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Amy Winehouse And Tottenham Hotspurs: Ups And Downs

by | 13th, February 2008

amy-winehouse-fans.jpg AMY Winehouse’s brother Alex is writing in the Times. Amy wins five Grammy awards , and brother Alex embarks on a career in journalism. Such is the way of the celebrity media. He is front-page news.

“She’s back among us. This time we hope it’s for real,” says the headline over pages 8 and 9. The back story: “A weekend to remember ended in triumph for the singer. Now Alex Winehouse hopes that his sister has conquered her demons.”

Now read on…

First up, we learn that Alex is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur football club. He talks about three “hard-earned” points at Derby and receiving his League Cup final tickets.

(Note to sports editor: Alex can cover the final.)

“The next day I got my sister back, and had a front row seat to see her kick ass [surely, arse] and take over the world.”

What happens next is less about Winehouse than about Alex taking a drink, sitting down, jumping around and sitting down again. Football fans, like Alex, will know the routine well.

And something occurs to us. Can it be that Winehouse’s career is tied to the fortune of Spurs? The Times provides a list of key dates in the Winehouse life:

September 14, 1982 Amy Jade Winehouse born, Southgate, North London.

The news is sandwiched between home defeat to Manchester City (1-2; Sept 11) and a victory over Sunderland (0-1, 18 Sept).

Verdict: It augurs well.

October 20, 2003 Releases debut album Frank
Spurs defeat Bolton Wanderers 3 1.

Verdict: On the up.

October 30 2006 Releases Black to Black
Sandwiched between a home draw with Arsenal (1-1, Oct 29) and defeat to Bolton Wanderers (0-1, Nov 05).

Vedict: Struggles to follow up promising result.

February 14, 2007 Best Female Artist Brit Awards

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