Results for African Cup of Nations Premier League Players

Spurs Priorities

7:24 pm
Despite the fact Tottenham are clearly in with a massive chance of making the knock-out stages of the Champions League, Harry Redknapp and his side have shown they are fully focused on matters back home.

It's clear to me that domestic dominance is a more important quest than pursuing what the Champions League betting suggests would be an unlikely European triumph.

It's a tough balancing act to pull off. Harry Redknapp and the Spurs players will want to do as well as they can in the Champions League, but at the same time, ensuring they qualify to play in it again next season.

The fact Redknapp was prepared to play Ledley King against Fulham, rather than at the San Siro, is a clear sign of which competition he wants his side to be stronger in this season. Either that, or Harry's already played the match in his head and we have lost.

Our win against Fulham came despite us not being at our best. I suppose this shows that the team is able to dig deep in order to achieve the sort of result that few Spurs teams in recent years would have been able to pull off. A glance at the Fulham betting will tell you they're a tough side to beat at home, plus, they were unbeaten all season, until we came along.

Having said all this, the fact that Spurs have spent such an impressive amount of cash to strengthen their squad in recent years means that we surely should have no worries when it comes to putting out a top side in either competition, even if this means we need to sacrifice the success we have achieved in previous years, especially when it comes to domestic cup competitions.

Wouldn't you prefer that we do well in the Champions League rather than Carling Cup success? It seems to me that Harry is doing the right thing.

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Premier League Players going to the African Cup of Nations

11:10 am

It looks like a few teams in the Premier League could suffer a fair bit when the African Cup of Nations 2010 kicks off on Sunday, January 10th 2010. The competition, which always coughs up some great entertainment, will see approximately 27 Premier League players set off for Angola.

Which clubs are going to suffer? I've listed the teams that will compete in the group stages with their respected Premier League players below.

Teams playing in the group stage

Group A:
Gabon (Hull's Daniel Cousin)
Togo (Aston Villa's Moustapha Salifou and Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor)
Morocco (Spurs'Adel Taarabt)
Cameroon (Burnley's André Bikey, Spurs' Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Sébastien Bassong, Arsenal's Alexandre Song)

Group B:
Nigeria (Bolton's Danny Shittu, Everton's Joseph Yobo and Victor Anichebe, Chelsea's John Obi Mikel, Fulham's Dickson Etuhu, Hull's Seyi Olofinjana, Pompey's Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka)

Group C:
Algeria (Pompey's Nadir Belhadj and Hull's Kamel Ghilas)

Group D:
Ghana (Wigan's Richard Kingson, Fulham's John Paintsil, Chelsea's Michael Essien)
Mali (Stoke's Mamady Sidibé)

Group E:
Ivory Coast (Manchester City's Kolo Touré, Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboué, Chelsea's Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba)
Burkina Faso
Guinea (Hull's Kamil Zayatte)

So we'll be losing out on Bassong and Assou-Ekotto. Chelsea, on the other hand, will be losing Kalou, Drogba, Essien and Mikel. After yesterday's news, they'll be trying to bring in as many lawyers into the mix as possible in a bid to get the FIFA sanction lifted.

At least we've got Bale and Dawson to throw into the mix when BAE and the Bass go missing.
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