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Saturday, April 07, 2007

EFT player of the month for March 2007: Carlos Tevez!

The EFT player of the month for month was as tight as it gets with Carlos Tevez, Dimitar Berbatov and Cristiano Ronaldo featuring almost exclusively in the voting among our five man panel. But in the final count it was the West Ham forward, Tevez, who edged the voting to scoop our award (and get his picture on the site!).

For me Tevez has been an electric player to watch in March. He was man of the match against Spurs where he scored a classy free-kick and converted another home goal in an important win against Boro. He also had a good game at Blackburn where he was memorably involved in the goal that never was. Overall the young Argentinian forward showed massive determination and an excellent attitude for the West Ham cause last month which undeniably set the tone in the whole team to earn much-needed Premiership points in their battle for survival. There is still a long way to go for West Ham if they are to defeat the odds and maintain Premiership status- but with Tevez in the team and fighting hard they still should retain hope.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

GunnerPete says...It must be just you & I 'T' who see the good in Teves. You may remember an Email I sent to you last year when I suggested that we buy him to replace Bergy. Not because he has anywhere near the same skill / touch, but because he will be like a wasp in the oppositions backside all match. He makes things happen, and like Adebajour works non stop to create some danger.

I have thought hard about our plight lately and just pray that AW will bite the bullet and change his mind about buying Brits.

I feel the nagging, sometimes almost thoughtless drive that brits show (like some Bolton players etc) is the missing factor in the Gunners teams this year. And our slow decline can be traced back to the gradual loss of the Fab Five etc.

Swap Reyes for Woodgate (a real centre back ) Move Kolo to right back or midfield, would help a lot.

Sell Hleb!

Buy Bale and put him in place of Clichy whose defending is OK but nothing special, but his attacking has no end product at all. Bale scores and defends well, and will not wear gloves in spring!

I would also urge Arsene to shock everyone with a BIG BID for Foster, Man U dont need him and money will speak, even to them.

Finally, I would offer Charlton a choice of Flamini / Freddy / Aliadierre....for Darren Bent. Get Pires back for nothing and send Baptista back to Spain.

The result = very low cost to AFC. Big savings in wages for below par performers. But best of all, look what team we could put out next year :-

Toure Woodgate Gallas Bale

Gilberto Fabrigas Diaby

Van Percie Pires


Look what balance there is and what subs we will have?

Adebajour, Bentner, Almunia, Eboue / Hoyte, Denilson, Clichy,
Rosicky ( to replace Pires when tired) Senderos, & Djuroue plus soon Merida & Vela????

There you are 'T' no problem. A great team with Brits in it, and scope for our wonder kids to compete plus get some rest. All for the price of about net £15 million...chicken feed to AFC, and a guaranteed full stadium for another season.

4/10/2007 7:00 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

GunnerPete says...Whoops...I forgot the main topic of the from West Ham using Hleb money and Song as bait.

4/10/2007 7:02 pm

Blogger T said...

Thanks GP, and sorry for delay... finding it harder to contribute to the site during weekdays.

Clichy does need to improve end-product- but he is still developing and I'd stick with him... and remember Traore is in the background so probably not worth going for Bale.

I'd like Tevez at Arsenal for the reasons you'd say- and he would bring real spirit to the front-line which at the moment looks so flat.

Bring Pires back? I would love it! But you know Wenger is a stubborn man and will not get Robert back. My big hope- and I plan to write about it soon- is that Rosicky matures into the Pires role. Does he have what it takes? I think so - but I sense it will take a big pre-season coaching with Wenger to get the real best out of him.

And again I like Darren Bent- and always have. He is a guaranteed goal-scorer and I think would thrive in the Arsenal attack. Again, however, is Wenger to stuck in his principles of bringing thru the likes of Walcott and Bentdner to go for another centre-forward?

4/14/2007 10:44 am


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