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Summer Targets

Putting all the manager talk aside for one minute, the individual performances and errors of some players this season have been awful, So who do Spurs need to sign this summer and who needs to be shown the door?

We obviously need a left back, centre back and a decent winger would be nice too. But who? My vote for left back actually goes to Ben Davies, Shaw would be my first choice but he will be snapped up by someone with far more clout than Spurs.

Ben Davies played well at Swansea when given his opportunity and has already shown he is able to play at Premiership level. He is already, in my opinion, better than Rose and Naughton who should both be sold this summer.

Other options are Alex Sandro from Porto, a more attacking left back and a young Brazilian. Samuel Umtiti is another choice too, he has played at left back and centre back for Lyon so could be a useful member of the squad.

Centre Back is a difficult one. Dawson isn't good enough despite his amazing attitude, his time is up, Kaboul isn't fit enough Kaboul is out of contract in the summer, so also has the option to walk, whether we want him or not, Chiriches is hot or cold and I would take a sensible sum for him also.

Vertonghen would be my first choice, but certain rumours say that he wants out - I will ignore these hopefully and if Sherwood leaves hope these rumours die down. My first choice transfer in would be Benedikt Howedes from Schalke. A solid German option, can't go wrong with a German. A sticking point here is that Schalke will be taking part in next seasons Champions League again. A great defender with plenty of experience but he might see it as a step down.

Other options include Dejan Lovren from Southampton who we could do far worse than signing and Tin Jedvaj from Roma, who we had been linked too before his move to Roma he is a young player and not someone who would be first team ready - so that will work against him too.

We will assume that Lamela is actually alive and capable of playing football and that he would be in the mix next year, Aaron Lennon will be ever present as always and Townsend is a good rotation option.

Chadli should go in my opinion, he isn't being played as a winger and although he works his socks off isn't as good as the other three mentioned. I am looking toward left wingers, so Konoplyanka and Lallana stand out (Lallana plays on the right a lot for Southampton but is equally adept on the left) However, Kevin Grosskreutz at Dortmund looks an accomplished player and has dropped down the pecking order this season. He was vital in Dortmund's Bundesliga revival and would probably be my first pick.

I also think we should also go in for Lukaku, try and get him before the World Cup. A figure of around £25m would probably test Chelsea and Mourinho, if they really don't want him - that could be enough. Chelsea are still bitter about the Luka Modric thing though so that could be a non-starter. Any other ideas?

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Date:Wednesday April 23 2014

