the transfer window january 2009
Here's a thought - instead of trying to
tap up Robbie Keane to come back to Spurs - how about tapping up Mr
Benitez ? The Liverpool fans are not happy with him, after all he
has only got them to two Champions League finals
winning one, also one FA Cup and has them in the top four every season.
God what a failure. No wonder Liverpool fans hate him. Tough
being a top four club all this time, ain't it Liverpool ?
What have we Spurs done ? Got rid
of a manager who got us in the top five, rid of a manager who won a
albeit with Mr. Jol's team and took on a car dealer wheeler geezer who
has never made it big and looks totally out of his depth with a so
called BIG club ?
Even I'm beginning to think we aren't a
big club (two cardboard cups in near on 20 years is not really what you
expect from a big club is it ?). And now losing so far this season
to WBA, Bolton, Boro, Hull, Sunderland, Newcastle,
Wigan, Stoke (that list of teams makes awful reading to think we have
lost to them). My dad used to talk to me about the Double team and
how Spurs will never be the same again. Smith, Mackay, Dyson, etc.
Now I talk to my son about the 80s team
that will never have the same commitment like Roberts, Galvin, Miller,
Perryman, etc. did week in week out - all true Spurs players and heroes.
So forget Keane and all the other players
we sold by mistake and go for a top class manager. Liverpool,
Champions League football every season and not happy .. well sack
Benitez and let him come to Spurs, because soon the old jokes will
Spurs will be in Europe next year ... if
there's a war
If Spurs go much lower they will drop off
the pools coupon
How finishing fifth seems a distance
memory now ... any comments from other readers.
I agree with Adam on one point and that is not re-signing Robbie Keane.
For whatever reason, he wanted to go to
Liverpool. Favourite ever club. Wanted Champions League
football. Wanted to win things. Whatever. But he
wanted to go and leave us in the lurch. And as he wanted to go and
Liverpool wanted him so much, they had to pay the premium for him, which
came to £20 million.
Now, if he was to come back, I would not
pay anything like that for a 29 year old. I know he knows the club
and the Premier League, but he does not know the team that is at White
Hart Lane now, nor the manager. And what happens when Defoe is fit
again ? We are back to square one, with too many strikers who all want
to be playing. Isn't that what got us into this situation in the
first place ?
I especially don't want to see Aaron
Lennon go the other way as part of any deal. If he does, I will
not only be questioning Harry Redknapp's suitability for the job at
Spurs, but also Daniel Levy's. The chairman has done a pretty good
job, but if he allows Redknapp to sell off the prize assets to assemble
an ageing side at the Lane, then it is only heading one way.
I wouldn't have had Chimbonda back, as he
will not have changed that much in six months and if Roy Keane couldn't
scare him into behaving, Hangdog surely won't.
Panic buying in January hardly ever pays
off. Remember Rasiak anyone ?
If we are going to spend £15 million on a
striker, can't we find one who knows how to get 20 a season from abroad
? Wagner Love was rumoured or spend the extra and get Santa Cruz,
but keep Lennon to supply him.
Hoping the next day brings a much needed
purchase that will keep us up.
benny the ball
I think that Spurs will
pull a last minute rabbit out of the hat, just like they usually do.
This time I think it will
Sorry, that should have
read "This time it will be messy".
Surely the management is aware of how badly Defoe and Keane play
when paired as a strike force.
There seems no valid reason why we
should buy Keane at all.
Defoe had to leave our club because
Keane could only play with Berba. Defoe was denied any opportunity
and had to leave to further his career.
If Keane comes back we could once
again lose Defoe.
No one seems to realise this.
Seventy years plus a supporter.
I am not sure where the
areas of the team are that need strengthening. Perhaps left mid,
maybe a central defender, but we are surely looking at players who are
better than we have already, rather than more of the same quality in
areas where we have adequate players.
Santa Cruz makes more
sense than Keane, as he will offer more in terms of goalscoring threat,
whereas Robbie is a good link player who will score quite a few goals.
But, maybe missing out on Bellamy, Harry might see Keane as that sort of
player. But then where does that leave Modric and if Santa Cruz
comes in, where does that leave Bent ?
I just think that the
money we are spending could be better spent elsewhere on other players
who offer more for less money.
I think Adam is being a tad unfair on Harry, who has, after all, had
to work with another managers’ team and indeed has to try and build
“his” team and keep us up at the same time (if you get my drift!).
I, for one, would welcome Robbie back with open arms, as he will
work his socks off from the front and can drop into midfield when
needed and can score brill goals, remember the fourth v Chelski last
would like to see us bring in a player that can defend properly at
set pieces (sorry Daws, Woody), but these last minute goal leakages
are driving me nuts and ruining my weekends !
well just my humble thoughts and fingers crossed we can beat the
Arse on Sunday (if you will forgive the phrase!). As for
Harry, I like him and I feel he is a breath of fresh air when you
look back at Ramos and co !
Bruce says – Keep the faith!
It is a shame we lost out on
Queresma to Chelski, as he would have balanced up the team nicely.
However, if his form is
as erratic as everyone says, then maybe we can see if he does it for
Chelski and then nick him in the summer transfer window !!