Date: 1st September 2017 at 12:21pm
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Dear oh dear, you wouldn’t want to wake up this morning and remember that you were one of those mugs that paid Spurs Community cash for wildly inaccurate itk yesterday, would you? Imagine how stupid and empty you’d be feeling. What a hangover that would be.

Speaking of duff information Gladys knows what really occurred in respect of Ross Barkley. If you’re interested, feel free to carry on reading – free of charge.

If you wish to shout ‘yeah, but…‘ good luck to you.

Spurs offered £21million for Barkley. He’s shop-soiled and he’s not worth more, even in this climate. That was the bid.

Everton said no, and that they had £30m on the table from Chelsea.

Levy thought they were fibbing and said ‘I’ll be back in January for him’.

Barkley went down to London with his agents in the hope we would get a deal done on the back of discussions that were already time expired.

There was no medical. Chelsea’s interest had waned several days before and their priority was always for a player that was ready to go.

Barkley is cheesed off with everyone involved with yesterday and wishes he’d been able to join Spurs. If we go back in January the boy will be cheap.

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

  • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • richspurs September 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    We done well. Replaced Walker, added some nice experience and versatility, hopefully calmness, and brains up front, and strengthened the backline to perpetuity. Still could do with some pace, especially in midfield for the counter attack, but that may not be needed very often if we dominate possession and territory. Now we just need one of em sods to step up in the leadership stakes. Alli anyone. ???

  • McG September 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    mattspurs
    Lloriente knock downs to Harry on the edge of the box
    Lloriente headers from Trippier crosses

    Trippier is back to being no 2, maybe cup games etc…

  • Giovanni Discenza September 1, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Everton have been treating everyone like idiots-why would you wish to spend £30 million on a player you can get lots cheaper in 3 months, bearing in mind he can’t play for the next 2 of them? Chelsea are idiots, however

    • marsinho September 1, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      perhaps everton have mugged themselves, come jan ross is a free agent

  • marsinho September 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    bark-ley bent-ley……..yeah i see what you mean

  • baz September 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Barkley could be the next Bentley

  • JimmyGrievance September 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    My take ….. Levy had a word in Barkley’s ear. Said hold tight I’ll be back in Jan. £10
    Million signing on fee …. see you then lad

    • baz September 1, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      The old Son direct tactic

      • baz September 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm

        Sorry for mentioning that name

        • baz September 1, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          Not Son but the otht guy. Thank you predictive text

  • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    I don’t drink. Terrifying enough for you

    P’raps you should.

  • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    This might be a stooopid question but how else do we learn. Is it possible for a club (like Tottenham) to sponsor the boroughs club? Haringey FC? Another quick plug. Haringey fc v hitching fc. Sept 9. FA cup. Coles park. White hart lane Tottenham. Come support the borough.

    • Still Nil Nil September 1, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      I’m sure if haringey borough FC said they were the rainbow group at the lane with their flag they would

      • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:23 pm

        Then we are the rainbow group with the flag!

    • East Stand September 1, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Don’t you mean Hitchin FC?

      • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Cool g

    • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Spurs to Haringey fc. We are knocking the old place down. Come take what you want. Why couldn’t it of been that.

      • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        A mate just said. “Whats the point. Enic intend on buying them knocking it all down and building flats. 😂😂😂

        • Tottenham central September 1, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          Actually 2025 is fast approaching and Haringey council want it back.

  • Still Nil Nil September 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Barkley is cheesed off with all concerned yesterday.

    Would that include Spurs who didn’t make an approach yesterday as he’d hoped?

    Smacks a bit of that player who traipsed off to qpr from West Brom or where ever it was on transfer deadline day waiting outside loftus road like Oliver Twist with an empty bowl and a sad face hoping for some more a few years back

    • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      The similarities are with that lad are stark, Nilly. It also really underlines how thick player’s agents are.

  • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Valencia in for Sissoko? We can hope.

    • Camus September 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      I’m up for it, but where’s our replacement? 😨

  • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    UnkleTaff
    Add me to the body of people who don’t think Llorente has been bought purely as cover for Harry Kane; he’s too good for that. Depending on the opponents I can see Harry playing a more conventional number 10 role on occasion this season.

