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Dec 172011

Well after what was a pretty dire first half performance by Tottenham up at the Potteries. I feel we can safely, and with no fear of  derision say overall… “We wuz robbed.” Penalty here, penalty there, disalowed goal everywhere.

Yet I suppose fate  hands these games to you once or even thrice a season…. So it’s Sunderland up next. And with Martin O’neil having taken over the helm of the good ship Mackem all hands should be pulling in the same direction. Their win against Blackburn being testimony to their endevour. I’m sure then they’ll be more than ready to give us a stern test.

Though if  we can carry our second half performance from Stoke in to this game I feel confident enough to declare a home win. A feeling echoed by Jermain Defoe.

Jermain Defoe describes Sunday’s clash against Sunderland as a ‘must-win’ game.

The striker is determined to bounce back from last week’s loss at Stoke, our first defeat in the Premier League since August.

In that time we put together a run of 10 wins in 11 unbeaten Premier League games, matching our best unbeaten run from 1995 and including a record run of six wins on the trot in the competition.

That all ended at the Britannia Stadium and ‘JD’ is now aiming to kick-start another run when Martin O’Neill’s men come to the Lane for a 3pm kick-off.

“We want to bounce back,” said Jermain, who grabbed his 110th goal for the club in Thursday night’s 4-0 Europa League win at Shamrock Rovers.

“It’s important to win that game and keep getting points. We’re at home, we’re creating a lot of chances and hopefully we can win.

“I see it as a must-win game, to be honest, to stay up there in that top four.”

Jermain said he expected Sunderland to be full of confidence after their late show turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win against Blackburn.

“A new manager comes in, everyone is fighting for a place, everyone wants to impress and as soon as he walks through the door, he lifts the players and the crowd,” he said. “They will come to the Lane firing after last week’s win.”

Kaboul aside Tottenham should field a familiar side. With Defoe and Van Der Vaart both hoping to get the OK from Harry. Though I would like to see Yago Falque being given more of a chance. We have the squad so let’s utilise it more I say.

Tottenham Hotspur 5 R Pavlyuchenko Back Injury no return date doubtful
    L King Knee Injury no return date  
    J Jenas Ruptured Achilles Jun 12  
    T Huddlestone Ankle/Foot Injury 26th Dec 11  
    M Dawson Achilles Tendinopathy no return date  
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  4 Responses to “Tottenham Welcome Sunderland to the Lane.”

  1. Two things there will be TUT in evidence and we need to match it or suffer a shock Betner and Cattermole will be high after wrecking cars and there could be Arsole juice on the menu from Betners mates. We should have learned the lesson at Stoke launchers Class is permanent Tempo is temporary and is being used too increase weaker teams chances of a shock or draw or a win. Wigan are proof along with Norwich Swansea there are no easy games while the FA ignore the false work rate of some teams and the shocking performances of some referees so all i ask Harry is too play 442 and lets get this game over by half time or TUT will be used for a comeback shock. I warned my fellow bloggers about Stoke who have upped there work rate and gone four games unbeaten after four defeats . Remeber if you see Sundeland chasing the ball from the whistle right across the field start the car because we will struggle to pass the ball and playing 4411 plays right into this ball chasing with top up tempo T.U.T for short . Coys win with this team Friedel or Cudicini. Walker King Gallas Bale Lennon Parker Van Modric Defoe Ady . Subs Cudicini Ekotto Falque Sandro Pienaar Kranjcar Corluka.

  2. Play the 3-5-3 that went so well in round 2 at Stoke, with Defore adding to Ade and VDV.

  3. Or better still, just don’t turn up!

  4. I like that don’t turn up we cant get beat from that system. Couple of footnotes i was gutted when we sold long shanks and he was our plan B now Stoke have him for there plan A we have plan F Pav fucked off. Also we will be playing criminals car wreckers and a suspected rapist so topping up tempo will be normal you have bean warned and trust me its not the Oniel factor its fear factor from Spurs speed Bale Lennon Walker Ady Defoe

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