BOF's "While We're Waiting To Play Derby in Tierra Del Fuego" thread...

BoringOldFan

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... we'll just have to go to Pride Park. This is what we know so far....

Team News

Us: Physioroom has Ledders, Benters, Balers amd Ekotters all out for Saturday's game, generally with kneecrook. No team news on the club site yet so hopefully no midweek international injuries. Jonny Gatewood is suspended.

Derby have long-term absentees Davis, Mears and McEveley out. David Jones is fit and Mile Sterjovski got his international clearance to play this week. Hossam Ghaly is ineligible to play because of the terms of the loan deal with us.

Form/Runes

We are on an underwhelming run of DDWLLW so need the win just to keep that going. Our away form is DLLLWD so not something to set The Rams quaking in their boots.

Derby's last 6 games read DDLLLL so 2 points from 18 is sub-relegation form. Their acquisition by new American owners preceded a huge upswing in form with those two draws. To be fair, they've lost three of those four by the odd goal.

Derby tend to let in most of their goals in the 10 minuntes before half time (5) and full time (3). They've not scored more than two goals in a game, and that only once.

Adjudication

Let's hear it for Martin Atkinson! Yo! He da man in da middle, da one wot gonna diddle, wid da card and da widdle, and he will take no shiddle.

In 26 games this season he's yellowed 67 players and redded 5. We've only had him once - our away win at Pompey - and so have Derby - their 5-0 loss at The Gooners. So a 5-0 away win for us please, Marty. Sorted.

Predictions

Lawro: Fresh from calling people who use the net 'geeks', Lawro has failed to get his predictions on the BBC site.

Me: We win! Yes I'm going mad and predicting our second away win in 14 attempts this season. But mainly because I'm going and I couldn't face schlepping all the way up there and seeing us lose.

Facts & Stats

DERBY won four out of the six home games they played against us in their last Premier League spell.

SPURS set the attendance record at Derby on 20 September 1969 when 41,826 packed the old Baseball Ground. A Dave Mackay-inspired Derby won 5-0.

Since DEFOE's departure, there is an opening in the squad for MOST STUPID HAIRCUT.

We will benefit from having two extra subs provided TOM HUDDLESTONE doesn't eat them.

JOHN MOTSON has requested that Spurs never play ALAN HUTTON, DAVID HUTTON and DAVID BUTTON in the same game.

Just to wind up Motty, DAMIEN COMOLLI is trying to tempt CHRIS SUTTON out of retirement.

DIMITAR BERBATOV is on a run of TWO INTERVIEWS since he was asked if he's joining Man U in the summer.

Come.On.You.Spurs!
 
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we need 3 points, nothing less!

maybe rest Berbatov, and play Bent instead

Cerny

Chimbo Dawson Huddlestone Hutton

Lennon Jenas Boateng Tanio

Keane Bent

subs
Berba
Malbranque
O´hara
Pekhart
Kaboul
 

alamo

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we need 3 points, nothing less!

maybe rest Berbatov, and play Bent instead

Cerny

Chimbo Dawson Huddlestone Hutton

Lennon Jenas Boateng Tanio

Keane Bent

subs
Berba
Malbranque
O´hara
Pekhart
Kaboul
EDIT: Ok, serious reply - why drop Woodgate? Why not try out Gilberto?
 

BoringOldFan

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The Late Lawro says:

Derby are mentally preparing for the Championship. There has been a small improvement with the players they have signed but I can only see a Spurs win.

Tottenham have been looking good and did well against Manchester United. The manager Juande Ramos is the type not to let the team think about the Carling Cup final and will be at them to make sure they are concentrating on this game. Prediction: 0-2
The Beeb preview says:
Derby's Darren Moore and Andy Todd are doubts (both hamstring) and may join a catalogue of defenders who are out.
F**k me no wonder their defenders are so crap if they buy them from a catalogue.

alamo - Woodgate is suspended.
 

JoeT

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Against the 'sheep shaggers' I would go with:

Cerny
Hutton, Chimbonda, Huddlestone, Lee/Gilberto.
Lennon, Jenas, Boateng, O'Hara.
Keane, Bent. (If not still injured?)

C.O.Y.S!
 

jenko

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No, we don't really, we're not gonna go too far up or down between now and the end of the season so no point taking our main focus off the cups
 

paxton_soul

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No, we don't really, we're not gonna go too far up or down between now and the end of the season so no point taking our main focus off the cups
Are you completely mental?

I am still looking over my shoulder - get to 40 points - then take foot off pedal. I'm glad your not playing/ managing!!!!


3 points off the whipping boys is a must
 

grittyspur1

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It's ironic that BOF mentioned Tierra Del Fuego on the title of this thred. That's exactly where this Spurs fan is going to be stuck during the Carling Cup final!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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3-0 win

Cerny

Hutton Hudd Dawson Chimbo

Lennon Jenas Ohara Steed

Keane Berba

Subs: Robbo, Lee, Boateng, Gilberto, Bent(if fit), Taarabt(if Bent not fit)
 
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