An unexpected duet

Elton John and Eminem. Alice Cooper and The Muppets. Celine Dion and R. Kelly???!!! Who the hell authorized that one?

Scary stuff. But the duet that I’m talking about is the unlikely pairing of David Bentley and Gareth Bale. A pair we were lead to believe ‘Arry didn’t rate. One was touted as a jinx while the other practically buried himself in PR no-no’s. The night of our Carling Cup draw against Everton though, would play a whole different song for these two.

It was refreshing to see Bale in the left wing slot. He’s quick. Add to that a beautiful left footed touch. Minus from that some defensive confidence and muscle. Equals? A good formula for a left winger. No? He was always more inclined to attack when slotted in the left back position. Many fans wanted to see him given a chance on the left wing and he repaid our faith that night. He managed a few perfectly timed tackles in the match showcasing some of his defensive skill and proving he is more of an all-rounded left side player than a focused left back. Overall, a strong and positive performance from the boy but not one to sideline Kranjcar at the Emirates.

Bentley on the other hand was dominant. Three letters. You put them together. W. O. W. A handful at all times. Not everyone will agree with me that Bentley put in his best performance ever while wearing lilywhite, but it was! His goal against Arsenal will always be what he’s remembered for, but I was amazed by his pace, confidence on the touch, and defensive tackles. He was hungry and it showed.

Unlike Bale, Bentley will most probably get the nod at the Emirates unless ‘Arry decides to play Jenas on the right wing, leaving Hudd and Palacios in the midfield; an unlikely cheeky scenario because we will need sheer speed in the center to keep up with the Arse. We are a bit short on the offensive front tomorrow but players know that this is one game every Spurs fan will be highly critical of, so nothing short of brilliance will be accepted.

Let’s kick the extinction out of Gunnersaurus Rex!


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5 Responses to “An unexpected duet”

  1. Bash Says:

    A good start from us will set up the mood for the rest of the game. I don’t see a lot of goals in this game myself. My money is on crouch to decide it.

  2. TJ Says:

    This is a big one. Another poor showing a top four club will leave a lot of doubt about just how good we are. I think we are going to play well and I could see a 3-2 type game. My prediction is a 2-2 draw with both teams having a few chances to win it in the 90th.

    By the way, Bentley will start on the right wing and Jenas will enter as a sub.

  3. el wehbi Says:

    I could see us getting a draw. My main concern is that we don’t go to the Emirates and choke! If we play well, regardless of the outcome, I will be happy.

  4. JimmyG2 Says:

    Who would have thought that Ledley would be the arch villain. Still he doesnt often make serious errors so lets not over-react.
    Still fourth at least until Man.City play.
    They were better than us even without the errors. Fabregas is a craftsman, his solo goal is the goal of the season.
    And no I wouldn’t rather support Arsenal. But asa long time Spurs supporter I appreciate good football, and unfortunastely, they played it .

  5. el wehbi Says:

    They capitalized on our mistakes and that shows they were mentally prepared for the match and we weren’t. 2 goals in 11 seconds is shameful in my book. You are so right in saying that “they were better than us even without the errors”.

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