Player Ratings: Tottenham vs Charlton


Cudicini 7 – Made some good saves, but also made some simple saves look difficult. His distribution was generally OK, aside from one ridiculous roll-out straight to a Charlton player.

Corluka 7 – Steady performance, worked quite nicely with Townsend; got forward well in support and made more overlapping runs than usual.

Dawson 7 – Much happier as the right-sided centre back.

Bassong 6 – Understandably rusty, but got better as the game went on.

Assou-Ekotto 7 – Some odd moments in the first half, but was excellent in the second.

Townsend 8 – Playing in a slightly unfamiliar role (as an inverted winger), he had an excellent debut and scored the opener. Kept the full back on his toes by showing a willingness to trust his weaker right foot.

Sandro 7 – Some good, some bad, but looked much better alongside Modric. Made some useful forward bursts. Picked up a booking for persistent fouls, but he certainly reads the game better than Palacios.

Palacios 4 – Under par again; sloppy passing, bad decisions, and rarely showed for the ball.

Kranjcar 4 – Some good, but mainly bad. Needed to start wide, and then come in – instead his starting position meant that we were frequently too narrow. At least he worked hard.

Pavlyuchenko 5 – Had some nice touches, and one excellent strike which was well saved, but didn’t have too much to work with. Made one fantastic challenge – it was nice to see him track back for a change!

Defoe 8 – Lively, and finished well. He needed this, really pleased for him.

Modric 9 – Oozed class from the moment that he came on. Constantly wanted the ball, and constantly made things happen. Game-changer!

Redknapp 7 – Picked a good mix of a team, and spotted the necessary change at HT. However, I have no idea why we only selected six substitutes – what a waste of an opportunity to give a young player a run-out.

By Windy from the excellent WindyCOYS blog

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  1. Lennon 7 Dosantos cant pass a pub according to Harry so he must be pissed so sad for the lad. I like Harry and Jamie a lot but some times its hard to fathom what he means . His latest statements and decisions are Baffling me once again he loans the excellent Walker to Villa he tell the media Keane will be a great buy for any club who buys him does this mean he has stopped playing for us and if he has then this must be Harry's fault. When he is asked about Beckham or any signing he says i don't no the chairman is working on it does this mean Harry and Levy don't Talk about transfers. He also has a bad habit of praising players then leaving them on the bench even when we are losing for weeks. We had one of the best squads in the league at the beginning of the season now we are loaning Bentley selling Keane our other players have all lost confident through being snubbed and in some cases in the media glare from Harry's comments lets hope Harry gets rid of this in 2011 and we have a great second half to our season.

  2. Dav- 'Arry is simply trimming the squad to bring in reinforcements that give us something different. Bentley will go on loan so he can be sold. Gio may do likewise, he doesn't fit what 'Arry wants so it's time to move him on and replace him. Doesn't mean he isn't a talent or that he won't do well elsewhere. Taraabt is a perfect example, 'Arry could see the talent but we didn't need him. Walker had to be loaned out to get minutes in the Prem for his development. A team pushing for the title and trying to guarantee a top 4 is no place for kids to cut their teeth. I think that's why Townsend will probably go out on loan to a Prem side if Kranc stays. 'Arry is simply getting the experience and minutes into the kids while moving on the established blokes that don't give us any real game changing initiative off the bench and will replace them with people he thinks will.
    Keep the with son

  3. I didn’t think Pavlyuchenko was that bad. He showed some neat touches, looked lively and made some excellent runs. Moved out wide to make things happen and probably deserves a 7.

    Kranjcar was also average, but not as bad as a 4. Some slightly harsh markings there! Not with Palacios though. He was dire.

    • I agree about Pav did not think was that bad probably not with Niko and think maybe he wants to move on, was trying too many long shots from difficult angles and when ball was put on a plate for him from a pull back he should have pulled the trigger and didn’t so think did deserve a 4

  4. I would like to see Sandro get some time on the pitch, as he showed in the second half, whilst playing with Modric what agoos player he is. All he needs is some games, and is definitely a better option than Palacios and Jenas.


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