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Same old Spurs! Thankfully...

As this morning we read the we are still haggling over deals for Hugo Lloris, Emmanuel Adebayor and of course are holding firm on our valuation of Luka Modric, it is the same old hard bargaining Spurs...

Talk of massive takeovers, huge wage increases and box office signings seem to have slipped from the main topics of conversation, as real or unreal news of who is or isn't joining also seems to have dried up, but is that really a problem, just a case of same old, same old Tottenham, trying to screw every last penny from every deal. But somehow I find that quite reassuring.

Perhaps the idea of having hundreds of millions remains a very nice dream, but equally so does having owners that still know the price of everything and also its value. Daniel Levy is a man who I believe will hold out for what he believes if the right thing for Tottenham, whether he has buy a £30m striker or the tea bags in the staff canteen. That is his way of doing business and though at times it may frustrate, you assume it is done with the best intentions to do what is right for the club.

Of course it is very easy for fans to demand he pays that extra million or two, to secure his player, but if he knows the deal is there to be done and he is in a strong position, is there a logic in holding firm, after all how often do you just pay the easing price, before the spending gets out of control? Perhaps if the government ran the country as Levy runs Tottenham Hotspur, we would all be far better off today.

When I look at the position that supposedly oil rich Malaga find themselves in, I also have to wonder if having that mega rich Sugar Daddy is really all it is cracked up to be. Having the ability to out bid City or Chelsea has genuine appeal, but how long is it before football becomes a different game, and winning becomes the demanded norm, as opposed to the hoped for one? I imagine seeing my team copy United or Barca and win two or three trophies a year, but do their fans still have tears rolling down their cheeks when the win a CARLING CUP? I don't think so somehow.

As frustrating as it may be sometimes, I actually like the 'will we/won't we' transfer drama and living on the edge of greatness and mediocrity, That is what being a fan of football is all about for me. We love the good times, but probably get more out of the bad in some sick way. Sites like this are far busier when the wheels are falling off than when the ride is smooth. Perhaps Daniel Levy is a master tactician in keeping interest in his club alive for longer than any other team in English football. After all football is still an entertainment business...

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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday July 20 2012
Time: 9:07AM

