It’s Alive!

Well this is getting interesting. Just when the season looked to be shuffling off its mortal coil, to quote the Bard, Tottenham have ploughed the infertile landscape and miraculously found new life. Thrill-seekers or, indeed, masochist will no doubt be enjoying themselves in the current winds. Me, I’m still on the hunt for a quiet life but know in all honesty I chose the wrong club for that. And you can’t say the pure drama of it all hasn’t captured the imagination. Can you? No, you can’t. So there. Two games remain; a single point between 3rd and 5th. It’s going down to the wire.

So, one or two arbitrary thoughts on Wednesday’s game, with no particular mind for order or importance. Modric’s opener. My what a thing of loveliness that was. It’s been noted on several occasions- in this very parish, for one- that the Croatian appears incapable of scoring an ugly goal. In fact the thought alone looks to make him quite nauseous. The by-product of this net-bothering snobbery, of course, is his rather meagre return in the goal-scoring charts. I guess we’re supposed to stop belly-aching and just admire the vision. When will I score? This is unimportant. What matters is that when I do, the gods themselves will weep in the wake of its beauty. I am Luka.

As high on the splendid scale that Modric’s effort was, the same won’t be said of Owen Columba Coyle’s touchline attire. I can’t put my finger and what’s so- shall we say- unsettling about the Paisley Panther’s sporty get-up. Ostensibly there’s nothing wrong with a manager dressing like he’s ready to peel back the (considerable) years at the drop of a hat- and I’m sure there’s a certain freedom of movement that comes with prowling the technical area with bare thighs- but I do wish he’d put some bloody trousers on. Maybe I’m scared I’m going set eyes on a shrivelled testicle.

Apologies if you’re just about to have your tea. Maybe watch the highlights to take your mind off things. Doesn’t everybody look happy? Yeah.

In other news, of a less puckered variety. Kyle Walker has been busy with the fizzy this week; scrawling his name all over a brand spanking new contract. Using joined-up handwriting or not, it’s yet to be confirmed, but the important details are that he’s committed himself until 2017 and presumably his bank account is about to get a whole lot more awesomer. Just rewards for a fine season (on the whole) which has seen him play a lung-busting 47 out 51 games for Spurs and pick up the YPOTY gong along the way. Top stuff, Master Kyle.

Now a goal and a clean-sheet against your erstwhile team-mates and we’ll call it quits?

Super.

 

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24 Responses to It’s Alive!

  1. avatar Parklaner says:

    “When will I score? This is unimportant. What matters is that when I do, the gods themselves will weep in the wake of its beauty. I am Luka”

    Class – Can we have this on a T Shirt Please

  2. avatar Parklaner says:

    I think Coyle may still be on the books as a player – certainly the rerserves anyway – I know he was at Burnley

  3. avatar Longwell says:

    “It’s been noted on several occasions- in this very parish, for one- that the Croatian appears incapable of scoring an ugly goal. In fact the thought alone looks to make him quite nauseous. The by-product of this net-bothering snobbery, of course, is his rather meagre return in the goal-scoring charts.”

    Perhaps you’re on to something here. Ball comes to Luka ten yards out…easy chance.

    “Drat! This situation does not require an outrageous shot. I cannot make this goal pretty enough. The impeccable aesthetics of my career highlight reel must be preserved. I shall now drag this shot four yards wide.”

  4. avatar JimmyG2 says:

    ‘Never trust a manager that wears shorts on a match day’.
    An adage that has kept me on the right track for many a long year since.

    Top blogging Fox. Modric quote would win prizes if there were any.

  5. avatar cc says:

    This is good fun:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01hbbfg/Blue_Peter_03_05_2012/
    Bale and Harry + training footage. Starts after 13m in.

  6. avatar cc says:

    2-1 at H-T. Listening to this Norwich game is torture. It is not the setbacks that get you. Its the hope 🙂

  7. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    3rd still on! Who’d have thought that? Harry out! 😉

  8. avatar Aran says:

    Well that’s a shame. Utterly dominated that match too. Very unfortunate not to win it.

    Newcastle have a tough away game at Everton on the final day. Arsenal are away at West Brom. Spurs get a reasonably winnable home fixture against Fulham by contrast. So it rather looks odds on we’ll end up fourth in the league unless West Brom can do us an almighty favour. I suppose we’d just better hope Chelsea do the honourable thing and lose to the Germans in the CL final. It’s almost a tradition for the English, after all, and we like tradition around these parts.

  9. avatar Longwell says:

    Harry really needed to find a way to get Defoe on the pitch for at least the last 15 minutes. Villa are too good at dealing with crosses and corners (and our delivery’s far too shit) for us to have much of chance via that route. Best hope was someone making a shooting chance out of nothing, and nobody in our squad is better at that than JD.

    What a fucking buzzkill this season has been. Can’t wait for the 0-0 to Fulham.

  10. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    So, Fulham for the finale. CL spot riding on it and, hey ho, we got no left back. I’m tempted to say put Bale there; it might keep him on the left. But, realistically, it has to be Billy G. I can’t see another candidate. Never a dull moment, eh?

  11. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Chavs seriously kakking it up against Pool. Which is nice.

  12. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    I look at it this way: We can’t control the other results, so what it comes down to is 3 points against Fulham. Win and we are assured of at least 4th place, with 3rd possible if the red shite drop points. All the calculations of what might happen are largely irrelevant if we do not beat Fulham.

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