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Following Younes Kaboul`s red card on Saturday, it is highly possible that we will never see him in a Tottenham shirt again

With his contract expiring this summer, and as yet no confirmation that he wants to stay or perhaps even be wanted, it wouldn`t be a shock to see Kaboul leave for a big money move and leave Spurs with one less central defender or perhaps one less problem to solve between now and August.

Though Kaboul has played regularly in recent times, I am guessing the club still have reservations over his long term fitness, whilst if there is a genuine concern, can you blame the player for looking for the biggest financial offer to secure his long term future.

Spurs won`t want to be caught out with a player on a long term contract and see him suffer months of inactivity, so I`m guessing this isn`t a simple negotiation, as the player will obviously want a career defining contract and long term security, whilst the club won`t want to be lumbered.

One problem Spurs have is that defensively they are in a mess. Kaboul is a free agent, Dawson looks a declining force, Vertonghen doesn`t look like he wants to be here and Chiriches still has to convince. Add Naughton, Rose and Fryers to those four and you have to question whether any of them really have a long term future with us.

Does this uncertainty actually save the careers of players such as Dawson, for the short term at least? It would be a massive gamble to dump all the under performing or unhappy players whoever is in charge and at least in the majority of those, they are decent cover, if not must have first picks. Kaboul however now has his future in his open hands and may he consider that moving for bigger money and/or a slightly less demanding league a sensible move for him?

The fact he was recently given the armband, gave me a hint that he was still wanted by Spurs, but equally have his performances and leadership since his return made him a player we feel we have to fight to keep? I suppose without hearing his thoughts, seeing his work in training and also considering his desire and attitude, it is impossible for us on the outside to judge.

The idea of our losing nearly all of our back line, perhaps including our keeper(s) isn`t something I like the thought of, even though there isn`t a single player, Lloris aside that I would shed a tear over his departure. Kaboul might well decide he needs to move, whilst Spurs might not be trying their damnedest to keep him, but his staying or leaving will also, I assume have an effect of who else stays and goes in our back line...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Monday May 5 2014
Time: 11:26AM

