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Hi all, this is probably going to be my longest and most in-depth Nonsense thread so far. So if you're scared of a bit of reading, maybe you should look away & run for the hills!! I guess there's nowhere better to start than Mr Borges da Silva, AKA Willian. Talk is really gathering pace on this one, some people even suggesting he's already in London, whilst others claim he was actually at our training ground yesterday. Personally I very much doubt that because 1, there's no way he'd have been there and not been spotted. And 2, he was shown our training ground last year, so wouldn't need to see it again. Anyway, what other gossip/ITK is there about him? Well he could move to a village that shares his name, and yep I'm serious.. 

http://hereisthecity.com/2013/08/19/mn-if-tottenham-sign-reported-30m-target-he-could-live-in-a-vill/  

If that doesn't say 'done deal' I don't know what does, lol. 

However, joking aside, according to Russian media, its close...

http://www.sports.ru/football/152219562.html?s=9cfc5bf375e21fa3

Deputy editor of the 'Radio Sport' and commentator 'NTV-Plus' Nobel Arustamyan said the midfielder, 'Anji' Willian close to the transition to the 'Tottenham'.
'Tottenham' reached an agreement in principle with 'Anji' by Willian. The probability of the transaction is very high.
Now - medical examination and personal contract player, '- wrote in his Twitter Arustamyan.
Earlier it was reported that in the struggle for Willian 'Tottenham' inferior 'Liverpool' - Liverpool have offered for the Brazilian EUR 30 million, and 50 percent from its resale.....


Is Russian media to be believed? Well, if they are not reliable in Putin's eyes, they disappear ;-).. We will see I guess! But the guy mentioned in those tweets has close ties with Anzhi, supposedly, and is the main guy at some local radio station and also worked with club, se the clubs radio station, Anji Radio.

http://www.fc-anji.ru/radio/?lng=en

Let's just pause for a quick comparison between 2 of our supposed targets.. 

Willian - http://cdn.whoscored.com/img/blog/2013%2f8%2fWillian1.jpg

Lamela - http://cdn.whoscored.com/img/blog/2013%2f8%2fLamela1.jpg

I know many of you (us) don't bother with stats, but not everybody is aware of a players ability, so only have stats to go by. Assuming you've checked out the links (it's only a couple of pictures, so no reason not to), you should perhaps already know that Lamela plays in a league with tougher defenses. However, in those links, Willian is better statistically in nearly every area, especially creatively. Key passes per game, Assists per game, cross accuracy, and even dribble success. Although the fact that they play in different leagues makes a fair comparison difficult.

Anyway, let's take another quick break, but stick to this topic, and enjoy some banter from ex pro footballers...

Didi Hamann ‏@DietmarHamann -  I just hope we beat Spurs to Willian #LFC

Peter Schmeichel ‏@Pschmeichel1 -  @DietmarHamann really you should hope just to beat Spurs...!!!

BRILLIANT banter by big Peter Schmeichel :-)

OK, break over, back to business... Gianluca Di Marzio ‏@dimarzio - Update on @willianborges88: @SpursOfficial offered in the night 35€ to #Anzhi and is close to sign brazilian (now in London).

Then, as of 12pm this afternoon, and because the British press are believable when they say something I/we actually want to hear, 

The Sun - Tottenham ‏@SunTottenham - Tottenham set to sign £30m Brazilian star Willian http://bit.ly/17ZUAWL #thfc

Then 30 minutes after that, something popped up that sort of backs up earlier stuff about Lamela's representatives, plus our Willian 'deal'

Wayne Veysey ‏@wayneveysey - Lots going on at Spurs. Willian has chosen #THFC over LFC & is undergoing medical today. Roma chief Sabattini meeting Baldini about Lamela.

Even Greg Stobart is believing we're actually close to closing a £60m double swoop for Willian and Lamela - http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2892/transfer-zone/2013/08/20/4199973/tottenham-close-in-on-lamela-willian-double-swoop 


Oh, here's a pic of Willian supposedly at Heathrow airport this morning - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSG-IQlIgAA9fKr.jpg - I can't really see Heathrow being his airport of choice if he was moving to Liverpoo?? ;-)

Ben Smith (of the BBC) is also getting in on the act - Ben Smith ‏@BenSmithBBC - Spurs now look set to complete moves for Wilian and Erik Lamela. Anyone would think they were about to come into some money..... 

note that last sentence, well Willian and lamela are close to signing, according to rumours etc, and coincidentally rumours are circulating Spurs accept £93m plus Coentrao, if true good business from spurs!! 

