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Tottenham have in recent times been one of the very few Premiership clubs that could genuinely boast a team that was all English or at least British, but is that about to change and also do we really care?

With the exception of a keeper, as I exclude any players that have yet to actually play for the senior side, We could comfortably pick an outfield of Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Naughton, Huddlestone, Parker, Lennon, Bale Carroll, Defoe and though it might not challenge for the top four, you feel it would comfortably hold its own in the Prem and is on paper, better than many sides currently sitting comfortably in the mid table positions. That is a pretty decent XI and also excludes the likes of Jake Livermore and the potentially returning Townsend and Rose, to name just three, but we also know that several of this group of players will be moved on or pushed down the pecking order this summer, and I don't see too many home born players being touted to take there place.

It is not inconceivable that as many as half of that thirteen players mentioned, will be out of the club this summer, as we get linked with a host of Brazilians and other foreign players, that appear to excite us as fans and potentially look to take us from contenders to winners, or at least top four regulars, as well as challenging for silverware. Of course we can look at that list and argue that they are not quite good enough to take us forward and anyone who studies the international scene and watched the U-21 championships, will sadly concede that as a nation we are not producing the quality or quantity of player to win at home, let alone abroad, but as a fan, does it really matter to you, where your heroes are from or is it all about success?

Aside of Carroll, Townsend and Rose, you don't honestly see anyone else that is definitely ready to step into the current Spurs squad next season, and none would probably get into our first team, if we were picking our strongest XI. Others such as Alex Pritchard, may well become great Spurs players, but the truth is that they are probably at least another season away from making a breakthrough, if of course they maintain their current rate of development. There has been very little talk of our even looking at British players, with perhaps only Tom Ince, Callum MacManaman and James McCarthy (I know he is from the ROI) being even remotely considered and what are the odds that they will go to a mid table Prem side, as none of the current big boys will take the gamble and instead prefer proven and perhaps even cheaper foreign options?

Of course we are now very much a global arena, and winning or at least achieving a top four place is now the only thing that matters, but is this not only taking away some of the closeness that fans have traditionally felt towards players, who had a logistical link with the club and came through the ranks the hard way, whilst what the hell happens to the international game, should the current 30(ish) per cent of English players becomes twenty-five, twenty or even less? Do we care and for that matter should we care? We have all mocked Arsenal for their regularly playing an all foreign XI, but is there a danger that before long, they have more English players in their active squad than we do?

We know we can love foreign players and it is something that we as fans have done for several decades, from the arrival of Ossie and Ricky, we could class ourselves as innovators of bringing in a sparkling of talent from abroad, but can we imagine that in the not too distant future, we, like Arsenal and others, could regularly field an all foreign line-up and how will that make you feel?...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday June 21 2013
Time: 10:44AM

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I like the fact we have an english core but welcome a few additions that can give us an edge...that said I'd quite like to see Mcmanaman or Milner added to our squad to cover the right side...or in Milners case to cover a cm3 as well..
shedboy2
21/06/2013 10:52:00
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Hopefully baldini will find us some gems an we can push for the title... Baines, paulinho, villa and a attacking midfielder would do fine can easily be funded by selling squad players.. Parker, bae, Naughton, etc
gibbothfc
21/06/2013 10:58:00
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Off topic, but a special greeting for a very special young Spur down in Kernow

Happy Birthday Joe!!



Hope your old man's got something great lined up for you this weekend.

