***Tottenham Hotspur - Those Glory Nights***

Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by Ace Boogie, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    We were heavily linked with Andre Gomes two days ago, but the Everton Manager spoke up and said he spoke to him and it is not true. I do feel there may be something in it. he was good today, but I am not sure he is what we need.
     
  2. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesTottenham

    I will say, his hair is fantastic and we pay extra for good hair.
     
    Owsley and NYGator like this.
  3. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    This has been the best worst season ever. When you think about what this team has had to overcome from having the most unrested players due to the World Cup, not making any signings, stadium delays that forced us to play the majority of our games on the road early, the amount of losses in the EPL, the injuries...for us to finish top 4 in PL and finals in CL is pretty great. We only had to hold serve this year going into next year when we have a brand new stadium, better rested players, and money to make signings, and next year should be a big year to build off of this one.
     
  4. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    Everton have no say in the matter as Barca will take the best offer. He was quality at Valencia, but Barca absolutely destroyed him mentally. He’s very good on the ball, but we need a ball winner more than anything in the midfield. Gana would be perfect, but seems like he’s PSG bound.
     
  5. TheSkeeter

    TheSkeeter Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    Gg fellows... now rest up, you have the greatest mission of all
     
  6. TheSkeeter

    TheSkeeter Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    If Gana goes anywhere it’s PSG. It would break my heart but I don’t blame him. As for Gomez I think part of the loan deal was first rights to buy, but who knows what that means. You guys are for sure in it, but I know he’s loved his time at Everton and we can throw money at people so I’m hoping it gives us a leg up.
     
    Owsley likes this.
  7. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    I wasn’t suggesting Everton had a say. The manager supposedly spoke with him and he denied that he had cut a deal with spurs. My issue with Gomes is he is not someone who will win a ball in the ground. That is a non starter for me unless Poch thinks he can change that.
     
    TheSkeeter likes this.
  8. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    My understanding is they had no buy clause. Not sure if what you are saying is the way to get around that. This is not a guy that as a spurs fan I would be willing to overpay for.
     
  9. TheSkeeter

    TheSkeeter Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    Brands and Silva have said for a couple of weeks that most of the targets are ready to go, so it seems like we will get business done quick. You’re right about his place in y’all’s midfield unless Eriksen is gone? He’s better passer than sissoko better on ball the Dele, but obviously not as good in front of goal
     
  10. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    We’ve somehow finished top 4. Lots of thanks to arsenal for shitting the bed even worse than we did.
     
  11. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    Lots of thanks to our captain for saving that pk too
     
  12. Spontaneous Cumbustion

    Spontaneous Cumbustion Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTottenhamXavier MusketeersUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamFC Cincinnati

    Getting top four in this season is a huge accomplishment. Let’s rest up and get our best lineup ready for the final.
     
    Owsley likes this.
  13. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    Sounds like Sessegnon for ~ 25m could happen.
     
    NYGator, skrouse, timo and 1 other person like this.
  14. Spontaneous Cumbustion

    Spontaneous Cumbustion Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTottenhamXavier MusketeersUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamFC Cincinnati

    I'm cool with that. I still think he's going to be a very good player and he's a Brit which helps our roster. We will also need to revamp our midfield and potentially our 10 position if Eriksen leaves.
     
    timo and Owsley like this.
  15. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    His versatility is immense. He’d likely come on as a backup LW, but he’s played all over for FFC this season. Only 18 too, so I’m not buying into the talk this season was a major disappointment for him.

    I’d be happy to go back for Grealish this summer as well if Villa fail to achieve promotion. I don’t think either guy is a true statement signing, but we need homegrown depth in a major way.
     
    Dick Dollars and timo like this.
  16. broXcore

    broXcore cat
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsKansas City ChiefsTottenhamSporting Kansas City

    definitely on the grealish train. if we can get him and sess, thats a fantastic start to the window.
     
    Owsley and Dick Dollars like this.
  17. SugarShaun

    SugarShaun Was once confused for BuckeyeRiot
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCleveland CavaliersCleveland BrownsManchester CityUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamColumbus Crew

  18. Hogger

    Hogger Well-Known Member

    Didn’t it come out recently that Grealish’s buyout is over £60m? If true seems like way too much.
     
  19. broXcore

    broXcore cat
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsKansas City ChiefsTottenhamSporting Kansas City

    if thats the case, no thanks lmao

    60 mil is crazy for him at this point, even with the english tax
     
  20. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    If Villa fail to gain promotion, he’ll be half of that.
     
  21. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United



    Now we just need Derby to win the playoff
     
  22. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    I feel like the rumors that have come up this year feel more like the rumors when we signed Vertonghen and Lloiris. Long time targets that we acted relatively quickly on. I would be surprised if Sessegnon is not done and dusted by July. To a lesser extent Gomes, who I am not as high on but still would be a solid squad player at worst. I don't buy the Bale rumors even though they keep trying to get us to believe. it sounds like he is dead set against moving, and I'm not sure Levy would bring him in at $10 million for a loan and $250K salary for one year and risk upsetting the stability of our wages with someone who is not the leader of the team. That said, if he stayed healthy he could be a beast on this squad. The thought of him and Son or him and Lucas on the wing is pretty scary with Harry up top and Dele as a 10. Our counter attack will be outstanding.
     
