The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 19th August 2016

Discussion in 'The January 2016 Transfer Rumours Archive' started by Archibald&Crooks, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Hoopspur

    Hoopspur Sometimes I wonder why I bother

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    So are you assuming that all this business that has to be done hasn't actually going for the last month? :rolleyes: DL himself (once more) is only just finishing poring one final slab of concrete (he likes to do everything you know) and is loading his fax machine - yet another cliche, to start negotiating on these transfers.
     
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  2. Hot Spur

    Hot Spur Active Member

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    Strange how so many people talk about fax machines relative to transfer dealings. Nobody uses fax machines for transfers any more, those days are long gone.
     
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  3. Jospur

    Jospur Well-Known Member

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    At the same time Spurs must be able to compete in the transfer market for the best players. Hoping to constantly unearth 'gems' like Alli and Dier could see Spurs slip down the league table when other clubs are willing to spend money to bring in talent.

    Our interest in Batshuayi was widely reported - yet we weren't able to bring in that player. I know that Chelsea came in and grabbed him from under our noses (how many times have they done that?) but you'd think this club would have been more committed to bringing in this talented player and getting the deal wrapped up before another club came in and snatched him.

    We were supposed to be interested in Wijnaldum. Liverpool got him.

    Tottenham Hotspur needs to compete effectively both on the field and off it. We're doing well on the field due in great part to the efforts off the field. Other clubs (particularly with new tv money) are bringing in high-priced quality players. If Spurs can't, or won't, compete for these players then I'm not so sure that we'll be able to maintain top four status.

    If we can't maintain a spot in the Champions League what then? Will our stars want to stay? Imagine a scenario when we're about to kick-off the season in the new stadium and Harry Kane asks for a move. Not good.

    The Club needs to spend to compete. Typically you get what you pay for. Depending on unearthed gems and bargains could have a profound effect on the Club's position in the league going forward.
     
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  4. FreddieYid

    FreddieYid Well-Known Member

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    An issue may be finding someone to take on Bentalebs wages, not necessarily suitors for the player himself.

    Unless of course he's willing to take a pay cut, which given how stubborn he's reported to have been during contract negotiations seems unlikely.
     
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  5. Hot Spur

    Hot Spur Active Member

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    @Everlasting Seconds, so you think they still use fax machines do you? Jeez you're living in the dinosaur age.
     
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  6. Everlasting Seconds

    Everlasting Seconds Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do.
     
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  7. Trix

    Trix Well-Known Member

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    We have been outspent by Liverpool season after season and yet finished above them how many times in the last 6-7 years? Leicester won the league last season spending a fraction of the money the chasing pack did. Athletico constantly compete with real and barca despite spending a fraction of the money they do. Don't get sucked into the Sky rhetoric that money guaranties success because it doesn't as last season proved all over the league. A solid Infrastructure, top level scouting and good coaching has proved many times in the past to be more than an equal to pure spending power. MP wants it this way, so that is the only way to go IMO.
     
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  8. longtimespur

    longtimespur Well-Known Member

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    Some people buy a Ferrari others buy a Ford. Both do the same job but one costs a hell of a lot more to maintain.
    Expensive players may sometimes be better but nothing is guaranteed.
    So, unless we have the multi-millions of City, Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool, we buy less expensive that we can tune up and make slight alterations to so we get the end result and can compete.
    Our mechanics are top notch don't you know?
     
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  9. FibreOpticJesus

    FibreOpticJesus Active Member

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    Whilst I agree mostly to what you say I do believe that you can mix the two. We lack an experienced head and a Payet style player in which we must invest. From what we saw last year and in the first two games this season I cannot see us being top four without spending what is needed on the above. In my opinion the lack of the above it cost us the league title last year.
     
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  10. Archibald&Crooks

    Archibald&Crooks Aegina Expat Admin

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    There is no longer any need for this thread and i'm fed up with the whole thing anyway.

    As it stands we're done.
     
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