Player Ratings, That Sort Of Thing

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Watching that little lot and trying to remain optimistic rapidly became akin to poking one’s way through squirrel poo and getting happy when finding an undigested nut.

My personal thanks to Clive Allen for showing Jermain Defoe that Greavsie video. Maybe it was a coincidence, maybe he learned from watching it or maybe someone whispered in his ear ‘They’re taking the mick, bruv. If I were you, I’d make sure you put one in this time or you could find yourself loaned out to West Ham.’

Watching it on the telly I actually asked ‘er indoors if this was the actual game or a re-run of a 1970’s match. The pitch looked like something you’d hesitate to run a half decent nag out on. It was only the haircuts that gave it away.

Here’s my ratings.

Gomes -4 – Easy to chuck him a ‘4’ and mock the flapping, but there isn’t one goalie in the history of goalie-ing that has had a good run with a conveyor belt of makeshift players in front of him.

Begbie0 – I’ve an allergy to stupid people.

Gallas- 5 – Bogged down in the mud.

Dawson- 5.1 – Last seen as a charm on Doyle’s man bracelet.

A&E4.8 – Another sluggish contributor.

Peanut – 5.3 – I’m terrified by him. Too slow. Too not good enough.

Sandro – 7.89 – Proof that mud needn’t stop play if you have class.

Modders 6 – He didn’t click into gear, at all, much. Really.

Jenas5 – Stop falling over you schmuck. Stop it. Just stop. Now.

Pav6 –  Fab goal, afforded few opportunities to do more.

Defoe8 – Rock & Roll baby.

Lennon – 6.1 – Looked okay. Very okay on occasion. We need more!

Bale 6.3 – Oh how we miss you .

Krankie5.9 – Decent bloke, I fear we’ll lose him in August.

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  • jerkinmahjurgen says:

    Not sure if I think you’re being harsh or if I totally agree… When i saw the line-up I was a little concerned. Already no King/Woody – Charlie out, Van the Man, Bale, Lennon… Crouchie:)) So all-in-all we didn’t do too bad. Close to another away win. This is still different to the Tottenham I’m almost used to – 7 of last 8 games have been away and in the 90’s we’d have lost 6.

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      That’s a bloody decent comment. Well said. But ain’t we CL geezers now? Christ I was annoyed we dropped the points.

  • rich g says:

    we are currently cl geezers, i fear that this will soon end, and we wont be there again for about 478 years

  • jerkinmahjurgen says:

    Gutted, tbh. We need Chelsea or $hittie to slip up now and that’s a big ask. Well, them slipping up is one thing, us taking advantage is another… And we did get a point many of our challengers didn’t.

  • andy says:

    hmmm nearly agree bae played many thru passes fella, he set up our 2nd goal n our forward players missed a bag full,

  • MysteriousStranger says:

    All I know is, on that showing, AC Milan would be a doddle. For AC Milan.

    Of course, there’ll be some personnel differences in our side come Wednesday. But despite taking a 1-0 lead back home, AC Milan getting quotes of 11/4 to qualify seem a bit wide of the mark IMO given our tendency to give teams headstarts, and just being generally weak.

    Though, unlike one recent poster, I won’t be cheering should I decide to actually back the opposition. It would be more of a consolation prize, besides which – I’d happily shell out money to see us go through!

    FWIW, no KPB for them anyway, FYI.

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