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ITK: He’ll Cost £25M

ITK: He’ll Cost £25M

Good afternoon Gaylords.

Ross Barkley is apparently our number one target. The 23 year old is extremely keen to move out of Everton …  and Spurs could just be the rising star he’s looking for.

Glad tells me that negotiations for Barkley aren’t fresh. We started talking to the Toffees some 18 months ago. Personal terms aren’t the issue.

One issue has been the extensive array of intermediaries the boy has picked up. The story from the Barkley camp is that Chelsea and Manchester City have made enquiries and both were politely turned down.

If Spurs were to be successful here, then the Klaessen move would certainly go for a Burton.

The fee quoted for Rossissimo is cool £25million which one would presume Everton are agreeable to accepting at a rate of £5.86 a week.

I think he’s precisely the type of player we don’t normally buy. A bit of a Milner, if you will. If we have serious title ambitions/don’t want to have our pants pulled down in front of the class again in Europe etc, then we should buy him and do so swiftly.

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

  • SpurAndy 🍒π May 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

    For those interested an article about the ‘information wars’ and conspiracy theorists. There’s a link to another article about #pizzagate in it.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39930236

  • SpurAndy 🍒π May 18, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • MysteriousStranger May 18, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Chris Cornell is dead.

    • Camus May 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

      What the…….
      I’m massively gutted.
      Real hero of mine. 🙁

  • Camus May 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Gloster1861
    We buy Barkley, Everton then buy Klaasen. And we will be the ones looking like mugs in a year’s time.

    I’ve never seen Klaassen play but this sounds like the kind of thing we might do – like selling Siggy and buying Ben Davies.

  • East Stand May 18, 2017 at 8:22 am

    The Rose and Dier thing is complete and utter bullshit. Please don’t go there, just because it’s in a tabloid does not mean it’s true, are you keeping up?

    • Camus May 18, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Written by ‘The Football Spy’ at the Daily Mirror.
      It’s okay, John Cross, you can come out now…

  • David Dillenberg May 18, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Hopefully Daniel is deterred by the £50M price tag and focus elsewhere.
    The irony of it all is that Everton have a player some posters wanted to join us we were strongly linked to in the past namely Schneiderlin but thats history now!

  • Camus May 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I’m not big on Barkley. Just as a warning, those who get frustrated with Eriksen’s creativity will find that Barkley (if he comes) royally does their swede in with his dead-ends. But for £25mill, it wouldn’t be a terrible deal. Don’t expect the new Gascoigne though. More along the lines of the new Aaron Lennon – half as good as everyone thinks he is/was, and half as productive as Eriksen.

    But wait, a quick check of the stats… Ah, yes, 6 goals and 8 goals for the season – yep, textbook Lennon.

    • AccringtonSpurs May 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

      last season was better for him – 12 goals, 11 assists

  • Frontwheel 2 May 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

    So now Dier,Walker and Rose all want out,feck

    • AccringtonSpurs May 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

      it’s nonsense!

      • Frontwheel 2 May 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

        Why?

        • AccringtonSpurs May 18, 2017 at 7:48 am

          Daily Mirror

          • Frontwheel 2 May 18, 2017 at 7:49 am

            Gonna be a long summer

            • AccringtonSpurs May 18, 2017 at 7:50 am

              Rose is having surgery – going nowhere.

              Dier & Dele are blood brothers. Dier going nowhere.

            • East Stand May 18, 2017 at 8:24 am

              If you read comics all summer I guess it will seem rather long, perhaps stick to The Beano…

    • mystic arnold May 18, 2017 at 8:07 am

      I see the media s how dare Spurs have any player any good sale has started early

  • MysteriousStranger May 18, 2017 at 6:22 am

    baz
    Have any of you chaps seen this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpi6jId5yuQ

    Brilliant.

  • Willie! May 18, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Barkley will never be a “Milner type” because James Milner is old school, never complains, doesn’t make excuses, works his ass off, plays anywhere the gaffer asks and does it at above average level, is hard as nails, doesn’t run his mouth in the press or ponce about like an idiot waving his bling and fancy cars around.

    • Real Fan? May 18, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Just like Ade then.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Mad pic of the stadium on time lapse three at the moment, just wish I could get a screen shot.
    http://new-stadium.tottenhamhotspur.com/interact/

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Much obliged! 😄

  • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    https://youtu.be/VaL3RbNXtho

    Not so gobby now are you… Pot bellied prick.

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 10:59 pm
    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm

      Didn’t we just finish 2nd best side in the country?

      • Real Fan? May 18, 2017 at 6:53 am

        Irrelevant statistic.

  • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    ……

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      He’s fucking hone to Bolivia FFS!!!

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    ronwol196061
    Aguero isnt coming to us nor Silva Sadly…..
    I could take Fabregas

    No?! you didn’t just? Really? I can’t believe that you!
    Go and sit on the naughty step!!!!

    • baz May 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Over the head master’s knee for that one.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        He needs to be reprimanded, not rewarded.

