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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Loose Lips

Bottlers? Not us mate. Two nil is the correct answer.
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*The Greg Meyer Column.
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Loose Lips Sink Ships and Arsenal.
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       " Karma, a dish best served cold like revenge . "
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                                                                                      Daniel Lee Rose circa 22:15 hours Wednesday 19 December 2018.
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 The immortal and somewhat prophetic  words of the Tottenham Hotspur captain at a stadium in the darker side of North London. Not a regular occurrence, a win by Spurs at the Emirates.
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 Made sweeter by that rarity, by the fact it takes Spurs to a Cup semifinal, and particularly so given the gloating rights  of the Arsenal players 17 days previous after the league win over Spurs.
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Captain Rose spoke eloquently and without  a gloating word to be seen . 
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 Players Loved and Hated by Spurs and Arsenal.
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Certainly the man of the match , loved by Spurs, despised by Arsenal did everything to build on that reputation. Grass roots stupidity was on show as well. In this age of cameras the Arsenal fan demonstrating remarkable accuracy in hitting the target with his half full bottle will be brought to swift justice.
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A momentary blight . Dele Alli showing restraint and even a cheeky response. Perhaps Theo Walcott sprang to mind. The 2-0 sign. Only this time Tottenham had the last laugh.
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Presently at Arsenal none springs to mind to qualify for Spurs' fans particular venom. Cecs Fabregasp and  Thierry Henri used to fit the bill. Of course the ever injured Jack Wheelchair was right up there. Unfortunately he hobbled off to West Ham and his ambulation remains largely by the same conveyance. Currently out of action for an extended period.
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Goal of the Season.
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The delicious scoop whereby a sublimely talented outer right foot lifted the ball with almost delicate grace and precision into the Arsenal onion bag is certainly a contender. Spurs best defender on the day propelled the ball onto our One Season Wonder's chest. Harry Kane received, controlled and then instinctively placed  a forward's dream into the path of the onrushing Alli.

The marvels of television showed the one touch take on, the measured look ahead by Del at the hapless Petr Cech  and you know and saw the addictive rest. Yes addictive. A goal Spurs fans and others will never tire of watching.
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Defender of the Match.
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The Captain for a day Rose played well. Skillfully supported by Ben Davies and Toby Hardtospell. Will Davies ever get back to full back given his performances of late. Even so the standout defender was one Paolo Dino Gazzinga who made at least 2 world class saves and of course provided both assists albeit third hand for the Spurs goals.
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Perhaps his genes are helping his rise to almost challenging our Captain and reformed driver. The magnificent Hugo Lloris.
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Paolo not only comes from the same country as his Manager Mauricio but they share the same birthplace, the town of Murphy, Sante Fe, Argentina. Albeit 20 years apart.  Hugo is still number one but wasn't it nice not to have to sit on the edge of your seat each time Paolo was called to release the ball from his area.
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Perhaps the feeling of impending danger associated with some of Hugo's distribution is meant to be, Spurs like that is. Not always things done the easy way.
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Meanwhile at a Canal-side Pub.
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This edition of Musings comes to you direct from the Ashby Canal aboard our 54 foot Narrowboat, recently rechristened " Blanchflower of Avon ". Taking a break from the hectic progress on the canal ( 4 mph top speed )we pulled in to the picturesque village of Bulkington and made our way to a recommended Spurs haunt, the Chetwynd Arms , to view the game. It doubles quaintly as a Chine Restaurant of sorts.
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Whatever a very enthusiastic Spurs contingent turned increasingly chaotic. The euphoric pandemonium continued well into the night. Given the libation consumed we survived the short walk back to "Blanchflower " and surprise, surprise continued celebrating.
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A straw poll of the fans at the "Arms" came up 85 %  Pochettino staying, 7 % going and  8% too drunk to offer an opinion. Unfortunately the Manchester/Pochettino links are not going away soon.
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Our philosophy is to ignore them and enjoy the  realistic title threat we pose and the prospects of Pochettino's first Cup silverware.
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Cheers ... an early Christmas present welcome at the Canals of England ... Greg   coys.

* Greg Myer erstwhile occasional Antipodean correspondent and genuine Spurs fan(atic) with another view on Spurs and the Arsenal triumph.

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Last word to The Man.

1 comment:

Ashley Collie said...

Have a verry merry, Yiddo! Cheers from sunny California, and keep up the great work (loved Toby HardtoSpell)!!!

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