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It seems that the media and many respected ITKs are claiming that a deal is done to finally take our Croatian rebel to Spain, and of course it is not before time.

I have to confess to being a little confused at both the media's assessment of the price Real are to pay and also the criticism of Daniel Levy for either going back on a (suggested) word of not selling for anything less than £40m and even selling himself and the club short by 'giving the player away for peanuts'. Perhaps we will have to ultimately sell for less than Chelsea offered last summer, but I was always led to believe that the suggested £40m quoted then was highly inflated and also subject to any number of add ons to make up the potential figure. For example, Chelsea would have to win the Champions league as if that was likely…

Levy may sometimes be guilty of holding onto a player for too long to the detriment of a managers needs, in mine and many others opinion, but the reality and by reputation, our Chairman isn't famed for his generosity or lack of ability to squeeze every last penny from any deal. Sometimes that works against us on the playing front, but on the balance sheet, you feel he gets it right far more often that he gets it wrong. Time will tell whether this is one of the minority of poor deals, or the figures are way off the mark, but those same papers that a couple of weeks ago claimed we had declined a £28m initial deal are now talking about our agreeing one for 23m. Am I missing something?

Personally I believe the deal will recoup around double what we paid for him four years ago, and that is probably the realistic figure at around £32m. When we initially discussed his leaving at the end of the season, I suggested that his par value was about the same as Eden Hazard and I believe that will be the case here. Our No14 is a very good player, but for me not a great one and if that fee is what we will receive, then I feel we have god good, if not great value for the player.

Whatever monies have been gained from Madrid's bulging coffers, will now surely open the flood-gates for our own spending. Will we now see the confirmation of Moutinho, Adebayor and several other players touted to join the AVB revolution? There is of course a sensibility that any deal looks better if the replacement is cheaper and of course at least on a par with the departed player. Would selling the Croatian playmaker for £25m look acceptable if we bought in the Portuguese playmaker in for £15m and got Adebayor as well? I have always tried to look at the overall picture when it comes to buying and selling and the real issue is what profit or loss you have when ALL deals are done. It isn't all about one individual sale.

You assume that any incoming player will be too late to face Newcastle, but with two weeks before the deadline day, you feel we have to get things moving or suffer as a consequence, at least in the short term. Will we see any announcement of our No14 leaving today or tomorrow? I somehow feel that we wont hear a thing until we have signed his replacement and probably another striker as well. That is not only good and sensible business, but also the best way to keep the fans happy and the clubs reputation in a positive light, which is vitally important for any club that wants to be considered as one of the big players...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 11:56AM