    • Sexy Beast May 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      and face the wall

    • AccringtonSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Would Any Arsenal Supporter Wear A Tottenham Shirt For Money?

      From 3’30”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO8JOurVicU

      • AccringtonSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

        If it was the other way around, I’d wear an Arsena; shirt for £200 – and put the money towards 2 tix for an NLD so I can take my son.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 18, 2017 at 12:02 am

          Me? NEVER!!!!!

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 18, 2017 at 12:02 am

          Me? NEVER!!!!!

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 18, 2017 at 12:04 am

            …..wait maybe 250

            • Caspurs♿️ May 18, 2017 at 12:20 am

              But you would take Fabregit, hmmm, interesting..

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 18, 2017 at 12:57 am

                He is talented…

                Ditto Silva,Sanchez

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Premier League prize money
    1st: £38m (Chelsea guaranteed)
    2nd: £36.1m (Tottenham)
    3rd: £34.2m
    4th: £32.3m
    5th: £30.4m
    6th: £28.5m
    7th: £26.6m (Everton)
    8th: £24.7m
    9th: £22.8m
    10th: £20.9m
    11th: £19m
    12th: £17.1m
    13th: £15.2m
    14th: £13.3m
    15th: £11.4m
    16th: £9.5m
    17th: £7.6m
    18th: £5.7m (Hull)
    19th: £3.8m
    20th: £1.9m

    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      That’s a nice big lump.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        I’d be more interested to see how much money each club has got from live tv games.

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        Presumably some of the monies are shared between the players?

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

          No.

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

          You’d expect so. All prize money stashed and then shared out at the end of season disco. For sure.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

        As the actress said to the bishop. Or have you got a thurible under your cassock?

  • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I have three words: Kelvin McKenzie = Twat

    • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      I agree, but would have changed = with >. Out of interest – Why haven’t you changed your name to Demolished?

      • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        There will be a new East Stand, bigger and better than ever before…

        • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

          That’s the spirit, Easty!

          • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

            In fact the structure of the new one is already built so there will been an East Stand. Therefore no need to acknowledge the end of it.

            • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:43 pm

              East Stand 2 does have a certain ring, though…

              • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

                So does this:

                • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

                  So does someone with a Prince Albert piercing…

                  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:56 pm

                    Ding … Dong

                    • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

                      Very good…

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

          Nothing will ever be better than THE SHELF!!!
          No replies necessary, thank you.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

            Its now a shadow of its former shelf

            • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

              Ruined in the 90s, but was, still is, and always will be the best stand in English football! I may be a little biased.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

                I saw the 13-2 game from there..hung on for dear life

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    How much is Eriksen worth today?

    • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Well Couthinio (excuse spelling or completely wrong name) was being linked with Barca at £70 mil. Whether there’s any truth in that figure…

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        You are not suggesting….

        • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

          Didn’t do nothing, Guv. Not me. It was them.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

            But they said….

            • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

              Never mind what they said. What can they prove?

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

                One of then nicked the CCTV cameras

                • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

                  Bugger.

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

                    You are done mate.
                    We can get you a new identity in Bolivia

                    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

                      Patagonia is more remote, just sayin.

                    • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

                      I’ve always wanted a new identity. And to live in Bolivia. I’m glad I did it now.

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

                      Dont join the Bolivian Tottenham supporters club by the way it might give you away

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        Interesting, but: How much is Eriksen worth today?

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          I was thinking of asking that but I beat me to it

        • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          Nothing money wise because he is not on the market. But in real terms, about 12 poor corners and seven not even close free-kicks.

        • baz May 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          £60

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

            Too much

            • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

              How much would you accept for him, Ron?

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

                I would say he is probably in the 50 mil range.

                • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm

                  Yeah, ditto.

                • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm

                  I would be disappointed if we sold him for less than utterly stupid money (Bale-type money) not because I really think he’s worth that, but because I don’t trust us to recruit a ready made replacement who does what he does but doesn’t have even more flaws…

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:40 pm

                    I agree 100%

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm

                I wouldnt sell him..I still live in hope he grows some balls and he could be a 100 mil player

                • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm

                  The goal at Palace was a rare moment where he took control of the situation and grasped victory out of a probable 0-0. Let’s hope it’s a turning point…

      • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        Top South Americans generally seem to cost more than their European equivalents for some reason.

    • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      If he were sold this summer I would value his transfer at north of 50m…

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Eriksen £40M – £50M

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        40 is out of the question worth 50 min to 55

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

          The highest assists 21, 12 goals from midfield, and youz lot think he’s only worth £50m, nope £70m, and that’s my final word on the matter!

          • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

            ok split the difference at a revised valuation of £60M.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

              You are a fucking AGENT!!!!

              • Real Fan? May 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

                He started at 40-50 and you talked him up to 60!

        • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:51 pm

          If you pay 30m for Sissoko, who has proven to be as useful as a sack of shit then Eriksen must be worth double or certainly getting on that way.

