Monday, November 17, 2008

The Last Laugh?



Comic relief at White Hart Lane has been easy to find this season as their stumbling stopper Huerelho Gomes has entertained with his ridiculous goal keeping. But has 'Arry 'ad enough?


It appears as if the Bungling Brazilian has made his final blunder. Spurs have recalled keeper Ben Alnwick from his loan spell at Carlisle and he could be in line for a start this weekend. The move to bring Alnwick back in the wake of Gomes latest blunder at Fulham on Saturday could spell the end of silly season between the sticks at Tottenham. With the transfer window set to re-open on January 1st, a new keeper could be the priority for Spurs as they look to stay free of the relegation zone.

Gomes has been an absolute liability for Tottenham this season and has kept just 2 clean sheets in 18 games for the north Laaaaandon club. Botching up between the up-rights is nothing new to Gomes who had a reputation as a flapper long before Spurs ponied up $18 million for him. See below...



Gomes flaps with PSV before his big money move to Spurs.

Then there is this one...



and then there is THIS from Saturday at Craven Cottage.

Maybe 'Arry will look to his old pal, Portsmouth keeper David James. James has recently pledged his loyalty to Pompey but 'loyalty' is an out-dated concept with professional footballers and James' arrival at Spurs would not be a shocker. James himself has held a past reputation as a 'flapper'. His own back-catalogue of blunders led to the nickname 'Calamity James' and the moniker of 'The Vampire', for being scared of crosses. James has appeared to be solid in recent times however, maturing into a safe pair of hands for Portsmouth and England.

-Bigus

5 comments:

Joep Smeets said...

Ok, I do feel obliged to interject here. As someone who has closely followed the Eredivisie over the past few years, I have to say that while I have absolutely no idea of how poor Gomes is doing right now, the previous years, he was the single reason PSV dominated the Dutch championships. Yes, that says a thing or two about the Dutch league, but it also says something about Gomes. He was an outstanding goalkeeper for PSV, after an awkward start (of which you provided two examples) Im not quite sure what happened to him, maybe its the pressure, I dont know, but Spurs bought him for a reason. He can play. I am willing to say this is not a lack of quality but a lack of form.

Joep Smeets said...

What I meant to say, but didn't, was: he did NOT have the reputation of a flapper. At all.

Keith said...

Can I just take a minute to point out that Deuce made a gem of a dribble to set up that first goal in the linked video?

Because it really bears pointing out.

/blatant (U.S.) homerism

Andrew said...

"The Vampire." That made me smile.

Bigus Dickus said...

Joep Smeets. No one is doubting his abilitis as a good keeper, but if you have stacks of mistakes, people forget easily. He makes HORENDOUS mistakes which undoubetdly spoil his good work. Poor Gomes.