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Your Comments

Obviously so much depends on who is in charge as to who comes in and perhaps also where they are from nationally. is there an issue that we have lost some of the English balance or at least in players who have BPL experience and also are settled in the country and speak decent enough English.
oxfordspur
I thought Kaboul has another season on his contract and also just back from long injury is still getting back to hes best, so one more cb and lb and that should be it,coys
spurs50yrs
I think going for Steven Caulker would be a sensible investment, he's youn, English, held Cardiff together even though they look to be going down.
conobrien
impossible to know who to go for, we aren't scouts but i agree with what positions need to be changed.
jimmy-yid
The most important target of the summer is to name the new incoming boss asap and then we can only contemplate signings of new players ... in the meantime, agree with Paddavis5, Ben Davies of Swansea (ex manure trainee) seems to be a good bet to replace the awesome Rose.... BUT until we confirm who the boss is , even if it is the overlord of the parallel universe, we can't do anything.... an announcement is needed to decry all the speculation....
Highgatespur
Ben Davies for LB. Dejan Lovren for CB. Lallana for LW. Lukaku for ST. Pochettino for manager. High pressing, youthful team who play quick passing football. 4-2-3-1. Lloris, Walker, Lovren, Vert, Davies, Sandro, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Lallana, Lukaku.
Tactically Challenge
Lukaku is the no1 striker target since he was 17 nothing changed as for defenders clear them all and built a block wall to give the goalkeeper a rest.defenders my ass.the chance to push on from two years ago as gone so back to getting the third raters we have been used to.keep louris ade and c errikson and put the rest up for sale.a whole conference team for a grand and dan might even get two grand.
bazdog
New boss, new players, new Stadium? New fans?
MAN ON!
Ali Adnan for Left back. 20 years old, 21 international caps for the prestigious footballing nation of Iraq(lol) but seriously looks one hell of a player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4EEbZ4aPt0
spurs-stelios
I think we need now a LB, LW and back up keeper....we may also need a CB and striker....Caulker, Davies, Jay rodriguez, Lukaku and Paul Robinson are all homegrown.....and would all improve us...and we'd have little gelling or settling issues....
shedboy2
What about Micah Richards for right sided CB? He wants out of City and is very quick and strong. If he can steer clear of injury and with some good coaching he could be a beast. He can also play right back if needed. I would keep Chiriches but play him as a defensive midfielder with Sandro and / or Capoue.
SpuriousLife
One centreback (two if Kaboul goes), a Keeper, BAE or a proven left-back, and see what happens until the next window. We don't need too much at the moment ... we still need to sort out the last lot! Start at the back and work forward ... slowly. 'Slowly' being the operative word! Almost sounds like AVB's plan.
Geofspurs
We have 4 CB's so in theory that's enough..who are we replacing? the aging and limited Daws? the injury prone and last year of contract Kaboul? or the seriously lissed off Verts? SpuriousLife- for me Richards was best at RB when he tried to go back to CB is when his form went...imo he's just not big/good enough to play CB at the top level...
shedboy2
we could make do with a couple of players Bruno martins Indi can play LB and CB well enough to cover two positions for us...Lukaku can play up top or come in off the wing....
shedboy2
Geofspurs - you are so right. The biggest mistake last summer was buying seven player and expecting them to fit in immediately. IMHO we need Bennie back (he's definitely better than Rose), Caulker back (he's too good for the championship and knows the setup at the Lane) and then, possibly, another striker? We will have Tom Carroll back - I can see him growing into the Modric role at the back of midfield. The key is to get an experienced manager with a winning record and a winning mentality in at the beginning of the summer (that's why Van Gaal, who won't be available till after the World Cup, is not the ideal candidate - I'm favouring Mancini at the moment) and get the lads training together for the whole of June and July (subject to playing early Europa League qualifiers - aaaargh). I am of the view that we have the right players, but that they are not being lead properly as a team. COYS!
johnd0001
Stop dreaming about Lukaku, it won't happen. Konoplyanka will go to Liverpool. All of those leftback alternatives in the article would do, also the CBs. We need a left winger, a leftback, a center back or two.
Jables
BAE won't play for us again...he's out of contract in the summer...I don't think carroll will make it in the PL...hope I'm wrong and would love to see him get a PL loan...Jables- I'm afraid you're righ,t we may have lost our chance to attract players like Konoplyanka and Lukaku..but jay Rodriguez would give us options up top and left wing...whilst Indi would give us options at CB and LB...we really don't need a lot....
shedboy2
Firstly we need a manager/coach - then we can speculate as to whom he would get in!!
Sybrian
The usual rubbish, starts with the assumption anyone we bring in will be brilliant, they won't. Also seems to assume we have unlimited spending power, we clearly don't. The only way players will be leaving is if we don't want them or someone offers far more for one of them than we paid. So why why pretend they can just walk ? We won't actually know how good last summers signings really are until the end of next season so why write them off now ? Get rid of Dawson, the one central defender who managed to stay fit most of the season, brilliant thinking. Kaboul won't walk if he's offered a contract, the point is we shouldn't be offering injury prone players new contracts. Really what is the point of this sort of writing ?
jod
Defenders needed, definitely a new LB and maybe a new goalie. the squad is good it just needs some balance and a few tweaks here and there. not very hopeful about Lukaka I don't really believe Chelsea would want to get rid of him, surely he's better than Ba and how old is eto.
notnats
jod ... I agree again.
Geofspurs
jod. Well said.
MAN ON!
Until we know all those who want out and who the new manager will be, incoming players are not on the radar. The team right now has no clear direction. I don't think Sherwood would be any more likely to get the best of Jed aj or Umtiti. Howedes is not coming. We don't need a winger. We need to play wingers where they belong. Lennon and Lamela on the right. Chadli and Townsend on the left. Pritchard and McEvoy in waiting as is Fredericks. Lots of skilled players there. Kane deserves a spot. Can't see Ade staying. If he does, lucky us as he'll be playing for a contract. Kaboul has another year and is injury prone. Dawson is cover. Nothing more. Vertonghen is gone. We need a leader back there. Lloris is gone. We need two keepers. Friedel is ok as stability but is not getting any younger. Archer isn't good enough. As I see it, we need a striker, two keepers and a striker. Very impressed with Kane. Would prefer that the only change be a manager. That is what we need. There is a talented squad that just needs guidance, motivation and a system. Shame to start all over again. COYS
peterballb
Defence is priority. And as we have found this season, we need some players who KNOW the EPL and English football in general. We need an LB, RB (let Naughton go), CB - whilst keeping the existing CBs - unless Kaboul goes. We need a keeper. We know that Lloris may up and leave, and we need to be somewhat ready for that. As much as I like Friedel, he obviously isn't a long term strategy. I would try for Lukaku, but he may have his sights higher. But with us, he would stay in London and has not been used to CL football lately, so he won't miss it so much... The rest of the squad is fine. More signings would be overkill, unless someone leaves. The only midfield targets that would interest me are ones that are here right now. Like Lallana, but overkill I feel.
TonyRich
peterballb - agreed that we do not need a winger. Isn't Chadli, Lennon, Townsend, Lamela (wherever he plays) enough...? Most of the top teams rarely play wingers anyway....
TonyRich
peterballb - Dawson is a strange kind of cover when he's played more games this season than any other central defender, just by staying fit.
jod
Summer Targets...Re-point the house, lay a new patio.
Cider spurs
MAN ON, New boss, new players, new Stadium? Same fans?
123spurs
jod, Dawson has also not made as many cock-ups as the other CD's this season. Even though some will imagine that he has. In fact they still blame Michael when it's another that's made a mistake.
MAN ON!
123spurs. I just mean't that when we're flying high next season and beating everyone in sight that we will attract more fans. (In my mind obviously)...
MAN ON!
There is no point of thinking about who is coming in until we know who wants to go and who wants to stay. The club is such a mess atm and this summer is unpredictable. Two of our best players Lloris and Vertonghen have two years left on their contract and I highly doubt will want to extend it considering we wont have CL football. This is where Mr Levy comes in. No way he will let them stay and have one year left because their value will decrease massively. Even Adebayor could fall into this category. If they don't sign new contracts, he will sell, but at least he will get top dollar. There has been reports Sandro and Paulinho are unhappy, and just because they come out and say they will work to get there place back or they love tottenham does not mean they will stay if a good offer comes in from abroad. No idea what we will do with Lamela. Will players like Livermore and Carroll come back to sit on the bench and play in the Europa league (if we get in it)? Friedel, Gomes and Kaboul are out of contract and still no signs whether their contract will be extended (hopefully not Gomes's). Then we have players like Khamulo and Falque who don't have a future and Levy will want to get off our books before we sign anyone. Will players like Capoue, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado want to stay, whether we want them to or not, when they are struggling to get minutes for the first team. I don't know how this transfer window is going to go, but there is a potential for it to be a disaster. The only hope we have of keeping our best players is by getting in a top manager who will make the players think we mean business, because I don't think the majority of the squad want to be playing under Tim Sherwood again next year.
Cushway13
Cushway13 - I read we have a two year option to extend Vertonghen's contract. While I understand your reasoning it does rather depend on who is interested in these players and how much they are prepared to pay. If its just clubs looking to sign players on the cheap there's no real damage done by holding on a year. The thing is that apart from Loris and maybe Eriksen no one has exactly enhanced their reputation this season. The idea players play for the manager is clearly false, players play for money, if no one offers them a better contract they won't looking to leave.
jod
Impossible to tell until we know which player(s) Real Madrid want this time around. If they are after Paulinho, Lloris & Vertonghen then it changes how we approach the market. Also, since TS has done such a swell job of putting Eriksen in the window we might need to replace him

