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03 Apr 2019 05:08:54
Hey Ed, would you happen to have any news of new developments at Tottenham, player market or otherwise? Some interesting titbits to cheer us up, considering the run we are in.


{Ed002's Note - Sure:

Layvin Kurzawa (LB) a viable option if a vacancy arises
Joachim Andersen (CB) long term interest remains - Sampdoria may be open to a sale
Diego Llorente (CB) has been watched by Marseille, Spurs, Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham, Fulham and Sevilla since joining Real Sociadad in the summer - Spurs could be tempted as they expect TA to leave
Matthias Ginter (CB) I am not aware of interest from Liverpool - enquiries from two EPL sides (Spurs and Arsenal) came to nothing. If he did move he would want to be a started which will cut out Bayern, as will him having no interest in being used as cover for multiple positions. He would be expensive and is apparently happy.
Declan Rice (DM/CB) - if WHU were to move for Gary Medel it would because DR would be leaving - but interest from elsewhere
Julian Weigl (DM) price may well be an issue
Amadou Diawara (DM/CM) a natural replacement for Mousa Dembele but I would doubt Napoli will want to sell and it is hard to see why the player would want to move
Sander Berge (DM/CM)
Soualiho Meite (CM) a realistic long term replacement for Mousa Dembele
Carlos Soler (CM/RM)
James Maddison (CM)
Adrien Rabiot (CM) will be too expensive
Bruno Fernandes (AM) - if Christian Eriksen leaves but I think the price would kill any deal
Ryan Sessegnon (LWB/LW) I expect an offer to be made
Steven Bergwijn (LW/AM) Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan have been watching
Daniel Sturridge (S) if he can stay fit between January and the end of the season, can be seen as a possible Llorente replacement
Aleksandar Mitrovic (S) another Llorente option
Max Kruse (S) a very good option as a back up striker and Spurs are keen
Patrick Cutrone (S) Milan want โ‚ฌ35M - likely off the table
Suso (W) More than doubtful}

1.) 05 Apr 2019 17:41:34
That did help. Thanks ed!

Hope you're doing well!

2.) 18 Apr 2019 09:35:48
Hi Ed's

Have you list of any potential outgoings at Spurs? I read on the Manchester United page, Spurs are hoping Toby signs as another CB is potentially leaving?

Thanks in advance

PS Proudest night last night to be a Spurs fan.

{Ed002's Note - Serge Aurier (RB) after a poor season and Kyle Walker-Peters emerging Aurier and Trippier could be let go with one replacement coming in
Kieran Trippier (RB)
Danny Rose (LB) if a decent offer arrives and Spurs have Ben Davies stepping up already
Toby Alderweireld (CB) it depends on the contract situation
Jan Vertonghen (CB) Spurs are assessing whether Cameron Carter-Vickers is ready or not to step up with only a year left on JVs contract
Victor Wanyama (DM) does not need replacing with Oliver Skipp stepping up
Moussa Sissoko (CM) I expect he will stay unless someone were to pay well over the odds
Erik Lamela (RW) Spurs are looking to replace him
Christian Eriksen (AM) if he won't agree a new contract he could well be attracted by a move elsewhere
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (LW) will not need replacing and will need to step down a bit to restart his career
Vincent Janssen (S)
Fernando Llorente (S) will be leaving }

3.) 18 Apr 2019 14:05:32
Thanks Ed002 for your informative information as usual.

{Ed002's Note - You are welcome Stuart.}

4.) 10 May 2019 12:28:57
Marseille have provided three tickets for Sunday's home game against Lyon to allow Spurs to watch Fekir as a Donny van de Beek alternative.

5.) 12 May 2019 06:52:43
Ed who are Spurs looking to replace with Van de Beek/ Fekir or are they just adding to the squad?

{Ed002's Note - Christian Eriksen.}

6.) 13 May 2019 05:08:46
Thanks Ed! I was hoping he would extend his deal, but I hope we will replace well.



