Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hot Gossip & Pans People. Okay...Lennon & Benty Off




The choice of Anon 9.37 and many a (metal) guru before and after him...

And here's what I have for you, my dears...

Lennon may well be sold.

Bottom line is Moniz (yes, skills coach to the stars and it is rumoured, Martin Jol's Ham & Burger Army) feels the winged heeled one isn’t improving and we have given him a lot of time and he’s still not taking it in and delivering on the pitch. So word is Senior Ramos won't hesitate in selling whilst his market his value is still high.


FLASHHEART: Oh, that's a piece of luck. Thought I'd landed sausage-side! Ha!
And so may Darren Bent be yet.

Franz Carr, has been asked to broker a deal for Bent to Hamburg. A fee of £11m has been agreed and he now has the option of moving out to the Fatherland.

All I can say is you heard it here... at some point.

I see some bloke on Spurs Odious is saying we haven't had any bids in for Berbatov. Loyal reader, be assured as a result, I have handed matters over to my attorneys at law, Darth Vader & Sons this very evening. How very dare they.


101 comments:

Anonymous said...

Moniz has apparantly left the club

Anonymous said...

"Moniz (yes, skills coach to the stars and it is rumoured, Martin Jol's Ham & Burger Army) feels..."

run pig run said...

Wasn't it Legs and Co. that replaced Pans People Harry? I'm feeling my age now, godammit.

Oh yeah, and you Lennon, you can fuck off as well. 2 years later and you still can't cross the fucking ball. Mr. Ginola would laugh at you right to your face.

hawkerdinho said...

moniz is still at the club, but u couldnt be further from the truth harry. There is no way we would sell Lennon people forget the kid is still 21 still learning his trade, and ramos is one of his biggest fans, highlighting him as one of the biggest threats to his sevilla side last year. Compare lennons age with swp who is 26! his still got loads to offer the club and I bet my left nut he's still a spurs player next season.

Anonymous said...

Harry, your losing it again. U had it , then lost, try to get it back for your loyal supporters. You can do better than this garbage.

Christopher said...

I still feel that when it comes to players like Lennon and Jenas, in terms of not delivering, it is partly down to the lack of older players around to give them some experience.

Theres only so much coaching can do but its the experience you get on the pitch around older and better players that seems to work best.

That or being around stonking natural talent...let hope Modric can provide that.

Just so I don't sound like a complete tit though, look at Ronaldo now compared to as little as 2 years ago. He still hogs the ball a little bit...but he has learnt to release when necessary, he knows when to make runs, where to cross etc...most of it is obviously down to the fact the lad has got skill in abundance but you can guarantee Scholes and Giggs had something to do with it as well.

As for Bent, I stuck up for him but if he goes I'm hardly going to shed a tear.

Harry Hotspur said...

21.50

It's 'you're'.




Loyalty? Nah just IQ's in double figures.

And.... 'you're'... gone.

50 lines.
'Must improve my pompous snipes.'

run pig run said...

Jenas has had about 5 years to "start delivering" and I'm still waiting...


That boy couldn't deliver bottles of milk.

Anonymous said...

wouldnt be too arsed to see lennon go, especially if we got bentley i to replace him.

lets face it, stephen hawking would be a better crosser of the ball.

as for benty, i still think he'll come good if he stays.

Anonymous said...

whoever plays on the right for spurs is going to have problems until we can provide a balanced midfield with a left sided player to stretch the play as much as possible....can't blame Lennon for being found out by Premier league defenders, he is our main outlet on the break and with little or no outlet on the right, opposition right backs can generally put their feet up(with the exception of Bhoularouz who got left on his blue backside by Keano)....

Anonymous said...

My feeling is that we should keep Lennon, he is only 21 and he won't be getting worse... He is a good player who has a weakness in his final ball.
He will improve and when he does he will be fantastic. As for Bent, he will score goals but I do not think he is technically gifted enough to play in a "Ramos system".

H, I know I keep harping on about this Dos Santos, but if we get him I will be over the moon..

Good stuff H.

Harry Hotspur said...

Dos Santos?

Four letter words, five letter words. Four words...

Bloody well yes please.

YIDDONICK said...

Senior Ramos will be ruthless, tata girls, bambi's, canadian ice skaters, wannabees and wannabees alike, sod off and get yer money elsewhere and stop holding us back

Anonymous said...

Sky Sports are talking Dos Santos..

