COS’s newest contributor is a lifelong Tottenham fan and understandably rather happy this evening!
OK so just got back from White Hart Lane and I am obviously buzzing with excitement and before I delve into the latest internet mutterings linking us with every footballer in the known universe I have a few things to impart about today’s game. One, and you won’t believe this, guess who I have in goal in my Fantasy team, yes Wigan ‘keeper’ Chris Kirkland and secondly guess who I recently removed from my Fantasy football team, yes Jermain Defoe, but do I care, do I hell!
Lets face it something happened to Wigan today, they didn’t just have an off day defensively, they had what will probably be their worst display of their combined playing careers. Their defence was shocking and will have Alan Hansen reaching for the Valium but credit to Defoe, he is a lethal finisher and one of the most instinctive strikers in Europe. If you give him the ball and place him 10-12 yards out with a defender to beat for pace and a keeper to blast the ball past then nine times out of ten he will do so.
Anyway back to the run down of recent wild speculation. Well the rumour relating to the swapping of one former Spurs man, Michael Carrick, for a current favourite, Luka Modric, has reappeared across the web and personally I don’t see if happening in a month of Sundays. Sir Alex won’t want to sell the England man and Harry Redknapp thinks the world of our Croatian midfielder, as we all do, so lets just say that any such move is highly unlikely.
We have then also found ourselves looking at bringing in various keepers, which at least makes some sense given Carlo’s recent bike crash, so there is the cheap solution, Ben Foster (dodgy as hell in my book), or the ludicrously expensive one, Igor Akinfeev who is somehow valued at £25m! Now don’t get me wrong the Russian is a damn good keeper but that valuation is clearly a little too much for a keeper who hasn’t been tested in any top notch European league.
The Guardian reports
Harry has professed his admiration for the Scottish international before but nothing came of it previously but then we could perhaps do with another central midfield option and the former Hibs man could be a relatively cheap squad filling alternative.
So all in all we are as always reportedly after every one able to kick a football, but do we need them? Well not really. The win today solidifies our place in the top four and I don’t want to place too many eggs into baskets before they hatch but given the tough games we have already had to overcome thus far, we are doing remarkably well at present and the game next week at Aston Villa will be a very good indicator of just what we could achieve this season and I will personally be laying a tenner on Jermain to get a double hat-trick in that one and rest assured I have placed him back in my fantasy side whilst I simultaneously say au revoir to Mr. Kirkland.