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Luis Martins signs on as first team coach.

Luis Martins signs on as first team coach.

I suppose this will be a case of Luis who? But as far as the fans and players are concerned, it should be a case of who cares, as long as he can do the job.

As yet we have had no news of a No2 for AVB, but this appointment of a fellow Portuguese coach might not be the most exciting news of the day, but what is important is that he and Villas-Boas share the same philosophy of football, which seems to be the case. Martins has spent much of his time coaching the academy age of 16 and above players, spending six years with Sporting Lisbon, before moving to SC Braga in 2008 as the Head of Youth Development.

48 year old Martins moved to Saudi Arabia in 2011, where he worked with the national team and also assisted in the countries preparations for this summers Olympics, but if I am honest, I have never heard of him, but in reality that doesn't matter a jot, as long as he has the capabilities, to make our better individually and also able to work as a cohesive unit. I assume he speaks very good English like the rest of the new managerial recruits, but I am sure we will find out much more of the new man in the next few hours and days...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Monday July 9 2012
Time: 11:27AM

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redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 11:28:00
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Lets Have a Party!!!!!!!1
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 11:29:00
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GET IN FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 11:29:00
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Hello is anyone there?????
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 11:30:00
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Yes.

Spuds-U-Like
09/07/2012 11:31:00
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Seems good news as we may be getting Mountinho now as Martins has worked with him before which would be a great signing imho!!!
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 11:31:00
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Having read the link about this guy off an earlier article, coupled with the positive things I've read about AVB, I'm very optimistic indeed. We could have a coaching set up that is the envy of the Prem & if the inadvertantly blabbed news on SSN about Modric, VDV & Ade turns out to be true, well, watch out everyone, the Spurs are gonna get ya!!!

Spuds-U-Like
09/07/2012 11:35:00
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http://www.soccercoachinginternational.com/newsletter/sci86/Luis_Martins_Sporting_Lisbon_U19.pdf
what_sux
09/07/2012 11:38:00
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He has worked as Assistant to Frank Rijkaard,so why not AVB ?
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 11:39:00
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Twitter rumour saying Moutinho is in talks with Spurs
Whitehart Lad
09/07/2012 11:47:00
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wha_sux,simply the best article available on Luis Martins - just gives a taste of what to expect from the man. I guess he will be more useful to the youth players.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 11:49:00
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Whitehart , yes according to some ITK journalist, he met with Porto president Nuno Pinto da Costa on last wednesday requesting a transfer.Another rumor yesterday was , he is in UK speaking to club(s).
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 11:52:00
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Thanks for that article what_sux some real insight there, seems he favours AVB's 433 pressing game so they should work very well together.

