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Penultimate Nonsense.

OK, there's not much to bring to the table, but I figured I'd do this whilst we await the arrival of Transfer Deadline Day. There is only 1 snippet of ITK, which is this....

Who: Ali Z
'Is on the Radar more than 50/50 if we want him deal to be done, they may take one of ours on loan. Not nearly done but he wants it, Fulham will sell, it comes down to us as usual we are playing games.'........

As for 'news', well that sees us linked with,

DANNY INGS, English 21 year old Striker - http://www.givemesport.com/396242-spurs-eye-championship-star-striker

Here's his goals from the first half of this season - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut4bqoXs9HU

JONATHAN BIABIANY, Striker, 25, French - http://www.sportsdirectnews.com/premier-league-news/39170-tottenham-spurs-after-french-striker.php#.UufUoLQ1jIU

I've never heard of him, but here's a clip of him doing what he does - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3hlPKLQBBk

This clip of him shows his pace (which is QUICK) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEpdtO9pK2k
And just for a laugh, the footballing bible that goes by the name of FIFA 13, has him beating Walcott over 100m ;-) lol -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUEaiXw8xgg

DOMENICO BERARDI, Striker, 19 years old - http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/24/tottenham-close-in-on-deal-to-sign-juventus-hot-shot-domenico-berardi-4276195/

Here's a clip from 'Scout Nation' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMhXl3FX4pg

And here's very recent clip of him, scoring 4 past AC Milan, note his excellent movement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvIh28GNCQU

LUCIANO VIETTO, Striker, 20 year old Argentinian (read 2nd story down) - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2546742/Arsenal-Everton-watch-Diego-Girolamo-Fulham-chase-Luciano-Viatto-Blackpool-Tom-In! ce-loan-fee-TRANSFER-COLUMN-Part-II.html#ixzz2rjd61SmK

Here's a clip of this every highly rated kid, a possible friend for our other Argentinian? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUkv0f1CGOk

ROMELU LUKAKU, Striker. We're linked for a summer move for him by the Daily Mirror. Apparently it's because the Chavs want to go for Cavani, so Lukaku will be sold. Don't believe we could get him, not much point giving you a clip of him because you know what he can do, so here's the story - http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/chelsea-transfer-news-edinson-cavani-3060488#.Uuej5NLFLIU

MAX KRUSE, Striker - http://www.sportsdirectnews.com/tottenham-hotspur-fc-transfer-news/39206-spurs-battle-red-devils-for-german-striker.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.UueklNLFLIV

Here he is doing that scoring thing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQsPnx8vIxw

JAVIER HERNANDEZ - Striker, this one has popped up this morning. According to ESPN journalist Diego Cora, Spurs have made a bid for Javier Hernandez and the striker will join either Monaco, Atletico Madrid or Tim Sherwood's team. -http://www.itv.com/sport/football/u...id-for-javier-hernandez-according-to-reports/

And another link - http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/footbal...ws/report-spurs-bid-for-hernandez_133337.html

I'd not complain if this story has legs.

That it, nothing more to mention. I'll try to do some serious whoring before & during deadline day, which there will be another article about. Cheers, COYS.

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Date:Tuesday January 28 2014

Time: 3:42PM

Your Comments

Nonsense! Its quite this window, a little too quite.
Slurms McKenzie
we don't have any ambition...so I can't see us doing anything other than downgrading the talent in our squad...
shedboy2
coops + 1 on the Hernandez idea. As for Kruse, i believe he is the striker along with Raffael who is keeping a certain Newcastle proposed signing on the bench. Luuk de Jong has made 13 sub appearances for Monchengladbach this season and no starts as a result of Kruses' scoring exploits. At least we're linked with the right one.
Cider spurs
Cheers Coops. Francos Itailian Job is gone very quite. I can still see us getting a player from Italy, who? I have no idea..big list. Money is on Vucinic though it seems.

United will not sell us little pea in my opinion. Considering Lamela can play as a striker IMO I am happy if we don't sign one or if we do then I'm happy too....it's a window of "meh"
ledgespur
Shedboy....Breaking our transfer record 3 times in one window shows me we have ambition. I don't think that would be a fair statemet mate.
ledgespur
One of the Tottenham twitter things (not official, just reposts Tottenahm news) is saying that Marca have said that we have offered 22m euros for him but they want his release clause paid.....

As for the 3 clubs supposedly interested in Hernandez, Monaco have already hit their limit of non-Europeans (Falcao, Ocampos, Rodriguez, Fabinho, and Elderson) which is why Traore was sent on loan. So they couldn't buy/use Hernandez. That leaves us and Atletico, and Atletico have a certain Deigo Costa. Unless he (Costa) is sold in the next 72 hours, I'd say I've eliminated all supposed competition for his signature.
coopsieyid
FFS. That Marca thing is about us supposedly offering €22mil for IKER MUNIAIN. Needless to say, Marca are as trustworthy as Michael Barrymore in a swimming pool. Also, the bit in the article from Ali Z = About Berbatov. I'm not even going to apologise for fecking it all up.
coopsieyid
Don't need to sign anyone more. We are better off seeing who what is missing between Ade and Soldado and making a more calculated striker signing in summer. LB is Rose/Naughton and Vertonghen (...shhh don't tell him...). We can then assess that position in summer. We will definitely know if Rose is up to the task or not by then. However Naughton should go eventually as he has TWO positions and no where near being first choice for either, despite the current first choices hardly being world-beaters right now...
TonyRich
Sandro admits the more he watches from the sidelines, the more determined he is to return to action.

Source: Official Site

The popular midfielder took another step towards his goal by playing the first half of our friendly win at West Ham on Thursday.

“I feel good,” said Sandro, out since suffering hamstring injury against Liverpool on December 15. “I just need more training and more games like this to be back again and strong like before.

“Every game I watch I miss being out there on the pitch.

“We have some big games coming up. I don’t know if I’ll be ready for City but the most important thing is that I feel right and then I will be back.”............................

Yeah that's all lovely, Sandro. Unfortunately for you, our manager doesn't like, and is against, holding midfielders.

