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Spurs close to Dier Completion.

Tottenham have confirmed that they gave agreed terms to sign 20 year old centre back, Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon.

The deal only requires the player to complete his medical, so you would assume that barring a last minute hitch, Dier will become a Spurs player over the weekend, if not later today. An England U-21 player, Dier is a ball playing centre back, who also have the ability to play in a defensive midfield role, should he be required.

I have to confess to have never seen the boy play, so can`t really comment, though it seems he has the right mix of technical ability and defensive mindset, to make him an appealing prospect. He is suggested as being two footed, which is always a bonus, but it is will now be interesting to see what plans Pochettino has for him in the short term.

We have all seem that Poch is very happy to play the kids and at 20, he is almost a veteran compared to the likes of Shaw and Chambers at Southampton, so is he a player that will jump straight in to fist team contention and if so, at the expense of who?

With the futures unclear on both Dawson and Chiriches, does this move allow one or even both to move on? The cautious side of me, would worry slightly that selling Dawson for a 20 year old with barely 30 professional games under his belt is a major gamble, but Poch`s style perhaps lends itself to both ball players and also young legs, neither of which are Michael Dawson, whilst who knows what the future brings for Chiriches...



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Writer:OxfordSpur
Date:Friday August 1 2014
Time: 7:21AM

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Dont know much of him, but a promising acquisition! I dunno but theres alwats something more satisfying about buying young British players. ..
thfc1989
01/08/2014 07:45:00
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Not sure playing Frank in CB instead of Dawson would be too much of a gamble. Sounds like we continue to identify the key areas and right talent to play there. Pleased with this buy, far more than say a Lovren deal. Sporting fans really rate this guy. So, a CB and LB in, as well as back up keeper. Top three priorities, tick. Now for one special in Danny ???
Windlespur
01/08/2014 08:03:00
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Another player to be developed into a good player and just when he begins to make a difference he will be sold, for profit, by Levy as always.
jordtheyid
01/08/2014 08:06:00
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Windlespur not sure I agree. We still have the gaping whole that is our left wing and no adequate backup up front. You cannot call 2 goal from open play Soldado adequate backup.
jordtheyid
01/08/2014 08:08:00
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I've seen him, and although young, seems more mature, turned down the chance to play for Portugal, big enough to hold his own, introduce him slowly and will develope into a top player
Algarvespur
01/08/2014 08:14:00
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Jordtheyid remember the players we sold for profit where either surplus to requirements or the players wanted out I.e Berbatov, Carrick, Modric and Bale. VDV also wanted to go back to Germany after his stint in England. COYS!
a.k.a.james1spurs
01/08/2014 08:16:00
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Right now id prefer to sign and play peter crouch in central defence instead of Dawson. Too slow and loves defending so much every time he gets the ball he gives it back to the other team, admirable but not for me. OX, THE SITE IS NOW SO HEAVY IN POP UPS AND ADVERTISING I COULD NOT USE IT ON MY PC! I GENUINELY HAD TO GO GET MY I PAD! Please have a word with those upstairs because it's going to ruin vital vs soon
spurticus87
01/08/2014 08:19:00
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Great positivity there Jord, few posts back everyone was saying we need a CB and IMO we have gotten one of the best young English cbs out there, really like Dier could be just what we need our own Stones,. Plus all but like 2 clubs lose players theyd want to keep.
ThundaJay
01/08/2014 08:19:00
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LM however should now be the target and for me the perfect guy is Jay-Rod can cover LM and ST so just want we need and knows the manager, if that inj hasnt affected him at all be great. I wanted him from Burnley before I knew he was comfortable coming from the left. However, if he is not for sell is Ings worth a punt very similar but actually he's quiet a bit quicker.
ThundaJay
01/08/2014 08:22:00
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This link has an interesting article on why we didn't pay so much for the player http://www.thetottenhamway.com/2014/08/01/spurs-exploited-a-clause-in-eric-dier-s-contract-to-sign-him-on-the-cheap/?
In-spurs-ational
01/08/2014 08:28:00
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I cant believe what im reading, is it worth coming on here to read crap, we buy a young 20 year old with talent and english and some one talks about spurs getting rid when he gets older, what a joke.
spurs50yrs
01/08/2014 08:32:00
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spurticus87... I recommended adblock to you a few weeks ago... Google it and download it. It works!
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 08:35:00
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Our direct competition Everton has the 'Rolling" Stones, We have Dier Staits. Both have played a similar number of games at "top" level. Who got the better deal? Btw, any truth we are lending him back so he can get i year CL experience?
10iscoach
01/08/2014 08:37:00
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we've been watching this guy for ages...so hopefully they've seen something recently as the buzz around him seemed to have gone flat (as I thought had his form!)....I would suggest he's not ready for 1st team duties in the PL if he can't hold down a place in the Sporting team...
shedboy2
01/08/2014 08:40:00
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Good luck to him, not sure if he will go straight into the first team squad but has potential. Will be interesting to see who flies out for our friendly tomorrow and who stays back.
Kong
01/08/2014 08:43:00
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MAN ON..is right get adblock it does the job
spurs50yrs
01/08/2014 08:44:00
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The pleasing thing here, or one of them anyway, is the potential for growth when the price is considered. Because we chose to dip into the foreign market we got ourselves a bargain. As we saw with Shaw, Chambers, and maybe even our own Ben Davies to a degree, buying home-based players whacks up the price something chronic. If we have tried to buy an established England U-21 centre-back from a Premier League rival you could have easily put a '1' in front of the figure we've paid. Top bit if business, and a player who I admittedly have limited knowledge of but who comes with glowing references from all concerned. No complaints from this fella. Come on you beautiful Spurs!!!
LilyWhiteHart
01/08/2014 08:47:00
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Man On, tx, read the thread and downloaded it. Godsend, hope it lasts
10iscoach
01/08/2014 08:48:00
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I did read that we're loaning him straight back to Sporting... Not sure if it's true.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 08:49:00
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A lot of Faith being put into the new coaches and excellent training facilities......for these Young Signings. Hope they bare fruit.
82spursdebut
01/08/2014 08:52:00
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Not seen too much of this lad, but I was chatting to a friend last night who has seen him play a few times, twice by being at the actual game....sounds like he's a good prospect, nothing more than that - and I don't see that as a bad thing. I've heard he's in the Ledley / Rio mold (fingers crossed he's half as good as The King), reads the game very well & doesn't so much tackle, as take the ball from people, before distributing it well....I think this is the end for Chiriches though. Lastly, 4 million is peanuts for an England u21 international. Happy with this signing.
King26
01/08/2014 08:53:00
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With all respect to Michael Dawson and the years of mostly good service, can he play better than last season, or will his age actually make him play worse (horrors)!!! this kid can only improve, and even if he only match what Dawson did the season before last, its an improvement on last season. Kaboul will probably only play PL if management is smart, alongside Verts(hopefully), so i suggest between Dawson, Fryers and Dier Straits they will get plenty of cup time. any news on the portugeuse defender we were linked with? Btw i write Chiriches off as sold already.
10iscoach
01/08/2014 08:55:00
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Good buy... 20 years old... U21 International... big and strong by the looks of him.. could be a great move by Levy there.