Spuds I've just heard that SSN slip up. Fantastic news if true. Holding onto our key players gives us a real chance to build on last season. Onwards and upwards COYS!!
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 11:53:00
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With his Yuth tes coach & ex-manager being in our club, SHOULD get him to us, given United seeing not keen on him. I guess it will come down to whether a deal can be done between the 2 clubs.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 11:54:00
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Interesting pictures of Obafemi Martins Ox. I assume pictures of Luis Martins are few and far between!
SpuriousLife
09/07/2012 11:57:00
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Pedro Pinto from CNN said Moutinho to Spurs was as close to a certainty as you'll get. He broke the AVB story before anyone and he has his finger on the pulse of all things relating to Portuguese football. He also said he'd choose us over United if it came to a straight shoot out.
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 11:59:00
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sydqcb5 the other club is United. I think we may now have the edge having both AVB and now Martins!! So that oaves the way for Modric. And guys please this "Mic left on2 SSN is bollox. "Yeh Keith said" who's Keith? Blok down the pub!!!! Modric will leave once we have found and areed his replacement
Whitehart Lad
09/07/2012 12:01:00
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and that replacement points to Moutinho ;)
Whitehart Lad
09/07/2012 12:04:00
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Someones pointed out on a previous article that the SSN blip was from last summer which makes sense, oh well Moutinho isn't a bad replacement.
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:10:00
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looks as though he has real experience working and developing youth will fit well with our new training complex...as for Moutinho he's a good player but imo not on Luka's level yet....he's also quite small and despite pitches now favouring small players he'll need to be strong to deal with the big fast physical players he'll find in the prem....he may take time to settle...if we get him of course!!
shedboy2
09/07/2012 12:13:00
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The new name in the Modric-Madrid "deal" is Granero, anyone know anything about this guy?
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:13:00
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Just read the link what_sux supplied, a little different to the 'run around a bit' attitude we once had (HR). Looking forward to this season like no other in recent years. Lets hope the players canadapt to this system COYS
ro6ertj
09/07/2012 12:14:00
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Just read the link what_sux supplied, a little different to the 'run around a bit' attitude we once had (HR). Looking forward to this season like no other in recent years. Lets hope the players canadapt to this system COYS
ro6ertj
09/07/2012 12:15:00
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Spurs Allday, Granero is like our Huddlestone - plenty of promise but rarelyhas that perfect game.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:18:00
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sydqcb5 Marvelous just what we need another nearly but not quite man. Some of the papers are suggesting we'll take 28mil and Carvalho as player/assistant but I'd hope for a bit more than that, either another player thrown in or another 5mil or so on top
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:22:00
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To me, Ideal Modric replacement would be Benat Etxebarria, Spanish International. We were linked with him a month back for 12mEuros. The guy is pure class and has represented Spain as recently as Pre- Euro friendly. He is being considered to fill Xavi place in their midfield. Just look at his skills & assists & vision, you will know what I mean But if it comes to Moutinho, I would support it too, but he could be expensive acquisition
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:28:00
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Modric has been quoted in the Spanish press saying he wants to go to Madrid. Bye Luka, hello Joao!
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:31:00
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Spurs Allday, I agree I would want a Striker that way we can use the cash to replace Modric and have a ST with 1 more to find. Problem is I dont realy see any of their ST wanting to leave Madrid from us, esp if VDV leaves
Whitehart Lad
09/07/2012 12:35:00
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Spurs Allday, I dont think Modric is a given to Madrid. He might want to play for them. But if Madrid cannot offload its players & raise the cash, the deal is not happening. Levy will never sell a player under value.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:36:00
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Spurs Allday last season Modric said he wants to play for Chelsea , this season he wants to play for Madrid. End of the day, Levy will whip his a$$ and shut his mouth, if the evaluation is not met by the buying club.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:39:00
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What are Sherwood and Clive Allen's roles likely to be, if it is as familar spare parts, to keep die-hards happy, then get rid,we can't afford passengers, or dissenting views, getting in the way. If AVB is going to sink or swim by his own footballing philosophies then we must give him the chance to do so. Allen and to an extent Sherwood (although he did a great job with the future generation side) are boh tainted by the Redknapp era, perhaps a totally clean break would be best.
Frank
09/07/2012 12:40:00
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First pictures of Training - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2170827/Luis-Martins-new-team-coach-Tottenham.html
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:42:00
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Whitehart Lad what about that Joselu kid? He's a striker and supposed to be highly rated, never seen him play but if he's as good as they say we could try for him.

sydqcb5 I'm not sure what the situation with Madrid is. One place will say they need to sell, the next says they've turned down a bid for Granero from Liverpool so if they need to sell they surely can't afford to be turning down offers? I get the feeling 1 or 2 of their surplus will be coming our way to ease their bloated squad and lower the cash payment to us. I'm thinking it'll be Diarra and Carvalho they're the names that crop up the most.
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:43:00
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Outside of Madrid and excluding Prem teams PSG are the only other interested party and teh ony ones who could actually stump up the cash...... do they hae any ST we could have??
Whitehart Lad
09/07/2012 12:43:00
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Rumour is Modric is not in training today !
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:45:00
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It's great news all round lately. I think anyone who had any doubts about AVB are slowly starting to part with them.

The great thing about having this Portuguese connection is the fact we'll be more likely to entice Portuguese / Brazilian football players, that seem to fit the style of our football quite perfectly, over our rivals. Arsene Wenger at his best was able to do the same with his French revolution. Players like Thierry Henry, Anelka, Viera, Pires and co, all preferred to work under a countryman and the results were blinding. In the future this could mean the arrivals of Moutinho, Rodriguez, Hulk etc but lets not get too carried away.

There is also the fact that we're broadening our range of possible transfers. AVB is a man that has a passion for football in an almost obsessive compulsive disorderly way. Instead of watching match of the day to see what has been we can buy to fill the gaps, we're going to be linked with random names of players the likes of you and me have never heard of from around the globe.

I know we're eager to get the season underway and can't wait to see how everything pans out for us, but please remember this is a transitional stage. I'm not saying we can't win the PL or finish in a top four spot, but i certainly don't expect it in the first season, especially if we're resigned to losing Modric, and seeing our rivals strengthen with additions in Kagawa, Hazard, Marin, Giroud, Podolski etc. I know some clever clogs is going to bring up the fact their have been big losses around us also with the likes of Drogba and RVP making moves, but as the smaller club losing Modric is definitely the bigger blow. Hopefully AVB will get to grips pretty fast, and his spell at Chelsea would have contributed to his much needed PL experience, but a CL spot this season would be a dream, making next years transfer window something to get excited about.
RyanHotSpur
09/07/2012 12:45:00
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sydqcb5 Love the second picture down on that article. AVB's hand gesture looks rather suspect lol "yes Younes all that you've heard is true, that JT is a right w@nk3r"
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:48:00
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Thanks sydqcb5, Spurs Allday and ro6ertj. That article I just found when finding more about Luis Martins.