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2014/01/28/4576523/-

If this idiot allows us to lose a talent like Sandro, no more proof will be needed that he's one thick fecking person.
coopsieyid
If Hernandez leaves, It's because he wants to be a guaranteed starter and nothing else. He wants games in a world cup year. Would he be that at spurs...? Debatable.
TopSpur13
Don’t agree with TS saying we don’t need anyone. We have ONE left back and ONE out and out goalscorer. Kane = are you having a laugh in the top 4 and Adebayor won’t be here next year. I can maybe understand why we are selling Holtby and Capoue but we should be going for a LB and striker. Think we may be 3 out of 3 Januarys for messing it up. Oh well.
hudderspur
I still don't understand why people cannot fathom that Hernandez can and has played off the Left, an area where we are weak. Think of City playing one winger in Navas and the other side someone who doesn't have to keep the width. same as Arsenal, Walcott Right, but Podolski Left or Carzola. We can and have played with one Right winger, with both Eriksen and Siggy to name two playing the Left role. Trust me, Hernandez can play this role. Some see him as just a fox in the box, no, he is a very intelligent footballer, very quick footed of either foot and i for one have visions of his movement and skill around the edge of the box being the exact thing i was hoping for when signing Lamela. Eriksen behind Ade with Lamela/Lennon and Hernandez/Townsend could make for some monster fluidity options in final 3rd. options in the plenty regarding whom takes what role. Great player, and a link that excites me much. P.S....Cheers for the article coopsie.
Cider spurs
ledge- we made a profit in the summer...so yes we broke our transfer record yet we still didn't get a LB that AVB wanted, that would have pushed us into net spend territory and we don't do that...I haven't seen anything that looks like ambition from our board for a longtime...appeasing the fans by spending most (not all) of the money made during a transfer window in which our best player was sold doesn't equal ambition in book...
shedboy2
Hernandez to play out wide left?? yeah right, good one!!!!
Ossie
Evening coops. Cheers for the updates. Thought that was berbs Ali was on about. Can't see utd selling to us as theyhave had a shift in their fortunes and now see us as a direct competitor for 4th spot. If it was this time last year we could have got him if we wanted him. Jury's still out for me on berbs. Marca is a rag but fairly closed the deals on Luca and Gareth. Rm stirring pot!!
Dublin Hotspur
Fulham put out a couple of days ago that no one has put a bid in for Berba as yet and, until that happens, he's staying until the summer. Does this mean that my thoughts on him as being a has-been are shared by others? He is going cheap after all. Is his salary the problem?
MAN ON!
Hudders - Whether or not you think that Naughton is a left back or not, he was deemed to be one. You forget also Fryers. And as last resort, Vertonghen. I would not have started the season with this set up, but it was deemed fine. Now that there are a few days left of the window, better NOT to force it and risk signing Naugton mark II because we rushed it. WE HAD A WHOLE MONTH to do this. We haven't done. So from that point of view, we still have 4 people who can play the LB role. Not ideal, but not that urgent. Up front, we still have Defoe for a little while longer, and we can play one of Soldado / Ade up front. Across the whole season you want at least 3 strikers, but we are now passed half way, so not as necessary. And yes we have Kane, and others who can play behind striker. Not ideal, but again not so urgent that we must sign someone in the next 3 days....
TonyRich
Ossie...Who said wide Left?.
Cider spurs
Alot of Hernandez' goals have been scored from him arriving late at the far post on the Left of the goal. same as a 4-4-2 does not have to be rigid, Hernandez could play Leftish of centre, not wide Left, swapping with Eriksen as a 2nd striker to allow runs past Ade or get on the end of crosses. He is not limited to a 6 yard striker, and if you look at alot of his goals they are from runs outside the box. Why not from the Left. Also the guy is mustard with his heading ability.
Cider spurs
Dublin, re Marca & Muniain, I would LOVE him here.

4-3-3.

Lamela and Muniain flanking Soldado/Adebayor.

Eriksen in the midfield 3 with Sandro & Paulinho/Dembele.

Nom.
coopsieyid
Fair enough Cider, but as we wont be signing him its all irrelevant really.
Ossie
coops...Can't believe Munian could hit 200 appearances already for Athletic. He started very well, but it has been reported he beats himself up somewhat if he is subbed, team lose, anything. Even as far as allowing it to affect him in training for a few days after. I kinda like that, it shows he cares. Reports suggest a 9 he is not, but his crossing ability is not great for a winger. On that basis i'd suggest he'd fit right in. Comments i have read state he hunts players down, one in particular about him totally outwitting Rafael at Utd. Performances early doors constantly saw him make a mug out of supposed far superior opposition, relentless in his cause. The World was supposed to be his oyster, but the likes of Isco, Thiago to name a few have left him behind somewhat. I'm certainly intrigued by this link. If he can get this early promise back and kick on, well, i think we could say LW is well and truly sorted.
Cider spurs
well coops, if marca say it, it happens,,, bring him on. who do we shift out though? assume it one of the touted ones? all well by the way?
Dublin Hotspur
NO bids for Berbatov? Staying until summer? Be interesting to see if that's true, IF this is correct......

@dimarzio - #Mitroglou is set to join @FulhamFC: €14M to Olympiakos and four year contract for the g[r]eek striker
coopsieyid
That'll be quite a coup for Fulham IF it's true.
coopsieyid
You tease coops. A few have posted this afternoon about players who excite. Watching Munian's Youtube(i know) footage again, he's certainly one that would get bums of seats in excitement IMO.
Cider spurs
And just for a giggle, and for people wondering why TalkSheit are laughed at. They are suggesting that Newcastle will look to replace Cabaye with Charlie Adam ;-). There's actually a bit of a feeling (among supporters) that Cabaye to PSG = Adam to Newcastle = Holtby to Stoke on loan. The only thing wrong with that thought process = Stoke already have the limit of loan players, so can't loan Holtby. Also, Holtby's girlfriend has just moved to London, and has been on Instagram and Facebook, expressing her delight at finally coming to London to be with her boyfriend. Doesn't sound like the young lad is going anywhere to me, and GOOD!!

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/looks-like-lewis-holtby-is-staying-at-tottenham-as-his-girlfriend-uploads-instagram-photos-showing-shes-moved-to-london/

Lovely looking young lady she is too. I hope they're both very happy together in London.
coopsieyid
Cheers coopsie.... glad you're back. Hope all's well.
longtimespur
coops-I hope so re Holtby, I hope we sell no one and we evaluate in the summer. I think it is going to be difficult to keep everyone happy but then it is up to the players to fight for their place and that can only benefit the team and club as we try and get that top four. If these internationals want to play in the WC then they should bust a gut to get into the team. Funny isn't it I think five of our starters probably not going to the WC, lennon, Dawson, Rose, eriksen and Ade. The players wanting to play for their WC dreams I suspect are lloris (not a problem) Vertonghen, shouldn't be a problem if he stays fit, I think he is better than Vlad at the moment. Dembele, Paulinho, Sandro, Capoue, Holtby, Chadli, Lamela are all the ones that need to impress and they all play midfield, that is going to be difficult. Now how is that all going to pan out - Hmm
WorldPeace
Berba has apparently travelled with the squad to Swansea for tonights match. Let's see if he plays...
MAN ON!
Its a good point WP, all the talk of players wanting to leave, as spun by the meeeja, is about wanting game time for the WC. We have the internationals there, they do need to bust a gut to get their game time. no better time to shine or club to shine for. unless they move to clubs below us, or in lower divs, they wont get playing time as a given, what a situation for us to be in if the players embrace that mindset. just dont want them to bust anything else except a gut though. lets be clear on that.
Dublin Hotspur
WP - I was glad to actually hear Sherwood praise Holtby, stating he's the hardest trainer etc. Hopefully the lad has it in him to continue fighting & remain in his managers thoughts.

