Rumour has it, Ramos will buy big to bolster Spurs this summer
BY MIKE McKINLEY: No repeat of the horrible Newcastle United performance this week, thankfully, as we bounced back to get a decent point at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. It looked like backsides had taken a bit of a kicking in the first half an hour beca
BY MIKE McKINLEY: No repeat of the horrible Newcastle United performance this week, thankfully, as we bounced back to get a decent point at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
It looked like backsides had taken a bit of a kicking in the first half an hour because we played some lovely football in taking the lead, but yet again we managed to give up a soft goal, leaving us still with just the two away wins to our name.
For all our free-scoring goodness at home we still struggle to net enough away from home, and, of course, our defensive frailties remain all too evident.
For Juande Ramos to make the transition from magic-wand bearer to full-blown messiah he will need to get to grips with both over the summer.
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And if the tabloid rumours are to be believed he intends to do so by wheeling and dealing to an extent that will surpass even our liveliest recent windows.
It would seem that barely any of the squad are assured of being at the Lane next season, but given that in reality it's neither likely nor helpful to change 90 per cent of the squad it will be interesting to see who actually survives the cull.
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It's likely that we'll see some big names leave, players who looked like fixtures a year or so ago.
They'll no doubt be joined by plenty of squad players like Lee Young-Pyo, who haven't featured for Ramos.
The interesting group will be the younger signings, the likes of Younes Kaboul, Abel Taarabt and Kevin-Prince Boateng.
None has yet set the world alight, and if they are axed where will that leave Damien Comolli, the man who brought them to the club?
Interesting times to come.