“It just goes to show we have a great base of English players at this club”


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Ledley King believes that Totenham’s representation of six players in the England squad is a tribute to how well Harry Redknapp’s side have done this season.

King has been joined in Fabio Capello’s provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup by Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon, Tom Huddlestone, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m looking forward to the training camp and there are six lads from Spurs so I’ll be in good company.

“It’s a reflection of the season that we’ve had and there are other Spurs players who could have been involved in the squad had they played more this season.

“It just goes to show we have a great base of English players at this club.

“Any player will tell you they dream of playing in the World Cup and so far I’ve never had the opportunity to do that.

“To be picked in the 30-man squad gives me the opportunity to prove that I deserve to go to South Africa.”

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  1. I fear that having so many of our players playing with a second rate national team may cause us problems, next season, and beyond? The lack of international success is worrying….but you can't make a sows ear into a purse…over night? Perhaps, after Harry has been replaced (and not replaced with another Brit!) we can start to attract non-English/British players (ok, maybe 1 or 2, for Uefa's sake?). The world of football has moved on….but, not, too much at WHL? Come on Levi….How much failure (players and officials) can we accept, before we do something positive, for the club? COYS!

    • WHAT?? we are an english club and should do our best to promote british players. i can think of no non-british left sided player that shows the promise/class that bale does, and i certainly would not trade lennon, king, woodgate and dawson for any foreign replacement! who would you prefer then mate???
      and … levy has pumped so much money into the club! champions league football and our new stadium and not to mention our top fans will bring the best to the lane! COYS

    • Are you completely Bonkers? Tottenhams English talent has finally blossomd and your saying we need to do something positive for the club.. Finishing 4th isnt positive? Bernard is blatently a Gooner.. sad act.

  2. Bernard

    Depending on the precise nature of your keyboard, the chances of a cat jumping onto it and inadvertently typing your comment is approximately:


    However the chances of somebody being so unbelievably retarded as to knowingly write the same comment are far lower…..so I'm going to presume it was the cat.

    • Well no….there are so many stupid comments made on this site that it becomes difficult to tell.

      Up until we qualified for the CL, a huge number of fans were saying that Harry Redknapp wasn't good enough etc. etc.

      • Taking the pi55 or not, bernard you’re an idiot. Y even bother writing such a comment! Do one and go and support the effin gooners


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