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Quarter Finals Here We Come [Player Ratings]

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Morning one and all.

The good ship Tottingham sailed into the the quarter finals of the Champions League last night. It wasn’t how many of us thought it would be. AC where bound to come out fighting and they certainly adopted a different strategy to the one that saw them get beat at the San Siro. But the real difference was how Spurs stood their ground.

The unsophisticated viewer might say that a ‘bus’ was parked. But without being to biased I felt that what was implemented by Arry and the boys was a tad classier. Parking the bus is everyone and the tea lady blocking play, your centre forward as a centre back. Hello Wolves fans.

Spurs actually held a line and held a shape that wasn’t breached too often despite the Italians chucking their fancy top of the range kitchen sink at us. It was a credit to Spurs that they had the wit and the wisdom to adapt and survive.

It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but then it’s difficult to imagine that 3MP in the nip is either – but Abbey Clancey’s let him get off with her so much experts say that she will sire a baby giraffe by him later this year.

Gomes 6.87 Apparently he’s a big Shaking Stevens fan.

Charlie 5,43 Not at his best but still worth 2.5 Begbies.

Gallas 8.23 ‘Too old’ – Arsene Wenger. ‘Super duper’ – Harry Hotspur.

Les Dawson 6.38 Held the line well enough.

A&E 5.99 Under pressure he cracked.

Azza Blud 6.92 We played down the middle a lot. He was okay.

Sandro 9 MOTM A revelation. Lots more, please.

Modders 6.93 He was swamped. Not an excuse, a fact.

Peanut 5 Arry, play Krankie, old son. Please.

VDV 6.45 I’m terrified he’s in an ‘injury cycle’. I hope I’m wrong.

3MP 7 The referee was a wonker. He couldn’t buy a fair call.

Bale, Pav & Jen*s all too little time to warrant a score…

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  • AFelching says:

    Glory Glory

  • AFelching says:

    You’re right about Peanut, he cannot make the step up in class from Everton :-p

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      Lots of positives about him, but I’m at a loss why he pips Krankie.

      Pienaar lack the brains for me and he can be painfully predictable.

      • Matt84 says:

        Pienaar works his socks off, Niko does not. Its the same reason Pav does not play. I think your ratings are harsh.

  • Fatfish says:

    More or less agree H, just some observations.

    I thought the back 9 were superb.

    Gomes has got to go in the summer though, as much as we love him.

    Charlie got caught a couple of times, but ankle may still have been giving him gyp.

    Daws won everything in the air and a really early nick off of Ibrahimovic toes was important

    Billy G is not my lover, he’s just a yid who says that I love this club. Is there a better way to say Fuck Off Wenger (apart from saying Fuck Off Wenger)?

    BAE Best left back we’ve had since our last best left back (Chrissy Hughton).

    Azza His delivery from wide was excellent, best for some time.

    Sandro And he’s only 21!! Guys, we’ve a real gem here. He’s been superb in his last 3 games. I’m having a brazilian to recognise his new found legendary status.

    Modders Not his usual technical brilliance, but he put in a shift.

    Peanut Good first half but tired in second. Needs time, but shows flashes.

    VDVDVDVDVDVDVDVDV Still struggling with injury & lack of match fitness. 10 days to get fit should help.

    Crouch Did OK. I wish he would jump properly and not lean all over the defender.

    • Matt84 says:

      On the mark there. There is cause for great optimism, its playing out in front of our very eyes. Lets batter Wet Spam. COYS

    • Tel says:

      I agreee mate, apart from the bit about Gomes. I rate him and think he fits the team.
      It was a bit touch and go last night but it was like that for all our players. Had to think quick and stay on our feet.

      Think the boys done well under immense pressure

      • Harry Hotspur says:

        Yes, let’s not forget that this is their Cup Final and smash the fecking monkey out of ’em :freu :devil: :cool:

  • Edi says:

    I’d have Gomes at a 5. The way he charged aimlessly out of his goal, then later on when he repeatedly swiped at the ball like a kitten with a ball of string, it was embarrassing. He also parried a couple of shots straight back into danger, but his rating goes up to 5 because towards the end he looked a bit more assured. Still nearly single handedly turned our well earned Champions League campaign into a farce.

  • miker says:

    got to disagree about pienaar – i thought when he had the ball and ran at ’em he caused ’em worries – give the lad a chance to bed in. thought he looked confident.
    btw – the times says sandro was crap and out of his depth – what a load of boll! thought he was great!

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      I think Pienaar has a lot to offer mate, just question him playing so far forward.

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