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10 for number 9

With Emmanuel Adebayor struggling for form and fitness, and with Jermain Defoe our only other striker, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see we desperately need another forward or two in the January transfer window.

Here I have picked 10 strikers who are likely to be available and realistic to our budget (eg no Hulk or Higuain), with their pros and cons and a mark for likelihood. Debate away guys…

1) Demba Ba. I would love this guy at the Lane. Rumour has it he's yours if you can pay the £7.5m release fee and pay £88,000 a week. Although the salary may be a little high, this can surely be sweetened with a hefty signing on fee. 8/10

2) David Villa. Apparently becoming frustrated with Barca's preference for Messi and Sanchez, he risks losing his place in the Spain team with lack of playing time. On an estimated £100,000 a week, and available for £15m, the chance to play in England before retirement may appeal. However, going on Levy's criteria a move for a 30-something injury prone striker may not suit. 3/10

3) Alexandre Pato. For Pato, read Villa above. Apparently after a move to Brazil, but also apparently available quite cheap and doesn't command a huge salary. £80,000 a week and £12million may do the trick for a wantaway striker. A huge huge talent, may just be a surprise arrival in the EPL. 5/10

4) Fernando Llorente. As we know, this superb leader of the line is available for nothing in the summer, which may mean we miss out completely, as I can't see Levy putting his hand in his pocket for £8 million now when there is the opportunity of a free later. Juventus, Liverpool, Arsenal, Zenit, and others are interested. To me, signing Llorente now would send a message out not just to the PL, but to all of Europe. I just think it may be too much to ask. 6/10

5) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Again, for Huntelaar read Llorente above. A difficult time in Madrid seems to be counting against big clubs taking this guy on but his record in Germany and for the Dutch national team is second to none. Again, potentially available on a free in the summer, although he has hinted he may stay at Schalke. Would suit Spurs style perfectly. 6/10

6) Theo Walcott. I have to put this one in, as he is available, but I would hate this as much as Arsene Wenger. I am not saying this because he is Arsenal, but to me he is an athlete trying to play football. He has no football brain, and gets caught out defensively or can be marked out of a game. His wish to move to a striker role won't make any difference. Next! 1/10

7) Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Another Dutchman and another top talent, who may be available slightly cheaper than usual due to an ongoing contract dispute. 19 goals in 36 Sporting games tells its own story, and there are noises he may be January bound for WHL. 8/10

8) Darren Bent. It's only rumour but I have a mate who says Bent is already a Spurs player. I don't believe it, but it seems certain he will be leaving Villa Park in January as Villa look to get him of their wage bill and save themselves a £4million fee due after playing a certain number of games for them. He left Spurs under a Redknapp cloud, and they do say never go back, but stranger things have happened. 5/10

9) Federico Macheda. What has happened to this guy? Burst onto the scene at Man Utd three years ago, but now is lucky to get a Capital One Cup run-out. Obvious talent, and could be a great loan signing. Personally, I would only want him as a loan signing backing up a permanent signing, and Levy's distrust of Man United may count against this one happening. 4/10

10) Leandro Damaio. Like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, everybody knows about it but no-one has really seen it, and none of us believe it! We have been linked with this guy for more than two years, but I believe if it was going to happen it would have done by now. Summer rumours of needing £40million plus seem to have scuppered this one, and PSG seems his most likely destination. 2/10

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Date:Wednesday December 19 2012

Time: 8:45AM

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1 for NUMBER ONE!!:-)
SA's No1 Fan
Just to add to the ADE part,apparently he has now kissed and made up with Togo and will be playing for them at the AFCON next month..So we def need another striker to come in..No excuses Levy!!
SA's No1 Fan
Llorente - wages ? Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - age ? Wouldn't argue we need a striker but wouldn't it be great if instead of a "big name" we actually went out and found a Michu type bargain ?
jod
Cameron Jerome, Mbokani of Anderlecht, Fraizer Campbell.... Llorente is not needed as he would not be mere backup, which is whats needed for Ade and Defoe (both signed new contracts this season)... even di Santo would be a good buy
Viyyash-Ramosh
Ok so we're not in for Falcao, Hulk, Higuain, Neymar, Lewandowski, Cavaghni etc because we're a little poor club (who's only got a poor overseas billionaire owner!) but what about Negredo, Soldado, Osvaldo, Sturridge or lukaku (two forwards from Chelsea who I'd prefer to Torres!), has Doumbia recovered from his injury? what about Morata on loan till the end of the season? surely our agreement with Real should have some benefits?
shedboy2

Ba –No way, don’t rate him enough to be our first pick forward/striker. He would blow hot and cold imo, is injury prone and not worth the money for a 27 yo. Waste of money and would be only a short term fix if we were mad enough to get him. 8 out of 10?? …..


Villa – Don’t know why this guy is on your list. I heard about the pool link but hes 31 and on stupid wages. Not an option imo.


Pato – Not a bad pick at all, I like him from the little I’ve seen! Could be a solid number 9 for us but would he leave in Jan? Just back from injury, strait into their squad and still in the CL with Milan I think.


Llorente – Best Christmas present we could get imo. Will keep dreaming ha


Huntelaar – Could be an option in Jan if we believe the press again, but he crops up every time with a move to the PL and never does. Not sure his heart is in it to play over here? For us at least


Walcott – Well its Christmas so you have to put a joke in there right?


Wolfswinkel – Another good pick. I think he would be a great number 9 for us. Links with AVB who allegedly wanted him at porto and might not cost a fortune. Only signed for his new club last year thou?


Bent – Huh? We had the joke one already. Your just trying to be funny now


Macheda – Never heard of him so cant really say. A loan isn’t what we need thou?


Damaio – Would be great and our ideal player if we could finally get him. Maybe to much money now which is a shame because he would play well over here imo if his current club weren’t such dicks to deal with


Cheers for the Article. COYS.

SpursOne2
VR- fraizer Campbell???? Llorente is not needed?...you're on the wind up...yes those players may help us to stay up but are not what Spurs need to take the team forward, and if you're not going forward you go backwards fast in this league...ask Liverpool!
shedboy2
Viyyash you are off your trolley...are you Cameron Jerome's agent or something? FFS he can't get in the Stoke team, Kenwyne Jones is keeping him out!! I tried to pick realistic targets focusing on those who are definitely available and that we can afford, which is why Falcao, Higuain etc don't appear...
Sebthespur
Balotelli on loan anyone.....??!
jacobslad
Frankly, I dont see us spending.

