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Quick run-down of today's 'news'.


1st of July. Not so Super Sunday. The main Tottenham related highlight was Under Armour releasing the launch date of the new Spurs shirt. So basically the big news was an announcement being announced. The 2012-2013 kits will be unveiled on Thursday 12th and available to order to purchase from Spurs shops the next day. Yep, that's right, on Friday 13th. You just can't make this ilk of PR up.

The new era is still waiting to make its grand entrance. Pick any day this up and coming week and you might strike lucky. We all know it's going to happen, we all know what's going to happen so there's very little to say until after it's happened. But to reiterate, I'm positively beaming with encouragement and excitement.

Khumalo is set for PAOK in Greece. A season long loan. It's signings like this that make me question some of Levy's ethics in the transfer market. What was the point of him joining Spurs in the first place only to be sent out to the Championship? When Harry spoke about the lad was he just doing so to raise the profile of the player and if so why? Just so Reading can sign him? This smells of raising another type of profile in South Africa. That's football. Anyone know where Toda is these days? Then again, you could argue what was the point in signing the likes of dos Santos and Bentley. That's also football. Mistakes happen regularly.

The Times were the first to break the story linking us to Brazilian starlet Oscar who plays for our buddy club Internacional. I don't know much about him (do any of us unless you follow South American football?) but do remember similar stories about our interests in him from last year. Mainly because I signed him in Football Manager soon after reading about it. Tasty attacking midfield pixels that might translate well in the real world. Although if this is something that pans out to be true, along with Sigurdsson and our current central mids, we have a plethora of talent to visually taste cometh the new season. AVB was in Brazil scouting recently, so this one might be a possibility. Leandro Damiao (for now) does not look like one based on recent speculation and price tags.

Cracking teasing, flirting quote from Moutinho (FC Porto) saying, "I'd work with him again tomorrow" - re: AVB. Obviously meant as compliment of how highly regarded a coach Villas-Boas is. But pretty much more meat to sink our teeth in to what will be a feast of targets that will be cited post-press conference (tune in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, maybe Thursday or Friday). We'll be looking for a Luka replacement. Oscar or Moutinho?

From one question to another. Theo Walcott to Spurs? Yeah sure, why not. For £4M he'll do well to come off the bench for the final 15 minutes of games. Give Lennon a rest.

Redknapp was in the press a couple of days back talking to Sky Sports wasn't he? Who cares.

Ledley King retirement imminent? We know something will soon be announced as we've already been told King is considering his options. The man is so much part of the club that there is little chance of him being potentially discarded when the new manager arrives, in terms of a coaching position. Unless King is looking for a more ambassadorial role at Spurs. Ledley retiring is possibly for the best, for his own health and future. A brilliant and majestic footballer, a legend. Whatever his decision he'll remain Tottenham forever and if he wants to be involved the club have a duty to make sure he is.

Investment on the cards? According to Graham Roberts on the radio. According to the ITK news from the past few weeks. Although this seems to be mostly guess work (i.e. I know someone who knows something), from directors supposedly told to remain in the country and not go on holiday to rumours about funds being made available to aid in breaking the wage structure or perhaps naming rights for the new stadium. Surely any investment would go towards the latter?

Bale out of the GB team. Meh. Pre-season is upon us. Don't care for much else other than my club. The whole Stratford affair has burnt me out and I have little interest in the Olympics.

Thoughts on that Daily Express article here.

In other news: Euro Final. In summary, Spain play possession football to ease into the final, get called boring, up their game by a notch, destroy Italy.


Reader Comments (21)

Im too excited!!!!!!!! Like Bentley after the 4-4 draw!


Jul 2, 2012 at 12:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterJon Snow

What about the possible Arab investment Roberts was talking about on Talksport today??

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterJon OC

Did anyone hear graham Roberts on talksport. Saying that he was told by a close friend in the club that when we announce AVB as our new manager we will also be announcing a serious investment from a unknown Arab consortium. Not a takeover, more likely we have agreed naming rights for our new stadium. Either way the next month, and next season in general is going to be interesting. COYS

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterLuke

The Express what a shambles of a newspaper surprised its still in circulation ,have you ever seen anyone reading it ?? .Cant wait for the week ahead should be a busy and fun week the biggest thing i heard was Graham Roberts on talksport say some arab consortium is going to make a investment in Spurs [not buy ] and thats why they can afford the increased wages for Bale £100,00 -£115.00 a week and paying sigi about £70,000 ,,has anyone heard more ? Also some british jurno who is a S.American guiding light reckons that outof all the deals that might happen coming from S.America Diamio has the highest chance of happening ,,lets hope .I also heard that we only got 2 mil for Kranjer please tell me this is wrong although maybe 7 mil for gio would make up for it !!.Lets all board the roller coaster thats coming up COYS.ooohhhh Bentley PLS GO!!!!!!!

