Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hutton Done & Dusted So Let's Welcome Him!


I am reliably informed that the man is signed. Money? Unconfirmed as I am NOT the official site, no really, I'm not but.... about £8 mill.


I freely admit that my initial blogs on the whole fiasco weren't entirely flattering. I wasn't alone, with Al (my new mate) being largely portraited as a either a Sweaty on the make or a semi unemployable Sweaty who was being manipulated by deceitful employers. Whilst I wasn't the only Hutton sceptic on the block, I would urge us all to back the man. Who knows, we may live not to regret it.


There was an issue of his missus being 'with child' and clearly there was more in this than was initially thought.


Alan Hutton and Woodgate for THE FINAL.


Nice..........................................................



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150 comments:

Grovesy said...

when I see him in the shirt Ill believe he has signed, too often players have 'signed' only to turn up at another club ie Duff at Newcastle. Fingers crossed tho!

Simmo said...

how reliably Mr Hotspur?

He would be a great addition but this seems to have dragged on for too long. How many visits does a player need to London?

Anonymous said...

It almost feels like were dragging him kicking and screaming to our club and i can't say i like it! that said there could be a 1000 reasons its taken so long so willing to give him a chance(if he signs) will need to put in some whole hearted passionate performances though to totally win me over, any news on the Brazilian harry?
bty

egg said...

so can Woody and the Hutt both play in the CC final and our UEFA matches?

Is Gilberto cup tied for UEFA cup?

onedavemackay said...

It's been all over the press all day. Even Walter Smith has confirmed it. HE'S COMING !

Harry , regarding the let's stop slagging him business, I seem to remember a previous blog with you claiming that most Jocks are useless or something.

Kettle....... pot ..........black

Anonymous said...

Just heard arsenal have matched the offer and are trying to steal him from us!!!

egg said...

10.55 - feck off!! No way is he going to the scum....

Anonymous said...

Gilberto is done too. That's a definite. Last touches of the work permit have been finalised. Announcement tomorrow

Since we've completely changed our defense, i'm surprised there is no new keeper. Cerny is doing adequately so far, which is a hell of an improvement over Robinson

Anonymous said...

back in the day they used to say you cant win nothing withought at least one scot in your side..hope he's a hard little fucker that kicks some arse nal

Simmo said...

So both Hutton and Gilberto to be announced tomorrow???

At least then I won't need to sit up constantly refreshing my browser at midnight on the 31st!

Anonymous said...

Already put pen on paper, nothing Ar5ena1 can do now.

And I heard Gilberto will be signing too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for confirming things again HH you are a top man keep on doing what your doing!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know how many of you fuck-wits have even seen the boy play.

Time will tell if he is worth the money and the aggro.

Anonymous said...

Hutton will sign for the gunners tomorrow with berbs in the summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The arse players can barely speak a word of english between them sa hutton wouldnea stand a chance

Anonymous said...

Anyone else and I would be bleating at them to wait for the official...but as its you Harry Ill take it as gospel. I ve heard a little whisper - not sure how reliable- that the Tiago deal may not be completely dead in the water...know anything about this Harry?

Robb said...

surely even if us f*ck-witts haven't seen him.. the guys splashing the 9million might have seen, maybe just a couple of games.. u know, a bit of research.. im sure he aint a champ manager find mate.

billyboy said...

Alan is an excellent attacking pacey full back who gets forward at every opportunity.Watch champios league excerpts..If you were a glasgow boy you would understand why Alan-a lifelong fan- would not want to jump ship from the gers.the only problem I see is homesickness from him or his family.with a baby on the way.Good luck alan and Spurs.

Harry Hotspur said...

Tiago is still a whisper friend..

Anonymous said...

Richard Gough pt 2 in the making, a couple of great seasons, home sick, fucks off back to Scotland

Harry Hotspur said...

11.02

You're one aggressive little sp*nkstain, if I make so bold.

Go away, we're pro Tottenham here.

Anonymous said...

Er HH you are the man in the know so can you get your head around this breaking news from goal.com

29/01/2008 23:44


Inter After Aaron Lennon

Inter are reportedly interested in making a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield prodigy Aaron Lennon according to the latest reports from Italy.



zoom - galleria It has been suggested that the Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti wants the England international to arrive at the San Siro straight away.

It seems as if Moratti is keeping an eye on Lennon as a potential replacement for Luis Figo when he ends his career with the side from Milan.

Italian reports suggest that the club are sending officials to London within the next few hours to try and strike up a deal with the North London club. It seems as if Inter are offering Tottenham a choice regarding a proposed move.

It is believed Inter will try to land the player in one of the following two ways. Reports suggest they will either take the player on loan with an option to buy him outright or they will try and strike a deal which will allow the club to buy the player at the next round of transfers in the summer.

