http://www.makepovertyhistory.org

"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

Google

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New signing in the bag, apparently

According to reliable sources over at FTL Spurs have completed a new signing today. Strong rumors coming from the French media suggest it is highly rated Hatem Ben Arfa. if so this would prove a major coup for the club as he is very highly rated in the French league and abroad. The mystery signing is due to be announced within the next 24 hours.

Of course we may have signed no one so take it all with a pinch of salt until it is officially announced on the Spurs website.

COYS!

40 Comments:

Anonymous Cozzer said...

Why do you waste your time publishing such rubbish?

12:05 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The president of Lyon has confirmed that Ben Arfa is on his way to Tottenham

12:12 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Jim said...

Doesn't sound like a bad shout or an unrealisric prospect to me. The draw tomorow could make us more attractive and he's hailed as the next Zidane - gotta be worth a pop whether he lives up to it or not!

12:14 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse my ignorance. What position does he play?

12:23 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you seen that the lyon president has confirmed Ben Arfa is on his way to Spurs?

12:23 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can he play left?

12:24 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Striker I think

12:24 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anderton is god

12:26 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting if true...
incidentally, anyone know when we can get the home shirt with the European style names and numbers off the website?

Cheers

12:27 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get in

12:27 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

left winger isn't he? perfect;)

12:28 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lyon website's first team section lists him as a left-winger, although his profile says striker. I think the early zidane / henry / duff mould is the vague consensus. Quality dribbling skills, supposedly a bit selfish. Could be useful but depends on the price.

12:30 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse my ignorance but what is FTL? This is smelling like another load of crap for more hits. But i do hope its right, there must be developmentso n new players the next few days. Its been quiet for too long.

12:33 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FTL = From The Lane


Try this link to see the details

http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/20060824_232817_01.html

Translation is something like ....

Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed Thursday evening that two players of its medium of provided ground were probably going to leave the club: Hatem Ben Arfa, under contract with Lyon for one year, would be very close to signing for Tottenham, while Benoît Pedretti should be lent to the AJ Auxerre. “I saw the leaders of Tottenham who “make the sustained pressure” to engage Hatem. Is needed that we discusses it this evening (Thursday)”, explained the president of the OL on Internet site of the club. As for Pedretti, considering “its exemplary behavior”, “we will facilitate its wishes. Auxerre is a rich club. That would thus astonish me that it does not manage to give satisfaction to Benoît and the Olympic Lyonese”.

12:37 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tottenham veut Ben Arfa
Le milieu offensif Hatem Ben Arfa, pourrait quitter Lyon pour Tottenham, a indiqué Jean-Michel Aulas. "J'ai vu les dirigeants de Tottenham qui font le forcing pour engager Hatem. Il faut que nous en discutions". L'International espoirs est âgé de 19 ans, il lui reste un an de contrat.

12:59 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not more foreign shit!

Keep it British I say...

1:08 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Arfa is a left winger - who can also play "in the hole". He has had a couple of injuries but does have Champions League experience.

He starred for the U17s French side in the Euro Championships - and bagged a load of goals.

He's highly rated en France - but does come with the baggage of being a bit of a runt. MJ will sort him out though surely.

P.S. This is over all the reputable message boards - FTL, COYS, GG and Spurs Community.

Stoof.

1:13 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

I dunno what to believe anymore with all the so called imminent transfer rumours never materialising. However if his chairman did say that, sounds like we are in discussions with them. However it's funny all other rumours are linking us to Stewart Downing. Which one are we really going for or are we going for both??? Is this Ben Arfa lad really that good and the answer to all our left wing problems or does he just have potential? did he play regularly for Lyon last season?

1:16 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I signed him in Champo. He had great stats but rarely played due to my strength in that position, and eventually I sold him at a slight loss to Manchester City, where he went on to do ok.

I hope this helps.

For more info, please visit www.redrepublik.net

2:07 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ffs

2:11 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julio Baptista is all over the papers.More like the kind of players we should be paying the big bucks for.

He is exactly what we should be looking at.Pace, physique, skills and pedigree.

Looking at our team this year without Carrick, he will fit in nicely.

If we get him that partially assuage the pain of losing out Duff.

This is so much better than the Ben Arfa rumours.We are no more at the midtable stage, where investments in the Mendes and Zieglers of this world will suffice. Time to invest in real quality ALSO.In people which will make us the elites that we should be.Wenger have so far invested in Rosicky and he is quality.But if we land Baptista, that is quite a coup of the Rosicky category.

COYS !

2:35 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Lyon offload the new Zidane to us for a paltry fee ?

I will be happy if Ben Arfa can do a inpersonation of Duff....

Talking about the new Zidane...please take at look at this 17 year old Turkish international Nuri Sahin of Dortmund.Heard Man U and Arsenal are interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc3QlrorEOk

2:45 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well ive looked on all the usual link sites and i cant find anything - its not even on fromthelane !!
roll on the transfer window closing so we can concentrate on football.
when a player is being cuddled by jol on the pitch holding a spurs shirt, ill believe he is coming to play for the famous spurs, until then paxton, stick to the better discussion blogs, which are normally good topics, rather than rumour mungering.
didnt you say we had signed duff ??!!!
COYS

7:39 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this link. Signing in the next 24 hours apparently http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatem_Ben_Arfa

7:54 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking at the wikipedia link, hes played 23 games and hasnt scored a goal !!!
maybe hes just a winger who provides loads? not sure really - unknown quality, so not getting too excited.
he may proove me wrong IF he signs, but would rather sign someone of a proven ability

COYS

7:57 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Ben Arfa looks like a gamble now but so did Aaron Lennon when we signed him. We should be looking at bringing in both young potential like Ben Arfa AND highly rated, established talent like Baptista.

