Date: 10th January 2019 at 6:00pm
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Supersonic quotes from Toby Alderwiereld just in.

“I’m very happy to stay another year. It was [a clause] in my contract and I’m happy Spurs gave me the confidence to stay another year. I’m only focused on things on the pitch. People can see every time I play that I give 100% for this club – this is what I keep doing every time I play.”

PA Sport

Confidence to offer one of very best, Champions League grade players another year.

Or to untangle the spin, ‘this bunch of third rate grave robbers nearly vomited up their own vital organs when I asked for market rate wages’.

It is not unreasonable to presume that the club’s similar extension of Jan Vertonghen’s contract also carries a similar undertone of cheapness.

The Levyologists will of course talk in devote tones about how good Sanchez and Foyth are.

Listening to this is like being sold the suggestion that if your right arm were lost in an industrial accident, at least you’d still have your left arm, your sight and your hearing.

The only thing stupider than binning Toby after one more season that I can think of would be to demolish White Hart Lane and build a shopping centre in its stead.

Oh, hang on…

 

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paul
paul

New bloggins..

paul
paul

I’d also still have Charlie Austin over Fernando if we’re stuck shopping in the bargain bins.

Just hate the fact that we’re not using these windows creatively to try and make even the smallest improvements around the edges. We know Jansenn, N’cluedo and the like are utter failures so just cut our losses, get them off the books and think creatively about some new faces for those roles. Problem for me is that we have nobody with any power working full time on this sort of stuff. We are never prepared.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

I’d take an Austin 7 over Llorente – quicker and more mobile.

Coogy
Coogy

East Stand January 11, 2019 at 10:45 am
Girioud? Don’t make me laugh, obviously a Gooner Coogy…
Giroud is a decent target man with a limited skill set. Klinsmann had pace, power, great in the air, amazing off the ball and purely World Class;…

Can’t directly reply to your comment for some reason but I wanted to say that it is quite funny that you still think I’m a Gooner – I’m definitely a Spurs fan, have been so for 40 years. I probably shouldn’t have mentioned Giroud while you’re on watch but he was just the first world cup winning, ageing striker that popped into my head, I wouldn’t have ever had him a Spurs though even when he was at his best for Arsenal.
As you say Klinsmann was genuinely world class, however I do remember despising him after World Cup 90 for all the diving / exaggeration etc like a lot of people did. He totally won us over of course, especially with the diving celebration (and all the goals). It was like one day I hated him then the next day loved him when I found out he was signing for us, even before seeing him play, was a very strange situation.

paul
paul

Batshuayi’s loan at Valencia coming to an end. I can think of far worse options for a second striker. Being seriously linked with Palace and Everton for around £20million. Why would we not be in for him. Poch and HK could turn that lad around.

Ander Herrera has been v unhappy and ready to leave at manure up until OGS arrived but still hasn’t signed a new deal. Would be a great addition to our midfield options and could be tempted by Poch and the project but again we’d never show this kind of ambition.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

He disrespected us. F u c k him!!

East Stand
East Stand

He’s a nasty little toad of a player.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Sessy made a bad career choice by not joining us. Dunno whether or not he’d of got a game this season but poch would have had him ready for next. Daniel make us another enemy and blag him for £25m 🙂 🙂

paul
paul

It’s our complete lack of ambition in transfer windows that kills me. Sorry, that is to say it’s our complete lack of preparedness, enabling us to be ambitious or even try to be that kills me. Goddamn it, what i meant to say was it’s our complete lack of a coherent, integrated scouting network that rules out preparedness and therefore the ability to show any ambition or even try to that kills me.

But really it’s just Daniel Levy and his lemonade pockets.

paul
paul

Oh yeah and the fact that pretty much every other club and chairman regard him as toxic from head to toe.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Poch mate bring josh maja back to a real London club work your mogic on him.

Dan
Dan

I hate the transfer window , the dross we are being linked with is depressing. I know it’s all rubbish and a waste of time reading though as we will buy no one but at least make it entertaining

Only me
Only me

I cant google fast enough to find out if they are all dross. The ones I looked up look crap.

Dan
Dan

How good was it when we signed klinsmann the first time!

Dan
Dan

What would the equivalent signing be today?

