Date: 16th August 2017 at 9:33am
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This morning Chelsea Football Club placed a £70million bid for Danny Rose.

It looks like The Sun may have well have been not so much playing Rose along, as being played themselves by Chelsea.

Whilst I can’t resist making a gag about Levy blasting Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ from his office at Hotspur Way, Gladys tells me that this has been met with a rather swift ‘no dice’ from our folically challenged supremo.

To sell Rose – to anyone – would be Levy announcing Game Over. You cannot have the best back four in the Premier League and then cash 50% of it in and retain even a smidgen of credibility.

Time then for Danny Rose to show us is he’s a man of his word, or he’s slimy little t*rd.

Spurs and Chelsea for the first time in a long time are punching at a similar weight, it will be fascinating to see who comes out of this alive.

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

  • dave August 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    we wouldn’t have though. The back 4 that won the last 12 games or whatever it was, was pretty much including Trippier and Davies. Davies played 23 of the 38 pemier league games at left back. Sell the little twat for 95m

  • dan August 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    If both Walker and Rose leave, our team loses some serious pace. It often went unnoticed that those two were quick enough to get back and cover mistakes made by the CB’s last season. Not sure Trippier and Davies can do the same. Chelski are kings of weakening their rivals. Levy will be a fool to sell.

  • Premature adulation August 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Umm how much of the best back 4 was down to Walker and Rose and how much to Tirppier and Davies?

  • Matty k August 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Let’s see if Rose hands in a transfer request.

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      He did.

      In May.

      • Matty k August 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        The Scumbag.

  • Mad frog August 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Never sell to those blue racists chavs

  • richspurs August 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Cheatskis playing games, before Sunday. Trying to unsettle the team. Glad to see them refs clamping down on dirty tackles, even moreso where just intent is shown.

  • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Raz, you post a NewsNow link – no thanks
    To a site that quotes another site – no thanks

    GIVE US LINKS TO SOURCE ARTICLES!!!!

  • Alexsander Sold Nijinsky August 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Now is the Season of Discount Tents.

  • Alexsander Sold Nijinsky August 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    The report above if accurate shows a clear discrepancy in both Clubs valuations of the player, i know DL is a cheapskate but can’t believe he only offered €40 for Sanchez while Ajax value him at €50m.

    • Spursy August 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Shock lowball opening gambit. It’s how he rolls. Sometimes, someone bites. Or he uses their refusal as a chance to wedge in other things to make up for the refusal. Classical negotiation tactics really.

  • Exchange Your Tart August 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

    If he really is a cunt…sell him. If he’s not a cunt…sell him anyway.

    • baz August 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Now is the time as his value is due to drop next season.

  • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    OK we hate the racists, but when the scum lose their mind and make a silly offer like this the sensible and most effective way to get back at them is to say yes. We can replace Rose, he’s not even first choice left back.

    Like it or not, Levy operates a zero net spend policy, so this sale combined with the previous sales gives Poch 150 million to buy four very good players for the squad.

    • Aspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

      +1. Rose is not the messiah, He’s a very naughty boy.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π August 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

      You might get two very good players for £150m but then you have to pay them £200k/week. Ain’t going to happen. If we could guaranty purchases that made us better I’d say go for it. However It’s not like we have an exemplary buying record is it.

      • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

        This depends on where you buy from. Wages would be an issue if you buy from the profligate PL top teams, but not for players from Ajax, or most Spanish or Portuguese, Italian, French (except PSG), Belgian clubs.

    • Tezzly August 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      Rose is 100% first choice LB. People have short memories at just how good he was playing before the injury. Don’t sell to Chelsea, end of.

  • JuandeInternational August 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Where is that info coming from H? I’d still turn it down, but £70m is mental money for a full back.

  • Totspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

    KWP can cover LB as well so if we get a RB replacement for walker in and Sessegnon id get Rose to fuck he obviously wan’t out 28 later this year. Would of preferred to initially of kept hold of both Walker/Rose but neither want to be with us. £120m for two full back’s if we invest that wisely we’d be better off. Poch made these two what they are he will do it again with whoever we go with going forward. People asking why Cheatski want Rose its to try and weaken us not because they really need him.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π August 16, 2017 at 10:36 am

    On the cusp of greatness and we want to sell two of the best backs in the PL. Top clubs don’t do that. I can accept Walker was an exception under the circumstances but lose Rose as well and just get a prospect in isn’t what successful teams do. Also don’t understand why chelski want him when they’ve got Alonso? Could see them wanting to replace Aspic but not Alonso.

