Monday, 31 January 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
The second was very harsh on us; Dembele shrugged off Dawson to pull his shot away which was smartly saved by Gomes for then Dowd to give a penalty and a red card for Daws. Either give a penalty for the initial foul before the shot is taken or play on. It was a typical coming together between Daws and Dembele in which the Fulham forward won, played on and took his shot. Daws would be the first one to hold his hands up and admit he had a sloppy game but he should felt harshly done on this occasion.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
"Chelsea and Arsenal tried to sign me when I was 13, 14," he said.
"Chelsea is my favourite team. I have always said it and I have never hidden it. But it is not because Chelsea is my favourite team that I have to go there.
"There is also Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. These big five are very interesting. Tottenham are also a good club.
"As a young kid you dream of playing in every big team. It is not because Chelsea is my favourite team that I have to specifically go there.
"I will see. It is something for my father and agent. There are so many clubs and big teams. For a young player sometimes you have to relax for a while and focus on your own team. I'm very happy with the situation at Anderlecht. I have the support of the club and other players. It is my environment and I've grown up here."
It would be hard to see us bringing a boy of this calibre to the Lane, especially as, despite his age, he'd command a substantial transfer fee and I'm sure Chelsea or Arsenal would infringe to scupper any move we'd make. Lukaku has knocked in 13 goals in just 20 games this season and has been playing first team football since the age of 16. Wow.
There's just over a week left of this window and we need to ensure we bring in a striker that could really push us back into the top four.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
"If it was only until February 10 that would only be a month," said Redknapp.
"To do that would be a waste of time because, by the time David got fit, it would be a couple of weeks and suddenly you'd be into February.
"I would have liked him to play, if he could have come to the end of the season it would have been great. I didn't know it was only going to be two months at best.
"When it was mentioned, I thought 'yeah, to the end of the season it would be good'. Then, suddenly two months becomes a month, and only if we got permission.
"By the time he's fit, just to throw him in for three or four games would be difficult."
So it looks as though the Beckham deal has failed. Still though, now we have a couple of weeks to move for a striker.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Four of the goals arrived in the first 20 minutes and it took just six minutes for Lancaster to slide home Dean Parrett's low cross for the opener.
Palace replied within two minutes but it was soon 2-1 as Lancaster launched himself at Tom Carroll's deep corner and powered home his header from close range.
Zaine Francis-Angol set-up the third goal in the 20th minute, bursting down the left before feeding a through ball to Mason, who beat the offside trap and slotted into the corner.
Ryan Fredericks, who came back from injury to make his first appearance for the Under-18s at the weekend, was introduced as a second half substitute and took just five minutes to make his mark.
He was upended in the box and Mason made no mistake from the penalty spot for 4-1.
Mason was denied his hat-trick by the woodwork midway through the second half and Mirko Ranieri produced a couple of fine saves before Palace grabbed a late consolation.
Spurs XI - Ranieri; Waller-Lassen (Fredericks, 46), Khumalo, Nicholson, Francis-Angol; Parrett, Mason, Carroll, Luongo (Durojaiye, 70); Lancaster (Pritchard, 70), Dawkins.
I fully expect Khumalo to be in the 25 man squad this term and hopefully the South African will be ready to make his Premier League debut by the end of the month.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Saturday, 8 January 2011
"I would doubt very much that anything will happen there. I've watched him loads of times; he's not an out-and-out striker but he could play anywhere."
Expect a move this January. It's unlike Redknapp to publicly announce Spurs will move for the player before an enquiry has been made. Still though, you can't argue with 110 goals in 154 appearances and a successful World Cup; if the boy's confident in front of goal then he'll score, maybe he could even take a penalty? Who knows. Still though, with Bale, Luka, Rafa, Aaron and Tommy all playing behind him you know this kid'll get the service to score goals, unlike previous flops from the Dutch league.
Good move? He's worth a punt.
Friday, 7 January 2011
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
One irate supporter blasted on a fans' forum: "How about this selfish damn pig plays at least half the games in a Galaxy season at least once during his contract?
"How about he shows some commitment to this club to match his words?
"And how about someone at Galaxy has the balls to say 'No! You're under contract'."
Of course this doesn't reflect all the LA fans and I'm sure, just as with every club, fans are split towards and against the Beckham deal. I can understand their frustration to an extent towards the player that has featured just 55 times in 4 seasons in the MLS. Although, David loves his football and shying away from another stint in Europe would be un-characteristic and it would be hard for the management team at LA to just say 'no'.
"I don't think of it as a way of tiring out full-backs. I just do it until I'm tired.
"I think teams have doubled up on me, but that's a compliment in a way. I'm finding new ways to get past players in different positions - it's interesting and something I enjoy.
"If someone knocks me over I just get up, and if they keep doing it, eventually they'll get sent off.
"Someone might decide to 'smash' me but it doesn't bother me. I'll just get up and go again."What a 12 months the boy's had, he could have his own 2010 montage and I'd never get bored of watching it. I'm not going to lie, it was also nice to see a Spurs story that didn't involve David Beckham for once. I'd like the player in but let's not let it drag and get bringing in a striker our next priority.
Monday, 3 January 2011
Sunday, 2 January 2011
With January coming up, it's not just the sales we should be looking at or only Beckham we should be trying to bring in. Kyle Walker has been on loan at QPR this season and has really highlighted why we signed him from Sheffield United. After finally getting a run of games in a very successful season so far, Walker has been one of the brighter assets in QPR's very strong team.