Why this might be Tottenham’s year with Robbie Keane and Edgar Davids?

Keano played his best football the second part of the season for the Spurs. He is one of the best finishers in football and is absolutely lethal in the box. Keano is like an octopus with his legs everywhere when he gets the ball. Its hard for defenders to disposess him of the ball. He finished as one of the top four strikers in the EPL with sixteen goals overtaking Mido. Keano leads by example and his upbeat personality made it easier for players and fans to accept him as the captain since Ledley King got injured. Tottenham also have the services of Dimitar Berbatov, acquired from Bayer Leverkausen for £ 10.9 million. Berbatov had some great years with Leverkausen and has already made an impact scoring two goals in two minutes in a friendly against Birmingham.
Edgar Davids was spurned by Marco Van Basten because of his emphasis on youth but Davids is one of the most untiring of midfielders and is just a pitbull on the prowl. He is incensed that Van Basten overlooked him and is dying to prove he is not over the hill. Personally, I think Van Basten made one of his biggest mistakes by not taking Davids. He would have been all over Maniche and Figo in that Netherlands – Portugal match. He makes Gennaro Gattuso, another ferocious midfielder look amateurish.
Tottenham has a great bunch of midfielders whose talent get drowned out because there is so much focus on the likes of Lampard, Gerrard, Cole, and Ljungberg. Tottenham have the services of Teemu Taino who is a better player than Michael Carrick when healthy. Didier Zokora is the new kid on the block and he impressed in the Cote D’Ivoire campaign in the World Cup. Zokora is a strong tackler of the ball and as a midfielder sits back deep in the field starting counterattacks. Aaron Lennon, small and swift made such a great impression at the World Cup, in his all too brief appearances. He should make a great impact this season too.
Tottenham looks soild in goal with Paul Robinson who was a bit off with his keeping in the World Cup but should regain his form for this year’s EPL season. The only question mark is defence with Ledley King almost out for six months with his recent knee injury. Tottenham have good talent in Frenchmen Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport. Martin Jol will have to bring them out and give them extended minutes.
Tottenham’s strength is its toughness as a team with great team spirit and having a natural leader like Robbie Keane, brings on and off the field. They have a pugnacious and outspoken coach in Martin Jol, who has managed to change the fortunes of the Spurs in the last two seasons that he has coached them.
All they have to do is keep away from the notorious norovirus that led them to lose the fourth spot to Arsenal, who gained the last Champions league spot, when 10 players were struck down by food poisoning and led them to lose to their final game to the Hammers, 2-1.
My prediction: Tottenham will be in the top four.

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22 comments on “Why this might be Tottenham’s year with Robbie Keane and Edgar Davids?
  1. Come on you spurs. Chimbonda, Downing and Barry to the Lane!!!! Top 4 is in our sights with at least 2 of these 3.

  2. indeed, i think mr jol will employ a 4-3-1-2 this season as we have no real quailty on the left, we have a world class keeper, and with ledders and daws at the back we have two of the best centre halfs in the country! the new signing at left back “ekotto” is quality and our only worry regarding defence is the right back position and hope wigans chimbonda can fill the gap but at 6 million, it’s too much! carrick won’t be missed as zakora is just as good and tackles alot more than carrick, and with lennon on the right we will tear left backs to bits with his pace and skills, tainio is also a qualit midfielder and with davids snapping and snarling at everyones ankles we are a force in midfield. the attack, well, speaks for itself! robbie dropping deep and making runs and playing through balls the the ever ready defoe and berbatov, who i must say looked quality against birmingham in pre-season and also looking at all his goals on the internet for bayer, looks so much like ruud van gone to madrid! i can see a top 4 place for the mighty spurs this season, all we need is a quality right back, a left sided midfielder and a striker to warm the bench incase of and injury to defoe, keane or berbatov! so well done to martin jols blue and white army and long may it continue!!!

