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Is Yann the Man?

Today, AVB has stated that the club won't seek to replace the long term injured Sandro, however, is Yann M'Vila simply too much of a bargain to turn down?

For a player to be available for around a third of his suggested figure of six months ago, M'Vila potentially not only offers superb cover for Sandro, but also is a player that the club will surely see as someone who simply has to show somewhere close to his form or last season to again be worth two or three times what anyone paid for him.

Despite already having Parker, Livermore and Huddlestone to step in for Sandro, is there still a consideration that Hudd lacks the game, Livermore lacks experience and Parker isn't getting any younger. Does M'Vila also offer equally good or better bite, but also better creativity and distribution in an all-round game than all but Dembele and may also be seen as someone who will work well in a midfield three, should we still be developing towards that system.

I also wonder if as a club our interest in players that can technically adapt and cope with multiple positions and formations is something we are particularly interested in. In restricted Twenty-five man squads, does having multiple players that are comfortable in playing two or three positions the way to go? Barcalona lead the way in signing total footballers, who for example seem to slot into the team wherever. Song, Busquets or Mascherano all seem to be employed to cover defence or midfield and have that mix of defensive solidity and energy and comfort on the ball to play higher up. Is this type of player the future of the game, making the likes of Sandro, Livermore and M'Vila great and must have squad players.

In the short term, I could easily see a sale of Tom Huddlestone and loan of Jake Livermore still happening and that balancing the books on this deal. Hudd is technically excellent, but does that the high energy pressing game for AVB, whilst would Jake be better for pending a year on loan developing his game away and returning as the finished article, maybe at a time when Parker is looked to be moved on? All a little hypothetical, however, it does have. Levy deal stamped all over it, as Spurs get a bargain that can probably only increase in value and AVB gets a player that seems to have the game to fit his needs...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday January 18 2013
Time: 6:01PM

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Comments

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No! Livermore, Hudd and others should step up now.
danespur
18/01/2013 18:05:00
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First things first Sandro is irreplaceable ,

Yann M`villa has an attitude problem so after Adebayor surely once bitten twice shy
big cockeral
18/01/2013 18:06:00
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part exchange only....i.e. hudd' plus ?...for m'vila
82spursdebut
18/01/2013 18:08:00
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Get Benhanda in. He is more of what we need. Sign Sissokho to a pre-contract and you have cover next year should Sandro not be back or Parker want to go somewhere where he can start. I'd just get Holtby in now, if we can, as another option/cover. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 18:13:00
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well, we've got Vertonghen who I think can do a job in the Sandro/Parker position if Livermore doesn't work out so no need to get congested imo.
spurswede
18/01/2013 18:22:00
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Bring Holtby deal forward. Forget M'Villa. Bad attitude that we don't want or need. Next...
SpuriousLife
18/01/2013 18:22:00
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SpuriousLife, this will never work : Schalke "if you want him now it will cost you £10.50 and a packet of ready salted crisps" DL "and if we want him at the end if the season" Schalke "nothing" DL "we'll take him at the end of the season"
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 18:38:00
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It's got to be worth a little cash to get Holtby now. Even if he isn't used much, it's more time to prepare him for the PL for next season. You know it makes sense, I know it makes sense.........
Love totty
18/01/2013 18:48:00
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I take an avb rulling out a purchase meaning that we are looking for someone
troffer2
18/01/2013 18:49:00
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Why everyone calling to bring Holtby deal fwd? He's not a DMF! We have cover in Parker, Jan, jake, so no need to panic!
Spesh-spur
18/01/2013 18:52:00
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I'm not sure that it a defensive midfield player that we need. It is a creative ball player that we need. I think we have enough players to get by. It would worry me if Parker was to get injured, as I do not think that THudd or Livermore are good enough. What worries me is the comments that AVB is coming out with about not needing re-enforcements in the team. Do we not have a pot to ***** in or are the owners that tight they will not release funds. It does seem to me that they have not learned from the past few seasons. Some of the names branded about are not big money signings. I still do not think that they have backed AVB at all.