But I would look at someone like Charlie Austin from Burnley. Yes, he is championship striker. Fact is he is a championship striker who has scored 20 goals before end of November. He scores every kind of goals. While he might not be the perfect replacement, but he certainly can be one of the 3 strikers.
sydqcb5
I think we should rule out African players due to the fact that if the cup of nations is on we could lose him and Ade. Maybe we might have an explosive great finishing young Falcao esque player up our sleeve that Andre has scouted. Out of your list the one which would excite me would be Pato, huntellar is a great finisher but would have to change his game in the premier league. Has to be a younger player who can learn the AVB way.
Jantheman
VR - you have to get it into your head we need TWO top quality players for EACH position. Not saying its easy but to win the PL and compete in all competitions that's the ultimate aim. There's no point in bring in clowns like Fraizer Campbell or Cameron Jerome - what are they adding to our ability to compete??
StillRickyVilla
Pays yor money...take your choice.....so many out there. My top five would be, in order. 1/ Aubameyang 2/walcott 3/remy 4/lloriente 5/dzeko.
82spursdebut
Shedboy2 - dont rise to VR's wind ups. I had this the other week when he was begging for us to sign Kenweyne Jones and Jon Walters as we dont need any big signings.
mattspurs1982
id go with:

Alexis Sanchez
Fernando Llorente
Demba Ba

or a cheeky offer for Hernandez of Manure.....
Yidmarks
no... we DO NOT need 2 equally top-notch players vying for each slot, cos thats just gonna cause huge selfish player disharmony and rivalries destroying team-spirit... I think AVB and the Board think more along my lines than any of yours' and the transfers (if any) in January will prove it... Jerome is a good buy for this squad as he can back up whats already there in Defoe and Ade... Llorente is not backup and will be stupid to come here anyway when he can go to Juventus, do we want stupid players here ??... these 'clowns' like Campbell and Jerome are merely under-valued assets going under the radar cos they are being played outta position (or injured) for current clubs. no doubt you experts wudda been caling Michu a clown last June or Demba Ba a year before that.... there will not be any bigname signings this January, and frankly I doubt we even need them.
Viyyash-Ramosh
or Negredo...
Yidmarks
Ba- knee we won't take the risk
Villa - age, wages
Pato- not lived up to the hype, is he able to cope with the physicality?
llorente - able to link with our existing players, the fee would be minimal but the wages could be a stumbling block but if we can pay Ade 100k pw to do nothing surely we can afford this guy!
KJH- I would have loved him (and suggested) 5 years ago but our style has changed so would be a risk given age/wages but I'd sooner him than some of the other suggestions
Theo- not going to happen
RVW- a converted midfielder with promise, could compliment the squad and would have sell on value
DB-been there before not happening
Macheda- one good goal as a sub does not make him our answer...the boy needs game time to see if he can develop, long gone are the days when Manu cast off's would do...ask steve bruce or Roy keane..
Leandro - we should have put in a serious bid 2 years ago instead we tried to haggle, failed and will miss out....
shedboy2
i think we need that Modric/VDV replacment...

