Curbs in Murphy broadside
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Alan Curbishley has fired a broadside towards new Tottenham signing Danny Murphy after his deadline day move from Charlton Athletic.
The Addicks boss cheekily suggested Murphy, who is married to former Hollyoaks star Joanna Taylor, would be more likely to fill his social diary after his switch to White Hart Lane.
Curbishley also intimated that Martin Jol would have problems with the midfielder if he left him out of the team.
"He wanted to go there," he told Sky Sports News. "I think he's made that quite clear since, so he's got his move.
"Obviously, I've read his comments but, as far as I'm concerned, the last three or four weeks, he wasn't in the right frame of mind for us.
"He was unsettled, although he said he wasn't.
"One look at him at the training ground and you'd realise that.
"So he's got his move. I'd imagine his social diary will be that much fuller because he's a Spurs player as opposed to a Charlton one.
"Perhaps they get invited to more premieres than our players do.
"I'm sure Sven [Goran Eriksson] goes to White Hart Lane more than he goes to The Valley," opined Curbishley.
"As long as Martin Jol doesn't leave him out for any reason, it'll be a perfect move."