Spurs fans believe they will be better off without Keane
Well, 40 per cent of them do…
Most people would struggle to see how a team could possibly be better off without a young striker who is capable of putting away 20+ goals a season, but according to a poll run by The Spoiler yesterday, over 40 per cent of Tottenham fans believe the future is brighter without the tiny Irishman.
The White hart Lane faithful posted their views on the subject, and many feel it is a blessing in disguise that Keane is now forming daisy chains with Fernando Torres et al.
Some said they didn’t like his style of play (he is a ball hogger, not an out-and-out striker) while others condemned his lack of commitment to the club (“I love it here and I would like to finish my career here,” he said just a few weeks ago).
The most surprising logic that supported Keane’s departure, however, was the suggestion by several fans that it would give an opportunity for gigantic flop Darren Bent to get a run out. Sure, he bagged four goals against Norwich a few days ago, but The Spoiler can’t see him netting double digits in 2008/09.
Wherever you stand on the Keane debate, Spurs fans, you may be happy to know that Euro 2008 soup-du-jour Andrei Arshavin is keen on a move to the Lane:
“At this point there is some talks with Tottenham, but nothing complete because of the high fee Zenit want for Andrei.
“Juande Ramos very much wants to sign Andrei as he is his number one target and Daniel Levy is doing everything to make the deal, but it is difficult to agree a fee with Zenit.”