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Sound Offs - Your starting X1s

Posted on 2 December 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).

Adrian Meneses: My Tottenham 11 would play a 3-5-2 system. Ledley, Deano and Goran (as the sweeper bringing the ball out)then Carr and Ziege as the wing backs. Midfield is a problem when everyone is fit. I would go for Freund, Jamie and Simon gives the mixture of bite, vision and pace repectively in the middle. Up front would have to be Keano and Teddy. With the likes of Gus, Daz, Matty and Sergei to come of the bench could be a glory glory Tottenham year !!!

Colin Arlow: With a fit squad, it would be 3-5-2. Keller, King, Perry, Gardiner, Carr, Davies, Freund, Redkapp, Ziege, Rebrov, Keane. Subs: Sullivan, Bunjevcevic, Sheringham, Poyet, Blondel. The 3-5-2 formation is proven as more flexible. We have two outstanding centre backs in King and Gardner, with Perry just ahead of Bunje as sweeper. Keane needs a striker to feed off his runs. Rebrov is a quality player, anyone scoring 28 Champions League goals in 35 games cannot be as bad as is made out.

Kiran Parkash Singh: Due to the injuries, Glenn hasn't been able to play his strongest side. Now we are nearing the end of this rather dark tunnel (fingers crossed!). This however does pose a rather blessed problem. I think we should play 3-5-2. It would mean that the Carr/Davies and Zeige/Etherington bombardment would not work. I don't think they can play in this system. A 4-4-2 system would allow Zeige and Carr to play behind Davies and Ethers. The 3-5-2 system, as against Leeds however seemed to work. No starting place for Davies though. Oh God, these selection problems...I love it!

Jon Phillips: I would prefer to see Spurs playing with two wingers, both Davies and Etherington are playing well and creating loads for the goalscoring talents of Keane and Sheringham in the centre, surely we can score more than we have recently? Poyet and Redknapp should keep the midfield, Anderton is not up to much so far this season! Keep Carr, King, Gardner and definitely Kasey in goal, he's been a real star for us this year! Here's to a successful Xmas period! Good luck lads.

Danny Cohen: Simon and Matt Etherington are the key our european and domestic dreams. With their flair and talent we should go far. However, Mattie has to improve his final ball. In the middle Jamie or Steffen and Gus provide us with a tackler (Jamie or Steffen) and a flair player (Gus). At the back Ledley and Richards give us a good mix of experience and youth. Keller is just in a class of his own. Thatcher and Carr quality wing backs, strong and both good going forward. Then, up front, it's all about Robbie and Teddy - with Teddy as the link up man.

Freddie Vernon: I would pick a 3-5-2 formation... great to watch. Keller is goal, Deano, King and Gardner at the back - all 3 are strong and comfortable on the ball (Bunje and Perry back-up). In midfield, I'd have Ziege and Carr on the wings, Freund in the defensive role, and any two of Davies, Redknapp or Ethers in the middle. Ethers would obviously move to the left if Ziege was injured, and Poyet, Clem, and Anderton would be decent cover. Up front, I'd go for Keane with Rebrov (it has to be tried) or Ferdinand. Teddy to make the odd 'supersub' appearance and add some depth to our attack if we're struggling.

Adam Benjamin: In goal, Kasey and Sully are both good bets. On the wings, Davies and Carr on the right, Ziege and Matty on the left, to give us great attacking threat from out wide. At the back, King and Deano are by far our best defenders. Up front, Keane and Rebrov are in a different league to Iversen, and Teddy's just too old. In midfield, any 2 from Redknapp, Acimovic, Poyet and Dazzer.