Team For Everton & Prattle Of A Pre Match Nature

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Good afternoon and welcome.

Arry’s presser this morning will come as a bitter pill for those still intent upon believing he has any intention of staying at The Lane.

He announced that he has been speaking to Levy & Co. every day and that no new contract (“…and I haven’t pushed him to either…” ) or August war chest has been discussed.  

Anyway the whole will she, won’t she saga is too boring to contemplate. If Slur Alex Ferguson has been told by the FA not to discuss the England manager vacancy then it can only be because they wish to hoodwink the public that they are following due process and the appointment isn’t  a foregone conclusion. 

The injuries are piling up nicely. Dawson, Azza, Galvin, Hazzard, Dozzell, Perryman and Crooksy all confirmed as out.

Gomes has obviously been banished by the multilingual motivator Redschnapps and whilst I’m a Friedel fan, he has been letting in goals – whether his fault or his back four’s – like a good ‘un. So taking match form into consideration when picking a side, I’d plump for Carlos between the sticks.

King must be rested,  even if he swears blind he’s as fit as fiddle. The last two outings weren’t up to scratch and he can’t be indulged right now. 

Defoe has completely earned the right to play and so what ever the deal is with Saha, he gets benched. The real problem with the absence of Azza and the ‘automatic’ lack of width it will provoke.  Modric on the wing is a waste, but would vdV have the self control to stay wide? 

Speaking of self control, it’ll be interesting to see what tactics Bale and his agent  opt for. How I would love to see a banner saying, ‘Stay On The Wing!’ in the Away End.

Eye-catcher bets

A 1-2 win  is 17/2,  Anytime Goalscorer Modric is 7/2 and for some general cover insurance take Half Time Draw Full Time Tottenham 5/1.

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  • rogerspurs says:

    There could be many reasons why the Govan Red nose got his letter – we’ve seen many a comment on this site about how the England job / Redknapp relationship has seemingly soured our swashbuckling style. I suspect there’s been more than a hint of “lets’ do some unsettling” in Ferguson’s comments. Maybe the FA are just trying to put a lid on what’s becoming a bit boring / certainly not ideal for the Tottingham’s at the business end of the season. Wouldn’t surprise me if Levy has asked the FA to get everyone to keep their gobs shut….albeit he’s clearly struggling with Arry. As for Arrry’s latest pearl of wisdom…in some senses he’s just like a politician – doesn’t want to commit or not commit – but feels obliged to say something anyway.He has to say something otherwise the media would stop asking him questions – and his income potential would diminish. I honestly think, following the insight we got into his thinking in the tax case, that his self confessed poorly develop writing skills extend to both thinking andd speaking. He hasn’t developed the filter between his brain and his mouth that stops his random mental meanderings from escaping via a speech bubble.

  • elfranklins says:

    However you look at it, it’s got to be an attacking style of play against Everton, should we stall at a draw and the Woolwich wanderers pull off a win at home (which is more than likely), the ‘Mind the Gap’ brigade may well be burning their t-shirts by Saturday evening.

    Everton play Liverpool next Tuesday which could play well in to our hands depending on which game moyes puts more emphasis on.

  • 89Spurs says:

    Perhaps. The real fan Jeffrey Pleat, will be good enough to hold the ‘stay on the wing’ banner up for you as he has accquired a ticket for the Everton game.
    Good team selection H, but no Sandro!is he still not fit.

  • jim says:

    operation certain defeat I sadly predict

  • ChrisD says:

    Friedel must play against the scouse ruffians, Carlo would be relieved of his dinner money and sent packing with a fearful wedgie.

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