"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, August 19, 2005

Spurs Vs. ‘Boro

It is the first home game tomorrow against opposition who narrowly beat us towards the end of last season to take the European place available through the league. Middlesbrough will want to look for at least a point from White Hart Lane while we must push for all three. We must beat teams at home, especially ones that are of a similar standard to us, to give us the advantage as we all start the push for a top six finish.

Spurs start the game with a few injuries still and Wayne Routledge has been added to the list, which is a disappointment, as he needs game to settle in and find some form. However it appears that Davids will make his Premier League debut tomorrow, which will lift not only the crowd but the team as well.

Spurs will start with Robinson in goal. Now definitely England number one, not so much for what he did but for what Calamity didn’t. In front of him will be Edman, Dawson, Gardner and Stalteri. In the middle of the park will be Davids and Carrick. I hope Davids will be able to put a stop to Mendeita playing an important role for ‘Boro. Reid will be over on the left with Tainio on the right. This could be a good for Spurs as he will be willing to put in a few choice tackles on Downing that will hopefully stop too much attacking threat coming down our right.

Up front will be Mido and Defoe. Keane will be on the bench. Middlesbrough has a defensive crisis with Ehiogu suspended and many others out. Someone called Matthew Bates is in line for his first start so I’m hoping that Defoe will be able to exploit this inexperience in the back four. For this reason I am going to push for a Spurs home win to continue our good start to the season.




Blogger banger said...

I thought Edman was injured?

1:34 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edman is definately out

1:36 PM, August 19, 2005

Blogger SpursMandan said...

I am not sure that your version of the Spurs team is right. For instance, I would not be surprised to see Lennon on the right - he had a blinder against Watford for the reserves, mid-week. Keane if fit could well start.

1:37 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with this side and assesment except Edman is out!! so I guess ziegler will get a start. It will be good to see him agian!!

1:40 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zietler cannot play left back - see his performance at Reading.
It would be better to play a right sided defender in the position.

1:54 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps Stalteri will shift to LB and Kelly in at RB? But the key to sucess is not to tinker to much!!!

1:58 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jol has probably two players for every position except for left back so this does prove Spurs suffer from 'Sods Law'.
Yep I guess Stalteri at left back makes sense but I ma not sure what the midfield will look like.
At home Jol would obviously like to play two wide players which with Crrick and Carrick in the more central roles where does Tainio play ?

2:03 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TT will play on right tomoorow because of WR injury. Davids and Carrick in Centre, Reid on Left. If anyone interested, my mate just called me from Rotterdam Airport and he is on same flight as Dirk Kuyt. He even sent me an MMS wiv him having his pic wiv Dirk. That flight is heading to Stanstead!!!!!

2:34 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How / when did Edman get injured? This isn't funny we’d be in crisis mode injury wise already if we didn’t have so many players. Just look at the back four we are being forced to field!

2:37 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

edman got injured midweek playing in the internationals.

2:45 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

reid is injured. dropped his plate of breakfast on his foot this morning and broke his toes

2:46 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edman injured his achilles after only a few minutes playing for Sweden.Being a footballer though he did come off until half time.
He then commented he had being having trouble with the hard pitches aththis time of the year !!!

2:48 PM, August 19, 2005

Blogger rockin spur said...

I love this site
Such humour & wittisisms


I've just had a phone call from Sven asking me to turn up at the next England training session.

Apparently I'm the only Englishman left alive who can make Calamity James look good in goal

3:00 PM, August 19, 2005

Blogger banger said...

so I take it from the official site that Edman is ok!

4:46 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we win which we should bearing in mind Boro have no defence lets not all get carried away with the big WE ARE BACK ON THE GLORY TRAIL crap.

At best we are looking in better shape in terms of squad size and promising young talent (apart from Davids). If Jol can mould a coherent shaped team from our ginormous squad we may get some where but a lurking feeling in my gut tells me that it will be a long and winding road before we can be realistically recognised as a serious top premiership side

11:34 PM, August 19, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edman just had a knock and has recovered. He's in the matchday squad so he should play.
Not sure if Davids will start - he hasn't played 90 mins yet and Tainio has done enough to keep his spot. So, maybe Lennon to start on the right and Davids coming on 2nd half with Tainio then moving wide.





7:59 AM, August 20, 2005

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