Your Comments

First game this weekend!
Madaboutspurs
All is left too late again. Status quo maintained by our club. We'll be signing players on the last day, I'm afraid. Call me a pessimist
Madaboutspurs
It's the annual guessing game. How many points will we have lost before the side gets settled on Sept 1?
Innispurs
Still, I am cautiously optimistic about our upcoming season. Don't know why, but I am. :-)
Madaboutspurs
Dont believe a word Sky Sports say, but deal is done reckon it more to the tune of 28 - 30mil up front with another 3-5mil in add ons....Also i doubt we will stamp the deal until replacement are in, so hopefully with the world and FC Porto thinking that we have sold for 23.6mill we may get Moutinho for about 22mil....i very much doubt they would accept that but i dont think he is worth much more than that....hopefully Ade will be tied up in time for our 2nd game COYMFS!!! letsa getda ball rolling!
JattYid
Farewell Modders thanks for the memories pitty about how it ended! Still can't be all bad if we double our money!
Slurms McKenzie
Who needs another striker just get Defoe to fire them in like the one he scored last night!
Slurms McKenzie
More respectable news channels such as Bloombergs & CNN are reporting the fee with add-on's to total 55million USD, which is just shy of 35mil GBP -- this to me sounds about right and sounds like a decent piece of business. Now let's get on with it. I don't expect to see much before Saturday's game though news that Ade will start up-front wouldn't go amiss. Cesar / Mouthino / Coulliby can all sign on Monday!
Cape Town Spurs
I heard a rumour that Modders has gone on strike again because he doesn't want to leave the club now!
Slurms McKenzie
Don't care if Levy has sold himself short in the £'s, which i doubt very much, knowing or a least reading about his deals. So ModRID the little croatian pain is of to Spain, at least he (Levy) stood by his word, never selling to a rival, never thought for one minute we would get Ronaldo in the deal!!!!
spu 4 life
Chris Samba, Craig Bellemy and Frazier Cambell here we come.... Seriously, M'Vila or Moutinho and Adebayor I can see, nothing more though unless more leave, J3n4s, Bentley, Bassoon, Gio etc
Manx Yid
or offfff bloody key pad
spu 4 life
I wonder if they pass around a leaving card and get a gift at football clubs like they do when someone leaves an office job!? Can imagine the heartfelt message Levy would write lol
JattYid
So modders is gone now we can move on! After three months of will he won't he all that spurs have gained is the guts of thirty million and an even bigger hole in our squad.
Slurms McKenzie
The only positive is that Real madrid have gotten a very big A-hole in their squad as well!
Slurms McKenzie
Cape Town Spurs - sounds more like it, though levy may post ''Undisclosed fee'' so the others don't know what we have in the kitty to spend?
spu 4 life
the other positive Slurms is RVP is leaving the Ar5e.
Manx Yid
Nice, not a single post is spitting feathers, you should read Vital Arse on Van Pervert, people wishing he breaks his legs etc
spu 4 life
Lets just hope we sound out our targets before bidding. Last thing we need is more embarrassing press about how we bid (x)million but the player had no intention of joining us. Makes us sound like a small club run by rank amateurs.
Spurs Allday
Jattyid thats a nice image the boys all chipping in a fiver or tenner and buying him a little card and a momento of his time there...
Slurms McKenzie
Guys - Do you honestly think Levy hasn't learned by the berbatov saga? That is why he has gone now so we can get a replacement in. Personally i think the reason the Modric thing has come to light is that we have a replacement lined up and it will be announced when they pass a medical and agree terms. The Modric deal states that he cannot leave for real until we have a suitable replacement so expect one to be announced soon. Also i think the reason we haven't signed anyone high profile is that we had to wait to see how much Modric fetched to ass to the transfre kitty. £10M extra means a Llorente rather than a Sessegnon!!!
woodyn17
Could also see Gio going to Inter and Hudd to West Ham if rumors are true.
Spurs Allday
Can't blame ModRID, Warm weather, maybe a nice little pad in Madrid, decent money, CL football every season until he leaves or retires, winning a few trophies, if you was single, the odd good looking young lady, yeah sounds right up my street :-)
spu 4 life
woodyn17 levy hasn't learned from the berbatov saga because he still hasn't replaced berbatov!
Slurms McKenzie
hasta pronto,nos vemos,buenas dias modric.thanks for the last few years and i wish you the best for the future.....NOW CAN WE PLEASE SIGN SOME PLAYERS AND MOVE ON...!?!(sigh).
g. roberts testes
The only player not at the club right now that could hit the ground running this weekend is Ade, but how match fit is he? So I guess its safe to start naming our starting XIs.
Bajan Spur
If Modds has add-on deals that earn us more money depending on appearances, trophies etc at RM, let's hope he plays well for his new club! :O)
Manx Yid
Spurs Allday We would have signed the best team in the world this summer - "if the rumours are true"
Slurms McKenzie
IF we are going for a replacement & Striker(s), Levy would not want the true price to be published (I believe to be more like £30m + add-ons) so that we are not held to ransom over price from other clubs. If we publish £40M (example!) for the player then clubs selling to us will want as much of that money as possible... Understandable!
YidoDave
Slurms - Do you think that is Levy's fault or the Managers? Do you think Levy could have convinved AVB to join unless he had a big transfer kitty or bale to stay unless something was going to change? Vertonghen and Siggy could have gone to CL clubs but they chose Spurs as we are a club on the up!! Have faith my yid brother!!!
woodyn17
spu 4 life.....very true.they want to him tar and feathered,then hung drawn and quartered over there.i suppose it's because it dragged on for so long most of us are relieved its finally/almost done and dusted and looks like it will FINALLY happen......phew!
g. roberts testes
What Sux - this post needs YOU -----> your the man for posting a leaving card for van pervert on vital arse, with a message ''GET WELL SOON''
spu 4 life
What a load of old fecking tosh nobody knows what Madrid will pay or indeed what Spurs will accept we mere mortals will be the last to know the details and the gutter press continue to guess ! ! !
POP
woodyn17 I do have faith but I also have a memory and I remember the last eight transfer windows and the only constant in all of them was Levy!
Slurms McKenzie
We're almost into double figures.....Alnwick, Jansson, Corluka, Nelsen, King, Kranjcar, Pienaar and Saha were the first 8. Modric now makes 9. Wonder who will be 10, 11 and 12? :-)

