"It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory." Bill Nicholson. SPURS


Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Latest Transfer Rumors.

Latest news suggests that we will be having a busy first week in the window. (Thanks to COYS This could mean players leaving but equally it could herald a few arrivals.

One player already going is Emil Hallfredsson who is off on a season long loan to Malmo in Sweden.

Damien Comolli said: "This is a good move for Emil. It will give him the chance to play first-team football and we are pleased he will get that opportunity."

I can also see some movement within the current squad. A central midfielder could be leaving us over the window although it could be a loan move. However it does not look like it will be Michael Brown, especially after the latest comments about him by Martin Jol. Sean Davis equally looks like he is not going anywhere, which is quite a surprise which leaves Pedro Mendes. It will be a great shame if he goes as he is a top quality player in my opinion.

Buying wise strongest rumors still point towards Italy for a striker but Dirk Kuyt appears to be staying in Holland until the end of the season. I wouldn't be surprised if we made a move now for him to come in the summer but I think Dirk will keep his options open as he wants to play "Champions" League football.

Finally some people are talking about Defoe leaving. Are they mad?




Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personaly think, sensibly Spurs will sign a left winger/left sided midfielder with some considerable pace and hopefully someone who is a little more creative and stronger than Andy Reid.Teemu Tainio is doing a great job on the left when he plays but the major issue here is simply Tainio while he can make the team a lot harder to beat away from home,at home we must open up those teams who come and sit with 5 midfielders and stop us from playing at the Lane.My personal choice will definitely be Boa Morte and he can as well as a genuine left winger contribute as a striker when and if at all needed.Boa Morte will add considerable pace , power and muscle to Spurs side on the left flank which is what we are exactly lacking at the we dont have to worry about Midos absence either.Kuyt will be Surs player if we can qualify for the CL ,besides there will be lenty of top names will be interested in Spurs if we do so anyway.

7:30 PM, January 03, 2006

Blogger topyid said...

I too will be sad to see Mendes leave,but with the wealth of central mids we have [some playing out of position]you can understand his frustration.Kuyt may come he may not. Who knows what deals have been hatched?
As for Defoe?
He does have this arrogance about him that the press has picked up on.IMO he is not a first choice for England,but he believes he is.He needs to knuckle down and score goals.The petulance that he showed against Boro [flag not putting back!] is something that he needs to rid himself of.A top class player but needs to grow up a bit.

7:36 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

I dont think Defoe will go, the press are just struggling to find something to talk about. If he did go then I would be surprised. Walcott would be a good buy for us, but then that would be for future development and we need an established left winger to do the job for us now. Pederson would be a great signing but I'm not convinced he'd join us. We really need another striker. Thats the most important thing... will Kuyt move? Wont he? That could be a shock last minute buy for us, but I'd like to see us go all out and splash out on a quick and powerful forward like Adriano (I know it wont happen but here's to wishing). Mendes will leave, Davis will loan out and Brown will stay. We might even loan Rasiak back to Derby if we buy another striker.

7:59 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous rui_costa said...

I really can't understand Jol's persistence with Brown - and today on the official website he was saying that even if we don't have Edgar Davids for Man City, there's "no problem there" because Brown will be there???!!!...This worried a hell out of me.

8:15 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wish Jamie Carragher joined Tootenham one day,and i really want Erik Edman to come back to Tottenham.

9:52 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Jol likes Brown so much because he's a fighter who gives everything each game.
He also doesn't complain, and he's more attacking then Mendes and Davis.

10:32 PM, January 03, 2006

Blogger mikethfc said...

what spurs need to do is play 2 central midfielders. either jenas, davids, tainio or carrick in a pairing, not all four of them at once. as they all quality, it means we have decent cover, and can rest players where necessary. this is also means we can sell on davis, brown and mendes. routledge and lennon can occupy the right wing spot, and i think we should bring in a left winger of real quality. not pedersen, surely those days of signing average joes are behind us. also we need to bring in a top class striker. i like mido as a player, but can you think of a better substitute to have on the bench than someone like him? i would love to see dirk kuyt in a spurs shirt, he was interested in signing for us earlier in the season, so i think we should just pay the money and get him. that would leave with a really terrific team. the important thing for spurs is to keep on progressing. we can improve, you only need to look at the scum, they didnt improve on their team, and have slipped. come on you spurs.

10:40 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not too concerned about a striker what concerns me more is the midfield. We may have an excess of midfielders, but all too often we see us backing off. Davids is getting better by the game but he cant do everything all on his own. I think we need a strong player with a good engine and distributes simply after winning the ball. I know the purists may not agree but we need europe, we nssd to grind out reults for now and save our best stuff for the champions league.

10:46 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that we should sell Defoe as he has shown that he can't improve his level of skill.unlike Keane who has moved up another level to prove to Jol that he should be first choice over Defoe.
Newcastle would jump at the chance to buy him and we could use that money to fund the purchase of a better striker.

10:50 PM, January 03, 2006

Blogger mikethfc said...

you never know with defoe. could you honestly say you would be pleased if you turned on sky sports news and saw he'd gone? you are right in saying that he doesnt always perform, which is why keane is being preferred to him at the moment, but potentially he'd could be one of the best in the world. some of the goals he scored are fantastic, look at his goal against arsenal last season, and his england goal for example. great goals out of nothing, he just needs to do more. plus whenever he's got the ball you always feel he could do something, regardless of if he's been a ghost for 89 minutes of a match. spurs have enough money anyway to buy a top class partner for him.