Spuds-U-Like
21/06/2013 11:07:00
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There are no rewards for fielding British players only winning and aslong as spurs are winning I'm not bothered what nationality the players are, what I will say though is if the British players aren't good enough to dominate the premiership teams then maybe the fa needs to look at development in this country
spurticus87
21/06/2013 11:11:00
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yep, FA's problem, coaching in this country is pretty rubbish, they know it the clubs know it, it will take 7-10 years if they radically change there strategy today for better players to start coming through. I like seeing decent British talent come through especially Spurs fans playing for Spurs those were the dreams I had as a kid. But in reality the foreign kids are cheaper and better players.
coys1717
21/06/2013 11:24:00
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Basically British fans don't care, foreign owners, foreign players, a crap national team, none of it registers. The Germans seem to be far more nationalistic ( I mean that as a compliment) and are doing a lot better.
jod
21/06/2013 11:31:00
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Jod, who owns the Mini? Jaguar? Cadbury? Tetley? the list is endless. This is not a football disease, it's a nation selling its soul. Soon this nation will be unrecognisable.
tophobunty
21/06/2013 11:36:00
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Please be quiet about Livermore, Ox are you related to him? He is one of the worst players i've seen in a Spurs shirt! I have to hear people slate Jenas on here all the time but I tell you what he achieved a hell of a lot more in a Spurs shirt than most in recent years.
gazzalegend
21/06/2013 11:38:00
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on subject. Milner possibly, Barry NO NO...Macmanamn defo and Micah Richards defo.......
tophobunty
21/06/2013 11:39:00
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That's going to be a big problem I fear for any side that wants to compete for the top places in upcoming seasons - finding enough home grown players to fill that quota in the 25 man squad. We are currently fortunate in the likes of Lennon, Dawson etc having been identified and nurtured. But even then, when we talk about upgrading our squad, how often is it the home grown lads we talk about replacing - Defoe, Hudd, Livermore , naughton, Parker immediately spring to mind . My biggest concern - hence my opening comment - is when I look around I struggle to find local players to replace them. I think there are a dozen or so you would take and you have 6/7 teams scrambling for the champions league placings scrambling for those. It looks like a big onus will fall on our scouts in coming years to unearth more lennons , bales and walkers in the lower leagues and levy is going to have to be willing to take a couple of gambles with his money that a few can develop and come good
maxfield123
21/06/2013 11:48:00
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Or fingers crossed our own youngsters come good, but Realistslly of 1 - 2 ar a push - ayear from the youth teams coming good is a high return
maxfield123
21/06/2013 11:50:00
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To be honest, as long as we're winning, I don't care if the players come from MARS!!
spurboy61
21/06/2013 11:51:00
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Sooner or later the developing nations in Africa, S America and Asia will want a slice of the pie that Europe is cornering at the moment in club football sales. Unless the lower leagues concentrate on developing local talent the time will come when we have neither top class club sides nor strong home national teams. I will cheer when global interest in the EPL wains and once again it is recognised that the customer is the local fan. Having a smattering of the world's top players loke we had in the 80s was fine but now any Tom Dick or Sergio can come.
Love totty
21/06/2013 11:56:00
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Love to see British/English players but in reality I like to see quality players regardless of their nationality. I am concerned that British players are lagging behind other countries and this needs addressing but it is hard to break a mentality that has been around for years. Why we cannot get better coaching I do not know as we live in a global economy. I think England are a laughing stock of football these days, we are woeful even when we win, there is no spark not excitement and quite frankly no idea and that is sad and it is bound to have an affect on the PL.

On another note why is it that the top four clubs start their pre season friendlies before us. Arsenal play two games before we play our first and then they play their third friendly just after our first. Similar with the other clubs. I think we need to get a couple more friendlies in so we are fit and ready and prepared to go this season.

can anyone shed any light on this - maybe an article about pre season would be welcomed.
thfan
21/06/2013 12:05:00
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Luke Shaw anyone? Surely he's worth a punt. I wish we had a better academy set up as a nation, but doesn't seem to be the case, it's not down to the clubs to enlist quality for the future. However, many youth players trying to break through bemoan not being given the chance to play in the premier league in order to progress, ol fergie got it right in that respect, even last season, moulding the likes of welbeck and cleverley. From a spurs point of view I firmly believe that Carroll and Townsend can make the grade given enough essential game time
sirlordos
21/06/2013 12:06:00
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gazzalegend. I am with you 100% on Liversideways, average at best. I think you will see him at Norwich next season, not that I care where as long as we offload the average from the squad.
tophobunty
21/06/2013 12:07:00
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p.s maybe our special partnership with Real Madrid could give us a pre season friendly - boost our revenue at the lane and maybe they could have a special day of it and hold shirt signing and photographs with the players of both teams at a cost.

Think we should have a high profile team for pre season and we should also market Bale while he is so so hot.
thfan
21/06/2013 12:10:00
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I do not expect many of our homegrown contingent to leave. Perhaps two or three. In terms of the homegrown player rules, we need them. I also predict that eventually this homegrown rule will be increased to require more of them. So we should have a policy to maintain a good amount. It does still annoy me when Arsenal play Chelsea, and there are 2 Brits in the starting line-ups. Foreign players enhance our league, but it is a crying shame when our best teams are 99% non-homegrown/British.
TonyRich
21/06/2013 12:11:00
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SPUDS - Thank you for that mate. I'll show him this when I've picked him up from school later, he'll be chuffed, mate :).
coopsieyid
21/06/2013 12:13:00
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sirlordo - agree re Carroll I hold judgement re Townsend.

