Date: 23rd January 2018 at 5:54am
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The possible signing of Malcom – Gladys tells me – has been something that was very nearly a complete secret, until leaked from the other side and this includes 99% of those floating around inside Hotspur Way who would get wind of such talks.

The conversations being had inside the state of the art compound have essentially centred around the word, ‘who?’

Outside of a flurry of newspaper articles (all precipitated by the boy’s agent seeking to enhance any deal) using the dreaded phrase,  ‘Ligue 1 prospect’ …the player is not well known.

Nor would you be, if you were some 20 year old playing for Bordeux, perpetually nestled in the lower half of a second tier European division.

Listed as a left footed winger, the primary thought here is that we’re negotiating for a player that doesn’t obviously fit the Pochettino template. Wingers – Poch don’t use ’em.

Worse yet, haven’t we been here before? Another French sourced ‘next big thing’?

Well it does get worse.

This isn’t a Poch pick, just as the halfwit Clinton Cards wasn’t, just as the Burnley Bombshell No’Cluedo wasn’t.

What we have here is yet another half cocked investment strategy courtesy of the Bald Weirdo.

Undoubtedly there will be a few of you who are not quite utterly fatigued with this nonsense that will suggest Malcom must be good because he’s significantly dearer than the last two clowns; the truth is the market is so damn buoyant even junk is expensive.

Quite how an ‘attacker’ that doesn’t score many goals is worth north of €35million is anyone’s guess but the answer I’d suggest relates to anyone being good – really good – good enough to sign for teams above us in the league, now ships in at almost twice that.

Pochettino has made reference to the targeting and securing players as being difficult for ‘obvious’ reasons, and the mood at Hotspur Way is that the gaffer’s continual acceptance of what he is given has more than an air of resignation about it.

The funniest part of course is that not only this Malcom perceived as too little, he’d also be too late.

For those with a keen eye, come next summer this season will be over,  and there’s an increasing chance Tottenham could by then find themselves christening their New Destination™ with the joyless labyrinth that is the Europa League.

Dont worry, it’ll be rebranded as ‘the magic of Europe beneath the acoustically favourable lights’ or some such and you’ll be making rousing suggestions about giving him a chance/seeing what he can do etc etc…

The final nail being indelicately thumped in with all this is that such a transfer would diametrically contradict Levy’s NASDAQ jive about the Academy. Another empty box.

As has been demonstrated endlessly, while that particular myth has been well and truly debunked, the final insult is that Levy’s PLAN B is to now buy in cheap stuff instead.

No wonder Mauricio’s resorted to dying his hair.

 
Comments
  • JimmyGrievance January 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    We aren’t in for anyone. Malcom, Dave, Tom, Dick or Harry….

    Can we just move on… maybe discuss, will the PL’s best young manager who’s never won anything in the same, still be Spurs manager this time next season ? Will our prize assets still be wearing the shirt….

    Or….. How soon after the stadium is finished will the For Sale sign go up on Tottenham high rd ?

  • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am
  • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

    We need to accept that no one is coming in and move on, all this hope is gonna kill us!
    When the season is over and we’ve won nothing and on the last day we finished 6th and Arse have pipped us for the automatic Europa League spot can we all make a suicide packed?
    I’m up for it!

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Can we frame Hillary for the deaths though?

      • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

        She will be behind bars by then 👍

        • Willie! January 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm

          A significantly more likely turn of events: you’re in a mental institution by then

    • Caspurs♿️ January 23, 2018 at 10:15 am

      If so I’d rather lose the ropey qualifying game and have an easier season without European football, giving us a better chance in the league.

      • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

        6th means a qualifying game ☹️

      • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 10:16 am

        The title is already as good as ours without Europe.

      • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 10:26 am

        Me too!

  • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:54 am

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RnQrNFldag

    This Lyonnais player Nabil Fekir bloke looks like the dog’s bollocks as an attacking midfielder.