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Comments

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same old spurs....have a make do striker come 31st aug...
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:10:00
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I think Ade deal is now done according to ITK.
Rapm
20/07/2012 09:11:00
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Get the deals done
spurdon
20/07/2012 09:12:00
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Tony b Liar and the last gov't ran the country like Leeds united...levy reminds me of John Major, under appreciated yet doing a good job whilst never quite doing enough....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:14:00
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Good read OX, unfortunately these sugar daddy's are not running a business like Levy is. Citeh, Chelski, PSG et al are just toys to very, very wealthy men. It has ruined the game too. I'm reading this morning that Modric is refusing to train, basically throwing his toys out the pram to demand a move to Madrid. If I was Levy I fine him 1 weeks wages per incident. If he want to go to Madrid then he need to tell them to find the 35m fee or find it himself, otherwise do one!
yiddyboy
20/07/2012 09:15:00
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we really need more up front than just Ade and Defoe though...that will see us in a worse position than last year....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:18:00
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I'd feel much happier knowing what we have to work with next season rather than waiting until 31st August and having already play a few games before settling on the final squad. Preparation is key to any project, therefore get your resources together before you start to work. I feel some Brazilian input will be coming only this means we'll have to wait until after the Olympics before we see anything happen!
yiddyboy
20/07/2012 09:18:00
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@ yiddyboy, haven't heard anything, not that I particularly expect to on Modric, but I think we need to consider where this deal is at before having a go at the player. perhaps AVB would also prefer he doesn't train or go on the US tour if a deal is close or it is accepted that he will move. maybe AVB privately is happy to have the money to invest in his own targets as opposed to having a player that even iof he were to stay would be doing so under sufferance
oxfordspur
20/07/2012 09:20:00
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I just don't want Modric's departure to get messy - just read that he refused to train yesterday.
Durbanspur
20/07/2012 09:21:00
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@ shedboy2, lets have some faith, if we know we are short on strikers, so do the club.
oxfordspur
20/07/2012 09:21:00
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OK, Yiddy just beat me to it. Also just read that Ox!
Durbanspur
20/07/2012 09:23:00
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That makes the coalition Mick McCarthy then Sheboy2
spurdon
20/07/2012 09:25:00
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@ox - I'm sure they do but we had faith before and they don't deliver....trouble with not delivering the signings is eventually people stop believing you're even trying to sign anyone of note...they can talk about tevez or Rossi before or Higuain etc but it's all BS we've made a small offer on Leandro of late but way below market value....taking a punt is not the same as trying to sign....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:27:00
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We'd have nothing to moan about if we started to consistently win trophies year in year out, or we’d find new things to moan about I guess. I can't ever imagine being annoyed that we'd only won the one trophy as apposed to the usual 2 ort 3. Part of being a Spurs fan for me is experiencing the high's and lows season on season. Although saying that I'd like to see us have a few years of success just to see what it's all about. It would be nice to walk about in my Spurs shirt all smug knowing we’d won everything looking down my nose at Man City and Chelsea fans due to the ineptitude of their current team’s lack of silverware as the mighty Spurs had cleaned up yet again. Make mine a treble next season then :)
bournespurs
20/07/2012 09:28:00
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35m or Modric stays at the lane, simply! Perez trying to play hardball with Levy. Now thats a "fly on the wall" situation I'd love to see!
yiddyboy
20/07/2012 09:28:00
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It is about getting a balance between prudence (bean-counting) and taking calculated business risks (being an entrepreneur). Yes, we maybe able to extract another £2m out of Madrid by playing hardball right up to the bitter end. But if i was AVB i would take that £2m hit now, if it meant having a full pre-season with the finalised squad + 2 or 3 new quality signings fully embedded in, with the Modric money. So we can hit the season running which can bring untold financial benefits as a result. Instead, AVB will have the rug pulled from under his feet on Aug 31st - for an extra £2m. Great.
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 09:28:00
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Faith - belief that is not based on proof...sorry OX I need something real....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:29:00
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I am pretty confident we will sign 2 strikers and one will be Adebayor. As for as Modric, I dont mind the longer it takes to happen. If we hold firm that we will sell him to non-PL clubs, then I dont have any problem if he is sold on Aug 31 night and we get couple of extra millions. I believe we will have a replacement lined up. Replacement may not be there for preseason tour, but will be there when we kick off against Newcastle. Levy being a shrewd business man will have learnt from Berbatov mistake. I will not get panicky and I am ready to show patience with Levy in transfer window.
By the way, I am still hoping that Van Persie leaves the library ASAP.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 09:30:00
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http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/luka-modric-refused-to-train-yesterday-because-he-s-not-psycholog
Durbanspur
20/07/2012 09:30:00
