Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Big Fat Rumour About A New Spurs Goalie

I'll cut to the chase, the name in the frame is now Marco Amelia.

An at best, bizzare collision of interplanetary forces, if not sources, nudge me into running this as viable (for the next window).

Word is, the Livorno keeper is, like good fortune for a many a hopeful couple down the IVF clinic 'in the pipeline.'

Marco Amelia's agent Carlo Pallavicino has declared his client has been 'near to Tottenham' on Italy's RadioRadio, during this latest, now closed window.

"Is lacking only the time for end the trade, but was all done".

Not so much our boys in Bletchley needing the heads up then this time, rather the ones in Old Compton Street.

So what of Robbo? At time of posting the poll says 68% support a PR comeback. Go on the Dannyboy...!



Yes, that's right. It's my grandmother in goalkeeper fancy dress and the footage still looks passable.


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74 comments:

dannyboy said...

Spectacular more than anything. Who needs him, cos we've got ENGLANDS No1.

coys

Harry Hotspur said...

You could set your watch by 'im, folks!








Nice one mate :)

dannyboy said...

never one to disappoint! anyway, stuff all this goalie talk, JJ scored for England tonight!!

coys

Anonymous said...

World class keeper can't see him coming to us though i think milan will get him in the summer they've been after him for 2 seasons.
Any videos on gilberto yet harry?

Harry Hotspur said...

The Gilberto vids currently available are pretty weak... still looking. May have to make our own!

Anonymous said...

Jenaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! With DB, was made by Cole, but fair play to the fella for doing it right.

Anonymous said...

Harry, Sorry but I've Got to moan about your first paragraph on this post (Well 2nd if you count the first sentence.) It took me three read throughs to understand what you were saying. Either my dyslexia is flaring up or your usual high standards slipped a bit. Im sure it wont happen again.

On tonight's evidence I don't think Robbo has too do much to get back into contention for his England place. If he gets a few games at spurs and gets back to his best he should be an automatic choice. Robbo at his best is better than James. COYS!

Harry Hotspur said...

Any better?

TD said...

We have not got England's number one; I love PR for his loyalty but he is far from No1 in England let alone the multitude of nationalities we have in the Premiership at the moment. He, for his own sake needs a massive arse-kick and I hope he reacts in the right manner. I genuinely wish he achieves his potential but at the moment he is second-rate. Sorry!... BTW, I'm f**king happy that Sky Andrew hasn't managed to get his Satanic teeth into Defoe. God bless you Jermaine for being your own man, be lucky!

Anonymous said...

We'll believe an see MR HH...

Anonymous said...

Worried bout the Do Bee lol.. Well Played JENAS bout time buddy...

td said...

BTW Harry, I was the pissed prick that emailed you about the Defoe-Sky thing... I was hyping up Mr Keane as the most under-rated player in the Premiership. I'm happily surprised that JD has gone his own way leaving the agents to fight it out!

P.S. Ramos is a tactician, Jol was not. Good luck Martin but Juande is someone you should learn from. COYS

Harry Hotspur said...

COYS!

td said...

I've been living abroad for a while and gave up my season-ticket due to location and two nippers but will pay decent money for the Final if anyone can help?..(Is this allowed on your blog?)... In fact, I'll even add a few drinks on top of the ridiculous price that I'll pay. I have 2/3 friends in a similar situation so anyone that can help will be treated very well for the day/evening and on top of that, I can promise a giggle and loads of Champagne win or lose... email timdunton@hotmail.co.uk. Ta

Anonymous said...

goal for JJ, but how disgusting he looked in red

Anonymous said...

err....he can't catch. Every single "save" is a block or a punch. How is Amelia better than PR or RC?

onedavemackay said...

dannyboy I was thinking of you when JJ scored. I am genuinely pleased for him and thought he did OK.

Interestingly, Shearer suggested he was a player who lacked confidence which may explain some of his more disappointing displays. When he's on song he is so creative, he ghosts into great positions and adds a lot to the team going forward and he is certainly doing more at the back. If he can stop himself drifting out of games he could become a seriously good player.

And as you know I would so enjoy being proved wrong having said quite recently that he and Zokora would both be gone in a couple of years !

Mind you I am still 100% certain I am right about DZ.

tottenhamtony said...

I feel that it is best for all concerned if Robbo is replaced in the Summer - we want to be a top 4 side, Robinson is not a top 4 team keeper. He is, or was, England's number 1 when the only real alternative was Calamity James.
As much as I like Robinson his form over the last 18 months has been very average with a catalogue of mistakes - I've lost count of the amount of crosses he has flapped at, or long range shots conceded.
If he returned to the first team even the smallest error would be highlighted in the press, Cerny made a terrible mistake aginst Man U for the third goal in the FA cup recently and it was hardly mentioned - can you imagine the fuss if it had been Robinson.
Time for a new No 1 at the Lane, as for who that should be - I've got no idea.

