Date: 4th August 2017 at 12:33pm
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Aston Villa have pulled off an absolute coup here!

It’s difficult to think of a situation even close to this one, where a Premier League side loaned out a player worth up to £40million to anyone, let alone a Championship side.

Only last week Daniel Levy told us…

“…the academy is important because we can produce our own players. We don’t have to go and spend £20, £30m, £40m on a player and obviously that homegrown player has an affinity with the club that a player we buy doesn’t.”

Josh Onomah was the most advanced academy player in the Tottenham ranks, oo surely Onomah must be seen by Levy as being at the top end of the ‘£20, £30m, £40m’ valuations he listed so proudly.

Onomah will get his want, namely first team football.

He told Villa fans: “I can’t wait to get started. This is a huge football club and I want to really make my mark here and prove to be a player the manager can rely on. I know that promotion is the aim and I am here to help us achieve that.”

Having loaned out such a valuable asset, Spurs must be on the brink of making a rather big announcement or two!

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

  • Dave August 4, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I would take issue with HH over his/her approach to the prices for the Juve game. Clearly THFC were as hacked off as us at the prices. This was totally outside their control. They do not own/control Wembley and the actual owners got a profit hungry mob in to sell a friendly at Premiership prices. What HH DOES NOT STATE is that CLEARLY, THFC have worked behind the scenes to reduce the ridiculous prices. HH did not mention this. I am due a refund because of Mr Levy. All prices have been reduced. Thank you Mr Levy. Note to HH. Where would we be without the hero Mr Levy? Will you deny that you are actually an Arsenal STH?

    • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Dave,

      I do not know what it is that I have done to give you the impression that I am fucking moron, but let me attempt to redress the confusion for you…

      Are you genuinely suggesting that THFC ‘awoke’ one morning to discover that they had been corralled into this whore-fest? And that Wembley Inc told them that due to an ancient law set down by the druids that first ruled Brent, that Spurs HAD to play?

      No. Wembley were approached by Relevent and a deal was brokered to which all parties were fully aware of all aspects of the deal. Including the face value of the ticket prices.

      Only the most naive child would imagine for a nanosecond that the promotor’s arrival in the equation wouldn’t effect the money and something was going to have to give.

      That something was always going to be the punter.

      THFC have NOT been feverishly working away behind the scenes to salvage this. They are not in control of the situation.

      There was a nominal reduction out sheer embarrassment at the lack of interest. So what?

      Is Levy the the man to tell a promotor what to do? I don’t think so. His cut is guaranteed and this is the same c*** that despite having nearly 3 times as many seats to sell next season, has not knocked a penny piece off tickets.

      Try again.

  • Andreas August 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This is crazy, once again levy fucking about not signed anyone yet and quite willing to kick off without any signings.
    He has no intention of trying to win a trophy.
    The first few games of the season are just as important as the last few games. Utter disgrace ,and we bought two ducking season tickets. Fuck off levy.

    • Andreas August 4, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Fucking

  • digiyid August 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Onomah is good at his age level but not cutting it at EPL level. He needs playing time to gain some confidence and build some faith in his own ability. He seems to have a problem with the pace of the game. Lets hope he comes back as a different player but i dont think he has got what it takes to make it as a big time player at all. LEVY one word..SPEND..SPEND ..SPEND

  • John Greenwood August 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Sadly, Omunah has not really impressed when given the chance by Pochetino but he continued to give him his chance so we must wait and see if he is correct.
    Maybe he will learn a great deal at Villa and be of use to us in the future!
    It will now be interesting to see who we buy!

  • Scarface August 4, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    He’s nit that good in fact like most on the US Tour he’s an average squad player at best…. I hope you are spot on about a possible signing!!!!

  • Chris cp August 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I think we had to get rid of Onumah to make way for Bale

    • Spurslover August 4, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Hope you are right 🙂

  • AccringtonSpurs August 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm
  • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Robbie Keane has signed for the Indian Superleague Champions.

