23 October, 2005

Give that man a donut

Donutball has never been a huge fan of Jermaine Jenas. What was the point of Spurs buying the lightweight midfielder? Didn't the club have a surfiet of nearly men?

"Jer-maine Je-nas/Is not an international" as we chant around the Donutball editorial offices.

Well, for the moment, that's forgotten. Jenas's wonder free kick* earned Tottenham an important draw at Manchester United on Saturday.

Forget too that the draw sees Spurs fall from second to third in the table. The point earned is significant. For Spurs to challenge for a top six place, they have to take points from United, Arsenal and the like. A defeat at home to Chelsea on the third Saturday of the season** - aided by Mido's harsh expulsion - was a dent in those hopes. Saturday rekindled the hope.

Next weekend it's the North London clash with Arsenal. Points essential.

"Jen-as for England!"

* - though what was beanpole goalkeeper Edwin van der Saar doing rooted to his line?
** - Tottenham's lone league defeat so far this campaign.
*** - "I think at the end of the day it's probably a fair result." cough, splutter "Sir" Alex Ferguson.


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