I predicted Carroll long long ago to become a decent player as long as he is handled right and given opportunities but with Townsend I just sometimes feel he lacks a bit of a footballing brain - but not seen enough of him to see if he has progressed in the last season.

I liked Mcmanaman as a potential cover for Lennon but if Townsend has got what it takes then we should use him and give him a go rather than spend on another youngster. I am all for giving our own youngsters a chance but it is hard to break into a team challenging for top four.
thfan
21/06/2013 12:13:00
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thfan - what date is our first friendly?
TonyRich
21/06/2013 12:15:00
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24th July
thfan
21/06/2013 12:21:00
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Arsenal 17th, 22nd and 26th
thfan
21/06/2013 12:22:00
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Chelsea 17th, 21st and 25th
thfan
21/06/2013 12:24:00
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Utd 13th, 20th, 23rd and 26th
thfan
21/06/2013 12:25:00
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City similar to us 24th, 27th and 31st
thfan
21/06/2013 12:26:00
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THfan sure you have that completely the wrong way around. Townsend proved himself game in game out last season at the highest level when on loan at QPR, he was/is already a game changer at this level. Carroll has been bit part, played very little and be just about ok when given the chance. He still has some ground to cover to show he is good enough, I hope he does. But Townsend very very clearly has already. Agree 100% Macmanaman like Townsend last season proved himself to be a game changer...NO MORE AVERAGE WILL THEY WONT THEY, WILL THEY WONT THEY..... OK LETS GIVE HIM ANOTHER YEAR....NO more......
tophobunty
21/06/2013 12:29:00
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As spurticus87 says, the important thing for Spurs is winning football matches, achieving the highest possible PL finish, and hopefully a decent run in trophies. In order to achieve this, I may be controversial, but I believe the nationality and ethnicity of players is of no importance whatsoever. In fact if one of the exploratory probes to Mars or Venus discovers a quality MFer, I would say get him in, and we will put up with the racist comments using the "green" word.
Frank
21/06/2013 12:32:00
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tophobunty - as I said I haven't seen Townsend enough to say. I hear mixed opinions about his loan spell but I don't feel I watched enough last season to say yes or no to him.

Re Carroll yes we only seen him a bit but I just felt for a long time that he has a footballing brain and something different but even that doesn't mean he will make the grade. In all honesty it is difficult to call on both players as it is with most youngsters.
thfan
21/06/2013 12:34:00
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Ox, McCarthy is scottish, he just plays for the ROI through the granny rule. Still we'll claim him as our own now that he pulls on the green shirt! If he signed for us he would also become the highest ranked Irish international player in English fooball!
Slurms McKenzie
21/06/2013 12:39:00
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I used to be so passionate about England, especially the 90 world cup and 96 Euros, they where very special. Now days with players earning ridiculous amounts of money and with greedy whining players like Rooney and Ashley Cole my love affair with England ceased to exist. Some of our senior players just seem like little spoiled bitche$ who need a reality check. Also the FA are money men who know nothing about the game, for all these reasons my love is with spurs first and foremost.
spurfect one
21/06/2013 12:46:00
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Best of British = BEEF.
spu 4 life
21/06/2013 13:18:00
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Any time Coops mate, I know how special he is to you & the family & how much he loved it last year when loads of us joined in with the wishes.

