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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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Writer:Paddavis5
Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
Time: 10:43AM

Comments

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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
23/04/2014 10:46:00
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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
23/04/2014 11:00:00
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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
23/04/2014 11:04:00
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impossible to know who to go for, we aren't scouts but i agree with what positions need to be changed.
jimmy-yid
23/04/2014 11:05:00
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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
23/04/2014 11:07:00
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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
23/04/2014 11:12:00
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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
23/04/2014 11:18:00
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New boss, new players, new Stadium? New fans?
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 11:53:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:13:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:31:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:39:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:39:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:49:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:52:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:55:00
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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
23/04/2014 12:56:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:15:00
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Firstly we need a manager/coach - then we can speculate as to whom he would get in!!
Sybrian
23/04/2014 13:17:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:17:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:18:00
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jod ... I agree again.
Geofspurs
23/04/2014 13:19:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:22:00
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jod. Well said.
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 13:22:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:28:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:31:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:32:00
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Summer Targets...Re-point the house, lay a new patio.
Cider spurs
23/04/2014 13:42:00
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MAN ON, New boss, new players, new Stadium? Same fans?
123spurs
23/04/2014 13:43:00
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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!
23/04/2014 13:43:00
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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!
23/04/2014 13:45:00
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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
23/04/2014 13:48:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:10:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:10:00
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peterball ... Good comment!
Geofspurs
23/04/2014 14:12:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:17:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:19:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:23:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:26:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:45:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:50:00
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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
23/04/2014 14:52:00
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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!
23/04/2014 14:57:00
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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
23/04/2014 15:00:00
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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
23/04/2014 15:10:00
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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
23/04/2014 15:37:00
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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
23/04/2014 15:40:00
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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
23/04/2014 15:41:00
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Get David Moyes in to play upfront...
T.H.F.Chris
23/04/2014 15:42:00
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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!
23/04/2014 15:54:00
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Highgate, I don't know if you noticed, but I'm not the only one living in a parallel universe.
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 15:59:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:04:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:07:00
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Man On! I may be wrong but no one has accused TS of being a racist...
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 16:09:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:09:00
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Highgatespur... Cloudy, but happy.....
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 16:09:00
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Man on, TS is certainly not racist, a little ignorant and intolerant, but not racist.
Dublin Hotspur
23/04/2014 16:12:00
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The word used was Xenophobic. Same thing.
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 16:12:00
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On no .... as long as the sun is shining in your heart that's ok
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 16:13:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:15:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:22:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:23:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:29:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:33:00
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Thank you Dublin.
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 16:34:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:34:00
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shedboy2, don't hold your breath while you do that...
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 16:35:00
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Dublin, you have a wicked SOH!!!! Like it ....
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 16:37:00
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as long as Baldini is not involved we could show an improvement on the summer window past.
PJcoys1882
23/04/2014 16:45:00
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Holtby just couldn't have been as much of a muchness for Tim...confused him....Highgatespur- I'm turning red...breathe out...
shedboy2
23/04/2014 16:47:00
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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
23/04/2014 16:50:00
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Highgatespur- there's always one to lower the tone...;)
shedboy2
23/04/2014 17:08:00
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shedboy2 - couldn't resist it !!!
Highgatespur
23/04/2014 17:09:00
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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
23/04/2014 17:13:00
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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
23/04/2014 17:13:00
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shedboy2. Well, I probably agree with you there, but who was available as a worthwhile left back?
MAN ON!
23/04/2014 17:18:00
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