Cider - Teasing is what I'm best at :-(

longtime & Dublin - Hope all is well with you guys & your families? All good (ish) here, had swabs taken last week & am waiting for the date for the operation on my other Achilles (the right one). So anytime now will see me with only 1 leg to use for another 5 or 6 months. Great!! :-(
coopsieyid
Oh yeah, and to top that off, my oldest daughter (11) has decided she wants to play the Ukulele, and my youngest daughter has decided she wants to play the recorder, so my house now sounds like a torture chamber. Seriously, who the f*** invented the bloody recorder? And even more importantly, who the f*** decided it was a musical instrument? 5 or 6 moths listening to this fecking racket is going to push me over the edge!!!!!!!!!!!!
coopsieyid
MAN ON - Apparently he's starting tonight.
coopsieyid
coopsieyid, Still could sell him I suppose. Spurs are the only team I've seen connected to Berbatov, so you never know...
MAN ON!
Yeah that's fair enough, MAN ON. Personally, I don't think we'll be doing anything this month. Does that mean I won't be glued to Sky Sports News on Deadline Day? No fecking chance!! Another 2010 VDV moment from Mr Levy would not at all be a surprise.
coopsieyid
Coops with all your unfortunate leg trouble i'm sure you will have a walking stick/crutch close to hand. On this assumption maybe you could take the role of band conductor in your recent assembled front room orchestra. No need for thanks...ENJOY!!.
Cider spurs
As for people who are of the opinion that Utd wouldn't sell Hernandez to us, because we're a rival, I wouldn't be so sure.

While FFP is unlikely to do much to change the balance of power the restrictions it places on the amount a football club can run at a loss will have a significant effect.

Now, if you want shiny new toys, you can't just stick your old toys in the attic or give them to the charity shop; now you have to stick them on e-bay and get as much as you can for them.

We've already seen Chel$ki sell Mata to Man Utd. I don't buy all that bollox about Mourinho playing mind games and not considering Utd as a threat. Chelsea needed the money to balance their books. Man Utd had the deepest pockets. Case solved.

Expect plenty more of this in the future; the days of not selling to your rivals are over.
coopsieyid
IMO, Berba is our's for the taking if we want him. Too many previous posts on whether we do or don't. But i do believe it's one we could wrap up with little drama.
Cider spurs
Gotta get it off my chest. Getting really p/$$ed off with articles out there calling Capoue a flop. Idiotic does not even come close.
Cider spurs
Coops, welcome back. re the a chiles, its a painful one i guess (i know getting a kick there was) but at least that should have it all sorted, no pain no gain. Sham the same cant be said of the recorder or mini guitar! recorders used here to intimidate foreign rugby teams (ala the vuvuzela). Actually, thats a lie, and i'm glad it is. horrible things, can remember being forced to play recorder in junior school. multiply my incompetence by 30 and there you have it!
Dublin Hotspur
Cider spurs, yeah, according to the press both Capoue and Lamela are flops. Ridiculous.
MAN ON!
Dublin - Unfortunately for me, the Achilles (both of them) will give me pain & mobility issues for the rest of my life. Still, there's people worse off than me in the world. The recorder, I've never hated something so much in my life (maybe one or two on here push me close though). It's torture, nothing more, nothing less.

Cider - I hear that loud & clear, mate. "Flop Capoue in talks with Napoli" etc etc. 8 appearances in the league, 1 in the League Cup, 4 in Europe. That's 13 appearances in total, almost half of which have been in defence, after recovering from a nasty injury. How can anyone make any sort of fair judgement after such a short amount of time?
coopsieyid
I think MAN ON has got it spot-on. "Riciculous" = the perfect description for the stories about our supposedly unwanted summer signings. If we are to stick to the way the press are speaking, Bale was a flop, Modric was a flop, Suarez was a flop at Liverpoo, Ekotto was a flop etc etc etc.
coopsieyid
Right, I'm off to watch 'Wolf of Wall Street'. If it's even half as good as '12 Years A Slave', I'm in for a heck of a nights viewing. I LOVE the modern age, getting downloads before they're even at the Cinema is lovely :-) .
coopsieyid
LOL coops, someone is already throwing the teddies out on the match thread. LOL. and Capoo will be amazing, just has to fight for his spot over our upcoming media darling. Bents will also be good i think, but not shown much yet to convince me over a capped proven player. Feck, RVP scored!
Dublin Hotspur
LOL coops, someone is already throwing the teddies out on the match thread. LOL. and Capoo will be amazing, just has to fight for his spot over our upcoming media darling. Bents will also be good i think, but not shown much yet to convince me over a capped proven player. Feck, RVP scored! and now soton! great stuff
Dublin Hotspur
Go on Saints
Lee Treend
coops whats the site for the downloads? i hate going to the cinema but love movies!
Dublin Hotspur
what the hell happened there. my post added to itself! class! not even a double post, a ghost post!
Dublin Hotspur
WOOOooooOOOOooo
Dublin Hotspur
Could we not get Osvaldo from Soton? hes obviously out of favour and too good for them. the second coming of ossie! we had a stab for him in the summer, say he'd be happy to fight for his spot!
Dublin Hotspur
feck arsenal, 2-1 oh hang on, come on saints. 2-2!!! busy tonight !!
Dublin Hotspur
Dublin...Slight problem with signing Osvaldo. He's already given lamela a whack when both were at Roma. Seems a friendly little soul doesn't he?.
Cider spurs
Cider, Oh!! must be the johnnie Depp in him! (you saw the pics when he signed for the saints?) keep him the feck away from Lamela so, he is our diamond in the process of being polished. never heard that in the summer!
Dublin Hotspur
A fighter for his spot..... quite literally!!
Dublin Hotspur
Maybe thats what Lamela needs here at spurs as well, or if not a punch in the face at least a good kick in the arse!
Slurms McKenzie
Morning anyone who gives a $hit.. A few quotes from a reporter from Bild, re Holtby....

Raphael Honigstein @honigstein49s - Holtby move to Dortmund officially off. BVB don't want to pay €6m fee. (via @waltermstraten and @Bild)

Raphael Honigstein ‏@honigstein1m - €6m for Holtby doesn't strike me as extortionate. but I guess there are different concepts of "value" in PL and Bundesliga................

Good, now get him a loan in the PL, if Sherwood can't find a use for him.
coopsieyid
Apparently Berbatov was awful last night? I've read that he appeared to lack interest & hardly got involved? Famous attitude shining through? Or saving his energy for a medical on Friday afternoon? Either way, I'm not surprised he appears to be sulking.
coopsieyid
I found out something VERY interesting last night, which will hopefully shut up the resident troll & his Levy bashing, for a bit at least! His beloved Roman Abramovich claims "non-domicile status", which means he doesn't even pay income tax here. What a sham!! And this guy is worth triple what Joe Lewis is worth, and the resident troll ALWAYS goes on about Lewis & his tax exile in the Bahamas. ****!!
coopsieyid
If borussia dortmond and shalke are fighting over Lewis holtby, as is in the papers today, why are we considering letting him go? It's all big teams after our players(allegedly) but not good enough for Timmy? We need to hold on to everyone now at least til the summer. Other teams are starting to see injuries now, like lukaku at Everton, and seeing bans coming in, like remy. We need that cover just in case, and having as deep a squad as we have could make all the difference come may. And don't let the boys give out about wanting guaranteed playing time. As wp said earlier, let them fight for their spot and prove they can hold it
Dublin Hotspur
Fecking hell!!!! Lukaku doing 'freestyle' here. Let's just say it appears he's not the most technically gifted of footballers LMFAO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NVxo5rmTWcE
coopsieyid
Dublin your looking at it all wrong - our squad is so good that even our rejects are super desirable! Given teh recent run of results I have to ask (possibly the nonsense thread isn't the place for this but I feel I'll get more retional people here) Was AVB a bad coach with a very good squad or is Tim Sherwood a very good coach with a bad squad? Or is Tim sherwood an ordinary coach witha very good squad?
Slurms McKenzie
coops- so a rich russian doesn't pay tax here...he at least puts money into his team...Joe lewis doesn't pay tax or put money into his team and he was born here!...also two wrongs don't make a right (on paying tax)...what's the point of a billionaire owner when the money only flows out?
shedboy2
Agent Confirms Tottenham Interest in Romanian Talent



Tottenham have continued to keep an eye on Romanian talent following Chiriches' arrival.

