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Patience.

Patience.

This last week reading various blogs and articles in the aftermath of our bore draw against QPR, I am finding myself full of irritation at the Spurs community.

Here are the facts, as I see them. - This match had banana skin written all over it. Our old boss, cruelly fired in well publicised and controversial circumstances, in charge of a relegation threatened QPR. The script said that Spurs would dominate possession and chances, before QPR got a breakaway goal to win 1-0. 'Arry's revenge. Thank Christ that didn't happen. He would have been intolerable. - 'Arry, for all his faults, has always been good at getting the best from struggling players. Saving teams from relegation is something he has done and done well over the years.

QPR were always going to rally at some point under Redknapp, and it's started to happen. - People bemoan the lack of VDV and Modric as the reason we can't get through teams that 'park the bus', as though this is something new. We had the same problem last year when they were in the team. Why has everyone forgotten this? - Teams park the bus for a reason - its hard to break through, you might get a point, maybe even three, from a match where you wouldn't expect anything. It's a tactic that can work well. (Lest we forget, it was a Spurs side about whom the term 'park the bus' was first coined, by Jose Mourinho)

Our form is still good, last six league games W4 D2 L0. Scored 10, conceded 2. Four clean sheets. Last ten matches - W7 D2 L1, which maintained for a full season would see us with around 87 points, albeit this was achieved in a fairly kind run of matches. One poor result and all this is forgotten. However... - This is one more point than we got from this fixture last year. I'm not saying that all of this is reason to rejoice at getting a point against the bottom club, far from it. We should be winning these games, for sure. We are not yet the finished article and there will be matches like this.

There are players that we need and the January window being open at present perhaps brings this more sharply into view. I hope we manage to sign Willian or Damiao but I'm not going to hold my breath, particularly not in January. If nobody else arrives, we still have a good, solid, versatile squad. We didn't get the breakthrough, but at least we got a point. That could make a big difference at the end of the season. One more point last season would have seen us third.

We are still doing well. To put this into context, Manchester United lost at Norwich not so long ago. Are they suddenly a lost cause that doesn't learn from their past failings? No. They will likely win the league this season. We are building and there will be off days. So please, some patience. This knee jerk moaning from a lot of Spurs fans is ridiculous.

Written by Yorkspur

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Writer:Yorkspur
Date:Wednesday January 16 2013
Time: 11:38AM

Comments

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You can't win every game. That's why we watch football, for its unpredictability.
Crissybwoy
16/01/2013 11:47:00
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We are 15 points behind First position...........this time last year, we had a very good chance of winning the prem'. Always lots to talk about, with regard to football and spurs....lol
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 11:47:00
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Agree about the moaning aspect, bored of it tbh, the same people always dishing invective on the team, the club, the management, and the owners. If people get no joy out of Spurs, then why do they bother watching, hang yourself if all you can do in life is moan. Seriously.
Crissybwoy
16/01/2013 11:50:00
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Yorkspur, how much patience are we supposed to have. We have had a glaring hole in our team/squad since the departure of Berbatov, and the end of his partnership with Keane, that was 8 windows ago, and we have yet to repair the damage. We just go from window to window, season by season, full of expectation but have to make do with the signing of the likes of Campbell (loan), Bent, Saha, Adebayor, and Dempsey, together with the retention of Jermaine Defoe as our attacking options, hardly likely to make your mouth water, together with a total lack of creative guille since the departure of Modric, and VDV, neither having been successfully replaced. Hence the reason we are unable to see of the likes of QPR, never mind all the romantic crap re HR facing his old club etc.etc. We had 16 shots, 7 on target, and failed to score, while they had 0 shots on target, all excuses and theories aside, we managed to salvage a draw from the jaws of certain victory. I know patience is a virtue, but there are limits for Christ's sake.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:02:00
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Ironic how I read an article about moaning fans and Frank appear!!