More movement to come? Davies, Dier and Vorm.. i m happy with up to now..

Zakkari Bakkali was the one i personally wanted. I think PSG have got him for 2-3m... amazing future talent...
Yidmarks
01/08/2014 08:55:00
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Meant to add, I have to say I'm happy with the signings thus far. Whether or not they're the 3 players I, or any one of you would have selected, is obviously up for debate....but we were all saying how important we believed a b/u keeper, a left back and some cover at centre back were...Pochettino has now addressed those 3 positions with his 1st 3 signings. Like I say, personnel wise, I'm sure we would all have targeted different players? But we have a manger who, on paper and past systems at Southampton, will play football in the way we like seeing it played - high pressing & fast....we have to trust that he knows what he is doing & therefore trust his opinion on players until we're given reason to doubt him.
King26
01/08/2014 08:56:00
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MAN ON... i heard the same at the start of the story a week ago..

I think he will go straight onto our squad now..!
Yidmarks
01/08/2014 08:56:00
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as opposed to last year, some thought seems to have gone into our tfer dealings this time round, no knee jerk panic over inflated buying!! will we get every target, as we have already seen, NO!! but there seems to be a plan B for astute buys to strengthen the squad, looking toward the future. i feel we still need an experienced CB, for the long ball grinds up north, someone like Shawcross, no nonsense, i'll kick ur *** defender. a deep lying playmaker, altho in Holtby i personally think we have one. ALM we seem lite. A young striker with speed at the right price. Kane is young and has prescence, but speed, no. The balance of the squad looks better. Still feel 2 of Dembele, Sandro and Paulinho will be sold tho.
10iscoach
01/08/2014 09:10:00
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I don't think this will be our last centre half signing this transfer window but it's great news. With Veljkovic's showing in US and Dier joining we are starting to go down the right path where these players can learn to play to Poch's philosophy. That cannot happen with Dawson who surely has to go now.
muttley
01/08/2014 09:18:00
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Morning all. Well, I feel a tad more upbeat today so I’ll try and start off positive. Young, played in the top division of the respective country, and English. A ball winning centre back by all accounts that we need so if all goes to plan, a younger better Dawson. Great signing if he is good enough to come straight into the squad, but my suspicions are that he will be going out on loan, which leaves us in the same boat with a big bloody hole in it!