Anonymous said...

Harry, what with the handling of Jol, and our goalkeepers errors, we've had 2 kinds of PR disasters this season...........
I'm here all week.

jj said...

This guy cant catch for s***. We should try get Akinfeev.

Japan Spur said...

Looks like a great shot-stopper, but so is Robinson. The question is can he catch? I'd like to see a few clips of him coming out to collect crosses.

Anonymous said...

Reading on the beeb bout all these fecking players who played well 4 ingerland..... For me Jenas was brilliant. What can he do, skin(the arse) and fook Man U. It maybe the Swiss but what more can he do????? BTW Rooney neva Scored ;-)

chiversmetimbers said...

Very eyecatching....however, if we are going to get a new goalie...do you think we could get one of those old fashioned ones...you know one of the ones who used be able to catch a ball instead of punching it intp the path of on rushing forwards and hoping his defenders clear up the mess.....just a thought!

Anonymous said...

CARLING CUP ISSUE"
hey fellas, ive read all the stuff about season ticket holders v members getting tickets to carling but spare a thought for those of us that are overseas that are desperate to go to a cup final game. I am flying 10,000 miles for one week to see Slavia Prague and to see my beloved spurs play in the cup final. Im paying about $AUS3000 (900 quid) for airfares, probably about 500-600 quid for a ticket from a tout and accomodation on top of that. I understand the need for season ticket holders and corporates getting a ticket before others but also dont forget what us poor sods who have decided to emigrate to warmer climates have to put up with when wanting to follow spurs from down here. I have taken an unpaid leave of absence from work for a week, the missus has been told to get stuffed and stop moaning about the car payments and new plasma we bought before xmas and my rugby league supporting bank manager scratched at his head when i told him to "big up" the credit card limit for a football game in london. Yes i can hear the screams from you people that im not a "week in week out supporter" but you know what, i've supported my team from down here for the last 25 years and will not let anyone get in my way in finding a ticket. Tout or no tout i am going to pay the money and find a ticket. if its 500 quid well so be it, if its 1000 quid my missus will decapitate me when im back but at least that will be after i watch Keano lift a cup at wembley!!! COYS from a down under fan that reads all the stuff you boys write every day...bless you all but i am not apologetic about buying from a tout for such an occassion. What choice do i have - season ticket is no use to me!!!

Anonymous said...

if you show only the highlight of all saves that Robbo has made (instead of the errors ) Robbo is 10 x better.

Robbo's ball distrbution from freekicks and goal kicks m is excellent....goalkeeping job is not just to make save.

pompeyyid said...

Anon 7.31 - or whinging pom/Oz-based Spur.
Let's get this straight. It'll be King lifting that trophy on Feb 24, you pessimistic antipodean bastard ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info HH i hope this keeper is as good as his video makes him out to be.Because imo Robbo has had his day.

Anonymous said...

5 mins of great clips, about 100 saves I reckon and he managed to catch a whopping big zero of them.

raf thfc said...

Cheers for that Harry. Would be great if we do get him, he looks good - good footwork, good long distance saves, good punch

Didn't see that many crosses to decide on that though. Anyone know more?

Bush said...

what kind of dosh are we talking for him Harry?

Anonymous said...

hey pompeyyid, pessimistic - maybe, antipodean - most definitely, but actually thinking that King will be fit enough for the game in the first place AND on top of that, in the off chance that he is fit, the fact that he would be able to last the whole game - well thats just the final straw! :) but COYS to you anyway...
Harry, any chance you know of anyone wanting to flog tickets off for exorbitant prices??? email me at imasuckerandwillingtopayanyprice@hotmail.com

shanemac said...

shots that you can catch are usually easier saves. he looks bloody incredible to me.

shanemac said...

mind you, robbo's made some seriously amazing saves this season as well. it's the positioning that's the issue. any good videos highlighting amelia's positioning? ha, that would be the most boring vid ever, methinks.

Coster said...

Harry I think its about time we all got together to think of a proper song for our England goalscoring midfielder JJ. If what Alan Shearer said yesterday is true about him being a confidence player then surely having 40 thousand Yiddos singing out his name before the cup final will surely help him improve even more than he has already?????
How about posting a feed Harry boy???
see what you can do HH as im thinking that its down to you to make sure we win that cup!!! no preasure!!

bueller said...