10:59 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe to Go! He is a one trick pony and has proved he is as loyal as Sol Camp****! and also why are we buying useless players that you cant even find on football manager?!?! i say we sign Ronaldinho, Lampard, Joaquin and Henry (for the reserves). Were one of the richest clubs in the world and i say we all sign a petition for jow lewis to get his wallet out liek abramovic has done!

11:17 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous steveqoz said...

Our league position seems to have blinded many to a few realities. Keane has been awful for quite a while....for that was supposedly his best game for a while against Newcastle. At his best he does not know what he is going to do next...defenders having to second guess. For the past year he has tended to give up, throw his arms in the air and often come away from the goal taking too many touches struggling to lay the ball off. Defoe on the other hand is faster, more direct, actually shoots and scores from distance and is a superior finisher to Keane. It would be foolish to even consider letting Defoe leave especially as Mido is a player who needs adversity in his life too play well, keeping an edge. Wayne Bridge and Carlton Cole would be good for Spurs. I'd switch Lee to right back to see if he delivers better that side. Pamarot and Stalteri are just too limited in all departments.

11:22 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above comment was obviously typed by a complete and utter retard!

11:29 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry.... the "11:17 PM, January 03, 2006" comment was typed by a retard..... the "11:22 PM, January 03, 2006" comment made complete sense!

11:32 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

600 gamer and you?

11:33 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be gutted if Defoe did go, but if we could replace him I don't think he would be missed. He needs to mature & will be fantastic, in maybe 3 years time, but I doubt he will stay at Spurs that long.
He gets caught offside too many times & I hated watching his arrogance with that corner flag against Boro. It spoke volumes about his attitude & even more about Mido's who picked it up & got on with the game. Out of the 2, I'd keep Mido for this reason alone.

11:40 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

with regard the Defoe/Keane situation - yes Defoe may score out of nothing, but has anyone else noticed that goals are now being spread round the team now that Keane is playing rather than Defoe as, although he can be a whinger, he is also more of a team player. Defoe is great for hitting teams on the break, but he needs to add more to his all round game. However, we need to keep them both esp with Euro football next year (hopefully).
Mendes is class and will be a great loss if he leaves - but it's understandable why he would want to.
Pedersen would have been a better buy than Reid a year ago - but now we need someone better than him too. Shame that Kewell has recovered his form with Pool cos he used to be class and would bet that MJ would have sorted him out.
With the Mido situation still not sorted we def need another big man up front - Kuyt could be the answer.BUT do not expect anything postive on this in the January sale.
Think it may almost be a time to bide our time, wait for end of season, see what we've achieved and go on from there.

11:50 PM, January 03, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

This Defoe/Keane things has been such a huge issue now for a long time. A few months ago people were encouraging the selling of Keane to Everton, and now people prefer him to Defoe. That Defoe corner flag did annoy me but I think he was having a moment of over-competitive spirit where he got himself all wound up. A few players have been showing this sort of unrational spirit in short bursts and its due to the great spirit in the team now. I think Defoe is frustrated cos he wants the World Cup and success with Spurs so much. I might be wrong but I dont think its worth worrying about. I'd be gutted if either Keane or Defoe went. As for Mido... keep the lad! He's gunna get so much better and he showed he's 110% spurs already last summer. I really want us to get Huddlestone involved soon, he's gunna be great. Pederson WOULD be a good buy, he's only 24... entering what could be his high point under MJ guidance. He's got a great attacking mind and his crossing and passing is A-class. I still fail to see the deal with Carlton Cole. I'd really love to see us sign Walcott or Ribery, and really hassle Andy Reid cos he could be good if he sorted himself out. He looked great for us when he first signed from Nott For. I know he gets stick but I like him. As for a striker... Lets knick Bent! Charlton are useless, lets have him!!!! Or Kuyt obviously. :-)

I want us to buy/loan:

1. Dirk Kuyt (Buy)
2. Theo Walcott (Buy)
3. Frank Ribery (Buy)
4. Eider Gudjohnsen (Loan for season)

I want us to sell/loan:

1. Sean Davis (Sell)
2. Pedro Mendes (Sell to end suffering)
3. Grzegorz Rasiak (Loan for season)
4. Michael Brown (Loan)
5. Johnnie Jackson (Sell)
6. Goran Bunjevcevic (Sell)

1:00 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't honestly believe what i have read with some of you. Defoe is one of the best strikers in Europe let alone england. He is young and ambitious and will only improve. Yet because he chose not to replace a corner flag you'd have him sold? Get a life you closet gooners and return to your own forums.
On the squad side of things Mendes is better than both davis and brown but since Jol doesn't fancy him i think it is best he is moved on. davis is better than brown but is less willing to wait for a chance so again he should be sold. brown although the least talented of the 3 is happy to wait for limited opportunities as he knows he is lucky to be at a club like spurs so by default he is likely to stay.
i would like to see a creative player join in jan, the french kid ribery looks a talent.

3:26 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don;t need a winger that bad. We simply need tanio, carrick, davids and jenas in the middle. They all need to be fit. As soon as that midfeild is diluted we struggle.

We should take one eye off the transfer market and look at the Ledley Kind problem.

Gardener is one of the worst defenders in the prem. We need to throw Huddlestone into the gap. We did the same with Dawson and it paid off so well.

IMO Tanio is the man for the left of midfeild. he kicks the shit out of anyone in his way and has vision and skill. We don;t need crazy pace on that side because Lee has tricks but he needs a strong player in front of him. If we had an attacking midfeilder on the left AND Lee (we does not defend as well as most) then we will be soft down one side. Tanio is a doubt because he is sick at the moment...And davids is doubtful. We will lose if the midfeild is changed.