Only Spurs could offload 9 senior players, loan 2, buy 2 and still have 26 players vying for 25 places before we even start buying. What a mess !!!
muttley
I guess the fact he went ot a Spanish club and not an English one does take the sting out of it some what!
Slurms McKenzie
''MAN UTD, THE OTHER MAN WITH A VAN''
spu 4 life
I may not be around for that article, sohere is my XI: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, Gallas, BAE; Sandro, Vertonghen; Siggy, VDV, Bale; Defoe. Bench: Gomes, Dawson, Livermore, Caulker, Lennon, Coulibaly, Rose
Bajan Spur
Arsene Wenger at training today, could hear singing coming from the dressing room, he asked ''what is that song, i do not know it'' the reply came back, it's Alex boss, AW ''Alex, what Alex Song singing a song, what's it called'' It's the ''QUEEN HIT BARCELONA''
spu 4 life
Yeah no new striker as of yet.... and then you get 'We are pleased to announce we have one of our best players'. Likely to go down like a fart in a church. Please please let this news be over shadowed by news of a new player incoming Mr Levy. You are the man! Thank you for your time Modric and good luck with Madrid. COYS.
SpursOne2
Dont you think Modric will come to the realization that Spurs did the right think not letting him go to the Chavs? Might even thank us in time.......now that he might make it into MADRIDS team. Hell of a difference there!
SpursOne2
damn it i meant to write 'Sold' in my first post.
SpursOne2
'Me now like chicken badge for making dream move happen'
SpursOne2
spu 4 life... I do not know it... I can not hear it... I did not see it..... I bet Wenger is fuming today!! Still at least he can hide under the covers of his sleeping bag coat... ah, nice and warm!!
YidoDave
SpursOne2 - we dont mind farts in our Church, its usually the Pastor anyway. He blames the Holy spirit, wish they'd hurry up and announce it on Spurs site and the incoming midfield maestro and super striker double deal....
Manx Yid
Assuming Bentley, Rose, etc are loaned out making room on the payroll (I for one wish JJ was out also but I hear AVB likes him?) Then I can see Adebayor deal getting sanctioned. Another stiker is needed plus the midfield needs a Modic relacement. Siggy is good but we need a Mourtinho -creative, something special kind of player- in there plus a goalie Cesar looks ideal espcially if GDS goes the other way making more room on payroll available - The Newcastle game worries me we need a fast start, JD on his own up front is hard to contemplate!
michael.thfc
Be interesting to see whether Modric gets into the RM starting eleven with any regularity. If he doesn't he might eventually regret moving. As they say, "Be careful what you wish for - it might come true"
Hot_Spur
@cape town we already have Coulliby
G Star
woodyn17 yep i really believe Levy has not learned anything. i seriously fear being a mid table team this season through lack of planning
troffer2
Manx Yid :-)
SpursOne2
Hot_Spur...i wouldnt give a flying F if he gets in Madrid team or not as he not worth the time....interesting call and good shout by Bajan Spur above re Vertonghan in centre mid this weekend, never crossed my mind and i feel he would do better job than JJ...
JattYid
I beleive now that RVP and Modders are on the move there will be movement in the market. Im off to the bookies, i reckon Moutinho Ade and Leonardo will be spurs players. £100 says so!! lets see :) Surprisingly more people are beginning to beleive the glass is half full. hmmmmm
G Star
I honestly think the low transfer fee announced to public is because to reduce the amount the other clubs extort from their players, but knowing Levy the reality is the actual fee will at least 35 million pounds.
what_sux
What_sux - sssush my man! im sure FC Porto be reading this :)
JattYid
spurs official - 'Our ambitions this season are high. We are looking for a trophy. We want to go one step further than last year.' Fingers crossed we have the replacements and additions to make it happen. Fantastic squad but we really need to beef up sooner than later.
SpursOne2
G-Star, you're right, I meant Seydou Doumbia! Forgive me, I've had the flu!
Cape Town Spurs
Manx Yid said it ___RVP is gone from them sheep shaggers!!
krafty007
lol what_sux you joking yeah?? Im sure if you know what the real figure is then everyone else will know 2 no??

