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16 Jan 2018 07:52:08
It seems this window is dead as the scouting team are focussing on younger prospects.

Malcom is the only focus and a potential target, but others are interested and the price is looking prohibitive.

Brereton of Nottingham Forest is a genuine target as future backup for Kane. Potential with a loan back deal, but hardly going to help our charge on three fronts.

Maxwell Cornet of Lyon is a prospect for the future. Offers pace and attacking flair across the forward line, but with Eriksen, Son, Dele Alli, Lamela he is unlikely to get many opportunities.

Our ambition is TOP 4, we are in the Champions League and FA Cup. Sadly Levy wants to invest like a mid table team and this needs to change fast.

1.) 16 Jan 2018 18:57:22
Maxwell is not coming to us Oracle.

2.) 16 Jan 2018 18:57:57
Or Malcom.

3.) 16 Jan 2018 21:42:32
My point is even if they did, they are not the level required to win silverware. One or two of them could sign but they are prospect for the future as much as Winks, Edwards, Carter-Vickers and others already at the Club.



10 Jan 2018 22:56:14
Barkley lost, Zaha priced out, the window starting to look very quiet. Any news you can share as I have heard that Rose is even staying.

1.) 11 Jan 2018 12:55:55
Rose will leave, when a replacement is lined up ie Sessegnon.

2.) 11 Jan 2018 17:20:29
I thought Manchester United had lost interest in Rose. However as we know anything can happen in football.


Would we all be happy with No signings this window.?
Personally I feel we need to add. And add class.

3.) 11 Jan 2018 23:55:58
We need Andre Schurle, Zaha and Mousa Dembele. About as likely as Bale, Sanchez and Messi signing.

We be or two surprise additions must be lined up, as all those we were prioritising seem lost.



16 Dec 2017 09:31:21
Absolutely frenzy going on at HQ. Rumour is that January will see mega transfer activity against our normal nothingness.

Danny Rose is deal is very close with Luke Shaw coming the other way. Levy wants Shaw + £40m with Manchester United wanting to give only £20m. Somewhere between these two values lies the likely outcome.

Dele Alli will stay in January but a summer deal to Real Madrid looks to be agreed in principle. £110m transfer fee with possible player exchanges making up this price. Kovacic, Bale, Ceballos and Isco all offered as potential make weights. I have to say A Bale deal feels perfect if Levy can somehow get Madrid to part with £50m on top.

Mousa Dembele (Celtic) to sign as shock replacement for Llorente. The plan is to keep Llorente until the summer before moving him on.

Lastly and perhaps most unsurprisingly Ross Barkley will joins Spurs with the deal already completed.

Barkley, Shaw and Dembele will add real spark to the squad, and Bale and potentially Sessegnon in the summer will prepare Spurs for our new stadium.

Just surprise everyone and win the Champions League and finish top 4 again and the future will look amazing.

1.) 16 Dec 2017 19:55:13
50m plus bale for Ali. What are you actually smoking lad.

2.) 16 Dec 2017 19:57:29
If you ever want a lesson on how to regurgitate all the absolutely nonsensical lazy journalism then look no further than the article above.

3.) 17 Dec 2017 02:24:57
Spurs won’t spend a fortune in January you have a stadium to pay for! I don’t think anybody will! Maybe only arsenal to appease the fans for the inevitable loss of their two best players for free. Spurs aren’t too far behind the top 4 and are in the middle of a massive investment in the stadium so, as they aren’t in a donor die situation why would they throw money about? Let’s be hoenst when you guys have done it recently it’s not exactly worked out. You just need some of your players to step up and be counted! Ali is quickly looking like a Jack Wilshere without the injuries, a great season, believes his own hype and then runs around with a chip on his shoulder. Kane has a far better attitude and kudos to that man for it. You got sparked by city but it’s hardly the end of the world, they’re spanning most teams.

4.) 17 Dec 2017 22:59:06
I said about a year ago that Kane will be valued at 200m when you factor in Levy. CIES observatory who are unbelievably accurate value him at 160m at the moment and Alli at 155m. I guarantee anyone that neither of these players will be sold as written above.