          I’m acknowledging that Sissy isn’t worth that but that’s still an example within the market.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Its amazing how much truth is hanging around the fake mainstream news right now

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Would you give Eriksen and Walker for Solva?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Silva

      • baz May 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

        not even gold.

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

          EPNS

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

            I cant spell Harry

            • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:29 pm

              H. A. R. R. Y.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

                Like it wasnt obvious

            • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

              Hazzablud?

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Nope.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:27 pm

        Like it wasnt obvious

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

          You asked a question. I answered a question. You attacked me for my answer. Are you Donald Trump?

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

            Like it wasnt obvious

  • baz May 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Have any of you chaps seen this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpi6jId5yuQ

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Spurstacus 💋
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39949724

    Looks like Barkley

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    It was often tenuous before we scored getting past these teams and then we seemed to score in bunches.
    Would like to see us open teams earlier.
    So its Dembeles position I think that we can improve to create more from.
    Often we get into this sidepassing routine but with need quicker more accurate passing foward out of defence. That was more the idea of Bielsa and less of the Brazil/Barca style.
    We need a player thay can facilitate that and there will be no lookong back.

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      That’s where Barkley could come in Ron. He does lack a bit (mainly concentration) in what Dembele has in spades, but he has a much keener eye for goal. He’d be beautiful or we find someone else.

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        With Dembele and Dier behind would be an attacking force when we’re behind.

        • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm

          Yes it could work maybe that way of the attacking side and witj Wanyama instead of Dembele when tough defence is needed though it does cut into the Eriksen/Son/Dele group

  • Sexy Beast May 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  • Sexy Beast May 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    If Manure want Walker how about a swap with Martial?

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Good idea

    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      All the noises suggest if he goes it’ll be to a perm club. If that’s the case, then maybe we should use him to lure someone to us.

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      It looks as tho it’s between City and Utd. Following what HH said earlier with London not being an option and I suppose abroad the same, they can both pay through the nose and I don’t believe Poch would take a player unless he knows they want to play for spurs. In Guardiolas shoes I wouldn’t want a player who’s leaving for any reason other than his own but he’s having to save his own skin even for the short term. Anyways yes I would take Martial if he wants to come but with City I’d go for Silva, inacheo, Aguero may even want to stay in Emgland and fuck em over . Thank god im not in control 😂

      • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 10:05 pm

        I’m not sure City would give us anyone we want. United more likely, they’ve got a conveyor belt going. I’d take Martial all day long.

        • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

          If Rose IS out I’d take Shaw first, then Rashford, then Martial. Hate the idea of selling to Utd though . He has to go to City I reckon. If it is Utd I’d ask for 70 no less or Martial (cause Rashford won’t come) and Shaw

          • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

            Saying that for walkers problems, although self inflicted I wouldn’t hold him back too much. However I doubt that will be any factor in the decision.

          • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

            You’d take Shaw before Rashford and Martial?

            ?response_id=591cbd2e372c0869deea436c

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 10:21 pm

        Aguero isnt coming to us nor Silva Sadly…..
        I could take Fabregas

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:24 pm

          NEVER

          • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:26 pm

            Never say never.
            Except in this instance. NEVER!!!!!

        • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm

          Ron you are well respected here but on Fabregas I have to say “fuck that shit”…

  • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Not knowing what the young guns are doing, my feeling is NKD, CCV and Edwards are coming through next year in some way. If Lamela is in which I reckon he will be all guns blazing, o would say interchanging with zaha and Lamela, Barkley with most, Shaw with Rose with a bit of KWP. I would guethat Coric can almost be matched with Edwards. CCV has been highlighted by Ledley the King as being better than he was at his age. Janssen is one of my favs but can go either way and so ….Barkley, Shaw, Zaha at least. My understanding is we buy from player sales and so with fees from Walker and Bentaleb that should be around the 65 mark and I think I’m missing someone who we’ve sold (maybe Townsend) although he was counted against the purchase of Sissoko. Either way we should be able to spend close to the 80M mark. A decent striker (although Som has payed well there and from what I can remember HH mentioned that Erik was being warmed into that position). We are going to be fine. I predict a cup next year with at least a top four finish, winning it it not out of the question and ready for our return tpmour new home, they’ll be queing up. We may even nick a few Gooners cause i know a die hard Arsenal fan with the scars to prove it asaying he LOVES what we are about. Being honest I don’t think we need the so called WORDLY players, we’re making them. FIRST

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Poch is pretty partisan so I don’t see him signing goonies.

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        i doubt he’d approach them but if the right one became available and there was no one better I think hes a winner and will find a way. I do really believe that in a couple of years, players will be lining up .

    • MiT May 18, 2017 at 3:16 am

      This is a very Kiri-like post.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    David Dillenberg
    No I simply swimming in glorified tub when 10 lengths of the breastroke (cant do crawl or butterfly) is a sinch!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bbc-ben-brown-woman-breast-grope-touch-live-tv-interview-politics-bradford-labour-manifesto-launch-a7740091.html

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    If you have a problem – and if you can find him – maybe you can hire: Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Real Madrid man is more clinical than a guerrilla gang of former US Army commandos.

