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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Driving Home with Sandro

Not that sort of Brazilian Miss Prendergast
  I meant get Neymar or Leandro on the phone.
 
 The Greg Myer Column
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Wednesday 28 November 2012.
I Drove Home With Sandro ... Liverpool At The Lane.
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 Driving home from work on Monday night I had that Sandro Ranieri playing on the radio. You know the one featured on youtube over the summer with the Brazil Olympic team.
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The guitar playing was accompanied by a very big grin on my face as I pondered events at West Ham at the Lane on Sunday. We have our Spurs back was a recurring thought. Sandro was immense, Clint Dempsey started to look like a player Liverpool were desperate to get in the summer. Lets hope he shows them what for later today.
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The little ones played well. Jermain with a brace. Aaron the provider with one. Bale looked menacing as usual and scored one made in the USA. However our biggest grin was reserved for our Pub favourite Hugo. Another start and some increasingly confident , classy goalkeeping. Brad Friedel seems now to be second but what a true professional. Hope he stays. His presence as mentor, backup and all round good guy is immeasurable.
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However with all that cockle warming stuff happening, and I'm not really sure they make, sell or grow cockles anymore, the real moment for our pub was the entry of another very impressive looking man.
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A Belgian Blowing Bubbles.
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Yes in fairness it should read 'Belgians', plural. Seems with our Croatian contingent vanishing off the face of the North London earth that the new flavour of the month is Belgian.
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Jan Vertonghen and the aptly named Moussa Dembele. Jan whose versatility is such that to date he is our left back. Not ideal and when Benny is back the Bale service will be much enhanced. No criticism of Verts but he is a very accomplished centre back. Precise, poised and blessed with the gift of infallibility almost. However the quick transfer from back to front is not as evident when Benny is not there. But we digress and so to the excitement machine.
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His style is not the Croatian variety.No dropped shoulder but certainly the explosive acceleration, a continuing powerful surge, opponents left in wake and a display of mesmerising close control.
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The comparison between Luka and Moussa ends there. The Dembele end product has the capacity to conclude with a powerful and accurate shot on goal.No powder puff finishing a la Luka .True Luka was capable of a through ball exquisite. I wonder if 6 feet 1 inch as against 5 feet 9 inches has something to do with it. Moussa does look impressive.
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Not like for like but our pub have overcome the Modric divorce. The power of our returning Belgian maestro is both thrilling and exciting. Surely his impending start against Pool will build on the Ham display.
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A display where our pub truly thought its nice to have our Spurs back.
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Meanwhile At A Kent Pub.
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Spirits are high here. Not just the top shelf variety but belief in our Spurs. The void between us and Ham was demonstrable and encouraging.
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If the defence can keep the obnoxious human being but very good footballer that scores all the goals for Liverpool quiet then we fancy Spurs this evening.
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Spare a thought for those less fortunate. This time last year the three old wise men were in third place in the Premier with even the title beckoning. Fourth in the end.
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Joe,Kevin and Harry survived the rain and weather at Sunderland last night.A long way from  operating at one of the biggest clubs in the world. If only ...
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 Cheers ... fingers crossed won't be needed if the real Spurs turn up this evening ... Greg Meyer.      coys.
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Jimmy's Video Spot:
Well here it is: Sandro on Guitar and Vocals, Neymar leading the Dancing. Be patient it takes them a little while to get organised. On the field Snarling Tiger. Off the field 100% Pussycat.

3 comments:

cookie said...

Pasting the 'bin dippers' would pleasure me greatly.

Anonymous said...

If we do sincerely desire not to be racially abused (as opposed to indulging ourselves in the 'Y word' gratuitously), we should not call decent and sincere Liverpool supporters 'bib-dippers'.

Anonymous said...

I recall the jibe why is it that seagulls fly upside down over merseyside?

Because it ain't worth crapping on

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