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Lloris Speculation Starts!

It had to happen that talk of Hugo Lloris would start as soon as France went out of the World cup and no doubt the same will happen to Jan Vertongen once Belgium lose.

Hugo, who has had an impressive World Cup, hardly settled our nerves or media speculation as he was a little vague over his future as he was quoted saying: "I do not know my future. I have a three-year contract with Tottenham and this is the most important thing. Currently, I am focused only on my holiday, the ability to relax, then we will see in the next few days."

Once again with a new manager and our having only ability to guess potential buyers intentions, we have no definitive clue as to whether Lloris wants to leave, Spurs would be happy to cash in, when his value might be higher after a good tournament. or even if there is genuine serious interest from the likes of PSG, Madrid or whoever.

From Spurs perspective, I feel they have to look to keep him, even if he refuses to sign a new and improved deal this summer. As he himself is quoted, he has three years remaining on his contract, therefore you would think that pressure will only be forced to get him to sign up or be sold next summer, when his value will start to decline once he enters the final 24 months of his contract

Once again what seems to be essential for Spurs is that they retain some form of stability and a hint that they are looking to stay with the elite group of clubs. If rumours are correct that we are selling Michael Dawson and a few others, the need to keep others that might be willing to give us another year is a must and unless they are looking to force a move or someone offers a staggeringly big sum, we have to keep hold of players of the quality of Hugo as a statement that we retain ambition for the Champions league places...

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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Saturday July 5 2014
Time: 1:35PM

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Reckon, he is one of the best and it would be wrong for us to assume that he'll stay with the club no matter what. I think he will give the club one more to get to Champions League and then cheerio if not achieved. I say 'fair enough' he serves to play at the highest level.
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 13:49:00
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Whether we like the players or not - the club does need to move on players like Dawson, Kaboul, Rose and Lennon within the year asap if we are to show our desire to move on to the next stage ....
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 13:52:00
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Highgate, the CLUB needs to move on and move quick..... Full Stop! I can only digest this WC distraction so much. Time is nearing where we need to be visible in what our aspirations are. As usual, all our rivals are moving in the market. Are Poch and the gang still re-arranging the furniture?
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 13:58:00
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Nearly as bad as the media on here. We just love stoking the fire. Hope it's just the press. Lloris hasn't said he wants out, are we not just doing the same as on the Sandro article. Must be something to do with being a SPurs supporter, we always seem to make players think about leaving.
longtimespur
05/07/2014 14:05:00
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There are those players that prefer to leave their options open (the best ones) and then those that re vocal about their commitment to Spurs (the average ones). Regardless of what Lloris has/hasn't said, he falls in the former category and his comments are very openly worded. Make of it what you will, but until the player/manager/club makes the appropriate statement, the media and the fans are bound to speculate. Shall we talk WC?!
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 14:11:00
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Zakaria Bakkali's Instagram account features Images of WHL, he was touring the stadium on the 04/07, could our first signing be close??? Being a left-sided winger he would offer us an outstanding dribbler with a turn of pace and is the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Eredivise aged just 17!
Shefford-Spurs
05/07/2014 14:12:00
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We'll soon have a Verts article!
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 14:13:00
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LTS, both Critical and I predicted this but can't blame Ox for putting this up - he's just being topical! I do think it's a 'professional' hazard for us if we keep saying that we need to be realistic in our aspirations and aim to finish in the top 8 ! None of the 'top' players will want to settle for that... and neither will the paying supporters! Anyway it'll be the turn for the 'Belgian exodus' article soon, probably tomorrow lunch time ?
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 14:21:00
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Loser Levy is in his element right now! This is what Mr Byrite thrives off as the summer ENIC Auction house goes into full swing. The haggling over the price of players. The excitement of the big sell, which will raise Fantasy Football pocket money for the apprentice. Who get's sold first? Will it be the mighty Sandro? or Lloris? or Verts? or Pauli? Or perhaps a surprise bid will come in for Eriksen that will be to good for Danny Baby to turn down? One thing is for sure though, Levy will haggle and barter and weal and deal as he does each and every summer! IT'S ENIC AUCTION HOUSE TIME! THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE THFC EMPTY TROPHY CABINET, NO CL, NO NEW STADIUM CALENDER...
Pele10
05/07/2014 14:22:00
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LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!
Pele10
05/07/2014 14:26:00
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Pele10... I'll give you a penny for your thoughts. No more, no less.
MAN ON!
05/07/2014 14:42:00
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longtime ... hear hear to that!
Geofspurs
05/07/2014 14:43:00
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Sell 'em all. Sell 'em all for a profit and play the kids or the Ladies, or both. I'd pay to see that.
MAN ON!
05/07/2014 14:46:00
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Geof, I do wish some people thought of moving on though, themselves - don't you ?
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 14:48:00
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I'm not sure why we should be diving into the market just yet, Critical. Mauricio has yet to take his first training session. Let them catch up on their hols, share a few pictures and anecdotes, then it's goodbye so and so, hello Modric and Bale or, whoever.
MAN ON!
05/07/2014 14:55:00
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I’ll drink to that ... hello Modric!
Geofspurs
05/07/2014 15:01:00
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pele10, just for you.... Levy dealing with transfers:

Easy come easy go -- will you let me go?
Bismillah! No! We will not let you go! -- Let him go!
Bismillah! We will not let you go! -- Let him go!
Bismillah! We will not let you go! -- Let me go!
Will not let you go! -- Let me go! Never!
Never let you go! -- Let me go!
Never let me go! -- ooo

No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Oh Mama mia, Mama mia, Mama mia! Let me go!
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me!
for me!
for me!!
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 15:01:00
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How does MP know what he wants until he’s had time to study the opinions on VS. How do the players know what they want until they’ve also had time to study VS to see where they will be playing next season. Give them time ... there’s a lot to study!
Geofspurs
05/07/2014 15:05:00
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That's a Freddie Suarez tune, isn't it.
MAN ON!
05/07/2014 15:11:00
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Pele 10 you are on form today I will give you that.
cynicspur
05/07/2014 15:25:00
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Pele is on form no matter what. Even if we transferred him to the gooners, he'd hit the ground running! He's very consistent performer.
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 15:30:00
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Off optic
FiFA to look at the Neymar's incident ... good.
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 15:43:00
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apologies: topic not optics!!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 15:44:00
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If Lloris goes, I won't shed a tear. Same goes for Vertonghen. There are plenty around to fill their boots.
Shannon
05/07/2014 15:57:00
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you don't get better by selling your better players....you may make a profit and sew a little for the next 'big thing' but we won't ever be a force on the pitch if we continue in the same vein we have for 3 years...
shedboy2
05/07/2014 16:30:00
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shannon if there are plenty around to fill their boots - why don't the top teams get them instead of dealing with Levy? truth is there are not many better and not many better that we can get...
shedboy2
05/07/2014 16:34:00
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Lloris is a young keeper, an international captain with 3 years left on his contract. We should relax as even if we lose him we'll be sitting on at least £30m. We should keep him though as he is the best keeper in the Premiership. If Buffon can go for 54m euro's in 2001 then we simply play hard ball and get any prospective clubs to show us the money. As for Lloris, he needs to practice his kicking and then he'll be the best in the business.
muttley
05/07/2014 16:43:00
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Well, no Dembele or Chadli starting. Keep it tight boys. Belgium to win! The media will have to defer the Verts rumours until the next round.
Critical_Spur
05/07/2014 16:51:00
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Pele, tell me a club we have sold to who don't have all of the following.....1. The ability to pay much higher wages 2. Higher prestige in the game and a much larger fan base 3. Guaranteed champions league football
spurticus87
05/07/2014 17:00:00
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Come on Argies!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:00:00
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Come on Verts!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:01:00
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Great point spurticus87, that's why the CL is imperative ....
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:05:00
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What a goal!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:08:00
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Shedboy, have we forgotten the glaring mistakes that both Vertonghen and Lloris made last season? Then Vertonghen said he wants to go to a CL club. I'm not impressed with him especially.
Shannon
05/07/2014 17:21:00
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The official website has put the pics of first training session. Everyone looks happy and jolly!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:24:00
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vertonghen is way over rated.people need to admit this
tarkan mardinCOYS
05/07/2014 17:28:00
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I don't see what is wrong with players saying that they want to play in the Champions League ... shows aspiration and desire rather that than say happy with playing in Europa or even nothing!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:29:00
