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for 2009-2010 - Match 5
Is Robbie Keane untouchable?

The voting has closed on this week's "Spursometer" and after a total of 128 votes, your man of the match was the Spurs scorer, Jermain Defoe, who currently shares the title of Premier League top scorer with one of the United scorers, Wayne Rooney. They have five goals each in five games.

As you can see by checking out the Spurs Odyssey survey results even Defoe's mark was not above an average score, and everyone was disappointed in the end with the Spurs performance. Carlo Cudicini scored well in the circumstances, as did Peter Crouch and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

It seems that Alan Hutton is being largely blamed over the Rooney goal, but the main talking point among Spurs fans has been the perceived lack of form of skipper Robbie Keane, who got the lowest grade of just 4.6 out of 10. The question being asked by many is - "Is Robbie Keane untouchable (i.e un-droppable)?" Some even think there must have been a clause in his contract when he was re-signed in January to assure him of a starting place. I do not think that is the case, but suspect he will start beside Defoe on Sunday at Chelsea, with Kranjcar perhaps getting a debut on the left.

Another talking point this week has of course been the Adebayor incidents. Firstly he appears to have intentionally booted Van Persie in the face, then he had the audacity to run the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal in front of his former fans. It reminded me of when Terry Henry did the same to us after scoring against us at Highbury in November 2002. Mind you, he'd never played for us, had he?

Former Spur Darren Bent is only one goal behind Defoe and Rooney, after scoring twice last Saturday for Sunderland. Jamie O'Hara had a good debut on loan at Portsmouth, and Kevin-Prince Boateng scored, but it was not enough to beat Bolton and they remain bottom with "nil points". Spurs are assured of a good welcome when they go to Fratton Park in October!



Results 12-13.09.09
 
Blackburn   3-1   Wolves
Liverpool   4-0   Burnley
Man City    4-2   Arsenal
P'tsmouth   2-3   Bolton
Stoke       1-2   Chelsea
S'derland   4-1   Hull
Spurs       1-3   Man Utd
Wigan       1-0   West Ham
B'mingham   0-1   A. Villa
Fulham      2-1   Everton


       Barclays Premier League
 
Pos Team      P  W  D  L   F  A  GD  Pts
 
1  Chelsea    5  5  0  0  12  3   9  15
2  Man Utd    5  4  0  1  11  3   8  12
3  Man City   4  4  0  0   8  2   6  12
4  Spurs      5  4  0  1  12  7   5  12
5  Liverpool  5  3  0  2  13  7   6   9
6  A. Villa   4  3  0  1   6  3   3   9
7  S'derland  5  3  0  2   8  6   2   9
8  Stoke      5  2  1  2   4  6  -2   7
9  Arsenal    4  2  0  2  13  8   5   6
10 Fulham     4  2  0  2   3  5  -2   6
11 Wigan      5  2  0  3   4  8  -4   6
12 Burnley    5  2  0  3   2  9  -7   6
13 West Ham   4  1  1  2   3  3   0   4
14 Blackburn  4  1  1  2   4  5  -1   4
15 B'mingham  5  1  1  3   2  4  -2   4
16 Wolves     5  1  1  3   3  7  -4   4
17 Hull       5  1  1  3   5 12  -7   4
18 Bolton     4  1  0  3   5  7  -2   3
19 Everton    4  1  0  3   4 10  -6   3
20 P'tsmouth  5  0  0  5   3 10  -7   0

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