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Feb 272011
 

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Giovani dos Santos scored his first goal for Racing Santander against Villarreal tonight in a 2-2 draw in La Liga.

The Mexican has been on loan since January and I believe bagged his first goal tonight in a decent match. Gio scored to put Racing 2-1 in front but Villarreal did manage to equalize before full time. He’s definitely got some ability, he just needs to show some passion and committment to reach his full potential.

Watch the video below to see his goal and how cool he looked throughout.

 Posted by at 21:13
Feb 272011
 

Well we all know the biggest mistake by Tottenham this season was not breaking the bank to bring in a top quality striker but could we have made another big mistake?

Corluka is currently out injured and Hutton has reportedly fallen out with Redknapp at a time when we most need him which leaves us with no decent right back. Gallas has been filling in but isn’t young enough or sharp enough for right back anymore.

We now have an England right back in our ranks in Kyle Walker but for the second time this season we have loaned him out. Firstly he joined QPR on loan and impressed.  He then came back in January but was loaned out to Aston Villa where again he made a big impact and impressed the fans, so much so he got an England call up.

Walker will more than likely become first choice at Tottenham next season, but that doesn’t help us out now. Was it a mistake to loan him out again or should we have at the very least put a clause in the contract so he can be recalled to Tottenham? I think this could have been another mistake, he looks like a quality player and I thought we should have given him some games when he came back from QPR but Harry wanted him to gain some Premiership experience out on loan which is fair enough.

If it’s true about Hutton should Redknapp be more professional and still play Hutton for the good of the team? We don’t look as tight at the back without a proper right back, so should Redknapp put his animosity aside and just play Hutton until Corluka is fit again?

 Posted by at 16:41
Feb 262011
 

You are probably all aware now that ex Tottenham defender Dean Richards passed away early this morning. He was only 36 years of age.

Richards was signed by Hoddle in 2001 from former club Southampton but his career was cut short and he had to retire 4 years later.

Many of you may remember Richards scored on his debut for us in one of the most memorable games in Premiership history, sadly for us it was for the wrong reasons as we blew a 3-0 lead to lose 5-3 to Manchester United.

I leave you with this……..

R.I.P Dean

 Posted by at 14:27
Feb 262011
 

Tottenham Hotspur have contributed to the downfall of Italian football as from 2012 Italy will only have three teams participating in the Champions League.

From the 2012 – 2013 season the Italians will only have three teams qualifying for a Champions League spot and the fourth will be rewarded with a Europa League position, this is because Germany now out rank Italy in the UEFA coefficients rankings. Germany will have three teams automatically qualify for Europe elite competition and the full place team will go in to a playoff the same as we have here in England.

Germany currently stand behind England and Spain in the coefficient ranking with 68,103 points, having extended their lead over Italy (59,981) to 8,122 points. Due to in this season’s competitions in Europe the Italians will no longer be able to overtake Germany this year. Sampdoria were knocked out in the qualifying stages, champions Inter Milan only managed to finish second in their group behind the mighty Spurs. AC Milan lost the first leg of their knockout match against Tottenham and Inter Milan also lost their first leg knockout round match.

DFL chief Reinhard Rauball said he was confident Germany could eventually move even higher in the rankings.

“With a little patience I am convinced we can overtake the (Spanish) Primera Division in the medium term,” Rauball said.

Italy were close to losing one of their spots last season but was spared when Inter Milan lifted the trophy to save their blushes. This season our beloved Tottenham have entered the competition for the first time and have beaten both teams from Milan which has now proved to have devastating knock-on effects on Italian football

 Posted by at 12:14
Feb 252011
 

The more and more I see us play in the Champions League, the more exciting we look. So far we have matched some of the top teams in Europe and shown that on our day we can compete at the very highest level, so is there any reason that we can’t win Europe’s elite competition at our first attempt.

