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Building for the future?

Exciting times are ahead. We are actually building a squad and it is a young evolving squad, a squad with progression and which could play together for the next 4-5 seasons without major changes.

We needed cover at LB and signing Fryers may turn out to be a move of genius. If BAE stays, we have a first choice LB and a young talented player ready to cover/challenge. At RB, we have Walker, 22, as the No.1 with Naughton, 24, who looks like he is getting better every game ready to cover/challenge.

Central defenders, first choice Vertonghen is still 25 and Kaboul has just turned 27, Caulker, at 21, ready and waiting to challenge. Lloris has just turned 26. In midfield Dembele, 25, and Sandro 23 have already been described as the best midfield pairing in the Prem. Parker provides the old head/experience card and young Tom Carroll might not be ready yet, but he is another young talented player waiting in the wings.

Speaking of wings, Bale is still 22 and amazing to think Lennon has been with for 7 seasons now and still only 25. Townsend might not be good enough to challenge Bale and Lennon, but I think with more game time he has the talent to get a lot better and he fits into the system we play with pacy wingers. Glyfi is only 22.

We still have Hudd (26), Bentley (28), and the old heads like BAE (29 in March), Dawson (29), Parker (32) , Gallas (35), Defoe (30), Dempsey (30), Jenas (30 next month) and Adebayor (29 next month). It would be very tempting to cash in on Dawson or BAE if we got a big bid for either and depending if we could sign replacements.

It is not hard to see where we need to replace or compliment the team/squad. We need a striker, there is no doubt about that. We won't get Llorente but breaking the bank for Damaio does not seem like much of a risk to me. As with Moutinho, 3rd party ownership will make it a hugely difficult deal. Cover for Bale and Lennon, cover for Sandro/Dembele and depending if Dawson is sold, cover for central defence.

Holtby on a free for next season shows we are looking for and getting young exciting players and on a free appears great business. The rumours about Will.i.an and Moutino are still there, but money will dictate these deals. The rumours that interests me is M'Vila and Moussa Sissoko. Both are powerful box to box players and would form a monstrous partnership with Sandro. This would allow Dembele to play further forward where I think his skill and vision will be even better utilised.

AVB deserves credit for the way he has gone quietly about his work, and we are building a squad with talent and youth coming through. I think we are only a few quality signings away from a title challenge. Does a younger coach equate to a younger squad or does Levy also deserve credit for this squad?? Levy was right not to let Harry have the chequebook, lets hope he backs AVB.