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I would hate to lose Lloris, since breaking into the team he has been outstanding. Never seen a keeper get so many man of the matches. Our track record in the transfer windows recently has been awful and we must keep our best players this term. That includes both Lloris and Verts. I would also look to appoint one of them as captain. We do still need to out a few players with Daws, Naughton, Kaboul, Lennon, Chadli, Soldado and Benny the first out the door. Also I think we can afford to ship out one or two of the centre midfield players. I think we then need another centre back, left back, a deep lying ball playing centre midfield player, right or left winger depending on where Poch uses Erikksen and Lamela this season and a centre forward. I'm hoping that Lamela really steps it up this season and from the look of things with the extra training put in and the encouraging things coming from him, he will be the player we hoped. Almost like a new signing. The owners have to back this manager and try and bring in his top transfer targets. In the past I do not think this has happened. It certainly did not with AVB and we all know that Harry wanted Cahill and Tevez and got Ryan Nelson and Saha.
nothappyharry
05/07/2014 17:29:00
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There's nothing wrong with players saying they want CL. But when its their mistakes that kept us out of the CL, it's hard to swallow.
Shannon
05/07/2014 17:32:00
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lack of discipline from vertonghen again says the commentator
tarkan mardinCOYS
05/07/2014 17:39:00
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Shannon, I would agree if that was the overriding issue...
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:47:00
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Thank you high gate! I agree 100%, how can you blame the likes of Bale for wanting to play for Real Madrid, it's the pinnacle of football! Hot weather, good football, 100 thousand watching every week, treble the money, champions league medals and competing for the league every season! I'd be more worried if the players didn't aspire to achieve these heights! Ambition is critical and if it stops with us we have problems, just ask Bentley
spurticus87
05/07/2014 17:49:00
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How is Clark Carlisle, not even aChampionship player qualified to be the expertise at WC 1/4 final ? Sam Matterface attempting to act as a Lpool agent again ?
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:49:00
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Unfortunately if we sell all our Home grown players Livermore, Daws, Naughton, Rose and Lennon like most people would like, then we will be without enough home grown players. If we sell home grown players then we need to replace them with home grown players and there are none around who are good and wouldn't cost loads of money. We will end up keeping all of these except Livermore and Daws.
peter Barnes
05/07/2014 17:51:00
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onemorereason - I wouldn't accept £20m. We'd end up spending £15m on it on someone like Krul or Begovic and it wouldn't be worth it. I wouldn't accept anything less than £30m until next summer and even then I'd probably want about that much. We're talking about one of the best 5 keepers in the world.
muttley
05/07/2014 17:51:00
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Likewise spurticus87....
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 17:53:00
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I don't really know what you mean Highgatespur, but let me add that the guy I really have it in for is Vertonghen rather than Lloris. Besides his many errors last season (eg, Chelsea and Liverpool) he has often displayed a lack of defensive discipline and also poor sportsmanship (he got a couple of opposition players sent off with play acting) that I for one do nt like to see at Spurs. I will probably be accused of naivety but just because professional players engage in gamesmanship doesn't mean have to like it.
Shannon
05/07/2014 17:54:00
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Peter Barnes - we only need 8 homegrown players if we choose to have a squad of 25. If we settled for 22-23 we'd still have Archer, Vlekjovic, Bentaleb, Pritchard and Kane to top up the squad to 27-28. I'm actually comfortable with that as long as there is balance is in the squad. I'd be happy with Walker, Davies, Lennon, Townsend and one of Fryers or Rose with guys like Dawson, Siggy, Naughton raising funds for better players. I also think that Chiriches can play RB.
muttley
05/07/2014 17:58:00
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peter Barnes - agh the name brings back memories of one of the best wingers I had the privilege to see - are you from Manchester ? I'd agree but I do think that they are not really adding any value to the club maybe a leap of faith to those graduating from U21 might help to propel the club to the glory years ! Like Barnes did to City for a short while !
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:03:00
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Shannon, you have just missed this debate on this front page. Just on a similar note about sportsmanship, did you have the same feeling for VdV, Bale, Defoe and Klinsmann and probably most of the professional players ? I'd rather rehearse that... The overriding factors, for me, was the lack of leadership, understanding and incomprehensible deployment of the players for the failures of the last 3 years ...
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:09:00
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Hi all, I have been missing for a while, finally moved to Phoenix !