    • AccringtonSpurs August 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

      I think they need to up their home-grown quota – so looking at Oxlade and Drinkwater aswell.

    • Camus August 16, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Was Walker an exception under certain circumstances? Seems like he just pulled a Rose move but without going to The Sun.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π August 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        I think H said it was personal circumstances. He was liable to lose his nadgers if he didn’t move north.

    • mattspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Davies played more than Rose last season – he was our left back for a 2nd place finish.
      Trippier had replaced Walker by the end of the season.

      Rose and Walker were £5m players before Poch taught them how to play

      • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        And they’ll soon forget when they leave.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π August 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

        Davies is a good player but Rose is better. He’s only 28 and in his prime and has got at least 3 more years at the top. It seems some think that 28 is the new 32. We’ll be saying 26 is getting too old soon!

        • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

          Two ankle operations? He might be fucked for all we know.

        • mattspurs August 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

          Better? Faster maybe.

          Statistically there’s very little between them – Rose makes more interceptions but that’s about it. If anything Davies’ stats are slightly better and he’s certainly much better disciplined. Less bookings (1-8), less fouls.

    • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Two reasons to sell him. He’s going to be going downhill from this point, and secondly, Poch can justify it to the squad because he shouted his damn fool mouth off.

      • mikespurs August 16, 2017 at 6:28 pm

        Mouth off & you’ll double your wages elsewhere? Hmmmm, sounds horrible

  • Alexsander Sold Nijinsky August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OOTB_football/status/868957552578486272/photo/1
    Sanchez rated better than Mendy, now who bought Mendy ?

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Disappointing to see Davinson back in training, Levy strikes again??

    • mattspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:34 am

      That said going on strike wouldn’t exactly show the best personality would it?

    • SpurAndy 🍒π August 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Yep last thing we want is a player who wants to train and fulfill his contract 😂

  • caveman August 16, 2017 at 10:27 am

    The Sun and Sky are shit scared of Mauricio’s progress at Spurs. They are not welcome as permanent gatecrashers to the Sky top 4 table. I really hope Levy has enough foresight to support Mauricio enough to keep him at Spurs, because, he’s the best player developer in the prem. KWP, Winks and Edwards will have the likes of the Sun rumouring a Chelsea bid next season such are Poch’s skills in polishing turds. It’s vital that we hold on to Poch.

    • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:31 am

      its the sun what do you expect ,its not like everything revolves around them.

      I think sky have mellowed out though ,Souness,Redknapp,Carragher and especially Neville are always raving about us and poch

      • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

        The Sun and Sky are all part of Murdoch’s media empire. Two cheeks of the same arse.

        • Camus August 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

          And what comes out between them? That’s the key part of the analogy.

  • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Sanchez back in training with Ajax

    • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

      He looks really up for it or not

    • Camus August 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Really hope we don’t drag this one out now, H.
      History suggests we will.
      According to reports, we are only £5mill away from Ajax’s valuation. Mess about for a week now and it allows plenty of time for another club to swoop in and offer him double what we’re offering.

      • JuandeInternational August 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

        Of course we will. When has Levy not indulged in games of who blinks first to try and shave a few more quid off the price? He did it with N’Koudou and that was around a half to a third the amount of this negotiation.

      • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        Same old, pal. Just get the fuck on with it you bald bastardos!

    • Alexsander Sold Nijinsky August 16, 2017 at 10:38 am

      I read he refused to train with the team and just did some gym work alone, which one is he Harry ?

      • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

        Check out the newest blog budijinsky…

  • Matt August 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

    The recent stats say we’re better with Davies, better defender, less injury prone and better pro. Danny should google him he’d learn a bit. I’d sell him and upgrade the cheese room spec.

    • Ronan August 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

      We’re lucky Conte’s never heard of Ben Davies.

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Get the Watney’s Red Barrel out, we’re in cracker heaven…

    • Aspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Agree. Rose and walker only made up 50% of our defence in personnel. Verts and Toby made it easy for them. And this will be the same for Davies and Trippier.