nothappyharry
18/01/2013 18:53:00
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m'vila hell no, bad arse attitude one reason wenger dropped him, not short term and his not long term. Schalke vs Hannover is on the stream @ 7-3opm
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 18:55:00
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Do not understand why people are so worried about his mentality. Ok, he might like a fight, might get moody, might throw his toys out the pram, might hit one of his team mates, might publicly criticise his manager, players and club. I could be describing Roy Keane or Patrick Vieira. The difference is this guy can play. He is not a Joey Barton, who's attitude is not backed up by his ability. We have all complained on here for years about our lack of fight, our soft underbelly, how we collapse when we need top stand tall, flee when we need to fight. Too often we have handed victory to the opposition just by turning up and thinking we were good enough to win. All those games with arsenal, utd, chelsea where they just bullied us into submission, and the reason we have such a terrible record against the top 4 sides. This is exactly the type of player we need to get stuck in and make the difference, like the QPR game, where Dembele can not dominate a midfield. M'Villa and Sandro will be a monstrous combo, allowing Dembele or holtby to play behind the striker. His disciplinary record this season is actually not that bad if you check it out. He has 22 caps for France and for 7m is hardly a risk. If it does all go wrong, he is a French international, we would get our money back easily. Also we could then have the prospect of Lloris, Kaboul, M'Vila which could be the spine of the French national team. This guys might have issues off the pitch, but once he is on it, he knows how to play, can we say the same about Ade?
vicspur
18/01/2013 19:01:00
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Good article, and a fair question, but there is no such thing as a bargain for our Danny, unless he can get him cheap, and get his former club to pay half his wages. Yes the guy is a bargain, he has 22 French international caps, and we could sell, or loan out, Livermore and Hudlestone, neither of whom are good enough for a club with top 4 aspirations, and have Parker and M'Villa vying for the DMF role for the rest of the season. Once Sandro comes back, depending how M'Villa has performed, we could then look at Parker's future, given his age. OK the guy is a bit of a lad off the pitch, and an absolute animal on it, perhaps it's his "attitude" that gives him the edge, making him the player he is. Of course we shouldd be looking at him, but definitely won't be, the same as we won't be looking at anyone else either,
Frank
18/01/2013 19:02:00
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The fact that AVB is saying no to a DMFer signing, just as he said at the start of the window, "we are happy with the squad we have, and don't envisage making any signings during the January window" seems to suggest that one of the reasons perhaps that he got the job, is that he is a yes man, only saying that which he knows Levy wants to hear.
Frank
18/01/2013 19:07:00
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If Parker gets injured, then who do we have? Its clear that Livermore is not in the the same class. Hudd is just not good enought to fit into the system we play. Dembele has a trick hip. Sandro is out for the season, not just a few weeks, anyone who thinks we dont need cover is nuts.
vicspur
18/01/2013 19:15:00
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Frank Harry signed a player QPR can`t afford & he himself went to QPR for the money .WHY ? It`s never Harrys money ,, for Harry it`s Monopoly .As he showed with Pompey ,,

Levy has been stacking it up for the big one ,trust me he`s coming ,just hang in there .Harry turned down the brilliant Suarez ,great eye
big cockeral
18/01/2013 19:17:00
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we have cover for sandro in parker and livermore and even hudd,when on his game there are not many better than Scottie Parker no need to panic buy if we are to spend it should be on a goal scorer,all of a sudden Sturridge and Ba look value for money!!!
krafty007
18/01/2013 19:17:00
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Frank, what would you have AVB do, say the sky is falling. His job is to show confidence in the players he has in the squad and to not tip our hand. My guess is he would say he is happy with the squad every day. Wasn't it Harry who said that we didn't buy a few years ago in January because there wasn't anything better out there. Now, I don't like Harry as a manager, but I do agree that if the manager sees nothing he wants that the chairman will buy, stand pat is what you do. I don't think Harry and Levy were ever on the same page. I think AVB and Levy are. Time will tell. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 19:27:00
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Hang on I haven't mentioned either HR or QPR, so hold your bloody horses, all I said was M'Villa is a bargain, a 22 cap French international, at his age, with his pedigree, it's a no brainer. Correction it is a no brainer to anybody with a brain, that can see a player, perhaps it is more difficult for a land economy graduate, who ain't got a fecking clue, and his new "yes man". If Parker gets injured as he is prone to do, then we will be in the manure with the likes of Livermore and Huddlestone, goodbye 4th and CL, neither are even nearly good enough.
