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Thursday, 15 January 2015

What's going on at Spurs?

Sunderland result?
Your guess is as good as hers. Probably.
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The JimmyG2 Column.
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Tottenham get more Tottenhamesque by the day. We all but thrash league leaders Chelsea, Tottenham style 5-3 naturally, then lose to relegation battlers Crystal Palace.

We scratch a draw with Burnley in the cup then give them a two goal start within the first ten minutes of the replay and recover to all but thrash them too.

Kaboul is made captain, then cast into the outer darkness, nearly transferred to Besitkas, Tottenham style the deal falls through on the odd million here or here.

But he returns and is nowhere in sight for the first goal and then goes three rounds on the pitch with SuperJan and anyone else within range.

White Hart Lane has now becomes a fortress: we are unbeaten at home in eight. The much maligned Andros Townsend is the clear MOM for the replay. The four goals are scored by different players three of whom are outward bound if we can get bids.

Soldado can't score to save his career, contrives to miss from 4yds but is eerily backed by a sympathetic Tottenham crowd and then supplies two assists.

The ball into the six yard box for Rose is the kind of ball he is crying out for himself and a diagram of its trajectory and the movements of the players defies the laws of physics.

It would take a brave man to discern any clear pattern in Pochettino's progress but progress it undoubtedly seems to be. We are still fighting on all fronts and hovering just outside the top echelons of the Premiership.

Whether because of our own strengths or the weaknesses of others is a moot point. But as each tortuous week progresses, three steps forward two steps back, he buys himself a little more time. He looks almost certain to complete his first season, at the moment.

Sunderland
Which Spurs team will turn up and how will they perform from half to half or even minute to minute is anybody's guess. It's a match crying out to be won but then so was Palace and the first round tie against Burnley.

There are tougher matches on paper than these, Chelsea comes to mind. And there you have it. We scoff at the odds on paper and go our own way, in our own time in our own style.TotNam style

 Players that are performing well are prone to the odd brainstorm: Fazio comes to mind. And players performing badly like Paulinho and Townsend can play blinders.

Chiriches is a candidate for A&E at any time; Rose goes AWOL at the drop of a hat; Paulinho is favourite for the most disappointing Brazilian International ever to play in the Premiership and Stambouli (Capoue:edit) a long lapsed member of the Magnificent Seven.

Yet all four played very well at times last night and were on the score sheet. It's the kind of event that leads William Hill, Billy Ladbrokes and Tommy Coral to rope themselves together and throw themselves off  Beachy Head.

Sometimes we concede in record time, occasionally Harry Kane comes out of the traps like a startled greyhound and at others Christian waits until injury time to clinch victory. All very unpredictable and wearing on the nerves.

So like Jermaine Jenas we remain predictably unpredictable but with a little more consistency we could have been more than just contenders.

The intriguing possibility of Jermain Defoe playing against us on Saturday rears its head. The high line should make him largely ineffective and it might inspire Roberto to pop a couple in if he plays.

The myth of the returning hero suggests he will get at least a hat trick. So 4-3 Spurs it is.

Transfer Window.
Now as you know we don't comment on rumours unless we actually started them ourselves. No ITK's reputations were damaged in the writing of this blog. But as far as I can tell at least 10 of our current squad are due to be sold.

Coming in is anyone near the end of their contract throughout Europe and the known world. And one or two from uncharted territories in Antarctica, Equatorial Africa and yet to be discovered islands in the Pacific.

Hopefully we will only sign someone to carry Harry Kane's bag from the coach if we can get shot of Adebayor who seems to have had a strop with a manager too far.

Reasons to be cheerful.
Bright spot so far, apart from the Boy Kane without whom we would be languishing in mid-table or worse is the appearance of another Academy hopeful Josh Onoma.

 He joins Harry Winks as another graduate to feature in the first team squad this season. With Milos Veljkovic recalled from Middlesborough where he was well liked and Alex Pritchard and Tom Carroll doing well on loan can my dream of an all Academy team be far away. I said dream.


Jimmy's Video Spot.
All Tottenham's goals from last season. I know, I know I spoil you. As we gear up for the second half  of the season a 5 minute slot to inspire us all. It's compulsory viewing for the squad every night on Pochettino's instructions. You lucky people.


11 comments:

Razzattid said...

Lol quality blog mate #COYS

Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable stuff, my friend! Many thanks.

Robert Farquhar said...

Loved it, I've been watching and supporting this team for 20 years (a new comer some might say). Couldn't have summed it better myself.

Anonymous said...

"Paulinho is favourite for the most disappointing Brazilian International ever to play in the Premiership"
Have you forgotten our Brazilian left-back Gilberto [da Silva Melo]...

Anonymous said...

oh yeah nice one jimmy

Anonymous said...

Loved it, ta!

Gary said...
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Gary said...

"Chiriches is a candidate for A&E at any time; Rose goes AWOL at the drop of a hat; Paulinho is favourite for the most disappointing Brazilian International ever to play in the Premiership and Stambouli a long lapsed member of the Magnificent Seven. Yet all four played very well at times last night and were on the score sheet."

Stambouli scored?

JimmyG2 said...

Thanks friends I will be round with the hat shortly

Gary;
Er no; Capoue.Thanks. Can hardly claim it as a typo can I? I should play right back brain farts and all

ANON 23:32.
Forgotten Gilberto? I've certainly tried to. And apparently succeeded.

Anonymous said...

who's the little fella with number 18 in that video... we could do with a player like that

Harvey The Hudd said...

Very nice indeed Jimmy. Thank you. After we lost to Palace I half expected to go to the Spurs website and see a notice saying: "We regret to inform you that normal service has once again been resumed."
Happily, that setback wasn't enough to diminish the warm glow provided by the New Year's day happenings. Not by a long chalk. COYS.

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