This is a genuine question, not a sarcastic snipe. I’ve never heard of him.
You can call me ignorant if you like, and you’d have a point on this occasion because I genuinely don’t have a clue who this guy is who we have supposedly paid £8m for.
I hope he is good, obviously, but I am a little dismayed to read that he is a ‘tough tackling midfielder’. Read the rest of this entry »
Not literally of course, I am not saying that Gareth Bale is an actual cherry; that would be insane. What I am saying is that he is a glacé cherry. Yeah? Now you’re getting it.
Bale’s cherry credentials struck me this morning when I was contemplating what life would be like if he made the move to Madrid (something I am still not 100% sold on). We would lose a fantastic player who can win games on his own; a player who can pick the ball up in his own half, completely skin the opposition and score a goal from nothing on his own; a player who pushed Spurs from probably 7th place to 5th last season on his own. Read the rest of this entry »
I despair. The latest utterly true and beyond doubt report I am reading is that Real are graciously allowing exciting young prospect Alvaro Morata to join Spurs as part of the apparent Gareth Bale deal on the condition that there is a buy back clause. In other words, we can have him until he gets really good under our guidance and then they’ll take him back.
Why do I do this to myself? The whole Bale deal could be rubbish for all I know and here I am getting angry about the perceived minutiae of the thing. Still, it sounds very Real Madridish. Read the rest of this entry »
There comes a time when you have to concede that the newspapers may be telling the truth, or at least a version of it.
For months we Spurs fans have been laughing at the ludicrous stories coming out of Spain from Marca, the Spanish version of Viz, about how Gareth Bale wants to leave and join the self proclaimed best team in the world, Real Madrid. We have read the stories online about Bale leaving this season and many of us have left condescending replies, proclaiming that only an imbecile still believes that Bale isn’t planning on staying another season.
Well, time makes fools of us all.
Bale wants to go to Madrid. That is the truth of the matter now and all that has to be decided is whether Levy wants to keep an unhappy player for one more season at the most, or whether he should sell now and be done with it. We all have our own opinions on the matter, see mine here, but whatever happens we will be OK. We were a good team before Bale found his form, and we will be a good team when he leaves. Such is football. However, note that I said we will be OK, I’m not so sure about young Gareth. Read the rest of this entry »
Not big enough to sell Bale? I know, I know, I’ve done it myself. This is one of those articles you only clicked on so you could leave a deliciously patronising message at the end; possibly implying that I live in my mum’s basement, don’t have a job, am eleven years old and so on and so forth, but hear me out (then abuse me).
If the increasingly believable looking reports in the newspapers are anything to go by (they usually aren’t) things have started to go ever so slightly Pete Tong on planet Bale. The latest idiotic tripe to originate in the unimpeachable Spanish press is that our trusted ‘partners’ Real Madrid are set to offer €120m for our Welsh wonder Gareth Bale (get well soon Gareth, arse injuries can be a bummer).
It is perhaps unsurprising that what appears to be the majority of Spurs fans are of the same opinion; that being firstly that the story is bullsh…poppycock, and secondly that if it were true then we should take the money and run. Now, while I agree with the first sentiment, I cannot bring myself to agree with the second. I would like to explain why, so that even if you disagree you may at least acknowledge that there is some method to my madness. Read the rest of this entry »
News just in!
Craig McLachlan, who played Henry in Neighbours, thinks Gareth Bale would be mad to turn down Real Madrid; ‘You just don’t say no when a team who haven’t reached the Champions League final for over a decade start ruthlessly tapping you up,’ roared the Aussie ex-hunk.
Meanwhile Glynn Edwards, who played the Barman in Minder, yesterday advised the Welsh wonder to stay put; ‘Many have chased the European dream only for it to turn into a nightmare. He should stay at Spurs for another season at least,’ the (possibly dead?) veteran actor told our Madrid correspondent.
OK, a slight exaggeration, but it seems every Tom, Dick and McManaman (oops, already said Dick) has got their own piece of erudite career advice for Gareth Bale. Like he needs it. Read the rest of this entry »
I really cannot be arsed to repeat myself. I see little point in writing the exact same article again so I’ll simply supply a link to the old one as it is clearly a ‘one size fits all’ point of view for any given season. No doubt I’ll be able to use it again next year.
Some of the opinions in the comments section haven’t aged so well though, sadly. I particularly enjoyed the insightful ‘Cavani is no better than what we have!’
Best ever points tally this season? Great. Pity AVB wasn’t given the tools to finish the job.
Let us see who we can attract now with the awe inspiring prospect of another Europa League run. In January I was told that it was ‘easy for me to spend someone else’s money’. Well, I would disagree. If that were the case myself and many enlightened others would have done just that in January and now be handing back to ENIC a lucrative Champions League run in return.
If I read one comment about being ‘proud in defeat’ from one of the sad minority who are relieved they haven’t had to leave their comfort zone of mediocrity, I’ll burst a blood vessel somewhere in my face. Therefore, no comments.
Happy Groundhog Day.
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Personally, I am of an unshakeable belief that we have a much better manager than we did last season. Whether our results will bear that out remains to be seen, but is our first eleven also an improvement on that of last year?
Here I rate and compare last season’s players with their replacements, and also where applicable compare the contrasting form of the same player. It’s only my opinion, so feel free to air your views in the comments section.
Friedel was great for us last season but let’s face it, after ’sack the juggler’ Gomes anything would be an improvement. It was never any secret though that, now at 41, Brad was a short term option. All credit to Levy & Co therefore for securing the services of one of the world’s top goalkeepers in Hugo Lloris. Some were slightly critical of us investing in a top goalkeeper this early when we still had Friedel in the ranks, but as was evidenced against Swansea being able to swap quality with quality can never be a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »
If you believe what the papers say we will be buying an awful lot of players in the summer to replace the likes of Walker, Bale, Lennon, Kaboul, Lloris etc; who will all be lured away by clubs who presumably have compromising photographs of Daniel Levy. Oh, and AVB is off to Real Madrid of course.
Assuming however that all our top players don’t in fact end up leaving; who should we be targeting to take this squad on to bigger and better things?
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration of course, the most obvious being whether we qualify for the Champions League or not. I believe we will, but for the purpose of this article I am going to assume that we will. Indulge me. Read the rest of this entry »
I was contemplating our current plight when a startling thought occurred to me. Les Ferdinand; what the hell do we pay him for?
In theory ‘Sir Les’ has been coaching the strikers at White Hart Lane since 2008. In that time we have had the most sorry bunch of goal shy wasters I can remember at the club. The cow’s arse has been a complete stranger to the banjo. Read the rest of this entry »