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23 Aug 2017 22:49:30
Transfer frenzy at Spurs is the headline, but let's not forget the facts.

1. We are the bottom spending club over the last 5 years in the Premiership.

2. We sold Walker £45m, Bentaleb £17.1m, N'Jie £6.3m, Fazio £2.88m = £71.68m

3. We are rumoured to be selling Wimmer and Janssen for circa £40m

4. Rose is being touted and it wouldn't surprise me if he left for £50m to someone like Man United.

5. We are rumoured to be selling or loaning Sissoko out. A massive wave off the books.

Superb that we signed Davinson Sanchez for £36m. I have seen stupid figures touted in the media but this was the actual price.

Aurier looks likely to follow for £23m at RB.

Foyth CB is needed for cover with CCV.
Jadon Sancho LAM would bring pace and energy on the left as a squad option. Sessegnon LB £25m is still so young it is a gamble, but he looks the real deal already in my opinion and would be the perfect replacement if Rose left.

The issue is the income from player receipts would massively outweigh the expedlture. Spurs have the cash to get Barkley and Dembele as well as those above and still end up net neutral in player receipts.


1.) 25 Aug 2017 15:26:22
Well CCV has gone on loan, so the cover seems to be Foyth - if he joins - and Dier at CB.

With Serge Aurier coming in, Dier will not be needed at RB and will not get a look in at CM - which I believe may piss him off a Little bit.

TBH I do not doubt Serge's Quality, but his attitude absolutely reeks, he is undoubtedly the reincarnation of Adebayor in that regard - and I can see him kicking up a bigger stink then Walker did when hegets rotated with Trippier/ KWP.

Got a feeling we have cooled off Barkley because of the injury, a January move more likely - and probably would be better value for Money.

Balde Keita - he is still clinging onto the hope of signing for Juventus, but if they will not match Lazio's asking Price and he will not Play for Lazio I think he'll come to Spurs out of necessity in the slim hope of Senegal qualifying for the World Cup.

In regards to Janssen leaving - no Chance. You cannot bin a Striker after one Season - even Soldado was given 2. Maybe a loan deal witht the Option of calling him back would do him the world of good - but we would Need to get someone in to fill his shoes - but to be fair if we get Keita and have Son, I think we'll be okay there.

Wimmer can leave, and if he does at that Money, I do have to applaud Levy - everyone slates him, but they fail to understand it is not his Club, it is not his Money, and he has someone to answer to - could be worse, we could have Mike Ashley.


Dembele will not join us at the Moment - he can garner further interest by continuing to bang in Goals North of the wall and in the CL Group stages.

Sessegnon - Way too early. If we get him we would have to loan him out to Fulham for at least 2 years just so he could get the appropriate game time and experience.


 

 

15 Jul 2017 01:41:31
Suso mouth watering possibility!

If we could steal Suso for £20m this would be a coup. Perfect RAM we need with great finishing, long shots, taking set-pieces and through balls. Can't tackle but Trippier would be there right behind him.


1.) 15 Jul 2017 10:11:09
Ain't happening, Oracle. I've already told you what's up with transfers. It ain't good. Squad building, that's it. Levy is keeping the purse strings tight. New stadium, low debt. Lest we forget what went down just a mike away.

Good news is that Dele and Kane are staying. Spoke with some guys last night and they want to stay. Big my Eric is wavering. Loves it here but Jose keeps calling. We'll see. Anyway, no new signings of note on the horizon. Just the squad guy I told you all about before.


2.) 15 Jul 2017 23:28:49
Susos not making my mouth water oracle, a Liverpool reject who won't improve spurs at all.


3.) 16 Jul 2017 12:07:21
Raver Suso was hardly given a chance at Liverpool and was only a young man when he left. At 23 he has improved significantly and become the potential Liverpool saw in his early career.

DeBruyne and Lukaku were Chelsea players.