Hope all is well with everyone on VS.

Lloris, hopefully will stay, for me Kaboul Chirices and Verts need massive improvements in their fitness and concentration to remain. Dawson, I would keep, for continuity and his level of fitness.

Would really like to see some purchases though, not alone on that I think.

Get Bony in also, enjoy seeing him play, Remy would be good also but heiswaiting on Arsenal. So lets find a younger version and perhaps he may regret not jumping at the chance to play at WHL .

Really hoping we thrash the Wham boys in the first game.

coys from Phoenix 113f phew ! Really not used to this.

ro6ertj
05/07/2014 18:10:00
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OK, I might have missed previous debates. I've been away, so I won't argue the point. But that Vertonghen still makes me angry. He clearly has ability and I was very pleased when we signed him but I have become disenchanted with him for many reasons. Even in the WC he has made similar mistakes for his country, which led to him being dropped for a game. He gave away a pen in their first match because of poor discipline.
Shannon
05/07/2014 18:15:00
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good cross put in by jan their.i actually would consider him playing in midfield.he imo would be suited their
tarkan mardinCOYS
05/07/2014 18:20:00
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That was dirty by Kompany...
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:21:00
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Because I always strive to add balance to my debate, may I please just say that I think Vert's has played some great football today with some absolute wicked crosses to boot. He's been class in the main, long may it continue.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 18:23:00
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Shannon - I hear you. Vertonghen went from Prem team of the season to just another centre half in the Prem. He was underwhelming last season but the talent is clearly there. I think it was assumed by many that he would be snapped up by City to partner Kompany but I'm not sure Pellegrini would want him. He was also linked with Barcelona but I'm not convinced he's at that level. The best thing he can do is get his head down at Spurs and prove to the footballing world that he is as good as people think. Where I do have some sympathies for him is having Dawson and Rose either side of him. He ended up drifting out left as he clearly had no confidence in Rose to defend his zone. So did Chiriches when he was in the side. That obviously left him too far away from his centre back partner. The longer the season went on the worse it got so let's hope Poch can sort it.
muttley
05/07/2014 18:24:00
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well done ro6ertj - welcome back - hope you get used to the seering heat and the AC of course!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:24:00
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YID ARMY at the game!!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:26:00
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Praising Verts ? not allowed Cider !!! LOL
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:28:00
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Shannon...Nothing wrong with saying it how you see it. Many Spurs fans as well as neutrals saw Vert's somewhat wobble for whatever reason last season. Many , like myself thought it was as a result of where asked to play and under who's stewardship, stay true to your beliefs, no wrong or right, just merely opinions.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 18:30:00
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Chadli's chance to impress
muttley
05/07/2014 18:33:00
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Highgate...Never said I did not rate Vert's, only questioned his attitude regarding Captain material. As you know, something that was written copious times by the media and spoke about by pundits alike. Never said I did not rate him, did say I did not want him as Captain if he was to repeat his poor attitude problem. Same as many!.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 18:35:00
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Chadli ? gerrhim off, he's rubbish !!! Oh sorry that must be Hazard - what a waste of a tournament.... Come on Chadders!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:37:00
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Highgate...I'm actually quite excited if we can have this Vert's back playing, he does look good in this match, I think paired up with a strong RCB, he will be awesome.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 18:39:00
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Cider - I was joking man!! thought we sorted iy ... I was joking!!
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:39:00
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Cider, never in doubt ... but we have got to get that LB sorted ... otherwise same problems will arise! No further news on Lovren ? reckon Alderweireld might be wearing the famous shirt with the cockerel on it ... Brilliant posting by Muttley re Verts recently...
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:44:00
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Highgate...Not aimed at you, but obviously your name was mentioned as a result of your post me. Merely a statement as to yet again in a way be positive about our players, but remind why i get so annoyed. Vert's once more is showing his quality, something I'm so chuffed about, but slightly irked that he performed so poorly last season when miffed with LB role and managerial appointment. Not aimed at you mate, as stated, and hopefully correct in my thinking, we are too respectable to be other than friendly when discussing all things Spurs related.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 18:53:00
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Well done to the Argies - well done Verts!! - Belgians froze like the French yesterday I thought.

