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Monday, June 19, 2006

Further transfer news.

Reputable posters Ben and Noodles on FTL have confirmed what I also heard yesterday that Carrick is going for sure - £15 million with rumors of another player thrown in but no one seems to know who so that part of the deal could be rubbish. £12 million pounds profit on a player that is worth maybe £8 million tops is good business as long as the money is well invested. On that front it appears that Zakora will be tied up soonish.

Carlton cole is no longer coming (shame) because of a dodgy medical. We are still looking at options for the left with a Chelsea man a main target but not sure if it will happen or not.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its bull****, he isnt going anywhere, Spurs have rejected a 15m offer, and Jol says he doesnt want to sell him, and thats good enough for me.


7:31 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carrick is dreadfully overated so let's have the cash! I get the impression we probably will get Zakora and could very well get Bent too. Let's keep Defoe as he is FAR better than Cole. Even with all this I still think we need a left back(Chimbonda/Bridge?)along with a creative midfielder(are there any realistic options?)and a left winger (Duff anyone?)

7:32 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We got a left back(assou-ekotto) and hopefully we can get duff, that would be ideal. Carrick is not overrated hes a quality player and as we dont need the money and dont have a player i think is a worthy replacement(Zokora is good but not as good)we should not sell him. Keep Defoe, dont buy bent unless defoe goes. We need a right back and an attacking mudfielder(Like Riquilme) to be a real force next season. If we can get Zokora and keep Carrick ill be very happy.

7:40 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lads,
all of this really f**ks me off if carrick wants to go then f**k him off, as for jenas starting is mouth off he can go as well, it gets to me all of this so called super stars and i hope MJ & DL read this.
i will never have a player put on my shirt the only one for me is; Bill Nic the word your looking for is loyalty so if carrick jenas & defoe is reading you will never be bigger or better than TOTTENHAM

Park Lane Blue

7:46 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Vinny said...

If Carrick is refuses to sign a contract on his return, and we can get 15 million for Carrick and definately buy Zokora that will be good business for me, T.Hudd in for Cazza. Not bothered about Stephen Reid not coming, neither C.Cole. We only need world class players to join an already strong squad.

Creative Midfielder bring in Van der Vaart and then surely Kuyt and maybe even Wes Schneider would also come to join the Dutch party...Davids and Jol to use their influence...I wish...haha!

Realistically though Bent is ok and proven if the rumours are true, dont know how this stands with Defoe though.

Would be happy with Duff at Left Mid, experienced and proven in the prem, has his Irish mate Robbie here too...COYS!

7:47 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we only need to buy top players i dont no, but i think we are going to wind up a big bid for duff & zokora plus bridge and carrick can go if he dont sign

7:59 PM, June 19, 2006

Blogger daws said...

Irrespective of how an individual rates Carrick the principle of selling him is a potential disaster for the club and what we are trying to achieve.The fact is that we are planning to sell our best player to one of the teams we are trying to emulate.He should not be available at any price.Would utd sell Rooney to us? If he goes, we might as well just accept being a selling club and forget about ever achieving glory days again.

8:10 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Rammo said...

Spot on Daws. What people also fail to realise is yes Carrick cost us £2.75M but selling him for £15M doesn't mean we make a 'profit' of £12.25M because it will cost us AT LEAST that to buy a player of similar ability. The 'profit' bit we already have, in the fact that we ALREADY HAVE a £15M midfielder, but he only cost us £2.75M. Selling him is a pointless exercise because we want to be competing with the Man Utd's and Arsenals of this world, not selling our best players to them to put us further behind them.

I wonder how long Man Utd will wait before deciding to go elsewhere. Man Utd will not start the pre-season without a new central midfielder, and once they have bought a different player Carrick will sign a new deal, just like Keane, Daws, Lennon and King.


8:26 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

r these the same websites that said we had signed andy van der meyde last year and that we had signed chimbonda!! what shite sites these are. bollucks

8:38 PM, June 19, 2006

Blogger Valmont said...

I used to read decent info on this site. Paxton, you should really get better sources than 'bloke down the pub'. 'Definately gone for 15mil' is he. I suppose he agreed personal terms on his mobile whilst on the training field did he.