yiddyboy
16/01/2013 12:04:00
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Lol, Frank. Ever dependable.
micyid
16/01/2013 12:07:00
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Had a burger last night, feeling a bit hoarse today!
vicspur
16/01/2013 12:09:00
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Frank - Since Berbatov left have we not achieved high league positions? I know you want to see Spurs clean up in all competitions but please, have some reality too. I think we have issues in certain positions, especially in the striker division but I can see a massive difference in the squad, facilities and the club in general since Sugar sold his shares to ENIC. You are one of the fans that expect ENIC to throw every penny plus a bit more to buy success, success is built from failure, having never failed means you won't know when you succeed!!
yiddyboy
16/01/2013 12:09:00
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Like a genie...
Crissybwoy
16/01/2013 12:17:00
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No yidddyboy I don't expect us to "clean Up" in all competitions, I just expect us to compete to the best of our ability, and perhaps win something once in a while, as we have in the past. I don't want anybody to throw anything at anything, but for example I would have expected after 12 years that we might have a stadium to compete with our near neighbors, and others, and to have recognised and repaired, the obvious deficiencies in our squad, after all we haven't had a decent striker for 4 years.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:17:00
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I wonder how Mr.Levy and Mr.Joe Lewis..acrued their personal wealth ?........neigh lad, we are just talking. Would rather face Birmingham than Leeds ..in the F.A. cup.....tricky.
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 12:17:00
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If you don't learn from your mistakes, you will be waiting a very long time.
vicspur
16/01/2013 12:18:00
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Frank, you mention losing Keane and Berbatov, Last season we had Ade scoring 18 with 12 assists, JD chipped in with around 18 (I think) Rafa with about 11. 2009-10 - JD got something like 22. We have had and still have strikers that score. JD already has 14 this year with Bale 10 and Demps on 6 and finding form. We do need another striker thats a given. Our striking options were probably better back then but the rest of the team now is so much better, we are building from the back. How would you have it? Zokora back or keep Sandro and Parker? Jenas or Dembele? Walker or Stalteri? BAE or Park? Lloris / Friedel or Robinson? Bale or Malbranque? What would you prefer?!
Yorkspur
16/01/2013 12:22:00
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Frank, most people on here seem to think Defoe is a decent striker. I was so happy when he went to Pompey only for Bagpuss to bring him back. It's not all doom and gloom which is how your posts come across. Oh and if we use our neighbours as an example, are they more successfully now they have a new stadium? I think they bought a tin of Mr Sheen 8 years again and it's still unused :-)
yiddyboy
16/01/2013 12:23:00
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Spot on YorkSpur. Also has everyone forgotten about Pav? I'd love him back at the Lane...
Sebthespur
16/01/2013 12:25:00
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Frank you are spot on mate, we need a prolific striker and have done since we sold Berba for £30m. This isn't moaning as a result of the QPR game it is a fact that has been there for 2-3 years. Patients and getting behind spurs at WHL is important but demanding a proper striker and a Modric replacement are fair shouts - it'll be the difference between 3/4th and 4/5th.
T.H.F.Chris
16/01/2013 12:25:00
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It's Leeds then at Elland Road, should be straight forward, then it's last 16 in 5th Rd.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:27:00
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Patience! I think we have been patient enough for long enough.
TopSpur13
16/01/2013 12:29:00
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currently, we have scored 54 goals in 31 games. We now have the business end (harder, 2nd half of the season), to come.
