How could I pick anything else for the picture on this post? Giovani dos Santos will start underneath Jermain Defoe in his preferred position tonight for what feels like the first time in his Tottenham Hotspur career. I know it's not actually the first, but has it happened five times? It's put up or shut up time for Gio, and if he sucks tonight I will STFU about him deserving more games for Spurs FOREVER. Spurs need to win by four goals against Shamrock Rovers tonight and hope PAOK Salonika defeats Rubin Kazan. There are other convoluted scenarios involving goal difference, but that's the most simple. If we win by four, we've done all we can do. Here are our lineups.
Tottenham Hotspur Lineup (4-4-1-1): Cudicini; Assou-Ekotto, Kaboul, Livermore, Rose; Townsend, Kranjcar, Sandro, Pienaar; Giovani; Defoe
Kickoff is at 1:00 pm ET and the Rubin-PAOK game kicks off at the same time. DirecTV Soccer channels in the USA, feel free to discuss alternatives. Someone post the Shamrock lineup in the comments, if you see it.