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Au Revoir Kyle

Au Revoir Kyle

Kyle Walker is expected to have a medical at Manchester City later today.

The transfer, if you believe reports suggest he will sign a five-year deal at around £150,000-per-week, plus bonuses that will take him close to £200,000-per-week.The actual amount of dosh that Tottenham will receive in transfer fees is anywhere between £50m and £54m.

In addition, Kyle's former club, Sheffield United may also be in contention for a slice of the transfer fee as it is thought they will be entitled to some sort of compensation / sell-on. Perhaps as much as 10%?

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Is Kyle going to enhance his footballing career in the North-West?

Way back in 2013 Kyle posted the following via one of his social media outlets.

#realtalk

A post shared by Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) on


I suppose the message is as poignant now as it was then?

Au revoir Kyle and good luck!

***Friday 14 July...16:00 BST***

That's that then!





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Writer:Tino
Date:Friday July 14 2017
Time: 7:56AM

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A bit surprised but it is one position that can be filled adequately by Trippier. Good luck to him.
Geofspurs
14/07/2017 08:12:00
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Good luck to him, more money and a new challenge.

Trippier, well we will see if he can handle it though out a whole season now.

ro6ertj
14/07/2017 08:37:00
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I have always felt that this is good business if it means we can use the money to strengthen in other areas to create a better over all team.
asherthesmasher
14/07/2017 08:39:00
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Disappointed on a number of levels. Kyle has always been a bit of a sulky wot not, he's also got a bit of an ego, but don't they all! If Kyle doesn't have his needs met then the net result is what we have now........on a footballing level, what does his departure do to the shape of the team. If Trippier gets crocked who do we have to sustain Poch's 3 at the back and two wing backs or for a 4 at the back, Dier? Walker was never a technical player, he was like Azza, all push and run, his crossing was never the best but he had speed and that meant he was always a threat which freed up spaces because he could pull defences out of shape. He had a big heart though and he would always bust a gut on the pitch for us even though he was sometimes naive and got caught up field and guilty of letting the opposition get into goal scoring positions. My biggest criticism is the lack of fight he showed when he saw his position was under threat he should have, and could have, fought harder for his spot and if the boss thought he couldn't play two games in quick succession because of his fitness then that's all he had to do was show the boss he had got it in the tank. The trouble now is, who is out there on the market that could replace him? We have already seen this summer how thin it is out there. The fact that we haven't yet bought anyone tells you that there is no one out there that can make our team better for the price we are willing to pay. The one's we could buy are not willing to play for less than £100,000 a week and anyone more than half decent has a price tag on their heads that Levy wont pay for. With all the competition games we will have to play this season we need depth especially if we are going to go deep into the rounds of the cup game's. Levy can't rely on a core of 14 players to get us through a long season even if the likes of Cameron Carter Vickers, Marcus Edwards and Josh Onomah are coming through, we will still have to rely on a pool of 13-14 players once again to get us through the Champions League games and the big Premier League Fixtures. Shame it has to end this way with Walker. Sissoko is on £95,000 a week that's £5m a year the same amount of money we bought Delle Alli for! So Sissoko's wages cost us more than Delle Alli's transfer fee! ........ once again the Accountant is holding on to the purse strings and the logic defies me, Levy, great negotiator when they are going out the door, lousy purchasing policy when they are coming in! Walker will be missed and now its down to Levy to make sure he hasn't just weakened our squad.
OyVeh Maria
14/07/2017 08:46:00
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Maybe, I am he only one, but, good riddance. He doesn't want to play for us let him go. Milk as much money as possible. Trippier is more than adequate at Arab, infect younger and will get better. MP, would of kept him if he wanted ... but, end of the day, we have to trust MP, Walker is not bigger than the club. MP, will make sure we are ok... also this money can go towards the 1 or 2 quality signings we need. .. sorry to disagree with frank. But all this moe y these top teams are spending is to try and catch up,with us . we have a settled squad ..l we don't need 10 new players etc.
E17YID
14/07/2017 08:49:00
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Had a great couple of seasons, has a tendency to fall asleep and give away silly free kicks but will miss his makeup pace and overlaps though. 27 and his value is at his highest it will be so it's good business providing we get a replacement in, linked with Soares and Perriera also Kyle Walker Peters is really coming on so I trust Poch can sway Levy to make the right decision either way. A replacement should be cheaper so there is profit to hopefully pump into the team....we are a couple of players short of a great squad so let's kick on. COYS!!
Steve John
14/07/2017 09:04:00
