Date: 20th December 2017 at 9:36am
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There’s a pattern emerging. Personal terms agreed with Wilfried Zaha and yet Gladys now tells me that Spurs and Palace have since been involved in a game of musical chairs when it comes to the money. Glad said:

‘Big Wilf’s agent hasn’t stopped pushing the kid since Palace fought their way out of the relegation scrap. He knows there;s more money to be had now.’

It’s difficult to argue that the 24ย 25 year old’s value will have risen in line with the Eagles’, who have gone from bottom of the league to fourteenth.

Spurs have been monitoring the boy on and off for some time, and in this respect Palace’s revival couldn’t have come at a worse time. Equally, hopes of getting a deal done in the New Year must have also taken a significant hit.

More to the point, come the summer Glad assures me that Spurs won’t be the only Premier League side looking to snap Zaha up.

There was much snarling from one blocked toilet of a Palace blog when this ITK was announced and I look forward to seeing Zaha move in the summer. Wherever he goes to will be a significant upgrade. That’s is hardly a revelation of course.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Horndog ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ December 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    A 69% new blog.

  • Horndog ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ December 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I think our squad, on Saturday, should just go out and play football. Fuck all of this other tactical shit. Just take your talent and concentration and go get the fucking job done.

    • 61SpursNut๐ŸŒฐ December 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Yurst!

    • Camus December 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Spoken like the great man Big Sam himself!
      I agree with you though – but it’s Poch who gets caught up in the tactical web.

  • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    How else could we get through packed defences than create some space?????
    What is the main thing we lack?
    We often move the ball slowly down the field with square possession laden passes. Defences get tighter.
    Creating or using space is the answer.
    Who are our creative players?

    The zone is Dele/Eriksen/Dembele/Winks
    and the wingbacks

    Thats it.

    Not good enough.

    • witTank December 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Spot on Ron. There’s zero pace. Some don’t realise that our attacking prowess over the 2 wonder years was down go Walker & Rose. Full stop.
      Walker sold and we have a pedestrian Trippier who several of us warned after the ManU game he would get found by auick talented players like Martial. Witness game against Man C. Walker would have handled that no trouble.
      Rose – about to be offloaded.
      Delve. SLOW. He’s been sussed.
      Eriksen. Fabulous when he turns up.

      • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        There you go, our attacking prowess over the past 2 seasons was exclusively down to Rose and Walker.
        Walker provided 8 assists in that time. Rose provided 5 assists in those 2 seasons, and wasn’t present for the greatest run of wins in our history. So a hand in 13 goals out of 155.

        Fuck my old boots.

        • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

          Sorry, I didn’t include the goals they scored between them, what an arse.
          That changes things completely, they had a hand in 16 goals out of 155.

          • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

            *17 of 155. And that’s my final offer.

            • 61SpursNut๐ŸŒฐ December 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm

              Fack, that’s more than 10%!

            • Camus December 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

              With you all the way on this one, mate.
              Eriksen was very creative for us last season – seems to have been written out of history.

              • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

                Funny you should say that mate. Eriksen was involved in 42 goals out of that 155.

                • Camus December 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm

                  Nearly a third of our goals then. #Contribution

                • witTank December 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

                  Exactly, you’re indirectly helping me make my point.
                  The speed of walker and rose stretched play giving talented guys like Eriksen space to work their magic.

                  • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

                    Am I now.

                    “Some donโ€™t realise that our attacking prowess over the 2 wonder years was down go Walker & Rose. Full stop.”

                    I can’t even be bothered any more. Yes, wiTank you fucking genius, we had no attacking prowess apart from Walker and Rose. Full stop.

                    • witTank December 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

                      Have you ever kicked a football :-)))
                      A couple of years ago I said Janssen was too slow for the Prem and some footballing nerd (probably you) said the stats proved he was one of the quickest in the league. Fuck me! And where is he now?
                      I’m not going to waste any further time on you if you can’t understand the basics of the game I’m trying to get across.
                      Normally I’d tell someone like you to go fuck themselves but if i did some nerd like you would give it a go ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

        • witTank December 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

          Stats are for proofs ๐Ÿ™‚
          I recall the start of the 15/16 season (the first good year if ive got the year wrong). We were devoid of width, speed and ideas. Poch transformed it by getting the full backs involved essentially transforming them as wingers, i.e. wing backs. That’s when it changed.
          Pace creates panic in defences, opens space in front of the back line. It has a knock on effect and so has an indirect effect.
          That’s why stats are mis leading at times and its best to use football intuition

          • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

            Am I on a different fucking planet today or sumfink?

