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Right, let's start by saying what most of us are probably already aware of, it's Friday, get in there!!

Another thing that most of us are probably already aware of, is that Paulinho is in London (arrived this morning) and he is due to undergo a medical this morning, sign a 4 year deal (according to reports in Brazil), then meet up with AVB this afternoon, Get in there again :) !!

As it stands, we seem a bit short of ITK, so I might as well throw in a bit of breaking news about a rival PL club.

Latest transfer news... Cavani spotted at West Ham!

Oh, no, sorry, Caravan, a caravan was spotted at west ham.....

So, back to us. There was a rumour circulating that 'pirate obsessed' Osvaldo was/is a target for us & a delegate from Roma had come to London for talks with us and Man City, do I believe it? Not really.. Would he be of use to us, in my opinion, absolutely, I think he'd become a bit of a 'cult hero' amongst the WHL faithful, due to the fact that he's a VERY emotional fella who well and truly wears his heart on his sleeve. Not only is he a more than decent goal-scorer, he can also play the wide attacking role too. Not to mention, if we get the record breaking Spanish international striker we've been chasing, we would once again have an 'Ossie & Villa partnership' at THFC. What's not to like about that? :).

It's also worth pointing out that, back in May, one of the ITK's (I can't remember which one) said, 'it will be like summer 78 again'. Oooh!!

Anything else I can waffle on about? Well ! it's me, so of course there is ;)..

Portuguese newspaper 'Record' says Porto are now eager to sell winger 'Christian Atsu', who is keen on leaving for free at the end of the season if they don't transfer him now. Liverpool and Tottenham have supposedly held tentative talks with Porto about Atsu this summer, with the winger declaring hopes of moving to the Premier League in recent weeks... Worth a butchers?

Well, that's a nice stroke of luck. Whilst typing out this epic piece of nonsense, some shiny new ITK has come in, so what w wonderful way to finish :)...

Who: rebrab
When: 05/07/13
Wgere: (on another site)

'Villa looks like its happening.'............

You know what to do now, right? Lets..... Chat..... Nonsense! COYS

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Date:Friday July 5 2013

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Your Comments

At last! Jesus H it's been slow the last couple of days.

Spuds-U-Like
Suprised no one linked to Byram from Leeds i would say he is wortha punt for us and shouldnt be too expensive either. Pauliniho done yet??? COYMFS!!!
JattYid
HA HA Coops I thought the caravan was at QPR for old Pikey.
chrishove123
About time coops been waiting for ages for another thread of nonsense makes my day at work go quicker....
spurs2468
Hey Coops I'm sure I put a link up a day or three back about Villa coming here. It was in the guardian about it and they are usually pretty much on the ball. Also how come Southampton can afford to get Damiao yet we can't get him. Something pretty odd there methinks.
chrishove123
Atsu would be well worth pursuing. Probably 5M GBP ought to do it. He'll be free in a year. Even if we just signed he and Villa up top, it would mean we could choose any three of Ade, Bale, Villa, Atsu, Lennon up top. Atsu, Bale and Villa can play anywhere across the top. Ade could probably too, although width would be compromised. Lennon can play either wing. Atsu would cost half of what Ince would and has a hiher upside (though I believe Ince is better suited to the EPL at this time). COYS
peterballb
thank god iv been so bored!! just wanna see paulihon confirmed
Joey Fairservice
Chrishove - don't worry about the Damiao to Southampton nonsense. It's just his agent trying to give us a nudge to say if we don't make a move soon he'll go somewhere else. As far as I'm concerned Southampton are welcome to him. He and his representatives have messed us around for so long that a spell at Southampton is what they deserve. I'm going to stick my neck out and say that by the end of this transfer window we will have signed two strikers - Villa and Lamela. I hope I'm right!
SpuriousLife
Damn you Coopsie, just when I'd posted a humourous comment at the end of Muttley's excellent Tighten up article you go and post another wonderful nonsense article and turn all other threads into tumble weed infested ghost towns. Grrr! Still Paulinho getting stretched on the rack and a new spanish house on the way . Three more signings for me - Another striker, LB and winger. Then soem hard truths for the current squad as they are moved on and a few young up and coming diamonds would make this the perfect summer. Didi we ever make an offer for that giant american goalie kid?
Slurms McKenzie
Cheers Coops

Osvaldo would be an infectious player alright (not the knob falling off kind) he would be a bit of a pain up front too for defenders, and would really give everything and more for the cause. He is a good player, not the most technical of forwards but get the job done with pest like commitment. I would say yes to him. Probability 4/10

Villa, well this needs to happen for a few reasons. 1. AVB wants him bad it seems. 2. Raises the profile. 3. will do a good job for us in a formation he will understand what is needed of him. 4. look on Gooner faces when he belts a couple past 'em.
ledgespur
Baines, soldado and villa along with Paulinho, we'd destroy anyone who gets in our way
Joey Fairservice
Ledgespur - I've clearly missed something in all the transfer who-ha, which of our players had his John Thomas fall off?
Slurms McKenzie
I read that Liverpool were in the running for Villa. I just laughed. We know what happens when Spurs and Liverpool are after the same player hehe...
asherthesmasher
Jese Rodrigue, anyone know anything about him? People elsewhere are 'massaging their mallows' at the thought of this one. They're saying he'd be a better option than Bernard & could be as good as Ronaldo. Anyone interested?

http://m.talksport.co.uk/magazine/features/130705/tottenham-make-bold-move-real-madrid-forward-201032
coopsieyid
Getting in a winger would be a good move, Atsu looks alright and so does the Belgian Chadli.
canadianspur
Do we really want another Jessy at Spurs? I thought we were trying to offload them, not bring more in!

OK, I've repeated the joke, I'll get my coat.

Spuds-U-Like
Coopsie if he's as good as you describe (I know, as others have described and you've passed on) then hell yes I'm interested. Bernard was the stand out player for Brazil at the Confed cup (Neymar only met expectations!) and was a real game changer for them. He would have been the ideal signing for us this window so any similarly talented players would be welcome.
Slurms McKenzie
I think that we are after Villa because he is prolific. He is imo, the best finisher in the game and you don't need pace to do that. He may have lost a yard, but he will get us over 15 goals if he stays fit. In the 4-3-3 formation, he can drift a little anyway, so it will be kinder on his legs.
asherthesmasher
@ Slurms..lol. Well i was just trying to say Osvaldo is an infectious player. But wouldn't cause any outbreaks of anything suspect in the dressing room...i hope!
ledgespur
Spuds & spurs2468 - Sorry fellas, I only do these articles every other day, so I figured I should stick to the routine. At least until things really hot up anyway. Also, I may do another one tomorrow so that Ox is free to enjoy his weekend and we can just chat nonsense amongst ourselves, all Ox will have to do is put the article online. I know people think I'm on some sort of ego trip but I promise that's not the case. Pretty much every article ends up having some sort of transfer story put in it, so I simply feel it's better for people to have one place to take a dump in, so to speak lol...

chris - Who knows about the Southampton/Damiao talk? All I know is that the guy is not worth the £20m+ that they were demanding, so IF that's what Southampton have offered, more fool them. Also, more fool them if they think Damiao would say yes to them, in my opinion..

