- Feb 1, 2005
Due to the site problems last night the round-up today is going to have to be a quickie.
First up was this, which wasn't really RO worthy, or ITK, just news whoring but hey-ho, we're desperate for any glimmer of hope so I can see why it was posted
GrahamRoberts said:Journo who apparently broke the transfer request story pretty certain it's us he is coming to.That was James Nursey, Daily Mirror Midlands reporter. Speaking on talkSPORT he said " If I was a betting man, and I'm not, my money would be on Spurs
Then JJetset said
NOTE: Update 6 was from JJ about Benteke where he said we were 'sniffing' around him.JJetset said:Anyone see ITK update 6 back in May?Nothing is certain yet but we are still in there sniffing
I nearly didn't think it was a POTL post because it didn't include the line "Daniel Levy deserves a lot of personal credit"POTL said:Gutted that this didn't come off. Don't blame Levy or Franco this isn't their fault and along with Andre have all put a lot of effort in making this deal happen, we thought we had done enough and had put a very good deal on the table to both the player and the club and believed we had done everything we could to make it happen, confidence was high. Effectively the player has chosen to stay in Spain for his last few years, you could say he has bottled coming to the Prem for not stepping out of his comfort zone or label it with something else. It is disappointing the manager hasn't been able to get his number one target in the striking position. This however isn't the first or will be the last time this has happened. Work has now begun on option two, wheels are in motion- however this doesn't mean you will see someone holding up a shirt in the next 24 hours- be patient we will get a striker this window.
Us and Liverpool.JJetset said:Ok it's down to 2 clubs at the moment in for Benteke, we are 1 of them and the other has already been mentioned!
Calm down calm down ;0)
Then, The Journalist arrived.......
Amazingly, one or two read that last line and turned it into a flat outright 'no' Howthefuck?The Journalist said:Benteke is on holiday. not at the Tottenham training ground as someone has suggested.
there's been no offers from Tottenham.
but its obvious that his agent has been doing something behind the scenes.
A follow up question about him having visited us, was responded to with
not from what we believe or been told
Finally Jasper on the Croatians
And that's it.Jasper said:I doubt it will happen now as there seems to be a lot of convincing to be done with especially Halilovic. We know he cannot move until he is 18.
From what I gather if we were a top top team like Barca, Bayern, United etc it would be that difficult. Top young talent is now everybody's news and more difficult to pull off. Club prefer us and get impression if it was down to them solely it would be done sooner rather than later.