Paul Pogba was a Man United player

A young Zlatan Ibrahimovich rejected Arsenal who told him he needed a trial to which he famously replied he doesn't do auditions.

Suso is worth another chance in the Premiership. He is stronger, technically much better and has matured well. At £20m he is hardly a risk is he?


 

 

13 Jul 2017 17:11:37
Walker looking like he is gong for £50m and Dier likely at £60m. When you add Bentaleb £16m, N'Jie £6m and Fazio £3m we arrive at £135m.

When you add £60m fro the new Nike sponsorship deal.

The £147.5m fro mourn Premiership and TV Rights, one would expect to see some major signings at Spurs.

Iheanacho, King, Barkley, Zaha and many others all linked, but at this stage little news outside 19yr old Foyth CB from Argentina.

We need 4 big player signatures at CB, RM, CM, RAM and CF.

We know Lamela is returning to fitness and Janssen has looked sharper lately, but they are not ready to support us on 4 fronts.

Spurs fans have waited for this time for decades and now expect the club to push on and sign some stars for the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

Iheanacho should be part of the Walker deal + £35m, or perhaps Sterling is a possible swap.

Herrera could be perfect if Man United want Dier so badly, or perhaps Mata is surplus.

One thing is certain the fans expect massive signings and Levy better had deliver this time around.


1.) 13 Jul 2017 18:02:47
Fully agree with you oracle and what a top post, we've just sold walker for 54 million and I can guarantee you we won't see any top quality coming in. Lemar and aubameyang are available for a combined 105 million and that would put us very close to winning the league with those 2 but levy isn't interested in top players only cheap and nasty that won't improve Tottenham.


2.) 13 Jul 2017 18:48:30
Hang on Oracle, there's still a stadium to pay for and as Poch said, we'll only sell those we want to sell. Sad that Walker's going, but he is replaceable. Dier isn't going anywhere.

As for players coming in, a replacement rb is obvious now and apart from a winger, what starting position is a desperate fill?

It's about depth and development. Let's give them some time on this. We got some good signings last year and with 1-2 solid (not necessarily incredible) signings we'll be hundreds.


3.) 13 Jul 2017 18:24:05
Spurs are showing they are a selling club, and players want out lol.


4.) 13 Jul 2017 18:54:17
It was Talk sport but they had a journalist on earlier and his ITK was the club will not spend more than £45,000,000 on one player and his wages will have to be a maximum of £70,000 a week. Star players will not be arriving and only squad players are being looked at as with those numbers you cannot improve the first eleven. Take from that what you will, but would you bet against it? Probably just end up being Barkley on transfer deadline day.


5.) 13 Jul 2017 19:25:36
Wodbod, Sanchez, bellerin and ox chamberlain are all off this summer, and you say spurs are a selling club lol.


6.) 13 Jul 2017 19:35:12
The complaints are ridiculous. The season is still a month away, and we don't need to spend ridiculous amounts of cash to improve the squad. I'd rather we spent any supposed transfer bonanza on keeping the squad together, anyway, we should give the likes of Onomah, Edwards, KWP, CCV, Winks every chance to become the squad depth tat we're clamouring to buy. If we can pick up some quality that Poch believes in along the way (Meyer? ) great, if not, we'll go again with what we had last year, and I expect us to have another great season, with or without the whinging from the support.


7.) 13 Jul 2017 20:43:39
Oracle, I don't think Sterling is even an option. His wages would be way out!


8.) 13 Jul 2017 22:55:11
Raver the difference is mate we ain't going to sell Sanchez, ozil or the ox. We're going to give them away next year. We're a giving club. And you do have a stadium to pay for but in the world of crazy prices I don't expect you to go through the same hassle as we did. Walker 50 million all day long and if you get good money for that plank dier I'd sell. Poch will replace them with better for half the price.


9.) 14 Jul 2017 10:15:55
I totally agree with you TTID. We've got some brilliant youth coming through - they need a chance.