Tottenham Hotspur could be prepared to enter the Romanian market again during this transfer window with the club monitoring the progress of teenage winger Gabriel Iancu.

The north Londoners brought Vlad Chiriches to the club during the summer transfer window as one of seven new arrivals at White Hart Lane and the former Steaua Bucharest defender has enjoyed a relatively seamless transition to the Premier League following his €9.5m move from the Romanian champions.

Victor Becali, the same agent who oversaw the Romania international's move to the capital, has indicated a number of clubs are interested in another of Steaua's stand out talents in 19-year-old Iancu, including Tim Sherwood's side.

"Tottenham monitor many young players. Among them is Iancu, a young footballer for the future," Becali told Romanian newspaper Pro Sport.

But having made just 20 appearances for Steaua Bucharest, Becali believes the young winger will remain at the club for a little while longer, where he will be better equipped to continue his development and learn to deal with the demands of a senior professional.

Becali also spoke of another Romanian prodigy who has garnered the attention of Europe's bigger clubs in 18-year-old winger Dorin Rotariu, who plays for Steaua's city rivals Dinamo Bucharest.

Manchester United have been credited with interest in the Romania Under-21 international and the youngster recently revealed the Premier League champions had made contact with him.

But Becali reiterated that it was normal for clubs such as United and Tottenham to be interested in burgeoning young talents such as Iancu and Rotariu.

"Dorin Rotariu, as Iancu, are monitored by all the big teams including Chelsea or Man United. Such teams monitor these players."

Given their tender years, it would seem unlikely that either United or Tottenham will attempt to bring the youngsters into their sides at the half way point in the season. To win is not everything...it is the only thing!
coopsieyid
slurms- AVB wasn't a bad coach...a bad manager perhaps. Sherwood it's a bit too early to say ...the manager bounce isn't over yet but we do have some very talented players...
shedboy2
But shedboy he was employed as our head coach?
Slurms McKenzie
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood looks poised to accelerate his pursuit of Romanian wonderkid Dorin Rotariu in a bid to fend off interest from Manchester United.

The 18-year-old Dinamo Bucharest winger has scored five goals in 17 games in Liga 1 this term and claims to have recently met with representatives of the champions to discuss a possible move to Old Trafford.

However, with Red Devils boss David Moyes adding two-time Chelsea player of the year Juan Mata to his midfield this week a mid-season move for the youngster seems unlikely.

United already boast young prospects in midfield in the shape of Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha and with the latter being farmed out to Cardiff City with just 29 minutes of United game time under his belt Rotariu could be tempted to head to the capital.

Sherwood is said to be looking to shake up his midfield, with Lewis Holtby and Etienne Capoue deemed surplus to requirements, and Rotariu represents an option that could have a long-term future at the club.

The youngster shares an agent with Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches and Sherwood will hope that the chance to join-up with his fellow countryman at White Hart Lane will tempt the winger to leave Dinamo.

Spurs are currently priced at 9/4 to finish in the top four of the Premier League this year and while Rotariu’s arrival wouldn’t be expected to have an instant impact on the Lilywhites’ chances his signing would be a major coup for the club.

While United’s interest has yet to see a concrete bid made the champions are credited with a long-standing interest in the youngster and Chelsea have also been firing admiring glances his way.

But, with United and the Blues more likely to make a move in the summer, Sherwood could be tempted to test Bucharest’s resolve in the coming days to steal a march on his rival

http://news.ladbrokes.com/en-gb/foo...helsea-to-sign-romanian-wonderkid_185510.html
coopsieyid
Buy to loan scheme perhaps?
Slurms McKenzie
A couple of links to see this Rotariu kid at work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvvLBjF1n04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=87DUos6jwwM
coopsieyid
This bit of news makes me do this :-)... Unlucky to the people on here who are constantly slagging him off. Seems some people actually within the game, with a knowledge of the game, think the complete opposite to you guys. Who saw that coming? lol

Jay (ryantegan) ‏@ryantegan2m - I know some fans won't like this but I hear we rejected a bid for siggy in the week #thfc

Like I said, :-)
coopsieyid
Jay (ryantegan) @ryantegan5m - @Spursidol foreign team and less that what we paid for him. Don't know the exact figures though
coopsieyid
THFC uncover SCAM to falsely sell Castaignos, quite an interesting read - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/tottenham-hotspur/10603217/Transfer-scam-involving-FC-Twente-striker-Luc-Castaignos-uncovered-by-Tottenham-Hotspur.html
coopsieyid
Baldini went to watch Tom Carroll last night. Hopefully he is left there for the rest of the season & given more minutes to develop.

http://www.westlondonsport.com/qpr/football-wls-qpr-hopeful-over-midfield-duo-as-spurs-baldini-watches-carroll
coopsieyid
This is interesting, from Ryan Tegan. Hopefully it's massively wrong though..

"I get the feeling right now (and for the past few years) we are acting on advice and availability from agents in the game rather than sourcing out targets directly. Losing Broomfield has affected us big time in my opinion"................
coopsieyid
Hopefully that's just a feeling and we do (and have had) a proper scouting network in place. For a club that is so careful to minimise net spend on players, not investing in a quality scouting network almost seems like a dereliction of duty.
coopsieyid
DUBLIN - As you requested, re 12 Years A Slave, etc

http://proxykat.eu/12-years-a-slave-2013-dvdscr-xvid-ac3-hq-hive-cm8-t8473847.html

You need BitTorrent to use that particular site, but the downloading is quick, and you have the comments that tell you about the quality. The quality on this one was excellent. Also, in the link, you'll see a big brown box that says 'DOWNLOAD', DON'T press that one. Just above it, there's a smaller brown box that says 'DOWNLOAD TORRENT' (immediately under where it says Seeders), press that one :-)

Let me know if you need any help mate, I'll do my best to do just that.
coopsieyid
For those of us who rate Capoue, did you know he's had just 335 minutes at CM, and just one full game? And he could be heading for the exit door? Crazy!!
coopsieyid
slurms - and Tim is a coach without badges!...regardless of job title you have to have the ability to manage relationships up and down the hierarchy...I get a feeling tim is doing a good job in managing his boss, AVB not such a good job...
shedboy2
Dublin - Agree completely, re Holtby. VERY BIG clubs are interested in him, or trying to sign him, yet we're not interested in him? CRAZY!!
coopsieyid
shedboy - My post about Abramovich was nothing to do with football, just like the posts from the member I was referring to. My post about Abramovich was nothing more than an attempt to take away one of the sticks that the member I was talking about always uses to beat our owners with. WHY should Mr Lewis use his own money? It's surely a personal choice, no? As I constantly say, maybe when Mr Lewis dies, a significant sum will be left to the club. I very much doubt the crooked Russian would've pumped £1billion of his own money into the Chavs, had he not been worth more than triple what Mr Lewis is, and could't easily get it back by more crooked practices in his homeland. Deaths for profit, aren't how I want my club funded, thank you.
coopsieyid
Possible shed boy but how does a happy boss translate into much better performances on the pitch by the team?
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms & Shed, no matter what I/we think of Sherwood, I LOVE how he answered the questions about KiriKesh being pi$$ed in his homeland ;-)...

