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Adebayor: The saviour of Tottenham Hotspur!

Adebayor: The saviour of Tottenham Hotspur!

Hardly words that would usually be associated with Emmanuel during his career, but for the next few weeks, I wonder if it could well be true.

Before you stop reading this for laughing or thinking I have lost my mind, just wait and read a little more. Our next three games are against Maribor, Man City and Arsenal, with our two domestic oppositions sure to spark Adebayor into life, like no other. Take the Europa game and it could well be a game that he feels he has to perform to justify a start in the league games and a fit and fired up Adebayor can be unplayable. Just what Spurs need to reignite the fire in the whole clubs belly.

Assuming he doesn't go down with another bug or pull something painful, I would be shocked to see Adebayor not start on Thursday and could this be a game where he see's an additional supply from Iago Falque, another player with a point to prove and who knows, his physical presence may well bring the best out of either Dempsey or Sigurdsson, who have both looked a little lost so far in their Spurs career's and maybe the addition of a target man to hold the ball up and naturally look to bring others into play, will be just what they need to find their own form and confidence.

Whatever Wenger or Mancini will think of Jermain Defoe, they will also know that facing the prospect of Emmanuel Adebayor in the mood for revenge is a prospect to bring fear to any defensive line and what would a win on Thursday and at least 4 points from City and Arsenal do for the morale amongst the Spurs faithful and also the confidence in the team as a whole?

To hail him a saviour before he has started a single game this season might be premature or even stupid, but when you think about it and look at the opposition we face in the next three games and would you really want any other striker to be spearheading your attack in the next three games? Long term saviour, probably not, but a saviour of our season and short term health, I have a feeling that Emmanuel will be chomping at the bit to prove a few people wrong, settle a few scores and re-establish himself as a first choice striker at the same time...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Monday November 5 2012
Time: 1:29PM

Comments

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You could well be right. It would not surprise me if AVB is building up to this too. He probably has thought about it...
TonyRich
05/11/2012 13:40:00
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I really want him to have a run in the next month or so as to see if one up front really works for us. Thursday will be interesting as i also hope the GK is also changed and that Lloris is also given the next month to cement his place in the starting lineup. or I feel january will be a very long month with these 2 players having alot of press about leaving
whitechina
05/11/2012 13:45:00
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No laughing need to be done. Adebayor is a yid, a yid we should be starting up front or being put on the pitch next to one of the other strikers we have. AVB needs time to use this squad and settle etc... but now Ade is back he has one more option than he had before (an obvious one as well). Come Jan we might be in a position to strengthen our options up top but even then that is a maybe. COYS.
SpursOne2
05/11/2012 13:46:00
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you would assume that Lloris will start thursday, but I feel that only a breathtaking display will see him in goal against City, rightly or wrongly. Friedel's performance was interesting on saturday as he made a few saves that kept us in the game, but was perhaps guilty of not doing enough for their goal.
oxfordspur
05/11/2012 13:47:00
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Let's Hope so. The Maribor game is more of a worry as we're playing at home and need to win to stay in so there will be huge pressure. If we get the usual Thursday night crowd, we're going to need an early goal to breathe any life into them! At least for the away games, expectation will be lower, but there'll be a better atmosphere. COYS
ParkLane67
05/11/2012 13:49:00
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Dawson, Naughton, Lloris, Adebayor, Falque and maybe a few others, have to be prepared to step up and make a performance that demands they are picked for prem games. though I feel that AVB has made a decision on a few already, you feel that injuries and the form of a few regulars might make him think again if they produce enough quality on thursday, Adebayor is probably the best example
oxfordspur
05/11/2012 13:59:00
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ox the saves friedel made saturday were shots str8 at him! bread & butter stuff for any keeper, certainly nothing spectacular, the goal wigan scored should've been tipped over the bar not punched out under pressure, for a goalie friedel doesn't show a lot of courage under pressure, he stays rooted to his line, so this being the case why doesn't get the full backs on the posts? modric was always covering the post yet now he's gone noone does. lloris commands his box better and comes out to claim cross's therefore negating the second ball, that's the difference between a good goalie and a great goalie imo.
