Date: 11th May 2017 at 2:37pm
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Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits he has doubts over whether Ross Barkley will commit his future to the club.

The England midfielder has just over a year left on his current deal and several months ago Koeman set a deadline of the end of the season for the 23-year-old to re-sign or be sold.

Koeman has reiterated the club needs to have an answer by next weekend – when Everton finish their Premier League campaign at Arsenal.

However, the Dutchman is by no means confident there will be a successful outcome and has already started looking at replacements in offensive positions.

“It is still one week. Time for him to decide,” said Koeman ahead of Friday’s visit of Watford.

“The board has been working a long time to sign Ross for him to stay for a longer period but it is up to the player.

“But we don’t wait till August. Next weekend we need an answer.

“If we go on holiday we need to know. Either he accepts the contract or we sell the player.

“But if you need so much time then you have doubts.

“I like to work with players who like to stay. We are already trying to get players in for next season in the front positions.

“It is up to the player and he needs to make a decision.”

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

  • Vikingyid May 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I don’t massively rate Barkley, having said that it’s obvious that he has potential and poch could get the best out of him, would rather a player in the mould of erikson/silva/isco that can pull some Strings in and around the oppositions box.

  • czyrko May 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Quite an achievement seeing as Manure won the FA Cup in 1962-63!

    And knocked us out as holders 3-4 on aggregate in December 1963

  • czyrko May 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

    David Dillenberg
    Alas still not enough to win the league that but we won the European Cup winners cup in 1964.

    Quite an achievement seeing as Manure won the FA Cup in 1962-63!

  • Willie! May 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I’d pass on Barkley. Not sure where he’d play, he wouldn’t be in the first XI, and probably fancies himself a #10. By my reckoning, he’d be 4th choice in that position behind Dele, Eriksen, Lamela.

    I’d be looking to bring in a young CB, a young DM (ya’ll know I love Dembele, but he will need replacing in a couple of years), and a striker willing to backup Kane.

    I see flashes of brilliance in Sissoko, everyone else wants to hate on the guy. I’d give him another season at least, see if a full pre-season and some more time adapting to the system brings him up to par. He has the talent and physical elements.

    If Walker goes, we need someone better than Trippier as first choice. He hits a lovely cross, but is nowhere near the defender that Walker is, brain farts and all.

    • AccringtonSpurs May 12, 2017 at 7:32 am

      you lost me at Lamela…. !!

  • melcyid May 12, 2017 at 5:21 am

    watching spurs v anderlecht ,good to hear Cloughs comments.impressed with 388,000 views on facebook today,reckon we will win this on pens.

  • A waddle and a fork May 12, 2017 at 1:58 am

    That stinker Klopp talking himself up today saying gis team are as good as anyone’s. I hate Liverpool more than any other side at the moment. Pure hype – same shite next year for them I’m sure.

    • AccringtonSpurs May 12, 2017 at 7:32 am

      I hate Marouane Fellaini.

      • AccringtonSpurs May 12, 2017 at 7:33 am

        (he plays footie with his elbows)

  • Lilywhite without the II May 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    So an average team will end up winning 2 cups this season and still get in the CL…but we have the best goal difference, the best defence, the best whatever. Can we all chip in and make a cup for the boys, and rather than “winners” on the side we can write down our stats….i’ll pay, just need someone to pop into sports direct to order it..
    All we need now is for Ars to win the FA…

    • McG⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      We’ve just done the double, in terms of points over two seasons. Maybe we can whittle an eggcup or something ?

    • Hartley™ May 11, 2017 at 11:49 pm

      That average team cost well above average, they won fuck all….so far they’ve bought the league cup and if they are successful with their bid they will also buy the ropey and CL football next season (which in turn will pay a return for their investment considering how far they are prepared to buy into it).

      • Lord Croker May 12, 2017 at 5:24 am

        People can knock Maureen but he does deliver.

    • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      Sports Direct is a no go from me, the staff are trained to as useless as possible. I’ve banned myself.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 12, 2017 at 12:07 am

        I’m happy to supervise your ban if you need me to.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 12, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Winning key games is important
      We do well at everything except that

      • Caspurs♿️ May 12, 2017 at 12:07 am

        Er, we beat the arse!

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 12, 2017 at 12:24 am

          West Ham er..eas a key game.
          Arsenal was not a key game,it was a critical game

          • MiT May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

            If that is not arguing semantics, I do not know what is.

      • Gus May 12, 2017 at 7:37 am

        The FAC semi was a key game

    • mikespurs May 12, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Unfort im baned from sports direct. Would if i could

    • mikespurs May 12, 2017 at 12:19 am

      My mom is a kindengarden teacher. Im sure the class can whip something up.

      • mikespurs May 12, 2017 at 12:23 am

        But ill need donations for the paper, glue, & sparkly stuff. Public school and all. Child labor taken care of

    • David Dillenberg May 12, 2017 at 1:34 am

      IMO teams that win titles are no average sides. Whilst we may have better stats the key stat is winning the title. Yes they have not been in Europe. Yes they have been lucky with injuries but over 38 games Chelski have a winning mentality and just like the Foxes last season are worthy champions. The table never lies. No complaints. From their passionate manager to the players notably Costa, Hazard and Kante etc Chelski are a disciplined well drilled side benefiting from strength in depth reacting well to that heavy defeat away to Arse. We battled all the way running them close to the end and proud of this. Now we must focus on finishing 2nd.

      • Harry Hotspur May 12, 2017 at 7:12 am

        Correct DD. This Chelsea side is not average. If they are, what on earth does it make a team that they beat 4-2?

        • Rich g May 12, 2017 at 7:27 am

          About the same as when we beat them 2-0?

          • Harry Hotspur May 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

            For a full listing of their results try http://premierleague.com

            • 61SpursNut🌰 May 12, 2017 at 8:56 am

              Damit, someone deleted their European fixtures.

    • A waddle and a fork May 12, 2017 at 1:52 am

      I watched them tonight and they were so ordinary. Can’t believe how good Potchs team actually is. Very disappointed with how we have played on big pitches tho. We’ve frozen on big pitches!

  • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    That’s enough QT. Same old same old.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Never watch it, politicians talking nonsense, and never answering the questions being asked.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm
  • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Now that Manure are through to the Ropey final against Ajax I wonder what side Moaninhio will put out on Sunday?

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Rooney is a cert.

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm

        Possibly same team against Arse?

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:35 pm

          Logic dictates that it could.

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        Dembele must be a cert as well.

        • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm

          as IMO we are weaker without him and should have played against the Spammers from the off.

          • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

            Away games against physical sides would suggest playing Dem & Wan to crush the opposition midfield from the start.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Freünd or Foe
    You do know that fortune telling is the work of Satan, don’t you?

    Shirley astrology is ok, isn’t it?

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Burn the witch! 😠

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        Thats fine. But buy a drink first. Its only proper

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I dont know? The french didnt do well with that in south africa

  • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    McG ⚽⚽
    He wouldn’t make my squad of 22, so bin him. Hopefully Levy will manage a Jake Livermore…

    Whos your 22? If you say shitsko, im off

    • McG⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      If you’d read earlier posts, you’d.know I’m all for sissy gone. Could on&on have a tournament like sissy managed at international level last summer? I’d like to see both gone, but if a choice of the two, I’d keep sissy.

      • mikespurs May 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

        I have read. Some can play club ball better then international & vis-versa. Shitsko is old, sucked at his clubs for several years. Id put josh in to see what he can do. Its unknow unlike the guy who had 1 good euros.

        • mikespurs May 12, 2017 at 12:12 am

          By the way, havent heard your 22 yet?

  • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    To those tuning into QT at 10.50 pm.
    Edinburgh
    Question Time

    David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Edinburgh.

