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Vorm, walker, Toby, jan, Davies, dier, nabil, moussa, eriksen, chadli, Kane
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I can't bloody wait, get to watch spurs again.

Anybody else staying up to watch??
I've been battling trying to install Windows 10 for 15 hours straight. Sooooo damn fed up. Imma watch the game and sleep. Up for a Tinychat?
Count me in!
Only got the iPad so I don't think tiny chat will work. :( will definitely be watching though
Could do a skype group chat if everyone's got a skype account? (Read: Amp, you got skype? :P)
Seriously, we should set up a mumble server or google hangouts during matches. This site is deader than Justin Bieber's chances of fathering a child. Besides, seeing/hearing SS break things would be well worth the hassle. LOL

EDIT: Mag, nope. But no reason I can't create one in a few. But if it's only gonna be the two of us... erm... it's kinda... y'know. Haha
Lol. This site is deader than most realize. There's just no other way to keep in touch with you guys for me, and any alternatives.. I'm all ears.

And LOL. Don't worry Amp. Bwfyid has Skype as well, hence the question. I'm sure he'll ensure you... ahem... safety :D Mumble or Google Hangouts works just as well. I don't use Hangouts, but no reason I can't just create that account either.
I will log onto Skype lol
LOL whatever works. We can set up something more elaborate when the season kicks off. Heck, even an IRC channel would be better than this dinosaur of a site.
Haha. Kick up a skype account for today bud. Add me there

Spare a thought for Baldini. He messed up with the signings, but while Levy's being called a genius due to the departures... it genuinely looks like Levy's not had the time to do any of the transfer stuff with the new stadium and NFL deals to iron out. The whole outgoings seem to be Baldini's handiwork, and thought we ought to atleast appreciate that he's done a good job making amends.
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I think his business connections and ability to get deals done is great - he just isn't the best necessarily at identifying targets. Which is why it's great to have him work in conjunction with Paul Mitchell!

Also consider how excited we were to get the Bale 7 when it was happening - Soldado was a proven goal scorer, Lamela had just come off a prolific 2 season streak, Paulinho was heralded as the future of the Brazilian midfield, Eriksen was (is) a widely lauded and highly anticipated soon to be world class star, and the rest were all excellent should-be "money ball" signings... We were just incredibly unfortunate with the outcome. We're still waiting to see if Eriksen can find consistency, and if Chadli is a one time only kind of guy...

Well, I'm hoping we get some midfield/forward signings in soon! I doubt we'll send all these players out without ANYONE filling gaps in the roster.
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Chadli is exactly what he is. He was never intended to be a great signing. We needed someone younger and better stamina to replace Dempsey, to perform a few defensive duties. He would have been the fall to guy if Townsend's growth continued, which it sadly didn't. So we're relying on him now. The signings of the "7" were actually pretty good, but AVB messed up with the formation. We've never played narrower than since he took over, but that's hindsight.

Bang on the money though, !fish, about Mitchell for recruitment and Baldini for the financial wrangling. Makes for a much better combination and lets Levy focus on the long term aspirations.

I'm a little worried about the signings, but Levy did actually promise more signings to come, but clearly said that they would be towards the end of the window.
Aston Villa not only linked with a loan move for Adebayor - but also to bring in free agent BERBATOV . . .
Good luck to them. Signing both Berbatov and Adebayor would be a huge risk in wages and shifting players if it doesn't work out. Neither are the players they once were. Falling into the ol 'Arry pitfalls of signing players like Gallas.
MAg, 1 year gamble on Ade. MAx 2 yrs for Berba I guess. Worthy gamble.

I'm more worried that Berba link might mean Ade's wages makes the deal go south. :|
Don't say it Suraj. Bad Juju is bound to happen!
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/9927875/tottenham-defender-vlad-chiriches-on-brink-of-napoli-move

Chiriches off to Napoli for a fee that could rise to 5 million if add ons are realized. Meanwhile, Skysports reports Adebayor is set to have a medical with Aston Villa today - according to reports it will be a loan deal with Villa paying Adebayor's entire wage.