Ok joking aside, before we decide on all that we could do with an idea of who’s actually going to manage us? What system they would prefer? Which players they think would suit the system? Personally I think a key factor when appointing the new manager would be that they would be happy with working with the players already at the club, with only 1 or 2 ins & outs. If we appoint a manager who basically says he needs a complete overhaul of players then he’s not our guy. We simply can’t keep doing it. Like I said on the other thread, Mancini could work wonders with our team without major changes to personnel. We need a Left back, we need a centre back. Those are the big 2 positions for me. Striker wise it all depends on what we do with Ade. We will be paying all his wages from next season and since his stock has risen is it worth the risk, considering how hot and cold he blows. Flog him to Monaco or some stupid billionaire outfit. Soldado will not be sold as his stock will have plummeted and the loss too severe. Personally I still believe he will come good. Kane, I think he deserves the number 3 spot. It is a hard oen to call, but don’t expect Lukaku etc not a chance in hell.
hudderspur
peterball ... Good comment!
Geofspurs
I do think we need a LW or Lm if you like...Chadli isn't the swiftest but can play there inverted...townsend is just poor and he's had plenty of loans and chances to show otherwise like Rose (BTW we have two LB's) is just nowhere near the level of calibre or consistency we need....
shedboy2
The WC will make this window interesting...shame Tim didn't think we needed anyone in Jan...would have been good to have a new LB all settled in for next year....and what's with including Brad for next year?...the guy is out of contract and well past it we need to move on!
shedboy2
I really wouldn't change too much. A settled squad is vital. I would try and bring back Caulker, or failing that go for Shawcross. I would want a Premier League player at LB and I like the look of Pieters (Dutch international) at Stoke. Remy up top for me. Put him in the mix with Ade Soldado and Kane and that's our good options. I'd try for Foderingham of Swindon for back up keeper. As far as outs go, it's imperative we hang on to Sandro, Lloris and Verts. A decent manager will see to that. But I struggle to see a place in the squad for both Chadli and Siggy, and both Carroll and Livermore, and Kaboul can go if we get another C. For me my squad would look like this, with English picks in (*). Lloirs, Foderingham (*), Walker (*), Naughton (*), Rose (*), Pieters, Caulker (*), Dawson (*), Chiriches, Verts, Fryers (*), Sandro, Capoue, Livermore (*), Dembele, Holtby, Siggy (*), Paulinho, Lennon (*), Townsend (*), Lamela (*), Eriksen, Holtby, Ade, Soldado, Kane (*), Remy. 27 players, 13 English, but Kane and Fryers count as free picks. Job done!
Sebastian Short
Sorry Lamela not English! not sure if he'll be an u-21 next year or not? But either way the squad is still within the rules. Should have said I don' expect us to spend anything, which is why someone like Pieters looks attractive. Kaboul, Chadli and Carroll out.
Sebastian Short
we NEED - Manager, (hopefully) only a back up GK, LB, CB & maybe a striker if ADE decides he's off. Lukaku would be great but i dont think we would get him, I'd go for Bony. We are so overstocked on midfielders its ridiculous, i'd sell (if poss) Livermore, Dembele & Chadli without replacing any of them. If we can keep the rest of the players we have & sort a good manager (Laudrup) we'll be ready for next season.
jesusthedevil
Basically we should raid Swansea for Ben Davies, Bony, Vorm (as back up to Hugo) & their ex boss Laudrup. Sell if poss - Dembele, Chadli, Livermore.
jesusthedevil
good shout on Shawcross, always liked his fierce & athletic style. We lack players who scare the ***** out of the other teams. except the beast of course. Please don't leave Sandro!! mancrush.
jesusthedevil
shedboy2. In fairness to Sherwood he'd only just taken over before the January window and felt that it wasn't right to jump in and start spending money. Imagine if by chance his choices were badly wrong? Harry and a few other managers, within 5 minutes of getting the job, would have been throwing the cash about and without much thought and consideration.
MAN ON!
jod, Kaboul was supposed to be healthy for the start of the season. I believe they figured that Vertonghen and Kaboul would play the lions share with Dawson spelling them off whle Chiriches was integated in to the squad. Injuries made a mess of the plans and Dawson played too often. We already have a Dawson replacement in Hall, and getting back Caulker (assuming Lewis will allow it) would greatly stabilize the back end. Shame Jedvaj's parents preferred Italy. Watched him a few tmes this season and he looks composed beyond his years. Much like Caulker did some three/four years ago. Caulker has issues, but his presence in the opposing box causes all sorts of problems, so while I do not think his defending has improved as much as I expected, his all-round contributions have been very good indeed. If we have the right manager, the LB to go for is Umtiti. Can play LCB or LB. Fast, great shot and a bit of a beast out there. In goal, we really need a solid hand if Lloris goes. Lloris has probably saved us about 20-25 points the past two and a half months. He has been huge. Easily player of the year for me. Good WC and there will be a club out there, with CL, and lots of money, that will prise him away. COYS
peterballb
Sebastian, you are optimistic. I hope we can do as you suggest and hold on to those players. Personally I'll be shocked if Lloris, Vertonghen, Sandro, Capoue and riksen willingly stay. If Ade can find someone interested in paying him more with years added on to next year he'll be gone too. I would suggest that at least half of the squad appears disenfranchised. They won't all get their wish to go, but keeping players around that don't want to stay will be an anchor around the neck of the next manager. We'll see. We've een watching players for months giving 80%. That's about as good as it'll get next season if they do not wish to stay. Chadli's a winger or number 10. Sigurdsson would be the odd man out for me because, there s a market, and he just isn't going to get enough vital minutes for us to develop. He needs to be playing every week andhe just isn't quite at that level for us. That said, if we're in Europa and intending to give 4 competitions a go, we need a full squad and I would not make many changes unless they were forced upon me or too good to say no to. COYS
peterballb
man on- is this the same Sherwood who knew the squad inside and out before he took the job? the one who said we didn't need anyone? the guy who since says he doesn't know the players well enough? they're all much of a muchness?...yep it would be mad to let a guy like that spend money...not just in January.
shedboy2
No point in trying to get the right players if we keep getting the wrong manager to manage them.

Our greatest summer signing is the manager.
if Tony Pulis can get the best out of his players,we need a manager to do similar,but someone with world football contacts,that pulling power.

Also the first person to be axed for football reasons is Levy,leave it to the manager.
can`t keep sacking managers when many decisions,choices & signings are out his hands,the problem becomes a more collective problem but only one man takes the fall & takes the blame.
Collective decisions mean collective responsibility,problems at manchester united are not all down to Moyes,Ferguson too should go,& others should be made aware that they too made mistakes.

Tim Sherwood has no chance of being our manager next season,he has made his position untenable.But the next manager should be able to make the choices & give the final say on any decision making.His own downfall can then be because of his own failures,& not down to someone elses cock ups.It`s passing the buck which Spurs have done for too long.

If the next manager did not want a player but Levy signs him & he is rubbish,how can the manager be held responsible for bad results?

Spurs biggest issue for me is trust,noone seems to trust eachother with the Spurs kitty.
if Levy appoints a manager then he has to have complete control working with baldini,but the last say yes/no has to be with the manager.There`s a difference between people easing the work load of the manager & just plain interfering,at Spurs far too much interfering & too many egos.

