Date: 2nd May 2010 at 1:07pm
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It is no suprise that when it came to reporting yesterday’s game, the press would focus more on Spurs’ attempts to claim fourth place than Bolton’s attempts to look interested. However, hidden within the gushing over Huddlestone’s goal was some slight praise for how the Trotters played.

Spurs were in danger of being frustrated by a well drilled and determined Bolton team. The Mail sounds surprised that this should be the case.

Bolton, for whom Jack Wilshere and Taylor were especially lively, competed better than might have been expected of a team with nothing to play for. The Times also show some shock, though not as much shock as those who have called Taylor the laziest Bolton player since Mario Jardel.

Had it not been for one fine strike by Tom Huddlestone in the first half it could have all gone pear-shaped yesterday against a tidy Bolton side. If the News of the World thinks they were tidy tomorrow, wait until they wear the new kit next season.

Spurs went after Bolton yesterday, but Owen Coyle`s men were solid in defence, restricting the home side to half-chances in the first half. The Telegraph agree that Messrs. Knight and Cahill have actually met each other, which wasn’t evident against Portsmouth.

A series of booming tackles angered the crowd as Bolton’s physical approach roughed up the hosts. The Sun just can’t get rid of that monkey on their back.

However….

In the first half Bolton looked every bit the team whose season was effectively already over, half-hearted in their tackling and happy to sit back and invite Tottenham on to them. The Observer obviously wasn’t at the same game as the The Telegraph.

King was needed in the early stages to cut out Ivan Klasnic`s cross, although the striker`s effort was not pleasing Coyle, who was up on his feet swearing at his player and calling him “lazy” when he did not track back. The Star think that if the man with one kidney wants to stay, he’d better get back into the manager’s good books pronto.

 

6 Replies to “What The Papers Mean”

  • The Spurs players couldn’t get rid of the monkeys on their backs either. It didn’t help that Foy was useless and let them get away with it.

  • it’s 3 points at the end of the day. Get a draw against city and a win agaist burnley and we’re in the promised land

  • Coyle is actually doing a good job for you. I was impressed with the resilience and fight and your football is improving. Keep off his back.

  • Cynic Spur, I actually can’t see anything in there that is having a go at Coyle. If anything this is having a go at the way the press report Bolton. Please read properly next time……

  • Given the choice Spurs in the Champions League may be your dream yidorupe but lets hope the purse strings open and you can buy more players save you becoming a one season wonder…..
    We had a brilliant European run a few seasons back and nearly got relegated because we took our eye off the Premiership.
    Proof all the money in the world and 5th in the league, Man City must do better.

  • How does the Star know OC was calling Klas lazy? Have they got a hidden mike, had he borrowed Gordon Brown’s? We should be told.

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