Frank
18/01/2013 19:28:00
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Frank, would Sissokho or Belhanda not be better buys? Sissokho is cheaper and Belhanda more. I rate Belhanda as the better of the three so that all makes sense. That said, if AVB doesn't want any of them, or they are looking elsewhere, then we shouldn't do the deal. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 19:33:00
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lewis holtby is playing now on espn
ghulamville
18/01/2013 19:33:00
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Thats precisely my point Peterbalb, Levy and AVB are most definitely on the same page. One is a tight arsed pretender of a FC chairman, and the other is fast becoming his side kick, and apologist. Neither are prepared to admit that we need improvement in certain positions, which is obvious to everybody else. With regards spoiling the confidence of, or upsetting players that are not good enough, and need replacing, then go for it, get em told, it's about time we treated pro footballers as men.
Frank
18/01/2013 19:39:00
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Frank, Levy could not give a damn about football, CL or anything else, and anyone who falls under his spell that he does is well, under his spell. In the words of ABBA, Money Money Money
Cape Town Spurs
18/01/2013 19:39:00
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Frank, just because AVB is not playing the media against his own chairman as harry did, doesn't mean he isn't pushing for players behind the scenes. I would rather have a manager who understands that this is a team game and presents a united front then have harry cover his own ass by saying we need two or three world class players this window to maintain what we are doing, so lets see what daniel can do... harry's agenda was always to make himself look good and cover his ass, AVB's agenda is to put the club first, not give anything away to the press as to who we may be targeting behind the scenes and keep the existing squad happy by not publicly announcing which players he wants to usurp, now if that is a yes man in your eyes then fine, but I know which approach I prefer
Guernman
18/01/2013 19:40:00
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Lewis Holtby is starting tonight for Schalke against Hannover on ESPN in case anyone wants to check him out.
BlackStar Spur
18/01/2013 19:40:00
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as for m'vila, depends on his mentality but it could be tempting to bring him in now on the cheap and see if we can move on parker's wages over the summer if m'vila produces the goods. livermore can be loaned out and hudd sold to fulham and we could well break even on the deal, while upgrading on parker's cover
Guernman
18/01/2013 19:42:00
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but geuernman, what if it's true?
Cape Town Spurs
18/01/2013 19:43:00
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levy and AVB will be working on a list of players. We are probably the hardest team to buy for out there IMO, we currently have a team closing in on top 4 but without the financial resources of at least 5 of our competitors. We need really good players to improve on what we have but we cannot pay the wages other teams can. it is not easy and the kind of players we want will rarely commit to us early in a window because of course they would rather united or chelsea came knocking. thats the reality. when we find a player who will commit the we get it done, modric, vertonghen for example. Levy has always backed his managers, and harry was no different. he got to blow a whole load of cash bringing in defoe, keane, crouch, palacios, chimbonda, gallas, parker etc. hardly fille anyone with confidence though does it. However the key tenet to our entire operation is in buying players that are young and talented so that if they do move on we can make a profit. harry just refused to accept this or simply hasn't got the balls, the network or the eye to buy young talent in other leagues. he would never ever have scouted modric and taken a chance on him. no way. unproven in the PL daniel, not physical enough etc... it was obvious that harry's targets were on a different planet to what spurs need to challenge. he benefited from the foresight of others - he built his success around modric, but he would only bring in players he knew and preferably older heads on high wages. we complain that he wasn't supported last january when we brought in saha and nelson, but they were definitely harry targets, just not his first ones, they were tevez and other such nonsense. not helpful, but easy to blame on levy. AVB and levy are on the same page, they are certainly trying damned hard to bring in the players that are good enough to improve us but fit our financial constraints. What good does it do anyone at spurs if AVB goes on about how we need to improve the squad to the press as harry did. certainly doesn't help with the transfers, actually it probably pushes up the prices, certainly doesn't help with the existing squad who need to compete out on the pitch throughout this nonsense. it does help harry of course, cover his arse. even if we don't bring anyone else in, doesn't mean they haven't been trying. I don't think AVB will push for immediate reinforcements, which will rarely pay off, I think he can be thinking longer term. We have a squad that can compete, we will always need a slice of luck, but I want us to bring in the right players, not some rushed panic buy to cover for sandro or adebayor. And I don't want a manager publicising every damned move to his press buddies simply because he can't keep his mouth shut
Guernman
18/01/2013 20:33:00
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Guernman one of the best posts on this site ever. AVB hired for min 3 years. Time to build squad not just short term fixes.
