Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Signings Galore!

Well, the Palacios deal is finally done, with the player's work permit being the only thing holding things up. I hope he gets registered today, that way he can serve his suspension against Burnley and Man U, where he was cup-tied with both competitions anyway. Otherwise, we'll have to wait until the 31st to see him in action.

I checked last night and another surprise signing seems to be creeping up, Carlo Cudicini will be moving across London to provide cover and dare we say a bit of competition for Mr. Gomes? I think those of us who follow Spurs have had our eyes focused north, first on Shay Given, and then on Steve Harper, and this seems to be out of the blue, but it makes sense. Cech is a given at Chelsea, and Cudicini has to have gotten frustrated from not playing regularly. This allows him to try and get in a game without disrupting his family too much. He is a good shot-stopper and would be great cover for Gomes, if he doesn't compete with him for the Number 1 shirt.

I don't have anymore information on the Burdisso transfer, but there are rumors that Marco Materazzi could be moving to Spurs, he of the head-butting fame with Zidane in the World Cup of 2006. He has only played 5 times for Inter this season because of injuries, I think the last thing we need is another center back who is struggling with injuries. I also question us bringing in a 35 year old player, he seems to be breaking down as he gets up there in years. I prefer Burdisso, because he is a little more versatile and only 27.

We'll see how the squad does this evening in the return leg at Burnley. Gomes, Lennon, King, Corluka, Jenas and Pavlychenko are all out with injuries, so we'll see the young Alnwick in goal. Nothing impressive needed, with a 3 goal lead let's just not get anyone hurt and play some decent football.

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