Expected line-up for PAOK
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Rumours suggest that the Spurs line-up for tomorrow’s game will be:
Walker Corluka Bassong Townsend
Falque Livermore Carroll dos Santos
To give a brief run-down of the players that you may not have heard about:
Kevin Stewart – a calm defender who can play anywhere across the back-line but is better at centre back. A good reader of the game, with decent ability on the ball.
Jack Barthram – an energetic full-back, who mainly plays on the right (and is right-footed) but has played on the left. He is a very committed, hard-working player who likes to bomb forward in support.
Alex Pritchard – an inventive link-player who schemes in midfield, and likes to break forward. He has a good scoring record at youth level, and was fantastic in the recent NextGen Series game against Inter Milan. His superb free-kick is at the end of this video.
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I hope thats true about souleymane couibaly going to greece, he is a millioe times better than donkey pavlyuchenko.
He can't, he has not been qat spurs for more then two years, so can't make the B squad
I would like to see Pritchard play, he looks like something special.
2 I agree that Windy's team is expected from Wednesday's training but I must admit I am nervous about its centre and would suggest swapping Kane for someone like Parrett to give us 3 in central midfield (Parrett likes a tacke as well as being able to support attack) - away I think we need extra muscle in central midfield, although I would like to see Kane scoring goals ! However with Falque and Dos Santos with Pav, goals should not be a problem !? Just not sure that Kane, Dos Santos or Falque have the tracking back abilities necessary to reinfoce the centre needed in an away game, unless PAOK are weaker than Hearts. The other change I would make is Falque to the left and Dos Santos being on the right, which I think is their stronger sides - although they may change several times in the match to confuse.
3 If Harry has included 3 of our 6 fit defenders (only King, Kaboul and Assou Ekotto are not included), I think Harry wants a result and therefore will include a stronger bench, maybe Defoe, Huddlestone and Krancjar on the brench alongside 3 of the kids - this gives us a Plan B as well as experience for the kids. Just an opinion of course !
Whatever the result, it should be good experience for some of the kids - with a 3rd central midfielder I would be very confident of a result. Without, it could be win, draw or losss!
It's not fair on them and disrespectful to fans and the competition.
I know we have injuries but a few more experienced players would balance the team especially in midfield.
You follow the youngsters closely, would the line-up you anticipate do the job of getting at least a point and not be shattered by the experience?
I would play Dos Santos behind Pav, as he is not a winger.
Also, anyone who saw the Swansea match will have seen a valiant goal line clearence by our own Steve Caulker, I hear the collison with the woodwork that followed has resulted in an 8 week injury absence, injury jinx seems to travel.
Happy with the side and looking forward to the game. For me this is the right approach as qualification for the Champions league is far more important. The 1st XI shouldn't play in this competition at all, the shadow squad can have that role.
This competition simply has to many games, 17 I believe if someone wants to win it, that's half a seasons football.
Your chance to show us what you can do Gio, as someone who is not a fan I'll be interested in his performance.
A good showing from our youngsters, I thought.
Windy, have you heard anything about Soli recently? Not playing for the U18s vs. Charlton, not playing for the Dev squad against West Ham or Kettering. He's also been removed from the Spurs player list.
What's deal? He's surely good enough for those games, all a bit strange really. Heard anything?
Has potential by all accounts
I bet you are one of the few people pleased to be unemployed.