The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 1st January

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Archibald&Crooks

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Good morning and a Happy New Year to you all.

Before we get going there's a couple of things that need to be said.

Firstly, I think last summer the ITK got too diluted, it was all over the place. So with that in mind we've asked the site ITK's to ONLY post their info in this thread or the Read Only and they were happy to agree, so please don't ask them this or that, if they have anything at all to add, they'll be posting it in here.

Secondly, we're not interested in any way, shape or form in hearing about a rating for a post given by any particular ITK. Nor are we interested in hearing about a smiley or emoticon that may have been left by JJetset. None of it is ITK.

Thirdly, the well is now dry. If this thread gets hit with the same malaise that took hold last summer, the cull will be swift, there won't be warning after warning.

Finally, hopefully, with ITK being more concentrated in here, stopping reporting every ITK's twitch as info and sticking to the rules, we'll all have a good laugh and enjoy the window, like we did right up until last summer.

With all of that out of the way, these forums are now open for discussing ITK.
 

tony0379

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Good morning and a Happy New Year to you all.

Before we get going there's a couple of things that need to be said.

Firstly, I think last summer the ITK got too diluted, it was all over the place. So with that in mind we've asked the site ITK's to ONLY post their info in this thread or the Read Only and they were happy to agree, so please don't ask them this or that, if they have anything at all to add, they'll be posting it in here.

Secondly, we're not interested in any way, shape or form in hearing about a rating for a post given by any particular ITK. Nor are we interested in hearing about a smiley or emoticon that may have been left by JJetset. None of it is ITK.

Thirdly, the well is now dry. If this thread gets hit with the same malaise that took hold last summer, the cull will be swift, there won't be warning after warning.

Finally, hopefully, with ITK being more concentrated in here, stopping reporting every ITK's twitch as info and sticking to the rules, we'll all have a good laugh and enjoy the window, like we did right up until last summer.

With all of that out of the way, these forums are now open for discussing ITK.
Happy New Years babes xx
 

piedpiper

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Morning A&C.... Please please bring that "who we should sign" thread into this section...it is so popular and we able to discuss general players.

You've locked it and it stifles our general interaction on player's we would like to discuss..

Oh more importantly Happy New Year Your Highness.. We are not worthy and all that stuff.
 

Archibald&Crooks

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I thought player threads could only be created with a strong link in the media by a credible source? Are we also going to get threads of rumours by Football Whispers like the Grimaldo one?

http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/alex-grimaldo.131205/#post-5709765
No. TBH I put it in there from Spurs Chat just to kick it off so to speak. It'll be removed as things progress.

But it's also an example of one of the (eventually many) threads where people are free to post their musings over who they'd like us to sign @piedpiper
 

daryl hannah

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Morning A&C.... Please please bring that "who we should sign" thread into this section...it is so popular and we able to discuss general players.

You've locked it and it stifles our general interaction on player's we would like to discuss..


Oh more importantly Happy New Year Your Highness.. We are not worthy and all that stuff.
Thanks A & C.

Would like to back up this chap's sentiments - we need a place to freestyle without getting binned.

The feedback thread from the summer reiterated this desire from multiple contributors.
 

worcestersauce

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Thanks A & C.

Would like to back up this chap's sentiments - we need a place to freestyle without getting binned.

The feedback thread from the summer reiterated this desire from multiple contributors.
As long as we all understand that it has no authority and nobody starts taking opinion as fact or, God forbid, ITK, it's just sheep baahing not goats bleating.
 

Trix

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Good morning and a happy new year to all.

Firstly I am one that in the past has posted various bits and pieces in the player threads, and have also been guilty of answering questions thrown up by posters in random threads so apologies for that A&C.

As for this window. After speaking to my mate this morning very little has changed since my last update a few weeks back, some may have missed it so I will go over it again with maybe a couple of little bits extra I have heard today......

