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    Developing players Vs Buying players

    Discussion in 'Transfer Talk & ITK' started by Nundy, Mar 30, 2017.

    1. Nundy

      Nundy Member Founding Member

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      Right, so in January I mentioned Depay and a few people believe that we should be looking at youngsters under 21 (Youth academy) rather than buying people like Depay. Which I understand completely as with what MP has done with our youngsters,he has proven that he has the knack to develop. Question is then during the Summer would you rather stick to what we have, hope Jansen finds his stride and maybe give players like Harrison a run out next season or do you still want to splash some good money on quality which doesn't need developing. ? Or a we trying to find another Deli Ali even though I think he was a needle in a haystack find in the lower leagues. Sissoko, N'Kodododododoooo or however you spell it and Jansen haven't obviously lite up the league this year... Wanyama has and the likes of Winks has broke through. How exactly do we approach the summer. Would we rather stick with what we have... or buy still? Obviously it's a coup to maybe buy someone like Isco because he isn't just a good player but brings a reputation and a"Brand" to the club but would you rather see Onomah breaking through and getting game time. Seems to be very 50/50 when you read around. Either way I want to see a improvement in Europe next year, I think we have the quality already but personally maybe 1 or 2 players with level heads and can really strive in the UCL and not get nervous is a must. It's great having the younger lads break through, they do us proud in the league, but in the champions league they seemed to of got stage fright so we tried blaming Wembley which is a poor excuse due to being a kid it was always about playing there. MoPo has a tough task next year. Thank god im just a keyboard warrior and not a manager.
       
    2. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Great question and the answer is there is no answer.......it seems so random this who will succeed and who won't. If you knew the formula for a new signing to do well in the Premier league, you'd make a fortune.

      I guess it's a balance of bringing through 2-3 that really are going to make it from the Academy, finding some diamonds like Dele and hopefully splashing some cash on a rising star that already knows the league. But as we and other clubs have seen over many years there is no guarantee that splashing the cash especially, is going to work. managers and styles are equally as important. How much have United spent on transfers and wages over the past 3 years???
       
    3. Wotspur

      Wotspur Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I get gutted when we sell in players like Carroll Mason and Pritchard......and buy shite like Sissoko and that George bloke, these youngsters have often battled for 10+ years to get to the first team, earning shite wages, and then just as they break thru, the club( all clubs) bring inmercenaries on salaries 10x what the former were on, who couldn't give a toss Spurs, the way C,M, P would have died for Spurs .
      Look how few youngsters who leave, go on to have a great career, they get dispirited having to play for Swansea, Hull, Andy norwich.
      Of those 3 Pritchard got the most harshly treated, he had a great season at Brentford , and looked as though he was coming back, to be put in the first team....Then he got a long term injury......then we bought Alli, who without this injury we might never have seen him so early on
       
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    4. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I agree with a lot of that, especially your first paragraph and like the idea and reasoning behind it, unfortunately these guys are perceived by the present manager whilst good players are not good 'enough' for Spurs. Someone else may have thought differently. It's a tough life for players of that level, but ultimately if we want to compete and win at the top level, there are going to be casualties. It's an imperfect science unfortunately.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Its also success of our own youngsters encourages others to sign and go through the academy,and even if livermore,mason,bentaleb,carrolls moments were fairly fleeting they had the chance and have still made careers and money we would only dream off.And then when they see a kane,winks (yes he is going to make it for US!),rose they can trust as a club our pathways,unlike united,arse,city,chavs especially cos no matter the talent,they will not risk homegrown when you can buy a ready made/able player for 50m.Hopefully if our team can achieve things others may look at this more ethical and sustainable model.Saying that jesus did we actually sign&play adebayor,fucking shameful,id rather have played jordan archer upfront.
       

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