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major shake up with the defence required next season
ghulamville
05/05/2014 11:38:00
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OX-i disagree with you that if we sell him we will get "big money"for him.i would say 5-6million
ghulamville
05/05/2014 11:40:00
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Agree,n the odd occasion he's fit enough to play,looks a bit clumsy.Yes are defence is pretty much a mess but one good man in there will pull tings together.Lloris ?probaly saves more than he gives away but slightly Gomes Mk 2,if he goes my choice would the Swansea keeper ,brilliant but steady.COYSaT
spurgatso
05/05/2014 11:46:00
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yeah our defence is a mess. Ended up buying lots "plays behind the striker" players, and virtually no decent defenders.
spurs_sa
05/05/2014 11:49:00
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Ideally I would like to keep Verts, Walker, Fryers and Lloris. The rest can go. Of course, it depends who the new manager is. Frank De Boer or Benitez might just convince Verts and Lloris to give us another season. If we get Poncho, then I can't see them wanting to stay.
vicspur
05/05/2014 11:54:00
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A great player on his game and one player I feel has earned a new contract. His injuries have been serious and nothing short of disappointing for the club. I hope he proves his fitness over the next month or two and gets a new contract. Does anyone have the stats on his appearances and injuries and how they compare with other defenders in the league?
Mix26
05/05/2014 11:59:00
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Maybe worth giving him an extension or a pay-as-you-play deal if he's willing to accept and having him as a squad player vs. a starting XI. Would rather Dawson goes, he's been awful this year. We definitely need another CB and a LB.
mattspurs1982
05/05/2014 12:06:00
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I doubt anyone will be sold, the new manager will want to see what he has before selling anyone. However, I foresee a very busy Jan window (2015). Also, BAE will be returning to bolster LB, as well as holtby in midfield. Capoue and Lamella missed most of the season so they will seem like two new signings. The only player I will be happy to sell is paulinho because he is a douchbag.
neymar
05/05/2014 12:07:00
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ghulam whats Dim 'the best' at?
Mix26
05/05/2014 12:07:00
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Mix26.. He does a triffic job in winding people up!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 12:15:00
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I believe his best days were as a full back under Redknapps management when we had injuries. Typical Spurs that he never played there again. The longer he was out injured the greater his mystique grew until he actually played and then reality set in.
cynicspur
05/05/2014 12:19:00
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I cant see Spurs allowing BAE back in the door after the Quenelle mess
mattspurs1982
05/05/2014 12:20:00
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lol MAN ON yes he certainly knows how to behave like an idiot ill give you that ;-)....
Mix26
05/05/2014 12:23:00
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I say keep Kaboul, Verts, Dawson, Chiriches. Dawson and Younes as back up along with Fryers who doubles as left back. New left back, Naughton as cover for right and left. Keep Walker... TS or whoever, needs to get them all back to basics. Defensive duty above all else.... Lloris is by far the best and should give 'em all a good slap around the head!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 12:25:00
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I think BAE's days at Spurs are over.
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 12:26:00
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MAN ON - think one of those 4 needs to move on, be it Kaboul (as mentioned in the article), Dawson (because he's pants) or Verts (if he agitates for a move). We definitely need fresh blood back ther and not a "prospect" like Chiriches, a proven CB who can do a better job than the 4 CB's have done this year
mattspurs1982
05/05/2014 12:27:00
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no tears shed. rose, naughton, paulinho, chadi, lennon, soldado should all follow him out the door. if its average players we are comfortable with having, then average results should be expected. I think weve actually punched above our weight this season with so much mediocre dross in the team and the merry go round at the top
lillywhites101
05/05/2014 12:31:00
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Vital Liverpool troll is back again; 1. ghulamville 41 2. The Bagman 4 3. BigRed83 2 4. redleicester 1 5. Paul Higgins 1 6. RafaTheGaffer 0 Read more: http://www.liverpool.vitalfootball.co.uk/#ixzz30q8KGFJ7
spu 4 life
05/05/2014 12:31:00
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the brainless sheep Highgatespur,mix26 and spu 4 life
ghulamville
05/05/2014 12:47:00
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NEXT
ghulamville
05/05/2014 12:53:00
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u phucking little rat! This is a Spurs forum! If Liverfool is that boring even when the club is doing well yet u still want to troll other vital sites! U pretend to be a Spurs fan??? What a joke u are and the typical glory hunter fan too! I suppose when City win u will be a city fan.
Mix26
05/05/2014 12:58:00
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Mix26-look,- ,im sorry i beat you to it,but dont get angry im sure you can re-register on whatever site you want.just follow the procedure
ghulamville
05/05/2014 13:01:00
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Keeper as been the only defender all season and hope they give him some help and dump the rest.spurs will and have not got anywhere with dawson in it so hope i never see him again in a spurs shirt. Rubbish player out out out and move on with out the 2 goal down a game player.if this team finishes 6th this season a lot of other teams have big problems also.if we lose the best keeper we have ever had because of false defenders the goals against next season will treble. Sick sick and sick again of the tought of losing the only world class player we had this season again.imagine being stuck in the trenches with this lot.levy out as he can not deliver a sunday or monday paper with good news.
bazdog
05/05/2014 13:03:00
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I believe BAE and Gomes are both out of contract. Why would either accept a new deal at Spurs. Gomes has now not played under three successive managers. BAE looks ok in the championship. Was better than people gave him credit, but he's no longer there. As for Kaboul, i recall a couple saying tvere is another year on the contract. Regardless, he's rarely playing, and as much as that's a shame, like Woodgate, sometimes players just need to go. I can't see Vertonghen staying. Hall will, in the next year or so replace Dawson. Chiriches, like Dawson and Hall are all right-sided players. That leaves us needing two players comfortable on the left. Not very confident in Fryers there. So we find ourselves innit. What a mess. There is no plan. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 13:04:00
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I think people forget how good younes was before his last major injury I think we should offer him a 2 year deal. As for vlad he was man of the match 4 times in his first 9 games for spurs he just needs a run in the side. We all know how good jan is. For me the issue we have is the coaching of these players. They are top players.
Lloydgallo
05/05/2014 13:05:00
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spu 4 life. How old are you? In your 60's? School playtime again..? You'll get yourself arrested!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 13:10:00
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Sell the lot and replace them! Whoever comes in can be no worse than these pack of useless overpaid muppets. Fact!
ledgespur
05/05/2014 13:21:00
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That's the best fact of the day so far. Congratulations!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 13:25:00
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Trying to think of who would be available in the prem that would be any better than what we have.. Its slim pickings. Jagielka wont leave everton / injury prone. Cant think there's anyone from City, Chelsea or United that we could / would get. Maybe Agger who isn't getting much game time, but is injured a lot. Lovern from S'mpton? Caulker has just been relegated so has he really pushed on? Stones looks a prospect but Everton wont sell. Swansea's Ashley Williams?? Cant think of many else...
mattspurs1982
05/05/2014 13:25:00
