"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


Saturday, May 26, 2007

Spurs capture Bale

Tottenham confirmed what The Shelf told you earlier in the week today with the signing of Gareth Bale from Southampton. SCBC held out for £5 million with an extra £5 million linked to our performance. Bale is one of the most exciting young players in the country and was being chased by the chavs, scum and Man Utd. We beat them to it and signals our intent to break into the top four next season.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be one exciting summer.More of the same please.
Redemption is at hand for our great club.
btw, I keep hearing us trying to get 4th next season.I say 3rd.

2 reasons,to get a CL spot we can only confirm it by getting the 3rd spot. For if any of the English clubs win the CL but end out of the top 4 we would be suckered again.

We also realistically can beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the punch.We are only 8 points both of them this season.

Enjoy the rest of the summer shopping guys !

2:40 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's not get carried away here...I think we've been kinda lucky to be on the 5th this year unlike last year we don't deserved to be on the year is going to be a tough year we're all see pompey buy a load of crap but promising player and Newcastle looks strong with the presence of big sam...and the so called top 4 is getting stronger (except goo*ers)...let's just hope we can break the damn top 4 next season

4:03 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand this kind of defeatist atitude.Not carried away ?Why spend 10mil on a teenage then ?Isn't it challenging a CL spot the reason.

We CAN beat Liverpool and Arsenal and it is a given that we have to beat the likes of Newcastle .

5:49 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

4.03PM Said. "Let's not get carried away here...I think we've been kinda lucky to be on the 5th this year unlike last year we don't deserved to be on the 5th."
Put simply, if you aquire more points than everyone other than the top 4, you deserve to be

7:08 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the exception of Liverpool I cannot see the rest of the “Top 4” improving their teams substantially for next season and as Spurs are doing so then I firmly believe that there are going to be major surprises next season.

The Russian is tightening the purse strings and there is a lot of player unrest at Chelski (irrespective of what Maureen might say) plus a number of their key players will be involved with the African Nations Cup. I can see major problems ahead for this plastic Club with no history. Their glory hunting “fans” should also realise that you are only “loaded” when you are trading profitably. Having a temporary “Sugar Daddy” is not a long term strategy.

The Gooners are strapped for cash and are relying on their so called “kids” (sure looks like the oldest bunch of “kids” ever known to mankind) and with Monsieur Whinger having his nose being put of joint by Dein being sacked he might well have his head turned by a national coaching job. They need to have a very good start to the season and be injury free or they will struggle.

Although Man United have some ageing stars in their team I am sure they will make strategic signings in the summer which will make them favourites for the title.

Liverpool now have the financial muscle to buy the stars they need and it is them that I see going head to head with Man United.

As far as Spurs are concerned the need to purchase the much needed left footed midfielder, attacking midfielder, centre half back up (Kaboul) and 4th striker to replace Mido (Bent) is still very much in the fore and I am sure that Levy/Comolli/Jol will bring in the necessary top class players and then we will certainly be in the “Top 4” and challenging strongly for silverware. The signing of Bale is a fantastic signing and is also a huge sign of the Club’s intentions.

7:27 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.27am, Liverpool had spend about 100 mil under Benitaz since 2004.Comparatively, I think Jol and Commoli had spend something like less than 20mil net since then.

Benitaz record in the transfer market is awful.So what if they can cough out 50mil this summer to buy?The players they want may not be avialable.Tevez would either go to Chelsea or Madrid. Eto' I think prfers Arsenal.Year on Year they have been spending huge sum of money on guys like Bellamy and Kyut.

I began to appreciate the wisdom of our management team not to go for the more popular choice of Kyut lasy summer.

You see it's not just about the money But who spend it.

Our record at the end of the season were much better than Arsenal and Liverpool.

I put my dollars that this from will carry on to the next season.

Can't wait,,,, man

7:40 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.40 Although Spurs trade profitably and are normally very shrewd when it comes to a player’s value please remember that the Club invested £63 million in players just before and during Arnsen’s reign at the Club (official THFC figures from published accounts) therefore Jol and Comolli had a squad worth at least £63 million when they took over which MUST be taken into account when discussing net figures during Jol’s reign, especially as the large part of income from players is that of Carrick which Jol inherited as he did with the Pompey 3 (another £7 million). As with any accounting issue you have to take ALL the parts into account and not be selective with the figures a la Arthur Daley.

With regards to Benitez, don’t you think that winning the Champions League and getting to another Champions League Final is successful????

8:01 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arsenal and Liverpool were incredibly inconsistent last year, and that is why we were 8 points off them.

I think that we will get the extra 8 points, but I also think that Arsenal and Liverpool will get an extra 10 points leaving us in the same spot.

We need to get Bent for Mido, Kaboul as top backup for King/Dawson, lefty (Nani/Nasri/Petrov/Arfa) and keep our best players. Then the squad is balanced with good backup as well

8:12 AM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is so much talk about Gamst pederson and Reo coker as the LM and CM options that we should get.

But I love consistency and winning mentality and I think, David Bentley and Gareth Barry are just the type of players we need after the Bale capture.

I think Gareth Barry would be an excellent capture.Ok, he don't burn you down with pace or do the stepovers but the optus stats will tell you how effective and productive his passes and tackles are.In fact I think he will do a even better job as the deep lying DM than Carrick had done for us.He will always have a few goals about him and the fact that he can operate at leftback will be very useful for us.

David Bentley has been impressive every time I watch him.He reminded me of Dyer in many ways but less injury prone.Ok he is a ex-gooner but the stats will tell you he had more assist than Pederson at Blackburn and is more consistent than pederson.

If we can't get the naturally left fotted Nani which I think is gamble given that he never played in the premiership before.I think Bentley would be my firsy choice purchase followed by Dyer.


3:51 PM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous dannyboy said...

here we go again - championship managers are us !!!

i think there is more to buying a player than 'I would get so and so.'

Like Bale, when hes on the spurs pitch in a lilywhite shirt, then I'll believe it.

good comments 7.27 by the way.


7:06 PM, May 26, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bale is not a finished article. I think he may come through a la Huddlestone or Dawson. Slowly but surely.

Next season is too soon for him I think.

9:13 AM, May 29, 2007


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