Ok so we now have Vert, Kabs, Vlad, Daws, Dier. I assume by this that one will be going so who is the no1 pairing? Daws is still average, Kabs is still a ticking injury bomb (and he has NEVER regained his best form), Vlad is still up for debate as he’s either been brilliant or abysmal, so do we assume that Dier has been brought in to pair with Vertonghen?

What really would make sense is if we see Daws AND Kaboul / Vlad sold this window and Another TOP CB brought in. Then we would have Vert and “insert Name” as no1 paring and Kaboul/ Vlad and Dier to play in cups etc whilst developing Dier in the League slowly. Maybe that’s the plan.
hudderspur
01/08/2014 09:20:00
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Off Topic - Genoa have announced the signing of Iago Falque, one in and one out.
Kong
01/08/2014 09:22:00
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Doesnt Dier's age qualify him as a free home grown pick? if thats the case frees up a squad place. might be worthwhile keeping Dawson for some games this season cos of his exp, Ones with big strikers. Daws is normally pretty good in those, where his speed or lack thereof isnt exposed. Early rounds of cups, he is unlikely to be found out often, and younger defenders can learn from him. He has leadership skills, experience, and feel he would be an asset to Spurs for ONE more season, til Dier Straits and Fryers properly bed in.
10iscoach
01/08/2014 09:26:00
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Hopefully will develop into a good player, but I seriously doubt the idea is to push him straight into the team.
jod
01/08/2014 09:26:00
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Kong - that's great news as well. We have to keep thinning the squad and Poch has had some time to assess him. If he's deemed as surplus then so be it.
muttley
01/08/2014 09:27:00
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Deal confirmed on official site dependent on passing medical. No report on there about being loaned back soi looking like he is straight into the squad, unless things change.
BigSpursFan
01/08/2014 09:28:00
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Someone pointed out that Jan has yet to sign his offered extension. I'm hoping he does this soon and that he's not considering any potential offers. Am I right in thinking that Jan will still be our only left sided/footed CB? Milos can play left but is right-footed.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 09:29:00
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Thanks man on, will get on it! Almost punched my laptop! Personally I think if your good enough, your old enough! At 20 he is a man and there is no reason he can't be a valued squad player this season! Was there a worse cb in the league than Dawson last year? He can't be worse! Just look at the hammerings we took with him at the back last season
spurticus87
01/08/2014 09:33:00
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Dier subject to a medical....reading that Chelski have been linked in the past. If we end up with a smug Mourinho again, I'll do something terrible!!!
King26
01/08/2014 09:38:00
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spurticus87... It's free by the way..
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 09:38:00
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Off topic, i see Ade in squad for Celtic. first preseason game in how many years.....?
10iscoach
01/08/2014 09:44:00
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spurticus87.. I agree that age is not a problem if you are good enough but CB is considered a position where experience and maturity is usualy needed. This guy may be mature and strong for his age, I don't know but, he's not played many competitive matches up to now.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 09:46:00
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I never knew there were 7 Dawsons playing at spurs, Dawson in goal, 2 CB Dawsons, RB & LB Dawson, and 2 MF Dawsons, now i understand why we blame him IT WAS ALL HES FAULT, all the other players were fantastic, they were passing the ball around and scored lots and lots of goals, soon as we get rid of Dawson we can we all the cups and the premiership, sorted
spurs50yrs
01/08/2014 09:47:00
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any word on that other defender Mussicio or however you spell it? the Portugeuse guy...... Dier IS a free pick isnt he, same as Fryers was?
10iscoach
01/08/2014 09:48:00
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Win all the cups, sorry
spurs50yrs
01/08/2014 09:49:00
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coops - Spurs need to find a defender with a rare ability i.e. a fully functional football brain :-)
muttley
01/08/2014 09:52:00
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I forgot Zeki Fryers who is left-sided.....
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 09:55:00
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Man On - I have a feeling Fryers will be out on loan. He's only had 26 senior appearances across Utd, Std Liege and Spurs. I don't think we will discard him but can see him out on loan where he can play every week. Still waiting on news that Ekotto has found a club as well. It's all quiet there.
muttley
01/08/2014 10:00:00
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Dier is apparently another player that has preferred us to the Gooners. Always good to hear, if true.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:01:00
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muttley. You could be right there.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:02:00
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Those who have been crying out for the new Stadium can hardly complain when the club starts signing players and renewing contracts to see them through the redevelopment phase. YOung promising CB and a new five year contract for Rose. Tied all together by the appointment of a coach who has s reputation for developing young talent!
Slurms McKenzie
01/08/2014 10:02:00
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We now have a lot of very good and young talent from home and abroad. I think the future is looking good.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:06:00
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Everyone is saying how great Dier is, I guarantee 90% of those have never seen him play a single minute of football. The optimism is blind from THFC fans yet again this summer as it was last summer when Baldini put the final nail in the coffin. We simply have no ambition, where are the top signings? Everton have even moved ahead of us in terms of financial ambition and buying quality players to actually improve a team rather than a balance sheet in the future.
