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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bent in to replace Defoe

It sounds like Defoe is finally leaving after rumor after rumor during the time he has been a Spurs player. Quality people on FTL say that JD now just wants to play every week and he will never be given that at Spurs with Keane and Berbatov clearly the first choice strike partnership. Defoe claims he loves the club and does not have a bad word to say about Spurs but needs to play more often then he can now. it will be interesting to see who comes in for him and unless it is one of Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester United would a move elsewhere be actually the right move for Jermaine?

Bent is now almost certainly a Spurs player unless he fails a medical. Scoring 12 goals this season for a dreadful Charlton side is good going. He has pace and can strike a ball very well and it will be interesting to see how he does at Spurs.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bent is now almost certainly a Spurs player unless he fails a medical

You must be mad. Hes still at Charlton and spurs couldnt affort him.

He'll prob be at Liverpool.

Try bellamy.

7:09 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

deluded liverpool fan no doubt

bent will be at spurs next week

7:17 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs can afford him our books are healthier than most and we run at a constant profit. In the last 3 seasons we have spent a total of about 4m whenb you add up who we have sold against who we have bought. This means that we still have fortunes to spend.

The question is would we buy him and that depends on the price tag

7:17 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Othello said...

Sours couldn't "affort" him? Are you having a laugh???? Where the hell did you get that info from? Unlike Liverpool before you sold your soul to America, we don't have any financial worries.

But if Defoe goes, I'll be majorly pissed off with that.

If anyone HAS to leave from our forward line to make way for Bent, and I stress "has" as I think we are doing okay with everyone up front when they are fit, it will have to be Mido.

7:18 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He likes living in London and Spurs far have more money to spend than most, as they demonstrate every year, do your homework.

7:19 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Jonny said...

"Spurs can't afford him."

You must be mad. Of course we can. We cud afford 3 Bents. And we wudnt want Bellamy.

Defoe isnt going anywhere. What a load of fabricated rubbish.

7:20 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

? so does that mean Bent wants to sit on the Spurs bench?

7:23 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aye Spurs are so rich they can afford to pay their top players all of forty grand a week ...

7:24 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a liverpool fan and i can say we DO NOT WANT Bent!! We have better options!

7:25 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

when we play 60 games next season and we have 4 quality strikers that would be 30 each and freshness for each game. What will probably happen is that we will play more often with a 3 pronged attack

oh and bye bye Mido the kebab shops on the high st will miss you

7:28 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger spoons said...

defoe will stay
reo coker
and a centre back
all in

maybe lee out

7:38 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when will you lot stop signing kids and has-beens and start signing players?

7:40 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous spidey said...

Spot on Othello

Mido can get going, but Defoe has to be kept.

I'd welcome Darren Bent anyday, but not at Defoes expense

As for the Ghaly incident, he knows he was wrong, he's made an apology, let's forget about it. He did loose a whole row of teeth representing Spurs and soldiered on so let's give him another chance.
If he is sold in the summer, then no great loss, but time to move on.

To the Numpty - Tottenham are financially stable, making yearly profits, have a controlled wage structure and are under no pressure to sell any of our top players. And we certainly don't need to pay silly wages. It's called sound run business off the field.

Jealously is a bitch isn't it

3 pts tomorrow = happy days


7:42 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger spoons said...

kids bent berba

has beens who

7:43 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

about the same time you say something worth hearing you tosser

7:44 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am also a Liverpool fan.
I would be gutted if we signed Bent.
We are on the verge of signing our second Brazilian for the new season in Alexandre Pato, a 17/18 yr old striker.
If other rumours are to be believed, Tony Cottee has said today that Tevez is on his way to Liverpool, the man has huge connection at West Ham.
I also expect us to make another big name signing up front, and Bent is not that player, We already still own a player of a similar moud to Bent in Cisse.

PS: you can have him if you want.

7:48 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jealousy? Now you're making me laugh.

7:52 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous spidey said...

I also think Tevez is on his way to Liverpool. Good move for both parties and a bonus kick in the bollox for West Ham (the wankers).

Tevez is a quality player, far too good for the Hamsters and i hope to watching him still playing in the prem next season, just not with WHU (so wish they get relegated)

Hopefully Spurs will finally sort out the left side in the summer and after watching him play again so well on thursday, MG Pedersen would certainly be a player worth pursuing, especially as Blackburn have not qualified for Europe.

Good Luck Wigan ;)

7:58 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Slabber said...