It is believed that Inter may even offer Adriano to Spurs in an attempt to secure Lennon’s signature. Tottenham were interested in the Brazilian in the summer but the move faded away.

Reports in England have recently suggested Spurs may sell Dimitar Berbatov so the Adriano option might appeal to them.

Harry Hotspur said...

11.11

Let's see... but remain positive? Eh?




COYS

Anonymous said...

Inter after Lennon where has this come from all we need gaol.com involving a cash or swap deal!

Harry Hotspur said...

11.12

Without being dismissive to you in any respect mate, my gut response is 'COBBLERS'

AL has much to do before attracting genuine PL attention.

Thems is facts.

Anonymous said...

goons everywhere are seriously rattled boys and i'm loving it ,the ones desperately trying to stir it on blogs/web but looking mugs,the ones in the press that said woody was out for 3wks ,when he's straight in the squad for tommorow ,mugs,the ones in the workplace etc that constantly have to tell you that they didn't want to win that cup anyway even though they have won sfa for at least the last couple of seasons, how many more barren seasons before the glory hunting fans start leaving in droves just like the ones that left in huge quantities at the lane after an hour? ,leaving them with a big ground,no soul,no fans and large debt.Wasn't important though eh!
bty

Anonymous said...

Harry, what hapened to the Javier Mascherano deal that you broke on your blog last week ??

cheddar_green said...

Nice one HH. All will be in your debt tomorrow once official site confirms. Having heard the heads up from your blog before (and noted the imminent signing afterwards) i'll take this as done and look forward to downloading the picks of Hutton in his Spurs shirt tomorrow and sending to all my gooner mates. The good times are a rollin'. Thankyou Harry. Thankyou Juande.

Rob said...

Lennon won't go. Ramos clearly likes him, allowing him to roam free. If he didn't he would have been doing what huddlestone is doing..shedding pounds on the bench

dannyboy said...

anon 11.11

Richard Gough signing for us was a 'favour' to Rangers. He couldn't sign directly for them from Dundee and was always only going to be with us for 1 season.

As for Hutton, he ummed and ahhed but if he has signed let's welcome him with open arms and give the boy a chance. Ramos aint gonna pay £8 million on a defender if he didn't think he's worth it. (As he's played Champions League for Rangers, won't that make him illegible in the UEFA cup for us?)

And I suggest the anonymous poster saying Scum are gonna nick him is some Goon in disguise, probably wrighty6+1.

coys

Harry Hotspur said...

11.21

In short, you are an ambulance chasing fuckwit. The offer WAS made. But you wouldn't care about that minor detail, would you? What have YOU to offer?

Mnnn. BORED. Get your fucking act together before your pretend to take me on you worthless oaf...

Spurs King said...

Well done , Gunter , Woodgate , now Hutton.I bet Ramos wants to win the title next season , oh Harry , let us know about Aaron Lennon departure to Inter Milano.

Harry Must Be Killed said...

Harry, love your passion for the club and contempt for idiots son, see you at bar in the Park Lane some time - get a feeling for you mate. Obviously I will be accused of being you now but fuck them. Your blog is terrible and should be shut down at once, of course. Go on Harry. Fuck Them.

Anonymous said...

harry if that is you're alter ego you really need to lighten up on yourself mate!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Cheddar Green.

Yeah I am.

AND I'm Anon. Good luck Mr Hotspur

welsh yid said...

what a load of bollocks personal terms r agreed but the deal is in the balance cause he does nt want 2 leave rangers check u r facts be 4 writing shit ! sky sports news is u r best bet harry no s jack shit

Harry Hotspur said...

Welsh yid : Are you on Crack Mate?

Anonymous said...

anyone want 4 tickets to Wembley... CLub Level. Asking £2000

shelf16 said...

Harry I like your site and admire your passion for all things spurs, but I sometimes come away wondering if you're schizophrenic. Are these Harry you're a legend, keep up the good work comments for real? Anyway Harry all the best, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

i don't know why huttons f***ing about, Glasgow is a cool city ,tough but cool but if he's thinking of his kids he should move to London which has great schools and a bit of anything you want really, he will have more money coming in, again sorting his kids future and would play in arguably the best league in the world. all i can think is that he is a full on rangers fan ,but he must realize that we are just as passionate about are team and hes not endearing himself to us with his dallying,also if he loves rangers that much surely he realizes that for the money from his sale they will be able to strenghten in a few more areas

Anonymous said...

11.51 Club Foot Level

Anonymous said...

Never posted before but Hutton is coming - fact.

Harry Hotspur said...

shelf 16 to be frank I don't care... some love, some hate, I could not generally care less. My views are pretty much predictable...

Harry Hotspur said...

FAIR PLAY TO 12.22!

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Anonymous said...

sorry guys but the deal looks dead, he left our training ground earlier on WITHOUT signing the contract??? FFS! i am totally gutted. SSN said he is still agonising over wether or not he wants to move down south.