Spuds-U-Like
21/06/2013 13:59:00
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Caulker is a real talent Ox. Why would he not get a look in at the team currently? In fact I certainly hope he is a feature player next season. Carrol has a bright future too and Rose I'm not overly impressed just yet.
Mix26
21/06/2013 14:01:00
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Hello, if memory serves me well, Inter Milan fielded a completely foreign XI when playing CL final match 3 years ago. I think an italian came in as a cameo subs appearance in the very late stages of that match. The world became small by addopting all digital tools and globalization business concepts. Guess it is a non-return path. If PL was to be played by a majority of english players (whom I like, make no mistake), it would capture as little attention as the german league does abroad and the whole business, as it is known and marketed nowadays, would simply colapse.
AlexSpur
21/06/2013 14:06:00
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THFan, there were no mixed opinions about his load spell, he was VERY good. I haven't seen anyone say any less than that, on here or via any media source and the QPR voted to suggest he was very good too. This one is a very easy call because Townsend has played a serious of tough prem games back to back and was vited best player often and Carroll has not
tophobunty
21/06/2013 14:16:00
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tophobunty - ok
thfan
21/06/2013 14:19:00
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IMO all our British players are overrated apart from Bale .Lennon ,Hudd,Dawson,Lennon ,Caulker & Defoe are all mid table players at best (imo).

The world is a much smaller place than 25 years ago & so much easier to scout , i`d very quickly swap our English players for better foreign talent .
EPL cannot be the best league in the world to watch without foreigners ,& the best English talent are out of our price range .
I`d like us to sign Mcmanaman from Wigan & Milner from City ,but being English has nothing to do with it .I feel they are both good & gettable & both better than the English we have .
I don`t agree with too many average foreigners though ,they should come to improve the league , not be the same level as the homegrown talent .

Barcelona & Real Madrid are better than all English teams ,but as a whole league ,the EPL is better .Letting 2 clubs corner the market in the league is not a good thing ,France is going the same way with Monaco & PSG .
5th placed Spurs took points of all the teams above them ,4 from Manchester United ,that`s healthy for the league to have that competition .
big cockeral
21/06/2013 14:26:00
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thfan...my typing is getting worse...sorry. Like you I hope Carroll makes it.
tophobunty
21/06/2013 14:29:00
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BigC you love for Lennon grows he was in your list twice...like you would love to sign Macmanaman....
tophobunty
21/06/2013 14:38:00
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@THFAN. As our pre season dates are similar to those of City's it may have something to do with the far east pre season tournament that both clubs are playing in. It may be that we need a bit more preparation time than Arse, Chelski or UTD.
Cleveland ARTSPURS
21/06/2013 14:50:00
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tophobunty oh yeah ha ha :) .IMO Lennon is by far our most overrated player .Doesn`t do enough for me .Walcott is far superior & he doesn`t exactly set the world alight either .
big cockeral
21/06/2013 14:55:00
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We play Sunderland on the 24th in the Barclays trophy tournament, and then City on the 27th. City must be playing the other team on the 24th. Also, I havn't seen any other pre season matches bar the Espanyol game confirmed yet. Don't we normally kick off pre season with a game against Stevenage.
Cleveland ARTSPURS
21/06/2013 14:56:00
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I don't care in the slightest, just want the best players possible...and if a British player can't make the grade despite not having to go through the massive upheaval of moving to a new country and/or learning a new language then sod 'em. They certainly don't deserve any special preference.
flipper
21/06/2013 15:00:00
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BigC...you know i seem to agree with just about anything you ever post mate, but I just cant see this one the same as you. Mind you I would defo buy macmanaman to give him something to think about. Seems to me we need to make a solid and good move in the market within the next ten days dont you? I think also within the same time frame a public statement from both the club and Bale would help settle things down.
tophobunty
21/06/2013 15:15:00
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McCarthy, and McManaman what's all the fuss about? They are supposed to be influential MFers, and people also sing the praises of Maloney, Figeroa, Kone, and a few more including Martinez as well. Has it escaped everybody's notice, that after trying very hard for several seasons, Wigan finally succeeded in getting relegated. Their star players were obviously not so influential after all.
Frank
21/06/2013 15:18:00
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‘Imagine that in the not too distant future, we, like Arsenal and others, could regularly field an all foreign line-up and how will that make you feel?’ - Disappointed if I was completely honest. Imo there will always be British players playing for the best teams in the PL, as there are now.
SpursOne2
21/06/2013 15:22:00
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Corrr Frank you can dig a neg out of any positive. Well done for identitying Wigan got relegated...Macmanman looked an exceptional talent most of the season after he was introduced. Did you see him play Frank? Don't you think he caused so many problems for the opposition and was really positive? Now there's a challenge for you...nothing to do with age this one Frank (smile)
tophobunty
21/06/2013 15:32:00
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Good read
Was the sacking of Harry also to stop Levy from leaving ?
The appointment of Baldini was to help Levy more than it was AVB .