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Date:Sunday January 6 2013

Time: 10:48PM

Your Comments

The future has been bright and lilywhite for quite some time now. The side is improving all the time and we have a man in charge that knows how to bring through the youth. Great times to be a Spurs fan!
dave the yid
Dear Mr Levy, 1 x forward please. Young, gifted and happy to keep getting opportunities every game from Bale and Lennon.
RAF Yid
It's always exciting to be a spurs fan but this is adding a lot of spice and increasing anticipation. COYS
Big Ron
Its important we still maintain experienced pros like parker. Fergie has always blended his youth with a sprinkle of experience and it has served him well throughout the years. Hopefully levy will still buy players that are ready to make a difference now!
spurfect one
Good article, I agree with the majority of what you say and when you compare our average age to the likes of Everton (average age nearly 30) we are heading in the right direction. The one thing that concerns me is that, while we are building for the future, we mustn't take our eye off of the present. We are in a good PL position but it is only January, there are still 17 games to go. I think we are all agreed that there is a severe limitation in our current squad, up front. If as now seems more likely that Adebayor goes to the ACN we will only have Defoe as a specialist striker for a month or so, so we must sign a decent striker soon, both to cover for Adebayor's absence or indeed to challenge him for selection. Currently he is not performing as if he is greatly motivated, or indeed particularly interested. So as well as signing players on pre-contracts i.e. Holtby, or stars of the future like Fryers, an apparently possibly Zaha, lets lay down a marker, and show our determination to qualify for the CL, by signing a proper striker, Damiao would be fine, and while we are at it, perhaps a loan deal for a Sneijder or a Kaka or similar would be useful. We must stay one jump ahead of our rivals
Frank
Total lush article.... Poor will.I.an joke but I'll let it slide due to the nature of our young squad. For me I think the time is now.... the time is now to try and gain momentum and bring in one or two players that might convince Mr Bale that White Hart Lane is the place to be. A Sneider or Damaio might just be enough to let the long legged dancing man know that we mean business. What an opportunity Levy and AVB have right now....what players and what ages! Such a special squad....so fast....so dynamic....what great cover! I read somewhere recently from a Spurs fan trying to convince Gareth Bale that he wouldn't make it in Spain like Modric haha. What utter garbage. Modric didn't make it because he isn't special enough. A very very talented player who is a joy to watch....but not a player who grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and makes it happen. Mr Bale is a one off....he could walk into any team in the world....he would adapt to play for Barcelona and definitely Madrid. If we show him our desire to challenge for the title he might stay a while but we must show him NOW. What a cracking time to be a Spurs fan. ENJOY ;)
willfry
Sorry it's off topic... I'm reading modric will be sold... Would u have him back or mayb a loan for the rest of the season?
ng9-yid
Good article!! I agree, things are definately ooking up regarding our young and talented squad.... couple of additions such as Mouts, Sissoko, Damiao, Doumbia, (Oldest being Mouts at 26) we would be a very dangerous team and prospect for years to come!! Future is looking bright thanks to Levy and now the very assured AVB! Keep following the plan and all will be well... All will be Lillywhite!!! COYS
YidoDave
Nice article vicspur,avb is the right man for levy to bring in at this time but it all depens on what moneys is excully been promised with the staduim getting closer.the young ones as been in the making for a long time and it is hopfully finally starting to show!good days ahead for all.coys!
Little spur
Agree re Modric, some of us said before he went to Real, he is a good player, but not a game changing world class player, as is now beginning to dawn on Real and Mourinho. A Xavi, or Iniesta, or Wesley Sneijder he ain't. Bale on the other hand would be a game changer or match winner anywhere. He can take the game away, Modric on the other hand can't.
Frank
Why is literally everyone in this site is in love with Doumbia??Buying someone like Sneijder means business and might convince Bale to wait for more.THE Future is Lilywhite!
SilwalYid
ng9-No I wont have that fecking little w&nk€r in our team!As mentioned earlier,In Sandro and Dembele we have something special!!
SilwalYid
Looks like we might get Holtby sooner rather than later. Just really depends on Levy. Can you see him spending money when he doesn't have to. No, I can't either. http://spoughts.co.uk/2013/01/06/schalke-sporting-director-to-spurs-you-can-have-holtby-now/?
In-spurs-ational
I´ve just read two interesting articles: 1) If we pay Schalke 04 2MM Euros, Holtby can join us right now in january. 2) Some english club (Chelsea, United and City) might bid for Modric´s return to PL. About the first article, I agree Levy would not take a penny off his pocket if he is not obliged to, however, paying this 2MM euros to Schalke now might be more interesting than paying silly money either for Sneijder or Moutinho. That is, we would already signed in our creative midfielder for little. And, about Modric, would Real Madrid be really willing to sell him after only 6 months ?? Do they expect to recover all that amount of money they spent last summer ?? And would Modric like comin back to UK after tasting his "dream move" for so short a time ??
AlexSpur
AlexSpur, knowing Levy, he won't spend the money on Holtby and then justify it by "trying" to sign Moutinho who we don't buy as we couldn't get the deal done on time
In-spurs-ational
Levy will not pay 2m. But Schalke will not want him around and they are still paying his wages for six months. So there is a deal to be done. I can see it happening.
asherthesmasher
Can't agree with selling BAE not many better left backs around.
judge
I don't know about Holtby coming in now. I really want Sigurdsson and Dempsey to find their ways before we introduce someone else in to the mix, Schneijder or Kaka is totally different as they are World Class and could play in any side and are an upgrade the second they pull on the kit. I'd rather everyone else be comfortable and then have Lewis in in July to get his feet under him from the get-go.

