Spurs Sign Their ‘Roy Keane’ At Long Last

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Good morning.

Those bookmakers still trading this morning must be spitting feathers. It seems every Spurs fan this side of the Great Wall of China had lumped on the 3-1 win. But the real reason to be cheerful for all was Scott Parker.

We hear all the time about ‘winning mentality’. It’s a depressing truth that this mindset at Tottenham is something that seems too often be something that happens almost by chance. One of the main reasons that we have been driven out of our minds watching Spurs is having to watch too many of our lot seemingly, ‘not quite be in the mood for it.’ How many times have Spurs finished second best to a gang of assorted part time pipe fitters because the hackers and grunters simply wanted it more?

Exit the lethargy; enter PNB.

He quite simply has what it takes. QPR won’t be the toughest opposition he ever faces, but that is largely beside the point. If you walk out to every game ‘tailoring’ your performance to who is in front of you, you’re courting disaster. Manchester United haven’t achieved all they have achieved by playing like this against so and so or playing like that against whoever. It doesn’t work like that. The object of the exercise is to go out there and do ’em. Not to implement a strategy. This is football not the tweaking of a corporation’s stationary ordering policy.

And that’s Parker’s strength. He’s a good old fashioned, ‘which way are we playing and wallop’ merchant. Something we’ve been missing since oh I don’t know, MacKay?

I won’t dwell on his age or what might have been had he not been a twit and joined us sooner. You can either fall in love in the autumn of your years and enjoy what you have, or take the good out of your happiness by moping your days away. 

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  • notsohotspurs says:

    I remember going to a Spurs Man Utd game under George Graham. Roy Keane single handedly ran the midfield for Utd. It was far and above anything I had seen previously at the Lane. If Parker can get close to Keanes level of performance than Spurs are in for one hell of a season. Seeing as Parker was Harrys No.1 target it seems the manager might just know what he’s doing.

    I pesonally think its down to Crouch going.

    Unbeaten in the prem since he left.

  • redspur says:

    I do not feel we are strong yet – stronger maybe but we aint there yet – blackburn nearly had us out the game by their physical strength and i do not think that we are crumble proof. I was squeeky bum till the 3rd went in against QPR – Chris Samba anyone – and whilst here sell lennon and get someone decent he has had his chance and we want someone performing every week

    • jim says:

      Sell Lennon? He is one of our best players. Has been injured, still not fully fit, 2 assists in a 3-1 win -Lennon you do the maths.

  • el says:

    I have to confess to not being that enamoured by our acquisition of Parker but I’m glad to see ‘Arry appears to know better than I. :shocked:

    I do hope he feels the same way as me about Sandro though, and AC Milan’s impending approach – should reports be genuine – will be brushed away with lofty disdain.

    • Will says:

      Only IFF he is playing: he is a Brazilian and even a calm well balanced one has a patience limit.
      Look at Gomes; wants to go from the day Friedel came and all he had to do was learn to control his area and the highballs that flood into it.
      Jennings once was asked about the few high long balls sides used by opposing teams at WHL: he replied:” that’s because I catch most of them and those I cannot reach Mike gets”

      Wish he also was 40 yrs younger & Ledley was as fit as was Mike England.

  • jim says:

    I thought this was about Sandro. Roy keane was a midfield dynamo scored goals, ran games, was the complete midfielder. Parker is average a poor man’s Dechamps, basically a water carrier, runs about and tackles. With his age and injury history one season after this at best. Talk about getting carried away.

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