Out of topic, thought Bale was injured, but from seeing those pictures by sydqcb5, he looks fine?
what_sux
09/07/2012 12:51:00
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sydqcb5 I don't think any of the players who featured in the Euros come back yet. I think they've got an extra week? Pretty sure they're usually given extra leave.
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:52:00
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It's notable how angry and upset the players look. I can see the training ground disharmony is already in full flow......
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 12:55:00
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I guess the biggest difference between English clubs & other European clubs like Ajax, Sporting, Barca are - when English player looses star players, they loose their way as a team, as the emphasis is on the individual. But teams like Ajax,Sporting, Porto survive & perform year after year because their game play depends on the system & philosophy they play. So,when they loose a star player,set back is temporary but long term they just go on & on. Simple example of this is Scum - who year after year loose top players, yet they continue to some how hang in there. So, if we need a self sustained model ,we need to work to a system. When we start playing this way, then any future investment could then help us safe guard our investent in players and prolong their stay at the club. Its a gamble but its gamble worth taking.
sydqcb5
09/07/2012 12:56:00
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Another thought on the coaching staff.

Four top class defenders in BAE VERTONGHEN KABOUL WALKER working underneath possibly two of the best defenders the world has ever seen under Ledley King and Carvalhio? Wow.... dreamy!
RyanHotSpur
09/07/2012 13:00:00
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http://www.newsatden.co.uk/4232-exclusive-millwall-dealt-fatal-blow-in-pursuit-of-spurs-striker.html
what_sux
09/07/2012 13:14:00
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According to Spanish newspaper AS AVB has turned down Diarra. He's interested in Carvalho though so perhaps Madrid are trying to offer another player to replace Diarra in the deal. Sahin and Higuain are both reported to have turned us down.
Spurs Allday
09/07/2012 13:18:00
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what_sux - Just making up the numbers because of the amount of competitions we're competing in. Should we be knocked out of most come January he'll most likely be available for loan again. Can't see him featuring in any PL games.
RyanHotSpur
09/07/2012 13:18:00
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It would not surprise me if Modric is not training, he is on his way out for the right fee. However Levy will not allow him to do an RVP rant, if he does DL will make sure he goes nowhere. I think they want AVB to start with a clean slate and so keeping away from training someone on his way out makes sense to me
Forever Spurs
09/07/2012 13:20:00
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sydqcb5, very good point.
ItalianYiddo
09/07/2012 13:21:00
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Joao Moutinho will follow AVB, now we have Luis Martins on board, it's as certain as christmas day will always be on the 25th of dec.............It does not seem possible, that we have signed these players so far, Siggy, Vetigo, and Fryer tuck subject to a tribunal, only dreams under that last twa7.........
spu 4 life
09/07/2012 13:21:00
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Spurs Allday perhap syou miss heard the name, Madrid might be giving us Gran Canaria, then we can re-name it and all go on holiday to ''SPURS ISLAND''
spu 4 life
09/07/2012 13:25:00
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Off topic I hear that Bielsa has quit Bilbao
Forever Spurs
09/07/2012 13:30:00
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sydqcb5 - spot on reference the scum, something i said last season, they play 4-1-4-1, thats it, never changes regardless, when do you ever see or remember whinger playing 442....that's why i feel that losing VDV is not a big problem, because he can only play in one position, that limits our options, Get in Moutinho for Modric, his a class player.
spu 4 life
09/07/2012 13:32:00
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What do all these midfield signings mean for Parker's Future? Assuming Modric goes and Moutinho comes in, with Siggi already signed, Sandro a nailed on first teamer. thudd back in training and Oscar beign touted as a possible siging surely old Scotty will be shown the door just to make squad room?
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 13:33:00
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Quite a good lineup in terms of goalscoring midfielders next season. Going by domestic league form.

Bale - 36 apps 9 gls
Sigurdsson - 18 apps 7 gls
VDV - 33 apps 11 gls

That's an average of 12 goals a season each which is pretty high end stuff and complimented by....

Adebayor - 33 apps 17 gls
Vertonghen - 31 apps 8 gls

and bench players like......

Defoe - 25 apps 11 gls

Potential signings such as.....

Sturridge - 28 apps 11 gls
36 apps 11 gls
Damiao - 33 apps 17 gls
Remy - 29 apps 12 gls
Lewandowski - 34 apps 22 gls

We could be in for alot of cheers! Take into account we have a fantastic back line, and it seems very promising indeed!
RyanHotSpur
09/07/2012 13:35:00
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Oscar is the 36 apps 11 gls btw
RyanHotSpur
09/07/2012 13:39:00
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Found this info on Moutinho........


