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5th February 2005 - Andy Reid gets into the thick of it

This is one of our two new signings who made the cut today and got straight onto the pitch for their debuts – Andy Reid who joined us last week from Nottingham Forest. The other of course, is Mido, who popped away two goals in our 3-1 defeat of Pompey.

Both players showed us why they’d been bought – Mido was superb and Andy Reid set up a goal too so we were ‘well chuffed’ by the time of the final whistle. It’s pretty amazing that we now have a squad with enough depth to make the players fight for their places – I can’t remember that happening in many a long year.

We were debating what to wear before leaving home – I don’t think either of us had appreciated the depth of the cold. By the time we got home, I was frozen to the marrow and I never really feel the cold. It was a bit of a shock to the system to be honest.

The cold, dull and miserable weather did nothing for the number of photo opportunities, hence the graininess of this pic (and its lack of sharpness) – my little G3 struggles on iso 200 (even though it goes to 400 – the quality is so terrible over 200 it’s hardly worth the effort of setting it at 400) and I couldn’t get a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action properly, even with a relatively wide aperture. I’m looking forward to some better weather soon so I can get a half-decent shot.

Still, this does show the action well and I’ve had a quick butchers at the Spurs site this morning and some of the shots on there are not much better than this so I feel a bit less gloomy about posting it (and they were taken with hugely expensive dslrs with enormous lenses with red stripes on them and beige bits).

Apparently Mido is a huge hero in his home country of Egypt – Sarah says that his wedding was televised and 8,000,000 Egyptians watched it. Wow – that makes him something of a superstar……let’s hope he’s a superstar for us. On this performance, it looks like he will be.

So, however cold and dreary we got a win and hopefully rekindled our team spirit enough to make sure we see off the Baggies next weekend in the Cup.

We'd been out on our Christmas Jolly and I'd had an incident on a train this time last year

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Gayle P. Clement07-Feb-2005 06:39
Great capture of the game.
Lara S07-Feb-2005 03:07
Great Capture. Is that Jermaine Defoe in the background?
Guest 06-Feb-2005 20:20
Nice shot! What did you think to Keane's goal?????
Guest 06-Feb-2005 17:34
great shot. watched this on MOTD last night, your young lads looked pretty good - give this squad a couple of years and..
Stu06-Feb-2005 16:19
Excellent shot, Linda!
Guest 06-Feb-2005 14:52
I think you also got an excellent signing with Dawson, Liverpool should have gone after both Dawson and Reid I think.
Sarah 06-Feb-2005 14:16
Excellent shot, really captures the action!
Ian Clowes06-Feb-2005 14:08
It looks as though you were out there on the pitch!!
Loks a good crowd too.
Guest 06-Feb-2005 13:49
Linda this shot shows the scored..
Ian Chappell06-Feb-2005 13:33
Chris is still mourning the loss of Reid and Dawson and is bravely coming to terms that relegation is inevitable, he still wears the red shirt though albeit not quite as often as he did last year. So you didn't manage to sneak the 1Ds MkII in then!!
Ray :)06-Feb-2005 13:05
Don't worry about this shot - its brilliant the way it shows the action, including the two guys behind.
I'm so happy Spurs are getting stronger and stronger. I'm no HUGE football fan (I go in phases!) but your fornightly news of MY home team always give me positive vibes.
Gail Davison06-Feb-2005 13:03
I think you've done a fantastic job with this. The action blur gives it the sense of speed and adds and edge.