Monday, October 09, 2006

All quiet on the N17 front

There has been little going on in the world of Tottenham Hotspur in the last week, hence the lack of updates on Ledley King, Jermain Defoe and Paul Robinson were all involved in England’s dour 0-0 draw with Macedonia on Saturday with Ledley coming out with credit for a top quality performance. Whilst most Spurs fans would have been watching him with their hands over their eyes for fear of injury, it might do him some good in terms of building up match fitness. Rio Ferdinand replacing him on Wednesday against Croatia would be ideal, allowing him decent recovery time before Aston Villa on Saturday. Jermanine Jenas wasn’t involved after picking up a knock in training, so hopefully it was nothing serious.

Robbie Keane was involved in Ireland’s spanking at the hands of Cyprus, which would have done him no good whatsoever. Teemu Tainio has gone in for an operation on his hernia, which may explain his terrible performances this season. It’s never good to play with an injury, and Teemu’s performance levels and status with the fans as a result have taken a big hit. Hopefully he will come back stronger and fitter, and put in the sort of all action performance that was seen last season.

And that’s about it. International breaks are dull, but this one should have been a good time for BMJ to make some tweaks, and for the physios to work on Lennon and Malbranque, both of whom are needed desperately.

The Waddler.