3:49 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe is STILL unproven if you ask me. He has alot of promise, yes, but so have many players of the past, all mooted as the 'next big thing' and where are they now?

Saying that Defoe is one of the best in Europe is a little OTT if you ask me. Surely you can't put him in the same bracket as Owen, Rooney, Van Nistlerooy, Henry, Shevchenko.... I could go on and on.

He's shown he has the talent to be up there with the best, but he hasn't proved he can continuously maintain it, game after game. And that's what separates the true greats from the also rans. Defoe just plain and simply doesn't give it 100% at all times IMHO.

In all honesty, of the strikers we have at the moment, Mido is the only one I'd be sad to see the back of. I just hope Defoe can pull his finger out and dispell all my negative thoughts I have on him.

As for Keane, he's nothing special, highly over-rated.

4:06 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some comments on here amaze me.
We all know the press like to stir it up for Spurs. Their will always be stories about either Keane or Defoe going. It will just depend on who is currently in the starting line up.

Mendes will go along with davis and Brown if need be. I also read the coments Jol made about Brown, and Im sure he will be in no rush to sell him, but even if Davids and Tainio are injured, we still have carrick and Jenas to play CM( both International players).

We defernatly need a left sided midfielder. Perderson would be a good buy for a number of reasons.
1. He is better than what we have and when a club look at buying a player it needs to be an improvement on the current squad, and he is better than Ried.
2. Buying in January doesn't give a player time to settle to the pace of the Premiship, and I carn't see any other left sided player from the premship that we could get. Dont want ex-scum Boa Morte (Perserson better anyway). Bringing a player from another league will take tinme for the player to settle, unless nthay are a world class player and lets be honest, all the good players are playing Eurpean Football

7:25 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:16 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has everyone forgot about Reto Ziegler? given the choice of him and reid I'd know who i would choose (why do we need to spend)

8:17 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous MARKF said...


8:54 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some very good comments on here but also some very over excited ones!
Shouldn't we all just take a deep breath and really appreciate the strongest side we have had in years! I'm over the moon we're in 4th place halfway through the season. I would be ecstatic to finish the season in 6th!
How many Managers would kill to have the strength and the youth that we have now and Big MJ must have a proper headache picking a team from a squad which has so much quality.
Our team has already improved greatly from last year and we shouldn't be rushing in to pay £12 million for anyone yet. Keep Mido, keane and defoe but i would agree to get rid of Mendes and Davis-they are wasting away.
Lets carry on getting behind the existing team as they continue to improve and gel together.

9:35 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

isnt it strange that fans always seem to follow form... whe defoe is playing well he is god, when he throws a bit of a tantrum he is the devil, likewise with keane. How could anyone be happy with the sale of either, granted there are better players out there but it just doesnt make sense to rip apart a team who are fourth in the premiership! lets get behind the boys, christ its the best i've seen them!!!

9:54 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe to go????
are some of you on drugs?
the kid is a quality player, yes he has moments of arrogance and petulance but all footballers do.
why give up on one of the country's most talented young players. we could sign Kiut and he could be an absolute flop then where would we be.
Left sided player is a must, Ziegler should come back, keep tabs on Robben's situation at Chelsea (hope more than expectation). let Rasiak go as he isn't good enough and maybe bring Barnard into the 1st team squad. He's banging them away in the reserves where he must be playing against decent quality players, why not give him a go

10:00 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be sorry to see Mendes go but can't blame him for wanting to leave when Brown is preferred to him. I'm not sure about Boa Morte, he's too hit and miss. Pedersen seems ok but i haven't seen enough of him.
On the Keane/Defoe situation, i think Keane is more important to us. He has waited on the bench far longer and shows a better attitude when given his chance. He's older and more responsible. Defoe angered the West Ham fans when he was there with his selfish attitude. The same thing can't be levelled against Keane who has always been liked by clubs he's played for.

10:05 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what spurs need more than any thing is balance! stop buying and selling players and let this team grow! more they play to gether the better they will get!
only other way is buy impact players! like world know players. cant see spurs doing that!
sign mido permanently he's is the no1 striker at the mo
wish list!
robben from chelski
and that's it leave then team alone!!! we are 4th next season we will be even better!!!

11:18 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get good money for defoe and get rid.......spend some money on a striker who scores goals!!!!

Defoe seems to have forgot thats what he is paid to do.....and he just aint cutting it in the premiership!

Bent and even crouch will be picked before him for england unless he can stop acting the superstar and concentrate on scoring goals!

How can he be picked for England if he cant even score for us!!!

Cash in and get someone who can cut it in the premiership!

11:38 AM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your all a bunch of g@ylord losers...

12:28 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

calm down calm down

12:40 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we cant sell defoe you tosser it would leave us short!

12:50 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

easy no fighting chidren please

12:52 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEVER RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:54 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger Sit Down You Paedophile...... said...

People should stop focusing on Jermain Defoe's shortcomings, when Robbie Keane is so unbelievably dire. Granted, Defoes attiude can be questionable but as a striker he is one of the most natural finishers in the league and is a player that defenders hate to play against. All he needs is a run in the team to rebuild his confidence and he will be flying again. Robbie Keane, barring his performance against newcastle the other day, has been simply awful in recent months. For a top earner, his first touch is consistently too heavy and wayward whilst he spends more time hugging the left wing than any of our so called 'left wingers'. It must be soul destroying for defoe to watch Keane drift in and out of games, play awfully for 89 minutes and then somehow scrape a tap-in or a hand ball or a penalty. Luck of the Irish I spose!People then say that he can't be dropped because he scored but his performance almost makes these statements irrelevant. Don't get me wrong, I have not forgotten what Keane has done for the club and by no means am I suggesting we let him leave, but I am a firm believer in picking in-form players and dropping off-form players (unlike Sven!). Therefore, I believe that it is time Defoe is given a run in the side before we lose him. PS - Tainio is steal of the season. His passing and movement give us an extra dimension when he plays and his work ethic is spot on.