Fantastic news.
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Their manager just confirmed that he didn't see Vlad play for more than 45 minutes before. Lol. Genius.
How will this season pan out? I'm excited but a little worried it could go tits up!
Great to see the squad culled - LONG overdue! Genuinely excited that the youth are getting a fair crack and I hope Poch is backed fully for a season or two.
The energy around the team seems brilliant and I can't wait for for the season to get under way at old Trafford!
I know we have a way to go before the transfer window closes - gut feelings about the season ahead?

Honestly, don't see us finishing in the top 4 - think a 5th place finish is the best we can do. But, I'll be delighted to be proven wrong!
We're honestly lacking a little in one or two positions, but I understand the risks the team is working with. Players cannot be signed at the moment without others leaving. Also, Poch seems to have laid down some rules about not buying players for the sake of buying... meaning we'll look to the academy if we miss out on preferred targets. Dier's position at CDM keeps reinforcing this niggling sensation at the back of my head. Only time will tell if it is true.

This isn't a top 4 season. Don't see how we can sustain that energy all through the year with the squad we have. 5th is the best we can hope for at current juncture.
Agreed Mag. I want a cup to be honest. But I am being optimistic when I say that I think we may get Berahino; he's a classic Levy and Pochettino buy and now that Ade's wage is nearly off the books I hope that Levy goes closer to 20 million than 15 million because this kid is worth the money. 14 great strikes in the Premier League last season and all for a very underwhelming and unstable West Brom side. He was a very effective parter to Harry Kane in various U21 England games and plays as a very fast right footed forward who looks for the through balls behind defenders. This gives us two things:

1) A completely different element of attack that could compliment Kane as a Centre-Forward (Holding up play, slipping balls through to Berahino, blasting long-shot screamers and making late runs to emphasise his poacher qualities)

2) Real potential in a very young English player who is proven in the Premier League. Proper statement.

I think a relatively cheap amount (between 5 and 12 million) should then be spent on a genuine defensive midfielder (remember those guys!) such as Kramer and then we're sorted lads! Coys!
I rate them both as well, although Kramer is pretty much a no go. If I remember right, he just got back from a loan after playing for Gladbach and signed a new contract. He's way too highly rated in Germany to sell for 5-12 million after signing a new contract too.

Berahino, I completely agree. As North pointed out, he's like a taller Defoe with his runs and movement. I wouldn't mind even if we went 20 mil on him and signed him.
Loads of tweets about Dier playing as holding mid in training even in the USA trip as a holding mid alongside Bentaleb.
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I think it's always good to have players try different positions. For example Bentalib was a great left back substitution at the end of last season.

If it turns out he excels there, then it would be great so we won't have to buy a player there. Excited to see the all star game.
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Yeah. Dier's actually a good passer of the ball and has an understanding of where the team was let down last season in the DM role. He'll aim to cover that gap. Just need to see if he has the ability to do so. The MLS game should be our first peek at this :D
I'm actually quite excited to see what kind job he'd do as a midfielder! I am very excited about Dier; reckon he'll turn into a world class defender one day.
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I'm a big fan of Dier. He really stepped up for us straight away last season, and not even in his favoured position. He could do well also alongside Bentaleb!
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Looks like Vlads gone too

The way he flicked it over that guy's head and laid the ball off that night was ridiculous..
Which night? Oh, I'm assuming you meant he did something good for us.
That was memorable... But I've never condoned centre backs trying to trick their way out. A couple of inches off and we'd have conceded. It is why a lot of people bite off fazios head.

Ah well. Adios Vlad. Hope it works for you in Italy.
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Suraj mate, in response to your comments about Dembele, here's an article that we both will 100% agree with. An excellently written piece

http://www.spursstatman.com/articles/2015/7/27/the-dembl-conundrum
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Nice one Paddy.

