Thursday, February 09, 2006

The brat

Tottenham Hotspur have not yet seen Egyptian striker Mido’s ugly side in person but his behavior in the semi-final at the African Cup of Nations the other night should serve notice: your Hotspur player, who calls himself ‘big man’, is one substitution from becoming a hot head inside your ground.

Mido has developed a well earned reputation as a troublemaker and when Tottenham signed him on loan from Roma, if you haven’t heard the international had a furious argument with Egyptian coach Hassan Shehata on the touchline in front of an entire stadium full of loyal fans the other night because the poor baby was substituted against Senegal. How apropos that his replacement scored with his first touch.

The exchange went something like “Why are you taking me off?” -coach shrugs, while fans were shouting “Mido Out!”Mido, sensing his self styled fame in flames said “You are nothing but a donkey!”. Shehata, no wiser despite his years, replied that Mido was in fact the donkey. Donkey’s allover the world wondered why me.

Note that it was only a year ago this very week that he made a nationally televised apology for past indiscretions. He wanted another chance then, which he got, and this is the end result: a spoiled brat showing his colors to the nation.

Mido has had problems everywhere he has played. He once threw a pair of scissors at Zlatan Ibrahimovic when they were teammates at Ajax. He has had fights with every coach he has played for and his departure has been a welcome sight at every turn.

He walked out on Marseille and Alain Perrin, was a disaster to deal with at Roma, and has refused to share a room with a teammate at the African Cup of Nations.

How cute he has apologized and will be able to sit on the bench with his pacifier, because this ‘big man’ is nothing but a big baby. Tottenham better think hard whether a loan deal for such an egotistical player should be the end, goals or no goals, gimme Defoe any day.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

He just wanted to come back to the mighty Spurs.

2/09/2006 7:21 PM  
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2/09/2006 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crap article, YID ARMY - Right behind you Mido!

2/09/2006 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mido is the best player at Spurs by a mile. Yes he behaved like a brat but who knows what was going on behind the scenes.

Also, the writer of this article is a twat who doesn't know how to use his grammar or punctuation. Let alone his comment about Defoe being more desirable than Mido, despite the fact he sat on the bench sulking for six weeks and threatening to move instead of impressing the manager enough to give him his chance.

2/09/2006 7:35 PM  
Anonymous n DASH said...

i am sick and tired of every 1 jumping on the mido bandwagon. Must be a very slow ass news story week if all you sports fan all over the web have time to research mido's past behaviour.

At least he shows passion in a age where players are often seen smiling with the opposition who just beat them while thousands of hard working fans go home angry and dissapointed.
ATLEAST MIDO plays with his heart and he did not want to be taken off . He is arguably the best forward egypt have and they shot themselves in the foot by omitting mido from the final


2/09/2006 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mido made it known to everyone how important it was to him to play in the ACN and has been going on about it for ages. Thats why he got upset when he got subbed.

Ok so he shouldn't have acted like he did but at least he gives a sh*t. As for Defoe, he has been sulking for weeks and has made no attempt to do sod all about getting in to the starting lineup.

We need to give Mido some 'Spurs Love' and get him back on the pitch. Bollocks to the African Nations, its all about the Champions League!!!

2/09/2006 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he just hasnt grown up yet, hes a passionate bloke and a good player, as long as he behaves himself at Spurs its ok by me.

2/09/2006 8:15 PM  
Anonymous simeone said...

Mido would not behave like that in a spurs shirt,he should show a little more respect for has national team(never forget your roots)Anyway colors is spelt with a u,are you an uneducated American by any chance.

2/09/2006 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's too much of a superstar in Egypt and the pressure shows, here he's just another (overpaid) bloke

2/09/2006 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Upset every coch he has played for"

You forgot to mention MJol, I can just visualise Mido doing that to MJ. no way, MJ wring his neck like a turkey.

Mido pisses over Defoe in my book, and
like others here have said, at least he cares.

Make a bid for him now and get him on the cheap DLevy, coys.

Steve Cunterminge

2/09/2006 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So called Spurs fans having a go at Defoe?????

He hasn't sulked. He's been a bit pissed off which is to be expected what with the World Cup coming up and even without that, any half decent player is entitled to be pissed off.

The wanker that wrote this article has wound you in and landed the lot of you.

Think next time before rubbishing a Spurs player who had fuck all to do with the incident!

2/09/2006 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crap article

bad research

waste of time

2/09/2006 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The owner of this blog or wotever is clearly someone who doesn't like Spurs. Probably a Gooner or Chelski fan giving one of the most biased articles I've read in a long time. Up yours twat! Nuff said.


2/09/2006 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't diss Defoe - you'd be sulking too if Rasiak was being picked over you! Hell, I was sulking at Defoe not being picked!!!

Defoe, Mido and Keane are all good quality strikers. ANd they all care and play their hearts out for Spurs. Rasiak, now there's someone who could do with learning a thing or two about showing that he cares. Good job he can do it at Southampton!

2/09/2006 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being subbes 10 mins before end of a major match, when u personally believe you can score! and mido can score something out of nothing given the chance. i would of reacted the same way, the loss on mido or tottenham side, big loss of egypts chances of african cup nations glory bad loss on the eygpt fans, I may not of called the manager a donkey(which shows a sense of humour on mido's side+but i would have confronted the manager, who acted inmatuer as well

2/09/2006 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In defence of Defoe I think he made a real effort at the weekend. He showed a willingness to track back and tackle (not his strong point), greater awareness of the players around him (he looked up and around far more) and he showed a more unselfish side.

Mido could be great and we should sign him. A few harsh words and a temper tantrum is hardly a big deal. I can't understand all the fuss being made about the incident, given the lack of fuss about the behaviour of the Turkish squad recently....