Who here would you replace:
Lloris
Rose
Alderweireld
Vertonghen
Dier
Wanyama
Dembele
Eriksen
Son
Alli
Kane

You want Aubameyang? Fine, Son and Alli will get less game time. Great. He'll also shatter the wage structure, and you can forget about Keziah Stirling getting any football.

You want Lemar? Same situation. You want Herrera? Fine, Harry Winks is going to love that.

We don't need marquee signings. We need depth and youth.


10.) 14 Jul 2017 10:48:03
Dier and son are bang average, and Eriksson goes missing in half the games he plays in. As for the youngsters none of them excite me and most of them will be playing for a crap premier league club or a championship club in the near future.


11.) 14 Jul 2017 12:15:56
Dier isn't going. What we've done is sell our weakest link in the team. We're selling a player for £50m who lost his place to a player city gave to Burnley for free!


12.) 14 Jul 2017 12:16:24
Totally disagree with you there Raver.

Son is direct, pacey, skillful and can finish. He can play on either flank, number 10 or up front in a deeper lying role. He also doesn't demand to play week in, week out. Any club in Europe would have him.

Dier has a lot of potential - I've already said that if we took 60 mil for him I'd be fine with that, but he clearly isn't bang average. His role on a pitch is rarely going to see him win MOTM awards or have much in the way of a highlight reel but he's a classic example of a player who enables other players to flourish.

As for Eriksen, we'd have been 23 goals worse off last season without him. He's still only 25 years old, his best football is ahead of him.

As for the youth, if Winks, Onomah, Edwards, and Walker Peters to name but 4 don't excite you, then why are you following Spurs, or football at all? They're young skillful energetic players - how have they already disappointed you?!


13.) 14 Jul 2017 13:53:30
Football is about opinions spud. But your bang on there mate!


14.) 14 Jul 2017 14:10:00
T-T-I-D I honestly cannot believe you want to cite the stadium as the main reason for a lack of investment. We were the bottom club over the previous 5 years in NET player transfers. Behind, Bournemouth, Swansea, Hull let alone the bigger clubs.

We have a genius manager in Pochetino and we need to get a grip and buy players who can improve us.

Lloris, Alderwiereld, Vertonghen, Wanyama, Dele and Kane are the backbone. Rose returning will add some flair on the left, and Eriksen looks world class most of the time, but all the other positions need to be strengthened.

Lemar, Dembele, Isco, Joshua King and Alfie Mawson would do me. This would free up some of our first XI and provide the opportunity to rest players knowing we have strong replacements.

CCV, Winks, Onomah, Edwards and a few other need to go one loan to clubs that have come up. We are in the Champions League and pushing to win the Premiership. As such we cannot afford to put inexperienced players in the way of success.

Lastly having banked the last 6 years fortunes, signed a £150m over 5 years Nike deal and still have the stadium banking rights to come, I think the stadium is nicely covered from all angles.

Arsenal fans can gloat all they like, Lacazette is a great signing and Lemar would be even better. The problem is Cazorla is finished, Sanchez is leaving and the core of the squad are made up of average to poor players.

I am a massive Levy fan for taking us this far. It is time to spend and win something roe sell our beloved club to a multi billionaire who is prepared to bring the glory back to Tottenham Hotspur's.


15.) 14 Jul 2017 14:13:04
Well said Spud.


16.) 14 Jul 2017 17:29:26
Eriksen looks world class? hahahaha, and Ellis agrees I've heard it all now!


17.) 14 Jul 2017 19:37:49
From what I can see spud and guv know there onions from there shallots. The rest haven't got a clue.


18.) 14 Jul 2017 20:15:53
I see The Oracle's reading skills are no better than his prediction skills. I didn't mention the stadium once in my post. What I said was, trust in Levy, trust in Poch, and have faith that they know what they're doing. Trust in the kids, if that's who we have, and most importantly, get behind the team.