Guys, there's a bit of negativity creeping into the David Villa chat, too :(.. I'll go track down that piece of info again & let you see for yourselves..
coopsieyid
Lol Ledge, I can imaging Defoe going to his local genitourinary clinic with a severe dose of the Osvaldos...!
Slurms McKenzie
Not David Villa related, but I think you'll still be interested ;)

Sánto ‏@Zizouology - Paulinho has completed his medical at Tottenham. Official announcement from the club is likely to be made in the coming hours.
coopsieyid
Maybe members will stop going on about our chairman 'letting' Liverpoo sign Mkhitaryan now? He's agreed terms with Dortmund & sounds very close to being done :)
coopsieyid
Seems to be Benteke is taking the lead for us behind all the smoke screens....anything on this Coops?
ledgespur
No need to say sorry Coopsie look forward to these nonsense articles as i have no idea other than VS on were to find transfer gossiReally hope we sign David Villa would be gutted if that one slipped away especially as the Arse seem to have signed the star striker
spurs2468
OK, found the David Villa info, this whole post is the info....

Robinbkk on (another site) is in touch with a guy who knows Villa's agent:

Hey Robert,

Good feedback but it's not good.

His agent is indeed negotiating with Tottenham but David Villa is against moving to the Spurs because they don't play the Champions League.

We'll see how it all ends

Cheers,"...........
coopsieyid
I think the positive to take from that is the confirmation that Villa (his agent) is negotiating with us. Another thing I find odd about it, is the fact that we, the press, SSN etc etc all KNOW that we've been talking to & are interested in David Villa, and I very much doubt Villa or his representatives weren't aware that we weren't in the CL. They'd have known this from the first moment we showed our interest & made it known.

So I'm taking that particular piece of info with a reasonably large dose of salt, personally..
coopsieyid
It may be slow, but it's progress nonetheless!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1008784_10151475716531771_86308102_o.jpg
coopsieyid
I work for a betting shop and we have gone 4/6 benteke joining but pushed villa out the other way
waztap
Coopsie I also find it quite daft that agents / players enter into negotiations with clubs who aren't in the champions league then express doubt about a deal because the club aren't in the champions league. I would take a different view of it - we haven't met Villa or his agents personal terms and they are looking for a way out with out appearing like like very expensive money grabbers. Not looking good IMO.
Slurms McKenzie
Miralem Pjanic any more on this one, Roma, Baldini, THFC, playmaker, be right up our street. Dembele is good, but my worry is this hip problem coming back. We used to get linked with William, Moutinho, happy days, looking likely we will get our ho in paulinho.
spu 4 life
The Pjanic rumour just doesn't make sense to me. We have our starting three (when fit) In Sandro, Paulinho and Dembele. How would we fit Pjanic in except as cover. We then still have, Siggy, Holtby, Livermore and carrol as cover. Prehaps Pjanic is just an iron in the fire until Paulinho passes the medical and is an offical Spurs player?
Slurms McKenzie
Coopsie, when are we going to be able to but all thos Jamie Oliver reday meals before going 10 yards into WHL?
tophobunty
Perhaps Paulinho is being readied to be paraded in the new strip on Monday?
StillRickyVilla
There is often a lot of mindless twaddle passing as articles but congratulations Coopsieyid I found your piece refreshing and the caravan was a good start.
Med1
ledge - ITK's have confirmed there IS interest in Benteke, but his price will be an issue. Apparently he IS being monitored, though..

spurs2468, apparently, according to a few THFC supporters from Spain, this Higuain/Arseanal talk is nowhere near as close to happening as our press are making out..
"This is not true. If you understand spanish I'd link a vid of Floren commenting on Higuaín right after seeing Higuaín's interview where he stated he want to leave. In 2010 Floren tripled Higuaín's wage when whole Europe was after him.

Floren hasn't signed a player since Robinho. Kaká and Ronaldo were necessary because Audi, Coca Cola and 12 other companies threatened to either reduce the amount of money they invest in the club or pull out completely.

Anyway Higuaín right now is closer to stay than to leave, but the relationship between the board and his family is quite bad so a move will always be likely if the right offer come in.

We won't sign another forward even if Higuaín leave which makes it even harder for potential buyers because he's still considered part of the 1st team.

Arsenal don't have money, they won't sign him anytime soon unless they are prepared to spend big money. Media is just making things up"...............
coopsieyid
typical photo of a construction site, no phucker working, bit like the motorway, miles of cones, but not a single person doing anything.
spu 4 life
@Spu4....lol!!
ledgespur
In Caffe Nero this morning, and who is in the queue behind me, but Brad! Smaller and less stocky up close. Sadly didn't share any ITK info, but he doesn't have his latte "skinny", if that helps?!
Ken Dagnall
Slurms - Mate, David Villa's agent has confirmed himself that he went to our new training facility & was shown around, took pics etc for David Villa & both player and agent were very impressed..

spu - The only new 'info' on Pjanic, comes from the Daily Mail. There is literally no info floating around in the mysterious land of ITK. Here's the article anyway, via football Italia - http://www.football-italia.net/36090/spurs-bid-€23m-pjanic

Top - sorry fella but you've lost me there, re the Jamie Oliver thing?

Med - I know you hate this sort of thing, mate, but thanks, I think? lol
coopsieyid
Do you get the feeling these Higuain rumours are just bo//ox then Coops, unlike the media to make things up, anyway i thought arse wanted rooney, then it was ''hampsted heath'' suarez?
spu 4 life
Coops, would be quite happy if he was the plan behind all of this. I can see us breaking our transfer record again this season. Last big shop before FFFP and New ground maybe!
ledgespur
spu 4 life, re Higuain, I hear Real Madrid are trying to move the 'goal posts' price wise, £25 is too cheap for Higuain!
SpurInSpain
spu - I don't believe anything that is in the press. God knows what's true when it comes to Higuain & that sickening lot down the road, I just found it interesting to see the viewpoint of somebody who is Spain based, and how things sound the polar opposite from their side.

Back to the supposed Jese Rodriguez story, though. This is a story that has come from Marca, which is basically a paper that sucks Real Madrid's dangly bits on a daily basis. So, if Marca say we are "one of the teams best placed to land him", maybe there's actually something in it?
coopsieyid
Slurms, on another site, somebody said exactly the same thing as you, ie "the Pjanic rumour makes no sense because our midfield is stacked".. Then somebody responded by saying, "Maybe we plan to play him on left wing, as inside forward as he is right footed. Kind of like Iniesta."..... To which somebody else said, "He played there a few times for Lyon. Not a bad idea, to be honest. He could function as our playmaker in the front 3. He'd also give us the ability to put him in a midfield 3 against squads like Stoke who throw 10 men behind the ball and bring in another guy into the front 3 at the expense of maybe dropping Sandro in midfield.".....

So maybe that's the thinking IF there is any interest?
coopsieyid
ledge - orry mate, if who was the plan? I'm all over the place mate lol
coopsieyid
But yes ledge, I think we'll be breaking our transfer record again too, for some reason?
coopsieyid
Jesé Rodriguez, I mentioned him in the previous article, I remember last summer there were stories concerning his future as well, and I was thinking then AVB sign him!. I think he is worth a punt.
SpurInSpain
Coops- Benteke...no worries fella.
ledgespur
coops,thanks again for the article....like the way you keep changing the headline but it seems to remain the same.....pjanics a funny one ,cant really see this and i thought aston villa said benteke wasnt for sale at any price
rovinella62spurs
Pjanic, was seriously good at Lyon and he has done very well in Seria A, has the game 100% to adapt to any system IMO. I have to echo others though in saying where? On the left maybe, but won't that be Villas baby if he comes, Maybe this is plan B or plan A after plan B (villa) went wrong....my head hurts!! :-(

So it could be Villa/Pjanic Ade/Benteke/Leandro/Soldado, Bale. This should be who it is down to know for our front 3.......Hoping.
ledgespur
If we do get another 'Ossie & Villa partnership' at THFC, at his age, let's hope Villa's knees don't go all trembley. Come on you Spurs
In-spurs-ational
rov - If I'm anything, it's consistent lol..

ledge - Agreed, be excellent if we were really working on that deal & all the other talk was just made up to throw everyone off the scent. I'd still prefer us to go for Bony though..

