Date: 5th July 2017 at 9:19am
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The Iceman cometh.

My understanding is that Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson bar an act of Levy is on his way back to Spurs. Gladys tells me that the Tweet from Tottenham yesterday was indeed not by coincidence. This is a deal as mentioned previously has been in the pipeline for about six months.

What could be miraculous here is that Siggy would play in the preseason games – a rare thing to put to mildly.

It’ll be difficult to find anyone outside Swansea that doesn’t think that this is a great deal. Of course, it’s arguable that Siggy should have never been sold, but you’ll recall that his exit was already arranged by the time Poch arrived.

Another item absent from Tim Sherwood’s CV.

  • Giovanni Discenza July 5, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    There are exciting players out there-but that would mean Levy spending money on wages and looking at wage bill so FL wannabes it is….again. Siggy is decent but not CL standard

  • no1powerdaddy July 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Tim Sherwood is a cunt. Anyone who disagrees is also a cunt.

    • Giovanni Discenza July 5, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      I totally agree. I have a relative who had business dealings with him when he was still at Spurs and frankly he went around looking for freebies like some spiv selling on a street corner. Thinks so much of himself its scary

  • johnny July 5, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    If we are bringing back ex players why not try a funny one that has never been heard of before , we were at one time very interested in Kelly who left Hull I think and went to Leicester City I was glad at the time Spurs were interested I don`t know what went wrong probly money I say go to Leicester City and offer them a hugh increase for Kelly as close as what Leicester would take for this guy he is World Class long before he went to Leicester , call me all the morons under the sun but stupider things have gone on in the game start thinking guy`s .

    • Bonyspur July 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      You make me realise how important punctuation is. I had to read this over and over and still don’t think I understand what you’re trying to say.

  • PhilBealOG July 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    It seems to me that Poch is looking for some experience in midfield whether that be from Siggy or elsewhere. There were some headless chickens moments last year and it makes sense to have a calming influence out there to curb some of the reckless tendencies.

  • nick July 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    If true it’s ok but it stinks of a levy bargaining ploy,Everton want siggy we want Berkley,we hold siggy for ransom till they come down in price.if not we get a decent player but not the one the boss wants & levy saves a few quid & pisses off another chairman

  • marsinho July 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    hope it happens and this time we get to see him played central than left….yours levy.

  • JuandeInternational July 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Pre-season you say? There’s still time for baldy to attempt to change the terms of an agreed deal then.

  • Vikingyid July 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    *pre poch

  • Vikingyid July 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I hope this is true. Always been a decent footballer just never played to his strengths in the present poch era. I think poch willget the best out of him and he’s also matured as a footballer in the time he’s been away

  • Hodsgod July 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Siggy over Barkley every day of the week. Now get a decent back up striker.

  • Shockedspurs July 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

    We need a free kick taker, welcome back siggy

  • mikecp July 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

    is this some sort of joke? Why would we resign a player from a side who almost got relegated, that we sold in the first place for not being good enough?

    • Syd 😎 July 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

      He is more than good enough

    • joewhite41 July 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      because he improved?

  • John Flynn July 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    More than happy with Gylfi. If only for the fact it means more rest for Erikson. Quality player and with all the speed around him why does he need to be quick?

  • Totspurs July 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Genuinely don’t see this happening whatsoever!

    • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

      You`re not the only one.

      • McG ⚽⚽ July 5, 2017 at 11:18 am


    • joewhite41 July 5, 2017 at 11:14 am

      me neither, whilst I’d love it he would be on the bench most of the time given that alli, son, and eriksen would all be before him in the order, then there’s his wages which are rumoured to be around £25,000 deeper than levy’s pockets. besides, they regularly post things like that, they posted a ryan mason video on his birthday but i doubt they’re resigning him.

  • coys1882 July 5, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Do you think that Gylfi is our only/number one midfield target, or is there more than one midfielder on the agenda? Perhaps Silva? Barkley? Would be happy with the addition of Gylfi, but think we definitely need a further midfield addition with pace and width. Also on the wish list, a full back to replace Walker, other than Trippier, plus another striker, who knows where the net is. Chicarito?

