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Month: January 2008

I never thought I’d see the day

I never thought I’d see the day

that Arsenal would concede 5 at the Lane fielding an almost full strength side. Their hero Cesc looked like he did not want to know and two of their players even had a headbutt match. What a glorious glorious night, when was the last time the Goons let in 5? Wenger was great value after the match. He said: “We go for a policy at the start of the season and stick to it no matter who we play and…

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Spurs to get their own Gilberto?

Spurs to get their own Gilberto?

Tottenham are reportedly in for Hertha Berlin midfielder/defender Gilberto. I don’t know much about this guy and at 31 I can’t see that he’s going to be much more than a short term option to give us more cover at the back.

Tottenham v Sunderland Preview

Tottenham v Sunderland Preview

Our quarterback, Tom Huddlestone, is back for this one after completing a three match ban. There are no real injury worries, Malbranque is suspended though, but Ramos could rest key players with the visit of Arsenal in the 2nd leg of the Cup Semi Final on Tuesday. Sunderland are without Ross Wallace who is missing for the rest of the season with damaged knee ligaments as well as Higginbotham, Leadbitter and Etuhu. They are coming off the back of an…

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Defoe to Villa, Downing to Spurs?

Defoe to Villa, Downing to Spurs?

Jermain Defoe has apparently held talks with Aston Villa in the last 24 hours with a fee of 10-12 million being reported. I like him as a player but there is no point in him warming our bench for another couple of years which looks likely under Ramos. I’m sure he’ll do well for Villa and the simple fact is with Keane and Berbatov both fit, he’s only ever going to be a squad player. I wonder if it has…

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We are short of strikers after all

We are short of strikers after all

Lyon striker Fred is set for talks with Spurs in the next 48 hours over a proposed transfer to White Hart Lane. Reports indicate the move will cost Spurs around £9 million. This would suggest to me that Ramos plans to offload at least one of Bent or Defoe in the transfer window. It looks like any Berbatov deal will likely wait until the Summer if he decides he wants to leave with Champions League football a non starter for…

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One nil to the Arse….sorry Tottenham!

One nil to the Arse….sorry Tottenham!

Well, another 1-0 away victory for the lads. I’m not one to get too excited where my football team is concerned, but recent results are very encouraging. Tottenham’s away form over the last few years has always been their Achilles heel. They have never been able to go away from home and nick scrappy 1-0 victories, now they can. Reading had their fair share of possession last night but Spurs controlled the game and had some good chances to make…

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Reading the value

Reading the value

As much as I want Spurs to progress to the 4th round of the FA Cup tonight, I cannot for the life of me work out how they are such strong favourites with the bookmakers to do so. If they play to their full capabilities then yes, Spurs should get through but the simple fact is Reading held their own in both recent games at the Lane and can be backed at 5/2 or so on home soil tonight. Ramos…

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Tubbs

Tubbs

I’m not entirely happy that my debut topic is about Paul Robinson but he has given me very little choice. I have fought his corner no end over the past year while he’s been receiving stick left right and centre and would have continued to do so but if recent reports of him asking for a transfer after being dropped for one game are true, I’m disgusted that I did so. There is no doubt Robbo has been out of…

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