  • Blanchflower August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Lets not kid ourselves. Poch and his coaching staff made two bang average speed merchants into two quality wingbacks. Sell the little rat for 70 mil, davis and trippier will do a job whilst we coach the likes of sessignon and davidson to challenge them.

  • TomSpur August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I don’t understand why Chelsea would cough this much up for Rose when they already have a stand-out LB/LWB in Alonso. Doesn’t Conte want midfielders?

  • LowerEdBoy August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Levy won’t deal with Chelsea after the way they went about the Frank arnesen business some years back. Left a bitter taste in his mouth. Then the Willian stunt they pulled on us too. Once bitten etc… Levy needs to sort it out and pronto. Offer Rose to Manure for Martial that would do or is that utter madness on my part

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

      I hear you, but what does Levy do if Rose goes on strike?

      This is 2017, you don’t throw these guys into the reserves anymore. Nobody does that. It doesn’t work.

      • Finn August 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

        On strike – gammy knee….. pott R to – potato?

      • mattspurs August 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

        I guess we have the insurance of it being a World Cup season – Rose won’t be getting racist abuse thrown at him in Russia if he goes on strike for us.

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    If anyone on here had said four years ago we could sell Walker & Rose for combined fee of 130 mil, they’d have been laughed outta town. Madness.

    • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

      if you had said 8yrs ago, that little Jinx of a Lb called Bale would be a 100 mil player you would of been sectioned .Whats your point?

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

        My point is it’s madness, as stated.

        • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:29 am

          Comparing Rose & Walker to Bale doesn’t really work either.

          • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

            I wasnt comparing them directly ,however all 3 were pretty useless at some point and at that point you would never have imagined they would be were they are now.

    • Ronan August 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Selling both your most sought-after wingbacks to title rivals, when you’ve got the best chance of winning the league for 55 years? The logic isn’t self-evident

  • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Our great run this spring was without Rose. I think at 27 years old, and after two ankle operations, I’d take the money and buy Sessegnon or Shaw as Davies’ back up. Its a no brainer.

    • Spurs est_1882 August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

      I culdnt agree more – I cant see rose being half the player in 2yrs time. We could cash in now. That said, if we don’t have a certain replacement, its not worth it.

    • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

      This is were levy is smarter than us all,

      Walker and rose have maybe 2-3 yrs left at there current ability ,then they wont fit pochs style .its just to physically demanding on the wingbacks to do it, Taking 130 mil now and finding younger replacements that in 2yrs time will be at the same level rose and walker are now is a no brainer especially when we have very good place holders in davie and trippier atm,

      Just a side note but the old spurs would of sold them both in a heartbeat without any suitable cover and then ran out and brought a timothy atuba

      • Ronan August 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

        1. The world’s best wingbacks – Philip Kahn and Dani Alves – are only just winding down at the age of 34

        2. Why not try and win the league when you’ve finally got a decent chance rather than sell your most sought-after wingbacks to direct rivals and replace them with placeholders?

        • Ronan August 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

          * Philip Lahm

  • Willy juice August 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I agree! It would be lunacy to sell rose! I actually think he’s going to be even better when he comes back to make up for the shit he caused.

    We need to try win something with what we have now. I’m sure sessengnon is good but it would be a few years before he bedded himself in.

  • Camus August 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    The key thing for me is what is Poch’s stance on Rose…
    Forgiven or never to be forgiven?
    That will be the deciding factor in this.
    For Levy, £70mill for a 27-yr old is a great deal.

    • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

      +1

      • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

        Correct, if Poch green lights the sale then he’s gone.

  • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Is anyone else missing the most obvious detail to this whole story, Levy does not deal with Chelsea and we will probably never will in our lifetime.Not sure if it was the Modric business or maybe how they screwed us with Hazard and Willian but Levy hates them more than us fans

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Levy was ‘never dealing again’ with MUFC after we sold them Carrick.

      *Berbatov cough cough cough*

      • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

        i take your point H ,but levy goes out of his way to find anyone to deal with excpet chelsea

        Madrid Cough Cough Vomit

        • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 9:59 am

          He he he – too true.