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I'd take 27m for Modric BUT they would have to include Alvaro Morata....he would be good for us....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 09:32:00
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I have a strong feeling that we will fall short of Moutinho deal and end up holding out for Modric = 30m pounds + Sahin loan. I really can see that happening.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 09:32:00
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modric not training is no different to him not playing last year (head not right) just he is trying his tactic for a move earlier this year maybe he felt he almost got it last year .. but sad to see a player of that standard go but in the same breath glad to see the rat face to go as its getting tedious .. we.ve said this year that we're willing to accept offers that meet our valuation so he need to get on with his contracted job and wait for the offer to come in . not throw his toys out and force our hand to sell which im guessing is only going to make DL stance stronger and his potential move might not happen
Dc_1986_spurs
20/07/2012 09:33:00
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Problem with Modric deal is, it seems ,we still have to pay Dynamo Zagreb some cut in the sell money. That is where I guess the haggling is-just like Vertonghen -Ajax standoff.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 09:34:00
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LOL Syd, that made me laugh. You started off on the 'In Levy I Trust' nonsense i.e Levy's a shrewd business man, he won't make the Berbatov mistake again. But then proceeded to explain that that is exactly what we will do again with Modric!! And you say we have learned! Levy should impose his own deadline of July 31st to get all transfers done and then AVB be allowed to get on with it - lets not have him moulding the team in the first 2 months of the actual season:- goodbye £40m CL money if thats the case because you can be sure Chelsea et al will be firing on all cylinders from the off, we don't have the luxury of the other Top 4 being in disarray next season like last.
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 09:37:00
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Torres 50mill, Carrol 35mill, Bentley 16mill and I reckon some of the other deals being done right now will show how spending big bucks guarantees nothing. The right players is what is needed at Spurs; for the right price and sensible contracts that don't leave us with a lot of unsaleable deadweight...we have enough of that
Forever Spurs
20/07/2012 09:43:00
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sydqcb5 - You say the replacement will be in for the Newcastle game and in the same comment you are happy to wait until 31st August to sell Modric for an extra 2m. I'm only guessing now, but I am assuming the funds from Modric will be used to buy the replacement, if that is the case then the replacement will be purchased on the 31st August too, meaning they will miss Newcastle, West Brom and potentially Norwich if paperwork isn't completed in time!
yiddyboy
20/07/2012 09:43:00
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Downing for £20m has to be the worst...
HuddersfieldYiddo
20/07/2012 09:47:00
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Good article ox. People criticising Levy for playing hardball need a reality check. Reports today are that Real are only offering £27million plus add ons. So its understandable that we have a standoff, seen as though we rejected £40m last summer. Or should we panic and sell him on the cheap to buy us a month and then watch Porto fleece us for £30m in august anyway for Moutinho???
HuddersfieldYiddo
20/07/2012 09:51:00
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StillRickyVilla, I am happy to see Modric deal dragging to last day, but said Levy will get the deal done with us getting replacement, may not by preseason ,but by Newcastle game, which is well before Aug31. Pls dont misquaote.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 09:51:00
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yiddyboy, What I am happy with is different from what I believe will happen.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 09:52:00
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Syd, but the point is Modric is a world-class pivotal player for us. Simply throwing in a replacement at the last minute who will, in all probability, be a completely different type of player to Modric, is football suicide. The coach needs time to blend the team and intergrate the new players. This isn't FIFA 13!
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 09:58:00
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Levy should tell Modric, if you don't train then you don't get paid. You won't leave Spurs until you've done two weeks training and you won't go on tour. I know a contract is not worth the paper it's written on but that works both ways. No play......No pay................see how you like that Mr Modric. Yes and you may run to the players union but they don't pay your wages. You are the one in breach of contract not us. Now get out of here before I clip you round the ear.....
Andre's Crouching
20/07/2012 09:58:00
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shedboy2 that was neat...31st august..lo......4am here so just browsing....good read ox...thats what keeps us perked up
rovinella62spurs
20/07/2012 09:59:00
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Huddersfield, agreed if Madrid don't come up with the readies we don't sell. But we need to impose a deadline of July 31st for it either to be done, or not done. Not drag it out to the last minute, completely de-railing AVB's pre-season. I mean Harry went on and on last summer about it was his worst pre-season ever because of the Modric affair and we got thrashed in our first 2 games! We only recovered because Modric stayed in the end. What if he had left? We never learn and just parrot the tired 'In Levy we Trust' line and watch him make the same mistakes over and over!
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 10:02:00
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StillRickyVilla, agreed. All I said was what could happen. Any way, I dont know what future holds, will just have to wait & watch.
sydqcb5
20/07/2012 10:06:00
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Feck me StillRickyVilla, get out of the wrong side of bed this morning mate? You're really sticking the knife in today to the point I'm starting to wonder if you're jimmy yid's brother! Man you're in a mood.

