Thursday, 28 July 2011

One to watch

First up for our ones to watch next season is flying wing back Kyle Walker. After signing for Spurs back in 2009, Walker was loaned back to Sheffield United for the first part of the season, some eye catching performances and with an injury to Corluka, Harry decided to call the youngster back to The Lane. Walker would go on and make a couple of appearances during the remainder of that season. @ the start of last season Walker found himself out on loan again, this time with Championship hopefuls QPR. Again the young English man impressed and was given another taste of top flight football just after christmas with Villa taking over the loan for the remainder of the season.

His pace and vision had the Villa fans & football fans up and down the country take note. A stunning 30 yarder against Fulham one of the many scrap book memories from the 2010/2011 season.

A call up to the full England squad followed, although up until now Walker is still awaiting his first cap.

A trip away with the Under 21's during the summer, Kyle was a bright light in what was a shocking tournament for the young hopefuls. His skill, vision & pace during the opening game against Spain left the Spanish doubling up on him..... He still managed to set up the equalizer in the dying seconds. Although we went out in the group stages, Walker was named in the team of the tournament.

So what will the 2011/12 season hold for this future England defender? With Harry reluctant to loan Walker back to Villa, one can only imagine he has a big part to play for Spurs. With Euro 2012 next summer who would bet against him starting the first match of the group stages?

Watch out Glen Johnson this man is on fire!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Summer Holidays

With our team fresh back from their summer holidays a plate of mash and a blog is called for. 

As the new season nears kick off, the new kits are flying off the shelves, pre-season friendlies all over the globe, English football is getting bigger & bigger each year. 

With clubs buying 'History' like it's up for auction and with the 'smaller' clubs stripped off their assets. Chelsea continue to be linked with a host of names, City are in advanced talks with Sergio Aguero and the original 'Big boys' Liverpool have gone from 'glamour' rags to riches with high profile signings such as Adams, Henderson & one of the most overrated players in the history of the sport Downing. God knows how Downing has managed over 20 caps for England! 

United have again strengthened their squad with the signings of David de Gea, wing wizard Ashley Young  & the young centre half Phil Jones. Regardless if Chelsea sign Modric they won't catch United or City. 

Welcome to the real Manchester, with the possibility of nearly every trophy up for grabs either going to The Red half of the city or The Blue half, the rest of the Country have gotta step up to the plate. 

QPR find themselves back in the top tier, although in fairness they haven't spent the money many fans expected. With one of the worlds richest investors @ the club, could a glamour signing be on the cards before the end of the window? 

Spurs fans must be scratching their heads! The doors seem to be stuck @ the lane, no ones leaving and no ones coming in! Parker was 'a dead cert' to join after The Hammers crashed into The Championship, could a swap deal be on the cards with a host of players heading to Upton Park? 

Although some clubs have only just opened their wallets, Premier League clubs have still managed to spend a massive £194,675,000 between them! With transfer rumours reaching us all the time it's possible that that figure will be doubled by the time the window shuts! 

Over the coming weeks we will be turning our attentions to the season ahead, from the players to look out for, tips and our dark horses. 

One things for sure, if it's football we are on it! 

Monday, 4 July 2011

The It's a Football Thing Team of The Season 2010/11

Awhile ago on our Facebook page we opened up the voting to you, yes you! the viewing public to decide the Four Four Two It's a Football Thing's Team of the Season.
We decided on this course after our team of the year caused a certain amount of controversy and debate on the page for those we had and had not included. This also gave us a break from the "office debate" as to who should be in the team, when I say office debate I mean shouting, throwing of tea mugs and general sulking by The Midweeker after he was told he couldn't choose any players from 1971 in this season's team.....
After the votes were counted, then recounted and recounted again after we lost count we can now reveal the team of the season as voted by you lot.
As aways if you didn't vote then please don't moan, just make sure you do next time! and although by the looks of things we probably have more fans from one particular North London team than anywhere else, I think our team stands up well with that of the PFA.
The It's a Football Thing Team of the Season 2010/11
(L to R) Back row; Michael Dawson (Spurs) Luis Suarez (L'Pool) Edwin Van Der Saar (Man Utd) Leighton Baines (Everton) Luka Modric (Spurs)
Front Row;  Gareth Bale (Spurs) Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Spurs) Rafael van der Vaart (Spurs) Nani (Man Utd) Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd) Javier Hern├índez (Man Utd)
As far as goal of the season goes, it was quite a close run thing, particular favourites of yours included Cheik Tiote's equaliser for Newcastle against Arsenal and Wayne Rooney's overhead kick for Manchester United in the Derby game against City. But the out and out winner was Gareth Bale's majestic volley for Spurs away to Stoke City.
Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for all the action next season and this time next year we'll have the team of the season as voted by you yet again. But who will be in it, we'll just have to wait and see.