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So, apart from a striker...

So, apart from a striker...

The inability to replace Adebayor during Saturday`s game, because there wasn`t a striker on the bench, it is again obvious that if we only make one signing in January, it needs to be a striker. That is old news, in reality, and with only Adebayor, Defoe and the half asleep Roman Pavlyuchenko as natural No9s, it is clear that we need to replace the Russian at the very least, as soon as possible, but my main question is, where else are we in need of adding quality to the squad?

It might be easy to look at positions like the centre of defence, but with Ledley King, Michael Dawson, William Gallas, Younes Kaboul and Sebastien Bassong, we really shouldn`t be desperately scratching around for players, especially when we have a potentially outstanding prospect in Steven Caulker, who could well be an ideal player to slip into the squad next season, either as a replacement for the perhaps departing Bassong or for the injury plagued King or Gallas. Now I like Gary Cahill, but for me, unless we are to lose two of the current CBs at the club, we are guilty of excess. Even if we consider the fitness worries of two of the main players.

Similarly, we could look at the right back position, which seems to now be taken by Kyle Walker, with the very different style of Vedran Corluka as his back-up. Now for me, Corluka, is going to be a very decent CB for someone, but perhaps not Spurs, but if we are intent on bringing in another central player, does this also make Corluka redundant as a versatile squad option? I believe that if we are seriously looking at Walker as the best Right back, then we have to look at a player of similar strengths to him, and again we probably have the solution already at the club, in Kyle Naughton, who seems to be doing well at Norwich, much in the way Caulker, was doing at Swansea before his injury. Could we be in a situation where we could sell off Bassong/Gallas and Corluka and spend nothing on their replacements?

Central midfield looks good, with Parker and Jake Livermore adding real quality, whilst in other emerging talents, such as Tom Carroll, Dean Parrett and maybe even John Bostock, we have real quality coming through, but it is more the wide positions that I feel need addressing. Andros Townsend is a player of huge potential, and I almost feel he would be a better replacement for the injured Lennon, than either Kranjcar or Gio, particularly late in games, where VdV inevitably makes his exit from proceedings. Though a natural left footer, his still looks good on the right and his pace will work well late in matches, as the game stretches out, but I would still like to see a right footed provider come in and don`t see an obvious youngster at the club who is ready to step up just yet. Again, could this be a case of our selling Gio and perhaps Niko to bring in that one player to add like for like quality and competition down the right and ultimately not costing the club a penny? What I would add to the idea of bring in this type of player, we only need it if we are to retain the two winger system, but it we are looking to play anything else, we are perhaps fine as we are.

Aside of that one other striker, to cover/compete with Adebayor, I only see Luka Modric as the only other player that we can`t directly replace, but has Harry seen enough in a player like Carroll to feel that he will emerge as a similar skilful and busy player to take a gamble on bringing him through, whilst we can`t forget about Tom Huddlestone`s different, but outstanding creative ability, which might well work effectively with the work-rate of Sandro and/or Parker alongside him.

For me, we desperately need a striker and perhaps that right midfielder to come in as soon as possible, but other than that do we already have players at the club who can fill in over the long or short term if required, or at least deserve a shot at proving their worth. I have always liked Jake Livermore, but felt that his time had gone with Spurs, but perhaps he has already proved me and others wrong. Could the likes of Caulker, Naughton, Townsend, Carroll or a few others prove us wrong again???

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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Tuesday September 27 2011
Time: 9:17AM