Back to David Villa, somebody just made a really good point somewhere else. Maybe Villa is holding out to see if we do move for Soldado. That would open the door for his fairy-tale return to Valencia, and he wouldn't need to leave Spain.
coopsieyid
Have we signed anybody yet? :-)
Hot_Spur
I imagine Paulinho confirmation won't be until Monday now. Unlikely over weekend, no site staff on duty.
Hot_Spur
I have always been of the belief that the deal of Pulinho and Villa will be announced on monday along with the new kit and news of Bale's new deal. What better way for the club, UA to get the most exposure possible. I had read that Bale was to be front and centre of this year's promos for UA and that he was now UA's boot endorser. This stuff does not all happen in a vacuum. Timing is everything. If they also announce Jedvaj and Halilovic, I may well have to excuse myself from my duties and go and have a pint or two. COYS
peterballb
My thoughts exactly regarding the timings peter
jljyid
OK, going way off topic here, this is NOT Nonsense, what this is is an ABSOLUTE PHUCKING PI$$-TAKE!!!!!!! It's going to take up a bit of posting space BUT bloody hell it's made me VERY angry!!

Community campaigners have demanded that Tottenham Hotspur FC sinks £100million into improving the local area in the first summit with the club’s director and senior management yesterday.

The recently-formed Our Tottenham group, which draws support and members from community and residents’ groups and businesses in the area, said the contribution would equal that of Arsenal FC’s payments for improvements to the area in Highbury, made after intense wrangling with Islington Council.

The amount is more than 200 times the £477,000 Spurs is legally required to contribute under the current legally-binding arrangment.

At the club’s request, Spurs’ executive director Donna-Maria Cullen and its head of community relations Adam Davison met with a five-strong delegation from the Our Tottenham network on Thursday.

The group condemned the “negative” effect the current Northumberland Development Project regeneration is having on the community, and handed them seven written demands, including that for a £100million commitment.

Our Tottenham also demanded that no homes or businesses be demolished for the club’s planned ‘Wembley Way’-style approach from White Hart Lane station, that no public money is used for developments related to the stadium, that at least half of the new homes Spurs builds are for social housing, and that it sign up to the group’s community charter.

Ms Cullen said the club would respond in writing and the group claims there was intense discussion about the extent of Spurs’ responsibility for revitalising the local area. Frank Murray, one of the Our Tottenham delegates at the meeting, said: “We are calling on the club to speak out against the threat of demolitions of nearby homes and shops, and to promise to fund the improvements people actually need.

“Spurs always say they want to go one better than Arsenal, so we expect them to put more money into the area than Arsenal did since they built their new stadium.”

Spurs is currently required to pay £477,000 towards community and infrastructure improvements, a deal agreed in February 2012 after Haringey Council let it wriggle out of £15.96million of further payments, a £1.2million contribution towards education improvements and a requirement to build at least 100 “affordable” homes as part of the stadium development.

Some of those costs were passed on to the council and left to be absorbed by Transport for London and the Mayor of London’s £27million Tottenham Regeneration Fund.

The council also gave Spurs permission to increase the number of flats from 200 to 285, in order to help make the entire project “viable” and thereby keep the wider regeneration of Tottenham on course.

+ Our Tottenham will update the community on its campaign at a “street assembly” public meeting at noon on Saturday, July 6, outside Wards Corner above Seven Sisters Tube station, High Road, Tottenham.

http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/n...ham_community_open_meeting_saturday_1_2266753

***** OFF!!
coopsieyid
thats what dreams are made of
Joey Fairservice
f they care so much they can pay
tophobunty
This is them, the fecking idiots!! http://ourtottenham.wordpress.com/
coopsieyid
coopsieyid-thanks for that info regarding 100mil to improve local area. It all sounds complicated but surely if agreements were made in Feb that cannot be broken! Needless to say there always seems to be problems regarding getting our new stadium and it makes you wonder why! Lets hope it gets sorted asap.

Back to transfers, it seems to be taking a long time to get Paulinho through a medical. Would have thought we would have had an announcement today if he is having his medical morning. Mind you there are website technicalities.
< br>The news about the Croatians appears to have gone quiet as well.

Being a Spurs fan can test the patience of the most patient people lol
thfan
You're nt going to parade guys out in old kits, especially for deals that have been done for some time. Until all the paperwork goes through and the respective organizations approve the deals, they are not done. The Paulinho deal has been mentioned by enough people directly involved to suggest it is done (but for any technicalities - ie medical issues etc). I'm not sweating Paulinho and believe Villa is also done. You don't show up and check out a training facility for giggles. Barcelona's development program is not exactly crap. If Villa has been around as has been reported, it's all agreed, but for the necessary ok's and the announcement, which was always going to coincide with the kit launch. I also think that the bactracking by the Gm as regards Jedvaj and Halilovic was more about propriety, than anything else. The first signings by Baldini have to be Paulinho and Villa with DL announcing the new contract for Bale and the new kits. Perfect Storm - NO??????? COYS
peterballb
thfan - THFC has certainly NOT agreed to put £100m into improving the community, it's NOT their responsibilty. We all saw the plans for the NDP, they're amazing & improve the community no end. These people are 'demanding' that THFC pump £100m into improving the community, as well as doing the NDP. This 'Our Tottenham Group' has only been around since May, so where have they been for the years since the plans were first made public? And where were they when the MANY public meetings etc were held before? This has really *****ed me off :(
coopsieyid
According to latest reports, the Villa deal ISN'T done. He's moaning about spurs not having CL football.
Hot_Spur
'tis all mentioned above, H_S :)
coopsieyid
if it's their tottenham...then they can clean the place up themselves...parasites.
shedboy2
Coulibaly is playing as a "trialist" for AFC Bournemouth right now versus Zurich. AFCB have gone to Switzerland for pre-season. Playing FC Zurich. Half time. 1-0 to Zurich. Coulibaly had a couple of chances. Will be a different (AFCB) team out for the 2nd half. Bournemouth are looking for a striker, nobody knows whether it's due to looking for a season long loan or a permanent move.
coopsieyid
Amen to that, shedboy!!
coopsieyid
HS just another media initiative to sell papers/news (which isn't). Believe half of what you read, read it again and do the same, read it again and so on until you believe nothing printed!! When they appear in the Shirt on our site...Done deal!!!
jvd
Does anyone really believe that David Villa did not know that we had not qualified for CL? Come on folks. Absurd. There are no guarantees until it's announced on the broken site, but still, all of these recent comments are made up of nothing. People complain how we chased Leandro window after window. True, but not really. Inquiries were no doubt made but the only window where offers were actually submitted, accepted and where the player and his agent were allowed to be talked to was the January window. It's like all the Bale crap. Where has he said anything beyond, he is happy at Spurs and one day, would like to play abroad. I'm not going to guarantee that Villa is done (I don't know). Harry seems to think so. It seems he was at the training facility (odd summer destination for a family holiday) and AVB has reportedly spoken with him. Seems a lot of odd coinkidinks all at the same time. There is smoke. COYS
peterballb
ONLY THFC supporters are able to laugh at their club in such style. This is brilliant lol.......

"Professional footballer Paulinho has today revealed that he will be hanging up his boots for good after a long career in the game. The Brazilian midfielder's rise to fame really took off in the summer of 2013 when after winning the Confederations Cup with his national team, he nearly completed his proposed move to English side Tottenham Hotspur. Now after many years of silence and 'medical testing' in North London, we finally hear from the Seleção superstar.

