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Gazza Bale - Our One Trick Pony

Gazza Bale - Our One Trick Pony

Bale - Our One Trick Pony Well it had to happen didn't it! Just Like Le Arse won the Premiership because of Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie was the difference between the Gooners being ordinary and good and Real have Ronaldo and Barcelona have Messi so the only reason why Spurs are 4th is because of Gareth Bale and his 15 goals this season. 

And as some of the Toon Army disappeared down Seven Sisters Tube station on Saturday still singing Spurs are a one trick pony we all know that, without Bale's Goals, Spurs would not be fourth one point behind Chelski. As Bale was left lying on the floor clutching his leg during the Newcastle game there was a collective holding of breath in the West Stand whilst we waited to see if he was going to be able to play on. 

Thanks to a complete wash out of a transfer window we are left with one player who can make the difference for us on the pitch. Of course all the media talk is about how much Bale is worth now and how he will be sold. AVB, however, is digging his heels in and saying Bale is not for sale. I would like to see the same statement come from Daniel Levy! 

In June 2012 Gareth Bale signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur. Bale had been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer after Harry had been sacked but instead he committed his future to Spurs until 2016. Spurs have a reciprocal deal with Real Madrid but as usual media speculation is stating that Bale may go earlier. 

The pressure points on AVB, Levy and the Club are now mounting. In reality Spurs are probably just two marquee signings away from challenging for the Premiership next season if Bale stays. We have to get 4th or better this season for two reasons; if we don't, Bale may consider his options, and who can blame him, he could write his own cheque right now. 

Without 4th we miss out on one of the most lucrative seasons ever for the Premiership next season with an estimated £5bn worth of TV revenue coming into the game. Anyone in the Premiership next season automatically receives a £500m uplift, if you are in the Champions League that would take the uplift to £1bn. Bale could quite rightly ask for more money from Levy next season which would compromise Levy's capped wages policy. 

AVB has said that to build a successful team you have to keep your great players. To be absolutely honest we don't have any other 'great' players in our team. We have some very good ones, and Holtby is looking a great prospect, but Bale's quality is outshining the rest of the team. The question is: What reason would Bale want to stay on at Spurs when he has a worldwide stage awaiting him? And, what has Levy got to do to keep Bale and how does AVB get us 4th or better this season if Bale does get injured? 

The more reliant on Bale we become the more exposed we are, which is why strategically January was a missed opportunity to help us protect Bale. That now leaves AVB to consider his options. Can we really make Bale play every game from now to the end of the season? We have 12 more Premiership matches left and possibly 5 Europa League games, if we make it to the Final. If you were AVB how would you handle Bale and the team for the rest of the season?

Written by OyVeh Maria



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Writer:OyVeh Maria
Date:Sunday February 10 2013
Time: 1:43PM

