Throughout last summer, we ran a series of articles which we called ‘The Deadwood Files’. As the title might suggest, we considered some of the fringe players at the time – Bentley, Bassong, Jenas etc – and argued as to whether or not they had a future at Tottenham.
We were going to run that again this year but it seemed a little pointless because most of those names are still here – for now at least.
One of the first jobs for the new manager will be to take a look at the playing personnel. Naturally there will be new names and new targets and some of these might even coincide with those being touted by the gossip columns.
To an extent, some of the culling has been done for him with Kranjcar and Corluka already out of the club. While it’s unlikely that a fresh pair of eyes will see any value in retaining those names mentioned above, what about the likes of Gomes and Pienaar, both of whom have indicated that they would like to stay and fight for a place?
Who has the capacity to stay and impress the new boss and are we in danger of letting any deadwood escape the net? Could Messrs Jenas, Bentley and others have a chance of making the 25 man squad?
Meanwhile, is AVB your choice –