  23. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesTottenham

    So you're saying our long time targets are finally gonna come through? Come on down, Damiao!
     
    Owsley likes this.
  24. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    No, I was referring to João Moutinho
     
    Owsley and PeterGriffin like this.
  25. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    I like Gomes, and think his time at Valencia (and Everton to a lesser extent) coupled with Poch’s ability to bring out the best in someone (see: Sissoko, Moussa) makes him a very intriguing buy. He’s still only 25, so plenty of good years left. We’re still in desperate need of a ball-winning 6 though. I’d love Doucoure or Ndidi, but neither would come cheap.
     
  26. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    What position would Gomes play for us? He is not a ball winning player outside of air duels. He would really need to learn how to play both ways to fit in our system and commit to defending and winning balls.
     
  27. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Not at all a fan of Gomes. There are much better players we could put that money towards.
     
  28. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

  29. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    My wishlist of players I am interested in now (not all at once)...

    Sessegnon
    Brandt
    Lo Celso
    Ziyech
    N’Dombele
    Rabiot
    Wan Bissaka or some rising RB
    Bale (just because)


    Cut bait...
    Lamela
    Trips
    Wanyama
    LLorente
    Aurier
     
  30. Wu

    Wu LKY did nothing wrong
    TMB OG

    Obvious sentimentality aside, Lord Bale would be a waste of money at this juncture :twocents:
     
    PeterGriffin and Owsley like this.
  31. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    Understood, but hard to put it aside. He is my favorite player. If money wasn't an object...
     
    Wu likes this.
  32. skrouse

    skrouse Well-Known Member
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOrlando MagicTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamOrlando City

    I read Bale could happen on a loan with Real still paying a chunk of his salary. That would make it very possible imo
     
  33. IAHusk

    IAHusk E Pluribus Anus
    Donor
    Nebraska CornhuskersAtlanta BravesManchester UnitedUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Even that seems like a long shot and would wreck Spurs wage structure.

    Isn't your highest earner at like £200k per week? That's less than half of what Bale makes at Real.
     
    broXcore and Owsley like this.
  34. skrouse

    skrouse Well-Known Member
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOrlando MagicTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamOrlando City

    Is his salary that high? Was thinking in the 300k-350k and we paid half we'd be alright. Long shot but doable
     
  35. IAHusk

    IAHusk E Pluribus Anus
    Donor
    Nebraska CornhuskersAtlanta BravesManchester UnitedUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    I thought I remember the last contract he signed being around £500k-600k per week. Which would put his after tax earnings in that £300k-350k range. Could be wrong tho.
     
  36. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    The offer was reported as a $10 million dollar loan deal and we only pick up $250K per week, which still kills our structure.
     
  37. PeterGriffin

    PeterGriffin Iced and/or sweet tea is for dirty rednecks.
    Florida State SeminolesTottenham

    That is truly disgusting.
     
  38. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    It's hard to trust what is reported as wages. I have seen anywhere from 350-650K per week, and some saying not taxed. I think it is actually on the lower end and the other is paid in easy bonuses.
     
  39. skrouse

    skrouse Well-Known Member
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOrlando MagicTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamOrlando City

    Yeah that number is gross, especially for anything but a sure thing. Most likely he'd be great but i'd rather use the money elsewhere and not bring potential discord to the locker room
     
  40. Owsley

    Owsley My friends call me Bear
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesTottenhamAtlanta United

    We aren’t bringing Bale back, nor should we.
     
  41. Dick Dollars

    Dick Dollars And they’ll all be signing autographs
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesWashington NationalsOrlando MagicTampa Bay BuccaneersTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    If I were him I’d play golf and collect my money.
     
    skrouse and VoodooChild5 like this.
  42. Hogger

    Hogger Well-Known Member

    NYGator likes this.
  43. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

  44. NYGator

    NYGator Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Florida GatorsNew York YankeesNew York GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamNew York City Football Club

    Who is that? Yes, they are rarely right, but in general Spurs insiders are rarely right.
     
  45. Hogger

    Hogger Well-Known Member

    Should i get my hopes at all over Ndombele? Seems like an ideal fit in a position of need. But we’re far from the only ones after him.
     
    VoodooChild5 likes this.
  46. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Hercules
     
    NYGator likes this.
  47. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    He’s literally been wrong about everything over the past two years.
     
  48. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    He’s exactly what we need and would be perfect but is probably too expensive.
     
    Hogger likes this.
  49. VoodooChild5

    VoodooChild5 Fan of: Notre Dame
    Donor
    Notre Dame Fighting IrishSan Francisco GiantsTottenhamUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    We need one box to box midfielder and one destroyer/ball winner. Wanyama and Dier can’t be relied on as our only defensive midfielders.
     
  50. Spontaneous Cumbustion

    Spontaneous Cumbustion Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Ohio State BuckeyesCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTottenhamXavier MusketeersUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamFC Cincinnati

    We just need new players and more depth. I'm not going to get invested in any particular names because most transfer rumors are wrong. If Levy doesn't give Poch some fucking money to spend after the miracle he worked this past season then he'll be leaving as soon as a good offer arrives.