jabbatheyid
05/11/2012 13:59:00
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I don't think anything is certain for Thursday's game as it's must win situation for us to progress top of the group. It's been said we really want to win this competition (we're out of the League Cup- another we wanted to do well in) so I would like a shake up with Lloris, Ade and Falque all starting. Have Naughton LB Verts CD and maybe rest Walker if someone is fit at RB?
whitechina
05/11/2012 13:59:00
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Yes Ox, but look at most of the saves he made, if not all of them... they were all aimed straight at him, it would have been harder for him to dive out of the way than to stop them.
olliewebb
05/11/2012 14:02:00
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I second jabbatheyid there
olliewebb
05/11/2012 14:03:00
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Ade needs minutes to shake off the rust, I hope he starts against Maribor. Would be unfair to throw him in against Man City or Arsenal and expect him to perform at his best.
Guyver
05/11/2012 14:10:00
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Would you call me crazy by playing Ade in the midfield behind Defoe ?? A 4-2-3-1 with Sandro and Hudd (2) / Lennon - Ade - Bale (3) / Defoe (1). I think he can play a better part than Dempsey. But, I might be wrong, of course...
AlexSpur
05/11/2012 14:18:00
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I dont disagree re Friedel's saves, and we would be moaning if he didn't get them, but the facts are he did. question is whether his perceived mistake for the goal will be enough to give Lloris the start beyond thursday? personally I would go with our Frenchman, as he is the long term option in a 50/50 issue
oxfordspur
05/11/2012 14:32:00
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Totally with you there Alex, have thought of that idea for quite a while too
special too
05/11/2012 14:35:00
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Friedels saves looked easier to save than to let imo .

I also hope we start going 4-4-2 with Adebayor & defoe together .
And also please stop this changing of wings between Bale & lennon ,it`s pants .
Hugo Lloris
Walker,Caulker,Vertonghen,Naughton
Lennon,Sandro,Dembele,Bale,
Defoe ,Adebayor .
That`s the team i hope to see against City on Sunday ,fight fire with fire .Please Sandro & Dembele be fit & Kaboul we miss ya .
big cockeral
05/11/2012 14:45:00
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Dempsey doesn't look creative (or even having any awareness when on the ball) enough for the role at the moment. Would love to give him a chance though, may be in other positions, but sticking Ade in that AMC role would make a huge difference I think.
special too
05/11/2012 14:47:00
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jabba - I would not blame the keeper for not having players on the posts - UNLESS he is not doing as directed...which I doubt. How we lineup at set-pieces is down to the manager. We still have not seen enough of Lloris to say that he is definitely better in the English game. It is as simple as that. I am not saying that he should not be playing. I just find it wierd that people are picking holes so much in Friedel's performance and trying so hard to "big-up" Lloris's solitary TWO apps vs English opposition - where BOTH games had goalie lapses. If you want to pick holes in something, then pick them in AVB's approach. Why buy the French no.1 keeper and captain and not play him? Why mix and match - i.e. not keep one keeper for cups and the other for league? If you are NOT going to play Lloris, then why break Friedel's appearance record for seemingly no reason? Just pick one!
TonyRich
05/11/2012 14:53:00
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Alex, I have said the same myself on several occasions and we only have to look at his performance when played off of Saha against newcastle at WHL last season, he was everywhere and was brilliant
oxfordspur
05/11/2012 14:56:00
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I can see people's frustration Defoe coming off for Ade. If you are going to play poorly, you may as well say "sod it" and bring on some attacking players and hope that it may spark something. You may still lose, or play even worse - but at least you gave it a shot rather than just petering out. People (for some reason) have been calling AVB a tactical genius, but all we have seen so far are like-for-like changes, or weak attempts to close game out (far too early) by bringing on Livermore or Hudd. You can only be a tactical genius when your tactics have proven to have worked across a number of years, clubs and countries...