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Probably cost a bundle though.

      • Caspurs♿️ January 23, 2018 at 10:05 am

        We’ve been linked with him previously.

    • Accy January 23, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Yeah he’s the sort of player we should be trying for. Bizzarely no one’s gone all out for him as of yet.

      • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 10:15 am

        Right age, skill set (holds the ball like Dembele, dribbles like Dele, scores from distance, with end product, shots, goals).

        • Caspurs♿️ January 23, 2018 at 10:17 am

          “dribbles like Dele”…..So he can’t dribble.

          • Aussie in Switzerland January 23, 2018 at 11:13 am

            Dribble in front of a mirror

  • Still Nil Nilinho January 23, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Of who that may be available (either at the prices levy will pay – or not) would be a player poch wants?

    • Freund or Foe January 23, 2018 at 9:30 am

      I’m free.

      • Still Nil Nilinho January 23, 2018 at 9:33 am

        Thank you mr humphries

        Does your dad still play FoFty?

        • Freund or Foe January 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

          I wouldn’t have thought so mate, but couldn’t say for sure.

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:36 am

      I have not the foggiest idea what goes through Pochettino’s head. You would think another attacking midfielder as he never uses wingers.

      • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:39 am

        Or Sessegnon. He likes wing backs, he would tickle Poch’s fancy.

        • Still Nil Nilinho January 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

          Play maker wise?

          Or is eriksen not in need of competition?

          • Freund or Foe January 23, 2018 at 9:46 am

            We need good back up for him, that’s for sure. A tough ask though, speshley in Jan.

          • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

            I’d say so. But does Poch? You asked who he wanted.

            This Nabil Fekir (I kid you not!) seems to be very creative leading Lyon as captain and has scored 16 league goals too. Still only 24. Goes past players and makes the team tick.

  • UnkleTaff January 23, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Premier League current form table:

    https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/premier-league/form-guide.html

    Not too shabby for a team going backwards.

    • Freund or Foe January 23, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Liar.

      • Camus January 23, 2018 at 9:35 am

        That’s decent.
        We all know you can’t win ’em all.
        We’ll see whether Saints was a missed opportunity or not with Pool losing.

    • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Fake news

  • Camus January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Incoming…
    There will plenty more of this to come.

    “Kane has told Real Madrid that he wants to come,” Inda told El Chiringuito TV.

    Source:-
    https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/908461/Harry-Kane-to-Real-Madrid-Tottenham-175m-La-Liga-transfer-news-gossip-rumours

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:06 am

      175 million? In their dreams. Maybe the first installment of three…

      • Camus January 23, 2018 at 9:08 am

        I agree, it would have to be £200mill+
        But the noise will only increase.

        • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

          For people with a lack of brain power perhaps…

    • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Look at it this way, it’s like the constant stories that Ronaldo kept “telling Utd” that he wanted to come back here.

      We hear stories that loads of foreign players playing on the continent have “told” Chavs, Utd, Citeh, Woolwich that they want to come and play for them. Most of these stories have been complete bullshit, this is the same just the other way round.

      A steaming pile of turd of the highest order…

      • Freund or Foe January 23, 2018 at 9:12 am

        You’re so untrusting Easty. Most of these journo’s are honest guys who just want to bring truth to the people.

        • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:14 am

          I know, and I apologise. I have been bad…

        • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:28 am

          Their truth maybe.

          The thought is father to the act.

  • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 8:55 am

    What is this about Levy and these average French players? Have we signed ANY that have even managed to break into our first eleven?

    Capoue, Stambouli, Cards, Cluedo, Sissy. Even the Homophobe Loony is looking bit shakey…

    • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:56 am

      Ginola?

      • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 8:57 am

        That was before Levy, keep up…

        • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:59 am

          Just testing. Could do with him now rampaging down the wing delivering some tasty crosses!

          • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

            Great hair.

            • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

              Ginola was an amazing player.

          • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

            Testing… I believe you.

    • Accy January 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Someone is bound to point out Lloris in a minute.

    • Accy January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

      I think the idea behind going French is that it’s what Arsenal did 15 – 20 years ago with the likes of Thierry Henry & French friends. Poch has publicly waxed lyrical about Wenger being a pioneer in the transfer market.

      Our model seems to be an imitation of theirs. However, something’s not quite right.

      • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

        Yes, Wenger picked the good ones whilst Levy hasn’t a clue.

  • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Are we in for Coric?

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Is anyone?

      • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:46 am

        Probably another Ashavin this guy has completely disappeared from the radar!

        • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 8:52 am

          So will Malcom, especially if we sign him.

        • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:54 am

          He’s played a mere three hours since October after an injury early season.

          • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 8:56 am

            A sick note too, perfect!

  • downgoesfraser January 23, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Moura over Malcolm..Please hit one January signing please levy, If you can hear me please

    • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Why not save squandering the dosh and play our 17 yr old academy winger starlet Phoenix Patterson?

      • Accy January 23, 2018 at 8:37 am

        Tell me you’ve made up that name?

        • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:39 am

          No he is a real prospect who scored a hattrick in our 6-3 win against Brighton.

          • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:46 am

            Leave it Dilley. He’s only just found his way to Hotspur Way. He looks like a lightweight and needs more time to develop.

            Picking him really would be desperation.

            • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:50 am

              Why desperation? If this kid has raw pace currently absent in the side thats good enough for me giving him a run out when it’s not that we are exactly overloaded with wingers!

              • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am

                Ruin the kid by letting gnarled old pros give him a good kicking!?

                • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 9:01 am

                  So why did Everton have the courage to play Rooney at the age of 17 yrs.
                  Desparation or inspiration?

                  • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 9:03 am

                    A special talent is one answer.

                  • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:04 am

                    Even then Rooney looks like a docker. If you work in schools you’ll know some develop physically much faster than others. I was six foot tall at 12 years old.

              • East Stand January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am

                Posh doesn’t play winders and 17 year olds need to be developed and not thrust into the Premiership.

                Anyway, he’ll end up at Yeovil by then time he’s 21…

              • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 9:27 am

                Raw pace 😆

        • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:48 am

          Patterson comes from High Wycombe. I think he was a grammar school boy.

      • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 8:48 am

        Define ‘starlet’?

        I propose we call them ‘shartlets’ until they can demonstrate even a modicum of talent.

        Our U18s were beaten again, this time by Brighton.

        • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 8:53 am

          A Starlet is a gorgeous sexy woman who has an uproar of a personality!
          In Phoenix case a young prodigy!

        • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

          No we won the Brighton game 6-3 Harry. Or rathe 3-6 as it was away. Patterson scored a hattrick and an assist.

          • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 9:26 am

            I just double checked the email I was forwarded and the clown it the teams around the wrong way 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

            • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 9:29 am

              Fake news.😁

  • çaveman January 23, 2018 at 8:14 am

    When Pochettino went from ‘first team coach’ to manager, one got the impression he had more of a say on incoming rifraf. Seems not. I wonder who is really scouting talent/haircuts at Spurs these days?

    • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Some deadbeats who were previously fired by footballing luminaries such as Derby County.

  • Camus January 23, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I didn’t know anything about Malcom until this month.
    I *hear* he’s a “real talent” and “will be an elite player in a couple of years” but this is just fan talk and could well be based on Footballer Manager alone.
    The ‘highlights’ I’ve seen portray him as just as frustrating as Lamela – some good moments, a fair few blind alleys – but I haven’t spent much time on it so could be wrong.

    If he’s not a Poch pick and he arrives, this is alarming, because he’ll likely never play.

    • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 8:31 am

      The problem with this ‘hearing’ business is that 90% propaganda sloshed about by the same people who ‘heard’ Edwards was the next Messsi (now at Norwich) and ‘heard’ Clinton Cards was impressing in training (now back where he came from, thank Christ).

      Meanwhile well run clubs that win stuff are buying players everyone’s heard of.

      I’ll give Poch two more seasons and then he’ll walk in order to fill out his CV with something tangible, opposed to the this endless drudge of ‘respecting the opposition’ and ‘this is futbol’ and 70th minute substitutions because his bench is worthless.

  • Lilywhite without the ll January 23, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Yeh but we have an escalator….I’m still in….

  • çaveman January 23, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Good morning you miserable shower. Poch for Argentine president.

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:07 am

      Morning Cavey.

  • Chris January 23, 2018 at 7:37 am

    He can’t be any good….. I haven’t been sent a single link to a YouTube show reel showing the 2.5mins of half decent stuff done in a 1000 hours of playing football.

  • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Cannot wait for the Man Utd game, should be a good atmosphere as it is sold out. Hope we can put in a performance like we did against Liverpool, talking of which what a game that will be, need a result there big time, I’d take a draw now to be honest.

  • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 7:12 am

    FFS now all over news now that Arse are in for Lucas Moura, I am not calm 😡

    • David Dillenberg January 23, 2018 at 7:53 am

      We faffing about over this guy I prefer him to Malcom!

      • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:04 am

        Yes. There’s a big, big difference between PSG and Bordeaux and the kind of players they use. Moura please, at least he is a known quantity. Malcom would be great another leap in the dark by Levy.

  • Ronan January 23, 2018 at 7:07 am

    The only straw to be grasped is Man U and Arse’s alleged interest in him, which was not there in the case of the N’men. Even so, it’s looking like Poch isn’t going to be given one iota of help in trying to nail top 4. Makes me suspect CL isn’t essential to the ENIC business plan.

    • gloster1861 January 23, 2018 at 8:06 am

      It never was. They were utterly surprised when we made top four two years ago and it actually caused discomfort as they pondered whether they ought to stump up some ACTUAL INVESTMENT to support the team in the CL. They didn’t of course.

  • Mudslider January 23, 2018 at 6:56 am

    I’m so calm

  • Willy Juice January 23, 2018 at 6:52 am

    he doesnt look like hes up to much this malcolm fella. the two n’flutes looked half decent on youtube this fella looks as bad as lamela.we wont get the heap of crap until the summer if we do actually buy him. which means no new bodies in and trying to compete with the other teams for top 4 who are all streghtening their sides.

    good news is eriksen is back, oh wait he always shits himself against a top 6 side so we may leave sissy in there instead.

  • darragh joyce January 23, 2018 at 6:52 am

    he doesnt look like hes up to much this malcolm fella. the two n’flutes looked half decent on youtube this fella looks as bad as lamela.we wont get the heap of crap until the summer if we do actually buy him. which means no new bodies in and trying to compete with the other teams for top 4 who are all streghtening their sides.

    good news is eriksen is back, oh wait he always shits himself against a top 6 side so we may leave sissy in there instead.

  • Syd January 23, 2018 at 6:34 am

    At least buying……wait…what?

    • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 6:47 am

      Good evening Syd 😊

  • Matty K January 23, 2018 at 6:13 am

    can’t see ENIC & Levy selling the club without the new ground open and champions league football secured. That’s the only reason I think they want to hang on to Kane; he’s an attractive and saleable commodity guaranteed to draw in a buyer. I’m sure Levy would over orocecthe club too, therefore missing out on any sale altogether, meaning we’re stuck with the kunts for good.

  • Sexy Beast January 23, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Wake up chaps 💤 💤💤

  • Leonard January 23, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Why don’t you support someone else? You never have a decent word to say about the team you so called support!

    • Harry Hotspur January 23, 2018 at 7:48 am

      I do support someone else you thick fuck. There used to be a football club over there.