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Jan Vertonghen

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by glorygloryeze, 15 Feb 2012.

  1. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Jan Vertonghen's house was raided by four armed men and his family threatened at knifepoint when the defender was with #thfc in Leipzig earlier this week. [Daily Mail]
     
  2. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Can’t they just round up all the four-armed men in the area? Check the Hindu temples.
     
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  3. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    That could we'll be why Jan was looking like that.

    Maybe he got the news during the game.

    I thought on the TV pictures he had that stunned and helpless look.
     
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  4. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Mitchell Thomas

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    He’s going to want to leave England even more now.
     
  5. Lakey

    Lakey Ilie Dumitrescu

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  6. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    Starts to make some sense now.

     
  7. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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  8. FatBloke

    FatBloke Pascal Chimbonda

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    No great surprise, really. While I think he still makes our squad as a backup CD (and occasional LB), I certainly wouldn't begrudge him a big money move to a slower-paced league. A couple of years raking it in then off to pasture at Ajax to do his coaching badges.

    He's been a great servant to our club and a symbol of the Pochettino era.
     
  9. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Will be sorry to see him go ( when he does), been a true class player for us over the years and a top CB.
     
  10. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    mjc23 Steve Hodge

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    Sad news, he's been really good for us and is a leader too. Hopefully he can get him self a nice big contract to finish off his career.
     
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  12. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Paul Robinson

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    I agree. I will be sad to see him leave.
     
  13. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Shame if true about the ankle, also disappointed to see it leaked it while he is looking for a new contract.
    I always though he was more likely to maintain fitness than Toby despite being older and was hoping to see him take a coaching role at some point. He’s a rare breed of a cultured defender who knows when to play and when to defend.
     
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  14. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Ah it's a shame but if we were holding on to him, it would be out of nostalgia/loyalty. He's well past his best.

    I'll be sorry to see him go. He was a fantastic defender for us despite some reservations along the way. At one point, him and Toby were the best partnership in Europe. He was also very well versed in the dark arts. Good luck to him for the future.
     
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  15. FatBloke

    FatBloke Pascal Chimbonda

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    I absolutely agree.

    If Jan really wanted to stay for another year without demanding ridiculous money, I really think we should be keeping him around. He's experienced and seems the sort who would help develop the youngsters. Also, he probably owns the Catan set. With all the expansions.

    That said, if he's demanding assurances of match time and so on, it would be best for everyone if he left on good terms.
     
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  16. metalgear

    metalgear Jack Jull

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    rxl Carlo Cudicini

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    If that statement is true, as a club cannot moan when a superstar wants to up and leave. Jan has been a tremendous servant for the club, a contract should be offered to him.
    He's not been a 2 season wonder - just look back through this thread, he's been relatively injury free and stayed (when he could have left) through many different changes in managerial personal and systems.
    I understand there is limited room for sentiment in business today, but maybe that's where the fall down in connections are.
     
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  18. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    The club haven't. Just the internet.
     
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  19. AdamB

    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    I kind of agree with this decision, if its correct. We have two ageing CBs and we wouldnt want to have to replace both in the same summer. If we sign a new CB, and then go into next season with Toby, New guy, Dier and Sanchez as main 4 CBs then its probably better to have Tanganga picking up experience from games as 5th choice. I'm not sure paying a big fat salary to a 5th choice CB makes sense either.

    Always really rated Jan, and he's been a great servant for the club, but times move on
     
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  20. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I agree.... except Tanganga is higher up the list. In fact no reason he can't push the need for a new CB down the priority list.
     
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