Spurs fan captures his emotions ahead of Arsenal-Wigan game.
Via GFOP @EarlofShoop
Your Young Player of the Year when he was REALLY young.
The song remains the same. Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, and Chelsea all managed wins. But while there wasn’t a change in the Top Four, the weekend wasn’t without its drama. Gareth Bale was like clockwork in Spurs’ all-important triumph over Arsenal, leaving their North London rivals with more lingering questions about the club’s direction. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger analyze all the ramifications from the derby, turn their attention to the relegation battle, and reflect on the opening weekend of MLS.
If that wasn’t enough, the Blazers also speak with iconic ESPN broadcaster and jolliest man alive Bob Ley about his days as the public-address announcer of the Cosmos, how the culture has changed in Bristol over the years, and what truthfully is the secret to eternal youth. Horse placentas are about to have their moment in the sun.
Gareth Bale. Scores. Celebrates as AVB commands.
GFOP David Singerman likes how busy the monogrammer has been with Andre Villas Boas’ wardrobe. Hat, coat, and even snood have been AVB’d.
It was a snowy weekend of mid-season football in the Premier League, with the weather providing a cleansing effect for Clint Dempsey in Tottenham’s home meeting with Manchester United. After close to 93 minutes of disappointing form, Deuceface slotted home the equalizer as America, Andre Villas-Boas, Manchester City, and Under Armour all rejoiced. In this week’s Men in Blazers podcast, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review the title race that’s back on, only because it was never really off. But it’s not only the glory of the top of the table that’s up for discussion. The Blazers also consider the relegation battle and bid sacked Southampton manager Nigel “Happyface” Adkins farewell.
To add a modicum of intelligent insight, Fox Soccer’s very own Rob Stone drops in to recap the Brek Shea saga and shed light on what life is like these days for a soccer- and cheerleader-lovin’ American at the network that gave us Cleatus the dancing robot.
Is AVB wise to our efforts to prove his gingie-ness? (H/T GFOP Bryan Belyea)
GFOP Ian Daley writes:
My mom texted me today while apparently doing the New York Times crossword puzzle: ”5 letters, Tottenham? … Do you know what that is?”
Football has officially arrived in the States, in 2 decades of helping my mom cheat on sports questions in the crossword, this is the first football question she’s asked me where the answer wasn’t Pele or David Beckham.
From GFOP Nathan Scott: Good to see Winona Ryder follow up her appearance in Reality Bites by remaking herself as the French/Tottenham keeper. FRIEDEL > WINONA.
From GFOP @collodi: Best example of bringing it #quarterbackstyle. Thanks AVB.
It started innocently enough last season with the simple yapping of a finely manicured Italian hand. And now, following Manchester United’s 3-2 loss at home to Tottenham, it does appear that the divine aura surrounding Sir Alex Ferguson is on the wane. Could Fergie Time really be a thing of the past? The Blazered Men are inclined to think it so.
Manchester isn’t the only place where the script is undergoing a revision. The visions of new managers at both Liverpool and the aforementioned Tottenham look to finally be taking hold. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger cover these and other story lines that emerged over the weekend, including the continued rise of a certain club that will be left unnamed for fear of jinxing its unnamed flying start. All we can say is: In Fellaini’s ‘Fro We Trust.
We proudly present the winner of our “What PowerPoint did AVB present to the Burnley board that so confused them?” competition. GFOP Hans Janowitz is the genius behind this piece of work. May we forever be in the dark on how he lifted the presentation from Andre’s laptop.