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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Downing to sign

Every ITK going on FTL and COYS! seems to have this signing on our radar and it sounds like Downing will finally be a Spurs player in this transfer window. The same Stewart Downing who is currently being booed by his current set of supports at 'Boro. The same Downing our illustrious Sporting Director, Comedy Comolli, has been chasing ever since he got here.

Why we continue to buy dross is beyond me and Downing will be another dross signing. The fee is apparently in the region of £5 million with the possibility of Tainio going the other way. I'd rather have Tainio than a sulky left winger who, IMO, has not played anywhere near the level of Malbranque this season.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:25 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a joke, he is garbage!!!! I'm sure Dick head Comolli still works for the Arse. who in their right mind will pay that much money for this shit player (no pace,no right foot) the whole thing is a mess.

1:32 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malbranque was crap when he first came to Spurs and it is only since Ramos has he improved. I for one want more competion for places and England internationals.

Don't forget Downing is playing for a naff side right now and don't be suprised if you see him improve at Spurs.

Not only that, statistically Downing passes/crosses success ratio has been excellent over the past few seasons.

1:39 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why oh Whyt ? Downing is complete cack


2:29 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Bullers said...

Agreed. What a crock of shxte. Don't forget his role, Comolli is not only responsible for new talent but also ensuring that there is peace within the camp. As far as I know the players that he was bringing in like Kaboul, Taraabt, BAE and co were being told on arrival that MJ never had a future but just keep schtum and you'll see what happens but won't be disappointed. How could these players ever play for Jol with that dressing room atmosphere? Robbo for all his blunders is at least a man of integrity and wears the shirt with pride. He was the one that had carrick up against a wall when he wanted out afetr Jol gave him his first real run in the side and made him what he is. Do you really think that Jol sold Carrick? No chance! Jol for all his negative tactics and wrong decisions knew what MC meant to the team and then Judas fecking Commolli engineered the sale. Levy obviously believed him when he sadi that he had the perfect replacement in the form of zokora but not taking anything away from Didier, our side fell apart. We are now buying this no trick pony natural left footer for a riciculous sum (quoted at 12mil 10 cash and tainio). How much do you think Manuel Fernandez would cost? Weigh up the pros and cons of each player..... There is no arguement - Levy is running a shop and they have looked at the market and the rising prices for top class footballers and they see a trend. This trend they do not see abating and since thats the forecast they are acquiring the likes of Downing, Bent, Gunter, Bale (although boy wonder bale has nothing to prove except that he can stay healthy) in the hope that the lets call them; 'tier 1 footballers' values continue to increase at the same rate they have been for the last 5-10years. That being the case then in three years after we have paid Bent 30k a week in addition to the 16.5 million that we paid for him, the average price of a striker like him will be 20-25 mil. That would mean that he would be on our books but never actually cost a penny after we sold him in 3-4 years. The reason Chimbo is on his way out is so that we can still cash in on him as he is 29 and Chelski, Villa/Other will still pay good money for him. In 2 years he won't be worth jack sh it. My opinion is that there is absolutely no way that Ramos has sanctioned an acquisition of Downing at 12 Million or 10 or 8 or 6. Ramos is just about the best thing that Judas has done for the club since defecting from the scum. However while I see our general game improving, I do don't think it will ever be possible to make a top 4 finish if he doesn't have free reign over who he buys. If we do get Downing then Ramos will have to play him at some point even if it is shop window time. That means Levy is picking the team in part and a recipe for disaster.

Moving on.....

All in all I am just glad to see Ledders back and I think it's gone unoticed but Dawson is fast becoming the rock he once was with his favoured sidekick alongside him. Chelsea will be a tough task tmw - I watched them play against Everton and even 10 men they were at it and actually playing football. Hank ten Cate is the reason for taht although Grant is taking the credit. Anyway enough of this rant - I have had it now. Stewart Fecking Dowing - What are we doing? please no. Please no - oh feck . please no no no no no no no no no

Robbie & Ledders also have

also bought Bent, sold carrick,

6:53 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downing is not exceptional but a very very good signing.

What really matters is to bring that natural balance to the team we have never had for many years.

Malbranque even though plays well ,is not the man to waste on that left flank.Instead he will move into that behind the strikers link man position and be more useful.

Besides by not having a natural left footer we are putting all the pressure on lennon and he gets tired at the 70th minute.

I cant wait to get Bale back and pair him up with Downing on the left two left footers and both can carry the ball and cross the ball brilliantly..Imagine the service Berbatov will thrive on and make him want to stay.

One thing i like about Ramos is ,he is a very good judge of character (Chimbonda anyone?) and he does not like techniqually poor players (Tainio?)which makes a hell of a difference in a teams style of football.

Ramos is like Wenger in terms of style of football,likes attacking with blistering pace from both flanks and his teams are always packed with techniqually better players.

Ramos will create a top team from a nearly one.

Jol was a good coach but a very poor in terms of realtionships with his players and tactical ability,his negativity reflected on his physically unfit team.

Ramos is a brave,experienced,psitive thinking manager which makes all the difference.

8:05 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe people moaning about Downing, He would be a good signing, two footed, skillful and had a high work rate.
He was pushed into the England setup too early and so struggled. But he has talent.

8:36 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Jol, Poor Jol, Jesus Bullers get over it, if anyone was crap it was he, i wonder if it was Comolli's fault he had no ferking tactical idea at all.

8:44 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

8.05 am, if Jol had shite relationships with the players & no tactical idea how can you say he was a good coach, Jol doesn't rate anywhere near Ramos.

8:49 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous The Realist said...

The whole thing is rubbish, Boro are not about to sell one of their best players. In spite of Bullers articulate post, I think Downing would make a difference...would give balance and can hit the net...but he won't be coming anyway.

9:11 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous dan mac said...

Malbranque has been rubbish until Ramos came???? what?!?!?!?!? Mate you don't ewatch football, he's been one of the most consistent hard working players we've had since he signed!!!

11:13 AM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous dannyboy said...

welcome back shelfy; where you been ?????? on downing, why not give him a chance - how many left sided premiership class english players can anyone name? ffs - knock him if he signs and if he plays shit!!!!!

12:25 PM, January 12, 2008

Blogger Paxton Road said...

I took a break.

3:10 PM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous dannyboy said...

well, welcome back anyhow!!
the more quality Spurs blog sites the better.

9:12 PM, January 12, 2008

Blogger Harry Hotspur said...

Breaks are good. I hope to give Joe Cole one in his hip next time I see him!

A sincere...Welcome back Paxton.

10:49 PM, January 12, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downing is only 23 and still has his best years ahead of him.. He is a good signing in so far as there are very very few "above average" left wingers in the Premiership.

He will give our midfield far more width than Malbranque.. leading to more possession but possibly fewer goals.

Time will tell, so all these knee-jerk reactions are pre-emptive and pointless.

11:14 PM, January 12, 2008


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