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I don't blame Walker at all. He is now into the last third of his career so why shouldn't he optimise his earnings. I'd love to be all romantic and say that he should stay and help us win trophies but I know I'd do exactly the same thing as him if it wasn't my boyhood club. There is too much a gulf between what we can pay him and what he can earn. He can leave with his head held high knowing that he has never given less than 100% for Spurs. He has been a model pro, worked hard at his game and been a huge part of creating the current culture and mentality at our club. We've also churned an entire squad since Harry left and he was the only one that made the transition. There is now huge pressure on Levy to demonstrate some competency in this window.
muttley
14/07/2017 09:05:00
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If he has just moved for the money then he is another greedy ********, if folk cant have a very decent lifestyle on £90,000 a week then they need therapy. Pooch knew he was on his way out end of last season and played KT instead. I belive KT will be a better FB over time as he is a great crosser of the ball. Ok he aint got the pace of Kyle but sometimes his pace led to nothing. I am sure we will get a suitable replacement as back up to KT.
johna
14/07/2017 09:18:00
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Very disappointed, I did like Kyle, hoped all summer he would stay, good luck to him, just gotta believe in the plan, hope we sign a replacement as im not as confident in Trippier as others, especially defensively.
Ossie
14/07/2017 09:32:00
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Nice post DA....I still hope we sign a replacement for Kyle.
Ossie
14/07/2017 10:22:00
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A fine player but reaching sell off age now.He relies on speed & stamina; those will fade in the next few years.Trippier is a better crosser of the ball & reads the game better.Invest the money in a second striker please Daniel.
Greavesaboveall
14/07/2017 10:41:00
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Spurs have to be careful that Walker's departure doesn't spark a mass exodus of our best players.Everyone knows we pay the lowest wages of the top 6 clubs ,let alone European mega clubs.Under Poch we have built a great young team.It would be a tragedy for our club if the team breaks up just when we are on the verge of winning trophies.
Greavesaboveall
14/07/2017 11:30:00
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Good luck to him I say. He won't leave too big a hole IMO, for reasons that have already been outlined above. OK, I'm going to toss in a teeny little bombshell now about our transfer spending for the next couple of windows at least - I don't expect there to be ANY big money star aquisitions. The reason? We have a stadium to pay for, the A**e did it when the completed the Library, & I don't see any reason why we won't. I hope I'm wrong, but I seriously don't think I am.
BargeeSpud
14/07/2017 11:32:00
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When we drew 2-2 with city he cost us, he's a liability sometimes ..
E17YID
14/07/2017 11:32:00
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Bargee,let's hope Daniel makes large profits from his fromagerie.We could buy some big cheeses then.
Greavesaboveall
14/07/2017 11:45:00
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I marvel at the trust that some place in our transfer guru and the belief that this fee will be reinvested in a "quality" incoming signing. A large percentage of it will be hived off as usual and a bit will be spent on a "cheap and cheerful journeyman or two" to maintain squad numbers. We tend to ignore quality for last minute bargain basement signings, hence the number of "lemons" we have bought lately and are forced to sell on, if we can find a buyer. Names like Fazio, N'Jie. N'Koudou, Sissoko, come immediately to mind. I think it would be life threatening to hold one's breath waiting for the £45M from this deal, once Sheff Utd have had their resale £5M cut, to be reinvested. Incidentally I hope we had a "sell on clause" in Gylfi Sigurdson's sale to Swansea, another mistake incidently, as he now apparently rated @£40M ish.
Frank
14/07/2017 12:31:00
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Sorry, frank. He invested a pathetic 9 million In deli Alli and Eric Dier, 13m in Toby rose 1m 3.5 trippier 11 m in wanyama. Them alone an outlay of 40m would would he get for them 300m ... throw in Kane, vertongen son dembele eriksen lloris.. for an outlay of approximately 120m we have a team worth it eh region of 600/800m ...
E17YID
14/07/2017 12:39:00
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I completely agree about lemons .. but generally we are doing well ... I wouldn't mind just another 9m to pick up a new Alli and Dier. ... what you need to remember is they are playing catch up we have a strong team jut need 1 or 2 to progress.
E17YID
14/07/2017 12:41:00
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Lol, yup dele, but I hope you get my gist, you don't always have to go out and spend 50/60 on a player to get a quality one. Well city and utd will if they want Alli.
E17YID
14/07/2017 13:17:00
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GREAVESABOVEALL, Just so long the player isn't called Bishop, he could really stink the place out! If Daniel can deliver more players of the calibre of Dier, Alli, Alderweirald, Wanyama etc. for similar outlays, that would be absolutely phenominal. I fear not, but remain hopeful.
BargeeSpud
14/07/2017 13:22:00
