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Ade is selected for Togo!

Emmanuel Adebayor has been expectedly called up to the Togo squad for the African Cup of Nations and will leave after this weekend's game at QPR.

Question is, would you play him? I suppose it is a decent debate based on the fact that it perhaps offers a final and only chance to possibly rest Jermain Defoe for up to Six games. However if you were looking to play your best XI in a game, that like any other at the moment, you need 3 points, should you pick your best team and with that in mind, would or should he get in ahead of Clint Dempsey on current form?

I suppose much will depend on the mindset of the player. Will there be a feeling that he knows he has let the club down slightly, and will therefore look to really fire himself up (hopefully not in the way he did at Arsenal) and leave us with a performance that makes us forgive him for his so far, season of woe.

Add to the fact that there could well be another striker arriving between his departure and return, a good performance and goal or two, might make AVB and Levy think twice about upping a bid in a desperate effort to bring in quality cover, cover that of course could well see Emmanuel dropped down to third in line and ultimately out the door in the summer, though whether that would really bother him is debatable.

Though at times my eyes tell me one thing, There remains a feeling in my heart that Adebayor is a player desperately wanting a performance and confidence that that game and a couple of goals will bring. Strikers and keepers perhaps more than anyone else stand and fall on goals scored/conceded and though as a player he does often frustrate the hell out of me, I also believe he is a very decent player, but perhaps instead of not caring he is actually feeling the pressure of his own poor season and also the good start and performances of Jermain Defoe.

Perhaps whatever happens in his selection or non selection on Saturday, we should all hope that Adebayor has a fantastic and productive tournament, even if it proves a disappointment for Togo. In doing so, we either get a player returning filled with confidence or one that has perhaps put himself in the shop window for a summer sale, which if he and AVB do not share the love for each other, might work out well for all parties and even leave Mr Levy with a profit on his hard worked deal last summer...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Wednesday January 9 2013
Time: 3:29PM

Comments

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Laendro damiao in now! Goodluck to ade at the acn.
Little spur
09/01/2013 15:36:00
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Best of luck to him. He's had a horribly disrupted start to the season and needs a confidence boost, a good ACON can give him that. He was so good for us last season that he deserves a chance to reset his career under AVB. Players like Defoe have gone whole seasons being rubbish but we've given them a chance, Ade deserves one too. He is a unique player and when he's got that smile on his face he is one of our biggest weapons.
StripiestPilot
09/01/2013 15:38:00
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Leandro that is
Little spur
09/01/2013 15:38:00
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not sure how he's 'let the club down'.... Ade was a Togolese player playing intl. football when Spurs bought him.... and if you mean he's 'let the club down' by insisting the Togo FA buck up and pay for decent security that most intl. footballers expect, never mind those been shot at already, then what a thoroughly parochial attitude.. the guy has now decided to represent his country where most people's only joys are simple like watching their football team play in the ACN with their only star-player fighting for the cause.... how selfish that Adebayor is.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 15:39:00
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Damiao not moving this window apparently, targets gradually dwindling away, we will need to hurry up and find this years Gregor Rasiak, or Louis Saha, proper Levy signings. I was going to say we will miss Adebayor, but I'm not sure we will, doesn't do a lot these days, just need a proper striker to convert the bucket loads of chances we make.
Frank
09/01/2013 15:43:00
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Going to play for Togo is not letting Spurs down. Wandering about the pitch in a Spurs jersey looking like he's forgotten how to play football might be considered letting Spurs down. Adebayor surely is a complex man who shines and fades alternatively. If he plays this Saturday, let's hope his form returns for that match and he plays an important part in getting three points on the table for us.
Total knobhead
09/01/2013 15:43:00
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Frank - You mention Damiao not moving this window, then I started to think about Harry and the car window! Why is everyone so convinced that Damiao is going to be the greatest success, I'm not saying I don't want him, I just don't know how so much hype about someone who most have no clue about how he's playing week in, week out. As for Ade, go luck out there/ I'd play him against QPR, simply because he is more of threat than Defoe!!
yiddyboy
09/01/2013 15:48:00
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Isn't he already in Africa? Is he due back? I'd play him, up front with Dempsey in the hole. Defoe, bench but ready to strike in his best position, sub. Come on Levy, sign a forward.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 15:50:00
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Isn't he already in Africa? Is he due back? I'd play him, up front with Dempsey in the hole. Defoe, bench but ready to strike in his best position, sub. Come on Levy, sign a forward.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 15:50:00
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Yeah good luck, hope he has a good tournament. I really don’t know why so many people are shocked that he is going. I assumed from the start of the season he was. As for “messing us around” until the last minute, I’m very sure there’s much more to it that we read in the newspapers. Fact is, it doesn’t really change anything. As much as THFC may try and slant it so he’s left us in the lurch, that isnt the case. They have been aware of the tournament for as long as we have. We needed another striker then…we need one now. I just hope this isn’t the excuse for a bad run of results. I remember last year it was the England job with harry (admittedly it did play a part) that cost us, but nothing to do with the fact we didn’t bother to reinforce our team when we needed to??

