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Friday, June 17, 2005

Routledge to sign.

Crystal Palace want away Wayne Routledge is finally coming to Spurs in what has to be a very long, drawn out affair. The fee has not been disclosed but I reckon it's about £2 million.

He is obviously Simon Davies replacement. If we get £4 million for Davies then it looks pretty good business as Routledge can actually beat a man. Also playing in a good team as opposed to a shit one (who took four points off us mind) should improve his game. However I wasn't too impressed when I saw him last season. A Palace season ticket holder who I work with has also said she is actually pleased to see the back of him after a Etherington style attack on the crowd. The jury is out on this bit of summer business for me.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evening Standard is reporting it as £1.25m initially, with a possibility of rising to £2m

7:53 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you,re a prat then he,s played more games last season than Davies in two. Whats you,re problem with Etherington we should never have sold him in the first place look what he,s done for West Tottenham Reserves. I bet you think that Kanuote is a good player and not the cause of our failure to qualify for Europe for the last 2 years. We are standing on the brink of greatness, remember you never win anything with kids. By the way Robbo the Paxton sing as loud for you as Park Lane. Andy Reid will move into centre midfield and all we need is a quality striker to play with Defoe as Keane is off for another payday. There is only 1 keano and he wants to play for everyoneo

8:00 PM, June 17, 2005

Blogger Paxton Road said...

Etherington couldn't cross or take corners and will be found out by West Ham fans like we did. When they do realise he isn't up to the task he will probbaly call them wankers like he did to the Shelf.

8:10 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I agree, Etherington was great it was stupid to sell him.
Kanoute used to be good, but ever since Defoe and his trip to african nations cup hes a lazy pile of (*choose your own word*).

Keane is great when he wants to be (badly needs a new celebration, my gran could perform that) and I like him, if he gets settled with the rotation system then it'd be cool.

Get rid of Kanoute, we could have got to the carling cup final if it hadn't been for him (handball against liverpool, and missed a pen (twat)).

Let a youngster have ago, mido and defoes good, mido and keane would also be good. Mido is quality, we just haven't see it fully yet.

He was amazing against portsmouth (I was there) his work rate incredible, so much better than Kanoute.

WHy on earth did we turn that bid down from west brom?!!

8:16 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see some sense spoken, if true 4.5m was a great deal for Kanoute but God knows why we did,nt accept it. Opening the discussion up how about Spurs palying 3-4-3 with Keane playing between midfield and attack. Michael Dawson to be a star next season

8:22 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

(I posted above, about carling cup etc) Sams the name..

Yeah but I dunno if Keane can play between midfield and the strikers, cos hes one of those who likes to lurk around in the penalty area whilst also dropping deap.

I'd like to see Mark Yates the youngster, he came on a couple of times this season and althought being quite small and leight weight, can also take people on.

Hes the sort of CAM position, maybe he'd fit the role better than keane.

3 strikers (without Kanoute) and him if hes decent could work well.

I liked marney too, he could play on the right or wherever if routledge is absent. he can play in loads of positions cos hes excellent!


8:36 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palace fan here...

Wayne Routledge, apart from being incredibly frustrating to watch - one minute you want to throw your dodgy pie at him, the next you want to take him out for a drink.

Moments of magic are often followed by moments of misery with poor old Wayne. His head is always down, he runs himself into blind alleys and then tries to beat the same man 4 times - he over-elaborates and rarely plays a simple pass. He didn't score for us last season, the 'goal' he got away to Southampton was discarded as a Jakobsson OG. If you're looking for someone to bottle challenges - Wayne's your man, every 50/50, twinkletoes pussy-foots out of the challenge.

However - he is entertaining to watch, but rarely delivers an end product.

I'm delighted we've got what we have for him [£2.1m initially, rising to £3m - not the £1.25m reported]

Patience is needed with this player...whether you'll tolerate a fancy-dan approach is another matter.

9:49 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Crystal Palace supporters, if he was really that bad- why was Iain so desperate to keep him? Why were two decent bids for him turned down?
He looks very vibrant, fast and enthusiastic. A bright young talent and he's a very exciting prospect.
WHY would it be good to sell Kanoute? AND WHY ON EARTH was it stupid to sell Etherington? Christ! Kanoute is one of the most naturally talented players on the pitch. I agree he was nothing like his former self after the African Nations Cup but the poor blokes getting back to his best. Support the players we have please.

9:58 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol hes gotta go kanoute, I'd love him to be good but I can't see it. He shows no desire to score goals on the pitch, just happy to sit and take down the odd ball.

Etherington was great for tottenham near the end of his time, it was a mistake to sell him and also a mistake to sell leonhardsen who was also good.

Kanoutes like a lauren robert, impresses once or twice but then feels his work is done.


10:19 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mido stays fit I can,t see Kanoute playing much anyway. I watched Routledge in the Toulon tournament and he showed enough potential to be part of the future. As for the Palace fan if you lose the diving Johnson and his penelties you,ll be lucky to stay up next season.

10:37 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, me again.

Routledge didn't really do a great deal for us last season, and came under immense scrutiny after refusing the new deal, sorry, Paul Stretford refused the deal - I doubt Wayne saw even saw it.