Well done Rammo. Best common sense I've read on this site for months. I don't understand why fans get excited about making a profit. We don't make profit, the club does. If you want to see a profit buy a season ticket for the Deutsche Bank and cheer when the statement comes.

I personally want to see atleast 7 players out of who we haver there now have a testamonial. The scum had thatsort of thing going on with the old lot and thats how they became what they are now. Not by making a profit selling their best players to Man U.

Grow up Paxton. And as for the rest of you, you're the reason we get taken the piss out of.

9:16 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Carrick goes (and I hope he doesnt) then step forward Tom Huddlestone.

9:53 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell Carrick if only he wants to go and no less than £18 million and hopefully £10 or £12 million cah + Van Nistelrooy and sign Patrick Vieira for £5 million alongside Zokora £7 million or/and Yaya Toure..get rid of Murphy or/and Ghaly and sign Duff...see you in the CL 2007/2008.

10:20 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our club will not sell Carrick. It was disccued by the Spurs Board and the Man Utd £15M offer was rejected.

It would be good move to sign Zakora - long term replacement for Davids. We need to see what Ghaly can do before passing any judgement on him. I agree about selling Murphy.

But, Patrick Vieira is certainly not worth buying - his ability is on a downward slope.

10:34 PM, June 19, 2006

Blogger KingGlenn said...

Zokora would be a good signing as enforcer alongside Carrick - replacement for Davids. Tom Huddlestone could do with another year of "apprenticeship" but should get plenty of opportunities with the increased number of games this season.
Trabelsi would be a top right back, plus cover for centre back, based on WC performances..and a sight better value than Chimbonda.
Also, interesting to see Lee at RIGHT back for Korea last night.
What is going on with Ghaly? Surely we need to give the guy a chance, though where I am not quite sure
Keep Defoe, sign a young dutchman as No4 striker, or the kid from Lyon, and then reel in Duff to play wide left
After that, BMJ and Daniel levy can pop off for a couple of days holiday!!

10:38 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very clever site just the same as down at the lane, why would one blog avertise another? However as a season ticket holder in the PaxtonI will make the following comments for discussion if you wish. Carrick is one of the best players in the world in his position...laugh...have a look at how mant M.O.M he has had for England when he has played a full game. Sven won,t play him now preferring Hargreaves so is there a attitude problem there. If he won,t sign sell him otherwise we will have a campbell situation on our hands again. Duff will sign, we,re not interested in Zakora he wants the move not us same as Reid, Bent will sign for £11 big risk and that will be that. Perkart (sorry about the spelling) will be our fourth striker next season. Huddlestone is the main mover for next season as Ghaly is off
Please discuss

10:49 PM, June 19, 2006

Blogger Paxton Road said...

Believe you me I have nothing to do with Down at the Lane. Read who i suggested you visit again.

Where in the Paxton do you sit?

11:38 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beni, The players have all the power these days, if carrick wants to go theres no point keeping him

11:42 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

10.49 The Zokora deal is more or less done!, we will only get bent if defoe goes, also ghaly out? he hasnt even played once

11:51 PM, June 19, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i for one dont want to many changes we need a good left back lee can go on the right he is and was a right back at psv left back bridge, bring in zokora for davids, and duff, a good all round buy i think would be barry still only 25 very good cover for left side with the games we got coming up.
carrick would like to keep him but if he wants out we will have to let go then i would like to see yaya toure,i dont think that carrick will go but if he goes i feel sure tottenham will move on DL will not let another sol happen, we will find another carrick and the players that are staying will be another year better than last.

park lane forever spurs

12:01 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind if we got that Zokora if Carrick does leave. I have seen him in the two games he has played in the World cup and he looks very good indeed. Only concern is how he would do in the winter. He looks energetic though. Something which Carrick doesn't always seem to be.

12:04 AM, June 20, 2006

Blogger ParkLane67 said...

I agree with Daws and Rammo.... And don't forget that Carrick has two years left on his contract and even if Man U or A***nal are prepared to wait - Does Carrick really want to stay on £15K a week for another two years when he has been offered £40K to stay? The maths doesn't add up - I'm certain he'll stay - MJ wants to keep him and unless we're offered very silly money (and I don't mean £15 mill) the board won't sell over MJs head!

