Old cliches never die

they get played out far too often.

Two games last night and both were games of two halves. Spurs 2-1 victory away at Slavia Prague and the Dons two all draw with Bayern of the Munchen (© Alan McInally – Broadsword calling Danny boy).

Wasn’t expecting much from the dung heap but then didn’t expect much from the last game to be somewhat shocked when they put four unanswered past Copenhagen in what was one of the best victories seen there for some considerable time. But Munich, a lot has changed in the 25 years since that 3-2 victory in the Cup Winners Cup quarters, not many in the current side will be remembered the way that Fergie’s men are and was there such a gap between the finances of the clubs back then, yes the German’s would be on a different level then but where are Aberdeen now compared to Munich’s seventh place on the wealthiest clubs rich list.

So 2-2 one of those results you’d take before the game but being ahead twice, with two excellent finishes and being pegged back by a penalty when you could have a couple similar it was a bit deflating. But they weren’t the same team second half, didn’t chase down as much or create as many chances, didn’t get about them as they had before the break – that Lucio doesn’t like it up ‘im, with Bayern controlling most of the possession, certain individuals seem to be 45 minute players. Still just got to win over there to go through 😀

Then onto Prague, where Spurs cruised through the first half with again a couple of well taken goals but it should have been more, much more. The tie should have been dead and buried when the ref blew for half time. The second leg, next Thursday, should have been a formality with players rested for the Carling Cup final on Sunday but no at 2-1 you never know what’s going to happen. Thanks to Prague lifting their game, no one taking their chances, people being greedy and showboating when others were open, individuals hiding or not being up to it in the first place and a shocker from the ‘keeper that would see his predecessor crucified from all quarters.

Now they’re going to have to bother in the home leg…

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