THE TEAMS: Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur


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Younes Kaboul comes in for Wilson Palacios for Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Stoke City.

Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Fuller, Kitson

Subs: Begovic, Lawrence, Sidibe, Pugh, Sanli, Wilkinson, Moult

Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Kranjcar, Kaboul, Modric, Bale, Crouch, Pavlyuchenko

Subs: Alnwick, Palacios, Gudjohnsen, Livermore, Dervite, Parrett, Townsend

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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  1. So, we got to a place where we need a team that's going to fight for every ball and then we drop our player that is most likely to lead the charge. Spot on 'Arry, top notch tactics!!!!

  2. Palacios is one yellow card from a two game ban, that can be the only reason he has been left out of the starting 11. Question is when do you play him becuase he could pick up that card in the next few games? With Kaboul and Modric in the middle our central midfield looks so light-weight. But what can we do if Hud and JJ are injured. It's bad luck.

    Still I wonder why O'hara wasn't brought back? If it's a rule fair enough otherwise it's a strange one.

    Other than that Harry has picked the best team possible. Good luck lads!

  3. Its obvious he dropped pal for kaboul because of the yellow card issue. I reckon the best thing to do would be being him on second half take the suspension and have him back for the 4 most important games. Oh and i hope pav’s not too bad. Just eidur and pete left oh crap. No proven backup in squad and cant bring robbie back…which is a good thing….obika’s on loan too? Step up harry kane…..

  4. Whew, what an important 3 points!!! Not amazingly convincing, but the win puts us in the driving seat. Hopefully Man U and Fulham can do us massive favours!

    Hopefully, WIlson will come back in for the Cup match. If we can win that it's looking very hopeful!

    BTW – can have provide pretty good streaming. If you don't mind Chinese commentary!!

  5. looked like we'd thrown 4th spot…then we won FOUR league games on the trot!
    it's now in our hands and i see us as favourites for the first itme this year.
    it will be difficcult but it is achievable.

  6. I picked Kaboul and Harry thought if Davspurs want's Kaboul and save Palacios to keep the dream going against Fulham flyers then he can have it and at 6ft 4 he can Help in Defense of the Javelin thrower' s Delapmissiles.

  7. That was squeaky bum time, did Ekoto and Bale link up well, Bale passing to Ekotos overlapping run, and squaring a perfect ball to Niko to blast it in. Got to admit though we were a tad lucky to win, and this long ball again with crouchy in the team does me in , I hate it, why do we have to play this style when he is in the team,and for Harry to say we dont play long ball, upsets me even more.

  8. I would drop Ekkoto against Fulham, learn him a lesson. Pla GB at LB and Modders wide left wih Gudjonnsen in the middle behind Pav if he is OK. I am fed up with Crouchy been in the starting eleven. We were terrible in the first half absolutely awful and could not string a few passes together. How often do our goals come from lumping it up to Peteres head? Great ball form him though for Eidur Duck to score. Apart from a stupid back header to Gomez I thought Bassong had a decent game today.

  9. Leave crouch alone we need to scrapp and by lamping the ball to crouch we are saving energy and is the only way we can compete against these over energized teams .When Hudds and Lennon are back we will stop all these long balls and play to our strengths so be patient peter is apart of our new History making and he will make or score important goals and clear corners with is 6ft7 frame plan B is okay when we also have plan A to go back to enjoy and get behind Peter the great .


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