Perhaps that's why I maybe was a little too harsh on him.

He is talented, he does have the ability to beat a man, but he does tend to over-elaborate things. His crossing isn't great to be fair to to him, and as a 'winger' - it isn't good enough for Premiership level.

Wayne does have the potential to do well in the game - I have reservations over whether Spurs was the right move for him, career-wise.

AJ - diving? Where'd you read that, originality isn't flavour of the month in North London, clearly - grow up.

Good luck to Wayne, and good luck to Spurs this season.

11:42 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we should pay more attention to the procurement of our players poo.The poos should be atteneded to in a proper manner at all times paying particular attention to the crusty bits. I ask you to join me in my " cherish the poo campaign". All poos are sacred power to the poo

11:46 PM, June 17, 2005

Anonymous jay yido 4 life said...

hi all went to selhurst park last season for spurs palace unfortunate to see us lose 3 0 when we were for the most part the better team!! routledge was as the palace fan said frustrating very good feet and skill but over does it a bit!! however he has trouble with his deliveries !! definitely has a lot of potential and who knows might just bea star for us!! on the kanoute subject he is an underated player for us watching keane and defoe in the palace game just proved the two cant play together and yet both seam to perform well with kanoute!!! as for mido i like the guy hes got a lot of class about him however he needs to boost his fitness and work rate or jol could send him packing !! think the kanoute issue is a case of grass is greener!! not alot of better players at what he does out there just needs jols boot up his backside

1:30 AM, June 18, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot believe what some of you muppets are saying. Etherington was and still is shit, cannot beat a player, cannot cross, cannot tackle. The only time we really troubled defences last season was when Kanoute was playing. He is class and should be first name on the team sheet - holds the ball up, links up play, creates for others, passes the ball to someone in a white shirt, scares defenders who cannot get near the ball - only problem was he had to drift wide because that was the only way we had any width (£4 million for no longer Super Si was top business). Get off the backs of current players, get behind the team!!!!

10:23 AM, June 18, 2005

Anonymous kane clarke said...

kanoutes a stupid dildo he is so lazy get rid of him and bring in mccarthy from porto

12:08 PM, June 18, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is reported today that Lyon will be making a £5.5m bid for kanoute

12:56 PM, June 18, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL amusing.

number 1 Mido has a great work rate, far better than kanoutes and his fitness is fairly decent. This guy is definately above Kanoute, and can almost certainly play better with either defoe or keane.

Whoever it is that keeps calling us muppets for criticising Kanoute, for god sake take your cock out his ass!

5.5 million is an immensely good price for kanoute, seeing as hes no-where near that quality and we only payed 3 million or something for him.

Sell god damn it! The players a frustrating bell-end!

7:57 PM, June 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kanoute, first on the team sheet?! Your havin a laff...

7:58 PM, June 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I played against routledge when he went to Lanfranc school.
He was lightnin quick and had plenty of skill, however i question his ability as a premiership player in a good team.
He was possibly palace's second best player last season after AJ. But in spurs first XI i reckon he would be mediocre.
def do everything possible to get shaun wright-phillips 22m (apparently) is steep, but witnessing him tear us apart in 'that' second half cup match, he needs to be at spurs on our right wing, He was awesome.
As for Kanoute i rate him, but we havnt seen mido at his best yet, so as someone mentioned fredi prob wont play as much anyway.
to be fair our strike force is up there as one of the premiership's best. Its jus keepin them all happy

2:34 AM, June 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry guys, i may be a bit harsh.

first of all i can only say wayne bridge's overall game is so much better than simon davies' and yes, it's true .... he is less injury prone. routledge has better ball control, he dribbles better and may just be a better central midfielder than a winger. he is definitely value for money.

kanoute just make a short impact before the african nations cup. that's about it. got himself 2red cards and it's true..... spurs can't go places with kids. he's an airhead with discipline issues. sell him!

etherington to me personally is not a bad player. he is just not impressive enough to filled up the place left behind by david ginola.

robbie wants to go celtic and only have 1year to his contract. that leaves us with mido and defoe. even signing carlton cole from chelsea can't compared to keane. hey, that's reality. for the number of games robbie plays he scoring rate is quite high. don't u guys think so????

2:39 AM, June 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

spurs strikeforce for next season:
Jermain Defoe
Andy Johnson
Dirk Kuiyt

2 Predators
2 Target Men

With Andy Reid and S-W-P on the wings. Backed up Reto Ziegler and Wayne Routledge.

Combo of Pedro Mendes, Michael Carrick, Teemu Tainio Sean Davis and Michael Brown at centre mid.

Ledley KIng and michael dawson centre back with Naybet, Huddlestone and Gardner backing up.

full backs Erik Edman, Stephen Kelly, Noe Pamarot, Paul Stalteri.

Robbo in goal with Radek Cerny backing up.

and with fine youngsters waiting in the wings like Aaron Lennon, Phil Ifil, Mark Yeates, Lee Barnard, Leigh Mills and Rodrigo Defendi.

and Timmy Atouba for half time entertainment.
champ league here we come!!

2:59 AM, June 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you missed out Marney!

11:54 AM, June 20, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hav you guys eva seen Fredi's first touch? a REAL target man

9:58 PM, June 23, 2005


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