Bent is a Gooner

8:27 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe's staying and bent is not worth his price tag. Mido will go and we'll probably but a young, cheaper foreigner of quality. Quite likely french or african.

8:42 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe can go, he never seems to build up form anymore and seems to be half the player I watched at the lane a few years back on his debut.

As for Bent I would like to see him in a spurs shirt,(and yes hes well in the reach of our budget) but maybe he should replace Mido not Defoe.
Lets face it Mido is a pile of dog shit.
Also maybe two new strikers - Defoe and Mido out
Bent and ???? in?

9:00 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger hoddwadd said...

Bent would be a quality signing. Hasta manana mido!! I think we just might be able to "affort" him...
Very optimistic for next season. That man berbatov is a fucking legend. He simply oozes class.

9:11 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My god, those scousers are real thick.

Anyway, it's pretty much a done deal with Bent and Kaboul.

..and in regards to not being able to afford Bent well Spurs couldn't be more richer at the mo! In fact, until the Americans came along, Spurs could pretty much out-bid the red half of scouse land.

9:13 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thick why?
For the record, I am the one that posted about the Brazilian kid and Cisse etc.
Nothing I said in that post was bad or negative towards any club.
I am also from Dublin.
Bent is over-rated IMHO we dont want him, I think 95% of Liverpool fans agree on that, he is not good enough for us. We want top top quality, thats what we need, not Bent, I'd be happy with the likes of Eto'o if it can be done, and the recent signs from our new owners and Rafa suggest the money will be there to compete at the top end of the transfer market. Liverpool and the new owners will be out to make a statement this summer and will do everything in their power to make Liverpool a top top force once again, they have to in order to make LFC a successfull purchace.
Spurs can have Bent. Thats not being bitter either.

9:23 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger Nik Mohd Fazly said...

i still cant believe why good striker always go to spurs, look what happen with mido and defoe, they still unsettled, even keane has his down time....
but recently, i love seeing spurs playing, very open football, interesting and not much defensive..great~~

9:36 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't afford him? Are you lot having a f*cking giraffe or what?

It would SCARE YOU if you knew just how much money Spurs have to spend this summer. We don't let our players leave for free - always some mug teams like the Spam or Pompey will buy um.

One of the richest teams in the Premiership - generate HUGE sums of money, year in, year out. Darren Bent could be bought with spare change dont you worry about that.

9:52 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger spoons said...

keane is mr spurs
berba and keane best partnership in league
thats why berba wont go anywhere he loves playing with keane .you saw that thursday as soon as keano came on he woke up . nothing against defoe. i would play all 3 keano just behind them.up the spurs

9:59 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous spidey said...

Yakubu would be a good replacement for Mido, and Boro are awful at the moment. No European football, playing in a half full stadium, so wouldn't suprise me if the player wanted out.

10:01 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcus Bent, right?

10:01 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

don"t worry about a new striker let"s get a top left winger and keep defoe

10:02 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger spoons said...


10:03 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcus Bent is a championship player at best

10:19 PM, May 12, 2007

Blogger Paxton Road said...

But not Darren Bent who is joining Spurs.

11:16 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to all the spurs fans.

Why are you the richest club?
Its probably because you dont spend any money and all your best players leave.
Cambell, Carrick etc
Big clubs dont sell their best players.
Whats the point in money in the bank if its not invested in the team.

For goodness sake, you've not challenged the big four ever and dont even qualify for europe every season.


11:26 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous mrdaintz said...

Are you mad on here who would ant to replace jd with bent for defoe is proven year in year out bent scored goals last year but has been poor this year,anyway i here we are signing elmander as defoe's partner next year as we rotate between the 2 strike partnerships he will not be leaving im sure of that and im afraid ghaly wont be either.

11:49 PM, May 12, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why on fucks name are scousers posting on here... shouldn't they be out nicking tyres

12:41 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

mrdaintz bent is playing in a very poor charlton side and has managed to score 12 goals which is the same as berbatov in the league, so think before u insult players.

1:44 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or selling drugs, you should see the amount of scouse ex drug dealers have retired to Torquay its sick. Northern monkeys.

8:45 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Defoe staying or leaving will depend on one thing only - his contract. With 2 years left if he doesn't sign then he will be replaced with Bent in the summer. Elmander is being touted as Mido's replacement.