19.) 15 Jul 2017 00:08:17
Sanogo, says the chump who calls Dier a plank! Doh.


 

 

28 Jun 2017 13:38:07
Disaster strike again as Levy up to his old antics!

The buzz around the key people is that we have blown the Lemar deal. Arsenal have offered the family silver and stolen our man from under our noses.

To add insult to injury Ross Barkley who was desperate to join has gone flat as Levy looks to steal him for a miserly £16m.

Walker on the other hand is joining Man City but have promised to keep it quiet as we seek a replacement.

Luke Shaw is a flickering prospect that could sign, but that candle is in the wing.

Ryan Sessegnon is the only deal that has progressed to highly likely status at this stage.

After losing Lemar, Pochetino has redoubled his efforts to look at Zaha again.

If all this wasn't enough bad news, the rumour is Sanchez is staying at Arsenal, and Mahrez is also highly likely to join Lemar.

We need so many players to compete next season, and our efforts look so weak. Spurs fans everywhere expecting us to sign world class players, not average players.


1.) 28 Jun 2017 14:55:01
ryan sessengnon has just signed a new contract with fulham.


2.) 28 Jun 2017 15:43:44
Looks like Ryan Sessegnon has signed a new deal with fulham now as well so we are screwed on all fronts.

we are still being used as a prop for players to bargain with there current clubs for new contracts!

if we don't sign someone who has a youtube video (vincent marcell) we might as well just call next season a flop already.


3.) 28 Jun 2017 19:42:35
Transfer market still closed. No rush. Easy.


4.) 28 Jun 2017 21:32:33
And I get slated when I say Daniel levy is holding Tottenham back from being league champions with his pathetic buys and being so negative in the transfer market every season. It will be the same story in years to come when the stadium is all up and paid for, he still won't pay the extra few million for top players as the old saying goes buy cheap and you buy twice.


5.) 28 Jun 2017 23:10:13
Oracle why would spurs fans expect to sign world class players? In the last few years what world class players have signed for spurs?


6.) 28 Jun 2017 23:21:04
I saw the news, not another nail in Spurs transfer coffin.


7.) 29 Jun 2017 09:44:44
i think we should move Sissoko on and put a bid in for Mahrez 30 mill

Sell Lamela and go for Lemar.

Then just replace Wimmer and Janssen or give Janssen another season as this position will be hard to replace - Who will realistically sit on the bench or just play in the league cup.

We don't need a massive overhaul.


8.) 29 Jun 2017 12:47:18
Up to his old antics? What, building Spurs organically and sustainably into a challenging club in the premier league and champions league? plastic, plastic fans. Lemar isn't going to Arsenal, we're not getting Sessegnon, there's no confirmation of Mahrez or Walker, you aren't in the know - the sodding window hasn't opened yet!

Please, at least keep your appallingly boring back-stabbing until the end of the transfer window when we know what business is done.


9.) 29 Jun 2017 17:57:16
Dr fully agree with your players for the summer, spud I won't change my opinions on levy as he's been a shocking chairman who's held us back for years. Everytime we've been close to building a team he can't sell our superstars fast enough and then won't pay the extra few million for top players who then join our nearest rivals in the league. Just look at Toby alderwereld he's on 50k a week and levys playing hard ball in giving one of the best centre half's in Europe a pay rise, if he was at Liverpool or Arsenal he would be on 130k a week.


10.) 30 Jun 2017 10:54:17
Raver - if he was at Liverpool or Arsenal, he'd have finished below Spurs last season.


11.) 01 Jul 2017 09:48:48
So spud are you saying alderwereld is a poor player as he made no contribution to where spurs finished last season?


12.) 03 Jul 2017 11:40:34
Gunnerbod, you have the audacity to ask what world class players we have signed over the last few years. This proves you are clueless.

How is Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Son, Wanyama and Alderweirled for starters. All of them would get into your side easily without a doubt.

