Having lost the services of Benoit Assou-Ekotto prior to the Reading game, Spurs head coach Andre Villas-Boas has used three players in four matches in the left back slot – all of whom have played slightly out of position.

After Kyle Naughton’s injury, Gareth Bale filled in against QPR in an experiment that was abandoned at half time. The current incumbent is Jan Vertonghen and having played there in the past for Belgium, Jan looks the most comfortable here (although to be honest he could probably look calm and comfortable anywhere on the park)

If, as expected, Vertonghen plays here again at Old Trafford on Saturday, it does leave a question in the centre of defence. Michael Dawson made his first start of the season here on Wednesday night but Steven Caulker looks almost as calm as Jan when he plays there.

It looks like AVB will pick two from Gallas, Dawson and Caulker – which way would you go?



  1. Very tough, but for me Dawson has to start, and then do we want a more mobile centre half or a more experienced one.. Tough call.. But its United away so who cares, the ref’s the one that matters..

  2. It should be Caulker & Dawson – but AVB will pick Gallas & Caulker.
    Match prediction – Utd get a dodgy penalty from ref – probably a dive from Wellbeck or Valencia – would normally be Young but he’s injured

  3. Has to be Gallas/Caulker until Benny and the Bull are fit to resume when our back 4 will be :
    Walker-Kaboul-Vertonghen-BAE with Caulker and Gallas as subs and rots.

  4. I can see the likes of Manu, ManC and Chelsea trying to sign Caulker in the not too soon distant future. He has all the atributes to become a top footballer lik Jaap Stamp, Nemanda V and even our own Lesley the King, just with a better striking rate.

  5. If it was against a club not in the top 4 I would play Caulker, but i think daws will show his grit and worth, by consistantly frustrating man u. Coys!

  6. please dont put Sadie Dawson in fs! caulker for me, good ball playing defender just hope his balls dont drop, is ade fit yet? who gives a monkeys fart defoes on fire yaaaa COYS the fire brigade couldnt put JD out 1-2 the yids


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