    The visitors turn defence into attack in a blink of an eye, Ronaldo racing clear of the Celta backline to drill in off the left-hand post.
    (BBC Sport)
    Back later

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Walcott? Why not Wilshire as well?

    Give me strength. 🙁

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Both could do a decent job!

      • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        🏊🏻🏊🏻🏊🏻🏊🏻🏊🏻

      • baz May 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        Jack said he was gonna stay at the arse forever!

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

          Jacksie

      • melcyid May 18, 2017 at 2:00 am

        a big job

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Then only ones is take is Welbeck and Oxlaide. The rest would be a bit much.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

        * Vomits *

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm
    • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      A drink for Crusties and Morris Dancers…

  • Sexy Beast May 17, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Excellent new! He could be amazing for us…..

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Totes agrees Sexy🤘

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    HH Beginners guide to Home Brew beer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCW-SVPCw4Y

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Hey DD, can I ask was that serious or for entertainment purpose ? I promise I’m not being funny but you are comedy gold either way. I would guess a bit of both 😊

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm

        I plead the 5th amendment. Out for a quick dip!

        • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

          More of the same please on your return, that was good 😘

  • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Do any of you lovely bastards have any experience making home brew beer/cider?

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Spoz is your man.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

        And sideshowbob.

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

          To you.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

          Although I’d advise against drinking anything ssb brewed.

      • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        Oh really? Cool.

        I’ve got an orchard.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 9:39 pm

          Bosch!

          • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

            Well, it’s not technically mine, but the farmer said ‘If you don’t take ’em they’ll fucking rot’

            • danspurs May 17, 2017 at 10:29 pm

              Don’t let them fucking rot. There’s enough fucking rot in this world already.

    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Sideshow’s your man.

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      HH Beginners guide to Home Brew beer

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCW-SVPCw4Y

    • East Stand May 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Home made Cider? No, I don’t live in a squat…

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Steve Claridge at Saints v ManUre. “I have absolutely nothing to say. The crowd are wondering why they bothered to come.”

  • limerick yid. May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Truly hope Martinez, Ballack, Lampard, etc are 100% correct.But made a point of watching
    him closely against CHELSCUM a couple of weeks ago and in my humble opinion HE IS CRAP.
    Overweight, lazy, slow and not interested

    • Urbane Sturgeon May 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      But Rick, he could be crap wiv Kooman like the chelski shysters were ‘crap’ under Maureenio when daid gone off im, but look at em under c*nty; wun da leeg innit. Maybe under Tino we’d see a turnaround. You’ve gotta trust in our manager’s eye and ability wot wiv wot ‘e’s dun so far me seh.

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Before venturing for a brief swim one Arse player we could revive his flagging career is Walcott????
    pacey , at times lethal but generally anonymous!

    • Baz May 17, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Jokes!

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        Now we’re talking

        • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm

          Stan him in goal for target practise 😂

      • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

        No, I think he’s really going for a swim.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Generally anonymous? Yeah! Sign him up.

    • Baz May 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      I hope you’re venturing out to swim the Channel on this pleasant evening

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

        No I simply swimming in glorified tub when 10 lengths of the breastroke (cant do crawl or butterfly) is a sinch!

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

          *cinch

          • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

            Noted!

          • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

            😉

        • Baz May 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

          How’s your under water stroke?

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Can I have first shot at im

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

        That’s really good DD hahahahhaha.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    ronwol196061
    It would be great if you could explain Barkleys attributes. Really everyone has got opinions but nobody has mentioned why

    I told you why: he looks like my vile nasty thug relative. That’s why.

  • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Manure should give fans their money back. It’s fucking shameful.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Are they losing, or have they just parked the bus?

      • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm

        I’m not sure they even got off the bus. 0-0, awful.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

          Mourinho’s using them as a human shield?! Disgusting!

  • Urbane Sturgeon May 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    From Wikithingy:

    Former Everton manager Roberto Martínez described Barkley as a mix of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Ballack. England manager Roy Hodgson has said that Barkley’s “pace and power” as well as his “excellent technique” are reminiscent of Paul Gascoigne, and Frank Lampard stated that Barkley reminds him of a young Wayne Rooney. Barcelona midfielder Xavi said in November 2014 that Barkley is good enough to play for the La Liga club, praising his physical and technical qualities.

    Where is this Barkley of whom they speak? Be nice if Poch could find where he is and drag him out.

    • Frontwheel 2 May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Yeah,Gazza’s liver,Lampards belly and wazza’a ugly boat race.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

        Peeeouwng!

      • Urbane Sturgeon May 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

        Lampard’s belly?!! Is that the term for a bulging money belt?

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

          I think it’s a term for a fat b*stard.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Barkley reminds me of a young Duncan Edwards, no, a young Bobby Charlton, no, a young Alan Mullery, no, a young …

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm

        So you think he looks young?