We know he is going now and still have 3 weeks of the window open, there’s no excuses in my eyes.
hudderspur
09/01/2013 15:51:00
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a) He has not let the club down b) Play him before he goes. Rest/protect Defoe for this one - as he is all we have once Ade goes away. c) Sign a striker for cover/competition/the future.
TonyRich
09/01/2013 15:53:00
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leandro's agent has stated that they have received no offers and he is contracted until 2015, thats hardly a statement that he will not move this january. nothing has changed, he is there if the deal is right, so lets see. as for ade, I would play him, defoe has not been exactly setting the world on fire of late and adebayor brings a lot more to the team. he should also be fired up
Guernman
09/01/2013 15:55:00
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Ade on AVB, "yes he said he was happy for me to go to the press, but, that is not what he said to me" What a troll, can't stand this guy he is a world class a#shole.
ledgespur
09/01/2013 16:04:00
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Yeah ADE’s making himself look a bit of a nob with comments like that. In fact im starting to dislike the guy. As soon as he’s not the top dog he starts being a nob.
hudderspur
09/01/2013 16:13:00
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Surely Frank, you jest. Saha? Why don't we go out and ask Robbie Keane for a second comeback appearance with us? Or, for that matter, Greavsie? Or bring someone in via seance?
Total knobhead
09/01/2013 16:23:00
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Is his attitude a shock, ask Wenger and Mancini they'll put you right. The bloke is a prize pillock.
Frank
09/01/2013 16:24:00
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Only bad news about this is he`s available for QPR .
Funny how fans support him just because he`s a Spurs player ,shame that`s not mutually respected by Adebayor himself ,by putting in some effort whilst wearing the shirt .
Everything he does is half hearted & that should not be tolerated
big cockeral
09/01/2013 16:26:00
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That's knob, not nob, hudderspur. lol.
Total knobhead
09/01/2013 16:27:00
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It's more complex than you make it out to be, big C. Last season there were matches in which Adebayor put in real effort. The question is how to bring out that side of him again. Some seem to think that now that he's a new contract he won't put in effort again, but I'm not convinced that matters can be understood that simplistically.
Total knobhead
09/01/2013 16:31:00
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I'm with Yiddyboy on Leandro. a) Brazilian season is not in sync with ours and he may not be in ideal condition to tackle EPL right away - plus it will be a large enough learning curve as it is. b) Brazilan strikers have not set the English league alight yet... In fact not many Brazilians in any position have done well over here - I can only think of Juninho, plus for a limited time Gomes, Alex and our very on Sandro. c) The fee is inflated due to Brazilian teams needing to sell players to make money whilst still trying to hold on to their best ones. A big gamble because high fees should be based on what that player guarantees. d) January striker signings really hit it off immediately (just Cisse?). If we were to buy him, I would rather do it in summer - we could prepare him to the season properly, settle him in, get him acclimatized and give him the best shot at success. For now, we should get a long term striking option.
TonyRich
09/01/2013 16:38:00
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I don't think its a case of Ade not putting in the effort. Rather that he's not in good form. Given time, I think that he'll improve. With regards to his latest comments, he should think before he speaks. I hope AVB just ignores him.
Fanman
09/01/2013 16:46:00
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Good I am pleased for him. Glad it is starting to go right for him now. If he does well out there he will come back totally transformed and will be a different player for us.
chrishove123
09/01/2013 16:46:00
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I just don't think he's comfortable playing with JD. I'd start him against QPR with Dempsey and see how he does. If he seems to be protecting himself, sub him early for JD. Playing one up will have to be the set-up until he returns as as I can't see a new signing, if there is one, slotting straight into a 442. May as well start now.
Love totty
09/01/2013 16:46:00
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I think the whole Damiao thing needs to put to bed. I see there president or whatever he is has said it would take a serious serious bid for Leandro to move in January. If they are playing silly beggars just sack it off and move on to the next target