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lol u are no football supporter ghulam just a child troll . It's ok I am very relieved as it was evident on many other articles u were trying to ruffle peoples feathers with stupid remarks. None the less the truth is out and it's no surprise u are a liverfool fan. I have plenty of them opening their mouths claiming glory once again. Such a shame as Dim now now has only one last hope on VS....
Mix26
05/05/2014 13:26:00
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IF we can appoint De Boer then theres a chance Verts will stay having played under him (as Captiain) at Ajax. Dawson will struggle under De Boer as the Dutch like to play the ball out of defence, long cross field balls into the stands are not the desired outcome. I can see Chirches and Verts forming a formidable partnership IF De Boer is appointed. We still need a top LB, Rose isn't good enough as cover, he is far too often out of position or not even trying to get back into position. He should go and probably Sunderland will have him if they stay up.
yiddyboy
05/05/2014 13:27:00
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In fact their all C***'s, we're all C***'s, Everyone's a C***! Sorry I have nothing better to do with my time.... Think I'll go and start a fight with some youth on the Estate! Laters!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 13:29:00
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I'm hoping Liverpool blow this title race just to shut up all the smug Liverpool fans. Driving me crazy. Shame as they play great stuff, but the fans are unbearable
mattspurs1982
05/05/2014 13:31:00
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ive always been registered on the liverpool site.all 5 years now.the reason why its become an issue NOW is my support for tim sherwood.the Dim Tim brigade dont like this.well tough sheit,my views wont change
ghulamville
05/05/2014 13:54:00
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Lol MAN ON if u do spot ghulam there please give a kick for me mate...
Mix26
05/05/2014 13:56:00
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lol go ***** in the wind mate! u are here as a troll and nothing more! I hope u enjoyed the ride. Off to your lonely site now...
Mix26
05/05/2014 13:59:00
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Completely off topic my fellow spurs fans please don't get the hump but does anyone on here do pole or match fishing cheers all COYS! !!!!!!!!!!!
jc spurs
05/05/2014 14:02:00
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Posted from another thread.....It is worth noting.. regarding club owners... Lewis has some £3.5b Abramovitch £9b.. City owners more than the Russian..Man Utd arsenal Liverpool all have more income... ENIC made £20m approx. from CL 1/4 final run, spent that on training ground. Lewis input £50m last year to help transfers / working capital, and will input about £146m towards stadium. While i do agree that ENIC has to provide funds for players... we have to realise that the cost of a £20m player is actually some 50% more in wages, bonuses, commissions etc. over 2 years... So we will have to hope Levy gets his manager appt. right this time, as trial and error been going on too long now, so he has to give time of 2 years min. while new stadium is built. With no interfering on football maters.. unless we are in bottom half (position 11 to 17) of table consistently... As to ENIC out campaign, I think they will go year after when new stadium built..So another 4 years or so...Unless a substantial offer is made from a buyer...Also i really hope we get Levy to make the right decisions regarding manager and players...
Block D Spurs
05/05/2014 14:04:00
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To be fair, regardless of loyalty, ghulamville has posted on here for years and has, IMO, offered decent insight. I do not agree with him on AVB and do not agree with him on Sherwood (get in line) and no doubt do not agree with him on Ramos and Harry. Everyone liked Jol, so probably we agreed there. The fact is there are lots of closet Spurs fans who back liverpool and Arsenal. He is not, however, a troll. A misguided, closet Spurs fan he is though. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 14:06:00
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Mix26-i aint going anywhere,if you feel so offended with my presence here why dont you do the honourable thing and quit the site,and by that i mean QUIT and not come back with another username like a coward
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:08:00
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thank you peterbalb-gentleman as ever
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:14:00
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hahahahahahahahaha that's just priceless! Really I love the oscar award speech! I've been a member on VS for 8 years with the same login name. I've put my views out on several occasions regarding trolls like you. There have been many others just the same as yourself who get booted off, it just takes time to weed them out. Enjoy ur last few moments on VS ;-)
Mix26
05/05/2014 14:15:00
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Block D Spurs; did they cite a source? The reason I am asking is that I have not seen anywhere (other than fans having a go) that suggest that the CL monies went anywhere other than to the team.. My understanding is that the Training Facility was self-funde, as the stadium will be. It is worth noting, if memory serves, that salaries went from 60 odd million GBP (the year we qualified) to 90 odd million (the year we played in the CL). As I recall it, playing side and training facility were from two entirely different ENIC pots. Just saying. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 14:16:00
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peter thanks for the insight. Never one to miss a stat. Whilst it's a sad reality that one needs to pretend to be a supporter of a club, he could have easily just said he was a liverfool fan. Why hide? What's the hidden agenda?
Mix26
05/05/2014 14:18:00
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ghulam, don't be bullied out, stay and stand your ground, it's not any other users call to ban people from this site.
PJcoys-1882
05/05/2014 14:22:00
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hahaha, ghula you have been caught with your pants down mate,, you are not a chelsea, arsenal or wet spam fan so i don't hate you,, and i always thought your sherwood comments were sarcastic or going against the grain, now we know you have a different agenda tim sherwood bullshi1 might be a bit harder to get away with.
T.H.F.Chris
05/05/2014 14:24:00
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slim chance Yiddy, he wants CL first and there will be at least 3-4 CL clubs wanting him, Barca, if they can and City are the obvious two, i doubt he would turn either down even if De Boer employed Verts mum as his assistant, we can only hope he stays and if he does plays much better than he has of late.
PJcoys-1882
05/05/2014 14:26:00
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Hahahah Pj the enforcer is here to stamp his authority once again... Who made u captain courageous?
Mix26
05/05/2014 14:32:00
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THFChris-not at all.i have always been spurs and i have not registered on vital liverpool knowingly.i am very secure about this hence me not wanting to change this.i dont mind the banter at all,i am quite thick skinned.on tim sherwood,everything i have posted on him i 100% stick by.
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:38:00
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PJcoys the man of reason
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:39:00
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i just dont understand what i have said about tim sherwood that has outraged so many.i have always tried to back my claims up
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:43:00
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Mix26, you know fully well that I respect every poster on here. Fact is, this is one of, if not the best, Vital sites out there. I do not go on other team's sites to post comments unless they are germane and I never do so in an insulting manner and I do not do it to rile people up. When Vital Chelsea, and a few of the other Vital sites started banning members, I was proud that OxfordSpur did not go that direction People should be able to post where they wish, so long as it is done in a respectful fashion. The fact ghulamville like Tim Sherwood, is, IMO, grossly misguided. He, however, is not the only one on here with that opinion. Should I have been banned for supporting Ramos? For considering Harry an utter "hack" (still do, by the way)? If any poster is being disrespectul, then fine. I just think it's a really slippery slope. I try and ignore most of the crap that goes on here. Fact is, there have been more distasteful things said to Spurs fans by other Spurs fans, so I am not going to get my knickers in a knot over a Liverpool fan who posts his/her opinions on this site.