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Some great posts there E17. I think Frank is just expressing his cynicism based on the DL's historic handling of TW's. I agree that a couple of 1st team challengers will make all the difference. Walker sale is neither here nor there for me as IMO, he had stagnated with us but will do well for City where they need a total defence rebuild. Here's hoping this sale will kick our purchasing dept in to life. COYS!.
Critical_Spur
14/07/2017 13:50:00
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This move may create unrest among the remaining players given that there are far better players in the squad who will feel very undervalued given Walker's reputed new salary, and why wouldn't they? It's one thing to create a very good team on a limited budget but it's quite another to keep it together in the face of bigger clubs who focus more of their revenue on the team. Given our limited budget for wages recruitment will be difficult but maybe Barkley, King ,Silva and the Argentinian youngster, complemented by Edwards, KWP and Onomah could be enough to raise our level enough to win something and hopefully keep everything together. Without squad improvement and more funds for salaries impacting our ability to do more than just compete I wonder how long Poch will be prepared to stay when he could probably have his pick of top clubs at some point.
Harry-Kari
14/07/2017 14:15:00
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A lot of talk of Pereira being brought in as a replacement at €25 get out clause? I suggest that Adam Smith returning makes more sense and far better value, assuming that trippier has moved up the pecking order he will not appreciate a big money signing being shoe horned in front of him and may well start agitating for his own move. Smith has proven himself in the premiership, would be a very good option and would not be coming in as first choice, his age profile would suit our recruitment system better as well. And still allow for KWP development. The down side for smith would be losing a first team regular berth unless he really impressed Pochettino which I suppose is what we want from the back-up squad to push and keep the first teamer's honest?
Slurms McKenzie
14/07/2017 14:41:00
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This is completely not my concern but as a fellow football fan, I have to ask who Spurs are linked with right now? Which players are close to moving to Spurs? This is what I think will be your biggest challenge. You have a very good squad with players who have very much taken to Poch's tactics now the problem is finding a player who will better the ones you already have. By that I mean, which players will be willing to go to Tottenham to sit on the bench. Because obviously Poch is not looking for anyone to replace Kane, Alli, Wanyama, Verts, Toby, Trippier, Rose, Eriksen, Son, Dier, Winks or Demebele. These are players who were exceptional last season and deserve their place in the team. And if you don't improve the team, you risk stagnating whiles your rivals move further ahead. Especially now that you don't have the home comfort of WHL. So I'm actually curious to know which players you think will come in as starters and will not cost upwards of 50m.
ForeverUnited
14/07/2017 16:18:00
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ForEver, I think you should tell us .. u der the fertile era, I don't know how you got the players when you had the likes of Beckham scholes giggs etc. it's hard to do I feel.
E17YID
14/07/2017 22:08:00
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People are questioning Spurs's ambition, and they do have the right to do that. However didn't Arsenal sell Clichy, Sagna AND Nasri to City? Didn't Liverpool sell Sterling to City? Is that lack of ambition? Those teams can pay higher salaries than us, but still could not stop players wanting to move for a new challenge. Did those players play better after those moves...? NO... Real Madrid have all the money in the world, yet could not stop Robinho moving to City....and was he a success...? Was Walker our best player...? No. Was he one of our best 5 players...? No. Selling your best player can be seen as lack of ambition. But not the case here. I really wish that Walker does well, but to me, he is replacing better full backs at City, who have merely aged past their best. Walker's pace and stamina is tops, but that did disguise his weaknesses. We won't miss Walker, and we do not need to replace him - as Trippier should be given the chance. Yes, Trippier has weaknesses too, as he is less experienced, and will grow in the role. Money should be invested to replace the lost pace, but in attacking areas and options up front.
TonyRich
14/07/2017 23:50:00
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I'm not sure that we will replace Walker but rather rely on KWP to come through for us. One of the reasons why we won't sell Dier is that he will be the back up option at right back if KT is injured and KWP is not adapting his game. This is not a situation which Poch and Levy didn't plan out. It didn't happen out of the blue. I suspect the £50mm will be spent in the creative side of the field. Some on Barkley and some on another attacking mid fielder and maybe a striker. We also have about £23mm from the sale of Bentaleb, Fabio and N'jie which will allow us to buy about 3 youngsters with excellent potential. What we got for McGee will be used for the Pau deal.
jvd
15/07/2017 02:36:00
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Good luck to Walker. Did well for us and is definitely a top RB. My only problem with him is that he very seldom had a final solution for being too high up the pitch with the ball. Often looking surprised when he got into a position to deliver the ball. I just wish he would have taken the shot more often as he does have a wicked shot. If Pep get him to think like Alves and shoot he definitely could improve his game. But that requires a change in thinking.