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterEdinburghSpur

Oh sorry i forgot do we get " a book of Daniel Part 3 " ??? with all this new news that hopefully will be happening ,,i hope so !!.

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterEdinburghSpur

How do we know what Bale is on? Seen reports say 70k.

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:41 AM | Registered Commenterspooky

Updated original article with investment bit.

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM | Registered Commenterspooky

Whatever happened to ....Mbulelo Mabizela?
Oscar do Internacional let their best players go mid-season?
Moutinho - destined for the Champions League.
Walcott - why would we need another right winger that can't cross the ball?
Redknapp talks - what's new?
Ledley - you did it your way - now please walk away while you still can - and coach the defence.
Investments - over my head. Hopefully from some place with human rights.
GB - Pearce - should have dropped the whole over-aged farce and played U-23s only. Good decision not to select D.Beckham but fully respect everything he's done in his career - except the pants commercials.
Spain destroy Italy without strikers (well until Torres came on). Could this explain the shortage of news?

Jul 2, 2012 at 2:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterSpurs 37001

Talk is cheap. Speculation is rife. We will get what Levy gives us. Maybe, just maybe, he might get it right.

Jul 2, 2012 at 4:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterVictor Meldrew

Its interesting days being a Tottenham fan,but then it aways has been.Gooners might scoff and fill the sites with all their bile and vemenous crap.But then again they do follow a blody boring outfit.I will grant that a couple of seasons a go,they played really attractive football,but even that has passed them by now.All they really have too look forward to is.Mr.Wenger,not seeing that incident.And having a form of mentle break down on the sidelines.

Jul 2, 2012 at 5:24 AM | Unregistered Commenterbrian

How many more 'make or break' seasons are we going to have until we really do have one that makes ? Or breaks ?

Jul 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterOldSpur

The Qatar Royal Family have bought spurs for £450m.

Jul 2, 2012 at 6:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterStoney

How do you know news about the Qatari family is true? I heard there were people from Kuwait though. Either way, if it helps us to pay big players wages I don't care. Levy has done immensely well to get us this far though, this news cannot detract from that fact. I don't even care knowing who or where this money's coming from so clubs don't use it against us in the Market.

Jul 2, 2012 at 6:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterN17

Roberts was one of my favourite players for Spurs.

Shame he turned ITK. He's POTL. 'That's what I was told.'

Jul 2, 2012 at 6:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterTMWNN

A POTL? is that where cavers go or where car suspensions are broken? lol
IT'S never boring being a Spurs fan is it? Same again now, so many guesses as to who, what, where, when, etc!!!! Only Levy is ITK!!

Jul 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterlongtimespur

I'm also ITK.

I know, I only have enough Valium to get me to Thursday, unless I just suck them like a lozenge! I feel a Recquiem coming on. The Qatar Royal Family? Really?

Jul 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterWisky Tom

Trust me. I know.

Jul 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterStoney

Valium...... the Uraguayan lad? And Lozenge, I looked at signing the pair of `em but Levy wouldn`t have it. Look at them now eh? Better finishers than my Sandra ever was.

Jul 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM | Unregistered Commenter`Arry

Could you imagine if we were bought by the Quatari Royals?
We should immediately offer RVP £200K pw to come to us and the try to loan him out to Barnet, just for a laugh...

Jul 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM | Unregistered Commenterthehughtonslice

RE Quatari Royals?

I can just see it, 5 or 6 members of the Quatari Royal family sat in the directors box: sun glasses, trimmed beards, and teeth - while beneath them, thirty thousand 'keffiyeh' festooned Yids, sing, 'Yid Army, Yid Army, Yid Army'

Ooooooooo, awkward....

Jul 2, 2012 at 10:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterWisky Tom

And the meek will inherit the new stadium ... if that's all right with you.

Jul 3, 2012 at 4:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterSpurs 37001

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