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Month: September 2008

Hull, Stoke and Bolton – The Desperation Stakes

Hull, Stoke and Bolton – The Desperation Stakes

Putting Wisla Krakow in the title took its catchy feel away but I’m also taking that game into consideration! If our slender 2-1 lead proves not to be enough and we crash out of the UEFA Cup on Thursday night, will Levy call time on the Ramos reign? I personally think the board will give Ramos more time. If we still have two points come 5pm on the 25th October, I’d say that will certainly be his lot. In fact,…

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Have we turned the corner?

Have we turned the corner?

Unbeaten in three, have Spurs finally found their feet this season? There is a consensus of opinion among the more pessimistic fans that Newcastle was a bad result because it’s just delayed the inevitable – Ramos’ exit. Personally I don’t agree. Changing another manager isn’t going to help us, we need stability. Ramos hasn’t become a bad manager overnight, this is the same guy that won us our first trophy for an age last season and the man that guided…

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Newcastle v Tottenham – Pain Preview

Newcastle v Tottenham – Pain Preview

Did anyone think we would be playing in the 3rd round of the Carling Cup yet to win a league game and with our manager’s future hanging in the balance? I know I didn’t. He may have won much bigger honours with Sevilla but this Carling Cup tie is one of the biggest games in Juande Ramos’ career. Does he have what it takes to get a result against what is probably the most underachieving team in the Premiership currently…

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Wise and Poyet in if we lose to Newcastle?!!

Wise and Poyet in if we lose to Newcastle?!!

I don’t know how true this is, but there is a rumour flying about this afternoon that Dennis Wise could be joining Gus Poyet in a joint managerial role if Newcastle dump us out the Carling Cup on Wednesday night! I’m not one to take much notice of this sort of stuff but the guy that told me also said we’d sign Bent about six months before it actually happened, that was bad new as well!! Newcastle are in turmoil…

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Tottenham v Wigan – Pain Preview

Tottenham v Wigan – Pain Preview

Probably a match that is more important for Tottenham, but Wigan come to the Lane with nothing to lose and know all the pressure is on the home side. Can Spurs build on their first win of the season? Team NewsRoman Pavlyuchenko and Verdan Corluka should both figure at somepoint today after being unable to play in the midweek UEFA Cup win. Modric is likely to be out and Alan Hutton is still some way from fitness. Lee Cattermole, Ryan…

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I love Ramos but…

I love Ramos but…

His English needs some serious work. He’s put what I believe to be a decent statement out to the press tonight but because his English isn’t that great, his point isn’t put across as well as it could be. “We need to improve, little by little. It could be 10, 12 or 15 games. No limit. “Yes, I am worried because we need points. We have a good squad and, I’m sure in the future, we’ll be better.” I understand…

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Would the Carling Cup winners please stand up

Would the Carling Cup winners please stand up

Spurs did beat Chelsea and Arsenal on the way to lifting the Carling Cup last season didn’t they?! Now, with what is without doubt a stronger squad, Tottenham can’t even beat the likes of Sunderland at White Hart Lane. I’m not panicking or on the let’s question Ramos’ credential’s bandwagon, but I am disappointed that we look like ending up with another very average league position this season. The performance last night was lacking in every way. I know a…

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Tottenham v Aston Villa – Pain Preview

Tottenham v Aston Villa – Pain Preview

A huge game for both sides. If Spurs lose, it’s our worst ever start to a Premier League campaign. If Villa lose, it would be their worst start for five years. Team NewsCroatian defender Vedran Corluka and Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could both make their debuts for Tottenham. Carlos Cuellar could be in line for his Aston Villa debut after recovering from a calf problem.Craig Gardner is expected to fit but Steve Sidwell is likely to be out. Head To…

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The Quick Six

The Quick Six

We have six games coming up in the space of seventeen days which I think can erase from memory our disappointing double defeat opening to the season. It all kicks off with Villa on Monday night. This is a game we can certainly win. Villa are no mugs but they are beatable, especially away from Villa Park. Next up is our first UEFA Cup fixture against Wisla Krakow. They do have a claim to fame beating Barcelona 1-0 in the…

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Will you be supporting England or Croatia tonight?

Will you be supporting England or Croatia tonight?

I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, England have been disappointing me for years. My loyalties are somewhat divided in any case, my old man is Scottish but my Grandad played for England. I see myself as English though and there is nothing I like more than going out with mates cheering on the side in the big competitions. What does wind me up is people like Steven Gerrard constantly giving the ball away and blasting free kicks into row z…

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