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 12:29:00
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Patience is a virtue. I agree that we shouldn't be so knee-jerk but what some of us are asking for (a 'proper' top qualty striker, a creative attacking midfielder and our much promised new stadium) are hardly knee-jerk requests. We've needed them and, more importantly, been promised them for years with no delivery. It comes back to ENIC's approach. I will repost my view posted on another thread yesterday. Any debate about ENIC is bound to divide opinion on here. I have my own particular view as does everyone else. The way I see it is that over the past 6 years or so ENIC have slowly (I emphasise slowly) moved us from mid-table performers to being regulars on the fringes of the top 4. At the same time this has added vast amounts to the value of our club and its exposure across the world. We've been unfortunate in previous years that the might of United, Arsenal, then Chelsea and more recently City resulted in us always just missing out. However over the past couple of years we've got a little stronger whilst our main competitors for the top 4 have a got bit weaker. This has opened up a fantastic opportunity for us to finally take the next step and establish ourselves as a consistent top 4 team. To do so requires ENIC to invest wisely but reasonably significantly now. However for some unfathomable reason they keep getting cold feet. That is what sparks such constant and vigorous debate about our beloved owners. We've finally got to the edge of the cliff but suddenly seem to lack the courage and conviction to take that leap of faith. That is what divides us as supporters. There are those of us who think it is pointless to work so hard and so long to get to the edge to then not have the courage to jump, flap our wings and fly. There are then those that prefer to err on the side of caution and watch those around us jumping with some flying and of course some falling. It depends if you believe it is better to try and fail rather than to fail to try. Carpe diem! COYS!
SpuriousLife
16/01/2013 12:31:00
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It would be interesting to say the least if Pav was still here. People can moan about him being lazy, but nobody can question his finishing. One thing's for sure, AVB would have given him more games and got much more out of him. We could definitely use him right now.
laughter7
16/01/2013 12:34:00
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No Yiiddyboy, they didn't have to buy a tin of Mr Sheen, they borrowed ours, after all there is plenty left, we have only used it once. I see you have ignored the 14 seasons in the CL. On what statistical basis do we deem Defoe a "decent striker", his PL goals/season (best 13), or his 1 goal/6 shots, his goal scoring record against rival top 4 clubs, his proven ability to interact as a team player, or some other measure.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:36:00
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the realism of spurs fans never seems to amaze me "leeds it is then, should be straightforward then its the last 16"......... no no no. This is not straightforward in the slightest. Infact its bl**dy difficult. A bit of respect to other teams and a huge dose of reality are needed by many, many fans on here. We were never challenging for the premier last year, we can't just go out and buy a £30m stiker to solve all out problems, we cant just build a 60k seater staidum just like that. Once you realise that you might see the world for what it really is.
jimmy-yid
16/01/2013 12:37:00
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yiddyboy- the irony is not frank posting. The irony is reading a piece by a moaning fan moaning about other fans moaning!
shedboy2
16/01/2013 12:38:00
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Also, let's not let our patience mask the apparent reluctance of ENIC to do the little they need to take us to the next level.
SpuriousLife
16/01/2013 12:38:00
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I would agree this isn't a new problem, but it is costing us a lot of points. The QPR game was just the latest where we have dropped points against a team that set out to defend. This isn't about personnel, its about tactics. We know what the opposition are going to do but still don't seem to go in with a game plan to break them down.
jod
16/01/2013 12:41:00
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jimmy-yid- I read that quip re: Leeds as tongue in cheek/sarcastic...perhaps seeing the world for what it really is is a little more difficult depending on your perspective.
shedboy2
16/01/2013 12:41:00
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Vicspur are you sure you're "stable" enough to be commenting? Your lucky that burger didn't give your the trots! I'm only horsing around with you - but like an Irish burger maker I never look a gift horse in the mouth!
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 12:43:00
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Jimmy-yid, build a stadium just like that. 12 bloody years, just like that. Was the Emirates there when ENIC took over, answer no. Replace Berbatov just like that, 4 fecking years, just like that my arse. You want reality, the reality is that Lewis an Levy are bull$hitters and they are bloody good at it apparently.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:44:00
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Spurious, agreed, we have come a long way since ENIC took over. Anyone who followed us through the 1990s could not disagree with that. Mid table with no hope of improvement. Our progress has not been meteoric a la City but for that reason it has been solid and maintainable (with brief hiccups around the year or so Ramos was in charge). Its been a winning formula and I think we need to keep faith with Levy now and trust in him, remember how far he has brought us. As for cold feet - well we nearly spent a club record on Moutinho (just wish they sorted it 24 hours earlier!) so I think the money will be spent on the right player, but not at a stupid price and not at the expense of the wage structure. (If you need a reminder of the consequences of overspending, take a look at our opponents in the FA cup).