The Modric situation is fast becoming another Blubbertov, so feck it, leave him hanging. Better that, than taking a financial hit just to get rid which could mean accepting second best in the replacement stakes, in fact, we can probably get by initially. He's not that crucial & he is certainly not the future of Spurs. I just wish people would take the long view.

Spuds-U-Like
20/07/2012 10:10:00
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It’s just a bloody farce. Madrid say they won’t pay over £27m….in that case just shut the door on Madrid, openly say we will not be discussing any transfers with Madrid this year. Case closed. There are apparently 2 teams still interested, set a one week deadline to agree the fee, as soon as its over then that’s it. He stays, reserves or wherever but he stays. I’m so sick of this bloody story. It’s exactly the same as the last few years, haggling over every penny (Lloris / Damaio), leaving it late. I thought this summer was gonna be different.
hudderspur
20/07/2012 10:15:00
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AVB says Modric wants to leave BUT that he fully respects the club's standpoint on his value and that the club can't sell its best assets cheaply. It is very reasonable and I can accept that too. When one sees the prices being quoted to us for players who are not as good as Modric it must be entirely understandable that we can't simply let him go for the fee that the prospective buyers say they want to pay. Put up or shut up is a very reasonable request.
Shannon
20/07/2012 10:18:00
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3 weeks before the season starts. We have 1 striker on our books and our best player wanting out. Our captain and best defender has just retired, replaced by a guy unproven in the PL. If i was AVB be wanting to know when i have a final squad to work with. Di Matteo is currently intergrating a string of £25m+ world class new signings into his Chelsea team in friendlies ready for the off in August. And AVB will get pelters or even fired if we don't finish 4th above Chelsea? Talk about life being unfair!
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 10:30:00
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Levy is annoying me again. SRV saya it all, three weeks before the season and no where ner ready.
hudderspur
20/07/2012 10:32:00
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I want to add that I believe we should set a timeous deadline for a Modric transfer. It would be impossible if he was transferred on the last day of the window and we don't have a replacement.
Shannon
20/07/2012 10:34:00
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TBh modric's replacement won't be as good as the man himself so I'm not too worried about who it may be or when it might happen....as long as we are prepared from day one with the midfielders we have understanding their roles....my main concern is the lack of strikers and crucially the fact they will not have any settling in time....we had Ade for a year...you'd think we would know what it takes to sign him...but it's criminal we're in this mess with strikers in the first place....I'd take starting the season with Keane, Berbatov, Bent and defoe now...even if keane is shot and Berba getting on...in fact Bent would be very good for an AVB system....shame he wasn't better than Sandra....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 10:34:00
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I can feel all the early optimism draining away.....just hope we don't have a Ramos on our hands....new coach, no strikers...oh wait that's what did for Jol....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 10:36:00
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To be fair its not levys fault. Modric is worth £35M so we should get it. I agree with the deadline, tell both Madrid and Modric 31st July no deal by then, then tough titties.
spurspanther
20/07/2012 10:37:00
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Good grief! A weeks transfer inactivity & people are starting to panic. Come on guys, have a little patience. Its not that critical to get the final squad fully assembled before the pre-season friendlies start in earnest.