12:13 AM, June 20, 2006

Blogger AussieYid said...

Damian Duff or Harry Kewell on the left is where Spurs should be looking, Another 2 players Spurs should look at are Tim Cahill & Josh Kennedy, 2 outstanding Aussie players with bright futures

12:24 AM, June 20, 2006

Blogger yiddo of oz said...

Mate?? of mine is a Hammers supporter, and after a few drinks the other night, (I had spat in his at every opportunity) this topic had come up. He is positive that when we signed Carrick, there is a sell on clause of 20% to WH. Now I aint a master at maths but I'm pretty sure if this is the case, then 15 mil becomes 12 mil. take away the 2.whatever we paid, still leaves us trying to find a player to replace him with 9.whatever. Anyone know if this is right? and who are we gonna get for nine mil.... remember they have to be happy to not be playing CL.

Happy to flick him off for the right player.


12:49 AM, June 20, 2006

Blogger yiddo of oz said...


Agree with Kewell if he can stay on his feet and keep his yap shut.
Also Kennedy would be a good cheap buy as a development player. Would fall into same catagory as Crouch. Get him now cheap, then sell him cheap and watch him dominate... hmmmm maybe not.

12:53 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff yes, Kewell not a chance hes lost it would like Cahill though.

1:11 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Vinny said...

Rammo and Daws, agree with the principal of not "wanting" to sell our top players...but I am afraid if he really wants to go he will, thats the power of a player these days. Yes the alternative is we dont let him leave for now...but then we risk either losing value on him next year as his contract runs down or losing him for absolutely nothing- a la Sol Campbell. Then why should we keep a player who's heart is not in the club anyway...we are not a one man team anymore. Parklane67 if he wants to go he will for other reasons known only by himself despite a payrise, as he will get that at manutd anyway. But I agree with whoever said it is not a done deal yet, as right now his priorities lay in Germany, he might stay after a BMJ chat who knows, but if he wants to still go after that, let him for the best price, we'll only know the truth after England get home.

4:27 AM, June 20, 2006

Blogger east side yid said...

Keep Carrick at all costs why do you think that Man u want him ? because he is quality , if he doesnt want to stay then cash in on him , maybe hes agent is just using man u to get hes player a better contract , king , keane , daws , lennon have all recently signed new deals whos to say Carrick wont , but remember just because Carrick is in Germany it doesnt stop hes agent shit stirring.
Zokora would be a great addition to the squad as would duff , still require a quality right back trabelski or chimbinda would do also Bent over achieved last year very bad move paying mega money for him

8:31 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we turn down one more offer over £15 mil. for Carrick ,it will be a clear statement to the footballing world that we are not a selling club and dont need the money,so no one should try and break up our squad,besides arse can not afford Carrick at even £15 mil.or how about in retaliation if we offer to swap him with Ashley Cole+some cash? (that will be fun),also if we sign Duff,Van Nistelrooy,Zokora,Yaya Toure and a.n.other quality centre half that will be fantastic, besides Hatem Trabelsi is a free agent now and available on Bosman free..sell Murphy,Jackson and get rid of the deadwood..Spurs must keep Carrick though ,even to stop other players to think that we are a selling club,we must stand strong here,it is very important for our future.

8:46 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to Keep Carrick, No club ith ambition wants to sell their top players, especially to a club that we want to challemge for future honours.
That said if he really wants to go then we have no choice, but at present no news is good news.
We need to go all out to get Duff, a quality player who knows the premiership inside out.
Trabelsi has not impressed me in this W/C, especially against spain where he was ball watching for Rauls goal. Zokora would be good but only if Carrick goes.
Jenas has come out and said he is happy at the lane, so that puts that lazy jorunalists story to bed.
We have a new left back so a right back would do, maybe Lee is the one Jol wants on the right so the full back positions can be covered between Stalty, Lee and Assou Ekkoto, Ghaly must be given a chance and Huddlestone will get his chance this year, I hope he shines. C.O.Y.S,

8:52 AM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

trabelsi was the best player for tunis last night, look at whats around him, playing for us he would be better of course...Carrick will stay, just needs to be paid whats hes worth.Jenas is fine, more quotes taken out of context...We could use Zokora, and I think hes coming...Benoit/Lee/Trabelsi/Bridge strong full back combo, Huddlestone needs another season, will be better than Carrick??? Why do we need Bent?

