A look ahead to Blackburn vs Spurs

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Last Sunday’s gubbing means that we know that 15 league and at least 2 Champions League games are all that remain of the 2010/11 campaign. These season defining fixtures begin on Wednesday evening when we take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Most people hoped that at this point we’d be buoyed by a new face up front, a man to finally add some sharpness to the bluntest of attacks and add a focal point to the work of the midgets in midfield. Instead, looking shaggy and unfamiliar in the new kit in pics on the official website, we will by the sounds of it be welcoming back Jonathan Woodgate to the defence. It’s a defence that needs bolstering there’s no doubt about it but it’s fair to say it’s not quite the season debut we were praying for.

It’s not been a good fortnight. A back injury to Bale that surely won’t be healed with one short rest, some really ropey PR surrounding the new ground with Levy and ENIC looking like playground bullies, Dawson’s public suicide on Sunday and finally the absence of a new signing up front. And I haven’t mentioned the ops for Kaboul and King and the eccentric form of Gomes, Hutton and Palacios.

There have been many occasions in the last twelve months when a requirement has arisen for digging deep and the girding of loins and this is another one as the disappointment of the weekend and the failure to capture Aguero, Forlan, Llorente, Chivers, Greaves or Falco needs to be forgotten. In general, on previous occasions the players have risen to the task. The first half battering in Milan, the semi final defeat to Portsmouth and even the shambles at Bolton were all met with determined and skilful responses. More of the same is needed.

With astonishing regularity Blackburn have been alternately winning and losing in the league since we played them at WHL. Only the draw against the Hammers in December upsets the WL sequence. The good news is that they’re currently due an L. Get in!

Also in our favour we have the traditional generosity of fifth columnist Robbo in goal plus the memory of our biggest win of the season in November when even Crouch scored. Add this to an indomitable backs to the wall spirit plus no doubt a desire from everyone to get back on a winning path and we should be fine. COYS.

By MF

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  1. So my my estimation thats Hudd, Dawson, King, Kaboul, Gallas, Bale, Modric, and Palacios all either out or doubtful.

    Our physio is crap, makes Pienaar signing look better, back to the old days of Lennon as our wing threat and 2 up front then…. my team would be

    442 Gomes, Corluka, Woody, Bassong, BAE

    Pienaar, VDV, Sandro, Lennon, Pav, Defoe

    451 same as above but Jenas in for Defoe

  2. Nothing unusual about the Spurs leadersip – so contraversal. What advantages are gained by making last minute bids when you have had adequate time to bid for candidates to fill our desperate weak slots. If Levy thinks that we will be competitive with our current squad, then he has two chances.
    There is something sinister about this & does not go down well with me.I would like them to come out openly & justfy their actions to the paying fans

  3. Gonna have to dig in at Ewood and grind out any kind of result not made any easier that Luka Modric is out with appendicitis so really the players who step in need to also step up because I think our next three games are on the road but this is the mighty Spurs and anyone who wants to could make a name for themselves. We had that horror show on Sunday and I do believe that it was done maybe deliberately especially when you look where individuals were played ie out of position namely Lennon Modric and not playing Corluka and Sandro on instead of a fit Jenas, ok you can say that Sandro needs games and he does but if we were trying to win it why leave the team so unbalanced and it did show. Look one swallow does not a summer make and neither does a loss in a cup game define our season admittedly we do have some tough away games but it’s now we must show our grit. C. O. Y. S Lillywhitetilidie

  4. why dont we recall walker, livermore, mpoku, townsend, caulker, kane, keane, bentley and ohara? we are struggling big time with injuries. time to blood the youngsters. maybe see khamulo against blackburn if woodgate doesnt feature.

    starting 11 would have to be:

    gomes
    corluka woody/khamulo bassong ekotto
    lennon sandro jenas pienaar
    vdv
    pavlyuchenko

  5. If only Dos Santos wasn't loaned out, i m sure he could have featured today.
    Spurs have got the worst physios. If you look at the history of injuries, its hardy due to tackles or hard play.

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