http://theboyhotspur.com/?p=2463
big cockeral
21/06/2013 15:58:00
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I personally prefer home grown contingent but there has always been a mixture of nationalities in English football - it used to be imports from Scotland, Wales and the Irelands, as opposed to the global influx that we are experiencing today. The genie was let out of the bottle by Graham Kelly (for the FA), when the Premier league was formed with no commitment to develop English talent. Uefa have dipped in and out of the situation, so that Gareth Bale is classed as a home-grown player as was Fabregas! Of the outgoings this summer - in all likelihood they will be predominantly English, so our ratio will fall and we will become less of a club IMHO!
scoops50
21/06/2013 16:38:00
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Yes Tophobunty I saw him in several TV appearances, yes he is a decent player, far better than the likes of Livermore and Co. but not in the £12-15M bracket as seems to be being suggested, as usual with a British player he is hopelessly over priced. It think it easier for him to shine as the "star turn" in a relegated side, than it would be in our hopefully top 4-5 side. When compared to young Coutinho at Liverpool, he has a way to go in influencing games, and at less of a fee.
Frank
21/06/2013 16:55:00
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BC-my concern from that article is the apparent influence that Sherwood has at the club. Not sure why, but he makes my "Spidey sense" tingle.....
keep it clean boys ;)
miamispur
21/06/2013 17:15:00
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Frank I agree with what you say, he will be over priced but I do think he is a game changer. You are dead right ref Couthinho, he was a VERY good buy and one we missed for sure.
tophobunty
21/06/2013 17:34:00
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Coops, wish Joe a happy birthday from me mate. Hope he has a great time and things are all good!
glennamy
21/06/2013 17:42:00
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English football and footballers in general are not up to the standard of the Spanish/German/Italians etc. In all honesty our football situation is a farce and it gets pointed out every international we seem to play in, even if we win we haven't looked convincing in a while, let alone exciting! I think one of the biggest factors lacking in English football is the passion from the fans. I for one never get excited by our national team, unless it's for a big tournament (and even then that is because it's the rest of the worlds best footballers all on one stage). We can moan and moan all we like about the current situation, but if the FA doesn't take serious action (like they did in Germany) then we will always be in this state of limbo where we're never quite good enough and everyone complains, but nothing gets done. IMO it's got to be done from the ground upwards, better grass roots facilities, better and more intensive coaching courses, better philosophy of football for the kids: "learn the game first, then build the athletic attributes later", too much of our ethos is power, height, strength and fitness from an early age. No wonder our possession stats in international football is *****e! We should include indoor fusball to develop close control skills... There is endless things that can be done, even developing a programme like they do in the US where students at high school and college play the sport/ get really good media coverage and fan support and also get scouted in a draft system to develop the countries top young athletes. Why don't we do that?! In the US I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) that American "soccer" is better supported at University level than at MLS level. If we joined the US's system and the German overhaul with a Brazilian/Spanish style ethos (close control, technical ability first) then I guarantee we would be world beaters. But does the FA have the balls, or even the commitment to do that... I doubt it very much.
rahn DMC
21/06/2013 18:06:00
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rahn DMC The national football team gets put behind the EPL for a reason
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It`s not rocket science ,international games are boring & in world cups Cricket & Rugby are far superior .

Spurs to win the win the Champions league or even the EPL or England to win the world cup ?

