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Norman Giller's Spurs Odyssey Blog (No. 473) (01.04.24)

Submitted by Norman Giller

Harry and Son ready to fool defences again

I can exclusively reveal that Harry Kane will be back leading the Tottenham attack at the start of next season, with Daniel Levy triggering the buy-back clause he wisely included when selling the club's record goal scorer to Bayern Munich.

If you foolishly believe that, may I suggest you look at today's date and realise that this is wishful thinking rather than fact. How many goals would Harry have scored, feasting on Angeball?

Thank goodness Tottenham have big-hearted skipper Heung-min Son filling Harry's boots after playing second fiddle to the Hurrikane for so long, Goodness knows where Sonny finds his astonishing energy. Whatever he's on, we should all want some.

His dramatic late winner against gallant Luton on Saturday came after a 14,000 mile round trip captaining South Korea in Bangkok and Seoul.

He now stands at No 5 in Tottenham's all-time goal scoring list, overtaking the legendary Welsh Wizard Cliff Jones and with only goal gourmets Martin Chivers, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves and, of course, Harry Kane ahead of him.

Dare we dream that one day we will see Harry and Sonny reunited for Tottenham, or am I just being an old fool?

The Careering Korean managed to hit both posts with one shot and that would have wrecked the appetite of most forwards, but he dug deep into his reserves and combined with Timo Werner to conjure a goal and three precious points.

It was a deserved reward for Tottenham's second-half performance after a best-forgotten first 45 minutes against depleted Luton, a Jekyll and Hyde display captured HERE by my Spurs Odyssey team-mate Declan Mulcahy.

For me, Brennan 'Brengun' Johnson was Tottenham's man of the match after replacing a strangely sluggish Dejan Kulusevski. Shrugging off his disappointment at the exit of Wales from the Euros, he gave an inspiring performance that will surely earn him a starting place in tomorrow's fascinating match at West Ham.

How Johnson didn't score as he inspired that Tottenham comeback is a mystery. He managed to get the ball seven-eighths over the line for one of the strangest non-goals of the season.

The Hammers will still be shell shocked following their dramatic 4-3 defeat at Newcastle after taking a 3-1 lead. Spurs need to get out of the awful habit of surrendering the first goal and then having to come from behind. They must go for the jugular from the first whistle tomorrow while West Ham confidence is on the floor.

That would be my advice. But what do I know? I am just an old Fool.


Spurs Odyssey Quiz League 2023-24

Week 30 of season nine of the Spurs Odyssey Quiz League challenge, and the question is:

Which defender won seven England caps, was in Bobby Robson's 1986 World Cup squad and from which team did he join Spurs after playing in an FA Cup final?

Please email your answer to me at and make the subject heading Quiz Week 30. Deadline: midnight this Friday. I will do my best to respond to all who take part.

The rules are the same as in the previous eight seasons. I ask a two-pronged question with three points at stake - two for identifying the player and one for the supplementary question. In the closing weeks of the competition I break the logjam of all-knowing Spurs-history experts with a tie-breaking poser that is based on opinion rather than fact. That's when I become as popular as Sol Campbell in an Arsenal shirt.

This year's main prize will be a framed certificate announcing the winner as SOQL champion 2024, plus three signed books to be revealed at a later date. We have retired the omniscient David Guthrie after his three victories.

Last week's question:

Which Edmonton-born defender played for Spurs, Millwall, Fulham and Stoke and which manager sold him to the Lions?

Answer: Ray Evans/Terry Neill

See you back here ... on Monday. COYS!

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