Unprofessional Foul


December 31, 2010

Just In Time: The Most Hilarious Story of the Year

The chairman wants me to bring in a barber, but I'm not interested

It’s not as close a shave as the Rafa van der Vaart signing, but Harry Redknapp has made a very late, very strong entry into the Most Hilarious Story of 2010 contest.

The man I’d never call a “wheeler-dealer” (to his face) said yesterday… and I quote:

“The owner would like me to go out and spend his money and buy somebody who could make the difference… But I don’t know where that player is. We’re not in a position where we need to panic buy.”

Alright now, gather yourself, suspend disbelief, ignore this rumor, and just appreciate that you got to read that sentence. I adore ol’ Arry*, as you’d imagine, but even this is a bridge, to sell, too far.

*And I will, despite the fact he will inevitably leave at an inopportune time for the club. As fans, we knew, or should have known the bargain back in October 2008. What no one could have predicted is how good the last 26 months have gone. So when the man goes, I’ll say “fare thee well” and look back on this brilliant run with a smile…

The takeaway here is that, for the first time I can remember, Spurs are a) real good and b) obviously with money to spend.

My guess is that Levy actually does feel that a marquee signing would serve the team well; the outlay, given the new European stage, being likely to pay for itself. The biggest need is still a tall, powerful striker. A similarly authoritative presence a la Lass Diarra would help, too.

Tomorrow is January, folks. Let the stupidity begin! continue!

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The Likely Lad


  1. Speaking of stupid ideas

    Yes I know I just posted it on another article, so sue me the idea of this happening is funny enough to post twice

  2. I don’t get why there’s a picture of Michael Palin on this post.

  3. The Likely Lad

    Brian– nothing funny at all about that link. You’re trying to ruin New Year’s! Noooooo!

  4. Sounds like ‘Arry just wants him in to teach Azza a thing or two. Maybe they should realize Beckham will want to come here and play and as a result won’t teach Azza one damn thing. This has Favre-to-the-Vikings written all over it. We’re trying build something, ‘Arry, not collect selfish, aging has beens.

  5. The Likely Lad

    Harry Redknapp is building a team for the future… Harry Redknapp is building a team for the future… Gareth Bale is like Jesus but with a football.

    Happy 2011! Come On You Spurs!

  6. Ryan

    Moar players. We needs them.

  7. Ryan

    Not needed: a month of these headlines. I don’t even know if that’s the way it’s pronounced.

  8. @TLL

    That got a chuckle out of me. Well played.

  9. All i wanted for Spurs was a real forward. Instead I’m getting an aging winger who isn’t as good as the two we already have.

  10. Tno

    @NYK (wherever you are)
    re: Arsenal vs Barca tickets.
    I acquired them by parting ways with 600 dollars.

  11. Tno

    “Who are you going to knock out? You’re not going to knock Man United out, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City … it looks like we’re going to finish fifth, having said all that!”- I love ‘Arry

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