I think a pre-contract with Sissokho also makes sense. I think he is only 23 and 18 months ago was tapped to be the next great box to box midfielder. He has been unhappy for half a year now and it shows in his play. Another free young talent seems a great idea to me.. I still do not understand the need for Moutinho. We need, IMO, cover for Dembele, but preferably someone who offers a little something more. I still also reckon that Sigurdsson could get in there and he is a gem on the pitch because of his dead ball delivery. M'Vila, forget it. Palacios with a little more talent. Is a card waiting to happen, which is why Arsenal, the team he has been wanting to go to for the past couple of years have resisted.

In an ideal world, Leandro or Doumbia and Isco or Benat. These are the young difference makers, IMHO. If they cannot be had, Castaignos, Mitroglou, Arnautovic, Perisic, Dzagoev, Remy, Ince, Zaha al can be had without breaking the bank. COYS
peterballb
Selling BAE would not be wise. That said, if he wants to go (he knows that Chelsea and a few others are interested), there is not much we should do so long as the buying club will pay over the odds for one of the best LB's in the game. Bale too, we should do everything within reason to keep him. I believe, if we get CL and look to be in for trophies, that he will go nowhere. At Spurs he will play every day. He's good, but he can be shut down and therefore will not likely fetch what Levy will expect.

As to Modric, RM are not going to sell him and if they do, it will be for a whackload and no doubt we'll get a cut. I like the way Dembele and Sandro push the ball forward and even see that Parker is doing the same. I don't frankly see where he would play. He's quality and AVB would certainly have used him had he stayed, but our game has developed away from that style of play. The sheer power of Dembele and Sandro is impressive. COYS
peterballb
has bae not said he wants to stay and fight for his place?
rovinella62spurs
spurs should go after that young french whizkid.... i forgot his name...a very nce name it was...yes Maloudaaaaaa...great player who can driblle any one and can score lots of goals .......but in playstation
shlok27
lets not get carried away we hava bad habbit of getting ahead of ourselfs and at end of season become laughting stok from likes of arse an chelsea
123spurs
Jenas and talent together get off it ...
E17YID
I don't know if I'm being totally over-optimistic, but I'm hoping the fact that Bale's young baby will keep him with us for another while. For someone of his outstanding talent, he's a grounded young man, never courts the limelight like the twitter fools or the bling boys. I just can't see him uprooting his family just yet.

That being said, I agree that a marquee signing either in this window or in the summer would go a long way to keeping him happy, and if I were Levy, that would be my priority. However, the prospect of £60 million may have Lewis and Levy salivating. Good thing he has 31/2 years left on his contract, so the pressure to sell right now is negligible. And I agree with Willfry ... Good time to be a Spurs fan right now, so lets keep getting behind this promising team. COYS
SpursEagle
if we loose bale bae arent we back to square 1, we need to get CL this season or we could loose our best players
123spurs
id be very suprised to see us buy moutinho now as we have this german dude
123spurs
Holtby in January would be a blessing..

The money saved on a playmaker now could be spent on a striker... u know the one that actually scores goals..

We dont have a problem with creating chances, we have a problem in converting them into goals..

