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Sound Offs: Season so far 3

Posted on 22 January 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Rich Hughes: It is good to see so many of the youngsters, Simon Davies, Ledley King and Anthony Gardner, coming through and making an impression on the first team with some good performances. With a good blend of youth and experience, Poyet, Sheringham, Les and Anderton, we should be in the top six in the country. Unfortunately, players like Chris Perry making mistakes, therefore players like Perry and Ziege (my favourite player) should be out when they are playing badly, so as not to jeopardise our play. I think we also need a natural born finisher like Robbie Fowler, rather than two supporting strikers in Teddy and Les. I was devastated to hear of Fruend's injury, as he has been one, if not the best player of the season, along with Neil Sullivan.

Matthew Wright: Last season I would have compared us to Sunderland, though this season we have been much better. We deserve to be a lot more points clear of Fulham and Aston Villa, but we haven't got a 20-goal a year player to propel us up the table. Come on Glenn!

Timmy Deavin (aged 9): I think that Les Ferdinand, Teddy Sheringham and Gus Poyet have kept us alive so far this season. Although Teddy has been suspended, he has played a big part for the team this season. If it were not for these players my family and I couldn't even dream of being in the top half of the Premiership. I was Mascot for the match against Coventry and I thought Les played an exceptionally good game. Good luck to all the team.

Huseyin Mehmet: Les Ferdinand for me has been the difference for spurs this season. After all the injury worries he has had over the last couple of seasons, Les has shown what a great forward he still is. He has changed games this season, coming off the bench and scoring some fine goals. Long may it continue Sir Les. You are spurs through and through.

Gary Smith: Without a doubt the most impressive thing this season has been the way Manchester United have come back from being eighth in the league before christmas and are now top after winning seven premiership games on the trot. No other team in the league is capable of that!

Andrew Mullen: Although the embarassing run of league championship wins is boring and killing the game, it once again appears Manchester United have set the standard. Their strength in depth and ability to win even when playing like a Sunday league pub team shows they are the class of the field. However the player that stands out in my mind is a Spur. Darren Anderton has had a career which is patchy at best mostly down to injury, but this season he has become much fitter and more confident in his football. Providing he stays injury free he surely must push for an England call up. Tottenham should get into Europe via the cup or a good league finish but desperately lack a few quality players. Stephen Carr's long term injury has been a blow, but this aside we still need more invention in midfield possibly from Redknapp or even Jay Jay Okocha the Nigerian international. Also in attack I feel we need a bit of pace and depth. Rebrov is not suited to the physical game here and perhaps we should gamble on young Bobby Zamora or even Andy Thompson of QPR who has been in great form. This season has been an improvement, but the cash needs to be dished out to strengthen the squad!

Rakesh Makwana: Well, as a Spur for a very lond time, signings by Glenn, have been the best I have seen for some years - they may be old but they can play the game. To push for more success in the future Spurs have to bring in the talents around the world. When I see teams buy world class players I wonder whether they should be at Spurs. Spurs are linked with a lot of transfer talks in the media, but it doesn't happen. Spurs at the moment are playing the best football in a very very long time, lets hope we can make something of the season by beating Chelsea, and start winning games we are expected to! Sheringham, Anderton, Ferdinand, King and Ziege have impressed me and should a lot of Spurs fans. We got a very good defence and a lot of young talent coming through. I hope that Spurs will finish in the top 6 and win some silverwear!

Michael Hansen: I agree with P Merefield - Sheringham is a great player and has had a fantastic season, but Rebrov has to be played more if we are to keep him. We'll have to replace Sheringham and in Rebrov we have the perfect man. If he slips through our fingers we won't get someone else of his quality again.

Des Whelan: As a Spurs fan I feel that our defence is not the best. Most of our players are attacking players so it is important for us to take our chances in front of goal. It's unlikely you will see a 0-0 result in a Spurs game, if we don't score we won't draw and we will lose so we must take our chances up front.

Kandida Kawen: The most impressive team so far has got to be Man Utd (much as I hate to
admit it), for their persistance to be on the top. Their game has has improved so much compared to the start of the season. Spurs got off to quite a good start and I'm real proud of the lads. But somehow, we stumbled a bit and I really hope the boys could stop pressuring themselves to be among the very best. Just relax and enjoy the game. Erik Thorstvedt once said Spurs played the most entertaining football games in the league and I agree. Let's just concentrate in doing fine and you'll be surprised with the result. Look at Man Utd. The moment they let pressure off themselves, they play their very best. I'm sure Spurs will do just fine as we have some of the finest players in the league - both juniors and seniors. And though Spurs' fan base here (Kuala Lumpur) is not wide enough, the ones you have are very loyal and devoted to you and had weathered all type of sarcasms thrown at us for being Spurs fans. No matter what, Spurs is still the best.

Fred Howard: Some interesting names have been thrown up in the media recently, but we seem to not be interested in these players. We need a regular goalscorer, hard midfielder and someone to put Sully under pressure. If I were in charge and wanted to take Tottenham to Europe and be regular contenders, we would be recruiting players like Bobby Zamora, Adrianinho, and a top class goalie - under 30 to the club. On balance, we are potentially a top 6 team but the results speak louder and we need to get spending now or we can kiss goodbye to another season and sit yet again in the middle of the league. We should be pushing Arsenal, Leeds, Man United for a top spot but we are lacknig the finishing. Yes we are playing good football but we should be digging in and beating the Ipswichs and Charltons of the league. I hope to see some changes as I know we are the best team in the land - I
just want us to prove it to everyone else.

Dean Wigzell: I think that Man City have done well this year, Kev left England (thank god for that), he has done well at Maine Road. I look forward to seeing them back up in the Prem next year.

Kevin Gray: Spurs this year are starting to show what's expected of the team and Glenn has got them all playing football. Les has been a revelation this year, especially with all the history of injuries. I'm still though of the opinion the club needs a natural finisher, we seem to have much possession, but lack a predator like Klinsmann, Greaves or Lineker. Someone of this calibre who scores 20+ goals a season would make all the difference.

Lee Pang Wak: Bobby Zamora has once again had a fantastic season and surely one of the Premier teams should buy him. He has a likeness of Ruud van Nistlerooy.