Hot Spur can see Modric regretting moving to Real, as Im sure that is pretty much every footballers dream to play for Real or Barca
Ossie
I hope Modric remains at Spurs and creates more nuisance and then Levy sells him for 10 million next season when will not qualify for Europe.
cfc250
...so bored....
TaxiforMaicon
CFC250 are you a clever kid. We plan to buy half your players next season once your manager dont know how to utilise these young talents. your not upset Modric wanted to join a proper club with a proper history or was it you were dumb. In which case i apologise and we all sympathise your case.
G Star
HERE WE GO AGAIN WITH THE ITK's lol
South L/Derry Spurs
cfc250 - i hope Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and pounds Roman the Russian Abramovich in the next Expendables movie and then you get Ken Bates back and go back to being a 1st division club with a car park as one one quarter of you stadium you facking p1ece of p1ss
JattYid
arernt you a clever kid^
G Star
'Levy no like blue smurf badge, sell me to better team abroad instead' : D
SpursOne2
AVB's said that we have deals in the pipeline but we're just waiting for Modric to do one before we re-enter the market. Lets hope it's a big spree there are still three or four positions that need looking at, plus the obvious need to continue to sort out the bloated mess of a squad we were left with.
Spurs Allday
Come ox publish my article all the AVB bashers can have a proper go then :)
G Star
G Star but we have had so many Modric articles in the last couple months, surely theres more to talk about.....
Ossie
Ossie - That's what I think, I stated, of course I don't know the real figure, but you really think Levy bargaining skills turn weak in just an instance? If that low figure is the real amount, Levy could have sold it earlier. lol
what_sux
Bid for Saldado got rejected. Why we getting rejected by some many people.
G Star
Anyone know anything about him or is the media bull again, btw Ossie sorry dude my article was not on Modders but different subject. in hope the article will be published then i wont say. I know Ox is a busy man so dont want to challenge our Forum leader.
G Star
Hope GDS stays, let's go rescue Chicharito from Man U obscurity, with Ade and Defoe as well, that gives us a top 3 strike force
tengboon
G Star He's a quality striker but Valencia have turned our bid down. It was initially reported that he'd rejected us but he's come out since and set the record straight. He gives the impression that he'd be interested but is happy at Valencia so I guess we'll wait and see. He'd be a proper signing though if it happened but I doubt it will.
Spurs Allday
Anyone notice how Damiao rumours have been on ice for the last week? Maybe that's our prize once Modric deal gets put through?? :)
tengboon
Yes, let's not criticise the Chairman ever, for anything. 3 days 'til the start of the season. no strikers, no Modric replacement, but don't worry, reinforcements will arrive probably after we have given the others a 3-game start, but hey, we are moving to a new level apparently, well in everything except transfer dealings. But it's not the Chairman's fault, oh no, it's the market and in particular those nasty Spanish tyrants in Madrid who made him wait 6 weeks before finally agreeing to pay what they said they would pay 6 weeks ago. How can you blame the Chairman for that?
Harry-Kari
Thanks guys, dont know enough about this guy, anyone got previous stats on him or have seen him live to see what he all about. Personally i prefer an unkown as the pressure is likely to be less as opposed to a big signing with a big valuve on there head comes with big expectations. why I am concerned is we are getting rejected by many players according to the press. As much as the press make a lot bull, i do feel maybe always trying to save every penny seperates us from the big boys. RVP will cost 72m in total, with no resale value. But Utd know that this signing will help bridge a gap between them and city. Rooney and RVP, thats a dangerous combo.
G Star
AVB confirms to SSN that two strikers and a Modric replacement could be in by next week
what_sux
Muttly.. that collection, was due to our ex manager, hoarding players... only at spurs.. and pompey, soton.. whoever is next..
Block D Spurs
