Fabrique Belgique C’est Creme De La Menthe!

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Good morning.

These Interlulls have becomeĀ  increasingly tedious. I don’t know if football has moved on or regressed but International football is about as ‘on trend’ as a pair of plus fours. The first question is rarely ‘did you see it?’ rather ‘any injuries?’

Two Tottinghams featured in the goal rush. The Midget Gem Defoe and new boy Jan Vertonghen.


Textbook Defoe. The game itself was in the main unwatchable fare with Moldova looking not so much outgunned but a bit scared. James Milner also scored which if you missed the action, gives you an idea as to what joys you managed to swerve.


This is an interesting proposition for us now as Jan would appear (on the strength of this clip at least) to have the power and direction that several of our wannabe free kick specialists such as Kaboul and Walker lack. Perhaps the boss wants to include this in one of his Power Points for the Reading game?

Like the cut of Vertonghen’s jib? Well, if you want to listen to the world’s greatest Spurs podcast here, you’ll also catch a remix of an Eagles classic dedicated to the bionic Belgian.

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  • Dorset Spurs says:

    Belgium seem to have a good team these days looking at their team sheet.

  • Paul says:

    Hasn’t Walker only taken 1 freekick and it was a screamer in the top corner? Hardly a wannabe.

    Great goals from both last night

    • Harry Hotspur says:

      You must have missed any number of other shots that have ended up in row K.

      • Paul says:

        That is true I cannot deny them!

        I thought we were talking about freekicks, after last years great goal I don’t know why he doesn’t take more unless he now does in training and everyone realised he is in fact pants at it.

        • Harry Hotspur says:

          Fair point, his free was sensational. Lots of our lot have been ‘doing the Zokora’ though :-(

        • LLL says:

          Benny’s attempt the other day was surprisingly good.
          It didn’t go in but cleared the wall and made the keeper work. Better than VDV x 100 anyway.

        • Ronnie Wolman says:

          I think we have failed to see that BAE is one of best creative thinkers we have.he is very talented and maybe would make a better midfielder than back. He has a good wit about him,is clever about the ball.
          A back really ahs to be serious and he sometimes takes the piss out of wingers.I think he could be a fantastic midfielder and obviously can pass,shoot and tackle.

        • melcyid says:

          I like that thing that he does with the wingers,I look forward to it every game and for me it is one of the highlights,I especially enjoy the double piss take and on some occasions the treble. :lol:

        • `rich g says:

          Should put balenado back to left back, and put bennie in front of him, may remind him what hes actually supposed to be doing instead of things he cant, ie playing centrally, full backs get more space, when he gets the ball he could try using his immense power and pace down the flanks, he can cut inside when hes clear if he wants, wasted inside imo

        • Ronnie Wolman says:

          rich but somebody needs to stay back!

        • Ronnie Wolman says:

          mel yes he really should be with Cirque de Solleil
          double somersaults and all

          He is brilliant.Really he should stop pissing about and be the best player we have.

      • essexian76 says:

        Maybe now a ‘certain person’ has departed, other’s will get a look in regarding free-kicks and corners?

  • IoanX says:

    It would be really a pity to use such an excellent and all round world class player only as a CB and not in midfield.
    Vert can defend, tackle, move forward with the ball, pass with accuracy, produce assists and also when playing in midfield he has scored in every game until now.
    Together with Dembele and Parker would form a solid, well defending but also productive midfield trio.

    • doctorstefanfreund says:

      Lots of potential but don’t know if what we’ve got after that gives us enough quality at the back- not at the moment anyway.

    • 4 Ever Hopeful says:

      There are two options. First he could play LB so we have a defence of Walker, Caulker, Kaboul, V’tghen. Second he could play CM with Dembele though not Parker as well. I am not sure centre back is his best position but he looks a classy player though.

    • Ronnie Wolman says:

      I havent noticed the best of him yet. I find him too upstanding to be a good midfielder,where a lot of lateral movement is important.But we do need a gig general on the back line. Any goals from set plays or the odd move upfield is good. Nothing better than a fantastic back line that we havent seen in years.

  • essexian76 says:

    Thank Heavens I don’t have to worry about Croatia’s games any longer, but now it’ll be Belgium’s that’ll most concern me-not the results, just the potential for injury.

  • nipper says:

    so happy places like Moldova exist, to think I used worry about the Germans, now Moldova fills the gap, thank you, thank you…..

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