As you all know by now, I know nothing about gambling, but Sky Bet have removed bets for Willian's next club. I'm guessing that would suggest it's almost a foregone conclusion as to his destination? 


And just because talk of Willian isn't exciting enough, Italian media claim that the father & agent of Lamela are going to be speaking with Franco Baldini today (Tuesday) about a deal for the young Argentinian.

http://www.football-italia.net/38544/lamela-agents-tottenham-talks


Right, that's the Willian 'love in' done with, what about other links & rumours? Well let's just dive head-first into ITK.. 

Who: Ali Z
Where: ???
When: August 19th
Club are more confident that he (Bale) will stay for another season, not heard from the cad's of madrid for a while, things settling down............

Who: hertyid
When:20/08/13
Where: ???
there is a medical booked for this evening. same guys who did Soldado. i have no idea if it's for Willian.......... 

Who: Grey Fox
Where:??? 
When: 20/08/13
'Been told we have agreed price down to Willian and his agent now as where he ends up, but we probably favourites another defender is on the cards and my contact thinks that we might for go another striker if we can nail La la.

We are trying to get rid of Ade, but it will be end of next week if we can do anything i.e.e last minute dot com, and sadly Benny will be gone if he can pass the medical he didn't pass the first one.'.....................


Back to rumours then :-). The craziest one coming from an Italian Journalist called 'Luca Marchetti', who seems to believe we are the closest to signing Samuel Eto'o, with Inter Milan also being interested. I'll not bother with a link to that one, due to the fact that the £300k p/w AFTER TAX, that Ato'o is currently earning = Just a tad out of our wage ceiling, lol.. 

I'm happy to report that we are once again being linked to the exciting young Croatian striker called 'Ante Rebic'. This lad has quite a future ahead of him (in my opinion) and can operate anywhere along the front line. Here's the link - http://www.caughtoffside.com/2013/0...n-on-impressive-young-croatian-international/

According to press in Staffordshire, Stoke City are contemplating a bid for Defoe - http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/story-19681006-detail/story.html#axzz2cUZ2oBKK

Whilst somebody on another forum said this, 'My dad had dinner in the same restaurant as Defoe last night and was sitting on the table next to him. Asked Defoe is he's staying and if he's excited for the new season. Defoe said it's a great squad but he needs to be playing and isn't sure what's going to happen. '

Let's be honest here, it's nothing new, Defoe says the same thing every time he knows he's gonna be on the bench. Fair play to him (if he is re-evaluating his options). He's by far from my favourite player, but he's served us well and is probably desperate to get on that plane to Brazil next summer (assuming England qualify), and he's not going to do that whilst sitting on our bench. Personally, Defoe out & Rebic in = good business. 

Well, how about a name popping up out of nowhere, just as Capoue & Chadli did? Well here's one, Todor Nedelev!! Apparently a 20 year old Bulgarian, rated as 'the best player in Bulgaria' by certain sections of support.. Here's the link to him - http://www.sportal.bg/news.php?news=443409 

Is this where Mr Baldini is earning his wage? Well here's a clip of the boy in action - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g5plev0sheY - He looks outstanding!! 

Here's another link that states it's as good as 'done' - http://zonasport.bg/article/a-grupa/todor-nedelev-pred-senzatsionen-i-rekorden-transfer-v-totnam.html 

Then this - @BAleksievSpurs: The coach of FC Botev cofirmed about interest from Spurs regarding 20 years old Todor Nedelev! via @Marin7805 #COYS #THFC

Or this - Marin Marinov ‏@Marin7805 -  He's the brightest prospect in Bulgarian football at the moment. A winger with a knack for the spectacular goal!

Stats? Ok then!! 

13/14: 14 games, 10 goals, 3 assists, 98 min/goal
12/13: 29 games, 9 goals, 10 assists, 216 min/goal

And here's a tweet from one of the many Bulgarian THFC supporters (yeah I may be exaggerating there).. Bulgarian yid on twitter
Boyko Aleksiev ‏@BAleksievSpurs - Hope we get Todor Nedelev, 5 million is a ******* steal.. He is an amazing talent, can say he is the best player in Bulgaria and he is 20y! 


It looks like he can play either left or right wing, last year he was mostly on the left but this year he's playing on the right and his stats are even more impressive. Hey, this could be a nothing rumour, who knows? If you want 'facts' perhaps the Nonsense thread isn't for you ;-).. 

Speaking of Nonsense, I guess not mentioning the Welsh fella is pretty impossible, so here's the latest example of a flappy mouth at Real Madrid. 