Just lost control.. be back in a mo..;-)

Northern spur said...

sky sports news saying spurs have won the race to sign dos santos...just herad it on the headlines!

norther spur said...

acorrding to their sources..sounds like good news...bring on the Ramos effect

Anonymous said...

I cannot understand why Barcelona would contemplate selling Dos Santos if he is supposed to be the next Messi/Ronaldo or whatever .. I've seen him a few times and I will admit he good but hes a soft touch .. i think he's another Walcott at best ..

Anonymous said...

Harry - just after you posted this it's revealed we 'could' sign Dos Santos(I believe it when it's on the offical website). Now why did your 'sources' not tell you of this? Instead you came up with some insider who reackons our seal trainer says we are selling Lennon and Bent!!! Rubbish.

Q the Dos Santos ''breaking news'' by HH.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Pan's People. Babs, Dee Dee and my favourite - Cherry. Too many birds these days look like blokes with big boobs and blonde wigs. All those implants and toning work-outs, I reckon. Yerk. I doff my cap, H.

Fcuk me, what a world of surprises we live in. Lennon off, Bent off. Modric in, Dos Santos (maybe) in. What next - Robinson actually catches a ball in training?

Oh, and some other minor stuff about the search for life on Mars (probably more life and intelligence there than in John Terry's head).

The skills issue is a chewy one. Why do players (exposed to equal opportunities) develop further than others? You'd think with the right coaching, diligence and practice that wonders could be worked - and sometimes they are. But big influences on the outcome are the personal player variables: physiognomy, balance, intelligence, muscle-mass, dexterity, etc. etc.. Point is, a natural aptitude to skill helps a player grow - as does a natural aptitude to development. I reckon Lennon (e.g.) doesn't have it. It pains many a Spurs fan to admit it, but the little nipper seems to have hit a ceiling.

For a coach, it's the difference between using malleable and rigid material.

9.37 Anon

Christopher said...

"Point is, a natural aptitude to skill helps a player grow - as does a natural aptitude to development. I reckon Lennon (e.g.) doesn't have it."

True...that and the fact that he's a bit of a closet alcoholic.

billy said...

i dont think lennon will be off either and i will give my right bollock' of he does so you will have a pair if he goes, one other thing harry always has something half decent to say and when an article appears on newsnow i read it everytime but theres always a load of jiberish somewhere in the article whats all that about and is it relevant?

Sam said...

Do you remember Lennon's first season? Uninhibited, full of confidence and an england call up. Then we sign Berby and the bollockings started and I think this has had a direct affect with his game and confidence and lord knows what he felt when keano was at him in the same game. Senior players are supposed to cojoul younger players not berate them and Berby didn't care at all just as long as he didn't have to run after the ball or a defender. It was interesting that no Spurs player ever expressed disappointment over some of the atrocious elements that crept into berby's game last season and i often wonder what that would have done for the team? Against Reading we had two gamers upfront and won away against a team fighting for their lives. The next week berby's in and the side didn't have the same dynamics at all. Lennon's form is in direct alignment with Berbatov's attitude as is the teams...

BimitarDerbatov said...

23.52

a cursury glace through the archives of this blog and you will soon see that Harry was on to the possibility of signing of Dos Santos months ago..

on the subject of Bent..€11 million? seems to good to be true.. if it is we should grasp it with both hands.. this also implies (if true) that Berba has decided to stay..

as for Lennon..not really pushed either way.. i's still say it's worth hanging on to him..

back to Dos Santos.. it seems that him and Bojan were the two major hopes for the future but it is the latter who has shown the most promise.. and perhaps that's Barca's reason for letting him go..

also if the trend of Summer signings continue like this it really will spell the end for Jenas, Zokora et al.. which would be quite pleasant..

BimitarDerbatov said...

Sam, don't be silly..

Christopher said...

I am somewhat inclined to agree with that. The penultimate game of the season when Keane and Bent started was much better in terms of pace and general togetherness.

Compare that to the Liverpool game which was, in all honesty, an absolute fucking bore.

yiddonick said...

Sam? you make a massive point, it could be a factor

dannyboy said...

Sam - you make some very worthwhile and interesting points. I agree wholeheartedly. It all boils down to the same - the sooner Berbarot goes, the better.

Sam said...

