Happy Monday, Spursland!
No matter how oxymoronic that statement may be, it is the only way one could describe the feeling today after handing out a first rate footballing lesson to West Ham yesterday. This game made me feel echoes of that 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle some years back, only we aren't an old team, we're very young, and the Hammers didn't try to play with us the way the Magpies did on their fateful day.
Yesterday, we punished a team that was intent on making it difficult for us and hitting on the counter, only we didn't lose our nerve after twenty minutes of difficulty and our class eventually began to shine. Again, again, and again.
Seriously, we are amazing to watch.
It's early, the holiday period is still a month away, but this squad feels special.
And now for the "news":
Harry Kane's girlfriend having a laugh, and then hash tagging something confusing| The Sport Review
"Look his mouth is open haha oh btw" #icancook
Mauricio claims this performance as the best| Daily Mail
It really was a thrashing; truly one way traffic. Also, perhaps lost in all this premature talk of title is that West Ham are sitting rather high in the table.
Alan Smith: "Eric Dier is really f***** good"| The Telegraph
While not exactly what he wrote, it would've been the headline were I his editor. Still waiting on that callback, fingers crossed.
Player ratings, or a reasonable facsimile| 7500 to Holte
How is life going at the smoking crater left by Honest Tim, you ask. This article should fill you in sufficiently.
Columbus took care of the first leg against NY Red Bulls| Massive Report
It just wouldn't be late November without the Red Bulls on the brink of falling out of MLS' playoffs. Look at me trying to make topical MLS jokes.