Willian, Moutinho or Sanchez playing off Defoe/Adebayor would do
Yidmarks
mattspurs... I have NEVER bigged up Kenwyn jones or Walters in my life, so what you claim is an outright lie... but I do rate Jerome highly, in the right team.
Viyyash-Ramosh
Yidmarks - why go for Willian or Moutinho when we can get Shaun W-P's, Routledge, Sidwell or Charlie Adam? (accordingly to VR)
mattspurs1982
Anyone know any info about this Zaha fellow from Christal Palace? Hearing great things about him, forward and cover for the wings maybe. Remy isn't a bad shout as well...
SpursOne2
llorente can play with defoe, dempsey Gylfi or Ade, would have sell on value and is a pro hiring his own staff to keep him in shape while his club leave him on the sidelines...yes I think Juve will get him but we have to have players of this calibre if we are to remain competitive...next season defoe, Dempsey and Ade will all be hovering around the 30 mark....little sell on value, pace declining, injuries more common...where's our planning??? a good manager will have succession planning in place...especially if there is a '3-5 year project'
shedboy2
you experts are too easily swayed by a fancy foreign name and a nice stats on some football computer game... never shudda sold Routledge but he was right to leave us. there are plenty of good players in Europe that are not hyped up for the average fan to have noticed, thats when scouts and good Board judgement come into it... another good possible bargain could be Downing in January, maybe on loan.
Viyyash-Ramosh
Spursone2- Zaha is like a speedboat without a driver...the boy looks great, he could be the next best thing or a complete flop but I'm not sure which one...more a winger than a striker for me.
shedboy2
Zaha will go to 1 of the richer clubs, Remy never tracks back when played wide and doesnt work hard generally, tho has quality.... Downing and Jerome in January and we're good to go to CL.
Viyyash-Ramosh
rumour has it that Fergie wants Zaha in January.
jacobslad
VR....haha, downing...lol, you are good...
shedboy2
Soldado or Negredo both gett-able what about Andre Schurle....as for remy think think his head has gone as well as the medical risks...
shedboy2
Downing. Oh my word. Is Michell Ricketts still about? He's awesome.
mattspurs1982
vr....I prefer my candidate of Balotelli on loan....
jacobslad
Aubameyang...wikpedia /youtube. Schurle...he's a interesting one. great player. Just think spurs should be looking for 20 to 26 age range.
82spursdebut
If we're looking at a "back up" striker - Shane Long?
mattspurs1982
82spursdebut-Dzeko would be perfect for us but a distant dream maybe!How about Tello from Barcelona or Callejon(not sure of the spelling)of Madrid.Both young and firing!!Maybe a move for Lukaku ,anyone?
SilwalYid
82spursdebut-Dzeko would be perfect for us but a distant dream maybe!How about Tello from Barcelona or Callejon(not sure of the spelling)of Madrid.Both young and firing!!Maybe a move for Lukaku ,anyone?
SilwalYid
another window full of steam and by the time it is wiped to see out it will be february with no players to see coming in.
bazdog
Balotelli - not that scumbag who stamped on Parker's head. Rather buy Dzeko than loan Balotelli
sydqcb5
jacobslad- balottelli would have been good of Arry was still here but I'm not sure AVB style would suit him...
shedboy2
yep- Lukaku could work, dzeko would be fantastic but i can't see City paying his wages as well!
shedboy2
We have 4 games before the transfer window. If Adebayor is seriously injured, and something happens to Defoe, we may well have to promote a youngster..Obika probably.
jacobslad
yes..like shane long...... Callejon...is probably too highly thought of at madrid....along with morata. Sack our scouts...we missed out on lukaku...lol If balotelli is forgiven again...which i think he will be. Then this may upset dzeko even more. Yes, prob' dream to think of dzeko......but adebayor /defoe...ages not good..........we need a top top one.
82spursdebut
VR-can you pass me Whatever you are smoking right now??
SilwalYid
DOWNING!!!!?? hahahahah iv'e just choked to death on me cornflakes and almost died of a laughing fit. There is some comedy gold on here this morning haha! Moutinho and Llorente. That is all we need.
TornadoYid
VR-can you pass me Whatever you are smoking right now??
SilwalYid
Obika..poor lad is trying so hard. Lancaster...bombed out, dunna know where he has gone. Ryan Mason....great potential...very mature.....but currently playing centre attacking midfield.
82spursdebut
The Balotteli thing was a joke, mind you some people thought that when it as suggested we loaned Adebayor.
jacobslad
VR - so when Defoe and Bale get injured or need a rest we wheel out the big-guns Fraizer Campbell and Stuart Downing eh? LOL
StillRickyVilla
82spursdebut- we didn't miss Lukaku...he opted for the money at Chelsea...but if they get Falcao then I'm sure he'll want out....as for Sturridge looks like Pool are favourites....I think he'd do well given a run..
shedboy2
Sky bet has cut Moutinho from 3/1 to 5/4 to join us
sydqcb5
Whoever said Shane Long, the more I think about it the more I like it.
Sebthespur
VR - a proper club that wants to compete in all trophies (PL, FA Cup, League Cup and in Europe) has to play nearly 60 games + international players will have to play half a dozen international matches and potentially a World Cup/Euro Cup in the summer! There are LOADS and LOADS of games to keep a full quality squad of 25 happy. You are living in a Harry Redknapp world of 'let's throw every trophy apart from the Premier League'.
StillRickyVilla
Moutinho...waste of money........but avb did go watch psg vs porto recently.
82spursdebut
Yidmarks got a point.We could make a sneaky bid for Chicarito!He is surplus to the requirements at Manure
SilwalYid
Moutinho........waste of money!say whaat??????
SilwalYid
With Defoe at 30 years old, and Ade about to be 29... Any new striker has got to be max 27. LLorente, Bent, Villa, Huntelaar fail from that point of view. Ba has injury problem and would be a gamble. Bent - I never rated him much, glad he left, and he hasn't set the world alight since, and it not even making the bench because he is purely a goal scorer & nothing more, and we need more than that. David Villa is dream world time. Get real. Pato - he scored one of the best goals I have ever seen vs Barca a couple of years ago. Really talented, but we are off his radar .. get real. Walnutt - hell no. We want a natural striker....and one who plays with his head. Macheda - not even sure why he makes your list. He needs 2 full seasons of Premiership football to become even a passable striker. I'd rather play our own Kane or Lancaster - and that is saying something. van Wolfswinkel - the most realistic one from your list. Damaio - not gonna happen.
TonyRich
If we had a decent scout system and a Director of Football, there is no reason why we can't find a hidden gem. When was the last time we gave a little known an opportunity?. Think of Ba and even Benteke!
Critical_Spur
..moutinho..£20 mill to get him....NOT what spurs require at the min'.
82spursdebut