Ever since united expressed an interest in berbatov the lot's gone in my opinion and it's been obvious to all of us but we don't want to admit it because on his day there's nobody better (Bolton at the lane last year for instance.) I cannot recall one instant where Berbatov chased a lost cause or ran down a defender after The carling cup but that could be said of any performance from him post United interest. Like an idiot he failed to realise that any sound manager is going to question Berbatov's penchant to give up when the chips are down and that is most likely the reason for the lack of interest for his signature as opposed to a year 6 months ago. The quicker he's gone the better the dynamics but I fear he's done himself and the eventual transfer fee a world of damage up to now. I want Bent's pace, Greavsies killer instint, Keano's impishness and Berbatov's touch and Milito looks close if not unknown. Dos santos? We go from Etoo to Dos santos in a Barcelona minute! Drama, drama, drama...

dannyboy said...

Just as an aside, with Jol now at Hamburg, what's the odds we could take van de Vaart off his hands? (Knowing our luck, it's more likely to be Atouba !!!)

BimitarDerbatov said...

Sam i agree with your second post there.. but not the first.. one cannot excuse Lennon from poor performances because of Berba or anyone else for that matter..

Dannyboy.. i like the Van der Vaart suggestion, well done..

but calling Berbatov 'Berbarot' is quite childish and aside from that it really is a poor effort at a play on words.. must try harder..

onedavemackay said...

So Sam, Lennon's poor passing is Berba's fault. You may be right.

His constant lack of appreciation of Lennon's ability to beat 4 men and then smash the ball into the stands is mystifying and clearly the way Jenus only plays well 3 times a season is also down to having a top class striker in front of him. In fact Lennon and Jenus looked so much better when Bent was playing I'm surprised Berbatov ever started a game.

And another thing, I'm sure I read somewhere that Berbatov was responsible for the Northern Rock fiasco.It seems a lot of bankers were offended by the angle of his Alice band.

Park Lane Nomad said...

Bent wont be tying up any transfers while he's on holiday in Texas. ;)

Anonymous said...

The Dos Santos rumours have been around for a couple of weeks and would represent a great signing for Tottenham if true.

Though still only 19, he is regarded in Spain as the heir apparent to Ronaldinho in the Barcelona team, though yet to really impose himself on games with any consistency, he is a player of great promise, but I'm sure at the reported £11m fee many fans will expect the finished article.
Big Belly.................

BTY said...

sam does make a good point in the way that footy to a large extent is about confidence and if you know you will be barracked for every miss placed pass etc you will be thinking about it too much,trying too hard etc rather than just doing it instinctively its obviously not exclusively berbas fault for lennons bad delivery but don't help either and like sam said is bad for team morale .believe it or not berba miss places passes and no one does it to him,if he had class he would encourage our young players to bring the best out of them rather than knock them down but he's only interested in playing for himself ,he's proved it time and time again (hence no bids)

shanemac said...

quality, ODM

this maligning of berbatov is getting out of hand. i can't believe that i'm now hearing that he has a detrimental effect on Jenas and Lennon. if that's true, it's only because they can't play up to his standards and they end up being embarrassed by not being able to finish an opportunity his handed them on a silver platter. let's not forget that ramos has had to employ berbatov in the creative midfielder role because Jenas (nor anyone else) can't do it properly.

shanemac said...

*he's* handed them

BTY said...

shane-or maybe because if he's providing the passes he can't moan as fucking much!you don't see ronaldo giving it the biggun when wes brown hoofs it over his head and he's a better player than berba! i think he's the biggest moaner in the prem and you're attitude that he's amazing and the rest are crap is the very reason he needs to go,its a TEAM game ffs

Park Lane Nomad said...

Shanemac, remember the one-on-one with the goalie, last minute, 4-4 against Chelsea......

If that was any other player they'd get lambasted for not scoring, as it was Berbat*v no-one said a fecking word.

Anonymous said...

It can't do a player's confidence any good to get regular public bo11ockings from a 'team-mate', but I still think Lennon lacks force and accuracy in his delivery and shot. He has a tongue in his mouth - he ought to repay Berba the favour.

If Lennon were as big as Tom, maybe Berba would think twice before berating him. He's a big lad, that Tom. During the games under Jol, when he was at his biggest, he was fitted with a backchat alarm that announced 'Stand Well Clear: Vehicle Reversing' whenever he moved backwards.

9.37 Anon

Park Lane Nomad said...

