"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, April 19, 2005

Spurs Vs. West Brom

Noureddine Naybet (hamstring), Anthony Gardner, Michael Brown (both foot), Noe Pamarot (knee) and Pedro Mendes (broken toe) all remain out for the visit of the Albion tomorrow night. Mido is on his way back to full fitness so may play some part but I won't be very pleased if he walks back into the team. I know people will disagree with me here but he IS the fourth choice striker in my opinion. Defoe, Keane and Kanoute are all better players and have all scored more goals, more often than Mido. In fact, excluding his debut, his performances have resulted in no goals and a knackered player after the hour.

Dawson should continue in the back four after his excellent debut - in fact I expect the same team as played Liverpool with maybe only Defoe coming in for Keane. The one piece of bad news is that the worlds most skillful left back, Atouba, is back from his three match suspension. Hopefully goal of the season will keep Edman ahead of him in the starting eleven.

Now time for the old cliche - WBA are "fighting for their lives" and Lawrenson has picked us for the win on the BBC site so we are really up against it. However it is a game we MUST win if our hopes of finishing in the top seven and thus participating in the UEFA cup are to come true. As I write we sit in seventh two points above 'Boro who have a game in hand. We have to visit them and the scum so it is important we win our last three home games to put us in the driving seat. If 'Boro don't take maximum points against Fulham tonight (fingers crossed) we can really take advantage if we can beat WBA tomorrow.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm... Didn't Mido notch one against Nottingham Forest? And though he may be 4th choice striker he is really number 2 to Freddi because you wouldn't play the wee men together. I also think that with a pre-season session and more games (of which he has had few) he may well feature more regularly - And he would be the most experienced striker for Europe! COYS!

11:41 PM, April 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Rob Styles has done it again, scraping another shocking crucial decision out of his ***hole - this time for Boro, giving them a penalty in the last minite for actually a foul by Hasslewank outside the pen area! And this is a guy who will be refereeing the FA Cup Final! What hope is there for the Fair Play believers (are there any left?)?...

Mido is definitely a better finisher than Mr Laid-Back-in-Mali(bu) (Kanoute), but needs competitive games to sharpen up and settle in Premiership.

12:27 AM, April 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mido has scored three goals in six appearances (that's appearances, not starts), so I'd definitely say he merits a couple of games before the end of the season...
With a good pre-season under his belt, we'll begin to see why Arneson and Jol wanted him so badly.

9:47 AM, April 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Mido is the Man he has style , strength and most of all a fighter and his scoring record is high.I see him the future star for spurs Kanoute is toooooooooo lazy + did not score for a long time . Defoe , Mido perfect couple

9:54 AM, April 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIDO , Defoe 2006 - watch out

10:48 AM, April 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mido is better tham kanoute,he is our most experienced striker, 22 and already in his 7th club, it will be gr8 if heplay today, he could be ready for arsenal
lets hope we do our best today

12:31 PM, April 20, 2005


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