On March 9 AC Milan will be the second team in Milan to visit White Hart Lane this season. Milan will have to come to White Hart Lane and get a result as you are all aware we took away a one goal lead at the San Siro last week. Not only do we have home advantage but we should have our key players back for this fixture, not many people fancied us to get a result in Milan including myself but in true Tottenham style we showed the world what we are capable of. Milan will be well aware of what they are up against having already seen us dispose of their bitter rivals Inter Milan in the group stages.

it’s a measure of how far we have come that I now expect us to beat Milan when they come to London, one of Europe’s biggest teams coming to White Hart Lane and I will be very disappointed if we don’t complete the job. The way I see it if we dispose of Milan and get a favourable draw in the quarter-finals before we know it we could find ourselves in the semifinals of the Champions League.

This is our first attempt and we have already set the competition a light with some attractive football as thoroughly entertaining matches. teams are now starting to take us more seriously, they have no choice, they are noticing our star players now like Modric and Bale, they can see the hunger in our players and will want to avoid us if possible. It is at the end of the day a cup competition, the knockout stages are like cup competitions we have here in England and we all know when it comes to cup competitions anything is possible. We have seen some unfavourable teams lift the FA Cup over the years and it’s about time a team in the Champions League did just that so why not us? Are we starting to believe?

Champions League………… can we really win it?

 Posted by at 20:26
Feb 242011
 

I can’t take the credit for this, although I would love to, these have been posted on a couple of Spurs forums. Credit to whoever made these.

Crouchy might not be our dream striker but he is ours none the less and for that we love him.

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 Posted by at 22:56
Feb 242011
 

April looks to be the month that could define our season as fixture changes now mean we will be live on television against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea.

The club today announced 3 fixture changes as we head into the final months of the season. We have 3 big games re-arranged for the purposes of live television coverage.

Our match against Arsenal was supposed to be this Saturday but their participation in the Carling Cup final means we get a week off and the match has been moved to April the 20th which is a midweek fixture and will be live on Sky at 19:45.

Our match against Manchester City was scheduled for Saturday 16th April but has been moved to the Sunday and our match against Chelsea on the 30th April has been moved to a 17:30 kick off. All 3 games will be live on the box in April and it looks as though it could be a decisive month for us.

NEW DATES

Manchester City (a) – Sunday April 17, 1.30pm

Arsenal (h) – Wednesday April 20, 7.45pm

Chelsea (a) – Saturday April 30, 5.30pm

 Posted by at 22:22
Feb 242011
 

Up until a few days ago I would have said it was a good thing we have a break when you consider our list of injury problems.

We have injuries to key players like Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Bale, Corluka and Modric himself has only just come back from injury. Maybe the break until I think it’s the 6th March will do us the world of good, Harry has taken the team to Dubai for a break before our next game against Wolves which is closely followed by AC Milan in the Champions League.

Arsenal have their Mickey Mouse Cup final at the weekend (sorry but they always said that to us when we won it) so the game has been moved to a later date. Fabregas and Walcott are now doubts after picking up injuries. Maybe it would have been a good time to play them afterall. I still think that from a personal point of view it will do us good as we will have Bale back and he always makes mugs of them.

It will be boring for us this weekend, a shame we couldn’t have grabbed 3rd spot in the week but have faith.

Would you rather have played it this weekend or could it prove to be a blessing in disguise that we play them at a later date?

 Posted by at 20:09
Feb 242011
 

Isn’t it ironic, we have needed a striker since the summer but in two previous transfer windows we have been unsuccessful. As soon as transfer window shuts, the stories start to resurface and we are linked to every player under the sun again.

For me now it’s becoming a case of I will believe it when I see it, it’s almost becoming boring. Today I see we are linked with a Paris St Germain striker, I can’t even be bothered to look up his name again. I saw another article saying that the striker is priority for us in the summer, well we knew this last summer so what’s any different now, what makes us think that this time Harry will actually go out and buy a striker instead of just trying to sign four or five more midfielders?

In January I was more than happy to write articles on the players we were linked with, I firmly believed we had made a mistake in the summer by not signing striker and this time Harry would put things right and get our man. Let’s be honest, we had a chance last month to get someone that would make a difference, what use is it to us being linked with strikers now, whether we like it or not all we can do is get behind the team we got and hopefully have another successful season by finishing in the top four. I for one will no longer be getting excited when I see a fleet of another striker especially when the transfer window is closed, it’s almost pointless, I will believe it when the contract is signed and ink is dry.

 Posted by at 14:10