"Everything went so well at the beginning of that summer, it seems like another lifetime ago. I had announced my intention to sign for Tottenham and was looking forward to meeting my new team mates and earning my place at Brazil 2014. Days passed and the chairman Daniel Levy kept telling me that my medical would take place 'soon'. After a while though, those days turned into weeks, the weeks into months, the months into years. Now I find myself sleeping at a place called Holly House, nobody is even sure that this is still where the medicals take place."

Look out for more from this exclusive interview tomorrow.".......
coopsieyid
Much like Paulinho. If people had bothered to read, (Monday or Tuesday) there were reports that the medical would be taking place at the end of the week. Yet people are still looking to see what could possibly go wrong. He is reportedly in town for the medical. Kit launch is Monday. Why are they being silent? You don't stick mugs in front of the camera in old kits when the signings are of this proportion. Paulinho is one of the top young MF'ers in the world. David Villa (the Count as I call him) is one of the most recognized football faces out there. You don't do these sorts of deals without the appropriate fanfare. DN, ENIC, Bale, UA and HP will all want the Spus frenzy to build consistently until we are in Asia and then hope to sprinboard off of that. I can't speak for UA's Spurs numbers, but I do know that Spurs merchandise was available in NA markets where I have not seen anything since the 70's. I can go to Sportchek right now and buy last year's away kit (home has been sold out for some time). Until this past season, my choice was, website or pay double for a sports store to buy it online and then sell it to me. Levy has done very well with UA and both UA and Bale will be making a lot of money because of each other this year. The launch is a big deal and it will come with a fair share of fanfare. COYS
peterballb
Oh yeah, and Bale is just back from his holiday in Spain this weekend. So many coinkidinks. Can't have a launch without the face of the franchise. COYS
peterballb
Probably tour of London for Paulinho and Villa tomorrow and then a trip to Wimbledon to watch Murray in the final on Sunday with photo shots in between in the new kit and a good old get together with the new lads as well ready for the launch and announcements Monday then :-)
thfan
That's the spirit, thfan :-)
coopsieyid
Let's hope they get the bloody web site working properly by Monday
Hot_Spur
So Mkhitaryan has gone to Dortmund. At least that's one name I won't need to learn next season. Took me 2 years to pronounce and spell Pavlyuchenko in which time he had learned 3 English words himself :-)
muttley
muttley - Even better is that now L'pool can't get him, they were trying according to reports.
Hot_Spur
True hotspur. I am finding interesting this window as we seem to have a clear idea of how we are going to shape the team and it just feels good to see my/our club with purposeful direction. I haven't felt this before. It's also nice because our rivals don't seem to have the same focus. Is it just me?
jljyid
Regards Paulinho, let's consider the medical is done and dusted, afternoon looking over the training ground, what he also needs is a place to live, so he might just be viewing a few houses over the weekend, buying a jam jar to get him around, have a meal over at Sandro's or maybe a ruby, couple of san miguel light's or orange juice, just chilling out. All will come good aka monday
spu 4 life
muttley class lol, the 3 words he learned came from Arry, ''phucking run around'' bet he takes that to the grave.
spu 4 life
spu 4 life - Yes very daunting moving to a Country with totally different culture, different language, etc etc. I read somewhere that Sandro said when he arrived Gomes helped him greatly to settle in. I'm sure Sandro will repay that towards Paulinho
Hot_Spur
The hell is coinkidinks?? I thought Mohammed Salah looked bloody good when he played against us and Chavski
DeadlyLedley
Too much Nonsense spuds. Get real...Signor Perez would be watching Paulinho's 'progress' closely ;) COYspudS ;(
HGH Magic
Too much Nonsense spuds. Get real...Signor Perez would be watching Paulinho's 'progress' closely ;) COYspudS ;(
HGH Magic
Too much Nonsense spuds. Get real...Signor Perez would be watching Paulinho's 'progress' closely ;) COYspudS ;(
HGH Magic
Too much Nonsense spuds. Get real...Signor Perez would be watching Paulinho's 'progress' closely ;) COYspudS ;(
HGH Magic
All these trolls. Every other sites must be empty. Plastic fans get bored of the new clubs they support each year
jljyid
Being in another country can be daunting, looking forward to picking up my new spurs (home) shirt and then off on holiday, wednesday, got a right good deal, self-catering in Egypt, booked on the internet, staying in Cairo, should be nice and relaxing, then up the river nile on a cruise, hired a gun boat.
spu 4 life
Who the phuck is Signor Perez? Was he the italian general in ALLO ALLO?
spu 4 life
The web site has been down for a while, I suspect big things on Monday!!!
RAF Yid
RAF, the website has been & is undergoing maintenance work, nothing more than that, mate.
coopsieyid
http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/paulinho-deal-agreed-060713/ :D
gothic spur
http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/paulinho-deal-agreed-060713/
gothic spur
News from Turkey is - Spurs & Besiktas people met to discuss Adebayor transfer and have reached an agreement with player. Besiktas propsed 3m£ but we wanted 5m£ but say Besiktas are very close .

http://www.ajansspor.com/futbol/sup...r&utm_medium=gundemhaber&utm_source=gundemust

(translated by Google, of course)

Transfer continues to work Besiktas striker Emmanuel Adebayor has passed the countdown to. Recently met with Togolese goal scorer round Besiktas manager Ahmet Piper presented a proposal for the transfer of GBP 3 million. Fotomaç According to the news manager requirement by £ 5 million transfer to finish and then stepped back very close to the developments in the black and whites. Tottenham's club, meet the expectations and Adebayor scored five in 25 games due to his disability, when you put the list of sales, all eyes turned to Besiktas. Tottenham Soldado and begin negotiations with David Villa, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Besiktas avoid the expected proposals this transfer was emphasizing factors. Want to save money Adebayor England According to media reports, you can always keep the money, and the best offer in the first place due to arrive to Istanbul Besiktas is looking hot. Be explained by the transfer at any time....

Before signing Ade, they want to move their striker Hugo Almeida and Hamburg were interested. From turkish media, it seems doable but Hamburg local media report now that their interest in Almeida is now going down and may not be interested.

Personal opinion - It looks like Besiktas really want Ade and want to make him their prime target for their new manager Slaven Bilic. But they want to get rid of wages to Almeida first. So, if they can find a club for Almeida, I guess Ade deal is very much possible.
coopsieyid
Well done, gothic. Yep it's official now. Maybe now people will go wash their underwear & stop fretting over being gazumped in a deal that was agreed almost a week ago lol
coopsieyid
I'm just glad that people can stop panicking and going on about not signing anyone yet!
gothic spur
He looks so bloody happy :)

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/uploadedImages/Shared_Assets/Images/News_images/SEASON_13-14/July_2013/paulinho730x.jpg?n=897&targetTypeID=HighResNewsImage
coopsieyid
Great news....now onto the life long challenge, our front line.......
tophobunty
"I am very happy and excited to have joined Spurs. It's a huge pleasure for my career to be at a club as big as Tottenham." Paulinho
Yidmarks
if we sell Adebayor for 5m.. i hope we actually buy 2 more strikers... because you wont get a better 2nd or 3rd striker than Ade for 5m..

yes he is a lazy long streak of pi$$... but for 5m... what will we get..

For Ade to leave anyway it means we are close or the deal has been done for his replacement...

Defoe is next....

Higuan should have been the one... hope LeArse fall flat on there faces on that one... But i dont see Perez letting us have him.. but for 22million that is being quoted its a no-brainer....
Yidmarks
I still can't get on the spurs site. Says technical problems. How are you guys getting on?
jvd
For people who access the Official site but are having issues....

"Our apologies to fans who may be experiencing problems at tottenhamhotspur.com.

These problems are intermittent and sporadic and we are working overtime to find a solution.

For some users, this may be because pages are ‘caching’ on your browsers and therefore showing older pages.