We are not actively looking to move anyone(first team regulars) on this window. It's widely known that a couple of players are not fully content with life at Spurs for one reason or another, that said they are all very much still pulling in the same direction as things stand. That is why barring what we consider to be vastly OTT offers allowing us to overall squad strengthen, nothing at all will be entertained. If that should happen and we do sell, we will buy!

As far as incomings are concerned, I'm still hearing Barkley is not likely to happen(for reasons I have already posted) although we are still keen on him as a player. CP not willing to let Zaha go now so would take one of those OTT bids mentioned earlier to get them talking(not likely unless someone goes). Richarliason is another we have been watching very closely, but he is splitting opinion somewhat, and we'd like to see a bit more of him before throwing our eggs into this basket. Of our "made public" targets the one I could see happening this window one way or another is Sess. We have courted him now for two years, and he is keen, but he knows/we know/his dad knows that him playing games for Fulham has been far more beneficial to the lad than moving to us at a previous time. Think this could well be a Dele type deal with him coming in the Summer personally. Anyone hoping for an out of the blue ready made superstar coming from the continent to propel us to new heights is going to be very disappointed.

So all in all we want players in but we won't be buying just to get our numbers up barring injury or stupid offers for players that are not seen as "long term must keeps" it will be quiet. That doesn't mean though we won't be trying, it just means it is unlikely because January is very difficult. We have a list of players we think could improve us but just because they are not available now, it doesn't mean we will get someone that is, just to bulk the squad. We will wait!!

Oh I also asked about loanee's returning and he said as far as he was aware, we had no plans to recall anyone.
 

VegasII

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So this is what it's like to be in the tunnels under the Old Vic...

:shifty:

Anyway, welcome back everyone. I've bunged a tenner down the SC bra...the knickers seemed a bit damp and smingy :eek::wtf:
 

daveduvet

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Good morning and a happy new year to all.

Firstly I am one that in the past has posted various bits and pieces in the player threads, and have also been guilty of answering questions thrown up by posters in random threads so apologies for that A&C.

As for this window. After speaking to my mate this morning very little has changed since my last update a few weeks back, some may have missed it so I will go over it again with maybe a couple of little bits extra I have heard today......

We are not actively looking to move anyone(first team regulars) on this window. It's widely known that a couple of players are not fully content with life at Spurs for one reason or another, that said they are all very much still pulling in the same direction as things stand. That is why barring what we consider to be vastly OTT offers allowing us to overall squad strengthen, nothing at all will be entertained. If that should happen and we do sell, we will buy!

As far as incomings are concerned, I'm still hearing Barkley is not likely to happen(for reasons I have already posted) although we are still keen on him as a player. CP not willing to let Zaha go now so would take one of those OTT bids mentioned earlier to get them talking(not likely unless someone goes). Richarliason is another we have been watching very closely, but he is splitting opinion somewhat, and we'd like to see a bit more of him before throwing our eggs into this basket. Of our "made public" targets the one I could see happening this window one way or another is Sess. We have courted him now for two years, and he is keen, but he knows/we know/his dad knows that him playing games for Fulham has been far more beneficial to the lad than moving to us at a previous time. Think this could well be a Dele type deal with him coming in the Summer personally. Anyone hoping for an out of the blue ready made superstar coming from the continent to propel us to new heights is going to be very disappointed.

So all in all we want players in but we won't be buying just to get our numbers up barring injury or stupid offers for players that are not seen as "long term must keeps" it will be quiet. That doesn't mean though we won't be trying, it just means it is unlikely because January is very difficult. We have a list of players we think could improve us but just because they are not available now, it doesn't mean we will get someone that is, just to bulk the squad. We will wait!!

Oh I also asked about loanee's returning and he said as far as he was aware, we had no plans to recall anyone.
Think this the post to refer back to everytime a daft rumour occurs; or a daft question is posted - à la prime ministers question time:
“I refer you to Trix’s post of 1st January 18”
 

Janice

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Thanks trix. You say it is well known some players arent happy at spurs. Apart from rose i cant think who, maybe alderwierald, but thats just a release clause perhaps

Who else wants out of spurs?

