‘He’s Not Happy and He’s Eyeing a January Move’
There was a certain inevitability about Adebayor scoring on his Spurs debut this weekend. Much in the same way you could be assured that any millionaire simpleton appearing on MTV Cribs will lead the film-crew into his monstrously decorated bedroom and declare: this is where the magic happens, while pointing to his hovercraft-sized bed and winking like a sex pest, one could almost guarantee the Togolese talisman would find his feet rather sharpish in the Midlands. As well as his propensity for debut goals- he’s done so for all three Premier League employers thus far- he has the rather exceptional fortune of not being Peter Crouch. Which I think we can all agree, is just great news for everyone involved.
Two-nil to the Tottenham, then. Lovely stuff. Points on the board and we’re moving in the only direction our anchored status on the foot of table would allow. Up, up and, well, into fourteenth. As well as the two net-finders, Scotty Parker Party Starter made a decent first account of himself, I thought. Tidy in possession, robust in the tackle when called upon for such duties. He appears to have a fully-developed, adult brain, too; evident, among other things, in the smartly masked through-ball for Emmanuelle’s opener. All in all, très bon from monsieur Parker. Très bon, indeed.
Meanwhile, back in the here and now, ‘Arry has come out today and given some quite candid (very unlike him, I know) remarks about the future of one Heurelho Gomes. Here is what he said, presumably while the Sky Sports reporter pressed a gun into the small of his back:
“He’s not happy and he’s eyeing a January move,” said Redknapp. “If the chance comes for him to play elsewhere, I’m sure he’ll take it.
“I’ve not bombed out Gomes and made him No.3 keeper but we decided Carlo Cudicini would be better on the bench.”
Blimey. Have we seen the last of the bonkers Brazilian?