I don't think we should be looking for a back-up....Defoe and Ade don't offer much flexibility and defoe is knocking on (ade looks 30 to me already but he's meant to be 28) We need to have a 1st team striker ready...whether we buy a youngster with real potential (please don't say Obika or Kane) or a ready made player like Llorente, players that can play up top on their own or link play from deep...
shedboy2
Ones omitted from your list: Shane Long - I love this guy. The complete opposite of Defoe. He fights to the death, chases everything, defenders hate playing against him. He creates chances for others, and knows where the net is. Plus already accustomed to EPL. Aubameyang - buy them before they make it big. Why not? The stats indicate a bright future. (Jantheman - this guy plays for Gabon, not every team is in the African cup of nations you know) Sturridge - This kid needs to go somewhere knowing that he is not backup. Bolton aside, his stats do not look good - due to him often being played out of striker position. But that does give an option to play him wide. Remy - hits the net.
TonyRich
there was a guy in the 2010/2011 season that scored 32 goals in 56 games and 10 assists also and at the time was only 23 years old. he has played only 9 games in the last 2 seasons through injury but is due back to fitness by the end of January with his club in serious financial trouble and in the 2nd tier of Spanish football. I give you Guiseppe Rossi. i remember when we were interested a few years back and were quoted 30m euros. villareal are currently 6th position in the 2nd division in spain. this guy will cost no more than £8m i would have thought and if he can put his injuries behind him and recapture his best form. I.E outscoring the likes of Villa and Aguero in 2010/2011 would be a great signing
spurs-stelios
I think Moutinho is EXACTLY what Spurs require at the moment! We need that extra hub of creativity in the centre of the park to fill fill the void that Modric left. Someone who can pick a key pass and unlock a defence with a moment of brilliance on a regular basis. We don't have that at the moment. Moutinho would give us that!
TornadoYid
TR- whilst i don't want himn back you're harsh on Bent....he has scored bucketloads since he left and his price went up too....I suspect the reason he's been benched lately is more due to contractual fee's rather than his ability...what was it 24m from Sunderland...don't you suppose some of that was appearance based?
shedboy2
if we do get moutnho look out 433 here we come...dembele, moutinho, Sandro...
shedboy2
We don't need to be buying potential as it won't take us forward right now. We know what has happened in the last 2 years after January. Hopefully this time Levy will realise the need to strengthen in Jan. We need a proven striker, who will come in and score goals straight away. Llorente is world class, Huntelaar will score goals. These are players that will take us up a notch and make sure we dont suffer our second half season disaster of the last 2 years. On the plus side, we have Parker, BAE, Kaboul all coming backfrom injury and will be fresh for the new year. Almost as good as 3 new signings. We can finally give Sandro a rest, he has been immense this season.
vicspur
spurs-stelios- we dodged a bullet with Rossi....imo he wouldn't have cut it in the prem even had he stayed...only rossi i'd like comes in a cone...
shedboy2
Sebthespur - that was me mate; Shane Long makes sense if we want a decent back up.
mattspurs1982
G Rossi would be a massive gamble now. Would still command a fee of £10m and prob high wages even tho he's had a huge career threatening injury. A huge gamble.
mattspurs1982
mountinho....doesn't score enough ...isn't creative enough..will cost £20 mill................cellabos is better
82spursdebut
TonyRich, did Defoe murder your cat or something? LOL. Fair play you have a view but jaysus, you have taken it to the extreme! So Defoe doesn't know where the net is? defenders love playing against him? he doesn't chase everything? Create chances for others? (Were you making a cuppa when JD made a 70 yard defensive run and sliding tackle in the last match? Or that raking run and through pass giving Kyle Walker a one-on-one chance which he sliced wide?). Take the negative JD blinkers off my friend!
StillRickyVilla
Should never have sold PAVFALLOVER, he was great back up, like a duracell battery trying to fire up your christmas lights, seems like a good idea, but it will never work out.
spu 4 life
looks like daniel sturridge has chosen loserfool over us,which is a shame cause i really rate this guy.
ghulamville
Not harsh on Bent. The guy engineers a situation that makes him look better. He demands to play every game, which makes his stats look better. The moment he does not play every game, his goal rate goes down - as it did for Spurs, and lately at Villa. No top 4-5 team can have a striker like Bent because you have to build your team around him. He scored at Sunderland, Villa AND at Charlton, but those teams did not improve with his goals.
TonyRich
What drugs are you taking 82spurs cos I want some!!!!!
TornadoYid
We don't need Another striker! We need to replace modric and push dembele further foward enabling him to have that free role. That is what is most important. Unless we Magically sign hulk or falcao we shouldn't even bother. Moutinho should be our priority!
01tottenham
SRV - err you kind of took mind comments as a complete anti Defoe rant. Which it wasn't meant to be. Only meant the first bit: hard to play against, strong, and chases and works forever.
TonyRich
Ba, would be a great option, but would he pass a medical?
oxfordspur
I'd still love Rossi! and I rate Long better than Defoe!
SilwalYid
82Spurs Modric - doesnt score much doesn't assist much but valued at 35 million. Moutinho has won big trophies starting member of Portugal and a damb good midfielder. He is CM he doesn't need to score
sydqcb5
01tottenham - we don't need another striker? We have TWO strikers, and one is injured. So that is no striker on the bench! Defoe is 30, we need to replace him in due course. It is the priority. We do not need Moutinho, plus he does not want to come here.
TonyRich
01Tottenham absolutely spot on re: Moutinho and releasing Dembele further up. I still think we need a top striker tho.
TornadoYid
Shane Long would gave been a great signing before he went to WBA now his price would mitagate against signing him. His injury records isn't great and I believe he has an ongoing back issue. But a fast goal paocher who can play wide right at a piinch and can hold the ball he is a real player.
Slurms McKenzie
If we are going to sign a newcastle striker I'd prefer Pa***** Cisse! Don't know much about Ricky Van Wolfswinkle but love the name
Slurms McKenzie