I don't mean to argue from both sides here, but when Roy Keane used to shout at his teammates it was deemed a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Hang on Harry, £11m for Bent.... to Hamburg.... Can't we just do a little Multicoloured SwapShop (that works on so many levels) for Van der Vaart?

BTY said...

pln-roy keane used to shout at players that were not pulling their weight and encourage ones just havin a bad game or misplacing passes thats the difference mate

BimitarDerbatov said...

this is becoming laughable..

i hear Berba is a witch too...burn him at the stake..

BTY said...

bimi-like i said originally the blame doesn't lay exclusively at berba but the fact is he doesn't help!i don't buy all the "he's amazing,the rest are rubbish" stuff either, we actually came closest to the top 4 before he came with mido up front ffs. its about a team, not one bloke walking around giving it large every time the ball don't go to his foot!
biggest moaner in the prem by far!

BimitarDerbatov said...

i've seen him f*ck himself out of it missing chances and mis-placing passes..he's a perfectionist.. could his attitude be improved? of course it could. but i'm willing to allow for his apparent faults for what he brings to a football team..to our football team..

biggest moaner in the Premier League? i don't know.. Robbie dows quite a lot of that.. although it's most directed at referees and linesmen.. that also doesn't help..

BTY said...

bimi-take ya point on keano and before he was captain it did used to be at team mates ,would of been interesting to see berba with the arm band!can't see it happening now ,but stranger things have happened i suppose

BTY said...

also just want to say it used to piss me off when he did it too!

Harry Hotspur said...

23.52

You join us just late enough to look completly stupid.

Mysterious Stranger said...

park lane nomad;

Great point about the 4-4 miss. I did make the point that if it was Bent who had fluffed his lines he'd have been crucified on this very blog... in fact he should have squared the ball to Bent!

I agree that Berbatov/Berbarot/Berbatosser, whatever you want to call him should go. Unfortunately there seems to be a lack of interest... hmmm, why could that be? He's a perfectionist? Really? He strikes me as a talented "someone" who is less than perfect himself and refuses to take the blame for his own errors and IMO in his second season constantly pointed the finger elsewhere. Which as I have said many times before is not good for his team mates' confidence. He does little or no encouraging to speak of. He has evidently grasped enough of the English language to realise he is recognised as a very talented player. Unfortunately this has translated into him thinking he is "better than". And he obviously wants to play elsewhere, so the Berba lovers should come to terms with this.

As for you Bimi... with your witch hunt - burning him at the stake comment? A bit OTT, methinks. It's OK for us to come on here to criticise a player who wants to play and does try (i.e. Bent slagging etc.), but not a player who actually appears to want away from Spurs?

Regarding the Dos Santos comments/speculation, He is apparently very keen to leave Barcelona and suggested over a month ago if he did exit the Nou Camp it would not be on a loan basis. He was quoted as saying as far as he was concerned, it would be a permanent exit if it were to happen.

And regarding this post's subject. I'll be a bit disappointed if Bent did go, since I don't think he's had a fair crack of the whip. Lennon, hmmm. A season playing without Berbatov in the side could do wonders for him! It would not shock me if he did regain his confidence playing for another side, either. If Bentley joined I could understand if we did get shot of him.

Still, the bottom line for me is this; I support Spurs more than I support individuals.

onedavemackay said...

I've never said Berba's great and the rest are crap.

Keano missed a one on one against United at the lane and nobody slagged him either. Bimi is right, no-one moans as much as Keano, why is nobody accusing him of undermining his team mates and being grouchy ?

I'm beginning to wonder how many of you who complain about him actually see him play that often. I can remember many times him helping out in defence, chasing lost cause balls and yes, applauding his team mates and putting his arm around their shoulder.

Did nobody else see this ?

Maybe I should lay off the Madeira wine ?

Anonymous said...

mysterious stranger..

i know only too well your views on this matter but anyway..

regarding the 4-4 Berba miss (can't belive i'm being drawn back into this arguement).. after dragging Spurs back into the game with, yes mysterious stranger, a goal (one of his 20-odd this season) he then did go on to inexplicably miss a fantastic chance.. but if you watch the replays again you will see that he should NOT have passed to Bent.. and that's not saying anything bad about Benty coz in fairness he had taken up a good position BUT there was a man closing in on him very quickly from behind and had the ball been squared he would have been closed down and the chance gone..

still on Benty he has shown only one instance of potential this season and that his assist for one of the goals against Pompey at the Lane.. but that is it.. lack of appearances or not he has SO FAR proven himself to lack a football brain comparable to the partnership Berb and Keano..and before i get vilified... i said SO FAR so who's to say he won't go on to develop one.. it's a big maybe though..

