Saturday, May 9, 2009

Starting Lineup Versus Everton

Sorry to those who read this blog regularly, I've been away tending to my grandfather, and have had no Internet access for awhile, but I'm back to keep you updated on our favorite team from here on out.

It will be a makeshift lineup against Everton today, who would be difficult enough to beat with a full-strength squad. Unfortunately, it appears another Spur has lost a brother, as Wilson Palacios' brother Edwin, who was kidnapped almost two years ago, has been found dead in Honduras. Wilson has traveled to Goodison with the rest of the lads, and sadly this is all too familiar for us, after Jermain Defoe didn't travel to Manchester after the horrific death of his brother. I know all Spurs fans thoughts are with Wilson and his family.

We've also been hit with the injury bug, as Aaron Lennon, Didier Zokora, Jamie O'Hara, BAE, Darrent Bent, and Michael Dawson miss the match through various injuries.

The team is below, and because of the injury concerns, Harry is deploying a new formation, a 3-5-2. He'll have Alan Hutton and Gareth Bale serve as wing-backs to hopefully overload the Everton midfield. Not sure if this is a winning team, but I'd take a draw. COYS!!

Starting Lineup:


Corluka, King, Woodgate

Hutton, Jenas, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale

Defoe, Keane

Substitutes: Cudicini, Gunter, Chimbonda, Bentley, Rose, Pavlyuchenko, Campbell

Friday, May 1, 2009

Defoe to Play a Part Against the Baggies and Other Team News

Jermain Defoe has been in training this week, and shown good form according to Harry, even after the senseless and horrific murder of his brother. Defoe did not travel to Manchester last Saturday to be at his brother's bedside, but Harry has said that he has been training this week. With Darren Bent out with a knee injury for the next two weeks, and Roman Pavlyuchenko not quite at full fitness yet, I would expect to see Jermain play a role against West Brom. I'm not sure if he will be in the starting 11, but it wouldn't surprise me.

Ledley King who has been a rock throughout much of our good form, is not expected to play either. His knee will need a rest after the match against United. He's been solid throughout this run, but apparently his knee hasn't recovered as sufficiently as it usually has with a week's rest.

Here's my early lineup against West Brom. I will update it tomorrow with the official lineup.


Hutton, Corluka, Woodgate, BAE

Lennon, Palacios, Jenas, Modric

Keane, Defoe

Substitutes: Cudicini, Bale, Chimbonda, Huddlestone, Zokora, Bentley, O'Hara