The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 12th July 2017

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If Walker out means Pereira and Barkley in I'd say that's a good deal for Spurs even if Walker is going to a rival. I recon he regresses with City.
Players underestimate how much playing for a good manger and a nice settled team can do for them. I agree Walker is more likely to regress at City. Not sure that Guardiloa knows how to mold that City team.
 
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There is definitely something in this. Spurs getting money just seems to do nothing apart from make it easier for Levy to get his net spend.

I've made peace with losing walker especially as it seems Poch wants him out, but even though I've come round to Barkley the current links aren't exactly making the statement that we truly want to kick on.

I do love how we've competed so well with such limited transfer power, but I can't help wondering what more we could achieve with a proper balls out signing or two. Remember when we dreamt of top four so we could go and get exciting signings? How blissfully unaware we were...

Now we could end up getting Barkley and Pereira, both exceed expectations and we come out smelling of roses, but the problem with trying to play it too smart is you increase the margin for error.
I think our timing is a little unfortunate. It used to be that gaining regular CL qualification was the main way of collecting a large amount of increased money that would open teams up to trading at the top table. A small membership of clubs really, that afforded huge advantages.

The advent of new age sugar daddies increased the membership a little and set a new higher bar for prices.

And then of course we hit our best period of CL qualification and the advantage of that is now diluted and gone, due to the mega PL TV deals that have widened the membership further and caused overall prices to go crazy.

Combining all that with the timing of the new stadium has led to this situation I reckon.
 

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Players underestimate how much playing for a good manger and a nice settled team can do for them. I agree Walker is more likely to regress at City. Not sure that Guardiloa knows how to mold that City team.
You don't get much more direct than Kyle Walker. Why Pep has chosen him to be in more of a possession based side than we are makes no sense to me.
 

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Losing walker doesn't weaken our starting 11. People have short memories, he's not a good defender and is too dependent on his speed and/or a covering CB/DCM to get him out of trouble, at the moment city don't have a decent CB or DCM to do that, I think he'll get found out without that safety net.
 
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From Ali Z on Coys;

Told Walker nearly done , RB in too replace pretty sure is Perriera, also utd do want Dier but very unlikely to happen.
apparently Periera was quoted yesterday claiming to want to 'make it' at Porto

*EDIT - it's on the offical Porto website how he talks about coming back 'home' how he has learnt from his 2 years on loan etc. It doesn't sound like a player close to any move away to be honest
 
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