STRIKER NOW............
Yidmarks
I think the deal for Holtby in January is likely to be decided based on who pays his wages for six months. If we pay his wages then I don't think we'll pay a fee, or if we pay the fee then Shalke will have to pay his wages. I cannot see Levy doing both. I agree with a lot of comments on here - a world class striker is a must. Damaio seems like a good fit, and I also like van Wolfswinkel. On another note, I really didn't realise Jenas and Bentley were still under 30. What a waste of talent.
Sebthespur
We appear to actually be succcession planning, recruiting the young player who will eventually replace the first choice. Fryers as cover for BAE or Rose (whichever stays), Holtby covering Dembele, Zaha covering Bale and Lennon ? One of our weaknesses in the past has been that when we lost a player it changed the way we play as we had no like for like replacements, we seem to be trying to address that. Makes a lot of sense to me. Following that logic Naughton may eventually get squeezed out by a younger and more talented Adam Smith. The striker situation is more confused, I am not sure that long term AVB will persist with two up front but time will tell.
jod
Good article Vicspurs. To be honest The plan to build for the future was in place since Arnesan and Comoli were bringing in the likes of Ekotto Hudd Dawson Kaboul Bale Lennon and others I have forgotten. We certainly are keeping ahead of the game by continually compete to sign the best youngsters. Unfortunately as proven down the years it all means precious little when we fail to qualify for the Champions league. As shown by the loss of the likes of Modric Berbatov and Campbell. We have in my view been a top 3 team for the past 2 seasons. We are always talking about top 4. For 2 years I have been saying on here we should be aiming higher than top 4. I loved hearing Dempsey mention us as second place challengers. We got top 4 last season because top 4 was the goal even while we were third. We also got top 4 because Harry would try to instil in us all that top 4 is as good as it gets for us and that we were overachieving. AvB is showing himself to b a winner passionate and cut from a completely different cloth. Under AvB I really don't expect us to fall away as we did the previous 2 seasons under Harry. Chelsea are stronger this time around but so are we because we have a manager who knows how to manage and get the best out of a squad of players beyond February. We need to keep our best players including Ekotto. We are still challenging for 2 cups and a top 3 finish.
strawboy
I'd buy RVP if he could score us the goals win us the league. I'd buy Modric back But not at anywhere near the £33m. It's disappointing he left but that's just modern football. Spare a thought for Arsenal who consistently qualify for CL football but keep losing their top players to City and others.
strawboy
Daniel Levy Strikes Back!! Daniel Levy may try to block any move Manchester United make in trying to sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid for 25m ''this has alex ferguson's finger prints all over it and just the sort of under hand business deal this man tries on every time. Even when teams are winning against them they find they have to continue to play on through added minutes until they (manchester united) either score to draw or score to win, how many years has this been going on'' Quoted Daniel Levy. Well if Carling made statements, it may well read this way.
spu 4 life
Strawboy... spare a thought.. feck them... dont give a monkeys how many players the goons lose... all of them preferably..
Yidmarks
I spare a thought for le scum every time they lose another top player, only that thought turns to fits of laughter.
spu 4 life
I don't think that we'll collapse like last season. AVB is managing the squad very well, and rotating when necessary. The players also look alot fitter under AVB. The team's fitness levels will be vital in the second half of tne season.
Fanman
Lewis Holtby; I would like to see him come over this month, but the lad made a promise to schalke to stay with them until the season ends, we get him for nothing, it was quoted how true, his signing on fee was around £500.000 plus his ''green gages on the weekly'' but he did say never say never.
spu 4 life
Make your mind up time; Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been summoned to the nation's capital by President Faure Gnassingbe in a bid to make him change his mind about representing his country at the Africa Cup of Nations. Adebayor has refused to be called-up following concerns about unpaid bonuses and team security. Coach Didier Six will announce his squad on Wednesday. A Sports Ministry official said: "We hope the talks will change his position." Togo are in Group D with Ivory Coast, Algeria and Tunisia. They kick-off their Afcon campaign on January 22 against the Ivorians.
spu 4 life
The question will be can we keep them all together, hopefully Bale will have learned from Modric and all the other players who have gone to teams willing to pay big money and warm the bench. I would love to see a hungry young dynamic striker come in to compliment the squad.
coys1717
Strawboy, Highgate (which unfortunately is a Arsenal area) tube station has a 'RVP' sign at its entrance, that thought must be nice every time they see it.