Levy is the boss of anything not football related.
Baldini is there to help the manager & liaise with him,ease his workload.
Manager is the boss of all things football related,& if he can`t be trusted then he should have been given the job in the first place,he needs full control.He chooses his players & then tells Baldini to go at get them,but under no circumstances should they be bought without the managers full approval.
Fanny adams
Don't be fooled that Ben Davies would be any easier to secure than Luke Shaw. Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Athletico Madrid have all been keeping tabs on his progress.
Cider spurs
Get David Moyes in to play upfront...
T.H.F.Chris
shedboy2. It would have been foolish to start recruiting in Jan whoever the boss was, having just taken over an unsettled team, as it was. We can't have everything... Tim will obviously be criticised whatever decision he makes..... He introduced Bentaleb and gets slated for it. (Tim's so-called 'lovechild' and all the rest of the school playground bull). He drops Bentaleb and is it for tactical reasons? No, it's because he's a racist! Then, I get pulled up for calling this crap as nonsense. Jesus wept!
MAN ON!
Highgate, I don't know if you noticed, but I'm not the only one living in a parallel universe.
MAN ON!
Agree with Micah Richards. A few of us on VS have mentioned him on more than one occasion. He would be a superb buy. COYS!
HOD_GOD_10
Man On! I'm sure you are not the only in he parallel universe but you certainly the only one that mentions it!!! Hope it's still sunny and happy there!!!
Highgatespur
Man On! I may be wrong but no one has accused TS of being a racist...
Highgatespur
Levy and Baldini have probably been working on potential deals for months. A replacement for JD has got to be priority. Exciting stuff. COYS.
SpursOne2
Highgatespur... Cloudy, but happy.....
MAN ON!
The word used was Xenophobic. Same thing.
MAN ON!
Man on, TS is certainly not racist, a little ignorant and intolerant, but not racist.
Dublin Hotspur
On no .... as long as the sun is shining in your heart that's ok
Highgatespur
Man On! my command of the English language may not be the strongest but being xenophobic does not mean the same as being a racist!!!
Highgatespur
Man on, I have heard the word Xenophobic used. however, it is very different to racism. racism is hatred. xenophobia is fear. fear and irrational dislike of people from countries. to be fair, in a roundabout way, he has expressed a little bit of it, in his portrayal of the likes of Lamela and Paulinho. but certainly not racism, which is based on the belief that other races are inferior to ones own race.
Dublin Hotspur
3 signings and get rid of the deadwood. Evertons Oviedo or Chelskis Bertrand for LB, try and get Caulker back, keep Holtby, get Konopliana if possible. Players with the right attitude is so important and thats what *****es me off most about Dim Sherwood how could he let Holtby out on loan, I am not saying he is our best player but his attitude and fight and passion is what our squad needs so much, that drive infects other players and forms a unity, its important to get a right mix of experience and youth but most important we need a manager who can lead the players and one that the players respect and want to play for. We are not far off having a very very good squad--------------COYS---
krafty007
I keep thinking about who will the top teams targeting this time around? i.e Madrid, City etc. Once they have made some moves, who from their squads will think about their options? Suarez might be the big deal if he can be torn from pool ha. Once these guys have done some business, things become easier. Anyone who can be talked too strait away..younger players with experience (pref PL) who are on the up, older more experienced players who have won honors, will be first. I can see us loaning out a fair few so what spots will they free? We’ve done this before. Could be another long/tough but decent window. COYS.
SpursOne2
Man on - you only get pulled up for speaking nonsense when you do, and I ignore the humour...;) I don't think it would have been foolish to recruit a LB in January..we needed one in the summer and it would have been a chance for Tim to get a player in he rates (he must rate Rose)...if the whole team is unsettled getting a player in a position that is needed isn't going to make as much difference as promoting a player into a position where there is already fierce competition...seems fairly sensible to me, rather than retard the evolution of the squad whilst we wait for a Novice to get his head around things (still waiting)
shedboy2
Krafty, Holtby has everything that Tim supposedly demands from the players. obviously his face didn't fit (or he couldn't tell the difference between him, Kane and Eriksen….got confused and had to let one go) lol
Dublin Hotspur
Thank you Dublin.
Highgatespur
shedboy2, don't hold your breath while you do that...
Highgatespur
Dublin, you have a wicked SOH!!!! Like it ....
Highgatespur
as long as Baldini is not involved we could show an improvement on the summer window past.
PJcoys1882
Holtby just couldn't have been as much of a muchness for Tim...confused him....Highgatespur- I'm turning red...breathe out...
shedboy2
That's good btw if you were in certain company that phrase "I'm turning red" could mean something else .... be careful now!!! LOL
Highgatespur
Highgatespur- there's always one to lower the tone...;)
shedboy2
shedboy2 - couldn't resist it !!!
Highgatespur
Just got an email from Spurs with "Time to stock up for your summer essentials" in its subject line.... uncanny coincidence that isn't it ?
Highgatespur
The deal for Holtby to go was decided by AVB it was just a matter for Holtby to choose which loan option to take and the deal was then concluded in the window, him leaving was all over the media in Novermber
PJcoys1882
shedboy2. Well, I probably agree with you there, but who was available as a worthwhile left back?
MAN ON!
any "proof" PJ. don't remember AVB saying he would loan him out?
Dublin Hotspur
Highgatespur. In many ways xenophobia is more extreme than racism and yes it can mean the same. As in a deep hatred for foreigners and/or outsiders.
MAN ON!
MAN ON! You need to stay off the sauce dude.Need to stop continuously looking for something that isn`t there just because you want the world to be this perfect place.Never going to happen,the worst people are the ones who constantly look for it.
Fanny adams
Personally I feel whatever additions we make they should only come from the BPL. I sick of the foreign wannabes that are just looking at our great club as a stepping stone to bigger things. We need players with a passion for the club to give us back some bollox IMO. COYS!!!
Supayid
I think Zeki Fryers will be good enough to be a first choice player, but not yet. He needs a loan season with 1st team football like Caulker did at Swansea. Micah Richards would be a super signing, as said, a few of us have mentioned him for a long time. He could play as central or right back which would be handy. At least 1 central defender who can defend and command the back line. Simon Kjaer is at Lille and he is also a Denmark international with Eriksen. I would love to see Soldado go on and score 20 next season with Eriksen playing behind him. As for a keeper, Lloris to stay please and what about Fraser Forster from Celtic to push him.
vicspur
supayid, on the other hand, if they're not potentially good enough for Real Madrid, they shouldn't be good enough for us! at least we get some class enjoyment out of them rather than a load of red cards!
Dublin Hotspur
Fanny adams. Sorry, I haven't a clue what you mean...... My common sense and mostly sense of humour, as opposed to your lack of it, is due to me being stone cold sober 99.9% of the time I'm on here.
MAN ON!
It was common knowledge way before the window that Holtby was going in January, have a look back at threads on here pre AVB sacking, the Holtby decision was made before TS took over, you can find other things to insult him with no doubt but this one has no foundation sorry
PJcoys1882
Ben Davies and the like will be looking at CL and big pay days, neither of which Spurs will be able to offer.