Comments

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wow 1st is it?
Zarjaz
27/09/2011 09:20:00
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2 days in a row
norwichspur
27/09/2011 09:20:00
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noooooooooo damn you zarjaz
norwichspur
27/09/2011 09:21:00
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leandro and samba would be nice in jan i recon
Zarjaz
27/09/2011 09:21:00
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hehe unlucky norwichspur :)
Zarjaz
27/09/2011 09:22:00
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would love leandro just think weve been 2 slow on this one , as for a centre back he has 2 be world class replacement for king not another dawson kaboul... which is what samba and cahill would be ..just not good enough...finaly we need to sign our new long term keeper and let gomes go COYS
norwichspur
27/09/2011 09:26:00
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congrats on your 1st zarjaz
norwichspur
27/09/2011 09:27:00
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Great article Ox, as usual posing not only your opinion but alot of pertinent questions which stir up a healthy debate. I suppose you left out BAE, as with Rose injured we only have Bassong as a half-measure replacement. Not sure why several people here suggest playing Townsend at LB for EL matches, he's certainly more of an out-and-out winger? Also I'm in full agreement that Caulker could be a ready-made starter to replace King, even as early as January if his ijury has meant his loan to Swansea is cut short. Thoughts?
tengboon
27/09/2011 09:28:00
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not really ive been following sandro and leandro on twitter there great friends from when playing together in brazil and they spent time together in london when brazil played recently against ghana think he wanted to stay in brazil for the end of there leagure and cup competition so january looks like a good prospect i know he just signed a new deal with his club but i guess thats just to up his price a bit ........... well i can dream i guess hehe......... dam is it mornin already.........
Zarjaz
27/09/2011 09:30:00
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8th...happy wiv that!!!
Sweenspur
27/09/2011 09:36:00
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Gio and Pav to go - yes. Krancjar should stay as he is our nerest player to Modric in terms of style. The lack of right sided cover for Lennon, doesn't phase me, whilst Walker is fit, as his forays from deep will become more and more productive. Leandro would be a good purchase, as we could bed him in as 3rd striker until the end of the season.
scoops50
27/09/2011 09:48:00
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I think we should look at Owen as a possible match changing sub.
WestStandEnclosure
27/09/2011 09:52:00
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It is a very odd thing to say - "we desperately need a striker" as if the loan signing of Adebayor was in any way the solution. We are one striker short, and two permanent strikers short in total - going forward. tengboon - the reason why Townsend plays LB is obvious. Ekotto is SO MUCH our LB, that there is little point in signng back up. He'll never get to play. However should Ekotto get injured, we need emergency cover in Rose & Livermore. The full back and Wing positions have been merging for some time now, and it helps for these guys to know both roles.
TonyRich
27/09/2011 09:55:00
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I am certain we will sell 3 and buy 2 or 3. Gomes, GDS, Pav are on the way out. So, we need a goal keeper who would be number 1 from next summer, a right winger and a 3rd striker.
I am getting the feeling that we will not get Damiao. I am more or less certain with that. Some names are already doing the rounds with our scouts looking into Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo, Genoa forward Rodrigo Palacio & CSKA & Ivory coast forward Doumbia. I would be happy if we get Negredo on a player + cash involving GDS. He is in great scoring at the moment. He could even replace Adebayor as front man if permanent deal doesnt work out.
In PL, I am impressed with one or two keepers - Hennesey & Vorm. But if we had the money we need to look at Galatasaray's Muslera.
In midfield, we need a player who can play in multiple positions. If VDV really leaves for club like Milan, we need to replace him with Brazillian Lucas or Basel's Shaqiri.
Wish list are big, but I would not be disappointed if we keep the current squad.
sydqcb5
27/09/2011 10:00:00
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@ tengboon, I did deliberately miss out on BAE, because of Rose, who though is injured and seems to be injured a little too often for my liking, he does seem to be a good back up, whilst I suppose we also have Gareth Bale to fill in should the need arise. however, I do feel that Rose now needs to get fit and prove his ability to stay that way for some time to be considered as a serious first team, player
oxfordspur
27/09/2011 10:05:00
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Don't think Caulker is ready. He is still too inexperienced. You can cite Phil Jones - who is still 19. But he is more experienced and ahead of Caulker. Jones played over one season for Blackburn and was getting rave reviews (at Premiership level) - before he got his big move. He still has loads to learn too. Caulker still only has rave reviews at lower level. Smalling is simply older and more mature. One more Premiership season on loan for Caulker for me. The reason why is that we do not have a consistent partner for him to learn from. King had Sol Campbell. Caulker will not have King (much). Unless we sign Cahill, and use him as the "mentor".
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:08:00