“He had a weekend off and now he has got to play well,” said Sherwood. “We won’t fine him. He wasn’t breaking any rules. For his own sake, you wish it didn’t happen. He was unsteady on his legs. It’s windy over there."......

It's nice to see a manager who understands that creating a comfortable atmosphere in the squad will go a long way in improving our performances. AVB would have probably had Vlad executed by the youth team to make a point. I'm sure if such behaviour started to have a negative effect on a player, he'd reel them in.
coopsieyid
Coopsie I don't really see what he will learn at QPR, he should know his role by now and if he does then leaving him at QPR can only be seen as punishment. Maybe this is what Levy had in mind when he refused to accept his resignation...
Slurms McKenzie
Coopsie I don't think AVB would have trusted the youth team to do it, he would have handed the rifle to lennon and told him to invert it!
Slurms McKenzie
BOOM - Just took delivery of my new THFC nodding bulldog :-). He's gonna look awesome on the parcel shelf in my Beemer :-)
coopsieyid
He's awesome lol. Want one? Best £11 you'll ever spend :-)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tottenham-Hotspur-FC-Official-Product-Car-Home-or-Office-Nodding-Dog-WHITE-Crest-/360846790940?pt=UK_SportsMemorabilia_Football_Memorabilia_ET&hash=item540
coopsieyid
Coops thats the dogs bollocs (insert K)
Slurms McKenzie
coopsieyid, A certain Brazilian No.10 would not approve, unless the Bulldog's wearing Adidas.
MAN ON!
Slurms- He will learn MUCH more at QPR playing regularly, than he will if we recall him to sit him on the bench. That was my point.
coopsieyid
IF this is true, boy does it make sense. PAY ATTENTION ;-)

Chris Miller ‏@WindyCOYS - The Times are reporting that Berbatov will move to Spurs until the end of the season, with Holtby going on loan to Fulham. #THFC #Spurs
coopsieyid
On Berba, in response to an ITK faker.

Jay (ryantegan) @ryantegan21m - here's some ITK for you mate. Talks have been done for over a week. The deal is in place and could happen very fast if we want.......

Only re-iterating what was said a couple of days ago, but definitely seems Berbatov is 'done', other than just pressing the button. The most curious thing behind this delay is the reason for having him as a back up option- are we working on a risky deal that has gone completely under the radar perhaps?
coopsieyid
Ryan also said..... "Im not sure if there is a "first option" I think it may be more to do with clearing bigger wages off the books first. Capoue + Holtby = Berba maybe?".............
coopsieyid
Screw you guys, I LOVE MY BULLDOG :-) Just a shame I don't like my car, and I've only had it 10 days lol
coopsieyid
Surely it should be a nodding Cockerel coopsie……….
MAN ON!
MAN ON - I'd not be comfortable having a massive cock on my parcel shelf. Afterall, there's always one already behind the steering wheel :-(
coopsieyid
Coopsie based on how your post was worded I was referring to Baldini not Carrol!
Slurms McKenzie
Scum have people in Germany trying to sign Draxler. What a signing he would be!!
coopsieyid
Cheers for that Coops, I'll see if I can download the bit torrent . assume that will download to a mac. Fair play fella, keep up the good work! any maybe berbs didny bother his ass yesterday cos he knew he was coming home!
Dublin Hotspur
Oh sorry Slurms. In that case, I don't fully understand what you were getting at mate?
coopsieyid
No worries Dublin mate. The Wolf of Wall Street was bloody brilliant. However, if you don't like loads of sex, drugs & swearing, it won't be for you lol. DiCaprio was brilliant in it!!
coopsieyid
As for Berbatov, it appears Fulham supporters can't wait to see the back of him!!

http://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=2buv5tbmlos9idfv7jf1ldlf17&topic=35965.0

http://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=2buv5tbmlos9idfv7jf1ldlf17&topic=35949.0

http://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=2buv5tbmlos9idfv7jf1ldlf17&topic=35948.0
coopsieyid
coopsieyid... So Big Cockerel is your chauffeur. Cool…….
MAN ON!
slurms- I think you answer your own question there...a happy boss does transmit to the players and onto the pitch...how many times do you hear pundits talking about getting players to play with a smile on their face?....Coops- agree our owners don't have to put their own money in....so what is the advantage in having such wealthy owners? any owner can take money out of a club...I'd sooner have one that put money in....as for Roman being crooked...if there were proof wouldn't he have been charged?...Lewis made his money off the back off the British tax payer...I wouldn't get moralistic in defending him...they're probably as bad as each other....but one puts money into football the other takes out....
shedboy2
Coopsie swing and a miss from me then, but here was my thought process:

You posted: Baldini went to watch Tom Carroll last night. Hopefully he is left there for the rest of the season & given more minutes to develop.

Then I posted:Coopsie I don't really see what he will learn at QPR, he should know his role by now and if he does then leaving him at QPR can only be seen as punishment. Maybe this is what Levy had in mind when he refused to accept his resignation...
Slurms McKenzie
Still, despite what Fulham supporters think, and despite the fact that he totally shat on our club (and us), there's not many players who can do these sorts of things....

http://therepublikofmancunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Berbatov-touch.gif

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/39905/skill-by-berbatov-o.gif

http://i.minus.com/icH4gLsJSrebD.gif

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8520641361_d239ea51fd_o.gif

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4391/bd0d9ce846dea6b207edf3d.gif

http://i.imgur.com/EJWzg9z.gif

http://i.minus.com/ir2Ib20VJVhBK.gif

http://i.minus.com/iblB2Kwii7LehJ.gif

http://dimitar-berbatov.net/berbatov-pictures/berbatov-qpr-touch.gif

And finally :-) http://i.imgur.com/N7jlsWQ.gif
coopsieyid
Coopsie no arguement that he was a fantasitc player for us for nearly all his time with us, but we are not signing the same player. I see this as a simialr signing to Saha and would indicate that the purse strings haven't been entrusted to Tim yet. Now if he were to come to us and score 15-20 goals between now and Summer and we secure Champions league football and the Europa cup, then I'll happily eat my words!
Slurms McKenzie
Despite my feelings about him, how he treated us etc, it would be brillant news, if true, regarding Berbatov. We simply can't afford to lose Adebayor with no proper back up.

Berbatov didn't have the proper platform at Fulham, not a good enough team for him to really shine in anyway. They're in a dog fight, they need grafters all over the pitch.

