Outclassed. A midweek match-up with Manchester City saw Tottenham get blown out of the water, losing 5-1 at home. However, Spurs supporters will they say were hard done by a controversial Danny Rose red card and penalty, a feeling emboldened after Rose's red card was rescinded, making him eligible to play this weekend. The game was followed by yesterday's transfer deadline day, very quiet for Spurs with no major sales or signings. The squad is set, can they rise to the occasion in the rest of the season?
The challenge will come in traveling to Hull City. The Tigers sit 13th in the table, but only four points out of the drop zone. Hull had some action during the transfer window as well. Signing Shane Long from West Brom and Nikica Jelavic from Everton may prove to be big moves, emboldening their underperforming strike force. Otherwise, Hull's best midfielder might just be Tottenham-loanee Jake Livermore, who will sit out the clash per loan rules. The onus will then fall on former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone to help make up for Livermore's absence.
As for the Prediction League, Sleep's correct City prediction has brought him into a first place tie. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction and a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
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This week's predictions:
Ed: 37-0 Spurs.
Uncle Menno: Hull will park the bus just like the last two times. 1-0 Spurs, 90th minute.
Kevin: I'm with Uncle Menno, 1-0 Spurs.
Mechanick: Transfer window is over. The squad is set, time to bounce back. 1-0 Spurs
Ryan: They say that you're a homeschooled jungle freak, that's a less hot version of me! 2-1 Spurs.
Ashlock: If the New Age Outlaws can win a tag team title then Spurs ought to be able to beat Hull City. 4-0 Spurs.
The Roosevelts: now that we aren't playing a team wearing those shoes from The Absent Minded Professor we should be OK. 3-1 Spurs
Lennon's Eyebrow: Hull can't park the bus on us now that we have tactical mastermind Tim Sherwood in charge. 3-1 Hotspurs.
Petrilli: 2-1 Spurs. What makes life worth going for fourth place, truly?
MCofA: Spurs 1-0. The machine thinks we still know how to play defense, and I can't come up with a clever alternate scoreline.
The Sleeper's Sleep: Hull City Tigers! They're Grrrrrrrrrim! 2-0 Spurs
Skipjack: 2-1 Spurs. I sherwood like a win.