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

        He reminds me of my relative.

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Koeman’s response to Everton beating WBA:

    “He’s changing his style a bit,” he said. “I don’t need Ross on the halfway line having eight touches of the ball. We have defenders, we have midfield players.

    “We need players like Ross between the lines, close to the box, having shots, assists. Those are his qualities”.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      So not a replacement for Dembele then, as some have suggested ludicrously.

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        He plays as an attacking midfielder, but very much suits Dembeles role too.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

        I dont get this how many fucking Attacking Midfielders do we need?

        • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

          Full agree what we need is CREATIVE ONE!

          • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm

            He is creative and gives us multiple options from shit loads of areas on the park.

        • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

          We have Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Alli. They all need interchanging.
          He can swap also with Dembele and Winks.

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    No guesses who has just scored for RM from an Isco pass!

    • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Coric?

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm

        Wrong.
        Second go?

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm

          Mr ego cnut?

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Bale aka the ungrateful bastard.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      No guesses? What’s the point of that?

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Taking us to the next level are buying the Isco’s of this world plus the likes of ex Napoli striker Higuain who cost Juve £75.3m last summer. He has has scored 32 goals in 49 appearances this season and instrumental in them reaching the CL final.
    As Antonio Conte once said, eating a 10 euro meal at a 100 euro restaurant is not really the done thing!

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Not that it’s impossible to pick up this kind of player, but almost. Barkley would be able to interchange with any AM or CM without much/any trouble. We need players to take us to that next level where we can then attract them if we need.

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm

        Digressing reading the Daily Telegraph sports section Rooney apparently recently lost in March £500,000 in 2 hrs in a Manchester casino. When will they learn?

        • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm

          Since he earns that much every ten days, he won’t learn anything. They have no conception of the value of money, as Southgate recently warned about over pampered wunder kids.

          • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

            If he buggers off to China he’ll earn that every four days.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I’ll think Ill open this up to the crowd…

    • YidInExile May 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Answer is no, better use of 25 mil somewhere elsethat Keita huy from Leipzig for instance, or the boy Sandro and such

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        Sorry the question is on Farming

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

          Plough man, myself.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        Prices are a dime a dozen,opinions on attributes are fleeting

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

          Crikey Ron. He’s got a good range of passes, is comfortable receiving the ball under pressure, and when he’s in full flow he can run a game. But he goes missing too often, let’s play pass him by and isn’t great at tackling. I haven’t seen him perform against the big teams. He’s like a shit Tom Huddlestone, but more mobile. There’s my opinion of his attributes

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

            Thats good thanks I get it
            No cream cakes

    • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Barkley has a great touch with both feet, drives forward most of the time, can split defences, can cross, pass etc. Also will not need bedding in. Oh and has potential.

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

        And if he wants to play for Spurs is good enough for me.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

        Thats good

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Attributes,Attributes…

    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      He’s not Sissoko.

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm

        Nor is Messi,nor My aunt Sadie

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm

          He’s comfortable playing in white and blue.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm

            Sorry this is the Science room not fashion trends

            • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

              He’s carbon based.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

                He isnt an original?

                • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

                  Ask the crowd.

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

                    They are all dead.

                    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

                      No point asking the crowd.

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

                      May have a better chance cant be worse

    • 61SpursNut🌰 May 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      He’s a banker. Can’t lose.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    If creativity is the most important thing missing is Barkley adept at that

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    It would be great if you could explain Barkleys attributes. Really everyone has got opinions but nobody has mentioned why

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        Opinions please not statistics!

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

          It’s ok, it doesn’t get me wet.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

            What a fucking liberty!!!!!!

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

            At leadt you are still here the others are like me and are waiting for an answer

            • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:42 pm

              I’m here all week.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:43 pm

                There is no fucking audience..are you a janitor

                • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

                  Someone’s gotta mop up this shite.

                  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:45 pm

                    Fucking unbelievable I cant wait for to read News Now Barkley and give us a live report and analysis

                    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm

                      DD will be here soon

    • Horndog May 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Because

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

        Thats better!

    • richspurs May 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      At the beginning of the season I recall Koeman having a go at him as well as others, for attitude or fitness issues, he came right a bit towards the middle of the season, seems to have faded recently. I may be wrong, but thats the way I see it. No problem with his playing ability.

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦b May 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    It would be great if you could explain Barkleys attributes. Really everyone has got opinions but nobody has mentioned why

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I suppose two issues here.
    1) Can he improve the current squad?
    2) If we buy him, who do we miss out on as an alternative at equivalent cost?

    • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      1) yes
      2) dunno

      • Horndog May 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm

        Does Dunno play in Serie A, Bundesliga, Turkey, La Liga?

        • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

          Most definitely.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

            Definately plays in the Trump league

  • richspurs May 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Barkley comes with baggage, bad attitude i believe. We dont want another one if those. Hard enough coaching em to play, playing psychiatrist as well?? I dont think so

    • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      What in the name of god prompted you to invent all that nonsense?

