Rafael van der Vaart exclusive: "Leaving Tottenham was the most stupid decision of my career"

Discussion in 'Spurscommunity Front Page News' started by Indisguise, Jul 22, 2015.

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Discussion in 'Spurscommunity Front Page News' started by Indisguise, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. thinktank
    Erm...duh!

    Silly boy.
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  2. dude573
    Reading that was extremely upsetting, you can tell that Raffa really actually loved the club.
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  3. millsey
    Absoutly loved the guy. But his legs went towards the end of our time, and he couldn't manage 90 mins. He wouldn't survive 10 mins in Pochs system. We had a wonderful 2 years with him though.
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  4. thinktank
    It was his girlfriend who got a new job and wanted to move wasn't it??

    Now he's split from her isn't he??

    Lesson to be learned.
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  5. YiddoTom90
    Makes me hate the fact we sold him apart from the king he was the most passionate for the shirt.
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  6. SpursDave88
    This makes me sad, even the players knew how close we were to really doing something great with that side. You truly felt we could beat anyone with that team. If only we had signed a striker the year we got into the CL, both Suarez and Dzcko were available that year We baulked at 26m for Dzeko and instead decided to spend the same figure on Soldado a few years later. Sad, sad, sad. The following year when we were challenging for the title we signed Nelsen and Saha when Cahill, for one, was available, Jesus wept.
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  7. Timberwolf
    I think he split with her about a month after he left, too.

    Oh, what could've been... :(
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  8. kungfugrip
    Sad he was only with us two years, but they were a great two years. Fantastic player. Always scored against Arsenal as well!!
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  9. JonnySpurs
    Oh man, I was SOOO happy when we signed him. i remember the moment on deadline day when SSN reported the deal, I was beside myself.

    Thankfully he more than lived up to my expectations and was an absolute joy to watch.

    We'll always have the memories Rafa you beautiful man.
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  10. Mullers
    We should have gone back in for him, 10 minutes from Rafa is better than the 90 minutes from some of our our players.
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  11. TriXed
    Rafa would have been a smart purchase: 2 year contract, experience for the younger players, loves the club but I can see why the club would not want him back.
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  12. SpursDave88
    My highlights were his breakaway goal against Villa where he finished off a counterattack by passing the ball into the corner from the edge of the area, his goal against Inter Milan at home and his equaliser at home to Arsenal and "shshing" the away fans. Actually every minute he played against Arsenal was sublime. Great memories, we should have won things with that side.
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  13. CowInAComa
    If Levy had twisted instead of stuck at the height of that period we could have won the league.

    The best stadium in world football is the least he owes us.
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  14. Geyzer Soze
    Yeah. Don't let your missus get a job!
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  15. Geyzer Soze
    The infamous Saha/ nelson January when we could have got Suarez?

    Suarez
    Bale, vdv, Lennon

    would have won the league. for Def.
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  16. CowInAComa
    Fucking hell. This sort of nostalgia is going to bring a tear to my eye.
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  17. garryparkerschest
    Thinking of the football we played is bringing a tear elsewhere. :)
  18. Database
    "And Harry [Redknapp] — he was like your dad. I would give everything for that man; I was really sad when he left. I think the England job would have been the best job for him and also for England."

    ------Adebayor------
    ---------VDV-----------
    Bale-Modric-Parker-Lennon

    Damn I miss those days. Fuck you AVB!
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