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9:19 am


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Jermaine Jenas has given his views for the BBC. He is one of the better pundits on TV at the moment and seems to be carving out a good career for himself off the field.

“Six games in, Spurs are unbeaten and in second place behind City after making their best start for 51 years, despite blowing hot and cold at times. 
“The fact Tottenham are picking up points even when they are not playing well is an ominous sign for their rivals, as is the way they improved after making a much slower start last season, when they eventually finished third. 
“If they beat City, it will be the sort of statement that will convince many people they are contenders again this year. For me, they have already shown that they are. 
“Because of what I have already seen, I think Tottenham will win at White Hart Lane and also go the distance in the title race.”

Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaletta has given his views to the Daily Mirror and sees similarities in Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola.

“Mauricio has been compared to Pep and there are similarities. They both like attacking teams, want you to be very intense, and to also play out from the back. 
"When you look at Spurs, they create a lot of chances, they are a young team, they go forward and win the games. 
"Now they are competing in the Champions League, which is really good for the club, and for some of the players to be more mature and grow up together. Yeah, Pep and Mauricio are very similar.”
Pundit opinion Pundit opinion Reviewed by THBlogNews on 9:19 am Rating: 5

Best Jenas has seen so how do we compare to 60/61?

8:30 pm

Best Jenas has seen so how do we compare to 60/61?

Best Jenas has seen so how do we compare to 60/61?

Jermaine Jenas has been a breath of fresh air to the punditry ranks. he tells it as he sees it and doesn't try to hide behind the blandness we often get.

Some of these pundits just want to trot out cliches or not say anything negative about their former club. That is not what they are employed to do, they are employed to give an impartial verdict from an ex-professional. Those that do stand out, those that don't like Nial Quinn or Alan Smith should be removed from the TV.

When Spurs were getting draws earlier in the season he wasn't simply extolling Spurs virtues he was giving the negatives, he was showing an honest balanced view. His latest interview on Radio 5 does speak highly of Spurs.

He agrees with most that Spurs are currently the best team in the league. He told the listeners that he sees no weaknesses, that the two full-backs are the best in the Premier League, A left-sided centre-half (Jan Vertonghen) who had an unbelievable left foot and a right-sided centre-half (Toby Alderweireld) who has an unbelievable right foot. Both can mix it and play football.

When he moved to Dembele he was almost lost for words in admiration. He has gone to a whole new level he said, which for me is a result of the mental changes Mauricio Pochettino has made at Tottenham, Dembele was the man who couldn't get into the side last season and blamed nobody but himself. That, clearly, has made him find his motivation and we are seeing the result. You may well be sick and tired of me banging on about this for two years and more but it is everything in sport.

He mentions Dier doing the dirty work and giving the ball to others and suggest it doesn't get more creative than the front four. He asked who, apart from Messi etc would make Spurs stronger, who could they realistically buy to improve and he went on to say he was struggling to come up with anyone.

Antoine Griezmann (25) was his first name but doubted he was achievable, Atletico Madrid only own 75% of him if memory serves so his price tag would be way too high, Transfermarkt have him listed at £45m.

Real Madrid's attacking midfielder Isco (24), he believes may not be physically up to the pressing style Pochettino plays.

That left him concluding tat this was the best Spurs team he has ever seen, but then he is only 33 before we get those remembering the double winners correcting him. That does raise a good question though for those who do remember, how does this Spurs side compare to the double winners?

Best Jenas has seen so how do we compare to 60/61? Best Jenas has seen so how do we compare to 60/61? Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:30 pm Rating: 5

Levy's £40 million Warchest!

10:59 am
In the last few days, I've read that Daniel Levy has told Harry Redknapp that he will have £40 million in which to spend on the right players.

Now, hold on a second; did Daniel Levy publically come out with this information? If so, where was I?

I can understand that for the past few seasons, we've been good at getting our wallet out, but I haven't read that "Tottenham will have an £x million warchest" since Ossie Ardiles was in charge and we went on a little shopping spree, bringing in Klinsmann, Popescu, and Dumitrescu.

It also looks like the papers have sold Robbie Keane and Jermaine Jenas too. Not that I mind of course. Jenas has been on his way to Villa for the past 4 seasons now, so I am sure he'll finally find his way. Not sure who'd take on Robbie Keane though. I think he can still do a job for someone in the Premier League. Whether or not that someone is willing to pay his vast wages, is another matter.

So who is this Edin Dzeko that we've been linked with then? Wiki tells me that he's a fairly tall lad and has scored a lottery of goals for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. I've never seen him play and so I'm not too sure what type of player he's likened to.

Joe Cole's name has also come up again and again and again. A player we should have nothing to do with in my opinion. If he comes in, he'll either be brought in to replace The Modfather, or he'll have to find a comfy spot on the bench.

Anyway, here's to our Warchest!

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Levy's £40 million Warchest! Levy's £40 million Warchest! Reviewed by PoshSpur on 10:59 am Rating: 5

The Brown's hit the fan

11:37 am
I watched the Celtic vs. Arsenal game last night because I wanted to see what was so special about the Celtic player we are apparently so interested in.

So I watched and I watched. I was sure that his name was on the team sheet, but he was nowhere to be seen.

"Oh, there he is!", I found myself saying out loud in the 19th minute. You see, it took that long to realise that Scott Brown was actually on the pitch. He appeared every now and then, passing sideways and backwards. If Harry was at the match, surely someone would have told Brown to perform on a higher par?