Tony / Yiddyboy – Agree that he is getting a lot of plaudits without actually kicking a ball in England, but I must admit from the little I have seen of him I would welcome him with open arms. It doesn’t matter what time of year the player comes, what country they come from, if they are good enough they will be a success, if not then they wouldn’t have succeeded anyway.
hudderspur
09/01/2013 16:50:00
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Love totty: "I don't think he is comfortable playing with JD". TBH, at present he doesn't look comfortable playing with ANYBODY!...in fact he looks uncomfortable playing FULL STOP!. He played alongside Dempsey against Coventry and apparently he didn't light up the stage then either! Perhaps more to do with the ROLE he is being asked to play. Whatever it is, AVB needs to sort it out, either by getting the best out of him or get another striker in PDQ. COYS!
Critical_Spur
09/01/2013 17:01:00
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If that comment is true, more fool AVB. We all know about the tournament, would we be happy for Gazza not to represent England at the World Cup. We are short up front even with him, Levy get the wallet out!
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 17:05:00
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Total knobhead It`s not hard to spot when a player is not commited.
Michael Dawson you can see every game the spirit ,fight & commitment he shows when putting on the Spurs shirt ,maximum respect for Dawson with his attitude & the way he carries himself ,a good role model for youngsters .

Dawson & Adebayor couldn`t be anymore more opposite .
I have zero respect for Adebayor ,yet with Dawson , a real good character .It`s their job & Adebayor is simply not doing it
big cockeral
09/01/2013 17:06:00
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But Dempsey scored two goals and then the whole team coasted by all accounts. Did he allow space for Dempsey to occupy? Worth another shot against PL opposition maybe.
Love totty
09/01/2013 17:08:00
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Raf yid - you went to the game last week, what do you think?
Love totty
09/01/2013 17:10:00
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Vs QPR.....i'd have him on the subs bench...and defoe. Siggy can be point with Dempsey behind. Liked to have got O'bika on the bench too....but with addy away, o'bika may get a run out soon. Negredo...go get him...he'll do.........there's a few more out there.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 17:12:00
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L-t, those that went to the match DID report back a disappointing display I am afraid. FFS, against Coventry?!!!
Critical_Spur
09/01/2013 17:16:00
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There is something not right for me. Could be he has his contract so can relax, could be he's just lazy or my personal opinion is that he thought he would be No1. Playing second fiddle to Defoe has upset him. Maybe even a fall out because of Harry leaving. I can understand Big C's point. He's earns a lot of money and therefore there should be putting himself about. For me, he completes the ideal forward in a 4-3-3. Pace, good header of a ball, scores (perhaps not enough) and holds ball up extremely well.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 17:22:00
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Nope ....he too slow and cumbersome.....too long legged and easy to tackle.........rarely uses his left foot.....and no longer can shoot a decent shot from long range................oops !! that's me really !!...lol
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 17:34:00
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Love Totty, he did okay. Link up play good but he never really looked interested. Had a couple of chances, the most interesting point was that the crowd were on his back right from the off. Unless I was sat next to Big C and family.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 18:02:00
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In-spurs-ational
09/01/2013 18:02:00
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I have seen Adebuyor play a few games this season,the best you could describe his performance as "just about OK". I didn't see the Coventry game but he was probably making sure he avoided injury before the African cup.Whenever interviewed he comes over as articulate and intelligent, but there's a screw loose somewhere.Should never have signed him.
matt hoten
09/01/2013 18:03:00
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To be honest, at the moment, I regret us signing him. but I think that once he picks up his form, we'll all change our opinion of him. that's how it works.
Fanman
09/01/2013 18:24:00
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I was totally for signing him.......who wouldn't have been after last seasons showings. But been average for spurs since last season. We have to hope he becomes a better man / player for spurs .....soon.
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 18:28:00
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aas long as Ade is willing to be the slave to the likes of Defoe and Bale by doing the donkey-work in taking markers away from THEM he's 'okay', like last season when he created more assists than he scored goals... this season he aint being a mug anymore. Ade will make space and time for others if the likes of Defoe and Bale will do the same for him, instead of waiting as per normal for Ade to take markers away from THEM... otherwise he does all the heavy-lifting and they just breeze in and score the goals from the space his work creates, but never reciprocate (or at least only minimally)... it really is that simple... I think Dempsey could be a better foil for him than Defoe, until Defoe gets the message and starts doing legwork for Ade too (like last season when Vaart threatened his place)
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 18:31:00
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vr.....you probably don't remember Galvin, Archibald and Crooks.....admittedly, a long time ago. Their were lots of leg work, assists and goals between them 3, for spurs. Do you think....Bale, defoe(dempsey), adebayor.........will produce as much, as those 3...???
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 18:44:00
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Defoe played his best football playing off Pepperami.