Regarding our scouting policy, I may be wrong, but i can't see AVB not having one in place, his far to clever for that, only he never talks about it, which is a good thing, coming out and saying we have XYZ Millions to spend in January just pushes up the price up. Would his present club allow Llorente to walk for nothing in the summer, they would be pretty stupid if they did, his worth money to them. AVB likes and wants Moutinho, if Dembele is out for another period of this season, we have no midfield general directing play, Dembele is a class act, Moutinho is as well, but Porto are still in the champions league, this is the problem, you can't have to many class players, but you can have plenty of good ones, with Parker back, it just pushes Livermore and Hudd down the pecking order. Does AVB want Llorente or any of the ones mentioned, I'm sure like the rest of us Leandro would be a real step in the right direction, but as metioned it has dragged on and on.
spu 4 life
Given our set-up and style of play what we really need in a striker is blistering pace... and goal scoring ability!
Slurms McKenzie
So Cisse and Ba go to AFCON and so does Ade!and Cisse,how many goals has he scored this season,I guess our Super Jan has scored more!
SilwalYid
moutinho is good..but great midfielders score goals. If spurs have £20 mill' to spend......then a striker or two is what spurs require at the moment. Any other spare cash should be spent on the new stadium progression.
82spursdebut
Sorry SilwalYid I forgot to add that caveat, the ACN is the big problem with both Newcastle strikers also offers an interesting problem for Newcastle. Cisse has been played out wide this season and isn't all to happy about it hence the drop in goals! Dzeko would be a good addition to us or we could try mexican again and go for Hernandez
Slurms McKenzie
What about a cheeky little bid for Eduardo Vargas?
Slurms McKenzie
Interesting to see SuperJan bigging up Christian Eriksen in the papers could he be the new Moutinho?
Slurms McKenzie
if we were to take a gamble, I like the earlier comment re Burnley's Charlie Austin. he has scored for fun wherever he has played. whether he has the ability to jump up to the Prem is another debate though and I havent seen enough of his all round play to say he would definitely make the grade, but then again could we say for sure that several of the ten players mentioned could transfer their european form to the Prem?
oxfordspur
If we were going to gamble on an untested youngster from a lower league why not save some inflated cash and promote coulibaly?
Slurms McKenzie
Rumors say Remy's heading to Newcastle,Sturridge to Liverfools and Huntelaar to Le goons!and found out Kane scored a brace! :D
SilwalYid
SilwalYid all three rumours don't bother me didn't really want any of them at spurs so good luck to them!
Slurms McKenzie
Ox - I just don't rate Ba that much mate. Knees are shot, yes he can score goals (for Newcastle at least) and is working in the PL already, could we get better? I think so. He has a release clause and if they sell i can see us having to do battle with someone like Arsenal to get him. Also he might not want to leave if he isnt a def starter? As he is up North. Anyway, not sold on him but could be proven wrong of course.
SpursOne2
so if Ade goes to the ACN and defoe gets injured or suspended in jan what do we have...Dempsey and Gylfi up top?
shedboy2
we need to get our arse in gear,all the other clubs are gonna be strenghtening and as of yet we our not being assc with anybody,i think if we are gonna get anyone it will be on last day,lookin at the rejects
ghulamville
I think the way we play our footy at the moment, we need an agile skillfull striker. We seem to be playing more central, tippy tappy stuff than last year when it was all about pace down the flanks. Im still not convinced that we are playing the system AVB intends in the long run. I think if we had signed (or sign) Mouthino we would see a 4-3-3 with sandro parker moutinho in midfield with Bale Defoe and Dembele up top. Anyhow, if im talking bollox and we are in for a striker id prefer someone in the mould of Tevez. Works hard, skillfull and has an eye for goal. Just cant really seem to think of anyone for the right money, right wage and is available who we could get, but thats what the scouts get paid for.
hudderspur
you peeps are like kids in a sweet-shop: I want that one, no I want THAT one, etc... Defoe and Ade just signed new contracts this summer, so we DO NOT need another bigname charlie. we have 3 strikers (with Dempsey) and we should get another young or cheap backup striker to the main 2.... we have Dembele and Sandro in the centre-midfield, good BALANCE of creativity and defensive solidity, SO WHY THE HECK DO YOU WANT MOUTINHO ??... the guy is a creative attacking midfielder best suited to a narrow 3 in midfield with a holding defensive guy as the fulcrum, and you wanna spend 25m+ on him... AVB initially wanted him when he wanted a 4-3-3 at the beginning, but quickly realised that formation doesnt suit our strengths (2 great wingers, and Defoe needing a partner 'upfront').... we will get what we NEED, not what a bunch of toddlers want for Xmas..
Viyyash-Ramosh
SpursOne2, that is clearly the problem and why I feel that we and other bigger clubs wont take a gamble on him. To be honest, I wouldnt blame Levy and others for avoiding him or anyone else that could ultimately prove to be buying a crock. I do wonder if we will wait and see what happens with Adebayor and the ACN and either stick with what we have in the hope that Harry Kane does well at Norwich or only bring in a striker that would make our starting XI better
oxfordspur
Think someone has mentioned him but I can see real merit in approaching the Chavs for Lukaku! The guy has serious potential & with them persuing Falcao then surely he will not be required. Will request realistic wages & great potential sell on value which will surely interest DL! In my personal opinion would be a great football and business deal
1984Spurs
I had watched Arry's new boys against Fulham and boy that guy named Berbatov was an absolute class n for a cut price.Way ahead of Fulham's class and we didnt even bid for him in the summer!Still had good 2-3 years of football left in him I guess
SilwalYid
Harry Kane LOL... the guy is this year's Obika, or Barnard or...or... etc... might have a good touch etc but seriously lacks pace and physicality to be a Top4 striker.... Chavski will NEVER sell Lukaku, and will probably be a main player for them next season (they'll have 2-3 top strikers in squad)... there are so many good forwards on the cheap(buys or loanees) going for a backup role, it will amaze me if Levy spends more than 7m in January.
Viyyash-Ramosh
If we really want to compete and actually "dare to do" then I think getting Llorente and Erikson would show we mean business. Llorente is reasonably cheap compared to what he could go for. Erikson I would much prefer to have instead of Moutinho. He would be expensive but he is also one of the best young creative midfielders in the game right now. All we need is Verts to put in a cheeky word or two ;)
rahn DMC
So VR,you would fancy playing Dempsey as a striker??
SilwalYid
So VR,you would fancy playing Dempsey as a striker??
SilwalYid
So VR,you would fancy playing Dempsey as a striker??
SilwalYid
VR- they may have signed contracts but that doesn't mean a whole lot anymore...it just means that Ade is now a player that could be sold to other clubs as opposed to being out of everyones reach...two old strikers and an old converted Dempsey doesn't make a strikeforce to be going on with....add a jerome and we get to watch spurs die by a thousand cuts....