    I hadn’t thought of that, and after this comment I doubt I will think of it again, but what you say makes perfect sense.

  • Matt September 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    My ITK is that that Conte s wig spontaneously combusted and Willian stormed in shouting “there was only room for one Afro at Chelsea ” and the whole medical ended in carnage.

    • East Stand September 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Barkley doesn’t have an afro…

  • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Harry Kane is our new number 10?
    Honestly guys, this is peak batsh*t nonsense.
    Did some of you not go to sleep at all last night?

    • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Taff said “on occasion”, and I think he is spot on.

    • Freund or Foe September 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      I think he should take corners.

      • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        I agree. And a few throw-ins too. That’s when I think he’s at his most dangerous.

      • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        I thought he was our third keeper.

    • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Kane’s had the number 10 shirt for a while now

      • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        Bony is wearing number 2 at Swans this season.
        Rumour has it they see him as a natural right-back.

    • Tizzy September 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Could you imagine that…He will be missing from 35 yards everytime then instead of his usual 25 lol

  • JackDLad September 1, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Harry, just read the information and upon completing it my bank rang me with a security alert stating a one Harry H Inc. tried to debt me for a certain sum. Luckily I am flat broke. Regards Barkley, Everton are not happy with Levy as he called them bluff by threatening to buy Siggy back forcing them to pay more than they should have and Tottingham getting the sell on fee. Everton paid the fee that they did for Siggy on the understanding or belief that they would get the money back through the Barkley sale. Now Everton are left with a massive depreciating asset that will be worth only a fraction by Jan.

    • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      I think Barkers will be worth approx £6mill come January – unless he gets his shit together and starts playing football, in which case he’ll be worth about £4.5mill

      • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

        So Sissoko + £7m then?

        • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 2:14 pm

          Just checking. WE sell Everton Sissoko and THEY give us Barkley and 7m. Sounds like a Levy kinda deal.

          • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm

            No we give them more for Barkley if they agree to take Sissoko!

      • JackDLad September 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        Whatever the fee, it will be nominal towards the fee wanted in this window. Its looking like the boy wants to come but suffice to say we won’t be the only ones in for him again and loadsa money will be thrown at him wage wise. Money saved on transfer fee will be put in his sign on fee and wages.

  • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Add me to the body of people who don’t think Llorente has been bought purely as cover for Harry Kane; he’s too good for that. Depending on the opponents I can see Harry playing a more conventional number 10 role on occasion this season.

    • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I can that as well, I can also see for miles and miles and miles……….

    • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      The best striker in the land who has won the Golden Boot 2 years running and you want to play him as a no.10?

      I can see the logic…

      • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

        I think Kane could be very effective as a 10. I reckon he only spends 50% of each game as our furthest forward player. Look what happened when England played him as a conventional number 9.

        • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm

          I’m sure he’d love to score fewer goals and stop winning personal goal-scoring awards.

          • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

            Kane isn’t a conventional 9 though – if anything Alli’s goals are more typical of a number 9
            in the last 2 seasons he’s got 25/29 goals
            5/5 of his goals were penalties
            8/9 came from set pieces
            2/5 came from outside the box

    • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Lloriente knock downs to Harry on the edge of the box
      Lloriente headers from Trippier crosses

      • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        Crouch Mk Ii

        • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

          Or Mk II.

          • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:33 pm

            El Croucho

            • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm

              Pedro Croucho.

        • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

          Taxi!!!

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Yes I agree Harry actually can
      He also is a good passer of the ball

  • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    £21m is more than enough. Hopefully he’s fit and we can line him up for a Jan 1st transfer

  • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Soccer Community are an over-exaggerated cartoon-like depiction of some flake’s idea real events.

    It’s children’s TV for the gullible football enthusiast.

    It’s the football world’s equivalent of whack-a-mole.

    • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      So the Daily Mirror Sports section then?

      • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        What’s that?

        • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm

          John Cross sloshing about in a vat of faeces.
          And boobies.
          Lots and lots of boobies.

          • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm

            Nope, still none the wiser.

            • Real Fan? ⚽️ September 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

              Even after your workout yesterday?

              • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:42 pm

                Bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

                1 Timothy 4:8

            • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:42 pm

              Nice pair of boobies you’ve got there Spurts.

              • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

                Thanks, I thought so.

  • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Did anyone else see where Wayne Rooney was stopped and charged with drink driving yesterday, after leaving practice. Perhaps all is not well in Everton, after all. Oops.

    • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I thought only Riyad Mahrez partook in “leaving practice”. 😂

    • Caspurs♿️ September 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      No! where? Tell me more..

      • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm

        Go to Sky Sports

    • Camus September 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Just retired from England.
      Time on his hands.
      Idle hands…
      Row with the missus…
      Connect the dots.

      • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        ._._._.

    • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      …actually suspicion of, not charged yet….

    • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Alcohol at training!? Were they practising boat races? May explain Everton’s start to the season.

  • dancingbarber September 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Pretty much as I thought !!

    Everton were just being greedy. All Barkley has done is say, after 12 years at the club, I’d like a change so I’m not signing a new contract even though its generous. That seems to have pissed off Koeman and their Board. Instead of saying realistically he’s going so lets get it sorted they thought they could make money when effectively he only has 9 months playing time left.

    They knew he wanted Spurs so said no. I thought Daniel was really dizzy to offer more than £15m. So we gain Everton lose out.

    It has actually rather diminished Everton in my eyes, a pretty shabby way to treat him. Also he may turn out to be a Spurs legend without ever joining us, just for pissing off Chelsea.

    • Real Fan? ⚽️ September 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      He is in my eyes, for sure.

  • Camus September 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    So he stays at the Toffees, gets fit, probably doesn’t play because he won’t be fit until Nov/Dec and bridges have been burned with Koeman anyway. I repeat – probably doesn’t play even once fit because he’s pissed them off and the Toffees are well stocked for number 10 type players now. Oh yeah, and Everton didn’t want to deal with us yesterday… And we don’t have more than £10mill to throw at him anyway unless we sell someone like Janssen in the next window.

    Our conclusion? We’re buying Barkley in January.
    You guys… You crack me up. 😂

    • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Just seen the Goat on SC with some made up bollocks about a last minute phone call form us. Total shite. Absolute Jiggins!

      • Camus September 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        Look out for the Goat bleating about him again in January.
        I’m waiting for people to remind me of a time when we bought anyone for more than £5mill in the January transfer window.
        Guys, he’s not coming…

        • Freund or Foe September 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

          I`ll remind you at this point that the Maynards were based on Barkley joining Chelsea in Jan or the summer.

          • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

            Aye, sir. No probs.

            • Freund or Foe September 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm

              I would have taken a clean Barkley to Spurs in Jan bet, you know. Not that I will now you`ve committed.

              • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm

                I think I’ve been played here…

        • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

          ‘Arry spent big in January windows

          Proper managers avoid it.

          That said Barkley is a player for the future and buying him in Jan wouldn’t be a panic buy but squad investment

          • Camus September 1, 2017 at 1:14 pm

            Who did Harry buy?
            Adebayor on loan? Saha?
            Anyone else?

            You’re saying Levy will buy a player that will cost more than £5mill in the January window?
            Where are the funds coming from?

            • mattspurs September 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

              Palacios £12m
              Keane £12m
              Defoe £12m (or £9m after buy back discount)
              Kaboul £8m

        • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

          Right, so we all know that “The Goat”isn’t an actual goat and not even remotely talented like the late Paul the Octopus….

      • AccringtonSpurs September 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        Post Window summary from Hercules – who has provided regular, consistent updates on SC. I can’t find a way to be at all dismissive of his info.

        http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/the-daily-itk-discussion-thread-post-mortem.130134/page-9

        • AccringtonSpurs September 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

          Interesting points:

          Zaha still on our radar

          Lamela to be used in the no.10?