            “The grass is red”
            No, it isn’t.
            “Yes it is, bright red”.
            No, it’s green, look over there in that field.
            “Yeah, but you can’t deny it needs cutting.”
            I wasn’t denying it needs cutting.
            “That grass needs cutting, it’s really fucking long. I can’t believe you disagree.”

            • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 3:53 pm

              sounds like the kind of conversation i have with the wife when she neatly segues into giving me a bolocking about something completely off tangent to the conversation we are having.

  • Superspoz๐Ÿ† December 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Did you hear about the blind circumciser?
    He got the sack.

    • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      I phoned up the clinic the other day to enquire about acircumcision. I got cut off.

      • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

        Bastards. What did they do that fore?

        • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

          Well i was annoyed but its no skin of my, er, nose

          • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

            I’m surprised your patience wasn’t testes.

            • Horndog ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ December 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

              Anteaters binned.

            • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:19 pm

              Actually my testes were the patient. I ended up with Superspoz’s surgeon

              • Superspoz๐Ÿ† December 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm

                Don’t tell me you got ripped off..

                • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

                  It really was a stitch up..

  • Mattspurs December 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Pretty sure the consensus on here was that the Man U reject wasn’t worth going after last season, suddenly he’s fulfilling his potential but now it’s too late as bigger clubs will be willing to pay more for him

    • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Martial would be a better signing if were genuinely in for him..

    • UnkleTaff December 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Not by me it wasn’t. I’ve always been in favour of us signing him.

      And as I’ve pointed out before, it was Ferguson who took Zaha to Man U — it was Moyes who binned him.

      • Horndog ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ December 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

        Wasnโ€™t there an issue with Zaha and Moyes over a relationship Wilf was having with Moyes daughter? Was Moyes binning him personal and not talent related?

  • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/amazon-pulls-450-circumcision-training-11726091

    Sorry off topic, but is this for real, companies are now making money from the mutilation of young children…

    • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Circumcision is legitimate,this machine sold isnt any more than a do it yourself pacemaker is

      • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        Its only legitimate to those that believe in “insert insult here”, its not in my moral compass or in fact evolution….

    • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Thats the most off topic interjection, ever. In history.

      Shame ive already got my secret santa presents this year though

      • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

        Was thinking the same, and it’s more than 10 quid!

        • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

          Would give Linda in accounts quite a shock when she opens that up in the canteen.

  • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Before Toby and Victor we were Spursy, then we are impregnable. Now they are gone we Spursy again

    • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Yes this was because with a solid defence we can counter. Field opens up etc (if we are quick enough) Still there is no Plan B anyway. Creativity MUST be part of the game.

  • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    UnkleTaff

    Wow. Best league finish (and some sumptuous displays) in living memory and youโ€™re branding it a failure.

    Incredible.

    Er… we didn’t win anything.

    Close but no cigar.

    Outside the Winner’s Enclosure.

    The wrong side of the VIP rope.

    Bridesmaid.

    Chips, but no salt or vinegar.

    • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Boom

    • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      A KPI of winning the EPL is a little harsh. IIRC only 4 teams have won it in the last 10 years? (Chelsea, Man U, Man C, Leicester) Am I missing anyone? In order the offset our poor form in the league this season (assuming we can’t get back in the placings) a strong run in the UCL, starting with putting Juve away, will be a must

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    A while back I mentioned that when i was younger the club motto was translated as “to dare is to accomplish” and it changed to “do” suddenly. It dawned on me earlier that change happened around the time ENIC took over, that’s apt cos we haven’t accomplished much on the pitch ever since but we just “do” things. Zaha will be on his way possibly to “do” stuff I expect without really accomplishing anything as the motto now dictates.

  • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    ‘Wherever he goes to will be a significant upgrade.’ – Citeh, Manure, Chavs and Liverpool would not be improved by Zaha. We on the other hand are different kettle of fish…

    • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Anywhere other than Palace will be an upgrade for him of course.

    • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Sprats or whitebait?

      • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        Whitebait nowadays sounds like a grooming offence on twitter.

        • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm

          Under ENIC we are the fish guts that they throw away, whitebait? Far too posh!!

          • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

            bouillabaisse

            • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

              Great stuff!

              • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:12 pm

                It’s the rouille

                • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm

                  Tottenham or Boullabaise?

                  • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

                    Moussa Dembouillabaisse

                    • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm

                      Perfect!!!! Moulles Dembele!!!

  • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Accy
    maybe not yet โ€“ Einstein was past middle age before he came up with the stuff he came up with. Wasnโ€™t he?

    No. He was a young man of 26 when he published three papers in 1905 that changed the face of science. Including Special Relativity. He then went further and worked out General Relativity by his mid thirties, and then spent the rest of his life refining those ideas.

    • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      yeh but i bet he doesn’t understand the offside rule!

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

        Handball even less

      • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        Or can work out how the EPL fixtures computer comes up with Sky 4-friendly fixtures each year.

        • Lilywhite without the ll December 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

          That gets covered in the Space Time Continuum papers…

        • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

          That’s a Special Algorithm to maximise points for Arsenal.

      • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        They had pwoper leather footballs in Einstein’s day, jumpers for goalposts. …

  • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Freund or Foe
    No, it wasnโ€™t always true.

    When wasnt it?

    • UnkleTaff December 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Last season. You remember, the one where we scored more goals than anyone else in the league?

      • Caspursโ™ฟ๏ธ December 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        Ah yes, I still remember those halcyon days…

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

        Our pressing tactics created space then not our ingenuity

      • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

        And where did it get us? Second. Bridesmaid. First Loser.

        • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

          I’d love second again from where we are today.

          • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm

            By ‘love’ I take it you mean an unreasonable expectation of something good happening without any evidence to suggest that it is even a remote possibility?

        • UnkleTaff December 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

          Wow. Best league finish (and some sumptuous displays) in living memory and you’re branding it a failure.

          Incredible.

          • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

            I am extremely proud of how the lads finished last season. I can’t guarantee how long that memory will stay in my memory. So when I look at the record books for league winners 2016/17, Tottenham’s name won’t be there. If there’s something for runners up, I’ll find it there I suppose.

          • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

            Thank God for Ksne thats all who made things put of nothing at times and our pressing and wing backs.
            The pressing allowed the space for Eriksen.
            Its not effective now and he usnt effective
            The schmuck cant cross a corner,is mow tertible with dead balks and cant create space.His best thing now is scoring.
            We need a creator ffs!!!

    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Eriksen has the 15th best minutes per assist rate OF THE ENTIRE PL ERA.
      I can’t argue that he’s been off form this season, it’s evident for everyone to see.
      But talk of him not being able to thread a pass through on goal is complete nonsense. He’s more than capable, just has not done it as regularly this season.

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

        The pressing hasnt worked so space us limited. Our sideways passing has sliwed us down when the have the ball. We do well when teams allow us but they are more aeare niw if our limited tactics.
        We have too few answers.
        Pkayers who canbthinkband create and see space works.We lack that

        • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

          So was it always true or not, Ron?

          • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

            It’s always been true, when you play well the tactics aren’t questioned but when you play badly everything is being questioned.

            We’ve played well enough for long enough under Poch that the players should know the tactics and the difference between playing like muppets or a great team by now.

            Could be a Poch element to the fact the players have lost some focus but it’s the players that have been the let down.

            Dier flirting with Maureen, Rose gobbing of like a dickhead, Walker trebling his wages, Sissy being useless. Might have distracted the poor loves but Eriksen has NEVER been week-in week-out consistent and Delle is akin with big head.

            Can we buy some more players with some fucking balls that are fit for purpose instead? Sorry, the balance sheet software has other plans…

            • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm

              I’m not quite sure that you understood the initial question.

              • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

                Oh well.

          • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

            I think Eriksen was always limited. He did well when the field was open and he had time.Lately he hasnt had a much time or space especially closer to goal where he has lacked making things happen. Teams are playing us better generally but even before I found a lot of goals we got were due to teKanes work ethic..his sheer fight in pushing to get it even in traffic where Eriksen layed the ball off for the longest time and occasionally hit a great ball. Eriksen benefits from space open for him,he rarely makes space. He looks fearful most of the time although when he goes for goal I do see some of Greaves in him. I dont think he is really a great creative player though. And certainly cant turn a game

            • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

              Ok Ron. Eriksen can’t, and has never been able to thread a pass through on goal.

              • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm

                He has on occasion. But this team lacks creativity.Is that true????????????????

                If you think its isnt we have little to discuss on the subject

                • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm

                  When have I stated that the current team doesn’t lack creativity??? Fuck me, it’s so obvious, even my 6 year old can see it.

                  What I can’t stand, in case you hadn’t noticed, are utter bollocks statements to prove a point.

                  Eriksen is more than capable, the most capable Tottenham player in PL history as far as assists go. And he isn’t doing it this season.

                  • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

                    If we are lacking creativity and Eriksen is billed our most create player it doesnt fucking add up then does it.

                    He is a fucking victim to the situation,not a game changer

                    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

                      Ok Ron, whatever.
                      I’ve agreed that Eriksen has been poor this season. I’ve agreed that our creativity is missing.
                      I don’t agree that Eriksen isn’t, or hasn’t ever been capable or threading a pas through on goal, as YOU suggested. If you can’t admit that it was a false statement, we’ll leave it there.

                    • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

                      If you give him $19.95 he goes away

                    • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm

                      I admit that Eriksen can thread a ball.Ive seen him do it . He just doesnt make things happen enough (in my opinion) he goes missing for days but he isnt alone.Dele has been worse. Dele gets more flak than Eriksen but we need to rely on our best players and they are two of our best players and are in support of Kane. Its Son that works his arse off and fights for every ball. Not Dele or Eriksen. If they fough a half or quarter of what Son puts in we would not have this problem.

                    • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm

                      Dele can get phtydical but he has been out of sorts. Eriksen never was physical so the only thing he has left is his creativity. We need creativity. This is it in a nutshell

        • East Stand December 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

          They are 50% weak willed pansies Ron…

          • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

            This

            • gus December 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

              Before Toby and Victor we were Spursy, then we are impregnable. Now they are gone we Spursy again

          • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

            Kane isnt,Sissoko is hopeless but not weak willed,Son isnt.

  • Horndog ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ December 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Iโ€™m reporting that my schlong is a foot long.

    Youโ€™re not Kirilus are you? ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      How long is your foot though?

      • 61SpursNut๐ŸŒฐ December 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        Even schlonger.

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        Doesnt use it as a rule

  • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Just got my NLD tickets ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope we are on real high, Toby back and shiny new signing tearing it up…. I can but dream

  • Real Spurs Fan December 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Levy should just pay whatever a club and/or the player’s agent asks. That’s what every other decent club chairman does, after all, isn’t it?

  • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    City have a whole bunch of creators.
    United have enough.
    Arse have enough
    Chelsea enough
    Liverpool enough

    We have shit in that department

    • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Trust in Levy don’t you? I’m sure Poch would bring someone in if he was backed by our glorious chairman.

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Its bullshit

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Do you fucking listen to what Poch says?

        • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

          No. He talks and says nothing definite. We are very happy, we are very calm, blah blah.

          • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

            He hasnt addressed the problems keeps pkaying the same way

            • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

              That’s because he’s very happy, very calm. He needs to get angry and nail somebody to the dressing room wall.

              • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 12:55 pm

                or maybe a coffee table?

        • 89Spurs๐Ÿ‘ December 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

          Do you read what HH writes all the time?

          • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm

            Diligently.

            • 89Spurs๐Ÿ‘ December 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

              Creep.

              • ronwol196061 December 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

                89,Harry creates a forum by bringing his anger to the table.This is good.It makes for a lot of passion on here and creates a dynamic. Its brilliant really

  • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    We need one player.A creator.

    • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      We found Modric once, surely we can find one more

      • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        Pochs idea was to strengthen the defence.He didnt see any problem with midfield it seems and picked Sissoko to push the system forward not the creativity.

        • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

          Typical defender, all power little finesse?

          • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

            Right.

          • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

            Gus its obvious that Poch has no interest in players that can thread the needle.
            They need tobstrictly play his system
            Creativity is a bonus and oversight for him.
            Its the very problem we have and have had.
            Getting the ball down the field and creating goals is by far our biggest problem

            • Mattspurs December 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

              This is so tiresome – most goals scored in the PL 2 seasons running but lacking creativity? It’s BS

              • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

                Yes lacking in creativity

              • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

                I would say that our most creative player was Kane

    • Panama Paul December 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      What’s God doing these days? The ultimate creator. Not sure how he’d cope with our current tactics but I’m sure he could part the opposition defence like the Red Sea with a through ball to Kane ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I remember for years we lamented that Daniel had sold Berbatov and never replaced him. Now we have Kane and no Modric/VdV to supply him!!!

    • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Ffs yOu have ERIKSEN!!!!

      • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

        Who?

        • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          Exactly!!

          • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

            Lamela has more of a killer instinct than Eriksen. I remember a time, before his injury, when Lamela was vying for Eriken’s starting job

            • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

              Lamela has more balls than Eriksen and has a go more and will try even when the going gets tough but as a creator he too is not great.
              We need someone to take control
              We dont have anyone.

        • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          Oh you mean this guy?

          Goes missing in the big moments

  • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Zaha, Dembele II, Sessegnon, all typical Levy moves. Talent identified, deals can be done only for Daniel to nickel and dime the selling team into calling the deal off, with the call some time later that these players are now excellent and all of the big clubs are in for them (for much more money)

    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Fakinel, more inside knowledge.
      How do I get a piece of this pie?? I believe in Levy and the project, protect it and him to the hilt on here, and yet those that believe him to be a vile monster seem to get a constant flow of information about our club’s dealings.

      I’m starting to feel the power of the dark side.

      • Rich G๐Ÿ™„ December 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        There’s a simple answer to this,You are a fan ,they are fucking idiots talking complete bullshit

  • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Is Poch a genius?

    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      maybe not yet – Einstein was past middle age before he came up with the stuff he came up with. Wasn’t he?

    • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      He’s a football coach Ron, not finding a cure for cancer

    • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      We are talking in football terms.
      How has he not solved the issue of creativity ffs.
      In the beginning….big bang and all that but no creativity

      • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

        In the last couple of years we have worn teams down and this seemed to be a substitute for real quality. At the moment we are down some integral players (Toby, Victor) and at the moment as a result we can’t even grind teams down

        • Accy December 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

          yeH – This nails it

          • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

            100%

  • Kev December 20, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Bar selling Berbatov in return from Fazier Campbell…Levy’s most farcical transfer business was bidding ยฃ12-14m for Zaha and then 4 days later signing Sissoko for ยฃ30m.

    This window Levy should got out and get us Barkley and Gray/Mahrez. Only then will I think he’s not just 1000% milking the cash cow.

    • Kev December 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

      *for Frazier

    • chrism090861 December 20, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Yeah, that was really bizarre!! I think he was hoping Berbatov would stay, so last minute panic deal!!

      • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

        That was a dark day. Thankfully my son Dimitar was too young to feel the pain.

    • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Its possible Poch told Levy Sissoko was better for the system

      • gus December 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

        That is a scary thought Ron. I hope you are wrong

        • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

          Is Poch a genius?

  • OrganicPaper December 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I like Wilf, hope we do sign him. Any chance No Cludo could move in the other direction?

    • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 11:41 am

      No

  • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

    FAO: OFFTHESHELF

    You’re permanently banned for outstanding achievements in the field of ITK bothering.

    Me hitting the spam button is effortless.

  • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:58 am
    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 11:06 am
      • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

        My view – is that this simply assumes that the speculated ยฃ100k+ from when Spurs were in for him went through. If he’s on ยฃ100k+ week at palace then whoever buys him is a moron.

        • Accy December 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

          yes it’s not concrete

          • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 11:59 am

            As you say, if correct then we won’t be getting him (FOF phew).

            Also seems that Benteke is on 120k per week wages. If true, has there ever been a bigger wage thief? That puts him on the same wages as Kane, Courtois, Willian and Vincent Kompany.

            • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

              And Daniel Sturridge

              • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

                Crikey.
                Has there ever been bigger wage thieves?

                • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

                  A.D.E.B.A.Y.O.R.

                  • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

                    You win.

                    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

                      No contest. It wasn’t even a fair fight in the end.

  • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Accy

    When we were first linked to Zaha at the end of the 2016 window I thought shit shit shit fucking spurs transfer strategy the guyโ€™s a lemon that Man Utd they didnโ€™t want to suck โ€“ a reject.