Wilts Spurs
18/01/2013 20:41:00
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No new striker for Sunday then.....Defoe will get gobbled up by Vidic.Hope Bale can turn it on and that Van P doesn't punish us.Woud so love us to do the double over Man You...first time in living memory?Unfortunately, I fear a rout.They always get the run of the ball,help from the ref and the usual Fergie intimidaton of the officials.A win for us would be absolutely amazing and would lead to a massive celebration i this house.COYS.
wentworth
18/01/2013 20:57:00
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Frank, I know you do not like how ENIC run the club, and that's fair enough. But honestly, Levy does nt select the talent. It is the scots and the manager who rate te players they want and provide a list. Just like when VDv was plucked up by Levy, Harry was asked, do you still want him (ie he had been identified, but the previous price ws too high)? They work off a list. I'm sure Holtby was not at the top of that list, but he would have been somewhere on the list. Price made it make sense and you go from there. Then plans adjust. If AVB is to be believed, he wanted both Parker and Sandro in his club. It seems he has a plan. I'm sure he is evaluating every day and we'll know by the end of August what he wants his squad to look like. He had a mess to clean up. He has done well. We need players, BUT, I would suggest, anyone brought in must fit in with AVB's plan and, obviously, with the finances of Levy/ENIC/Lewis. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 20:59:00
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So for umpteen years we should go on just missing out on the CL, as we have for the last 2, for the sake of a couple of strengthening signings, not necessarily £20M signings, just signings that would do better than those that we have in key positions like striker. Mind that is obviously a "long term" issue, we have been waiting for 4 years and counting. So, it would be nice if our esteemed chairman would just put all the expectation, an speculation to bed, and come out and make an unambiguous statement on the web site, and in a series of match day programs, telling the supporters that they shouldn't expect to finish in the top 4, or compete for a trophy etc. as it is unrealistic for the next 5,10, or 20 years depending on how long this "long term plan" is scheduled to last, that we can't expect any meaningful signings during this period, as we save up. If we got an honest statement of intent, then fine everybody would know where they stand, rather than us foolish short termist fools expecting every Saturday that our team are actually involved in competing in the best league in the world now, rather than waiting until some of us are dead, to suddenly complete this mysterious long term plan, and start trying to win things again. Of course there is a chance that the long term plan is interrupted, by Joe Lewis suddenly deciding he can flog the lot, and make a comfy profit, so sod THFC and I'm off. Is that worth waiting for as a result of the "long term" plan. AVB is kidding himself if he thinks he can complete a "long term" plan, he the 8 manager Levy has hired during his tenure, they don't last 5 minutes, never mind long term.
Frank
18/01/2013 21:12:00
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i would sign mvilla next week
tophobunty
18/01/2013 21:13:00
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CapeTownSpurs, Levy spends an awful lot of time in the stands for someone who is not a fan. Lewis, fine, he owns the club and nothing I have seen from him indicates that he was a fan. I disagree on Levy and believe he is a fan and a good business man who understands that emotions have no place at the bargaining table. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 21:18:00
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A bit left field, but I'd go for Yossi Benayoun if he's fit and available. We don't need any more holding midfielders, but a passer is definitely top priority, and Benayoun fits us perfectly, as we'll get him cheap.
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 21:21:00
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On the betting front if you can get 4/6 Schalke on friday good bet. watch out for Julian Draxler another very good young player, he should be coming as well as Holtby. Read more: http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7514324#ixzz2IMgCou1x Itwas 5-4 SCHALKE Draxler scored, Hotlby Scored + 2 assits, good footballer, will be even better with class players around him
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 21:29:00
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So anyone seen Holtby play today ? Any thoughts on his performance ?
