Team news is... that after receiving repeated comedy kicks up the bottom from JR, Kaboul is out. As too is Jermain Defoe with... a cold. After costing me £140 at the weekend, I do wish him a speedy recovery and hope it doesn't turn into anything nasty, like a little bout of pneumonia. Git.
Rumour has it that Paul Robinson has been suffering some problems in his personal life and this is the cause of his questionable form. Mind not in a good place etc etc. Let's hope that whatever ails him soon passes and we can all move on, eh? The way I see it, if I found out in the last few days, then even Jol knew week upon week ago and should have acted appropriately (rested him properly) as McClaren did. Ho hum.
King (ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)is highly unlikely to play before Christmas. Go figure. The bit the Daily Mail ran the other day in relation to LK's 'influence' even when injured - travelling away, being in the dressing room - all got up my nose. So what? Am I THE most miserable sod you've ever come across or am I a realist? Ledders is a hero, but no use to me OFF the pitch. I dearly want him back, but anything that isn't in the shirt, enjoying his game is hopeless. No?
Rocha, Gardner and Ekotto are all out. No comment.
My selection then:
Chimbonda (subject to bail conditions) Dawson Lee
Lennon Malbranque Jenas Bale
Subs Berbatov, Tainio, Taarabt, Dervite, Robinson.
Now, how can I lose money this time out? Spurs to win 5-0 is only 18/1, reflecting the NO VALUE virtually everywhere. So it's non striker first goalscorer. After all, this is Tottenham! Lennon and Jenas are both as good as 11/1 so I'd for no particular reason have a nicker on Lennon.