Fanny Adams, I do not agree with you on the coach. To my mind you have a DOF, or Head Scout who buys players to sit the needs of the organization and a style of play. Obviously there is discussion that takes place with the coaching staff, but I do not believe as the coach should have final say. Their job is to coach. Reality is that no coach gets all of the players that they want and they all have to make do. Good coaches get the best out of the players they have. I ave no issues with AVB or Harry or Sherwood or anyone else refusing to play players that they do not believe add to the "team ethos". It then becomes the job of the coach to get players doing what needs to be done or request that the player be moved out. Contracts make it very difficult. But to pull a Harry and refuse 11.5M from Birmingham for Pav jus so that you will have the numbers you desire even if you have no intention of playing guys is ridiculous. If Tim is to continue,all those who are not willing to work for him and all those he does not want, need to be gone, and pronto. There are over 30 senior players. Lots of players need to be moved before we can contemplate buying anyone. The coach is there to coach. Not choose who comes in. You change coaches when the style nolonger fits the players or the players no longer hear the coach. They are hired to be fired. The balance is where stability comes from. COYS
peterballb
vic...I remember us being linked to Kjaer a few years back, not followed him much since. Talk of maybe Richards to Liverpool, as for Soldado, I believe if the right offer comes in, he will be Costa's replacement at Atletico Madrid. Pure speculation of course, but have to now factor in the Kane starts of late.
Cider spurs
So, Januzaj picks Belgium - anyone surprised ?
Highgatespur
ill take your word for it PJ, can't be bothered searching for the threads, but who was writing about it just out of interest… you did say it was all over the media, surely not on VS. this is no media site, just a site full of sorry souls who love their club so much they come on here to discuss spurs with other cyber heads and share opinions with them.
Dublin Hotspur
Highgate why do I have to define a word to a man who has English O and A levels? Look it up already, or read a book, or something man. If I feel I'm wasting so much of my valuable time on here then what are you doing? There are other things in life man. Many other things. I almost forget myself. (I'm not saying this as any kind of insult whatsoever)..... But...... It's just football....
MAN ON!
Oh dear man on! whatever ....
Highgatespur
Highgatespur... and what is whatever supposed to mean? Grow up man!
MAN ON!
peter...I get what you are saying, but it does not stack up somewhat. If you change the coach when the style no longer fits then that alone must point to Sherwood having to leave.

i arrive at this decision on the basis that the better players are not being played because they do not fit the coaches style not the other way round. Chadli, Siggy...CM, Eriksen inside Left, so on and so on.

It's the age old thing, just play the best players in their best positions in the best formation that would utilise their talents. That has to be the starting point surely?.
Cider spurs
Cider, if thats true re sold ado to atletico, it will be a great example of our spurs coach either not seeing potential in our players that other clubs see, or a refusal to deploy them properly! (Verts, Sandro, Capoue but to name a few)
Dublin Hotspur
vicspur,I'd say fryers is good enough now and will be even better if someone showed more confidence in him .....
Highgatespur
Man On! whatever means - just leave it because it is not worth the argument / time.... me grow up? hmmmmm. Thought you left us 'morons' to do our homework.... have a good night in the parallel world LOL
Highgatespur
PS Dublin whoever made that decision at the time, in November, it was a good one as Holtby was not playing too well for us up until that point, this loan will have helped him improve no doubt.
PJcoys1882
If your looking for a present to give to a friend or family member who is a chelsea fan, why not buy them a chelsea football, only it comes with a model goalkeeper and 9 outfield players behind it.
spu 4 life
Cider, I always believed a good coach/manager always deploy team members to the strength of the players ? We have had a double dosage this year of how to ignore it this year IMO.

I'm sure it's been said that AM are after Remy for Costa's replacement... Solly ain't going nowhere.... he'll still be there not scoring just to bug the super fans!!! LOL
Highgatespur
Dublin I was joking with friends the other day - perhaps thats the new "Spurs way" LOL
Highgatespur
Fryers is a tough one. Not as quick as Rose, but more physical and aerially adept. Position wise most probably a safer bet. Thing being, it all depends how we are going to set up. I don't see him as an out and out WB, but I do believe he has more positional sense than Rose. That said, Rose is not afforded as much help from LW as the RB is from Lennon. I think Fryers has enough about him to pick his forward runs more carefully. Danny is all about, I'm going forward.....see ya' when I get back!.
Cider spurs
Cider, I reckon Fryers is a whole lot quicker than Rose where it matters - in thinking!!! You said it for me by the end !!! LOL!!!
Highgatespur
PJ, thats a fair point, but he was played away from his preferred deep midfield position. AVB was maybe to blame for that, but Sherwood could have halted that and put him there, loaning out our new JJ instead! that would have been more beneficial for the club IMO.
Dublin Hotspur
Highgate...I've not seen the Remy one as of yet. Soldado link most probably lazy journalism. I want all the 7 to remain and show their worth next season. That said, Soldao's what, heading for 29, right offer and the chance to sign Lukaku, what would you do?.
Cider spurs
LOL Highgate, and SPU. BTW I really hope soldado stays and gets back to his old form, fed by Eriksen and Lamela. Chadli. Holtby, Capoue Sandro, Pauli all options for midfield, and Verts and Vlad with walker and anyone but rose as full backs. still a great bench to pick from, including at least 2 of those midfielders. That is of course if they all stay…. and a nice quiet season in goal for LLoris.
Dublin Hotspur
Dub...Sounds all good to me. When you rattle off the names, it really is quite an impressive squad do you not think. Lose the deadwood, couple of the right signings, visionary manager capable of bringing his visions to fruition with players happily on board. We're good to go.
Cider spurs
Cider it was said that getting Remy was one of the conditions for Costa to leave.... the only players I wouldn't mind leaving are Lennon and Kaboul and definitely want to is Mr Carlos Rose! I want all 7 to succeed as well as Lewis....
Highgatespur
and andros highgate?
Dublin Hotspur
Cider and Dublin - echo your thoughts .... all we need is a gaffer who knows!!! btw it seems Roma is 'talking' about Verts - I really dislike this sort of speculation.....
Highgatespur
I guess it will be what it is, highgate. not everyone can go, its really about damage limitation now. keep the ones Tim doesn't like, and let the ones he does like, go! lol. I think the players and fans really need to know whats going on…. would love to see the renewal rates for the ST's! I know they are oversubscribed, but still.. the same sentiments are on every blog and forum I look at!
Dublin Hotspur
cider, as I see it, if Tim is to stay, he needs a mandate and the players who do not wish to remain be let go (so long as there are legit offers) and be replaced by guys Tim will play. Said the same when Harry was around. Why have Niko, Vedran, Pav, Gio hanging about if you will never use them? Let them move on and get in players you will use. If the plan is to just trot the same guys out for every game (until they burn out), use the academy team to bolster numbers when required. To have four strikers when you will only play one is a complete waste. Bring in plyers of the sort the manager desires (if you can get the exact one, great). After that, it is up to the manager to get the best out of the players in the squad. If what I have seen of Bentaleb is as good as it gets for now, he is not better than any of Dembele, Paulinho, Capoue and Sandro. I think thereis more potenial than Livermore, Carroll is a different type of player, but I still think Carroll offers more. Kane, on the other hand, looks to be a seriou prospect. As is Townsend. As is Pritchard. As is McEvoy. As is Fredericks. As is Hall. But all of these guys have a ways to go before they areousting the first team members. The manager needsto suit the players in the squad. Did Tim Sherwood suit this squad? Clearly, I believe not. Wasn't my choice. Nor was AVB. At least, with AVB, I could see where the team was going. Now, I haven't a clue. COYS
peterballb
Highgate...Yes, i'd have to agree with Lennon. Whilst I do appreciate what he does defensively, he's supposed to tearing LBs a new one. The speed demon is now more like the long distance runner conserving energy. Far too many what I consider "safe" performances.

