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Former Player Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by AuroRaman, 14 Mar 2014.

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    AuroRaman Ruel Fox

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    http://www.goal.com/en/news/modric-...l-madrid-struggles/1vx10bltkbahg19lwtmiafklxf

    Modric reveals Tottenham regret amid Real Madrid struggles

    The Croatian midfielder admits he is still disappointed at having failed to land a trophy at Spurs before departing for Spain in the summer of 2012

    Luka Modric has revealed that “one regret” from his time at Tottenham still bugs him, despite having left for Real Madrid back in 2012.

    The Croatia international spent four years with Spurs before heading to Spain, during which he made over 150 appearances and established himself as one of the finest playmakers in world football.

    He was, however, to depart with no tangible reward to show for his efforts, and that still rankles the 32-year-old.

    Modric told FourFourTwo on his time at White Hart Lane, which ended rather acrimoniously as he forced through a move elsewhere: “My one regret is that I didn’t win a trophy with Tottenham, despite us being a strong team who played good, attractive football.

    “I’m sorry for the way I left. I wish we had parted in a nicer way. I hope fans understand that I followed my dreams.

    “My emotions when I think about the time I spent at Spurs are always really positive. Tottenham is the club that first gave me my opportunity to play in one of the strongest leagues in the world.

    “I had a fantastic relationship with the people at the club, and also the fans. The whole atmosphere in and around the club at that time was brilliant, and our results were mostly very good.

    “We played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, against Real Madrid, and in a League Cup final too.

    “Do I still follow their results? Yes, when I have time.

    “I always enjoy watching Tottenham’s games and I really like what the club has become over the last few seasons.

    “They play the kind of enjoyable and attacking football that I like to see, and I definitely think Spurs could win the Premier League title in the near future – they’ve got excellent players.”

    While Modric is keeping half an eye on events at Tottenham, his priority at present is to help Real rediscover their spark.

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    The La Liga and Champions League double winners from 2016-17 have endured a humbling fall from grace this term, although there is a confidence within the camp that they can turn things around.

    “The results haven't been what we expected," Modric said on the struggles of the Spanish giants.

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    "But this is football. Last season things went well, this season we have played quite well but it wasn't always enough.

    "I have no doubt that it is a temporary crisis and that we will achieve our goals from here to the end of the season.

    "We are aiming to defend the titles we won last season, and I know it won't be easy, but I will always trust in our quality."
     
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  3. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Terry Fenwick

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    I know he’s not a former player but Old Saggy Chops was doing last nights game for Irish tv and was very complimentary of us.

    The host kept pushing him on our players leaving, particularly Kane. Harry’s response was “Why would anyone leave Tottenham? We’re talking about a top club here, one of Europe’s best. The squad they have and the training facilities, they’d be mad to leave.”

    I thought he was a bit unfairly treated by Levy, skirt hitching for the FA aside, but he’s always spoken well of us to be fair to him.
     
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  4. scaramanga

    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    I think football on the whole has treated him incredibly well - escepially when you consider his natural disadvantage in a job where thinking is a prerequisite.
     
  5. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Robbie Keane scored the winning goal and was named MOTM for Indian Super League Club ATK on his debut as caretaker player manager. They beat Avram Grant's NorthEast United 1-0. Keane replaced interim head coach Ashley Westwood, who in turn had replaced Teddy Sheringham, for the final game of the season.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Frederic Kanoute

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    Chuffed for him, them being his boyhood club as well.
     
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  8. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    Berbatov & Keane were at Wembley yesterday plus appeared on Soccer AM.



     
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    nayenezgani Ruel Fox

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    fudgeinnel, is that Jimmy Bullard!? Looks like he's trying to become Jimmy Saville...
     
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    Aldo Gheorge Popescu

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    Nottingham Forest have re-signed defender Michael Dawson from fellow Championship club Hull City.

    The centre-back, 34, has signed a two-year deal with Forest from 1 July.

    The former Tottenham player made 122 league appearances for Hull after arriving in 2014 and will leave on a free transfer when his contract ends.

    Dawson, capped four times by England, began his career as a trainee with the City Ground club, playing 91 times before joining Spurs in 2005.

    He made 40 Championship appearances for Hull in 2017-18, scoring three times.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44309529
     
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    scaramanga David Ginola Staff Member

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    He was unfortunate in his timing with regard to England caps. Compared to what we're taking to the World Cup, he'd be first choice defender now.
     
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    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    Heda SPURSCZ Erik Edman

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    Mikey10 Pascal Chimbonda

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    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Its been bubbling away for a long time.

    I seem to recall steff has particularly strong feelings about Mamic since way back when we got Modric.
     
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    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    Glenda's Legs Justin Edinburgh

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    Echoes of Glory podcast have an interview with Paul Miller. Only just started listening to it on the way home yesterday but so far so good. More factual than funny story.

     
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    Denmark Spur Jermaine Jenas

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    Get well soon, Bunjy

     
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