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Penultimate Nonsense.

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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Writer:coopsieyid
Date:Tuesday January 28 2014
Time: 3:42PM

Comments

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Nonsense! Its quite this window, a little too quite.
Slurms McKenzie
28/01/2014 15:46:00
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we don't have any ambition...so I can't see us doing anything other than downgrading the talent in our squad...
shedboy2
28/01/2014 15:50:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:03:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:07:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:13:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:27:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:33:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:33:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:39:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:40:00
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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
28/01/2014 16:55:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:07:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:18:00
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Hernandez to play out wide left?? yeah right, good one!!!!
Ossie
28/01/2014 17:20:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:25:00
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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!
28/01/2014 17:26:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:28:00
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Ossie...Who said wide Left?.
Cider spurs
28/01/2014 17:29:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:35:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:40:00
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Fair enough Cider, but as we wont be signing him its all irrelevant really.
Ossie
28/01/2014 17:42:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:50:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:52:00
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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
28/01/2014 17:53:00
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That'll be quite a coup for Fulham IF it's true.
coopsieyid
28/01/2014 17:54:00
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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
28/01/2014 18:04:00
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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
28/01/2014 18:11:00
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Cheers coopsie.... glad you're back. Hope all's well.
longtimespur
28/01/2014 18:27:00
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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
28/01/2014 18:34:00
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Berba has apparently travelled with the squad to Swansea for tonights match. Let's see if he plays...
MAN ON!
28/01/2014 18:47:00
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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
28/01/2014 18:56:00
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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
28/01/2014 18:58:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:02:00
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MAN ON - Apparently he's starting tonight.
coopsieyid
28/01/2014 19:03:00
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coopsieyid, Still could sell him I suppose. Spurs are the only team I've seen connected to Berbatov, so you never know...
MAN ON!
28/01/2014 19:05:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:16:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:17:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:20:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:21:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:26:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:30:00
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Cider spurs, yeah, according to the press both Capoue and Lamela are flops. Ridiculous.
MAN ON!
28/01/2014 19:34:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:40:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:43:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:48:00
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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
28/01/2014 19:52:00
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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
28/01/2014 20:06:00
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Go on Saints
Lee Treend
28/01/2014 20:06:00
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coops whats the site for the downloads? i hate going to the cinema but love movies!
Dublin Hotspur
28/01/2014 20:10:00
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what the hell happened there. my post added to itself! class! not even a double post, a ghost post!
Dublin Hotspur
28/01/2014 20:18:00
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WOOOooooOOOOooo
Dublin Hotspur
28/01/2014 20:41:00
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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
28/01/2014 20:55:00
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feck arsenal, 2-1 oh hang on, come on saints. 2-2!!! busy tonight !!
Dublin Hotspur
28/01/2014 20:57:00
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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
28/01/2014 21:19:00
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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
28/01/2014 21:24:00
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A fighter for his spot..... quite literally!!
Dublin Hotspur
28/01/2014 21:26:00
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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
29/01/2014 09:51:00
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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
29/01/2014 09:53:00
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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
29/01/2014 09:56:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:00:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:01:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:09:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:12:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:14:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:19:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:19:00
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But shedboy he was employed as our head coach?
Slurms McKenzie
29/01/2014 10:21:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:30:00
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Buy to loan scheme perhaps?
Slurms McKenzie
29/01/2014 10:32:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:33:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:42:00
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Jay (ryantegan) @ryantegan5m - @Spursidol foreign team and less that what we paid for him. Don't know the exact figures though
coopsieyid
29/01/2014 10:44:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:49:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:54:00
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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
29/01/2014 10:56:00
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