BimitarDerbatov said...

that 15.08 comment was from me.. forgot to sign my name.

BTY said...

odm- encouraging,arm round the shoulder?you will have to dish me some of that wine at the lane ol son sounds like seriously good stuff.

BTY said...

odm-i have known him to chase lost causes etc but not last season mate,it just shows me he does it when he feels like it tbh

Park Lane Nomad said...

ODM, thats not Wine, thats rocket fuel.... Don't know where or when you saw him do the old arm round shoulder routine.

TMWNN said...

"this maligning of berbatov is getting out of hand. i can't believe that i'm now hearing that he has a detrimental effect on Jenas and Lennon. if that's true, it's only because they can't play up to his standards and they end up being embarrassed by not being able to finish an opportunity his handed them on a silver platter. let's not forget that ramos has had to employ berbatov in the creative midfielder role because Jenas (nor anyone else) can't do it properly."

Good points shanemac, especially concerning Berbatov effectively having to assume two roles (playmaker and striker) because others weren't up to the task. Jenas and Lennon should think themselves lucky that they're playing on the same pitch as Berbatov, let alone getting bollocked by him for their obvious failings. No, until Berbatov has officially gone it's pure idiocy to start slating him now. What if he does stay, will you lot of Berbahaters not cheer when he scores? I know he's been a moody cunt, but, as I've said before, with a couple more decent midfield signings (and yes mysterious stranger, I do think Modric is quality) Berbamightbeov's attidude will change.

Anonymous said...

Reports coming from Spanish newspaper Diario de Sevilla today are claiming that Spurs have agreed a four year deal for 20-year-old Sevilla winger Diego Capel after meeting the €15million (approximately £12million) buy out clause stated in the players contract.

The deal however is believed to be held up by a tax dispute between the two clubs with Spurs suggesting that Sevilla pay half of the €2.5m (approximately £2million) tax bill which arose as a result of the deal to bring Capel to White Hart Lane.
I hope this is true if so i will run down road naked shouting and screaming with my big belly OUT:)
BIG Belly...

Anonymous said...

i hope we sign Giovani dos Santos as well, Happy days :)
Big Belly.......................

BTY said...

bigbelly -would be class mate would love to see him at the lane,if we got dos santos,modric and capel supplying the creativity there is fuck all berba could moan about

Sam said...

WoW!
Let me state my point again...
While Tottenham have Berbatov playing for them the teams mojo, presence and attitude will always being in direct alignment with his head and current attitude. He's the so called star player and whilst my comments might be obvious to many it is the single most determining factor on the teams performance by far and has been for two seasons. Now with Berbatov electing to play in about 40% of the games last year was it all that difficult to see why we ended up where we did in the league? No one wants berbatov pre- United interest to leave the lane and all I am saying is that his obvious unhappiness has truly affected the whole team, young or old players even mamangement. It would have been great if he'd just been honest some of the time and just said "boss, me eads gone. If you play me today I'm gonna bollock the pixie, rant at the Jolly brown giant, sing proddie songs all day at the paddy, talk sh*te to anyone who speaks french and send back passes down the goalie's throat all day long!" I could live with that but he just sulks and kills the mojo and saps any potential there might be because he's not playing Champions league. Earn it my friend, earn it first...I am a fan of berbatov the footballer but in all honesty, how much have we seen of that since man U came a calling? Arm around, chasing down defenders, don't make me laugh....

Anonymous said...

Chelski appear to have failed in a last-ditch attempt to hijack John Bostock's transfer to Tottenham.

understands that the 16-year-old Crystal Palace wonder kid has shunned a move from the Stamford Bridge club, despite the beaten Champions League finalists offering more money to both Palace and the player himself.
Arnesen, is believed to have instigated the last-minute approach for the Camberwell-born central midfielder but Spurs have won the race and are set to complete deal - worth up to £5million - by the end of this week.
Big Belly........

BimitarDerbatov said...

"singin proddie songs at the paddy"

quality!!

BimitarDerbatov said...

"singin proddie songs at the paddy"

quality!!

BimitarDerbatov said...

"singin proddie songs at the paddy"

quality!!

Park Lane Nomad said...

You can say that again.