shedboy2
we've made 32m profit on player sales in the past two years...most of the deadwood is gone by the summer and there's a new TV deal...so if we have ambition we'll buy....otherwise it just looks like ENIC will spend the money on a new stadium just to milk the fans a little more....
shedboy2
We are all agreed that there is a need for a prolific striker, a chance converter at Spurs, to compete with both Defoe and Adebayor, neither of whom convert an acceptable number of chances created, and this need becomes desperate in the event that Adebayor goes to the ACN, or either he, or Defoe, get injured. The back up options of Dempsey and Sigurdson would be seen as very "stop gap" rather than adequate. Of those allegedly available, do we live in the clouds wishing for the likes of Hulk, Lloriente, David Villa (complete fantasy) etc. and end up with the explanations and excuses for failure we have all heard before, or do we look at sensible, affordable, and gettable alternatives like Huntelaar, Van Wolfswinkel, Remy, Sturridge, Ba, Bent etc.etc. I personally would actively pursue Huntelaar given his fee (free) and his probably manageable wage demand, and his proven track record as a finisher. Van Wolfswinkel is obviously a young "up and coming" striker who is carving out a reputation or himself, and we should be very interested in pursueing him (I would love to see the brave man with his name on the back of his shirt). I am not convinced re Remy as a striker, he is rather more of a utility forward, and I think we can do better than him in sattisfying our needs. Regarding Sturridge, I think that at a reported fee of £12M, and wages of £65K/wk we would be better employed giving him our best wishes, as he leaves Chelsea for Liverpool, I don't think that deal very attractive. I don't think we need a Theo Walcott at the fee he would command, or even on a free at wages in excess of £80K/Wk (which he has already turned down at Arsenal), Dember Ba is a fitness problem waiting to happen, we already have our share of "play one, miss one" merchants, there is no room for any more. Macheda (who) I dont think he is what we are seeking, and Leandro Damaio is fast becoming the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as far as Spurs are concerned, suffice it to say that there are others that would be better able to attract, afford, and pay him at the levels he would demand, than we are, he has ambitions that probably stretch further than joining us. Re. Darren Bent, what is there to say, if he ain't good enough for Villa's first XI any longer, why should he be good enough for us? To summarise I think that Huntelaar would be our best bet at the moment, or Van Wolfswinkel looking towards the future. Of course all this speculation whlst being very interesting and entertaining, is totally pointless unless firstly AVB reverses his statement that "he didn't envisage Spurs signing anybody in January", or more importantly that he, or someboy else, can convince Mr. Levy to go out and spend the money required, to meet our needs, which might indeed stretch further than simply signing a striker, there are other areas worthy of attention. This has historically been a difficult task, unless Levy can find a high value player from within the existing squad to sell, so that overall we make a profit in the window, as we did in the summer due to the sales of VDV, Modric, and several squad players, more than subsidising or purchases, so who is the high value player we would be prepared to lose o finance any. To think that he will spend significantly and end up showing an overall loss for the window is fantasy comparitive with talking about David Villa as a possible Spurs signing.
Frank
should read......."who is the high value player we would be prepared to lose to finance any major new signings", sorry for th typo.
Frank
None of the above (apart from Van Wolfswinkel if he is available). Huntelaar is going to Arsenal, the rest are not good enough or too rich for our blood. You have missed one striker out that I think we could get and would like to come to WHL. He is also a player already proving his ability in the EPl - Benteke. Belgian. Big. Strong. Good touch. Can lead the line. Can finish with both head and feet. We need Benteke, Eriksen (from Ajax) as our long awaited Modric replacement and, just to shake things up, I would like us to see if Man City would sell us Micah Richards!
SpuriousLife
talking of wing cover, could a fit and confident Bentley be adequate cover for lennon??
mattspurs1982
I don't think Ade will be sold, simply cos he is on 100k a week and will not command a high transfer-fee at his age, ditto Defoe at 30yrs... ergo. both Ade and Defoe are and will remain our 2 main strikers for at least 2 seasons more... you can make googoo-eyers at all those overhyped bignames as much as you like , we will NOT get them in January (at least)... no Ericsson, nor Moutinho, nor Hunterlaa, nor Llorente, nor any other flavour of the month striker costing more than 8m...
Viyyash-Ramosh
I think the potential signing of Alexis Sanchez (on loan) would be a master stroke & provide massive competition for the wingers!
1984Spurs
Mattspurs 1982, will Bentley ever be fit and/or confident, at the moment he is an adequate replacement for Lennon (John, as he is now, rather than Aaron).
Frank
if Alex Sanchez ever be available on loan, think you'll find others higher up in the food-chain will get him... maybe I'm the exception but I actually LIKE the balance and quality of our squad (with the 3 returnees soon) as it is, bar the need for 1 BACKUP striker... maybe yous should have abit more faith in the existing players and te manager to utilise them correctly.
Viyyash-Ramosh
according to Talksport, Van Wolfswinkel's agent says he's not moving anywhere and is valued at around 18 million,so I guess that's the end of the Chapter!
SilwalYid
SpuriousLife, Huntelaar is only apparently going to Arsenal because nobody is competing for him. Until he signs, he can be nicked by a better opportunity, or offer. Benteke is a great shout, but beware he maybe a one season wonder, Cisse was banging them in for fun last season, this season he "couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo" as they say, and Ba is once again over shadowing him. With regards to the rest of your wish list, all great shouts, but I repeat who would you like us to sell to pay for them. Levy will balance the books, the best you can hope for is a break even window, he will never be prepared to make a loss, he is after all a sufferer from short arms and deep pockets.
Frank
Sky Sports web site saying that "a host of PL clubs are showing an interest in David Bentley as he returns from Russia". The interest is presumably in loan deals, as nobody would be daft enough to match his Spurs wages in a permanent deal. If this is the case, we should make sure the loaning club picks up a major % of his wages, to enable us to cut our losses for his last season.
Frank
Nice article Seb, now just need to get you a place on the spurs board!!!