Will I be happy for any Liverpool fan if Liverpool win the title? Absolutely not. They have done a grand job of mismanaging a financially superior club for a decade allowing us to walk on up the table. Finishing second does not alter that. Finishing first may because they had a huge international following that have, in part, moved on to other interests. That was in our best interests. They finish first and some of that momentum comes back. As a double whammy, City, Chelsea, ManU will all spend like drunken sailers in Tortuga. So will Liverpool and Arsenal. Everton really can't. So, to me, this just puts another team higher up in the reckoning. Firing AVB while we were still in the cups was a mistake. Choosing a player over a manager was a mistake. Expecting CL in a season with all of the injuries, 7 new faces and 2 back from loans was unreasonable. Next season was the year. Now we have FD that up. There will be turmoil. Do not b surprised if we do not get a manager until after the WC is over. Do not e surprised if there are a hefty percentage of players wanting out. Do not be surprised if we cannot buy any players if we are not in Europa (will only need 17 Senior players). This could be a very bumpy ride. Ghulamville is the least of our worries. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 14:44:00
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and by the way almost every pundit is coming out in support of tim sherwood staying.are they all on a wind-up?watch the start of BTs coverage,mcmanaman,ginola,david james all 3 were unanimous in tim getting a season.
ghulamville
05/05/2014 14:57:00
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peter - who do you (realistically) want to see as the next Tottenham manager?
MrSpurs
05/05/2014 14:59:00
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Ancelotti would be my choice, but is never going to happen. My guess is that if FDB turns us down it will be Pochettino.
ItalianYiddo
05/05/2014 15:11:00
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I can't believe that grown men, in 2014, get so riled about people that support other teams anyway. Even more childish if you class every single fan of another club as the exact same thing. Banter is one thing, blanket hatred is another. I have family and friends that support several other clubs. Each and every one of them is a football supporter, Full stop. The insults thrown around at TS, that he is ignorant, chavvy, thick, loutish and clueless, blah blah, is being spouted by posters who are basically describing themselves. Grow the F up! I've finished with this site. Over and out! Nothing but spite all over it. Take a look a yourselves. Bitching like a bunch of bully girls in the playground. Nasty!
MAN ON!
05/05/2014 15:17:00
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Ox- are you sure his contract is up this summer?...I thought there was a year option which we would take up rather than let him go on a free.....
shedboy2
05/05/2014 15:18:00
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Man on, loutish I don't agree with, the rest... well..... he hasn't exactly helped himself has he?
ItalianYiddo
05/05/2014 15:26:00
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IY- looked like loutish behavior on the touchline against benfica...as you say he hasn't helped himself....
shedboy2
05/05/2014 15:29:00
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He can't help himself. Leave 'im alone...
jerkinmahjurgen
05/05/2014 15:31:00
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Tim Sherwood has gone anyway. Spurs fans can begin to sharpen the knives for the next manager instead.
MrSpurs
05/05/2014 15:34:00
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As for Kaboul, it all hinges on whether he's made a full medical recovery. If he has, keep. If not, we have to let him go. Football- wise he's found it hard to get back into it but he's not rejoining a coherent side so I'll reserve judgement on that. We have so many players we could or would change... but another massive overhaul will probably be detrimental again, so we have to think about keeping the better of the unfancied bunch to avoid major upheaval. Kaboul is in the 'keep if you can' category for me. If fit.
jerkinmahjurgen
05/05/2014 15:41:00
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Ghulamville-What's the deal with you and vital liverpool?? I have seen you post here way way back......
SilwalYid
05/05/2014 15:45:00
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The odds were always stacked up against Sherwood because rocket science it isn't but I bet there a lot more rocket scientists than top football coaches and they get paid a lot more. That initial quote is the essence of the man, had he conducted himself with the level of humility that his qualifications warranted a lot more fans would have been more supportive for his shortcomings.
ItalianYiddo
05/05/2014 15:47:00
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Kaboul has lost the couple of yards of pace that once made him a better defender than he is now. He is now no more than average and unfortunately his injuries have caught up with him. Thank you but goodbye Younes. Good luck. Time for some younger, sharper and faster centre backs please. A bit of positional sense and the ability to read the game would help too.
SpuriousLife
05/05/2014 15:48:00
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If there are no major concerns over his long term fitness i would keep him. With Verts going, Chiriches still getting to grips with the PL and Dawson not good enough it is an area of concern.
ItalianYiddo
05/05/2014 15:54:00
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Kaboul isnt the same defender now.He's made mistakes in each and every game I've seen him play either in the form of back pass or unsuccessful dribbling.But he's still among the top3 defenders in our whole squad.Just shows how pathetic we're at defence...
SilwalYid
05/05/2014 15:56:00
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"Tim sherwood is the best," ghulamville.