8:59 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

bent is the type of player spurs will go for,you never hear them linked with players like Tevez,Eto,Torres,Villa etc.Maybe they have the money to buy them,but no top player wants to join a crap mid table club that struggles to get into the uefa cup!

9:45 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing you can say about Jol is that he seems to run a happy ship. Keeping top players is crucial these days and it isn't just the money. When you are earning 2 mill a year wouldn't you rather play for a club where you are appreciated than go to one like Liverpool for 4 mill where you'll get rotated the week after scoring a hat trick. Why not be a millionaire and a local hero.

9:54 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

apurs are not arsenal who only interested in plyaing french speking players....
wonder what walcott think nowdays....

man u and liverpool are own by dogy uncle sams, chelsea by russian maf**a, aresnal by dogy dealing emirates siekhs...Mighty Spurs is own by Spurs.

9:59 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a load of old cobblers, the writer of this 'article' should really try to keep up!!

10:20 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck all you Scouse Cunts. You rob your own players whilst they are getting you in to the UCL Final. Dirty Thieving Wankers

10:26 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone need 2 UEFA cup final tickets for face value? I can no longer go.

11:23 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

to all those liverpool fans, consider this... man-for-man tottenham are overall better than liverpool.

GK - granted, robbo aint all that

RB - Chimbonda dominates Finnan
CB - Dawson vs. Agger. One lucky goal for Agger against Chelski. Dawson is a future England captain.
CB King vs. Carrager - King everytime, Carrager is overrated
LB - liverpool can win that one...but not if we sign Bale (likely?)

RM - Lennon by far. who actually plays for liverppol on the right these days? a budget Lennon in the form of ex-scum Pennant who is shite.

CM - granted we cant compete with gerrard, mascherano or alonso. but zakora is coming along very nicely.

LM - Malbranque is doing a very good job - better than Bolo Zenden or Mark Gonzales. If we get Gamst then we are definately stronger than liverpool.

Up front - Keane, Berba and Defoe - need i say more? really not disappointed we didnt get Kuyt - he is nothing compared to Berba.

So Liverpool fans, shut up, and watch out for us next season. man-for-man we win. gobshites.

11:41 AM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Defoe is off to Pompey. I'm a spurs fan btw, but I've got a mate who has academy mates at Pompey and saw Defoe agreeing terms, I dunno how much truth there is in it but my mate then placed a £200 bet at 50/1 defoe to pompey

1:30 PM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you have academy mates who saw Defoe signing an agreement. Did they bring a desk out onto the pitch then so everyone could see?

However, you might be right because I have a friend who makes pens and he sold one to Pompey and he said he saw Defoe use it to sign an agreement. I used to have a friend who made paper and once he said he saw an agreement but it can't be the same one because this was a few years ago.

2:35 PM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Yidtastic said...

Yes.. big clubs dont sell their best players do they?

Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Michael Owen
Patrick Viera

Chelsea just give theirs away
Veron, Crespo, Mutu

3:00 PM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im a spurs fan and Defoe is whack! He looks at the floor when he runs and just shots, couldnt pull off a berbatov/keane innevative pass if he tryed! We need team players! Left winger was required two seasons ago and whats with the c rate dodgy left backs! The style of player we have been missing is a kaka, zidane, ballack ,Steven Gereard type who will be courageous and drive forward toward te goal! Im not suggesting we can bring in players like that, just giving an example of what we require! Some innovative flair. And just to really fuck some of you off Lennon has so much to learn! Should not be playing for England yet!

3:04 PM, May 13, 2007

Blogger Joe said...

The league is 45 minutes gone and we're speaking of who's coming and going already. Let's look at the real problem of Spurs. Continuity. Yes that's the real reason we struggled at the beginning of the season. New players at key positions...i.e. Berbatov trying to find rythm from the start, zokora trying to fill carricks boots, and Leds being out most of the year. Let's face the truth that continuity up the middle is the biggest problem. Now, that being said, next year with our midfield in tact, Berb's firing on all cylinders and hopefully Leds healthy, the only thing Spurs next to do is sure up the left side with quality of Pederson or Joe Cole, Robben, Downing, Petrov. I don't see any reason why we can't snap one of them up. Then the last hole is getting a hard nosed left back to play DEFENSE, instead of being another link up left winger. We've got plenty of pace and link up with Jenas, Hudds, Zokora and Lennon in the midfield. Do this with the same squad we had this year, and I guarantee Champs League play. Changing players at key positions when you have quality there already does nothing but take you more than 2 months to gel.

