"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


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Blackburn Vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Last week was supposed to see the return of winning ways away from White Hart Lane and it started well but we then managed to push the self destruct button and then keep thumping it harder and harder and harder until the damn thing was smashed to pieces! Hopefully we have not gotten around to fixing the red button that Spurs have been hitting for the last 15 years. Things are still not too late to fix and a win tomorrow would put us back into the top half of the table and see us back on course towards challaneging for a top 5 finish. Another defeat sees us continue to drop off the pace. Seven away wins, coupled with our home form would see us top six so we have to start getting them now.

Blackburn have plenty of injuries to worry about but will fight for every ball and I'm not sure how we shall stand up to that considering recent away form. With JJ injured I think Davids should take his place. Often criticised for his poor play out on the left I have more often than not come away from games when Davids has played central thinking that he still is a class player. With JJ injured he can slot in next to Zokora to defend the back four after last weeks shambolic defending. Lennon looks likely to miss out so Ghaly can go on the right. To add a bit more creativity into the middle Murphy may go wide left or Tainio could be recalled. Berbatov is still a class act but the lack of service to him last week was pathetic and he can hardly be blamed for that. However, maybe the more physical Mido could be recalled to line up alongside Keane. I think Keane will start ahead of Defoe again as he offers Jol more options being able to drop deep and play in a five man midfeild if need be. The defnece continues to pick itself although the thought of Lee at right back does not fill me with confidence after the poor show last week.

Form book says Balckburn win but poor runs have to come to an end at some point. What better way to move up the table by going to Blackburn and beating them. Jol has been talking tough this week about the side being more physical and determined. Let's hope they have been listening!



Blogger TouristChat said...

Hope we going to win. Without Lennon , JJ , and Chimbonda , but with the resurected Steed , Davids and i hope Murphy. My prediction 3:1 to Spurs.
Come one ya Come on ya yea yea yea . You know you can do it ! Savage vs Davids - what a battle !

p.s. Hope we gonna do TREBLE this season , mark my words!

6:14 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what station is showing the Leverkusen match? I have checked websites and listings for thursday and it does not look like it's on?!?! Five are showing the Toon but there is nothing on ITV!

6:53 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leverkusen isn't being shown live. 5 have the rights but are showing Toon home to Vigo. Highlights will be on 5 from 11pm.

7:28 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't play Davids, his distribution is poor. Huddlestone has done very well in the holding role, and allows Zokora to carry the ball into dangerous positions at pace. Last time this combination was used in Europe they played very well. According to Kanu both he and Davids want to go back to Ajax, good luck to them, go, let's invest in the future.

7:32 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would play davids he has created chances down the left - mido goal anyone???? chance for jenas against livepool ? - this guy is quality and for the first half of the season last year he was aguably the best spurs player in my opinion - huddlestone is one for the future he had loadsa time -davids is rarin to go - i think the game will finish in a draw but knowing spurs it could be any result lol

7:49 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck kanu

7:51 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Davids comes inside too much when he plays on the left, there is no width and the team looks unbalanced. If you are going to play him put him in the centre and play Malbranque or Murphy wide. I still feel Huddlestone's sperior distribution would be better for the team.

7:54 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well your not da manager - wait and see - huddlestone shagger

7:59 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always great when you get some intelligent and constructive debate about your team.

8:02 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah u should try it sometime - you the type who thinks his always right ? and doesnt listen to opinion - so wheres the constructive debate ?

8:04 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time to give Mido anther chance.He is enthuisiastic and can score goals.Goals are what we need and Keene cannot be expected to be the only forward that can produce them

8:04 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah id agree with that - berbatov should start on the bench after him dejective performance against reading! any player should be dropped after body language like his! disgrace! 10 - 11 million ? id go with mido :) and keano

8:06 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:12 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malbranque Zokora Murphy


8:48 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous letswinawayforfuksake said...

id play huddlestone in the middle with davids. zokora runs around like a headless chicken and dives too much. he will not last at spurs. ghaly right, murphy left.
ifil right back, lee left back. benny boy struggling. bench or reserves for now for him.
mido and berbatov up front.
how can you criticise berbatov for last week? service he got was shit.
cerny in goal - robbo off the pace, bench him. daws and king in middle.
balance, width and creativity with players with points to proove and a bit of fight about them.
if we cant get at least a point tomorrow, major changes need to be made. simply not good enough for the investment so far.
im with park len. 10 game unbeaten run, fair enough, but apart from chelski, we hardly beat any quality teams.
proove me wrong spurs......

9:19 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above midfield looks good, and I agree that Mido should be given a chance. Berbatov has looked great in Europe but does not seem to have adjusted to the Premiership yet. I think he will. He's got pace, control, good in the air, looks a complete centre forward.

9:22 PM, November 18, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

pride of london is shit shit shit

12:36 AM, November 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. the claim is that we finally have permission to extend White Hart Lane from 37,000 to 48,000. Am I the only person around who thinks that if we're going to go through the trouble and time to extend the ground, it should be by more than a mere 11,000? I was hoping for at least 55,000.

Any sensible comments?

1:42 PM, November 20, 2006


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