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Interestin.
Hotspur 1882
10/02/2013 13:48:00
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Indispensable. Yes, perhaps so. But no team are totally reliant on one player. Bale at centre half? Messi in goal? To be agreat side, you need to have good to great players all over the pitch. All with different aptitudes.
Without the likes of Michael Dawson and Scott Parker in certain matches, we would be bulldozed by lesser opponents, such as Stoke.
Hotspur 1882
10/02/2013 13:53:00
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The same was said about Jimmy Greaves. Probably the best goal scorer that ever lived. He relied on other players to do their jobs around him.
Hotspur 1882
10/02/2013 13:56:00
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Lennon & Dempsey despite working hard are going to start doing more if we want 3rd or 4th .
Bale is different gravy ,but if he has a bad game it shows ,noone else steps up & say " i`m going to be the difference today " .
Adebayor could be our key man to our run up to CL football .All will be forgiven if he steps up & finally joins the party .
big cockeral
10/02/2013 13:56:00
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Hotspur 1882 No, He (jimmy greaves) was the greatest goalscorer; Bale does what he does, scares the crap out of defenders, his all round game has improved with the arrival of AVB. Long may it continue.
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 14:04:00
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Bale to play a possible 15 games this season, what's the problem. Messi plays nearly all Barcelona's games and is on the run just like Bale. We did miss the chance to get a goalscorer in January but that's now Levy's problem. Fair dues to AVB for finally rotating the team in a manner that suits. Slightly off topic, how safe does the defence look now with Hugo Lloris between the sticks. I think he sweeps up just like the master, Mr Ledley King.
Andre's Crouching
10/02/2013 14:06:00
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Anyone else watching Villa/Wet Spam, OMG have to feel sorry for that poor football, they are kicking the crap out of it, lucky we never signed Diame on this showing.
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 14:08:00
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This is in the same season that I've also been reliably informed that, "Bale has been found out" and "Bale only turns up every other game". There's no doubting that Bale is our superstar, but, as others have pointed out, there is a lot more quality in our side, and without their efforts, Bale would never get the chance to go on his runs or take his free kicks. As maligned as he has been (by myself and others) Defoe has added significantly to our goal tally so in recent games - and he has been subjected to an even greater roasting - has Dempsey. Bale gets the goals, so he gets the all the attention, but Lloris has been great in goal too, and Vertonghen has been great at the back. He's been off-colour of late, but spread over the whole season, he's shown a lot more consistency than Bale.
There are considerably more tricks up the sleeve of this shirt-wearing pony than our simian superstar. COYS!
darkenvai
10/02/2013 14:12:00
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spu 4 life
I stand corrected. Was, still is the greatest goal scorer ever. A lot more than that to his game too.

Gareth, I feel should stay with Spurs and help them to win the League. An achievement that would eclipse doing the same at Madrid or Man Utd. They will do it with or without him. For Spurs, it would be long overdue. Even Burkinshaw, Hoddle, Ardiles; Venables, Gazza Lineker didn't quite manage that.

Hotspur 1882
10/02/2013 14:13:00
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At least we have a pony the geordies were singing that because they dont and great players are great players because of what they do on the pitch if you didnt notice them then they wouldnt be greats would they? so our great player gets noticed. If it wasnt for RvP's goals where would Manure be today?? Id rather have him than not. Without him we can still win matches, can we get 4th without him? unknown - can Manure win the PL without RvP? who knows? Hes ours and hes in form so hope he brings us CL and I dont care what other teams supporters (who are more likely to be fighting relegation) think. COYS!! Play up Bale!!!
nomorewhlegends
10/02/2013 14:14:00
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Commentator said, they just can't find that final pass, he must be watching a different game, they can't even find the first pass.