Dembele is vastly underrated in how he creates space and distributes the ball to the wings. That's his strength. He unleashes a Bale or a Lennon from midfield, sometimes even passing across the pitch. What he can't do well enough, is pass forwards consistently. With us playing such narrow formations, he struggled with where he needed to distribute the ball. Hoping with the emergence of Rose and the signing of Trippier, he'll begin to rekindle the form he once had. I haven't given up hope on him as yet.
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Good read. Dembele does seem like the BAE type minus the juvenile tweets and LOLs.

You're spot on, Mag. That narrow formation + high defensive line can get so cramped and congested it's like staring at a can of sardines.

I can hardly blame Dembele for not making enough forward passes when the center's so crowded. But now that Eriksen, Chadli, and Lamela have had ample time playing together they should at least be better at creating space and not bump into each other like the three stooges.
Pretty balanced article, Paddy. There can never be a middle-ground with him though. He is either the most talented or most frustrating player to watch, depending on who you're. :D
We seem to be looking to fix the defensive frailties at first opportunity. Hopeful that we'll fix the midfield width problem as well. Should see a drastic improvement in a few players if we do that.
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It's the Year of the Moose!
Very balanced article and it's hard to disagree with any of it.
I really hope he steps up and MoPo doesn't freeze him out.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/30964/9927584/emmanuel-adebayor-seen-at-aston-villa-training-ground

Well then.
We will 100% buy a striker if this deal goes through - can't see us with only Soldado as striker cover.
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*fingers crossed* 100k off the wage bill? :D

That said, I don't expect to buy two strikers. There isn't that much quality in the market, and most articles seem to be rehashed FM targets. Werner is prime example of that. He scored 3 goals and assisted one in 1625 minutes, with a pass percentage of 70! Why we should import some random kid while we have a couple of promising players in the academy is beyond me.

Unless we have a shift in tactics, one striker and a CDM are priority targets.
Mag we want Werner cos he is only 19 and considered the best striker in the whole German under 21 setup. Germany has one of the very best youth teams in the world and any one of the starting players on that team would be worth considering. World class potential on this kid!!!

He has been prolific at all youth levels for Germany averaging almost a goal a game. This is not a player we should blink before signing as there are literally a dozen clubs who would walk over broken glass to sign one of the best teenage strikers in world football.

I've been saying how we need an experienced striker to help Kane but I also said we need a young striker who can score from out wide. In Werner we have the perfect partner and deputy for Kane. He is not as flexible as Berahino atm but will be better than him by the same age imo.

He is about 6 foot with a fully grown mans body yet he is still growing. He is very quick and seems to not lose the pace with the ball at his feet. He is also a clinical finisher in the same mold as Kane. His passing is not great and he needs to work on his decision making but has the work rate and raw talent for Poch to fashion the player with his ethos into a world class player. Not just a good player like Berahino will be but a top level career senior German international that we can build a team around.

We can't afford to buy ready made world class players. We need to sign them when they are young and yet to reach the true potential. We also need to sign them when they are going to be allowed game time and not just warming our bench. If we can indeed move Ade and Soldado then there will be no better time to sign a hungry young starlet in search of minutes on the pitch.
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Holtby was amazing at u21 level and captained the side. Closer to home, a whole bunch of players score for fun in youth levels and struggle to get going in competitive fixtures. Our U21s are league one level, some championship at best.

Werner struggled in the bundesliga. His return is actually over twice as bad as Soldado in minutes per goal. 3 goals 1 assist in 1600+ minutes. In bundesliga. His turnover ratio was woeful and kept giving the ball away. There genuinely is nothing to suggest that he is remotely world class. Sorry Hat, strongly disagree. He may have potential, but will take more than a few years to get there. Some others we were linked to like Martial or Njie, they are much closer to the kind of level we look for in a third striker /backup winger role that Werner fits into.
Surely Villa won't be paying all his wages ?
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Even if they did, it is a total of 5 million to see if he works out or not, while they transition. Could be a win win


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