          Sessegnon next summer (bit further down)

          • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

            Some of that is accurate. Some of it is complete and utter fiction.

        • RumpleSPURTSkin 💋 September 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

          Good grief.

        • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

          He’s fucking dreaming about Jadon Sancho being another Zeki Fryers. He went to Borussia Dortmund for £8m plus add ons and was given the No. 7 shirt. He didn’t go to Standard fucking Liege. Does that sound like a Fryers situation to you? Utter bollocks IMO.

          • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

            Someone on here actually called the Zeki Fryers incident before it happened.

            Can’t for the life of me remember who it was, though…

            • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm

              No, neither can I.

        • Panama Paul September 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm

          Hercules!, Hercules! Hercules!

  • Totspurs September 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    🙂 (y)

  • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    It could have been a conspiracy…foreign governments….Russia……MI5…….Tailor Tinker Soldier Football Player….

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/01/neymar-transfer-barcelona-soft-power-asian-governments

  • Sid Trotter September 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Poor Mr Barkley. I hope he cheers up soon. Let’s turn the frown upside down Ross, c’mon, you know you want to smile.

    • TopOfThePochs September 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      With his money and a few months to kick around he needs to get himself off to somewhere nice and hot, bit of beach time and sunshine.
      Poor bastard.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Lovely lay out Mr Hotspur.

    • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Sober?

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        I don’t drink. Terrifying enough for you😋

    • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Looking alright! Ta.

      • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        Indeed. Now that we have the “Latest Blog” button.

        Thumbs up emoji.

        • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

          That’ll be £20 via PayPal, please.

          • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm

            Could we make it £30? I’m feeling kinda generous today.

            • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

              I’ll just take £40 for the moment. but I need everyone to absorb my server costs. It’s now £600 a month.

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm

                You are making 630k from the ads Harry!
                There is a little bit if Daniel Levy in every pot

  • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    We should have just paid Everton the £50m they were asking for and thrown in an extra £10m for their troubles.

    • TopOfThePochs September 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Last year of his contract AND a long term injury and they think Levy is going to pay £30M +?
      For what? The privilege of picking up his wages and medical bills to POSSIBLY having him available mid-December, a few short weeks before his price to buy would’ve drastically dropped if we’d waited until January?

      Amatuers.

    • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      The geezers around here all play Monopoly I think….

      • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        Speaking of which, here’s a quick quiz question for you:

        What is the only property on a standard UK Monopoly board that lies south of the river Thames?

        • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

          Old Kent Road

          • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

            When I said “quick” I didn’t mean quite that quick you old bastard.

            • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

              Lets open it up to all the contestants

            • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm

              Ok here is one. Which football Chairman spends a lot of time on Free Parking?

        • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm

          Elephant and Castle

  • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    No way we were going to buy him whilst injured, at an inflated price. None whatsoever.

    • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Indeed. It would have been interesting to see how things would have panned out had he not been injured, though. My guess is that, had he been good to go, he’d be a Lilywhite right now. As it is we’ll just have to wait until January.

      Fortunately we still have Sissoko to hold the fort until then.

      • Caspurs♿️ September 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        If he’d been fit, his price would have been over inflated, like many players this summer, especially after the Neymar deal went through.

        • TopOfThePochs September 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

          £60M id wager. Too hot for Levy

        • UnkleTaff September 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

          Still in the last year of his contract, though. We’ll never know for sure but I reckon £35m would have done it.

      • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        and how Id love to see Sissoko shove in down everyones thoat.

        Its not going to happen is it

        • MysteriousStranger September 1, 2017 at 12:53 pm

          I wouldn’t like to see that, even in Ronglish…

      • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        Every silver lining has a cloud…

        • ronwol196061 September 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

          Every cloud has a silver lining its all according to the way you look at it

          Ok not Texas

          • Harry Hotspur September 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

            Sissoko is a cloud made of napalm and cat piss, Ron.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

              Poetic fucker!

              • ronwol196061🇨🇦 September 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

                The Daffodeals by Harry Wordsworf

  • Horndog September 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Clarity. Clear. We’ll see come January. Now, play matches, win matches.