Tag Archives: Eidur Gudjohnsen

Let’s throw them to the Wolves : Wolves V Spurs preview

Wednesday’s game sees the opportunity to put right what went wrong at White Hart Lane. Wolves surely cannot sit back and allow us to attack them in the hope of gaining a point – but Mick McCarthy has some strange ideas about how to stay up so they might not try to attack!

Somehow I cannot see that happening so I expect us to see some opportunities for us as Wolves try to inflict a six point advantage over us this season. As they come out and play I see Jermain Defoe being given the chance to counter attack and it may depend upon the quality of ball that David Bentley or Tom Huddlestone Continue reading

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Tough test ahead: Tottenham V Aston Villa preview

I’ve seen Villa more than a few times over the years. My first memory was on the big match as a third division side in the League Cup final against us and performing really well until Chivers scored two in the last 10 minutes. A few years later when they had regained their first division status I saw a 5-2 victory at White Hart Lane which as I remember was Noel Brotherston’s only game for Spurs and saw goals from Don McAllister, Steve Perryman, John Duncan, Martin Robinson and an own goal from Chris Nicholl.

I also saw Villa play at Wembley around this time in a league cup final against Everton with a side including Andy Gray, Brian Little, Dennis Mortimer and John “Budgie” Burridge and it was one of the worst games I have ever seen! A 0-0 draw that Continue reading

Should Gudjohnsen replace Crouch for the Villa game?

In our last poll we asked how many starts Gudjohnsen will have this season during his loan spell at White Hart Lane. 148 of you have voted and your answers were as follows:

More than 10 starts 26%
Between 5 and 10 starts 53%
Less than 5 starts 21%

The question is after last night’s display at Leeds did Peter Crouch do well enough to keep his place and keep Eidur on the bench on Saturday. I’m not convinced that he did. Whilst Crouchy has done well since his arrival he has looked a bit lightweight in recent games.

As I’ve said many times this season I see him as an impact player from the bench. Whilst Eidur can also provide this role I’m struggling to see the point of taking this route for his loan spell could be over before we’ve had the chance to see him in action. I therefore think we should give him a run out up front with Defoe against the Villa.