|what we need and what we can get|
Firstly what Spurs need in order to challenge in the future.
Realistically, we are looking for two more players to add to our first XI, namely a striker and a holding midfielder. Freund and Ferdinand have played well recently, but, taking into account injury proneness, age and past form these two players could cause problems for the rest of the season. Tottenham have few players to replace these two and gel well with the rest of the team and that was shown on Saturday against Charlton. I believe Bobby Zamora and Effenberg would be able to fill these positions easily.
We probably also need to get rid of some of the deadwood from our squad.
This means we should sell Sherwood, Armstrong, Iversen and Leonhardsen. Iversen should go because he seems to constantly be injured, while always playing for Norway and I think he has missed his chance of being a top striker - he is past it now. Leonhardsen was so poor against Fulham in the Worthington I didn't notice he was on the field until the teams were going into the dressing rooms for half time. After that performance it showed he couldn't come into the team and play in the set-up. We need to buy in some players to replace these four, preferably some young players. We should look at Redknapp, Carrick, McPhail, Butt or Jenas and at least one attacking midfielder in Europe or South America, such as Juan Riquelme, but we will not get him unless we are in Europe next season.
If we play to our full potential we should get into the semi-final or quarter-final of both cups, however in the League Spurs have little chance of finishing in the champions League positions as almost certainly Liverpool, Leeds, Arseholenal and Man Utd. will finish in those places and Chelsea should get one of the UEFA cup positions. That leaves us going for sixth place with Villa and Newcastle. I think if we won a cup and finished seventh it would be a major achievement for this season. However, we must get into Europe by the end of the season if we are to re-establish ourselves as a big club and move into our rightful league position above Arseholenal.
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