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I think we missed the boat on a good keeper we could have gone for Shay Given, but now i feel we need to go the way of the other big teams we need to get a good young prospect in put them in the front line and persist. Need a CB and Cahill i think is Ideal but then again its the right side left side argument do we have enough of each? Sell Gio and get a specific right winger to put some competition for Lennon when he's fit hopefully it will kick him up the arse and get him playing to his full potential. And deffo sell useless Pav and get Leandro he looks quality tall and strong can use his head and feet and has a good positional sense as well as he can move well and i think we will need 1 other too. Just my 2 cents :)
snowspurs
27/09/2011 10:09:00
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What is, if any, the deal with Internacional and our club? Only i'm hoping that a ''behind closed doors'' deal has already been put in place, for Leandro Damiao, it's looking more likely that Pav will be moved on in January, i just feel Arry has had as much as he can take with him. Two other points, One it's about, getting back into the Champions League at the end of this season, in doing so finishing 4th or better, brings in Premier League High Rate Prize Money, that paid out on a striker in January to help secure this finishing position, makes sense, well it does to me. Second point is getting through to the next stage of Europa, it's allowing others within the squad to play, plus i feel Arry will start including bigger names, should we progress, this also has the benefit of more money coming into the club. The positive outcome of buying in January, not only gives cover for Adebayor, should the worse happen, but it bed's in a new player, i feel Arry will look to try at least to keep Adebayor at the end of the season, but a lot depends on his wages, Adebayor plays with a smile on his face, he looks happy, maybe staying for less money, is possible, who know's, He is a top player and i believe a fantastic lad...Speculate to Accumalute, we may have to pay a little more, but the rewards benefit the club. IMO
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 10:15:00
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Accumulate
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 10:17:00
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http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2011/09/27/2684655/liverpool-join-the-race-for-brazil-international-striker-leandro- well as i said looks like the deal aint dead yet so fingers crossed for january :D
Zarjaz
27/09/2011 10:18:00
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From news reports, Barca, Milan, Inter, Porto,Liverpool have already scouted Damiao and each one is readying a offer. So, I would be surprised if we land him in jan
sydqcb5
27/09/2011 10:20:00
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snowspurs - Shay Given is looking sharper than I thought he'd be, but I still do not think that City would have sold him to us. It was a scenario that suited both City and Villa simultaneously. Villa were a keeper short, whereas we wanted to strengthen. You can state the Adebayor thing, but I think that by then, City had done ALL their business, and were content. We were one striker short, and soon to be 2 strikers short, so it was damage limitation for City. Selling Gio will be tough as the Spanish teams seem to be in some financial difficulties - like the nation I guess. But Spain is his prefered destination - language & culture I guess. But we do need to shed him - it ain't gonna happen here...
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:21:00
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I would argue we need to be looking at two strikers by next season, at least one needs to be a genuine target man who can lead the line. The logic of this is that we only have Adebeyor for a year, Pav just isn't doing it and even when he is scoring goals Defoe's lack of basic ball control gives me serious concern. Within the next couple of seasons we should be looking for a complete new strike force. We must also assume Modric will be gone at some point, as his contract runs down power shifts from the club to the player and Levy will know that. We need to be looking at a young, Modric type player, initially as an understudy then a replacement. I don't believe anyone currently at the club, Kranjcar included, can play the Modric role, Carroll would be a long way off if ever. LB and wide midfield really depend on how Rose and Townsend develop, this season should tell us. Its a similar situation with Caulker but less urgent. I'm not sure its just about reacting to the current situation but anticipating what we will need going forward and acting accordingly.
jod
27/09/2011 10:23:00
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Gio should be given more time he obviously has talent and this needs to be exploited by the coaching staff. He is young still so lets not waste this opportunity for what good be a truely great talent.
Horny Helen
27/09/2011 10:23:00
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I think we need a new young 'keeper because both of ours are getting on a bit now and aren't going to last much longer and it doesn't look like Gomes wants to stay and fight for his place, so I would say that that is a matter of priority maybe for next season.
chrishove123
27/09/2011 10:25:00
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A class striker in January and at least another one next season is a must. Further the team should replace gradually some players who don't have the proper for a top club skills and, particularly, the proper mentality.
Ioan X
27/09/2011 10:26:00
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sydqcb5 - exactly. It is too late for Leandro....NEXT... We all need to understand that if a kid is going to move half way across the world, then he is going to go for most money, in CL and biggest known name. I am sure Sandro is still having to explain who he plays for to his own family... With those in the mix, there is no chance. Sandro happened before others got interested.
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:27:00
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Helen - it has been 3 years and 3 months and 3 loans now.... Gio is now 22. In footbal terms that isn't "young" anymore. This season is make or break.