If Rose does go to Utd which I doubt would happen in January I would expect spurs to want Martial, a long time target, in the deal.

5.) 18 Dec 2017 08:38:48
Johnbarnesleftpeg did you pass maths at O’Level? Rose with Shaw is £20m. Dele Alli in the summer is Bale + £50m. Celtic’s Mousa Dembele and Ross Barkley on the cheap are hardly £70m are they?

So our net spend would be nothing!

I agree with the Martial comment. Perhaps Shaw and Martial for Rose is a great deal for both clubs. Real competition for Son on LAM would bring real fire to the midfield.

Our need for English players would be covered by Shaw, potentially Sessegnon and Barkley.

6.) 18 Dec 2017 12:26:15
How are you going to pay Bales wages within your right structure, he on about £300k a week.

7.) 18 Dec 2017 20:59:56
NO o levels are for old people :) and your numbers you’ve pulled out of your anus, what I said was entirely true and because you randomly post about some ‘frenzy’ at your imaginary HQ, does not make your opinion any more than mine. Mine is however more likely. Anyway enjoy your day I’m sure the HQ is hectic today it’s almost January! Goodluck lads for the CL, one of us English teams can score the cup.

8.) 19 Dec 2017 10:46:24
Oracle, Shaw and martial for rose, you are on the smoke, I would swap Shaw for rose and that would be a good deal, somewhere inside Shaw there's a top lb.

9.) 25 Dec 2017 13:49:27
I couldn't stop laughing at this guys post. I suppose it was a banter post, surely is having a laugh. How about messi plus 40 mill for ali?

10.) 26 Dec 2017 21:20:57
Hey Cfcshak, being a Chelsea fan you would know all about bargains wouldn't you!

11.) 27 Dec 2017 22:32:41
Ellis Azpi £7.5m, Hazard £32m, Christensen free, Kante 32m, do you not call those players bargains?

12.) 29 Dec 2017 22:56:09
Morata, Luiz? Spend spend spend.

13.) 03 Jan 2018 10:36:05
Ellis had you done your research you would realise the following,

Azpi - bargain
Cahill - bargain
Christensen - bargain
Kante - bargain
Hazard - bargain
Pedro - bargain
Willian - bargain
Costa - bargain
Moses - bargain
Alonso - bargain
Courtois - bargain

Sorry to say mate but none of the above broke the bank and are responsonle for winning the league the last two times out of 3.

14.) 03 Jan 2018 17:15:46
Self sufficiency at its finest.

15.) 06 Jan 2018 13:03:34
Am I missing something here? Are you guys talking about the Manchester United martial?

If so lol. lol. lol. lol. 😂.



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?




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28 Jan 2018 11:21:10
Silverware is long overdue, and we sit in a fantastic position to win some. The FA Cup is a real possibility, and the Champions League is unlikely but might look possible if we beat Juventus. The Top 4 is certainly a real possibility on top, and yet here we stand with the perfect chance to make a proper challenge and seem reluctant to seize the opportunity.

I accept we have a new stadium to find, but surely winning the FA Cup would make the Spurs new museum a much more attractive place to visit. Just imagine for one second if we won the Champions League, the museam would become a shrine. The revenue from such a possibility are astronomical not to mention the televised rights and success in the competitions.

The question I propose is merely hypothetical, but just stop and ask if we signed 4 players like Malcom, Moura, Dembele and Sessegnon. Would it be impossible to make that challenge, ignoring the point that Poch made about playing in a new club with new ideologies and structures. Great players normally adapt quickly, and I am certain at least two of these of those players will become world class.

We could sell Janssen, Llorente, CCV and really push to sign these stars. Surely if there was ever a January window to really push for glory then it is now. The worst case is it miserably fails and we finish 6th and win nothing. At least we have the squad ready for the summer and can start building 6 months earlier.

