2007-08 Tottenham Hotspur Home Shirt Size Medium - Keane #10
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Era: 2007-08 (Used for the 2007-08 Barclays Premier League season and the 2008 Carling Cup Final)
Name/Number: Keane #10
CONDITION: VERY GOOD
This article comes to you in very good condition! The material shows little sign of pulling and wear, the felt sponsor remains immaculate as does the name and numbering print and respective embroidery!
Pit to Pit Measurement: 21 inches
Shirt Length: 28 inches
Made by Puma in their template of shirts that they released in 2007; the dimensions of this shirt would suggest that it could even be better suited for a size large!
Puma, in their second season as Tottenham Hotspur’s kit-supplier would have the pleasure of making the club’s 125th anniversary home shirt and this one was a masterpiece in how to cross-over history with contemporary! As is usually the case in these hybrid efforts, simplicity wins, and Puma stuck entirely to the script; crafting an all-white throwback attire to the strip used in Europe by the club in the 1961-62 season! The similarities don’t end their either; Puma would also utilise a v-neck collar for their rendition in what was another ode to that classic shirt, and in the shirt would also be devoid of any navy trim or accents either. The modern twist however was the wording: “Tottenham Hotspur 1822 – 2007” which is embossed into the shirt to create a truly stunning and unique commemoration jersey! All of the tumult that unfold off the pitch meant nothing as Spurs as they ended a 9 year wait for silverware when they defeated Chelsea to win the Carling Cup!
Tottenham Hotspur would enjoy a fine 2006-07 season; devoid of the controversy that blighted their fine 5th place finish in 2005-06, Spurs would again seal another 5th place berth in the league and perform admirably on the 3 cup fronts – reaching the quarter final of the FA Cup and UEFA Cup and getting to the semi-final of the Carling Cup!
Mido would be the club’s main departure in the close season, however, he would be replaced by Darren Bent, and arriving with him at White Hart Lane would fellow talents such as: Gareth Bale, Younes Kaboul, Danny Rose and Kevin-Prince Boateng as the club looked to make that push to that next level break into the top 4!
With rumours swirling since the end of the 2006-07 season that the powers that be at the club were considering replacing Martin Jol with Juande Ramos; the club would win just 1 of their opening 10 league games which concluded with Jol being replaced by Ramos. The former Sevilla manger would have to wait 2 league outs before overseeing his first win in charge when they defeated Wigan Athletic 4-0 on 11/11/2007, and results would begin to pick up at the end of 2007 as they won 4 of out of their 6 games in December to end the year in 13th place. The 2008 portion of the season would not yield much to shout about either sadly as Spurs would only win in 5 of their 19 games of the year to eventually in 11th place.
Just as they thought business had started to pick up in January; they would suffer a 4th Round elimination in the FA Cup at the hands of Manchester United on 27/01/2008, and in the UEFA Cup, they would reach the Round of 16 before suffering a penalty shootout elimination against PSV Eindhoven.
An otherwise disappointing campaign would be saved however as Tottenham Hotspur went all the way to Carling Cup glory in 2007-08! Beginning with wins over: Middlesbrough, Blackpool and Manchester City; they would meet fierce rivals – Arsenal in the semi-final, just as they did 12 months prior. After a 1-1 draw in the 1st Leg at the Emirates Stadium; Spurs would deliver the performance of lifetime when they defied Arsenal 5-1 at White Hart Lane in the 2nd Leg! Their opponents in the 24/02/08 Final in Cardiff was against the holders – Chelsea, and Tottenham would come from a goal behind to defeat ‘The Blues’ 2-1 after extra time to seal a first trophy since winning the League Cup in 1999; and with the win, they would secure a 3rd consecutive season of European football!
The notable players that season were:
Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Bent, Jermain Defoe, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Adel Taarabt, Danny Murphy, Jermaine Jenas, Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, Steed Malbranque, Jamie O’Hara, Teemu Tainio, Didier Zokora, Tom Huddlestone, Danny Rose, Alan Hutton, Michael Dawson, Ledley King, Younès Kaboul, Jonathan Woodgate, Pascal Chimbonda, Lee Young-Pyo, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Paul Robinson
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