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:30:00
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Three players i would push for are; leandro (striker) from internacional, marco reus (right or left attacking midfield) and dante (left sided defender) from gladbach, the spend in the summer window was low, we still have the money, i think? Selling on Gio and Pav would net around 18m, if Gomes moves on, we would only then have two keepers, two up for the job anyway, much the same as now, this is a delicate situation, maybe hold onto him until the summer, but then clubs don't like selling mid-season, makes getting in a replacement harder. catch 22....
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 10:31:00
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On Gomes, his understanding of catch 22, is one in 22.........
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 10:34:00
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Not sure if we will bring in a striker in january, really depends if were in the running for champions league. Id like to see the Brazilian kid come in and think we could easily get Adebayor be it give him a stupid sining on fee or pay a decent enough fee for him with City paying a percentage of hie wages. Like to see Pav, Gio, Bentley,Jenas,Gallass and Bassong leave next summer with the two strikers mentioned in , in january and Cahill on a free in the summer and Foster as number 1
spurspanther
27/09/2011 10:36:00
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Jod - I think that Defoe has very good ball control....it's the other cerebral side of his game that needs work... and his finishing. The problem is that people (not us) talk him up - "natural finisher"...."20 a season man" .... we hear these inappropriate comments all the time and Defoe himself believes them. Modric may well leave soon, but not because his contract runs down ... 4-5 years left? We shouldn't try to replace Modric like for like, but have a number of people in position to step up and claim the spot.
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:38:00
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tengboon, I totally agree dude.
Fanman
27/09/2011 10:39:00
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Gio will be given another chance, i would think vs Shamrock on thursday, see what he can do then? I can't find one positive about him, for me he offers little or nothing to this club long term, why we never took the money in the summer, i will never know. Thomas Carroll is progressing and a ready made replacement, considering the age difference, he looks a very good player.
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 10:41:00
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spu 4 life, Oh, yeah, yeah I totally agree! The Gomes joke was 24 carat bling. :-D
Fanman
27/09/2011 10:42:00
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Great article Ox, as usual.
Fanman
27/09/2011 10:43:00
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spu 4 life - we have 3 named keepers. You need 3 like all the other teams. If Gomes wants to go, then he has to be replaced. spurspanther - we have already negotiated for City to pay Adebayor to play for us for a whole season! Don't interfere with that deal!! At end of the season, Adebayor will move to someone who can afford his bloated wages...it ain't us. We simply cannot afford him. A huge signing on fee to a player who has left 3 teams in as many years? There is no likelihood that you will get your money's worth...
TonyRich
27/09/2011 10:44:00
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Ox, soory getting rid of PAV and replacing him with another striker would of helped how? if there was no striker on the bench on SAT we replace him in Jan then the new striker and defoe get injured then it is the same as wigan. VDV is not a no 9 therefore we need 4 strikers ... I think Defoe and Pav have to both go and get in new strikers.
E17YID
27/09/2011 10:44:00
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Townsend is he not a natural left footer? why on earth play him on the right?? santos can play on the right ... why do we always have to tinker with the squad.
E17YID
27/09/2011 10:45:00
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Ade wouldn't stay long, better not put him on long term plan .. he is too expensive.. but he will stay for whole season... City has got no place for him... Levy is not willing to spend money so i doubt we will get leandro... he is on form and there are other clubs already scouting him...
Singspurs
27/09/2011 10:55:00
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cahill is too much like dawson and not worth that much money, though after we beat ars*they will probley cough up the dosh. feel we missed the boat on leandro by bidding too low,think he will go to europe now. just need that striker in jan.
topspur53
27/09/2011 10:56:00
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No matter what happens at the end of the season we will not get a better striker then Adebayor. Is there any reason we cant sign him for 12-15 mill give him a 3mill signing on fee and 70 grand a week with 20k goal bonus, if hes playing week in week out hes no trouble and will score 20 plus a season. I dont even think Man City would turn down an 8 million pound bid to get him off the wage bill
spurspanther
27/09/2011 10:57:00
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The only issue we've missed is the African nations in Jan, where we will loose BAE and Bassong (Ade is fine as Togo haven't qualified). I can see us taking a decent left back on loan. Can't see Harry being happy to just play Rose, particularly as the only other player (minus Bale) that can play at lb is Bassong!
mattgazza
27/09/2011 11:00:00
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bae has stuck to fingers up to the national side, so he should be staying put.-matt
topspur53
27/09/2011 11:04:00
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Off topic fellas, but if you want to know how great our Club is to our more unfortunate supporters read this:

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Spurs-match-heaven-Michelle/story-13411623-detail/story.html

You'll find it either heart warming or tear jerking, but its nice to know just what Spurs are capable of off the pitch. Makes me proud to be a Spurs supporter.

Spuds-U-like
27/09/2011 11:04:00
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Trouble is we'll be lucky to get a few quid for Pav who prefers to warm the bench or his armchair rather than put in a shift.Harry Kane needs to step up in the next few Europa games without Pav's bad influence inhibiting him.Also Gio has a chance now to replicate what he regularly does for Mexico.These two now have a great chance to prove themselves.Pav is beyond the pale and should be sent to Siberia to toughen him up.What a wimp!
wentworth
27/09/2011 11:08:00
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Ceballos has looked likt the perfect replacement for modric once he develops, his game looks soo similar agree striker has to be the priority in January but another bid for cahill wont go amiss particularly as he will be cheaper then than he would of been in august.
Audere est Facere
27/09/2011 11:10:00
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topspur53 - that's good news for us, i did the same, told cap-in-ello, i have withdrawn from international duty, to pledge my support to SPURS FULL TIME................
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 11:11:00
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I remember reading something about him and Song being fined for an arguement with Etoo but then he was in the last Cameroon squad no topspur53?
mattgazza
27/09/2011 11:12:00
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TonyRich agree with that one on keepers, sure we have someone in the pipeline, if Gomes leaves, his gone from 1 to 3 in the space of a short time
spu 4 life
27/09/2011 11:14:00
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spu4life- ha ha. hope your under 40yrs or harry will be recalling you when he takes over.:-)
topspur53
27/09/2011 11:14:00
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I think the only "outs" will be Gomes, Pav and possibly Bassong if the Cahill deal is back on. We don't need a massive overhaul we have the best squad of the three teams in the battle for 4th so why dismantle it? In January I think we'll move for Damiao whether we get him or not is anyone's guess in my eyes we've seriously messed about on that deal, but if it does happen he's an improvement on Pav and he won't take up Pav's squad place so we free up room with an eye on next season's squad list. I also think we'll move to make Adebayor's loan permanent, I think he'd happily take a pay cut to get away from City but Harry keeps going on about his wages to scare off others who may be circling. So to summarise Gomes, Pav and Bassong out and Adebayor, Damiao and Cahill in which also gives us an extra two squad places (though one of those may well be taken up by Beckham)
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 11:16:00
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New stadium, another striker, new goalie and 2 new wingers. Get rid of Gio, Kranjkar and Bassong. Harry needs a face lift i want a new ferrari please. The squad looks in real good shape at the pressent. So many options the gooners must be crapping it. We have Brad giving confidence to the back four, King playing like its his last chance. VDV fighting for a place and Lennon and Gallas havnt even got a look in yet. Come January i think we will do some more business...mainly to aid the current campain i would hope...but were gonna have more of an idea of the areas we need to patch up nearer the time. COYFS.
SpursOne2
27/09/2011 11:18:00
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Spuds-U-like that is a great story mate
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 11:21:00
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give harry the england job if it means no beckham. please pleaseplease sunderland dont sack steve bruce, till he has bought pav for8-10 mill.
topspur53
27/09/2011 11:25:00
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Spurs Allday - Why do people keep saying that Adebayor will take a pay cut to play for us? He could have taken a pay cut to stay at Real - and he made it clear that he wanted to stay there. When he was at Arsenal, he said that a move to AC Milan interested him - and that was probably due to money. I do not blame him for chasing the money...why not? But let's not believe something that is unlikely to happen. How about Chelsea? He could go there for example - to maintain his salary - Anelka is older and will leave. Drogba is older too. How about money bags PSG?
TonyRich
27/09/2011 11:29:00
