Drive Time host Adrian Durham pulls no punches in his new talkSPORT.co.uk column, as he reviews the weekend's events in typical no nonsense fashion. Have a read and share your views by commenting below…
It’s more than 50 years since Spurs won the league title. That’s right, it’s over half a century since Danny Blanchflower led that side to domestic glory.
The White Hart Lane club has had some truly great players down the years, but their title count is embarrassing for a club of that size.
They’ve got a great fan base, but this over-celebration of anything Andre Villas-Boas does smacks of desperation from a set of supporters who need something to cling on to.
Alex Ferguson has won 10 more English top flight titles than Tottenham have in their 130-year history
It’s been a tough time for them, having been stuck in Arsenal’s shadow for so long, but I’ll wait until Spurs actually do something special before heaping praise on AVB.
A 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United isn’t special enough.
Norwich City have had a shocking start to 2013 in the Premier League - as I predicted they would.
Grant Holt has scored just four goals this season, and was captain of the team humiliated at Liverpool on Saturday in front of a large section of travelling fans who had paid a lot of money and braved the elements to support their star striker and his team.
And yet, while they were heading back home on their difficult journey to East Anglia, Holt decided the best way to respond to a thrashing was to tweet updates from his night out in Manchester.
And people wonder why he’s never been seriously considered for England?!
Let’s not forget Holt was the man who asked for a transfer last summer, only opting to stay at Carrow Road after he was given a massive pay rise.
He’s allowed a night out, of course he is, but don’t tweet what a good time you’re having after contributing to a nightmare weekend for the fans who pay your inflated salary.
Here’s something all football fans have experienced – being completely bewildered at your manager’s team selection.
On Saturday I stood at London Road and shook my head in disbelief as Darren Ferguson left Grant McCann on the bench yet again.
The other Fergie: taking experience for Grant-ed?
He’s experienced and he’s quality and he’s been brilliant for us in his two-and-a-half years at the club.
We’ve got a lot of young players in the team and they need Grant to look up to. So when he came on in the second half with Peterborough a goal down, it was no surprise he transformed the game. He kept the ball, didn’t hide, got stuck in and scored the equaliser.
How come the fans know he should be playing but not the manager?
I’ve seen some amazing things in my time but Eunan O’Kane’s handball to gift a penalty to Walsall at the weekend was stunning.
O’Kane’s Bournemouth were 2-1 down, and Walsall’s Will Grigg looked like he was fouled on the edge of the box. But the ref didn’t give it. Play went on, but O’Kane decided to chip the ball up into his hand. IN THE BOX! Penalty, 3-1, game over.
Astonishingly, Cherries’ boss Eddie Howe said: “You cannot attach any blame to Eunan.”
And Walsall assistant Richard O’Kelly went one better with this nonsense, claiming: “He could win a fair play award for what he did.”
Imagine the grief an official would get from managers if he made a mistake of similar proportions. #Headsgone all round, I think. But you’ve got to hand it to O’Kane.
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