After experiments with the DVD version of
the season review and a return to video, this current release returns to
the DVD format with a really good product.
The first thing you notice about this DVD is
the lack of a bombastic soundtrack, allowing the football to speak for
itself, as well as some of the players and management. With the
familiar sound of match-day announcer Pete Abbott doing the voice-over,
you are settled into the presentation straight away.
Having introduced the major players in the
team, we see some Peace Cup action, as the lack of other Cup action in the
season is conspicuous by it's absence (not that there was much of it
With all the goals and even the saves and
some tackles too, the action unfolds in chronological order with some
highlights being ...
Sven look on impassively as Jermain Defoe scores a scorcher of a goal
Carrick being annoyed as Mido's shot creeps under Schwarzer and dribbles
Some excellent slo-mo shots
Some off the pitch coverage (Community initiatives, launch of new logo,
Regular comment from Martin Jol who is as candid as ever
Player interviews and some conducted by unusual interviewers
Gordon McQueen as an expert summariser who is depressed as his former Boro
side lose out
David Pleat's acid drop comments every time something goes against Spurs
(unlike every striker in the league ... he never misses an opportunity)
Warren Barton's expert summaries put into layman's terms
There are some features here that raise
questions, such as, how did Martin Jol miss his vocation as a stand-up
comedian (with Spurs Odyssey's Paul Smith as his straight man !!) ?
How many penalties were we awarded when we had put the ball into the net
anyway ? Uriah Rennie - why ?
But overall, it is a tastefully done
production with all that you need to remind you of the season just gone.
A really good buy, which at £16.99 plus
delivery from the Spurs online store (click
here), is something all Spurs fans will want to have in their