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The missing piece

Roberto Soldado

Striker… it’s an almost unknown quantity these days down at the Lane. We’ve had many pretenders over the years who we were told would be “world class” or would “score goals for fun” but none have really materialised. Is this

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These strikers of ours

Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor

Before, during and after yesterday’s victory over Swansea the debate about the striker position reared its ugly head again.

When will some Spurs fans finally understand: we can’t field a striker we don’t have. We don’t have an in-form striker who does it all. We have to make the most out of the short and unsatisfactory supply of strikers we currently have

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Jermain Defoe: He shoots when he wants

Jermain Defoe ruing another missed chance

If you don’t shoot, you don’t score. Or in the case of Jermain Defoe, if you do shoot, you often still don’t score.

Having started him in 10 of 11 league games so far this season, it is clear AVB prefers Jermain Defoe to Emmanuel Adebayor to spearhead the Spurs attack. Given this is a complete reversal of Harry Redknapp’s preference from last season, it begs the question: Why?

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Emmanuel Adebayor signs permanent deal at Spurs

Adebayor with his team mates

Emmanuel Adebayor has signed a permanent deal to join Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are believed to have paid £5m for the striker.

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Adebayor close to signing a permanent deal at Spurs

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is close to signing a permanent deal at Tottenham Hotspur. The striker is surplus to requirements at Manchester City and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is eyeing a cut-price deal to bring Adebayor back to White Hart Lane after his successful loan spell last season.

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The Window: Strikers – The good, the bad and the unlikely

Cissé, Soldado, Giroud, Doumbia, Hernandez

With Christmas approaching fast most football fans will already be anticipating one of the most frantic moments of the football calendar: The January transfer window. A roller coaster full of ups and downs. One absolutely loves the excitement and the gossip, the other absolutely dreads the constant flow of hearsay and the endless stream of unfounded and sensationalist articles by the usual suspects such as Sky Sports and The Daily Mail. So before this whole circus kicks off again Total Tottenham will have alook at interesting potential transfer targets. First up are strikers.

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