Friendly ogre Martin Jol has told reporters that his mighty Tottenham are far superior to their opponents tonight Newcastle United. He rejected the idea put forth by some unsuspecting journo that Tottenham and Newcastle are similar in their ability and their chances of breaking into the fabled top four. Jol said:
“”We had European football for two years â€” and they haven’t â€” so why would we be in the same boat?” he said.”
Next up was Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda, seemingly not content with his side’s atrocious defending, thinks that this is the perfect time to have a good old moan about his club and how they are hurting his chances of playing for France. Having said that Chimbonda has been known to hand in transfer requests whilst still in his football kit so this man obviously likes to be thought of as a moaning maverick. Chimbonda said: ”
I do not understand why I am not being picked for France. Tottenham have had a bad start to the season and that could have something to do with it.”
Pascal Chimbonda has finally linked Tottenham’s dismal defensive record with the fact France coach Raymond Domenech isn’t picking him. Chimbonda’s hop from Wigan to Spurs was meant to solidify his place in the France team, but somewhat ironically Spurs have conceded 18 goals in nine games this term.
Tottenham face Newcastle tonight at St James Park and they have a whole different set of problems facing them, The Daily Mail starts as it means to go on with the headline: Boo me, not Owen, says Big Sam
Yep, Big Sam Allardyce has told any unhappy Newcastle supporters (and there are probably quite a few) to redirect their boos from current target Mickey Owen and back onto his big northern shoulders. It seems that the boo-boys of St James’ latched on to the idea that Owen actually preferred to play for England than Newcastle.
Allardyce said: “I thought they were booing me for bringing off Oba Martins. Me getting booed is part of the job â€” I’d sooner they booed me than Michael.”