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

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

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

  3. The Texan Gets His Spurs: Dempsey at Tottenham

  4. Spurring Tottenham to the Champions League: Clint Dempsey

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

  6. Clint dusts off his Spurs. Dempsey at Tottenham

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

  8. Tottenham drops a Deuce in the Liverpool?

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

  10. Spur of the Moment: Dempsey at Tottenham

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  1. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. Building MLS is the main thing that matters for US soccer. Everything else is basically a side-show.
    ps-getting Dempsey at the top of his game is a huge catch, MUCH bigger than an elderly Drogba or Raul. Leave that for the chinese league.
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  2. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    but "we" are in the basement on a computer logged onto HE is a professional athlete with a family and he actually has a pretty good sense of what is best for his game and his life.
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  3. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Demps is getting a lot of retroactive respect on Spurs boards. Mark my words, Spurs will come to regret this transaction.
  4. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    And in turn, Brendan Rogers has linked Suarez's asking price to Bale's. A sum which we know Arsenal won't pay. What a victory.
  5. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    I think getting Dempsey at 30 is bigger for MLS than getting Drogba or Raul.

    In terms of signing NT players, MLS doesn't owe US Soccer anything - they can and should sign whoever they want.
  6. Diegan

    Diegan Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lot of it is "he actually wasn't that bad but his fans were annoying, therefore turning us off." Then they talk bad about him and American fans get offended. The vicious cycle of fanboyism.
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  7. Mattbro

    Mattbro Member+

    Sep 21, 2001

    Oh God. Probably the same people who are now tearing their hair out because he's moved to a "lesser" league.
  8. oscar_in_fw

    oscar_in_fw Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    Fort Worth
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope Tottenham stinks it up after losing their first and third best goal scorers from last year. AvB may yet regret running Dempsey off.
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  9. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To Sam, almost anyone is a genius, as it seems the bar is set exceptionally low... a club with 70 million pounds to spend (their words) that constantly underbids for players for months and hasn't bought a single player of note up until August 4th is just running a long con on all the other clubs in the world. Brilliant.
  10. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AVB was Dempsey's biggest fan at Tottenham.
    Baldini is probably behind moving him out.
  11. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Well I reckon now when we shout COYS it will be SOUNDERS and not SPURS. Who knew?

    Dempsey could have won the UEFA golden boot and not gotten the kind of love from Spurs that he got when he was unveiled a Sounders duece last night.
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  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    I don't follow MLS game by game ratings closely. Have any of the big signing: Becks, Henry, Keane etc. shown any lasting rise in ratings?
  13. INKRO

    INKRO Member+

    Jul 28, 2011
    Probably? ;)
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  14. MtMike

    MtMike Member+

    Nov 18, 1999
    the 417
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS TV ratings are steadily, albeit slowly, growing. However, now you can watch a game with Donovan, Keane, Gonzalez, and one of the two best young talents in the league (Villareal) playing against Dempsey, EJ, Rosales, Martins, and the other one of the two best young talents in the league (Yedlin)

    Yes, it's not Chelsea vs. Man U, but quality players all over the pitch.
  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    A credit to his country and the beautiful game. He could win games on his own and is a truly world class centre forward. He will be missed in the Epl. USA , USA USA USA
    - Wrexham Larger , Bangor Wales, 04/8/2013 21:24
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    I think a lot of my fellow ex- pats might come to match and see how football is growing in the US. It's not my favourite league to watch, but is growing all the time. Credit to Seattle as they have a terrific fan base. Good luck Clint. You are a true professional.
    - englndr9 , California, US, 04/8/2013 19:48
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    hes a good player, its a waste of footballing talent going back over to the crappy MLS
    - Adamskiroo , blackpool, United Kingdom, 04/8/2013 19:27
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    I would be happy if he had gone to the Portland timbers
    - Iceni tribesman , east anglia, United Kingdom, 04/8/2013 18:57
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    loser , going back to that rubbish league - bell boy, void, 3/8/2013 23:00++++++++++++++++This "rubbish" league's MNT will beat the crap out of yours my friend. Mark my word, you may not even qualify for Brazil 2014.
    - At65SocalRetired , Manchester, 04/8/2013 16:52
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    He was one of the most diligent and professional players at Spurs and put Adebayor to shame. Thank you for being the player you were, whilst at Spurs and all the best in the US
    - Rob Mo , West Sussex, United Kingdom, 04/8/2013 16:27
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    In my opinion this is a big mistake, He is a quality player and was quite useful in England playing at the highest level of the game. Now he is going to play in a league that is not even close to the talent of even League 1 in England. he obviously wants to be a "big fish" in a small pond. i think you just took a step backwards in your career.
    - Steve , Somewhere, United States, 04/8/2013 16:17

    Some views from Dailymail users on this move.
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    If Dempsey moved to China or UAE on the same deal, everyone would have gone insane. If he had moved to Denmark for a CL spot, everyone would have gone insane. It's the point that he dropped from arguably the best league in the world when he's still able to start, that confuses many. Would have preferred to wait after the WC. But if this move aids his WC performance, than SHAZAAM.
  17. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Spent a lot of time in this thread (and other versions) over the last 7 years. Adios.
  18. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't believe we will be going from years of watching Clint go against some of the world's best, to wondering when Brek Shea will be getting his ass of the bench!:(

    Thanks for the memories, Clint, when is the loan....?
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    And where? If he could get a 6-8week loan in La Liga :cool:
  21. Sam Hamwich

    Sam Hamwich BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2006
    Hmmm how many victories and CL appearances for spuds vs arsenal? Heck
    I don't even like either of them but respect to arsene.
  22. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    If I had any hair left, I would. :(

    Aug 2, 2010
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fortunately, Jozy is going to England just in time to save us from a season of boredom.
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  24. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My, hard to sign off this one, but I have to now. So long Clint- I'll stay up late to watch MLS with you in it. In fact, I just discovered the Seattle Sounders channel on Roku. This could be interesting.
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  25. eric_appleby

    eric_appleby Member+

    Jun 11, 1999
    Down East
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the memories Deuce. 6 years of watching a Yank compete in the best league in the world.
    Lots of highlights. Que le vaya bien.

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