Date: 2nd July 2019 at 10:09am
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There’s a good in-depth piece on the mechanics of a modern football medical from FourFourTwo some might wish to read.

In 2019, it’s a bit more thorough than ‘look to your side and cough’, followed by having your knee tapped with one of those little toffee hammers.

“There’s no standard medical as such – every club has its own way of doing things. Usually a player being transferred to a club will undergo a two-day medical”

Dave Fevre Football Medical Association

Anyone believing that Tanguy NDombele’s visit to Hotspur Way last week was purely to be wowed by bricks and mortar must have the undeveloped brain of an 11-year-old.

After all, the stadium and Hotspur Way didn’t influence Kyle Walker or Danny Rose very much, did they?

The medical on Tuesday is hopefully the end of it, but certainly wasn’t all of it.

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

  • bergquist July 2, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    if you read news accumulator sites, like newsnow for example, to find the latest news from any source in world on Spurs then you will both get incredibly angry and equally annoyed at football.london as I believe the reason they re-post the same article with a new sentence is that it brings them to the top of these lists. visitors = GBP – surprised Levy hasn’t clued on to this for the official website.

  • JimmyGrievance July 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    After two transfer windows of nothing. Previous transfer windows of complete dross. I find myself totally de-sensitised to comings and going’s at THFC.

    My level of excitement is underwhelmed at best …..

    Oh well 😔

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    JJ

    Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    Its all worn off now. I don’t even want the player…..I read he got 1 goal last season, from midfield.?.. In Ligue 1? That’s gotta be wrong….that is poor. Wouldn’t go through this parafanalia for Pele.

    Paraphernalia
    miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
    “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”
    synonyms: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus, tackle, kit, implements, tools, utensils, material(s), appliances, rig, outfit, accoutrements, appurtenances, impedimenta, miscellaneous articles, odds and ends, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, trappings, accessories;

    Nah, it’s a suburb next to Parramatta

  • Coogy July 2, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Yeah, I must have not noticed it in the past. It doesn’t help that it takes such a long time for us to get a transfer over the line. I really hope this is the last time we have to deal with Lyon for a while, their chairman might even be more of a pain in the arse than ours.

  • Coogy July 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Football London are pumping out a Tottenham transfer story every half an hour or so, most of it being being exactly the same as the previous story and usually about Ndombele, in an endless pursuit of clicks. I like Alasdair Gold but the site but the site is making itself look utterly idiotic. Gold doesn’t seem like that sort of person, I wonder if he is embarrassed?

    • Harry Hotspur July 2, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Their articles are endless rehashing and rewording of the same stuff, padded out like a BHS sofa

  • JJ July 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
    Its all worn off now. I don’t even want the player…..I read he got 1 goal last season, from midfield.?.. In Ligue 1? That’s gotta be wrong….that is poor. Wouldn’t go through this parafanalia for Pele.

    Paraphernalia

    miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
    “drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements”
    synonyms: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus, tackle, kit, implements, tools, utensils, material(s), appliances, rig, outfit, accoutrements, appurtenances, impedimenta, miscellaneous articles, odds and ends, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, trappings, accessories;

  • moley July 2, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I never get excited about our new signings until the season kicks off .The summer is for sitting on the beach and chilling.This is Tottenham chill and wait.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 2, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Its all worn off now. I don’t even want the player…..I read he got 1 goal last season, from midfield.?.. In Ligue 1? That’s gotta be wrong….that is poor. Wouldn’t go through this parafanalia for Pele.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Its these constant reports of completions that are irksome. Surely they cant keep reporting the same falsehoods over and over about completed medicals and agreed fees?? Well yes they can….

  • mrnope July 2, 2019 at 10:32 am

    No surprise, nothing is ever easy with Levy. He’s more than likely waiting for the cheque to clear on Eriksen before he send the jars of 1’s n 2’s over to Lyon.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 2, 2019 at 10:28 am

    A 2 day medical……that’s gone on for a fortnight.

    • Harry Hotspur July 2, 2019 at 11:58 am

      er… he’s not been in the country!