1:32 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger same old arsenal, always cheating said...

i agree with Sit Down You Paedophile.....

Boa Morte is a ridiculous suggestion that should be left at the door.

Ribery may well be out of reach...but would be great.

1:36 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive heard quite a strong rumour that we may be interested in bringing anelka to the club. Just like to hear your views on whether you would like him at the mighty Spurs, Cmon You Spurs!!!!!!!!

1:47 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The players I think need offloading are:

Anthony Gardner - Liability
Rodrigo Defendi - No point to the guy.
Noe Pamarot - Reeks of bog-standardness
Johnnie Jackson - I'd completely forgot about this chap! Get rid. Now.
Sean Davis - Another Sicknote....
Pedro Mendes - Not through choice, but the guy is understandable frustrated
Andy Reid - Can you beleive Dawson was a makeweight for this transfer?? And hes fat.

This would obviously leave us short at the back, so bring Huddlestone back (He plays defence as well. right?) and perhaps sign this Vlaar lad, MJ knows Holland like the back of his shiny head, so if he rates him thats good enough for me. I understand peoples concern about the left side, but I agree with whoever said we need a strong player to back up Lee's attacking instincts, so Tainio might be the guy for the job. As for the strikeforce...I cannot agree with selling Defoe, thats craziness, and similarly Keane is doing a job. We do need to bring in competition for Mido, as if he were to be injured we'd be up a certain creek without a paddle. Obviously Kuyt if he'll come, if not then another big striker. Also lets not forget Lee Barnard, young homegrown talent, everytime I read a reserve report he seems to be winning games more or less singlehandedly, so perhaps give him some cameo appearances when games are safely in the bag?
Assuming the transfer activity follows the above lines that would leave us with the following squad...

GK Paul Robinson
Radek Cerny

DC Deadly Ledley
Michael Dawson
Nourredine Naybet
Ron Vlaar
Calum Davenport

DR Paul Stalteri
Stephen Kelly

DL Young-Pyo Lee

All Over - Tom Huddlestone

Mids Michael Carrick
Edgar Davids
Jermaine Jenas
Michael Brown
Aaron Lennon
Wayne Routledge
Teemu Tainio
Reto Ziegler

FC Mido
Jermaine Defoe
Robbie Keane
Gregorz Rasiak
Lee Barnard
Dirk Kuyt (or similar)

Then all we need is a left back to cover Lee (doesn't Reto play there??) and we're happy as Larry!! And also our Midfield would be a sensible size. Can any side in the Premiership, bar Chelsea, bpast such a young, talented balanced squad????

1:51 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really dont understand y zieglar or however u spell it i think he did really well 4us!!

1:53 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would any one like anelka at the club? cmon u Spurs!!!!!!

1:57 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger EIREHotspur said...

As a Spurs fan of 27 years 37 btw, I am thrilled by our progress this season.
It is natural to want to do the best and stick in 4th place for a champions League spot would be fantastic and attract the few Top quality proven players we would need to really move into the Big league.
Mido has passion.....will give him that but he isn't the sort of quality "big forward" that Arse (Henry), United (Van Nis), Chelsea (Crespo) or Liverpool (Cisse).
Before you say Cisse ain't playing....I'd have his skills and pace over Mido's anytime.
Mido scored some good goials this season but he loses the ball far too often for me.
We need an all round Centre forward who is strong in all departments....thats what the great teams have....skill, speed, strength, good o the ground and the air.....ala...Mr Klinnsmann anyone?? Oh God had that guy been born 10 years later in life..*sigh*
The greatest irony for me in all my years of watching Spurs was that we always had 2 or 3 Top Class players with average players alongside them.
Hoddle, & Ardiles
Waddle & Gazza
Lineker & Gazza
Sheringham & Klinnsmann
Now we have a team full of Top class or near Top class players and need 2 or 3 Really Top class players to push into top 4 on a consistant basis.
As for Defoe/Keane situation.
Will say that apart from the flag throwing incident....if you watch how Keane celebrated Mido's is indicitive of how he is more of a team player than Defoe.
Defoe as someone else said is selfish and a one trick pony....if he was taking a goalkick he would have a shot. He doesn't have enough to his game to get a regular spot at club or country level. Sue he can get goals but if he isn't many times has he created...2-3??
Keane creates more and I think loves the Club.

I want us to buy/loan:

1. Dirk Kuyt (Buy)
2. Theo Walcott (Buy)
3. Frank Ribery (Buy) will go to United though if they want him.

Get Ziegler back too!!!

I want us to sell/loan:

1. Sean Davis (Sell) pity
2. Pedro Mendes (Sell) pity though
3. Grzegorz Rasiak (Sell)
4. Michael Brown (Sell)
5. Johnnie Jackson (Give him away)
6. Goran Bunjevcevic (Give him away)
7. Tony Gardener (Give him away) he is so crap

1:58 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

stand up you paedophile is a total joker and i question his credibility on his comments and on the board

1:59 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anelka, no chance I would not go near him with a barge pole. We are beginning to get a good well balanced side & we do not need big money trouble makers in the squad. He may be good put the problems he brings with him are simply not worth it.

