"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, February 05, 2006

Spurs sweep away sorry Charlton

Danny Murphy must have sat in the stands thinking he made the right choice moving away from Charlton as Spurs showed their superiority all over the pitch. In fact it was no wonder he had been dropped from the Charlton side as they played long balls which were easy for King and Gardner to snuff out. In fact it took until the 44th minute before they had a shot in anger, Marcus Bent firing against the cross bar. By then, of course, Spurs were two nil to the good with Defoe creating a good goal and Jenes latching onto a great through ball by Keane.

We stated the second half as we finished the first. Keane charged down a clearence which Huddlestone collected. He then put a great ball in for Defoe to nick it over the keeper. We continued to push and Keane could have scored two more but great defending and a narrow angle foiled him on this occasion. Charlton did get one back when we slowed down a little and their fans (worst this season at WHL) must be wondering why Jerome Thomas does not play on a more regular basis as he tormented Stalteri.

Keane and Defoe showed that they can play together today. The Goons have four tough matches coming up, with three of them away. We need to take this opportunity to push on and increase the gap between us and them. I don't want to have to go to the Library with three games to go and need a win.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there today .... great result. First 45 minutes were the best I've seen the boys play this season. Thought Carrick and Jenas were outstanding, and of course, credit to Defoe for two superbly taken chances.

Oh, and praise for the sometimes maligned Gardner. Whilst I still think that Ledley and Daws are our natural pairing, Gardner played the best I've seen him do.


9:44 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous simeone said...

Its a great win for us,good to see defoe put in a good performance.We don't have to worry about our visit to the library,let them worry in vain as history is written in the yids favour..Come on you spurs.

10:00 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree best we,ve played for an hour, think Robinson should concetrate on his game instead of waving to the crowd soft goal AGAIN!!! Anyone know why Lennon was taken off, was he injured or another bad tactical maistake by Jol. Have to agree Gardner played well I thought Carrick was M.O.M. Interested to see what reception Murphy will get (if he can get into the team) will get, personally I don,t want anyone here who turns us down for a so called bigger club. Charlton your support is shit could,.nt even fill your small allocation. I,m from the Paxton but Park Lane keep the crowd going so we can beat the scum to CL place as we can,t do it, funny today "you,ve only got 1 song" true and we don,t sing that often. We now have the potential to be a great club again with the addition of Taylor at left back, let Lennon have his head and Kuyt up front. Bad luck for Tanio get fit soon. Don,t take this as a moan lets have some sensible debate unlike some of the shit that been spoken on here recently


10:08 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous farhad said...

"another bad tactical mistake by jol"?

it's february, we're fourth in the league and beaten only once at home.

some people man.

10:31 PM, February 05, 2006

Blogger brian draycott said...

I thought our youngsters did well - and our so called weak reserves - Kelly & Gardner were very good today - nothing against JJ but he was so invisible that we were playing with 10 men in the second half. Huddlestone is going to be great for us as well as Lennon.

10:35 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good game today much needed win Danny boy will be good for us he will keep it on the ground and play death passes for defoe & keane lets keep feet on the ground go to sunderland and get the win.
park lane boys will keep going we should all sing i know the players love it.


10:38 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lennon off against Fulham when he was our best threat, again today (if not injured), Routledge out on loan, Rasiak playing full stop, not replacing Mido could still cost us Europe let alone CL, Mendes not being given a fair chance (CL winner), letting Paromat go when we are short of cover at the back, not giving youth a chance i.e Barnard instead of Rasiak, Kelly does not want to play for the club so why play him, Defoe and Keane cannot play together... they did today Oh for a F.A Cup run....shall I continue. However I agree we are well ahead of last season and on the way to greatness but we should be ahead by a bigger margin not worrying about visiting the SCUM or the LAdy Boys frpm Boylen on the last day.

