A lot has changed since the last Premier League game that Tottenham played. Harry Redknapp has been exchanged for André Villas-Boas, Puma has gone out the window and Under Armour is now our new armour, and players have left and players have arrived. While some things have changed much still remains the same, and many question marks that have revolved around the club are sill there, even with the first game of the season being just around the corner. The two main questions being, what will happen with Luka Modric, and where's our fucking strikers? Hopefully two questions that will have an answer at the end of this month.
But yes, a new season. It's good to have you back, Premier League. We'll start off this new season against Newcastle at St. James Park, a place we've been struggling at lately. Our last 6 visits there have either ended in Newcastle's favour, or in a draw. Struggling, yes. On a more positive note though our job will be easier with Demba Ba, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, and Papiss Cisse all being doubts for this one. Which will surely enhance our chances.
In terms of what AVB might line-up it's anyone's guess. The whole squad, barring Heurelho Gomes and Scott Parker due to injuries, and with Luka Modric' pending move to Madrid, are available for the Portuguese. My guess is that Jermain Defoe gets the nod ahead of the youngster Harry Kane as the lone striker, with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon on the wings, and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the hole. Sandro and Livermore to take the midfield spots, and the usual back-four with Jan Vertonghen taking the missing spot from Ledley King. Friedel between the sticks as usual.
With two capable teams going at eachother in the first game of the season anything can happen, but im expecting two careful teams to enter the field tomorrow, not wanting to lose anything from the get go. As long as we don't repeat our first game of the season from last year I'll be somewhat happy though.