    On the panel are Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, Conservative Home Office minister Ben Wallace, the SNP’s Joanna Cherry, actor David Hayman and Financial Times columnist Merryn Somerset Webb.

    Very tame panel as def needs a Galloway to excite the audience?

    Call me cynical but expecting the first question to be about the Labour Manifesto.

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Whats a panel?…… & more importantly a manifesto? Sorry public edacation and all

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:23 pm

        manifesto
        A public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.

        • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

          What about a club? Whats levys manifesto? I buy for 1 sell for 2

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Ho hum. The same knobs who accuse Corbyn of leading Labour to defeat will be the ones who leaked the manifesto and plot against him. No doubt friends and worshippers of Blair.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        Maybe, but Corbyn is his own worst enemy.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

          I like him, but the forces of evil are stacked against him.

          • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

            Kier Starmer is my man!

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm

              The next leader will be Dan Jarvis.

              • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 10:27 pm

                Corbyn is a relic of the 70s. IMO Wrong time. Wrong place.!

        • MysteriousStranger May 12, 2017 at 2:18 am

          Because? The media told you so? His policies are pretty sound.

          • Caspurs♿️ May 12, 2017 at 2:31 am

            Er? No! I wouldn’t disagree..

            • MysteriousStranger May 12, 2017 at 4:43 am

              So he’s his own worst enemy because? He supports Arsenal?

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      Shirley if people are tuning into QT, they’ll work that out for themselves..

      • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        At least Andrew Neill who follows makes me chuckle with his scathing wit and put downs.

        • MysteriousStranger May 12, 2017 at 2:20 am

          I can’t stand the biased cunt. Talks out of his arse and is a rude twat who talk about over his guests, especially if they aren’t Tories.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      David want to see great debates check out Munk Debates online

  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Ha ha , just seen a sneaky peek of Sundays events…

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I’m getting’ a tee shirt, nu nut n’ nur nur.
      And a wavy thing.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        *nur nur n’ fackin nur nur!

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm

          Hey Nutty, sorry about the smart arse comment. Just that my brother in law is a colossal Apple Mac bore, and doesnt even like football!😒

          • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

            I didn’t even notice, oh sorry you were talking to Nutty..

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm

              I would never stoop so low as to call you names.

              • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:35 pm

                I feel left out now.

                • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:35 pm

                  Smeghead.

                  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

                    😘

                    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm

                      💑

          • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

            I know my place!

            • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

              It’s always good to know your seat number..Git.

              • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:45 pm

                Sarf stand massive!

                • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

                  Grrrrrrrr. 👍

                • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:46 pm

                  Always the West. Don’t ask me why.

                  • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm

                    Oops! East Stand I meant. D’oh.

                    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm

                      Phew, you were that {} close to being ostracised.

                  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm

                    Why?

                    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

                      Habit, which is no reason at all.

                  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm

                    Don’t get a choice with the current ballot system.

                    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm

                      Maybe things will improve in the new place, he said with a due sense of dread and foreboding. At least there will be a choice of cheese.

                    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 11:02 pm

                      Sahf stand is the best, upper or lower?

  • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    right, I’ve switched from my android phone to a windows 10 tablet for the first ever time. this might be pance.:[

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      its an Asus

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm

        That’ll learn ya.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

          yeah, not too chuffed by it so far.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:13 pm

          what do you use Nutty?

          • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:15 pm

            MacBook Pro.

            • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm

              Youda man!

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm

              A smart arse special. I’m not flush with the spondulicks.

  • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    When’s the last time we managed an entire season undefeated at home?

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Shhh. Bad luck

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      1964-65
      W18 D3

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

        Away from home:
        W1 D4 L16 !!!

        • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

          That’s a little Jekyll & Hyde to say the least!

          • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

            Indeed the Spursy way!

        • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 9:38 pm

          That’s pance.

          • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm

            According to glos it was Niccers.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

          That must have annoyed the shit out of Bill Nic.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

            It’s Ron I would have been concerned about.

            • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 9:45 pm

              Would that be the year Ron got on the wrong ferry?

              • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm

                To watch Liverpool.

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

              Did Jennings arrive the season after that?

              • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

                Nope, that was his first season.

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Alas still not enough to win the league that but we won the European Cup winners cup in 1964.

    • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Hazard a guess the double 60/61 season?

    • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Winter 2016-17

  • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I know people are big haters on onomah but honestly the jury is still out for me. Thought he showed promise last season & hasnt been given much a chance this season off of 85min sub. With that said he did suck in the league cup as a starter, but the whole team was a bunch of kids that game. Personally would like him to stay another season before loan, hes young & has time

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      It’s weird, a week ago none of the development squad played in the Premier League 2 match against Leicester. Why can’t Onomah, Nkoudou, Walker-Peters play in those games? At least they are competitive matches. We got trounced 4-1 and they played Kapuska their summer signing in the game, so it was open to older players.

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm

        Why risk Barkley when we have Marcus Edwards waiting in the wings?
        IMO ideally we need a classy playmaker of Modric, / David Silva ilk.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

          Dilly, Edwards played last Thursday in that game. He still looked like a child against men, he really does look lightweight. He has the skill but not the strength, yet. A slow developer.

          • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm

            Disappointed news about Edwards talked up as a future Mess!

            • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:27 pm

              *Messi

              • Rich g May 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

                Utter bollocks as usual

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

              He won a penalty, but was still getting knocked about.

              • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

                Unless Edwards does bodybuilding to build up his physique how does he get stronger?

                • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

                  Partly with age. On&on is pretty crap compared to the standard required for CL or PL, so let him go I recon.

                  • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm

                    Still dont agree. Bit player maybe, but still have 2 more cups on top of that. Plus again young & doesnt cost 30 mill to see if it works

                    • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm

                      He wouldn’t make my squad of 22, so bin him. Hopefully Levy will manage a Jake Livermore…

                • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

                  We employ sports science experts. It’s their call. Inject him with testosterone?

                  • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

                    Inject him with botox & filler, remove some tummy fat & use it to increase his arse…

      • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm

        Agreed when provided we beat Manure we are guaranteed second spot and can trot out the kids.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm

          We will NOT trot out the kids against Leicester and Hull.

          • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

            Why not if we are guaranteed second?

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

              We owe Leicester a duffing up and to finish in a strong second. Mind you, If Hull need a win last game, I wouldn’t be adverse to taking that easy.

              • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

                And the kids would get humiliated. Not a good idea for their development.

                • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm

                  How about Wimmer playing, and Sissy?

                  • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

                    and Janssen?

                    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm

                      Yes.

              • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm

                Agreed!

                • Aussie in Switzerland May 12, 2017 at 8:08 am

                  Kane still in golden boot race…..he will play all the games

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        I agree. & why throw on shitsko when we could give experience to some younger guys on the team. Sorry, nothing he can do with up the cost of taking him for us. Plus im pretty certain a one leg man with the brain could do better

    • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Onomah is a no go.

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        Based on what? Wont say im totally right. He might be worth a 70th min sub with first teamers to see if he can play a part

    • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Hasn’t looked as confident recently to me. I was quite a fan, but in the little time he’s had on the pitch he’s not imposed himself in any way. Poch must like him for a reason, you’d assume. ,

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Id like assume to. But could be wrong. All i know was i was screaming for kane, everyone thought i was kicked in the head by a donkey. I was screaming for alli….same. even if im wrong. Two outof three aint bad

        • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm

          You do know that fortune telling is the work of Satan, don’t you?

          • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:01 pm

            Now you know my middle name

            • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm

              Mikefortunetellingspurs.

              • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:15 pm

                More like mikewrongallthethetimesatan. But a clock can be right twice a day, just not mine

          • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm

            Also the last work my ex told me😉

  • Lilywhite without the II May 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Why is it taking the club so long to tell us what’s going on Sunday…if you have to stay late I want to know its bloody worth it!
    Does anyone know what type of screw fitting the seats are fixed on with??

