Happy Monday, Spursland! Perhaps mildly overshadowed yesterday by our joy in Defoe's hat trick and that Dempsey "did something", we may have failed to praise Hugo Lloris for his performance. That my friends, was a deal. He was a wall that could only be beaten by the black magic that Andy Carroll whips out once a season so that the newspapers keep hyping him. The only way it could have been better is if he stopped a penalty while doing a headspin.
And now the "news"
AVB Focused On The Win, Not The Chants- Sky Sports
If you didn't hear them where you were watching the game you aren't alone, I didn't hear them either. Apparently more that a few West Ham fans decided to go all Lazio at the game yesterday. Why, you may ask? Well, I am forced to assume that they are just as emasculated and empty inside as all other racists in the world. We won't print what was said here, but if you want specifics, the Telegraph has them.
Italian FA Apologize For Fan Attacks- BBC
Take note, Serbia. This is how the countries that want to run things around this world act when an international incident occurs.
Kolo Toure Caries On 2-Year Affair Pretending To Be Car Salesman Named Frascios- Deadspin
No. Seriously. Like he did that.
Harry In At QPR- SB Nation Soccer
Circle January 14th on your calendars as our first game against Harry. The showdown between the Dashing One and the Jowelled One. Oh, the drama! I can taste the English tabloid media mud slinging from here.
5 Steps To Rehab Rafa Benitez- We Ain't Got No History
You know you are hated if one of the steps is to quit. Like wow.
Fireman Ed Leaves The Jets- SB Nation Look It
Meanwhile, everyone who isn't from Long Island just asked, "Fireman who?"
Hector Camacho Dead After Gunshot- Bad Left Hook
He was THE man.
Ricky Hatton Retires Following Loss- Bad Left Hook
I liked to think of Hatton as boxing's Robbie Keane. I know that makes no sense, but that's how I like to think of him so deal with it.