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Personalities in the dressing room?

Like many of you I watched the live Christmas day show at Spurs Lodge on Sky Sports News yesterday. They interviewed Gareth Bale and Harry. Both were interesting but didn`t give anything exclusive away. What I found interesting was what I was reading between the lines.

It is clear that Bentley and Keane are leaving this window. Although I always thought of Bentley as a bit of a tool, apparently he is very popular at Spurs, a jack the lad, someone who keeps spirits high. Everybody has heard how much of an influence Robbie is, on and off the pitch, he`s a big character and like most hard men, command respect from his peers. You only had to look into the background yesterday to see Keane running round, singing and making what I imagined would be a pretty boring Christmas day session at least a bit of laugh for the lads (you can imagine le sulks at Arsenal and City have to work on Christmas). And when the snow balls started flying at Bale, you could hear Bentley laughing in the back ground, obviously being the instigator again!

The presenter was obviously impressed and mentioned more than once about the great feeling and spirit around the club. But what got me thinking were some of Harry`s comments. When quizzed about the window he gave his normal, 'we`ve got a great squad routine` that we`ve all heard before. But something I hadn`t heard is when he said something along the lines of ''we will be looking for someone who can add something to our team, whether it`s that special player or someone with a big personality in the dressing room who can change the mentality``. To me, this sounds as though Harry is worried about the affect letting his big personality`s leave the club may have on the squad and may be looking to bring in similar type characters.



how important are personalities in a club? Are we underestimating Keane`s roll at the club, remember we nearly went down without him! Obviously keeping him is not an option just because he is a 'top bloke`! But how important are these type players in keeping the club`s morale? You only have to take a look at Man City and see that some of the world`s best players don`t necessarily make one of the world`s best team. Only time will tell if losing these big personalities will affect the team, but after what I heard yesterday, it`s definitely on Harry`s mind.

For me, the team spirit and togetherness that we have in our team is a massive factor in our success and a big part of why I think we can keep our star names. We have to be careful with what we do in January as to not upset the balance in the Squad. We have to choose carefully who we bring in and not just think about their footballing tekkers but their personality too. Harry`s done well to push out the pre-Madonna`s in Taarabt and Gio, the last thing we need is an Adebayor to upset everyone!

Written by Liamyid




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Date:Sunday December 26 2010

Time: 11:19AM

 

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