jvd
15/07/2017 02:42:00
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Well said Tony, bar his pace, im actually struggling to find many weaknesses. Like for like with trippier and Walker. ... Dier, is a very competent RB, ironically, city got shot of trippier because he wasn't good enough .. give tripper a full season and Walker will lose his England spot ... tripper will be good for us.
E17YID
15/07/2017 07:27:00
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The fact is we won't know what effect Walker leaving will have until the end of next season. Maybe Trippier will step up, maybe Walker-Peters will turn out to be brilliant, maybe we will bring in someone better. Equally maybe it will be a disaster. At this point there is no way to know. All you can say is trying to keep players who don't want to play for you doesn't usually work out well so we did what we had to do.
jod
15/07/2017 07:34:00
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Imo, KW always enjoyed lots of space with his excellent pace, but as a potent threat for actual goal assists was more often than not off the mark, his goal scoring record is poor. Good call to cash in, we are not weakened by his departure and Citeh are not any stronger, KT is better all round player and KW knows it, will also lose his England place.
Thats Entertainment
15/07/2017 08:20:00
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Good posts Tony and DA and I fully agree. A passing point I have made before is that we've got used to a very good team and seem to have become blinkered that they are bees knees. All those folks that keep writing 'in Poch I trust', well keep that trust going. As DA says, what's to say that we won't improve without Walker? If we are to reach the next level we need to improve, not just organically in player development, but as a WHOLE philosophy, going forward. Let Poch re-tune the squad and show us HIS next level. We may actually discover a refined philosophy and the players suited to excel beyond what we already think is a great team playing great football. Celtic won the SPL at a canter but hasn't stopped them tuning their squad, as also RM and Barca who continually freshen up their squads. I remember one VdV who was surplus to requirements at RM...BOTH RM and Spurs benefited from his move.
Critical_Spur
15/07/2017 10:28:00
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jod, add to your list, may be Poch will adapt his philosophy. He too has adjusted with time, e.g.. pacing our team better last season and often changing the formation at the back and I wouldn't be surprised if he has eased off a little from his very demanding double training sessions. I love the details the coaches and the fitness guys apply to each individual player. Nice interview from Jesus (3 parts) on the club website.
Critical_Spur
15/07/2017 10:35:00
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As for Mr.Walker, i understand him making the move but i wont miss his mental lapses which cost us some games over the years. He has gotten better mentally the last few years but still prone to that one brainfart that makes you scratch your head while watching. Hopefully we spend that money wisely and get some depth for the squad. Guys, completely off topic but i need your help!! I am travelling to England from the states in April and i while i am there Spurs are playing Brighton @ Falmer Stadium. However when i am searching for tickets i have been blown away to see the cheapest ticket for this game online is 190 Euro or $220 american. Spurs season opener at Wembley has tickets as low as 65-70 euros. Why are the tickets so damn expensive for this game and how can i find a better deal?? By the time i bought two tickets online and paid the fees and shipping it was coming out to around $665 euros or over $700 american which is insanity!! Any help or feedback you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
YankeeSpur23
15/07/2017 19:19:00
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Yankee, I think that is a scam site. As DA says the official website will say when and if any are left for general sale for the game... I suggest maybe paying to be a bronze or silver member for the year. You will stand. Ore pf a chance.
E17YID
15/07/2017 23:13:00
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wtf is going on in the world - walker for 54 million? I like him, and am sad to see any important player leave, but seriously, 54 million is truly insane for a player who was being challenged as a starter within our own squad. this is the reality we face trying to compete with the likes of city, united and chelsea. can you imagine our reaction if we had just bought walker for 54 million from another pl team - we would be going ape *****. at least we are on the right side of this deal. personally I think he may well have peaked under pochettino.(possibly just sour grapes on my part) but it would be quite amusing if trippier excels now under poch and becomes england's first choice.... we shall see. but the transfer fees are now completely bonkers
Guernman
15/07/2017 23:13:00
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Thanks Dele and E-17, i will look into the bronze member idea. Sounds like a good option and i really dont wanna miss out on the game. Might be the only chance i get to see them live!!
YankeeSpur23
16/07/2017 00:03:00
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Hello all, it has been a long time. I hope that all of you are well. Nice to see a good few are still posting.