1.) 28 Jan 2018 20:01:59
We won't be winning nothing as we will have to face city or Utd in the later rounds and then its the usual bye bye spurs. The new stadium is nothing but a cover up to hide spurs failure's, 27 years since we won any top silverware, very poor in the transfer market and won't pay top dollar for top players, crap managers hired on a regular basis, selling our top players everytime that's what's been happening for many of years. I can guarantee you in 3 years time we will be having the same conversation when we're still waiting to win something and the likes of Kane, Ali, Eriksson will be waring Barcelona and Madrid shirts and we will have another nobody as manager.

2.) 28 Jan 2018 20:18:00
Well said Raver.

3.) 28 Jan 2018 21:14:15
and that numpty Alan Sugar has a lot to answer for Raver. years and years of meddling with the team, purchasing cr@p players and managers.


4.) 28 Jan 2018 22:32:20
If winning the Fa cup or the other mickey mouse cup The Carabao is soo important or prestigious then why are Arsenal fans in total meltdown all the time? Surely they should be content.

5.) 28 Jan 2018 23:35:34
Like I always say to you, why do you change everything to Arsenal?

Goes to show you know nothing about football.

Your team wins nothing, even Raver admits that, but you moan about Arsenal, who at least win things.

At least try to pretend you know something about football.

6.) 28 Jan 2018 23:36:51
And Ellis, you, and only you, are the only person who says Arsenal are in meltdown.

7.) 29 Jan 2018 00:30:12
Hahaha typical gooner. Your lot moan like no other fans, total meltdowns all the time Wenger out blah blah blah but when someone says it to you, you deny it. You sound like Oddbod now, in total denial. Millions of fans rip it out of Arsenal, you can't be that deluded.

8.) 29 Jan 2018 02:48:36
Dags you do talk a lot of sense. Wasted on here. Lol.

9.) 29 Jan 2018 07:50:27
Steve, I know.

I just don't understand why Ellis turns every Spurs post into an Arsenal post.

It amazes me.

10.) 29 Jan 2018 08:13:16
that's not exactly true Dags, I've been saying for long enough that your teams in melt down 😉 and this summer will prove it one way or another.

I worry that your relying on our Ravers posts as an example.

11.) 29 Jan 2018 08:48:28
NES, I merely stated that I agree with what Raver said.

12.) 29 Jan 2018 13:04:46
I find it strange to say Arsenal are in melt down, . Whilst they've won the FA Cup back to back. They're not firing on all cylinders and haven't been for a while. We are playing probably the best football in years and won F'ALL.

I'd be happy with an FA Cup win this year wouldn't you.

13.) 29 Jan 2018 13:13:07
DR wow a spud that actually talks sense. Lol.

14.) 29 Jan 2018 14:09:50
Yes DR we all stand corrected, Arsenal are currently a major force in Europe, the Premier League and Champions League. They are currently have one of the best EVER teams I can remember. Do you think that is what their fans believe?

They are a cup team, as recent years have proven, the Spurs of the 80's and 90's relying on cup runs and no serious challenge to a title.

None of the other top 5 teams look at the Gooners as a serious challenge to the league. yes they have the odd game where they play well and win but sustained over a season. blah blah blah. cods wallop

Look at their Banter site, the fans are all in turmoil, even posting that this transfer window has been a success? after loosing a 'world class' player in Sanchez! REALLY! TALK ABOUT BLINDED LOVE AND REALITY. only from a gooner.

Steve, yet another that posts a load of gobble de gook. 'LOL' (Oddbod style) typical blinkers.

Dags comes and goes with the odd (bod) post. but really deep down accepts the transition needed is deep and major and its going to take:

1, a lot of money; salaries, transfers and players in/ out
2, a lot of time

The reality is that the Gooners need major surgery, MAJOR and whilst they are resolving their current situation everyone else (top 5) will be pushing on even further. 5 steps back courtesy of our mate Mr Wenger. thank you very much. please stay a little longer.

And that transition can only commence when Mr Wenger goes or they offer him yet another contract. and wall paper over the cracks.

so yes DR I stand by my initial diagnosis 'Meltdown' major surgery / transplant required.