      Compared to some of the shop soiled shite we’ve had/still have on our books he’s a thoroughbred winner.

      Good grief.

      • richspurs May 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

        Buy him. Then we will see. Anyway, i think Sonny is better

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Caspurs
    More importantly, why is that question always in dollars?

    Because it was the top prize in the US quiz show the 64,000 Dollar Question from the fifties. Ask Ronwol.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      That was in the last century, times have changed, it should be ‘the 64, 000 currency of your choice question’.

      • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

        The 64,000 non binary fluid currency question.

      • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        64,000 bitcoin.?

      • Freünd or Foe May 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        Flapjacks.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 7:16 pm

          I thought you’d moved on?

  • Lilywhite without the II May 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Lets be honest, Levy wont buy a top list “wanted” player so I think thats the level we should expect, however I personally think it would be a good signing and he will become a member of the “squad” making the bench (whether he starts or not) seem that little bit better…..eventually Sisso will fall off the end of it with 1 or 2 more…

    • Lilywhite without the II May 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      p.s bloody sign him now, not in September..

      • Lilywhite without the II May 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

        p.t.o…when the window opens…not my window..The window..

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

          I think you’re right, mate.

          He’s a relatively rock solid squad player. Get the fucker on and let’s stop over analysing his anus.

  • The Great White Hope May 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Can we pay for Barkley in annual instalments just like Sissoko, that deal seems to have worked out well.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Now we’ve secured second place, can we kick lumps outa Vardy now, please….

    • MysteriousStranger May 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Because?

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Rest assured the Foxes will be up for it. Will we?

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        Dunno, except that I dislike the rat featured cheating little so and so, it’s irrational I know.

  • Frontwheel 2 May 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Lanebog,by Calvin Klein,Ah the smell of it.

  • MiT May 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    Dier is a solid Mr Dependable versatile utility player worth keeping me thinks!

    +1 … not to mention that if Dier goes, Dele loses his soulmate.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      To be sold as a matching pair of bookends only.

      Or possibly bellends.

      • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        Just joshing, they make a lovely couple.

        • MiT May 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

          🙂

          They have contracted with HM Son to do their photo set. One featured scene will be Dier’s hand in Dele’s box, with an expression of surprise at what he finds in there.

          • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

            Lovely Christmas card.

  • MysteriousStranger May 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MXcsxP1YkGU

    What do you think he was saying here?

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Something intellectually stimulating!
      What concerns me is his apparent sullun aloof persona.

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        Never looks happy and in jovial spirits.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      My perms better than yours?

    • Frontwheel 2 May 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      What a low down dirty sneaky cowardly scouse punch

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm

        Well it did happen in a scouse night club.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? May 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Altogether now…..iiiiii love Eric dier. …Eric dier loves me, I love Eric dier…..eeeeeeric dier loves meeee🎵

  • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Compared to Eric Dier he’s Franz Beckenbauer…

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Dier? H, you’d sell the whole squad if you could.

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        Dier is a solid Mr Dependable versatile utility player worth keeping me thinks!

        • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm

          And he can play right back in a back four.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Hardly. Either you think Barkley is the best thing since sliced bread_or Dier is garbage, to make such a comparison. Neither is true.

      • MysteriousStranger May 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        Barkley has the stepovers and rash tackles down.

        • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm

          I’m pleased to hear that. He’s not good enough as he is currently, the question is, can Poch improve him? That is the 64,000 dollar question.

          • MysteriousStranger May 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

            That is the question indeed.

            • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

              More importantly, why is that question always in dollars?

              • MysteriousStranger May 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

                Most used currency in the world.

                • Horndog May 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

                  Hang on, I’ll look in my wallet.

  • Jim,Newry Spur. May 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I’d take a chance on Barkley, his big problem is a low football I Q, faced with options, he either picks the wrong one or dithers so much he turns the ball over. He has all the physical and technical skills, it’s the mental side that lets him down. If he is coachable Pochettino will sort him.

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      I thought Koeman gave him a week to make up his mind. Sign a new contract or be sold?

  • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    One thing I possibly discounted is that with Barkley playing under the astute guidance of Poch combined with better players at Spurs could add a new dimension to his game.

  • YidInExile May 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Could’nt disagree more, we want players who can make us better, he is not an improvement to Son, for 25 mil we can get better

  • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Watford go thru managers faster than I go thru beer. Mazzeri is a quitter.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Elton John hasn’t found Mr Right.

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      We are no angels as pre Poch Levy sacked 10 managers in 13 years.

      • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        Since their return to the EPL, they are averaging a newbie every year.

      • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        Did AVB resign?

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm

          Heh heh – nice try…

      • Frontwheel 2 May 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm

        Any he shouldn’t have sacked?

  • mattspurs May 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    He’s younger than Kane and has played 149 PL games (Kane has played 111). He’s ready to make the step up to a better team and could improve hugely still.

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Compared to Sissoko, Barkley would be a good buy. Can we swap them?

