Kyle Walker - opinion poll

What is your opinion of the Kyle Walker transfer?

  • Selling first team players to rivals has consequences, this is a bad idea regardless of the fee

    Votes: 156 28.3%
  • Outrageous money for what they're getting. It's the right time to sell. Levy's done it again

    Votes: 243 44.0%
  • On the fence

    Votes: 153 27.7%

  • Total voters
    552
  • Poll closed .

nferno

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I do not believe Trippier is a capable replacement for what Walker gave us. He's awesome to have as rotation RB (overkill even), but clearly the weak link in what would be our strongest lineup.

If we don't replace Walker with another athletetic RB physically equipped to deal with every type of opponent, we will regret this 100%. Say what you want about him, but that combination of pace/power/stamina/durability made Walker a nightmare match-up for AM/wingers. The only time anyone got the better of him was because of his football IQ.

But alas, in Poch we trust.

Also I'm a bit gutted by this because Walker was one of my favourite players and a longterm mainstay...
 
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I suppose we have to accept that City have a blank cheque and will be competing with Real and Barca soon. We cant turn down 50m for a full back that wants to leave anyway. Not many clubs could.
 

Shadydan

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Major negative for me is tha Trippier isn't as good as Walker defensively and I'm not confident especially on that Wembley pitch where there is seemingly more space that he can snuff out attacks as well as Walker, that said we'll improve going forward (not that we need to) I feel that Poch needs to get Trippier up to a decent defensive level for this move to be a complete success or unless Perreira proves to be at least as good as Walker defensively.

The positive is that offensively we'll have an awesome weapon on the right which will improve our attacking play and we'll actually have some first time crosses for Kane and Janssen to feed off, also we've got a bit of money to invest in the squad.

I'm more 6/10 in favour of this move being a success because I trust Poch but I can't help having this lingering feeling that teams are going to target our weak spot on the right which will hurt us.
 
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Would any of the other CL clubs sell us their first teamer to strengthen our weakest position whilst weakening their own?

Irrespective of the fee this transfer has sent out completely the wrong message to our team, opposition and media that we are still a selling club when push comes to shove. We had a chance to make a real statement by keeping hold of all our team, you know the team that finished second on 86 pts, and adding to it but instead have chosen to sell up again. Make no mistake about it this is just the beginning. If like usual we end up with fuck all again next summer, and City do better than us, then expect our other stars to be entertaining moves to more richer/successful clubs. Don't kid yourselves thinking they all desperate to play in a new shiny stadium, that means sod all to footballers with a career of 10-15 years....
 

The Apprentice

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It was fairly clear that he wasn't first choice by the end of the season and we have commanded a massive fee for him. Win, win for me.

If he's better than Trippier, then it is marginal, certainly not bed wetting time. Hopefully it paves the way for the development of KWP.

Great servant, good memories but a move that makes sense for all concerned.

We're not losing Cafu.
 

Spurs72

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We have weakened the team imo. people can say what they like of Walker but the bottom line he is better then Trippier. It would of been better to sell Trippier to Man C and given Walker a pay rise with money left over but what the hell do i know
people can say whatever they want and on this Site they will and I applaud them for that but can one person tell me how we are better off, I agree with you 100%, If we were gonna sell I do not get why we did not sell abroad or tell Walker to shut up and do a Job
 

parj

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Not sure as he is a great attacking right back. I do worry sometimes defensively though. His pace gets him out of a lot of bother sometimes. That will eventually go with age / one bad hammy injury.

However his position vs west ham away this season was so bad not even his pace could get him out of bother.

Is this the right time to sell am not sure so guess am on the fence.
This is why I'm happy for him to go. Amen you play so bad that your number one asset can't bail you out then there is a problem. A top class defender can rely on his brains.

Attacking wise, 5 assists in a team that has 3 players over 20 goals. Poor return.

But his pace is one heck of an asset.
 

SugarRay

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As it stands I'm not impressed. It's a big fee but I don't really care too much for the money, I won't be seeing it afterall.

Right now we are a weaker team, and in the process have helped a rival to strengthen in an area where they were really average.

Definitely not toys out of the pram time though. Despite being disappointed with the deal, I will be amazed if any defender leaves Poch and improves. He'll do the opposite under Pep imo, and more importantly I trust that Poch has something up his sleeve, be it a signing or putting faith in the young un. Trippier is a class replacement as it stands anyway.

As for Walker himself? 8 years or not, massive pay increase or not, if any player wants to leave Tottenham then they go down in my estimation. Wish him luck? Fuck that! I hope in a years time he is listed alongside John Stones and co as a laughing stock and a complete waste of money and is struggling to get near the England side. Thanks? Nah, just shut the door as you leave.
 

lukespurs7

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Would any of the other CL clubs sell us their first teamer to strengthen our weakest position whilst weakening their own?

Irrespective of the fee this transfer has sent out completely the wrong message to our team, opposition and media that we are still a selling club when push comes to shove. We had a chance to make a real statement by keeping hold of all our team, you know the team that finished second on 86 pts, and adding to it but instead have chosen to sell up again. Make no mistake about it this is just the beginning. If like usual we end up with fuck all again next summer, and City do better than us, then expect our other stars to be entertaining moves to more richer/successful clubs. Don't kid yourselves thinking they all desperate to play in a new shiny stadium, that means sod all to footballers with a career of 10-15 years....
Depressingly all true
 

lukespurs7

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As it stands I'm not impressed. It's a big fee but I don't really care too much for the money, I won't be seeing it afterall.

Right now we are a weaker team, and in the process have helped a rival to strengthen in an area where they were really average.

Definitely not toys out of the pram time though. Despite being disappointed with the deal, I will be amazed if any defender leaves Poch and improves. He'll do the opposite under Pep imo, and more importantly I trust that Poch has something up his sleeve, be it a signing or putting faith in the young un. Trippier is a class replacement as it stands anyway.

As for Walker himself? 8 years or not, massive pay increase or not, if any player wants to leave Tottenham then they go down in my estimation. Wish him luck? Fuck that! I hope in a years time he is listed alongside John Stones and co as a laughing stock and a complete waste of money and is struggling to get near the England side. Thanks? Nah, just shut the door as you leave.
Agreed. He's jumped ship. Not cool.
 
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Banished from the transfer thread, so i'm not exactly up to date with this.

Why are people talking about replacing Walker? He'll start for us next season. The "fall out" with Poch was fabricated bullshit coys
 

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My only disappointment towards the deal is that we didn't get Sancho(who we can still get) and/or Iheanacho

I read some people say Iheanacho doesnt want to be second choice, I dont see where he will go and be first choice and be at a top half team. Leicester have Vardy and Slimani. West Ham are shit as well
 
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Mustard

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Guy's coming into his peak.

Best Rb in the country till Jan when his head was turned.

Poch is ruthless and I back him till he eventually goes. But losing the best rb in the country if you want to win the league is a mistake.
 

JimmyG2

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Bad news
Like the boy.
Two good seasons.
Better than Trippier and fits Pochettino's game plan better.
Key and long-standing member of the squad
on and off the pitch.
Could undermine team cohesion and set others thinking.
Won't get anyone better for that money.
Good luck.
I said years ago he would make us a lot of money eventually.
At least spend the money on 2/3 promising youngsters.
Project temporarily wobbling.
I trust Poch but he's not always right.