Happy Wednesday, Spursland!
Many of you know this, but some of you may not: I love Dele Alli. I've loved him ever since last April when I did a little research and found a ridiculously confident young man with a big game to back it up.
Last night was his coming out party on the international stage so I dedicate this Hoddle to him. The pitter to my patter, the eggs in my batter, and the rungs to my ladder. Dele Alli.
And now for the "news":
The perfect night for the perfect player. Did I mention he is perfect? Do you all want me to link to the article I wrote in April about him again?
I think you meant "perfect", Roy. Per-fect. Just repeat after me. Per-fect.
I don't care if he never said it. He thought it, and he's correct.
Terry Butcher is blind.
The crowd, English and French, took their cues from Dele last night and were perfect.