"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Winning run comes to an end.

Spurs 5 game winning run came to an end against Crystal Palace on Tuesday. The game finished 1-1 with Defoe opening the scoring before Johnsen equalised with 11 minutes remaining.

Although it was a disappointing result it was a fair one to be honest. Spurs never got going in the first half and if it wasn't for Robinson making a fantastic save would of gone in 1-0 down at half time. Spurs were much improved second half and after a few minutes of pressure Spurs took the lead through Defoe, Spurs player of the year 2004. However they never really put Palace under anymore pressure after that. We needed another goal and got caught out with a hit and hope from Johnsen that snuck in.

Positives to take from the game were the excellent contribution that Mendes made when he came on turning the game on its head. However they were a few more negatives today. Ricketts was very poor and Arnesen must go out and pick up a good right winger as it's the position where we are lacking. Routledge of Palace is not the answer looking like a poor mans Ruel Fox today. Kanoute was also either knackered or lazy for the last 20 minutes. He played well beforehand but all of a sudden did not track back or put Palace under any pressure. Keane should of been on earlier but that's life.

Overall disapointing but we didn't loose. Everton coming up next who have just lost to Charlton 2-0. Lets hope we can do the same on Saturday.

Happy New year everyone - Next update will be Jan 4th.

The Shelf.



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