Spuds-U-Like
20/07/2012 10:40:00
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If levy and AVB get it wrong this time...I think we'll see the mood amongst fans start to turn ugly...there are a lot that didn't understand the Arry sacking...and if we have poor results Levy's backside will be on the line and we will have damaged the brand and all the good work in building a global fanbase becuase we are not cemented in foriegn lands as top club yet.....and that is where the money is....global brand!
shedboy2
20/07/2012 10:40:00
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agree 100% with stillricky-put a deadline or dont sell. same old spurs. arsenal now going for liorente. still owen is still available at the moment we have needed a couple of strikers for feck knows how long.You can only keep faith for so long.Hudderspur and shedboy2, spot on comments aswell.where is this so called war chest. how long did it take la arse to get giroud ffs.can just see the last couple of windows repeating themselves, even without the "harry" factor.kept faith last year, and we ended up with saha and nelsen.
topspur53
20/07/2012 10:41:00
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Anyone remember the Vert deal that didn't happen over night. The sum of money being discussed is massive surely signing club has to ensure its finances are in place (i.e. transfers out) Prehaps players have been offeredin part exchange then Spurs would have to decide if they wanted them, negotiate with them and still the offered player may not want to move to us so the deal would have to re-start.
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 10:44:00
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Its a case of Real want him as cheap as possible, we should do what Fergie done to them with Ronaldo, that is give them a completion date if they dont come up with the right wonga by then tell them there is no deal. Modric wants to go but dos'nt want to hand in a transfer because he will lose his bonus from us. With Ade if we cant afford the wages he wants we should look elsewhere, it is clear he wants a massive payday from us. Is he really the kind of player we need here?? After all the big wages Citeh payed him did he actually work any harder for them because of it??
WestStandEnclosure
20/07/2012 10:45:00
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Spuds, we still have time, but history has shown us how Levy operates and that doesn't bode well. It will be such a shame if AVB is not even given a chance to start well. I think he is a great long-term prospect for a manager and i like all the noises about the vision for the club. But i worry about getting off to a disasterous start, the media having a field-day and the fans getting on his back. All those best laid long-term plans will count for nothing if the media smell blood. I was hopeful that Levy had learned and would fully support the manager to get everything in place early. But you are right, we shouldn't be quite at panic stations just yet.
StillRickyVilla
20/07/2012 10:48:00
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spuds- look at last seasons start, the two defeats. we have had patience waiting for a striker since we last made the CL, so please forgive my concerns. just going on our recent history. i cant see spurs buying two 20mil players even if we sell modric.madric wont be any hurry. this buy before we sell has been shown not to work very well. look at arsenal.buying quick and early.
topspur53
20/07/2012 10:51:00
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yeah we have 3 weeks plenty of time....we've had two years!!! and still the best we get is a Man Citeh mercenary on loan....we should have bought our own striker last year rather than just storing up trouble....which is what we seem to like to do....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 10:53:00
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I'd now accept £27mill' for modric from real madrid. He has been great for us and madrid did us a favour with van der vaart. I think it better that football is the winner. let's get on and seal the adebayor transfer and probably another young striker.
82spursdebut
20/07/2012 10:54:00
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we have never bought a player at £18m so let's not pretend we're going to start buying any superstars soon....although I'm surprised we haven't gone in for Ba he's in the aisle for bargain basement deals, sell by dates and managers specials....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 10:57:00
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I have a car, I want to sell it, it works fine I can still drive it up until the day I sell it. I want 35 thousand for it, I need this much so i can purchase the new car I want. This spanish bloke has offered me 27 thousand for my car. Some of my mates thnk I should take the deal because even though I won't be able to buy the car i want I can buy A car and they''ll get a spin in it and enjoy the new car smell for a few weeks - but when the problems start my mates will then whinge at me cause I didn't buy the good car I wanted originally. So I'll hold out for 35 thousand and if I don't get it at least I know I still own a top quality car.
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 10:58:00
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82spursdebut I dont think Madrid done us any favours with VdV we done them one by buying him last minute!! 27m-35m is a massive difference in price. Madrid and Barca do this to everyone unsettle players then try and buy them cheaply. Modric will have to ask for a transfer to make up some of the shortfall if he wants to go there so badly!!
WestStandEnclosure
20/07/2012 10:58:00
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82spursdebut- take the 27m but get them to throw in Alvaro Morata ...he fits the bill as a young striker....If they want something we've got then lets take something they have otherwise forget Luka let him do a Tevez and go and have a holiday for 6mths without getting paid....we'll save on his wages and still be able to sell him for 27m next year....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:02:00
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Well put slurms... couldn't agree more!
GlennAmy
20/07/2012 11:05:00
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how is Hazard who hasn't proven himself at international or prem level yet worth 32m but luka who has and is a consistent player with a long contract worth 5m less....?
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:09:00
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everything in life detiriates in time.few weeks back i said to my son (also a spurs fan)i'd accept 30mill from a foreign side and 35mill' from a english side. I just would like to see it all being resolved quickly and everyone move on. I keep asking my son to find us a age 20 to 24 year old 6.3" on fifa...lol......He says "bale".
82spursdebut
20/07/2012 11:11:00
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Vagaries of the market Shedboy?
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:13:00
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82spursdebut- 19year old, 6.3" 1in2 striker....Alavaro Morata....on Real's books just making the step up to the first team....could run the channels as well...
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:14:00
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I'm glad we agree on something StillRicky! :-)
We fundamentally disagree about Levy, so I'm not touchung that one again. I do understand your & topspur's concerns about a disastrous start, but we can only hope for a good start & hope its not disastrous, seeing as the Club seems to be doing a complete re-structuring of the football management, not simply getting in a new manager & staff. Its difficult, but we need to keep our expectations in check & provided we do reasonably well this season, things will improve. We must ditch AVB's history with the Chavs from our thought processes, its irrelevant now, so please, lets try to get into the mindset of "The Future's Bright, the Future's Lillywhite!" & leave the doom & gloom until it really is (.)(.)s up!