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TonyRich he didn't "chase the money" Arsenal fell out with him so he was sold and City came up with the asking price and then stunned him with the absurd wages they offered him he didn't even make a request with his wages they threw the contract in front of him and he was shocked by the figures. Real Madrid didn't sign him because the club president didn't want him he's even said himself that Mourinho wanted him but the club president wanted someone else probably more of a "galactico" signing.
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 11:34:00
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Tony although anyone can see that Ade is a football mercenary, with his wages so high, is there anyone that will pay those wages? Therefore he will have to take a paycut. Now I don't for one minute expect him to just say at the end of the season, i've loved it at spurs, gimme £50k a week. As he will be happy to play in Alaska if they pay him the money, but I do think if we pay £100k, and noone else of any note comes in for him he would sign.
mattgazza
27/09/2011 11:34:00
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TonyRich - Can't agree. Watching Defoe at the Liverpool game I lost count of the number of times he failed to control a pass and the ball just bounced away off his foot. The key point on a player's contract is actually when they still have two years to go, once it gets to a year he's probably going to run it down. Look at the panic Wenger is now in to persuade Van Persie to re sign. His contract runs out at the end of next season. We have time with Modric, but not as much as you might think. I also think you are underestimating the effect of a genuine playmaker in midfield. We are now well off in terms of all round midfielders, Parker, Sandro, even Livermore. But we have nobody who can pull the strings like Modric. Take him out against good opposition and we will suffer.
jod
27/09/2011 11:51:00
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mattgazza - Why on earth do you think Adebeyor has to take a pay cut ? City are contracted to pay him £170k a week for three seasons. If they don't have a spot for him its City's problem not Adebeyor's - he still gets paid. He could spend the next three years relaxing on a beach and still pull in £26m. City would give him away to anyone who would pay his wages, so far no one has shown much interest. Not only doea the player get paid no matter what, he can also veto any loan or transfer he doesn't like. Whatever happens to him next season one thing you can count on is Adebeyor will not be losing money.
jod
27/09/2011 11:59:00
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Of course JOD, wherever he goes, city will be funding the next 3 yrs of his contract, however the issue will come with the remaining 1 or 2 years depending on if he signs a 4 or 5 yr agreement. He's not gonna take £120k from city plus £50k from his new club for 3 years then move to £50k for the final yrs is he?
mattgazza
27/09/2011 12:03:00
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It's not even october and we are already talking about who we will try to sign or get rid of in Jan?? Can we not just enjoy this little run that we are on??? FFS!!!
woodyn17
27/09/2011 12:10:00
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Adebayor would still get his money anyway as jod points out. What would probably happen (if we agree a deal) he'd go to City and say Spurs are paying me "x" amount, I haven't requested a transfer so i'm entitled to "x" amount off you and you're ending our contractual agreement so i'd like my contract minus what Spurs are paying me paid as a compensation/ loyalty payment. With us paying them say 15mil and him around half his wages City would be saving a considerable sum if they simply agreed the pay off it would be peanuts compared to what they'd have to pay him if they don't sell
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 12:10:00
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mattgazza he never asked City for 175k a week they gave it too him so yes he'll make sure he gets the money he's entitled to but his wage "demands" will be nowhere near 175k a week and we'll pay him a lot more then just 50k it'll be around 75k-100k a week which will be more then enough IMO.
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 12:15:00
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Ox... I stopped reading when you said Corluka would make a very decent centre back for someone... I know you know better than that! He is awful at CB, positioning is shocking and he isn't quick enough over the first yard... Maybe non-league he would be ok. I think you may have fallen into the trap of believing because he's a bit slow at RB he is automatically OK at CB... he really isn't though.
Dan Mac
27/09/2011 12:17:00
