative powers varies with the individual.

Surely the West Bromich Albion  method is not practiced at White Hart Lane. You will recall them keeping mum regards the Berahino ban for drug use. Out with an injury was the official club version.
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Outrageous speculation that Erik’s issues relate to drug usage are surely that. Outrageous!!
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Summing Up.
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Conspiracy theories, rumours and gossip aside Erik is sorely missed. His pressing, his precision, his corner taking and his goals are valuable. Yes not quite 30 million’s worth yet.
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Still an integral cog in the Pochettino Plan. I’ll leave the last word to a man who was surely a secret Spurs admirer.
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 “ People love conspiracy theories.”   Neil Armstrong.
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Cheers .. Get Well Sooner Erik .. Greg Meyer.    coys.
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If anyone thinks that we haven't missed him then they need another think. Quality player and he's all ours, for the moment.You can't have too many good players. it's the bad ones that are the problem.
(Glen Hoddle I think)


15 comments:

Unknown said...

It's drugs, we all know that, just wish my beloved team were honest about it. Notice, nobody denies the drugs story do they?

Starbuck Taxi said...

Drugs

Anonymous said...

if its drugs sack him

Mad Dog Mulcahy said...

Impossible. He's too intelligent. I think its what it says on the tin - an injury - hope he recovers - we need him with Kane injured!

Anonymous said...

It's his Father working his plan out to get his son back to Italy - where he wants to be. he's got no interest in staying on PL any longer.

Unknown said...

If it's drugs I will have some,he obviously can't get in the team since Davies has played πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

The likelihood is that it is a combination of his old back injury as well as coming to terms with whatever happened to his brother.

Anonymous said...

He has mental health issues (nothing to do with drugs) and he needs all the support he can, so wish him well and a positive outcome nd hopefully he will return next season. Nothing more to add at this pont

Unknown said...

So what the real story then?

SUNIL SINGH said...

He has fallen in love with the tea lady of spurs
(and her cat) and his heart has been broken into bits... his recovering n staying away has been ordered from the love doctor

Unknown said...

Gladys and Eric forever....

S N E J Alexander said...

If you wanna see a gun who the ball absolutely loves and who loves the ball ... get along to a Spurs training session... Coco is amazing to watch :)
COYS

Anonymous said...

Drugs heroin and crack 24/7 believe me he is so addicted he injects that's why had groin injury venual artery busted his legs are gone with so much injecting he id domed stealing to feed his habit cheating loads junkies lying constant sleeping around any woman who feeds his habit 100or more day nearly died still he injects 6 time day waste of space and you welcome go home stay away with the whores good luck you need it reach your goals did you hope legs fal off

JimmyG2 said...

Last anon.
I think you've cracked it.
'cracked it!' Oh please yourselves.

Starbuck Taxi said...

So you've re-publsihed this then, eh?

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