Berbatov would be an outstanding option for us - and would be a great little move for Holtby.

Makes so much sense all round, really hope this happens.

You just know if we don't do anything Adebayor will get injured or loose form. We can't put all our eggs in one basket especially with our rivals strengthening.

We need quality cover, who will be rotated so not just cover in the back up sense, who can come in and hit the ground running immediately. Not a young one for the future, do that in the summer.
coopsieyid
Agree with the Holtby move, agree with not risking it all on Ades fitness but I didn't see enough performances from berba where he was head and sholders the best player on the pitch for Fulham and that is my worry. You could argue that he is coming to be back up to both Ade and Soldado but can't see that deal suiting him.
Slurms McKenzie
MAN ON - That was fecking funny lol

shedboy - I don't know what the point is of having wealthy owners, and I never said there was one in the first place. As for Abramovich being charged back home, you're not at all even close to being naive enough to not know just how 'bent' that country is. The guy literally bought the World Cup for them, he paid for everything it took for them to win the bidding process. He apparently has everybody in his pocket. I repeat, I'm not defending Lewis, or anybody else for that matter. Our owners are owners of our club because they see it as a business, a business from which they can profit. The Chavs owner is the total opposite, and his club is nothing more than his personal play-thing. When our owners get bored & sell up, we'll be well set for the future. When the Chavs owner gets bores & sells up, they'll be fecked!!
coopsieyid
Slurms McKenzie, Carroll has said himself that he has learnt a lot at QPR. He said he has progressed his play and is a tougher, stronger more rounded player for it.
MAN ON!
Slurms - I'm still confused mate. Are you saying that you though I meant that Baldini should stay at QPR for the rest of the season? If so, not the case mate. I meant Carroll should stay there :-)
coopsieyid
Slurms, re Berbatov. Totally as 'cover for Adebayor/replacement for Defoe' is where I'm coming from :-)
coopsieyid
Also, If he comes back its almost certainly on our terms, as a squad option covering for Adebayor. Fact is he still has outrageous talent when he can be arsed and if he can come in and do a job then I'm prepared to give him a chance. If he doesn't do anything ship him out at the end of the season, it will have been minimal cost.
coopsieyid
Feck it lads I thought it was funny, I know you meant Carrol Coopsie and yes the game time is good for him, I decided to read your post pedanticly as if it was referring to Baldini i.e. he went to watch Carrol and I hope he [Baldini] stays there for the rest of the season? It doesn't matter, my joke failed and I've had to explain it which makes it worse, I'll get my coat now...
Slurms McKenzie
I think that was hilarious Slurms, leaving Baldini there as punishment,.
Dublin Hotspur
Thank you Dublin, I'll put my coat back so!!
Slurms McKenzie
The best thing that Sven-G Eriksson ever did in English football is advise Abramovitch to buy Chelsea and not Spurs.
MAN ON!
Baldini working alongside Redknapp? Love it. Did you watch MOTD last night Franco? Yes Harry... Who was that playing up front for Spurs Franco? Is he one of yours? Yeah, he's my best mates, friends, youngest boy. Only cost 40 million! Bargain! Can we have him on loan Franco? He's yours… How's young Carroll getting on Harry? Who?
MAN ON!
Slurms - I feel bad now :-(
coopsieyid
Berba WAS a fantastic player...he's not any more...but he still has a bad attitude....big step back if we re-sign him....Coops- disagree...when our owners sell up we'll be left with a huge debt to pay off their profit....we'll be fecked...Roman has and is making plans to ensure the club is ok after he's gone...as you say I'm not naive...not on Roman or Lewis.
shedboy2
Its that foreign sense of humour Slurms ;@. Only messing lads.
Dublin Hotspur
and me a cockney! Im confused about what foreign is! bit like TS I guess. ah well, best of both worlds!!
Dublin Hotspur
Coopsie - thats all I ask :-P Dublin all youse foreigners coming over here taking our jobs and our women, would you not leave the jobs alone?
Slurms McKenzie
Another 'source' has also heard that Berbatov may be 'done'.
coopsieyid
shedboy2, It seems you're the only one that agrees with me about Berbatov. We need to march on, not step backward.
MAN ON!
I love you Dimi. Welcome home….
MAN ON!
I hope it's not a done deal, think he'll cause more problems than he'll solve.
longtimespur
Seeing as we were talking about young Tom Carroll......

Tom Carroll insists he's showing another side to his game in QPR’s title push in the Championship.

Source: Official Site

Always known for his passing game and ability to take possession under pressure, Tom says having to mix it in the midfield battlegrounds of the Championship is pushing his all-round game on.

The England U21 international returns to action when Rangers take on Bolton on tonight (Tuesday, January 28). The Rs are currently eight points behind high-flying leaders Leicester City with a game in hand.

“It’s going well at the moment,” said Tom, who has now played 14 times for the Loftus Road side, having missed six weeks due to an ankle injury suffered on international duty in October.

“The club is determined to gain promotion. We had a tricky run over Christmas and New Year, but we’ve picked up since then and we’re right up there again.

“Teams want to try and stop us and the frustrating thing is that a lot of the matches are becoming a bit scrappy. You have to grind out the results and we’ve been able to do that even though we’re not necessarily playing the football we want to play and enjoy playing.

“Physically it’s a test and something I’ve not been used to. I’ve done well and competed fine. Hopefully I will have improved on that front.

“People might not think I’ve got that side to my game but I’ve showed I can do that.

“You have to be the all-round player in the Premier League. There is some great football played in the Premier League but there will also be times when you have to have the physical side as well. That’s part and parcel of it.

“QPR is a great club and I’m getting that valuable game time and experience.”.....................

Nice 'fighting words' from our little man :-)
coopsieyid
And this from somebody who went to watch the QPR match, not the best of reading but worth sharing.........

"I popped down to Loftus Road last night with my QPR mate (cheap ticket) - i have to say Tom didn't play too badly. He showed some nice touches, a few good passes but he gets pushed off the ball quite easily and he seemed to miss not having Barton next to him last night (Karl Henry was his midfield partner on this occasion). One thing I did notice is that the crowd really don't seem to have taken to the lad - many grumbles and groans when he got on or near the ball with the general consensus being that he's a bit of a rabbit in the headlights in possession even with minimal pressure. That said, he's getting valuable experience under his belt with a top Championship side right now and hopefully the season will help his development further going forward.".................
coopsieyid
Feckin' R's "fans" wouldn't know a footballer if he jumped up and hit them on the face with a transfer request.
Slurms McKenzie
Right Launch time
Slurms McKenzie
man on- there's more than two of us that share that view...the others are just not on here!...;)
shedboy2
Slurms, Brought my own woman and business but love it here! 14 years now!
Dublin Hotspur
Dare say i agree with the R's fan...tommy isn't ready to be in top4 pushing pl team....queue the haters who don't like to admit or hear that our talent coming through isn't as good as they want them to be...
shedboy2
Now that was bloody funny, Slurms.

