The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Concise Edition 10th July 2013

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Archibald&Crooks

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Morning all.​
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​
JJetset said:
Anyone see ITK update 6 back in May?​
Nothing is certain yet but we are still in there sniffing​
NOTE: Update 6 was from JJ about Benteke where he said we were 'sniffing' around him.

Then Pottle
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.
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"

JJetset returned
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)
Us and Liverpool.

Then, The Journalist arrived.......
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
Amazingly, one or two read that last line and turned it into a flat outright 'no' Howthefuck?

Finally Jasper on the Croatians
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.
And that's it.

Onions.
 

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On strikers, we actually need to sign two strikers now, otherwise next summer it will be the same old striker search. Then again lets get one first.

@jair, where does it say we have signed one of them.
 

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JJ said its close. LLM says its close. Mamic says its close and the other director at dinamo says its close
Jasper says it isnt

:rolleyes:

I just need time to decide what to beleive
 

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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​

Is Journalist Gollum ?;)
 

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On strikers, we actually need to sign two strikers now, otherwise next summer it will be the same old striker search. Then again lets get one first.

@jair, where does it say we have signed one of them.
This!
 

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JJ said its close. LLM says its close. Mamic says its close and the other director at dinamo says its close
Jasper says it isnt

:rolleyes:

I just need time to decide what to beleive

I read in a Italian media report (posted in Halilovic thread 2 days back) Halilovic has 'refused' Spurs.

If it means Jedvaj is in, I guess thats atleast one positive.
 

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There are doubts over Jesvaj will actually make it at the top level tho.
 

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I read in a Italian media report (posted in Halilovic thread 2 days back) Halilovic has 'refused' Spurs.

If it means Jedvaj is in, I guess thats atleast one positive.
I still reckon we will sign both. It's silly for Halilovic to turn us down. We would be the perfect club for him to learn his trade and establish himself like (bale). If he's that good Real Madrid and Barca will come knocking.
 

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For people believing that we are looking to pay over the odds for benteke....

It is not just about the value of the player that we believe he is worth as an individual player.

You have to understand that if AVB believes that this player can help us achieve what we want to this season then that has to be taken into consideration.

What is the alternative we buy a player who is not quite as good (in AVB's eyes) but for a lot less value and people on here say "we've got a bargain there, he's a snip" ECT ECT, and then we miss out on our seasons goals:

Or we pay 'over the odds' for a player who may take us to the next level!!!

I for one believe that if AVB ECT think this could be a player that takes us to the level to achieve our goals, then I'm not going to moan....

I will sit back with excitement and hope it pans out the way we hope!!
 

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I read in a Italian media report (posted in Halilovic thread 2 days back) Halilovic has 'refused' Spurs.

If it means Jedvaj is in, I guess thats atleast one positive.
Pure coincidence that Jasper posted his info yesterday, then. The Italian media makes ours look like the acme of trustworthiness, so I wouldn't get too downcast on account of this.
 

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For people believing that we are looking to pay over the odds for benteke....

It is not just about the value of the player that we believe he is worth as an individual player.

You have to understand that if AVB believes that this player can help us achieve what we want to this season then that has to be taken into consideration.

What is the alternative we buy a player who is not quite as good (in AVB's eyes) but for a lot less value and people on here say "we've got a bargain there, he's a snip" ECT ECT, and then we miss out on our seasons goals:

Or we pay 'over the odds' for a player who may take us to the next level!!!

I for one believe that if AVB ECT think this could be a player that takes us to the level to achieve our goals, then I'm not going to moan....

I will sit back with excitement and hope it pans out the way we hope!!
Etc?
 

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New day, new hope, new banner on the home page. Well done Chris! (y) There were calls for it yesterday so have responded well. Hopefully there will be a little more positive news on this lot. COYS
 

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When I logged on last night and the site wasn't working I was all excited, thought Benteke had signed or JJ had given an exciting transfer update
 

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JJ said its close. LLM says its close. Mamic says its close and the other director at dinamo says its close
Jasper says it isnt

:rolleyes:

I just need time to decide what to beleive
Cheers Ryan, I just needed that slap round the face airplane style to bring me back to reality.
 
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