first things first… i ave been away because i have been… nuff said…
so the last couple weeks we have shown are ability to destroy sides are ability to be destroyed and why every club in europe is keeping an eye on are little roadrunner…
the fulham game was an example of how we make things hard for ourselves.
we go one down and immediately we wake up and smell the roses bang in a reply and then a winner.
the inter game was just mental. i sat there completely slack jawed with my dad in utter awe at how bad William Gallas actually was.. this was the same centre back that was hailed as the organiser of Arsenals defence a couple years ago and then it suddenly struck me… he cant understand Hutton and vica versa! this is a man who has spent his entire career in england with foreign coaches foreign players surrounding him and while at arsenal communicating in french almost all of the time. poor alan hutton is a Weigey after all and lets face it even if your english you cant understand them.
so in the second half Bassong told Gallas to get stuffed and took it on his own back to play the dawson role and get his body in front of everything and tackle everyone and more importantly to try and win every header. this is what gallas needed and in the second half we were slightly more stable arry also realised this…
the Bale hattrick… well what can i say he does many things well but finishing has always been left up to someone else untill now. yeah he pitched in with the odd goal but this looked like he was a contender to play up front! each finish was more precise than the last and no doubt we will see it again over the many years he will wear a lilly white shirt.
now the Everton game was a little bit of a wimper. we were knackered after a long night in Milan and the big boys really didn’t shine.. interestingly neither did VdV who didn’t play that night. the best player on the pitch was Moddle and he was running things although he does need a lesson in shooting from big Les as he had three chances on the edge of the box and although they were close they weren’t struck with the velocity a ball needs to be hit to fly in from 25 yards… a baines free kick went in and then we equalised with VdV following in a crouch knock down to tap home. we pushed but towards the end it was a pretty dead game…
now dirty old Alec has sorted Rooney he thinks he can move on. he as finally found someone to fill Ruud Van Nistlerooys boots but although he is playing well at the moment Nani will never fill Ronaldo’s. While Rooney is sunning himself in Dubai i think Man UTD have made a big mistake in thinking that telling Roo we will build the team around him will keep him happy. they wont buy big in January and they will use the fact its January as an excuse and then the summer will come around and they wont buy anyone then either and then instead of having £100K a week not turning up for training and blabbing to the media about broken promises they will have £250K doing it! not to mention all the other players who will want new contracts to show how important they are to the club. i was surprised Rooney got away wit blackmailing Alec which is why i have a bad feeling it was all part of Alec’s plan to get more £££ out of the yanks… Alec is one of the believers that sides have runs of five years.
the first year is building the team
the second year is training and blending the team
third year is when they are almost there peak
fourth year is them there peak
fifth year is time to prepare to rebuild and start again.
you can see it with many of the great Man u sides that after a big win some of the big players get off loaded as it tends to coincide with the best part of their careers.
Teddy Sheringham is a perfect example. he by no means played his best football at Man U but he did win the most there and his experience was a massive part of Winning those trophies.
so anyway this year is a year to train and bring the team up to scratch for Man U.
so spurs have to take advantage as i dont think we fall in that circuit of five years yet but Arry is setting us up to do so and in doing so sets up for a Rosey future…
i wrote the bit below awhile ago but it seems a little more powerfull now.
16:55 in Levy Towers.
Dan: Arry quick tell me yes or no to Van der Vaart
Arry: err yeah but where do i put him?
Dan: fuck it arry i dunno but im buying him….
(Dan smiles as he puts the phone down glances out a floor to ceiling window accross tottenham)
Dan: fuck i love deadline day…..
I started this blog and Twitter to collect the news that seemed to be streaming out of every newspaper and forum mainly it was to organise my own thoughts on the club but then i started posting about deadline day nearing and contributing to #COYS on match days and it grew from then. so now we are six deadline days in and i got to celebrate the most significant signing spurs have made since Gazza with all my Friends on #COYS
This boy is ready to take us to the next level. i believe it will be next season that we will see him held in the same regard as Lampard Drogba Ronaldo and Rooney are on Sky Sports news.
We will take the place of Liverpool in the top four and then we can laugh at everyone else moaning that Sky Sports is biased towards the top four.
These boys will take us places.
anyway down to the game.
we went one nill down and for some of the first half Villa pressed but after heskey went off the lacked anyone working hard up front so are make shift defence of Thudd Bassong BAE and Hutton were relatively after half time.
The goal just before half time was typical of the way we played the whole game even though it wasnt the prettiest goal we could have scored there was tonnes of pressure before it and some lovely passing it just so happened that a cross then a crouch flick on to the back post where VdV was waiting with a giant leap to put it in the top of the net with friedel flapping and the Villa defence all asking “who was picking him up?”
the second involved the same two players.
With VdV now playing down the middle he arrived just as crouch was nodding it back into the box he had the quickness of feet and though to watch Richard Dunne’s last ditch challenge fly past and he whacked it into the back of the net.
The players deserved the three points and they worked hard.
you cant ask for more than that.