Sorry our youth policy is working and we have players like Kane for free on top!


13.) 03 Jul 2017 22:20:05
Oracle clearly you don't understand, none of those players you brought were world class when you brought them hench why Ali dier etc only cost £5m! Now do you understand when I say what world class players have spurs signed? All world class players are being brought for stupid money and on ridiculous wages something spurs can't do! And you have the audacity to call me clueless!


14.) 12 Jul 2017 15:33:38
Gunnerbod, you are clueless because the only reason we don't buy world class players is because we don't want mercenaries and premadonnas.

Any club can offer stupid wages and buy in free transfers, one only needs to look at China to see this exemplified. Spirs use scouting to find world class players life Alderwiereld, Dier, Alli and Wanyama instead of buying in similar talent for inflated transfer fees and fantasy wages.

Why do you ridicule a proven talent acquisition programme and youth development when it is clearly better than everyone else?

Honestly with your hand on your heart tell me whether Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea would be in the top 6 with our transfer expenditure?

Spurs are the only club getting it right, and soon you'll see the results of years of transformation. Walker and Disr might leave if the Manchester Mafia pays superstar transfer fees, and we will find squad players to fill their roles.


 

 

01 Jun 2017 19:07:22
So Walker to Man City and Sessegnon to Spurs is probably the only real movement at this early stage.

Told the Walker deal has been completed and still no news, what is going on?

Sessegnon deal appears to be imminent and looks a fantastic prospect. I assume Rose rumours must be true?

One thing is certain we are going have an interesting summer!


1.) 01 Jun 2017 19:37:29
You ask a lot of questions for someone called "The Oracle" 😂.


2.) 03 Jun 2017 11:38:49
Dagenham Gunner you surely should be a Hammer from that rough hell hole of the East End of London.

But seeing as Arsenal are really South East London club, it all makes sense. Woolwich Arsenal the pride of South East London, this will have to be your new chant because North London is Lilywhite again.


3.) 03 Jun 2017 16:03:29
Oracle,
Yep pretty much born and raised a stones throw from The Boleyn ground.

Thankfully, my Dad had a lot of sense and was passionate about football, so steered me away from the likes of West Ham and Spurs.

Lillywhites is pretty much North London mate as you are the only team in North London who play in white.

Pretty much a feeble shout mate.

Anyway, much shoot off, just going to watch a replay of our FA Cup win against Chelsea.
What you watching mate? Oh yeah, nothing as you won nothing.


4.) 05 Jun 2017 15:10:36
We're watching the second season of lost Dags.


5.) 05 Jun 2017 22:53:59
Apparently the Walker deal is done but they won't finalise until he comes through the internationals with injury!

This seems a new tactic for this season and seems to have crushed the Hazard deal after the fractured ankle.


6.) 07 Jun 2017 11:53:27
Hopefully you guys can have a more successful season than Arsenal next season as a first for some time?! As a neutral I'm not a great liver of the gunner but don't mind spurs.


 

 

 

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03 Jun 2017 13:55:11
Gunnerbod and other Arsenal supporters, how about answering these 4 questions:

1. Do you believe your squad is as strong as Spurs?

2. Apart from the brilliant Sanchez, are there any players in the entire Arsenal squad who you would pick over Spurs players?

3. Do you think you will keep Sanchez?

4. Who are your top 3 players you believe you can sign?


1.) 03 Jun 2017 14:26:49
1) Yes.

2) Kos and Ozil and Cazorla if fit.

3) No. Unless we show early intentions in transfer market.

4) Lacazette (hopefully) . If we get him that will make a massive difference.

PS. You have a good squad, but are too heavily reliant of Kane and Alli. Both World Class btw.


2.) 03 Jun 2017 14:48:23
Oracle my Churchill dog will answer those 4 questions for you, no no no no.


3.) 03 Jun 2017 15:04:43
Spurs won nothing this season.
Arsenal won FA CUP.