Shed - Thank you for being able to disagree with me without feeling the need to stoop to personal remarks or questioning my knowledge of the game we love.
coopsieyid
That said, shedboy, you may want to read this. It paints a VERY different picture to the one you stated in your last response, an £800mil difference of a picture - http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/apr/18/premier-league-club-accounts-debt
coopsieyid
coopsieyid, that's what I had in mind about Tom in my post above. Good fighting talk from the lad.
MAN ON!
Hey coops, got that site up. when the download torrent button is pressed a download appears and asks me to save it, is that right? or is it a stream? ie do you save it to watch it?
Dublin Hotspur
shedboy - I very much doubt you're alone in your thinking about Carroll. People will instantly say "but Juninho, Zola, Mata, Modric etc were all tiny, and they didn't do too badly in the PL", but they'll conveniently forget that young Tommy boy isn't in their class bracket.
coopsieyid
LUCIANO VIETTO get him in. Thank you
logos8
Dublin - When I press 'Download Torrent', a small box appears at th bottom left of my screen & I have to select that, then press 'OK'.. I don't use Mac, so I'm not 100% sure in your case. Maybe try saving it, and if you can't watch it, try the other option. On my laptop, I have to wait until the download is finished before I can watch it or transfer it to my external hard-drive.. Jade will be back from university soon, she's $hit-hot with computers, so I'll ask her what she thinks & get back to you if she can help more than I can :-)
coopsieyid
Cheers mate.
Dublin Hotspur
logos - You liked the look of Vietto, then ? lol.. Another young lad we're being linked with, is a lad called DOMENICO BERARDI (mentioned in the article). This lad is apparently something very special, and there's talk (in Italy) that A proposal that would really be incredible, it speaks of £15 million pounds (18 million Euro) plus Etienne Capoue, for this kid. Here's some info I just found on him..

"Normally YouTube videos can make anyone look fantastical but in this case it really sums up this kids potential. His strengths really are his balance and vision, he has the ability to play both as support striker and a lone forward. Because of his great balance and composure when striking the ball he often scores goals that he really has no right to score. The guy has all the attributes to be one of Italy's great forwards, a very exciting prospect indeed. Obviously as the kid is so young he is not the finished article but even so, I would be very excited if we got him.... Not that we have any real chance."..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pMhXl3FX4pg

And Juventus are now linked with Osvaldo from Juventus, so this deal may be pursued? They are top of the league and have Tevez, Llorente, Giovinco, Vucinic and Quagliarella up front, and Vidal and Pogba score a lot too. They are pretty blessed for strikers. Maybe they figure they could come back for him in a few years when he's matured, like with Balotelli at Milan?
coopsieyid
Dublin - She's never downloaded via Mac, so isn't sure what you'd do. Have you tried just 'saving' the file, then viewing it? When I have to download anything, I press 'OK' and then have to wait the amount of time it takes for the movie to download, which depends upon how many sharers/seeders it has. It's normally no longer than 45 minutes to an hour, so I'd imagine you'd also have to wait too? However, maybe THIS will help you :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtSFWKnuR3w
coopsieyid
And it's Utorrent you'll need, not BitTorrent (Jade corrected me there)...
coopsieyid
There does not sem to be a whole lot of Strikers out there in our budget, I DO NOT want to see Berbatov back at the Lane, I really don't. Horrible ********.
ledgespur
Fair play coops, your a diamond. I think bit torrent is for downloads so u torrent might make the difference. I'll try it on the wife tonight with a chick flick while I go out and watch the match!
Dublin Hotspur
coopsieyid I read the whole article and watched all of them. I like how the argentinian works his feet and he is quite young. I would make him my number 1 target :D
logos8
berrardi looks decent too, but I like the Argentinian more
logos8
coops- yep debt but it will be written off...as I said plans have/are being made....I'm still waiting for someone to tell me where our 70m debt that we pay 6m interest came from?....our wages stayed well with limits- so not there...we've made a healthy profit of c30m on transfers in the last 3 years- so not there?....they surely couldn't be speaking with forked tongue when they say the stadium won't affect player purchases...no one has ever accused Levy of that have they?...;)
shedboy2
I'm not sure we should be going for any more 20yr old prodigies...we still haven't settled in Lamela...coops- yes unfortunately Tom's not in that bracket of calibre...
shedboy2
Reports coming out that Holtby is on his way back to Schalke which would pave the way for Draxler to join Le Scum, what the hell are we playing at?
Lee Treend
Dublin - it was all I could think of to help, mate (the link to the YouTube clip explaining how to use Utorrent on Mac). I really hope it helps, there's some excellent quality films on that site. '12 Years A Slave' & 'Wolf of Wall Street' were EXCELLENT quality :-)
coopsieyid
logos - I'm just chuffed I finally wrote something you liked, even if it wasn't my own opinion lol
coopsieyid
shedboy - Maybe the £40mil training complex, the planning process for the stadium, the drawing up of designs from contractors, the buying up of surrounding land and properties? I have no idea where the debt comes from, but those are suggestions that could be worth considering?
coopsieyid
Lee Treend - Ignore ALL those German stories. Holtby's girlfriend only moved over here his week to be with him. IF he's going anywhere, it'll be Fulham, not Germany.
coopsieyid
Our transfer business either in or out can not be done ont eh basis of trying to "mark" arsenils trasnfers. If they want o spulge another 40 million or so on a little midfielder then who we do or don't sell really won't stop that. As with matches we should and can only look after our own business.
Slurms McKenzie
Lee Treend - this'll cheer you up mate :-)

Paul Hirst ‏@hirstclass Spoke to Lewis Holtby's agent earlier. He said he expects Holtby to leave Spurs before the window shuts on Friday night.

Paul Hirst ‏@hirstclass Holtby agent:"My feeling is he'll leave but it's not in our hands. Spurs have to agree first. We hope to find a solution in the next 2days"

Paul Hirst ‏@hirstclass Have been told Holtby in London, rather than Dusseldorf. Every chance he'll be in Spurs match day squad tonight.

Key thing here is 'Spurs need to agree first' So unless any buying club agrees to stump up the cash or a swap Holtby stays...........

Slurms - Though I see what you're saying, it's the fact that it's being reported that Draxler won't be allowed to leave unless they can find a replacement for him, which it's suggested Holtby would be. THAT is why people don't want us to let Holtby go there. It'd be no different to us letting Madrid buy Bale, then the Gooners were free to buy Ozil. We'd be indirectly helping our fiercest rivals, which is surely a bloody awful thing to contemplate?
coopsieyid
Lee Treend - Like I said, RELAX ;-)

https://m.facebook.com/lewisholtby18?refid=13

Scroll down to the pic, then see his words, "Matchday...massive Game!!!! With my Frère de belgique..nacer!!!"......
coopsieyid
I have calmed down now Coops after a few pre match slurps
Lee Treend
http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/t...ce-for-15-million-yevhen-konoplyanka-tribuna/

Ukrainian website Tribuna are reporting that Spurs have entered the race for Konoplyanka, and the Lillywhites are prepared to shell out £15 million for the player. Tribuna also report that Konoplyanka has a £15 million release clause in his current contract.

[translated]
Linnet is negotiating with "Tottenham"

Midfielder Dnipropetrovsk "Dnipro" and the national team of Ukraine Yevhen Linnet can pursue a career in London "Tottenham".

