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Jamesinashby

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  1. LETS ALL LAUGH AT CHELSEA? Conte falls out with Costa, Costa tries to engineer a move to China. Conte informs Costa by text he is no longer part of his plans. Chelsea lose their opening home match to Burnley who only won once away from home last season. The man management skills of MP and Conte are worlds apart lol COYS
  2. Deli and dier

    I can blow a bit hot and cold over Dier depending on my mood, Mr8ball. I appreciate his usefulness regarding his ability to play in 3 positions - he has really been a very useful asset for MP. But when it comes to just how good is he, I struggle to compare him with the likes of Toby, Erikson and Harry. Yes, he is important at the moment but not necessarily a 'must keep' player. If Utd really wanted him as a regular first team player rather than simply taking him to lessen the quality of Spurs, I could accept him leaving but only if Anthony Martial coming to us was part of the deal. Losing Dier would weaken the squad. However, I feel, that MP could bring out much more from Martial where Utd have singularly failed to do so and prove to be a real asset. Just a thought while we are talking about Dier. COYS
  3. Bill and his wife went to the Air Show every year. Every year Bill would say to his wife, 'I'd like to ride in a helicopter." She always replied, "The helicopter ride costs fifty quid and Fifty quid is fifty quid." One year Bill said, "Look, I'm seventy five, if I don't ride in the helicopter, I may never get the chance." She replied, "That ride is fifty quid and Fifty quid is fifty quid." The pilot overhead their conversation and said, Folks, I'll make a deal with you. I'll take take both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word, I won't charge you a penny. But if you say one word it'll cost you fifty quid. " They agreed and up they went. The pilot did all sorts of fancy manoeuvres , but not a sound was heard. So he did his dare devil tricks, bit still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Bill and said, "By Golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out but you didn't." Bill replied, "Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when the wife fell out, But fifty quid is fifty quid!" COYS
  4. Bill and his wife went to the Air Show every year. Every year Bill would say to his wife, 'I'd like to ride in a helicopter." She always replied, "The helicopter ride costs fifty quid and Fifty quid is fifty quid." One year Bill said, "Look, I'm seventy five, if I don't ride in the helicopter, I may never get the chance." She replied, "That ride is fifty quid and Fifty quid is fifty quid." The pilot overhead their conversation and said, Folks, I'll make a deal with you. I'll take take both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word, I won't charge you a penny. But if you say one word it'll cost you fifty quid. " They agreed and up they went. The pilot did all sorts of fancy manoeuvres , but not a sound was heard. So he did his dare devil tricks, bit still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Bill and said, "By Golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out but you didn't." Bill replied, "Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when the wife fell out, But fifty quid is fifty quid!" COYS
  5. PL: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v Chelsea

    I think our stats read that we have won 13 out of our last 14 games? Just how much of a run do we have to have before the more negative minded need to have to start showing faith, for goodness sake? My view is that we are now a side that not only now believes in itself, but we are actually that good. I've gone for the win. COYS
  6. Oh dear Danny Boy...

    I couldn't agree more. We clearly haven't missed him as we have kept winning, often handsomely. during his absence. I know one swallow doesn't make a summer, but KWP's debut was more than encouraging. There is still time this window, get rid I say.
  7. Oh dear Danny Boy...

    Almost certainly dictated to him but probably it may be for the best to calm the situation down and shut the door to the jounces hounding him. COYS
  8. Oh dear Danny Boy...