2/09/2006 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone apart from the editor of this blog care about the a few harsh words called an article?..Mido has been one of the reasons that Spurs are on the up,and Mido will be a yiddo permanently despite all Arsenal fans dispear.COYS ..the only way is up..

2/09/2006 11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think we all need to calm down a bit.

Yes the article is wide of the mark in some places but the author does have some valid points too.

No player is bigger than his club, country or team mates. To be honest Mido acted like a prat no question and he got a punishment that warranted his actions in my opinion.

If he did that at Spurs, as a fan I would not be happy. Players have to accept the decisions their coach makes like it or not and they need to act in a professional manner. Passion/dissapointment is one thing but showing yourself up like that is another. Obviously the coach was vindicated as the sub scored two minutes later with his 1st touch!

As for the Defoe argument, another situation where no player is bigger than the club. We are we are because of the depth and size of our squad and the team spirit that has been built up. We need all our players to play they part as well as the fans.

Keep the faith.

2/10/2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you people dissing Defoe are really Gooner's in disguise. When you big up Mido at the little fella's expense, you just come off as a bunch of illiterate tits.

2/10/2006 9:04 AM  
Anonymous alantheyid said...

football commentator my arse! i wish more players would show some passion on the pitch and to all those who slated defoe on here are you fuckin gooners or just thick as shit?

2/10/2006 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor article. Mido has undoubtably been one of our best performers this season, and we have looked lightweight up front without him (Other than against Charlton).

You say give me "Give me Defoe anyday". Do you not remember the Boro game when Defoe ripped the corner flag out of the ground and refused to replace it, prompting Mido to run 25metres across the pitch to do it for him?

Yes his past behaviour has been bad. But he was never happy in Holland, never happy in France, or Italy, and has never had a brilliant realationship with the national team set up. The difference at Spurs is simple. He loves playing for us.

With any luck, this will make his transfer from Roma easier.

2/10/2006 9:08 AM  
Anonymous alantheyid said...

10.04 you read my mind

2/10/2006 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an "Illiterate tit" (10:04), I'd just like to point out that "Gooner's" should have been written without the apostrophe... That denotes ownership, I think you meant "Gooners".

As for Defoe, everyone is entitled to their own opinion so get over it.

2/10/2006 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the passion argument. I’d rather have a player who clearly loves the game and fights for every ball than one like Rasicack who couldn’t head a balloon and shows about as much willingness to join in as my nan at a rave. Good luck Southampton, you’re very very welcome to him!

To those sl@gging off Defoe, someone earlier made the good point that he hasn’t actually come out in the press and moaned, so where is your back-up for that one? Granted, he looks like he’s short of confidence, and perhaps a little p!ssed off at times, but he hasn’t moaned nearly as much as everyone’s darling Keano did when he was left out (and I’m not about to sl@g him off either by the way, just making a point). He looked lively again on Sunday and showed real spirit, leave the kid alone.

As for Mido, let's not forget the kid is 22 years old. I think it's sometimes easy to forget that considering how much he has travelled and how fuck!ng big and hairy he is. Big Jol is the perfect manager to not only get the best out of him play-wise but also calm him down a bit. And I’m sure once he’s matured a bit and figured himself out he’ll do just that. We’ve already seen and heard that Mido would love to repay the faith MJ has shown in him by making his permanent so it’s clear that he loves Spurs and the set-up there (heck, he’s even bring his best mates over for the party!). He’s a quality player make no mistake, and we miss his presence as shown by some goalless games when he’s not around. He made a mistake, he apologised, he’s been allowed back in. End of. Bet he wouldn’t have said sorry a year ago. Must be the club his at rubbing off on him....

2/10/2006 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has Mido shown any sign of dissent at SPURS???
who gives a fuck then?

As for Defoe he is entitled to be pissed off if Rasiak was picked in front of you, you`d be PISSED off!!!

2/10/2006 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aye up FC, you've caused a stir I see! :-)

With Mido's history of histrionics well documented, it is amazing that some people above call his reaction to being substituted as "passion" - as opposed to the demonstration of a self-obsessed ego whose passion is solely for himself, not for the team - (hey didn't the sub score?)

"Brat" is the perfect description of his reaction.

He was embarrassed to be substituted in front of what he thinks is an adoring crowd there to worship him - yet, ironically shouting "Mido out!!!" LOL - and his small brained world-view that does not extend beyond a recognition of himself as a "god" led to the reaction we saw.

But all this does go to show how well Jol has managed to deal with Mido's self-obsessive ego better than all previous club managers.

Mido has talent, but a small brain incapable of dealing with the fact that he has been awful in the tournament so far. It seems he'd prefer to stay on the pitch contributing jack-shit, rather than see a team-mate do better than him. That he couldn't see he was so crap is no surprise.

But he has done well at Spurts after a slow start, but you wonder how long it will be before the multi-egos at Spurts all start clashing and throwing their toys out of the prams. How long can Jol keep it all together there? The guy must be a magician.

2/10/2006 2:36 PM  
Anonymous brookster said...

Sad to see it happen on the pitch: I mean, he's made up with the coach now, but he's annoyed the regulatory body.

His problem is that he has no real reason to play other than he wants to: his dad is loaded, he'll never want for anything. Therefore, the whole thing is a game to him.

2/11/2006 7:28 PM  
Blogger Salanova said...

i think sure mido is very good player football,very loko and tonto i soeak english in muy class de english in my opinion mido is lucky.

2/16/2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger Salanova said...

do you speak english?

2/16/2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger Salanova said...

good night and good luck.
Jorge Clooney

2/16/2006 10:50 PM  

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