TonyRich
05/11/2012 15:12:00
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Ok, so a fit and firing Adebayor ''the power horse'' he offers something far removed from Defoe, he brings others into play, yes Defoe made a reverse pass to Bale, who's shot made way for Dempsey to score at Old Trafford and go 3-1 up, but is that not the one and only time? With Defoe up front the options of even putting in a cross are limited, because his not going to win headers in the box, so our pattern of play changes with Ade, he can win a ball in the air, his good on the ground, sometimes his first touch lets him down, but watching other players in the prem, his not alone, it's not all about Ade, it's a team game, everyone has to up the anti, is it fatigue kicking in, was that the problem on saturday, we never got out of first gear, we have been playing every three days on average and the injuries are mounting up, perhaps getting 3pts from both our europa home games and a point or all 3 at lazio, will give us the breathing space needed. But the Prem League games will keep coming, the problem comes if we do nothing in this coming transfer window, because if Ade goes with Togo for the ANC (jan/feb) we will once again be down to just One Striker and Dempsey as the next option, The saviour of Tottenham Hotspur! comes the day we finally wake up and the signing Leandro.
spu 4 life
05/11/2012 15:20:00
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we really have to swap out friedel and gallas now. Brad is great but there is no room for sentiment in this game. He should play the europa games and lloris the premier league ones. As for Gallas, how he is first choice is beyond me. Him out for Dawson or Vertonghen, then Naughton at left back. However we should all prepare for the worst here. Realistically can we expect anything from two of the most difficult away games there are in the country. Answer = No.
jimmy-yid
05/11/2012 15:23:00
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Who appart from Defoe himself thinks he is great. He should be a team player and not take a huff/strop when subsituted. Maybe Harry was right to keep him on the bench.
camper
05/11/2012 15:24:00
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If you listen to AVB's post match interview he clearly justifies the decision to take Defoe off. Defoe was dreadful and unlike some on here who believe he is a decent striker, I yet again have the luxury of being proves right AGAIN! :-) All I read is nonsense about playing the bottom 6 teams etc... And now remind me how many goals the talented striker of ours has? 5, against the Shi$e (apparently) so what will he do against the top teams. Let me tell you, he'll be subbed for being woeful and selfish. AVB need to start playing the strongest team available and that DOESN'T include Defoe. If AVB sticks with Defoe then AVB will be sacked before the end of the season which I for one wouldn't like to see. Come on AVB, show some balls and do whats right for the team (and your head!!!)
yiddyboy
05/11/2012 15:46:00
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Hope your right ox!
Little spur
05/11/2012 15:56:00
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Any news on Sandro's injury?
woodyn17
05/11/2012 16:03:00
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Defoe's become the new Jenas for me. Adebayor 's huge for us. Can't believe he could be going to the ACN, what a joke that would be.
ledders77
05/11/2012 16:27:00
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time to find out how exceptional lloris is...i.e..vs maribor and possibly man.city. Friedel only has himself to blame if he is dropped. Ie....he has shown the opposition his weakness's. First rule of adult life..is to look after yourself......yet friedel did not put a spurs man between himself and kone, for the wigan corner. He has other weakness's, as noted by others. Shame cos' he has been good to great for spurs.......but now it's lloris's time to step up, for me.
82spursdebut
05/11/2012 16:49:00
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TonyRich, although i don't like your constant negative sniping at AVB (give the man a chance to get his injured key players back and a couple of his chosen signings bedded in before laying in to him) however i do agree with your point re.tactics. If were having a problem with Wigan's system, then why not change things DURING the game to solve that? Why not go up against them like-for-like? There was nothing to lose. And i'm not an expert on Wigan FC, but has Martinez not being playing that system all season in which case our home-work should have uncovered any potential problems?
StillRickyVilla
05/11/2012 16:52:00
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adebayor and defoe vs maribor for me. Obika for the bench.