Yes, yes, yes Raver.


4.) 03 Jun 2017 19:32:04
Sounds like you are having sex with the raver dags lol.


5.) 03 Jun 2017 20:13:24
Raver,
I will do anything for a bag of your magic mushrooms 😂.


6.) 04 Jun 2017 10:50:45
1. Yes
3. Yes
3. Maybe
4. World class signings.


 

 

28 Oct 2016 13:52:23
Aguero and Kompany are simply irresistible and world class players. Man City seen open to losing the backbone to their team which seems bizarre. Hart, Kompany, Yaya Toure and Aguero all seem surplus.

Whilst we have better players than Yaya Toure and Hart, surely Aguero and Kompany are the ingredients required to compete at the very top.

Harry Kane is an amazing player and an asset to any side, but surely a Pep Guardiola would be interested if we offered him for these two stars.

Kane is undoubtedly world class himself, but surely even the most loyal fans can see Aguero is something of a rare breed. The timing is perfect and Pep would jump at Kane as he fits his team and dynamic.

GK Lloris, LB Vertonghen, CB Kompany, CB Alderweireld, RB Walker, CDM Wanyama, CM Dembele, LM Son CAM Dele Alli, RM Eriksen and CF Aguero.

Bench: Vorm, Rose, Wimmer, Dier, Sissoko, Lamela and Jaansen.

This side would challenge the Premiership title and stand a chance in the Champions League.


1.) 28 Oct 2016 14:56:21
That side would be the best in the world, I also agree with you that I would swap Kane for aguero and kompany as well. I think aguero is one of the world's top strikers and city are mad to part company with him.


2.) 28 Oct 2016 14:59:30
Have you been partying with the raver?

Kompany is past his best by date.

Aguero is world class . but I fear our inability to break down defenses would leave him short of goal scoring opportunities also.

And it ain't going to happen anyways - Kane is the future and wants to stay . so why chase the short term?


3.) 28 Oct 2016 16:14:08
Haha might aswell just get Aguero. Imagine Kompany with our track record of injuries. I would rather have Yaya but this is nonsense really. We ain't going to pay their wages for starters unless we give them a massive signing on fee. Getting Kompany wouldn't exactly make Wimmer and Carter-Vickers feel good would it? Pure fantasy.


4.) 28 Oct 2016 16:58:02
At least it gives Oracle something to predict every transfer window until it doesn't happen.


5.) 30 Oct 2016 23:57:59
Yellow Card isn't it time ED gave you a Red Card for bullying?


 

 

28 Apr 2016 10:28:16
ED one thing that is certain and worth publishing is this forthcoming transfer window will be absolutely electric.

Chelsea certain to be massive spenders along with new managers at Man United, Man City. In addition Leicester will have new funds to bolster their squad, Liverpool and Arsenal will have to invest to recapture any chance of Champions League football again, and Spurs who are the smallest NET spenders over the last 5 years in the league have coffers overflowing.

Add all those who surived relegation fears, and those mid table teams like Everton who dream of bigger things. Finally add those promoted teams like Burnley, Derby, Middlesborough, Hull or Brighton who will all need to invest heavily.

My cash is on the biggest transfer window ever by a mile, exciting times ahead!


1.) 28 Apr 2016 12:21:36
It's not about spending money surely this season has proved that. Just look at the top 2 teams.

It's not the case of spend spend spend, look what happened to us a few years back. Klopp has Liverpool playing very well without spending a penny. It's about getting the best out of players.


2.) 28 Apr 2016 13:37:59
Where were you in January Oracle? A guest of her majesty?