I love Martin Joy
Marton Jol loves me

That does,nt mean free from critisicm is he

Lord Poet Paxton

10:38 PM, February 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

jj was good today- one of his best performances. he worked very hard in defence, i liked the look of huddlestone a lot and defoe showed why he should be first choice

10:49 PM, February 05, 2006

Blogger Fuzzo Yiddo said...

I was mega impressed with Defoe today. He did us proud. His attitude is back to normal, his team play is good again. I'd even go as far to say he was better than Keano. But everyone played brilliantly today and the only thing that disappointed me was that Lennon got such a short match and Barnard didnt get a little time on the field. We played more ground balls today than we have all season I think and it shows that the long ball is not the only ball! Huddlestone was ace today. The pass for Defoe's second is similar to the sort of balls Murphy likes to play so its nice to know we have two players now who will put those types of low balls in. Lets all take this a game at a time now fellas. Stop worrying about Arsenal so much, they will start to think you fancy them or summin. Lets focus on our next game and support the lads like we did today. COYS!!!

12:29 AM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrick was awesome and Huddlestone looks as if he had played in the first team all his life.Jenas provided the threat and was a excellent sidekick to Carrick.Only if Lennon could be better with his crossing.
We must continue to persist with Defoe and Keane as the strike partnership, this time Mido has to do the proving.I fancy Murphy to play at the tip of our midfield diamond alonng with Carrick, Davids and Jenas.
Great to see Gardner putting up a excellent performance.If only he could do this week in week out. One run he made at the Charlton defence was almost Beckenbaur like.
IMO, we are 7 or 8 wins from a CL place.Start the counting.

1:58 AM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if I didn't discuss our win.But our target,Torres scored a classy double againts Barcelona today, that means we have to pay another 10mil in the summer or what ?
At this rate,we going to lose him to the big boys again.
Love to see Torres, Kyut,Lua Lua in our 6 man strike force next season when we are in the CL (just a joke)!

2:06 AM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a theory on our lack of cutting edge in the final third when we are using the big/small man partnership.
When Mido is playing, the tendency is to loft the highball towards him in HOPE.While I agree that a few times this season, that tactics have resulted in goals and is a useful avenue towards goal; some say the shortes route towards goal, it has been at the expense at the fluency of general our attacking play.
Againts Charlton, we showed that with Keane in a withdrawn role, we are a much more fluid team attacking wise.As long as Defoe is in the mood, this small/small strike partneship should be our first choice because, it brings better attacking rythem to our overall team play and the chances of goals are always going to be higher with Defoe in the team; more than any strikers.We simply cannot afford to ignnore his explosive ability.
Mido is a option when we need to do the high ball option against the better team or we need another attacking avenue.
We have a settled side that is going to be hard to scored against.We need to improve our goal threat and hope our rivals falter in their chase.
Arsenal have a lot on their mind; Henry leaving, and a lack of dependable defensive cover.We have a good chance of overtaking them.Bolton is always liable to drop a few points against the poorer side.We are almost there as long we don't lose focus, which we irritatingly tends to.Case in point was the goal Charlton scored against us yesterday. I think a lot of spurs fan almost expect it to happen to us !
I'm not too impressed with Salteri lack of concentration and let Thomas running away with the ball.We need to cut down on this kind of weaknesses if we want to be truly CL material

4:52 AM, February 06, 2006

Blogger brian draycott said...

when I wrote earlier "JJ" I did mean Johnny Jackson not Jermaine Jenas!!!!

7:49 AM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous dazza jim said...

Yep I think I said some weeks ago I couldn't see why Defoe and Keane couldn't play one-two's and keep it on the ground.
Not only can they do it well, but Keane does a very good impression of Teddy Sheringham when he plays deep... but Teddy WITH bags of pace and dribbling ability - how scary is that??

The commentators did keep saying that Charlton didn't know how to mark him, because of him dropping deep - isn't that EXACTLY what Sheringham does all the time and has done for years?
We were dragging Charlton's defence all over the place!

