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João Moutinho A Done Deal? I Don’t Think So

João Moutinho A Done Deal? I Don’t Think So

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Good evening.

There are mumbles galore in various online places that Moutinho is on his way come the new year. Forgive me being a bundle of fun, but can anyone explain why João Moutinho would be sold to Spurs in January? Porto are in the knockout stages of the Champion’s League come February. Spurs are a club still bumbling about in the Europa.

Now please, I want him to sign for us, I really do but it seems ambitious. There’s no doubt we want him and he’d be a great fit but that’s like saying I really want a top of the range Bang &  Olufsen telly and I’ve the perfect spot in mind. One turning up in my front room anytime soon is seriously unlikely.

Then there is old Pinto da Costa himself. This guy it is said would give Levy & Co a serious run for their money. He’s Villas-Boas:

Porto is an extremely difficult club to deal with. I don’t think he is a player we can afford.

I have never hidden that he is a player of tremendous qualities – there are only a few players who can come in straight away to a team and have a direct impact. Only world-class players do that and he is certainly one of them but it doesn’t mean it’s within our reach.

 

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

  • Essexian76 December 17, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I cannot get my head around the need to buy Moutinho?, I thought he was a defensive mid, not creative..so therefore who is he going to replace? He certainly isn’t a Modric type player is he?
    Also as he’s in Portugal, which is pretty close to Spain, why haven’t the bigger Spanish clubs made a move for him before now or any Italian clubs for that matter!

  • Urbane Sturgeon December 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    .
    So what has become evident since the gossip started is that no one really knows whether he’s been the subject of talks, agreements or deals so any opinion is as valid as any other at this point.

    Would asking………no, pleading for a darker background be worthy of consideration, HotBoy?

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Enjoy the flight back Chelsea scum

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Fat Fwank spitting and cursing… I’m giggling my arse off here

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    It gets better, Cahill sent off and last minute goal by Torres chalked off

  • Hughdunit December 16, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Nothing finer than a pleasant Sunday evening watching the fat waiter sweat in Yokohama and the blue racists bitching and moaning whilst they lose a game they never deserved to play in…..

    • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Nothing could be finer than the sight of her virgina in the mooooOOO…OOOrning :Shout:

  • Hartley December 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I had a dream last night……..three-nil Spurs, Defoe hat-trick!

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      You woke up before the last two minutes Hartley

  • DJB December 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Heard that Bale’s lined up for a Jan 31st transfer to Madrid. As part of our partnership agreement, Real have agreed not to disclose the fee, but rumour is that it will not move from an offer they’ll make on Jan 2nd. Ronaldo is lined up as Bale’s replacement, terms of the deal tbc after Bale leaves. In the very unlikely case that this falls through, Daniel Levy has had the foresight to line up a cut price deal for Downing.

    In other news, there’s still no progress on the stadium. The club have confirmed further investment is required before it can move on, although are keen to point to this season’s successful rebranding of existing catering facilities as sign of things to come.

  • Bukkake-breath December 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I don’t see why not he maybe playing CL football but the Portuguese league is abit rubbish nearly as rubbish as Scotland, also i imagine he’d be happy to play for AVB again after success at Porto. I think Erikkson would be more likely cant see Daniel paying 20m for a 26 year old when he could maybe get Erikkson who is 20 and awesome keep him for a few years and sell him for a tidy profit.

  • Boy Charioteer December 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Man U strolling to the title, Liverpool disintrigating, hope Chelsea lose today. Actuallly hope Chelsea lose every day, if that’s possible. :Devilish:

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Yes BC,its possible for you to hope Chelsea lose today.

      I am a anti semantic bastard

  • Ufluckinplick December 16, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Amazed to find myself reading this site in Mainland China… H you must have serious connections within the Communist Party to get through The Great (Fire) Wall :Censored: :Censored: :Censored:

  • Neil December 16, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I’m no ITK but I don’t see why this deal woulnd’t happen. We agreed a fee of 22 million in august but something to do with 3rd party ownership stopped that as Sky Sports reported on deadline day. So now they’ve had 4 months to sort that out surely the players mind wont of changed. And as for people saying where would he play, surely next to sandro with Dembele replacing the useless Dempsey and Sigi in the old VDV role with one probablly being sold off to Liverpool

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Check out these no wonder those arse players are completely shagged out

    http://www.footballfancast.com/football-blogs/simply-the-premier-league-wag-xi/attachment/garcia-almagro-david-de-gea-2

    Where are ours….we let Silvie go….

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

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    two out of every 23 people have bad teeth

  • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

    :Wink: :Happy-Grin: :Tounge-Out: :Worry:
    :Cry: :Tired: :In-Love:

    :Zzzzzz: :Movie-Time: :Amazed:

    where will he fit in our 4-3-3

    • ronwol196061 December 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

      I think one got send off

  • themanfromroomfive December 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    welcome back. you have been missed! :Cry-Out: welcome back. you have been missed! :Happy: welcome back. you have been missed! :Cry-Out: welcome back. you have been missed!

  • Baz December 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Harry can you please explain the point of changing your blog? It’s exactly same as before. What a waste of time. Different theme that’s all and different domain name . If anything you just lost loads of followers .

    • theboyhotspur December 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Baz,

      Kill yourself.

      Love, H.

      • Baz December 16, 2012 at 12:54 am

        BTW your new website is shit compared to the old one

      • Spurstacus December 16, 2012 at 6:11 am

        :Distort:

      • Frontwheel 2 December 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        Your not an Aussie DJ are you HH

  • Garth Crooks ruffneck ting December 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Eriksen is more likely, and Willian.