Anyone fill me in?
 

Mr Pink

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"Not fully content with life at Spurs".. Rose, Toby and Dele perhaps..
I like the euphemism!

Really equating to, I'm not happy with current wage packet lol

If they were happy with the financials, they'd most likely be loving life at Spurs, because as a group of players harmony looks great.
 

Lighty64

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Good morning and a Happy New Year to you all.

Before we get going there's a couple of things that need to be said.

Firstly, I think last summer the ITK got too diluted, it was all over the place. So with that in mind we've asked the site ITK's to ONLY post their info in this thread or the Read Only and they were happy to agree, so please don't ask them this or that, if they have anything at all to add, they'll be posting it in here.

Secondly, we're not interested in any way, shape or form in hearing about a rating for a post given by any particular ITK. Nor are we interested in hearing about a smiley or emoticon that may have been left by JJetset. None of it is ITK.

Thirdly, the well is now dry. If this thread gets hit with the same malaise that took hold last summer, the cull will be swift, there won't be warning after warning.

Finally, hopefully, with ITK being more concentrated in here, stopping reporting every ITK's twitch as info and sticking to the rules, we'll all have a good laugh and enjoy the window, like we did right up until last summer.

With all of that out of the way, these forums are now open for discussing ITK.
Happy New Year to you and the boss (Mrs A&C) oh and @Rob (y)
 

Lighty64

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Good morning and a happy new year to all.

Firstly I am one that in the past has posted various bits and pieces in the player threads, and have also been guilty of answering questions thrown up by posters in random threads so apologies for that A&C.

As for this window. After speaking to my mate this morning very little has changed since my last update a few weeks back, some may have missed it so I will go over it again with maybe a couple of little bits extra I have heard today......

We are not actively looking to move anyone(first team regulars) on this window. It's widely known that a couple of players are not fully content with life at Spurs for one reason or another, that said they are all very much still pulling in the same direction as things stand. That is why barring what we consider to be vastly OTT offers allowing us to overall squad strengthen, nothing at all will be entertained. If that should happen and we do sell, we will buy!

As far as incomings are concerned, I'm still hearing Barkley is not likely to happen(for reasons I have already posted) although we are still keen on him as a player. CP not willing to let Zaha go now so would take one of those OTT bids mentioned earlier to get them talking(not likely unless someone goes). Richarliason is another we have been watching very closely, but he is splitting opinion somewhat, and we'd like to see a bit more of him before throwing our eggs into this basket. Of our "made public" targets the one I could see happening this window one way or another is Sess. We have courted him now for two years, and he is keen, but he knows/we know/his dad knows that him playing games for Fulham has been far more beneficial to the lad than moving to us at a previous time. Think this could well be a Dele type deal with him coming in the Summer personally. Anyone hoping for an out of the blue ready made superstar coming from the continent to propel us to new heights is going to be very disappointed.

So all in all we want players in but we won't be buying just to get our numbers up barring injury or stupid offers for players that are not seen as "long term must keeps" it will be quiet. That doesn't mean though we won't be trying, it just means it is unlikely because January is very difficult. We have a list of players we think could improve us but just because they are not available now, it doesn't mean we will get someone that is, just to bulk the squad. We will wait!!

Oh I also asked about loanee's returning and he said as far as he was aware, we had no plans to recall anyone.
@Archibald&Crooks is it possible for the ITK borders you introduced towards the end of the summer window
 

am_yisrael_chai

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What Trix outlines is really sensible and seems to be the mantra at the start of each window. We have long term targets and won’t be deflected if we can’t get them. All good until we go and buy Sissoko and then you start to question whether we really have a “philosophy” or just buy what’s available within our price range.
 
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