I also agree Gardner had a pretty majestic game, his passing has improved, and confidence - if he could up the consistency level and concentration level, he could be a hell of a player. Those are big factors however!!

Sunderland away next... Keep Barney on the bench in case we need him!

Its good to feel so absorbed in a Spurs game for a change, admiring the good touches and movement - and work rate. Takes you back a bit to the passing movements Teddy, Nick Barmby and Anderton used to put together - those 3 used to have a built in telepathy or something!

11:52 AM, February 06, 2006

Blogger KingGlenn said...

Would echo much of what has been said
It was great to see the same quality of play as vs Villa, but this time with the end product
JD & Robbie have one more game before Mido gets back and I hope they can repeat the performance yesterday vs Sunderland and create some real 3-way pressure for places.
My only small concern, as noted above, is the lack of killer instinct as seen in the second half.
Charlton were going for 5 or 6 till we sat back and swotched off.
Super Ed would never have let that happen!!
Bring on Sunderland and Wigan, 6 there for the taking, then let's get ready for a big March which could finally cement us into the Top 4 so we can go to the Library with confidence and a decent gap established.

1:04 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Millasur said...

Lennon took a knock early on from maybe that div hredisson, was quite near us so cud see he took a typical dead leg knock (rite on teh top / side of the thigh).

but yes, we were a joy to watch for 65 minutes :) well done lads.

the away goal was a bit soft but he did make an almost ridiculous save from the free header later on.

Overall was fantastic!

1:34 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Charlton game was like a fog lifting. The absence of the hapless Pole and at last the return of DEEEEEEEEEEFOE!

It seemed painfully clear that Keane and he DID work together, although I suspect MJ modified the instruction, with Keane playing just a little deaper on occaision. Keane was incidentally, superb. I really am beginning see some some real maturity in this guy's play. The assist ti JJ was obviously class, but there was a real sense of direction coming from the Dub.

Most pleasing aspect for me was the fluidity we showed in midfield, no matter who was on the ball. The accuracy of passing, first touch and the use of space. My great fear was as ever the absence of 'The Davids'.

Tom Huddlestone was great. I hadn't seen him play before and he moved the ball around in a self assured and accurate way that demands we see more of him again in the first team.

Aaron Lennon made some spectacular runs, but too often they were made worthless by a slack final ball.

The only weak spot was our loss of concentration around the 70th minute. Admittedly Thomas had something to prove and took it upon himself to charge at us and not wait for his largely clueless team maits to invite him, but we ran out of puff. The midfield became crampt and it suddenly looked like they had more men. MJ needs to get the tapes out and decide how we can avoid yhis happening again.

Had we been playing anyone really tasty, our brilliant first half efforts would have been reversed without doubt. It's happened before.

Oh yes, on vitalfootball, Saturday night on a thread asking if Jol was infallible, I predicted ... " Defoe to score and if he scored first then he'd score twice".

I also said 3-0. Nearly.


4:35 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great result, however remember that Charlton did not really turn up today and put up much of a fight, BUT we did play well in the space they allowed us and showed some class.

both our strikers played well because of this, but where Keane & Defoe will struggle to get their shot/pass off is when they are marked tightly against the better defensive & CL teams.

Huddlestone was again very impressive, Carrack was my MOM, JJ consistent game with bags of energy as per usual.

Ledders great, Gardner played a good game, but not really put under any great pressure by them so dont be fooled by one good game. Kelly was our worst player along with Janet Jackson. Showed no touches of class whenever i watch them to make me think they can make top players. Stalteri solid till Thomas came on, then run ragged at times, but he had an exceptional game against Tottenham as per usual.

Robbo good game, unsighted for Goal i think...

All in all better, i would like to see Mido back in the team BUT the team encouraged to play the same way and not revert to the easy option of long ball unless last option.


10:16 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janet Jackson... Very good.