Arky
18/01/2013 21:29:00
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Benayoun hes a yiddo benayoun hes a yiddo. oh no accident waiting to happen
spurs-stelios
18/01/2013 21:30:00
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To$$er Bennyonthemoon, lordjohnny what are you smoking i must get some, Jenas woud be better and his out injured thank phuck
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 21:33:00
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Arky with the players around him his 3 moves ahead of them tonight, as post; Scored + 2 assits, good footballer, will be even better with class players around him
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 21:35:00
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After dealing with Chelsea's players, doubt that AVB will even consider M'villa with the drama baggage
Arky
18/01/2013 21:36:00
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Frank, AVB said he intends to be vying for trophies this season. He did not, at any point, suggest this was a project. All coaches are judged on the here and now. Look at Adkins, DiMatteo, even AVB at Chelsea, it's ever, what have you done for me lately? It will be the same for AVB. He knows that. He has bought himself time because of our table position. Frank, we have gone from being a mid-table team, to Jol getting us so close to CL, but in Europe, to a Cup with Ramos and again Europe, to CL and Europe under Harry. 6 of the last 7 years we have qualified for Europe and 5 of those were on table position. We have been 4th twice, 5th 3 times in those seven years. We are getting there. The result of irresponsibility could set us back a decade. When Jol took over, we were considered there with Villa and Everton. We have come out of that pack. Everton still live within their means and are still that next group. Villa gambled with Bent (as an example). 18M and high wages. Kept them up, but look at the mess they are in now. If they move Bent, it will be at a huge loss. Worse still, if they can't move him, they have a player the manager does not want and won't play making wages that will bury them in the Championship. I feel terrible for Lambert who I rate a a top manager. Villa have no more money to give him. They have to make do. I hope they survive the drop. I still can see a scenario where all of Villa, Southampton and QPR drop taking with them 100M in net spend. That is a disaster for all of those ownership groups. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 21:37:00
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Spu4life, thanks, hopefully we bring him on this window even if he is surpluss to our needs
Arky
18/01/2013 21:39:00
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Peterbalb if I was a shareholder I would be delighted in the way ENIC run THFC, but I'm not, I am a fan, and as such I suppose my hopes, expectations, an aspirations are different. I hope that the ownership of the club are in the business of striving for success, trophies, enhancing the standing of the club on the pitch, not how much there is in the bank, an how much I might touch for in the event of the sale of the organisation. That's the difference. I find it mind blowingly frustrating that we go from window to window, year on year, with the same obvious problems that if solved, would in all probability turn us into genuine contenders, and there appears to be no determination, or if there is, an alarming lack of success in solving them. One can only draw the conclusion that either there is a lack of will, or the necessary competence, on the part of those involved, or their objectives and those of us fans, are not the same. I don't accept the pleas of poverty, if that were true, then only the richest clubs would ever do any business, which is clearly not true, and our Forbes rating suggests we are far from skint. Of course if our esteemed ownership had fulfilled their first promise on assuming control, we might have our 55,000 stadium in use by now, like our neighbours, and then we wouldn't be able to pretend we are skint, but that is a long term project as well 12yrs and counting, no bricks yet laid, and the latest but far from final estimated finish date is 2018, how much more match day revenue will Arsenal have accrued than us, in the years since their stadium was opened, and ours is finally built. Yes you are right I don't like the way that ENIC "run" Spurs, if that's what you want to call it.
Frank
18/01/2013 21:39:00
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Just watched the Schalke 04 Hannover game, 2 assists and a goal by Holtby. Not a defensive midfielder by any stretch but real vision and great creativity.
RioSpur
18/01/2013 21:39:00
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Hear, hear Frank. Spot on. Perceptive, incisive, sad but true assessment of our ENIC years. Instead of hiding behind managers, ENIC now need to step up or step aside. They've had plenty of years and probably taken us as far as they can or are willing to. Is this not the language they often use when we change managers? It's time the same language was used about ENIC themselves. Either they $hit or get off the pot.