Although different in style, I so hope Lamela fulfills his potential. I feel we could have signed Konoplyanka back in January if we had got our act together. Money maybe, needed yes. Chance now, slim. These are the kind of players we need, game changers, too many safe options, we now need a bit of flair to compliment this along with Eriksen.

If Lamela stays, we should be going all in to sort the whole of this Left side out once and for all. LB and LW or LWF. Some say the Liverpool dealings for konoplyanka irked his club somewhat and they did not find them very professional. However, League winners tend to have a draw for players. He will improve whomever no end. He covers as well as Lennon, but offers so much more threat going forward, team him up With Rodriguez(been 3 days since I mentioned him) and IMO we would have one of the best Left sides in English football.
Cider spurs
Lennon cannot go until someone displaces him as a RW. I was hopeful that would be Lamela, but these things don't happen from Lamela's couch. The only way to be fair to players is to have them win/lose their jobs. COYS
peterballb
Andros might come come good - dont think the season's been kind to him! I thought Lennon was going stale and I think is causing a block for others until I shadowed him at the game v Fulham... he looked good! You're right ... it's beyond the pale and being rational we definitely need to know... I hear this forum is quite mild!!
Highgatespur
Peterballb I sincerely hope that you say will become irrelevant ... know what I mean ?
Highgatespur
Cider I think the same of Lennon - did see a different aspect of him last saturday ... I do hope lamela makes it at WHL... you said it we need 'game changers' like Lennn threatened to be once... we need several game changers imo. I just want a confirmation....
Highgatespur
what does LOL mean in this context, it cant be lots of love?...Dublin, the problem with that is AVB liked Dembele there and we also have Capoue and Sandro as deep laying midfielders, the main problem or us is none of them have played well for any number of games. He did appear to be at his best higher up the pitch, the problem is Eriksen is better there and I think as a club we hope Lamela would be also, just too many similar players, none playing too well.
PJcoys1882
fair points PJ, I don't rate Dembele as highly as the others, personally, but the key problem is players not having had a run of games together, forming partnerships. it is partly due to injuries, partly due to trial and error, and partly due to managerial favouritism. midfield was not where we needed to blood a youth player. he should have been loaned. Kane looks good though!
Dublin Hotspur
Dublin, I'm waiting to see Pritchard plays for the last two games of the season
Highgatespur
Kane looks to have really improved, can Sherwood take any credit there on this one? agree ref Dembele, he has stood still and frustrates, technically so good, but i think played too deep too often for us. if we put him up for sale i bet there would be lots of takers at 15 million plus
PJcoys1882
I think you've been kind to some of our 'prospects' Andros imo not anywhere near a top4 player, he's 22 and played all over the place without any consistency he's an adrenaline player lacking a balling brain. A large part of the reason we couldn't score early season. Kane still unsure, want to see more. he was one like Caulker that I thought could step up (although I rated Caulker more likely) but wavered when he looked slow against decent oppo.If he keeps scoring he'll keep getting chances. Can Tim take credit? he already has although I do remember seeing Kane in the 1st team before Tim broke out of the backroom.Livermore is a decent PL player..certainly good enough for us under a Timmy regime but if we want more than that then we must aim higher...
shedboy2
shedboy2 I thought pennon's progress was gazzumped by YoY and the nation's expectations of a super hero... let's see for one more year under quality guidance... I like HK but those around me are convinced he's destined for the bench or the Championship but i understand some are calling for his inclusion on the plane to Brazil! I don't think Jake will want to come backups if they win the cup... who gets the credit? I say their parents!!!
Highgatespur
with you on the credit....it's normally down to the player working hard and choosing who to listen to...but managers like to take credit for playing them.....
shedboy2
*sorry pennon was many to be Andros ....
Highgatespur
shedboy2 Don't they just - but very eager to overlook themselves for the blame - forgetting when one finger is pointed at others three are being pointed back at them!!
Highgatespur
Kane was played by the previous manager too. He has clearly always been in the plans which is why Defoe leaving was never an issue. As to Dembele, e is a difficult one to make comments on. His looks to be doing nothing, yet he is blowing by people. The issue I have is that he holds the ball too long for the PL. Doing so means he loses his options. He has never been that player to make a brilliant through ball or to score lots of goals. The problem, as I see it, is he is an AVB player. Control the ball. Get it back when you lose it. But he lacks that final third killer instinct. I believe Paulinho and Capoue are beter suited to those positions (as their gals and assists talleys from last season show), and I would argue that Dembele needs to be deeper (not higher) and release the ball earlier out wide (as Modric used to do. The main issue for the manager next season, assuming no exodus, will be how to best utilize all of the MF we have. Sandro, Capoue, Holtby, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Paulinho, Eriksen, Bentaleb, Livermore, Carroll, Pritchard, Townsend, Lamela, Chadli, Lennon. At the bare minimum, it is five too many (assuming I have not forgotten any). I would suggest, that if QPR go up (looks like they will liely be in the playoff) Carroll would be best suited to continue playing as he has been. Of late he has been much better and far more productive. Livermore is an obvious sale. Bentaleb, IMO, needs to be loaned out. That's three. I would then sell both Dembele and Sigurdson. There is a market for both Sales of Livermore, Dembele and Sigurdsson will help the books even more while also reducing our MF selection list to the 10 that we need. Lamela and Chadl can also play as second strikers as could Eriksen. They also all can play wing and in the middle. Carroll and Bentaleb can alway be brought back at mid-season if need be. We have further wing cover in Fredericks and McEvoy. If Ade goes, we need a striker. If not, we are fine up top. Let's use the Livermore, Dembele, Sigurdsson monies to buy a LB/LCB (I suggest Umtiti), a good shot stopping keeper (Vorm?), a CB comfortableon the left (Cazulker if Lewis wil allow) and a young keeper prospect.