82spursdebut
05/11/2012 16:55:00
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Whoever is selected to play against Maribor needs to put in a decent display. I think a few of the players who are in our starting 11 are only there as AVB doesn’t really have many options at the moment. When we have a full squad it will be interesting to see if he keeps playing players who are performing badly. It is refreshing to see players like Falque getting more minutes, and are genuinely pushing for a starting place, but again, will this be the case when we have a full squad. Personally he’d be in my squad over Dempsey and siggurdson based on performances. Defoe was a disgrace on Saturday for walking down the tunnel. Yes he may have done it because he knew he played **** and was upset with himself, but if that’s the case, come out and apologise, he is not good enough to have an attitude
br>ADE will have a big part to play this season, and I think it may start with Maribor assuming AVB wants to risk him for 90mins. Although we really need a win, we cant risk Bale. We need him fresh for city if we have any hope. Id play Lennon and Falque on the wings, id also have Cellebos on the bench as he has apparently looked amazing for the youth team. It couldn’t hurt giving him 20minutes IF we were a few up?
hudderspur
05/11/2012 17:00:00
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yes agree with hoping to see falque and cellabos given more playing time. If possible....i.e..when we are 2-0 up. I'd like to cellabos....as i'm not convinced on carroll.
82spursdebut
05/11/2012 17:04:00
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TonyRich - I wouldn't call subbing Defoe for ADE a "like for like change" as you put it. Both strikers - yes. Like for like - hardly. In any case if he wanted to put Ade on then Defoe off was the correct decision. He hadn't touched the ball more than half dozen times and when he did he didn't do anything with it. Not one single shot at goal. Dempsey on the other hand, although not brilliant, had been much more involved in the game than Defoe had. No contest as to who to take off.
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 17:07:00
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At home, as foreign as it might be to AVB, we should go 4-4-2, it suits our squad, the players understand it, and at least it shows an attacking intent. In this system perhaps Defoe, and Adebayor, could play together, at least give it a go, Dempsey looks off the pace, and Sigurdson is not uprooting any trees. It's no good trying to play a system that suits players you wish you had, better to play how it suits what you've got, we haven't, and are extremely unlikely to get, Moutinho, so the sooner AVB realises and understands that, the better for everybody. So come on let's at least look as though we want to win, and stop their keeper falling asleep, as Wigan's nearly did on Saturday.
Frank
05/11/2012 17:13:00
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82spursdebut - I understand your sentiment, (when we are 2-0 up) but on recent performance even 2-0 up is far from safe !!
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 17:13:00
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lol..i did write 3-0 at first but thought that might give falque and cellabos 5 mins'..lol
82spursdebut
05/11/2012 17:15:00
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Come on for Christ's sake, surely we can see Mirabor off comfortably, they would stuggle to get into the PL in England.
Frank
05/11/2012 17:16:00
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for me...4,4,1,1,,,is the best footballing system...... control the midfield and pin the oppostion back in their own box.......... and quickly reverts to 4,5,1 in defence....that's if you have the right players at your disposal.
82spursdebut
05/11/2012 17:21:00
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How about the old fashioned 2-3-5 formation. It might catch a few teams out before the figured out how to deal with it. :-)
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 17:29:00
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Bloody hell you're showing your age there Hot Spur,but I do think that the modern game with it's systems, and formations et. has been made needlessly complicated by coaches. Good players in their preferred positions, playing well, and scoring more goals than the opposition, thats the best system.
Frank
05/11/2012 18:15:00
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Hi Frank, been a spurs supporter since 1955 mate. Seen 'em all. The old 2-3-5 was about attack and scoring goals which is how it should be, all this emphasis on defence is bollox.
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 18:28:00
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Absolutely right Hot Spur, but of course us old buggers don't know what we are talking about.
Frank
05/11/2012 18:47:00
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oxfordspur Friedel's performance was interesting on saturday as he made a few saves that kept us in the game, but was perhaps guilty of not doing enough for their goal. Interesting you should put it like that. Imagine if it had been Gomez who had done that how many people on here would be that polite about it?
chrishove123
05/11/2012 18:54:00
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Over the years, all the Brazilian teams I've seen, some outstanding, some good and some not so good but they all had one thing in common - emphasis on attack. That's how the game should be played and that's why everybody loves to watch Brazil.
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 19:00:00
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jabbatheyid Friedel didn't even punch it, he flapped and palmed it. If he had punched it properly he may well have cleared it enough for the goal not to have happened.
chrishove123
05/11/2012 19:06:00
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OMG- 2-3-5 only in those days long long ago, no not ''during the war'' we had players who could score bloody goals 1960-61 team, I look back at those times as well only as a kid, maybe I'm still a big kid, some say that's true, seeing spurs vs chelsea 1967 cup final, Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Mackay, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Saul, Sub Cliff Jones. Jimmy Greaves in my eyes the greatest goalscorer of all time and my idol, what we would give to find a player like that again, how much would he cost these days, Bill Nick got him for £99.000, he would cost 80m in todays market IMO.
spu 4 life
05/11/2012 19:13:00
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In the 1961/62 team, Bobby Smith and Les Allen scored goals for fun. Then when Greaves arrived he scored for fun. Any of those 3 would be welcome right now.
