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Post by Isalla » 27 Aug 2012, 10:20

Modric signed for Real Madrid.

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Post by AkNotSpur » 27 Aug 2012, 22:10

Farewell, Luka - thanks for 4 great seasons and hope that you flourish at Real. Probably Spurs' best creative midfielder since the halcyon days of Ardiles and Hoddle*, neither of whom, of course, would have stayed for any longer than 4 seasons at WHL in the current, Holywood-style, star system.

It will be very hard to replace the creative hub of the team - certainly not with another holding player such as M'Vila - and the next few days will be interesting.

* have deliberately excluded Gazza who only played 2 seasons worth of football in his 4 years at WHL

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Post by Groomyd » 27 Aug 2012, 22:37

El Tel of Ealing wrote:The stumbling block with Adebayor was years 3 and 4 of his contract.
For 2 years he'll get his £170,000pw with Man C's £90,000 topping up the Spurs capped £80,000.
What is fascinating is how the wily Levy has finessed Years 3 and 4,since it's potentially £9m as well as driving a bus through the wage scale in 2 years time.
Years 3 and 4? :shock:

This is adebayor we're talking about? :?

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Post by From4corners » 28 Aug 2012, 22:47

Dembélé set to join Spurs
Awesome player in that 'new' role of his!

What a blow for Fulham if this will be realized

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Post by BLOCKHEAD » 28 Aug 2012, 23:22

Do you guys think Defoe will start this weekend? Getting rid soon, but might leave him in for the visit of Norwich in the hope of one last hoorah!

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Post by AkNotSpur » 28 Aug 2012, 23:28

ESPN now reporting...Fulham accept Spurs' Dembele bid
...and the BBC Fulham accept Tottenham offer for midfielder Moussa Dembele

Will be an absolutely fantastic signing if the deal is completed. 8-)

Then, Lloris plus some cover for Aaron Lennon would give AVB a very strong squad to work with.

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Post by Kdub » 29 Aug 2012, 06:49

Dembele might be a good player...

but he's pants in terms of fantasy value :(

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Post by hancockjr » 29 Aug 2012, 08:29

He'd be one of the two "holding" midfield, along with Sandro/Parker/Livermore etc, albeit he's more "box to box" than the others? Hence Spurs would likely be:

Sandro/Parker/Livermore Dembele

Lennon VDV or Siggy Bale

Ade

Is that right?

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Post by sleuth » 29 Aug 2012, 08:32

hancockjr wrote:He'd be one of the two "holding" midfield, along with Sandro/Parker/Livermore etc, albeit he's more "box to box" than the others? Hence Spurs would likely be:

Sandro/Parker/Livermore Dembele

Lennon VDV or Siggy Bale

Ade

Is that right?

Bet Siggy's glad he went to Spurs now instead of Liverpool..


I expect to see Defoe at Anfield by Friday :shock: just a hunch.

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Post by AkNotSpur » 29 Aug 2012, 08:56

sleuth wrote:I expect to see Defoe at Anfield by Friday :shock: just a hunch.
Probably more chance that VdV will go - but not to Liverpool. Don't see the point in Defoe going to Liverpool as he's not the ideal partner for Suarez.

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Post by sleuth » 29 Aug 2012, 09:03

AkNotSpur wrote:
sleuth wrote:I expect to see Defoe at Anfield by Friday :shock: just a hunch.
Probably more chance that VdV will go - but not to Liverpool. Don't see the point in Defoe going to Liverpool as he's not the ideal partner for Suarez.

And Andy Carroll is ?


Well put it this way if papers speculate Sturridge is then i think at half the price and better the finisher then Defoe fits the bill. He will want out now knowing he is a bench warmer again in his prime.

As i say just a hunch .. i just can't fathom every club going top heavy on midfielders this season including Liverpool.

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Post by shogun » 29 Aug 2012, 13:26

I can't beleive they will let go of their best striker. If anything they will get carrol on loan as well.

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Post by Ironfist » 29 Aug 2012, 21:58

Instead (so far) it's only Dembele... http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs/N ... 2012.page?

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Post by Moist von Lipwig » 30 Aug 2012, 13:34

Kaboul out for 4 months
Younes Kaboul has undergone surgery on his injured knee and will be out for around four months, the Tottenham defender announces via Twitter.

So Gallas at £5.0m (FPL) looks a decent pick with only Caulker (currently) for competition.

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Post by AKNel1 » 30 Aug 2012, 14:40

Moist von Lipwig wrote:Kaboul out for 4 months
Younes Kaboul has undergone surgery on his injured knee and will be out for around four months, the Tottenham defender announces via Twitter.