Agree with willfy, the present is vitally important and in the recent past its been overlooked and we have failed as a result. With a decent striker we will be challenging for 2nd or 3rd but without it will probably be 4th or 5th.

If we don't do anything soon why would Bale want to stay, he must want to win things and he is good enough to play for any team.
T.H.F.Chris
We do have a good squad at the moment, but i still dont think we have necessary creativity in midfield since modric left. Demele is good but doesnt seem to have that mobility, need another modric type player.
BrownBoyYid
Having been at THe Lane on Saturday - I am in total shock that Adebajor has 8% of this sites MOM votes. Seriously, in all my time, I have never seen such an uncommitted, weak and disinterested performance than seen by him on Saturday. GREAT rotation by AVB, who kept the team strong to win, rested key players, gave others another game and it was so noticeable that they have all been playing. Not like last year when we were all moaning about certain players (Niko etc) who had sat all season. Naughton looked promising, Siggy good first half control of game & Friedel a solid back up to the main man. Caulker from corners is sooo dangerous and if he plays, could easily be that goalscoring defender we have been lacking. Good use of Subs too & Parker / Bae coming back into the side will strengthen us. COYS.
Windlespur
Those 8% will find it hard to justify their vote, maybe he looked good on the radio. On a different note west hams draw against utd means a replay 4 days before our league fixture, about time congestion worked in our favour.
T.H.F.Chris
Good Article Vic - biggest Positive for me is that Loris, Kaboul, Vertonghen & Caulker could be our settled Defence for next 10 years - Walker & Naughton opportunities to do the same too.
Windlespur
Windlespur Interesting view from the horses mouth on Ade regarding saturday, you watched it all un-fold, are you getting the feeling his time is nearly up with us, AVB won't allow anyone to unsettle the ship AFCON or not he will find himself out of this club
spu 4 life
I'm amazed that there are ways in Europe - that bastian of human-rights - around the 3rd-party ownership issue.... this 'system' is prevalent in Brazil especially and is a way for gangsters to bully/threaten/strong-arm any/all promising youngsters into 'slavery' wereby their transfer-value is retained well beyond the expiration of a playing-contract and they have no right to break out of the sordid deal. if the youngsters refuse to sign then they are not given development-time at a club and kiss their talent/career goodbye.... the Tevez-saga is a case-study in how unscrupulous 'businessmen' can virtually own another human-being and make clubs pay to get the players who seem to have no end to being 'owned' until someone buys them.... thats why Europe outlaws 3rd-party ownership within EU, but just as FFP seems to be easily circumventable, the indefinite ownership by 3rd-parties seem to be to.... sordid sordid business.
Viyyash-Ramosh
BrownBoyYid, how can you say that Dembele lacks mobility? He's one of the most dynamic midfielders in the league. If you're talking about a lack of mobility, then Huddlestone is your man. I think that the only thing that we miss with Modric is great range of passing. We are coping much better than I expected without him.
Fanman
Brown boy yid- dembele does create it may not be by his range of passing but he offers one of the best bit of creativity throughout the team, he runs with the ball towards the oppositions defence this pulls players out of position and creates massive holes, teams can't practice nullifying the threat unless they man mark him but he is too powerful for someone to try anyway, having said that we do need an attacking midfielder who can unlock defenses with a range of passing to complement what dembele offers......COYS
tottingham10
Don't forget some of the youngsters out on loan who I expect to be back and pushing for places in the future. Adam Smith (21) is a great example, Freund has spoken of him potentially being first choice in the future. Harry Kane could still make it at Premier League level, though I'm not sure if it will be with us. I feel that Holtby's arrival might spell the end for Falque but perhaps they envision them playing different positions. If Bale leaves I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more from Gylfi and Townsend. If we got one of or both of Damiao and Zaha I would be through the roof as we'd seemingly have our first XI set for the next few seasons. The new regime is really proving itself, though it can't be forgotten that this youth policy has been pushed by Levy for a while. If you think a bit younger we have Ceballos and Coulibaly, smart signings by the chairman that should pay off. The future looks great at Tottenham right now it can't be denied.
