The Jimmy G2 Column.
A heavily Spursocentric view of events. Well it is called 'Spurs Musing's after all. What do you expect?
Back at work. Take it steady Glenn.
It's not quite April and its not quite open. Local boy J'Neil Bennett scores the first goal in an Under 18 win over Southampton at the test event in front of of a restricted not quite 30.000. awe struck fans.
Mauricio sneaked his son onto the pitch in the 79th. minute for the family album shots. Main talking point is the 5 second bottom filling pints machines.
Next Test event.
Saturday 30th. against Inter Veterans. Jurgen Klinsmann will play for both clubs though not at the same time obviously. He's good but.......
Crowd restricted to 45.000.
Wednesday week (3rd. April) against Crystal Palace in the Premiership and then following Tuesday (9th April) for the first leg in the Champions. league against City. Before then just Liverpool at Anfield.
97 weeks and counting. Mauricio says cried as we left the old WHL and nearly cried again at the first event at the new stadium. It's been a long wait but he pronounced it 'a dream come true' and the general opinion was mostly that it was worth the wait.
Now the football has to match up to the raised expectations which will be no easy task. At least it sounds as if he will be here to enjoy it with us next season.
It remains to be seen if the delayed stadium opening is a valid excuse for current poor form and whether it will inspire Christian and Toby to stay on. It could just be the inspirational factor to refocus and inspire the run in.
England v Czech Republic
Harry Kane led the England team to a crushing 5-0 victory in the 2020 qualifier. Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick and Harry contributed in general play and scored a penalty.
Eric Dier was injured after 18 minutes and missed the Montenegro game; Dele played well; Trippier and Rose were unused subs. Youth was on display with Rice (20), Sancho (19) and Hudson-Odoi (18) all playing a part.
The future at Spurs and England looks bright.
England v Montenegro.
Spurs starters: Kane, Rose and Dele. Easy 5-1 victory after an early upset when Montenegro went ahead. Harry scored, Hudson-Odoi and Barkley were outstanding.
Only Danny completed the match but no more injuries. Racist chants rear their very ugly head again.
Let's not go there. Theresa May or possibly Theresa won't.
Or there. Daniel much too pre-occupied with the New Stadium and quite rightly so.
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Bet you didn't know I wrote Mauricio's speeches for him. Sounds like a man who is planning to stay.
Upbeat and positive, just like me but on much more money.