  • koko61 December 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Sad: Who knows, but I am conviced we missed the boat , and the likes of Shity Manure or Cheatski’s will take him :Cry:

  • Spurstacus December 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    So many emoticons to choose from. But not one black. Where’s Herbert when you need him. This cause is right up his street.

    • melcyid December 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      yeah these emoticns are all chinks :Pleasure:

      • melcyid December 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        :Happy-Grin:

        • Hartley December 15, 2012 at 11:16 pm

          I’m getting too old for this…. :Weary:

          • Billy Legit December 16, 2012 at 3:38 am

            I know Harts, i know…………………..

    • Essexian76 December 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Or Jewish for that matter-Sammi Davis Jnr-Where you?-Let’s be ‘avin’ you!

  • Jameson December 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Think he would come to us. Would slot in next to Sandro, would like us to go in for Llorente or Ba also, especially is Ba’s 7 mil release clause is true.

  • Boy Charioteer December 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Barbara Eden :I-m-in-love:

  • PJ December 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Where would he play? would you drop Sandro? or Dembele? not sure we can afford £25m for squad players, if he isnt a squad player then who gets dropped or do we play 433 and pee off a striker?
    to play the way AVB wants we need 2 or 3 more attacking players, I mean top draw ones we can rotate!

    • BrizzleSpur December 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Think 4-5-1
      Sandro-Mout-Dembele in the middle.

  • richspurs December 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    deal was agreed in august, although problematic and delayed. will arrive early Jan.

  • Jon December 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The reason he would come is because the league he is currently in is shit

    • BrizzleSpur December 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      :Pleasure:

  • Boasconstrictor December 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Love to see him sign for us.It will be a sign of AVB having a bit of pull if he does and by gad he needs all the help he can get at the moment because my jury is still well out on this unproven manager.Raffle off the geezer with the dodgy barnet and no engine and we’re on our way!

    :Delighted:

    :Delighted: :Delighted: :Delighted: :Delighted: :Delighted:

  • Astro Spur December 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Very good player but not sure where he would play now that we got Dembele. I’d still prefer Llorrente, we’d get him for a snip now and we actually need a striker with his quality considering we only have two.

  • Sid Trotter December 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    :The-Incredible-Hulk: :The-Incredible-Hulk:

    • Spurstacus December 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Don’t make Sid angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

      • theboyhotspur December 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        He burps lots, when provoked.

  • BrizzleSpur December 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I think we have a lot to offer a player like Moutinho!

    Okay no CL that’s a given.

    The EPL is a beast of a league and we’re definitely one of the better teams. We’re looking for players like him and I’d imagine we’re the sort of team that would interest him.

    Think of it in terms of ambition. Looking at the squad there’s a spot with his name on it. A coach who’s very familiar with his style. Players such as Bale, Dembele and Defoe who would compliment his style. A huge section of the fans would be only too ready to dash out and buy a shirt with his name on it, he’s a player that the fans see as our essential Mod replacement.

    If he wants to play in the EPL then I think we’re the perfect fit for him.

    Just a small matter of the fee….

  • CincinnatiYid December 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Seems to me we almost had him in August and the syndication rights gummed up the works. Levy stil owes AVB one for shipping out Rafa before the divine Sr. M was landed. And if he does come to WHL Daniel ought to be able to make a few quid hawking PNB to Arry down QPR way. Just what Rangers need for their surge up the table. Even though I think we should keep him. He was the perfect playmate for Modders sat season, lest we forget.

    BY THE WAY, HH/TBH. There is still a huge thingy not loading at the top of the page, not to mention the bewildering box about building menus. Don’t need a enu, I always order the same thing. Also when I post one of the gigundo emoticons, like so– :Delighted: It sometimes double prints my whole stupid comment. :Shout: just sayin’ :Hello: hope you can get it all buttoned down. :Bye:

    • CincinnatiYid December 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Enu=menu

      Est=lest

      All I want for Christmas is a spell checker :I-Wish: :I-Wish: :I-Wish:

      • theboyhotspur December 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        What is this thing of which you speak?

        • CincinnatiYid December 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

          It seems that the thing is the archive box. It loads the past articles sometimes, but not often. For instance right now there is a huge white space up above where the past articles sometimes appear. For a few shining minutes earlier this aft all of the past articles were whizzing thru the archive box in quarter panels. It looked like an Italian porn site on speed.

          More encouraging– the emoticon issue appears resolved. BTW you made some stellar pics today. 2-1 over Swansea?

  • Frontwheel 2 December 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    You never Know,They were happy to sell a few months ago and it seems that the deal never went through because of mistakes at their end.I’d like to think negotiations have been ongoing,they well could have been as Levy does his best to keep the media in the dark.

  • LLL December 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Who knows? If we pay for him, he will come. Maybe. Porto being the Champions League won’t mean much to Moutinho himself as he will want to ply his trade in a league with more than one competitive team in it and more worldwide exposure. So whether he will join Spurs depends mostly on whether we will meet Porto’s price, whatever the fcuk that is, and whether a better team than us wants to match or better that price.

    • Gestie December 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      i like the nod to the field of dreams but alas i fear the quote is something like ‘build it and they will come’, we have yet to build the team let alone the stadium anew… we are along way away from attracting the likes of his quality, we are a club that buys developing quality that then get sold to clubs who have built earlier. i hope to eat my hat…

      :Pondering:

  • hoofing December 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The Genie could wiggle her parts in front of me all day. :Tounge-Out: :Tounge-Out:

    • PoshSpurs December 15, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      She’s about 70 years old now… Have fun.

      • Chrispurs December 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm

        That’s very young for a genie

        • Billy Legit December 16, 2012 at 3:32 am

          GILF………..i’ll have some of that!

      • hoofing December 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

        The older the better.

  • Bruxie December 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I still want him. He’s good.

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