i spent a bit of time watching Defoe and Ade when they have played together, and i have seen that they actually dont have a clue where each other is, and its like they have actually forgotten how to play football when they are starting together...

our formation of 4-2-3-1 suits a strong lone striker and 3 attacking midfielders (Bale/Lennon/+1) that can also score and supply the lone striker to score.

Sneidjer would actually suit our game, so would Benat, so would Negredo....

Id take Huntellaar or Negredo over Damaio anyday... he aint a proven goalscorer in European football...

Id actually go for Sneidjer/Isco/Negredo/Benat/Huntellar...

any one or two of them would give us the firepower...

MY FIRST CHOICE STRIKER THAT I WISH WE COULD GET AND THE FACT THAT HE HAS HAD A LACK OF GAME TIME AT BARCA IS "ALEXIS SANCHEZ" .....

i think we could take him on loan if not permanently... PURE CLASS....
Yidmarks
09/01/2013 18:50:00
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Hmmmm...Alexis Sanchez.....mouth drools...lol.....we wish
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 18:58:00
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Danny Graham is the best type of moaner out there. Whinged all season about not playing, then gets his chance & scores 3 in 3. Much better attitude, more likely to make your manager change his mind & gets the fans onside rather than going out half ar5ed
Spurs Allday
09/01/2013 19:22:00
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will people, including you Mr Viyyash Ramosh, stop jumping on the security thing because it is nothing but a smoke screen - SA is totally safe for footballers during comps like AFCON and to suggest others or imply otherwise just displays woeful ignorance. Dont get me wrong, this is not about me protecting the country I live in, rather it is about being realistic between what is BS and what is truth. Of course, if you want to be a manipulated puppet then feel free.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:00:00
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Yidmarks, Alexis Sanchez? Really. Why stop there. He and Messi. I don't know if Sanchez has a buyout in his contract but he is probably not going for any less than 40M. Why would Barca get rid of him? Long term contract. Can't see it happening. Huntelaar just signed a new deal. Isco is not going this window. Schneijder apparently to Turkey. Negredo too has a long term deal, but then Seville could use the dosh. Benat is the most likely of those you have suggested. COYS
peterballb
09/01/2013 20:01:00
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for the first time i am feeling let down. Not for wanting to play for his country in the African Nations, all eligible players do but in the standard tonight he was saying AVB was not truthful when he was saying it was up to him as AVB was trying to persude him to stay. To me AVB has gone out of his way to protect the player and risked making himself look as if he has made a mis judgement if defoe breaks down. for Ade to say he wants to speak to the chairman makes me feel that he can only ever see things from his own selfish perspective
troffer2
09/01/2013 20:15:00
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my point is, Adebayor is a child, he will make excuses, faff about, lie until he gets the attention he so craves... he waited until the President of Togo summoned him. How big is this guys ego? Makes me think of a joke... How do you kill a footballer (insert Adebayor). Drop him from his ego to his IQ.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:15:00
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my point is, Adebayor is a child, he will make excuses, faff about, lie until he gets the attention he so craves... he waited until the President of Togo summoned him. How big is this guys ego? Makes me think of a joke... How do you kill a footballer (insert Adebayor). Drop him from his ego to his IQ.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:16:00
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....he might just tweak his back against QPR and not go...stranger things have happened....
shedboy2
09/01/2013 20:19:00
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Capetown.... SA may be safe per se, but you do not factor in the political scenarios of each country taking part.... Ade is a huge symbol and icon in Togo and is a 'scalp' that many guerrilla factions etc in Togo have already shown have a huge appetite to bag.... its all very well being so blase about security when its not your own life thats a prime target
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:19:00
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agree troffer 100%, & excuse the double post. adebayor can be a great footballer when he feels like it but mostly he's just a pain in the ar$e. not worth the nonsense imo. arsenal & city would no doubt agree. the guy is prize plank
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:20:00
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VR, with respect you are talking absolute twoddle. If you recall SA hosted the world cup in 2010 and I seem to recall most footballers made it home with their lives in tact. I know Africa well, having been to close on 80% of the countries on the continent, which includes several in the midst of on-going civil disturbances, and there is quite a differnence between travelling by bus FFS through Congo into a known rebel hot spot in the north of Angola and landing Business Class at OR Tambo International in Johanessburg