I think you are especially right with regards to 'sending out a message' statement. That is exactly what our clubs needs, a Klinsmann like signing to give the fans and players confidence and shut the f2cking media up talking us down and of Bale signing for Barca.

Just buy Llorente!!!
T.H.F.Chris
We've been asking for a striker for years and we end up with jokers......Rasiak,Pav,Campbell,Saha even Crouch.We have a great squad except for GOALSCORERS.The last decent No. 9 we had was Bobby Smith!!!
wentworth
Agree re Bobby Smith Wentworth, but Chivers, Archibold, Lineker and Allen weren't bad either, or Berbatoss come to that. But I fear as you seem to, that we will end up with a "nearly man" cheaper second rater, rather than a quality No.9, if indeed we buy one at all.
Frank
I wouldn't even pretend to know who to suggest, don't watch enough of other teams. Hopefully AVB & co can bring someone in under the radar who turns out to be top quality. Wentworth, there was no long-term strategy under Harry's regime. We took the ageing Keane and Defoe back for top-dollar, Crouch, Saha, all Match of the Day signings, even Ade we were lucky to get on loan with City paying his wages. There is no sustained future in that transfer strategy, it's been proven over and over again. I'm hoping AVB has a lot more to him and we can start unearthing young gems before they are famous! Either through his own contacts on the continent or by putting in place a proper global scouting strategy. At least we are on the right road now. If Harry was in charge we'd be looking to take Crouch back. That, or ducking, diving and sniffing around Ballotelli - you can't run a football club like that.
StillRickyVilla
T.H.F. Chris, we already send out a perfectly clear message, it is that we practice "prudent poverty".
Frank
I stated a couple of weeks ago on here and I stand by comment. Ricky van Wolfswinkel is the target who can be gently feed into the team unless really required. He is a Levy target in the sense of age, sell on value etc... AVB wanted Moutinho, Levy tried to get him so there was a positive relationship between Head Coach and Chairman, I don't see anything that would change that right now. Erikkson is a younger version of Mountinho so maybe a better all round option?
yiddyboy
We talk about who we would like and all have a difference of opinion. I'm pretty certain and it's been mentioned that Verts talks to Eriksen, Verts said that he wanted to join us, because of the style of football we played, that at the time was under Arry, he must have know Modders was going, we all did, VDV bit different, Hamburg aways showed interest and his wife's business arrangements maybe swayed it and made passing on easier, AVB let him leave, knowing that losing Modders was going to be hard to replace, VDV AVB had his reasons. So he brought in Dembele, a good signing, Verts can sell spurs to Eriksen, he can tell him everything he knows on what AVB has planned for our club, it's still down to Eriksen to make that move, in my eyes Eriksen is a top player and can only get better, his young, Levy would be buying a massive asset, with sell on value, that's Levy, we could get 4 yrs out of a very good player, how much would Verts sale value be? a lot more than we paid for him in todays market, his proven in the prem what a class player he is, Eriksen can see that, same as we can. If Levy got Llorente and Eriksen in the january window and Moutinho in the summer, would i be pi$$ed off, NO WAY. 3 to 4 yrs of Llorente, 4 yrs from Eriksen bring it on.
spu 4 life
No way are we splashing the cash. Dempsey is our back up striker, AVB has even stated this is his position. No chance on Lukaku either, him and AVB just do not get along. The one I really like on the list is Pato. Portugese manager, Spurs style of play, Brazilian team mate to help settle in.............good combination.
thenuge
We also have a head coach who doesn't blab on to the media, so we MAY be doing lots of business very low key. Unlike when we had Harry who just wanted to speak to someone and then we got linked to everyone!!
yiddyboy
Erikkson has openly admitted that he looked up to Super-Jan when he was at Ajax. He is a young man who will definitely move to a bigger club whether it be January or the summer. Erikkson will of course ask around, Arsenal have the Danish connection with Bendtner, who will be doing them no favours when trying to big up the club. Vertonghen is new at the lane, he can only be positive about the way the fans are towards him as he is already seen as a potential captain. The training facilities are second to none. All pretty positive one would like to think. Given the choice between Moutinho and Erikkson I would go for the Dane on the basis of age, potential, likelihood of adapting to EPL, sell-on value. I even remember a friendly between Denmark and England where Erikkson bossed a certain Wilshire!!!!
yiddyboy
problems for Barca coach; http://sport.uk.msn.com/football/reports-vilanova-has-health-scare
spu 4 life
what the eff is this 'sending out a message' bullcrap actually mean - its just a cheap soundbite and nothing but.... Frank: last year Ba played out wide and couldnt score for toffee, Cisse down the middle and scoring for fun. this year Cisse out on left and Ba down the middle and guess what Cisse can't score and Ba scoring for fun... maybe WHERE a player actually plays is an effin factor on whether he scores regularly or not.... Hunterllala can stay in Jerry or puss off to Arse,... backup striker IS WHATS NEEDED, AND GUESS WHAT... avb AND THE bOARD (PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY MAKE A profession OUTTA THE GAME) KNOW IT TOO..
Viyyash-Ramosh
and Ericsson... even if we can waste 20m on a player whose position is filled by Dembele or Sandro.... won't be stupid enough enough to just listen to his old mate Verts from Ajax. Are these professional athletes toddlers mixing in the playground with naivety to match ? of course Verts will say the right things, but no professional is gonna be swayed that much by mere sweet-talk... all hypothetical cos there is no vacant position in the midfield or upfront for a 20m+ player currently.
Viyyash-Ramosh
Viyyash all the positions are vacant IF we were to sign a player who is of a higher calibre than what we have at the moment.
TornadoYid
VR - I think you lost this whole forum when you seriously suggested downing mate...
mattspurs1982
VR - i don't know what you are on today, but i can i have some? You are barking completely up the wrong tree. So Ade goes off to the African Cup, Defoe is injured or knackered and we have ZERO strikers. Who do you want leading our CL and trophy challenge then? Dempsey?! The only thing you are right about is that Levy won't spend in January. But that's not because AVB wouldn't want 1 or 2 top class strikers to rotate its because he's a tight-arse!!
StillRickyVilla
VR - it was proven when Dembele was out injured that we DO NOT have adequate cover for him. We really struggled to replace him and that effected performances and results. If we'd had Moutinho rotating with Dembele all season i reckon we'd have another 6-9 points and be in the League Cup semi-final. Real Madrid have Ozil AND Modric they ROTATE between the 2 depending on the opposition and competition.
StillRickyVilla
There is no such thing as a "settled squad", when you get to that point, you are starting to go backwards. Every window you should look for anybody who can improve you, compared to what you have already got. Players should always be under pressure to perform EVERY game. Once players can get complacent, and pick themselves, they free wheel. We are open to improvement in every position in the team, the question is where are the priorities, and the players who are available and who are affordable in terms of fees and wages, and who could be outed to make way for incomers. There is no room for sentiment, football is a result and performance driven business.
Frank
Even the very top teams i.e. Barca, Real, Man U, Man City, Chelsea etc.etc. don't rest on their laurels they tweak their squads in every window, even if it's only one in and one out, standing still is not an option.
Frank
For the avoidance of doubt, I think I am right in saying that neither Cameroon or Senegal are playing in the Africa Cup of Nations, therefore Ba and Cisse (and also BAE) won't be disappearing in January.
Sebthespur
StillRickyVilla, your last 2 posts are absolutely spot on.
Frank
lol VR keep it up, you giving VS some jokes 2day, Jerome, Campbell and Downing.....priceless!!! almost as funny as Charlie Austin. Ohh and Alexis Sanchez is gonna leave Barca where he plays regular to come join Spurs. Personally I don't think we will sign another striker come jan, but we need a striker to compete with Ade and Defoe not to come as a back up.
