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Hunter Davies is a journalist, broadcaster and profilic author perhaps best known for writing about the Beatles. He is an ardent Tottenham fan and writes a regular column on football for the New Statesman.
Peter Crouch, when asked what he would have been if not a footballer, famously answered “a virgin”.
Nigel Pearson noted that players have had to switch from actors performing live on stage to actors recording in an empty studio.
The prime example is Mason Greenwood of Man United, aged only 18, in his debut season. He has astonished us all, and probably himself.
Why on Earth did the Spurs board think Mourinho would do any better than Pochettino?
What a team, what a manager, what an achievement.
I used to tell myself that I am such a fan I can watch any two teams kicking a ball around. Turns out it’s not true.
Before games, they would have steak and chips. And, of course, smoke like chimneys.
And yet, for about half of my life there was no regular football on TV. How did I cope?
You don’t always know what Grealish will do next – the vital ingredient all exciting players must have.
I do like to see ‘umble, ordinary northern clubs doing well.