Happy Deadline Day, Spursland! This will be a bit different from other Hoddles. Normally we bring you some Spurs news or rumors, or just general Tottenham rubbish (did you see that video of Kane and the American football?), but today is deadline day which means every crumb of legit-ish Spurs news will be covered by the rest of the staff. All of it. Because you never know what Daniel Levy is going to pull out of his vampire but on this day. So today lets focus on what's happening with all them other teams, shall we?
And now the "news"
Eriksen can hit one from 60. Unrelated, I don't know why the international blogger community perceives me as a homer.
When someone is as good and as dominant as Messi is, it is easy to become accustomed to his brilliance. Which is why from time to time he reminds us that the pitch is his world and he is only allowing others to play on it. Except Harry Kane, Hugo, and Eriksen, who he fears, obvi.
Just the kind of news you want to see right before you play them in a high profile fixture. It's always good news to hear your opponent has just put together all the pieces. It's also good to touch the stove when it's turned on high. Do. You. See. What. I. Did. There?
This is a true story. My family have long held in our sports mythology that tempting fate will ALWAYS result in your team being punished. I have seen enough examples of this (my dad and Villanova basketball, myself and this weekend's Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann fight, the list goes on) that I take it as gospel. Now during the game, just after that freak, off his foot, catch and the run down to the one-yard-line someone in the room with me shouted, "this game is over, I guarantee it." At that moment I looked at them and said, "never tempt fate. The fates don't like to be tempted and they punish those that do this." Next play ... INTERCEPTION. And I gloated as my sports gods proved to be superior to his.
It was so awesome I can't do it justice. Every fight was awesome. I am counting the Woodley fight as awesome because the main event was so good I counted it twice.