Yorkspur
16/01/2013 12:44:00
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Hay, hay do we have to trot out this puns for every dog and pony show? I'd hate to be saddled with this investigation. It was a beef burger, in the mane. The media are just jockeying for a story. No point bolting the stable door now!
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 12:46:00
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Jimmy-yid.......we challenge for the prem' every year. AND we most certainly did have a realistic chance of winning the prem', this time, last season. Plus it's not a impossability, for this season....though 500/1..unlikely...lol
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 12:46:00
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Crikey guys. Spurs spent more in summer than the other top 6 - apart from Chelsea, who spent marginally more. Why do some people think that ENIC aren't investing?
TonyRich
16/01/2013 12:47:00
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every game we have we have a thread to discuss it....some we win some we lose...when we lose there will be percieved reasons for the loss that will be articulated....it doesn't mean we're knee-jerk or lack patience, it's why the thread was crated!....as for the need for players, it's been a constant and always will be as with a squad of 25 atheletes at varying stages of their careers there is a constant need to evolve. The fact that certain positions Striker now, leftwinger a few years back come to the for is because more and more people realise the need but the club still fail to act....do you see anyone calling for a new keeper?
shedboy2
16/01/2013 12:47:00
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aww gawd what have you started lol End of the day we need a striker, its not patience or anything else. You can get all the stats together, muddle the figures, say we are only spurs etc but come on, we all know (including AVB & levy) that we do need to buy one or two bits of quality if we are going to "keep up"

Just like any other club not named Real Madrid or Barcelona, we will lose our better players once they are put in the spotlight. Like it or not, bale is going. Soon. Take Bale out of our team at the moment and we would seriously struggle to finish in the top 8. Thats why when you sell a decent player, you need to buy a decent player, although slightly less know shall we say. We are doing ok at the minute yes, but like i say, we just need to be careful.
hudderspur
16/01/2013 12:48:00
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There is no meaningful comparison between us and Leeds Utd, the circumstances are, and always will be, totally different and poles apart. The same goes for Portsmouth as well, they are silly examples used to support a failing arguement.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:48:00
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TR-because it wasn't new money they merely re-spent some of the sale money and pocketed the rest.....that's not investing but profit taking.
shedboy2
16/01/2013 12:48:00
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Frank, you are an angry man. Do you remember what it was like before ENIC?
Yorkspur
16/01/2013 12:49:00
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Frank - I would base Defoe on the fact that the biggest club he has ever appear for is Spurs, no top draw club have ever been interested in him and he even struggles to get in the England setup playing second fiddle to the likes of Carroll/Wellbeck. The sooner he is a benchwarmer at best for us we will start to see more success on the field due to the fact that the TEAM play better and work harder for each other when he's not playing. He is far too selfish with a poor historic record IMO. It's a TEAM game, if everyone does whatever they are asked to do then you will win every game. I cannot imagine AVB saying to Defoe "no listen Jermain, I want you to get the ball and shot. I don't care where you are or who's around you, just shot"
yiddyboy
16/01/2013 12:49:00
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slurms & Vic...loving the stand up routine...;)
shedboy2
16/01/2013 12:50:00
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Yorkspur when you are looking at strikers stats, please can we look at league goals, goals in the PL. The league is our primary objective, our bread and butter, the competition that opens the doors, measures us against the others, JD's best PL season 13 goals, we need a 20 PL goals striker or close. We also need a striker who score regularly against the better teams, not clutches against the wrangum.
