Tottenham Hotspur F.C has long been regarded as everyone’s second team. Outside of the London rivalries, it seems no one has a bad word to speak and wants them to succeed. A team which has had such a talented squad for many years had never reached the heights they should have. However the introduction of Harry Redknapp to the White Hart Lane dugout has given the men in white the added spice they needed to fulfil the ambitions of a dedicated following. So the question has to be asked; can Tottenham win the Champions League?
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
|Happier times for 'homesick' Tevez|
Of course compassion can be shown as being away from your family for a considerable period of time is tough for everyone; however when the dotted line was presented, the alluring number of noughts seem to have taken greater significance. This enhanced by the news that when given a week of at the start of December, ‘homesick’ Tevez decided to stay in sunny Tenerife, rather than make the trip home to see his family. The fact it has taken until now for these grievances to appear surely shows his life isn’t that much of a struggle and he should throw on the snood, a pair of gloves and get out on the training pitch to prepare for the next game.
This festive period was yet to have a pantomime villain and Carlos Tevez was the man to step up. With Joorabchian conveniently behind him, it proved a difficult issue for the board to negotiate but all seems settled now. That is until the January window opens where I would not be surprised to see Mr Tevez off to sunnier climes to join some Argentinean teammates across Europe in Spain.
If this does turn out to be the case, then Tevez, and his bulldog-like approach, will be missed in the Premier League.
Monday, 20 December 2010
I think even the most staunch Celtic fan would agree that it was not a penalty, which makes the reaction it has caused even more baffling. I realise that the white lies that were told are unforgivable and has brought some of the criticism on themselves, but surely this shows the fear which the match officials currently have. Afraid to look as if they are favouring one team over another, this is going to leave Scotland with no up-and coming referees as they don’t want the hassle that comes with the job.
Scottish MP Pete Wishart has come out publicly and said "I seriously do think it would be in the interests of the game if they did declare which team they support. Yes, referees are entitled to support a team. They may support one of the two big teams. But when Rangers or Celtic come to McDiarmid Park I would like to know what teams these referees are supporting”. With all due respect, go back to making a mess of our country from your publically funded property than weighing into a debate that politics has no place in. Coming out with these comments just heaps more pressure on officials, and has contributed hugely to the upcoming strike.
Lennon’s behaviour has clearly rubbed off on his players as new Celtic signing Gary Hooper commented "We are one of the biggest teams in the world and everyone wants to beat us, all the teams. The referee wants to give a decision against us so he can say something after the game. I think all the big teams get it." Wait a minute Gary; you have been in the SPL a couple of months, is that long enough to make a judgement? Stick to doing what you do best which is scoring goals, rather than giving your two cents. This is exactly the kind of thing which has caused this eruption over the issue recently. Instead of a casual “I don’t think I can comment on that”, everyone wants their say and it has finally came to a head and referee’s have had enough.
Let’s just hope that an Israeli official isn’t a closet Rangers fan or our recent favourite word ‘conspiracy’ will be out in force again in Sunday’s papers.