Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tottenham Hotspur Will Sign Winger (+ Video)


Damien Comolli flies to Russia this week to put the final touches to signing the unfortunately surnamed Andrei Arshavin.


Who he?


Russian captain. 26 year old left winger for Zenit St Petersburg.


His tight lipped agent says, "It’s true that representatives from the London club have been in contact with me. They think he is Russia’s best player.”


Failed diplomat and all round friend maker Arshavin says, "I believe England do not have normal keepers. Robinson, putting it mildly, is not the strongest representative of his profession."


Truth be told he made that announcement prior to playing England last month before Tottenham were homing in on him.


At this stage I have no idea of the lolly involved but shall keep you informed.
Here's a taster courtesy of unk1nd, footage submitted by HH reader Al, currently in Japan!

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Arshavin??? We might as well sign his cousin Bald Bollocks too!!

At least we will get to see him play in the Russia match next week.

cheddar_green said...

And can you divulge us as to where you heard this bit of tottenham trivia harry...?

Anonymous said...

Harry, according to his profiles he is a right winger who has also played as a striker and not a left winger.

Whatever foot he uses he does have a good CV.

Harry Hotspur said...

Cheddar do you mean indulge?

Either way, from the same source who told me Bale, Bent and Kaboul were coming...

Instant captain?

Harry Hotspur said...

Mmmn, I was told left!

Have to look into this...

Anonymous said...

http://www.fc-zenit.ru/eng/person.phtml?id=9


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Arshavin

Anonymous said...

Nice one Harold of Hotspur

jolsgonemental said...

divulge is a suitable verb if it had been used correctly. The structure of the surrounding sentence is all wrong though.

you cant divulge 'us'. not easily anyway.


The first training session with Robbo should be a laugh. Fair point from the lad though in all honesty.

jolsgonemental said...

sports express - russian newspaper - has him down as Russias best right midfielder.

jolsgonemental said...

Andrey has successfully defeated (sic) his thesis “Development of the sports wear production process” and graduated with the diploma of a fashion designer.

Anonymous said...

Right Winger? Lennon's going then! Or Jol will play him on the left! Best Player! They are all crap! COYS!

Anonymous said...

its a bit fucking late now, the season already started, and we needed a left winger 4 fucking years ago.

bunch of cunts running spurs right. new manager, new board, new goal keeper, new central midfield, and new stadium is what we need

Anonymous said...

7.49pm

Support like that the club does not need.

Harry, have you been able to confirm whether he is in fact a left-winger, right-winger, or able to play in both positions?

Harry Hotspur said...

I am able to confirm he is a dual footed left winger.

Whilst this info may appear to be as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike, I do believe it to be true!

Anonymous said...

Harry, I have heard from an obligatory 'reliable source' that Arshavin (not to be be confused with Boris Back'n'CrackWaxin) is going to be Defoe's replacement come January, BigMJ wants someone whose overfall contribution is better and, in the mould of Keano, can slip back into midfield if needs be. The perm. left midfield slot will remain unresolved for the time being, with Bale and Lennon used as required.

Anonymous said...

IF he is a right winger, we need cover as Lennon hasn't been the players since last X-Mas.

Anonymous said...

Instant Captain? can he speak English?

Anonymous said...

What Hifi magazine say he has great balance but a weak low end.

ricky gervais said...

8.11

That's speculative racism.

Which is.

A pity.

cheddar_green said...

Ha ha! Just checked in to catch up on the gospel of HH and i apologise for starting the grammatical debate when the resolvement of our left wing problem looks imminent.
Thanks for the heads up Harry!

Harry Hotspur said...

Cheddar do call again! HH, where every night is Vodermann Night....

Harry Hotspur said...

Or Vordermann.

Or sobermann.

:}

cheddar_green said...

lol! Will do. Keep up the good work Harry!

dannyboy said...

the only flaw in this story is the transfer window closed 6 weeks ago! Is it a pretransfer agreement for a January signing? Hope he has a shit game next week!

coys

Anonymous said...

sounds like a right jiz monkey to me

Anonymous said...

We dont need another winger. we dont have anyone big enough or good enough in the air to deal with the cross anyway. we need a centre midfielder who can thread a ball through! I bet Sol is gutted he left now we have Arshavin.

Anonymous said...

pre transfer job matey

Ian S said...

Looking at the blurb on Wiki, looks like he is an addition to the squad to back-up Jenas / Lennon, and put pressure on them.

Don't think his goal-scoring ratio is anywhere near good enough to replace someone of Defoe's quality, but I suppose he could be a useful 4th striker, and more likely to get a game due to his versatility.

Let's hope if we do sell Defoe we use the cash to sign someone like Gareth Barry - Spurs fan who can play on the left, or in the holding role. COYS, spend wisely :)

Anonymous said...

He's essentially a right winger.

Bit like yourself Harry, lol....

Harry Hotspur said...

Quality.........

Anonymous said...

he is very fast, very skillful, can pass well and has use equally of both feet!

Anonymous said...

I ask you....Is he better than Bale?
and I answer....No.

Pointless signing? Yes!

It's the white elephant of signings to try and appease fans and draw their attention away form the shambles on the pitch.
Before the season started BMJ said we had a squad to challenge the top 4, if thats the case, why sign this guy?
You may ask where my hostility comes from, and i'll let u know, i decided to not shave until Spurs won a league game....and my face is itchy!

Anonymous said...

Give it a once over, and we might win one

4 Ever Hopeful said...

He certainly did not play left side against England a few weeks ago. That was Zhishkov, who had a pretty fair game and looked very much in the Petrov mould (what a balls up we made of that potential signing).