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 19:22:00
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Any of those three with Jennings in goal and Mike England in front of him.
chrishove123
05/11/2012 19:39:00
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irectly the ball was swinging in Friedel should have got close to one of them an gone straight down like a ton of $hit, every ref will imediately give a foul on the keeper.
Frank
05/11/2012 19:50:00
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Hot Spur we will probably never again see teams like we had in the 60s at Spurs. John White the best player I have ever seen in a Spurs shirt, even better than Hoddle and Gasgoine and that is saying something, and as you say Greaves, and Smithy, although he wouldn't have stayed on the pitch 10 minutes these days, neither would Dave Mackay, another true Spurs legend.
Frank
05/11/2012 20:00:00
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As it's a home game on Thursday, why not put Freidel in goal freeing up the Frenchman for the weekend. Of course I'm sure Lloris is able to cope with two games in a few days (if the outfield players manage it surely a keeper can), but having Freidel paying on Thursday allows both keepers to keep match fit
In-spurs-ational
05/11/2012 20:24:00
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On Saturday we were looking to consolidate 4th place. Two days later, with West Brom winning, we are 6th....with Fulham and West Ham even closer!!. AVB, best get our act together.....soon!
Critical_Spur
05/11/2012 21:55:00
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it would of been a lot easier if we lost to man utd, cause from that game , theyy have done well in europe an beating chelsea in the league an now arsenal, ad what have we done, simple nothing, AVB has as bad as tactics as harry has had but ppl on here are afraid to say it, incase u upset "the cool gang on here"
123spurs
05/11/2012 21:57:00
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Frank so you thinkcheating our way to cup and premiershp wins as well as the Prem championship and even winning the Champion's League by cheating and diving to get the pen/free kick is OK? even if it is against us, because if we do it to other teams they will do it back to us, SPURS has a reputation and history of playing fair,Look at how many people on here have had a go at Bale for his Tom Daley impersonations. Not many (if any) are impressed with his display of diving, if it isn't right for an outfield player then it's not OK for a 'keeper. I'd rather lose clean than win dirty to be honest cz winning dirty has no honour and we are an honourable team with honourable (if not fickle) supporters.
chrishove123
05/11/2012 21:58:00
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we started in 4th, so its our to loose, look at west spam who got relagated, and so close to us who havent spent a fraction of what we have an can , maybe we should get relagated and if might wake us up
123spurs
05/11/2012 22:01:00
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It's going to be a slippery slope. On paper our squad looks pretty good, but with players out injured and getting match fit which could take another 3 games once they return. mid-December by the time we have a squad playing decent football. Ade may be playing at his best by then only to leave and play in the African Nations Cups? Levy better dig deep in Jan or we're finishing below mid-table come May.
mountainyid
05/11/2012 22:04:00
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alright everyone. hope you are all well. i havent posted in a while. but back to spurs an i think theres a massive overreaction. i get worried when bad things happen and a manager cant see it. but AVB said we were awful in every way and we must do better, hopefully making Wigan a one off. a lot of people have had a go at defoe but from what i can see he made the right decision. i heard defoe was shocking, and so was dempsey tbf. but dempsey is a better team player than defoe and is equally capable of scoring a goal, but more capable of setting one up. where is the argument??? plus dempsey will help the midfield when needed. we are doing well considering the injuries to arguably our most important players, and also the players are still gettting used to a very different style from avb. ANNND considering AVB didnt get the players he really wanted. relax. we are doing well. we beat United away from home!!!
