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Summer 2018 transfer thread

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by alekaras, 2 Feb 2018.

  1. harr1984

    harr1984 Edgar Davids

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    They are necessities I agree, but in order to kick on there is also a position or two that needs improving. CM is an area we could do with improving regardless of who stays/goes - Dier is decent but really not all that. Im not looking at things negatively Im comfortable with keeping what we had as other than Liverpool none of our rivals have massively strengthened but I am a little disappointed we havent improved on what he had at all....
     
  2. galeforce

    galeforce Willie Hall

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    I massively bumped on that too, they generally tinkle me off but that really made me angry, if Poch or Levy read that they'll think we are a bunch of impossible to please tacos
     
  3. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Gerry Armstrong

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    They have the right to ask any questions they want, if they are coming from the members they represent.

    The club equally has the right to choose how to answer, if at all.

    The trouble is that whatever answer Levy might give to that demand for an explanation (should he so choose, which he rightly won't) is obviously not going to make them happy, so it's pointless.
     
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  4. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Dean Austin

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    Fat Mike's just made a £90m signing, quit complaining.
     
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  5. galeforce

    galeforce Willie Hall

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    we are customers of the club, we buy tickets and merchandise, if we don't get the product we are buying we have the right to question that, and thats where the line is (obviously its different for share holders, they get their forum at the shareholder meetings)

    I'm a customer of Apple's too, if my iPhone catches fire I have a right to complain, I don't have a right to bitch to Tim Cook about which hot startup Apple should purchase next
     
  6. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Paul Stalteri

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    It looks to me like our priorities were

    1) Get our stars on big contracts.
    2) Dembele, Alderweireld and Rose want to leave, but they are not going anywhere unless the deal suits us and we can get a replacement.
    3) Sell/loan the deadwood (still viable abroad/lower leagues?)
    3) We might be able to get Grealish for less than market value, as a punt.
     
  7. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Nick Barmby

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    And if we achieved some or all of #2 reinvest in a midfielder or advanced attacking player. In an ideal world we'd have converted some of the squad into cash and then one or possibly 2 high quality signings who'd raise the level of the first team.

    No doubt the stadium has taken some time away from the powers that be, but many PL clubs have struggeled to shift their deadwood. Who outside the PL CL clubs will pay silly wages? There is a lack of buyers and too many sellers punting players on high wages.
     
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  8. Rorschach

    Rorschach Paul Stewart

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    Bit early for drinking Jon.
     
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  9. GinolaGinolaGinola

    GinolaGinolaGinola Dean Richards

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    Awful game wasn’t it. I didn’t go to a lot of Wembley games at all last year but that game was woeful.
     
  10. SubZero

    SubZero Øyvind Leonhardsen

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    I'm actually not that disappointed overall. Our first team is of such quality that upgrading would be very hard, not to mention extremely expensive. I would have liked to see some squad players replaced with some exciting talent (Llorente and Sissoko in particular, who I think we have seen the best of), but know too little about Grealish and such to be very down about it. I agree however with those who aren't entirely sure about why we have 3 keepers outside the HG quota. Was hoping for Sessegnon as it seems he could've been a first teamer pretty soon, otherwise I enjoyed the Modric rumours even though it would never happen. Now tie down Eriksen and I will be happy.
     
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  11. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Vedran Corluka

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    This thread! 5,350 posts and 90 days of hot air all for diddly squat, zilch, nowt, nada, fudge all.

    :confused: :D
     
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  12. parklane1

    parklane1 Steffen Freund

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    I can agree with most of that, the only player i really would have liked to have seen us sign was Martial ( the others that were mentioned not so much), however it was not meant to be and in all honesty i am not too concerned about it. We have a very good side with some great players, we have a lot of young players who will probably improve under Poch, and if we can keep the vast majority of them fit we should be fine.

    All the wailing and nashing of teeth by a few Spurs fans is not going to change the reality of our situation.
     
  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Steffen Freund

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    Could not agree more, they have their head up their own arses and Levy is right to only pay them lip service. As a matter of interest how many members do this Trust have? because i actually know very few from my travels to the games.
     
  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Cecil Poynton

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    10000 I think they claim
     
  15. parklane1

    parklane1 Steffen Freund

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    Really? that is a hell of a lot of membership fees.
     
  16. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Gerry Armstrong

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    Different levels of membership I think. There's no membership fee for the lower level.
     
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  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Steffen Freund

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    Thanks for that, i was getting worried that we have 10,000 fans who believe the trust is worth paying money to.
     
  18. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jermaine Jenas

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    I've supported this club for over 60 years and never in that time believed or expected the club to explain to me how the owners run it. If I felt as strong about issues with the club I would simply stop going as I would with any other product, I'm not happy with many things but I live with it, there is no point in losing sleep over something you have no control over.

    I personally know nothing about foreign football so have no idea who would be available/affordable or be either ready to go straight into the team to improve it or be prepared to sit on the bench to strengthen our squad, so I accept the club has not signed anyone and just get behind the club.
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Tony Parks

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    You’re doing it wrong then!
     
  20. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Richard Gough

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    Actually, as far as I'm aware, they don't even get that anymore!

    A large chunk of the final AGM before the club was taken private consisted of pleas from shareholders for the board to continue to hold an annual shareholder meeting (which, I believe, they were no longer obliged to do once private). Despite repeated requests and arguments, the board would not give a commitment to do so - and so, I presume, there is no longer any shareholder meeting?

    Can anyone clarify that?
     

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