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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Dutch Winger to Sign

According to Eduardosmartez over at From The Lane Romeo Castelen could well be joining Spurs shortly with the deal almost done and dusted. A google search should provide more info on this player but he is likened to the Dutch version of Sean Wright Phillips. This has also been mentioned by various people at COYS.

Good stuff if true but it could mean Lennon is on the way out with the home sickness rumors still around.

With thanks to Eduardosmartez for allowing me to post this tit-bit of information.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

its about time we got a decent left winger.we need sumone good on that flank,the injury to routledge means that hes nowhere near as good as he used to be. And as for lennon, he can make an impact but how often does he get the chance??
we need a decent fast winger who can cross balls like downing

7:03 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger White Hart Lad said...

i think you mean Romeo Castelen! looks good, and is dutch and as we know big martin has an amazing knowledge of holland, and with davids also at the club i woudln't be suprised if he came.. just hope the dutch connection continues and leaves us with a brilliant winger!

7:06 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well looking at google the guy doesn't exist

7:08 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is just over 6 foot if my conversion of 1.85m is correct, so can provide another tall player for heading in corners (with Mido, King, Dawson etc) unless he's the one taking them! :P

also is about 13stone according to these conversions so should be able to stay strong and use his size in challenges

7:12 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mate you got to spell it like CASTELEN, dumbass before spelt it wrong

7:13 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger White Hart Lad said...

yeah google wont find it unless u search Romeo Castelen - romeo catalan isnt his real name!

7:13 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And his club is? Maybe you should check to make sure someone exists before posting these rumours!

7:13 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger White Hart Lad said...

his club is Feyenoord i think - but dont quote me on that!

7:18 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He exists alright and seems to have been knocking them in quite regularly over there. 5 goals in 7 games for feyenord so far this season

7:19 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

he generally plays as a striker though

7:21 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger White Hart Lad said...

looks very promising if the rumours are true (which i am now hoping they are)! i did really want morten gamst pedersen but seeing as it was unlikely i didn't know of any other wingers who were in spurs range that would fit into the team... but mayb castelen would!

7:21 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Hollandspur said...

I'm dutch and know Romeo Castelen, 22, well.
He's very very fast and operates mostly on the right wing (but in Holland wingers switch in the game so he's also versatile on the left).
Extra quality is that he can score goals and is a good partnership with other forwards Dirk Kuyt and Salomon Kalou.

I think though he's not yet a regular in the Oranjeside, Marco van Basten will use him in Germany.

7:22 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

he isnt a winger

7:22 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger White Hart Lad said...

well it seems to be that hes a winger that can be used as a striker - as many wingers are!

7:23 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

take a look at feyenoords site and sky. he is a striker

7:27 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with white hart lad, wingers can play as strikers alot of the time and also i would love it if pedersen came tho im sure there are better wingers than the norweigen.i dont want robben, hes selfish and he'd ruin the mentality at tottenham so its good jol is looking elsewhere

7:31 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

you beat me to it !! check him out on sky sports - feyenoords squad page. wherever he plays, hes got 5 in 8 this season but is currently injured - hamstring. i think this could just be the dutch rumour mill but who knows. anyway, lennon plays tonight on the left i guess with jenas right and brown / carrick in the middle. if thats how they line up, it demonstrates spurs lack of depth at left midfield. bring back ziegler i say. also, id love to see barnard given a chance with mido in the africa cup and rasiak going to wolves ? defoe and keane just cannot play together.

7:32 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. I have too much faith in the all-knowing google. He does exist. Might be a handy stiker but not a left footer. I really don't think we can afford another left sided player that cuts inside every time ( a la Lee). Need someone who can beat his man and put in a cross. So I hope this guys got two good feet.

Good point about Zeigler. He is missed. The loan was mysterious at the time and is looking very pretty ill judged now. Call back clause anyone?

7:41 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

u wonder why people take da piss out of spurs fans they think they are getting every player going . this rumour is about much reality as morientes and rivaldo.

7:43 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

hey anonymous - whos taking the piss ? could u be a sarcastic gooner scum ? it amazes me how many rival idiots read our websites !!! read the comments then comment. bring back tony galvin !!!!