He certainly made some smart saves on that montage.

Unrelated obviously but.........
...... Have any Bronze/Lillywhite members receieved their cup final confirmation email yet?

I know I'm not getting one, I just want to know for sure that i'm not.

bueller said...

Re: the Jenas song

(to the tune of Janie Jones by The Clash)

We're in love with Jenas goals woaahh

We're in love with Jenas goals woaahh

We're in love with Jenas goals woaahh

But we dont like those boring goons, noooooooo........ nooooooo

Anonymous said...

hmmm, he looks pretty good but I didn't see any catches in there. I'm not that keen on the continental way of pushing and deflecting shots (back in play?)for the sake of the camera. Call me sceptical but what is wrong with holding on the the ball?

sydney wale said...

Who's in love with Martin Jol woah
Who's in love with Martin Jol woah
Who's in love with Martin Jol woah
He's not got a Tottenham job no!

Just following on from Ferris Bueller's thought; maybe one for the Gooners....like the very memorable song from many years ago;

Just a spoon full of Sugar helps the Venables go down!

DANNYBOY said...

JEEEENNAAASSSS!!!

EL said...

Firstly; well done Jenas.

Secondly; amelia looks good but then I bet you could put a great mash of Robinson together no problem.

3rdly; could have done without the wet doo bee doo ditty.

Chas & Dave anyone?

jolsgonemental said...

Seats for the match, which takes place at Wembley on 24 February, will go on sale at 7am (online, 9am on the phones) to members with 46 loyalty points or more on Friday 8 February

Thats for Chelsea fans

shit fans. shit club.

forty fucking six.

the benefits of supporting a plastic club.

4 Ever Hopeful said...

Our recent successes are because we have eliminated errors. That is done by removing the people that make them, irgo Kaboul and Robinson. There should be no way back for either. Next on the list should be Dawson.

Anonymous said...

depends how they allocate them though.

Harry Hotspur said...

No mention of monies so far.

Not sure about the comment in support of PR's kicks. Whilst it's a tactical issue, obviously, my gut instinct is that we have enjoyed better possession with Cerny as he often throws powerfully to a man rather than creates a 50/50 ball by hoofing up towards Berba.

And that's another thing, you want to drive Berba out, one ploy would be to keep whalloping the thing past him straight to the other lot's defenders...

Sulky? I'd be raging.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dannyboy,he will soon be
Englands no 101,
and rightly so, you must either
be useless Robbos agent,
or related to him.
I fully explained to you earlier
he is yesterdays washing, finished,
washed up, overated, done for.
Possibly a champions league player.
With the utterly useless Defoe gone
we have nearly cracked it.
Its almost as good as signing
Woody.
Ha Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

anon 3.51

what the fuck are you on. you must be a twat gooner. do one.

dannyboy said...

'I fully explained to you earlier...' you pompous cretin.

check out the current poll, youre in a minority. ya muppet.

coys

Anonymous said...

just my humble opinion H, but it looks like the boy has talent, his positioning looks good, but doesnt seem to be able to hold onto the ball.. in the EPL we will concede alot of goals from his initial saves and then being banged in, this isnt like the italian league, maybe we need to get him a sponsor for superglue

sydney wale said...

Agree with you Harry about Cerny distribution. Often wondered if Robbo was scared of finding his man with the ball rather than giving it an optimistic wallop. Frustrates me and I'm only watching. Penny for Berba's thoughts.....

onedavemackay said...

Whoever mentioned Robbo's distribution should get back to the basics of a decent goalkeeper: Make saves, catch crosses, know when to come off your line and dominate the six yard box.

That's what we need if we are to challenge the top 3.

If Robbo can do that play him otherwise we need someone else.

Anonymous said...

By the way mate, nice one on the home shirt, cheaper than Littlewoods!

Anonymous said...

Sod the rumour about a new goalie!!!

The real issue to discuss is the total greed by premier league clubs, including ours:

The Premier League has revealed that it is considering bold plans to add an extra round of games which would be staged outside England.

The top-flight clubs have agreed to explore the proposals, which could come into effect for the 2010/11 season.

"All that was decided that as a major league, it is something that we ought to examine. We do have lots of overseas fans that are unable to come to matches played in the UK so I think it is something that should be explored."
Tottenham chief executive Daniel Levy

Anonymous said...

hey 10:15 anon
thank christ for that - now i wont have to be beaten up by the missus for spending thousands to fly to london to see a game...
COYozS!!!
i think its a great idea - american football did it so why cannot a better game like football do the same if not better. so long as it doesnt put unneccessary stress on the players and the fixture list im all for it!

dannyboy said...