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Will you be there on Sunday?

      • Lilywhite without the "ll" May 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

        Yep

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      I found the whole last year of a historic stadium last days a bit odd. In the states it would be known & a whole season playing tribute to the end of an era. Take yankee stadium as an example. Seems like a bunch of clueless dudes to me.

    • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      If they’d just leave us to it we’d have it demolished in no time.

  • Lilywhite without the II May 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Yes please, Poch will turn him into Gazza…

  • AccringtonSpurs May 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Looking at our bench – Nkoudou, Sissoko, Onomah… I’d take Barkley. I’d rather Isco tho that was never on the cards so I’d rather take a Zaha or a Barkley in the circumstances if the alternative is some ‘Billy Nobody’.

    Onomah out on loan next season? Possibly to Ajax from what HH says.
    Sissy is toast.
    Nkoudou we haven’y got time for you to learn anymore. Sell.

    • baz May 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      We should have nabbed Zaha when munure were getting shot of him. Now the price is overe the odds. But I’d rather him than BaRKLEY

      • AccringtonSpurs May 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

        Zaha was still a bit shit back then. he’s one of the unpredictable ones who have really developed latterly.

        • baz May 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

          He was worth a gamble after he done an Adel Tarrabt in the championship

  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Anuvver Alien fillum?! I wonder what this one’s about..

    • Superspoz 🍳 May 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Erm …dunno…go on.

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:02 pm

        Can they win finally & get a trophy? Been rooting for them for years

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Ahr’n’arf I reckon.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm

        BINGO!

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Its about 2 hours.

  • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    You’ll all be pleased to know that Firefox has sorted me probs 😁

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Pfft.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Firefox always eats up my ram and then crashes. Pance.

      • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

        A fox eats a ram must be a big fox.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          Or a small ram.

          • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

            • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

              Quite possibly the best thing you’ve ever said.

            • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

              Reminds me of my SBT.

              • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm

                Special Best Terrapin?

    • Superspoz 🍳 May 11, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Did the Russians ever get it back from Clint Eastwood?

      • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        It was cut and shut with a Starfighter so they say.

  • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    My broken clock always move forward, so im never right

  • Frontwheel 2 May 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Gonna have to cheer on the bindippers,feels very strange

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Against whom?

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        Anyone, get with the programme.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm

          To stop Le Arse? The dippers being the lesser of two weevils?

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

            Another Aubrey / Maturin fan?

  • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Lawrenson has backed us to beat Manchester United 2-0 , which puts a dent in my confidence.

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Well, i put kane on my fantasy team this week. If history has taught me anything……it will be a disaster

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        Then take him out!

        • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

          For the greater good? You might be onto something

        • baz May 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm

          That’s a bit strong putting a hit out on Harry

          • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm

            Better a broken man then a broken heart? Dont know the answer…….much like barkley. See how i brought it all back

          • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm

            No one person is bigger than the team. 🔫

            • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

              You’ve obviously never seen my team

              • baz May 11, 2017 at 8:55 pm

                My team is not looknig too good either

                • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

                  Should have ignored the anti-cheatski shit from the beginning. Every one of them would have broken their leg & we would be winning the league.

                  • baz May 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

                    I broke that rule with Costa a few times and it never paid off. I think oone time he scored minus points

    • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      A clock is right twice a day, this’ll be one of them.

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        My broken clock always move forward, so im never right

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        Ha ha, showing ya age again r`Andy, weasel got 24hr digital clocks nowadays..

        • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

          Bah, what’s wrong with sundials.

          • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:52 pm

            The sun

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      We’re doomed captain.

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Your not my captain my captain

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

          Catpain.

          • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:53 pm

            Always more of a dog person myself.

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

              Woof!

