In the wake of Yaya Toure’s strop at Manchester City over his 31st birthday, I thought we might suggest some suitable presents for the Tottenham players.
What can you give the man who can buy absolutely anything he wants, no expense spared?
Brad Friedel instantly came to mind and not surprisingly all the presents were age related.
We could take out membership for Saga or alternatively give him a portable fire extinguisher – he’ll need one to blow out all the candles on his cake.
Roberto Soldado – a striker’s master class with Gary Lineker.
The next manager – a (Rosetta Stone?) English language course for interviews, team talks and press conferences.
Also a poster for the dressing room spelling out “The Tottenham Way” for inspiration see West Ham’s joint owners’ statement about the West Ham way. Both clubs have similar philosophies. For avoidance of doubt it would seem they need spelling out. Attacking, entertaining, goal-scoring football played on the floor for the most part. Not possession for possession’s sake.
Daniel Levy – a Tardis – so he can visit the future and see the effects of his next management appointment and whether sticking by someone will be more beneficial than the revolving door policy.
Our youngsters – Connor Ogilvie, Kenny McEvoy, Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb et al, on each birthday a group trip to an adventure playground with a ball pit, bouncy castle climbing ropes etc.
Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend were disappointed to miss out on the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil so for each of them a copy of the Panini World Cup,sticker album, so they can check out all the players they might have been playing against.
Jan Vertonghen has looked so miserable this season that he could have his own Laughing Policemen machine, and hopefully it’ll bring a smile to his face.
To end on a very practical note the best present for Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen, in the eyes of every Tottenham supporter would be new watertight 5 year contracts.
My thanks to Alan for his contribution and probably you have ideas of suitable birthday presents for the Spurs players – let us know.