The problem with Reviews Of The Year is that they have to be dutifully complied from Jan 01 and the master notes wheeled out on the following Jan 01 to be truly good. But then that's the beauty this blog... You get to do the bulk of the content! I'll start you off...
GOAL OF THE YEAR
Berbatov. Reading. Fights off defender. Whallop. Ping and in. Women holding up babies. Tea & Medals. Marvellous.
HEADLINE OF THE YEAR
Shamelessly... 'Push & Run Team Lasts Longer With Jol Gone', but the best by far is Caught Offside's weekly, 'Three Things You Learnt This Week'. Really really good stuff.
DISGRACE OF THE YEAR
The continued advancement up the food/publicity chain for player's agents. Many are driving around in Mercs when most ought be getting lifts in police cars. Patrick Barclay of the Telegraph said, "...agents receive oddly generous commissions for arranging straightforward transfers. This is, in my opinion, institutionally corrupt, yet the regulations almost encourage it." And he's right.
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Somebody told me that Ronaldo is striking the ball through the valve on the ball for improved flight. Which is pretty cute.
I look forward to having 'The introduction of video to assist referees' as the winner here one day, but in the interim, Football Fancast has it. Niall and his lot have done nothing but work hard at getting the whole 'voice of the fans' gig going and I see it as the way forward. I predict someone like SKY to try and set up something similar in the future.
TOTTENHAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Boy Bale. Yes, I know how many goals Keane has scored. I'm not down on Robbie. He's pulled us out of the fire on numerous occasions for which I shall be ever very grateful. But Gareth's so far limited contributions have been outstanding. All the big complimentary football words.. will, talent, maturity, determination, desire, ability... I think he's absolute class and wholeheartedly believe he will be an all time Tottenham Legend. Steve Sedgely look out son.
Elsewhere... Kaka made Milan, Alves and some bloke called Kanoute.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
Did the Frenchies twice.
And this whilst their Captain prepared for their big game by visiting a strip club, dancing on stage, urinating on the floor and in a cup, larging it and then getting the long suffering wife to run him home at 4am. Oh no, sorry, that was John Terry.
MANAGER OF THE YEAR
The jury's still out obviously, but the early signs are there... all he needs to do is tighten up the back four and people are more likely to believe him when he says he's a football, not an Air Hockey manager. Yes, Juande Ramos.
And am I alone in thinking that Gus is contributing much more than just handy phrases for his boss to use when negotiating with our capital city's bespoke tailors? Go on The Ramos!
CLOTHES PEG SALESMAN OF THE YEAR
GAME OF THE YEAR
West Ham 3 Tottenham 4
It had the lot. Rivalry, animosity, Tevez shouting 'He was my faaaaaaaather' leaping into the crowd and some tremendous Spurs goals.
THAT spot kick from Berba and the winner from the Canadian Carthorse himself.
PR FAILURE OF THE YEAR
He may have been a big Dutch oaf who was unrelenting in his Groundhog Day tactics, but we did love him and that was no way to treat a lady.
A combination of Paul Kemsley being unable to order a curry without getting lashed and tipping off a journalist ('We're in Spain, Dave, yeah Espan.. er, Jol hahahahaha, what? Not much.... but I might be replacing that donkey Martin for a wicker one if you know what I mean hahahahahahahahaha') and Jolsgonemental's email to THFC ultimately sealed BMJ's fate.
That and under Jol & Hughton, Tottenham's highest Premiership position in 2007 was when the league was in alphabetical order.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Bring it on you c**ts!"
THANKS OF THE YEAR To all HH readers and contributors. To the ones who are still here from the start to the ones who only joined in yesterday. Blessed is the blog with quality punters.
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