15.) 29 Jan 2018 14:39:24
One only has to read your own posts on your own pages on this site to know what I say is correct.

Even footballers eg Bolaise of Everton has tweeted 'Arsenal fan tv time' when Arsenal lose. You're a laughing stock. Like I said if the fa cup is soo good then why all the meltdowns, mianing, whingeing?

Dr, you can find it as strange as you want, I really couldn't give a flying

16.) 29 Jan 2018 14:51:04
NES, I say it as it see it. I don't look at their banter site, because I'm really not that interested if I'm honest, In football some people know what there talking about. Some don't.

Football you are judged on winning trophies. Not how good you look on the pitch.
We have won nothing. FACT and if this carries on our bigger players will be leaving you mark my works mate.

Our team won't go down in History will they. FACT - Or are they giving trophies for nearly winning. NO.

If your classing a blip in 20 years of not qualifying for the CL as melt down. Well. You crack on fella, If the sign Aubameyang and add anyone else they could be in with a shout of top 4, Win the league cup, or have you forgot their in the final of that. (Hardly a club in meltdown) Or shall we say it's a shi* cup because we didn't make the final.

So how on earth we can be critical of Arsenal when we've won F'ALL is beyond me.

17.) 29 Jan 2018 14:57:07
Ellis - I also couldn't give a monkies toss what you state. FACT is FACT

They've won trophies we haven't. f**king simple. Even a so called Hedge Fund broker should be able to grasp that.

18.) 29 Jan 2018 15:24:18
DR you have my respect for being truthful and not bowing to fools. You talk sense. Respect.

19.) 29 Jan 2018 17:21:06
so on your analysis DR no clubs fans in the world have a clue except; Madrid, Barca, Man U, Chelsea and Munich.

And just for the record, I've probably p1ssed on better pitches than you've played on. and more trophies than all you gooks and DR has ever won.

ps you refer to 1 year in 20 not qualifying for the CL? then contradict that by saying you get nothing for 2nd place. Really.

And he fact you have that clown Steve's respect just sums it up.

20.) 29 Jan 2018 17:36:18
DR's post was merely stating that Ellis calls every competition "Mickey Mouse", just because Spurs are not in it, so can't win it.

Also, he stated that how can Ellis possibly keep taking the Mickey out of Arsenal for being "Nobodies", when we have won 3 trophies in 4 years, compared to Spurs zero trophies.

The man talks sense.

21.) 29 Jan 2018 17:43:30
Where do you get that from NES? No clubs apart from Barcelona etc etc. What are you talking about. Perhaps it’s just you that doesn’t have a clue

You said Arsenal are in meltdown I clearly pointed out they’re not, just not firing on all cylinders and what the f@@k pissing on pitches has got to do with it, you’ve been on crack the weekend, if you haven’t you f@@king should be

Infact read the post properly. If I need to explain that post perhaps go back to school and piss on a few more pitches

Talk from a football perspective. Not just rubbish.

22.) 29 Jan 2018 18:02:21
DR read you own post. and in specific the final sentence.

speaking of crack, crack on.

23.) 29 Jan 2018 18:24:47
So i'm making up all the Arsenal fans constantly moaning like little girls Wenger this Wenger that, Kroenke out blah vlah blah. All I hear is Arsenal fans moaning. Dr I think you need to get out more fella, your medication ain't working my son.

I honestly couldn't give a hoot about the fa cup. Yes I would take it but it means nothing nowadays. Teams put out weakened teams and there is no wow factor in winning it, if tgere wad Arsenal would be respected for winning it and they aint.

I would rather qualify for the Champions League than win that.

Enjoy your pension.

24.) 29 Jan 2018 19:19:06
And once you qualify for CL and than get knocked out, are you going to say its a Mickey Mouse Cup?

25.) 29 Jan 2018 19:42:22
at least we give it ago DG. fail maybe, but at least try.

but hey, you can always state the FACT that you've only missed out once in 20 years. and failed every single time.

