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The Season of Goodwill - Not On The Football Pitch

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Alan’s Season Diary 2013-14 no 34

Christmas Eve

In the film Kill Bill Vol II there is the famous five finger death punch. I wonder if this will become known as the one finger suicide flick? In fact,

Is this the finger that cost Arsenal the Title?

Hello Jack, can we please have a comment on how it feels to lose your cool, spend Christmas on the sidelines as a punishment and drop from 5 points clear at the top to second behind Liverpool, failing to ever beat Chelsea in the League when

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[Photo: Alan Hill]

Mourinho is manager and helping to prove the pundits right when they said Arsenal do not have what it takes to win the League? Oh I say, no need for that, I only Arsked! I hope the Turkey was worth it.

Tottenham Announcement

Last night at 9pm Spurs announced that Tim Sherwood has been appointed until the end of season 2014-15.

Let’s get behind him now the deed is done.

Boxing Day

Some cracking games. Top quality from Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool. Malky Mackay looks like he really has had it after Cardiff’s pretty spiritless performance; 0-3 down after half an hour to a Southampton team that hadn’t won in their previous seven games.

Skortshirt1 IMG_9258Tan and many supporters left before the end. Makes our win against Southampton look even better. I don’t normally spend much time commenting on referees but Lee Mason was really showing the Christmas spirit and turning a blind eye all through the Man City / Liverpool game.

Lee Mason [Photo: Alan Hill]

Lee Mason [Photo: Alan Hill]

Brendan Rodgers has gone off on one in today’s papers but Liverpool got away with a lot more than City. Watch that Skirtel, he’ll have the shirt right off your back, literally! I thought you were supposed to wait until after the match to swap.

These Skirtel pictures are of 3 separate incidents, none of which were punished.

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[Photo: Alan Hill]

[Photo: Alan Hill]

[Photo: Alan Hill]

 
  • But then neither was this.

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[Photo: Alan Hill]

Rule 10 says, “No player shall use his hands to hold or push an opponent.” So did neither Lee Mason nor his assistants see any of these or what?  As a Spurs supporter I have no axe to grind. I’d just like an answer.

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[Photo: Alan Hill]

United win, Rooney scored a great goal but when they were 2-0 down he reverted to type and got away unpunished with yet another chop from behind after the ball had gone, this time on Tom Huddlestone. I’ll say it again. He’ll get sent off if he does this n Brazil. I’m hoping if these are given enough publicity instead of being swept under the carpet he’ll stop doing it on time.

Spurs v WBA

Spurs still not firing on all cylinders at White Hart Lane. We draw 1-1 with WBA in Tim Sherwood’s first home league game in charge. Appropriately at this time of year, a Christian gets his first league goal with a gorgeous free kick after the Baggies had spurned 2 gilt-edged chances to take the lead.

Not much else to write home about. No-one wanted to buy my seat for this game and MOTD left it until last. ‘Nuff said.

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