Real Madrid forward Raul is a keen admirer of the PFA player of the year, he feels that Spurs have made him "too expensive".
"He`s a brilliant player and would bring a lot to Madrid, but his price is too high," Raul is quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper AS. "Tottenham have overestimated his price."
He added: "The Real Madrid board is working hard to assemble the best team possible."..

No Mr Raul, Tottenham have not overestimated his price. Tottenham has a value for it's player, your club either pays it or shuts up and gets on with struggling to beat the mighty Real Betis!!

Speaking of the Welsh fella, this is a FANTASTIC article, which demonstrates how Levy is 100% correct to hold out for 'his price' and it explains why Bale is worth more to Spurs, than the £85m that Madrid seem to be willing to pay, how we CAN afford this spending spree without selling Bale etc etc etc. I implore you to read it - http://assoc-football.com/2013/08/1...-to-sell-bale-or-at-least-why-they-shouldnt/?

However, to repeat/back-up something I mentioned earlier..... Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, here we go. The transfer of the exterior Welsh to Spanish club has been accelerated in the last few hours, you are defining the details of an important deal in the economy of the European market. An operation for 93 million pounds, and will be also included in the negotiation Fabio Coentrao. It remains to be seen whether the Portuguese will lower the amount of cash that will go into the coffers Tottenham, or will be added to 93 million. Now Tottenham have a small budget important to invest in the market. And Real Madrid wins Bale. - http://www.gianlucad...nto-i-dettagli/

Now, IF that is true, open your minds and consider everything there. £93m plus a (former) €30m player is incredible. I love you, Gareth. I won't ever forget your incredible goals, but that amount of money is just too much to turn down. Oh, and we might get Coentrao, Willian and Lamela, too?. 

Then there's these tweets - Gianluca Di Marzio @ dimarzio - Tottenham, accelerated Willian. And Lamela ...http:// fb.me/Ivl7BKZ1  

Gianluca Di Marzio @ dimarzio - Bale-Real Madrid 93 million pounds, not Euros....

Forgetting about the Welsh fella again now, I'm afraid there's nothing new on young Halilovic, but I have come across a pretty interesting article about one of his brothers (who'd be coming to our academy IF we get Halilovic). http://www.croatiaweek.com/youngsters-hoping-to-follow-croatian-international-brothers-into-the-big-time/

OK, I'm all typed out now, so I'll finish in the same way as I started, by speaking about Mr Borges da Silva, AKA Willian.. 

Marcus Christenson ‏@m_christenson - Liverpool refused to go above their initial valuation of Willian & so lost out to #spurs, says @AHunterGuardian: http://gu.com/p/3t655/tw #lfc 


BBC on to it (I believe them over ANY media outlet: Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Willian from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in a deal worth about £30m. The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from Liverpool, but it is understood the Anfield club have missed out. Attacking midfielder Willian, who has two Brazil caps, is expected to make a decision on his future on Tuesday. If Spurs pull off the signing, it would be the third time this summer they have broken their transfer record. (Yeah and we'd still get people saying 'LEVY/ENIC OUT')

The Telegraph also picking up on it now - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/10254237/Willian-poised-to-join-Tottenham-in-30m-deal.html


Just because we seem to suddenly be living in a real life game of Football Manager, here's something to look at & hopefully get those spirits raised IF the Welsh fella is to move.. 
http://i.imgur.com/smGydVo.jpg 

So, I'm not even going to apologise for going on so much. It's the final couple of weeks of the window, it's when things start to really happen, so info is all over the place. You know the score by now, respect eachother, respect yourselves, respect the site rules and the work that oxfordspur puts into keeping it going. Now stop reading this Nonsense and get chatting your own Nonense :-) COYS

Written by coopsieyid



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Writer:Coopsieyid
Date:Wednesday August 21 2013
Time: 6:20AM