26.) 29 Jan 2018 20:49:22
We haven't been knocked out yet. The Champions League and the Prem is why the fa cup isn't as important nowadays.



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
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.




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Of course I know he plays RAM like Malcom, but he has also played across the line at LAM and even CAM just like Eriksen, Dele Alli and Malcom.



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29 Jan 2018 20:19:23
He was benched because they signed Neymar for the national debt of Greece!

Why is everyone so damn sceptical of Lucas Moura. He has been capped 31 times for Brazil, has won 4 league trophies in France and 3 Cups and I s still only 25 years old. £25m is a few quid more than we sold Wimmer (£18m) for, and we should be excited. PSG needed to flog to balance the books and he will be sensational you see.

Pace, crossing, dribbling, vision and technical ability in a different league to Sissoko. He will come in and cement his pace in our starting XI and show you what a coup he was.



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28 Jan 2018 11:06:20
North East you are making a view based on Sissoko who couldn’t get into Newcastle first XI. Moura is a sensational player with strong technical ability. He has pace and vision, can pass and dribble, can cross and is amazing at set pieces. He was only 23 when PSG started investing 100s millions on the likes of Neymar, Di Maria, Mbappe and Draxler and found himself in the wrong place. €25m is nothing for a player year days, we sold Wimmer for £18m which is over €20m for example. He will fit straight in at RAM in our first XI and be sensational you see. Eriksen CAM and Son LAM. Dele Alli has been terrible this season and needs to start fighting for his place. With FA Cup, Champions League and Premiership stil to lay for, we need cover across the attacking line. Dele Alli, Lamela and dare I say it Malcom, would be brilliant and provide us the depth to challenge.

On a separate not Jay Rodriguez is looking so good again. Pochetino know him so well. Surely worth dumping Llorente and getting a layer like Rodrigues or even Dembele from Celtic.

COYS - Time to show the doubters we can invest and compete. Time to win the FA Cup and grab 4th Place. Perhaps even shock the football world like Liverpool did and steal the Champions League glory!

{Ed001's Note - have you ever seen Moura play? Vision? Pass? Cross? Amazing at set pieces? Clearly you are talking about someone else there. He runs very fast in a straight line. The Brazilian Theo Walcott.}



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28 Jan 2018 10:55:50
ED - A very harsh assessment for Moura. He was sensational before PSG signed Neymar, Draxler and Di Maria. He has been pushed down the pecking order and not been given a chance. He is stil only 25 and has been sidestepped for a year. He can pass, dribble and cross and has good speed, vision and technical ability. He will be sensational at Spurs and will look like a bargain at €25m in a few months time.

Spurs are short of players and need Lucas Moura, Malcom and Sessegnon to be quite blunt! Time to invest a few quid after years of saving, and give ourselves a chance in the FA Cup, Champions League and Top 4. With three additional players the fixture list will see us miss out on all three.

{Ed002's Note - I assume you are not aware that Lucas and Malcom play in the same position?

I also assume you aren't aware of the difficulties Lucas caused and the efforts made to get him back to Brazil?

There is a reason he cannot get a start at PSG.}



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23 Jan 2018 17:41:54
Actually Sanchez was £42m and we also signed Llorente £12m, and Aurier £23m. The season before we spent £30m on Sissoko, Janssen £17m and N’koudou £11m. The season before that we signed Alderweireld £11.5m, Wanyama £11m, Son £18m and N’Jie £8.2m.

The problem is we sold Walker £45m, Wimmer £18m, Fabio £2.8m. The season before we sold Carroll £4.5m, Pritchard £8m, Mason £10m and achadli £13m. The season before we sold Townsend £12m, Lennon £4m, Soldado £10m, Chiriches £4.5m, Stambouli £6m, Kaboul £3m, Capoue £5.7m, Holtby £4m and Paulinho £9.9m.

The point is we are buying and selling well but our NET investment in players has been nothing short of SHOCKING. If we are to challenge in the FA Cup, Top 4 League and Champions League, then we need to invest much more.




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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.