Happy Tuesday Spursland! It's summer, it's official. It's Levy season, even if #levytime isn't until the end of the summer. We have a lot of players leaving: (probably) Soldado, Adebayor, and Harry Kane to Real Madrid, obviously. But here's the question: who disappears from the shop window first? I mean none of these guys are really in demand, unless you are some League 1 owner looking around and thinking "Hey this Roberto guy has been crap forever, maybe just maybe he has fallen down this far?" My money is on Townsend going first to a nice place, like Hull.
And now the "news"
So over the last 50 years we are somehow the fourth most successful team in England? This seems like a very made up thing. A meaningless stat like how I am the number one consumer of German style egg noodles amongst Caucasian males under 30 who have a podcast with 55thVin debuting soon. Was this a long roundabout way to transition into putting pressure on my partner to start uploading and posting some of the several shows we have in the can so you guys can enjoy our great evolving #content? Yes it was but you guys deserve to have the option to listen to us do segments, like Stranger than Therapy where we try to psychoanalyze each other even though we are only semi educated. Or our upcoming feature "Who deserves to be murdered this week and how we should do that?" Be on the look out for The Banter Lab with A and V coming to iTunes eventually.
I doubt the big wigs will allow this to stay in. It shows Ryan Mason scoring a few times and it is clearly not something we allow out there. Much like how the WWE pretends that Chris Benoit never existed so nobody brings up an uncomfortable truth. But yeah that video is really good. [Editor's note: we like it when Ryan Mason does good soccer things.]
And the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Obviously. Also a nice parallel the time it takes for the sun to rise and set is about as long as you last as Real Madrid manager if you win no trophies that season.
Few things remind you of the opening voiceover to an episode of Deadliest Catch than the short version a TV presenter gives for how financially crucial getting promoted to the top flight is.
It must be nice to be able to just think like this. That all of those proposed things are totally possible for them. Except it isn't. We keep a Chelsea fan in the writer's room, and when he talks about Chelsea, without fail he is either depressed or at best ambivalent. [Editor's note: no, that's just Graham.]