"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


Sunday, August 31, 2008

Corluka done

The first of many transfers, we hope, for Spurs has been completed. Corluka has been confirmed signed by two ITKs tonight. Everything had been sorted when he was almost signed a couple of weeks ago so it just required Manchester City to sign the paperwork. The only issue now is that he is cup tied for the UEFA cup.

Tomorrow is going to be crazy and I'll post any info I hear as lots of the main message boards are currently closed to new members.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spurs busy as deadline approaches.

Various ITKs on COYS and FTL have gone into near meltdown. Silence had struck the ITK scene for around a week which did not look to promising as the transfer window is due to close on Monday. Failure to bring in a striker or two would be disastrous for the season ahead. Serious questions would then be asked about the failure to replace Robbie Keane and why the Berbatov situation was allowed to continue for so long.

Hopefully new signings will be made in the coming days. The Russian striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is now just waiting for a visa so he can sign his contract and get the work permit formalities completed. Corluka is still on his way from Manchester City to provide much needed cover for King and also at right back, especially as Hutton is apparently now out for 2 months. Another striker is apparently also on the cards but it isn't Huntelaar who is not coming.

The news on Velso has gone quiet so the defensive midfielder we all crave does not look like it is going to happen.

Finally Arshavin is probable. However I fail to see the need for another attacking midfielder. Going into the season with just two strikers is still not the recipe for success and I suspect we shall have to see another toothless display from the Spurs midfield and Bent before any of these signings are confirmed.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tap Up Fergie

This was posted on COYS and FTL earlier and is a YouTube clip of Sky Sports Sunday Supplement. The most interesting comment is from Barclay towards the end of the video.

We all know who Barclay is talking about. Yep, the red nosed, whisky swigging Ferguson. And he will get away with it.

Sky and the Premier League have led us to this. It turns my stomach.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lots of Problems

Another farcical display from Spurs led to another defeat and with the Chav's away next week it doesn't look like we are going to get a good start to the season.

I can't be bothered to dissect too much but I really do start to wonder why Giovanni played on the right and Bentley played on the left. Bale looks very short on confidence and Bent is not up to the job.

One juicy bit of gossip coming out of WHL officials via SIMB is that Berbatov was actually picked today but failed to turn up. Could be rubbish of course.

Daniel Levy, we need two strikers, a centre back and a defensive midfielder by September 2nd or it's season over.