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Goodbye to both of them.

      • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

        I tend to that opinion. But i’d swap them in a heartbeat.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I suspect Barkley will be the next in a long line of English ‘nearly-men’. Great prospects as youths; full of potential, but who never achieve what’s hoped of them.

    There are so few genuine quality English players that we clutch at straws; Beckham and Rooney to such straws.

    I also suspect that Barkley’s greatest quality is his Englishness.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      I think he already is.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Rooney never reached his potential as a sixteen year old. So powerful and dynamic.

    • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      My maternal grandfather was from Wales, so I’m full of Walesness. Does that count?

    • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      I suspect it’s your opinion that’s suspect.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

        We can’t go on together with suspicious minds.

        • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:35 pm

          Elvis has left the building.

          • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm

            Correction. Elvis has eaten the building.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

        He’s been lauded since he was 16, has at least 3 years PL experience, and yet we’re still waiting for him to blossom into a real talent. I personally doubt he will ever be the much hyped player, people thought he would be.

  • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    He has all the attributes to make one hell of a player. He’s technically very good, direct, plays very quickly and has an eye for goal. There’s hardly a doubt that we would be a perfect match. Yes he does drift out at times as do many/most top gifted players. I do feel that this generally happens when a player feels/knows he’s better than rest in which case this shouldn’t be a problem at Spurs. He can play multiple positions and could very well be slotted in the Dembele role which is where I feel we need most cover. Has to learn to not be so rash in his tackling but hey so did Wanyama and I haven’t seen him sent off yet. It’s a big fat YES from me. Pay up and quick ! Great signing of we an get him. COYS

    • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      He is too erratic. Too risky. One good game followed by poor ones. It’s a big fat NO.

      • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:22 pm

        Oi. Don’t be like that

        • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

          Ant nothing personal. Apologies. No discourtesy intended.

          • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

            Of course, none taken my good man 👍

      • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Stop faffing around with Barkley. What we need is a quality creative midfielder. End of.
        Rest assured if Barkley was the real deal Koeman would be hanging onto him.

        • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

          Easy tiger, if Bale was any good we wouldn’t have let him go.

          • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

            Yes but his head was turned and like Berbatov, Carrick, Modric and Sherringham they were all sold and won lots of silverware!!!!

            • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm

              That’s my point.

              • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

                👉

                • AntSpurs May 17, 2017 at 5:58 pm

                  What would Yazz say ?

            • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm

              no biggy, we don’t win silverware.

        • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

          Ooh wait, I know, don’t tell me, give me a second…..Coric!

          • David Dillenberg May 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

            Yeps snap him up Daniel!

            • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

              No ibe wants Coric now.

        • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

          Koeman wants to keep him but knows he can’t realistically hang onto a player who’s in the last year of his contract and who shows no signs of wanting to sign a new one.

  • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    We buy Barkley, Everton then buy Klaasen. And we will be the ones looking like mugs in a year’s time.

  • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Nineteen yellows and no reds during his time at Everton so far (according to whoscored.com), so he’s hardly a thug.

    Although he’s come perilously close to receiving his marching orders on a couple of occasions … mostly against Liverpool, it seems.

    • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Never red? Sign him up, naaaaw.

    • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Barkley seems to be inconsistent. It cones down to whether Poch reckons he will train hard.

  • Spiderneil May 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    He is dogshite.

    • Stevo1987 May 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Miserable dogshite. Dogshite ok but miserable dogshite, no thanks.

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I think this needs to be resolved with an H poll.

  • Sid Trotter May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Hmm Barkley comes with a bag of trouble. And not all of it spelt correctly. To me he is strong, physical, talented and exciting. But he is also prone to doing feck all in a game, to wasting chances, to not fighting. If his mentality is right he will be a good buy, and if Poch can get the best out of him it’ll be good. But I have my doubts

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Gah! You speak in riddles.

  • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Undecided. I`m happy to wait until he signs to cast negative judgement.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      I appreciate your positive stance on the issue, thank you.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

        He can’t help standing that way; it’s the strapping.

  • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    well, if our guy the Pochmeister wants Mr. Barkley then I will go all in. I am all in on the premise that he is not a vile nasty thug.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      What if he looks like a vile nasty thug?

      • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        I look like one and I’m not vile. Nasty maybe but not vile.😇

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm

          You look like an officer and a gentleman.

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

            A very large one.

          • Horndog 😎 May 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

            well that too, and I was one in my younger days. When I was fit and spry.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π May 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        Never judge a cover by the book.

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Barkley is the shpitting image of a relative of mine, who is a vile, nasty thug. So, it’s a ‘no’ from me.

  • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Spurstacus 💋

    Barkley was hailed as “the next Gazza” (not even close). The last young player to be hailed as the next ‘legend’ was Bentley (the next Beckham) and we know how that turned out.

    Barkley, at 23, is hardly a prospect.

    Hold tight on the upper deck – how many 23 year olds have we got on the books that people are wanting to ‘see more of?’