We need 2 players in my opinion Stewart Downing from that small northern club once fit as by buying him will continue our policy of buying good young britush talent

The second has got to be a target man & taht has got to be KUYT, quality all round striker.

Come on You spurs!!!

2 - 0 tonight

2:00 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearing that Davids is a doubt for tonight, just like to know who everyone would put in to replace him, as we know tainio is also out.???

2:03 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

were not going to get kuyt in jan, face it he will not sign while were not in europe, and even then he may decide to go chelski, scum or even elsewhere im sure were not the only "big" club chasing him

no signings plz keep the SQUAD together

2:12 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let’s all not get too carried away with our football manager like predictions. Mr Jol has done a sterling job so far at the helm. Do we trust him? Yes I think so. The new sporting director has a proven track record, and is one of the best in line behind chelski Arnesen.

Let’s not also forget that the media love speculation regarding spurs signings, for example Ronaldo to spurs, Rivaldo,

The positive fact is that we are in a good position in the league and have a young squad with a few proven internationals who want to win. That is the next key job for martin, we need to win something, but he should not be rushed.

With regards to the transfer window as jol commented it is likely to be a quiet time for spurs. Though if a few bargains become available, anything could happen. A much needed clear OUT of some dead wood is needed and hopefully this will provided a few spare £mill. And maybe the exit of a spoilt over rated striker also who if we sold, could make some money. Keano and Mido are fine.


Gardener- not good enough for prem
Mendes - Good last season but now have better players in place
Davis - needs a fresh start somewhere else , shame
Rasiak - waste of money
Pamerote - Not good enough
Brown - Should still be in the championship
Johnnie Jackson - lazy, over rated , no-one will take him on a free.
Goran Bunjevcevic - has done the job in reserves, time to off load
Tony Gardener - would be a good defender at championship level
Calum Davenport - better off at somewhere like Luton
Ried - good for 10 mins and free kicks, off load for a few mill.

Kuyt - proven goal scorer would adapt well.
Walcott- good prospect but would not pay over the odds to get him.
Ribery- witnessed him at the lane against England, all round great player though I feel he will get poached by a bigger club with more ££££ clout.

We should all be happy the future is bright, Super Tottenham from the lane.

P.s is it me or are the boys in red looking abit poor these days. And look likely to loose there manager and best players. Life is sweet! Valantino c

2:31 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will you all get off Defoe's back, it does not take some of you lot to long to forget what quality the boy has got.

Do you honestly believe that if we sold him we would attract someone better, dont think so, so get behind him & maybe we will begin to see the jermain form last year.

Long term he is Tottenhams No 1 striker & we should not forget that if we were to sell the top 4 supposed clubs in the country would all be interested in signing a quality player like DEfoe

Jermain is a YIDO & let us keep it that way!!

2:50 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would any Spurs fan what Defoe to go?. He is a better finisher than Keane, but the three main strikers all bring different things to the table, which is probably why we're fourth in the league. We would have all settled for that in August at this stage. Jol is doing a fantastic job at keeping them all happy, so lets not try and mend something which isn't broken!....defoe just needs a bit of maturity, don't forget we're a pretty young squad. The movement should come in Midfield, Davis to go, maybe Brown, bring back Edman to Left Back, and Pederson down the left flank....if that was to happen, top 4 here we come. COYS.

3:04 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger jonathan said...

We can't sign Ron Vlaar anymore - he signed for Feyenoord the other day. As for Keane and Defoe; keep them both until one of them cracks. In the meantime the pressure is good for both of them. Maybe they'll both want to stay.

3:07 PM, January 04, 2006

Blogger h4lfpint said...

The thing is.. If we buy, lets say kuyt... Defoe or Keane will leave, cus neither of them can outrank Mido, their both too short.
If we buy Gamst or Downing, Reid will go.. So people: STOP SPECULATING, Jol would'nt change strikers in the middle of a season!!! Either Keano or Defoe leaves at the end of the season or Mido will be replaced by a another powerful striker..
The only spot where Jol will strenghten the squad is the left flank, wich is good cus Reid just god a good left foot, thats it...
PS.. Anonymous people SUCK major!

3:10 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're 4th, how about we just leave everything as it is, it's obviously working

3:20 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks h4lfpint, you dont even know me! COYS

3:22 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all suck major!

4:35 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 9.52pm

Would you please report to your local police station immediately as your support worker is waiting to escort you back to your residence.

4:43 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

Amazing thing reiteration isnt it. :-P Now Ive just read down this page, again, and seen pretty much the same things said over and over. So Im gunna give you an entirely FRESH prediction:

Spurs wont do anything!

There! Ive said the unthinkable. As "11:18 AM, January 04, 2006" said we need to stop buying and let the team grow. We do need Reto back, I was impressed with his passion last season and its a shame we dont have him to hand at the moment. Huddlestone needs to be training with Davids! Stop bloody well loaning him to Hoddle and get him training as an understudy. I know Carrick is technically that but if Huddlestone is learning Davids impish power, drive and technique too he would be unstoppable.

I really wish people would leave Gardner alone, I thought he started the season well, obviously not my first choice but to say he is the worst defender in the Prem is a huge over-exaggeration... Bramble, Silvestre, Cygan... etc. Stalteri is fine too... IMO he's still adjusting, but think about how tight our defence has been when we have him, King, Daws and Lee all fit. They all work well together so dont mess with that.