BrooksySpurs
05/11/2012 22:30:00
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very upbeat brooksy...I hope Wigan was just a blip. By the way it wasn't just Defoe who was shocking! Need players back from injury fast and Ade needs to get up to speed. Okay. I'm off, need to settle down with the missus for the evening.
mountainyid
05/11/2012 22:37:00
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AVB needs to get a defensive coach
MrSpurs
05/11/2012 22:37:00
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Sorry brooksy, as much as I want to be positive thinking, I can't see any miracles occurring this side of x-mas. In any sport or for that matter, any part of life, momentum and confidence are the key. This season (regardless of the reasons) we have relied on luck....and it had to come to an end. Consider this: 1)The injury list is not getting shorter, with seemingly Sandro joining the ill fated group. 2) We have had our easier run of fixtures, 3) Nov and Dec are tough runs, 4) we are already 6th and and slipping, 4) The team shows no sign of cohesion, drive, leadership. Once we become mid-table (which I fear will be x-mas) that will be one hell of a rut to climb out of. These players can't seem to climb out of a mini dip, how will they overcome a new MENTAL challenge.

Call me whatever one wants to call me, but Come January transfer window it would be too late to invest for a recovery imo. We couldn't attract (didn't buy) anyone when in CL, we haven't strengthened to help AVB, so what chance have we of attracting worthy additions at mid-table.

I am resigned to seeing this project as a FEW steps back and one forward. Those that think we are serious contenders for 4th imo are being disrespectful to the likes of Everton, Arsenal, WBA,.....we may even be looking at fighting with Fulham and 'pool for EL position.

Like many old timers here, I have supported my team since 1969 and will do so for the rest of my life and will go and watch them when they are in the northwest. But due to the circumstances surrounding the team/club, my optimism for the season is no longer as high as it was back in August. Still COYS!
Critical_Spur
05/11/2012 23:04:00
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Back in August when it became clear we missed getting Moutinho I said then that we will miss Modric hugely and without him we will be very lucky to finish 6th in the PL. I got slated for "being so negative" although it was being negative it was being realistic. There were comments such as "We will be fine, our squad is easily top four" and "We don't need rat face" and "Hudd can do what Modric does" (LOL), well maybe now those people can see how much we miss Modric. There is probably only one player on this planet that could FULLY fill the Modric role, and he is playing for Barcelona. You cannot take such a talent out of any team and not miss him. Moutinho would not fully compensate for Modric but he would have gone a fair way towards it.
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 23:44:00
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* it wasn't being negative *
Hot_Spur
05/11/2012 23:47:00
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you could well be right critical_spur but the team has often shown drive and cohesion and a will to win. getting back into the chelsea game for a while being an example. the united game in the first half an then the second where we had to defend for our lives. at the moment we are often very good one half, then sublime the other. we need to find that mix. and in terms of our upcoming games. arsenal are probably the worst arsenal side we have seen for a long long while. man city will probably beat us but they havent been convincing. im not just some over expectant biased fan, when its wrong i will say its wrong. like the norwich game was simply wrong. but the players have a big part to play as well. too much is said on the manager. an i dont care what team you are, losingg ur best three cms, ur best cb from last year, ur left back all through injury, not to mention the likes of modric vdv an ledders leaving, its going to take its toll. i believe we are two players short an i think avb knows that but those players werent given to him. granted you have to get on with that but all these things add up and take its toll. an to be as high as we are at this moment in time i would say is commendable. if we can maintain it till xmas then i feel we have a real chance of top four.
BrooksySpurs
06/11/2012 00:22:00
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we have a great squad of players, bu we lack winning mentailty, who picks up the pieces when we fall behind =no boybody, leaders? bad boy? ruthless?defend what u have have = we bottle it. every time
123spurs
06/11/2012 00:41:00
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brooksy, yes, I accept we have been good in PATCHES.....just that. But seriously though, regardless of the circumstances, has anyone seen any positive trend emerging from the first 11 games of the season?,,,,there should've been, but I can't put my finger on it. In fact some players' perormances have actually gone backwads!. A slap dash, directionless performance todate. Let's see what end of November brings, but I will be keeping everything crossed!. BTW, i have said all along that if we were taking EL seriously, we should've put the qualification to bed by now. Instead we have to play our best in the remaining matches and risk fatigue and injuries to try and make that happen. With a depleted squad not sure what our aspirations really are for this season. Right now I'd take any CUP as an achievement. 4th imo will be a bridge too far. Hope the lads feed me the humble pie!