The appropriate response to this assertion is the question: The best at what? He surely isn't the best manager our club could have. Of course, ghulamville, you're a registered 'poo supporter, so who knows what you have in mind with this assertion?

Falstaff the Fool
05/05/2014 16:01:00
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I'd go for Benitez. He'll get rid of the awful defence. Kaboul, Daws,Knaughton,Fryers?Not a prem player amongst them. I'd get shot of Ade too. Played like he had sandals on against the Spammers. Already on the beach,although to be fair, apart from Hugo and Harry,they all did. Harry was the only one trying and gets taken off. If Verts wants to go, let him. Believed all the hype from last year and has been awful all season when he hasn't been injured. Also has a tendancy to play act which you certainly dont want from a centre back. Our midfield, with a half decent coach would be utilised better, and feel Bobby Soldier will come good. Spend all our dosh on defenders and we may be ok. Finally, if Hugo is too traumatised by his lack of protection and wants out, flog him to PSG for a stupid fee and buy Krull. Job done.
wellsey58
05/05/2014 16:02:00
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Two interlocking thoughts re: Kaboul. The man has been exhibiting two weaknesses to his game since returning. One, he hasn't much pace left, and he once was a fairly pacey player. Two, he hasn't much positional sense left, and he once had a fairly decent sense of where he needed to be on the pitch. Why are these interlocking issues? I think that his positional problems stem from attempts to make up for the loss of pace. He's trying to position himself differently from the way he used to in order to make up for the lack of pace. Can he overcome these problems? The gods may know, be we mortals cannot.
Falstaff the Fool
05/05/2014 16:04:00
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MrSpurs, that's a tough one, given the "realistically". Let's assume, for a moment, that more or less, the squad remains as it is and we are in Europe. Then, we need someone to manage this group of players with an expectation of Europe at a minimum by table position (top 5) and be in the thick of it for CL. The only guy that I am convinced who could get this team playing to potential is Mancini. He is respected, hated and he knows his stuff. Firce as a player and he showed how much he can learn while managing City. Won't make Adebayor happy, but then, to me, he is only committed to himself. Since eing thrown back in to the mix, unfit and undeserving, I have seen a squad with a huge potential to be a great team turn on a dime and become a collection of disinterested individuals. There is not a person here willing to go through a wall for Sherwood or for their team mates. The talent in this squad (not starting XI) is top three, IMO. Can't blame just Tim or Adebayor (ultimately it is all on ENIC) but there is a clear lack of respect within this squad for "the team" and for "the coach". That to me is plain as day. Can he be obtained? Would he come with ENIC at the helm? I don't know. To me, it's a better oppotunity than Galasaray, but there is no CL, and it will require a huge amount of work and fortune to get us there. As ItalianYiddo suggests as well, Ancelotti is an appropriate choice.