WhiteHartHotspur
Frank... you say we need a striker 1st and foremost, then a few sentences later its all about Sneijder and Kaka (2 attacking middies)... therein lies the eternal conundrum of many Spurs fans: not knowing their arse from their elbow... we do need a backup striker and thats what we will end up with. at this stage its important to keep the fans lulled with talks of Damiao, Messi, etc. but come Feb.1st we should have whats needed (not wanted) and thats a good striker at the right price with height/pace to work with either Defoe or Ade.
Viyyash-Ramosh
How many people that vote actually went to the game saturday? Anyone that did couldnt fail to notice that Gareth Bale was the stand out player, followed by Scott Parker. Gylffi also had a very good first half and the defence was solid throughout. Dempsey, although he scored two would not have been in my top 3 for man of the match due to his constant 'get the ball and shoot' ethic!!
1984Spurs
Good article and agree the squad is looking good and with so many young players it will only get better. Sensible moves for LB and creative midfielder already made this window and Dempsey and Siggy have both improved as the season has gone on. We all know we need a top class striker and I hope that Levy goes all out to sign Damiao if poss this window.
Kes80
Just noticed that Dempsey has 6 goals and 5 assists this season, not too bad considering he was ***** for the first ten games, finding his feet now and will probably end up with at least double those figures at the end of the season. Sorry that was off topic, just thought I'd share.
Jantheman
Spu - I didn't really see or sense any AVB dissatisfaction, but clearly it is another big challenge for him to manage. The crowd were constantly (and rightly so) commenting negatively on his apathy, lack of energy, no commitment, no bravery. He was like this for a period last year & I was lucky enough to be in the Directors box. Before the game Kevin Bond came in and presented the team. One plummy director quite rightly said Ade has been awful & Kevin said that he is sooo laid back that we have had to tell him. That game we beat Newcastle 5-0 and Ade scored one and set up 4 and ran around like a madman. You would hope his wages were motivation enough, but for me, no passion or pride = farewell. Shame as a talent and we need world class forwards.
Windlespur
1984 I thought Dempsey deserved it, two goals, always a threat and is turn and volley at the end of the first half would have been goal of the season. Bale was good but would have expected a little bit more from him against such poor opposition. Only disappointment Saturday was Coventry fans singing pro arsenal chants and AVB not throwing in Defoe to shut them up (oh and Ade playing kak).
T.H.F.Chris
1984 - totally agree. Bale was quality, Parker made a real difference from the 1st minute and Siggy controlled our play in first half. Naughton looked good, but didn't seem confident enough to attack when going forward - he played a good pass on one occassion, but had beaten the full back and was through on goal. Good confidence builder for all though.
Windlespur
Yes to building for the future. And we have been for years now, from harry to AVB. Mainly to do with the Stadium on the way i would imagine, but also because its a good ****ing idea. We have loads of young talent from our scouts to our coaches working with the youth. Keep it up and i hope the hard work pays off! Agree with mixing Youth with Experience as well! COYS.
SpursOne2
I can see Zaha developing into a striker from a wide player soon... great if Levy nabs him if less than 12m.
Viyyash-Ramosh
@SpursOne2, I agree, Harry had a wonderful youth policy bringing in Saha and Nelson last January window.
Total knobhead
We all know that we need a top quality striker...you're almost right Kes80....all apart from VR who'd have us buy a 'back-up' striker....sorry VR but your way lay the path to ruin....we must always look to improve our team and with the current crop of 'strikers' in their footballing twighlight we don't have time to lose...If we get Damiao don't expect him to start on fire indeed be prepared for the same sort of bedding in that Giroud has had at Arse....if he comes though his class will show out and Sandro will make settling easier..
