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Jan Vertonghen

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

  1. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Been a great player for us, wish him well in what he does next.
     
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  2. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Players like Jan and Hugo will always have a place in my hall of fame, players that could have left and at times were possibly
    too good for us but stayed with us.

    When you look at the money city paid for some donkeys at cb Jan could have left us and fortunes and medals.

    Goodbye and good luck super Jan.
     
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  3. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Fantastic player and been at the club for so long. Been lucky to have him.

    Will be missed, but the right time to leave I think.
     
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  4. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    I hope we’ve kept some DNA. Very versatile player, good open-play goal-scorer, so definitely worth cloning for future exhibition “dream of a team of” matches.
     
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  5. Denmark Spur

    Denmark Spur Vedran Corluka

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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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    I don't think we're letting him go. It doesn't look like it. It seems like it's his own decision to move on. Tremendous player for us. Always dependable, and some stand out moments at both ends of the pitch. One of the best CB we've ever had, imo. The pair of Vertongen and Alderweireld is definitely the best CB partnership we've had, even surpassing Ledley and Woodgate.
     
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  7. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    Certainly in the PL era. Vertonghen and Alderweireld were the best CBs in the league for a couple of seasons.
     
  8. Legohamster

    Legohamster Les Ferdinand

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    Gutted he’s off even though it’s the right decision.
     
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  9. StephenH

    StephenH David Ginola

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    Up there with my favourite Spurs, past and present.
    Thanks, Jan.
     
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    jts1882 Vedran Corluka

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    I wonder if he'll end up in Italy.
     
  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    The Inter Milan retirement home?

    I got the impression we wouldn’t offer him the length of contract he wanted initially and I wonder if he had a Gary Neville moment this where He realised the league had just gotten too fast to him. His downturn in form seemed to happen so quickly I hoped it was down to a injury he was carrying, but the Athletic reported he was close to tears after a poor cup game vs SCBC.

    I think Italy or back to his homeland at Ajax would be fitting, especially if he can pick up a trophy.

    Thanks for everything Jan, even the extension you signed at the end showed how you felt about the club and the feeling is mutual. Hope we see him back in a playoff capacity at a full NWHL, we beat the team he plays for and we can him the vocal sendoff and appreciation he deserved.
     
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  12. King of Norway

    King of Norway Gudni Bergsson

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    Sad to see him go, as I was one of his biggest fans. He gave us his best years though, and was a great and loyal performer for us over a number of years. I'm certain he is a player and man that every Spurs fan will remember fondly for what he has done for the club. I would love to see him back in some capacity in the future. He seems like the coaching type.
     
  13. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Never the strongest or the quickest. Figured out how to defend against some of the best around regardless. Great technique and also managed to use that to good effect.

    If he can teach some of these things and wants to be a coach he'd be more than welcome I imagine.
     
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    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    It's difficult to compare to King and Woodgate, in part because they played so few games together. In terms of quality at their best i think it's fairly close. In terms of impact on the team and club there's no doubt.
     
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    wiziwig Steed Malbranque

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    My sentiments too.

    Like others have said, it would be great if one day we see him back at our club in some capacity..

    Thank you and good luck SuperJan.
     
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    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Sad to see him go but it's time. Lots of good memories and he was always loyal.

    The biggest tribute I can pay Jan is that Tactics Tim didn't rate him.
     
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  17. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan John Lacy

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    I love this.

     
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    Glenda's Legs Johnny Morrison

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    That's brought a tear to my eye!
    Lovely touch from the club.
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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  20. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Brilliant, i have seen some really great CB"s at the Lane [ some crap ones as well] but he is probably the best of them.
     
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