Frank
16/01/2013 12:53:00
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And yes agreed - Defoe is no worldy - he is a good premiership striker and we should hope for better. But world class strikers arent always easy to find - Ade should be, for example, and probably was last season, but either his confidence or his attitude has gone and he just isnt at it this year. But before you accuse ENIC of not acting, well they bought Adebayor in this year, which based on last season was very good business.
Yorkspur
16/01/2013 12:53:00
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In fairness to Frank he is only saying what most fans have been saying on here, the squad needs improving in the striker department as it has needed for the last five years but it hasn't really been addressed. Thats hardly a moan about nothing. We have a good squad but yes it could be better and yes we fans want it to be better so we can push on and really compete at the highest level. Jimmy-yid also makes a valid point, we as spurs fans always want our team to win but we must realise that every other team approaches a game in the same mind set. Just look at Bradford beating Villa, Swansea beating Chelsea, QPR beating Chelsea, Bradford beating Arsenal every single football match is a potential banana skin for one of the two teams involved. Should United be given the three points on Sunday because they expect to beat us? Because alot of fans on here seem to think thats how football works! London Derby, returning ex-manager, relegation fighting side of course it was going to be a tough game throw in the fact that our manager just won the manager of the month and we were always on a hiding to nothing! Draw was not a great result but we controlled the game and for the lack of a bit more attacking threat probably would have won the game. Which brings me back to Franks point!
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 12:56:00
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I'm with Frank on the Defoe's stats. The sooner we have a much better option than him to play the better. I don't care if its Messi or a 17 year old nobody's heard of. Defoe is a proven premiership average striker in his best season. United's, Citeh's 4th strikers are better than our best.
yiddyboy
16/01/2013 12:59:00
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Man.city..and man.utd....have 4 strikers each....i think they are greedy...lol
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 13:00:00
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82spursdebut- that's because they understand it's 3 points for a win....the same amount as for 3 not losing games...
shedboy2
16/01/2013 13:06:00
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Nice bit of realism in the article.Just one point, you are right about not being able to break down teams last year with Modric, but it is also about tactics.We would be more successful with Modric playing for AVB then when he was playing for Redknapp.
matt hoten
16/01/2013 13:09:00
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No shedboy......it's cos they know goals win games, winning games wins trophies, trophies wins fans and that's what fans of football want...lol
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 13:14:00
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Yorkspur, Do I remember what it was like before ENIC? I remember what it was like with Billy Nick and the double team, the ECWC Final winners, and incidentaly Arthur Rowe before him, so yes I do remember what it was like before ENIC. I can also remember when we had the likes of Gilzean, Chivers, Ardilles, Villa, Gazza, Chrissy Waddle, Gary Linekar, Stevie Archibold, David Ginola, all the stars of Billy Nick's team etc etc etc. when we used to look forward to years ending in 1, when we invariably won something, until Coventry cocked it up in 1981. I remember several FA Cup successes, UEFA Cup wins, So please, yes I remember very well what it was like before ENIC, a bloody long time before ENIC, right back to the 50-51 season, when we incidently won the First division title. The difference is, at no stage during this period, to my knowledge, has the club been owned by anybody with the financial capability of ENIC and Joe Lewis, the pity being his reluctance to invest in his football club. Hence this tenure of ENIC producing less trophies than any comparable period in the last 50 years, fact.
Frank
16/01/2013 13:15:00
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Take the fans away...and you have no football club......
