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I'll be happy with that.
but apart from that, no less than any other rational person.
Taarabt has been well rubs in pre-season, apparently, and got dropped to the "Spurs XI" squad :(. And you know that Alnwick won't start a game in goal. I doubt he'll even be at the club much longer. And a fully fit, in-form Ledley is better than both Corluka (probably) and Woodgate.
I thought I'd drop that in there seeing as we're in fantasy land
Ricky Villa maybe
but deadly in Europe
but at the very least, he needs to impress on the rare occasions he gets a game, and he doesn't seem to be doing that at the moment.
id settle for that. bring him in for big games because he does improve us defensively so much. hes just class
Are you actually buying Corluka?
When did Spurs stop being a joke and become a real club?
as much as we would like
Eto'o nutmegged Sol Campbell then lifted up his shirt and the shirt underneath said "For Spurs" on it!
Things are getting very, very tasty at West Ham. Think we could be in for a fun few months. Power struggle ahoy!
and it's hard to find out what's going on, but Curbs has had some public words to say that reading between the lines are likely to upset the board. And several fairly reliable sources have said the club are desperate to get £20m-odd from selling one or more of Ashton, Ferdinand or Green, and the single most reliable source on the whole of the internet when it comes to West Ham says we are in talks with Villa about Ashton and a deal is likely.
But the real story is the ever-building reports of unrest between Curbishley, Duxbury and Gudmundsson. Seems like the former is set up to be hung out to dry by the latter two. And it's also looking more and more likely Gudmundsson wants out of the whole thing with suggestions of serious cashflow problems. Which if true will lead to six or seven massive months for the club and in all likelihood a very very tricky season ahead. The Racing Post has tipped us for relegation today.
Clarity is thin on the ground, but what's unanimous is we're in the shit one way or another. There's something almost reassuring about it. I feel like I've got my club back. Cunts in charge, deception, selling our best players and the impending threat of a relegation battle. I wouldn't have it any other way.
but nobody wants them and they're on high enough wages to happily sit tight rather than going down a level to continue their careers. Ferdinand's the exception. We could shift him. But I still think he can become a top player if he has a good season now.
I really hope Curbs stays. If we're in for a tough season with some of our best players leaving, off-field trouble and a possible relegation battle, there's nobody I'd rather have in the chair. And as more light is shed on the way the club is being run, I think more fans will stop being petty and get behind the manager. I really hope so anyway.
I don't think Nani is a problem. Curbs has always said he played a big part in his acquisition and I believe him. Based on our signings of Eyjolfsson, Bajner, Grasser and Modelski and our reported interest in all manner of obscure youngsters, I don't think he's going to be a Commoli-type technical director. More like a sort of head scout/right hand man in the transfer market, which Curbs for all his qualities as a manager clearly needs from time to time. He'd probably admit as much.
I think the problem may be that come late Autumn, many more chairmen will want to sell up than businessmen will want to buy. There's been a fair amount of speculation about Shinawatra possibly looking to move aside and he's certainly not the only one. Could create a very messy situation for a number of clubs heading into 2009. Especially if the economic situation gets worse than expected in that time.
of West Ham or Man City is we're essentially invincible. Even if the worst happened and the club folded, there's still a huge fan base that would start their own club in the lower leagues and work their way up the league pyramid. Which is why very little scares me when I hear about financial pressure at the club. There'll always be a West Ham. And that's the most important thing, whether they happen to be playing in the Champions League or the Romford And District League. In many ways, it doesn't matter either way.
how do you feel about the whole Ljungberg thing?
First of all, it's astonishing stupidity on Magnusson's part, to offer a financial package we stood no chance of affording. But I find it impossible to believe Gudmundsson was giving that mentalcase free reign with his money and even if he was, he has to take a lot of the responsibility for doing so.
It's just made us a laughing stock again. That's the worst thing. I can't hold it against Ljungberg. He was finished at the top level and got offered the kind of deal he could barely dream of at that stage in his career. He'd have been an idiot not to exploit us.
im not too keen on Arseshaving neither, not at the money we're gonna pay.
I dont want berbs to stay, he looks and plays like he doesnt want to be there.
la la la
anything that isnt another last day hell....although despite the stress, man city goes down as the greatest live football experience of my live. its all about mid table obscurity this year
when we were down at half time.
what a fucking game. nothing like going nuts in the faces of desolate man city fans after they've been telling us how shit we are for 80 minutes.
you were looking at the score with friends
second only to Ashton and Bellamy in the 'potentially prolific partnerships that will never be fit at the same time' stakes.
regardless of who they sign.
You have a few quality players here and there, mainly in defence, but do you really think you could field a top class team from back to front last season? Most of Eriksson's signings were gambles, and a lot didn't pay off - the likes of Garrido and Geovanni and Bojinov (injury aside) and Ball and Castillo and... is Gelson Fernandes any good? Even Elano didn't go a whole season, and by most accounts from abroad, was playing way above himself when he did do well.
Now I'm not saying we're going to win the league, but we've made massive outlay in an effort to get guaranteed quality all over the pitch. I don't think Ramos's rebuilding is anywhere near comparable to Eriksson's rebuilding last year.
I love him. For England U21s, anyway. We haven't been linked, I was just adding him to your list of quality players. FOR THAT IS WHAT HE IS.
"An outstanding junior sprinter; aged 14 he finished in second place in the final of the 2001 English School's Athletics Association Junior 100 metres contest, clocking 11.09 seconds and beating current Great-Britain sprinter Craig Pickering."
he was very very very quick. sub 11...
but Ramos was the right-back of Euro 2008, although I'm not sure if he was in the official team..
overrated, you'd have been better off puttin Mido on a diet.
I saw somewhere that Ramos is priced up as being the least likely Prem manager to leave his job - seems ridiculous odds; if Modric, Bentley (£15m!) and Giovani fail to perform Spurs are fucked. Great squad on paper though.
and in all honesty, I don't think it would be a good idea to buy either of them anyway. Both think a bit too much of themselves
and Arshavin would be a waste of money at the price that's being rumoured.
what is it with you spurs fans?