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to quote an old saying... 1st
4everaspur
21/08/2013 06:28:00
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Morning all. Who are we going to buy today :-)) We're like kids in a candy store. I'm not used to this but it feels good. :-))
Madaboutspurs
21/08/2013 06:29:00
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Arrgh, 4everaspur ! :-) Shouldn't you still be in bed. @coopsie, INR under 3 yet ?
Madaboutspurs
21/08/2013 06:31:00
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coopsie! That article was long. Willian looking good then. COYS
Madaboutspurs
21/08/2013 06:35:00
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coops, when are you gonna do your links soi can just click on them?
Keith Lewer
21/08/2013 06:44:00
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Defoe: I want more strikers at the club if we're going to compete! You bought Soldado? Oh, well I'm off then if you're not gonna play me!
flipper
21/08/2013 06:44:00
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ps, im old tie yd nder my real name
Keith Lewer
21/08/2013 06:46:00
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This is the sort of transfer activity you'd associate with city or chelski, loving every minute of it. Willian and lamela would be excellent additions to our much improved squad, speaking to an arsenal fan yesterday and he was literally crapping himself to say the least. Looking forward to the season ahead coys
Crazyspursfan
21/08/2013 06:46:00
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Morning madabout. Iv'ebeen up for hours worrying about who we are going to buy..lol... looks like Coopsie has too. COYS
4everaspur
21/08/2013 06:47:00
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Gotta laught at all the Liverpoo fans having a whinge about Spurs "stealing" their target in Willian. Levy tried to buy him in January and AVB has been a fan for a long time. An all Brazilian trio of Paulinho/Sandro/Willian with Soldado,Lennon and Lamale would be right up there..COYS!
OzSpurs2013
21/08/2013 06:49:00
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I'm confused... we are spending 10's of millions on new players but selling Bale...... Are we a buying club or a selling club these days????? COYS
4everaspur
21/08/2013 06:52:00
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4everaspur...May i suggest le Ar$e fans should be the ones up all night worrying who we are going to buy. ;-)
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 06:52:00
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Looking forward to playing against le scum more than usual now. Don't you just love the new found optimism these days. COYS
4everaspur
21/08/2013 06:55:00
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Is Levy being clever again in Brazil world cup year...we would have 4 Brazilians at the club if Willian joins. If Brazil win the WC which is high chance being the hosts, Spurs will have a lot of followers as everyone goes Brazilian football crazy! Re Lamela, I can't see why Roma representatives would travel to London to work on the deal, surely the buying club needs to do all the travelling! Would love to see both happening but in my hearts, think only one will. Then again this is turning into a unusual transfer window for us!
Pride 1882
21/08/2013 06:59:00
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coops....Top notch article mate. If it was to be Willian we signed instead of Lamela(taking your point into consideration relating the leagues they play in) would you feel we had signed the better player or are you like me, lets sign both?. Some say it's one or the other, why?. There is more than enough room in a first 11 as they both can play numerous positions. Any squeaks on potential CBs?. Whats with all these hospital visits anyway mate? You just can't stop going down there winding up the gooners who work there can you. ;-) Hope you are feeling better.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 07:02:00
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Morning all (or a more appropriate salutation depending on where you reside) gotta say that whether our superstar stays or goes, Levy/Baldini/AVB have played a blinder this window. Just hope that whoever gets brought in gets a better welcome by some than has been afforded to Chadli and Soldado. COYS
SpursEagle
21/08/2013 07:04:00
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And that's one hell of a morning read there Coops!
SpursEagle
21/08/2013 07:07:00
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morning all spurs fans / supporters. Coopsie one massive bit of nonsense ! well done, and glad to see you are better now. Have i missed Harry's comments on spurs spending, which never happened for him.. or is he keeping a low profile at QPR. lol.
Block D Spurs
21/08/2013 07:25:00
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If we sign Willian and keep Bale that would be the icing on the cake!! But Levy can't surely change his spots over night, I think the Bale sale will be used to balance the books on our Major Transfers this summer. The most important thing is we would have got our targets in early this window, and could spend the final day of the window just of-loading surplus players. COYS
WestStandEnclosure
21/08/2013 07:28:00
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I saw gooners wenger on BBC news this morning, looks under pressure when questioned about Arsenal transfer spending.... :-)
Block D Spurs
21/08/2013 07:29:00
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Good morning, and brill work coops. I see the express (so it must be true) are saying this morning we are still after Chirches and its down to the work permit stage! this is getting like the kid in the toy shop, i wanna it, i wanna it.
spurexile
21/08/2013 07:34:00
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i am not convinced Willian will be 30 million £ more of a threat in the prem this season game for game versus Andros Townsend, how can anyone be sure or even close to sure about that?
tophobunty
21/08/2013 07:43:00
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Can i throw the preverbial spanner in the works...... Home grown talent?? If all these incomings are correct and Bale out is correct, we lose another HG squad member. If Defoe decides to leave and Rose wants out because Coentrao comes in we are 3 more HG players down after already losing Caulker, Tom, Jake, and Parker. I am struggling to see how we will then get the 8 required unless we start to sign some british players? Anyone got some info that i am missing here or are we at risk in this area?
jhbspur
21/08/2013 07:43:00
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Reading that Arsenal and or Liverpool could be in for Lamela. Think we have supposedly offered about £4 million less than what Roma want. Would hate to think we could lose him to one of them two, especially when he would look sooo much better in white. If he is supposed to be the closest thing to Bale then we need to get it done,(if we can afford it) regardless of whether Bale leaves or not. If Ox chamberlain is out for 3 months there may just be some truth in the Arsenal link. Keep ade, sign Lamela, Willian, Chiriches, Coentrao and sell Defoe and bring in Rebic. Job done!!!. #COYS.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 07:45:00
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A touch of the Oliver's Please sir(Levy) can we have some more. Wenger says too many players, no competition. Not enough qualiteeee. Willian / Lamela, lets focus on one medical at a time. Is our match against dynamo live? cant find it anywhere.
voltspur
21/08/2013 07:46:00
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Feeling dizzy after reading that..lol. Hope we dont sign all these players and forget about a defender, then watch as Kaboul, Dawson or Verts get injured. Also hoping we havent put all our eggs into Coentrao's basket. If we dont get him, we will have no left back. Rose is not good enough at this level. Also interesting that liverpool have taken Aly Cissokho on loan. That looks like a great deal.
vicspur
21/08/2013 07:49:00
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At the risk of being stalky...Topho - maybe the people making the decision have watched his career since the days when his hair was short and compared that to what they've seen of Townsend. It looks like we are all going to get a chance to find out.