 

 

10 Nov 2014 11:29:19
Pochetino is the problem at Spurs, and Levy has to hold up his hand and say he made a mistake. A manager who took Espanyol to rock bottom of the Spanish table before being sacked. He then inherited what we now know was a fantastic youth squad that was nothing to do with him. Was it hard to finish mid table with Lallana, Luke Shaw, Lovren, Calum Chambers who they sold for £88m, not to mention Jay Rodriguez, Nathanial Clyne, Schneirderlin, Lambert, Puncheon and others. To be fair he bought in Livren for £8.5m which was a surprise, but let's not forget he also paid £15m for Osvaldo. He over works teams and has little tactical acumen, Ronald Koeman is showing us just how average he was with his one success story over 1 season.

OK so let's say we need a new manager, does that solve the issues we have at the club. Lloris and Vorm are without question the best goal keeper pairing in the league, only Chelsea come close with Courtois and Cech. LB is a nightmare when Assou Ekotto comes to the front of my ability ranking. Rose is simply diabolical at defending, and Davies hasn't really been given a chance and failed with his limited exposure to date. Surely we need a new LB if we are to create a solid foundation to build upon. CB is also a mess as Vertonghen looks disinterested and Kaboul, Chiriches, Fazio all look weak. Veljkovic looks the one for me or perhaps Dier in his natural position is a better choice. Even so we have enough. RB looks better with Walker nearly back and De Yedlin coming in the New Year. CDM is a problem after losing Sandro and Stambouli and Capoue look very average. Cristophe Kramer or a free transfer Lassana Diarra has to be a Jamuary focus. CM looks better with Mason, Bentaleb and Dembele, just how Dembele isn't given the green light is simply astounding. LM is a weird one as Chadli threatens to be a real asset, but Konolyanka must be the option for us to give the width we are missing. CAM is easy with the superb Eriksen, blame the clowns around him for being too clever for them! RM looks fine with Lamela, Lennon and Townsend all able to play there. CF is a mess as Kane is still learning and Adebayor and Soldado are terrible. We have to secure a player like Jackson Martinez or dare I say it Balotelli!

Let's see what father Christmas brings us, and all pray that the Europa Laegue gets us out of jail this season.


1.) Have you seen Dembele do anything for us of note since signing?

A PL team can not afford to start Lamela and Eriksen they are both physically weak and have a habit of disappearing totally.


2.) 10 Nov 2014 19:49:05
We haven't got the right players to play Pochs pressing game, doee this mean we have to sell the likes of Eriksen, Lamela or does Poch set up to our strengths? I would choose the latter.


3.) That will require MoPo to be the one that adapts his philosphy to the tools he has available to him or will he walk away like AVB?


4.) Bit harsh saying about Espanyol they were financially in tatters. The thing is what are the tools he has to work with capable of, championship standard football? It has to be wholesale changes over the next two windows and Mopo has to have the final say on all transfer decisions without the interference of Baldini.


 

 

17 Jul 2014 22:53:48
Sandro will be announced at Napoli imminently. Maybe Pochetino does like player who have names starting with 'S'. Sigurdsson & Sandro gone, will Soldado make it a triple SSS clear out.


1.) 18 Jul 2014 01:16:09
PURE RUBBISH!

{Ed008's Note - Had to edit the word..


2.) Thought Siggy declined to move, wanted to stay and fight for his place?

Sandro won't surprise me, lost his way last season either injuries or TS, probably a good decision for him to move on.


3.) 18 Jul 2014 16:07:26
Ed008, ok no worries sorry about that, it was the first word that came to mind!


4.) 19 Jul 2014 07:18:08
It was my fault ED so I apologise for the post. I was actually going to add SSS out and MMM in Messi, Mascherano & Maicon but it would have been too obvious.


 

 

 

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10 Dec 2017 11:02:25
Our team to challenge doesn’t look too different to the one we have now, the issue is the squad depth. Let’s analyse what we have and who is really good enough.