    • Syd 😎 July 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

      I sincerely hope it is chikorita

    • joewhite41 July 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

      there’s no one i’m hoping we sign less than barkley, i’d rather re-sign jimmy greaves than barkley. everton want £50 mil for him, and he’d be on the bench because there’s no chance he’d beat either eriksen or alli for a place in the team, and sometimes wouldn’t even be first choice sub when son’s on the bench, not to mention as a cam he managed 5 goals and 9 assists which is not great to say the least, even ex-players have said they wouldn’t want to play with him and that “he runs when he should pass and passes when he should run, his decision making is appalling”. players like hakan calhanoglu would be much better, he played 15 matches, scored 7, and assisted 7 too, not to mention he is known for having the best free kicks in europe which is where we struggle, he’s the same age as barkley and has no history of injuries, and how much did he cost AC milan yesterday? £20 mil. can’t say i see us needing a new striker either, we obviously don’t need a new first choice, son is one of the best second choice strikers in the league, and janssen is good enough for a third choice, not to mention sterling who might get more chances this season. the place we need reinforcements most is our centre backs, who remembers when vertonghen was injured and we had to use wimmer, the guy looked like they put a sack of potatoes in a spurs shirt and told it to play, he needs regular game time to be good, which is not what you need from a reserve player, there was even a point where we had to push wanyama back to defence half way through a game, we need reserve centre backs desperately, maybe younger ones that will improve so when vertonghen goes they’ll be a capable first choice, or even to replace dier in defence so he can go back to CDM, he made so many huge errors in defence and only really shines at CDM so signing a new first choice centre back would improve the squad there too. ake would have been a good signing before he signed with Bournemouth, or gimemez before their transfer ban, someone like mattijs de ligt or cesar montes is who we need in my opinion, they might not be great in their first season but will only get better.

      • Dan Bramley July 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm

        Whilst I agree with some of what you’re saying I disagree with quite a lot of it. Firstly there is no point in suggesting players who have just moved elsewhere, could have signed Klaasen, could have signed Sandro, could have signed Michael Keane (not sure why I’m quoting Everton players….they’ve done some good business though).

        Secondly your argument that wimmer looked terrible and he would need first team football to be good……is that not true of any player in the world….anywhere? You mentioned a couple of signings at the end and said they wouldn’t be great their first season but would only get better…..not if they aren’t playing regular football, theres only so much you can do on a training ground, there’s the atmosphere, the pace and physicality of the league and so many other factors to adapt too.

        Its not football manager mate, they can’t just slot in and perform when one of the starting 11 is injured or suspended.

  • Dan Bramley July 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    If you are giving me the choice between siggy and Barkley, I take siggy all day long. Siggy doesn’t shy away in big games, scores goals, contributes assists and knows how to take a set piece. Barkley can run a bit and will have one decent game every 5. Barkley reminds me too much of Jermaine Jenas.

    • mystic arnold July 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Blimey there s more than one Bramley who supporters Spurs,I thought most of us supported Forest,Notts County or Mansfield

  • caveman July 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Gylfi is just what we need at Wembley. When there’s a corner or a free kick we need a chance to score. Last season those chances were mainly spurned. Gylfi will put that right.

    • Daniel Primus July 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

      good point, should make eriksen care more about his deliveries.

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  • MysteriousStranger July 5, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Gylfi’s exit happened under Poch’s watch. He’d been at the club plenty long enough to stop the sale, but he wanted Vorm and Davies.

    • AccringtonSpurs July 5, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Vorm and Davies still remind me of Saha and Nelson

      • MysteriousStranger July 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

        Harsh. They are a bit better than that!

    • Dan Bramley July 5, 2017 at 10:52 am

      I think you need to remember how young gylfi was when he left us. Players need first team football to adapt and learn. Siggy has been away a few years now, consistently performed and added more goals and assists to his game. I don’t think he is the same player that left us. Excellent competition for Eriksen and even Dele.

      Can you imagine if we’d not let Kane go out on loan to the likes or Norwich, Millwall and Leicester? Would he have become the same player he is now?

      • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 11:05 am

        Siggy has improved enormously, but if this is it, our marquee signing, then it’s a comparatively lame one.

        • McG ⚽⚽ July 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

          Yes, we need nother AM on top of this, I still hope we sign the likes of Barkley or similar.

    • Syd 😎 July 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

      So under poch we get Vorm, Davies and Siggy. Well played poch 😁😁😁😁😁😁

  • Borris July 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Does no one remember that the poor sod spent most of his time stuck on LW in front of Kyle Naughton?? Hopefully under Poch he’ll either cut in with a decent, pacey and natural footed FB behind him or hell be central,. Good addition, hopefully a few more (football-based as opposed to asset trading) signings to come! Enjoy the weather and one love to ya all 👍

    • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 10:55 am


      Mate, you’re going back some hell of a way there…

  • AccringtonSpurs July 5, 2017 at 10:07 am

    What are the chances we are apparently after Siggy to force Barkley’s asking price for Barkley down?

  • Still Nil Nil July 5, 2017 at 10:03 am

    People are going on about the size of Wembley.
    It’s not much bigger pitch size then WHL and can be made to whatever size Spurs want.
    What is different is the size of the stadium and lack of atmosphere it provides.
    If a player is good enough, they should be able to adapt to whatever pitch they play on.
    But when ‘the wide open spaces’ of Wembley are discussed, it’s a falicy.
    Players aren’t allowed to run down the outside of the pitch, they have to remain inside the bloody touch lines and the pitch is not much different to any other pitch the Spurs players play on.
    Surprisingly enough, and hold on to your hats with this revelation, every player putting on a Spurs shirt is an international.
    Most have arrived from elsewhere and bizarrely enough, will have a vast background of all types of pitches and sizes.
    They didn’t start their careers on WHL.

    Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want Wembley this season either but it’s what Spurs have been lumbered with.
    But no excuses (as mentioned on a previous blog) can be made to the size of the sodding pitch.

    It’s just the expanse of the stadium that’s shit.

    So regarding buying players for Wembley, that’s BS.
    Buy players for poch and that fit his systems and work ethic and team work.

    Square pegs, square fuckin holes.

  • Northstand Nutter July 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Next week it will be Soldado’s greatest misses and he will be on an Easyjet back….

  • Chris cp July 5, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Are you kidding? Terrible deal. This better not be true. Sigurdsson is a very average limited footballer. He didn’t offer much the last time he was at Spurs and don’t think much has changed. He stood out in a poor Swansea side when we signed him years ago and the same again now. If we honestly think this is the best we can do then we have zero chance of being a top side

    • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Zero chance? Crikey, that`s pretty bad. I hope it doesn`t get any worse.

      • UnkleTaff July 5, 2017 at 10:35 am

  • Daniel Primus July 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

    i’d still take him, nice bit of competition for Erkisen but i agree we need speed!

  • Pj July 5, 2017 at 9:37 am

    A good addition to the squad! But he lacked pace when we sold him and still does!
    Playing at Wembley, we need players with pace! Imagine the scousers steaming at as in all the lush space? City to! We need speedy players this half term.

    • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Ben Johnson is at a loose lend. Would that do?

    • AccringtonSpurs July 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

      I slightly disagree. We need depth, not pace. The possession-based footie we play has the aim of stretching the play to create space for the attackers. Very few of our 117 goals last year materialised from having pace. It’s a ‘nice to have’ in a player for Spurs, but not that effective when we’re passing round the defenders and mids and pinning the oppo in their half. Useful for counter-attacks obviously, and would give us a different option off the bench, but as understudys for Eriksen go, Siggy would be a welcome addition IMHO.

  • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Well it`s an upgrade on Sissoko.

    • harryabbots July 5, 2017 at 10:19 am

      A boiled courgette is an upgrade on Sissoko….

      • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 10:34 am

        That`s by far the worst thing you could do to a courgette. The thought alone makes me very sad.

      • R July 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm

        An unboiled courgette is an upgrade on Sissoko. As is an unpicked cauliflower. Or an unapologetic excuse.

  • 89Spurs 👁 July 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Welcome back Siggy, I hope! Foisted