30 Jan 2019 15:54:36
Ed, will we see more changes in personnel at Spurs over the next couple of days?


{Ed002's Note - Vincent Janssen and Nkoudou I would think.}

1.) 30 Jan 2019 23:46:47
Thanks Ed!



09 Jan 2019 16:05:26
Ed, will Spurs look to replace Dembele this window or wait till the summer?


{Ed001's Note - you already bought Sissoko and Wanyama to replace him in previous windows!}

1.) 10 Jan 2019 02:11:55
That does make sense. Thanks Ed!

Ed would you be running with a group of Winks, Sissokho, Dier and half a Wanyama for 6 months?

{Ed001's Note - no, because none of them are close to being as good as Dembele was. If you want to challenge for league titles you should be improving the team not weakening it as you have been since Poch took over.

When Poch took over Lloris was top class, now he is not at his best and is average.

The defence was the best back 4 in the league. Now you have full backs that are adequate at best.

The midfield had Dembele purring like a Rolls-Royce and running things, now he is going you will have Winks, who is ok but a long way from Dembele. Wanyama has the first touch of an elephant in clogs with stones in them. Sissoko runs around a lot but has League Two level technique.

The only area that has improved is the attack and that is because Son has found his feet and the other players have, such as Kane and Alli, are moving towards their peak. You have not actually brought any improvements in, just the players there have got better.

Spurs really need to change that and start bringing in players who improve the team, rather than donkeys like Aurier.}

2.) 10 Jan 2019 07:12:24
Bitter truth that. Going to be really tough to get those top tier players with the stadium situation now. Hopefully we solve at least some of our problems in the summer!

{Ed001's Note - it is why some people think Poch is some kind of miracle worker to even keep Spurs in contention. I disagree, I think he has to take some of the blame for Spurs not actually winning any trophies under him as he is, in large part, choosing the signings. He would rather have the Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama brute force player in the team. Don't get me wrong, you need a player or two like that to protect the rest, but it is about getting a balance and the balance has gone too far towards physicality at the moment.

I fail to see how the new stadium will change things either, at least in the shorter term. It is not going to suddenly bring in a massive influx of cash, you still have to pay off the building costs over the next few years after all. Initially it will only be a step forward, rather than a leap. What it does, imo, is safeguard Spurs' future against the uncertainty of future TV rights money. If that bubble bursts then Spurs are in a magnificent position to capitalise.}

3.) 10 Jan 2019 12:18:00
And yet with an injury ravaged team, no signings, no pre season, playing every game away, here spurs are only 6 points off the media darlings Liverpool.

4.) 10 Jan 2019 13:35:28
I agree Ed. Signings like Sissokho do puzzle you, but it's worked out well for him this season! I hoping we get some technicians in the middle soon. Or in the stadium, both need them.

Quick question Ed, what is your opinion of Dier? I thought he was doing marvellously and improving earlier, but he seems to have plateaued recently. Is it form, injuries or just plain ceiling?

{Ed001's Note - I deliberately left him out of any mentions because I have been thinking the same. He does seem to have lost his way recently but I think a lot of that is not having the calmness of Dembele alongside him. Dembele draws players to him constantly, so all Dier was doing was mopping up and then moving the ball on quickly. Without Dembele he is expected to do more, with and without the ball, and I simply think it is beyond him. His limitations are exposed, rather than him being able to just use his strengths.}

5.) 10 Jan 2019 15:49:00
Unfortunately, and for Dier, it's going to be very tough to replace Dembele's calmness. Do you by chance a list of CMs to watch out for?

{Ed001's Note - not in the style of Dembele, but Spurs are one of the clubs that would like to take Barella.}

6.) 10 Jan 2019 16:14:39
In January Ed?

{Ed001's Note - they certainly were showing interest, but I don't expect him to leave Italy, he wants too many guarantees.}

7.) 10 Jan 2019 17:16:42
That won't stop me from hoping though!