Anonymous said...

What? He signing or not???! Jus about had enough of this now. I think gettin these players in Jan is a great idea, bed em in for the next six months & come start of next season we'll be raring to go...

Anonymous said...

Comollio did not fancy Hutton a year ago when he still was cheap. Woodgate the highest earner ? What the hell is going on ??? I thought the team which started the season had to challenge the 'top 4' ! Commolio is useless.

Anonymous said...

comollio? commolio???? at least get his name right before you abuse him!

Anonymous said...

i believe hutton could play in the uefa cup for us. im sure when anelka signed for chelski it was said that he was eligible. he played uefa cup for bolton

Anonymous said...

RE: 11.21 & Ambulance Chasing F*ckwit and Oaf

Blimey, ask a civil question and you get your knickers all in a twist. In short Harry it would have been far easier just to have said that an offer was made - enough said.

For the record, I am in no way connected to the legal community and so refute your comment about being an "ambulance chaser". I work in Engineering and am neither stupid nor clumsy, that said I do not agree with your "Oaf" statement either.

However....(coughs to clear throat)... its 8.30 and the Hutton deal is still not finalised contrary to your blog title, so it would appear that you are not so worried about the minor details either? Think we should all just stick to Sky Sports News in future....

GRAZZA said...

Welcome Hutton if he signs lets just hope hes not as hesitant on the pitch as with his pen!!!

"Thats a proper footballers name" as my grandad would say "none of this paolo wanchope rubbish".

Are we going to put a bid in for Charles Charlie Charles HH?

GRAZZA said...

Did anyone hear Alan Brazil talking about Alan Gilzean on Talksport this morning? Very Sad.

bueller said...

Grazza,

What did they say about Gilzean on TalkNonsense?

GRAZZA said...

they said they he had fallen on hard times and that no one knew where he was.

Then some spurs supporters trust bloke from Kings Lynn phoned in and said he was living in hiding in the west country and that he had been trying to organise a benefit dinner for him for the last couple of years and that Gilzean wasnt interested. Apparently everytime he is "discovered" he moves on, so hes more or less a hermit (bad word to describe a legend)

Brazil said leave your details and he'll get some former players involved to try and turn it around. All very sad!!

When you think about some of the disloyal and/or crap players that have have worn a white shirt and chug about in a bentley or similar it tugs on the strings!

Anonymous said...

Easy boys. For those of you that despise HH, why come on his blog, read all the comments and then make a nasty remark? Surely your insecurities could be best unleashed on an Arsenal blog?

On a footballing note: Glad to see woody here, hopefully will provide a bit of stability and help Dawson during the mid-week games when Ledley is visiting the Osteoathritis centre.

Good news that Hutton is still a possibility. I am sure it is a tough decision for him to up-root his family so dont mind being a little bit patient.

All in all a very successful transfer window with possibly Gilberto (and Tiago) to come. Beat Arsenal 5-1, made some interesting points against ManU (ten men, hitting the post at 2-1 down). All good!

New Years resolution: Smile more and be nice to Harry!

Maldives Yid

Anonymous said...

My neighbours had a mighty row last night. Not for the first time, their marital discord spilled into the streets and our ears.

I lost count of the times their front door slammed; and that wife is capable of some serious decibels.

It's the kids I feel sorry for, particularly the elder of the two boys, as I've often seen him wearing a Scum kit, and seems less and less likely to grow up normal.

I don't know if I should phone the Social Services.

9.37 Anon

shanemac said...

COYHH!

HighandLow said...

It seems the eldest child is beyond your help, but you must report it for the sake of the younger boy.

HighandLow said...

Anon 9.37....
think about how the kid may grow up.... we wouldn't want another Wrighty7 on our hands?

bueller said...

That sounds awful about Gilzean but I guess if he wants to be left alone then you have to respect it..?

It's embarrassing when you think about the riches footballers earn in comparison to yesteryear.

My old man can't speak any more highly of Gilzean. He marvels at his touch and said it was like he had a hand on his head that allowed him to put the ball anywhere he wanted.

True Spurs Legend.

Harry Hotspur said...

8.42

Am I supposed to be impressed that you aren't a toilet cleaner?

I look forward to your equally dull apology for WASTING my time when Hutton is holding up his shirt.

Pr*ck.

jolsgonemental said...

Burn their house down.

GRAZZA said...

Send harry round to dismember this Gooner Wench and her (probably gay and living a lie hence the arguments) husband while hes this angry.

Bueller - My old mans of the same opinion. I totally agree with you re: Gilzeans privacy but from what i could gather they were saying it was more out of shame that he lived that lifestyle. That is based on some assumptions on my part and something the guys were alluding to as far as i could make out hence the offer from Brazil - which i also understand. So good luck to all concerned i say and hopefully the best possible outcome for Gilly will be reached!