My best guess is that neither would come. So, what is likely? If we don't have Europa, this squad will be a disaster to manage. 30 plus Senior players for one game a week. Good FN luck. Our best players, Lloris, Eriksen, Adebayor, Capoue, Sandro, Vertonghen, Paulinho will all want out. We can sell them all, but would still have to sell 4 or 5 more players before we can even look to fill obvious holes. This could go from the best talent I have seen at Spurs to a disaster in 6 months of mismanagement. Unfathomable, even for ENIC. There was no plan and the decision to hand the reins to Sherwood has completely polarised everyone. There is no common ground, there is no common goal and darned if I know what the plan is.

So, what at a minimum, do we need? Someone who has shown they can manage a big squad in four different competitions and have success. There aren't many out there who could be made available with the right offer. Here would be my top candidates (no idea if they'd come but we need someone to come in and steady this listing ship). 1. Mancini (age, record, respect all favour him) 2. Frank Rijkaard (my personal favourite) - solid footballer and manager. Plays fundamental football with a flair and has the pedigree and experience to manage this team, if left alone to do his job. 3. Ancelotti (can only see it for a couple of years) 4. Hodgson (yes, I said it - continental experience and is able to balnce the needs of the many for the good of the team) 5. Benitez (if he'd leave and only to right the ship while taking a shot at some cups - basically until a realistic choice becomes obvious) 6. FDB (LVG is not the choice for us - FDB would have a proven coaching staff but a huge risk as I see it - can he manage right away in the PL, it's a big step up and what has he won outside of Holland as a manager) 7. Yakin (he's proven he can do more with less in Europe and plays a style that gets the best out of his players. He is also not a glory hound. 8. Martinez - good manager but can he do it in the cups and in four competitions. I guess next year we'll see but he will be handicapped by resources. 9. Moyes - a tough one. Available. No comp. Like Martinez has never won anything and has never effectively managed a large squad. Unlike at United, other than Adebayor, the players here do not have the pull but, he would, IMO, be the wrong choice at this time 10. Pearson - has done a great job twice with Leicester and was unfortunate at Hull.

If I had to choose right now, and they all said yes, my choice would be Rijkaard. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 16:18:00
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Peterb... It was Daniel Levy who mentioned it.. however I will check with my ITK who can speak directly to Levy & Joe Lewis, social occasions. If was 2 different pots of money where did they come from... Joe Lewis...is the source IMO Daniel Levy distributes the funding / revenue and balances the books...
Block D Spurs
05/05/2014 16:31:00
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Block D Spurs, my understanding (and I thought I saw it in press releases by the club) they were two distinct pools of money. I thought there was a land sale and development that was funding it all. I did not even think it was fully paid for and was still subject to financing much like the plans for the new stadium. COYS
peterballb
05/05/2014 16:39:00
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peterballb-just curious why you keep mentioning mancini?
ghulamville
05/05/2014 16:40:00
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remember he was at moneybags man city,we wont be able to match that
ghulamville
05/05/2014 16:45:00
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