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Tottenham Vs Everton Carling cup Preview

ccupThe clocks have gone back so a proper night match. Look out for the photos on Flickr after the game. A Carling Cup tie against the Toffees. Thankfully they are more shell shocked than us after two defeats in four days but with O’Hara on loan and players injured we may field a makeshift midfield in order to protect for the Arsenal game on Saturday.

We fancy Hutton to return, Dawson and Bassong and Assou-Ekotto to continue in the back four. Bentley and Bale on the flanks and Jenas and Tommy for the centre. Crouch and Pav will start up front and we hope for Gomes to continue between the posts.

A good side, possibly? We saw Bale start at left mid at Old Trafford and the boy had pace so why not allowing A-E to have a bit of rest at left back. We need Bentley to be interested and with Lennon’s knock on saturday what more reason could there be than a possible game at The Emirates on Saturday if he impresses. 

For Dawson and Bassong staying fit will be important for if Ledley fails to shift his illness and Woody does not get over the concussion they are in on Saturday. Daws was a giant on Saturday and I fancy Harry to give him the armband.

A couple of goals to get Stoke out of the system. You bet and with kids at £5 ewach it may be some youthful and high pitched chants during the evening.

Come on You Spurs there’s a chance of Wembley at the end of all this!

Spurs stars score for Countries

I was fortunate to be a guest at Club Wembley for the Slovenia international and therefore saw Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon’s second half performances which culminated in a decent link up and a goal for JD as he unleashed a shot from the edge of the area. Hopefully he will start on Wednesday.

Lennon replaced Wright-Phillips at half time but was used infrequently by Glen Johnson who preferred to play across the back rather than give the crowd something to cheer. If Aaron is to get a decent game he needs to be used but he did what he could keeping to the line in space waiting for a chance of the ball.

Elsewhere Alan Hutton got an outing for Scotland in the pouring rain at Hampden Park in a 2-0 victory over Macedonia.

Robbie Keane notched the winner in Cyprus to keep the Republic of Ireland’s chances well and truly alive and Roman Pavluchenko got 2 before half time – but they were both penalties before getting booked after the interval.

Charlie Corluka was sent off in Croatia’s 1 nil win over Belarus for two yellow cards so should miss the game at Wembley but Kranjcar played and received a decent rating on Sky.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto joined Sebastien Bassong in the Cameroon line up for the away game in Gabon. Cameroon won 2-0 but Bassong was replaced after 24 minutes suggesting an injury and Ekotto picked up a card. One wonders whether the Spurs programme will have the correct flag for Bassong at the Manchester United game?

Turning to Central America Giovani Dos-Santos scored Mexico’s first in a 3-0 win over Costa Rica but no Wilson Palacios for Honduras, possibly being rested for Wednesday’s game against Mexico?