SpuriousLife
18/01/2013 22:20:00
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Frank, I am not a shareholder. I am a fan. On who grew up on dad's lap watching Spurs whenever they were on TV here (and all other football as my dad was a player back in the day). I have seen Spurs go from being a part of the conversation in the 70's to being wholly irrelevant by the year 2000. We are now part of the conversation again. I lived in France in 89-90, and even though Spurs were good, they were not part of the conversation. All of British Football was in the doldrums. But out the PL did come. Unfortunately, we missed that boat. We were mired in mediocrity and others, like Arsenal, benefitted while we waited. It has only been in the last 7 or so years that Spurs have gotten back in to the conversation. I am not so naive as to believe the process had begun just then. ENIC, taking control and then consolidating. Fixing the finances and then building off of that, is, IMO, a big part of where we are today. Could be better. Probably hundreds of things that have occurred that I outright disagreed with. But there have been thousands that I agreed with or saw the point to. I look at it on the whole. Financially we are way better off than when ENIC took over and there are stadium plans in the works (even if a snail could get there quicker). On the pitch, from mid table mediocrity to Europe every year and in the CL discussion for 4 of the past 7 years (5 of 8 if you include this season). We have, as an organization, taken a huge step forward. Much work still remains to be done. Harry was hired to make sure that the plan did not go irreparably backwards. Harry was fired for the exact same reason. We need to take the next step, which is even more monumental. We just need to make sure that we don't fall backwards because of it. I believe AVB and Levy are working together to make that next step. Both know investment and restraint, both in good measures, will be needed. I have faith. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 22:27:00
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SpuriousLife, if only the owner woul listen to you when you talk about ENIC. I assure you, Levy and Lewis are happy with the way things are going. They also know that this club can increase the value of their asset immensely. They will not sell until they want to. I will be shocked if it is any time prior to the new stadium being opened and naming rights assigned. Then, their paltry investment will be worth over 1B. That's when they'll sell. Quickest way for that to happen is to get CL and increase revenues which will make the stadium financing less painful. They know that. They just aren't willing to ruin the foundation with stupid, poorly conceived additions. They will also own and operate companies surrounding the lane, all of which are money generators. Unfortunately, for some on here, this is a going concern. Levy, lewis are not going to be diverted from their plan. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 22:33:00
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Spu4life; Second bottle of Chateau Lidl if yermusno. By the way, even with that happy juice I want to put my boot thru the TV. Who's told that Paddy McGuinness he's got what it takes? On the telly all the fecking time. He's a complete ****. He's as funny as a burning orphanage.
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 22:34:00
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Which wine LJ? COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 22:40:00
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Frank, you do ******** moan like a woman ... well women moan less than you your so negative ... we have a budget we cannot spend out of our means if not we will go back to the Irvine scholar days you want that?? not our fault the rules prevented us from being in CL last season ... AVB is the right man and DL is the right Chairman if we spend what we do not have nowadays will end up like rangers did ... AVB will get this right and we have no right to be in the CL every season
E17YID
18/01/2013 23:05:00
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Chateau Lidl. Only from the finest Albanian vineyards Peterb. Not cheap though @ £4.99 a gallon. Look for the label with a bearded peasant trying to start a tractor. Lovely looking woman.
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 23:08:00
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lordjohnny, I bet you're one of those prawn sandwich eating "supporters" that Roy Keene was on about all those years ago, what with your fancy wine and all :)
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 23:14:00
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Not available here in Canada LJ. I have a 750ml bottle of Belgian Which's Brew or Terrible from Quebec for this evening. Both about 10% and very well crafted beers. The Belgian one goes for about $7 CDN which is about $20 US or 4£. So long as you like it. Terrible or any of the Uniboue beers from Quebec are all fabulous. Not sure if the are available in the UK though. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 23:16:00
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That's right E17. After all, even though ENIC said in 2001 they'd improve capacity we can't complain that they've added 70 seats. I think the extra 70 were done on the drip with Wonga, so we wouldn't get like Rangers as you say. Perhaps in the next 20 years they will make it up to 100, but they'd better be careful, as we don't want another Irving Scholar situation, as Glenn might say.
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 23:19:00
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That should have read Unibroue. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 23:23:00
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Spoton In-spurs- and them crabsticks, y'know, the red and white things that smell of fish but don't contain any, are you with me?
