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Month: August 2009

Who should start?

Who should start?

The Tottenham team has pretty much been picking itself in the league since the opening game of season, but after some good performances from the fringe players at Doncaster on Wednesday, do any of them deserve to start at the Lane against Birmingham tomorrow? It’s a hard one for Harry Redknapp because on paper, Birmingham at home should be an easy 3 points. Obviously nothing should be taken for granted but it must be tempting for him to give Crouch,…

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Poor Pavlyuchenko and Well Done West Ham

Poor Pavlyuchenko and Well Done West Ham

He certainly appears to be the 4th choice striker as far as Harry Redknapp is concerned and now Roman Pavlychenko has decided 4th place isn’t good enough and he wants to leave Tottenham because of his lack of first team chances. ‘No footballer likes being on the bench game after game,’ said the 27-year-old. ‘I could lose my place in the Russian squad for the 2010 World Cup. ‘I’m ready now to listen to offers from other clubs. But I…

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I love beating West Ham

I love beating West Ham

I really do. Not all their fans are arseholes but from a lot of the stuff they came on here with last season, a large proportion are. I do have a lot of time for Zola and Clarke though and it must have been a tough game mentally for their players after the tragic Calum Davenport incident. It wasn’t an impressive Tottenham performance as it was in our first two games of the season, but it was impressive if you…

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Hands off Modric red cheeks

Hands off Modric red cheeks

As much as I’ve been enjoying myself since ten to five on Sunday, I’ve managed to find something to take the shine off ever so slightly. I saw a worrying quote in the press yesterday from Harry Redknapp regarding our little legend Luka Modric. I’m sure you all read it but it was the bit about Sir Alex that got me thinking. Harry said ‘Sir Alex Ferguson told me he could play in any team because he’s so good’. As…

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Hull v Tottenham – Live discussion

Hull v Tottenham – Live discussion

Link to live pictures (cheers Danny) I thought this might be interesting, feel free to get involved. If it works I’ll make it a regular thing during games. Teams Spurs 1. Heurelho Gomes 2. Alan Hutton 22. Vedran Corluka 19. Sebastien Bassong 32. Benoit Assou-Ekotto 7. Aaron Lennon 12. Wilson Palacios 6. Tom Huddlestone 14. Luka Modric 10. Robbie Keane 18. Jermain Defoe SUBS 23. Carlo Cudicini (GK) 5. David Bentley 9. Roman Pavlyuchenko 15. Peter Crouch 16. Kyle Naughton…

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Let’s not get ahead of ourselves but…

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves but…

That was one of the most impressive Tottenham performances I have seen for many a year. I’m not saying everything about the play was perfect but the way we kept our heads after the penalty was exceptional. In previous seasons, we would have gone on to lose the game. There are no two ways about it, Liverpool were completely outplayed. If Robbie Keane had been at all clinical in front of goal, the game would have been over by half…

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Doncaster, Defoe, Dream Team and D-Day

Doncaster, Defoe, Dream Team and D-Day

I wasn’t too interested in last night’s International so went and played some golf very badly in a thunderstorm instead. I wished I’d stayed at home to see little Defoe’s brace. From the highlights, it looked as though England made some silly mistakes but showed very good fight and team spirit to pull it back and come out the game with a 2-2 draw. I’m delighted Jermain made the most of his chance and it should give him a lot…

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Jenas off, Bentley storms off and Modric taken off

Jenas off, Bentley storms off and Modric taken off

There are reports circulating today that Jermaine Jenas has submitted a transfer request. He has been linked with a move to Inter for a while after Jose Mourinho voiced his admiration for the player earlier in the summer. I wouldn’t be that surprised to see JJ go. I get the impression he probably thinks he’s a bit better than Tottenham and probably also expected to have moved on to a bigger club before now although his performances for us haven’t…

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Ledley going for a song?

Ledley going for a song?

It looks like all our defensive responsibilities are being pinned on Ledley King for the big kick off against Liverpool at the Lane in two Sundays time. Considering last week Harry was saying our hero was yet to kick a ball this pre season, I’m a little concerned. What concerns me more is the fact Levy has authorised an £8m deal for a centre back. It must mean Woodgate and Ledley are in very bad shape. We know Woody requires…

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Moussa Sissoko for £12m?

Moussa Sissoko for £12m?

Seems very pricey to me. I realise he’s only 19 but we have been burnt too many times in recent seasons on young players with potential. To be honest, I’m not an expert on the lad or French football in general but he does seem to have only had the one good season which was last year when Toulouse finished 4th. I’m not sure I’d be prepared to part with £12m on the back of that. Sissoko has been quoted…

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