"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, November 25, 2007

Spammers sneak a point.

Spurs and Wet Spam held each other to an entertaining draw today at the temporary new home (possibly) of Tottenham Hotspur today. West Ham took the lead after more comical defending by Kaboul before Rob Green made a Robinsonesqe balls up to gift Dawson a header into an open goal for the equalizer.

Spurs started very well and West Ham struggled to get hold of the ball. Spurs often have 10 minute spells like this before fading away but we kept the pressure up without creating too many chances. We then slipped up with Kaboul making another school boy error. Kaboul is too inexperienced for what he was bought for - a replacement when King is not fit. This is where Comolli has failed again - we desperately needed good quality, experienced cover and end up with Kaboul. I have no doubt he will be a good player in the future but needed easing into the Premier League, not thrown in at he deep end. Comolli's fault and it just makes me feel a little bit sorry for Jol still - badly treated using players he never wanted but thats another story.

The ref made a fool of himself for failing to give a stonewall penalty and straight red card late in the first half, a decision that would cost us the win when he saved Defoe's injury time penalty.

What was pleasing to see was the more attacking nature of Ramos compared to Jol. He was not afraid to make early substitutions and go attacking for the equaliser and then the win. Although we are still making silly errors and look rusty in places the tactical nous of Ramos and his willingness to go for the throat can only bode well. We will get caught out a couple of times but when the teams overall play improves to the level Ramos wants we shall be blowing teams away left, right and centre.