  • DAVID May 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Coric is World class, he beat Andy Murray today.

    • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      How’s Madgeorca big D?

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        AGAIN!

        • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

          He only went yesterday!

          • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

            Is Big D a tax exile?

            • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

              He doesn’t pay tax, he taught Trump all he knows.

              • DAVID May 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

                It’s good guys, first time I’ve been here, will be watching our match on Sunday in a local bar.

                • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

                  👍

  • baz May 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I’d rather sign Charles Barkley than that joker

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Wont fit in our pressing style.

      • baz May 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

        What about Iran Barkley?

        • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

          Too much press

          • baz May 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm

            What about Barkley from Sesame Street?

            • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

              Dont know the block very well but hear he has a bad attitude. But that came from the grouch so who knows

    • DC Hotspur May 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Gnarls Barkley perhaps?

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        Perhaps…….?

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Lovely little Italian eatery opened up near my gaff; cross between an osteria and a trattoria. Simple food, quality ingredients (no forehead sweat) reasonably priced. Shweet.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Egg and chips please garçon. Just one egg, because an oeuf’s enough
      .

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm

        I think you’ve had enough, fatso.

  • legover May 11, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    No ! much rather have Coric and Dolberg plus maybe Klassen. Get rid of Janssen, Davis, Sissoko. Give Nocluedo another season with more minutes. Need some cover for Toby and Verts. Need another LB as cover for Rose. Need another RB if Bonzo departs. Like to see Edwards come through. Winks will be back and Dame Lamela may return after being rebuilt.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Dolberg looks really good. Maybe swap deal with Janssen + 5 million?

      • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

        Also he’s Danish so must know Eriksen. Might help a deal.

        • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm

          Might know how to take corner?

          • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:43 pm

            No, he’s a striker. In the box please.

            • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

              Then whos gonna take the corners? I can stand in the box all day, same result

              • Aussie in Switzerland May 12, 2017 at 8:12 am

                I heard Kane was good at taking corners

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      I want siggy back!

  • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Barkley. The potential hasn’t matured at Everton. If the price tag is over 20 million no thanks. And it will be if we got 14 million for Bentaleb.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Bitza Pizza crisps.
    Sweetcorn Skips.
    Nuff said.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      And to drink? An amusing little Beaujolais perhaps?

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

        Tee hee.

        • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

          Tea, he says.

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm

          Something light and fruity.

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm

            Fanny’s a bit light and fruity.

            • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

              I’ve heard rumours…

            • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

              Not really; he is 100% macho.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm

        What vintage?

        • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm

          2016. Beaujolais doesn’t age well. Drink it young and fresh.

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm

            * giggles *

  • SpurAndy May 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Testing, testes Firefox testes.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Very.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I’ve never seen Barkley play or even a YouTube clip of him, but Rich G says no, and that’s good enough for me.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      But the Man from Del Monte says “Yes”.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm

        That’s like comparing toffees and oranges.

  • Stevo1987 May 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Generally, our bunch are happy and smiling. Barkley is not. Looks a misery guts. So, on that, it’s a “no” from me.

    • Gloster1861 May 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Good point. Don’t want a bad egg in the dressing room. Assou-ekotto, Adebayor, no thank you. However, maybe being at Everton has induced hopelessness in the lad.

  • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I haven’t been overly impressed with Barkley, but the key point is does Poch want him?

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      H isn’t asking Poch, he’s asking 👉YOU.

      • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm

        Then you may stop reading my sentence at the comma.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm

          What’s a comma between friends..

          • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm

            That’s just comma sense.

            • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm

              Cooooma comma comma comma comma chameeeleeeooon.

              • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm

                Instant Comma’s gonna get you
                Gonna knock you right on the head

                • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

                  Comma nEileen.

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm

            frie,nds

            • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

              *friends,pals

              • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm

                👬,👬

  • Hartley™ May 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Do you mind terribly if I decline your very kind offer, he’s shit.

    • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      He’s a great squad player, and if Poch can get a tune, poss more…

    • David Dillenberg May 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      NO to Barkley
      Yes to CORIC

      • Citizen Smozz May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        Coric plays in a micky mouse league.
        Barkley plays in the premier league, has pace to burn and goes past people with ease, the Poochman could turn this boy into a beast!
        Sign him up!!

        • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

          Dembele replacement possibly were my thoughts (when the time comes)

          • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm

            Can you please keep your thoughts to yourself…

      • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm

        As for Coric, sign him, then loan him to Ajax (if that ITK is true).

  • SpurAndy 🍒π May 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    A y body lately having problems with the TBH site on an android phone using Chrome? Won’t refresh using home WiFi and individual comments panes misbehaving?

    • SpurAndy 🍒π May 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Just me then 🙁

      • SeattleSpursGuy May 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

        No, but I have had issues using an iphone and Safari. Weird.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm

          Moi aussi.

      • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

        Have you trie upgrading from chrome to gold?

        • SpurAndy 🍒π May 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm

          Gold?

          • McG ⚽⚽ May 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

            Google Gold

            • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 7:37 pm

              Only 45% APR…

  • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Don’t know about Barkley but I could do with a very large Transit van.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Have you asked Raz?

      • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

        I sent him a message cut in half from two of my email accounts.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

          BRILLiant.

          • 61SpursNut🌰 May 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm

            I see what you did there.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    This summer I would hope Spurs would concentrate on signing players good enough for the first team. This would create a real sense of competition for first team places, it would also enable us to have a bench with players who can actually effect the game when given the chance.
    Alas, sadly I believe it will be no different to previous transfer windows.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Yeah. And look where that’s got us.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Ohh. Do you? Do you, sir? I bet you do, sir. Ohh. Suits you.

  • Rich g May 11, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Nope,not an area where we are lacking

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      What he said.

  • Freünd or Foe May 11, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I said no fanks below, I think he’d be ok as a squad player to make our bench stronger, but could see him wanting more than that. If he wants to leave Everton to better himself then good for him, but Everton are pretty perfect for the level of player I believe he is. In my opinion. As far as I’m concerned.

    • VincentianMagic May 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      I have to agree, concur.

  • VincentianMagic May 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Rather spend funds generated from Walker, Sissy, the two N’s and Wimmer on Maguire/Keane; Dembele; Klassen and Demarai Gray.

    Only worth a punt for £10M or exchange for Sissy.

    • VincentianMagic May 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Josh King as a 3rd CF if Janssen goes.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm

        You are Joshking, right?

  • caveman May 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’d have Barkley for £20m, not a penny more. His temperament is suspect and I think Koeman knows that and wants rid. If Poch can turn him into a great player then it is worth the gamble but you have to think what he would sell on for if he didn’t cut it.

    • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Havent seen him enough to have a concrete opinion. But
      A) everton fans i know talk about him alot like newcastle fans did about sissy
      B) poch is obviously good with young talent, so maybe worth a punt

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I have really not seen Barkley enough..havent really noticed what he does more likely….

    Arent we covered?

    Maybe we need some more creativity with and edge of power

    I know you hate him but I like Sanchez

  • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Commenting on the last blog. No one should hold their breath on the nfl. Life long giants fan but cant really bring myself to watch the game anymore. You can talk about the systematic screwing of most the players. If you get hurt, bye bye money. Most players dont even get to point where they can collect their pensions. But also they hold cities ransom for new stadiums (a lot of public money) or threaten to leave. Raiders/rams a perfect example. St. Louis is in a lawsuit because they now have a huge stadium that they paid alot for but no team anymore. That money could have been used for so many other things other then lineing the pockets of billionaries. An dont even get me started on the arguement about all the jobs created. Jobs that couldnt support my dog, let alone a family. Nfl are a bunch of crooks & will screw us over the moment they can.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      I like the evening up of teams with drafts…said it in the last blog

      • mikespurs May 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        Dont disagree. But many other sports does that. I also like regulation in footy. Keeps losers with more of an eye on finances alittle more honest. Even if its only aliitle bit.