Let the Belgian trio version begin....
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 18:56:00
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Cider, I don't understand the first part of your last post ... I thought muttley's post re Verts was so apt btw. Hope the Mrs is nearly all recovered....
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 19:08:00
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Highgate...Most probably just me. Missus is slowly recovering, been a long haul, today saw me able to nip out and catch up with friends over a few jars. Thanks for asking, most appreciated...On a football note, I thought Argentina upped their game somewhat today and were not so reliant on Messi. Are you still going for a Argentina vs Brazil final?.
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 19:36:00
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Cider, always respect for you mate... good news regarding the mrs. Don't wait to be asked keep on with the updates , address them to me if that makes you more at ease. Pleased with Argentinatoday... Mascherano showed again what a DM ought to bedding... thought Jan had a great game - unfortunate ricochet for the goal - fancy Messi missing that chance... Despite last night still think it's going to be Argies v Brazil in the final... such a shame about Neymar. Thought Iran played well though! Going for the Ricans next ... btw what did yo mean in your last post ? Take care
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 19:47:00
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wilmots can join Roy in the hat for worst WC manager...what a waste of talent! I really hope Pool have done their money on Origi...he could be done under the trade descriptions act calling himself a striker! ...Shannon- all players make mistakes...but class is permanent...I don't see Stoke coming in for these players...keep our best players, it's the only way to improve...
shedboy2
05/07/2014 20:17:00
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Those waiting to see MRP in action and Kyle Walker in goggles... enjoy

http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/why-was-kyle-walker-wearing-glasses-at-spurs-1st-training-session-under-pochettino/?
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 20:21:00
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Highgate...Your post..."Praising Vert's? Not allowed Cider." Rightly or wrongly, I thought it was jest aimed at me after my comments regarding Vert's and his attitude last season. Only mentioned your name as a result of you mentioning mine, but my post was not directed at you alone, more me mentioning your name as to say Highgate, this is what I'm saying in general. As in Highgate...I don't believe what they are saying, or, Highgate, I've seen people say this. That is the only reason for mentioning your name, because you first mentioned mine as if to say, Cider in general, you must not praise Vert's, I got what you were saying, and was just trying to reply to you but incorporate my reply meaning many, as I thought you were. ;-)
Cider spurs
05/07/2014 20:24:00
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Shedboy2 Yup except for his goal I can't see a £10m striker - are still in for him? Must say Lukaku did well again after coming on ...
Highgatespur
05/07/2014 20:25:00
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