Anonymous said...

highandlow...

True. But Wrighty7 seems content in his delusions, and not an immediate danger to society. As long as he keeps taking his medication he'll probably reamain that way for the rest of his life.

My neighbours' boy is a different case. He's clearly looking for refuge from the trauma of watching his parents constantly fight, but he's too young to realise the consequences of seeking solace in the Scum.

The chance of him emerging into adulthood a social pariah, hostile or dysfunctional seems considerable. Unchecked, he might eventually self-harm or - even worse - grow to be, like many before him, completely lacking in a sense of humour.

It's sad to see parents throwing their children's lives away.

9.37 Anon

It's Them and Us said...

For the record, if Hutton does indeed sign then no, he won't be eligable for the UEFA Cup.

It does beg the question of who would play right-back in Europe for us, if indeed Pascal leaves.

Anonymous said...

He will be eligible. He hasnt played in the Uefa Cup, you can register 3 players who have played in other Uefa Competitions before 1st Feb.

Anonymous said...

Uefa Rule 17:18 on subsequent registration. One player from the above quota of three who has played UEFA clubcompetition matches for another competing club in the current season mayexceptionally be registered provided that the player has not been fielded:− in the same competition for another club,− for another club that is currently in the same competition.Furthermore, if the player’s new club is playing in the UEFA Cup, his formerclub must not have played in the UEFA Cup at any point in the currentseason

Anonymous said...

Check this out, dudes. Classic.

http://www.thequake.com/spurs-chants-and-songs.html

9.37 Anon

It's Them and Us said...

Yeah.

It's my understanding as teams from the Champions League CAN fall down into the UEFA Cup (which Rangers have) any players who did take part in the Champions League would be ineligable for the UEFA Cup.

But I'm sure I heard that Anelka may be eligable for Chelsea as playing in the UEFA Cup cannot grant you promotion to the Champions League. But if Chelsea had been demoted to the UEFA Cup he'd be ineligable?

God knows. FIFA make and change the rules whenever they feel like it.

Harry Hotspur said...

Oooooooh looky look.


http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,5~1227758,00.html

Anonymous said...

I think all the stuff about Hutton agonising over coming to Spurs is mainly for public consumption back home. If he said he can't wait to leave Rangers it wouldn't go down well.

Anyway, Hutts, welcome to the Lane. You've made a wise choice, son, as you'll learn far more under Ramos and Poyet than you would under Walter Smith.

9.37 Anon

It's Them and Us said...

Nothing there Harry.

The story about Hutton "heading to WHL" was up yesterday.

All they're saying is they expect it to go through, nothing about it being done.

Should be announced today along with Gilberto I reckon.

Harry Hotspur said...

it's them and us


I find it strange then mate that the Official Rangers site (that is what that link goes to) is running GUESSES...

It's Them and Us said...

Well, he's obviously told Rangers and team-mates that he's off. But all the quotes are from yesterday.

If you believe what you hear then he flew back to Scotland last night and hadn't signed anything.

And after all, it comes down to what the player wants. He could quite easily change his mind (which he seems to have a habit of doing). I do expect him to be announced today alongside Gilberto or not at all (in this window).

MarkK said...

The OFFICIAL Rangers site says he's cleared his locker. WAlter Smith says he'll do well at Spurs. Harry I'd give up mate these twats won't be told...

Anonymous said...

"I am extremely confident he will do well at Tottenham,"

"He has shown with his performances for Rangers and Scotland how well he can play. It's a terrific buy for Tottenham."

"You have to give him all the credit for his performances,"

"I didn't go out of my way to do anything special with him. His level of performance has been excellent and he now has the confidence to go along with that.

"Everybody at the club, from the chairman down, is disappointed from a football perspective that he's leaving.

"But we all know the reality of the situation is that it's the type of offer we couldn't turn down."


WALTER SMITH

It's Them and Us said...

Markk.. "these twats"? Great stuff.

I say merely pointing out that the article was online yesterday and I've already read it. Today there is an article saying "almost done" which comes with quotes Walter Smith said YESTERDAY.

You can't surely be angry that, as a Spurs fan, I want to see it offically confirmed? Jesus.

SSN are claiming personal terms have been agreed but until he actually signs he can easily change his mind. Can you get that through your head, Markk?

It's Them and Us said...

"Should be announced today along with Gilberto I reckon."

and

"I do expect him to be announced today alongside Gilberto or not at all (in this window)."

Also what I've said. I expect it to be done but pardon me if I worry until the deal is signed and he's stood holding up a Spurs shirt before I begin to really celebrate. It's not me questioning Harry, his sources, or whatever.

It's called being a Spurs fan. Pessimism is a natural trait.

markK said...