In that case, a page refresh will clear the error message you are seeing - press ctrl-f5 on a PC, cmd-R on a Mac.

Other users will need to clear their browser cache (no need to clear history or cookies, just the cache) and retry the page.

Thanks, as always, for your patience."

Have you tried either of these fixes?
coopsieyid
Dzeko would be good for us... big lump that can hold the line and bang them in..

Bony is going cheap... 12m... the fella is a lump that has averaged a goal a game in the Dutch league...
Yidmarks
JVD... when ctrl+F5....it will let you in...
Yidmarks
Yidmarks - £5m would get us Rebic & we'd still have change.. We could probably get David Villa, Wilfried Bony AND Ante Rebic, for the same fee as Aston Villa CLAIM it would take to get the exciting Benteke..

tophob is right, though. We should now be focusing MASSIVELY on the striker front, no matter who it is.. There is 'supposedly' some big news about to come from one ITK, he's normally spot-on when it comes to our finances etc, so people are guessing it's to do with money being moved for a specific reason (not a Paulinho reason).. Obviously I'll let you know when he spills the beans.
coopsieyid
LOL - Paulinho has won more trophies in the last week than Arseanal have in the last 8 years :)
coopsieyid
just saw an update on my face book from our official website....pictures of paulinho at our training ground and another one of him holding up a spurs scarf.....medicals passed and now its officially official!.....woo-hoo!COYS.....more of the same please.
g. roberts testes
Southampton have approached us regarding the possible transfer of Leandro Damiao, they asked if we have all the names and phone numbers of his owners, a spokesperson for thfc said ''we have some 16 in total, but have never been able to locate the other 8 involved, but we wish you good luck''
spu 4 life
Good old BAE :)

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/spurs-full-back-benoit-assou-ekotto-trolls-an-arsenal-fan-on-twitter-with-pic-of-cesc-rvp-nasri/?
coopsieyid
Right that's Paulinho in the bag, NEXT?
spu 4 life
LIONSSSSSSSS
tophobunty
I like that impending ITK Coopsie sounds good.
tophobunty
Come on coops been waiting 5 minutes now it's too much lol
jljyid
Well, Paulinho has won more trophies in the last week than wee spudS have in 8 donkey years ;)
HGH Magic
BAE on Paulinho....Such a funny guy

“I don’t know what he looks like,” Assou-Ekotto told Goal. “I don’t know him, I don’t follow this kind of news.

“It’s like two or three years ago, Rafael van der Vaart was there in training one day. I said hello to him but I didn’t know he was Rafael van der Vaart.

“I don’t understand people who don’t understand me [not showing an interest in football]. Most people don’t go back home with their job and it’s the same for me.”
coopsieyid
Ohhh no there's a village somewhere missing its idiot. I will pop an add up on Facebook. " village idiot found" description, very little to no life, possibly a chav fan so exudes a severe lack of any class, small inoffensive genitalia. Should get a local nurse to find him with that advert
jljyid
dont worry magic you still have Giroud and Mertezakakakaoooo. You will sign someone big, he might be bigger than Mertezakakakaoooo just not as quick.
tophobunty
Welcome Paulinho!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish you the best and do us proud!!!!!!!!!!!! COYS!!!!!!!!
Phil-Spurs
Ok Coops or PeterBalb, you two seems to have the inside tracks< with one Brazilian and supposedly one Spaniard in the bag, whos it going to be, Soldado, Benteke, Damiao, or Dzeko? A poll perhaps Ox?
10iscoach
10iscoach, you can submit a poll yourself (just look at the current poll, just above it, it says "Click here to suggest a poll" ) It's pretty easy mate. As for one Spaniard in the bag, I'd wait a while before convincing yourself of that, mate!!
coopsieyid
Tx Coops, haven't been on the site since November, when everyone was stressing about Ade going to ACN. I said then that Bale would move to a central posi behind striker. boy did I get shot down on this site for that. Guess I was very wrong on that call. just been a reader. No one else seems to want Villa, so I hope that ones been settled. Health wise Coops, u recovered?
10iscoach
National sources starting to think in the same way as many of us on here have!!

http://www.sport.co.uk/football/how-monday-could-be-a-defining-day-for-tottenham/4330539/
coopsieyid
top & jlj, I've literally been nagging the crap out of the guy who said about the possible positive news (the one who's usually good with finance news etc). As I've said before, one of the places I get info from is excellent because ANY 'info' MUST provide proof of source to the people who run the site...

Anyway the guy with the info ran it by one of the people who run the site, then he went out.

Then one of the guys who runs the site said that he had got the info BUT had do go out, so he couldn't share the info because he didn't have time BUT said that the guy who provided the info was free to post it.

So I instantly got in contact with the guy who has the info that had to be verified & he said he has to pop out but will post full details as soon as he's back.

I'm hoping one of the guys who runs the site gets back before the guy who provided the info but, again, I'm watching it as closely as I possibly can & will get it on here as soon as it becomes known to me.. Just you watch, knowing my (our luck) he's probably on a wind-up & is going to say "my contact has told me we've got Paulinho".
coopsieyid
HIGH Magic is not a goon, he's a chav, (although he is a goon by nature, just not an Arsenal fan). He's bitter and jealous that we got Paulinho and Chelsea didn't when they tried a year ago. Check out his idiotic comments about Paulinho on VC, you'll see what I mean.
Hot_Spur
An absolutely brilliant article about David Villa here. I implore all of you (who can be bothered) to read it, it just makes you want him!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2013/jul/05/david-villa-modern-superstar
coopsieyid
10iscoach, I do not have any inside information. I just look at all the information and make informed assumptions. Paulinho, the reports came from almost all of the parties involved. DL is very tight lipped, so rarely do you get info from our side directly. Corinthians, Paulinho and his agent had all said, done deal. Villa, there are not as many close sources, but there are an awful lot of people who are respected and in the know saying it is done, including Harry, who just can't say no to a microphone. Villa, 8.6M GBP and I would not be shocked to see it announced shortly after the new gear is announced. I also suspect as there will be a triple photo at some point next week with Bale, Paulinho and Villa. What better way for UA to get in to two more markets where there is lots of room to grow (Spain and Brasil) and then springboarding it in to Asia with the Asia Cup. Villa is not a guarantee, but I have not seen anything credible suggesting that there is another team out there looking for him. Fact is, on Chelsea, ManU, City, and even Arsenal, he will not be first choice. With Spurs and a probable 4-3-3, he will get a lot of playing time and with UA, he may well be able to up his endorsements. Let's face it, Villa is a worldwide figure in a year leading up to a WC. So is Paulinho. Bale is the rising star. I would suggest, in this case, it is not too good to be true, it is damned obvious and if they are not doing it, they should all be shot. THat said, if there is an issue, I'm sure it is in the finagling of the fee. In this case (I support it 95% of the time), Levy, just get it done. COYS
peterballb
Coopsie, I agree 100% with you. Sell Ade and buy Rebic. Huge wage savings, he can play now. Sell Hudd and Parker. Wage difference and fees will cover Paulinho. Still have not spent a cent of the 50M. Wages of Gallas, Jenas, Bentley are already gone. Further large savings. Probably 8M per year. It looks like Gomes too will be sold, though he has consistently referred to we and us when talking about Paulinho coming to Spurs. Odd, if one were on the way out. Then again, he is an odd duck. I would love to see us drop the pursuit of the names in the press and go and get Dzagoev and Doumbia. Both would probably cost 40M. We could probably get 15M back for Defoe and Dempsey. I also love the idea of the two Croatian kids as they represent the future and would both be homegrown. I'd go get Cesar, Umtiti, Lombaerts and Castaignos, sell Gomes, Townsend, Rose, BAE, Obika and Kane. Call it a day. Probably the full 50M spent and then some, but we'd be in great shape for the future and our wage bill would likely be reduced. We'd have also built in replacements for Bale (if he decides to go play abroad) with still Pritchard and McEvoy to develop (both will be better than Townsend, IMO). With this level of talent at Spurs, there is every reason to believe we could be in the reckoning to win the League for the next 5-10 seasons. COYS
peterballb
Just wiki'd to read about Paulinho and the first paragraph is this:-

José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior, commonly known as Paulinho, (born 25 July 1988) is a Brazilian international footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, as well as the Brazil national football team.

