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Monday, February 28, 2005

Great result, lousy game.

Spurs keep the push going for our best ever Premiership finish after a 2-0 home victory against Fulham, one of the dullest sides in Premiership memory along with, of course, the goons, Chelsea and Bolton. From the very start it was clear "Cookie" (why?) would settle for a point and the time wasting was dreadful. The flow of the game was not helped either by another incompetent referee who decided to stop the game even if there was a great advantage to be had and then ignore the other officials even though they are there to support him.

The match was a thoroughly dreadful affair. Fulham stuck everyone behind the ball and provided little service to Cole. Meanwhile Spurs passed the ball across the back line a few times and then Carrick would lump it up to Mido who then failed to win it. After the amazing debut he had a lot to live up to but certain aspects of his game could have been better. He busied himself and made some good opportunities but as the target man out of the two strikers he needs to win the high balls which he didn't do on Saturday. Nevertheless he still put in an all round good performance.

The second half continued much the same way as the first until the introduction of Kanoute for an off form Defoe. Five minutes later he slipped in a good free kick but one that Van Der Sar should have dealt with. Jol must have been reading "The Shelf" when he introduced Keane late on as he didn't go for a hopeless 4-3-3 but kept it at 4-4-2. Keane then missed a couple of easy chances before rounding the keeper to finish Dullham off. Keane now has 13 goals, a great return for someone who has been rotated quite a lot with the other forwards. He is still a great player and anyone who disagrees is a fool.

On a final note, Ajax are apparently sniffing around Jol. I hope I am right when I say that this is a rubbish story printed by the idiotic press from nothing. Jol leaving would be an outright disaster and I hope that he stays to see through what he started. With Charlton only drawing and the toon army beating Bolton we lie only three points off sixth place, with a game in hand. Fingers crossed!

COYS!

8 Comments:

Blogger eric lang said...

Yes, agree the result flattered us a little, but thankfully it's another 3 points on the way to the crucial top 6 place.

It's always a good and reassuring sign not to see Atouba and Gardner in the defence line-up.

I'm curious why Mendes is still not in the squad, even though he apparently is not injured any more?
Is he now out of favour with Jol?

I wondered about it after the first WBA game, and there was a smug comment from some jerk who pointed out with unncessary rudeness that Mendes was injured.
OK, so what's the reason now - there was nothing on this either from Spurs coaches, or from media.

11:28 PM, February 28, 2005

 
Blogger eric lang said...

Yes, agree the result flattered us a little, but thankfully it's another 3 points on the way to the crucial top 6 place.

It's always a good and reassuring sign not to see Atouba and Gardner in the defence line-up.

I'm curious why Mendes is still not in the squad, even though he apparently is not injured any more?
Is he now out of favour with Jol?

I wondered about it after the first WBA game, and there was a smug comment from some jerk who pointed out with unncessary rudeness that Mendes was injured.
OK, so what's the reason now - there was nothing on this either from Spurs coaches, or from media.

11:28 PM, February 28, 2005

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can u say the gooners are dull? there are lots of things that can be said about them but than is just inane.

Jol wont leave. he did a good job at his previous club to enable him to get a job in a decent league. now he has one he will stay and complete the task.

11:34 PM, February 28, 2005

 
Blogger Paxton Road said...

What a short memory you have. The Gooners were dull in the Premiership for years. It is only in recent season they have become more exciting.

11:43 PM, February 28, 2005

 
Anonymous Mike Oxbig said...

You are such losers drewaming of your best finish in the premiership and then saying teams like arsenal and chelsea are dull.
Since rioch took over and then wenger arsenal have been anything but dull. But i suppose being sperzs fans you have to live in the past.

11:08 AM, March 01, 2005

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a ridiculous contribution to state that anyone who disagrees that Keane is a 'great' player is a fool. Only a fool could say such a thing.

Gary Lineker and Jurgen Klinsman were great players. We can argue about Keane's contribution but I cannot believe that anyone can argue that he is 'great'.

I happen to think that he ordinary at best, and hugely overrated by Spurs fans. I fail to see any single aspect of his game at which he is even good, let alone great. Worst of all, he is incredibly lazy, which is unforgivable.

Finally, posting the assertion that anyone who does not agree with one's posts is a fool is hardly an environment for lively debate.

9:12 AM, March 02, 2005

 
Blogger Paxton Road said...

It made you post :-p

If you read below the Atouba post created a 86 reply debate.

5:28 PM, March 02, 2005

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Point underpinned last night IMO. Brown & Pamarot were the outstanding players, Keane got MOM.

8:19 AM, March 03, 2005

 

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