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Jan 222012

No two ways about it I feel sick to the stomach and it probably won’t go away for some time.

After coming back from 2 goals down in a match that showed me we can match City to lose like that is gutting. It was a silly tackle by King but we can never hold it against him. BAE put us under pressure by keeping the ball in play and booting it down the pitch.

Balotelli should have seen red for stamping on Parkers head but it’s one of them things, the ref saw it but bottled it.  I am proud of the lads today for the effort and character shown but for today I feel sick inside.


 Posted by at 16:06
Jan 222012

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Well today could decide whether we really are in the title race or not. City thumped us 5-1 at White Hart Lane back in August and now they are missing a couple of key players it could be time to seek revenge and open the top of the table up.

Defoe comes in for Adebayor who is ineligable to play as he can’t play against his parent club, today is Defoe’s chance to back up his claim that he should be playing more, he doesn’t often do it against the big teams but hopefully today will be a different story.

Starting Lineup


Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale; Van der Vaart; Defoe.

subs today – Cudicini, Bassong, Dawson, Kranjcar, Livermore, Pienaar, Pavlyuchenko

Manchester City

Hart, Richards, Savic, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Barry, Aguero, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko





 Posted by at 12:35
Jan 202012

We are now 2 days away from our massive game away at City. If we win we go 2 points behind them and really put ourselves up there as challengers for the title for the first time in 50 years.

Early team news is sort of obvious as Harry will blindly stick to what he has all season:
Walker Dawson Kaboul Assou-Ekotto
Lennon ShittyParker Modric Bale
Van Der Vaart Pavlyuchenko

Despite this i really think that Harry should change things for this game. Adebayor is inelligible and I cannot see him having 2 midgets up front. Defensivelyi think we are very strong but I think City are much better when it comes to the front six:
shittyparker-DE JONG
van der vaart-BALOTELLI

We will struggle in the centre of midfield as parker and modric will be unable to cope with the city 3. I would like to see Harry try 433 to combat them

Walker Dawson Kaboul BAE
Livermore Shittyparker Modric
Lennon Defoe Bale

That pace up front would worry City and the 3 in midfield couyld directly combat citys with parker free to kick silva and get booked after a few minutes proceed to give the ball away and later get sent off. The team can then form up for a 441 formation when this happens. Slightly pessimistic and i would like to hear what people think of the 433 formation. Also any predictions
City 3-0 Spurs (with vdv)


Jan 192012

No doubt about it, Sunday is a massive game and for all the right reasons. If you would have told us that we would be going into January in a title race every Spurs fan would have bitten your hand off to have a season like this but in harsh reality if we lose on Sunday the gap will then be 8pts and we could come crashing back down to Earth.

Are we just happy to be where we are or do we really expect to push all the way until the end, I don’t doubt for a minute that the team will go out there on Sunday and take the game to City, no Kompany and Toure means they are beatable. If we lose then the aim just have to be to make sure we don’t concede too much ground to those behind us over the coming weeks.

If we consider ourselves to be title contenders then we have to go out and win this match and there is no doubt this is our biggest game of the season/ It’s great being  a Spurs fan, you guys will remember we hardly ever had any big meaningful matches but now they come thick and fast. Any match against teams in the top 6 is now a real treat. Don’t forget last season when our biggest matches were the likes of the Milan’s and Madrid. Times have changed for us and all we can hope is that it’s now our turn to spend 10 years or so at the top fighting for honours and competing in Europe.

Sunday is our biggest game if you look at us as title contenders, City can be beaten without Toure and Kompany, they came to the Lane when we were weak and now it’s time for revenge.

 Posted by at 19:00
Jan 152012

Harry Redknapp made a special trip to France to watch Marseille take on Lille and keep a special eye on his long-term target Joe Cole…. Only joking it was Loic Remy the great one was there to see.

Loic Remy has been heavily linked with a £20m to Spurs since the window opened and Redknapp himself admitted serious interest in the player.

Tonight saw Harry go one step further and personally go to see Remy in action and he didn’t disappoint as he scored both goals as Marseille beat Lille 2-0. Harry will surely be knocking on Levy’s door Monday morning demanding he dust off the cobwebs and open his wallet.

 Posted by at 22:17
Jan 152012

Looking at the fixtures we have coming up it would suggest the next 6 or 7 weeks will define our season and show the rest of the league just how far we have come. We slipped up yesterday against Wolves which was a bad result but it happens and that’s just football, we haven’t had many of them this season which is why we are where we are but the bookies are starting to write us off as in the week you could have got Premier League odds of 3/1 which have now dropped to 12/1 since the Wolves result.

Our next 5 away matches are:

Sunday, 22 January 2012
Barclays Premier League
Man City v Tottenham, 13:30
Monday, 6 February 2012
Barclays Premier League
Liverpool v Tottenham, 20:00
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Barclays Premier League
Arsenal v Tottenham, 13:30
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Barclays Premier League
Everton v Tottenham, 15:00
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Barclays Premier League
Chelsea v Tottenham, 15:00


There are some tough away matches to come and in the middle of all that you can throw in a home match against Manchester United. If we really are title contenders then you have to go to some of the big teams and beat them. The players will need to believe, we are capable of picking up points against these teams now, we beat Arsenal and Liverpool away last season because we  played to our strengths and attacked.