Cool eh :)
coopsieyid
FINALLY!!

"Some transactions The WiShKaH-shaped-goat has been made aware of have led said alter-Goat to Spain. the amounts concerned lead this well endowed mammal to believe it's David Villa".....

Basically (after questions a plenty), it turns out that club funds that amount to the level of the supposed fee it would cost to finance the David Villa purchase, have been made available, should we need them.

The guy who provided the info pretty much gets ALL details about LOC's (Letter Of Credit), which is what most football clubs use to make deals happen.

The ITK trail from normally reliable sources indicate we've been working on this for a long time and got very close in Brazil, so if we're transferring the first instalment of say €10m to Spain, I guess we can assume/hope Villa is done? I would assume that we arrange a LOC to be ready and available to use only if the negotiations are at an advanced stage..

Want to know a bit more about LOC's, here you go.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_credit
coopsieyid
Oops sorry, a bit more just come up.. The amount in said financial information is €10.5
coopsieyid
Aaah, THE best sort of 'indirect ITK' anyone can post :).....

"Bit of news for you guys. I just met Younes Kaboul and his gf/wife in the Watford Harlequin shopping centre. He said his fitness is good and free from injury. He hopes to be back to his best this season.

He is skinnier than I thought he'd be. I told him he was my favourite player being part moroccan and that he should have chosen Morocco over France national teams. Seemed friendly and I didnt want to press him whilst he was with his family"......

NO supposed In The Know can match that sort of stuff, I love it :)...
coopsieyid
Coops; It's pleasing to know your out and about doing ITK and not just sitting on your arse scanning the internet, your fast becoming the Anneka Rice of vital spurs, keep this up and Ox will have to get you a helicopter, make certain you have your factor 50 sun block on. *
spu 4 life
I like what Peter had to say in his two post's, everytime i read one of Peter's i feel re-educated in the art of writing, everytime i read one of HGH Magic's i feel like going on the pis$ for a week. ''A photo of Bale, Paulinho and Villa, springboarding it in to Asia with the Asia Cup'' I've had a few photo's taken in Asia, before i was springboarding into action, god i love thailand.
spu 4 life
I love reading VS. a Spurs Fan since 81, first game I ever saw live on teli in South Africa FA cup replay, Villa Magic!!! R there any other chat sites similar to this one to follow? Highly entertaining, some of our guys really know their stuff, and should receive honorary lifetime tickets at the Lane, or whatever comes after Stadium wise. Keep up the insight Coops, PerterB, love reading ur stuff, cos of yu we Spurs generally in the know before the media at large
10iscoach
PeterB, do you ever post articles, with your insight, could only enhance the sight
10iscoach
site, sorry
10iscoach
Me too Spu - and I haven't taken in a single sight as well!
Durbanspur
Durban, Pelebro doesn't like us South Africans. who r the other South Africans on the site, Cape Town I have seen, Mix, any others?
10iscoach
Durban, Pelebro doesn't like us South Africans. who r the other South Africans on the site, Cape Town I have seen, Mix, any others?
10iscoach
Valencia Yid - "apparently Roses are red and Violets are blue....".....

I don't know if I've ever quoted Valencia Yid on here before? Anyway, And a pointer for those watching at home. Val is a really very well-connected ITK who tends to post only when something is getting close. He sometimes posts in cryptics, which is an old-school way of showing the information is not necessarily going to happen, although is trustworthy at time of print. He is not afraid to say 'done deal' if it is and if he does, that is usually about as solid as ITK gets....

So, back to what he said, Obviously this is/was a cryptic, plenty of guesses were made, and are still being made. So far it appears that most think it relates to David Villa, obviously due to the colours mentioned (Barca & Spain colours) AND the fact Violets could relate to Fiorentina (Viola) may well be blue, due to missing out on their target (David Villa) because we've beaten him to it... However, it could also point to our own Danny Rose moving to a team that plays in red. So, Sunderland? Liverpoo?

Over to you :)
coopsieyid
Ryantegan - "Harry is working hard on Scott. He is offering all sorts of incentives. I think Scott has other options though and that could drive the price higher than QPR want to pay. Ultimately he is almost certain to be gone soon enough".......
coopsieyid
Mr Levy & Mr Baldini must be in overdrive this weekend to get the 2nd signing done...by Monday for the new kit unveiling

COYMFS...
Yidmarks
Coops... Paulinho has received the No.8 shirt from Scotty, thank f for that..i was starting to get dizzy with all that circular dribbling....

Id like to see Scotty stay in the PL...


VILLA, BENTEKE and BAINES and we are contenders...

COYMFS...
Yidmarks
we have not heard much about the Zagreb kids over the past few days... i hopes thats a done deal... and they come to WHL this season...
Yidmarks
Yidmarks everything I have heard about the 2 young croats suggests that even if we get them they will stay in zagreb for aseason
jljyid
10iscoach - Best to not speak of my health on here, doesn;t go down too well lol. It'll never get better mate, just more tablets & operations etc but hey, life goes on & all that $hit ;).. Good call on Bale, any idea about next Saturday's lottery numbers mate lol.. I want Villa, LOTS!!.. Thanks for asking mate :)
coopsieyid
Quality response to me earlier, peterballb :)
coopsieyid
Great news on Pauly signing, expect big things from him. It is a statement from our club that we ain't going away without a fight. Great start to the summer, lets back our man even further now and watch him take us to places we could only dream a decade ago....COYS IAVBIT ILIT....COYS!!!
ledgespur
LOL @ spu 4 life, re Anneka Rice :)..
coopsieyid
10iscoach - Of course there are other sites similar to this one. However, it wouldn't be fair to name them on here. Ox puts a lot of time & effort into this site, so naming another site, which could lead to members leaving this one for the one that's suggested to you, would be really unfair.. That's why I always put "(on another site)" when I post info I find. I'm easy enough to find on twitter or facebook, though, if you really want to know.
coopsieyid
10iscoach - my apologies - went out immediately after I posted so did not see your post until now. I think that there's a Jhbspur and a few ex-pats living in the UK - Vicspur is one of them.
Durbanspur
Amen LEDGE :) COYS IAVBIT ILIT....COYS!!!
coopsieyid
Durban - Wonder what happened to Jhbspur? I don't think he's posted for quite a while now?
coopsieyid
I am a bit off at the fact we didn't wait until Monday and get him to hold our new shirt? (God I hope they are not the ones that I saw on a "leaked image) it just strikes me that as Peter said, waiting to get a group picture with some other faces.
ledgespur
Yeah Coops, maybe new log-in name - seems to popular these days;-)
Durbanspur
No disrespect intended to Ox, He's legend, just like to interact wih Spurs people. COYS
10iscoach
Coops, as the great wise and powerful Will I am once said (or maybe a few times actually) "I got a feelin'". First thing my mate did (who is a gunner) this morning was to send me a link to the talksport mock up of the press conf. We have them worried already...lol
ledgespur
Top post re: other sites.
ledgespur
10is...are you new to vital? If so welcome brother. Have read your posts and glad to have you here.
ledgespur
Spurs could get screwed. http://www.cartilagefreecaptain.com/2013/7/6/4498996/tottenham-hotspur-giovani-dos-santos?
Hot_Spur
LEDGE - Nothing wrong with 'announcing' Paulinho today, then 'parading' him with the new shirt on Monday. If anything, and as peterballb has eluded to throughout the last few days, announcing the deal early will heighten interest in the kit launch on Monday. sort of a first chance for the rest of the world to see our new Brazilian international.

