By now, it’s quite possible that many readers will be aware of Eric Dier’s somewhat bizarre statement that he wants his ashes scattered at Spurs. I reminded of an occasion when a friend’s small child who was telling his dad that he loved him more than anyone else in the whole wide world, to which he replied, ‘That’s very sweet, but I’d be quite happy if you just tidied up your room now and again.”
Committing to having one’s ashes scattered is what one might call a grand gesture, and as per my friend with his messy kid, I’d be more interested in Dier developing a reputation for being a great player, than being promised the pledging to rest his mortal remains on our grass.
The dead cat strategy is the introduction of a dramatic, shocking, or sensationalist topic to divert discourse away from a more damaging topic. This stinks of a kaput feline.
Could it be that there are about to be some bad vibes from within the dressing room exposed, and Eric wants to get his evidence in first, in case his name is mentioned?
Again, the man with the real worry here is Daniel Levy. José Mourinho is an honourable enough chap, but he’s also extremely wealthy, and one might worry about just how watertight his non-disclosure agreement is?
These fans comments were typical of responses to Eric’s ‘solemn pledge’…