Happy Wednesday, Spursland! I'm standing in for your old buddy theroosevelts once again today as, for the first time in weeks, he wanted to take a night off last night. As I imagine it, he basically chose to spend the whole of it doing this.
And now the "news"
Lamela is Inter's top summer target- Here Is The City
I include this link purely because it's an example of a fascinating, long-term trend of our best young players getting linked to a move to Inter. Us giving up players like Gareth Bale, Sandro and Erik Lamela to a side that can't even nail down a scudetto is like England giving up a nuclear sub to Welsh control in case anyone comes for their... erm... leeks?
AIA will decide Spurs pre-season tour destinations- Goal.com
[really, really, really dense sarcasm] I wonder if Malaysia will be on that list?!?! [/really, really, really dense sarcasm]
Gomes in loan talks with Leeds- Independent
The man with the loosest hands in the UK and the city with the loosest morals in the UK . A veritable match made in heaven.
Holtby denies problems with Magath- Touchline Talk
At which point Magath allowed him out of the chokey hole for four minutes to enjoy a single Ryvita before pushing him back down into the inky blackness for another eight days.
Laudrup 'sacked by email'- BBC Sport
In this world of technologically-driven social disaffection, that was actually a pretty personal way of doing it. If Huw Jenkins was like most other people in this day and age, he would've just Snapchatted Laudrup a picture of him holding up his P45 and a single middle finger.
Pellegrini turns on referee- Guardian
Hopefully he did it quicker than Demichelis turned on Messi. Otherwise the referee would have been back in Stockholm before Pellegrini had come all the way round to face him.