          • John Flynn August 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

            i honestly think if a euro team comes in with 70mil he will be a goner ,but are there people crazy enough to spend that type of money on a player that hasnt played since january

            • gloster1861 August 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

              I think it was swords drawn after the Arnesen episode.

            • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

              Rose will come back good and strong. He’s not a Lamela. Lamela is utterly unsellable.

              • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

                Good, can’t wait to have him back.

  • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Dancingbarber

    Wonderful to see the real Harry – catch him in a glimpse of sunlight quick before he goes !

    I agree H , Levy has built Spurs so it can trade punches with mega million Chelsea. Quite some achievement.

    I think you need to reread what I actually wrote. It wasn’t my intention to come across like a dick.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Dicks that come across are usually bent.

  • Beadle August 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Prise Sessegnon out of Fulham’s claws then send Rose up to ManUre as a swapsie for Martial. I’d take that.

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

      I bow to your expertise!!!

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Beadle, there’s a minimum braincell count required to post on here.

      Have you tried Vital?

  • Sexy Beast August 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Where is my mate Fanny??

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Reviewing his butt out clause.

  • Finn August 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

    If it were ManU at the weekend, the offer would have no doubt come from them for Kane or Dier or someone: mind games for those without minds!

    The way this operates tho’ really does support the view that the window should close the day before the season kicks off.

  • Wig August 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Whilst I’m not sure whether to believe the £70M bid (what’s the source?), H is absolutely right that Rose is priceless from the perspective of it being game over for Levy if he sold 50% of our best defence in the league. Losing Walker was one thing (with Trippier and Walker Peters in the wings) but now we cannot afford to lose Rose at any price

    • Harry Hotspur August 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

      The source is Gladys, mate.

  • Sexy Beast August 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    McG
    Sell him, sell Wimmer, buy Barkley Davinson, Isco & Brucie. Three CB’s, forget playing full backs, let’s go for it Ossie style…

    McG, Isco has a €350M but out clause. Have you taken your medication this morning? 🤣

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

      I obviously wasn’t serious, but really, 350 mil???!! Kovacic for a bag of peanuts then.

      • Sexy Beast August 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

        You going Sunday?

        • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

          No, I did say the other day. Will make a lesser game or two, around Nov time I’d have thought.

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:52 am

        Must be one helluva a nice butt too.

        • Sexy Beast August 16, 2017 at 9:54 am

          🤣
          Fookin word prediction

    • Finn August 16, 2017 at 10:00 am

      The three centre back strategy was first tried by Glenn Hoddle – GHod may have had man management problems, but his vision strategically was as good as his vision on the pitch. He also pretty much introduced the squad system to the UK when at Chelsea…. a rare eye for things our Glenn….

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 10:05 am

        Yeah, he’s wasted not managing these days. If Poch were to go, and the playing staff at hand, I’d want him back as manager. Defence was his problem, there’s one ready made for him now..

  • Dancingbarber August 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Wonderful to see the real Harry – catch him in a glimpse of sunlight quick before he goes !

    I agree H , Levy has built Spurs so it can trade punches with mega million Chelsea. Quite some achievement.

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

    We could end up with Barkley for around 20 mil. Would Toffees cut of their nose now he’s out for 6 weeks?? We need him, but can quite easily manage without his services for a couple of months.

  • Aspurs August 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Take the money Daniel. One and a half good seasons does not warrant that kind of money. Wasn’t long ago he was shit and without poch’ he will be shit again. Nothing to worry about if you’re thinking he will strengthen Cheatski.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:46 am

      -1

  • caveman August 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Rose really is a turd and a troublemaker. He has opened a jampot of worms. We cannot allow Chelsea and the Sun the upper hand !

  • mattspurs August 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

    How much does that make Ben Davies worth?

    • Camus August 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

      £45mill?

  • Camus August 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

    £70mill…?
    He’s not going to turn that down, is he?
    I’ll be amazed if he turns that down.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Sell him, sell Wimmer, buy Barkley Davinson, Isco & Brucie. Three CB’s, forget playing full backs, let’s go for it Ossie style…

      • TomSpur August 16, 2017 at 10:07 am

        Have you watched Real Madrid at any point in the last 6 months? There is literally 0% chance that they would sell Isco. He’s become critical to how they play. Even more so now with Ronaldo banned.

        • stephen August 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

          Asencio is more valued at Madrid than Isco