    Today, Iโ€™ve changed my mind completely โ€“ Iโ€™d like to see him in a spurs shirt โ€“ heโ€™s massively improved the last 12 months. Home grown, PL ready, has defenders running backwards with his dribbling ability and can score.

    This could be the next Toby/Victor type addition to the squad โ€“ no waiting around til pigs fly for them to come good.

    Only question for me is how heโ€™d suit Spurs style of play.

    I’d be fascinated to hear someone explain ‘Spurs style of play’ to me.

    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

      last 3 seasons – i’d describe it as possession play

      • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:55 am

        Then we’re seriously fucked because possession counts for virtually nothing – and we’ve won nothing.

        We’ve had very respectable possession against teams that sodomised us. No thanks.

        • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 11:48 am

          Its funny because Bielsas system is built for not having possession.Its a bit like North American ice hockey where they give up possession to hit it deep.in the opponents half and skate in to hem them in.
          Except now when we have possession we have no fucking idea what to do with it.
          We are built for the counter but the counter inly works if the defence can hold the other teams.
          The counter does not work against a team that park the bus either so its fucking limited.
          Thats why Eriksen and Dele and Dembele and Winks are so important but they have no fucking vision

          • gus December 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

            We have the cutting edge in Harry Kane, but he is not well supported at the moment. Dele Eriksen and Winks can’t thread a through ball on goal to save themselves

            • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

              And this was always true. Yes when the field is open they can often do something but its usually after a turn over of possession. We are innefecrive workingvthe ball doen from possession: Lack of ideas

              • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

                No, it wasn’t always true.

          • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

            Man City played push and run on Saturday.

            Case closed. Sadly.

            • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

              Yes Pep us fucking great as he us a brilliant thinker,nan manager and has an understanding of how to adapt to diffetent situations.

              • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

                Man manager

  • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Sell Rose in January and get in Sessegnon. Out with the old and in with the new.

    That would do me.

    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Me two.

    • ronwol196061๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ December 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Ffs we have no creativity.

  • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Is it a toss up between Zaha and Barkley? I’m sure there’s only one transfer fee and one wage allowed by Daniel this January.

    • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:49 am

      If that.

  • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

    No booing here, dude.

  • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Harry Hotspur
    Zaha wants out โ€“ and money is the bottom line. Palace cannot fend off money and a desire to walk.
    Palaceโ€™s revival boosts his worth.

    He’s reportedly on ยฃ110k/wk – if he wants more he won’t get that with us.

    • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Not as a salary. With bonuses perhaps, in a successful season.

      • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

        I’m reporting that my schlong is a foot long.

        He’s 100% not earning over ยฃ100k a week, sorry but that’s total hogwash.

  • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

    When we were first linked to Zaha at the end of the 2016 window I thought shit shit shit fucking spurs transfer strategy the guy’s a lemon that Man Utd they didn’t want to suck – a reject.

    Today, I’ve changed my mind completely – I’d like to see him in a spurs shirt – he’s massively improved the last 12 months. Home grown, PL ready, has defenders running backwards with his dribbling ability and can score.

    This could be the next Toby/Victor type addition to the squad – no waiting around til pigs fly for them to come good.

    Only question for me is how he’d suit Spurs style of play.

    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Stats last two seasons:

      17/18 – equiv. 12 games – contrib. 5 goals
      16/17 – equiv. 34 games – contrib 18 goals

      • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:40 am

        4 goals this season, no assists.
        7 goals last season, 9 assists.

        So is it a maths, or an exaggeration issue?

        • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:41 am

          4 goals this season, 1 assists. 7 goals last season, 11 assists

          https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/wilfried-zaha/leistungsdaten/spieler/145988/plus/0?saison=2017

          “who scored” is inaccurate

            • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

              yep

              • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:45 am

                Wonderful. I’m glad that’s sorted.

                • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

                  you’re arguing the toss over a sum total of 3 assists. Whoever’s right or wrong would that make a difference to you as to whether we should sign the player?

                  There’s an emotional reason you’re not buying into him.

                  Or are you just looking for an online fight?

                  • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

                    Ah, an emotional issue. What would that be, in your opinion?

                    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

                      maybe you thought he was shit at Utd too – and haven’t seen enough of him to change your belief?