12:08 PM, June 20, 2006

Blogger The Finsbury Park Yid said...

I don't want Carrick to go, but if he won't sign a new contract we'll have to think about selling him. If it's true that Manc U are throwing in a player (only heard this story once) then what would you think if it was Nistlerooy? (I think it would be more likely to be a straight swap!).

12:48 PM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should we settle for Zakora if Carrick leaves? Surely he would cost 10m+ and probably demand 30k or more a week. If he was that good (and i mean better than Carrick) the manc scum would be after him. Give Carrick the money he deserves, surely he can see we are a team going places and all the other young english backbone players have signed new and improved deals. I would like to see Zakora come to the lane as a replacement for Davids who wont play every game and will definately be gone next season. COYS

4:14 PM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Mum was chatting with her next door neighbour whose god daughters, brother's Uncle's partner has heard from a very reliable source at the FA that Thierry Henry has signed for £250,000!!!!!

Fuck sake guys, get a life - what will be will be!!!!! Stuff all will happen until after the World Cup and there's bugger all you can do about it until then!

5:31 PM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nuff said - lets wait and see what happens rather than all this speculation. if we believe all the rumours, we will be playing 1-12-8-6 formation next seasn !!! still, at least we'll score a few and concede less, maybe thats the answer !
for all the rumour mongers and people slagging carrick, murphy, ghaly etc etc, i suggest you go and buy championship manager - you can buy and sell whoever you want then !!!

11:05 PM, June 20, 2006

Anonymous Keith said...

I can’t believe there are people on here saying Duff would be a good signing. He would cost at least £10 million, probably more. He is small, weak, ridiculously injury-prone, a level below Robben in terms of both pace and skill, has been ‘off form’ (i.e. playing shit) for a year at least, and to top it all off is a complete diving cheat. I don’t want a player like that at Tottenham. It worries me that we are being linked with this second-rate prick, doesn’t say much for Jol’s judgment, another fucking Andy Reid or Murphy moment. The nightmare scenario is that we meekly give in to Man United’s bid for a special player like Carrick (two years left on his deal, why should we sell?) and spunk the proceeds away on this overpriced, overpaid, overrated wanker who’ll sit out his contract on the treatment table.

I agree with 12.01 yesterday - why not put in a bid for Gareth Barry? The lad is English, strong as an ox, athletic, great left foot, good wholehearted attitude and can play in either of the problem positions left-back (shifting YPL to the more natural right flank) or left-midfield. He can’t be happy with treading water at the arse-end of the table, playing under a complete wankshaft. Villa would want big money, but he’s a player with a lot of talent who give 100% and would improve us.

2:17 PM, June 21, 2006

Blogger KingGlenn said...

So Keith, seems you aren't that keen on Duff? Tell us what you really feel!!

Have to agree, I'd rather be looking to bring in 2 from Barry/Matty Taylor/Bridge than spend big bucks on Duff.

With 2 of those 3, plus Trabelsi and Zokora (with not instead of Carrick) I feel we would have strengthened the squad.

And I would still like to see what Ghaly can do. FFS he was good enough to sign a few months ago so let's at least give the guy one game!!

9:48 AM, June 22, 2006

Anonymous Vinny said...

Would be happy with Trabelsi and Zokora joining too, they looked good in the world cup, although Trabelsi is very attacking and with Lennon already ahead of him on the right hope we dont compromise the defensive side too much.

One thing that pisses me off about signing African players is they dissapear every year for the ANC, how many of you feel the same way? why can't they play that damn cup say every 2 years? say every other year there isn't a World or European Championship. Last year this cost us points because of our over reliance on Mido, and Rasiak was a joke as a replacement, took time to adjust.

We would have good midfield cover for Zokora, but suppose we would have to rely on Stalteri or Lee as cover in Trabelsi's absence. Then is our new Assou-Ekoto chosing/playing for France or Cameroon?

I know this concern is still premature as we have not signed either of Zokora or Trabelsi yet, and Carrick isn't African either!, just interested in your point of views thats all.

1:45 PM, June 22, 2006


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