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Ha! Thank you Mr Bruce.
you are actually making a profit on him!
Old flat nose has done us all kinds of favours here - apparently he's after Ghastly as well!
Brum = down
but i think he'll do well there. He's fantastic in the air and works very well as a last-ditch plan B.
I think Spurs will miss his presence when they're 1-0 down in injury time with a corner and all their strikers are 4 foot tall.
Darren Bent = not 4ft tall
Paul Robinson = scored 2 goals already, good in the air.
I didn't really see what was wrong with playing Berbatov and Keane with Mido in reserve. Unless Spurs are going with Berbatov behind Bent and Keane, one of those two isn't going to be playing as often as they'd want. Why not sell Defoe? He's the same as Keane and Bent the way he plays. Plus he's crap, but he's vastly overrated so he'd get about £10m.
but apprarently he wants to stay and fight for a place, so fair play to him. Berbatov's not bad in the air, although our biggest aerial presence(s) are our centre backs and Jenas.
As for our formation, there's talk of Berbatov and Bent with Keane in the 'hole' (he played briliiantly there last season).
should be aerial presence enough for anyone, although I guess that'd be like trying to get the Empire State Building to jump for a cross.
i think playing 3 up would be a big mistake for Spurs because the main issue is the really lightweight midfield, and taking away any of their presence could leave them getting overrun. Maybe Zokora will improve and perhaps Kaboul could play there...
i don't know why i care, i fucking hate Spurs. Lose all your games plz???
will inevitably take a fair few of the set pieces from here on in.
Keane played deep a few times last year, linking midfield with the strikers. This season our midfield has to come of age as it were. Zakora was really turning it on at the end of last season, so hopefully he's settled and huddlestone has to fulfil his potential on a more regular basis...
...how is Bent NOT aerial presence? Mido, although I love him like a son, is a bit of a fat waste of space. You need to play him week in week out else he'll sulk, and when you have Berbatov, Keane and Defoe, that won't happen.
Still, £6m more reasons we don't need to sell Chimbonda, Pascal ChimbonDA.