Only me
Only me

Not sure as don’t need a striker as much as we needed him at the time. I would guess some sort of midfielder that won the WC and in tail part of his peak. Still worth having. Not sure…Kante?

Dan
Dan

I saw him score in 97 against Southampton at the lane , le tissier scored for them

Dan
Dan

I’d take kante

Only me
Only me

Think we need a DM more than we need any other position right now.

Dan
Dan

Agree

Coogy
Coogy

Wanyama is coming back to full fitness. I desperately hope he can get a run of games and recapture the form he had the season before last. That is totally what we need.
I remember when Klinsmann signed for us it felt like everyone was excited, not just Tottenham fans (but that could have been me seeing it through young rose tinted glasses). I guess the equivalent today would be Giroud, which is an unpleasant thought, although he has nowhere near the star quality.

Only me
Only me

Nowhere even close to the star quality. Star wise, it would be close to a Ronaldo or Messi. Klinsmann was globally recognised at the time, a real superstar. As Wanyama, I was under the belief he has same knee issue as Ledley?

East Stand
East Stand

Girioud? Don’t make me laugh, obviously a Gooner Coogy…

Giroud is a decent target man with a limited skill set. Klinsmann had pace, power, great in the air, amazing off the ball and purely World Class;

World Cup Winner
European Championship Winner
Bundesliga Winner
Bundesliga top scorer
UEFA Cup Winner twice
Supercoppa Italiana Winner

232 Career Goals in 514 Appearances
40 Goals in 82 appearances for Germany

When your man Giroud can boast those kind of figures, come back to me…

Coogy
Coogy

According to the most recent comments I can find they are trying to avoid him having to have an operation on the knee. They are trying to bring him back very gradually but whether or not it goes again remains to be seen, hopefully not.
It would be a nice surprise if we signed Messi out of the blue. It would probably cost a few quid more than the 2 million we payed for Klinsmann though so old man Levy would probably have to sell the stadium.

East Stand
East Stand

The transfer window should be renamed ‘The Transfer Rumour Window’.

What I find most amusing and telling is that the transfer rumours about moves that ‘might’ happen in the summer fill the majority of column inches which is totally irrelevant to the month of January.

It’s because very few big transfers happen in the January window and it’s mainly the desperate that do business, either moving on dead wood clogging up the wage bill or relegation fodder having one last throw of the dice.

Most of what’s talked about is total garbage anyway…

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Tottenham would struggle on LinkedIn

paul
paul

BBC Sport page article titled:

Do neutral fans not want Liverpool to win the league, or is it just a social media myth?

This absolute gem from Steve Taylor of Carlisle:

If they win the league it may be necessary to evacuate the north of England. Think of the first two months of any given season and all the ‘our year’ chat and amplify it by a thousand. When AC Milan forgot how to play football in the second half, gifting them a Champions League win in 2005, it nearly opened a portal to the underworld. It was intolerable for years. Winning a league can’t be written off as dumb luck, so there is no way they could be silenced. It cannot happen.

Brilliant.

dilly
dilly

If and when we win the PL title I suspect there will be one hec of a celebration on this blog!!

dilly
dilly

+ party!!

dilly
dilly

—starting by winning the Caraberro Cup will be cause for celebration!

Only me
Only me

Personally I agree! I really really hate the fact I would prefer City over Liverpool as I don’t agree with their “business” model. but Liverpool fans are unbearable without winning the league. I actually not sure how many teams in the league I want to win it less than Liverpool. Other teams would upset me (like Leicester) because I see us and think that should have been us, but Liverpool fans wont even acknowledge they have spent almost as much as City over the past 2 years. City = €388m, Liverpool €314m

Only me
Only me

Correction Liverpools numbers are in £ not euro. So even with poor exchange rate it means Liverpool have spent the same. In terms of NET City comes out better even with the “Coutino” sale.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I typed in ezavina barclays” nothing came up 🙂

paul
paul

😂

East Stand
East Stand

There’s an entitlement thing with all the biggest clubs and Liverpool are no different. They’re all arrogant about their status. However some Liverpool fans have this thing where they feel the club is almost saintly, aside all the wrongs of the world will be righted when they win something.

Shankley is almost lauded as some kind of socialist revolutionary, when in truth he was just a fairly typical working class man of that vintage. He just happened to be very good at his job and transformed the club.

