"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


Sunday, July 24, 2005

Spurs win The Peace Cup.

Spurs comprehensively beat Lyon, the French Champions and "Champions" League quarter finalists 3-1 today to lift the Peace Cup and further boost our transfer kitty by at least £1,000,000. An own goal plus two from Robbie Keane ensured we took the honors on the day.

Obviously we must not get carried away with the win - it is still pre-season and this was only a friendly however you look at it but both teams wanted to win and played strong sides.

Spurs were in almost total control throughout the first half. We attacked with pace throughout and used the full width of the pitch, something we have failed to do succssfullyy for years. The first goal saw Routledge use his pace to burst towards the box before slipping the ball out wide to Kelly. His cross was deflected into the Lyon Goal. It was 2-0 within a matter of minutes. Reid played a great ball down the left for Mido to chase who then crossed early. Keane stormed into the box to head home.

The game was dead and buried just before half time. A great early ball across from Mido saw Keane tap home. Job done.

Lyon were improved in the second half and we had to defend well which we generally did. Lyon were back in it when the ref decided that King had hand balled.

Overall Spurs were the better side against good opposition. Many players excelled today including Tainio in the first half. If Jol uses these performances to pick the starting eleven against Portsmouth then Keane will be way ahead of Defoe. Hee has had an excellent performances and has teamed up well with not only Mido but Kanoute as well.

Gardner looked composed and better than he has for a while and Reid had an excellent first half. Routledge was very quick but more often than not chose the wrong pass or cut back.

Nevertheless this is an excellent performance and sets us up very nicely for August 13th.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So plebs, still think we should sell KeanO?

He may not be on form every match but today is why we love him so much.

And yes, that was a goal he scored with his head!

He must sign a new contract at all costs

3:14 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pleased to see us win. Doesn't look as if we are going to sign any new players does it? Not sure why we are looking for new strikers unless MJ doesn't believe that Keane and Kanoute can do it. Kanoute hasn't scored enough goals although his skill and ability threatens for him to achieve more one day!

3:16 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

great effort from the boys. routledge looked sharp and dare i say it but i thought reid had a decent game. he seems to be a confidence player and think we all need to get behind him and if he still doesn't produce then we know he's not good enough. we're obviously trying to use the wings as much as possible tactically so I would suggest in our transfer search for a goalscoring midfielder would be someone of height who likes to get in the box to support the strikers

3:23 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

enjoyed this mornings game I am very happy with the promise shown by the young plyers and would not sign anymore players.

on the selling front I would look to ofload bunjy, sean davis as I feel we have enough cover in midfield with the likes of huddlestonr, tainio, brown or mendes to partner carrick

3:24 PM, July 24, 2005

Blogger Mr.Thomas said...

not only win...but win in style. Thats the tottenham way!
The PERFECT start to our season. A chance to bond and identify with the club for our new signings and a little taste of victory for everyone. Just to wette appetite. As you say though, lets not get carried away. Yet.

3:26 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was so happy i did a big poo in my pants.

3:57 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keane should never be sold...not because he is a great goalscorer but because he is the scorer of great goals and against any opposition no matter how good...he will never be a golden boot type goalscorer, but his goals will be invaluable in Europe when THFC finally take home the Champions Cup.

4:15 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"so I would suggest in our transfer search for a goalscoring midfielder would be someone of height who likes to get in the box to support the strikers"

Gus Poyet?

4:46 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Bradz said...

couldnt be happier. to beat a champions leauge side with such style and with such a young team. cannot wait untill next season. we havent had such a good looking team since the mid 80s. bring on august 16th.

5:03 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The team of the early 80s was a good team but there was no way it was ever going to beat liverpool
(literally) and win the league. Do not ever kid yourselves that one good cup final(replay) makes a good side. It was a top 4 side and no more.

I believe that this team has the potential to go close to emulating the Nicholson teams of the mid 60s and hopefully even that of the late 50s. It only needs one thing and that is NOT an attacking central midfielder (although the presence of one in the squad would not hurt) but a true leader who can make the calls to slow or quicken the game's pace. who can inspire the team when down a goal or two and who can be useful purely as a player. I do not see King as a good captain as he is too nice and i am hoping that Tainu can fit into this role. We wont finish higher than Chelsea next season but we just might bump liverpool and even MU/A*se as we evolve.

5:24 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous fordy said...

team to start first game

kelly, king, gardner, edman

routledge, carrick, tainno, reid

mido, keane


defoe, kanoute, huddlestone, zeigler & mendes

5:59 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

just had another text from a silly west ham cunt, he says its only a shit cup how can I answer that after all they are such a big club after all they won the world cup in 66 did they not.

6:06 PM, July 24, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawsons much better than gardener

11:52 AM, July 25, 2005


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