    Welcome back, Young man. Your balancing views have been missed. Poor Asc3 has to some extent been a lone voice with his views so similar to yours which will be a great comfort to him. COYS
  9. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    It may seem like a dichotomy, but I accept your approach being as equally plausible as my current view of our situation. It is like being caught between a rock and a hard place. Clearly without a wage structure attractive enough in bringing in marquee players, the possibility of signing a top class player is close to improbable. However, by introducing a top player earning way above that which our star players may open up a can of worms. We currently, on the surface, have a fairly settled and loyal to the club squad. With Rose sticking his head above the parapet regarding being paid what he feels is his worth, that to some extent compounds the situation. Let's face it, these players must discuss the reality of the situation (they are getting paid less than others) and he may well be getting the backing from the players. However, loyalty must work both ways and the players have been loyal to to club this transfer window. But I can see it rankling a bit that they are trapped in a wage structure that stops them getting what they feel they are worth - so he may well be voicing an opinion not far removed from his team mates. Against this back ground is the concern of not risking the long term future of the club by having an unaffordable wage structure that does not bring success in trophies that creates a situation where some top players will not join and those here will seek trophies elsewhere leading to the club becoming a non player for the top prizes. The conundrum is that which ever route is taken, neither is a sure fire way of achieving the goal - the reasons for going one way or another cannot be calculated as a certainty but are based on second guessing what the probable outcome will be. West ham allegedly have a more generous pay structure, but it has not attracted Europe's best players nor brought them silverware. It carries the danger of having to sell those with expensive contracts to avoid financial problems and having to settle for mid table mediocrity. To carry on as THFC is doing, runs the risk of dropping away from being a genuine top 4 club with the consequences of not succeeding in establishing itself as top European club and, not being able to attract top players and eventually seeing their current stars leaving seeking medals and the money they feel they are worth. As you know I am an on and off the fence guy. I clearly see the good and the bad points for both arguments. My hearty craves for the higher wage structure and the necessary marquee players to be brought in. But my brain, loving the progress we have been making and day dreaming of the success the future is promising, is dreading the thought of losing it all and returning to mediocrity. The reality of the situation is deep down I am stuck sitting on the fence not knowing which way to go. However, my cautious side is suggesting to we keep going like this until the next window before we see whether the current squad manages to compete with the best or starts falling short. I hope this makes some sort of sense. I am not writing it to influence others views but simply trying to explain why I feel for the moment we should Give MP the chance. Having said that, I sense he feels the need for additional talent so it will be interesting to see if he is allowed to bring in these signings he says are needed and if they are better than our current Bench and academy players. COYS
  10. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    It may seem like a dichotomy, but I accept your approach being as equally plausible as my current view of our situation. It is like being caught between a rock and a hard place. Clearly without a wage structure attractive enough in bringing in marquee players, the possibility of signing a top class player is close to improbable. However, by introducing a top player earning way above that which our star players may open up a can of worms. We currently, on the surface, have a fairly settled and loyal to the club squad. With Rose sticking his head above the parapet regarding being paid what he feels is his worth, that to some extent compounds the situation. Let's face it, these players must discuss the reality of the situation (they are getting paid less than others) and he may well be getting the backing from the players. However, loyalty must work both ways and the players have been loyal to to club this transfer window. But I can see it rankling a bit that they are trapped in a wage structure that stops them getting what they feel they are worth - so he may well be voicing an opinion not far removed from his team mates. Against this back ground is the concern of not risking the long term future of the club by having an unaffordable wage structure that does not bring success in trophies that creates a situation where some top players will not join and those here will seek trophies elsewhere leading to the club becoming a non player for the top prizes. The conundrum is that which ever route is taken, neither is a sure fire way of achieving the goal - the reasons for going one way or another cannot be calculated as a certainty but are based on second guessing what the probable outcome will be. West ham allegedly have a more generous pay structure, but it has not attracted Europe's best players nor brought them silverware. It carries the danger of having to sell those with expensive contracts to avoid financial problems and having to settle for mid table mediocrity. To carry on as THFC is doing, runs the risk of dropping away from being a genuine top 4 club with the consequences of not succeeding in establishing itself as top European club and, not being able to attract top players and eventually seeing their current stars leaving seeking medals and the money they feel they are worth. As you know I am an on and off the fence guy. I clearly see the good and the bad points for both arguments. My hearty craves for the higher wage structure and the necessary marquee players to be brought in. But my brain, loving the progress we have been making and day dreaming of the success the future is promising, is dreading the thought of losing it all and returning to mediocrity. The reality of the situation is deep down I am stuck sitting on the fence not knowing which way to go. However, my cautious side is suggesting to we keep going like this until the next window before we see whether the current squad manages to compete with the best or starts falling short. I hope this makes some sort of sense. I am not writing it to influence others views but simply trying to explain why I feel for the moment we should Give MP the chance. Having said that, I sense he feels the need for additional talent so it will be interesting to see if he is allowed to bring in these signings he says are needed and if they are better than our current Bench and academy players, COYS
  11. Sky one last night...

    There is every reason to believe we will make Wembley as big a fortress as we did WHL last season,. It is the players who do the stuff not a bloody football ground. COYS
  12. Onomah Out On Loan

    MP knew what he was doing. More games like this and he may well come back to us during the the mid season break. After all, Harry Kane did his time on loan. Harry Winks was lucky to be in the right place at the right time and got his chance earlier. Playing time, even at lower levels, is usually more useful in improving talent that the odd few minutes as sub once the game has been won. Just an opinion. COYS
  13. Wembley

    I've never really gone along with the Wembley curse theory. When we were not doing well there, it was at a time the side were not playing too well in any competition. Had we been playing those matches we were poor in at the end of the season we almost certainly have won them. COYS
  14. Gareth Bale

    How I would love that! But Rooney is leaving rainy Manchester, he would have to give up sunny Spain. lol COYS
  15. 2017 Summer Transfers - Confirmed

    A Danny Rose interview reported in Football 365 published today had the following to say:- He has a contract until 2021 with Spurs, has stressed he was not looking to leave but would discuss a potential move with the club if an offer came in. He is claiming he is reaching his peak with only one big contract left in him and his time is running out. He wants to win trophies - he doesn't want to have played 15 years and not have a single trophy or medal. He says he has no qualms in voicing his opinions to any one in the club. He pointed out that spurs need to make a couple of signings - not players you have to google saying, "Who's that?" but well known players. He also says he expects a pay rise when he discusses his next contract.He adds, "I know what I'm worth and I will make sure I get what I'm worth. Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. I know what I am worth. He has not said anything I would not have said if I was arguing my own case in similar circumstances, We haven't won a trophy. We haven't signed any one. We have not been linked with any 'marquee' signings. We've sold one of the best, if not the best, RB to a rival .Probably he is only repeating what these players discuss among themselves. I hope he stays but I will not hold it against him if he leaves to one of the top clubswho come in for him offering more money and a really good chance of winning something. Having said all that, my own personal view is that we need to continue with our current policy of balancing the books for a couple of seasons of transitions until the new stadium is up and running. COYS