The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 28th June 2017

Discussion in 'The January 2017 Transfer Rumour archive' started by Archibald&Crooks, Jun 28, 2017.

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  1. absolute bobbins

    absolute bobbins Vous Êtes Des Assassins

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    What if they don't?
    Who say's we aren't?

    Who say's we are?
    We aren't going for the title, just like we weren't last season or the season before.
    Real didn't make any waves last year. Miraculously their season turned out ok...ish. That we need to make sweeping changes year upon year is a myth perpetuated by those who benefit most from it.

    You base everything on the supposition, not fact. Please don't tell me that you're actually naive enough to think that Levy is going to sit around with his thumb up his arse until the last week of August and panic. It isn't a true or fair reflection of him or the club under his stewardship.

    Just because we don't know what is going on, it doesn't actually mean that nothing is going on. Over the last couple of years, it is more and more apparent that we don't leak and this gets spun as inaction. That then generates greater hype about any player linked with the club which in turn generates revenue for the advertisers of the site posting the story.

    If you don't think it's true, just as an experiment, anyone who has viewed a story about Spurs on a commercial website or placed a bet on a potential transfer should rate my post 'doh'.

    I know I'm probably going to be dismissed as a BSoDL but I run a startup who are trying to work with the club (and many others) and so far Spurs have given no impression that they are lazy, naive or sluggish.
     
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  2. nailsy

    nailsy SC Supporter

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    Not really. This is the ITK...

    But you're talking about this which is just someone's opinion.....

     
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  3. thebenjamin

    thebenjamin Well-Known Member

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    Ah, I thought the other bit was from Atlanta, given it's preceded by 'useful info from Atlanta' !
     
  4. thebenjamin

    thebenjamin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, what? You come 3rd, then 2nd...over which 2 season period you were comfortably the best team in the country, but you don't think you're having a go for 1st place the following season? Probably time to give up entering competitions at all.
     
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  5. jamesinashby

    jamesinashby Active Member

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    During the years that Liverpool and Utd reigned supreme, if my memory isn't playing tricks, I seem to recall they added 2 or 3 players every summer even if they had won a top trophy. In my imho, this is a sound policy and one we should adhere to. Yes, by the end of last season we were more than capable of beating anyone in the EPL. However, the top teams are actively improving their squads which won't have gone unnoticed by MP so I am confident he is beavering away ensuring we too will have improved our squad.

    COYS
     
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  6. nailsy

    nailsy SC Supporter

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    Easy to see how you could think that.
     
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  7. thebenjamin

    thebenjamin Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Ferguson was a master at freshening up his first team, even though it was nearly perfect the season before.
     
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  8. LexingtonSpurs

    LexingtonSpurs Well-Known Member

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    Just in case anyone forgot - improving our squad does not necessarily require spending large sums in the transfer market.

    If we brought everyone back - we would be stronger than we were for the whole of last season. If we sell Walker, lets see how we re-invest those funds before we complain about having "no ambition".

    Quite honestly - its hard to imagine anyone having more ambition than Levy - given everything going on around the club. His ambitions are simply rooted in a practical reality - not a video game fantasy.
     
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  9. doctor stefan Freud

    doctor stefan Freud Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of that great scene from Hot Fuzz:
    DC Andy Cartwright: Everybody and their mums is packin' round here.
    Nicholas Angel: Like who?
    DS Andy Cartwright: Farmers.
    Nicholas Angel: Who else?
    DC Andy Cartwright: Farmers' mums.
     
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  10. Stopspot

    Stopspot Active Member

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    Winner rating for the use of the word "beavering"
     
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  11. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    "hell bent on keeping the team together" *sells best RB in the league*
     
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  12. danielneeds

    danielneeds Kick-Ass

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    With Poch's blessing, reportedly...
     
  13. Hoopspur

    Hoopspur Sometimes I wonder why I bother

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    Thought this the other day - Harry Hotspur is this really you?
     
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  14. dondo

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    Depends if the walker/sales money is reinvest in the squad
     
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  15. buckley

    buckley Active Member

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    if sold what is the value of bentelab?
     
  16. Stopspot

    Stopspot Active Member

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    Bentaleb sale is already confirmed since a while back. About 18 million euro
     
  17. kitchen

    kitchen Well-Known Member

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    When we set that fee it seemed reasonable for us and them. In today's market we've criminally undersold him. Still 18 million euro is useful... the stadium costs won't inflate in the way that players value seems to...
     
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  18. Stopspot

    Stopspot Active Member

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    TBF those 18 mil could get us Chicharito if the rumored 13 million valuation on him is correct with money to spare. Or go towards the Barkley/King purchase.

    Hinsight is 20/20 obviously but I don't think everyone at the club expected Nabil to have the year he had at Schalke
     
  19. absolute bobbins

    absolute bobbins Vous Êtes Des Assassins

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    Past performance is not indicative of future results.
     
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  20. shelfboy68

    shelfboy68 Well-Known Member

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    Having just seen the recent itk my personal view is that we are always open to the idea of selling anyone providing the coin is there.
    I suppose our policy of buying young allows at least one big name to leave every year with the hope that a youngster can fill the void until the next time.
    As long as we don't destabilise the squad too much then levy will be happy with that whilst the majority of fans remain fairly happy sitting on the tails of the big boys.
    I have said many times on here that even when we move into the new stadium this policy will continue to be used as it's a low risk spend with high profit return exactly what they want, if we are fortunate to win anything along the way that is a bonus.:)
     
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