The Ballad of Dan and Big Red
The Gunslingers stood twenty paces apart,
Could have heard a pin drop or a squeaky bum fart,
Big Red had never been beaten at this test,
Some say Dan is the fastest gun in the West.
Not a movement in sight just the steely eyed stare,
Psyching each other out with a glare,
Big Reds fingers flinched as he chewed on his gum,
But Daniel held firm, didn’t reach for his gun.
Then in an instant Red went for the butt,
Dan had a feeling way deep in his gut,
He moved to the Right as he drew from his belt,
Two shots rang out, the hands had been dealt.
Big Red clutched his chest as he fell to the ground,
Daniel moved forward without even a sound,
As the pool of blood beneath Red grew and grew,
Dan shot him again…..To Dare is to Do.
We expected that, I think it’s a blatant manipulation of the rules.
Tottenham did nothing wrong as he went to Standard Liege. They tried to buy him off us and we’d been looking for a certain figure – they wouldn’t pay it but asked if they could take him down there on trial and at that time he was out of contract in June.
He went down on trial. They then said they weren’t prepared to pay the money and all of a sudden he signed for Standard Liege. We knew immediately and suspected that he would return to Tottenham in January and that’s happened.
There’s nothing we can do about it but I think that really we should, first of all, register our discontent, I think the league should look into it.
The registration should be stopped until they investigate it thoroughly. There’s bound to be a trail, either mobile phones or e-mails, that could give you the full story. I must say I’m disappointed in Tottenham. For whatever reason, a club that size has decided to go down this route.
Zeki enjoyed his time at Standard. However when Standard sacked their manager in November Zeki wasn’t part of the new manager’s plans which he accepts and understands happens in football.
Unfortunately a combination of this and the fact he had become homesick meant he wanted to return to England.
His representatives made contact with clubs in England. This afforded us a second opportunity to sign the player and as per Fifa’s solidarity contribution mechanism, Manchester United will receive five per cent of the transfer fee we have paid.