What's the point of hanging around pushing the point he might change his mind? Will you be pleased? Is your plan to then tell Harry he jumped the gun and your a hero because you only believe it when it's on the OFFICAIL site? Yet you think our site is the Bible but the Rangers one is only as good as the Mirror? I think you need to get a hobby.

HighandLow said...

Dr Sigmund 9.37...

Given your assesment, maybe JGM's & Grazza's advice are the only reasonable options. Eliminating the catylst for the son's obvious condition may one day lead to full recovery?

Whilst you're providing advice 'a friend of mine' seems to have issues with motivation at work and I frequently find him on various net-blog's throughout the day... any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

highandlow...

Your friend sounds a bit like me.

You're not my boss, are you?

9.37 Anon

Tom said...

"One player from the above quota of three who has played UEFA club competition matches for another competing club in the current season may exceptionally be registered provided that the player has not been fielded:− in the same competition for another club,− for another club THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE SAME COMPETITION."

I think you should re-read that last part. He won't be eligible, as Rangers are currently in the same competition and he has been fielded for them.

However, is he even still coming? Times are reporting he has said no again. I have faith HH!!

It's Them and Us said...

Markk:

That's an incredibly ironic post. Seriously.

The point of changing his mind is because he's done this twice already. The lad wanted to stay, then thought about it, then decided to stay before saying goodbye. It's hardly the "I want to go to Spurs and nothing will stop me!" response that convinces us all it'll happen. So yes, I understand his love for Rangers and the birth of a child soon weigh on his mind, but that is also reason to believe there is a chance (albeit tiny) that he may again decide to stop in Glasgow until the summer.

I haven't ever told Harry he jumped the gun, even when he's wrong. I have an open-mind and like to take every rumour with a pinch of salt, regardless of the source. Mascherano, Tiago, Brown and in the past Duff, Rivaldo, etc (not just siting HH, but transfer targets in general). are all rumours/hopeful until they are seen donning the shirt. That is a fact. We've been promised so much and hoped for so many players that nothing ever seems to go smoothy for Spurs. Even with Woodgate I wondered what would happen when I knew Newcastle would offer far better wages than us. Thankfully he choose Tottenham.

I read the news on Rangers website yesterday and also saw the interview with Walter Smith. So yeah, I'm fully expecting him to be announced as a Spurs player but I had hoped that with all the news and comments it'd be done yesterday. It wasn't, for whatever reason.

Anonymous said...

So you being "reliably informed that the man is signed" has come from the Rangers website?

Maybe I should start up my own blog

Keep up the good work HH

Anonymous said...

hutton is stalling to see if united come in for him.

Harry Hotspur said...

12.28 Lol.

I only saw that link this morning. Although the Official site of any club wouldn't be a awful spot to pick up info, although it wouldn't tend to provide 'breaking' news...

My info was based upon people in Scotland saying he'd got on a plane to come and see us and people in London saying he hadn't deployed a parachute en route.

Of course he could change his mind.

I plan to have some cold roast beef for lunch in a bit, but anything could happen. I hit Tesco for six last night and I half an idea to get some procuitto and melon action going..

jolsgonemental said...

apparently reading blogs and reports pre xmas, rangers fans were describing Hutton as the best thing since sliced bread and the scottish Cafu.

Celtic fans opinion was generally that he was shit.

It appears now however that Celtic fans are crowing about Rangers losing their best player.

Whilst Rangers fans dont actually care. Because he is shit.

I have no knowledge of our Scottish friends opinions of Gilberto. I think he may be the black Gareth Bale.

He is pretty good in PES2008.

Anonymous said...

HH - Did Tesco have a delivery of doughnuts for Chimbo?

It's amazing. Spurs are spending about 18 million on 3 players or thereabouts. Changes and exciting times ahead.

But there's still no information on the official website about the one fundamental, important issue -

Does Chimbo like his doughnuts with or without sprinklies?

9.37 Anon

GRAZZA said...

JGM - Legend.

Whilst on the subject of our Northern Bretheren:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/comment/2008/01/top-ten-gordon.html

It's Them and Us said...

SIGNED!

HighandLow said...

The Strachan quotes made me grin, right up there with some of Holloway's work!

Anonymous said...

Jolsgonemental i used to respect your opinions somewhat, until you said that Gilberto is good in ProEvo...... Dear oh Dear! Haha!

jolsgonemental said...

all my opinions stem from Pro Evo.

Or Football Manager.

I rarely ever watch any real football.

Anonymous said...

Arshavin was a done deal too dont forget.....

jolsgonemental said...

I cant work out:

is there just one individual who REALLY hates this blog, or is there a whole army working a shift pattern.

Anonymous said...

*Punches in*

HH Sucks!

Gilberto signing to be announced within the next few hours. Put that in your exclusive box.

Anonymous said...

It's official, Hutton is in the bag!
Come on you Spurs!

