I am really getting annoyed writing these types of articles. You know these. The ones where we talk about how Spurs blew a great chance, again. How they missed chance after chance after chance in front of goal. Or maybe how a guy who has scored 2 goals in the past year keeps getting chances week in, week out. Do these sound familiar? They should, cause they have been the stories of this year’s domestic campaign.
2 points from 3 teams in the bottom 5. WTF! Are you serious? Unfortunately, I am. Same old story. Spurs are great in the big games against the big teams, but bottle it time and time again against the lower teams. I could talk about the bad matches against Blackpool and Wolves but at least they were followed by a Champions League match where we progressed past Milan. So lets focus on the past match against those pesky Hammers.
Jermain Defoe, how do you get starts? Are you blackmailing Harry? Did you tell Levy that if you don’t play that you are going to release some horrible biological weapon into the atmosphere? Tell the Russian Mafia to bother Pav so that you look better in training? It has to be one of these reasons because I cannot understand why Harry constantly persists with this self-centered mis-firing mercenary. Hey JD, we all saw that shirt underneath your jersey, maybe you should have shown the one underneath that said ”2 league goals in 1 year”. Cause I think that would have been more fitting. Or maybe the one that says “Couldn’t hit water if I fell out of a boat”. Both of those would have been better. How about the next time you play, which will probably be against Wigan, you just wear the jersey as Levy and Co. pays you to score goals, not to advertise yourself. How many chances do you need to score? People always say this so I apologize for sounding redundant, but I could have converted one of those chances you blew against West Ham and I am a centerback. Here’s a thought, when you are 2 feet away from the keeper, lift the ball over him. Stop trying to blast it or be cheeky with some BS shot. That is all. Oh and please, please, PLEASE leave at the end of the season. There is nothing wrong with being greedy as a striker, but usually they score.
Why must we insist on jamming Rafa into the starting 11 every match? How did we get 4th last season? 4-4-2. We have all the correct personnel to play the 4-4-2 with Bale and Lennon healthy, Sandro and Modric playing brilliantly and two strong strikers who actually contribute to the team in Pav and Crouch. The statistics show that we are most successful when we play Pav and Crouch and I feel this is because we could go long to Peter, or keep it on the ground so Pav could use his technical ability to get other players involved. We looked way more threatening when Pav came on for Rafa. Against some of the teams in the lower half of the table, a 4-5-1 doesn’t work as the centerbacks could focus on the lone forward, isolate him and put 10 men behind the ball. A 4-5-1 may work against some other teams in the Premier League, but still, a 4-4-2 is the way to go for domestic glory. Well then what happens to Rafa? Simple, with all the matches we have coming he is going to get his chance to play, but it won’t be in his traditional position. He has shown that he can work on the sides as he loves to cut inside, pull the opposition fullback towards the center and allow room for our full-backs to get down the wings. In Europe, 4-5-1 is the best suited but in England, gotta go 4-4-2. Just my thoughts.
One more thought, Glen Johnson to Spurs along with Joe Cole. While we are at it, why don’t we sign Andy Reid, Sol Campbell and Paul Robinson. I mean, why are we being connected to players who can’t cut it at their current clubs when we have players at Tottenham who are better? Is Johnson better than Charlie? Maybe as a winger, but overall, I’ll take 3 Charlies over Glen. Cole over Rafa? In what world does this make sense? Not this one.
Anyway, lunch is ready, the kid is asleep and I am hungry. Not just for lasagna, but for some wins in the Premier League. Thanks for reading everyone and lets keep our fingers crossed that everyone comes back from International duty healthy. Until next time friends, COYS!