9:37 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Dan Mac said...

I know he's a good player and all that (even if I do think he's slightly overrated), but why do we need Baptista?? That'll just disrupt the midfield we are already struggling to accomodate... why buy more then we need just cos he's good? We NEED Ben Arfa (or any decent left winger) we don't NEED Baptista, I also read somewhere he doesn't particularly want to play for us.. so if his heart aint in the move it's prob for the best it don't go through, especially ior the type of money he'd command?? what you think?

9:42 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stories on newsnow have us linked with Ben Afra, Downing, Malbranke, Baptista, Nolan and Grella. Whilst some of these are clearly rubbish, I think we are probably in for downing, with ben afra as a back up signing if that falls through. Similarly, a bid for Baptista, with a last minute bid for Malbranke if we cant get the big man from Madrid. Nolan and Grella sound like rubbish to me, as is the Kuffour link (agent talk). I still think we will go back in for Chimbonda for 5m.

Some people have questioned the signing of Baptista. I cant understand why. He is quality, can play as a strong forward type (which would comliment Berbatov, Keane and Defoe). He would also challenge Jenas for the creative midfield spot. Seems like perfect sense to me.

9:56 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Blogger EL said...

Arfur is a 5 foot 10 slightly built left winger who can score goals. (15 in 22 games for the under 17's) He made the leap into Lyon's first team two seasons ago and played four champions league games to much acclaim before breaking his collarbone. Was offered the Turkish first squad at 17 but wanted to wait in hope for France.
primarily a goal maker.

Baptista? Wouldn't he take Jenas' place? Here's hoping for downing, arfur, baptista and a better rightback than Stalteri & Lee.

Go on the Spurs!

9:56 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain why Ziegler is not getting a look in? Was he not voted fans young player of the year a couple of seasons back? He looked quality back then, so what's happened?

11:36 AM, August 25, 2006

 
Blogger Rackny said...

Baptista will not come to us. He has stated that he will stay in Madrid and fight for his place. He has no interest in Tottenham. We do not need any more central midfielders anyway.
Talks for Ben Arfur are ongoing but the fee is what is holding it up. Apprently he wants to leave as he fell out of favour with Houllier. What was the reason for this????? Downing is the safer option providing the money is right.
Is it only me who thinks that we need to sign a quality centre back to compete with Ledders and Dawson. Gardner and Davenport are good players but not good enough.

12:10 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't Enic own Slavia Prague?

1:02 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Baptista bid (I think there is some truth in the rumours), it's the management way of showing ambition.

The issue is not that we do not need any more central midfielders.But a quality player who will help us made that step up MIGHT be avialable.Baptista would be a coup whether used as a striker or midfielder.Arsenal have the likes of Gilberto Silva, we must get similar quality whenever the chance arise.

We needed a lift after losing out Duff and Carrick and we need a BIG name.Baptista qualities would fit the premiership perfectly.

We have the cash fellas....to buy a right back, a left winger and a striker.

The Chimbonda saga is developing as expected...Wigan trying to tie down Chimdonda with a new deal which hopefully he will reject.If that happens Wigan have no choice but to meet us half way before 31st August. 5mil is the expected fee.

I think Downing is a big possibility.Ben Arfa would be bought with a nominal fee.

The wild card, I think would be Baptista.... my gosh its never boring being a spurs fan coming close to the end of the transfer window in recent years... thanks Levy.

COYS !

3:49 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i lived in lyon for a while and have alot of mates out there - they are not happy to see him go. the guy has skill and can hit a decent dead ball too.
fits in with our policy,and teh guy i have been rooting for all summer.

5:55 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope we buy Ben 'Arthur'!!ust because I hate having money burning a hole in my pocket and I've been itching to spend that £14m from Carrick, the four quid for Reid and the amazing £1m for Marney. Would hope to see that money pumped back into players and not just swallowed up by the club. It always worries me when clubs don't spend it straight away as they seem to swallow it up and hope that nobody notices! Please buy a left winger! And for the people who suggest that you can't play with two pacey wingers...what the *@=$?! Our team would terrorise defences if we got the balance right. Would like to see Arthur on the left with Lennon right, Tainio, Davids, Zokora & Davids fighting for CM places. COYS!!

7:52 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don,t you fuck off and play with your kids instead of wasting decent Spurs fans time, if you sit in the Paxton Road I,ll shit in the centre circle tomorrow

8:32 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the new signing is Ronaldinho - honest - bloke down the pub said.

9:15 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i ask is that he plays on the left and can cross and dribble, with a bit of defensive so our wing backs can go up

10:31 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its mido

11:36 PM, August 25, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its mido

11:39 PM, August 25, 2006

 

Post a Comment

<< Home