‘God given right’ often springs to mind…

Matthew Daligan

Do think poch wants to take the club to the next level & be remembered as our version of Ferguson. I do believe he will walk without funds from levy if he feels he wont be backed

He’s leaving then

dilly
dilly

Chairing QT, whilst David Dimbleby was always likely to be a hard act to follow well impressed with his successor the articulate affable Fiona Bruce’s debut keeping the panel in check combining charm with her forensic interruptions.
Good choice.

dilly
dilly

*forensic panel interaction

paul
paul

I don’t like FB, never have, so i was appalled when she was given the chair and watched tonight with something less than an open mind but i have to say she surprised the hell out of me. She got a little carried away at times but overall (for me) this was a greater turnaround in reputation than (he’s almost one of our own) Sissoko. She kicked ass.

dilly
dilly

Paul surely Dimbleby’s natural successor was an Andrew Neill, Andrew Rawnsley of the Observer or Newsnights feisty Emily Maitlis? but what we have is seemingly dignified calmness personified.

dilly
dilly

Aged 54, born in Singapore, Fiona Bruce read French and Italian at Hertford College, Oxford. During this period, she was briefly a punk, singing in rock bands and, at one point, dyeing her hair blue for one week. She attended the University of London Institute in Paris.
(WIKI)

Gazza waking up at night screaming!
dilly
dilly

Mikespurs had already posted below at 8.56 pm!

dilly
dilly

Good article.

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

I’d say flaud in some ways but does give a very good arguement to stay, if backed

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

The con job is on….get em through the door next season at the new build….you got Toby and Jan so its worth it look!?

But you can’t leave.
Will people ever wake up.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

I paid for Toby and Jan but I stayed for the Raiders…..said a Spurs/NFL supporter shortly before getting lost in ‘Europe’s biggest club shop’.

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

To be fair, if rumors are true……it will be harder to get out of then a Vegas casino

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Labyrinthian…

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

And beyond. Walked into a big casino years ago to meet up with a friend. Not a big gambling man so after meeting him…… took 45min out after the 15 min in. Everything looked the same without any exit signs. Lol

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/10/mauricio-pochettino-should-reject-manchester-united-history-spurs

Dont agree with many things in this article, biggest being we need two full backs & 1 cb to compete for the title cause our attacking options are so good. With that said, i do agree with a few points. Do think poch wants to take the club to the next level & be remembered as our version of Ferguson. I do believe he will walk without funds from levy if he feels he wont be backed & cant win. Hes playing the political line very well & think hes the best coach we have had in awhile (even with some of his……I’d say bad tactical set ups/subs). If given the backing, he will get much more glory ending a title drought, then rebuilding an already rich club with alot of history. Levy back him, or risk losing it all

Royalspur
Royalspur

Sure I’m not the first, or last, but it seems apparent that once the stadium is up and running Joe will want to sell the club, he’s older than young Mr Grace and that’s why he’s reluctant to invest any more money, Daniel does as he’s told

Only me
Only me

I am not sure. I am sure his passion is not there anymore (if ever was).

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.

Following THFC is a cross between The Twilight Zone and Brexit .

Sid Trotter
Sid Trotter

Great player. Silly name. Proves, you can’t have it all

Only me
Only me

I wonder if this is a shot across the bow a little…”Dear Mr Levy, I will go for free if you don’t buck up!!” or even to potential suitors, “pay me what I want or I will wait for someone that will”…? Either way, unless we do something of note (win a decent trophy or spend on real talent in the summer) toby is going.

Billy the yid

🤣🤣🤣🤣. Oh yeah let’s go and give ourselves a 3m pay rise, for a fancy hotel, that’s a year behind schedule, double the costs, and has left us on a cliff edge for the nxt god knows how long to pay for it. In the meantime we have a centre half partnership that yes is getting older, but when do you see Toby on his arse? Not often because he reads the game so we’ll. Called experience. But he’s injury prone!?!? Piss off, he gets injured far less than others. Worth his weight in gold, but as H states, he wanted what he is worth the naughty boy. This club at this moment is an absolute shambles. Yes we doing OK in the league and Cup so far, but it’s inspite of ourselves not because of ourselves and the blame lies at one man’s feet..