January and February will shape our season into either a race for the title or a bid to stay in the top four, I used to fear these type of matches but now I relish them, it’s what being a top team is all about.

 Posted by at 10:36
Jan 142012

We were held to a 1-1 draw by our bogey team Wolves, and much against the run of play I might add. A controversial corner became a controversial goal after Steven Fletcher – always a thorn in our side – tapped in a rebound despite Spurs peppering Wayne Hennessy’s goal up the other end of the pitch. A Spurs equaliser would’ve been deserved minutes afterwards but Adebayor’s tap-in was flagged offside. However, we had yet another case as replays showed a Wolves defender playing him onside.

In the second half, we continued the pressure and it paid off quickly as Luka Modric salvaged a point with a clean strike at goal – the LEAST we deserved after the first half. But even with the addition of in-form Jermain Defoe (subbed on for Lennon), we couldn’t get the goal needed to tie with Manchester City on points at the summit of the Premier League table.

I’m just writing to say ‘cheer up lads!’ and give a bit of a pep-talk:

 It wasn’t a loss and we all know the Northern teams tend to park the bus. In he first half, Wolves had about three attacks compared to the ones we had.

I couldn’t see the second half of the game as I had to get on a train to Northampton for a party. Had to make do with BBC live text. As a matter of fact, I’m on that very train as we speak.

We are still very much in the title race with us being at the most [if they beat Wigan on Monday] five points behind Manchester City. In terms of Spurs’ quality of football, the performance today wasn’t much different from the ones we’ve been thoroughly enjoying lately, it just had less League points and you can’t win them all.

There is still time to close the gap. We have the PLAYERS; we have the TEAM; we have the MANAGER and – long time coming this one – we have the BELIEF to just dust ourselves off, get back out there and grab some more points against all the top teams in the coming months.

We have won away at Man City and Arsenal even when we weren’t as good as we are right now (but we were still pretty good back then!!), so it’s possible to repeat it.

This weekend, I won’t go round with a raincloud over my head as so far this season, the team have done us proud and will surely continue to do so in the tail end of this wild-ride season.

If you are going to slate anything on your chosen forum this weekend, slate fate, nothing/nobody else.

Today had that echo of glory which Sir Billy Nick mentioned; surely you heard it and saw it too (in the premiership table). So dust yourselves off and look forward to next week’s showdown with Man City.

Well, this is my stop; but it’s on the train, not on supporting Spurs until the bitter end, WHATEVER HAPPENS!


Jan 122012

When he took over there were many skeptics, he had a reputation of being a bit dodgy and not the most loyal man in football, walking out on Portsmouth to take over their rivals Southampton before returning to Portsmouth is just one example.

2008 saw us in the unforgettable position of just 2 points from 8 games and Daniel Levy decided that Juande Ramos just wasn’t cutting the mustard and swiftly replaced him with Harry Redknapp. If you ask me to this day I think the aim was for Redknapp to be a short-term fix to steer us back to the top half of the league, yeah the top half was about as good as it got for us back then. Many fans were skeptical, thought he might be a bit out of his depth at Spurs as there’s no doubt we were his biggest job yet and there was a time that I thought we were unmanageable. None of our previous Premiership managers had ever managed to put Spurs back on the map, Jol came close but the others failed miserably since the start of the Premier League and if our season was ever going to be exiciting and give us something to play for it would have been at the wrong end of the table.

Fast Forward a short time and boy do I mean short, after Harry came he steadied the boat and got us a finish we were all to familiar with that season, just the mid-table again. In his second season who could have predicted what we were about to experience from then on, from a club that were bottom to a Champions League club in just over a year is unbelievable, put that into perspective and think about it rationally, bottom to CL!  We then endured a fantastic debut Champions League campaign where we won our group and progressed to the 1/4 final. That season saw us finish 5th and just miss out on CL football once again and from then on many fans thought that we had missed the boat by not pushing forward when we were on top.

The dream was over right?….. Wrong! This season Redknapp has surprised us once again by taking us into the new year as a team challenging for the title, yes pinch yourself guys it’s really happening, we are for the first time in this era in a title race. Can we win it? sure we can but will we win it? that’s a different story. The point isn’t about winning the title just yet, I won’t get excited just yet but the point is that Harry has give us Spurs fans meaning again, he has brought back our love for the English league, we never stopped loving Spurs but by Christmas time our season was usually over but now things are different… We can once again dare to dream can’t we?

You have to give Daniel Levy credit too because he has high hopes for this club and has tried his best to fulfill them within our means. We have seen slight progress and all it needed was the right man in the managers seat to go with it, then along came Harry to save our club from being a laughing stock amongst other clubs. He might have only signed 2 players in the summer in Parker and Ade but it goes to show that you don’t need to tinker too much. Who would have thought that come the middle of January we would be level points with United, 3 points off the top and leaving Chelsea and Arsenal behind to battle it out for 4th, We could go level points with City come 5pm on Saturday.