Durban - You crafty bugger ;-)

10iscoach - As I said mate I'm easy enough to find elsewhere if you have any questions that can't be answered on here. You'd be bloody amazed how many people contact me vie private message on twitter. It wouldn't be so bad but I'm not even bloody ITK lol. I'm just (apparently) half decent at tracking it down. I'm basically a bitch for lazy arsed THFC supporters lol..

Back to LEDGE - I got a feeling, too, mate ;). and whilst I've been whoring my ass all over the internet looking for info for these articles, you'd be amazed how at just how many Gooners are quietly crapping themselves :)
coopsieyid
OK, there's been confirmation. The cryptic from ValenciaYid, earlier on, was about Danny Rose...

So basically he's likely to be playing for a team in red. It's a guessing game for you all now BUT it's extremely interesting that it seems he won't be a THFC player by the time the transfer window slams shut.
coopsieyid
ledge - I think the idea of signings announced with the new shirts on Monday wouldn't go down well with the sponsors. They wouldn't want star players stealing their thunder and diverting attention from their advertising.
Hot_Spur
@ coops, "whoring my ass" lol!!! Yep I think they are. By the way, thank you for all the gossip, I kinda go missing from here during the winter, well don't post as often as the summer. I love what you do and keep it up please. I know it must take an awful lot of your time, but just know that you are making others enjoy this site.
ledgespur
I would guess Rose is going to Sunderland, he said he wanted to stay there and they definitely want him.
Hot_Spur
Hot_Spur, yes that could well be true, interesting point.
ledgespur
its not been the most convincing day at the office..
tophobunty
If it is true that Rose is on his way out....

and Fryers is not good enuf...according to some sources..

and BAE doesnt give a $hit... but is funny with his trolling...

WHERE IS OUR LEFT-BACK....

AND WHO THE HELL WILL IT BE... ???

Anyone have any ideas?
Yidmarks
Top, the office should be closed on Saturdays....slave labour!
ledgespur
Hot-Spur maybe seeing top stars with your companies logo on them is actually a very good form of advertising. let's face it somebody would have to wear them Paulinho or hopefully Villa would be far more high profile than Defoe and Huddlestone...just a thought
norwichspur
Barcelona still yet to receive a bid for David Villa, Tottenham the front runners [Marca]
Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Marca report today that Barcelona are still waiting for a formal offer for David Villa, despite the fact the Spain striker is clearly on the market for a move from the Nou Camp.

The Madrid based daily believe that there are two clubs most interested: Tottenham and Fiorentina – but there are some clear complications to any deal.

Villa barely featured for Spain at the recent Confederations Cup so Barcelona’s current valuation of 15 million euros looks too steep for many clubs and Marca expect the striker to join Spurs or The Viola for around 10 million euros.

Considering Barcelona paid 40 million euros to Valencia for Villa, they will be keen to get the maximum and there is another factor that could well endanger the deal.

Villa earns 7 million euros a season at the Nou Camp. However, this jumps up to 11 million euros for the final year of his contract, another reason why Tottenham may baulk at any deal, despite the Spain striker being Andre Villas-Boas’ first choice.

Yet, Villa is surplus to requirements at Barcelona after the signing of Neymar and it is conceivable Spurs could secure a double deal for the former Valencia striker and youngster Gerard Deulofeu, who looks set for a loan spell in the Premier League.
coopsieyid
Yea well, we all know what Marca are like, could be bollox
Hot_Spur
LB, from what seems to be out there , may well be Lombaerts as he has one year left in his contract. I would also strongly suggest Espinoza. Watched him in MLS and I thought he was very good for Wigan. Would be inexpensive. Goes forward well and is positionally sound. Also, is left footed. Lombaerts can play either CB role or LB so great cover.

I don't see how any sponsor would mind being associated with an International star like Villa, the dauphin, Bale, and a Brazilian star like Paulinho when the World Cup will be in Brazil. How does that not equate to more traffic and exposure? COYS
peterballb
Hello guys, i have not really paid any attention to soccer, EVER. I live in the Philippines and its main sport is Basketball... But since my father showed me how great playing and supporting this type of sport. I got to like it, maybe even LOVE it... Hope you guys keep supporting Tottenham Hotspur, and wish all the best to the new player Paulinho. :D
Hotspur Lover
http://skorer.milliyet.com.tr/adebayor-sure-istedi/besiktas/detay/1733369/default.htm

translated by google

Adebayor has asked for time

Togolese striker was attempting to connect to the colors of Besiktas, wants to go to work with Tottenham declared, "I will be with the team 4-5 days. The coach's thinking about me talk to him. Then get back to you "message sent.
Emmanuel Adebayor Tottenham to transfer the financial possibilities of the world-famous star, forcing Besiktas management was put on hold. Togolese player wants to start pre-season with the club due to the work camp braking black - white management, Adebayor'dan future will act according to the answer. Besiktas manager of conveying the offer, "I want to work with the team 4-5 days. Coach of the new season's thinking about me talk to him.According to me, the answer would be back to Besiktas. My only wish is to go to a team that I can play consistently "given the answer appeared.
coopsieyid
My interpretation of that google translated pigeon English is that Ade wants to talk to AVB about his future at spurs (if he has one) before committing to a transfer.
Hot_Spur
Hotspur Lover - Welcome to the site :). Believe me when I say "none of us would EVER stop supporting Tottenham Hotspur FC"!!. It's not just supporting a club, it's a love affair :)..

ps, it's called 'football' ;) lol
coopsieyid
Stoke City, £6m bid for Defoe? Not sure I believe it, not sure he'd consider it? I'd take that though.
coopsieyid
coops - Actually it isn't called "footbal, that's an "adopted" name, soccer is it's correct name.
Hot_Spur
Just looked it up, correct name is "Association football", I always though soccer was the original name but apparently that name arose later. Apologies coops.
Hot_Spur
More rumblings this morning that spurs still haven't made a bid for David Villa.
Hot_Spur
It's only the USA that call it soccer Hot, to differentiate it from their own football mate. It's always been Association Football shortened to just football.

Spuds-U-Like
Ok so BCN wanted 15 million euro for Villa, but now they are prepared to accept 10 million but less for the 32 year old because he is spains all time leading scorer...10 million for a 32 year old, you are having a laugh mssrs catalansssss.....better idea sign bobby charlton all time leading scorer for england he is old too....
tophobunty
H_S - Spot on.
coopsieyid
H-S - Not spot on ;)...

top - IF we get Villa, he'll cost around €10m, not £10m.. Did you see 'The Sun' this morning? SSN just said there's a story in it that claims we are actively targeting your number 1 striker choice.
coopsieyid
If this is true, Levy is up to his tricks again, risking losing the player to another club. AVB will be well pleased !! http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/tottenham-have-offered-way-below-10m-for-david-villa-and-barca-ar
Hot_Spur
Bale house hunting near training ground?