How do guarantees of playing time work out Ed? Are the players promised a certain number of games?

{Ed001's Note - he is after guaranteed starts when fit. Sometimes players are promised a certain number. I know of players, who are dropping down from bigger teams, who have been promised to start every game when fit within their contract. Not sure if that still happens now though. Clubs signing someone who brought people through the gates would do that in the past.}

8.) 10 Jan 2019 21:34:11
I can't see us buying a replacement any time soon. It will mean more minutes for Skipp this season so we may see a bit more of him and what he is made of, he seems to have great potential.

The one thing we desperately need is a CM that can go past a player which then opens up space for the front 3. This is what Dembele has been brilliant at. When he goes past one or two and then gives it we create so much more. We need to have that as in my eyes Dier Wanyama, Winks and Skipp are really all competing for the same posistion and currently Sissoko is the only one for the other CM spot if Dembele goes.

I really like Sissoko in terms of speed stamina work rate and dribbling but technically he isn't good enough and has little to no end product. He does a lung busting 40 yard run, goes past 3 and then misses a 5 yard square pass!

I would also like to add that Dembele has been my favourite player to watch live for the last 3 years and he has completely bossed many of the games I've been to. The guy has such strength and technique, made it look so easy at times, and I will miss him!

9.) 11 Jan 2019 06:51:44
That is a tough thing to guarantee and especially when written in the contract Ed. Must be really tough to enforce it when it goes wrong.

Things like these remind me why Ed 002 asks to not get into nitty gritty of contracts.

{Ed001's Note - it has caused no end of problems in the past.}

10.) 11 Jan 2019 06:52:33
How are you doing Ed? I'm missing some of your anecdotes in the daily round ups!

{Ed001's Note - sorry you are missing them, I got asked to do them as separate articles now, so I have been doing that, it is just everything got put on the backburner while my family were over for Xmas and New Year. Only see them once a year (at most) as we have been living in different countries to each other for the last few years as they retired to Spain initially.}

11.) 11 Jan 2019 08:36:43
Hoping you spent some quality time with the family. I must protest, you don't spend enough time together!

{Ed001's Note - we did spend a good few weeks of quality time. And some that was not quality too! Like when my dad decided to forget his bag containing passports, flight tickets and wallet somewhere on a day out and we all had to run around to try and find it as he only realised he had lost it a few hours before they were due to fly home.}

12.) 11 Jan 2019 13:41:50
That's stressful and scary! Perhaps he was hinting he wanted to extend his little visit?

{Ed001's Note - I think it is just old age mate, he gets a little confused...}

13.) 14 Jan 2019 13:34:55
Make that 9 Ellis ;)



30 Jul 2018 21:21:10
Ed have there been any major changes to the list you mentioned in the Sharkopod? Thanks.


{Ed002's Note - Not that I can think of off the top of my head.}

1.) 31 Jul 2018 12:12:25
Thanks Ed!



27 May 2018 06:57:45
Eds, are we looking to get Bale back? I remember Ed 002 saying we might look at him as our marquee signing as we head to the new stadium. Can a deal be done?


{Ed001's Note - you have first option when he leaves.}

1.) 27 May 2018 07:54:07
Does he want to leave this summer Ed?

Tough luck yesterday ed! Looking forward to your review Ed.

{Ed001's Note - yes mate he does, the fans have never taken to him. Partially his own fault as he has never made an attempt to do interviews in Spanish.

I am not looking forward to it, as it means I have to watch the game again!}

2.) 27 May 2018 10:01:26
Got to hurt. I still don't want to watch the FA cup semi and this is the biggest club stage.

{Ed001's Note - it does mate. However it is the only way to do it with a cool head, rather than when I am swept up in the moment.}

3.) 27 May 2018 10:27:46
Tough task that! I am looking forward to it!

Really thought Liverpool were going to win it. Shame that the game could have been much better, although we did get some wonder goals!

