"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


Friday, January 21, 2005

Crystal Palace Vs. Spurs

Spurs go into an important London Derby against Palace on Saturday. Defeat here could see Spurs slip to 10th so it is vital that Spurs take maximum points tomorrow to keep us in the hunt for a top six finish and improve our dismal derby record.

Kanoute has been declared unfit along with Atouba, Davis and the other bunch of usual crocked players we always seem to have. However Simon Davies may make the bench and Sean Davis is now only two weeks away from full training. Brown is suspended after picking up 5 yellow cards.

So, Spurs will line up something like this:
Robinson will be in goal, with Pamarot, King, Edman and Naybet along the back four. Brown's suspension will allow Mendes to play in the middle with Carrick with Marney on the right and Ziegler on the left. Keane and Defoe will be up front with Yeates as back up on the bench.

As we saw back in December Palace won't be an easy game. They will pack the midfield and will ping balls up diagonally across for Johnsen to chase. The key to victory will be the Carrick Mendes partnership. If they can take control of the midfield then Spurs should take all three points.



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