darkenvai
21/08/2013 07:50:00
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jhbspur....Whilst i appreciate your concerns relating to homegrown talent, I feel Levy/Baldini and AVB are well aware of the rules that must be adhered to. For them not to have thought of this would be like British Gas forgetting to pay the gas bill. If we are aware of the rules then i can more than assume that they are aware also. Rest easy my friend, sit back and enjoy. ;-)
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 07:51:00
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vic - We don't need a defence, if the other team score 6 we will score 7 :-)
Hot_Spur
21/08/2013 07:53:00
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vicspur, the rumanian CB looks awesome, we should be going in for him again and letting townsend free on the prem, save an awful lot of money being risked
tophobunty
21/08/2013 07:55:00
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Topho...I for one get your point regarding Townsend and believe that the fact that he is a player able to use both feet with ease, and has pace to burn that he has to be given quality time to display what he can do, however, have you often not stated in arguements relating to Siggy that he is not good enough hence no top 4 clubs seeking his services?. This can also be said about Townsend, Willian however prior to us has been linked to both Chelsea and Citeh' along with Liverpool. They must see something in him,agreed tho' mate whether i see £30 million something in him i'm not sure, but i'd sooner have him in the ranks than not.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 08:00:00
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Hope you are feeling better this morning coops! Nice work yet again from you, just love this info. Get today's (Wed) nonsence in asap... ;0) COYS
GlennAmy
21/08/2013 08:01:00
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Q. If the scum don't beat Fenerbache do they get into the Europa? If they get slaughtered tonight they will lose their advantage in the transfer market. I'm coming over all Turkish suddenly.
Love totty
21/08/2013 08:02:00
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how will we do that hot_spur? when at least 50% of the prem will bus park against us and we dont create chances against that type of team unless we score early
tophobunty
21/08/2013 08:02:00
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topho...Chiriches is THE CB i have wanted all window, with you on that one all day long mate.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 08:03:00
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Cider....i here you and am sure they are aware..but have seen ppl get caught with pants down before..lets hope we dont:)
jhbspur
21/08/2013 08:03:00
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What am I going to do on the last night of the transfer window now that we have and are doing all this early business?,will be lost.Great problem tho.
sandroman
21/08/2013 08:04:00
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i have said that against people arguing how good Siggy is Cider, I dont see many arguing how good townsend is so the top4 comparison if not neccessary. Townsend is a much better option left side for us than Siggy will ever be in a 443 442 or 451
tophobunty
21/08/2013 08:04:00
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how can we have the chance to find out if Townsend does not get his chance at the expense of yet another expensive import
tophobunty
21/08/2013 08:05:00
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Love totty...Turkish Delight.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 08:07:00
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Stayin on the Turkish theme Love totty...I Doner want Arsenal to win.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 08:09:00
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probably wave to Ade Sandroman and we and some other poor club agree to sustain is charity fund for another few years in some joint agreement......if only he could deliver his potential more than 3 games in 30 (is that 10% peter?) what a player he would be.
tophobunty
21/08/2013 08:09:00
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Hot_Spur. I think we will play 1-9-1 formation lol.
vicspur
21/08/2013 08:11:00
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hot_spur, like the good old ossie days? (as manager)
Tottenham Hotcore
21/08/2013 08:11:00
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There's no doubt that Townsend has skill but he seem a bit too head down to me. I'm sure he has had plenty of chances in training as well as on loan for the staff to judge his readiness. They don't need to take risks just to please the fantasy football fans.
Love totty
21/08/2013 08:12:00
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jhbspur, clubs don't have to meet the homegrown requirements by filling all 8 slots, any they can't fill are just removed from the 25 squad. So if we only had 6 we can just list a 23 man squad...which isn't necessarily an issue if we have enough U21's who don't count anyway
flipper
21/08/2013 08:12:00
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Couple of cans and a kebab I think.
Love totty
21/08/2013 08:13:00
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Topho..Cannot disagree with you on the fact that Townsend would be more effective than Siggy on left, just hope he gets a chance. We should not sell him but if we are going all in this window as it appears then i would be more than happy for him to go on loan ONLY to a prem club to have a full season to REALLY see what he can achieve. Only so he gets the game time he desperately needs. Lets not forget his game is all about pace and this is usually at an optimum at a younger age as opposed to improving with age. This part of his game will slow in the next few years, lets utilise it now.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 08:18:00
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Topho, just because we have yet to see Townsend given a run out (we are only one game into the season, I will remind you!) does not mean that, at some point this season, we won't. Redknapp said that Spurs didn't want to sell Townsend and he'd given up on re-signing him, so it would appear that he is in AVB's plans. I like both Siggy and Townsend, and expect them both, eventually, to come good for Spurs, but I'd gladly see either of them play second fiddle to a player who is worth their £30m price tag. Hiddink, Rogers and AVB have all considered Willian a worthy addition to their sides, so the boy has to have something.
darkenvai
21/08/2013 08:21:00
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Willian if rumours on his aka quotes are true he said ''i want to leave russia'' - ''I want to join and play for spurs'' - i want to link up and play for AVB'' - So he comes to London, photo's of him in a hotel in park lane, has a medical arranged at spurs ''location unknown'' fee agreed with Anzhi, not very positive is it?
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:24:00
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Morning all. Apologies IF any of this has already been shared, I've been sitting on it since yesterday. Thank you Ox for putting up War & Peace :-). I'll warn you now, the info coming up is as long as the article lol. I'll post it, then gotta go docs, then I'll get whoring some more. As I said in the article, it's that time of the window where info comes thick & fast.... Next post = info :-)
coopsieyid
21/08/2013 08:26:00
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manners sorry guys, Good Moaning coming to you from a city in england, how many country's, in this country 4, can you get them in the WOMENS section, John.
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:27:00
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Who: wpd659
When: 20/08/13
Where: ???
"Da Silva is coming, On his way for meet and greet then Training ground/Meeting room for talks. Don't know if medical is booked but would think so. Mite go there first depends on Agent. Edit - btw meetings aren't always at training ground sometimes in hotels that's why he said both."........