Walker for 50 odd million quid is good business. He wanted to go up North. There were frictions with the manager. He was not, by numerous accounts, in shape and he had a player in Trippier who could step in. This is a one off. We have not sold to a competitor in years. In this case, they were the only buyers and we got every last farthing out of them. I have no issues with this. We cannot tolerate issues in the squad. Walker staying was probably not an acceptable result since April. For the same reason Sissoko must go.

This was not entirely a financial issue and that is an important note. Those will come soon enough, but no the now. Our revenues do not allow us to pay what ManU, ManC and Chelsea can pay (not even close) and the new stadium will only allow us to close the gap on Arsenal and Liverpool over time. Reality. Further reality is that almost any player out there who is better than a player in our starting XI, will cost more than we will pay. Those who are close or equal want to play every day and be paid accordingly. Again, non-starter. Lloris, Trippier, Alderweirald, Vertonghen, Davis or Rose, two of Dembele, Wanyama and Dier, Son, Eriksen, Allii and perhaps Lamela, Kane. Vorm, Janssen, Nkoudou will all get shots. CCV, KWP, Winks, Onomah and Edwards (perhaps even Sterling) all need time. Seems Lopez is also in. Pereira and Bentley seem likely and would mean there is cover all over the park. If there were a position we could afford to lose someone, it was RB or LB. Not a huge issue. We need goals from all over the park.
peterballb
16/07/2017 03:08:00
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Great to see you Peterballb
ro6ertj
16/07/2017 06:11:00
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Critical_Spur - Maybe, but I'm not holding my breath. So far Poch's tactical changes have been variations on a theme. However we set up the full backs provide the width and (Son aside) the pace. It works fine most of the time but tends to break down away against the other top teams where we are forced on to the back foot. If Poch does come up with a genuine counter attacking option I will be delighted.
jod
16/07/2017 07:57:00
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Good to see you posting Peterballb, hope you might feel able to stick around for a bit.
TQ2Spurs
16/07/2017 10:48:00
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By the way, presume you meant Barkley rather than Bentley which would be a rather bacwards step! lol
TQ2Spurs
16/07/2017 10:51:00
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I was just reading on another site and it's so far true, that it is very telling that no Spurs player has publicly, through Social media, wished Walker well in his new endeavor. Welcome back PeterBalb, nice to see a name from the "old" days, really hope you stay around.
jvd
16/07/2017 12:37:00
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Yes Barkley, not Bentley. Bentley was bad then, but I presume is just as fleet of foot now as he was then. Fazio and Njie are gone, by the looks of things. The fact we do not have key players wanting out is a great thing. We are one of six teams with a legit shot at CL and there is always a surprise team in the league, at least until February, so it will be competitive. If Nkoudou and Janssen can offer the support we expected last year and Lamela comes back healthy, we should be in good shape with a couple of additions (RB and MF with goals and assists in his game). I also think that Winks is going to be awesome and a few of the kids will make their mark. This team has real chemistry and Poch is very demanding. They just all need to learn to win as winning is the thing we are missing. A cup win, after CL qualification, is what this organization needs.
peterballb
16/07/2017 14:22:00
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peterballb, great to hear from you. I hope all is well!
Guernman
17/07/2017 00:07:00
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