Now, if Tim stays and a bunch of players leave, it's a whole different prospect. We may have a very English club after all these can't be trusted, lazy foreigners leave. COYS
peterballb
peter but kane didnt play very well at all under the previous manager, he has played well under this manager, does this manager take any credit for that?
PJcoys1882
peterballb - couldn't argue with any of that - I've always asked what people see in Dembele - they keep telling me he's good ... no evidence for me.

I ignored your last paragraph!
Highgatespur
That RM's #19 is having a fine game!
Highgatespur
Highgate... Mcevoy for me!
Dublin Hotspur
I like Dembele!...very strong defensively he has been lacking a left side to pass to! two strong in the pivot...the forwards press the ball, ball playing CB's keeping a high line and fullbacks providing width...AVB almost got there...Andros let him down on the right, there was no left side...hence no goals, petulance in the boardroom and it's good night Vienna...Dembele is a very good player...needs the right system and right manager....
shedboy2
Dublin, I'll be on the look out - I'm backing Kyle Walker-Peters! Local lad as well!!
Highgatespur
topho, he was brought on several times as a winger late in games by AVB and did a vry commendable job, efensively and offensively. He was very unlucky not to score in Europe and was very good indeed against Hull where he put in 15 minutes of quality play. AVB played him because he had good energy, movement and was not a defensive liability. For any 20 year old, that is pretty good at this level. COYS
peterballb
shedboy2, even last season Dembele was guilty of holding on to the ball far too long. Movements were quashed and we allowed the opposition to get their 10 guys behind the ball. He is awesome at controlling the play and is far better thanmost givecredit at getting the ball back. The issue is the final third, where, more often than not, the result is the same as Scott Parker and his pirhouettes. Good movements just fizzle right out. COYS
peterballb
Peter- c'mon you're going too far comparing him with Parkers pirhouettes...like you say he's in there to control games not to provide the goal threat or killer ball....that's where our forwards and lack of creatives let us down....shame the plan never came together...
shedboy2
see how the trial of Axel f goes...would be a good if we could get a tune out of him...boom, boom...;)
shedboy2
shedboy2, the issue is, when the player running the ball forward does not play in others or take a shot that is on target, but rather turns on himself and plays the ball back, you have just undone what you did. The possession amounts to nothing. Same issue I have with Townsend on the right. Great runs forward, only to cut in and fire over the net ignoring all those players in scoring positions ahead of him. I don`t dissuade shooting, but, if you are going to shoot, you must hit the target with something that will either be a goal or result in a corner or a parried shot. It has to have a purpose. Dembele`s runs put the oppositio on the back foot, but then he draws back allowing them to recover. We need better. I`d rather play Capoue or Paulinho in that role. COYS
peterballb
Agree with ox's first post - we need balance and some seniority and pl experience is badly needed in this squad. May not be popular, but Ashley cole would solve our left back issues for a couple of years and also give us winning mentality and senior experience. If Kaboom does leave (hope not as showed second half on Saturday how good he can be), I would take a punt on Micah Richards. after that, it really depends on any leavers (please dont be lloris, verts, sandro).
Windlespur
Oh yes - also get caulker in and sad to say, Dawson out.
Windlespur
The first thing to decide upon (apart from the new manager of course) before discussing who to buy, is who to sell. Hopefully (althought not convinced) we will keep hold of Lloris, Sandro, Verts and Eriksen. Then we can look at selling Dawson (great heart, not good enough), Rose (decent mid table team, but not for us), Livermore (good Hull bid), BAE and Friedel / Gomes. Then replace the above with better, experience, winners, leaders. his squad needs more leaders.
Windlespur
I find it hard to get too exciting about thinking about incoming players until the terrible management situation gets sorted.
Falstaff the Fool
To be fair, Kane got his recent run due to injures of Robbie and / or Ade. he scored a couple of good headers. took his chance as he should.. I don't think he's top drawer, but good backup. if we had more strikers he would be a good loan option, or swap with a Real Madrid Academy guy, as part of our long term partnership agreement…..that doesn't exist.
Dublin Hotspur
Hey Windle, I believe A Cole is off to Real for 70k a eek on a years contract… wouldn't really want him around stinking the gaff out either though.
Dublin Hotspur
So many possibilities; and here's another (until the weekend) ... we finish fourth and TS stays! Everyone's happy! :-)
Geofspurs
Dublin, why can't we see the good in a player like Kane. 20 years old and beginning to show he has PL class, yet here you want to change him for a foreigner who most likely will need time to "gel". For me I would continue to build his confidence and keep him in the team. Give him as many starts as we can and maybe he develops.
jvd
I also think we have a number of youngsters ready to get time. All we need is a manager who will have the courage to give them some chances. Yes just like TS has done. Say what you want of him but I guarantee, if nothing else, TS has significantly increased the value of both Bentaleb and Kane.
jvd
jvd ... Exactly. How do we get English players and other young players into the game if we don't have the patience to let their potential develop. Kane and the Kid are two prime examples. They both have potential .. where will it go? The demand for success 'NOW' is not allowing young talent to develop. Our problem seems to be that we do not have the patience to build a team over time (define 'time' any way you want!). There have been too many knee-jerk reactions and half-hearted changes which are not part of a sustainable plan for the future. imo.
Geofspurs
BTW .. Where is the Kid? He has played as well as most other MFs during his period in the first team, imo, and now seems to have disappeared! A minor point in the great scheme of things perhaps, but ...
Geofspurs
Hi i havent posted in ages but here's my two cents.....I really don't think we are too far away at all. Next year our "Magnificent 7" will all improve of that i'm sure and with a decent manager we will be right up there again. The only area i'd activley strengthen is defence. Our entire defence (other than Verts & Walker) are awful and they alone are the reason for us dropping so many points. How many mistakes can a team make? I'd keep Verts, Walker and Vlad (deserves another season) and ship out the rest. We badly need a left back & a centreback. It's been horrific!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
Obviously if someone of the calibre of Lukaku comes available then we should also go all in for him too
HuddersfieldYiddo
Tongue in cheek jvd. I said in an earlier post he looks good. But prob not the best we have.
Dublin Hotspur
