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Monday, October 25, 2004

Bolton vs. Spurs

This will be a different affair from the weekend. Big Sam has shown this competition the same sort of respect Weng*r and Fergurson has shown it in recent years and I expect will play a mix of first team and reserves. It will almost certainly be a weaker side than Saturday's game. Only when Bolton approached the final did the team sheet improve. This is a decision I can't work out. Ok, when Bolton were originally in the Premiership it was a struggle every year and staying in the top flight was the priority. Now though they seem pretty well established and would be a tournament Bolton think they can win (like us). Maybe they will change their philosophy. Anyway, back to Spurs.

Hopefully the team have been working on attacking play and lots of off the ball movement. Without these improvements we will still struggle to score. I doubt Santini will rest players unlike the previous round. Robinson will be in goal with the same back four against Bolton, unless Edman is back. In midfield will be Davies, Davis, Mendes and Jackson or Ziegler. Up front I think will be Kanoute and Keane again with Defoe on the bench. There may also be a place on the bench for Lee Barnard who scored another two goals for the reserves. The best Carrick can hope for is the bench as well. I am really starting to wonder about him. Who wanted him at the club? Santini or Arnesen? If it's the latter then he may not get much of a look in. Santini is his own man and will play who he wants, not what Arnesen wants. Time will tell.

Anyhow, its about time the season went back on track and a win is a must as we can do well in this tournament. Confidence will come if we do and confidence is the key (well one of them) to success.

Come on you Spurs!

2 Comments:

Blogger Ongar High Street said...

What does Martin Jol do?

2:17 PM, October 26, 2004

 
Blogger Paxton Road said...

He looks hard.

6:02 PM, October 26, 2004

 

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