Spurs close in on Southampton Duo

Discussion in 'Spurscommunity Front Page News' started by BTN1, Jul 28, 2014.


Discussion in 'Spurscommunity Front Page News' started by BTN1, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. postigol
  2. millsey
    Explain the word Sandro Unplayble when he is fit? Hes no Suarez. Sandro has been unplayable for a while alright, but in a different context. I have not seen ANYTHING to sugges Paulinho in brilliant when fit.
  3. millsey
    phaffing as in not paying 25 million pounds and a bigger club coming in to get him?
  4. millsey
    Def need that center back. Someone top class if we can, not a young potential style signing
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  5. Sweetsman
    Quite a closing down sale at Soton: did someone on their staff tell the owner that her bum did look big?
  6. Gaz_Gammon

    I don't doubt what you are saying about the on field changes season, after season but guess that any new manager want's to a certain extent to bring in players to freshen up the squad as a whole.

    In Poch's system though, Sandro, Paulinho, Dembele could (i mean could) not be what he wants to transfer his system that he had in place at Southampton. I think (and i could be wrong on this) that he moved out eight or eleven players after he assessed the Southampton squad. I am not saying that he will want a mass clear-out at Spurs but his system calls for pace, quick movement of the ball and constant closing down of the opposition when we don't have the ball.

    It does not take a degree in rocket science to see who the likely candidates are that may be shown the door. One surprising fact in the first three friendlies is the ever present Capoue? Perhaps here lies the tale of the future of Sandro and or Paulinho. If we are to take the two Southampton players then Koemen may possibly want a couple or three in return.

    We have a bulging squad and Levy will want somehow to reduce the cost, and size so i do see more changes and a little unrest but all for the good of the squad in my opinion.
  7. the shelf
    As in not paying £25m for a player who will likely be worth three times that in a couple of years yes.
  8. t-baggins
    I agree with your first point in terms of ensuring a smooth transition, but I don't think he is an improvement in quality over Sandro or Capoue so with Poch being given the pre-season to install his theory and methods I feel we have more opportunity to get the best out of them both.

    I disagree with your Moutinho statement. What really cost AVB was our appalling defending 18 months into his tenure, and his inability to bring out the best in either of our very expensive strikers.

    If I remember rightly (James) Rodriguez left for Monaco at the same time as Moutinho... And we were also obsessed with Hulk from Porto at the same time. We didn't manage to sign either of our two main targets, yet the Rodriguez went unnoticed, but would have offered so much more. I don't for a moment think Moutinho isn't a good player, but he is very much in the same mould as Deco, and we know how that ended for Scolari...

    The money for both Southampton players is ridiculous, and one is recovering from a serious knee injury, and the other has better players already in front of him at the club!
  9. t-baggins

    Paulinho was involved in the third and fourth place playoff at the World Cup... That is why he will not be back in action, he will be enjoying a break... He needs a break too! He needs to refresh, and he needs to think about how he is going to improve on a disappointing first season in the Premier League...
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  10. chookz
    Southampton chairman has been on saying lies! lies!! lies!!!
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  11. HotspurFC1950

    A number of teams at the World Cup would not survive in the EPL.

    Not talking the semi finalists etc
  12. yusrisafri
    Bloody hell we never learn do we? We've been buying so many overpriced players over the years you'd have thought we'd have learnt by now. Bentley, Rebrov, Richards (rip), paulinho, lamela. And now we want to spend ridiculous money on 2 players who have hardly played for their national teams! And if they don't perform we then want to sell them at the price we bought. And if there are no takers we end up with expensive players on our payroll. Ridiculous business!
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