Joe Hart set to join Tottenham on a free transfer

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Not fussed.
Coming to Spurs as a second or third keeper is presumably for the money.
He could be first choice in a lower division but they couldn't afford him.
Quite happy with Gazza and a young keeper preferably one of our own.
Experienced - he’s actually won trophies and if Jose wants him- good enough for me. Could be good to have someone like that amongst the squad.
 

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How come none of the ITK folks knew anything about this? Can’t have been a closely guarded secret that a medical was happening, and surely this move has taken a week or more to put together?
Er, because it's hardly exactly groundbreaking news. The ITK's said early on we are looking at free transfers and loans, there are probably dozens of similar players we are/have talked to. I sincerely doubt Trix or Herc's bat phone would have lit up at 2am to tell then we are signing Joe fucking Hart
 

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Jennings was great long after he left us for Arsenal. Even to this day I don't know why we sold him and he has even said he was surprised and disappointed that we did. A great goalkeeper played until he was forty and to me the best we ever had and I've seen them all from Ted Ditchburn through to LLoris.
 

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Jennings was great long after he left us for Arsenal. Even to this day I don't know why we sold him and he has even said he was surprised and disappointed that we did. A great goalkeeper played until he was forty and to me the best we ever had and I've seen them all from Ted Ditchburn through to LLoris.
Yep. That was my memory of Jennings too. (Then I wondered if, like much else, it's based on nostalgia)
 

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Yep. That was my memory of Jennings too. (Then I wondered if, like much else, it's based on nostalgia)
Spurs sold Jennings because when he was injured, his back up Barry Danes was amazing, and given Jennings was around 32, management thought it was time to let Pat go. Sadly, Danes was brilliant until he got the full time job.
 

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He's on less money than his Burnley contract went from £50k p/w t o £35k p/w
 

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Just hope he has the professionalism and passion to be useful, and hope that any he wasn't part of any "anonymous player did a thing" headlines that coincided with his disappearance from the Burnley lineup
 

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Er, because it's hardly exactly groundbreaking news. The ITK's said early on we are looking at free transfers and loans, there are probably dozens of similar players we are/have talked to. I sincerely doubt Trix or Herc's bat phone would have lit up at 2am to tell then we are signing Joe fucking Hart
It should also be remembered that ITK pass on info that they are provided with in good faith and are not privy to every piece of transfer info going.
 

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Er, because it's hardly exactly groundbreaking news. The ITK's said early on we are looking at free transfers and loans, there are probably dozens of similar players we are/have talked to. I sincerely doubt Trix or Herc's bat phone would have lit up at 2am to tell then we are signing Joe fucking Hart
I’m sorry, but over-generalised statements don’t particularly count as ITK. Simply saying we might try and sign loan players without any names, is really stating the obvious given the financial reality we live in. My question remains, how come the specific name of Joe Hart wasn’t mentioned?
 

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Jennings was great long after he left us for Arsenal. Even to this day I don't know why we sold him and he has even said he was surprised and disappointed that we did. A great goalkeeper played until he was forty and to me the best we ever had and I've seen them all from Ted Ditchburn through to LLoris.
Board wouldn't give him the contract he was after especially as we were relegated. They thought at his age he only had one or two years left at the top level in him. They got that wrong because he went on to play for something like another 7 or 8 years.
 

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Board wouldn't give him the contract he was after especially as we were relegated. They thought at his age he only had one or two years left at the top level in him. They got that wrong because he went on to play for something like another 7 or 8 years.

He had also mentioned that he had asked the club for a loan to buy a house and the club refused. Arsenal gave him the loan when he joined them. Seems that this club has a history of screwing their legends.
 

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He had also mentioned that he had asked the club for a loan to buy a house and the club refused. Arsenal gave him the loan when he joined them. Seems that this club has a history of screwing their legends.
Indeed & yet he still considers himself a Spurs man.
 

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Don't really see a downside to this if he has been brought in as competition for Gaz. It is actually a very sensible piece of business, decent bloke with a lot of experience who seems focused. If the reports on his wages are correct then I can't really see a problem.

Lloris had a serious injury but does seem to miss more games than most GKs, not sure if that is misconception on my part but it feels like that is the case.
 

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i am fine with it depth at gk is never a bad thing atleast hes experienced.
 

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Indeed & yet he still considers himself a Spurs man.
That's the difference between the club and the ownership. It's why Levy refers to ENIC as 'patrons' of the club and why they have been, imo, so good to ex-players.
 
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