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:24:00
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.... and as for Ade saying that the manager was trying to persuade him to stay and not go to the ACN.... well knock me down with a feather: a manager of an EPL trying to satisfy his own need asking a star player of his team to not be available and even maybe at injury-risk for a whole month.... and then the manager to not appear anti-PC to then deny publically what he tried privately to do.... not exactly unheard of is it ??... I know who sounds more plausible, by a country-mile. and it aint AVB.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:25:00
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michu.....!!.....better than pokemon
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 20:25:00
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Capetown.... dont be so effin naive and think you KNOW the security precautions Togo FA promised 1st then didnt implement til the 11th hour after Ade's ultimatum... you don't.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:27:00
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enjoyed Michu's goal . VR i can't agree, Ade is far from a star player, his value is lackof cover which may not be down to him. if AVB wanted to protect himself from a nightmare scenario of no strikers he would say he did all he could to try and prevent it but the player wanted to go . he tried to protect the player from potential negativity from the fans and has had it thrown in his face
troffer2
09/01/2013 20:32:00
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V-R, bore off to another site, you come on here and stir up arguments that are clearly flawed. Do you believe Cape Town or Ade. I know which boat I'm in. Been to Africa once, got the security brief and there was 2 main dangers. Ladies and car accidents.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 20:42:00
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whether you like it or not Ade is indeed at star-player for Spurs, that may be a clue as to why Spurs pay him 100k a week (and since August, with no subsidy from Citeh).... and I think it comes back to the political-correctness issue whereby it wouldnt put Spurs in a good light for the manager (or others at club eg. Levy) to apply prresure to have him stay for the club's benefit and not the country of his birth when the call is made for him to represent his nation... so yeah, I can and do believe that AVB tried to get Ade to stay privately, but the club thinking it bad PR to make it public... can't see any way AVB tried to 'protect' Ade from adverse fan reaction. and if AVB is telling porkies (as is more plausible given the vested interests of Spurs) then Ade rightly felt he too should 'go public' with his side of the story.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:44:00
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wonder if spurs have addy insured ??.....£5mill'...£10mill'...£15mill' !!!!!???...mind boggles..lol
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 20:47:00
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RAF... I really dont hink Ade is concerned about the run of the mill dangers but the dangers evidently present for the Togolese team given the political situation in Togo, and the potential for specific terrorist-acts on the Togo team... if you can't see that then you really do belong in the RAF following orders
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:49:00
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Viyash Ramosh, did I suggest I did know? I don't think so. What I do know however and any security advisor will tell you is that the route they took via road was an absurd decision and asking for trouble. Furthermore the violence that befell the team bus had nothing to do with the politics of Togo, but rather the politics of Angola. It was an opportunist moment well and truly seized upon.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 20:51:00
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V-R gomes and bentley are also high earners but not stars. by your logic Ade is a bigger star than Bale!
troffer2
09/01/2013 20:52:00
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V-R go away now you clearly are not going to understand your an idiot.
troffer2
09/01/2013 20:54:00
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an opportunist moment fired by political conflict.... which can happen if security is too lax due to under-resourced, under-paid, insufficient professionals employed by the powers that be.... the better the security the more EXPENSIVE it is... theres a clue in there as to why poor or corrupt country's politicians try to skimp on expenditures
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 20:55:00
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if i was addy..i'd be worried about his wife.........his earning power is going down !!!!...lol
82spursdebut
09/01/2013 20:58:00
