Scousers Skewered: Thoughts on a Rather Good Win Against Liverpool

hotspur winFour to us, none to them. That’s the long and short of it. A dazzling afternoon of football from the chaps in Lilywhite yesterday; one in which numerical advantage might’ve provided the opposition with reasonable excuse, had we not been utterly dominant in every minute before Charlie Adam’s second yellow and every minute after. At eleven-aside, in the autumnal North London sunshine, Parker, Modric, Walker and Co. had Liverpool trussed up, gagged and going nowhere. Things change pretty quickly in football, of course, but the importance of The Red’s reduction in personnel might be like describing the difference between a slap in the face and a kick in the groin. Neither are going to end well.

Modric had a wonderful game. Much like the reverse fixture in the closing act of last season, the Croatian’s presence was all-consuming. When he’s good, or, indeed, is able to locate the whereabouts of his head, then my word is he good. With Fabregas’ homecoming, Essien perma-broken and Lampard long since descended into irrecoverable bouts of largeness, the title of League’s best central-midfielder must surely bestowed on the Spurs man. In the nanoseconds between him making contact and the ball jettisoning into the net’s top pocket, all the grizzly summer transfer hoopla was all but forgotten. Then it was just the task of watching a truly fantastic player at the height of his powers.

Likewise, Scotty Parker Party Starter looked proper. All the tenacity of Palacios but with the foresight to realise that he ought to do something useful with the ball once it was obtained. There was one defence-splitting pass in particular- for Defoe, if I’m not mistaken- that was so top-drawer it had a nosebleed and asked to come down again.

Defoe and Adebayor’s partnership is coming along nicely. Again, it’s that odd sensation of having two strikers on the score sheet at the same time that doesn’t sit well. I’m sure we might get used to it. In time. Did anyone else see Peter Crouch’s shin (I will stop picking on him) collide heavily with thin air on MOTD2 last night and thank all that’s holy he’s not doing it for us? The ghost of Christmas pass, pass, oh and he’s put it wide.

Tottenham are doing just fine, folks. They’re doing just fine.

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24 Responses to Scousers Skewered: Thoughts on a Rather Good Win Against Liverpool

  1. avatar Longwell says:

    Keeping the little man while also getting Adebayor and Parker made it a good window. Getting shot of Crouch made it a *great* window.

  2. avatar yid vicious says:

    Good write-up. Very funny.

  3. avatar DAVSPURS says:

    Foxy sometimes living in the North West away from the spiritual home is a lonely road to travel on with Liverpool Everton Man Utd City all within 24 miles radius and 12 miles in the case of Liverpool and Everton from Davspurs house. Today and Sunday my Spurs wrist bands and shirt where being worn with pride all i have ever wanted was Spurs to play in the same Tempo has other teams and i promised we could and would beat any team on the day . The key too our new found belief is three things King Parker and Ady have all brought different aspects too our play King always brings a calm to our defense Parker is like my little Yorkie when he want the ball he gets it and wont give it back Ady has brought Skill height and Goals for him and a Rejuvenated Defoe. One note of caution we must not overpass when we are only leading one nil its okay when we are a couple of goals ahead and Brad Freidel still has not won me over he had nothing to do yesterday but against Wolves he never commanded his area and we could have conceded twice from headers. That said i do think all our keepers perform better with King in the team especialy Gomes who i think has never dropped a clanger when King has played. The most important thing happening is in the Ufas we are seeing our youngsters growing with every game yes they have not got the goals but it wont belong before they start coming. Also i would like too see the two Spanish players together and Coulibaly, and another factor is our fringe players are getting valuable game time for when they are required

  4. avatar KayBee says:

    Amongst all this appreciation of Friedel, Parker & Ade, special mention must also go to the King.

    2 appearances in the final two games of last season? 2 rare-as-rocking-horse-doodoo clean sheets.

    2 appearances this season, 2 clean sheets.

    He just seems to have this serene and calming influence on the whole team. Our Kaboul looked titanic alongside him.

    Ledley; I would sacrifice my own knee ligaments if it meant you could play more often.

    Also, special mention must go to Walker and the perma-excellent Ekotto.

    Man, I’m loving my boys today! 🙂

  5. avatar kennyid says:

    Def looking good. Ledley really class, by far the best central in the Prem. Parker/ Modders midfield combination sublime. Friedel an organising keeper – good, good, good. Happy. Wondering how Ade and Pav would get on together?

  6. avatar KayBee says:

    Just FYI… http://www.stadia-magazine.com/news.php?NewsID=33148

    Don’t get too excited, it’s the new training ground, rather than the awesome news about the NPD project being green-lit, and that WHL station is being completely upgraded to cope with the increase of human traffic.

    That news will follow in October. 😉

  7. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Another word on 3MP: I was watching the PL highlights and he had another missed sitter, with the familiar face palm and stupid grin. I had a quick urge to smash my TV, but I then remembered he is no longer missing for us! He is Stoke’s cross to carry. Rage to delight in the blink of an eye.

  8. avatar trembly says:

    sunday, monday, happy days…

  9. avatar KayBee says:

    Does anyone know if our match is on TV tonight?

  10. avatar KayBee says:

    News on the OS…

    Northumberland Development Project Update
    20 September 2011

    The Club can confirm that the S106 agreement in respect of the Northumberland Development Project has now been completed and planning permissions have been issued.

    This enables discussions with the London Borough of Haringey, the Mayor of London and Central Government to continue as we seek to make the development viable and deliverable.

    As always, we shall keep all our supporters updated as these progress.

    Source: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/northumberland-development-project-update-200911.html?

  11. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    Spurs: Gomes; Corluka, Kaboul, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto; Carroll, Sandro, Livermore, Giovani; Van der Vaart, Pavlyuchenko.

    Subs: Cudicini, Townsend, Luongo, Ceballos, Falque, Kane, Defoe.

    A decently strong team.

  12. avatar KayBee says:

    Not a great result last night. We really could have done without the extra time last night; especially for mssrs Kaboul and Ekotto, who will be playing again on saturday.

    I have to say though, despite being a defender of Pav, my patience has now worn out. He was abject last night, and, as a senior player, really let the kids down.

    • avatar Aran says:

      Not a great result but hardly a big deal. The league is all that matters this season. It’s not just the most important thing, it’s the only thing.

      • avatar KayBee says:

        Yeah, I’d have been happy with us just ceding them the game and not having to have played 120 mins before an important Premier League clash.

        The result isn’t really what I’m annoyed about, it’s two key players having played said 120 minutes (or any of the game really), plus Pav being really disappointing.

        I’ll get over it, but I’d rather us be starting Saturday with a Benny as fresh as an Ade, if you know what I mean.

      • avatar KayBee says:

        Our record in penalty situations now stands at zero wins ion 18 years. :s

        • avatar seattlespursguy says:

          That is a muy crappo record.

          I’ve defended Pav too, but he truly looks like a player looking for the door back to Mother Russia. Every review I’ve seen is a variation on “waste of oxygen.” Gio as well. You’d think they’d grasp a chance when it comes along. Maybe those who branded them lazy and disinterested all along have a point.

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