82spursdebut
16/01/2013 13:16:00
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82spursdebut- that's what my post implied...you mean Yes, shedboy...;)
shedboy2
16/01/2013 13:20:00
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Tony – Not “picking on you” mate but like I posted to you the other day. We made a fortune in player sales and have done for the last few windows. When you take out the 2 of the most influential players in our team you can’t replace them with the Dempseys and Siggurdsons of the PL. The problem is THFC transfer policy seem to be very simple, they set a figure they are willing to spend in any one position and then look for whatever players are available, regardless s of quality or suitability to the team Siggy and Dempsey cost a combined £17m thereabouts. For 17m we could have had willian, Witsel, or any number of quality players. The fact is we just don’t like giving big sums to one club. Bad for cash-flow or something. The owners talk a good game on sponsorships, partnerships, merchandising and challenging for trophies etc but Like it or not, they need to increase the amount they set aside for individual players if we are going to move upward. It seems that we want to be reorganised as a force in Europe who can attract the best players but have nothing to back it up with. One appearance in the CL, one trophy in decades, the stats don’t lie as they say.
hudderspur
16/01/2013 13:20:00
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Just a question but is this article more to do with our match against Manchester United this weekend? You expected QPR to win so you must be expecting United to win also? I didn't see much knee jerking from fans after our draw...yes we wanted to win but there was no AVB out chants or anything?? The weekend will be a tough game for us win or loose. Imo we can win with the available players we have. It will be a different setup of course. Against a team that ‘park the bus’, you need to keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on and crosses, passes coming, utilize the flanks well and have them swap over to stretch teams and create space. As long as you keep chucking the ball towards their goal (Easier with Modders or VDV in our team, or any new creative midfielder we try and get) you will most of the time get through, didn't happen at QPR but then their defence played really well (it was like the Alamo a friendly QPR fan said to me). United will stretch their midfield right to each line to try and cope with our flying wingers and will pump balls into the danger area as much as possible. We are at home this time as well and have beaten them away so this is a plus. Preparation is the main thing but it will be tough. I’m not being funny but you will still get people moaning on here if we lose regardless, the same Anti Harry folk were at it last season and now the Anti AVB folk. Constructive criticism is another thing entirely. Nice article but it’s gonna happen mate. Hope we get the win against the red devils! COYS.
SpursOne2
16/01/2013 13:26:00
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One more point last season would NOT have "seen us third". We would still be fourth on goals. If you're going to wrote an article at least get the facts right.
Hot_Spur
16/01/2013 13:28:00
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Well it won't be ''park the bus'' this sunday, that i'm certain. We have done it, remember Anfield 0-0. A lot of it, is born out of frustration, playing lunchtime as we did on saturday and knowing we need all 3pts, with all the other games to come, makes it worse the longer it stayed 0-0, we only had two chances, just one of those days, Man City beat le scum so that helped, Everton drew, WBA lost. It's not the end of the month yet, still a few players open to moving, no deal for sneijder, willian never returned to training, did AVB text him? Negredo why did El Presidente come over to london or was he doing a bit of january sales at HMV, Knowing they had sunk? Heung-Min Son his still pushing for a move, Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda is expected to recover from an injury scare in time for the start of the Africa Cup of Nations, he will be watched another possible, Levy may just pull a RABBIT from the magic hat, if he does. i hope the fluffy little ba5tard can score goals.
spu 4 life
16/01/2013 13:29:00
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Spu I love the optimism its what makes teh transfer window so enjoyable and the 1st of Feb so awful!
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 13:32:00
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You moan about moaning yet your article is a moan!
Med1
16/01/2013 13:32:00
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med1- finally someone gets the irony....he also says facts to assert opinions....oh well it creates a debate that will always come round to sign a bloody striker!
shedboy2
16/01/2013 13:34:00
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I´ve been wondering lately about all these rumours surrounding Spurs. Cannot see lots of actio happening, if none. But from all players we have been linked to versus the amount of financial resources Levy would be willing to offer versus players´ age and wage demands, it seems to me that William from Shakthar would be the perfect match and the playmaker we need . Since his signing would be around as much as Dembele´s (15MM), I think Levy won´t go for another striker. Would it make sense to promote one youngster like Obika besides William signing and declare this transfer window shut ?? What do you think ??