trouble with bringing through Kids and giving them time is they really need to be at a very high level, there's one thing being OK in a development squad and another being successful in the Pl...a gulf of class. Are we ready to see youngsters making mistakes on our pitch? Do we want to be Aston Villa and wait a few years to train up kids whilst just trying to survive only then to lose them to teams higher up the food chain? If our ambition is solely to be a feeder club then fine otherwise the kids are old enough when they are good enough...keep loaning out. As for Tim increasing the value of Bentaleb and Kane - yes I would think he has....BUT not anywhere near as much as the value he's knocked off or could have made on other players...
shedboy2
HuddersfieldYiddo- yes our defenders have made mistakes and yes we need a LB and the CB's need work but our defense was considered the tightest in the PL early season. (Up until City where individual mistakes cost us a game we were competitive in up until the second mistake)...but they are not the ONLY reason for us dropping points....early season we couldn't score enough -ade's 'situation', Soldado not getting service, Andros being wasteful and not having a left winger- Ade and Lennon coming back in have helped but we still have an issue LW and are one strop away from losing Ade (has it started again already?) since we've stopped playing DM's we've leaked goals...imo we need a LB some consistency at CB and a LW/LM...are Ade, Soldado and Kane really going to score enough next season to get top4? for me no chance it's a poor combo and needs change as well...
shedboy2
Geof we need to see Tom Carroll in the team. He is a superb player in the making. Love to see him flourish for Spurs. COYS!
HOD_GOD_10
It all starts with the new manager appt. Then players out and in, so we will have some basis of talking the merits of the squad, and possible performance next season. COYS
Block D Spurs
Considering the amount of changes we all think / agree will happen or need to happen this summer (manager, players etc.) it would be total folly to leave this all until after the World Cup. If we're serious about trying to improve next season then as much as possible needs to be done and finalised before the World Cup. If we don't then next season can only be yet another season of transition created by indecision, lack of action and the desire to save a few quid by Mr Levy. So, dear Mr Levy the decisiveness and swiftness with which you do what many know needs to be done at our club this season will be proof, positive or otherwise, of your true intentions for our club next season. We're all waiting and watching...
SpuriousLife
SpuriousLife- I suspect you're right..if we don't act now (and there had better be real action going on behind the scenes) then next season is already a right off...
shedboy2
We won't know what is needed in terms of player recruitment until we learn to our horror which of our favorite players LOSER Levy cashes in on this summer??? If Lloris go's we need a new keeper, if Sandro goes a new holder is a must! If Paulinho goes we need a new world class cm! If Vertongen is sold a new centre back is needed. If Ericksen goes, which looks possible now Levy has instructed his DIM to say "You are always fearful that someone might come and take one of your best players and Christian is certainly one". That was Levy starting the bids... LEVY/LEWIS OUT!!!
Pele10
SpuriousLife,shedboy2, this is what peterballb and I were fearing yesterday - it may not just be next season but few others following that could be labelled as the "longest transitional years" in the next Spurs - the Glory Years 1982 - 2082!!!
Highgatespur
shedboy2, Every season until Big Joe sells up is a THFC right off...
Pele10
Reading through some of the replies on here made me think I was on vitalSaints! Are you all closet Saints fans? If Pochettini was our boss and he lost a 2 goal lead to dimtim would he suddenly be *****e? why is it that we smash our players so much? Yes we have had a rough season. Yes some of our players looked poor. Are they really as bad as dimtim and AVB have made them look though? The first half of the season saw us playing ultra-defensive football. This made our defence look strong, our forward line look pathetic and our midfield bereft of invention. Then a couple of shoddy displays saw us (Levi) panic and throw away a 2 year plan 6 months in. We had invested heavily in 7 new foreign signings. The whole world and her Aunty knew it would take at least a season to get them integrated into the EPL. Of course the second half of the season has been as fraught as the first, this time though we have been stupidly gung-ho. Our previously strong defence were left without any cover, either down the middle or the flanks. Now of course our defenders look inept, our midfield run around like headless chickens, but our strikers can score goals. Had we had some balance in our style of play then I have no doubt that our seemingly worst players would not have looked anything like as bad as they have done. Rose for instance has been up against 2 opponents without help in every match under dimtim. What other lb anywhere in the league gets less help? What other team allows so much space in front of and behind their cb's? Individually I believe with proper management our players are good enough. If we finish the season with 70+pts it will to my mind be despite our managers, and a great credit to our players. Roll on next season. COYS!
pokerfaced
nice one poker! except for the Rose comment… he is not a very good LB!
Dublin Hotspur
@Paddavis 5........Lets put aside your slightly biased comment about Chiriches, lets make you informed, since you seem to be very..uninformed! Do you even know what 'hot' and 'cold' means? It means that 50% you either hot or cold, not when you only make 3-4 mistakes in the Whole time you play at Spurs, the rest ,98% was good to great playing, making his 'mistakes'(Vlad's) ..exeptions, not..cold!! Comparing him with the other Spurs defenders mistakes, hes way better than them!! Maybe you should check how many times Chiriches was Man of the match, starting with his FIRST ever match at Spurs, PL! Im not surprised by your and others comments, because that's all you and english press know what to do, be mean and biased against mostly foreign player, before the English!! I remember MUTU, hopw mean YOU, the press, the club, everyday insulting him, picking on him, etc when they were dozens og ENGLISH born player on drugs, alcohol,in recovery, but having the support of their club, but not Mutu, Chelsea, you, the press, demolished him! And not for few weeks, months, even NOW, many years later! You are a very biased nation!! Eitherway, you don't even deserve Vlad, you are a mediocre team and will never win PL! I hope United takes him!!
Lev Tolstoi
well is that it?
PJcoys1882
My two penneth is as follows: Benny back at LB and keep Friers as back up. Get shot of Rose. Walker at RB with Fredericks as back up. Get shot of Naughton. Happy with the 4 CB's we have. All will depend on the NEW manager to get them working as a unit. Our FB's need to stay at home and not be that far up the pitch all the time. Doubt we will have the appeal to Konoplyanka etc now we have not attained CL. Liverpool will remain favourites there. Would like Lukaku and or Remy. Think this is the best we can do. Bring back Holtby. I think ALL our 7 signings will come good with the right Manager. Would think we will lose one or two as we do have too many in the same position. Siggy and Chadli may be the casualties.
CoysRus
 

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12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Young at Heart?
» Chelsea : 30/07/2014 09:02:00
Barkley rewarded
» Everton : 30/07/2014 09:00:00
Club withdraws from Lukaku chase?
» Everton : 30/07/2014 08:48:00
Hammers Draw a Blank!
» West Ham : 30/07/2014 07:53:00
Three Months?
» Man Utd : 30/07/2014 07:46:00

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