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No place like home for Gomes!

As it appear clear that unless there is a major goal-keeping crisis, Heurelho Gomes has already played his last game for Tottenham..

though many people believe he should be the natural back up for Hugo Lloris, Brad Friedel retains the role and may well start tonight, to give the Frenchman a few more days to recover from his knockout blow against Everton, whilst also keeping the American happy and match sharp, just in case he is needed in the near future.

Clearly Gomes isn't wanter or perhaps rated by AVB and you assume he has been available for a transfer or loan for at least 12 months, and it is just a case of finding a suitable destination that can meet the expectations of the player and of course Daniel Levy to allow Heurelho to find a new home. For the first time, it appears likely that his future could well be back in Brazil and perhaps with the World Cup on the horizon, could that be an extra incentive?

With his contract due to expire next summer, you would like to think that Spurs and the player would cut their losses and allow for a January move and Gomes is now seriously considering a return to Brazil, which may also reignite his international dreams, especially if QPR's Júlio César still isn't getting games.

Speaking to Portal da Band, Gomes said: 'I am much more open now than before as I have been in Europe for almost 10 years and I miss Brazil, my mother, brothers and friends.
'Although I am well adapted and used to being abroad, I don't think I'll stay here forever.

'What matters right now is to keep playing, because I know I still have the potential and technical conditions to do so. I need money to pay my bills!

'My career has always been well organised and planned, so I have to think this through to make sure I don't do the wrong thing or make a hasty decision which could harm my future.'

Though I do worry that the totally differing keeping styles between Lloris and Friedel are to the detriment of Spurs play, I also feel that the often 'will he / won't he' geeing of Gomes if actually a different problem for our defenders, who at least know when the go into a game with Hugo or Brad what to expect, with Gomes, it is a game of uncertainty and that is the reason why he is out of the picture at spurs under AVB and though Friedel isn't eh answer, neither is Gomes...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 7 2013

Time: 12:25PM

Your Comments

surely letting him go for a free is sensible, just to get him off the wage bill. question is, will he take a drop in wages to facilitate such a move?
oxfordspur
if he ain't going to play, which appears to be the case, then the sooner we could off load him the better rather than pay him for nowt. the key is, will he go, or will he do a Jenas or a Bentley and sit tightly on his arse until the expiry of his contract.
Frank
he was thrown under a bus and never recovered....I don't think he'll take a pay cut and has annoyed the hierarchy hence he's put out to grass
shedboy2
I am afraid Senor Gomes wasn't our greatest adventure into the transfer market, but thankfully we have redeemed the situation with Lloris, one of our better signings for a long time, he displays all the qualities Gomes was claimed to have, and much, much, more.
Frank
a little editing would not have come amiss before posting...
993targa
Nice one, Ox.. The thing is, according to a fair few sources throughout the summer, Gomes WAS seeking clubs in Brazil (whilst also receiving treatment for an injury), he WAS given tours of atleast 2 different clubs & their facilities, but could NOT (or would NOT) accept the terms he was offered by those clubs. So IF those sources were true (and we all know what a lottery those sources can be), he can't really be 'that keen' to either return home, or to actually play some football. Shame for him, GREAT shot-stopper, but crazy as a box of frogs and, due to his extremely erratic nature, about as much use as the Popes bollox.

993targa - Was that really necessary?
coopsieyid
I tried to convince myself he is a good goal keeper but unfortunately for him he has the top 8 GK blunders out of 10 and 1 really strange laughing indecent that's just bizarre...
Mix26
993targa - surely you meant, "A little editing would not have gone amiss before posting...". Oh the irony!
darkenvai
OWNED!! Still have no idea what that means? But I think that's what you just did to 0993targa, dark ;-) LMFAO
coopsieyid
unless 993targa was being ironic on purpose, ie sarcastic humour....;)
shedboy2
Ah then I wouldn't know. I do not know what this 'sarcasm' of which you speak, is? ;-)
coopsieyid
Shame about Gomes, always did like him, would prefer him to play instead of Brad, but if we not playing him, then I see no reason why he's still at Tottenham.....
Ossie
$hit, Ossie. Make that 3 times in 24 hours. I too would still prefer Gomes to Friedel, if we are to play the high-line defensive game. That said, I think Ox has hit the nail firmly on the head, in the last bit of his article. Maybe it's the 'will he won't he' that our back-line is thinking when Gomes plays, whereas, with Friedel, they do atleast KNOW he'll be glued to his line & they can act accordingly?
coopsieyid
$hit, Ossie. Make that 3 times in 24 hours. I too would still prefer Gomes to Friedel, if we are to play the high-line defensive game. That said, I think Ox has hit the nail firmly on the head, in the last bit of his article. Maybe it's the 'will he won't he' that our back-line is thinking when Gomes plays, whereas, with Friedel, they do atleast KNOW he'll be glued to his line & they can act accordingly?
coopsieyid
LOL, sorry for the double post, I sneezed at the same time as pressing enter, so pressed it twice.
coopsieyid
I would also prefer Gomes to Brad...as for the back line not knowing what he will do...we know he will do something unexpected...how hard can that be?
shedboy2
Gesundheit....
shedboy2
Yeah I guess you(Coopsie) and shedboy are right, makes sense I suppose, so we should sell him and buy a Keeper, LB and Ben Arfa in Jan ;-)
Ossie
I'd be happy with Ben Arfa, Ossie. Obvious concerns about his awful injury record BUT we don't have much of a history of problems in that particular area lol.. 'Class' is the only word I can think of that sums him up, when fit.

shedboy - Got to admit, the last lie of your penultimate post has given me a real case of the giggles. Brilliant, mate :-) lol
coopsieyid
Did you not see Brad yesterday? He played most of the game at the top of the 18 yard box! Old dog, new tricks?
jvd
 

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