Green shoots of recovery in football news as the quite horrible lethargy of last week ebbs away. That is if course if you ignore the bazillion column inches dedicated to whether Gareth Bale will join Real Madrid or not. I’ll dwell briefly on this only to ask, who do the cretins that churn this stuff out think their end user, their reader is? Most non Tottenham football fans couldn’t care if one of our players were to be hit by the ever proverbial bus, and no Spurs fan is going to plow through 400 words which become immediately apparent as being speculative tosh after the first paragraph.
If I can direct your attention to a piece which bucks the trend and is absolutely worth reading then try THIS from The Guardian. Quite effortlessly sketching an outline of how Spurs are functioning under Villas-Boas and where Bale fits into that template; rather than banging a a cake tin with a spoon whilst shouting, ‘£40m!, no £50m!’
Transfer tittle tattle? Well, if you believe numerous outlets this morning Spurs have rebuffed interest in Eunice Kaboul from Anzhi. Is this true? One would hope that was the case, but is this not just some unpaid intern trying to squeeze Samba’s departure to QPR and the fact that Kaboul hasn’t been kinked with anyone for an age into the same ill fitting, shop soiled shoe? I think it is.
Bonzo gets a mention too, remarkably. Mercato365 say we are in for Sébastien Corchia. Who he? Only Sochaux’s finest. And their right back to boot. Given I’d swap young Kyle for a ingrowing toenail, I pronounce this one a runner and wish to be the first to welcome him to The Lane.