Crap idea. Unless anyone hasn't noticed, it's called the ENGLISH premier league. Rock on.

Good for 7 subs next season though; Dixon, Pekhart, Rose anyone? mmm

coys

Anonymous said...

Shite idea by the premier league!!!

What if we were drawn home against the Arsenal, and game was played in a foreign country.

How would we feel about the game not being played at the lane?

Bang out of order, in my view.

Anonymous said...

Premier twats!!!

Harry Hotspur said...

MMmmmmmmmmmmmn.

Anonymous said...

I think Robbo is the best in the
world, if only we still had this
super human in the sticks now,
why we would be all but relagated
by now.
And it we had the superb Defoe up
front, why he could have got 2 goals by the end of the season.
Wake up dannyboy and fellow
idiots who argue against my superior intellect.

EL said...

Re: 4 ever hopeful 1.37

Sad to say, I'm with you. I years ago lost the ability to give my full support to players at Spurs, just because I like them or they tried hard. They either consistently do the job at the required level, or go. Dawson needs to develop quickly under Wendy or do a good job for say, reading, west ham or newcastle.


Re: 8.31pm anon

Harry, please remember to tag your comments with your proper moniker;0)

dannyboy said...

"Wake up dannyboy and fellow
idiots who argue against my superior intellect." - anon 9.49am

What a prick! Must be a goon.

coys

EL said...

Oh and Harry, I'm hoping for a big juicy diatribe article on the preposterous idea put forward by the most unabashed exponents in the art of unbridled capitalism. These grasping, pound sign eyed tossers have no shame it seems. And I love the way they talk disingenuously about 'evolutionary change'. As if what they're doing is part of some natural, organic & unavoidable process, as opposed to an excercise in avarice.

Shysters, the lot of them. May they all contract painful and life threatening diseases.

Amen.

dannyboy said...

el

Please repeat your monologue in English for the less well educated like myself ;-)

Anonymous said...

Do an article bout the foreign games we may have to play Harry, you slag.

thats the translation.

Anonymous said...

EPL matches abroad? I've been expecting it.

That's why we had Super Bore at Wembley. The New Football World Order is coming. Super Bore was a vanguard action. It's coming, whether we want it or not.

That's why Levy wants Champions League Football. He's cute. He's thinking years ahead. He knows where we're heading, and he's determined to be part of it. You either get on this fast-train to capitalist utopia or you get left behind in the backwater. This train is a juggernaut. It will roll over you if you stand in its way.

Scudamore will get lambasted, but it's far, far, FAR bigger than him. He's just doing what he's told. Mind you, he's in a position that enables him to say 'This is not a good thing.' But he won't. Socialist football is dead. Like Socialism. Globalisation here we come. Haves and have-nots.

Sometimes I couldn't give a sh*t about Spurs any more. The team I love and the game I love is transmogrifying into Moloch. Clubs all aspire to become money-spinning brands. It won't get any better.

And Gareth Southgate says this is news to him! Get with it, dude. Open your eyes. As for Keegan, people warned him the game had moved on. But even they didn't know just how much.

But I can't stop loving you, Spurs. You're a changed, old lady, but I still see you as beautiful and as fresh as you were in your youth. I want to let go, but I can't.

9.37 Anon

Harry Hotspur said...

VCRs are new to Southgate.

Anonymous said...

What's a VCR, Harry?

9.37 Anon

bueller said...

Good fucking lord.

There is an 'Ask Damien' feature on the official site.

The internet traffic is going to take the site down!!!!

Dear Damien, are you mentally ill?

Cheers then.

Anonymous said...

Damien, why did we buy "insert player here"
Is all he's going to get.
Along with, Damien, can you piss off back to the Gooners please.

bueller said...

Dear Damien,

How do you turn shark into a jellyfish?

Spend 16 million on it.

I just getting started

jolsgonemental said...

wasnt Ramos chosen and appointed by Comolli?

Anonymous said...

Im sorry to hurt dannyboys feelings
but he has the brainpower of a gold-fish.
I mean to say his mate Robbo a great goal keeper, he has had his
chance and blown it big time.
Lets all be shot of the idiot,
and lets hope dannyboy goes with him.

dannyboy said...

what a prick. anon - reveal yourself, your anonymous cretinous fool.

Anonymous said...

There you have it folks,
when somebody is so completly
brainless as DANNYBOY you simply
resort to using vile language,
towards somebody who is obviously
far more intelligent.
Both he and his completly
useless Robinson deserve one
another.
I rest my case,

Anonymous said...

twat