Spurs may be blinded by Northern Lights

first_imgLOOK UP TO THE STARS AT 6.37PMStargazers are waiting anxiously to see if an icy comet survives a close encounter with the Sun and fulfils its billing of being “one of the brightest of the century”.Comet Ison is to pass the star at a distance of just 727,000 miles, where it will meet temperatures of around 2,700C (4,892F), leading to predictions it will break apart before it can be seen blazing in the night sky.It is expected to get closest to the Sun at 6.37pm UK time.Scientists will be watching to see if the comet , which left the outer edge of the solar system more than 5.5 million years ago, disintegrates under the intense heat and gravitational forces of the Sun.Comets are frozen balls of space dust left over from the formation of stars and planets billions of years ago.When one comes close to a hot star, like the Sun, the icy core can melt. Tromso v SpursEuropa League6pm, SKY SPORTS 2NO WAY SPURS SHOULD BE THIS SHORT IN FREEZING NORWAYOnly the hardiest of Spurs fans will surely have made the long journey to Norway tonight for their meaningless clash against Tromso. One of the best places to view the Northern Lights.Its a meaningless match because Spurs have already qualified from Group K – and tonight it’s K for cold (well you know what I mean). Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures forecast. Lovely.Spurs brushed aside Tromso 3-0 at White Hart Lane and have been going well in the Europa League but under fire boss Andre Villas-Boas will undoubtedly be far more focussed on Sunday’s clash at Manchester United.The other Manchester certainly damaged his job survival chances if this week’s market move on him being the next Premier League manager to be sacked is to be believed. Manchester City’s 6-0 demolition has seen him as low as odds-on with some other (inferior!) bookmakers.There are plenty of reasons to think that Spurs might not be trusted at long odds-on tonight:(1) Plastic pitch (2) Freezing weather (3) ‘Experimental’ team (4) No pressure to win (5) Morale low after SundayBut you have to set that against Tromso who have only scored one goal in four matches in the tournament and failed to score in eight of their last 15 matches.Not sure there’ll be many goals, and Spurs may not enjoy this too much so on that basis Tromso (+2) at 8/11 tempts me in.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)10 points TROMSO (+2) at around 8/11last_img read more