"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


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sevilla Vs Spurs

This is the biggest game of the season against one of the best, if not the best team, in the UEFA cup. These are the type of games we should be involved in every season and it is great to see us hit some form in the league that is pushing us back into the European places.

These is going to be a tough game and we will need to play to our stregths - attacking with pace using the width to our advantage. Gardner is still out and Rocha is cup tied so that leaves us with one fully fit centre half in Michael Dawson. It is expected Chimbonda will start alongside him in the back four although King has travelled. I doubt he will play. Chimbomnda has played in that position before but he will need to be at his best to keep Kanoute and co quiet. All the talk has been about Kanoute but his goal scoring exploits have mainly come in the league - he has not been banging them in, as the press would have you believe, in the UEFA cup. However we all know he can be brilliant when he wants to be so Dawson will have a big job in controlling the back four. If Chimbonda starts at centre back Stalteri will play right back with Lee at left back. Although a makeshift back four the same three plus King last season was the fourth meanest defence in the Premiership - ok, a lot of that is to do with King but Lee is having his best season for us and Stalteri has played many times in the Champions League.

The midfield should pick itself with Lennon right, Malbranque left and Zokora and Jenas in the middle. I felt JJ was a bit deep against Reading so I hope to see more runs forward from him leaving Zokora to protect the back four. Up front will be Berbatov and probably Robbie Keane.

Defeat here is not the end of our UEFA cup campaign as we get them back to White Hart Lane next week but obviously we want to avoid it. The perfect result will be to make our run 9 wins on the bounce in the UEFA cup and extend our own British record of most wins in a row in European competition.

I came across this YouTube video, via FTL, to remind you of some other good times in Europe.



Anonymous Tottinghams said...

Ghaly's back though - Jol will probably find an excuse to play him... and without Chimbo's surging runs down the right, I can't see us getting a win. I'll have my fingers crossed for a score draw.

10:58 AM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous therealspurs said...

why are you dislike Ghaly so much...he scored a great goal againts chelsea, scored a goal in Europe as well...

Do you think that Jol who is with the team everyday selects a player just for fun & for nothing? at this stage of the competetion?

11:23 AM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm quite scared about tonights game. I think we have been playing so well of late, but our defence isn't exactly solid and having Chimbonda at center back tonight will take away the attacking threat he possesses down the right. A draw would be a great result tonight but I just sadly can't see it. But even a 1 goal defeat wont be the end of the world. Especially if we can get an away goal or two.
If Berbatov and keane are at their best then you never know. COYS!

11:45 AM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully you yids will get raped in Seville tonight and then again by the Chelsea Army on Saturday. Dirty Yid Scum.

12:10 PM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgive me if I sound over confident but I think we are worrying too much about the threat of Seville. A 2-1 victory to Spurs I see. This team has not been playing well in europe and I'll go as far as to say they are concentrating on the La Lige. This is all we have to landmark our season

12:10 PM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

AFC Chelskow could not beat a minow at homemu last night ... muh hah ha!...other than league cup you will win nothing else this season...but at least better than the gooner whose season was over a long time ago

12:47 PM, April 05, 2007

Anonymous sydney wale said...

nice piece paxton. makes me feel confident. let's hope fredi has a a mare and our mate dimi can get something. Love to all and good luck.

3:01 PM, April 05, 2007


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