So Harry, on behalf of us Spurs fans around the world, I’d like to thank you for making football the best thing in the world for us again, for saving our club from being domestic outcasts when it came to challenging for major honors and not just making us a force in the Premier League but making us a force in Europe now. Man men have tried and failed and to think you took us from bottom to CL in you first full season is something the league will never see again. Personally I think you need your head testing if you walk out for the England job because you have no chance in hell of winning the World Cup with this country and if you think otherwise you need your head testing, England is not what is used to be, half of the fans don’t even care as passionate about International football anymore. There is a real chance you are on the verge of greatness at our club, if we don’t win the title this year but you and Levy can conger up a couple of nice signings in the summer then you could seriously win Tottenham the league and turn the Premier League on its head by ending the period of domination by the money clubs like and show the world that good football with the right manager still conquers all.


I am aware this site has been running slow the past week, bare with me I am working on it.

 Posted by at 21:02
Jan 112012

If you are looking to watch this match online then simply log into the >>FORUM<< and go to the streams page, I have put a list of links for the game or you can watch it right in the forum if you like.

This is our long-awaited game in hand, called off on the opening day of the season due to London riots and maybe with the Luka Modric saga it done us a favour. The Toffee’s are coming to town looking to spoil our party where we will be just 3pts off the top of the league should we win tonight.

Ledley, Gallas and Sandro are our main 3 absent players although Dawson and Lennon are back at the right time and I guess you all want to know about Scott Parker? Look at the team below and see for yourself whether he made it or not.


Starting XI


Friedel; Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Livermore, Modric, Bale; Van der Vaart; Adebayor.

Cudicini, Bassong, Rose, Kranjcar, Pienaar, Defoe, Pavlyuchenko. Michael Dawson captains the team.

 Posted by at 18:58
Jan 082012

In Just 2 weeks time Spurs have to travel to The Eithad Stadium for a massive top of the table clash which could throw the title race wide open. City were feared by everyone and with their embarrassment of riches at their disposal rightly so. There will be a mental stumbling block for the Spurs players to overcome after the hiding we received at White Hart Lane at the beginning of the season.

Today saw City lose in the FA Cup 3rd round against rivals United, you might be thinking yeah but this is a Spurs blog so who gives a sh*t about that. Well the heart of the City defence Vincent Kompany got a straight red card which means he will face a 3 match suspension or 4 should City lose an appeal. If they won their appeal then he’d be free to play.

Yaya & Kolo Toure who are also big players for City, even more so in the absence of Kompany are on African Cup Of Nations duty and could be gone for up to a month. There’s every chance that City will be without 3 big players and that’s without any injuries that could occur in the time between now and then. We suffered a similar fate when they came to the Lane back in August and this could be our chance to seek revenge but it will be no easy task as they still have enough quality in their squad to beat anyone and so we will have to be practically injury free and on top of our game as there will be no Adebayor on hand.

It ay be the best time for us to play Manchester City and maybe gives us more of a chance of getting a result, Kompany has grown to one of the best defenders in the Premier League over the past 2 seasons and without both Toure brothers it has to be all out attack and expose them, sitting back will just end in disaster as they will have the firepower up front to do a lot of damage.

Everton on Wednesday followed by Wolves at the weekend, both home matches before we go into the big one. It’s great to even be talked about as title contenders but if we want to be taken seriously we have to go there and give it our best shot and play the way we know best…. Attack!

 Posted by at 19:07
Jan 072012

With the transfer window upon us football fans everywhere are waiting with breath bated for their clubs to make that first move. Though as you know there has been very little movement thus far. However according to Mr Redknapp our Daniel just loves this time of year.

“Daniel (chairman, Levy) normally likes to do something – he enjoys the transfer window. If the right player comes along he would look to do something special I’m sure.”

Tottenham have been linked with Blackburn defender Chris Samba but Redknapp cooled that particular speculation, although he admitted adding a star name could be a possibility while insisting no first-team players would leave.

Junior Hoilett has been another player linked with a move to Tottenham. Though for me both Hoilett and Samba fall just short of that quality we need to move the first eleven on to that next level. 

I mean let’s face it we’re up there with the big guns now and if they haven’t shown much interest in them. Well it’s just a thought but Surely then we need to be looking elsewhere too.

Wages may again though be the thorn in our side, after all if you want top quality it’s pretty certain you’ll have to pay top bucks. Unless of course you come across another Van Der Vaart. Someone who has made his money and now wants to play for the love of the game.

We need that player that will either push our regular starters up a gear, or move one aside and take his place. And I’m not sure those mentioned would do this.

On another note it was great to hear about John Bostock making a re-appearance today, he received good reviews from some of the Spurs forums. With members commenting on how lean he looked whilst his style of play appeared more aggressive (taking players on). 

John has found it hard going at Tottenham since his move from Crystal Palace and in hindsight probably regrets making the switch so soon in his career. Hopefully though this could be the first fruits of his turn around.

All the best John. Here’s to you proving to all that your the real deal.

 Posted by at 19:46