Summerspur said...

OI HARRY
this bloke big belly seems to be getting more transfer gossip than you. perhaps berbaslob has had a far greater adverse effect on all things spurs than we first thought. has he been shouting at you as well?
get your finger out old chap. or i. for one, wont be renewing my season ticket on here. if there is nothing concerete out there, do what any self respecting journo would do, fabricate!

Anonymous said...

i just wanna take some of pressure of our great leader Harry!
we aint worthy!!!
Big Belly..........

Harry Hotspur said...

The only exclusive I don't want this window are the pics of you with it all hangin' out, Citizen B.Belly!

COYS!

BimitarDerbatov said...

Spurs reportedly closing in on Diego Capel lads.. this can only be good news..

looks like we're getting a complete overhaul of the midfield...thank god..

BimitarDerbatov said...

where is everyone today??

Anonymous said...

AVOIDING YOU?

Christopher said...

Working I would imagine....

GRAZZA said...

hibernating during the footie close season!!

Park Lane Nomad said...

Trying to ignore crappy media spec.

Harry Hotspur said...

I'm gettin ready for the new and improved HH. Gentlemen, we are entering the final furlong.

Anonymous said...

Spurs are ranked top in the country for effective cost management, calculated by the key performance indicator wages to turnover ratio, and they generated £27 million from television rights in 2006/07 - fifth highest in the Premier League. They come third in the league in terms of surplus cash when wages have been deducted from their revenue, and also third on the predicted five year operating profit table with £70.2 million, as well as having the fourth highest stadium utilisation with 98.4 per cent of White Hart Lane's 35,699 capacity being filled on average. Finally, they had £49 million in net assets as of the end of the 2006/07 season.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2008/05/29/sfndel129.xml

Reasons to be cheerful, I suppose.

Is the new website gonna have a 'Guess the Player's Weight' section, H?

9.37 Anon

Park Lane Nomad said...

Seems Anon 21.34 (1st post) is more ITK than most. ;)

dannyboy said...

Is that the same final furlong you were running in the run up to the Carling Cup Final??? ;-)

When the new site is up and running, I'm gonna say I preferred the old one just for the hell of it; you have been warned!!! HAHA

coys

jolsgonemental said...

will the new site feature film reviews and an agony aunt page?

Harry Hotspur said...

A sideways glance at radiator maintaince, a weekly look at coy carp black spots in the North East and the Internet's first hourly competition called What Premium Rate Number Am I Thinking Of? All interspersed with dwarf porn and live streams of every Hamburg game and a smattering of recycled Jim Davidson jokes. In short, a tour de force.

dannyboy said...

And any transfer news thrown in for good measure?!

onedavemackay said...

Harry that all sounds spiffing but might be too high brow for the average reader on this blog.

Hope you include more serious stuff like "Wags Undressed" and "I was Jermain's todger lodger".

Anonymous said...

The Sun reporting we signed Dos Santos, Hope it's true!

GRAZZA said...

Dimi Tar Ate my Hamster - more my level.

Anonymous said...

foreign players ruling quick question - from what you guys know, would Alan Hutton be deemed foreign on not? I am trying to understand whether Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are homegrown enough for FIFA...(I am already assuming that Robbie Keane will be a foreigner)

It is a sham this whole thing because it means that EVERY person on the bench in the future will have to be homegrown, because if you have 6 homegrown players on the pitch, and one of them gets injured, then their replacement will HAVE to be homegrown too...

AAAAAAGGGHHH

Anonymous said...

I would like to sign both Capel and Santos, i think that will only happen if lennon is sold?. if i had to chose between santos or capel my vote would go to CAPEL!!.
more transfer news???.....
have moved towards clinching a £5m deal for the Manchester City central defender Richard Dunne, my take on dunne is A good experienced signing,He isn't slow. He's not as fast as King or Ferdinand, but he's a perfectly decent runner. I watched him against Man U when City beat them this past season and he, along with Richards, was monumental. They won City the match. He's a very good defender. Kaboul has potential. Dunne is the finished article.
He'd be a good 3rd choice center back and a player who could be great alongside either King or Woodgate, but also a player who Dawson could be comfortable alongside. Most importantly, another leader. Say what you will about Man City but he's been a great captain for them the past 2 years.
Big Belly...............
Harry can i be your campaign manager? :)

Anonymous said...

Triple signing will be announced today or tommorow.
Think new kits, think Chigwell, think a mixture of young, old and foreign.