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 14:16:00
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I thought we were in the last 32 in EL.So to make to the finals we have to play 4 teams home and away! 9 matches including the final!And yeah Both Astonvilla and Wetspam are playing crap football!I dont even know Whats so special with Benteke??
SilwalYid
10/02/2013 14:32:00
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Simon Dowkins has just come on for villa, along with Bent, still 0-0 waiting for the next shot on target, had 1 so far in the first half. Hang on make that two, that's one each team, off the line from Bent
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 14:56:00
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screw the EL... rest him in those matches (& anyone else that matters)... it is the PL that counts. 5th in the PL and a semi final in the EL does not equate to 3rd & CL football. Had we strengthened in Jan I would maintain to push for EL, but in our chairman induced predicament I'd absolutely pass
Cape Town Spurs
10/02/2013 15:00:00
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Bale is pure class and top sides have top players and at that there is always gonna be one or two who outshine the rest---Dont forget Lloris was excellent yesterday,if we do qualify for CL Levy must reward AVB and bring in those marquee signings
krafty007
10/02/2013 15:01:00
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2 more shots on target, one's a pen and a direct free kick 2-0 villa, hahahaha
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 15:08:00
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Wow another lamentation article for our missed transfer window camouflaged as an article about our dependency on one player. Great! IMHO Holtby had 3 excellent chances at goal yesterday, Dempsey had one, maybe two, Lennon had opportunities and turned away. Even Ade was OPEN for a simple pass from Bale (on his second goal) for a simple tap in. What I am trying to say is that Bale is not the only player playing well but other players are also. Bale just at the moment has the confidence that he can score at will. Lets just hope that confidence does not leave him. We may also find that if we poured a little love on all the players, other's confidence might grow also. Positive comments and positive thoughts breed positive results!
jvd
10/02/2013 15:23:00
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last 3 games he has done well, before he was average it seems like hes playing well just in time for the summer transfter ala ade when he was on loan with us. a few good games an the fanboys are loving it
123spurs
10/02/2013 15:23:00
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123spurs Who do you support ? no chance a Spurs fan would type that ,no chance .
big cockeral
10/02/2013 15:27:00
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and the things u say about lennon lol
123spurs
10/02/2013 15:28:00
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Villa finally won a game. Can you imagine that Andy Carrol cost £35 million... Wow...
Fanman
10/02/2013 15:29:00
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i dont support divers or cheaters for starters not for my club seeing that
123spurs
10/02/2013 15:29:00
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I heard a commentator on the WHU-AV game say that Spurs were talking to AV about a loan for Darren Bent. Did anyone hear that?
jvd
10/02/2013 15:31:00
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123spurs Ever see Lennon doing that ? Why do you think we`re a one man attacking team ? .Can`t say our attacking players are brilliant & then say we`re a one trick pony ,that contradicts itself .
Got to give credit where due & i 100% agree on his diving ,since he cut that out he`s got even better .
Honesty does pay after all & well done to AVB , seems to be playing Bale to his strengths
big cockeral
10/02/2013 15:35:00
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Well if I was AVB I would not have loaned out Bale's obvious and very good back up to QPR. One of the most ridiculous management decisions I think I have ever seen, ESP if yo see it in the same light as NOT buying a forward.
tophobunty
10/02/2013 15:45:00
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JVD, you made the same observations about Hotby’s chances as me!. Three chances and this lad is gonna get a goal sooner than Gilfi and then watch him go!. Also, seems Leenon’s great layoff for Holtby went unnoticed too!