A few Celtic fans have been on here recently and they likened him to Jermaine Jenas for his extraordinary skill of disappearing during matches. I was under the impression that he was a Sgt. Wilson type player, yet I've been informed that he's a box to box player. The Celtic fans also couldn't believe that we would be prepared to pay the reported £8-10 million for him. I can see why.

I know that we shouldn't judge players on one appearance, but come on, he was useless. If there's anyone out there that believes he would be a good signing, please come on here and explain why, because so far, even his supporters have said that he's not good enough, and going on yesterday's charade, I can see why.

Harry, we really could do without another hot and cold player.

Other news that that won't go away is that Aston Villa are interested in signing David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas. Villa need to replace Barry, but I can't see why they would be interested in Bentley?
The Brown's hit the fan The Brown's hit the fan Reviewed by PoshSpur on 11:37 am Rating: 5

Redknapp: "I like Brown"

8:26 am
So then, Harry likes Celtic's combative midfielder, Scott Brown.

Has anyone seen this guy in action? I've been told that he's a Sgt. Wilson type player; the type that wears his heart on his sleeve and takes no prisoners.

I thought Tom Huddlestone had a great game and with a few more games under his belt, could build a great understanding with Wilson Palacios.

If Jenas is to be sold to Villa and by the looks of things, they need him, then bringing in a midfielder in the Palacios mold wouldn't be a bad bit of business.

Brown's definitely on Harry's radar. Could be one to watch?

On another note, wasn't it a shock to see both Keano and Defoe starting the match yesterday?
Redknapp: "I like Brown" Redknapp: "I like Brown" Reviewed by PoshSpur on 8:26 am Rating: 5

The Kyle show

The recruitment of Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker is an exciting development for the club. Not only do fans have the pleasure of having two more same-named players to confuse with their encouragement or abuse to go alongside Jermain Defoe and Jermaine Jenas, but it seems the two former Blades are ready for first team duty.

It seems a safe football bet that the fact they have chosen Spurs is significant. The smaller squads of Everton and Aston Villa, rumoured to be interested in the pair, might have seemed a more attractive proposition for players seeking first team football.

Both cannot have failed to notice they joined in the week that another Spurs full back, Chris Gunter, returned to the Championship after failing to make a breakthrough. The fact that both specialise at right back does not help their chances.

Vedran Corluka, Alan Hutton and Pascal Chimbonda have recently arrived and will provide tough competition. This suggests the manager is not truly happy with any of the incumbents, with his repurchase of Chimbonda particularly puzzling.

It also suggests Gareth Bale, often touted for a move away from the Lane last term, is indeed on his way out. Some other big clubs are rumoured to be interested and I would only want to see him leave for a major profit – he played with more confidence at the end of last season and is still a better long-term prospect at left back than Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Both Naughton and Walker have made England representative appearances (U21 and U19 respectively) and the former, older by a year and a half, should make more of an impact this season.

He can play as a right winger as well as at left back and is clearly a good man to have on the bench. He featured in the PFA Championship team of the year last season.
The last double signings from one club were Michael Dawson and Andy Reid in January 2005. We had a hit and a miss on that occasion and it is hoped at least one of the Kyles proves to be an excellent long-term investment.

The Kyle show The Kyle show Reviewed by Frank Spencer on 8:05 pm Rating: 5

Why is Jenas in trouble?

12:48 pm
It disgusts me that the F.A. have written to Jermaine Jenas when in fact they should have sent a first class stamped letter to their employee, Mr. Webb, asking him to explain himself.

They have asked Jenas to explain the remarks he made after the loss over the weekend; remarks to the tune of "it was like he (Webb) didn't think" and "it was like he'd already made his mind up when he came out for the second half that he was going to give something".

Will the Football Association never learn? Sure enough, they've tried to put the spotlight on Jenas, making sure that no one talks about their golden boy Howard. But did Jermaine actually say anything wrong? For those that were at the game, as well as those watching it on TV, Jenas' comments were spot on.

Instead of the F.A. making a statement in relation to the disastrous error made by Webb, they've gone and found a scapegoat and in effect done sweet F.A. in relation to how they're going to sort out their refereeing issues.

Written by Warren Askew, Winchmore Hill, London
Why is Jenas in trouble? Why is Jenas in trouble? Reviewed by PoshSpur on 12:48 pm Rating: 5

Harry's Signings

7:30 pm
Regardless of what some media sources are stating, I feel that Harry won't go out "guns blazing" in an attempt to sign a whole host of new talent.

I have said for a while now that I believe a deal was struck in January with Middlesbrough to bring Downing to Spurs in the close season.

I also believe the news that we are discussing a deal with Inter to sign Sulley Muntari.

Harry Redknapp may move Darren Bent & Jermaine Jenas on, but I have a feeling that David Bentley and Tom Huddlestone will remain at the club.

If Bent does leave, I can see Harry attempting to sign a replacement, but don't expect Blackburn's Santa Cruz to be that player, or anyone of that ilk.
To be honest with you, I personally believe that Downing & Muntari will be the only two players that we will sign this summer.

Maybe that's a good thing. After so many seasons in which we seem to buy a new side, let's hope for a summer of settlement and continuity.

Written by Jamie Stevenson of Palmers Green, London

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