Easiest answer & spread across all clubs & fans in England .
Football world cups have been $hit for a long time & like the FA Cup ,will never get that prestige back .
The Brazilians are even rioting over the tournament in their own country because they feel money should be spent on more important things ,& money should be .
big cockeral
21/06/2013 18:16:00
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Big C - I'm not saying the national team should be put ahead of it, I would rather see Tottenham win the champions league than England win the world cup. I (like many English people) don't feel an affiliation with the national team because of the amount of prima donnas (you can say that about most footballers though) and also lies we get told. After the 2010 world cup they said they will distinctly focus on youth for further competitions... Bull*****. I still believe the world cup is a great competition and I personally get extremely excited when there's all those footballing nations and that much talent on show in one place. What my overall point I suppose is, I'm pretty fed up of people complaining about our national side (not just fans but ex pros and media to) and nothing gets done about it. We either accept that we're just not that good and stop complaining or we actually do something about it, but that's not my call to make. And well, Brazilians are notoriously passionate about things, they're also a developing country that probably should be investing in other things as well as their football.
rahn DMC
21/06/2013 19:39:00
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english players are not good enough and england are boring to watch just like ireland, england are just an upgrade on ireland and still cant beat us.
123spurs
21/06/2013 19:45:00
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As I see it, the best pros will always go where the most money is. National teams, by and large, could not hold a candle to the top 15-20 CL teams. Just fact. Where England falls on it's butt is that they do not demand success at all the U-levels. U-21 (what a disaster), U-19, U-17. The programs and the coaching appears to be quite poor. How would our U-21 team have fared against the England one? I can say wth certainty, that the Spurs U-21 games were far better coached and were quite entertaining. The youth programs should be well oiled machines. If this were Canada, and Canada's Junior hokey team had performed that disgracefully, there would be lots of questions to be answered. We'd be going through the program with a fine toothed comb to sort out all the deficiencies. England needs to look at the system. Both the blame and the solutions are there. Take your heads out of the sand and look. COYS
peterballb
21/06/2013 20:31:00
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I'm not British, so I don't care. I support tottenham, yes an English team in an English premier league but some of you need to travel beyond your borders to see how massive the epl in followed in most of the world. If a successful team is minus the likes of British Milner then I'm all for it. Indeed, a lot of our coaching staff are of mixed origin which affects our style of play. The days of the 'English long ball' are thankfully over, except in the case of British Dawson .
van der haart lane
21/06/2013 21:14:00
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Whilst the Prem makes so much money, the FA are not interested in improving the national time. They are happy to milk the sponsorship. I would say Rooney has been mentioned but has played well for England. I am the same as most, don't care if the 25 come from Outer Mongolia.
RAF Yid
21/06/2013 22:40:00
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National team, Stella fingers!
RAF Yid
21/06/2013 22:45:00
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Corinthians confirm that Paulinho is joining spurs, his £17 mill release clause has been triggered
Hot_Spur
21/06/2013 23:07:00
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Nice to see a bit of early business! Hopefully the first of many (or at least the start of 2/3 more!) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/10135910/Exclusive-Paulinho-the-highly-rated-Brazilian-midfielder-set-for-15m-move-to-Tottenham-Hotspur.html
BaleandBane
21/06/2013 23:15:00
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Paulinho for 17mil, COYS!
noone
21/06/2013 23:21:00
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LOOKS LIKE PAULINHO IS A YIDDO....!!!!!

http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/8787465/?
Yidmarks
21/06/2013 23:21:00
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Corinthians director of football Edu - a former Arsenal player - has confirmed that there have been further developments and a move to London now looks likely.

When asked about the interest from the White Hart Lane club, Edu told UOL: "The situation is well underway.
"We have to agree on some details of the negotiation, so I can't say he will leave yet, but the negotiations are good."
Yidmarks
21/06/2013 23:28:00
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sorry Ox... dont know what i did!!!!
Yidmarks
21/06/2013 23:28:00
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I have always been proud of our strong English contingent. I've always been proud to get by without a sugar daddy putting millions in. I'd sooner sacrifice our English contingent than our self sustainability.
Tottenham Hotcore
21/06/2013 23:45:00
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he scores against england lets buy him
123spurs
22/06/2013 00:02:00
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we need strickers not more MF
123spurs
22/06/2013 00:05:00
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prime example of england is so bad. KW a RB pretty handy going forward but cant defend to save hes life. hes positioning and passes under pressure is school boys. he never learns from hes mistakes and only differencle i see every sat. is another tattoo and a different hair style.
123spurs
22/06/2013 00:14:00
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bring back steve carr
123spurs
22/06/2013 00:15:00
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Brazilian press states Paulinho is a Tottenham player. He has already been informed by his agent. Nice move by Spurs. Paulinho is a skilled box to box midfielder withan eye (or two) for the goal.
AlexSpur
22/06/2013 00:42:00
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Yep, multiple sources stating Paulinho is confirmed. I'm impressed :-)
Madaboutspurs
22/06/2013 00:58:00
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In the last day or so, FOUR suggested Spurs targets have joined or are very close to joining other clubs…

Your Man For England?

Now I know its not exactly Spurs news, but with so many of our boys in the squad, England`s success does effect us.

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