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o Anyone feeling sorry for new Spurs 'keeper Hugo Lloris, who has already asked for crisis talks with Manager Andre Villas-Boas about his role as Brad Friedel's backup...? Here's a hint: No. Play a game first, Hugo, before you start crying. Or at least go to a single freaking practice. It's the least we should expect from a thoroughly modern footballer.
o How about Nani? Was he right to take his dissatisfaction with his contract negotiations straight to vox populii, the London tabloid press? Almost certainly not. As a matter of fact, we can't imagine a quicker way into the Manager's doghouse, although maybe the Portuguese winger is hoping that Sir Alex missed the whole controversy while he was in the States hanging with Agent 007 and watching Andy Murray's historic win at the US Open.
o Does anyone care what a fat Spanish waiter thinks about the Hicks and Gillette ownership period at Liverpool? We'll go out on a limb here, but our guess is no. The whole topic is about as relevant to Liverpool these days as is the Champions League. Stop living in the past, Rafa, and move on.
o What's the funniest thing to happen on Merseyside the past month or so? Meditation, strangely enough. And we'll wager you thought we were going to make a crack about Liverpool's record. Or Manager Brendan Rodgers' predilection for hanging larger-than-life portraits of himself in his own Living Room.... But note that we didn't....
o Is Man United really and truly prepared to sell Anderson? Only if they're willing to absorb the bills for food and car repairs at his next stop.... Regardless, we fail to see the relevance of this story at the current time. It's nowhere near January yet, and even further away from next summer. The media wouldn't be looking for headlines here, would they?
o And just for kicks, let's switch leagues for a minute to check in on Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona. Now what in the world could the former Arsenal man possibly be upset about at his dream club? We guess he always woke up before realizing his view of the games was so good because he was sitting on the bench.
This is farlieonfootie for Spetember 12.