Really? Think everyone had learn't by now that the very man that was hording was the very man shipping Modders out and trying to get a new striker in......obviously some are still bent on blaming everything on Harry
SpursOne2
tengboon.. gio his mate chico.. ade & JD.. bale, lennon, vdv siggy,.. that is a good attacking & support play squad. Daniel Levy if you agree.. get it done please..only two more to sign, and 2 to loan or sell..
Block D Spurs
tengboon I still reckon that Chicharito would be a good shout, injury record would be my only concern but him and welbeck must be a wee bit put out by having RVP arrive!
Slurms McKenzie
Harry-Kari you need to put on the Rose tinted glasses, they make everything look like Danny Rose!
Slurms McKenzie
Sorry spursone2.. harry did not try to sell modric, as to new strikers, he signed saha ffs...In all the 4 years we did play well and got 4th twice.... BUT we should have done a lot better , and that is the gist of our problem with Harry...along with his "baggage" of problems.. and media arse kissing... disrespect to Levy, (biting the hand that fed him) and the fans of THFC... COYS...
Block D Spurs
Block D Spurs and spursone2 the problem we had was that Levy AND harry were the perfect combination. Harry didn't need big money to make signings that made him happy, which took the pressure off Levy to sell players to give him funds for the players he wanted. I doubt that harry would have had a hissy fit if Levy told him he wanted to sell Jenas, Gio, Bentley, Pav or Bassong!
Slurms McKenzie
Block D Spurs - Saha is still an option for LEVY ffs he was signed as was Nelson as short term fixes....cmon man? you have to see this. Harry never disrespected me and i go to games like you mate. I am aware of the ***** thrown at him at every angle and do not wish this on AVB. I want him to do better as well....and from comments today so does he. So LEVY has signed 2 new players and i hope like you a few more.
SpursOne2
Moutinho certainly sounds keen
Spurs Allday
So some online sleezy footie mag is suggesting that if agger moves to City that Rodgers will look to bring in dawson or caulker on a season long loan. I don't like the thought of loosing either of these players to the bin-dippers but a season long loan deal to boost Caulkers experience or allow Dawson to regain match fitness and confidence at another clubs expence does make since, no?
Slurms McKenzie
Its all gonna kick off now! Levy, being a man, can only focus on one transfer task at a time hence the long delay in getting players in we always knew it was because of Modric...
Slurms McKenzie
we've just swapped a lot of GBP into EUR for an upfront payment of a largerish sum. (btw i know the fee - not the player, i'm putting 2+2 together).
G Star
from a so called ITK
G Star
i better hurry up and put that £100 on ade damiao and Mouts coming in before i miss that boat
G Star
Finally having Modric gone is like someone giving an extremely constipated man a large dose of Andrews Liver Salts - after a lot of hotair there's finally some movement!
Slurms McKenzie
Any old ***** player is our previous managers fault and any new one is the genius of everyone but him...not buying it sorry. I know its a laugh to wind up wobbly chops but its not fact. Vert and Siggy are not AVB signings are they?
SpursOne2
So we're agreed then, we wont criticise Levy ;)
alee
Slurms, it was really the problem of Harry's lack of big club management experience as he prev. was at south coast smaller clubs. Levy brought Harry to rescue us, and was a short term contract. But he did well and levy gave him a 3 year deal.. fair enough, where did the cosy financial association come from.. people misunderstood.. Levy had to deal with the new stadium .. remember all the agrro.. OS in stratford, Harringey council...so Levy backed Harry, as a way of getting on with the job each of them had to do., and as Levy is also an accountant, and a crafty businessman, he also restricted the spending as Harry liked to buy older players on high cost 4 year deals... opposite to Levy's way of doing things.. Now it is back to the pre Harry days of THFC mode of operandi.. buy young players, with positive balance sheet figures, and sell on value if need be..
Block D Spurs
Block D, how is that problem or squad overload Harry's fault, I always thought it was down to the Chairman to buy and sell players, or is Harry the scapegoat now for everything that's wrong with Spurs, while the Chairman escapes cricitism??
Ossie