{Ed001's Note - that is the worst thing, the game died on its arse when it should have been a great match.}

4.) 28 May 2018 14:01:41
Only first option with Premiership teams.




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07 Jun 2019 05:30:45
Hey eds, another season has ended and I want to thank you all for this wonderful site.

Thank you for all your hard work for the comments and the articles you all post (love the anecdotes, opinion pieces and banter) .



{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, really glad you enjoyed it. Here's to next season being an even better one. Well, unless we meet you in a final again!}

1.) 07 Jun 2019 15:17:33
I'm sure it will be a better one! Although we'd need a whole lot of luck to get in the final again! And if we do meet you in the final again, I'm hoping you'd make do with a different trophy perhaps!

2.) 07 Jun 2019 22:05:47
Keep the faith from Australia auspur, donโ€™t let the Oddbodโ€™s grind you down ๐Ÿ‘Œ.



01 May 2019 15:43:50
Got to say Ed001, some folks who read the site love Twitter. Came across quote a few tweets with your/ 002 replies not even paraphrased.


{Ed001's Note - really? In what context? Just people copying and pasting stuff you mean?}

1.) 01 May 2019 19:29:37
You know how you like to include small titbits related to something someone has said in a post or Ed 002 pasting his massive lists? Tweets of those broken down and fed as individual tweets.

Its ironic how Ed 002 will now unintentionally contribute towards the fat kid from Bolton tweeting real happenings.

{Ed002's Note - You can all still sign up and post: tinyurl.com/c6j7t2m }



17 Apr 2019 22:47:03
Unforgettable game! Coys!


1.) 18 Apr 2019 06:50:14
Ed could you do a review of the game? Perhaps not ratings or so, but observations of yours?

{Ed001's Note - I will ask if anyone of the Eds watched it and will be willing to do so. I was watching Liverpool myself so never saw anything but the last couple of minutes. Just in time to see Sterling celebrate and then watch Pep crumble as he once again saw his Champions League's hope dissolve around his ears. And by god did I enjoy that!}

2.) 18 Apr 2019 13:52:33
If you liked that, I'm going to suggest the first 20 minutes of the game to you!

{Ed001's Note - the problem is trying to find time to watch it, otherwise I would do as I would love to see it.}

3.) 18 Apr 2019 16:41:10
Spurs lost 4-3 and Man City were the better team, they won the game, thatโ€™s the review spurs23.

4.) 18 Apr 2019 17:59:17
Wodbod beyond rivalries, you need to accept Spurs were great over two legs.

5.) 18 Apr 2019 22:02:01
How many Champions League semi-finals at the Emirates in 13 years?

How many at the New Spurs stadium in a month?

6.) 18 Apr 2019 23:34:58
Fantastic reply yellow card๐Ÿ˜.

7.) 19 Apr 2019 11:10:20
Stg, it was a great result for spurs but you was not the better team over 2 legs, the only reason you won the first leg was because Aguero missed a penalty, and it was a very poor penalty, perfect height for lloris to save it, and the second leg you lost, be honest about it, and inconsistent with VAR you benefited from.

8.) 19 Apr 2019 11:11:45
In those 13 years yellow card how many trophies have spurs won at both new and old stadium?

How many at the emirates?

Ok letโ€™s make it easier for you,
In the last 28 years how many trophies have spurs won?

How many have arsenal won in the last 5 years?

You really shouldnโ€™t try and compare the history of both clubs, you will look silly every time.

9.) 19 Apr 2019 11:12:26
When a team brags about how many semi finals they have been in that really is a small club mentality, arsenal fans never said that when we done it or even when we made the final ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

10.) 19 Apr 2019 11:40:32
Yellow card, how many uefa cup semi finals at white hart lane in the last 35 years?

How many at the emirates in the last 1 year?