I think that Johnnie Jackson is another player that we need to unceremoniously dump.

His play on Sunday was forgettable, unlike each of his previous performances which were inept at best.

He also gives Larry Large interviews to second rate back page journos.

No real article hear folks, just don't like the little twit and think we should send him to Witham Wayfarers 2nd XI on a free.

My biles getting up just thinking about him.

11:00 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry mate but i think your just a prick, you don't know johnnie jackson at all, yeah he aint good enough for spurs but that don't mean you have to attack him personally. Also you completely bullshitin as when he first came on the scene some people were saying he was englands solution to their left sided problem... and he aint even a left midfielder the best i have ever seen him play was for watford in centre midfield- his preferred position. He doesn't go out there to play shit does he so just get off his back, all you fans are the same you don't have a fucking clue about football your views change like the wind, someone says Kuyt and you all spunk in your pants most of you have never seen him play apart from when he hit the post against england!

11:30 PM, February 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tot Johnny Jackson kept the ball well and do what what was expected of him.Let face it, he wouldn't fly through a defense like Lennon but is better than Lennon when passing the ball.

Players like Jackson, realistically would not be first team players but they wouldn't moan when ask to play second fiddle to someone.Mendes,Davis & Routledge were all shipped off b'cos they don't want to sit on the bench.

Jackson may not be EPL materials now but he could have complained, go to a championship team and developed into better players; Etherington and Zamora etc.

So you guys better be polite & nice to some of our 2nd stringers as they do a job sometimes not everyone wants to do.If everyone has Carrick abilities , we going to have a headace isn' it ?

I agree with 11.30pm.Stop whinging and use foul languages on some of players unless they have bad atitudes. Unless you think, you are better than them and we can cursed you when you are out in the field when you don't deliver.

5:45 AM, February 07, 2006

Blogger EL said...

Not gonna say I told you so but it was great to see 'scapegoat' Gardener settling down to the task now he's having a bit of a run. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when he was fully fit. Good cover for Led & Daws, glad we didn't sell him to charlton. Kelly played well on the wrong side too. Stalteri got caught out of position again for the one goal conceded. I'd give Kelly a go on the right personally. In a year or two Huddlestone will snap up Carricks' place in the side and swallow it whole without bothering to chew or pausing for breath. The boy's Carrick with knobs on. Unless jol plays five in midfield with two holding players that is.

Hmmmmm... Champions league?
I'm almost starting to believe.

10:07 AM, February 07, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackson is complete pap & should be shot along with Rasiak

5:22 PM, February 07, 2006

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

leave the stupid comments at home - no matter who plays, if they pull on a white shirt, theyre proud of it and give their all - except rasiak - couldnt trap a bag of cement - sell him to wolves, derby, southampton, who gives a fuck - id buy him if jolly had change of a tenner just so he never played for us again.
barnards time is fast approaching - be ready boy. controversy corner - keane / defoe - excellent against poor opposition. not convinced still they can play together - prove me wrong over the coming few games - cl place for the taking. lets get the points in the bag NOW before we leave ourselves with nail biting games come april / may.

9:14 PM, February 07, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the mockney cockney 11.30 'sorry mate but i fink you're a prick'...

Jackson IS rubbish. And the sooner 'staunch' uninformed twits like you wise up the better. I take no delight in watching third rate players like him in a Spurs shirt.

Next time your being his big pal, can you keep your dirty little secret to yourself.

This club's about glory not bigging up publicity seeking no marks like Johnie Jerkson

9:48 PM, February 07, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...




9:53 PM, February 07, 2006

Blogger EL said...

Re: Those asking the question.

I'm lead to believe that Lennon was taken off due to a dead leg.

12:02 AM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous dazza jim said...