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 23:26:00
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LJ, they had to make certain the Mayans weren't correct. It's all about prudence. COYS
peterballb
18/01/2013 23:28:00
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Unibroue? Sounds like my ex-wife?
lordjohnny
18/01/2013 23:33:00
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lordjohnny, just reading your answer LMFAO, if i have a down moment i know were to come, pure class. Chateau Lidl, not being near a Lidl, the wine i drink you can shat through the eye of a needle, crab sticks good for you, i like watching a movie and licking fish fingers, nice girl up for anything.
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 23:37:00
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lordjohnny, the only fish I know about is the stuff that's battered and served with chips (and a kebab)
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 23:43:00
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In-spurs-ational your local chippy is having you over that's battered sausage and chips his serving you
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 23:47:00
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yann m'vila how much is he 8/9m you could buy aston villa for that
spu 4 life
18/01/2013 23:49:00
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spu 4 life, and here's me thinking it's battered eel
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 23:49:00
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spu 4 life, do you mean 8 to 9m for Aston villa or 8/9m ie just under £900,000. Either way, I reckon you're over estimating it!
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 23:52:00
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On topic, I think if M'Vila is available for around 8m we should go for him. If he turns out good, we've got ourselves a bargin. If he turns out bad, he's young so we will be able to recoup our outlay by selling him
In-spurs-ational
18/01/2013 23:55:00
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Tip of the hat to lordjohnny.
TornadoYid
19/01/2013 01:06:00
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I am pretty weary of all the transfer speculation surrounding us in the gutter press. I come on here and I read worse. Apart from a center forward, we are very strong in both midfield and defence. BUT, all it takes is one injury and all of a sudden, we need a feckin replacement.
No, we have Parker as back up for the excellent Sandro. And we have Livermore (sorry his name is not more exotic sounding!) as back up for Scotty. He's played less than a full season in games for us in his career. Parker wasn't deemed good enough for Chelsea, yet we laugh at them now for the player he turned out to be.
But I forget myself! We are Spurs fans, we judge players instantly ... Tarrabt, Kevin-Prince, Pienaar, Dempsey, Bassong ...
Well done for ruining another promising Spurs career. Who's next?
SpursEagle
19/01/2013 04:29:00
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Eagle Livermore is *****
tophobunty
19/01/2013 05:18:00
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LJ- I saw Benayoun play for Spam against Citeh and he was the best player on the pitch and I've not been at the Chateau Lidl!
shedboy2
19/01/2013 08:05:00
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so for the cost of a new stadium we could pay our transfer fees for the next 30 years...yet our owners are sensible and prudent with finance? lol they are speculators willing to take the biggest financial gamble the club has ever had. Just because it's not deciding to pay a Karloskickaball an extra 20kpw over a 3yr contract but for a bowl of concrete doesn't make them prudent!
shedboy2
19/01/2013 08:10:00
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RioSpur- I caught about 20min of that game...it was like watching schoolboys....dreadful positioning, no discipline. I saw holtby's two assists but missed his goal....I don't think anyone is saying Holtby is a DM (people still mistakenly call thud a DM!!) but is he capable of playing deeper? can he tackle? yes I'd say so...does he have the discipline? don't know? but he's played deeper before.....
shedboy2
19/01/2013 08:21:00
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But is Yan the man? only if he fits into the plan stan!...I think we need a STRIKER before anything else
shedboy2
19/01/2013 08:29:00
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peterballb writes... "I don't think Harry and Levy were ever on the same page. I think AVB and Levy are. Time will tell." Well what page were Levy and Harry on peter, when Levy hired Harry to save his arse from the drop. They were on the same page then alright, cause Levy was quite simply desperate! Levy only started moving onto a different page when Harry overachieved, made us a top 4 and Champions League club, and when Harry stated publicly that he needed the backing of the board to take the team up to the next level, to become genuine title challengers, loser Levy turned the page, cut Harry's spending, and got old the old ENIC back stabbing dagger out for the 10th time (7 coaches and 3 DOF's). Of course It will only be a matter of time before loser Levy back stabs his politically correct (say the right thing) new coach... And then all you ENIC Hotspur fans will come on here and tell us, good decision Levy, AVB had to go! It's only a short matter loser Levy time... ENIC OUT!!!
pelebro
19/01/2013 09:59:00
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