I agree with most that we are NOT a one trick pony and just because no one else is banging them in, Bale gets all the attention. I am pleased that he’s on a roll and that long may it continue. But I think it is blinkered vision to heap all praise on one player. The team and the coaching staff ALL deserve the praise. ......oh, and Levy can go sit in that corner! COYS!
Critical_Spur
10/02/2013 15:47:00
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though it was thru beer fuelled thinking and perhaps rose tinted specs, I was saying last night that if Bale stays a couple more years he stands a chance to become a Spurs great. we often talk of players such as Chris waddle who played 138 games scoring 33 gls or david Ginola 100 (13) bring legends and potential picks for a best ever spurs XI, but Bale has 34 goals in 135 games and those were from a develping start. obviously we can make of whatever we like with stats, but he is a genuine worldclass match changer and winner and with 18 mts plus more with spurs he can possibly rank alongside the greats
oxfordspur
10/02/2013 15:53:00
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He's already a great in my book, Ox. He's just on a completely different level, and I'd pick him ahead of Waddle, Gazza, and Ginola every time
SpursEagle
10/02/2013 16:10:00
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We all know the limits to Levy / ENIC's ambitions for our club and we also know how much they love money. It doesn't take a genius to work out what is going to happen. We've just got to get used to the idea.
SpuriousLife
10/02/2013 16:23:00
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Levy should have bought a striker to cement 3rd place... the fact that he left it to a gamble shows where his heart is at. We should salute Bale and punch Ade in the chops. We are so close, so close, Levy is imo a prize f'ing turd
Cape Town Spurs
10/02/2013 16:28:00
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I have read comments on here before about Bale some fans think he is over rated in my opinion they are wrong he has everything u need from a winger, pace, strength, shooting ability and a great cross on him, oh yeah and not to mention he can play in more than 1 position he is our Ronaldo/Messi. And in my opinion we cant afford to let him go in the summer regardless where we finish but to keep him we would have to make a couple of major signings to show him we are ambitious and can challenge for the league because to be fair were only a couple of players short. Can we cope without bale ? Would Barca or Real be the same without Messi or Ronaldo of course not your talking about players who make a huge difference to the teams they play for. And just another note if somebody like Torres is worth 50 mill when he went to Chelsea Bale must be worth at least 70-80 mill by now.
DSpurs
10/02/2013 16:41:00
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Looking at ManU-Eveton game. ManU were playing very well early on and eventually scored. But over the last 15 minutes they have began to sit back and play on the counter. It's a lot like looking at Spurs when we score early. I'm not sure if its arrogance or a specific tactic, assuming the latter. If so I don't really like it as it changes your momentum. At the moment Everton is gaining the upper hand and ManU are on the backfoot. This is how we play...there's the break and ManU almost score. Now I'm getting a little better understanding of what AVB is doing with Spurs.
jvd
10/02/2013 16:42:00
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Everton look likely to fall 6 points behind us now.
jvd
10/02/2013 16:49:00
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Hey CTS let's pretend that Levy bought Damaio on 1st January and he tore his ACL in training 2 days later and let's move on with what we have. The constant harping on an unchangeable fact is pouring negative energy on Spurs. We need you to be positive and cheering the team on!
jvd
10/02/2013 16:54:00
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RVP Scores again 2-0 HT; Everton play like wet spam only with slightly more skill, lump it up top and attack the second ball; Andy Carroll was quoted on here ''worth a punt'' well on todays showing I would add LESS to the worth remove the A and change the P to a C, that somes him up. Simon Dawkins and Bent made a difference for Villa, not in a magic performance way, but just having two players on the park who can play football helped. Keep this up Man U, Jones man marking Fellani and following all over the place, they had to get him out of the Everton dressing room, so fergie can give him second half instructions.
spu 4 life
10/02/2013 16:58:00
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Bale is a class above any other outfield player at Spurs and we simply would not be 4th without him. And I disagree with anyone who thinks just buying a Benteke or a Cisse or Jelavic (Everton reserve) would get us 3rd.We do not create enough chances so only a striker who can get goals out of nothing i.e. in Bale’s class is going to help. AVB knows that and its now up to Levy in the summer to show commitment, get a creative midfielder, someone like Modric, a top class striker and a left back.
matt hoten
10/02/2013 17:11:00
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Not worried about Everton,just a kick and rush side
matt hoten
10/02/2013 17:11:00
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Bale has no reason to stay with us, just like Modric, Berba etc. We wont pay top dollar and we do not have the squad to take the Prem. He has worked his arse off for us........ and if he did want to move for titles and more money then i say, thank you for the effort Gareth have a great career winning trophies and growing your bank account. I for one would not blame him one bit.
ledgespur
10/02/2013 17:12:00
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Yes Bale is our talisman, the difference between us being a decent top 6,7 side and a side challenging for the CL. Without his presence, the fear and panic, and double marking formations he forces from opposition defenders, making life easier for others, he is a key influence on what we do. We are kidding ourselves if we believe that he will continue in his current form right through until the end of the season, all players get niggles, especially when opponents are reduced to trying to kick you to stop you, all have dull patches, goals dry up, who is going to step up and make the difference when this inevitably happens to Bale. The likes of Defoe and Dempsey tend to gain advantage from Bale's work, could they cope without him. The least said about Adebayor and his contribution so far the better. We shall see whether all our eggs are in the bone basket that is Gareth Bale.
Frank
10/02/2013 17:14:00
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A real positive from yesterday as well as Bale and the result was in my opinion the performance of Holtby, he looks a player. His work rate, getting about the pitch, pace, and the fact he wastes very few balls, and his eye for a pass are all very impressive for one so new to the set-up. I can see him becoming our "go to" MFer in the future.