7:48 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To start with Ziegler wanted to live in a german speaking country so off he went to see what it is like to live in a dive like hamburg.Castelen is a very good winger and will add a lot to our current squad,providing balance.After tonights performance i think Lennon should be kept at any his mum a house bring the whole family down..GREAT WIN AND A GREAT NEWS...COYS

10:03 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coys? What's that?
Castelen 8 caps for Holland and 1 goal. Plus got five goals in eight appearances for Feyenoord this year


10:29 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

i think lennon just needs someone to take him under his wing - love the comment about buy his mum a house !!! excellent result tonight. i must admit when i see the spurs side i was a bit negative, but self belief and team spirit won through. superb stuff spurs. on a roll, just keep going and lets not get over excited - long way to go ( note to self ).

10:30 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 points clear of woolwich pikeys.

10:41 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Woodsy said...

havnt seen much of this castelen apart from the friendly we had with holland early last year at villa park was it not to sure but he made ashley cole struggle all night with his extreme pace but didnt have the final product that night if i remember right.

not to sure about signing him do we actually need him ?? we have lennon and routledge on that side we dont need another player there we need a left winger! has anyone ever seen mitea play for ajax ? seems a good prospect

10:42 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Hildo said...

I would not get rid of lennon, he is one of our potential stars! But as for now i believe he will become a decent signing, but i still think tainio does a fatastic job on left. I think we should sell gardner and get another decent defender or at least recall huddlestone from loan. Any views from spurs fans

10:44 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Woodsy said...

i was surprised by micheal brown tonight by his performance i thought he didnt have the qualities to be in the prem dint have the speed and dauduled (spelling) on the ball and didnt think we should keep him but now after that performance ive changed my mind ..... is it just me or does mido hobble off nearly every match with 5 minutes to go ?

we need a left winger desperatly !!! hopefully this injury will make jol cancel zieglers loan and get him back at the lane !

10:56 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous cheshunt yid said...

u cant knock gardner - played well at the start of the season when king was injured. bad game against west brom (rusty) 2 clean sheets on the spin now. all about confidence. i reckon you could put a donkey from arsescum in our team at the moment and make him look good :-)

11:13 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish you boneheads would stop slagging Gardener. He's quality cover for Led or Daws. Didn't put a foot wrong tonight.

11:46 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous HotspurSam said...

I read on another site today that it is Salomon Kalou that Jol is after from feyenoord

12:04 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous herts yid girl said...

herts yidsgirl. yes cheshunt yid i so agree with you i sat at home before the game&i like you felt slightly negative,no ledley or davids,gardner&brown but they did us proud&big martin,well enough said!

12:27 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous hertsyidgirl said...

yes hildo spot on lennon is fantastic,even when he doesnt play regular he lights up the spurs when he plays tonight&against grimbsy(not to bring it up!)he was the only one who shined from a lack lustre spurs that evening.i agree with the yid,buy his mum a house here,hes to good to let go

12:49 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would want to replace Lennon - I certainly wouldn't. He was outstanding last night and was probably our best player on the pitch. Having only paid £1m for him I think he's a bargain and as for this Romeo character being likened to SWP, I would actually suggest Lenners is more like him but 1/27th of the price!!

8:48 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gardner is not quality cover for King as someone stated he was fortunate not to give penalty away twice in first 2 minutes. Naybet is however a thoughtful quality player and personally i was willing Mendes on to the pitch as he is another player who uses his brain and rarely gives the ball away

9:43 AM, January 05, 2006

Blogger weymouth SPUR said...

Here is a thought for all spurs fans out there. 4th in the PL, 3 defeats so far this season, a GOOD strong squad, fringe players putting in decent performances, strikers scoring goals, 6 points above the arse. And you are still whinging. Does the last 10 - 15 years of no form, no results, no decent squad, no decent league position imply that all the positives I have mentioned above mean things are going in the right direction for us. Lets get behind everyone at WHL for a change and finally be where are supposed to be. At the top.

10:25 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said bang on it!

12:01 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said but I dont think everyone is having a go. It just a case of opinons and what us spurs fans would like to see.

I think we all agree a left sided midfielder is a must for this season. I dont think we can recall Ziegler from his loan spell but I still believe we need to bu a quality player fot the left side.

Also a priority for the January transfer window is to sign Mido on a permante deal.Lets tie him down to a five year deal. In a couple of seasons could be looking at top goal scorer for the PL.

Only other postion I think we need cover is at left back. This time last season we had 3 left sided players with the transfer of the pieman in progress. Now the only natural left footer is the pieman, and he's not up to the job.

12:07 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Sam said...

Who were those 3 left-sided players?

12:22 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Notts Yid said...

Weymouth, fair point, but we need something to talk about! No one is whinging, we are just eager for Spurs to continue improving.


12:27 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

01-02 Ado Den Haag 7 Goals, 28 Games (-)
02-03 Ado Den Haag 9 Goals, 24 Games

12:52 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i saw him for holland once he was the best player on the pitch. i think he can play left-back aswell.