jordtheyid
01/08/2014 10:09:00
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jordtheyid, what do you want us to do, criticise Dier. If he is joining us then we need to support him and big him up.
Kong
01/08/2014 10:11:00
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The window has not closed yet, 3 signings and still same old clap trap
spurs50yrs
01/08/2014 10:16:00
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The season is just over 2 weeks away and the TW is open for the month of August. It may be the shop window but we can't just turn up at the fantasy football store and purchase a team full of high end Internationals. If only it were that simple.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:27:00
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i remember seeing this dude on football focus some time back
tarkan mardinCOYS
01/08/2014 10:27:00
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Just seen this photo of the new centre back on the Spurs website. What is interesting is the shirt Dier is wearing. (I can't comment on is ability, never seen the kid) The England shirt which is designed by Nike, which is is more a real Tottenham looking shirt that anything I have in several decades. Simple clean and stylish! http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/dier-move-agreed-310714/. A classic Tottenham shirt! (without the huge red AIA logos of course!) I would would love to buy myself a Spurs shirt, but I'm not buying this disgusting tasteless, crap!!! http://shop.tottenhamhotspur.com/branch/kit
Pele10
01/08/2014 10:30:00
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jordtheyid... The optimism isn't blind. We could easily say that your negativity is blind. None of it is blind, it's just a point of view.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:32:00
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A player that really impressed me in the pre season games is Yago Falque. I was hoping he would step into the first team this season. Moved on of course by the bean counter...
Pele10
01/08/2014 10:37:00
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Man on, I agree that centre halves mature later but if he has the talent then I would like to see him involved in Europa and cup games to develop a relationship with the rest of the defence whilst bringing him on. SPURS50, my apologies on the Dawson blaming, he has irritated me for years sending long balls to Defoe and Lennon. It is not fair to blame him alone, I also blame Rose largely too. I font believe schmiechel, cannavaro and cafu could have stopped any onslaughts with those 2 alongside them
spurticus87
01/08/2014 10:37:00
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Grant Halls' contract us out, May 2015.
82spursdebut
01/08/2014 10:37:00
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Runs out May 2015.
82spursdebut
01/08/2014 10:38:00
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he played a large chunk of last season.26 games
tarkan mardinCOYS
01/08/2014 10:39:00
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spurticus87. I agree and there are always exceptions to the rule anyway. We'll find out soon enough.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:39:00
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30 in total and 26 league games
tarkan mardinCOYS
01/08/2014 10:41:00
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... If he had played for the Saints Coopsie he'd probably have cost more like 15m.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:42:00
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tarkan mardinCOYS... That's a lot more than Vlad did.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:43:00
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We could have gone for Rio!
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:48:00
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If we need to offload another cb as well as Dawson I think we should dump Kaboul as he is injury prone and mistake ridden.Vlad we must keep as a good squad player.He is young ,a great tackler and can look dangerous when coming forward.He makes the odd mistake but who wouldn't standing next to that dithering numpty,Dawson.Even Verts looks nervous paired with Daws!
Greavesaboveall
01/08/2014 10:48:00
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In fact I've read that he compares to a young Rio...
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:49:00
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a good signing on the face of it.one for the future but still need a centre half for the here and now.a proper hard ugly bruiser type
tarkan mardinCOYS
01/08/2014 10:50:00
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i would have re-signed Caulker and brought in Ferdinand for the top level experience he would have brought the club, rather than go for an unproven kid... It's clear Rio wanted to return to his London roots and we could have had him. Even if Rio only played 50% of the games his experience, (Has won everything at club level, would have been huge around the club!)) Anyway, he can't be that good if top 4 Harry (twice) bought him. Can he???
Pele10
01/08/2014 10:51:00
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There's still Micah Richards as a possibility. I'd take him, he's still young but has plenty of PL experience.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:53:00
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He is right footed but has played left.
MAN ON!
01/08/2014 10:55:00
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It's times like these I really appreciate Coopsieyid's input. Everyone was drawing a blank on Dier and a bit unsure about the quality of our purchase. There you go, within an hour the doom and gloom has been lifted. Thanks Coopsie for sharing the snippets. More of the same on our other targets please. COYS!
Critical_Spur
01/08/2014 10:56:00
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I read that Dier will cost around 4 million, which represents very good business if we can train him up and sell him on like Caulker and double or triple the club's investment in him! The bean counter is up to his same old, empty trophy cabinet, no CL football, ENIC Auction House, buy to sell tricks...
Pele10
01/08/2014 11:02:00
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cynical pele.very cynical indeed
tarkan mardinCOYS
01/08/2014 11:03:00
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