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Not sure I'm following any of this on Adebeyor. The man is earning a fortune for the next three years and will then be a free agent which will put him in a much better negotiating position with any new club. Why would he tie himself down to further years on reduced money at this stage?
jod
27/09/2011 12:19:00
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jod if he doesn't move then he'll spend the next 2 years sat on his backside counting his money hardly going to make himself an attractive free transfer if he's not played for the next couple of years. I can't see City loaning him out again after this season if he continues to do well they'll sell him as someone will definitely come in for him and the choice then is simple he either sits takes the money and waits for his contract to end which could lessen his status in the game due to not playing which will also impact the wages he'll be offered or he can move pick up his money and by the time those 3 years of City money have ended he'll probably have earned himself a big money transfer away from the club he's at so he'd never actually get the reduced wage
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 12:30:00
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Off topic... Joe Lewis is trying to buy M&B (Mitchells & Butlers the pub & Rest. chain) he holds 23% and trying to buy while the company is down in share value... If he does, could be the new stadium called the M&B Stadium??? you heard it here first! By the way, Joe's yacht is mored at Tower Bridge this week... So we should see him at WHL on Thus. & Sunday games.
Block D Spurs
27/09/2011 12:32:00
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As mentioned a few times above, the GK situation will need to be looked at very shortly. If Gomes is wanting to leave then a young and established replacement needs to be lined up. Think we should look at the Dutch / Nordic Leagues and get ourselfs a big 6'6 viking!!! The Ade 'scenario' will also require some creative accounting in order to keep him. As for the infamous replacement striker who knows?
thenuge
27/09/2011 12:35:00
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Damiao a must in January (we should have wrapped up the deal earlier) with Pav please, please going plus Gio - pay whatever the difference is no quibbles. Bassong to QPR traded for Wright-Phillips (you can only ask). Rest of positions resolved for remainder of season
sandrotheman
27/09/2011 12:35:00
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Block D Spurs is that allowed? I'm sure he's not allowed to sponsor the stadium as it would be seen as a way of cheating the fair play rules or at least I think so
Spurs Allday
27/09/2011 12:39:00
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Spurs Allday - Why would City do that ? think about it. The EUFA financial rules come in next season, Adebeyor's wages will count as part of their costs. If they want to meet the requirements they need to reduce that cost as much as possible. As for a further transfer, Adebeyor could negotiate a better deal as a free agent, every pound the selling club gets is a pound less in wages, better for the player if there is no club to take a cut. Also, if he signed for Spurs, what would prevent Levy refusing to sell like he did with Modric ? However you look at it it makes no sense for Adebeyor to sign a new contract at this stage unless he is going to get significantly more money.
jod
27/09/2011 12:42:00
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Spurs allday, I agree with your last response to Jod but the 1 before where you say he didnt ask for £175k is a little naive. You think he said i want £120k and they went no no Ade take £175k. The fact is Ade's agent prob went in with a stupid offer of £175k which they accepted rather than negotiated.
mattgazza
27/09/2011 12:44:00
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SWP you on drugs??
E17YID
27/09/2011 12:48:00
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Instead of talking about jan ransfers, lets talk on another possible big thing coming up this weekend. No, I am not talking about game against scum on sunday. Its about new stadium. If I am right, On Oct 3, IAAF(International Association of Athletics Federations) are examining London’s bid for the 2017 World Championships. So, if that has to happen, we need to give up OS legal proceeding before that.
We had signed S106 agreement last week, which means that some deal is already on and its only a matter of days.
Moreover, October was the month given for second round of RGF funding allocation, where we have submitted bid around 50m pounds. So, having signed S106 and promised 17m pound from club for local infrastructure + Oct 3 IAAF visit = Big announcement on NDP in first week of October. Last few days, I have seen some math lessons here, I hope my theory is right.
sydqcb5
27/09/2011 12:48:00
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