    ‘The offer to experience a new league and culture in Asia appealed to me. To join the current Indian Super League champions is a great pleasure’

    • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      ‘The MONEY appealed to me. To join the current Indian Super League champions is a great pleasure’

      • Andreas August 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        “I have always been a fan”

        • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

          Wretched little oik.

  • Paddy Spurs August 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    You bastards, I clicked on this link again excited. I can’t get off this stupid NewsNow addiction – never been for so many sit down pisses

  • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Daygo Costa is up for grabs from the racists.

    Let’s get that git.

    • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      He could be too ugly to wear the badge.

    • digiyid August 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      and start selling the others since he will split the dressing room..

  • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Latest news folks!

    Neymar: It’s sad people think Paris St-Germain move was motivated by money.

    FFS!! Why didn’t we put in a bid then and put the lad on £50K a week? Levy you tosser.

    • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Right, he wanted a new challenge, like not wanting his picture taken with Messi and Suarez any longer.

      • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

        If he really wanted a challenge he should’ve tried signing for Brighton or someone!

  • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    The owner of PSG is saying to people who are moaning about financial fair play – ‘go and have a coffee and don’t worry about us’

    Nice

    • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      It’s not bad advice, really.

      • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

        I don’t like coffee

        • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

          How the fuck do you make it to beer o`clock????

          • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

            You on the 19th hole yet FoFty???

            • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

              Don`t go until the morning Nils. Get there for some breakfast, gym, swim and steam, then a bit of practice before a 1pm tee off. Then drink myself senseless and do it all again on Sunday.
              Life doesn`t get any better.

              • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

                Beautiful

                Have fun buddy

              • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm

                I`m working on yours right now, wont be too long dude.

                • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

                  No worries mate, just make sure you have a damn good weekend!!!

              • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

                My two boys and five others are taking me on a two day Birthday golfing drink-a-thon this weekend. Yowsa!

                • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                  Yay Dawg! Have a great time.

                  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                    Trust me

                • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

                  Are you and FoFty meeting up???

                  Happy Birthday To one of the nicest guys I’ve met Horny.

                  Hope you have a good weekend big fella. X

                  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm

                    Thanks, me and Gavlav were born tomorrow.

                    • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm

                      That`s 2 birthdays you`ve had in just over a year. Something fishy going on.

                      Have a bloody wonderful birthday and a bloody wonderful time, you bloody wonderful man.

                    • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm

                      Love you man.

                • TheCincinnatiYid August 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

                  Careful, dude! I did that with my boy and 18 other close personal friends in June, and wound up in the ER for a full day. Easy does it!

                  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

                    No problem Cincy but thanks for having my back.

        • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

          I had the coffee in London when I was there a couple months back. I don’t blame you.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      They should be in a league of their own

      • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

        It`s not far off that.

    • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Im sure a conversation along the lines of ‘we can do what we’re doing or we can take out billions out of the game and go elsewhere’ would be helpful

  • Ossie's knees August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Levy is an idiot – official. He also passed a recent dope test with flying colours, confirming that yes he was every bit the dope.

    • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Put a noose round the gits neck and then he can be a dope on a rope.

  • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    We will storm the league with our 12 competent players. Greatest achievement ever. Stuff of legend. Songs will be written.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      IQ tests completed

      • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        but not passed.

    • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Short songs.

      In the pitch of a dog whistle.

      • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        More like samples.

    • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Liverpool won the league using just 12 players in a 42 league game season in the early 80’s

      • SeattleSpursGuy August 4, 2017 at 2:01 pm

        Men were men back then.

        • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

          The trick is having a perm and big furry moustache

          • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

            Was that you in your prime Nilly?

            • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

              I’ve always looked like a new born baby

              • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

                Yes, but you’re not soft as a babies bottom. Well you could be?

          • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

            Calm down, calm down.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm

        Tottenham used 6 of their 11 players to play all their games in 1960/61
        Ok in tbe cup final they used 7

    • SoCalYid August 4, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      it will be glorious

  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    This Onomah move happened without a lot of leaks, hoopla or pre loan news. Could it be that we are in the process of some other covert moves? Incoming?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Yes can see us getting started. I knew this was going to happen.I saw HH packing his bags for a week in Marbella

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        With Gladys

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      I clicked on it and the Starbucks Connect to the Internet came on
      How did you know Cas?

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    If prices go the way they are it wont be Tottenham fans that will be complaining about us not buying…..the TV companies spending ever more on rights will demand it

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    TopOfThePochs
    Is this a word jumble?

    Not at all.. its perfect

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    There is a glimmer of hope….a glimmer……

    • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Hope springs eternal leaks.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 August 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        A never ending slash

  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    With Onomah gone and Sissoko on the verge of going, look out Ron, N’koudou is about to be handed a bigger role.

  • Kevin August 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    “Worth” 40M? Absolute BS. Not as much as Neymar’s buyout clause of $260M….the game has gone to the dogs.

  • Karnage August 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Let’s all go behind our sheds (or the nearest shed) with our shotguns…

  • Yiddo August 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    How will we cope? How will we know a game is over if he can’t be brought on? We need a new curtains.

  • Mikey August 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I would have thought the Spurs mangement is better placed than anyone to decide the best for the development of players, after all Kane was loaned out on a number of occasions and came back to be a megamega-million player. What’s Harry worth?? A lot more that 20,30,40million. To be fair Levy has a point. Levy may well be able to get that for home grown and developed players in the next few years. 50million for Bonzo anyone?.

  • UnkleTaff August 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Well. At least the Villa fans are happy.

    https://www.footballfancast.com/social-media/twitter/aston-villa-fans-react-as-club-announce-arrival-of-onomah

    I think Josh has got it in him to be a really good player but even I wouldn’t go this far…

    • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      They are in for a fucking shock.

    • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      This one got me….

      george @Gleelee123
      Probably one of the signings of the season

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Yep. He looked the boss of Venezuela under12’s but the championship is a bitch of a tough division. In some ways he may find it tougher than the prem, not quality wise but just relentlesness and physicality.

      • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        That’s exactly what he needs.

  • Stumbling along August 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Off topic just seen Messi buyout clause is £268 million looks a bargain

  • Stumbling along August 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Winks in more Advanced the Josh?

    • Stumbling along August 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Than

      • UnkleTaff August 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        Is

        • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

          Maybe just start again.

      • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        Is this a word jumble?

        • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

          More Winks advanced in the Josh?

        • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

          Tell can`t I.

          • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

            Forgot about him, which is strange given I have his picture in a gold frame by my bed

            • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

              I am told Bernie likes him.

            • AccringtonSpurs August 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

              you have a bed? always got the impression you hung upside down from the rafters?

              • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm

                I call it ‘my bed’ for appearances sake.

            • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm

              Now you`re just making me jealous.

              • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm

                I mean you can barely make out who it is because of the ‘deposits’ but it is him.

          • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

            window fest shit his a transfer is

    • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Nope, in fact Poch has played Jost in a more advanced position, not to much avail tho.

      • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        *Josh

  • Thehughtonslice August 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Sports Mole (whoever they are) have a link on Newsnow saying, Tottenham Hotspur winger Josh Onomah to Villa etc etc. What is wrong with these online scribes? He’s patently not a winger. They used to describe Simon Davies as a winger. Slowest bloody wingers since Andy Sinton

    • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Umm, Poch played him out wide. It is a word association game.

      • Thehughtonslice August 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        Someone has to play wide otherwise the middle of the pitch gets a bit crowded. Doesn’t make him a winger though anymore than Sissoko is

      • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        And Davies was mostly a wide player too. And Sinton. I don`t geddit.

        • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

          Poch doesn’t use wingers, so it doesn’t matter where players play, it’s the wrong word to use.

          • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

            I am used to winging it.

            • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

              I`m rather inverted.