"Though Moutinho's buyout clause is €40m (Dh180,515m), Tottenham believe they may be able to secure the player for as little as €22m. The deal, however, is likely to be complicated by third-party ownership and sell-on values.


Moutinho forced a €10m transfer from Sporting in the summer of 2010 and the Lisbon club are due 25 per cent of the profit on the player's next move. Porto also sold, and then bought back, proportions of Moutinho's economic rights to a Belgian company. Currently, 15 per cent of those rights are owned by Football Invest Fund.


Moutinho is represented by Pini Zahavi and his nephew Nir, and there is scepticism about reports that Manchester United have made an offer for the midfielder. Tottenham believe they do not face competition from Sir Alex Ferguson for the player's signature.

SpursOne2
09/07/2012 13:40:00
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Bye Bye Modders if true SpursOne2
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 13:43:00
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Has anyone seen Yimmy Da Jihad? I last saw him on the Sauber pit crew... Front Right wheel of Kobayashi....
Mix26
09/07/2012 13:49:00
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SpursOne2 - nice post cheers, funny this, when Manure made waves about oh phuck it ''ratman'' (modick) they had never considered Moutinho, then on board came real madrid, showing interest, the papers mention AVB will look to bring Moutinho in as ratmans replacement and says he likes AVB and would like to work with him again, all of a sudden manure get a mention, old red nose has not even got a clue who he was, until we put his name up...though they do have Nani, but he looks pi$$ed off and i can him leaving sooner, rather then later...he would be a good option to lennon?
spu 4 life
09/07/2012 13:51:00
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spu 4 life - My thoughts too....basically its as if Fergi was hinting 'sell us modders or we will nick your replacement'..... the article does mention that United have now made a bid for Dembele
SpursOne2
09/07/2012 13:58:00
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Here .....http://www.thenational.ae/sport/football/andre-villas-boas-to-fight-chelsea-for-robert-lewandowski
SpursOne2
09/07/2012 13:59:00
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SpursOne2 would that pour cold water on the siging of Ade from city? Are they similar type players? and with possiblity of Leandro coming in as well unless Defoe is also for the dogs knock?
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:03:00
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It would be nice to get them both Slurms...I rate Ade so want him to stay :-) You could be right though against popular belief...
SpursOne2
09/07/2012 14:13:00
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QPR set for major announcement at 3:00 pm GMT
big cockeral
09/07/2012 14:15:00
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Yea Big C... Joey Barton made it through first day of training without nuttin' anyone!
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:18:00
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I also rate Ade SpursOne2 but to sign both would be in the regine of 30-35 million thsi would put a very big dent in AVB's reported warchest without replacing modric, covering LB /RB or RW and GK
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:21:00
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Slurms McKenzie HA HA
Hopefully QPR are unveiling Jenas & Bentley as 2 major signings for £625
big cockeral
09/07/2012 14:22:00
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The trouble with both V.D.V & Adebayor is they`re only good when the manager is kissing their arse .
As soon as they don`t get their way problems start to arise .I think V.D.V should leave because if doesn`t play every minute he wants to ,there could be problems ahead .
big cockeral
09/07/2012 14:25:00
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VDV and Parker will probably go this window! Jenas and Bentley gone for anywhere near 8-10 million would really be a nice boost, thats siggi paid for and the squad improved!
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:28:00
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Slurms - Well i hear that Borussia Dortmund don't want him to leave so that might be a problem.....and they are trying to extend his contract. I don't want anything left to long....or we will end up with neither?
SpursOne2
09/07/2012 14:33:00
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I hope AVB doesnt start using the word 'project' in his interviews i
duckworth
09/07/2012 14:38:00
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http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/tottenham-talks-chelsea-fullback-bosingwa-3337731?utm_source=main_feed Please No !!!!
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 14:38:00
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You can sing that redhotspur1234.....
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:40:00
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big c - Sorry to bring bad news....but i think the OPR announcement is re their new 40k stadium.....still time left for shopping thou
SpursOne2
09/07/2012 14:41:00
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Or is it the capture of Park Ji-Sung frrom united?
Slurms McKenzie
09/07/2012 14:44:00
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Also seems like Luuk De Jong wants out Come on Spurs hurry up and sign him please ??? http://www.goal.com/en/news/11/transfer-zone/2012/07/09/3230117/mcclaren-twente-president-munsterman-dismayed-over-luuk-de Thoughts ???
redhotspur1234
09/07/2012 14:46:00
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