Frank
10/02/2013 17:18:00
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Best entertainer since Ginola..worth the admission money just to see him. Just wish we had a decent font man to put away his crosses....we would now be challenging the Prem winners (yep boringly its all over!)WE now have to keep ManC and Chelski in our sights and then pip them at the end.Without Bale we are stuffed.Really like Holtby too Fank....keen,fit,two good feet,tireless,enthusiastic,good passer,good tackler and looks as though he's enjoying himself...bit like Ade ...hmmmmm!
wentworth
10/02/2013 17:49:00
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Let's stop this talk of selling Bale. If it is to happen at some time in the future, so be it. But it can only be bad karma to talk of it now. The lad is just now reaching towards his potential. Relish it. But enough talk about his moving on. Bad karma to do so. Why strengthen the thought? Pipe down unless he brings up the subject. Don't plant the idea.
Total knobhead
10/02/2013 18:03:00
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Wise words TK. Showing yourself to be a bit less of a knobhead on that occasion.
Crissybwoy
10/02/2013 18:06:00
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Matt hotten the voice of reason again, such good points mate. That's how it is.
tophobunty
10/02/2013 18:07:00
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I 2nd that ledge
tophobunty
10/02/2013 18:09:00
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Frank, I acknowledge Bale's talent and Wentworth you will notice that AVB has moved him inside off of the wing because he knows that he is wasted bombing up the left to cross to whom. So change the tactic. He has moved Dempsey to the left and brought Bale inside where he can be more direct to goal on any break. Notice also that he is playing from the right to come inside above the 18 yard box and across it looking for a left foot shot. When he shoots look for Dempsey and Ade coming in for a rebound. It's a very potent attack and I for one would encourage Lennon to put on his shooting boots as he has had opportunities to shoot but seems afraid to do so. This team is about to really unload on someone!
jvd
10/02/2013 18:12:00
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Matt we have drawn 3 games this season after having 15+ shots in each game, surely a decent finisher whether he costs a fortune or pea-nuts would have converted enough of those into goals, that alone would have meant 6 more points than we currently have, we may have even beaten Man U at WHL with a proper goalscorer. I think a 15 goals/season striker in in the summer, would have meant 3rd, having missed out in the summer I still think we may pay a heavy price for failing to bring one in, even on loan in this January window.
Frank
10/02/2013 18:18:00
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Spu-4-life, totally agree on Diame. Today he didn't look good enough or quick enough, but I think Benteki would be very useful in a proper side.
Frank
10/02/2013 18:21:00
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Ledgespur, your post re Bale being likely to leave sums up the reality of the situation in the real world.
Frank
10/02/2013 18:25:00
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Frank, you have to look at chances and not shots,I just dont think we create enough. We often give teams a lesson in how to control a game but end up relying on Bale to create something out of nothing.
matt hoten
10/02/2013 18:27:00
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Frank, I was expecting a disinterested, lethargic Adebayour when he came on yesterday but I must say it wasn't the case, he was lively and keen to get involved. It may even had a goal to his name had Bale made that pass. Re. Holtby I am excited about him, love his drive and energy and technically not bad either. With hindsight AVB done the right thing taking him off as he is still adjusting to the pace of the PL. COYS.
ItalianYiddo
10/02/2013 18:34:00
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It has been confirmed that Levy made a 20m euro offer for Damaio so let's have enough of this no ambition nonsense. I'm glad we are not wasting money on players not provan to be any better than what we've got. Bale is the icing on our cake that's all. The rest is pretty tasty too.
Love totty
10/02/2013 18:35:00
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Without Bale's contribution against Newcastle, two goals and two great saves from Kroll, neither GKer had a save to make. Bale was the difference between us winning and drawing 0-0.
Frank
10/02/2013 18:38:00
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Frank - if Bale hadn't played it would have been a different eleven so who knows what the result would have been. We have a very good squad so I still fancy us to have beaten a very good Toon team.
Love totty
10/02/2013 18:51:00
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Love totty, when did he make his 20m euro offer, on the first or last day of the window, was there any indication that the player was prepared to come to Spurs, or were his club willing to sell him, both have been denied. If the indication was that his club were willing to do business, what was their valuation of the player, probably considerably more than 20M euros. This was another of Levy's pseudo bids, to make people believe exactly what you have claimed re. ambition. It happens every window, Moutinho in the summer, Damiao this time and the likes of Rossi, Lloriente, in the past. One of these days he might make a realistic bid for a striker we have a dog's chance of getting, and sign him, thereby showing some real rather ambition, rather than these deals to improve his PR with fans, although these appear to work with some, much the same as the 12 years old promise of a shiny new stadium, remind me how many bricks are there in place as we speak, apparently we will have to wait until 2018 at the earliest for completion, very ambitious. Ambition, he wouldn't recognize ambition, unless of course you count ambition to make money for himself and Bahamas Joe, if it kicked him in the nuts.
Frank
10/02/2013 19:12:00
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Bale will be gone when an offer Levy can't refuse comes in, winning the league isn't in his (enic's( sights, just making us a better business to sell. Yes winning the league would up our value but not by what we need to spend to do it (considering that there is no guarantee that we will win it even after spending)
Tottenham Hotcore
10/02/2013 19:44:00
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Bale is not the only one though .Hugo lloris & Dembele are also stand out performers ,Dembele getting stick even though IMO we`re controlling games because of him .Possession ,possession ,possession is very much down to Dembele .