  3. indeed, i think mr jol will employ a 4-3-1-2 this season as we have no real quailty on the left, we have a world class keeper, and with ledders and daws at the back we have two of the best centre halfs in the country! the new signing at left back “ekotto” is quality and our only worry regarding defence is the right back position and hope wigans chimbonda can fill the gap but at 6 million, it’s too much! carrick won’t be missed as zakora is just as good and tackles alot more than carrick, and with lennon on the right we will tear left backs to bits with his pace and skills, tainio is also a qualit midfielder and with davids snapping and snarling at everyones ankles we are a force in midfield. the attack, well, speaks for itself! robbie dropping deep and making runs and playing through balls the the ever ready defoe and berbatov, who i must say looked quality against birmingham in pre-season and also looking at all his goals on the internet for bayer, looks so much like ruud van gone to madrid! i can see a top 4 place for the mighty spurs this season, all we need is a quality right back, a left sided midfielder and a striker to warm the bench incase of and injury to defoe, keane or berbatov! so well done to martin jols blue and white army and long may it continue!!!

  4. Forget Downing and/or Barry, if we want top 4. Downing can’t dribble and is often awol and Barry has no pace. What we need on left is someone like Hatem Ben Arfa – He’s fast, young (19) and said to be the best young player in France.

  5. Forget Downing and/or Barry, if we want top 4. Downing can’t dribble and is often awol and Barry has no pace. What we need on left is someone like Hatem Ben Arfa – He’s fast, young (19) and said to be the best young player in France.

  6. Do we really want to speedsters on either wing?
    Barry will complement Lennon as they are both so different and will also give cover to Lee who is prone to high balls. Chimbonda/Lennon down the right and Barry/Ekoto or Lee down the left will give us lateral strength but my fear is who will play alongside Zokora. I’ve never been a great fan of Jenas, Davids legs are going and Murphy is a waste of space. Ghaly looked good on Sunday but has he got what it takes for the Prem?

  7. I take it this ridiculous article is written by an American. As such, I have a few points to make…
    Firstly, Ledders is out for six weeks, not six months. Also, “an octopus with his legs everywhere” is never a suitable analogy for a footballer. Never. And if it ever was, it would be Peter Crouch, not Robbie Keane.
    Who’s focusing on Ljungberg these days?
    Davids is great but he doesn’t make Gattuso look amateurish for a second. That’s just lazy journalism.
    Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport are not being kept in a cupboard, so they do not need “bringing out”. Furthermore, a minute is by definition sixty seconds and as such cannot be extended, nor indeed shortened.
    You spelt Leverkeusen wrong, twice.
    Americans are not above the basic laws of grammar. Please try to understand this.
    Oh, and it’s the Premier League or the Premiership, or just the Prem. It is certainly not the EPL franchise.
    Otherwise, a worthwhile read. Thanks for your time and effort. Do keep trying.

  8. I take it this ridiculous article is written by an American. As such, I have a few points to make…
    Firstly, Ledders is out for six weeks, not six months. Also, “an octopus with his legs everywhere” is never a suitable analogy for a footballer. Never. And if it ever was, it would be Peter Crouch, not Robbie Keane.
    Who’s focusing on Ljungberg these days?
    Davids is great but he doesn’t make Gattuso look amateurish for a second. That’s just lazy journalism.
    Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport are not being kept in a cupboard, so they do not need “bringing out”. Furthermore, a minute is by definition sixty seconds and as such cannot be extended, nor indeed shortened.
    You spelt Leverkeusen wrong, twice.
    Americans are not above the basic laws of grammar. Please try to understand this.
    Oh, and it’s the Premier League or the Premiership, or just the Prem. It is certainly not the EPL franchise.
    Otherwise, a worthwhile read. Thanks for your time and effort. Do keep trying.

  9. I take it this ridiculous article is written by an American. As such, I have a few points to make…
    Firstly, Ledders is out for six weeks, not six months. Also, “an octopus with his legs everywhere” is never a suitable analogy for a footballer. Never. And if it ever was, it would be Peter Crouch, not Robbie Keane.
    Who’s focusing on Ljungberg these days?
    Davids is great but he doesn’t make Gattuso look amateurish for a second. That’s just lazy journalism.
    Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport are not being kept in a cupboard, so they do not need “bringing out”. Furthermore, a minute is by definition sixty seconds and as such cannot be extended, nor indeed shortened.
    You spelt Leverkeusen wrong, twice.
    Americans are not above the basic laws of grammar. Please try to understand this.
    Oh, and it’s the Premier League or the Premiership, or just the Prem. It is certainly not the EPL franchise.
    Otherwise, a worthwhile read. Thanks for your time and effort. Do keep trying.

