The Texan Gets His Spurs: Dempsey at Tottenham [R]

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  1. Spurned by Fools; Spurred to Greatness: Dempsey at Tottenham!

    12.1%
  2. I can go off my Xanax now that the Deadline has passed: Dempsey at Spurs [R]

    5.1%
  3. The Texan Gets His Spurs: Dempsey at Tottenham

    38.9%
  4. Spurring Tottenham to the Champions League: Clint Dempsey

    3.5%
  5. Put on your Spurs and Ride! Clint Dempsey at Tottenham

    3.1%
  6. Clint dusts off his Spurs. Dempsey at Tottenham

    5.8%
  7. Earning his Spurs: Clint Dempsey in a Shootout at the N17

    1.6%
  8. Tottenham drops a Deuce in the Liverpool?

    18.3%
  9. Clint goes (north-)eastward to earn his Spurs

    1.2%
  10. Spur of the Moment: Dempsey at Tottenham

    29.6%
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  1. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay, fresh start for Clint with his new club. We had a lot of good name suggestions
     
  2. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Where was my suggestion...I don't see it??? ;)
     
  4. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What was it? The poll function has a limited number of options. You can do a write in.
     
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  5. Roblar

    Roblar Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    The 73072
    Texans actually wear spurs.
    Not a suggestion --- it's just true.

    Too bad I'm more of a Gunners fan...
     
  6. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hope this turns into a good move for Clint. Spurs are a solid team but have lost out a bit when they lost their CL spot for this season. Interesting to see if they can make it into the Top 4 this year.
     
  7. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    dropping a deuce. yea i like that one :bowdown:
     
  8. supercooper

    supercooper Red Card

    Jun 23, 2008
    This is a damn good side. Top 5 in the league, for sure, but I think really
    competing for 3rd or 4th this season


    -------------Adebayor-------------
    Bale-------Dempsey-------Defoe
    ------ Dembele----Sandro-------
    --------- 4 defenders across------

    ** Lennon and Gylfi Sigurdsson are the rotation/cover players for the top 4 attackers
    ** Parker and Livermore for Dembele/Sandro

    Let Dempsey have his roaming role, and it will be full power

    I am hoping that AVB comes around to his senses- like all managers that have coached Dempsey- that he's a cat you absolutely have to have on the pitch. He's that good.
     
  9. atomicskiracer

    Jun 1, 2006
    Virginia
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Xanax title was hilarious after following the transfer thread closely this week
     
  10. checkolad

    checkolad Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    London,putney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Reply to OWN(yewu)ED : Liverpool got 12 points out of 15 against the higher teams you stated
     
  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Probably way too early but how much is Clint expect to making at Tottenham? Also I noticed a few links from the fan forum at FFC. Some seem to be going overboard with hate. Did they already forget what he's done for them?
     
  12. elvinjones

    elvinjones Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All of those are more forced than the simple:
    "A Texan in Spurs - Dempsey at Tottenham"
     
  13. SoccerBiz

    SoccerBiz Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dumb question...but is there anyway he plays tomorrow?
     
  14. elvinjones

    elvinjones Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am a bit worried about PT, but there is Europa, so he will certainly get PT. It will be interesting to see how he is used and whether AVB seems to favor him, which I'd be surprised at. IMO a younger manager will tend to look at skill whereas an older manager will cut to the chase and look for the win, the fight, which I think Dempsey can excel at.
     
  15. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The only thing he'll be playing is his iPod while he sits with the rest of the WAGs, ;)
     
  16. FormerGermanGuy

    Mar 1, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just realized he'll be playing with Old Man Friedel... how cool! Brad's been out of the US team picture for so long, I sometimes forget he's even still around. I look forward to the season.
     
  17. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    He's been one of the top players in the EPL for the past 2-3 season. They didn't just fork over all that cash to just sit him. Give him a few weeks to get up to speed and i would think that he's in the starting line-up week in and week out
     
  18. SoCalYid

    SoCalYid Member+

    Jun 11, 2011
    BigSoccer :)
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/soccer...him-highest-paid-u-s--soccer-player-ever.html

    So this article claims Deuce will earn $22.2m (£14m) over the next 3 years which is a salary of £4.6m, £90k per week.

    I really doubt that's true, if that was the case he'd earn more than Adebayor, the highest salary we've ever had. It also says that Friedel was on £4m which is unlikely. I'd wager he's probably on £60k with the same bonus structure as the rest of the team.

    One of the under-reported things about Spurs transfers is our bonus structure, which is performance based. For example Modric wages were often misreported, he earned around £3.5m per season which was boosted by simply appearing in a certain number of matches. Also the most significant bonus we have is being in the CL. During CL seasons our wages increase around 50%, possibly higher for 1st XI players. So if he's on £60k he'll earn the equivalent of £90k.
     
  19. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I had a chuckle at Tottenham Drops a Duece in Liverpool. That was my vote
     
  20. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 19, 2003
    Island paradise east of the mainland
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have been skimming the Liverpool forums for post Dempsey to Tottenham reactions and found quite a few. Half are trying to keep a chin up and saying they could have cared less but the other half are quite in disbelief and furious that Liverpool missed out on signing Dempsey. They simply can't put their heads around how he was sold at a price that was not THAT expensive that they could have easily signed him but didn't.

    I think this post sums it up best which I copied and will paste for you:

    My initial reaction = [​IMG]

    After 5 minutes thinking about it = [​IMG]

    After realising that if Luis gets injured.... = [​IMG]

    ...and the fact that it had been in the pipeline since our manager took over,our improving Centre Forward was being shown the door and that he'd have to be replaced with a player that scores goals-like Dempsey does = [​IMG]

    After being nailed on to get Dempsey,we look very silly being totally trumped by Levy & Spurs = [​IMG]

    It has heaped pressure onto the existing players who really have to step up,some of whom are very young & unproven = [​IMG]


    THAT sums up what most are thinking and feeling, there is no cover for the paper thin squad on the attack, Dempsey could have covered a wide area of positions in formations. Most of all, Dempsey is proven in the Prem to score, he's been doing great the past 2 seasons. I am actually shocked so many still undervalue a player like him, Dempsey fights for his goals, he has been in the relegation pressure cooker as well. I don't hate Liverpool, I feel sorry for their fans, the ownership look like a bunch of scum for not trying hard enough... owners that happen to be AMERICAN. The shame...
     
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  21. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Went for a bike ride after it was all over. Listening to my tunes, and Fearless by Pink Floyd came on. I had to start chuckling when the end came on... those of you who know the song will get the reference :D
     
    Fanatical Monk and LongDuckDong repped this.
  22. elvinjones

    elvinjones Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why does your club support say "other" now? Aren't you a Gals and Spurs fan?
     
  23. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Deuce bigelow: European gigolo - the Texan gets his Spurs
     
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  24. SoCalYid

    SoCalYid Member+

    Jun 11, 2011
    BigSoccer :)
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spurs, Roma and Galaxy.

    There's no option for that unfortunately so I choose other. I blame big soccer!
     
  25. elvinjones

    elvinjones Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, do you hear that dark knight ? ;)

    One wife and one team per continent, right?

    I actually still find myself really pulling for Fulham. But I like Tott as well.

    Finally, even if Clint falls off in PT, some would argue that would lengthen his career anyway.
     

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