                    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

                      Maybe. Maybe I’ve always thought he was shit. Or maybe it’s his 66% pass success rate this season. Maybe it’s because he is supposed to be a “winger” type player, but has no assists this season, and 0.7 crosses per game.

                      But you’re probably right, I thought he was shit 4 years ago, don’t ever watch him play, and am too short sighted to change my mind.

                    • Accy December 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

                      That’s completely fair enough, mate.

                      I still think Lamela’s shit and always has been. Don’t understand what people see in him. All entitled to our beliefs.

                    • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

                      Lamela is the white Zaha

                    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

                      Fair dinkum.

            • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

              Not that they’d know, of course.

              • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

                Who’s counting? It isn’t difficult for Pete’s same.

                • gloster1861 December 20, 2017 at 10:47 am

                  #sake.

                  • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am

                    Look, he’s shit. It doesn’t really matter how you dress it up โ˜บ๏ธ

                    • SpurAndy December 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

                      My current default benchmark is Sissoko. Based on that I think he’s worth having.

  • Camus December 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I wasn’t big on Zaha but lately he’s looked a good bit more useful.
    Think we heard in the summer that Poch was very keen.
    Feels a bit like we should have snapped him up then, and Sessegnon too, as their prices will likely inflate all season.

    (“Booooo! Hiss…..! Toxic…..! etc.”)

    • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

      No booing here dude.

  • Sid Trotter December 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I’d like a mongrel Zaha, Ronaldo and Messi – a Zarossi. Quicker than HotPoint or WhirlPool.

  • chrism090861 December 20, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I still think his failed stint at Manure follows him around a bit. I wouldn’t mind a punt on him, but not at an inflated price. I think he would add pace, and he can beat a man too, so in that respect i think he would add something..

  • 1882 December 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I am not sure I am a fan of Zaha, I am definitely not of sure in his ability as he seems to be. That said, we need players in our squad that Poch will actually use, we currently have a 26 man squad, but looking at performances and the square peg round hole approach you would think we only 15 players (and 4 of them are full backs on constant rotation).

  • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Other clubs in for him in the summer? In that case, I sincerely hope we can’t strike a deal in Jan.

  • SpurAndy December 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Not sure I understand the logic that their revival has come out a bad time re Zaha. Surely they’d be less likely to let him go if they’re trying to get out of the mire? Think hed be a useful asset.

    • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Zaha wants out – and money is the bottom line. Palace cannot fend off money and a desire to walk.

      Palace’s revival boosts his worth.

      • 1882 December 20, 2017 at 9:51 am

        I think Andy is implying that Palace revival will reduce the chances of us getting him…and that is a good thing in his books. Personally I am on the fence, I just want players Poch feels will help us, so he will actually put them on the pitch rather than playing the same tired 15 players regardless of the dross they put out!

      • SpurAndy December 20, 2017 at 9:53 am

        Yep gotcha, but still stands that they’d never let him go in Jan if they’re clinging on by their fingernails. He could be the difference in their survival. Either way probably means we ain’t going to get him which will please fofty ๐Ÿ˜

        • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

          ‘theyโ€™d never let him go’

          If Chelsea (for example) offered ยฃ45m they’d delivered him with a bow on his head and a fruit basket ๐Ÿคฃ

        • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:00 am

          We think Dele is wasteful with a 78% pass success rate, Zaha sits at 66%. The only player we have worse than that is Hugo.
          The closest thing you could find to a winger, yet an average of 0.7 crosses per match, and no assists yet this season. Not exactly playing to Palace’s strengths, is it?

          • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

            But he can run fast…..

            • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

              You may well have discovered the secret to the mystery off the pyramids there.

              I’d forgotten about his ‘nippiness’

              • Freund or Foe December 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

                Zaha is what Cluedo would look like at Palace.

                • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

                  Perchance to dream…

          • SpurAndy December 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

            Pah, I think facts are vastly overrated.

            • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

              Darn tootin’

          • Harry Hotspur December 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

            Palace are shit, Zaha is shit.

            I trust that makes my personal position on the entire situation quite clear โ˜บ๏ธ I hadn’t delved into his stats but would have been stunned if they weren’t abysmal.

            • chrism090861 December 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

              Stop beating around the bush Harry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