  10. I take it this ridiculous article is written by an American. As such, I have a few points to make…
    Firstly, Ledders is out for six weeks, not six months. Also, “an octopus with his legs everywhere” is never a suitable analogy for a footballer. Never. And if it ever was, it would be Peter Crouch, not Robbie Keane.
    Who’s focusing on Ljungberg these days?
    Davids is great but he doesn’t make Gattuso look amateurish for a second. That’s just lazy journalism.
    Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport are not being kept in a cupboard, so they do not need “bringing out”. Furthermore, a minute is by definition sixty seconds and as such cannot be extended, nor indeed shortened.
    You spelt Leverkeusen wrong, twice.
    Americans are not above the basic laws of grammar. Please try to understand this.
    Oh, and it’s the Premier League or the Premiership, or just the Prem. It is certainly not the EPL franchise.
    Otherwise, a worthwhile read. Thanks for your time and effort. Do keep trying.

  11. I take it this ridiculous article is written by an American. As such, I have a few points to make…
    Firstly, Ledders is out for six weeks, not six months. Also, “an octopus with his legs everywhere” is never a suitable analogy for a footballer. Never. And if it ever was, it would be Peter Crouch, not Robbie Keane.
    Who’s focusing on Ljungberg these days?
    Davids is great but he doesn’t make Gattuso look amateurish for a second. That’s just lazy journalism.
    Dorian Dervitte and Calum Davenport are not being kept in a cupboard, so they do not need “bringing out”. Furthermore, a minute is by definition sixty seconds and as such cannot be extended, nor indeed shortened.
    You spelt Leverkeusen wrong, twice.
    Americans are not above the basic laws of grammar. Please try to understand this.
    Oh, and it’s the Premier League or the Premiership, or just the Prem. It is certainly not the EPL franchise.
    Otherwise, a worthwhile read. Thanks for your time and effort. Do keep trying.

  12. Easy there Cocktail. I enjoyed the read. I’m not about to start commenting on spelling errors, as I don’t think that thats in keeping with the nature of a ‘blog’ post. Obviously some people do. I Agreed with lots of the article and some of the critique.
    I think Davids is being underestimated when people say that his ‘legs are going’. I realise he is getting on a bit, but his form for more than the first half of last season was amazing. I remember talking to a stranger in a fish and chip shop in january about how Davids was ‘The Man’, and how much we owed our position to his performances. I believe there must be a good chance that either Davids comes back fully recoverd with as much a chance of surviving the season as any of our other players, or he’ll simply come back refreshed and manage to give us all he can for a few months before he needs a rest, though hopefully the time he is suspended, for all the yellow cards he’ll no doubt get, will be enough to keep him going.

  13. It will be a good year for us, indeed. Talent is everywhere, let’s hope for few injuries. And Leverkusen is spellt Leverkusen and nothing else.

  14. I think the point is Ledley King hasn’t played for the last 6 months due to various injuries. First, the fractured metatarsal and then the knee.
    Berbatov cocktail, you are pretty understated for a Brit and I thought Americans were accused of overkill.
    As for ‘extended minutes’ maybe your brain cannot process beyond a certain concrete thinking. It simply means more time than they get to play at present. Seems likely now that King is out.
    But do keep trying and you might get your comments right one of these days but I wouldn’t recommend writing an article.

  15. I fail to see the fascination in Downing! In all the games I have watched him participate in, he has not once mad a convincing tackle (preferring to shy away from them completely!), rarely took on a defender & won and is too much of a lightweight who gets shrugged off the ball regularly.
    I find some of the figures supposedly offered for him laughable!
    I’m all for investing in English talent, but not when you can buy European experience for a fraction of what Downing would cost.
    Ze Roberto ?

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