Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wigan Away 01/11/2009

Spurs currently sit in 16th just shy of relegation zone, on goal difference alone. That's scary enough to think about. It's January 10th and we are not even a point out of relegation zone. Yikes.

Wigan usually aren't that great, but they aren't bad either. Their form over the last few games have been solid, with 3 wins in a row, and 5 in the last 6.

Spurs have been horrid in league form as of late (LWDLDL). In the Cups we've been solid, having recently beating giant killers (....) Burnley in the semi-final first round leg in the Carling Cup.

Last time Spurs have faced Wigan was last Friday when we defeated them 3-1 in the FA Cup third round.

Alan "Long Term Injury" Hutton is out, most likely forever as Vedran Corluka has shown that right back is his forte. Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also out, but with a 2 game match ban, due to a red card he picked up in the last game. Usually I'm all for Benoit not seeing the pitch, but as of late he's been very good, and with Gareth Bale not having any confidence or form, I'm a bit skeptical at left-back tomorrow.

In Midfield, we'll be lead by pint size Croatian Luka Modric. Jermaine Jenas will most likely see the pitch as well after serving his suspension. Great. Huddlestone along with David Bentley most likely will not start but might see action tomorrow if we go down early.

Spurs also signed our first DM since the days of Edgar Davids, Stephen Appiah. You may remember him from the 2006 World Cup where he was a force to be reckoned with. I highly doubt he will see any action tomorrow.

As for our attack. With Pavy finally finding his wings in the Premier League, I am optimistic he can put a bunch more goals in for us. Oh, and an old friend is back at the Lane this week after a year long "loan".

Welcome home Defoe, you're a Yiddo!

You found your form at Pompey and I'm glad you excelled there. It was a shame how you left last year. It's very understandable being the back-up to arguably the best strike duo in the league last year with Keane and Berbatov, but to play behind Darren Bent, that's ridiculous. Glad to see you in the lilywhite shirt and simply cannot wait to see you bag a shitton of goals for us, because we all know we need it.

Predicted XI:






F. Campbell

My Score:
Spurs 2-1


C'mon You Spurs!

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