So Gallas at £5.0m (FPL) looks a decent pick with only Caulker (currently) for competition.
Dawson still hasn't left has he ?

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Post by AkNotSpur » 30 Aug 2012, 21:12

Dawson will probably stay now - at least until January.

Defoe signs new three-year deal...so he's not going to Anfield, Dot!

ESPN are reporting that
Spurs admit defeat over triple signings...so looks as if neither Willian and Moutinho will be coming and no bid was made for Remy.

That may mean that Lloris will be the only addition and it just remains to be seen who Spurs manage to ship out (Jenas and Gomes, hopefully).

...update, ESPN now reporting that the Lloris deal has hit the rocks - but, as they say, today's another day!

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Post by Hogmeister » 31 Aug 2012, 10:43

Looks like VDV is on his way out...
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news ... to-Hamburg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by AkNotSpur » 31 Aug 2012, 10:48

Hogmeister wrote:Looks like VDV is on his way out...
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news ... to-Hamburg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
...IF he passes the medical. Therein lies the problem with VdV - brilliant player (if a tad lightweight for the EPL), but rarely fully fit.

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Post by sleuth » 31 Aug 2012, 11:18

AkNotSpur wrote:Dawson will probably stay now - at least until January.

Defoe signs new three-year deal...so he's not going to Anfield, Dot!Yeah just a hunch as i said disappointed to a degree as i dont rate Sturridge as much

ESPN are reporting that
Spurs admit defeat over triple signings...so looks as if neither Willian and Moutinho will be coming and no bid was made for Remy.

That may mean that Lloris will be the only addition and it just remains to be seen who Spurs manage to ship out (Jenas and Gomes, hopefully).

...update, ESPN now reporting that the Lloris deal has hit the rocks - but, as they say, today's another day!

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Post by Moist von Lipwig » 31 Aug 2012, 11:38

Jenas currently rumoured to Sunderland

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Post by Tom QC » 31 Aug 2012, 12:06

A bit concerned generally about our transfer strategy. It seems as if we are aiming too highly with "marquee" names that are just, frankly, unattainable for us. This must be because either the players are demanding champions league football this season or because we are unable to put in mega bids (Damiao, Moutinho, Willian) as we are well-run financially without the benefit of an owner prepared to put in silly amounts of his own money.

Also, I think we were absolutely insane to let Pienaar go when we did. Could have been a decent Modric replacement. Doesn't look like we are going to come remotely close to signing anyone better in that sort of position.

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Post by KneesUpMotherBrown » 31 Aug 2012, 22:12

Is the general consensus this eleven for this weekend?

-----------Friedel-----------
Walker--Vertonghen--Gallas--BAK
-------Sandro--Dembele--------
Lennon----Sig------Bale
---------Ade-------

I'm guessing Adebayor will be fit enough to play tommorow

and then after international break?

--------Lloris----------
Walker--Vertonghen--Gallas--BAK
-------Sandro--Dembele--------
Dempsey----Sig---Bale
--------Ade------

Is Lennon the one to be benched for Dempsey then?

And in general I am assuming it is one striker so Defoe is going to be back to substitute cameos?

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Post by From4corners » 31 Aug 2012, 22:14

That's exactly what I am thinking! Sad for Friedel...he doesn't deserve that... :(

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Post by Bunners » 31 Aug 2012, 22:16

I thought dembele was an attaking m/f (converted from a striker) will he play next to Sandro?

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Post by KneesUpMotherBrown » 31 Aug 2012, 22:24

I my be wrong but I think he played deeper for Fulham quite a lot so they could fit in duff/ruiz/pog/johnson/dempsey etc
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Post by From4corners » 31 Aug 2012, 22:25

He was Bunners, until Jol made a brilliant move to turn him into a more defensive-minded central midfielder around the half of last season because his attacking yield wasn't really fruitful.

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Post by AkNotSpur » 31 Aug 2012, 22:27

Dos Santos signs for Mallorca...fee undisclosed.

Lloris 8-) has arrived - but the major shock is the breaking news that Clint Dempsey has signed a three-year deal for £6 million. Even allowing for the departure of VdV - this is a major surprise as he'll be competing for a place with Sigurdsson. Surely, Liverpool and Villa needed him more?

Rumours, on the BBC, that Spurs are still chasing Moutinho - which would really be the icing on the cake. Even as things stand, AVB really will blot his copybook for life if he can't do something decent with this squad.

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Post by Bunners » 31 Aug 2012, 22:32

assuming they dont sign moutinho as well.....

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