Our season numbers?

what_sux
Spursone2, Siggy may well be a AVB signing
micyid
Rose number three, Bale moved to number 11 stands out....no number 9
SpursOne2
Good news or bad news??? Alexander song is on the brink of joining Barcelona from Arsenal!
what_sux
micyid - People pick and choose depending on success and if they like them i suppose.
SpursOne2
SpursOne.. I never said Saha was an option for Levy? I meant Harry signed him, and yes I always saw this as a short term.. it was a last minute / desperation IMO. Yes I am with you in that i want to AVB do well and hope the players respond and we can all cheer and sing our COYS at WHL...
Block D Spurs
Ossie, please read my post again. directly above yours.. as you may have missed it writing your post..
Block D Spurs
I think there was a lot of talk before Siggy signed that AVB had asked Levy to hijack his move to Liverpool so we probably can credit AVB with that one. Vertonghen signed for Spurs because of the club not a particular manager he's already said that himself.

what_sux time for me to order my 5 Vertonghen shirt then ;-) Any pics doing the rounds of Levy in Bilbao? That's the latest gossip going round.
Spurs Allday
oooh I see SpursOne2 already said what I said....my bad
Ossie
Spurs Allday - Haha, I think I will wait for the away kit to appear in my stores here then buy, not deciding on the number yet. No mate, just heard that Levy jet out of America, if I had I will post it here first, unless site editor take it down :-(
what_sux
All I'm saying is that the recruitment of the players and moving them on is the purview of the club management not an individual. Trying to lay blame at Levy's door or harry's or the tea ladies is irrelevent thats my point!
Slurms McKenzie
Cheers Ossie but never mind.....old news anyway. Block D - With you on your last line of your comment to me. COYS.
SpursOne2
what_sux I'm still in two minds whether to get it now or wait till the window shuts just on the off chance that we actually do make a big name striker signing. I'd love Llorente to sign or someone like Damiao, Soldado or Lewandowski just can't see it happening but if it did a 9 Llorente shirt would be a must :-)
Spurs Allday
Spurs Allday - Depends on you mate, but for me I will wait for the transfer window to shut, because we may have a surprise ;-)
what_sux
I see Newcastle have strengthened again. If they can add Douglas and Debuchy this summer then they'll be right up there again.
Spurs Allday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPtz_3nIMQI&feature=youtu.be&a
what_sux
Gutted to see Modric go and having been there to watch my beloved Spurs in Madrid I can't blame the little fella, I'm sure he loved his time at Spurs but we need to understand he's not a fan like us, so I'm just happy he didn't end up at one of our hated PL rivals like RVP. So lets get behind AVB & Levy to buy his replacement and a striker to get us back into the CL so that players like Berby & Luca don't have to look elsewhere for CL football!? COYS!
RODSPURS
Hey fellas, this may seem a dumb question, but I am ordering my shirt online as I am working in Toronto for a bit. How does size compare to the puma fit, I was medium in that, is the under armour running a big for medium or is it pretty much the same size?
ledgespur
YidoDave - my understanding is Buxton and Malvern have stopped supplying water, for what ever reason?
spu 4 life
Modric had to go, I couldn't see him pulling up his socks and just getting on with it for a second season and AVB did not need a disenfrachised player at the club in his first season!
Slurms McKenzie
ledgespur stop living in denial, get the XXL size...;-)
Slurms McKenzie
ledgespur - if your a medium ledge, can you post the winning euro lottery numbers or uk either will do, both just greed... then i can go to madrid and watch Modrid.
spu 4 life
LOL you fackers!!! Spu 4, I predict nembers between 1-50 mate. Serious though if anyone knows if it runs same size as the puma that would be (as my new City would say) AWESOME!!!
ledgespur
spu 4 life - like the phychic dwarf that escaped prison? the local cops are reporting a small medium at large!
Slurms McKenzie
HAHAHAHA! Quality Slurms
ledgespur
lol thats was a good one Slurms :)
G Star
big c - Total rubbish mate and there you are putting some divide in as well..... A lot of people backing AVB still recognize the good Harry did. Our squad is has needed work for years, Levy has been buying and selling players not Harry. Yes Levy deserves 2 weeks and AVB needs to prove he can get the team playing.
SpursOne2
Big C - Blame Harry for getting Kaboul, Walker, Parker and Bale in the team...no? ok give credit to someone else then.....
SpursOne2
G Star.Talking about history.We are a bigger club than you.Until you win the CL,you will never come in our league of success.Modric himself mentioned that he wanted to join a bigger club like Chelsea that challenges for every trophy.And we don't even want him.Just want him to stay with you so that it leads to more drama and nuisance,in your club and distracts AVB.Daniel Levy is short of funds thats why he cries for every single penny,like the Berbatov transfer.Even John Terry scored more goals than him.
cfc250
