It does work out nicely with 2 options at each FB spot now (Sess and Perisic on the left, and Porro and Emerson on the right). I like that Spurs have really gotten into gear with these last few moves--most importantly getting Porro over the line. Perhaps they can still pip a LCB or CCB--Skriniar getting the smoke signals these last few days, just not to Spurs. More likely though they'll make another pass at Bastoni in the summer. I don't think they can hang in the Gvardiol sweepstakes. I've given up hope on getting a CAM.More moves:
Doherty to Atletico on loan, no buy option. Surprised it's him and not Royal, since Doherty can cover both sides.
Spence is off to Rennes, same deal--loan, no buy option.
So, Doherty can play with Reguilon and Rennes with Rodon.
Perhaps because they can't keep a manager?That Spurs are sending recent buys out on loan to make room for the new ones really speaks to how poor the squad building and transfer policy has been over the last few years.
I agree, which makes the Spurs going hard after Porro, who was Conte's #1 choice, a little strange.Football aside, he's had a truly wretched six months as a human being with three friends dying to cancer and now this. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't sign a new deal at the end of the season simply because he's a guy who's going through all of that and has the financial option of going home to be with his family for a while.
Maybe---would've been nice to have a young guy in the wings but we'll see.Might be the most graceful way to force the transition.
Understanding I have PTSD from being a 49ers fan, but who is Forster's backup now?Maybe---would've been nice to have a young guy in the wings but we'll see.
Brandon Austin I would imagine. I think he's listed on the CL roster.Understanding I have PTSD from being a 49ers fan, but who is Forster's backup now?
Haven't kept up with that--what's happening?Welp, time to find out for real whether Forster can be a valuable part of this club. The next two month stretch is immense for the season, as there's 7 winnable EPL matches, and winnable ties in FA Cup and UCL (Milan is imploding in spectacular fashion).
They've been in awful form lately, having drawn with bottom-feeder Lecce, gotten embarrassed by Lazio 4-0, then humiliated at home, losing 5-2 to Sassuolo and then losing to Inter 1-0. Like Spurs, they will be on their back-up keeper as Mike Maignan has been out injured and the results for Milan's defense have not been good.Haven't kept up with that--what's happening?
A buddy is a big Milan fan, we're planning to get together and watch the game next week.
LINKIranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi is preparing a blockbuster $3.75bn takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League football club, according to two people with direct knowledge of the plans.
Najafi, who is the chair of MSP Sports Capital, is working with a consortium of investors to structure the bid and is weeks away from formally approaching Spurs owner Joe Lewis and the football club’s chair Daniel Levy, these people said.
The Najafi and MSP-led offer would value the club’s equity at approximately $3bn before adding about $750mn of debt on the club’s books. The bid is structured so that MSP and its partners will put forward 70 per cent of the purchase price, while backers from the Gulf, mainly from Abu Dhabi, will contribute the remaining 30 per cent.
The above is apparently an ambiguously written sentence and not a horrible omen. It seems to mean they value the club at 3 billion and its debts at 750million, hence their total offer and not, as was alarming, that their offer includes putting 750 million of additional debt on the club.The Najafi and MSP-led offer would value the club’s equity at approximately $3bn before adding about $750mn of debt on the club’s books.
Son's been streaky even when he's good, you could probably find 5-game stretches in his golden boot season last year when he looked like this. This season's been all bad and no good on that front for the most part, and without the games he'd have where he looks like kinda crap but puts up numbers anyways.You guys have said Son wasn’t himself even before the injury. I appreciate that because without the insight I’d have guessed this was a mental problem brought on by wrecking his face. He looks timid. One of my big knocks on him a couple of years ago was he was overly selfish at times, dribbling down blind alleys and taking a shot when the extra pass was on. Now he’s a beat slow on his decision making (doesn’t look physical) and he’s not finding space to play. Very weird regression for a fantastic player
This just started making sense to me now, thanks lol.The above is apparently an ambiguously written sentence and not a horrible omen. It seems to mean they value the club at 3 billion and its debts at 750million, hence their total offer and not, as was alarming, that their offer includes putting 750 million of additional debt on the club.
Amazing that you can write a sentence that means "they're planning to retire debt as part of the offer" and have it completely reasonably syntactically read "they are planning to add debt to the club as part of the offer".
That's terrific. Already sent along to my Spurs friends and Pub Team.
Richarlison made a nice play on the first goal. He corralled the header and sent the ball across to Kulu who laid it off for Royal.That's terrific. Already sent along to my Spurs friends and Pub Team.
Huge win against the Secondary Scum yesterday. Masterclasses from Skipp and Romero, and strong performances from Emerson, Kane, Hoj, Dier, Davies, Lenglet, and Forster. I thought Deki was poor, Richarlison was OK, Son had a big contribution hitting the corner leading to the Dier-to-Kane 2nd goal, and Porro DNQ for a rating.
Son with his head right and finishing boots on is no doubt the top of the depth chart at that position. Richy might be above the Son we've had most of this season though, which hopefully can let him get a bit more rest and become the first guy again.Believe you me, I have more respect than most for forwards who put in a shift defensively. Richy is ELITE in this regard. But I thought he was merely OK in attack, and that is the primary criteria for an attacker at Spurs. I still think he's the starting LW, and I'd love to see Richy get some time at CF.
Really? He looks tired to you? To me he looks a bit like Son in that his signature moves just aren't coming off consistently. There's been some reporting that Son's been carrying a niggling knock in recent weeks, so maybe it's similar for both, but IMO Deki needs more time on the field as he's only 22 and has been a high level pro for several seasons.I think not putting more minutes on Kulu's legs would be more likely to get him in form than playing another weekday game.
Yeah, Kulu had the World Cup break off, he shouldn't be dragging.Really? He looks tired to you? To me he looks a bit like Son in that his signature moves just aren't coming off consistently. There's been some reporting that Son's been carrying a niggling knock in recent weeks, so maybe it's similar for both, but IMO Deki needs more time on the field as he's only 22 and has been a high level pro for several seasons.
This is my preferred COA.I think for the first time since Llorente, Spurs actually have a striker other than Kane on the roster in this is the perfect spot to play Richy up top.
And then play either Deki or Son, rest the other to play on the weekend.
Richarlison wears 9 for Brazil but I don’t think he’s an old school 9. At Everton he was at his best in a three man front, on the left. You want him facing goal and running at defenders, not holding up. He is not elite at any one skill of dribbling, creating, shooting, or heading, but he can do all better than average and to get that all in one guy is rare.This is my preferred COA.
Start Kane on the bench and plan on him & Danjuma coming on in the second half. Let Richarlison play in his natural position where he has had the most career success for club & country.