Given that he could not play for us for 12 weeks I do not see the point of it all. Its like decorating your spare bedroom when the house has subsidence. We have a big enough and good enough squad to survive until the manager and the boardroom come to that get sorted.

We are not covered in glory when it comes to left sided signings. It took us five goes to sign a decent left back (Atouba, Edman, Lee Y-P and Ekotto all before our superhero Gareth)so the odds are that Comoli was looking in a mirror when he watched this guy and his left foot is probably just used for balance.

Anonymous said...

you bastard, edman was a nordic God.

GRAZZA said...

Looks like hes got styles but then again most pros have a good portfolio of "moments" - Paolo Tramezzani signed off the strength of a video anyone?!

Still goals and crosses with both feet excites me like Pascals new haircut excites grace jones enthusiasts everywhere.

I say go for it....

Anonymous said...

looks like a decent player but in case no-one else noticed prettymuch every goalhe scored in the vid was from the right with his right foot - think we have enough right footed left wingers as it is

Anonymous said...

Think he looks pretty good. Dont particularly mind if he is the 'Master of Pubic Topiary'. Uses both feet and his noggin. Can play up front and on the wings. He will be a great asset to the team and put pressure on every single on of our attacking players...

Yid in the Maldives

SAM said...

Think we should first wait and see if he signs and if so assess him when he's on the pitch rather than making half baked judgements from wikipedia. At least he appears to know where the goal is unlike Steed, and as for being predominantly right footed (if this is the case) how many Spurs fans would complain if we had Ashley Young on the left flank at the mo, a player who is right footed, but, unlike Aaron, can go both sides of the defender with confidence? None? Exactly, so lets give this lad a chance.

Anonymous said...

Whats the chance of doing a staright swap for Bent for him

EL said...

Arshavin has played succesfully as a winger, playmaker & striker.

Anonymous said...

Looks very right footed in the video. But might link up well with Berbs. Maybe we can swap Tenio Tinyo whatever his name is.

Anonymous said...

ooooh he looks mustard.
Harry can I proudly call him a Spurs player in the pub on Saturday or will i end up looking like a twunt.

Anonymous said...

just need to get rid of Jenas (still waiting to fulfil his potential-thinks he's a free kick specialist after one goal at Man U.-all his kicks are shite) and Tanio (untalented midget - plays hospital balls in)
Then we may be getting somewhere.

jimi jazz said...

Tenio Tinyo?!? classic, mate.

Anonymous said...

thought we signed a left sided attacking midfielder in the summer? what's happened to KPB? appreciate he's only 20 but there are lots of 20 year olds playing in the prem and not many of them cost their club 5 odd mill.

Anonymous said...

HaHa. Tenio Tinyo ?!

Are you actually a real spurs fan ?

Anonymous said...

hello guys! ive just watched about 10 hours of video on this guy and i havnt once seen him wearing a pair of keepers gloves or come for one single cross so im not sure hes quite the answer to all our problems just as this moment!!!!!!

RobbyK said...

Bale looks like a good left winger...use the other pair of muppets at left back (YPL & BE). Lets get a good CM. Riquelme is available, Barry at the right price... any ideas?

Ollie said...

YP Lee is not a muppet and he's not useless at all; he's such an amazing player and I feel he's so underrated. With him as 1st team LB and Bale as LM we have played our best games this season. Assou-Ekotto was, I feel, a waste of money but I'm sure he'll settle into the reserves just fine. It's good to have Arshavin as a LM aswell though; there's always backup for injuries etc and as a sub. And, as others have said, he's versatile enough to play in other positions.

jimi jazz said...

I agreed that lee is an underrated leftback, but I question Bale's speed at left wing. For all these comparisons to Giggs, he doesn't have anything close to the kind of pace that Giggs had in his prime.

I think that kim kallstrom would be a better player to sign since he's actually proven himself for a great team in a top league. This guy arshavin reeks of "quick fix". We need to stop signing question marks with pretty good youtube reels. I think it was the great philosopher Plato who once said, "if you put your trust in a Russian with a good YouTube reel, you're a bloody idiot".

jimi jazz said...

i should have made the first clause of that quote a little more negative, but you all get the idea methinks.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to work out a joke featuring Bent, Arshavin and Keane.........or maybe thats it?

Anonymous said...

Got it!
Q'Why doe's Sol Campbell want to come back and play for Spurs?'

A'Because he's heard the players are bent and keane and arshavin in the new year'

Boom Boom

Park Lane Spurs said...

I don't like Lee. I think he's Championship.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cakLNsn6BVE

A championship player isn't this skilled.

Anonymous said...

for a left winger he uses his right foot alot Harry me old mucker

Harry Hotspur said...

This is to allow Jol an excuse to play him out of position of course...

Anonymous said...

Put your handbag away Harry

Bueller

Anonymous said...

He can play in all positions in attack, but his favourite position is free role
in that video he uses his left foot very well btw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwaHq5RdcC8
he's very creative, very fast and very skilled guy, with great shot
he outplayed Ribery easly in the 05-06 UEFA Cup (1/8) when Marselle and Zenit played against each other
Slaven Bilic said in his interview that he (Arshavin) could play in any of top europeans club

Vinny said...

How about this for a little future commentary;

Keane...

get's hold of Bent's ball...

little flick...

twisting and turning...

forcing it in the hole for Arseshavin!!!....:-)

Harry Hotspur said...

You can't buy class, Vin!

Vinny said...

...:-)

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