Critical_Spur
06/11/2012 00:55:00
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123spurs We have done for well over thirty years now
chrishove123
06/11/2012 00:56:00
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Fridel is getting a hard time for what reason? Do you not remember earlier this season that Fridel has actually saved us a few extra points that we may not have. I will agree that Lloris is better but he is also a sure thing for our future and a near future indeed. I think it would be unfair to strip Fridel of his spot at this point in time when he has not put in a bad foot and we all know that Lloris will get his shot this year at some point in time because he will be our number 1 next year but at this point in time Fridel has been great.
RagingSpur
06/11/2012 02:40:00
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It's hard for me to defend Defoe because I am not his fan. He may be scoring but is he making this team a better team? I personally don't believe so and he isn't making the best of Lennon and Bale also he isn't helping Clint in any way with linking up. The fast we make Ade our starter the better this team will be able to control games because he can at the very least hold play up something we could even manage to do so against Wigan at home. I am highly disappointed to see a single striker though each time at home vs even the weak sides. AVB has that weakness and he is stuck in the 4231 regardless of home or away matches which would be more than fine if we had a striker who was capable of bagging goals and holding the play up but I am dumbfound when we are down we take off as striker to put another one on and we are in need of 2 goals! I would say most of you would feel the same about this.
RagingSpur
06/11/2012 02:44:00
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I want to see us take Europa seriously because we are knocked out of the Cup already! Otherwise we have wasted starting strong teams in both competitions and still aren not rotating this team where it will hurt us at the end of the year like we were hurt under HR last season.
RagingSpur
06/11/2012 02:46:00
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I am quiet surprised in AVB's tactics because I thought he would have brought something new to this table instead its the same type of play regardless of the opponent! It works on the road and its not working at home. I understand you can't play pretty every week and with AVB I thought he would find a way to win these games but he has yet to prove that he can. It's not about playing pretty always its about grinding out results because in football you have to win games and most of all at home which we have been far from successful thus far. I understand we dont have VdV or Modric but this is Wigan at home! They won because of tactics they never had such talents on there teams and whether or not the likes of Hudd and co. are good enough the starting 11 is something that they can only dream of. We have been tactically beat in the Cup and in Europa all year long and now we are also not able to hold our own at home. It's not all doom and gloom and don't make me seem to be the bad guy here because I am not trying to be that but these kind of results are unacceptable with or without some of our best players. We are not playing the best teams week in and out we are dropping points in games where we need to win them.
RagingSpur
06/11/2012 02:51:00
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I'm confident that Ceballos can fit in as a true Playmaker. He'd at least have more command than Tom Carroll, and would orchestrate our attacks with more determination. From his days as a child star at Barcelona he knows he is talented and thus capable. It's a plus that this kid's a hard worker too and hopefully AVB is willing to risk him giving him a starting place in our team against Maribor.
dcruzer
06/11/2012 03:32:00
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\............................Lloris........................... \\\....Naughton...Gallas...Caulker..Verthongen.. \\\\....Lennon....Ceballos....Sandro.....Bale........ \\\\\........................Falque............................. \\\\\\.....................Adebayor............................
dcruzer
06/11/2012 03:43:00
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\............................Lloris........................... \\\....Naughton...Gallas...Caulker..Verthongen.. \\\\....Falque.....Ceballos....Sandro.....Bale........ \\\\\.......................Pritchard........................... \\\\\\.....................Adebayor............................
dcruzer
06/11/2012 03:49:00
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RS fridel is the new harry scape goat. cant fault him look at saves he made to get us our win against man utd, and then every praised Lloris against villa an he had nothing to do. 123 we have done well for over 30 years, lol do you remember, when we were midtable for years or shall i get u a link.
123spurs
06/11/2012 03:53:00
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walker should not be playing simple as and if a manager cant see that then thats hes choice as if i played like walker this season id be on the bench @ school boys soccer level.
123spurs
06/11/2012 03:55:00
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2228368/Tottenham-consider-bid-Andy-Carroll.html
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06/11/2012 05:31:00
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