Ossie
Who on hear said Jerome,Campbell and Downing, Jesus, you could start a thread on "are they better than Jenas or Bentley". We definitely need another striker preferably one that could play out wide as well and a creative midfielder , Dembele, good as he is, is no Modric
matt hoten
No boxing day fixture between scum 1 and scum 1a, due to industrial action on the tube, scum 1 have got the game called off, even the tubes dont want them on board.
spu 4 life
Is the tradition of the Tottenham Chistmas Carol by Charles Dickens still on? I understand casting has been the problem Levy was down to play Ebenezer Scrooge, Arry as Jacob Marley, musical direction by Sandro.
spu 4 life
Viyyash-Ramosh, you've made some valid points but some of the players you've suggested are..... crap.
Guyver
Moutinho is not provan in the PL and Dembele is not provan as a support striker. Now is not the time to rock the boat imo. By all means pick up a bargain especially a young promising striker or ball player.
Love totty
Viyyash - Cameron Jerome? Please tell me your joking. I used to play in the same team as him 7 years ago, he's awful. Just fast and built like a tank, but he's a dreadful footballer.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Llorente would be fantastic, but he' sgoing Juventus.
HuddersfieldYiddo
Barca stand by Vilanova; The evil that can strike anyone has returned again CANCER, Surgery planned on his parotid gland on thursday before undergoing approximately six weeks of chemotherapy. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, not certain about that, but i was lucky and did survive cancer, chemo is awful the worst feeling in my life. So i for one pray for anyone who has to go through this and hope all including Tito Vilanova pull through.
spu 4 life
A close friend of mine died of bowel cancer last year, said the same thing about chemo before he passed away, apparently chemo was worse than the cancer itself! Was awful seeing him deteriorate, & he became almost unrecognizable with the severe hair and weight loss. Its a slow and painful way to go that's for sure.
Guyver
I'm not his biggest fan but Dempsey played up top for Fulham last season, having previously played as an attacking midfielder. He scored 17 league goals in 37 appearances. Why do people talk as if he is crap and couldn't do a job up top if we were short of strikers? He is already proven in the league, has an understanding with Dembele, and will forge more as he gets to know team mares games and vice versa. It is as if the difficulties (of adapting to a new team within a league you are already familiar with) faced by both Dempsey and Siggardson is totally lost on people calling for lots of signings in Jan.
judge
Judge - cos he didn't get his 17 goals playing up front. 1st half of the season Zamora was the battering ram that enabled him to score and 2nd half Pogrebnyak took over. I don't doubt he played a few games right up top but most of the time he had one of those 2 as his foil. He therefore had the space to drift in mostly from the left and get the goals. Makes you wonder how many goals he would get if he did have to lead the line for us? I also wonder whether AVB would throw Bale up front in some circumstances.
muttley
The biggest question of all is what kind of striker do we need? Without being too critical we all need to ask ourselves a couple of questions. 1) Is Defoe the man to take Spurs to the next level? 2) Is Ade the man to take us to the next level? 3) If the answer to 1 or 2 is YES, then we need a young backup striker 4) If the answer to 1 or 2 is NO, then we need someone who can come straight in and make players 1 and 2 backups. For me the answer is 4, but that is only my opinion.
yiddyboy
Viyyash-Ramosh - please go back to Vital Arse and stop trolling here.
Cairnside Spur
We should go all out in January transfer window, to get a direct replacement for Modric only ! We need that " Locksmith " or Playmaker if you like. Two names for me, - namely Moutinho or my fellow countryman Christian Eriksen, - either of them would be great replacements for Modders ! I feel that upfront we are okay for the rest of the season, - in case of injuries to Defoe/Ade/Demsey then promote our two very able young strikers Obika & Coulibaly and top it with attacking midfielder Alex Pritchart ! We all know how difficult it is to get player in during the January window, - so no panic buying, rather stay patient and think longterm and plot for further additions in the Summer transfer window.
AllanDK
Frank you were right about Chivers,Archi,Lineker and lso Clive Allen,Gilzean.I was being flippant but we could certainly do with a Bobby Smith...strong,brave,great shot, good in the air,good passer...its been many seasons having to put up with wimps like Pav,no hopers like Rasiak, clowns like Crouch and has beens like Saha etc.
wentworth
I like this lol - I have a few mates myself too ;p
SpursWho
you say we need top-quality cover to bench for every slot.... look at moneybags Chavski then. their 'front' 6 is Mikel, Oscar, Ramirez, Mata, Hazard and Torres. so where the effin heck are the 6 other superstars being benched to cover the mentioned 6 ??... Utd have Rooney & RvP as their premium strikers then covered by Welbeck and Hernandes who are NOT of the same quality... they even have 2 geriatrics in Scholes and Giggs still COVERING midfield slots, and they have 2 homegrowns: Cleverley and Fletcher and the mighty Carrick as their 3 main midfielders. Citeh have Aguero and Tevez as their main 2 and Dzeko and Balatelli are nowhere near the 1st two's level (they do not have Cavani and Falcao covering do they ?).... you kids really do need to grow up. Llorente, Erikson, my behind.
Viyyash-Ramosh
Viyyash-Ramosh your position would seem to be that the team is fine as is and should not be added to at all? You want cover type players to pad out the squad? Why can't our players become cover if we sign someone better? We attempted to purchase Moutinho in September for around 25million but third party ownership issues scuppered that. So there would seem to be a large pot of money for a position that needs filling! Erikson is more of a risk and would therefore start as cover before being introduced into the team and being established as a first team player. How is this nonsense? Llorento will follow the money and Juve have the Champions league and a tasty draw with celtic to offer him a big finaical carrot, so I agree with you there no chance on Llorente. But Van Wolfswinkle coming in with six or seven months to bed in along with Erikson is very possible with a view to loosing Dempsey, Parker, Huddlestone/livermore in the summer. Add to my list of two players a decent Left back and Spurs are the finished article!
Slurms McKenzie
you obviously have problems reading English.... I've stated many times that we need a backup striker.... as for established 'big' players doing well over last 18 months and scoring for fun (in Defoe's case) and ALSO just offered new contracts, yes I do think its snide to then try and bench them when the real need is to get decent backup that will supplement and not supplant them... you want LOYALTY from players and maximal application, then start giving them some loyalty and trust to start with.... and we tried for Muttonwho when AVB was still sold on his previous 4-3-3 (used at Porto) but then he evolved his stance to now play to our strengths using 2 wingers and 2 in the box. is that really SO hard to understand ?.... and we already have a decent leftback thanks and he will soon return to the team, after able cover from Verts and Naughton
Viyyash-Ramosh
....I will however, make 1 exception for a marque-signing if he can be had for under 15m, and that is the chav Sturridge: who could play upfront with either Defoe or Ade or even give us a lone-striker option... knows the Prem, great athlete with pace, scores regularly and could make into a v.good player with sell-on value
Viyyash-Ramosh
Don't agree with you position on our LB situation. Lack of proper competition (not cover) in this area has led to us leaking late goals and dropping points. Lack of competition leads to complacency amougst your established players. Complacency leads to poor results and complacency breeds contempt! We should always look to sign players who will push our first team and not allow them rest on their laurels that way the team doesn't suffer if someone suffers a serious injury or gets signed for silly money! Signing cover will mean a team of Bentleys and Jenas'
Slurms McKenzie
 

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