Anonymous said...

I hope that triple signing isn't actually one dumbfcuk who needed three attempts to spell his own name.

9.37 Anon

Harry Hotspur said...

Will Dunne be announced before his medical on Monday? Maybe they've got him into an afternoon surgery this afternoon?

Anonymous said...

I was pondering the debates on here about how, should Berbatov leave, we'll find it hard to lure big names to the club. Some people were very pessimistic.

But we got Modric - which was a (pleasant) shock to all. I saw him interviewed on Sky this morning, and he explained that it was Levy's personal involvement in his recuitment that swayed him. Credit to Levy for supporting his coach.

Since then, we've had bundles of names tossed around, linking us (as usual) to big-name signings. Most of the rumours are garbage. Some, no doubt, have a basis in truth, but we ultimately fail to sign the particular player - maybe it's the player who pulls out, maybe it's we who decline the deal. It's probably a bit of both. Not every inititaive is successful, and we seldom hear of the ones that got away by a hair's breadth.

The current names being bandied about include Dos Santos, Capel and Dunne. Dos Santos and Capel would turn other clubs green with envy, if we get them. Some say that Dos Santos has already signed.

Point is, we still don't know if Berbatov will stay or go. We don't even know if the club knows. Or even if Berbatov himself knows. So it's a fair assumption that any potential new arrivals will be aware that the guy may slope off to another club. Yet still they sign (or so it appears - I don't want to count my chickens before they've hatched). They still, at least, show interest in signing.

So maybe the pessimism was misplaced. There's vigorous life at Spurs, with or without Berbatov. Ramos is max factor.

9.37 Anon

Anonymous said...

And talking of chickens not hatching, a report on Setanta claims Dos Santos is being courted by Chel*ea. Is it going to be one of those 'It was a nice thought while it lasted', Harry? Or is the agent just looking for a bigger wedge himself?

9.37 Anon

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GRAZZA said...

There's a mightily impressive stand-off between us and Palace going on at the moment. Smacks of a combination of Tottenhams blunderbusesque approach and Warnock/Jordan bitterness.

9:37 - Stories running parallel to your info on Dos Santos are saying that he's chosen us over the plastic population. Hope its true, i've only seen the lad play on TV once - he scored a hat-trick including one of the best chips i have ever seen. Needless to say my expectations of the lad are now beyond that of any reasonable hman being! :)

Park Lane Nomad said...

Dunne medical on Monday Harry? I haven#t heard that? You been holding out on us?

Any news on Dos Santos/Capel?

Park Lane Nomad said...

The Bostock story is pretty straighforward.

We have reached an agreement with THE PLAYER, Crystal Palace need to learn to read.

We are negotiating the compensation with them, or through tribunal (which will be the case)

They need to understand that he has agreed terms with us and signed his contract, and we are just waiting to buy his official registration.

Pikeys.

Anonymous said...

H,
Tell me that Dos Santos is coming to WHL...
The tension is killing me.. someone pls put me out of my misery.
C

Anonymous said...

Im with you mate, cant handle how long we have to wait for all this speculation to end!

onedavemackay said...

9.37 On the other hand, a number of Modric like signings might encourage Berbs to stay.

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pompeyyid said...

Anon 10.35
Re: Fifa vote for 6:5 quota

It ain't gonna happen, mate - so nowt to worry about. EU employment regs supercede anything FIFA might want to do - and, as it stands, such restrictions would be illegal. It's just typical of Blatter playing footie politics.
And talking of windy flat-track bullies, it's a big hello to Chubba Kemsley's mate, Simon Jordan. Park lane Nomad has this spot-on - the Bostock deal IS imminent. Even Jordan admits as much when he says, "They (THFC) don't have come to an agreement with us." But that bit seems to have got lost in his usual bluster about being "lied to". It is, of course, nothing but PR for the fans and a tear-stained love-letter to the (inevitable) tribunal - in the hope of squeezing a bit of extra dosh out of Spurs for the lickle orphan that Uncle Si personally weaned from the cradle. But, remember, it ain't about the money ...

Oh, and Harry, please avoid the "Dunne & Dusted" or "It's a Dunne Deal" headlines - when/if the Citeh boy signs.

Harry Hotspur said...

I enjoyed the NOTW~esque cobblers of 'Bale In The Bag', but I would leave The 'D&D' to others... good call.