Midfield does lack a bit of width and pace maybe, but Jenas is looking bright, give him a bit of time and he will be grabbing the hundreds of goal chances he's been missing and we will have our lampard. Carrick could be our Roy Keane if MJ puts a bit of grit into him and Davids' quality rubs off on him. Tainio is brilliant! You can put that boy anywhere and he does the job. Davids, need I say more?!

Up front Mido has passed my test. 100% Spurs. I just wish he wasnt born in a sodding african nation. Defoe and Keane are fine too, each have little glitches from time to time but all this damning talk about both of them is stupid. Defoe has scored loads of goals for us and when is he ever boring to watch when he has the ball? Keane is great to watch too, his drive is brilliant and he has some of that drive which Davids has. To behonest I think Rasiak is gunna be the ONLY transfer move for us this January. If we did buy a striker (which i doubt we will do unless MJ and DL have a last minute panick again) I reckon they will stay young and British.. maybe Ashton, Bent or Johnson. Kuyt wont move until end of season and then I reckon we will see MJ get canny again and buy free... Larsson/Vieri etc?

Anelka is always linked to us.... NO!
Vlaar has moved to Feyenoord so.... NO!
Robben is way too pricey.... NO!
Boa Morte, er.... NO!
Pederson doesnt want to move.... NO!
Bridge, we couldnt match his wages... NO!
Joe Cole wont leave Chelsea for us... NO!
Lee Hendrie, oh for gods sake... NO!!!!!

Why do we keep kidding ourselves? Did any of you know about how promising Dawson's talent was before we found him? Lennon? Mido? Lets just leave MJ and staff to do what they do best and that is surprise us! Just because you cant find them on Football Manager 2006 or Fifa, doesnt mean they are not out there ready to be the best the Premiership has ever seen!

4:54 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Englands No.2 said...

Are you watching the same Robbie Keane as we are,
a)he has scored the same amount of goals as defoe has
b) he has played less than defoe
c) it WAS his best performance of the season against Newcastle.

Disagree? You are stupid if you do

5:02 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to disagree fervently with all those football plebs who judge players from one or two games and say that Gardener is crap. He's just come back from injury and had a bad first game. His second game saw a very clear improvement and great teamplay with the other three at the back. I would also like to remind some of you that early last season (I think. It may have been the season before.) He came back from injury on two occasions and was man of the match both times in his first game back. Now once might be lucky but twice shows he's got something useful about him even if it doesn't make him first choice above Leders & Dawson. As cover I'd put him infront of all our other centre backs. Huddleston is a holding midfielder not a centre back.

5:10 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And by the way Rob f, great post.

5:16 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

Thanks Mr Anonymous :-D

5:17 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

...and I completely agree with you about Gardener. I was glad he failed the fitness test for Charlton after the first few games he started this season. He is great back up for Led and Daws. Huddlestone is good at CB too though... but he is better in holding midfield.

5:20 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get off defoe`s back, your having a laugh. Andy cole has a better scoreing rate and thats a fact. He is spoilt and feels he has the god given rite to play every game. The fact is Keano and mido are scoring goals, fact!! Yes defoe is a skillful player, but we could cash in big time. If we keep him its a bonus!!

More positive comments in the future. Tottenham fans have lots to smile about

5:28 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally agree a left midfielder is what we need,huddlestone should be brought back to learn off davids.jol keep up the good work
get of gardners back he's doing fine in the absence of king,would like to see ribery at the lane the lad is pure class and would be what we need hope utd don't want him fingers crossed and kuyt would be a welcome addition.

5:37 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the name of the Italian striker we were linked with last August?

5:41 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this forum for people that love football manager and champ manager!!! Or is it to get away from the wife for a few mins. Up the yids , down the reds. The best buy we could get in the transfer window is the legend himself Teddy sitting behind the front two. Bring back Super ted.

5:42 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone noticed that over the last 15 years all the successful British teams play with good wingers.

I still think we should let the team mature together rather than add more players.

Defoe to stay. He'll get hischance and shine again.

5:44 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wolves have extended the loan of Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone and manager Glenn Hoddle has not ruled out the possibility of lengthening the deal until the end of the season.

5:51 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

Cristiano Lucarelli was the Italian we wanted last year... he definately isnt coming. He's very much stated that fact.

6:00 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont no why every1 hates johnnie jackson and reto ziegler so much. When they played for us they produced some good performances, maybe johnnie jackson isnt a premiership player but he could easily do a job in the championship if someone gave him a chance in centre mid. He never was a winger he has always been a central midfielder and whilst playing for watford there he was excellent

6:02 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep Mendes if at all possible, remember Davids wont last forever!This is an issue Jol needs to adress. Sell Davis, Gardner, Jackson, Brown, Bunje, and bring back Ziegler! get me?!

6:13 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want Tottenham to sign Dirk Kuyt,Franck Ribery and Khalid Bouhlarouz.I hope Martin Jol sees this post.

7:14 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´m a Spurs fan from Iceland am I would like to see Spurs sign Vlaar an also give Lee Barnard a chance upfront. I wasn´t to happy to see my fellow countryman Emil leave on loan because I thought he was doing fine in the reserves and hoed he´d get a chance on the left wing in upcoming matches. Kuyt would be a great asset for Spurs especially if Mido goes back to Roma next summer. I also think we need to play more often with wingers to get some crosses in for the tall guys to head in.

10:29 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous burstin said...

