Younes Kaboul played for an hour in Tottenham’s under 21 league clash with West Ham at Upton Park last night. The 27 year old French International was playing his first competitive game since the very start of the season and reports suggest that he has come through unscathed after playing his part in the 1-1 draw.

Those reports go on to suggest that Kaboul will be available when the club returns to league action later this month. Spurs are playing Manchester City on April the 21st and the centre half may well be ready for a bench role at the very least.

So Younes is back but will AVB have the need to rush the defender straight back into the side? Is there enough of a concern at the heart of the defence that he needs to take up his usual position straight away? Alternatively, is there a case for Kaboul replacing Kyle Walker on the right when City come to the Lane in two weeks’ time?



  1. Walker Kaboul Dawson,Vertonghen, easy,hopefully Gallas’s injury is terminal because he is simply sh*te, BAE is just too dosile for me,yeah he is amazing if things are going well but if we are up against it he cant be arsed and is a massive risk tackling in our penalty area, Forget basel,we’re f*cked there without anything up front,we have to write that off in my view,not worth risking injuries to our back 4

  2. I certainly think he slots in above Caulker and Gallas in the pecking order. I don’t think it would be wise to drop Dawson or Jan for him though, we all love Kaboom but 8 months is a long time to spend without playing, if we can go through against Basel then I would look to play him in the Europa more than in the league.

  3. Whilst we um and arh over the left back debacle ( why is Rose at Sunderland ??) time to consider playing 3 strong centre backs in the final run in. In Kaboul, Caulker, Dawson and Vertonghen, we are very lucky so make use of 3 of them and ditch the goon at left back once and for all. After Dawsons performance on Sunday and remembering what Man City did to him in last seasons home game, he is the one to miss out.
    Caulker, Kaboul, Vertonghen
    Parker, Huddlestone
    Lennon/Walker, Dembele, Siggy
    Adebayor, Bale.

    Subs : Friedel, Dawson, Lennon/Walker, Holtby, Dempsey
    Livermore, Ceballos

  4. Lloris
    Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, BAE/naughton


    Lennon, Dembele, Siggy

    Adebayor, Bale.

    Parker is finshed, Holtby is headless chicken, Dempsey just crap… COYS!!

    • Parker is finished? MUST be crazy!!! Parker was excellent against Everton, and has been in most of the games he’s played since his return.

      YES his passing has been off this term, when trying to be overly expansive in the middle of the park, but this has been due to Scott attempting to make things happen in a creative sense.

      Surely you can’t can blame him for that, can you?

      I agree with you that Parker is at his best when he simply passes and moves, but to write him off when still offers so much to the team is just ridiculous.

      I think he is missing Modric playing in there next to him. The strange thing with the Parker/Dembele partnership is that Mousa seemsto be sitting DEEPER than Scott at the moment mean that Scott is HAVING to take up the creative role in the middle of the park.

      I do agree that it could be a GREAT idea to ease Kaboul back into first-team action in the middle of the park, and a short term partnership of Kaboul/Dembele would/could be incredible.


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