11.) 19 Apr 2019 16:05:26
Wodbod, I am a Liverpool fan FYI. They missed penalty blah blah in first leg else would have been different scenario, second leg lost blah blah blah. They won is what the result I have read in night.
Can we say City moved to next round of in FA cup because they were lucky?
Doesn't Arsenal had at least one referee wrong decision gone in your way in that Invincible season else you would have lost?
Does those things undermine what they have achieved?
Again for those what if, If Sarri was still in Napoli he would have dismantled Arsenal.
If your path to UEL semis included United, BVB will you have progressed?
Need to appreciate what the have achieved.

12.) 20 Apr 2019 10:55:27
Wodbod we won the ueafa cup at white Hart lane ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚.

13.) 20 Apr 2019 18:21:03
Stg, you need to read down more, I congratulated spurs for a great result in getting through to the next round, that was a great achievement by them, but spurs23 wanted a review of the game, they lost the game, Man City were the better team in that game, what is wrong in saying that or did you think spurs were the better team in that game?

14.) 20 Apr 2019 18:22:36
Raver we won the league at white hart lane more times than spurs have ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚.



30 Jul 2018 21:20:20
Happy Birthday Ed! You should have left an Easter egg in the daily news article about your birthday!


{Ed001's Note - thank you mate, but it is hardly news, it has happened 20 times (or so) before after all.}

1.) 31 Jul 2018 12:13:42
Not since you started giving us guessing games with the image for the news for the day! Although it must have been tempting to put Neymar there yesterday.

{Ed001's Note - hahaha I did the guessing games from the start, it just took people a while to notice.}

2.) 31 Jul 2018 18:33:57
Happy Birthday young chap. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.



28 Jul 2018 05:52:35
Ed could you add Zaha's name to your to do player profile list?


{Ed001's Note - yes mate, added him.}

1.) 28 Jul 2018 09:37:15
Thanks Ed!

{Ed001's Note - very welcome.}




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07 Jun 2019 20:12:08
Is that side PSG Ed?


{Ed002's Note - Yes.}



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13 May 2019 05:08:46
Thanks Ed! I was hoping he would extend his deal, but I hope we will replace well.




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12 May 2019 06:52:43
Ed who are Spurs looking to replace with Van de Beek/ Fekir or are they just adding to the squad?


{Ed002's Note - Christian Eriksen.}



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05 Apr 2019 17:41:34
That did help. Thanks ed!

Hope you're doing well!




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30 Jan 2019 23:46:47
Thanks Ed!





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11 Jun 2019 09:45:24
Thanks for sharing that! This really is a good starting point!



{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate.}



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10 Jun 2019 18:12:13
Wow that's a whole lot of time. Also is footage focusing only on the player available?

Are there some sort of set guidelines for scouting which clubs follow?


{Ed001's Note - scouts will usually write a report on a match-by-match basis. The FA has set out a standard template to use. If you are interested in scouting then this is the place to start. That is the FA's scouting courses, the level 1 is free and done online, I did that one myself and it is ok. It is a good platform to begin from.}



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09 Jun 2019 19:56:16
Must me tough scouting lower league players because of that lack of access. How long do you take to scout a player for preparing a profile? Take this player for example because I'm sure you would already have made mental notes of well known players and must take lesser time for those.

I'm trying to gain a sense of how much work goes behind actually scouting a player for a club.


{Ed001's Note - I personally look at, unless I say otherwise in the profile, ten full matches a player has played in. If I have seen them play more than that I can just write it, if not I will watch until I have seen that many. Then I usually check the highlight footage for any skills or facets of his game others have picked out in case I have missed something, then their career stats.}



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09 Jun 2019 10:48:26
Ed how do you get a hold of information for players who are tough to scout?


{Ed001's Note - I use one of the scouting networks. All the full match sites have been taken down recently so there are not many options left now to watch players.}



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07 Jun 2019 15:17:33
I'm sure it will be a better one! Although we'd need a whole lot of luck to get in the final again! And if we do meet you in the final again, I'm hoping you'd make do with a different trophy perhaps!