This is Hillarious... I've got a great idea... why don't we sell all our players and become a shit team again? Because by the sounds of it, most of you can't handle the fact we're playing good football at the moment and you want to get rid of our best players. Jol has said that we're not a selling club!! I agree get rid of mendes and Davies but Defoe and Keane? You're all having a Giraffe! They're great players and if we get into the champions league next season I can promise you neither of them will mind warming the bench!!! Grow up the lot of you

11:02 PM, January 04, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:00 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look guys im as big a spurs fan as the next guy but we have t face reality we will not qualify for the champions league.Can some one give a valid and unclouded point why we will?we are still significantly behind the top 4 in despite the current league standings.

The reason why i hold little hope we will qualify 4 the CL is due to our starting line-up.we included some real poor quality players tonight.seriously if stalteri and gardener comprise half of our backline can we really strive for any type of european football although i do believe they could give us a fighting chance in the inter-toto cup.i dont want to seem like im slating our beloved and currently over-achieving side but can should we really have Brown on our books at all?

and btw y am i reading posts talking of big buys in the transfer window.i hear some names being touted that wouldnt look twice at a side like ours at the moment please come back to planet earth guys!!!

and i dont want a response claiming 'i do not know what im talking about' because in all spurs fans heart and sadly my own we know its true.

12:13 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look guys im as big a spurs fan as the next guy but we have t face reality we will not qualify for the champions league.Can some one give a valid and unclouded point why we will?we are still significantly behind the top 4 in despite the current league standings.

The reason why i hold little hope we will qualify 4 the CL is due to our starting line-up.we included some real poor quality players tonight.seriously if stalteri and gardener comprise half of our backline can we really strive for any type of european football although i do believe they could give us a fighting chance in the inter-toto cup.i dont want to seem like im slating our beloved and currently over-achieving side but can should we really have Brown on our books at all?

and btw y am i reading posts talking of big buys in the transfer window.i hear some names being touted that wouldnt look twice at a side like ours at the moment please come back to planet earth guys!!!

and i dont want a response claiming 'i do not know what im talking about' because in all spurs fans heart and sadly my own we know its true.

12:14 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous to talk of selling any of our players other than to grant mercy to Mendes and Davis, and Rasziak back to the championship.
When I think of the best team i've seen in recent years it is the Man U team that came through the ranks or quality purchases of young players that grew into a magnificent team. Giggs, Nevilles, Beckham, Butt, Scholes et al.
Spurs could be on the verge of greatness in 2 or 3 years time if we keep this great young unit together and add quality as and when we need it, which for now is a left sided player and a striker to replace Rasziak.

12:23 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does everyone have it in for Paul Stalteri? We have one of the best defences in the league and everytime i've seen him play he has been solid. He's no flair player but frankly I want him to protect Robinson which I think he does very well. (same poster as the Man U comment).

12:35 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best player we have right now is dawson. keane is small and not the fastest but himself and mido never stop running so thats why they should be in the side.carrick and davids are as good as any 2. davids is amazing and scares the opposing teams. lennon is class as well as jenas so we have a good team and i think there is no need to sign anyone and we can finish top 4 if there arent many injuries. the only problem i see is if ledley stay out for too long

2:30 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

RECALL RETO ZIEGLER, THE BOY COULD PLAY!!. his left foot was as good as beckhams right.

Give him a go

2:43 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think our squad is in pretty good shape. It is a little bloated however, and to that end i would allow davis and davenport to leave. raziak looks poop so far but can the first choice striker of a european country that qualified for the upcoming world cup be as por as he seems? If he is ship him out. A top banana left winger in or approaching his prime would be exellent

I think Gardner is an underrated player, he is defo premiership quality and considering his tender age (for his position) is a good squad member. My only concern in central defence is that we dont have much experience back there it would be ideal to have a centre back in his prime years 28-32

i love spurs

3:05 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering where the heck is our brazilian defender Rodrigo Defendi?? is he still us?? somebody plz reply

5:34 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

orntallZiegler is a crap! I barely heard his name in be honest with you timmy (Atouba) is much better than him. I think we should buy Gareth Barry! he's a true Spurs fans and he's worth every penny!@

8:21 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Does anyone know the situation regarding why our favourite yid Keano hasnt signed his contract yet its only been on the table for about 16 months ? maybe thats why hes the flavour of the month ie playing at the moment has anyone heard him say he wants to stay ? does this not concern the masses ? our priority should be to get our best young players secured on long term deals why we are obviously improving jol plus his scouting staff have dug up enough talent for us and has been well backed by the board congrats , nows a good time to clear some dead wood player wise , davis , mendes , pamarot , davenport , bring hudds back i agree let him learn from davids !

11:35 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

"Anonymous 12:14 AM, January 05, 2006" is talking bollocks. Whats in your heart is certainly not in mine. We're in 4th! Thats a CL spot, so why arent we good enough to stay there? I can see the Liverpool match being a tough one like normal and maybe that could be our 4th defeat this season, but either way, we will probably stay 4th! Our team is good enough to qualify for the CL, kind of did it last season and they were more inconsistent than we've been this season! There is absolutely no reason to doubt Spurs' ability at the moment and especially not doubt the clubs ability to buy in big names now. We've beaten arsenal to a number of a great players now and its well known now how ambitious we are. Gardener was great last night, as was Stalteri. Brown was good last night, he's an absolute workhorse and he nearly scored!

Stop bringing the whole situation down, we're doing well! Enjoy the fact that we are doing well, and encourage our team to do even better. Everyone is saying they cant see us finishing ahead of the Goons... why the hell not?????? Lets prove all those idiots wrong! COYS!!!!!!!!

11:51 AM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I think that we should sell Robinson for a hearty sum.

12:59 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Rob F said...