5:56 PM, May 13, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought Spurs fans were alright, i still think the vast majority of them are.
Cant believe the attitude of some of them on here, fucking pathetic.

12:35 AM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous ken_of_da_Yids said...

Well, do we really need Bent when we already have Defoe? Liverpool can have Bent because you need another man alongside Kuyt/Crouch. I think I'll stick with the earlier-rumoured Johan Elmander. Tall, good in the air and most of all, not expensive. Spurs spends more wisely than any other clubs. Anyway, CHEERS to Levy for not letting any American flag to be flying on the club's roof.

There maybe Uniteds, Cities and Rovers, BUT THERE'S ONLY ONE SPURS!!! COYS!!!

2:24 AM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs had an excellent season. Definitely something to build on now. We've got Sir Keith Mills on the board, and he's an excellent mover and shaker (behind the London Olympics bid). We've got bags of money to spend (7 million for finishing fifth, money from UEFA cup tv rights, gate receipts etc., some very rich board members).

I think we've played Zokora out of position all season. He's not a replacement for Carrick. He's excellent at breaking through midfield and causing havoc in the opposing half. Having him sit back and Jenas do this means we're wasting a great talent.
It'd be good to see Huddlestone develop in the holding position, but he's not up to it yet (he needs to get aggressive).

I think a few good signings for Spurs would be:

Zenden - he's a good squad player. Benitez has said this and he's helped gel the Liverpool team over the past couple of years. He's got bags loads of European experience, he's a left-sided player and he's Dutch. And I reckon he'll go for free.

Makelele - this is a bit of a long shot. But I don't know what his situation is at Chelsea. If he's ready to go, he'd be perfect for Spurs - all the experience that Davids had, but without the moaning.
He'd be perfect as a player who could protect the defence and his experience would greatly benefit Huddlestone.
Again, a squad player - he won't play all the time, but his contribution would be invaluable to the squad.

"Someone like Ribery/Ginola" - I don't really know who. But an out-and-out left winger is not what Tottenham need. We need some sort of guy who can open up a defence with clever runs and passes. I'm not convinced that Gamst Pedersen will provide this.

David Healy - Northen Ireland striker with Leeds. He's scored for fun at international level and I think he could be a good backup striker to have. We'd sign him for next-to-nothing.

Matthew Taylor - he's a decent left back and he gets forward a lot. Given that finding this elusive left winger is a big problem for Spurs (and many other teams) - having someone like him will give us some width and will allow players like Malbranque to tuck in more.

As for Darren Bent? He's a good player, but not for Spurs. He'll just get pissed off sitting on the bench.
It'd be great to hang to Defoe, but I wouldn't blame him if he moved.

I'd like to see Yakubu at Spurs - but I doubt he'll go.
Anyway, we've got Barnard and Dixon coming through the ranks - they're good strikers!

12:22 PM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we should spend all of our tv money on tevez. he would be great up front with berbatov. then sell mido and defoe to free up more money for a tall striker to replace mido. we should then use the carrick money on a left winger, and the puma money on gareth bale and curtis davies.

1:09 PM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well my sources on the board at spurs say this

Bent - in
Defoe - out
Berbs - staying
Jol - one season to win a cup and/or qualify for chumps league.

You heard it here first.

1:12 PM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Vinny said...

We're about 5 key squad additions from breaking into that magic top 4.

To start with, we need 1 x a midfielder with creativity and 1 x a left winger with flair.

If we are being really picky you gotta swap Mido for some decent backup. We cant forget left back, either of Bale/Baines/Taylor.

And looks like we are about to sign this Kaboul as centre back cover.

Leaves just one top class midfield general/leader to top it off and we would be sorted.

In: Huntelaar (Ajax) or Bent (striker),
Petrov (winger),
Schneider (mid playmaker),
Kaboul (CB),
Bale or Baines or Taylor (LB),
and a new Gerrard/Roy Keane type midfield player that commoli will find...:)

Bit of squad trimming too in the shape of Mido, Ghaly, Murphy, Gardner.

Lets face it, we are not a top 4 side yet and not far off. But it's imperative we continue to improve. Who ever we got to bring in has to be top quality only.

Im not asking for tooooo much am I?

3:02 PM, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell your sources on the board it aint rocket science,spend a shitload of money on a left back,and a couple of brazilians!'WE GOT LOADS A MONEYYY'

2:03 AM, May 20, 2007


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