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      ‘Ding-ding’. ‘All change, all Change’.

      Too many.

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

        Seriously though, I’m not one of those who wants to see more of our (up to) 23 year olds. If they haven’t shown genuine quality by then – send ’em packing.

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

          You heartless bastard!!!

  • mattspurs May 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Question is whether the lad would want to come and fight for a place? On current form (of him and our players) he wouldn’t make our first team but if he’s ready to work hard he can play himself into the Spurs and England teams.

    • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      He would. He’d slot right into our midfield alongside Victor Wanyama.

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Any excuse to get rid of Dembele eh…

        • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm

          As McG alluded to below, the player currently in our squad that Barkley most resembles is Dembele.

          And Dembele ain’t getting any younger…

          • mattspurs May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

            I’m pretty sure he plays behind Lukaku for Everton.
            SQUAWKA certainly doesn’t rate his defensive play or possession. His stats are much closer to Erksen in terms of strengths and weaknesses. He made fewer tackles than Eriksen this season!

            That said It’s not beyond the coaching powers of Poch to retrain him into a Dembele like player.

          • Gloster1861 May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

            Except he loses the ball frequently. Aside from that …

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

            McG? McG?! You’re using McG to buttress your argument? O. Mc. G!

            • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm

              Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

        • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm

          How old is Dembele, ffs? He can barely manage 25mins now…

      • mattspurs May 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

        Interesting thought. I see him playing a bit higher up the pitch and rotating him in for Eriksen.
        If he plays deeper Poch will have to coach away his tendency to lose possession cheaply.

        I see him fitting in well

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm

        Is he an attacking midfielder?
        What does he do well?

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm

        I mean I know he is tough but really dont know what is best attributes are

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 May 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

        Can he thread a ball
        Shoot
        Run an attack
        What?

    • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

      He could replace Dier in a heartbeat. In a second heartbeat he could replace he could replace Son who is also substandard. Play him with Vicky W.

      • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

        There we go – great minds.

        • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

          What? You and Harry Hotspur?

          • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

            I’m out of both of them

  • Frontwheel 2 May 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    His arse is too big.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      He has a perm.

      • Aussie in Switzerland May 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

        It’s smaller than Sissoko’s

  • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Barkley was hailed as “the next Gazza” (not even close). The last young player to be hailed as the next ‘legend’ was Bentley (the next Beckham) and we know how that turned out.

    Barkley, at 23, is hardly a prospect.

    • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      I am in agreement.

    • McG ⚽⚽ May 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      I reckon Poch could turn him into a monster as it happens. Could even see him replacing Dembele eventually.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π May 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Okay, how about looking at it this way. Barkley for Sissoko, now are you interested?

      • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        Good money after bad. How’d’you like that?

        • SpurAndy 🍒π May 17, 2017 at 5:14 pm

          Barkley can shoot with both feet. Sissoko can stand on both feet……. on a good day.

          • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm

            “Sissoko can stand on both feet……. on a good day.”
            With assistance..

          • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

            How many goals do them shots score?

            • SpurAndy 🍒π May 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

              He got 6 goals this season. Sissoko would only get one if it hit his Hugh Garse.
              Actually on second thoughts I’d rather have Zaha than Barkley.

  • AccringtonSpurs May 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    then the Klaessen move would certainly go for a Burton.

    Sorry for being thick, but what does that mean H?

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm

  • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Ross Barkley is right at the top of my most-wanted list as well and if we could get him for anything like the £25m reported here it’d be a bargain.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      You’ve an excellent track record in spotting young footballing prospects. Sorry… did I say “excellent”?

  • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    “Bringing an end to Tottenham’s title hopes was a “good achievement” for West Ham”

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how ambitious are tinned spam utd?
    Snigger, chortle…

    • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      I believe they currently own the snigger and chortle rights.

      • Harry Hotspur May 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

        Please don’t ask Spurs fans to dwell on facts.

    • Spurstacus 💋 May 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Do they aspire to tinned salmon status?

      • Caspurs♿️ May 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

        Tinned pilchards, maybe.

  • Elevenstonedidiots May 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    It would be a step in the right direction. We never seem to go after other big clubs big players. Nice to be the hunter rather than the hunted for a change. Also throw in a cheeky bid for Tom Davies? He’s going to be a tasty bit of stuff!!

    • UnkleTaff May 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Tom Davies is the reason Everton are prepared to let Ross Barkley go.

      • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm

        Not for us, terrible haircut.

        • Elevenstonedidiots May 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

          Not too dissimilar to a former Spurs Davies signed by GG

  • BARD May 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Meh, I’m undecided. He’s talented but doesn’t produce week in week out. Yes he’s young but I’m not sure he ever will.

  • McG ⚽⚽ May 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Snap him up, be a great addition. Would still like to see us move for Tielemans also, doubtful tho unless we ship out more than just Sissy..

  • Freund or Foe May 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  • McG ⚽⚽ May 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Ohhhhh yesh

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