    • Stumbling along August 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Sinton had to great feet

      • Thehughtonslice August 4, 2017 at 1:17 pm

        I don’t. I can’t get rid of this fucking fungal toe nail infection

  • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    So providing Sissoko is off to Turkey that makes 3 first team squad members from last season out the door. Lamela is also AWOL still.

    Our squad didn’t have the depth of quality to play & properly compete in 4 competitions last season.

    We have the whole ‘playing at Wembley’ achilles heel.

    Oh and our competitors have significantly strengthend this year.

    I’m sure we have some wet behind the ears academy lads to come in and fill the void so that we can put extra undue pressure on them & set back their careers by a few years before they’ve even begun them.

    Lovely Jubbly.

  • Peter Ag August 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Levy so predictable … will not buy until we have sold .. thought that with Walker going Poch may have had the go ahead to spend …

  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Will Onomah learn anything from John Terry?

    • caveman August 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Oh no, forgot about that. He’ll come back to us a drug dealer.

      • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        He should be more worried about Terry getting his other half’s phone number…

    • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      As much as we all hate him, we can`t argue with his achievements or mentality, football wise. Yes, I hope he does learn from him.

      • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        Agreed.

        • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:06 pm

          Josh ‘lothario’ Onomah?

      • UnkleTaff August 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        Hell, yeah. As despicable a human being John Terry may or may not be, his qualities as a footballer are surely beyond question.

      • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        He’ll be selling them cocaine and supplying them with hookers within a fortnight.

        • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

          Fuckit, shoulda got his number when I had the chance.

  • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    N14 Spur

    Oh my, sorry I should’ve done my homework – just found out what did actually happen to Kyle Walker…

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/13/manchester-city-kyle-walker-tottenham

    You seriously don’t understand what the issue is here, do you?

    We’ve not only all read that, we were aware of it before you published it for the third time. Although unlike you, some of us had read it properly.

    Maybe link to Bonzo’s loan again, once more for luck?

    • N14 Spur August 4, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Read what properly? The fact that a player we loaned as a youngster to Aston Villa actually turned out to benefit from the experience, come back a better player, and then command a huge transfer fee after several more years at the club?

      • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        Actually, just piss off. I thought you were slow, but this is far too much to deal with sober.

        • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:05 pm

          H sober?! It’s one ‘O’ fakin clock!!

          • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

            I am so ashamed.

  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I do like the notion that this move is also about opening up a spot for an incoming savage.

  • richspurs August 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Bale is welcome back. One of very few players available that can crack our first 11. I’ll pitch in a few bucks for his taxi ride back ome. Yeah.

  • N14 Spur August 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    It’s not like Spurs have a history of loaning youngsters to Aston Villa who went on to be crap.

    Just look at Kyle Walker. He was terrible. Never learnt anything at Villa, barely played, came back worse than before, definitely worth less, I mean whatever happened to him?!

  • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    So he signed a new 4 year deal before the loan.

    • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Just read that. Interesting.

      • Freund or Foe August 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        Protecting our asset, makes sense.

        • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm

          A year in the Championship will make a man out of him. Hopefully.

          • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

            It’s a good move, makes room for Kovacic….🙃

    • N14 Spur August 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Shows that Pochettino has perhaps decided he has done enough learning in and around the first team and needs to regularly put that into practice. Give him a season on loan, see what he does with it. Makes sense tbh.

  • Sebbaspurs August 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Rumour is two signings today.

    • AccringtonSpurs August 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      don’t believe it

    • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Onomah & Sissoko

  • TopOfThePochs August 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Maybe Levy didn’t want him telling everyone how good it feels to win something after his summer World Cup medal?

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? August 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    It gets weirder and weirder in levylalaland.

  • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    £40 is about right H

    • Harry Hotspur August 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      That’s 40 payments of £1.

  • Horndog August 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    You could be “guessing” on the announcement issue.

  • Still Nil Nil August 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Me me me me me

  • UnkleTaff August 4, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Just as I predicted.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      What, that Friday would come after Thursday?

      • UnkleTaff August 4, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        I’d have you all scurrying for your calendars if I did that.