Spuds-U-Like
20/07/2012 11:14:00
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Hoillet is free and Chelsea want ot pay 10 million for Victor Moses what Chelsea are willing to pay should not be the benchmark to determine every other players worth! They are Imbeciles!
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:16:00
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slurms- I think it depends on who's negotiating... if it were the other way round Levy would have offered 5m and Jenas and then said 'we tried to buy modric'...
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:17:00
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Maybe Shedboy but I reckon that Levy would then threaten to take Jenas off the table and Real would panic and agree the deal then repent at their leisure!
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:19:00
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yes, this morata looks good potential. I'm thinking Real think the same.
82spursdebut
20/07/2012 11:19:00
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Cheers Glenn BTW
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:19:00
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What i dont facking understand is that we have now openly stated he for sale and that Luka has a price on his head if met he can go. So y not make it public and put a deadline on this like Lyon have with Lloris and Hoffenheim did with Siggy and say July 31st if price not matched then Luka staying end of. It was different last year as we said he not for sale therefore rumours dragged until 31st august as expected. Luka has become stale smell around the club, the sort of whiff you have in your underwear after a 6day coke bender with bird! 35mil take it or leave it no haggling/discusions/rumours end of for facks sake COYMFS!!!
JattYid
20/07/2012 11:22:00
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JattYid 6day coke bender! that much sugar would play havock with my bowels, not to mention the bubbles, surely Modric doesn't stink that bad!
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:24:00
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Slurms I wonder if we have tried to offer JJ as well to sweeten the deal....35m for Luka and JJ free...ps Hoilett will have a fee attached by tribunal likely to be between 5-7m....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:25:00
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I know compo will be due but still thats narly half the price of Moses
Slurms McKenzie
20/07/2012 11:26:00
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I would sell the idiot to Chelsea for 40m. We can get Lloris for £16m , offer £40m joint bid for Oscar and Damaio. Net spend of 16m with cash to come in from GDS sale and a few others. People will say that will be making Chelsea stronger? Bloody hell they have mata Marin Hazzard and probably hulk on the way. Can't get much stronger! And I feel those 3 will make us stronger overall compared with them getting modric
Essex spur
20/07/2012 11:26:00
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82spursdebut 7m discount for potential is fair and they get a top class Mid for 27m....a midfielder who could comfortably fit into a Barca side....in fact this time next year if Luka has had a holiday but still on our books I expect that Barca will want him....
shedboy2
20/07/2012 11:30:00
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In general in life, if you do the same things the same way every time, then you always get the same results. This looks as if we continuing to do just that. Someone above said that Modric is worth £35 mill so it's not Levy's fault if no-one offers that. Unfortunately, in any true market, commodoties are only worth what someone else is prepared to pay at the time you want to sell, and that value tends to depreciate the closer you get to the point where you have to sell. I think it also come back to Levy's "New Direction" which has little to do with buying top-quality players and much more to do with building from the youth teams. leaving money to pay for the stadium. For me, we have a couple of cracking young players, one of whom, Tom Carroll, could step into the role of Modric if push comes to shove. He is more like a Carrick from the little I saw of him last season in the Europa's but his reading of the game and eye for a pass were exceptional, far better than Livermore for me. Personally, I think that is where we are headed in the medium-term anyway, and if this window does not deliver the strikers that we have needed for 2 years now then it will be obvious that the appointment of AVB is seen by Levy as a way of optimising the resources that we do have in a longer-term project to develop our own star of the future. If that is the case, then once again we will have taken a couple of steps backwards when positioned to leap forward.
Harry-Kari
20/07/2012 11:30:00
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You bring the salt, I'll bring the Nonsense!

Well, after a long absence, and MUCH nagging from Block D (He's lovely really lol), It's time for a bit of Nonsense to come your way.

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2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
10 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
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