Who: AtlantaYid
Where: ???
When: August 20th
"[Todor] Nedelev thats what I got
The other deals are only happening if Bale is off"
The Bulgarian winger mentioned yesterday
Also said this earlier today: Joe Lewis will only sell the team if somebody pays 'stupid' money for the team it is Daniels project and so far he has made uncle joe money. Joe lewis asked Daniel what he needed to make the Champions league and AVB told him..... the rest will unfold by September 2nd"..............

Who: The Goat
When: 20th August
Where: ???
"The Goat has been told that that Willian is confirmed apart from medical, all AVB work, that Lamela is our next target, all Baldini work, AND there is a further CF relating to Ade's pending transfer, which in turn relates to Fenerbache's continued participation in the Champions League, although other offers for him also in early stages.

Willian and Lamela are NOT related to the Bale money - but there is an offer on the table, which may be taken. Coentrao mentioned IS part of this. Will only be taken if up-front cash increased, or overall deal size increased RE future income phases and FFP.".......................

Who: The Journalist
When: 20/08/13
Where: ???
"Willan to tottenham. close as close can be."...............

Who: Cobra
When: 20/08/13
Where: ????
Madrid have until friday to come up with the money (€100m)
Willian has nothing to do with Bale.
Roma have quoted us their price for Lamela & IF madrid meet our valuation we will move for him...hence his agents quotes about "lets see"...

Gards ‏@Gards44 - Lamela and willian wow! Got to say etienne is deal of the window so far! The new vieira! #UNIT

Patrick J ‏@paddyj2 - @Gards44 Agreed mate! You heard anything on Lamela?

