"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, May 06, 2005

Middlesbrough Vs. Spurs

The most important game of the season takes place up north tomorrow that will either increase or destroy our European hopes. Avoiding defeat will leave Europe in our own hands and if we play like we did against Villa in the last game of the season we are home and dry. A win in Middlesbrough would almost certainly put us in the UEFA cup but defeat would leave us hoping Manchester City beat 'Boro and we beat Blackburn.

Things are not made any easier as Paul Robinson, the best goal keeper in the country, will miss the rest of the season with ligament damage. Radek Cerney will replace him in goal. He made his debut last week against Villa and looked good. His kicking was clean and accurate although he seemed a little slow in clearing sometimes. He didn't have much else to do but, like Martin Jol pointed out, he is very experienced having played over 200 times for Sparta Prague and over 40 times in European competition. Hopefully the back four and Cerney have been working on their communication and the basics ahead of tomorrow's game.

I expect that will be the only change. The back four will continue to be Kelly, King, Dawson and Edman. Edman will have to be sure that Zenden does not get the wrong side of him. Kelly should push forward to keep Downing on the back foot. The midfield will be Simon Davies, a revelation last week, Sean Davis, Carrick and Reid. Up front will be Kanoute and probably Keane as he is still the on form one between him and Defoe. To be honest, after stuffing Villa we should not be tinkering too much with the team.

It is time for Spurs to be counted. Too many times over the years we have had the opportunity to take the next step, or cement a good league position only for us to blow it. The League cup final against Blackburn springs to mind. However, that must end tomorrow. The lads know that Spurs need European football to begin the next stage in the Jol revolution. They know what they need to do.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If spurs lose at boro and man city beat villa and boro then city will finish seventh no spurs

11:09 PM, May 06, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs are on the way to europe,and with Jol signing a new contract things are lookin good.

11:49 AM, May 07, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have got to try and play the arse way... Yes hard to swallow but they are THE team ... not chelskibores or man hoof. Scum are the best by miles and deluding ourselves that 7th and a eufa cup place is success is utter boxxocks.Last night I saw awesome teamplay , sublime goals and an 11 man spirit which was a joy to watch. I would rather watch them than anyone else in europe and loads of mates agree.
Jol is a plank if he thinks we are close to being great again.
Boro was a disaster as was WBA and even if we get 7th place we are just ordinary.

even so C O U S

10:10 AM, May 12, 2005

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