This became known Tribuna.com from sources close to the Russian side of the transaction. "Tottenham" ready to pay 15 million pounds in the contract Ukrainian as the sum for which the "Dnepr" is obliged to let him go.

Another contender for the Ukrainian is "Liverpool", as previously reported. Note that the transfer window closes in England on January 31, because both clubs are interested in resolving the issue as quickly as possible.

Was also reported on talkSPORT earlier, that another PL side had entered the race for him. Looks like it could well be us. Worth doing this deal just for a laugh on RAWK.
coopsieyid
He'll have fun training here too, lol.

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/foot...-Konoplyanka-terrorise-Spurs-star-Kyle-Walker

http://bcove.me/w9la3gfy
coopsieyid
Great video on the official site in memory to our mate Trigger. It'll get you up for the game, Glory Glory moments.....http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/nothing-to-fear-tim-preview-city-280114/
Dublin Hotspur
Here's a clip that shows his pace - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=POtW6zO1lZ8
coopsieyid
Joel Lloyd ‏@joel_lloyd1h - Just waiting to hear confirmation that Tottenham have entered the race for Konoplyanka and will beat us to the signing
coopsieyid
RAWK's thread on him has been locked, lol
coopsieyid
@AddictedtoSpurs: Konoplyanka's Agent : "I had yesterday a long important talk with a President of an English Club (Not LFC). My Player could move there too"
coopsieyid
Taarabt just moved to Milan on a 6 month loan, with the option to purchase at €7m. Opens the door for the Holtby loan?
coopsieyid
Lee - Good man, hope you're enjoying your slurps. I'm not partaking in a few wobbly pops tonight, so have a few for me :-)
coopsieyid
Fresh Capoue bid REJECTED??

Tottenham turn down €10m Napoli bid for Etienne Capoue

Source: The Guardian

• Club holding out for €14m for out-of-favour midfielder

Napoli have offered €10m (£8.25m) for Etienne Capoue but Tottenham Hotspur are holding out for €14m (£11.5m). The France international has slipped to the bottom of the midfield pecking order under Tim Sherwood and he is open to the transfer to fire his hopes of World Cup selection.

Napoli, managed by Rafael Benítez, initially attempted to structure a loan for Capoue but Tottenham made it clear that their preference was for a permanent deal. The Serie A club have returned with the €10m bid and Capoue's agent, Mino Raiola, has been in London to negotiate with Tottenham.

Capoue only moved to White Hart Lane from Toulouse last August for a fee that could rise to £11m but his season has been stop-start. He missed two months with the ankle injury that he suffered at Arsenal on 1 September, while his fortunes have ebbed since Sherwood took over as the manager from the sacked André Villas-Boas and came to favour Nabil Bentaleb, the France youth midfielder.

Benítez is eager to add balance to his Napoli team with the signing of a defensive midfielder and he has tracked the Brazilian Ralf, of Corinthians. But Italian law places limits on the number of non-EU players that can sign and, with Napoli poised to get the Brazilian defender, Henrique, from Palmeiras, they will not have the room for Ralf, as well. Capoue is now the No1 target..............
coopsieyid
COYS News reporting the same:

"Out of all offers Holtby has received he is mostly interested in the loan move to Fulham as he wants to shine in England. Berbatov could return to Spurs in this deal to free wages for Holtby."
coopsieyid
I want to see holtby stay in the prem. A loan would be great to try and gauge what he can really do given some continual gametime. If indeed England is your preferred Lewis, then fair play to you young man. Another fine example of your professionalism and the fact that you are not prepared to jump ship when the going gets tough. I like it. Some might have the view your hanging around because we may be paying better wages than you're being offered. I'm hoping you just want to shaowcase your talents in the prem whilst proving a few doubters wrong. Good Lad!.
Cider spurs
"What do you mean you might have a hangover in work tomorrow Cider?".
Cider spurs
LOVE Scout Nation. They just posted this video of Konoplyanka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBSGaakkUsc

This lad is SOOOOOO Good!!
coopsieyid
Greg Stobart @gstobart 1m - Sounds like #THFC have definitely shown an interest in #LFC target Konoplyanka. Not sure as to extent of discussions yet.
coopsieyid
Greg Stobart @gstobart 1m - Sounds like #THFC have definitely shown an interest in #LFC target Konoplyanka. Not sure as to extent of discussions yet.
coopsieyid
Cider - Lovely post, re Holtby..
coopsieyid
The original JJetset @jetsetyid Protected Tweets40s - Always tough to lose but to decisions like that is very difficult to take. In other positive news we didn't do Vucinic so he's going to ars
coopsieyid
coopsieyid I usually follow your posts and articles. Why do you think this is the first time I like your work? I enjoy it 95% of the time. :D
1. capoue 10mil bid rejected? could have made a profit but we rejected it? that must mean that levy wants to wait to see if we appoint a new manager in the summer and he will let the new man in charge decide if we need capoue. If it were to TS we would have sold him.
2. I enjoy the scout nation too. I get excited every time I see a young talent
logos8
@wayneveysey: Levy wants Berbatov. Sherwood not so sure. Fulham want Holtby & Mitroglu. Will only allow Berba to leave if Mitroglu agreed. Story to come.
coopsieyid
coops...Must admit Konoplyanka looks good. I checked himout in summer, even suggested in one of your Nonsense articles. Didn't realize he was only 24. Be so funny if we gazumped Liverpool again. Maybe they'd like Siggy?, heard he's a diamond of a player on the Left. Munian would be the dogs, Reus would see me on the sauce for a week. I need a Levy Late un' to cheer me up after our latest blip. :-)
Cider spurs
Levy best be getting that cheque book out sharpish. LB, STRIKER, and a BACKBONE for Moussa!
LongTimeSpursFan64
Thank you guys. I really appreciate the positive comments (I'm a sensitive soul you know). logos - I reckon you could be right about Levy and the Capoue rejection, assuming the story is true of course! Remember, Capoue is a player that we bid in excess of £15mil for a couple of seasons back, and the bid was rejected and we were told to pay over £20mil. Needless to say we ended up with a real bargain, and I think Levy would be all too aware of that. Hopefully you're right about the manager situation, not that I have any particular issue with Sherwood, I just think our better quality players would respect & perform better for a better quality manager. Who that guy is, I have no idea. Van Gaal is the obvious shout, and he's already said he's happy to take Sherwood under his wing to prepare him to take over after he's had enough. Sounds like the perfect scenario to me.

Cider - ANY of the players you mentioned would be most welcome (by you and I anyway) I'm sure there's be the usual suspects waiting to slag them off & proclaim them as not good enough etc. Gazumping Liverpoo again would be awesome, but if you were a player, who would you pick if you had the choice between them and us? I think it'd be pretty dim for our prospects. They've just SMASHED their nearest & dearest rivals, we've just been SMASHED, AGAIN, and it's been the case pretty much every time we've played a club above us. We have some BIG issues, in my opinion!!

LTSF64 - AMEN to that post!!
coopsieyid
Right, I'm off to get the Deadline Day article written & submitted.
coopsieyid
Logos, you sure thats scout nation your watching... "I always get excited when i see young talent..." LOL. theres better sites for that kind of thing! ;@
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