"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, March 18, 2005

Spurs Vs. Citeh

New boss, first game against Spurs. If Stewart Pearce ends up loosing this one then he will never be management material! Ok, take that comment with a pinch of salt, but whenever teams are down or the new manager needs a boost along comes Spurs are we seem to duly ablige.

Having lost the last three games we must get back onto winning ways. Europe via the league probably slipped from our grasp after the 2-0 defeat on Wednesday but we are apparently seconf behind Chelsea in the fair play league so we could still sneak in. With nine games to go Cahrlton, Bolton and 'Boro can still slip up and if the Goons meet United in the FA Cup final then 7th is good enough for Europe so we must keep fighting.

Our inability to score from what seems like hundreds of opportunities is obviously worrying esepcially as it has been all three strikers who have played recently who have missed the chances not just one. Before that it was Keane on a good scoring run so maybe he should maintain his place. Kanoute missed a sitter on Wednesday but played well against Newcastle. Defoe has looked off form for a while so may stay on the bench. If Mido is fit he should walk straight back in with another one of the three remaining to take their place next to him. Who it is is down to personal choice as none have impressed recently.

The midfield will hopefully see Simon Davies back on the right so Reid can go back on the left side. Carrick, who has never been brilliant since his move from Canning Town, was bottling challenges and being generally rubbish on Wednesday and in my opinion should be dropped in favour of Sean Davis. Michael Brown should keep his place for his work rate and his 110% commitment, something Carrick can learn from.

Pamarot was pretty unimpressive against Charlton so expect Kelly back in the right back position. King and Naybet will hopefully make the central pairing. The left back position is either Atouba or Edman. The sight of Wright-Phillips running at Atouba scares the shit out of me so I'd pick Edman. Robbo in goal.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWP is injured u doughnut ! - i would still pick Edman tho' - Anyone running at Atouba scares me.

6:05 PM, March 18, 2005

Anonymous Laurie Lout Fitz said...

Funny, could have sworn we lost the last game 2-0. But then the Mirror did report the same facts so whoever wrote this must believe everything that appears in that paper!

Different people see different games. Carrick bottling it - what matches have you been watching. He makes more effective contributions than someone running around losing his head . Brown should slow down a little and although Martin does like him, he should give Sean D a run out.

Agree with returning Edman over "Shampoo" Atouba. If fit, Mido will start with Defoe. Simon D, Carrick and reid taking the other midfield. Naybet will replace Gardner and think that Pamarot will hold his place.

Do not want to dominate the game and lose again.....


6:06 PM, March 18, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

My apologies, I was at the Charlton game as well.

Having seen every home game, and a few away I can tell you that Carrick does bottle the challenges and fails to impose himself on the game.

6:39 PM, March 18, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree and would drop carrick in place of davis.

12:33 PM, March 19, 2005


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