Harry Hotspur said...

I am given to understand there is a lunatic fringe who put on coats (not Tyneside) and actually go to matches.

I can't even be arsed to watch extended highlights so how in the name of God they manage to make a 'day out' of it is beyond me.

Here's a name to conjour. Terry Venables. A mate of mine in Broadmoor Prison says he'd make a great Spurs manager one day.
Any thoughts, lads?

jolsgonemental said...

Terry Venables had a tactical abilty rating of 18 in Champ Manager 2001.

get him in.

HighandLow said...

13.25 - Anon (mascarading as that voice off big brother) visits 'no-mark blogger's cock & Shambles' website for the 12th time in the past 2 days, thus proving his obvious disinterest in the site

14.00 - Anon, still on 'no-mark blogger's cock & Shambles' website, replying to said arse-suckers(13.40)? further proving his total disinterest....we will see....

Harry Hotspur said...

1.27 Are you writing to EVERY sports site in the world to advise them of their errors or are you just lurking round here in the vain hope I will confess that Arshavin hasn't signed YET?

He hasn't signed yet.

I confess.

Now go and nonce yourself off at The Mail.

Cheers.

It's Them and Us said...

KPB..

.. I'm shocked, but not too disappointed.

Anonymous said...

any word on Gilberto? Is he signing? I would think priority would be given to signing a quality LB during this window as Lee is not up to scratch and Bale is injured.

Anonymous said...

Option 1, I'm an internet crusader, invading all websites that post made up stories to bump up hit counts.
The Mail was on my hitlist, Tribal football has been taught a lesson and Sportingo is next in my firing line.
Big Kiss HH

It's Them and Us said...

Gilberto should be announced today. Just sorting out work permit and stuff I think.

Hutton and Gilberto should be available for the United game.

Harry Hotspur said...

The Official Spurs site has announced the signing of my mate Al.

However, there is NO mention of this 'alleged deal' on either the MI5 or Crown Paints websites.

Until this matter is concluded to my exhausting satisfaction, I apologise for any disinformation I may have circulated.

Done & Dusted indeed.

Pillock.

Anonymous said...

I only raise issue with the fact that anyone could have said Hutton was signing, it was the longest running transfer signing of this window.
Just show the news, don't try and be the news.

Harry Hotspur said...

1.47

Please tell me that you are in costume.

A Zorro style mask and a lit torch/ beacon of truth 'lighting the path' type logo on the front of your romper suit...

jolsgonemental said...

Can someone remind Villa that Gardner + Stalteri are also available.

If only my bin men were so efficient.

Anonymous said...

I am in costume Harry.

I've seen your costume too, the one you wear when recycling week old transfer news about a player we all knew was signing.

http://somecallmeduh.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/captainobvious.jpg

HighandLow said...

where did 13.25 go?

itsthemandus...
KPB, is he leaving us?

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping that Hutton is as big a success as his price tag would merit. I will be more relieved when I see that Gilberto has put pen to paper. Now please flog Rocha, Gardner, Stalteri, and Lee!! Latest looks like Chimbo to Villa? Would rather sell to the bar codes as they are much less of a threat.

YidoYid

jolsgonemental said...

About time someone took upon Mary Whitehouse' cause.

too much filth and lies on the net.

It's Them and Us said...

SSN are announcing we accepted a £3.5M bid from Villa for him.

So it's possible.

Harry Hotspur said...

1.53

Hang on sunbeam, you can't have both ways. Well unless you're in one of THOSE rooms above Berwick Street.

"Anyone could've said he was signing."

Genius heckle. If you get in touch with the National Lottery you could get them to pass on a note from you to their winners in future...

Something along the lines of, 'You only picked the winning numbers - want do you want, a big fat cheque?'

Let me know how you get on.

shaneyboy said...

The Prince off to villa?

Anonymous said...

How did you know where I work? ;)

But come on HH, everyone knew it was happening.

There's one transfer i credit you with getting info on, that was Bale, apart from that, I can't honestly say you've brought anything from the realm of unknown into this public domain.

Not that you purport to, but you do rather like taking the somewhat dubious credit when a nailed on transfer happens.

Anonymous said...

So harry was right, but that doesn't count because anyone could have guessed he would sign. well at least that's fair AND clear. Wankers.

Harry Hotspur said...

2.08

Nailed on? It was me saying he wasn't coming at first. Only last night did I say it was done. Because it WAS. I was then deluged with knobs telling me it wasn't.

And now it IS done, it was always a foregone conclusion. Sorry, love, but come back when you've removed the wheels off your goalposts.

Anonymous said...

Your article appeared after the "Life After Alan" story was published on the Rangers website, come on! haha

Anonymous said...

2.08

Harry's record is actually better than that.

Harry Hotspur said...

