Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Tottenham Hotspur

Post by David Walker

Tottenham Hotspur

Odds: 80/one

Very last 5 Seasons2005/06 – five (Premiership), 2004/05 – nine (Premiership), 2003/04 – 14 (Premiership), 2002/03 – ten (Premiership), 2001/02 – nine (Premiership).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup 3rd Spherical vs Leicester Metropolis (a) – lost three-two.Carling Cup 2nd Round vs Grimsby Town (a) – lost one-.

Leading Target Scorer 2005/06: Robbie Keane (striker) – 16 objectives.

Gamers InDimiter Berbatov (Bayer Leverkusen – £10,900,000), Didier Zokora (St Etienne – £8,200,000), Dorian Dervitte (Lille – Undisclosed), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Lens – Totally free).

Players OutMichael Carrick (Manchester United – £18,600,000), Stephen Kelly (Birmingham Town – £750,000), Mounir El Hamdaoui (Willem II – No cost), Claude Seanla (Watford – Free of charge), Dean Marney (Hull Town – Free), Johnnie Jackson (Colchester United – No cost), Goran Bunjevcevic (Released), Noureddine Naybet (Released).

Tottenham Hotspur established on their own as genuine contenders to break into the elusive “top four” of Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and virtually pipped the Gunners to the fourth accessible play-off spot.

Spurs will have to make do with UEFA Cup football this season soon after they finished fifth, but supervisor Martin Jol has been splashing the money over the summertime to strengthen the squad even additional in time for the new campaign.

Bayer Leverkusem striker Dimitar Berbatov, joined the club for £10.9 million, just quick of the £11 million report transfer charge paid to sign Sergei Rebrov from Dynamo Kiev six years ago. Bulgarian worldwide Berbatov was the 2nd leading target scorer in the Bundesliga previous season with 21 targets in 34 matches and has an equally amazing global record of 31 ambitions in fifty appearances.

Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora, who played in each minute of his country’s look in this summer’s Entire world Cup, was another expensive acquisition at £8.2 million from St Etienne. Zokora was a graduate of the ASEC Abidjan academy that has produced numerous latest Ivory Coast internationals and he joined RC Genk in 2000. Zokora exposed he opted to join Spurs regardless of receiving an offer from Arsenal.

Spurs also obtained a substantial transfer fee when they sold Michael Carrick to Manchester United in an £18.six million offer. The first price is considered to be £13 million, with the stability dependent on the player’s appearances, global caps and overall club good results. The sale offers Spurs a enormous revenue on the £2.seventy five million they compensated West Ham United for his services two many years back with the Hammers also set to gain from a windfall because of to a market on clause.

VerdictJol has introduced in two excellent players in Didier Zokora and Dimiter Berbatov, whilst the sale of Carrick to Manchester United was an superb piece of enterprise. Spurs have the “distraction” of Europe this period and they need to intention for fifth location once again.

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