Yeh I agree with some of the 'calm down' statements.
This is supposed to be a football forum not an 'express hatred and violence' forum!!
I think to get quite that carried away, you must have forgotten it's a game that is supposed to be enjoyed, not to make people dream up ways of causing bodily harm to players from the team they supposedly 'support'!!??

And that's after a 3-1 win... you people must need help.

On a positive note, can't wait until we face Sunderland. Hope Defoe & Keane can carry on, and maybe Barnard can get on at some point and show what he can do... COYS :)

12:03 AM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're due a Big win soon. surely we can spank those north-eastern stripey's. How's 4 or 5 nil sound?

12:13 AM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please god we beat sunderland & wigan and arse*** lose to bolton & liverpool.

Go on the Spurs!

12:42 AM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Jackson should be dumped in the Thames

11:45 AM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all for sensible debate with some tongue in cheek humour, but players will always be slated for poor contribution. That's life cos everyone gets that, not just football players. As long as there is no racism or persoanl slants involved involved, people can usually deal with a bit of 'stick' re their performance shall we say.

However we have an exception here. To that prat that 'KNOWS' Janet Jackson, tell him to fuck off then cos he aint fit to wear a spurs kit thats for sure. About he doesnt mean to play bad or whatever stupid comment he made, he must know he's shit cos he hardly touches the ball, and when he does it is something any average footballer could do. Huddlestone managed to look quality on his two outings, which means he has POTENTIAL.

And if you think Spurs should be settling for shit squad players like Jackson and not having a squad that could ALL play first team football, then you must have been more than happy with the last 15 years worth of Spurs teams...Dickhead. Go and support Charlton you numpty.

1:37 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


CL here we come

3:20 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Park Lane Green Beret said...

Good Riddance & about 'kin time.

To the guys who say 'don't slag him/them off' 'get behind the team'


I pay good money to watch my beloved Spurs and while i don't engage in any match day cussing from the stands i am entitled to and will continue to criticise if i see fit. And to be honest Rasiak and Jackson are a disgrace to our club, Rasiak had all my gooner mates laughing their asses off. 'kin joke of a player

So like someone said if it isn't racist then i'll slag off who and when i like.

Thats football

But i will always be there on a saturday afternoon singing my heart out from the South Lower.


5:03 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bollox... a team that have all players who are able to play first team...where is your Mendes, Davis & Brown.Guys who Jol says that can play first team.They all left
You forgot the keane saga...dickhead.Come back to the real world..We rae not in Europe and not even in the domestic cups and you one a squad of 21 superstars... I suggests you go to the play station and stick with FIFA 2006 b'cos you are a daydramer.
You get stick your ticket up your ass b'cos a true fan knows when to stand behind the team.

5:30 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, you tell him mate. He's just a daydramer.

6:37 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We,re getting slagged off for being racist supporters on the internet Guardian, did anyone else hear these songs on Sunday

This is it to the tune of Lord of the Dance: Sol, Sol, wherever you may be/You're on the verge of lunacy/And we don't give a fuck if you're hanging from a tree/You Judas cunt with HIV."

No wonder he sent it rather than sang it. To its credit, it is a brilliantly tight verse, addressing any number of prejudices in four little lines. There's something to offend everybody here - the mentally ill, HIV sufferers, gay people, women, with an allusion to racist lynching thrown in for good measure.

When the White Hart Lane faithful tired of this chant they reverted to the following classic ...

"He's big/He's black/He takes it up the crack/Sol Campbell, Sol Campbell."

6:46 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article by one Simone Hattenstone was an an astonishing piece of obtuse drivel from someone who purports to be a professional journalist. What a cunt! Talk about numbskull reactionary writing. I suppose there'll always be those who look so hard for prejudice that they'll see it where none exists. I suppose his heart's in the right place if not his perceptive faculties.

Here's to good journalism.

