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Saturday, January 07, 2006

FA Cup preview.

Spurs travel to Leicester City tomorrow for the ridiculously timed 6:30pm kick off. Spurs will miss Mido who is off preparing for the dumbest timed football competition in the history of FIFA. Naybet is also away although he has hardly featured this season for Spurs. Tainio has a fever and I suspect will be rested while Edgar Davids, King and Reid are definitely out. Lee is a doubt. Expect Pamarot to cover.

With all this in mind I expect an almost identical team to play against Leicester as played against Citeh. Obviously Mido won't be playing so the one change (if Lee is fit) will probably be Rasiak but really it should be a chance for Jol to say to Defoe that this is his chance to stamp his authority back on the first eleven and compete for the starting position alongside Keane while Mido is away.

There is no arguing that Keane and Mido are first choice at Spurs now with Keane taking his chance well and combining excellently with Mido. Defoe now needs to do the same and take this chance if it is presented to him. I'm not saying that Defoe will be on the bench for ever but while Mido and Keane continue to link up with each other as they have been Defoe will just have to sit there and bide his time.

COYS!

7 Comments:

Blogger Samspur said...

My starting line-up:

Robbo

Stalteri, Dawson, Gardner, Kelly

Lennon, Jenas, Carrick, Tainio (if fit, if not then Brown)

Keane, Defoe (deserves a chance now Mido's gone)

6:02 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mido is back for the match, but I'll guess he's on the bench.

6:19 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soo glad Mido is back for the game!

Possible Line-Up

Robinson

Stalteri. Dawson, Gardner Kelly/Pamarot

Lenno, Jenas, Carrick, Brown

Keane, Mido

8:10 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

kelly in for lee. i really hope he takes his chance and plays a blinder. otherwise unchanged fro mth citeh game.
COYS

8:45 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Blogger Paxton Road said...

Mido is not back he is back for the Liverpool game but is with the Egypt squad at the moment.

10:20 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the plan, but Egypt match against Nigeria is postponed. I wil be back for the match tomorrow and staying til after the Liverpool match.

All this according to BBC.

11:41 PM, January 07, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Poland we call rasiak woody boy, because he is slow like a tree and he is useless like a wood. Everybody laugh at him in Poland and he is symbol a wood. People compose song about him make a jokes and funny pages. He is also called in Poland like: greg the woood, woodinho, Gregor van der Wood, Georg von Wald, Greg "Timber of Mercy" Woodpecker, wooden boy, Gregory McWood, brave splinter, Gregory Slowtree he is the worst player on the world.

4:58 PM, January 10, 2006

 

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