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/village_sighting_says_spurs_star_gareth_bale_is_staying_at_tottenham_say_fans_1_2267474?
coopsieyid
coopsie, have you seen the exchange rate recently? I still wouldnt pay a penny more than 4 mill for him...esp with the wages he will want for his swansong
tophobunty
Coopsie, I guess Defoe will need stilts for Stoke or Hughes is going to change the way they play? Like you I think 6mill is decent, if we show some intent to sell I think maybe one or to other might come in at that 6 could creep up to 7 or 8? I can see why Hughes might want him and a host of other mid table teams.....I still hope he goes into a Benteke deal valued at 8.
tophobunty
top - I have a feeling that Levy will end up getting Villa for significantly less than the minimum €10m that Barca seemingly want. As one of the press articles about it stated, Barca either take whatever offer we give & have that money in the bank OR they keep Villa & end up paying him a massive €11m just to hang around & leave for free next year. It appears that we have the upper hand & hold all the cards, so maybe we'll just have to see how it pans out. Baldini is apparently on the case full-time now that Paulinho is done & dusted, so that'll be a bonus too..

As for Defoe/Stoke, Hughes won't play 'the Stoke way' and apparently wants to link Defoe up with Pepperami again (god knows why?). As you now know, I'm in full agreement with you that it'd be awesome if we could include Defoe in a deal for Benteke, I just aren't too sure he'd be wanted by Lambert. We can live in hope though, can't we? ;)
coopsieyid
coops - As I said above, if the Villa story is true Levy is taking a big risk. Villa is well worth 10 mill Euros, not just on the pitch but all the off the pitch benefits of such a high profile player. If Levy p1sses about too long another club might jump in and offer the 10 mill Euros. I can believe the story is true, it's a typical Levy stunt.
Hot_Spur
Coopsie agree with what you say ref Villa and i hope you are correct that Levy will pay less. He would be good for us short term if he can handle the pace/muscle of the prem. Yes ref Benteke, I just dont see an all round better player/commercial deal out there for what we need. Would still take a punt on another loose cannon type player and the young lad from BCN too. Assuming both Ade and Defoe go, possibly Demspey too.
tophobunty
H_S, we've been i contact with David Villa & his representatives for months now. I feel we'd be aware of all other interest in the player, which is why a low bid could potentially be made. It's worth remembering that this story is from a newspaper, need we say more??

top - Are you not intrigues as to why Gomez is supposedly available for £15m (apparently the quoted price by Bayern) and we haven't shown an interest? If ever a striker was made for PL footy, Gomez is him.
coopsieyid
A good post about the Villa situation.........

"I hazard a guess (based on what I have read) being a lawyer and involved with these kinds of contracts in the past that as DV's Barca contract has a big balloon payment at the end, this is the sticking point. If it is based on certain targets being met during his contract I'd say that he has probably met a lot of those. So they face having to pay him off if his new club doesn't pick up the balloon payment. That is why they are sticking out for the extra cash. As for DV he wins either way. If no club comes for him he has a secure contract and a massive balloon payment waiting for him. I'd say he wont move unless it work for him. So if you look at it from DL's perspective, he is sitting pretty. He knows that Barca want DV off their books but they are going to be out of pocket if they pay him off in full. Sounds like a DL 'deal' is on the way. I think Barca are struggling with the terms. DV probably has to give up something as well to make it work. Much like the Adebayor deal where the Mancs caved in and paid Ade up 'almost' what he was due as a incentive to leave."
coopsieyid
copps - Yes I understand we would be aware of other interested parties, they doesn't guarantee that nobody will suddenly become interested though, it's a risk. Oh well, I guess were in for the usual Levy last minute deal on that one.
Hot_Spur
Coopsie I have never been a lover of Gomes, he was pretty awful for a period of time about 18 months back in terms of missing sitter after sitter. Again I think 15 mill is a lot of money for him.
tophobunty
Hey Coopsieyid, just to let u know Hotspur Lover is my son.... we live in the Philippines and these guys here just love basketball. I introduced him to football (he still calls it soccer) but I am getting there...... Looks like his fav player might be our latest signing, Paulinho.......Mine? My fav player is from the 80's.......Great with his legs (esp the left leg) not that good with his speeches....NO prizes for a correct guess! Something to do with handicaps and GOD!!! Anyway, thanks for welcoming my son to this site.....He's 13 by the way....so guys go easy with the history of our Beloved Spurs with him..... Cheers and COYS!!!!!!!
Phil-Spurs
Hey Coopsieyid, just to let u know Hotspur Lover is my son.... we live in the Philippines and these guys here just love basketball. I introduced him to football (he still calls it soccer) but I am getting there...... Looks like his fav player might be our latest signing, Paulinho.......Mine? My fav player is from the 80's.......Great with his legs (esp the left leg) not that good with his speeches....NO prizes for a correct guess! Something to do with handicaps and GOD!!! Anyway, thanks for welcoming my son to this site.....He's 13 by the way....so guys go easy with the history of our Beloved Spurs with him..... Cheers and COYS!!!!!!!
Phil-Spurs
Tophobunty - Are you Levy in disguise? 4M is acceptable for Villa but you would want 7-8 for Defoe and 15M is too much for Gomez... :P
rahn DMC
4 million for a 32 year old who will become our 2nd highest paid player after Bale is stupid yes, he should be a free. I said 6 is acceptable for Defoe but if we can get 3-4 clubs bidding it could go up, is that stupid? No and neother is Levy. 15 million is way way too much for Gomez. I wouldn't pay 10 for him...I probably wouldnt pay anything for him because I wouldnt want to sign him, at the mo looks like AVB feels the same way, hope he does. I have hair rahn.
tophobunty
Should be free haha... interesting view. No not stupid regarding Defoe, I agree a bidding war would be great but I doubt it would happen (I also would take 6M). Just think it's interesting comparing your views on Defoe and Villa when there's 10 months age difference and one's the highest scorer ever for Spain and the other is a decent/average premiership striker. Regarding Gomez I guess everyone has their preferences. And that's nice to know you have hair.
rahn DMC
Defoe has never scored for spain.
tophobunty
I can see why you might like Gomez rahn and do many, his stats are very good for a forward. I just fancy someone more mobile and ideally younger, but he is a decent age though.....ok maybe 15 looks sensible for him, call it 12.....
tophobunty
A mobile forward is definitely what we need to look at for sure (a complete No.9 - Someone like Torres back in his prime). I think Gomez would do very well in the premiership and I do think we could get him for lower than the supposed 15M fee as it was rumoured he could go for 7M earlier in the summer. I feel choosing the right striker to sign will be one of the hardest decisions AVB and Baldini have to make this summer.
rahn DMC
agree 100% rahn, not at all easy....
tophobunty
Not at all! Glad I'm not making the decision ;)
rahn DMC
Look, the Villa issue is twofold, his wages (which affects how much we will pay in transfer fees) and the deal Villa must do with Barca to not partake in his final year's salary, which was to be astronomical. This is somewhat like the Adebayor situation, unfortunately. The transfer part is the easy part. Barca handing Villa all of the transfer fee (and perhaps more) is the issue. I do agree though that this is one deal where if the difference is 2-3M, I say Levy should just stump it if it means it gets done now. The fact that we have spoken with Villa and his agent suggests that things are pretty much decided whether or not an "official offer" has been made. Clubs don't let other clubs talk to their players unless the groundwork is all there. By January the fee will have halved and Villa will still want a lump sum payment to go or he'll take his funds, go where he wants for free and get more of a signing bonus or in wages. He is still David Villa. COYS
peterballb
CAVANI to PSG for 62 million euros...

hope he flops....
Yidmarks
Villa is on a win-win whatever. If nothing happens he just sees out his contract and pockets the 11 million. If he moves to spurs and Barca pay him a 6 mill pay-off plus what we pay in wages he will get 11 mill anyway give or take a bit, plus first team football.
Hot_Spur
Yidmarks - Why, what has Cavani done to you?
Hot_Spur
Hot_Spur... he has been hyped up for so long and then ends up in the French league... he could have chosen somewhere better.... No?
Yidmarks
Yidmarks, no one else would pay that much so no, not really!
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