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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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    Will miss not seeing Jan in our shirt next season, he always played to his pace which is a sign of a great player.
     
  2. Moby

    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    He’s legit. I saw a programme on him not long ago.
    It’s mental the work he does. He’s literally going from stadium to hotel to stadium to airport all day, in and out of taxis, and on the phone to contacts.
    He’s sound.
     
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  3. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Ian Walker

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    Yeah but he's no Ricky Sacks
     
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  4. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    I really though Jan could have played at left back this year. Was surprised he didn’t play more and have a suspicion he found it hard to regain full fitness over the last couple of years.

    Better than Ledley? Of course not. Jan was a
    Model pro but not as dominant, physical, fast rangy (telescopic?) and didn’t save as many goals imo.


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  5. Moby

    Moby Steffen Iversen

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    Indeed. He’s no ballsacks.

    Found this on YT
     
  6. Sandman

    Sandman Young-Pyo Lee

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    Benfica is my Portuguese team so I am kind of happy he has gone there. I watch some of their games :)
     
  7. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Howse he monetising this film flam?
     
  8. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Johnny Morrison

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    Superjan lives on

    (don’t like seeing him in an Emirates branded shirt)
     
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  9. mjc23

    mjc23 Steed Malbranque

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    Good luck to him. Has been an excellent player for us and a great professional.
     
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  10. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Christian Ziege

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    Are irons not a thing in Portugal?
     
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  11. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Haha it’s always funny seeing people with a shirt straight out of the packet! Usually the department of a chav at a wedding or court appearance !
     
  12. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    He’s looking a little de bruyne with the pale face and red tint...
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  13. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Andy Thompson

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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    Benfica are a pretty cool club and all but I can't help thinking I wanted him to go for a higher profile club...Sure he's picked the option that was best for him and his family so what I can I say but plenty of the heavy hitters could do with a CB of his quality, unless he is really in a swift decline...
     
  15. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Jermaine Jenas

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    Why did Vertonghen join Benfica on a free ? It doesn't make any sense. Can understand if he went back to the Belgium league. But why did he choose Benfica in the Portuguese league ? Benfica are only good in the weak Portuguese league and have not won any European trophies since 1962. Is it because Benfica is paying higher salary to him than us ? He should have stayed with us. I think he will be wasting his talents in a poor league.
     
  16. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    I don’t think we offered him a deal with the length he wanted nor was he likely to be first choice. Warmer climate, longer deal, competing for domestic trophies and virtually guaranteed CL is quite a few boxes ticked for a player in the twilight of his career.

    You think he’s wasting his talents going to Portugal but advocate going to Belgium or sitting on our bench instead??
     

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