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Transfer Window Winter 21/22

ClemFandango

ClemFandango

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I'd like to see Conte throw them straight in this weekend. Poch was a big fan of acclimatising the players to the country, the culture, the team e.t.c.. and it did get on my nerves a bit. Providing there are no fitness issues, I'd get them in from the start against Brighton.
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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I'd like to see Conte throw them straight in this weekend. Poch was a big fan of acclimatising the players to the country, the culture, the team e.t.c.. and it did get on my nerves a bit. Providing there are no fitness issues, I'd get them in from the start against Brighton.
Think Bentancur is in South America with Paraguay?
 
spurious

spurious

Player in Training.
For me, he was kind of the face of the team under Poch when he was young. Pressed like a madman, had a bit of the needle about him, lots of swagger. Obviously that goal at Palace was his best, but used to love how he'd time his run to get on the end of those long diagonal balls from Toby especially. But you're right, the decline was plain for everyone to see, and if we're being honest, it started before he became the target of Mourinho's shit.
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The Palace goal will always be at the top of the list, but my personal favourites are him taunting the gooners, the two identical headers against Chelsea, and, yes, him giving Claudio Jacob the business when he was young and fearless.
 
ClemFandango

ClemFandango

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What in the blue hell ?

Hitchen gone ?

Is it my birthday? Or Christmas ? Or both ?

That automatically elevates this transfer window to a 10/10 now that useless cunt has finally gone !
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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There’s various people twittering that actually he was very good at his job and had negotiated deals with Fernandes, Ruben Dias, Dybala and known first choice others - only to be let down at the last minute by the board )Levy).

Not sure how much of that is true, because what we saw was N’Jie, N’Koudou and NDombele along with others of that calibre.

If the former is true then he’s another fall guy for Levy (like many before him) and I’m sorry for him. I suspect a bit of both.
 
Glenjamin

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There’s various people twittering that actually he was very good at his job and had negotiated deals with Fernandes, Ruben Dias, Dybala and known first choice others - only to be let down at the last minute by the board )Levy).

Not sure how much of that is true, because what we saw was N’Jie, N’Koudou and NDombele along with others of that calibre.

If the former is true then he’s another fall guy for Levy (like many before him) and I’m sorry for him. I suspect a bit of both.

You never really know what goes on behind closed doors, but I remember all those rumours... And rumours have to come from somewhere.
 
J.spurs

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There’s various people twittering that actually he was very good at his job and had negotiated deals with Fernandes, Ruben Dias, Dybala and known first choice others - only to be let down at the last minute by the board )Levy).

Not sure how much of that is true, because what we saw was N’Jie, N’Koudou and NDombele along with others of that calibre.

If the former is true then he’s another fall guy for Levy (like many before him) and I’m sorry for him. I suspect a bit of both.
Yeah, I think there's truth in this. If he's really off for Everton, I guess he'll get a chance to prove himself. Now that's a club with shitty recruiting.
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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Everton have been poorly run for years - they spend every penny on players salaries leaving nothing for any growth. They have something like 8 Exec boxes and the new investor Farhad Moshiri has done nothing to change anything.
 
Yid

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Yeah, I think there's truth in this. If he's really off for Everton, I guess he'll get a chance to prove himself. Now that's a club with shitty recruiting.
Their club is an utter shit show...
 
ClemFandango

ClemFandango

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This is an opinion piece on Hitchen and it's worth a read
His only executive-level role was at Derby County, where they have finished ninth in the three months that he was chief scout at the club.

This is important because his transfer strategy, although only implemented for one window, has brought them 9th, 6th, 6th,10th and now currently they are 21st in the championship.

Now, this is not to say the club’s lack of promotion or ambition is solely due to Steve Hitchen’s transfer activity, that would be ludicrous.

However, this does show that in the short time between his job at Derby County and when he left for Spurs, a total of three months, he identified talent that took them from 5th to 6th, with them not finishing above where they were prior to his arrival and have not been promoted after his departure.

This shows that his transfer strategy and recruitment did not impact Derby County in any significant way and ultimately his hiring has harmed the club more than it has helped.
 
NiceOneCyril

NiceOneCyril

Player in Training.
I'm really cross about Bryan going back to Spain, and I'm very sad that Dele couldn't get it back before we ran out of patience, but it was on the cards. I wish Bentancur and Kulusevski long and successful Tottenham careers. Other than that I'm just glad the window is closed so that I can stop worrying about us spending imaginary money on imaginary targets.
 
J.spurs

J.spurs

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Everton have been poorly run for years - they spend every penny on players salaries leaving nothing for any growth. They have something like 8 Exec boxes and the new investor Farhad Moshiri has done nothing to change anything.
Yes, if anything Moshiri has made things worse.
 
USspur

USspur

Player in Training.

Rooks boss Tony Russell has promised the 19-year-old hot prospect that the club will look after him all the time he stays at the Dripping Pan.

Russell told the Sussex Express: “Ollie is a great lad and a great player. He is also very level-headed and that’s really why he has decided against this move.

“Brighton and Spurs both made bids for Ollie and while Brighton’s was silly, one from Spurs was accepted by the club. They therefore had permission to speak to him.

“I went with him to watch a Spurs under-23 game and I think it made him think about what his career path would be if he went there.

“What he’s ended up deciding is that going straight from step three of non-league to a Premier League club would be a step too far.
“In some ways it could be seen as a dream move but think about it: What would be his chances of getting in their first team?
“Ollie wants to play first-team professional football and he probably has more chance of that by going to a smaller club. If he does that and does well and a bigger club then comes calling, great.”
 
Don Diaz

Don Diaz

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Rooks boss Tony Russell has promised the 19-year-old hot prospect that the club will look after him all the time he stays at the Dripping Pan.

Russell told the Sussex Express: “Ollie is a great lad and a great player. He is also very level-headed and that’s really why he has decided against this move.

“Brighton and Spurs both made bids for Ollie and while Brighton’s was silly, one from Spurs was accepted by the club. They therefore had permission to speak to him.

“I went with him to watch a Spurs under-23 game and I think it made him think about what his career path would be if he went there.

“What he’s ended up deciding is that going straight from step three of non-league to a Premier League club would be a step too far.
“In some ways it could be seen as a dream move but think about it: What would be his chances of getting in their first team?
“Ollie wants to play first-team professional football and he probably has more chance of that by going to a smaller club. If he does that and does well and a bigger club then comes calling, great.”
Whatever……there’s plenty of 19 year olds playing in the Premier League. He’s probably just not good enough (yet?)
 
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