I tell you what, I'm losing the will to live here... well done for winning. You are the winner. You have won and are the best. Once again, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

want the gilberto one done now,welcome mr Hutton show us some determination and passion ol son! would like a sneaky last minute def mid if poss

dingdongdes said...

My Word!
Ramos is busier than a Paedo in a creche. Woddy and Hutton in, routledge, boateng and hopefully 'chim-mer me timbers' out. All progressive moves if you ask me. this ship is about to steady and sail right through the mersey tonight. Honk Honk me maties.
(Appologies for the nautical themed post, i dont know whats come over me.Arrggghhh)

shaneyboy said...

Well, Harry, before you top yourself... anything to tell us about Tiago?

If I were good at maths perhaps I could put the two gained from the accepted bid for The Prince together with the two that The Prince's pending vacancy will leave us. 2 + 2 anyone? I think its 5.

chiversmetimbers said...

KPB going to Villa?....you must be kidding Daily Mail! OK The Routeledge story IS believable ...but Boateng? we only signed him in the summer and he's not even been given a fair crack of the whip yet...can't see Comolli letting it happen....it would be an admission that he really doesn't know what he's doing....which of course we all know is true!...I think there should be some sort of sanctions code for journo's...you know..the more ridiculously unbelievable the story...the more fine's they have to pay to promote adult literacy...or something appropriate like that....or we should just remember their names and the duff stories they write about transfers that never happen..and how easily they are manipulated by greedy canny agents and embarrass the hell out of them....nothing journo's hate more than being held up to the light and scrutinized...interesting that even the Daily Mail weren't able to put someones name to this report..read between the lines

GRAZZA said...

Really, really surprised that an offer £3.5m (supposedly) has been accepted for the Fresh Prince of Boateng!

If true Ramos must think he is dogwank!

bueller said...

I don't want the Prince to go.

I don't think we'd be losing money on him though as the initial fee was only 3.5 wasn't it?

It's Them and Us said...

The story about KPB wasn't "broke" by the Daily Mail.

And it's obviously Ramos saying "he isn't good enough for me" and so far, Mr. Ramos hasn't done too bad.

shanemac said...

KPB was always a question mark. If Ramos doesn't think he's good enough from watching him in training, then Commoli (sp?) should swallow his pride and ship him off. I personally think he's about as effective as Ghaly was. Excited about Hutton and Gilberto (if it happens), but they're both attacking backs, so those of you who complained about Chimbonda's inability to stay in position shouldn't be hailing these two yet. Don't think there's enough time to find and sign another attacking midfielder though. Hopefully that's also indicative of Ramos' faith in the Tainio-Jenas partnership.

On another note, has anyone else noticed that malbranque can only play around 60-70 minutes before he completely runs out of steam and becomes irrelevant?

I love you all.

COYS.

Anonymous said...

Word has it on vital football(villa page) is that there seems to be no truth in the Boetang rumour....
They say the following:
It now appears that Kevin-Prince Boateng is not leaving Spurs for Villa in this transfer window.

Following bemusement from the Spurs press office when quizzed, Sky Sports have now removed the story linking the midfielder to the club.

GRAZZA said...

I thought KPB was more than 3.5? i might be wrong.....either way its strange that he should be out the door so soon.

I must admit i found it a bit strange that after we signed him it was like he didnt exist for months - there was no sign of him!!

Then there were suggestions on here that Ramos was a fan as he had tried to sign him for Seville.

Very strange situation.

Shanemac - I really noticed that last season and earlier this when he was getting subbed at exactly the juncture you are talking about but i thought he had been improving quite a bit with the rest of the squad fitness wise.

Im not entirely sure but i think that accusation was levelled at him when he was at Fulham as well.

He still does more in 70mins than some of them do in 90 though!!

chiversmetimbers said...

I dunno who broke the Boateng story....but I would be very surprised if it was true. If it is ...as some here seem to believe then for sure it must be because Ramos has a very low opinion of him. I just think it makes the club look foolish....thanks again Damian!!!! ....anyway if he's not good enough for Ramos...why would O'Niell want him? I'm definately not convinced..there have been too many bogus stories flying around especially as the window closes...agents are getting desperate to close their deals and will float all kinds of BS to get it done. I bet Villa are haggling with an agent over someones contract and someone is floating the KPB story to put pressure on the player/agent to accept and sign...I definately haven't seen enough of KPB to be so sure that we don't want him...maybe Ramos has seen something....I guess we'll find out in the next couple of days.

EL said...

KPB being sold is only surprising given where he's going. With an almost entire new defence and 'the prince' gone within ten minutes of Ramos' arrival, i'd say that the black trenchcoated Juande has had Comolli by the throat under the stairwell for a bit of a talking to, with Poyet on the lookout. "Let me pursuade eh leetle Juande, he no learn yet".