I genuinely thought that Modric going would phuck up any progress ,but would i swap Dembele for Modric now ? love Modric but Dembele is our unsung hero who is getting slated when imo credit is due with this man .
We are actually hard to score against ,Dembele is going to be a Spurs legend .SANDRO GONE ? well done Parker but it`s Dembele the man mountain who is controlling the centre midfield .

Even against manchester United who have won the league already ,Dembele matched them & imo ,possibly bettered them .Man love for Dembele ,think he`s brilliant & those knocking him really are being harsh .
big cockeral
10/02/2013 19:52:00
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Yes, Bale is indispensable, €50 mil minimum, but it's how the team is built around him that allows him to play to his strengths. I think it's no coincidence that since AVB has worked the teamsheet, Bale has his highest goal tally ever with more to come. We have a real manager now, not a wheeler-dealer press whore.
tengboon
10/02/2013 20:10:00
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JVD, well spotted on Holtby, in only his second game he came close 3 times or more, when he starts to find the target it will take alot of pressure off whoever our lone striker is, and I think that's exactly what Adebayor needs, or even Defoe for that matter.
tengboon
10/02/2013 20:12:00
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Big C, wel said on Dembele, completely agree. Everyone thought he'd be no match for Modric, incomparable etc., but we are undefeated when Dembele starts, that speaks volumes
tengboon
10/02/2013 20:19:00
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9 europa league games left if we get to the final
finglasyid
10/02/2013 20:23:00
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Bales' progression needs to be matched by THFC progression, for him to consider staying at spurs. Thus, for the rest of the season, we need to keep our fingers crossed that Bale stays uninjured. If he does complete the season....i feel we will finish in the top 4. Then a big summer for spurs....i.e.....player swop shop and perhaps a start on the new stadium. As for Dembele, no doubt he is "taking it for the good of the team, defensively"...unfortunatley, he is now looking like a Average midfielder , rather than the Good midfielder we signed. He seems a little over reliant of his left foot, when we know he can use his right foot too. Perhaps a slight lack of confidence, at the min'. But 100% we need him, for the rest of the season. A little praise for Adebayor....cos' we will need him too...........it was his presence, that caused the newcastle defender to miss judge and allow the ball through to Bale, for Bales 2nd goal. Oh and a little praise for Mr.Levy....i for one, expect him to sign a TOP striker this summer. It seems he is watching the spurs games and did realise spurs required a top striker, in the last window.....but alas, didn't quite happen. I think it will this summer.
82spursdebut
10/02/2013 20:26:00
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82spursdebut.....Duck!!!
jvd
10/02/2013 20:32:00
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Amazing that we lost our best player to Real Madrid after finishing 4th and now we wouldn't be a top 4 side without our "new" best player. My opinion but Lloris and Sandro have been amazing this season and as good as any players in their position. Lennon has also been the difference in many games whilst Vertonghen and Dembele must be proud of their first seasons at Spurs. In reality we have 5 or 6 superb plays that are worthy of winning the league but I do agree Bale is becoming a different level. Won't be too long before AVB starts getting lots of credit as well. His decisive management is a breath of fresh air.
muttley
10/02/2013 20:36:00
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Muttley...actually, i think he is a crap manager..being saved by "Bale"....but he is young and deserves a bit of luck after the way he was treated at Chelski'. And he could well go onto become a great spurs manager in time.....we'll see.
82spursdebut
10/02/2013 20:40:00
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Our next PL match will be only on feb,25th, that is two weeks from today. Time for Defoe to recover and Adebayour to have two more matches under his belt (Lyon home and away). Plus, I have a feeling that AVB went hand on hand with Levy by not buying a striker because he knows he can cook something tasteful with all the talented midfielders he has available (Dembele, Holtby, Lennon, Bale, Siggurdson, Dempsey and even young Carroll). By the way, I read yesterday that Spurs made a 20 million euros bid for Damião whic was refused by Internacional whose chairman is clearly making an auction to sell his most valuable asset, so it would be a dead end even if Daniel Levy came personally to Brazil at day one. Let´s forget the past and focus on the future. We certainly have talent and moral strenght to finish 3rd or 4th this season.
AlexSpur
10/02/2013 20:44:00
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Wow 82spursdebut, do you really believe he's a crap manager? After your two posts I believe you're on a windup mate. Trying to get some kind of argument going here. Not hard to do, I thought your first post was just naïveté but no, I think you're on a windup.
jvd
10/02/2013 20:47:00
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Jvd...i could give you lots of reasons why i think he has been a crap manager this season. But....i'm not wanting to slate him...for we are in the top 4 and he has played some part in achieving that....Plus he is young and like i said, it could well be that he eventually becomes known as a great spurs manager......like Burkinshaw, Nicholson.......we'll see. I'm not niave or on a windup........just stateing what i see, from watching the spurs games and reading the bits of news on spurs.
82spursdebut
10/02/2013 20:56:00
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82spursdebut So unbeaten in 10 makes him a bad manager ?
You couldn`t make it up
big cockeral
10/02/2013 21:00:00
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Big C'.....i said crap manager.....he is not unbeaten in the last 10 spurs games.
82spursdebut
10/02/2013 21:04:00
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1 defeat in 14 EPL matches ? he`s got this squad playing to it`s best ability ,only good managers can do that .

