2005-06 season review dvd


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 anyway).

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 against Boro
Carrick being annoyed as Mido's shot creeps under Schwarzer and dribbles in
Some excellent slo-mo shots
Some off the pitch coverage (Community initiatives, launch of new logo, etc)
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 collection.

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