Oh, JGM, are you off the meds? Coz I've been agreeing with a lot of what you've said recently which is worrying me. King HAS to go. 1 in 3 games is a nonsense if it's true. Are we still paying him weekly? That's around 120 grand a match. Now I appreciate what he's done for Spurs up to now as much as the next person but enough's enough. You can't run a club like that. Not a good one anyway.

Captain Ledley. RIP.

The Tiago deal looks like it's stopped breathing to me. Shame. That particular swoop had me all a twitchy. Better luck in the summer maybe.

We'd better win that cup!

It's Them and Us said...

I think King is more likely to play say every Saturday, but perhaps not the mid-week matches. Or if he's needed for Europe he'd be rested the weekend before.

God knows.

I fully expect King to play tonight which will hopefully poo-poo on the said papers story that he's far too sore. Now if he misses the game tonight and the one against United.. people will talk.

Think we're more likely to get something out of the game tonight than the one against United, so I'd play King here. He might play in both and shock everyone!

I'm really at a loss.

HighandLow said...
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HighandLow said...

el...
I'm guessing you may be friendless in your 'King out' campaign, but it will be interesting to see if you arn't alone.

I can see your reasoning, but I think we owe Ledders a fairer crack of the wip than 1 month to prove his fitness?

bueller said...

Re: King OUT or IN:

IN!!!!!!!!!

I coouldn't even contemplate saying out until the Club gives us more 'definite' info.

If it is definite that he would only pay 1 in 3 then I am sure that King and the club would come to some kind of contractual arrangement.

Tottinghams said...

Waheey, nice one "Hazza", gettin gin before the official site.

About Hutton - as a Spurs fan, I seem slightly twattish wrenching him away from a club he clearly loves. Read the article on BBC, the comments made by Rangers sound like they shoved him out the door.

Meh. Hope he settles quickly though.

Summerspur said...

any news on the hutton deal?

has he signed yet?
come on harry pull your finger out.
if you weren't so preoccupied with pandering to the insecurities of some on here you would have something concrete buy now.
guess if i want some facts i will just have to get the mail tomorrow.

Harry Hotspur said...

summerspur:

Not a clue. I'm out of my depth here. The Venables thing looks like a go~er however.

I rang Coral and they confirm that they have indeed stopped taking bets on him but I could place one if I really wanted to.

It's Liverpool at Home tonight in the cup, but I don't want to run this as an exclusive in case people think I just C&P'd from the Official Site.

jolsgonemental said...

el,

you probably find you agree with me , because I am the most well rounded and intelligent poster here. Probably on the web as a whole in fact.

Even if you think you didnt agree with me before, You will most likely now agree I was right all along if you think about it. About everything. with the benefit of hindsight.

jolsgonemental said...

now i need to go to tescos to get something that go with egg noodles, which seem to be the only thing i can find in my cupboard

half used packet after half used packets of the things.


will probably get chips.

It's Them and Us said...

I've just seen the team.

Cerny, Chimbonda, Woodgate, Huddlestone, Gunter. Lennon, Jenas, O' Hara, Steed. Keane and Berbatov up-front.

So no King, no Tainio, Lee on bench. As are Rocha, KPB and Defoe. Robbo sub goalie.

LET THE KING RUMOUR MILL CONTINUE!

Can only assume both he and Teemu are injured. Shame.

Anonymous said...

cant wait to see cerny
hutton woodgate king bale
tianio
lennon jenas malbranque
keane berbatov

obviously if the brazil boy comes could play him or bale on the left,move steed in the middle or allsorts. in the summer prob new keeper ,def mid as well

Anonymous said...

cerny
chimbonda huddlestone woodgate gunter
lennon jenas ohara malbranque
berbatov keane

to be honest im not a fan of this site that regurgitates rumours but il leave you somethin to talk about for the next few hours before you come up with another story based on rumours. let me ask you this tho harry, enlighten me, why is ledley king missing again? iv heard he can only play once every 3 games due to the lasting damage to the extent to which he wont return.

Anonymous said...

what squad number is woody?

GRAZZA said...

JGM - Try a pork steak with some hoisin and chilli and garlic with your noodles.

Although its now breakfast time so maybe not.

Anonymous said...

I am a Gers fan and were all gutted to see him go. Thats the deal though when your cash strapped in an inferior cash strapped league.

For guys who criticise Hutton for turning down Spurs then going back the coming home then going back, this is a massive thing for someone that young. He's the chance to play for a top team in arguably the best league in the world. He's cackin it. How many Scottish player headed South and been amazing. Record signing Craig Gordon . . . great player but can you say he's impacted. Kenny Miller . . . nothing special. James McFadden, Darren Fletcher. None are performing outstanding in the Premiership. He's got to have second thoughts.

He will handle the pressure though. The fact he has signed means he's up for it. He's a top player and will bust a gut for you guys. Get behind wee Al. :)