7:17 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 1.37 why are you calling me a prat i said he wasn't good enough for spurs. i told him to come and play for southend but i don't think he would even get in our team. i was just saying to the bloke before to leave the stick out a bit it aint like he has been playin a lot so what did he expect from him, also i dont know how he thought jackson was larry large to the journos he never talks to journos! i agree he isnt good enough for spurs but hes contract runs out in the summer so it dont really matter. i still think most of you don't have a clue though you think spurs can sign ronaldhino

8:59 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Mr.Anonymous said...


u r a knob

at least have a name so i have one to reply to

9:26 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous GO FUCK URSELF said...

Heres your fucking name you twat!

9:28 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:28 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous theofoley said...

heres your fuckin name you twat

9:30 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you mug 5.30 pm, you have picked 3 players that left cos there was another 6 better than then figting for 2-3 positions at best. THATS why they left you dipstick. Spurs signed too many players for the same position. A good squad is getting two good players for EVERY position. not 10 for two. And dont think we didnt suss that you typed the 6.37 comment yourself to back your argument up, you made the same spelling mistake with daydramer instead of daydreamer twice.

By the way 8.59, I am not getting at Janet Jackson personally, i am saying that if Spurs policy is two quality players fighting for their position is achieved and we are not too far away now, Spurs will be great again. Jackson will never be great. Zamora will never be great, and neither will Etherington. That is what Jol is aiming for, but because we aint Real Madrid or Chelski with loads of money we have to buy a few cheaper ones (note your Ronaldhino comment) with potential and see who comes through and offload the deadwood who cannot step up to the challenge.

9:59 PM, February 08, 2006

Blogger EL said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:33 PM, February 08, 2006

Blogger EL said...

Ahem.....sorry but that was me with the 2nd "daydramer" comment. I was taking the piss out of his post (and spelling).

Go on the Spurs!

10:35 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and dont think we havent worked out that you then created yourself an El id then made out you didnt post it to cover your daydramer comment...

ha ha...ooops!

Night night and COYS! YID ARMY!!!

10:40 PM, February 08, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.59pm...while its true that we need to trim the squad in Jan, Jol said that he wanted all 3 of them; Mendes, Davis and Brown, to stay IF they want to.
Al 3 were either promised first team football or better contracts than at spurs, THATS why they left.

In a ideal situation, it would ne nice to have Ziegler/Mendes/Davis/Brown on the bench guys who will step into the first team, instead of Jackson. But these guys are in demand but currently we don't have enough matches to accomodate everyone.We are not Chelsea yet to be able to form another team to provide quality cover for each position.
Till we are in europe and competing in every competition consistently, we have to settle for guys like Jackson to fire fight when our core players are injured or suspended.
Talking about Europe, we must try our very best to qualify for the CL spot and not settle for UEFA spot as some of you so gleefully would accept.

If we don't, the vultures are circling over our players such as Defoe, who I'm quite sure would not resist overtures from Liverpool in the summer, if we are not in CL. Not only that we can never attract guys like Torres or Kyut to come over.

1:51 AM, February 09, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

correct - they wanted first team football and could not get it at spurs as they were so far down the line with more new additions. someone else offered them first team football.


8:21 PM, February 09, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

8.21pm...yes its CLEAR now... but I sensed not so clear to you....
Are you suggesting that they are Push so far down the line till behind Johnny Jackson ?If they are around do you think we have to recall huddlestone and Jackson ?
Jol is no mug.These guys are better than JJ but they don't want to stay b'cos they think they deserve better as they are ALSO FIRST TEAM MATERIAL but not getting a game.

4:36 AM, February 10, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said... if your theory of having a second team capable of stepping into the Ist team don't really worked for us at the moment.Not until we are the big 4.
Do you know that we have the least games of any EPL sides this season ? With so little games, so what are you going to do with the second team of talented players ? Rot for one season till we get into Europe ?
Give guys like Johnny Jackson a chance, when their time is up, we will let them go.

4:43 AM, February 10, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

johnny jackson sucks dead dick

9:31 PM, February 10, 2006


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