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Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by tomas_brolin, Jul 5, 2005.
I was wondering on your guys' thoughts on the starting 11 for the upcoming season....
Taking the squad as it is right now, with no further buys or sales:
Can bring Staltieri in for Kelly, Naybet in for Dawson, Tainio out to the left and bring Mendes or Davis into centre mid.
Same same. Though would prefer Brown over Davis and would like to see a decent bench: Huddlestone, Lennon, Keane, Mido, Cerny
Teemu is better as a right sided midfielder or wingback.
Stalteri will be given his chance to start with I believe. Reid won't miss a game next season. We need a flair attacking midfielder!!! But I feel Davis will play there until we find one.
That's exactly what I'd do. With Reid on the bench or swapping for Ziegler if we need a bit of experience there.
Bench: Huddlestone, Davis/Mendes, Ziegler, Mido/Keane, Fulop
I think Tainio has that creative edge that we are missing, i'm sure he can play more of a central position.
Same team for me, but i think Stalteri might be started ahead of Kelly as we do need experience at the back.
That's what I think. The guy didn't come over from a not too shabby German side to play second fiddle to an up-and-coming player.
I am sure Jol has guaranteed him to play in the first 2 months of the season. If he applies himself, then he'll keep the position.
I don't think Jol would have guaranteed anything and he shouldn't. You can't keep playing that experience card, if Kelly doesn't play how is he going to get any experience? Kelly has proved he is good enough, as i always say every game he plays he just gets better and he also has a goal threat to his game now.
Opening day for me:
Stalteri - King (c) - Dawson - Ziegler
Routledge - Tainio - Carrick - Reid
Defoe - Kanoute
I think left back is another big issue, I think Ziegler will be starting somewhere on the left side from day one, either at LB or LW. so depending on where Jol see's Ziegler fitting in best. If Ziegler is not LB then it will be Edman.
However it really does look a reasonable team on paper! COYS!!!
We need a creative/flair central midfielder so as to create a link between the midfield and attack.
Carrick is the link between the defence & midfield, so he can't do it.
We need to spend big & bring in a top name. I know how hard it is to persuade them to joing a team not in the CL, but I am sure we can find a player that is willing (Rosicky).
Tainio talks about his favoured position which is centre midfield, he says he like defending and attacking.
He also talks about him supporting Tottenham since he was 6 or 7 and his first favourite players were the same as mine- Gascoigne & Lineker.
On his training top he has the number 6 which may represent his number for the coming season.
he hasn't even kicked a ball for us yet and he's becoming a fans favorite. Take a look at the comments on thbn
Being Finnish, at least he'll enjoy the food
....imagine the puns in the current bun when he scores.
Translation of the above text:
Imagine the headlines in The Sun when he scores.
Tainio maybe that link we have been looking for, that box to box player. Of course he has not kicked a ball for us yet, but he is saying the right things, that is what I like to see someone who is proud to say he is a Tottenham lad.
here is my starting 11...
subs : cerny, ziegler, kelly, r.keane, mendes
....why are you playing Defoe behind Kanoute?
whoops! actually i meant it to be the other way.. seeing kanoute is the better ball handler. and i think its better for defoe to be running around instead of dribbling..
I have a strong feeling Kanoute will be at Man City soon. He know's Pearcy well from his days at West Ham also.
Would we sell our best attacking player to one of our main rivals though ... !?
I'll answer that question as PoshSpur would maybe say it,
Kanoute can go anywhere as long as he goes
Personally i dont want him to go unless we do get a better player
P.S. Colm not Crouch , i'll take Colm above Crouch
because he will be replaced by someone Jol rates higher, most likely someone with more hunger, consistency and better goalscoring.
....I agree. He can go if he is replaced by someone better. It's a bit of a catch 22 situation though as there are not many players in the Prem that are technically better gifted than the Kan man.
It's just that because the guy doesn't apply himself, other fans think we're fools when we tell them how good Fredi can be.
That says it all.
He should go if we buy first. Don't read much into the Saviola thing as I have been told he'll stay in Spain, but who knows?
The only two places in Spain I see him going to is Atletico Madrid and possibly Villareal. I really hope he comes here though. Buy first, then we can listen to offers for Robbie.