Players missing ,injured away on duty ,strike force depleted .....to lose one in 14 league games is a fine achievement .
I`m not quite sure how AVB is pulling this off but he is ,& long may it continue .Rabbit out of the hat springs to mind ,well done
big cockeral
10/02/2013 21:05:00
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82spursdebut OK 10 league games ,
big cockeral
10/02/2013 21:06:00
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C’mon 82Spurs, share with us your views on AVB. With all that has gone on at Spurs since summer, I really can’t fathom your thoughts!. EVREY manager has ups and downs, but not many have arrived at a club which finished top 4 last few seasons, two creative players taken away, limited signings, misfiring strikers, serious injury list......AND find the team is still challenging on TWO fronts!. If you had said Benitez was useless, I may have agreed with you. But What’s AVB done to upset you?!
Critical_Spur
10/02/2013 21:11:00
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Big c'.......well sorry as a spurs fan.....it's pretty unforgivable to dismiss the F.A cup Defeat. I know come next w'end....i will be at a dismay when i see spurs not involved. I think...the last 6 results ...have generally been dissapointing performances overall......thankfully, Bale has brightenend the scene and a little luck has gone our way.......Long may that continue, i sincerely hope.......but we must get others contributing more.
82spursdebut
10/02/2013 21:13:00
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82spursdebut, you must be on a wind up. if you think he is a crap manager state your reasons.Thats what this site is here for. Even when we were having a bad start I could see a method in his tactics and I can see a progression at this club now. None of this ( keep having a turnround of players because you need to freshen up the dressing room bollox)
matt hoten
10/02/2013 21:17:00
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