Gards ‏@Gards44 - @paddyj2 yes mate big Franco sorting a meeting! Looking good!.......................


a few bits from around the web in the last couple of hours that i dont think have been posted -

lilywhite on ???:
Barnett enquiring about private jet to Madrid..
tomorrow according to a friend who works in aviation industry
Find if hard to believe Madrid wouldn't lay that on but I imagine Barnett is as desperate as anyone to get this done

And then there was an update from lilywhite:
Charter booked
Flies tomorrow

yakster on ???? (he called willian yesterday before the story broke)
Willian done
announcement soon
just been told its a done deal - announcement soon
that's all I got so I report to you lot

hertyid on ???: medical was confirmed to me at 930 but the guy who told me didnt know who for. guessing it has to be for willian now and medicals always come last so safe to assume the brazilian playmaker is now ours. again not itk but 2+2=4.....................


David Ornstein ‏@bbcsport_david - Spoken to reps of PSG CB Sakho - say Barca, Milan, Arsenal & Tottenham have contacted to express interest. €12m fee, €6m salary #bbcfootball

I'd say that wage is a deal breaker for us. that's around £100k p/w


@bbcsport_david - Arsenal contact from Gazidis, Spurs from Freund. Not followed up yet but Sakho camp want to meet all parties before decision #bbcfootball


Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial - Come an celebrate the opening of the new Tottenham @sainsburys store! A Tottenham Hotspur Foundation family day with guest appearances #THFC

That suggests 'phase 1' is complete?
coopsieyid
21/08/2013 08:27:00
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All Nonsense if you ask me....Lol
DaSPURS
21/08/2013 08:29:00
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we could also be in for this 12yr old, have a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ric0xTz5g2A&list=TL6k6G5DSBTvY
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:30:00
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Lovely to have you back Coopsie. I'm glad you're back in circulation. So much possibly going to happen that it's making me feel a little dizzy. With the players we're talking about this could be the best transfer window in Spurs history. COYS.
SpuriousLife
21/08/2013 08:36:00
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This easily the best transfer window yet!! I've never been so entertained!!
KierzoSBC
21/08/2013 08:39:00
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Topho why is Towsend suddenly leaving? Surely if Bale goes we will keep Townsend? Also your comment re the bus parkers proves why we also need the likes of Willian and /or Lamela. Lennon is the player I'd look to move on.
Slurms McKenzie
21/08/2013 08:40:00
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Gareth please leave, i want to see coentrao at left back and erik lemala at spurs as well, with willian. Gareth i have enjoyed your time at spurs and and all those fantastic goals, seen you progress from a player when picked we could not win a game, to a player when not playing we have struggled to win and score, that's why we need stronger players across the pitch and a better squad and not be a one man team anymore, if your leaving for madrid and it upsets the madrid players, then your doing us a big favour and also BARCA.
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:44:00
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Arsene Wenger has agreed to open the new sainsbury's store, quote ''it would be an honour and my best chance of buying 2 for the price of one''
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:49:00
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Coops absolutely brilliant work - only saying you should rest up a little! Assuming Willian is done I am extremely excited about Sakho, the guy is a physical beast and pacey too, so deffo an AVB man. For anyone worried about our British contingent we currently have: Walker, Naughton, Dawson, Rose, Townsend, Lennon, Bale, Sigurddson, Defoe. That's 9 with one obvious possible departure. Also Carroll and Fryers are free picks but could be included in the squad if we needed to make the HG players up. That's why I can't see Defoe going either. Surely Ade to go?
Sebastian Short
21/08/2013 08:58:00
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If and when we get Erik Lamela in for talks, show him the Osvaldo Ardiles Testimonial when Diego Maradona played in a spurs shirt; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zvRA1aHKqU
spu 4 life
21/08/2013 08:58:00
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Quick ...we need to Grab them ASAP.....Bale gone. Defoe, Addy' and Benni' to follow. Soldado,Siggurdsen,Lamela,Kane..............Chadli,Willian,Townsend,Lennon,Lamela. Plus add "Toby" or "Sakho"...and Coentreo (not my choice) We'll Smash and Bash ....and have a sustained period of success. If we don't.....Blame Avb' (sack).
82spursdebut
21/08/2013 09:00:00
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I ( along with big c i'm assuming) am intrigued as to know why so many are now able to handle the idea of maybe Bale leaving, and what we are able to construct as a first 11 if indeed it is as a result of his sale.So many early in the window could not grasp the concept of Bales departure to strengthen the team as a whole. So many positive posts and excitement in the air of all our potential signings i feel many are starting to realise that if Bale was to leave what we can achieve as a team with strength in depth.

