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Month: July 2008

Bent, Bentley and Betting

Bent, Bentley and Betting

Darren Bent continued his impressive pre-season scoring record with three goals against Leyton Orient last night in another 5-1 victory. Aaron Lennon and Luka Modric were also on the score sheet. Unless something major happens with us bringing in a couple of big name strikers in before the start of the season, it looks like Bent will be leading the front line coming off the back of some excellent displays. Spurs have called a press conference for later today to…

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How will ‘lick em up’ Aaron respond to Bentley’s arrival?

How will ‘lick em up’ Aaron respond to Bentley’s arrival?

How would you feel if you were Aaron Lennon? The poor bloke is already five foot nothing and being compared more and more often to a hybrid of Tony Daley and Ruel Fox, now Spurs have gone and paid £17m for an ex-Arsenal player who is taller and plays in his position. Admittedly, Tottenham do have UEFA Cup football and if they could well make it to the latter stages of the other competitions. In this day and age it’s…

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Bentley and transfer rumour round up

Bentley and transfer rumour round up

As we suspected yesterday, the Bentley deal has taken a step forward now we have seen Robbie Keane in a Liverpool shirt (yes, made me feel sick too!) The BBC earlier reported that ‘Blackburn Rovers have confirmed they are in negotiations with Tottenham over the possible sale of David Bentley’. He will be a great addition to our squad but I find it slightly frustrating Spurs are going to have to weigh out £17m+ for a player discarded by Arsenal…

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Darren Bent in household pet murder shocker!

Darren Bent in household pet murder shocker!

Ok, so Darren Bent scoring 4 times at a Championship side doesn’t do a lot to ease the pain of losing your club’s Player of the Year for 3 of the last 5 years, but it does give us a ray of hope. At Norwich last night, Bent played in a lone role with Giovanni Dos Santos in behind. This is the type of position Bent was so successful with at Charlton and I feel it’s the kind of formation…

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Damien Comolli to be dishonorably discharged?

Damien Comolli to be dishonorably discharged?

There have been rumours flying around about Damien Comolli for the last week or so. The man that made Martin Jol’s job impossible is to be removed as quietly as possible once all the transfer activity is done and the season gets underway. The figure that was apparently so influential at Arsenal for seven seasons has been a total disaster for their main rivals. Younes Kaboul, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ricardo Rocha, anyone think he’s still on Arsenal’s payroll?! He may have…

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Sunday paper talk

Sunday paper talk

I wasn’t going to write anything today but an injury picked up last night has meant my ankle is currently a bit bigger than Jermaine Jenas‘ head meaning I’m stuck indoors so I’ll just do a quick round up of the always reliable stories in the Sunday papers. There are conflicting reports about Berbatov today. The Express claims he will be moving to Manchester United next week for around £24m but The Sunday Times says different. According to them, Fergie’s…

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All the best to England’s (former) Number One

All the best to England’s (former) Number One

The inevitable has finally happened, England’s No.1 as we affectionately called him for years has been sold to Blackburn Rovers for a fee of £3.5m. After his ‘mistake’ for England against Croatia he was never the same keeper for us or the national side. Now you can say he should have been man enough to get over it and get on with the job at hand but he was completely hounded by the press and the fans from then on….

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Robbie has been showing us that thing for years

Robbie has been showing us that thing for years

Our first serious friendly of the pre season against Hercules of the Spanish 2nd division last night ended 1-1 thanks to a Darren Bent equaliser. (Yes, I did say Darren Bent!) I know Bent scoring is a big story in its own right but two others almost as big were; Robbie Keane was not even on the bench. Dimatar Berbatov played the full 90 minutes. Expect to see Keano in a Liverpool shirt in the next couple of days. There…

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Tottenham and transfers, the agents are to blame.

Tottenham and transfers, the agents are to blame.

Every season is the same; the transfer window is open so Spurs are linked to every high profile player that may be considering a move. I’ve lost count of the number of players we have been linked with in the last couple of months but what makes me laugh is the players we are linked to that have gotten desperate because they have yet to tie up a deal with their favoured destination, Samuel Eto’o being my favourite example. Eto’o…

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Tainio’s gone, brings a tear to my eye

Tainio’s gone, brings a tear to my eye

Teemu Tainio has completed his move to Sunderland. While he didn’t exactly set the world alight while at Tottenham, I always felt he gave 100% and was willing to play out of position for the good of the team. Of all the players on the fringe of the first team, I think I’d always want him in the side before anyone else. You can’t blame the guy for wanting first team football but it’s a shame we have lost a…

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