UK time is: 11:16:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dembele out of NLD!

Mousa Dembele will miss this weekends North London derby as he has still not recovered from the hip problem that has caused him to miss the last eight games.

Spurs have never lost with Dembele in the side, which perhaps illustrates his importance to the teams shape and creativity and the fact that AVB has no similar type of player or even one that comes close to what we need, has been a huge loss to the team in recent weeks, though the problem is often conveniently ignored by those who prefer to attack the manager instead of looking at what he has had to contend with.

To his credit Tom Huddlestone has done well and has worked pretty well with Sandro, but we still lack Dembele's unique brand of drive and ball retention which is something that few could replace like for like. It is suggested that Mousa could return against Lazio in a weeks time, but at the moment he is 50/50, which perhaps makes him too big a risk too me, unless we see a big improvement.

With additional injuries to Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker, AVB certainly has a problem with squad numbers, If we potentially add those four, to Parker, Kaboul and BAE, it is easy to see the difficulty that we face, with a squad that is perhaps two or three experienced players short of what is ideal to challenge in four competitions, in my opinion.

Potentially, Spurs could look to bring Kyle Naughton in for Walker, Adebayor can play as a lone striker and two of Sigurdsson, Dempsey, Falque or Townsend could step in for Lennon and support Adebayor, though I feel that both Walker and Lennon would offer a huge threat to the hapless Andre Santos, should he start at left back...




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 15 2012

Time: 12:46PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Spurs Articles

Lets be Frank with Franco! (Tuesday April 28 2015)

In Transition (Monday April 27 2015)

Prince Harry! (Monday April 27 2015)

Young guns - 2015-16 beckons! (Sunday April 26 2015)

A Look At The Spurs Injury Table (Friday April 24 2015)

Southampton Vs Tottenham Hotspur (Friday April 24 2015)

Pricing Strategy (Thursday April 23 2015)

Walker Out: Who In? (Wednesday April 22 2015)

If Hugo, I go... (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Lennon or Mirallas? (Wednesday April 22 2015)

Archived Spurs Articles

List All Vital Spurs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Highgatespur 489
2. Spursex 453
3. Real Deal 269
4. spursgirl_4_life 187
5. 80deg16minW 181
6. MAN ON! 136
7. Spurfect11 125
8. Taricco the yid 115
9. dogeatdog 110
10. Big Chiv 102

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Southampton 2 - 2 Spurs
Newcastle 1 - 3 Spurs
Spurs 0 - 1 Aston Villa
Burnley 0 - 0 Spurs
Spurs 4 - 3 Leicester City
Man Utd 3 - 0 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Arsenal 33 20 7 6 31 67
4. Man Utd 34 19 8 7 25 65
5. Liverpool 33 17 7 9 11 58
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 34 17 6 11 21 57
8. Swansea 34 14 8 12 -3 50
9. Stoke 34 13 8 13 -3 47

Breaking League News

Bruce Backs Reduction Calls
Hull City : 28/04/2015 10:58:01
Bolasie Battle
Crystal Palace : 28/04/2015 10:34:01
NUFC Irony
Newcastle : 28/04/2015 10:10:00
Ramsey Within His Rights To Blank Whatshisname
Arsenal : 28/04/2015 10:02:01
Giroud - Well Placed To Mount A Serious Challenge
Arsenal : 28/04/2015 09:42:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs MOTM against Southampton?
Suggested By:  Vital Spurs
Lloris 5%
Dier 19%
Fazio 2%
Vertonghen 2%
Davies 0%
Bentaleb 21%
Mason 2%
Lamela 10%
Eriksen 4%
Chadli 4%
Kane 2%
Chiriches 0%
Dembele 2%
Soldado 27%