Sunday, 30 November 2008

Challenge Spurs™ - Redknapp Out

Challenge Spurs™ Series

Game 07 v (H) Everton
1-0 Loss, 0 points
Total points: 15
Position: 16th (level on points with 18th)
Still in the mire

So much for my 2-1 home win prediction. Not a great result and more than a tad frustrating that we failed to get onto the score sheet. 2nd defeat in 10 for Redknapp. We stay stuck to 16th place and still very much in the relegation mix. West Ham up next. Ominous, ominous, ominous. More or less proves that we've improved since his arrival, but not improved sufficiently enough.

Bale made his 18th Prem League appearance this afternoon. Very late on mind, so we can't lay the blame on him. 3rd successive Everton win at Spurs now. Whatever happened to the days it was a given 3 points for the Lilywhites against the Toffeemen? Whatever happened to the days that David Bentley could deliver a set piece to the head or feet of a team-mate? Santa, are you listening? At least Gomes looks like he is on the road to full confidence recovery.

Everton, bless 'em, deserved the points just for getting the ball past our keeper. Otherwise was pretty much an even game. Deflected goal (from Piennar off Corulka, Gomes no chance) won it for them. They did a proper away-day job on us, and for once, lady luck looked the other way. Howard saving from Pav. One or two other half chances aside, can't complain too much. Didn't do enough. Other than hoping for the return of Modric, Harry has to get this team to work at full pelt otherwise the Hammers (in their seasonal Cup Final) will get all plucky and three-pointy against us) and Utd will win comfortably (even with no Ronaldo thanks to his derby day red card). The midfield today just couldn't out-work organised Everton, much like Fulham out-worked us too.

Maybe can bin this defeat as 'one of those days' and just move onto the next game, positvely.

Level on points now with Sunderland who are 18th. Win next time out is imperative if we are going to get these Dirty Dozen games back onto a winning path.


west stand bagel said...

Bentley was terrible. Other than King, Corluka and Gomes, wasn't impressed with anyone. Lacklustre performance which more or less illustrates the problems we have when missing quality like Modric.

oracle said...

Think we missed a five man midfield. Would have competed far better in the game than we ended up doing. I know some of you will scoff but could have done with Jenas in there yesterday. I know Modric is still out injured, but add him to the mix and we would not have lost. Even with the poor overall team effort, we still only lost from a deflected goal. Everton didn't hurt us other than stunting our play.

All that money spent and not true genuine depth in squad.

WSB - agree with your list of players. Gomes was encouraging.

filthy said...

Getting a bit nervy again isn't it? I agree with Oracle. Jenas would have made a difference yesterday. They really do have our nuts in their hands at the moment. 3 seasons now they've done us over on our turf. We need to repay the complaint up there. Which we have a habit of doing quite well.