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About Alonso

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    FA Cup winner
  • Birthday 12/01/1966


  • Location Canada
  • Interests Football, F1, NHL and bicycling
  • Nationality Wales

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  1. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    I have a novel idea..have a performance clause in every contract. Bonuses for individual performance but also for winning. FA Cup give $X. CL Group Stage advance $X, League win $XXX, CL win $XXXX. Insert what you want for the X. So Kyle makes $130K a week at Shiteh. Rose is on $65K but has incentives and potential bonuses that if achieved gets him $130K. If that won't make them happy and motivate them at the same time then nothing will.
  2. Oh dear Danny Boy...

    Two things come to mind. First, the Walker sale was always going to have repercussions wage wise. You cannot tell me that the core group would not look at the wages City gave Walker and say "right if he got that I'm worth at least this". This rings even truer with Rose given the same agent. Secondly, Rose had two gripes. Wages and the lack of signings. Now how does he believe alerting the entire World to the relative inadequacy of Spurs' wage structure will make it any easier for us to sign players of any quality? It essentially limits us to buying players that come from "lesser teams" with lower pay structures. So now we are looking to sign players willing to settle for less money AND come assuming they will be second choice in their position given the strength of our top eleven. Unless our top eleven start parading out the door of course....I seem to remember reading that Toby was frustrated with a lack of progress on a new deal. Maybe this goes deeper than we know...
  3. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    All the other players would want signings too...they just didn't air it publicly. As ASC mentions its bleeding obvious we need some quality signings for depth and they HAVE to challenge our starting 11. PS. There is no way we can balance the books building a new stadium and remain competitive. Our academy is not THAT good
  4. Gareth Bale

    Too expensive and in my opinion he has never reached the personal heights he did with us. Sure he had success from a team perspective but its a bit like Neymar. He wasn't't the crucial bit of the puzzle. Now the injuries and the cost would be "unLevylike".
  5. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    The issue is squad depth. We didn't have it last year and we have sold Walker as well as making the Fazio and N'Jie loans permanent. Add the loaning of Onomah who was in the 1st team as a depth player and we are THINNER than last year. We now have Son, Rose and Winks recovering from injury and Trippier injured as well. Surely we need to add some depth at the absolute least???? I just don't see the academy giving us enough to even maintain the level of last year's group. We are an injury away from a potentially disastrous crash out of the top 4, perhaps worse. Everton have strengthened, Chelsea, United, Arsenal, West Ham too and City have spent an absolute fortune. Mid Table teams are stronger too. And if our starting group has to carry the PL and CL campaigns again I see more than a few injuries arising. By January it will be too late. I cannot see how we can even consider letting the likes of Janssen, Sissoko and Wimmer go. I am all for sensible management but to be less than a week away from the Pl opener and yet to have a single new signing is worrying to say the least.
  6. Victims of Our Own Success?

    After last night's performance, if anyone thinks we don't need some new signings then the word delusional comes to mind. Well and truly thrashed everywhere on the pitch. Wonder if Kyle is questioning his decision now?
  7. Conte on Kane

    That was just a good old fashion tapping up now wasn't it

    My opinion is this. You should never have a "screw this game" approach that some here have suggested. The management of the squad means fielding a team that is strong enough to do the business against whatever opposition you play AND allowing some players rest. Obviously Poch underestimated Leverkeusen and Monaco. You do not compound those mistakes by fielding a weakened team to purposely avoid finishing 3rd and moving into Europa. The Wembley factor is also key because next season it will be home and we have to learn to play and win there. Its about a winning mentality and what it takes to get the win which is hard work above all else. Poch did it right last night, Kane is still finding his way back after a layoff and needed the run, Eriksen is now (finally) being Eriksen. There are players that perform better when rested, and there are others that never seem to need rest and want to play every game. We are now finding the net more regularly and creating quality chances and confidence is on the rise. Toby back is huge, Kane and Dane forming a strong partnership once again and plenty of options for wide players. Confidence should be at a season long high just in time for Old Trafford and the busy Christmas season. Spurs are once again finding the swagger and rhythm that made us challenge the title last year. Maybe the loss to Chelsea woke them up. COYS

    The Wimmer OG would not matter if he had left it. With two Arsenal twits directly in the play, had they deemed they had been offside it would have be blown up and disallowed. My feed drew a line and determined both were level at the time of delivery which for me is incorrect. Don't blame Wimmer at all...just poor luck and he played very well today. A much better performance today and I will say I disagree that Arse were ripe for the taking today. I think our tactics and performance made them struggle and a less organized team would have been cut apart by Ozil and Sanchez. Good tactics by Poch and a strong implementation gave us our best game in weeks. I disagree with those saying Dele was not missed. His creativity and runs into the box were missed today. Now its time to start winning again COYS

    Offside all day

    There is nothing that any of our attacking midfield players have done in the last 6 matches that makes them an automatic on the starting 11. I would give GKN a go, drop Son and Eriksen. If Harry is fit to start (doubt it) then play him in a two up top with Janssen. I can't believe how much we miss Toby. I can't believe how pessimistic I feel right now when we haven't even lost a PL match 10 games in but I look at the group and the available players and I CANNOT choose a team!!!!! Fuck it, ask the squad who wants to play and put in the first 11 arms that go up. At least that 11 will play with desire.
  12. CL: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v Bayer Leverkusen

    A performance to forget. It was not all about the lack of drive and effort. It was the technical errors, the tripping over the ball, the misguided passes and stupid decisions. I've had those days in football where nothing goes quite right and its frustrating. Lets just hope its the bottom and we start our ascendency again on Sunday. Eriksen has been the most consistently poor player for me. Time for a seat. The contract was the excuse early, then that was settled so now what is it? Sit him down and send a message. He is capable of so much more that it sickens me seeing him flutter about and waste every corner and free kick he takes. Utter dross.

    Absolutely brilliant. That is all.

    I think it is time that we put aside the past and concentrate on what is happening and yet to happen. If we had gone to Moscow with a full contingent of 1st team players, controlled the game as we did and lost 1-0 then I could understand the constant call for crisis. But we made the trip without Dembele, Dier, Kane and Rose all of which were good enough to get us to 3rd last year. No I am not happy with Janssen yet and am definitely wondering what has happened to Eriksen but instead of bitching about that, I would much rather look at the potential that a young player like N'Koudou brings, the steel that Wanyama has added and the emergence of Son. My feeling about last night we did exactly what we needed to do. Travel to a cold, distant and unfriendly place deep in Russia and escape with a much needed 3 points. A thing of beauty, NO, but effective and job done, YES so nothing to complain about.
  15. For me Wanyama is ahead of Dier based on the first 3 matches. If either Dembele or Sissoko come into the 11 it's for Dier. You could also argue for giving Janssen the nod from Kane. Harry really seems off and has done since he played for Hodgson.