Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spurs News for 4/10

Just a few random bits ahead of the big clash with West Ham on Saturday. Zola has his men playing much better, but Carlton Cole is out and Scott Parker is fighting to be fit, which can be trouble if he isn't fit. No injury news for Spurs, which is good heading into the run-up of the season.

Alan Hutton managed the full 90 minutes in the reserve clash on Thursday night, which Spurs won 3-0. It's always good to beat the Gooners, it doesn't matter if it's first-team or reserves or youth team. With any luck, Hutton could be in the team this weekend, I'm glad he's back to full fitness. Jermain Defoe should be getting back to a reserve match soon and he might be able to make a first-team appearance before the end of the month.

Fulham have now been linked with Gareth Bale. With Inter, Manchester United this yet another team that seems to be seeing something in Bale that Harry is missing. Bale has not been good this season, but he does have loads of potential, and we must weight if Harry can develop that or need to sell him on.

Harry has given Tom Huddlestone a boost in confidence by comparing him to Glenn Hoddle. High praise, and I tend to agree with Harry, Tom's passing and vision on the field is impressive, but I don't think it's enough for Harry to keep Tom around next year. Fulham seem to be my betting favorite to secure his signature, but there does seem to be a host of teams interested in him.

And finaly, QPR have sacked yet another manager, and this matters very little to Spurs fans most of the time, except that Adel Taarabt is off on loan there, and I am curious if there will be any effect on his development. There are only 5 games left in the season, so it won't be too serious, but I hope Adel keeps his place in the side and doesn't wind up on the bench, that's not what we sent him out for. Here's hoping.

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