Is it because we have actually invested heavily and at the beginning of the window some had doubts that we would?. Is it because some are resigned to the fact we may lose Bale?. Have some just had enough of the whole Bale saga?. All i know is that my stance has not changed, we were massively fortunate to achieve 5th spot last season and if indeed these signings are on the back of Bales sale then great, what a truly well thought out and constructive window. No longer one man team Bale headlines, all and sundry are sitting up and looking at Spurs. Rightly so, let's not forget we all wanted the next step and we've just taken a stride.

Before i get all the you don't sell your best player posts, please remember your excitement at the talent we are signing and ask yourself, if this is a result of Bale sale can you HONESTLY say with the addition of most probably 2-3 more signings that we have not vastly improved our chances to not only challenge for the 4th spot but, realistically we cannot be ruled out for title challenge.
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 09:04:00
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Spu 4 life........I went to that game, shelf lad them days. What I remember most...( I do have a match programme).....was how strong and stocky Maradonna looked...his ankles were immense.
82spursdebut
21/08/2013 09:05:00
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i imagine we will only push for lamela if bale goes. if he stays and we get willian then we will have a pretty scary line-up though. lamela may well be the closest thing to gareth bale, but we have gareth bale. the question is if he is forced to stay will he be the same player and 100% committed. there is no doubt that he is worth just as much off the pitch as on to us and I think that we have not crossed the spending line whereby his sale is necessary. we presume that he has pushed for the move and we have set a ludicrous price. hopefully madrid will not cough up enough and bale will take a moment to contemplate his new teammates and think, perhaps I can do well here after all :)
Guernman
21/08/2013 09:06:00
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Willian looks top quality, well happy. Ideally he would be playing left side in a 433 and I'm sure in AVBs perfect scenario was the ideal player he had in mind to play alongside Soldado and Bale in said formation. (Cream Ur pants material) i certainly seem him as an upgrade on Chadli although Siggys position is more likely at risk. Lamela reminds me more of Chadli, rangy, and smooth but not as dynamic as we have been in the past. Dont write Lennon off though, lamela, chadli, Willian, even Siggy are all similar and like to play off their wrong side and cut in, playing more narrow between centre back and fullback Lennon will be key this year without Bale to provide that pace and spread the play. Seems we've finally realised u can get bargains in certain positions but the money positions cost money. Happy days. COYS.
gatch75
21/08/2013 09:07:00
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Slurms who said Townsend is leaving? I didn't
tophobunty
21/08/2013 09:08:00
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Spu 4....My sentiments exactly mate relating Bale.... Lamela ;-)
Cider spurs
21/08/2013 09:08:00
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Coops, that os one seriously large article, another fantastic read! The Willian stuff seems to have real legs. (Like Coops, I tend to think that if the BBC pick up the story then it is pretty accurate, note unlike sky they have never claimed that there is an offer on the table from RM, rather that we are waiting to see if they put one in but it is expected that they will.) I think that some of the other stuff would surely depend upon Bale going? Just not sure how we could justify 60 mil on two players if we didn't have serious money coming into the club? Something I am seriously excited about this year though is the incredible strength in depth that we seem to be getting. We all know the issues last year when the beast was injured and Scotty tool over (just for the record, I love Parker, and the job he did for us in his first year, but he wasn't at his best last season) but now there appears to be genuine quality to cover the majority of positions. One last thing that I know has been touched upon already and I know a lot of people will say 'who cares' but despite all this quality being added to our great club, I am a tiny bit sad that we have lost the English spine that we have maintained for so long. I was always really proud of the fact that unlike so many teams, we had a strong core of English players. But I guess that wasn't going to be an option if we are to move to the next level and seriously compete.
Another Oxford spur
21/08/2013 09:10:00
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re the home grown players, I wondered that last night, I made it 23 in squad at mo of whom 9 are HG. So if we sell benny and ade that's four places available. So then we can sell one of the HG players either bale or defoe or townsend etc and come down to 8 before worrying. But as someone (sorry) said I'm sure they have it covered. for record I left obika, dawkins and falque out of squad
spurexile
21/08/2013 09:11:00
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Cider spurs..personally, i'd like to keep Bale as well. Epec' as I wouldn't be the one managing them and trying to keep them all happy.
82spursdebut
21/08/2013 09:12:00
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oops sorry sebisatn I see you made same point whilst I was typing.
spurexile
21/08/2013 09:16:00
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Quality Coops. Speedy recovery
yearendsinone
21/08/2013 09:22:00
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Take a look at the performance of our u21s and younger teams and you can see that the homegrown player issue is not one that is going unattended at Spurs. Providing AVB makes a concerted effort to feed the youngsters into first team action in a sensible manner, we can be sure of maintaining our English/homegrown pedigree.
darkenvai
21/08/2013 09:26:00
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