Which players should Juande Ramos get rid of at Spurs?

Ollie Irish

30th, October 2007


75039757.jpgThe arrival of a new manager usually causes a few worried looks around the training ground as players from the old regime wonder if they will have to make way for a new revolution.
Spurs’ new manager, Juande Ramos, ordered a double training session on his first day at the training ground where the beleaguered team was given the once over – probably with a few question marks penciled in after names.
The club have already spent a fortune on new faces this season, even if it wasn’t necessarily Martin Jol who wanted them there – but the new manager has claimed that he has the board’s full backing to bring in new stars.
Since players with the calibre of Daniel Alves and Fredi Kanoute have been mentioned we assume that some existing members of the Spurs’ squad will be shortly handed their P45s.
With Spurs’ form so far this season there are very few players that can be guaranteed a stay and we reckon that underachievers like Paul Robinson, Younes Kaboul and even Darren Bent should be looking over their shoulders.
Which Spurs players do you think will be on their way out of White Hart Lane?

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  1. Joe says:

    1. Anthony Gardner
    2. Paul Robinson
    3. Malbranque or Routledge
    4. Bent or Defoe
    5. Tainio or Jenas
    6. Rocha
    Kaboul has shown a bit of promise IMO, he’s very young still.
    They say every good team is based around a ‘spine’ (Almunia-Toure-Fabregas-Adebayor or Reina-Carra-Gerrard-Torres, to name a few relevant ones). Spurs currently have none but the final link in such a chain, so they’ll need a good keeper (Scott Carson springs to mind), CB (Johnny Heitinga is awesome) and a deep-lying playmaker (Gareth Barry, Bastian Schweinsteiger etc)

  2. dp says:

    An interesting suggestion, and I agree generally with Joe’s sentiment. Heitinga especially would be a fantastic pickup–he’s improved tremendously over the past year or so and he’s ready to jump to the EPL from Ajax. Lord knows Spuds need defenders. Is Schweinsteiger really a deep-lying playmaker in the mold of Xavi Alonso as you suggest, though?
    He’s good, don’t get me wrong, but he tends to drift forward and to the wings a lot, which wouldn’t really suit Spurs well. Barry would work there, though, as would Daniele DeRossi, if he weren’t such a piece of work. DeRossi would also add some serious defensive bite–they need some Souness-like, two-footed, horrible challenging hard men.

  3. Max says:

    Bent and every midfielder except Huddlestone and Zokora.

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