"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 07, 2005

Spurs Vs. Brighton.

I'm looking forward to this game. Brighton are bringing 6,000 fans with them so the game should have a proper cup tie atmosphere about it.

The usual suspects are still injured and it looks like Kanoute will miss out with his hamstring strain. Jermaine Defoe also has knee trouble so may also miss out. Robbie Keane is fully fit. The 4-5-1 formation against United was all about containment and worked well. However against Brighton, who haven't won away since September, Spurs should be going all out for a convincing victory. If Defoe doesn't make it I think Yeates should get his chance to line up with Keane allowing us to revert to our preferred 4-4-2 formation. Marney will switch back to right wing with the excellent Mendes in the middle. Carrick is doubtful and it may be a good time to rest him with Chelsea coming up next week. If he is rested then Marney will switch into the middle with Mendes, Ricketts will go right wing with Ziegler on the left. Expect maybe the odd change at the back. Pamarot could be rested for Kelly with King and either Naybet or Gardner next to him. Edman will take his place on the left and Robinson will be in goal.

Even with a weakened side Spurs should see off Brighton fairly comfortably. However, we must never take things for granted and expect any rested players to be on the bench just in case.

In other news Barcelona apparently want Kanoute. Four months ago I would have snapped their hand off but he is much improved under Jol. We must not let any of our strikers go if we are to continue to make progress.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good analysis. I'm not sure that Martin won't feel adventurous enough to tinker just a little more with squad players given the injuries, the recent heavy fixture load and Chelsea coming up.

Too true about Freddi, he's been inspirational recently.

Now, can you help get the Paxton singing a bit louder?


5:50 PM, January 07, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...


My little bit (block 19) sings a fair bit but I don't think the rest of the stand is too great. I'm often told that I am tone deaf!

6:23 PM, January 07, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good comments, am looking forward to singing
'pedro from the half way line' tomorrow, goal of the season

6:33 PM, January 07, 2005


Post a Comment

<< Home