2:12 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yer ive seen him play left-back too. i think he can play everywere!

2:15 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous stortfordyid said...

hi just wanted to say well pleased with the last 2games.We`re starting 2 jump up a gear and create some good chances as a team. Yes we need a left footed full back now! I dont think spurs will be getting anyone in this transfer window but just wait and see the quility that will want to come when we get into europe. I`d love it if the scum dont make it! To cap my day off i got my liverpool ticket.

2:42 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

joe cole please! p.s never red

3:30 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok guys and gals i know we are flying at the moment but can anyone predict a score for saturday p.s banana skins not required xx

3:41 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do we need to go and buy players when we have a great youngster in mark yeates and also johnnie jackson who apart from his slip ups against leicester and man city was absolute quality

4:50 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger adam said...

pedro mendes rarely gives the ball away????? can u give me a pound everytime he does

5:11 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe it's time for bunjecevic. he can do a job at left back

5:20 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Feyenoord and Spurs-fan (I'm Dutch) I can only say that Castelen would be a more than decent asset to Spurs-team. Ajax' Mitea however isn't that good, that's why he barely plays. Romea can play as a right winger, as a central attacking midfielder and as a left winger, but he can be used best as a right winger... He will be out of action because of his injury for about another month but nevertheless... brilliant player, there will be one problem: are Spurs prepared to meet Feyenoord's demands? I think he will cost about 5 mln. pounds!

6:01 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Sam said...

This may sound odd, but it's just a thought. How about Keane on the left wing? He's becoming a good crosser of the ball, has good vision and often runs onto the left side of the pitch anyway.

Also that would mean that Defoe could also start and hopefully get some more confidence back.

6:23 PM, January 05, 2006


Romeo Castelen is a quality player, i saw him play on tv last year...they say he's quicker than thierry henry, which can't be bad, eh?!

6:27 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous yid army said...

keep robbie up front, get me?! defoe has scored some spectacular goals this season but has not been prolific, unlike our no. 10 paddy!

6:29 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

he would be a great signing, but will will have to fork out a bit for him. they wont let him go for less the 5mil. (we should be able to afford that though.)

6:57 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger SpursMadEric said...

If we are going to spend money we should go in for Ribbery, Sneijder and Kuyt.
End of

7:05 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous POMPEY FAN said...

i think that he is a quality but because you definately wil get with with the dutch link, your squad is looking amazing and ypou should be 4th at the end of the season. Castelen looks good, form what i have seen very versitile but then again why not try defoe or some youth team players, But yeh he does look good, especially at his age

7:26 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger Samspur said...

If we get an attacking left-winger then our left side will get caught out easily and will be easily exposed to counter attacks...

Either that or Lee just won't go forward as much.

10:16 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way, i hear that we have agreed a deal with udiness for italian striker, vincenzo iaquina and he has apparently scored 6 goals in 7 champs league games this season. Does anyone know of this guy and is he class?

10:52 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what ever way you look at it we need a decent striker to replace that donut from derby

11:32 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger shunterbaby said...

Hey so this guy is from Feyenord. Why dont we sign him and Dirk Kuyt then that would be great as we have competition for Mido and great attacking back up with this black guy.

11:52 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And speaking of strikers... I normally don't believe a word that comes out of FansFC but allow yourselves to enjoy this for a second before your brain catches up and realises its utter crap.

9:53 AM, January 06, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but the Lennon = homesick stories have absolutely no foundation whatsoever and have been directly refuted by Lennon at Spurs lodge to several spurs fans

10:50 AM, January 06, 2006

Blogger Samspur said...

Thank god for that...

He's the most lively player on the pitch whenever he plays, and he basically made our first goal against City.

12:11 PM, January 06, 2006

Blogger hertsyidgirl39 said...

he most certainly is sam.does anyone have any comments on the defoe stories? will he stay or will he go

6:26 PM, January 06, 2006

Anonymous jim said...

i heard he might go and he has told jo that if he dosent play him he could link up with harrh at portsmouth but i think he is gonna stay

7:42 PM, January 06, 2006

Blogger hertsyidgirl said...

who was it who said how much will we miss mido,well watchin spurs' 2nd half performance tonight i'd say he's already priceless!! without mido,ledley&davids we looked a diff side.the only plus tonight again was daws&lenners,both not slagging them just sayin how they were tonight.we'll just have to concentrate on the league now&stay above the arse!

12:30 AM, January 09, 2006

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