I knew this would happen.
As soon as we had set a date for the Christmas Party at Moores Bar, the game against St Soton gets changed to the Sunday, so in order to keep the peace the Christmas Party will now be held on 22nd December with a relatively early start as the match is now a lunchtime-ish kick off.
Can everyone therefore take out their erasers and delete the entry in your diaries for the Saturday and replace it with one for Sunday 22nd December. Now you know why I said to pencil it in !!!
On other matters, Aaron Lennon has returned to full first team training so may be fit for a start shortly after the international break, while the ankle injury to Moussa Dembele may mean him missing a couple of games in which case Sandro Ranieri – aka The Beast – will surely get his place back in the weekend line up. With Kaboul, Capoue and Rose also still out of action for a few weeks we may not see the end of the changes once the world cup qualifiers are over.
Hopefully, however, there will be no new mishaps on or off the pitch, even though I am told that Defoe has got into trouble with some late night antics.
Apparently he went into a bar whilst in Russia last week, walked up to the nearest English girl and said “It´s your lucky night – you´ve pulled – follow me”.
She looked him up and down and replied “You´re a little forward – aren´t you?”
His reputation had obviously preceded him.