While I don’t want to gloat over Tottenham’s North London Derby victory on Sunday, I am going to bask in the glory of that victory for just a moment. I want to marvel at Gareth Bale — while we still have him, at least. Can I also shine a spotlight on André Villas-Boas, who so many had doubted, decried and dismissed for a recall of his predecessor before he had even had a chance to prove himself? And too, maybe I should take a second to apologize to Daniel Levy, the man I often attacked during Spurs inactivity during transfer windows. Because right now, sitting in third after a 12 game run that’s gone WTWWWTTTWWWW, I’m feeling pretty good about Spurs.
Though with a tricky trip to Anfield to face a surging Liverpoolside at the weekend — not to mention a Europa League match against our old friends Inter in the midweek — things could go off track quickly if Spurs get too far ahead of themselves. So if for no other reason than to get my mind out of the clouds, here are some of other links to keep me from daydreaming of greatness quite yet.
One reason why Bale is taking the world by storm. – guardian.co.uk
Soccer once had the mighty MLB shaking in it’s boots. – twitter.com/pothunting
This USMNT 2002 photo shoot will haunt your dreams. – nytimes.com
Stylish playmaker prints to hang on your wall. – behance.net
Commitment to a soccer publication can change your life. – inbedwithmaradona.com
Brian Phillips’ intriguing take on El Diego’s past and present. – grantland.com
Alexi discusses football corruption, simulation on the Colbert Report. – colbertnation.com
Berba’s talents are literally endless. – dirtytackle.net
Can’t complain about not being able to watch games anymore. – giltedgesoccer.com
Alright… who wants to get me this? – whoareyadesigns.com