Ossie, while the chairman controls the fees for arrivals and departures, whether a player goes or not always comes down to the coach or the coach would be gone (see Jol). It is a well reported fact that Pletikosa was brought in at the behest of Harry never to be given a chance. Kranjcar was brought in by Harry, used, then sat, then sat some more, wanted out, Harry pleaded with him to stay because he was needed, agreed, then sat some more until he finally went. Pav numerous times wanted out, Harry said no. First it was it would leave us short. Next January it was what we have is better than what's out there. Same result, he was to sit and sit and sit. Keane wanted by Harry, then snubbed by Harry because he arranged a party. There are loads more examples out there. The fact is this squad is bloated. Just like if AVB says he needs Jenas or that Gio is in the future plans, they will be kept and loaned out if they can't be used now. But that is the coach's call. Whether we will agree a fee is up to Levy and the board ultimately. Selling Gio for 8M a few years back would probably have saved us 4M in salary, if not more. Other than Bentley, any of our players can be moved and could have been moved at any time. The fact that they remain is because someone wanted them kept. Levy keeping players around that he hopes will appreciate in value by sitting in the stands is hardly a plan any accountant would sanction. Any players still in the squad are here because the previous coach wanted them. When Ramos was in, lot's of players were bought and sold including 8 starters (Robinson, Berbatov. Keane, Chimbonda, Gardner, Pyo, Malbranque, Tainio - and people wonder why he got 2 points in 8). It can be done. I expect the door will be opening and closing quite a bit over the next 15 days. COYS
peterballb
@JattYid.Spurs can never attract billionaires like Roman.
cfc250
SpursOne2, yes, ultimately Harry deserves the plaudits of getting players in just as he deserves the blame for running them in to the ground, 2 successive years going in to a prolonged state of relegation form when we were in it to win it, throwing away two competitions, making loads of players unhappy, poor tactics, substitutions. He also deserves credit for getting the best squad I have seen at Spurs in 30 years 1 place higher than Jol who had nowhere near the talent. Thank goodness for Levy or we'd be watching Walker play elsewhere while we decide what to do with Neville, Forlan, Ferdinand for the next 4 years. Bale was going to be loaned out but for injury to BAE. That is fact too. Discovered him? Don't think so. The entire year of CL qualification was one injury allowing players to play. Otherwise, it would never have happened as Kranjcar, Bentley etc would never have seen the pitch. Kaboul, Bale were identified by others as talents. Not sure how much Harry cared about Naughton and Walker as they were both loaned out immediately. More a Levy move, if you ask me. Saha, Nelsen, this is a Harry move. COYS
peterballb
OX PLEASE publish the article :)
G Star
cfc250, so long as you recognize that it's Brewster's Millions that are floating your "empire" and that it will not be sustainable if a Billionaire like Joe Lewis comes in and runs it like a for profit business. Chelsea and City fans will have a hard time finding shoulders to cry upon when you realize the debt that will be left when the current owners pull the pegs and pack up their tents. Good luck. We may have less desire to splash our funds around but at least our owners don't meet other team's players on their yachts. There is a right way and a wrong way to go about business. Let's see where the chips fall. COYS
peterballb
Ox i think we're all agreed we don't need G Stars article! hehehe
Slurms McKenzie
Ledge, I just got the UA home shirt and away keeper shirt. Same size as last time and fits the same although UA lines are sharper and more sports oriented. That said, the UA is the British UA and not the NA tight fitting stuff. They are just beautiful. Was ticked though because Customs dinged me on the shipment. They are very nice shirts and the cockeral on the back is a great addition. Where in Toronto are you? I work at Bay and Dundas but live in Mississauga. COYS
peterballb
AVB prtety much said that there are a few targets to replace modric and we need ONE more striker. Talks with City are on going. So M'Villa and ADE it is......not sure what i think of that really.
hudderspur
SpursOne2, there is no doubt at all that Vertonghen and Sigurdsson knew who the new manager was going to be when they signed just as Bale and Walker knew it when they re-signed. COYS
peterballb
@Slurms, "Harry-Kari you need to put on the Rose tinted glasses, they make everything look like Danny Rose!"....as long as they don't make everything look like Danny Levy, I'll give it a try. The guy's a knob, end-of.
Harry-Kari
based on the AVB interview today... i see MOUTNINHO, ADEBAYOR and LLORENTE in the starting X1 by September 1st... watch this space....
Yidmarks
Last chance to get it sorted out before the season starts.... http://predictor.talksport.co.uk/ - vital spurs league code FCA2C-GUZ and also http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ vital spurs league code 202097-301689 - get involved!!!
Dave the Yid
Raul from Chelsea is the Nordic replacement.
THEBREEZE
@Peter, I work @ Yonge and Eg, live downtown near Union. Thanks for that mate, Ordered the same size so should be fine then. Ya expecting to get a bill from customs.........
ledgespur
 

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