GK - Lloris, Vorm and Gazzanigga as good as it gets.
LB - Rose and Davies Simply outstanding. The question is does Rose go to Manchester United and what impact will it have to bring in Shaw and Sessegnon. My view is Davies has looked solid this season and with Shaw and/ or Sessegnon we would be even stronger post Rose.
CB - Vertonghen, Sanchez and Alderweireld look sensational, but where is the cover. Foyth looks half decent and Dier and even Davies can cover but surely we need another solid Centre Half to support this trio.
RB - Aurier looks really classy and Trippier has shown some class since arriving. Not sure either are the level we require and wonder how long it will be until KWP comes of age. I think we need to allow Aurier more time to demonstrate if he is the man.
CDM - Wanyama or Dier offer world class cover in this role. Rotation between them and use from the bench to see our game will be critical and the main backbone wrist we have missed with Dier out of position and Wanyama injured.
CM - Dembele is world class when fit and Harry Winks has improved no end. With Barkley arriving in January we will have ample option in midfield with proper world class cover.
LAM - Son has cemented his place and is showing signs of real potential to be potentially world class. I cannot see anything in N’Koudou and sense we need a Richarlison type player to really provide options and flair to win games from the bench.
CAM - Eriksen is clearly best in this role, Dele Alli need to be sold for the over hyped £100m and another rising star brought in to cover the mercurial Viking.
LAM - Lamela is back and looking fantastic already. I can help thinking we need a pacey winger like Sterling or Mane to give us a different dimension.
CF - Kane is world class but Llorente is not the cover story. Defoe was the obvious choice as back up and it mystified me why we didn’t get him. I think it is time to get a proper CF to challenge and provide us with a reliable alternative to rest Kane or sub him with real confidence. Perhaps Dembele of Celtic is ripe for the taking in the summer.

My XI: Lloris, Sessegnon, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier, Barkley, Wanyama, Son, Eriksen, Lamela and Kane.

The key is how the bench looks: Vorm, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Dele Alli, Richarlison and Dembele (Celtic) .


 

 

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10 Dec 2017 10:41:55
We have one LAMELA!


 

 

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10 Dec 2017 10:41:06
Barkley deal looks done for Jan, still a few things to agree but Everton aware that he will be free if they don’t act this time.


 

 

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04 Dec 2017 08:21:50
Barkley is different class you see when he is actually fit for once. Honestly Barkley alongside Wanyama would be sensational.


 

 

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02 Dec 2017 09:22:21
Barkley is different class and once he is fully fit under the Poch regime he will fulfill his true potential. Barkley de alongside Wanyama with LAM Son, CAM Eriksen, RAM Lamela and Kane upfront.

I would sell Dele Alli for mega cash as there are so many better players rated at a fraction of the price. Mahrez for example, Zaha or even Richarlison who would bring new energy to the team and cost 1/ 3rd of what we could get for Dele.

Janssen is clearly poor and we need to cut our losses when he finishes his loan at Fenerbache. Llorente is Simply not fast enough for our style of football and could return to Swansea or even Everton. Josh Onomah has been pathetic at Villa and he needs to go, Cart Vickers weak at Sheffield United and another we should ship on.

We have three players who need a chance in my opinion just like Winks was granted. Marcus Edwards RAM, Kazaiah Sterling CF and Japhet Tanganga at CB. The three positions we badly need cover and we have three amazing talents we could unleash instead of relying on Sissoko, Llorente and Dier our of position at CB.


 

 

 

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30 Oct 2016 23:57:59
Yellow Card isn't it time ED gave you a Red Card for bullying?


 

 

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10 Nov 2014 12:03:30
Agree we have so many lightweights, and a team full of individuals.


 

 

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19 Jul 2014 07:18:08
It was my fault ED so I apologise for the post. I was actually going to add SSS out and MMM in Messi, Mascherano & Maicon but it would have been too obvious.


 

 

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15 Jul 2014 07:34:07
You might be right Davo we will see!


 

 

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12 Jul 2014 14:37:04
With Redknapp involved in the Caulker acquisition a deal will be done.

I wasn't trying to be negative but save this post and see how accurate it looks in a few weeks time.