  • Horndog May 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Pfft.

  • Bruxie May 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Lacks mobility.

    Would be a good European competition purchase.

    And to give someone a rest.

    Not over enthusiastic.

  • Superspoz 🍳 May 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I’ll wait until poch give his answer before I give mine.

  • JuandeInternational May 11, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Nope. Went missing recently when Everton got turned over by Chelsea. We’ve already got plenty of players who are capable of being out of their depth at times, no sense in signing more of the same.

  • Frontwheel 2 May 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    He seems a bit Townsendy,Poch couldn’t get him on script,so I wouldn’t be confident he could get Barkley to play the Poch way.

  • Cptcaveman May 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Only if he was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…

  • SpurAndy 🍒π May 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    It depends on the price and what his wages would be. He’s got two good feet but not sure about his brain. But he has got talent and Poch might be the one to make him blossom. Other than Sissoko not sure who he’d replace atm.

  • MysteriousStranger May 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    No.

    • Ufluckinplic May 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Who would you like to see MS?

      • MysteriousStranger May 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

        I’d rather we got Gylfi back than went for Barkley, personally. Sometimes I see Barkley and think he has great potential, and then I watch him tackle five times more recklessly than Lamela ever did, and think, forget him. Not sure that his brain can be trained to stop him from being so rash.

        However if Poch wants him and thinks he can get him to improve then I suppose we’ll end up finding out either way.

        • MysteriousStranger May 11, 2017 at 4:50 pm

          I note Unk wrote similar below.

        • UnkleTaff May 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

          To be fair to Barkley, most of his rash tackles seem to come in Liverpool games. Maybe he’ll “calm down” a bit if he leaves Merseyside.

  • Sid Trotter May 11, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    He’s good but sporadic. We have enough of those. Isco please

    • Harry Hotspur May 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      More chance of Ron Atkinson returning to football in any capacity…

      • 89Spurs 👁 May 11, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Will he still be wearing that hat!

        • Harry Hotspur May 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm

          Optional extras are extra

  • Ufluckinplic May 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    If you go onto the spurs facebook page they are showing the 1984 UEFA cup final in full. Brian Moore and Brian Clough commentating.

    As for Barkley, Yes. Along with Maquire from Hull and Josh King from Bournemouth

    • UnkleTaff May 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Barkley, Maguire (or Keane) and King would represent excellent transfer business in my view.

      • Ufluckinplic May 11, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        But how much would you reckon Unk for all 3?

        • UnkleTaff May 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm

          £50m at least, I’d’ve thought. Can’t see Barkley going for much (if anything) less than £30m.

          £60-70m?

          The crazy thing is we’d probably only need to sell Walker, Sissoko and AN Other to fund those deals.

          • Gus May 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm

            Do it

            • UnkleTaff May 11, 2017 at 4:04 pm

              I’ll ‘ave a word.

              • Harry Hotspur May 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

                3rded

  • Double A May 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Yes i would, imagine the tune Poch will get out of him………..

  • Freund or Foe May 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    No fanks.

  • A waddle and a fork May 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    When he is good he is great but his head is not right since he broke his leg as a kid. He was gonna be the new Gazza and has never lived to the standards that he or Everton thought he would. He wont ever go crunching into tackles ever again. He also is not the type ot enjoy being in London. I think there is better than him. I would rather pay the same amount for Siggy!

    • UnkleTaff May 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      What, like this you mean?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j507PjoewZA

      If anything Barkley is over zealous with his tackling.

      So long as this reckless tendency can be curbed I’d take him in a heartbeat. He’s a fantastic talent.

  • 89Spurs 👁 May 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Is it Gloss or Ross? Depends on the fee.

  • Elevenstonedidiots May 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Wouldn’t say no but would much prefer Mahrez