Window of opportunity missed?

Discussion in 'Tottenham forum' started by Felon82, February 3, 2015.

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  1. johnnyhrvat Guest

    If we did the deal with the Porn King and saved 50 grand a week, then they finished above us due to a sudden resurgence of form from Emanuelle, I'm not sure what with the loss of prize money etc how the books would balance - I'm pretty sure that Levy did the maths though. I would have been glad to see him go, although permanently and not some sordid loan deal.
     
  2. Deggsy56

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    So basically, in other words, Levy or Tottenham is frightened of West Ham potentially finishing above them !! Why, because Levy refuses to pay top dollar for top players !! Last season Allardyce's head was about to roll! Look now !! What changed? Who did THEY buy that we didnt?
    How did they improve? The only way is to get better players than them, not go 'my dad's bigger than your dad' childlike tactics. Why would Allardyce get the best out of Adebayor? Would that undermine Harry R, Sherwood, AVB and now Poch if he did????? There is no saying that he wouldve performed at WHam either. Shouldve let him go !! He refused to goto a relegation club and Palace and Stoke/WBA.
    Probably because they wouldnt pay his wages. The guy is not stupid - Stay at Spurs, do F*** All and collect 1 kpw, thank you very much !!

    If Spurs are that worried about losing a striker to a rival - tell me do we not have any in our under 21's??? You cant tell me we dont have any at the club to blood in the first team !! Harry did it ! He cant be the only young striker weve got surely !!
     
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  3. Spurporter Well-Known Member

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    Ade was offered 245 Kpw by Quatar league team and he turned it down. It is not about money only. He believes he can turn it around. Could he be wrong? Without a doubt, but he did that for Tim Sherwood after AVB practically has written him off. I do not see Adebayor as a burden other than financial, but that is not a real one. He will go off Spurs books this summer after he re-considers Quatar's offer. And Poch will get Konoplyanka, Rodriguez, and more.
    As for Levy's refusal to let Allardyce to enjoy Ade's resurgence, I doubt there was any fear of competition. It was the way to back off talks after something didn't work out for signing other striker as Ade's replacement.
     
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  4. Sport Guest


    Come come Deggsy, (K Walker was out for a year), we let Ady go and we have the worse striker in the history of the club upfront, yer but he's a nice guy and we have a song for him. Mank wamk twank
     
  5. notnats

    notnats Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see the end of the January window, total waste of time and just winds up the hype and rumour mongers as well as fans expectations. Poch said from the beginning that we were not buying in January, it was only ever going to be a few leaving so there's absolutely no way we get rid of a striker now, so what if getting shot of Ade saves the club 50k a week. Despite what people say and opinions on Ade he can actually play a bit and score goals. Harry is our top striker now and Ade can back him up till the end of season so **** the Hammers why should we do them any favours, pay the full whack or piss right off.
     
  6. notnats

    notnats Well-Known Member

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    I would have kept Lennon, I think he brings something that we don't have with anyone else and would make a very useful impact player off the bench unfortunately Poch doesn't want wide players and prefers a compact front line packed with no 10's so they can all drift inside and all trip over each other so that's that. Also have to admit that seeing the familiar sight of Lennon running down the right for another club will be strange.
     
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  7. ted spurs Guest

    Yes i'm sure that Poch facies Robbie in front Ade due to his team contribution. But we should have brought a striker cos to be fair we have been lucky so far with injuries and upfront were short no doubt. Also wish Lennon well and i really hope Everton get to see some quality from him. Can't wait for the next three matches, we need a good result at home in the Europa game could be tough over there, but the Arse next up grrrrreat!

    COYS
     
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  8. stevethespur Active Member

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    Must say that after the catastrophe of the magnificent seven our acquisitions have been less ambitious but i think Dier, Yedlin, Davies and the starlet fom the Dons are good additions to the squad. Mason, Kane and Benteleb have broken through this season and if we can move and shuffle a few sideshow players in the summer then i think things could be classified as 'improving'.
    W'ere in the league cup final, battling in the Europa and fighting in the Premier. When you look at big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa, things could be worse ! Coys.
     
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  9. It was a an average window. We could mess it up only the next few months will tell. But the fact is we brought no proven replacements in places we are weak upfront especially. (Yes we got 35 k for BAE and i guess about 50 k for AL or a total of 85 k in wages to splash about but new contracts for Mason and Kane took this.)
    The failure to sell some in defence and possibly a DCM was a shoddy bit of business cos Yelin, Dier ect can do okay back their, so fingers crossed, i'd a hoped for more though.
     
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  10. JJSpurs Guest

    Well yes i think people should remember the best years of recent times had a midfield four of Bale Modric Sandro Lennon. At no point did i ever feel the wings were unbalanced. Thats how well Lennon played for us when we had two decent targets up front, Van Der Vart, Adey up front. As for those that forget this, i feel sorry for them. Those that are new to God's A team, they were great days. (even though we won diddly squat). Lennon's a class act a bit like an ice hockey player controls the ball as if he has super glue on his boots good value Everton, enjoy.

    http://www.spursodyssey.com/spursometer/season1112.html

    Player Played Sub Used Sub Not Used Booked Sent Off Goals Grades
    1. Heurelho GOMES 4 - 9 - - - 5.95
    2. - - - - - - -
    3. Gareth BALE 41 1 1 3 - 12 6.76
    4. Younes KABOUL 39 2 3 3 1 1 6.85
    5. - - - - - - -
    6. Tom HUDDLESTONE 1 3 - - - - 5.65
    7. Aaron LENNON 26 6 1 1 - 4 6.42
    8. Jermaine JENAS - - 1 - - - -
    8. Scott Parker 33 1 - 9 1 - 6.91
    9. Roman PAVLYUCHENKO 7 7 11 - - 4 5.28
    10. Emmanuel ADEBAYOR 35 2 - 4 - 18 6.65
    11. Rafael van der VAART 34 5 2 3 - 13 6.55
    12. - - - - - - -
    13. William GALLAS 18 - 4 2 - - 6.56
    14. Luka MODRIC 40 1 2 2 - 5 6.66
    15. Peter CROUCH 1 - - - - - 4.2
    16. Louis SAHA 6 6 3 - - 4 5.8
    17. Giovani Dos SANTOS 6 7 10 1 - 2 5.86
    18. Jermain DEFOE 21 17 7 3 - 17 6.21
    19. Sebastien BASSONG 9 4 17 1 - - 5.95
    20. Michael DAWSON 12 1 4 2 - - 6.28
    21. Niko KRANJCAR 13 5 10 1 - 1 6.05
    22. Vedran CORLUKA 6 2 6 1 - - 5.86
    23. Carlo CUDICINI 11 - 37 1 - - 6.76
    24. Brad FRIEDEL 38 - 7 - - - 6.78
    25. Danny ROSE 11 9 13 1 1 - 5.82
    26. Ledley KING 23 - 3 - - - 6.53
    27. Yago FALQUE 2 4 3 - - - 6.16
    28. Kyle WALKER 45 2 1 4 - 2 6.70
    29. Jake LIVERMORE 20 18 11 2 - 1 6.34
    30. Cordeiro SANDRO 20 7 4 6 - - 6.65
    31. Andros TOWNSEND 4 3 7 1 - 1 6.61
    32. Benoit Assou-Ekotto 39 1 2 6 - 2 6.64
     

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