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VR - I'll happily have a conversation with you about the political situation of various African nations and the potential terrorist threats, perceived or otherwise, but then I remembered we were on a football site. I agree with RAF, you are a most argumentative individual. As to throwing insults to members of the armed forces, I imagine if you were under threat somewhere you may be quite pleased for their orders.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 21:00:00
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a star player indeed is Ade, its not just by Media promotion but what he can bring to a team. Bale is a big player but arguably less important to the team than Ade was last season.... this season, its a case of you dont scratch my back Mssrs. Defoe and Bale particularly, and I won't scratch yours... the opposite of last season when all 3 were pulling together for the TEAM.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 21:01:00
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.... but I guess its okay for an apparent RAF affiliate to insult me in the 1st place.but not okay for me to RESPOND in kind... funny dat.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 21:04:00
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VR, why do you feel the need to SHOUT all the time? And why are you so defensive? People have different opinions to you, get used ot it.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 21:09:00
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V-R, I made my statement on an actual brief I received from an Ugandan official. No, not where the tournament is being played but an country with a history of terrorism. My point is that you are guessing at best. You have no facts just a flawed agrument.
RAF Yid
09/01/2013 21:14:00
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Ade going to ACN is a non-issue in my books. All players are allowed to join their national teams. Now, is it in Ade's best interest to go? Perhaps emotionally and psychologically it will do him the world of good. Perhaps he will get on a roll. For the record, the official reason Adebayor refused to play in a friendly against OMAN was for unpaid bonuses. Myself, I would not have signed him the second he was not going to be on the pitch against Newcastle. There is no I in team. Further, when he finally got all of the money he could out of City (reputedly paid to compensate for lost wages not only for the two remaining years on his City contract but for the two further years we agreed) he showed up and was clearly a long way out of shape. He then carried an injury due to his lack of fitness and got the red card. 3 goals and poor performances is mostly of his own doing. That costs the team. Hopefully ACN benefits him and he comes back motivated to play to his potential. But for one year at Arsenal, he has never played to his potential. Last year was the closest and IMO, he had tons more he could have given. COYS
peterballb
09/01/2013 21:17:00
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not shouting at all. just emphasising certain aspects of my point of view. and te only one I'm defending (alone it seems) is Ade when the vast majority of taken AVB's side.... lets look at this objectively: if AVB didnt try to persuade him to stay there'd be no upside to ADE by publically saying AVB did. if on the other hand, AVB did indeed try to get Ade to stay but then lied about it, its only then in Ade's interests to show the club he wont accept that treatment and will stand up for himself now and in future if they try to 'spin' against him... in that light it makes perfect sense for Ade to deny what AVB claimed happened. even if the Media and fans disbelieve, AVB and others will know the truth and will think twice before pulling such stunts again.
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 21:17:00
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RAF, of course I'm 'guessing' as is Ade as is anybody without a crystal-ball.there maybe no known-inknowns but its the unknown-unknowns that are a bitch in Life, so best try to minimise risk... also, maybe I'm silly, but I think it might be a good idea to ensure that security assurances already made are then adhered to by the Togo FA and not allow them to back-slide
Viyyash-Ramosh
09/01/2013 21:21:00
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VR - this is all just speculation. You speculate one thing, I speculate another. We have differing opinions about Ade. I need to get some sleep. G'night all.
Cape Town Spurs
09/01/2013 21:22:00
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It is absurd to suggest the Adebayor is trying less because Bale and Defoe aren't allowing him goals. Utterly absurd. Adebayor, like BAE, is so laid back. I have no doubt he is frustrated by Defoe, who, IMO, has not worked "in sync" with any striker he has been partnered with, other than Crouch for a short period of time at Pompey. Dempsey and Defoe are also not on the same page. For me, I'd play Dempsey (the only one likely to get on the end of crosses and get to rebounds) up top of Adebayor, the only one who can be a target man for the long ball, hold up play and distribute, while also having the sense to get back in the play. Defoe on as an impact sub (so Harry got at least one thing right). COYS
peterballb
09/01/2013 21:23:00
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