Haha! Please be joking.

1:30 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope everyone who has been slating Brown will stop now after last nights performance. He is never going to be a world beater but he was solid enough last night and typifies the enthusiastic fighting spirit we want instilled at WHL.
Also, though our full backs are Ok, we really need more quality there if we are serious about playing in the CL next season.

2:30 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...


N.Pama-rot - not good enough (we have S.Kelly anyway)
G.Bunje-jump - good for the reserves
Yeh but Naybet - release end of season unless we buy anouther decent CB
R.Defendi-er? - what chance has he got
C.Davenport - 2 seasons, £2-3m and 1 sub app?
J.Jackson - can't believe he is still at spurs?
Pedro Mendes - shame, but we've moved on
S.Davis - as above
G.Rasiak - panic buy, gonna be replaced if not in Jan, defo the summer

Left Back - W.Bridge or G.Barry
Left Wing - W.Sneijder or R.Castelen (T.Walcott would be none for the future, but for HOW much)
(would prefer A.Robben, yes please!)
Striker - D.Kuyt or S.ETO !!!

Possibly another Centre Back (established)

Bring back R.Zeigler.
Bring back T.Huddlestone (at least put him on the bench a few times)
I'd also play S.Kelly over P.Stalteri every time.
Also what about L.Barnard, has been banging 'em in for the reserves for past 2-3 seasons.


Most important, get M.Jol to sign a 25 year contract

2:45 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger mikethfc said...

i cannot understand why some people are saying no signings! what?!! we are in 4th, 1 point behind 3rd and 5 points behind 2nd!! why wouldnt you want us to go out and sign someone of real class to help us secure the champions league spot? decent players would want to join us, spurs is a great place to be at the moment.

we definitely need a left winger, reid is pants and zeigler isnt that good. i think he's ok for his age, but im surprised so many spurs fans love him so much. he just isnt quite enough to be a left winger. aaron lennon is younger than him i think, (or around the same age) and he has shown a lot more potential.

3:23 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger mikethfc said...

quick enough....whatever.

3:27 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the people who are sayin lee barnard in the first team are mad. Johnnie jackson was class in the reserves but what did he do in the prem. If your gona pik ne youngster recal mark yeates or atleast giv him a go nxt season i saw him play down at roots hall against southend nd he was the best player on the pitch... better than fredy eastwood! jokes. Also wots happend to mournir el hamadoui or woteva he looked very promising. I no most of you wil think he isnt a big enough name but i think dean ashton wuld stil be a good investment and far cheaper than some1 like kuyt. he showed last season he was good enough for the prem in a rubbish team

4:45 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just need to keep hold of Mido and thats the most important thing.

4:50 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree. we should sell davis, mendes and maybe loan reid, rasiak and gardner, and definitely get back tom huddlestone and reto zeigler. wec ould also do with a tall forward, someone 2 play with keane/defoe when mido is away/injured. and then jol should sign midom, he'd be a fool not to with the performances and effort he has already put in this season. im hoping we'll get kuyt, what r the chances hes already on his way??

5:17 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous corner pin said...

is it such a bad idea to think about buying another left back. Ok, Lee may be out for only a couple of games, but there is no quality cover there.

Is Glenn Johnson a lb?

5:54 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont want glen johnson he's terrible just put ste kelly in there he will do a solid job for a couple of weeks till lee p.y. comes back.

6:51 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with you? You're trying to buy half the Feyenoord squad... I've seen the names of Vlaar, Kuyt, Castelen and Kalou so far! I'm a big Feyenoord-fan and I also support Spurs but be real... Feyenoord won't let these players all go to Spurs. You can get maximum two of those players and at top prices: Kuyt and Castelen, and maybe Kalou, but... will they all fit in? Guess not, so buy Kuyt: he's a class act and Castelen, because of his speed and the other two? Leave them in Holland, where they will all be playing week after week and come back in two years and buy some new class acts

6:52 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree 6.52 but i dont rate castelen i would rather go for vicente [valencia]or yeste [bilbao]

6:55 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone going to comment ????????????

6:58 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

its seems to be everyone forgets about a certain left sided very talented young player that we allready have in the name of ziegler, i so hope he comes back to the lane at the end of the season from his lone spell at wolfsomethingorother. He is a talent that i dont want to lost like edman.

7:34 PM, January 05, 2006

Anonymous Sam said...

Apparently now we're being linked with Jermaine Pennant!!!

Other Reports say that we want Nikola Zigic as temporary replacement for Mido (kind of reminds me of another panic buy we made as a replacement for Mido...)

If we can play a right-footed left-back, we can play a right-footed left-winger, so why don't we play Lennon or Routeledge there, even if it means putting Jenas on the bench?


Kuyt (maybe, but not nessecary)
Ribery (also not nessecary)


Defendi (who?)
Naybet (too old)
Pamarot (decent, but we have Stalts and Kelly)
Davis (sicknote mark 2)
Mendes (obviously frustrated)

We should keep Gardner and Davenport as they are decent cover for Ledders and Dawson and still young. Brown had a great game against City, is always very determined and doesn't mind not playing every game, so we should keep him. As for our strikers...we should trust Jol and whether he starts Defoe or Keane, I don't care. IMO signing Mido on a permanent transfer is highest on our priorities list.

10:02 PM, January 05, 2006

Blogger Samspur said...

Ziegler was a good player for us a year or so ago, but now the squad's stepped up a notch, and i don't think he would play a game for us if he came back as he lacks Lennon's pace (even if he is left-footed).

12:15 PM, January 06, 2006


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