AlexSpur
16/01/2013 13:44:00
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Or midfielder!
SpursOne2
16/01/2013 13:44:00
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There's talk that Real Madrid may be willing to offer us a loan deal for Callejon. Is he any good?
coopsieyid
16/01/2013 13:48:00
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Old `Arry is "confident that Livermore will join QPR on loan for the remainder of the season". Good or bad for Spurs?
dannylane
16/01/2013 13:51:00
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Coopsie, I just check wikipedia (as we all know its the only way to select potentail spurs signings!) and he seems to be a 25 year old, pacey winger who averages about a goal every ten games! I presume I'll be hearing from Spurs soon in realtion to the head scout role?
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 13:54:00
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Dannylane he's just a poor man's Huddlestone!
Slurms McKenzie
16/01/2013 13:55:00
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Hi Coopsie. I've never heard of Callejon. A quick check shows he is a striker in his early/mid twenties but that's about it.
SpuriousLife
16/01/2013 13:56:00
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José María Callejón Bueno - Coops yeah his on a par with Hazard
spu 4 life
16/01/2013 13:57:00
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Danny, if Sandro´s knee injury is worse than we all think, maybe Livermore should stay to be Paker´s reserve. Otherwise, I would be glad to see Livermore go on loan to QPR as his abilities would be developed in a relegation-battling side.
AlexSpur
16/01/2013 13:57:00
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Hello Coops - Not much mate but cover for forward/wing will tick the boxes! Only a loan option?
SpursOne2
16/01/2013 14:00:00
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Alex- willian would provide options so good buy now. Obika leave it to AVB but don't think he's the future.
Coops- is that a new rumour or one re-hashed from a while back? as for the boy don't know much about him but would seem like a levy sticking plaster solution to me. Perhaps they should pay most of Kaka's wages and we'll make up the rest for a loan till the end of the season....much better deal.
Dannylane-depends on our injuries but Jake needs to be playing..
shedboy2
16/01/2013 14:01:00
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Shedboy2, I don´t have enough data to state whether Obika could be or could not be the future. I´d love to bring a killer striker in, but I was considering Obika only because I don´t see Daniel Levy splashing money this january by signing a playmaker and a striker because we have been linked to expensive playmakers (William, Sneijder, etc).
AlexSpur
16/01/2013 14:16:00
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"People bemoan the lack of VDV and Modric as the reason we can't get through teams that 'park the bus', as though this is something new. We had the same problem last year when they were in the team. Why has everyone forgotten this?" I guess im 1 of the people who has forgotten, as I don't recall us having the same problem breaking teams down last year, as we do this year. We are definitely finding it more difficult this season.
Guyver
16/01/2013 14:19:00
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SpuriousLife, I agree with your approach. My opinion is that the fans have different aspirations and ambitions with their club. Some find a draw with the bottom club a success and some a failure. Frank, for example, is just more ambitious with Spurs than some other fans.
Ioan X
16/01/2013 14:23:00
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We wont get Callejon on loan. He's played a fair few games for Real this season i think. Good little player though, wouldnt hurt but not what we need. Reminds me of a bojan Krkic type palyer, or even Pedro.
hudderspur
16/01/2013 14:23:00
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Completely off topic... but i just watched this video and thought about our gareth and all the controversy about him hitting the deck too easily. Watch Messi.. admittedly a much lower centre of gravity and stockier frame but he never goes to ground unless he's forced but more importantly note how many times the referee still gives a free kick or penalty... roughly zero. It's a sad state of affairs when refs know so little about the game that they can't recognise a foul unless a player flings himself to the ground.. http://www.break.com/index/lionel-messi-refuses-to-fall-2304848?utm_source=taboola
SanchezSpur
16/01/2013 14:25:00
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AlexSpur- in that case we would have no option but to elevate Obika...not good for a top4 side! Did you miss the thread on this topic?
shedboy2
16/01/2013 14:39:00
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