shedboy2
THF - I actually thought the Coventry fans were superb all afternoon. They even got a 3 nil and you still don't sing one in & clearly love Gary Mabbutt. Pro arsenal chants from away fans is par for wind up. Agree, Dempsey looked very sharp. Only buy first teamers or young talent now.
Windlespur
VR yes we do obviously need a striker, not a "back up" striker, a first choice prolific goalscorer, both on the deck and in the air, Defoe will become the "back up" striker. Yes I did say that, if available, we should be in for the likes of Sneijder or Kaka, either on loan, or a permanent deal. As good as our MF is, or we kid ourselves it is, we still struggle to break down teams that sit with 9,10 players behind the ball, proof being results this season at home v Norwich, WBA, and Stoke, and the difficulty in getting emphatic results that bolster our GD, which is by far the worst of the teams around us. We lack the real class player delivering the "killer pass". There is of course the added advantage that a really top drawer signing gives out a message to Bale, Sandro, and the PL teams in general, that Spurs as a club at last means business, and we are coming looking for honours and trophies.
Frank
HR is now gone, and we have AVB, and up until now at least, he is doing a good job. There is however one thing about those who continually vilify Redknapp that I find amazing, that is those who question his ability to recognise and promote youth. There is an almost endless list of players, all considerably better than any Spurs youngsters, either current or previous, who owe their careers to him, lets try Lampard, Ferdinand (Rio), Carrick, Cole, Defoe, and others, as Joe Cole admitted in his TV interview. The bloke did many things wrong at Spurs, and some things were, and still are wrong, for which he was conveniently blamed, but his ability to see and develop young players, if of course they are good enough, has never been one of them all his career. The key is, providing they are good enough.
Frank
TK - Harry didn't sign them, it was Levy actually. Try looking at the facts?? Oh its impossible for you though my bad. Harry hurt you too much. Sensitive kitten. How about the youngsters brought in during Harry's reign (again Levy and co). Cheers.
SpursOne2
Since Harry - Falque, Coulibaly, Ceballos, Khumalo, Walker, Naughton. Since AVB - Fryers, Holtby. Keep smiling TK, my fellow yid.
SpursOne2
Windles I agree they were good, first half was actually a really good around atmosphere with season ticket holders moved and park lane/shelf being separated by cov fans. Second half though the game was a non-entity, we needed a goal to get us going again, they were happy it wasn't 7-0. But sining arsenal songs is a massive statement saying how cr4p they really are and not clever enough to come up with a witty insult of their own. Also I sure you know why they love Gary Mabbutt but at least that made me laugh a bit.
T.H.F.Chris
It looks like Levy has learned from the mistakes Ar5se made when they built their stadium and then were not able to buy any new talent once it was built.
He is loading up on young upcoming kids that will be hitting their prime as the stadium is completed and there will be very little needs during the first couple of years.
If that's the case then it is a masterpiece by Levy, and for the Levy bashers if not then he's just being the squeeky cheeked Chairman that you all love to hate ;)
miamispur
its a common illusion to think that a defensive-midfielder wins the ball, a wide player is there to cross a ball and most glaring of all: a 'creative midfielder' is there to unlock tight defences.... goals are scored when players, whoever they are, generally make runs off the ball which THEN creates the space for others to profit from.... a good player will defend when needed, create when possible and finish when the chance arrives, irrespective of which position played... its called being a footballer
Viyyash-Ramosh
I wouldnt have Modric back purely on personality reasons. Ability wise though i do believe he is world-class. I watch a lot of La Liga and whenever Modric has played he for the most part has looked very bright. He's unfortunate in that theres so much turmoil at Real at present, their manager is still a total knob jockey and he has so much competition there. Given a run of games he would be fantastic. It took him 12 months for him to look any good at Spurs.
HuddersfieldYiddo
 

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