"Young Jaap Stam" Goes to Feyenoord.

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by Liverpool_SC, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Liverpool_SC

    Liverpool_SC Member

    Jun 28, 2002
    Upstate, SC
  2. THFC1

    THFC1 New Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    South East London
    I'm not to bothered by that, if he signed then ok but if he wanted guarantees on first team football then he should go elsewhere.
     
  3. jumhed

    jumhed Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    London
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I
    Don't
    Care.
     
  4. Danners9

    Danners9 New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Drunken Clam, Quahog

    Don't be so silly.

    Davenport, Naybet and possibly Gardner out. Vlaar in.

    Why would they sell the club captain? Not like Spurs need the money.
     
  5. Liverpool_SC

    Liverpool_SC Member

    Jun 28, 2002
    Upstate, SC
    There have been a lot of rumors swirling around about either Liverpool or Arsenal purchasing Ledley King from Spurs. Daily Mirror was one of the originating sources.

    Don't forget that a lot of times - it is not really up to the club whether or not a player gets to stay. If King continues to demand £80k/week for his new contract or if he senses that THFC are not going to qualify for Champions League - he could put your team in a world of hurt by handing in a transfer request. That would make it much harder for the club to get full value out of a sale, as other teams would not be willing to pay as high knowing the player wants to leave. Believe me, as a Liverpool fan, we found this out with Michael Owen. You sure do not want another Sol Campball situation on your hands.

    Then again, these rumors could be utterly false.

    I would love to have Ledley King at Liverpool. I doubt that he ends up here - just saying that he would finally give us the cover we need at central defense, so that we do not have to face a crowded fixture list in the second half of the season with only two world-class central defenders. Especially since King would be eligible for Champions League.

    An athletic central defender to complement either Hyppia or Carragher (neither of whom are particularly pacy) has been number one on my wish-list for 2+ seasons.
     
  6. sarabella

    sarabella BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 22, 2004
    UK
    He stands head and shoulders taller than me - at least, he did when I stood next to him when he was getting interviewed after the PSV match. I was surprised at how big he really is. Don't let a photo fool ya.
     
  7. Liverpool_SC

    Liverpool_SC Member

    Jun 28, 2002
    Upstate, SC
    It was his physique rather than his height (or lack thereof) that surprised me. Those arms are a bit reedy. Don't remember what Stam looked like in the past, but he looked pretty well-built much of the time he was at Man Utd.

    On the other hand, guys like Jonathan Woodgate were capable of elite performances as center-halfs in EPL without looking particularly strong through the upper-body.
     
  8. Danners9

    Danners9 New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Drunken Clam, Quahog

    It's agent talk leaked to the press. His agent has looked around at other club captains and the Ferdinand saga and sees that King is earning significantly less than his equals, so he's putting pressure on Spurs.

    That's fact. All the rest is speculation and circumstance, a case of 2+2=5.

    Seen anything from King saying he's unhappy? Nope, because he's not. Because he's very happy.

    Until there is anything from King or any OFFICIAL word - the Daily Mirror is a gutter tabloid that should never be quoted as a source, it is filth - then do not believe the stories.

    King has another 3 years left on his deal.

    Oh yeah, because Spurs would willingly sell their club captain to Arsenal.. and Arsenal of course have the money to spend on him. Yeah.. right.
     
  9. PoshSpur

    PoshSpur New Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    New York


    ....no wonder Dutch players are better than English players.

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    ....they use Borg Technology.
     
  10. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Bigsoccer.com
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well said Danners.

    Would have been nice to have Vlaar if only so they could get rid of that clown Gardner for good and have some competition for Dawson.

    I'm sure they will find someone else for that though.
     
  11. PoshSpur

    PoshSpur New Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    New York

    ....Have we got no youth defenders coming through at all?
     
  12. cdmphy

    cdmphy Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Natick, MA
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

    And the figure has been reported at 10 million pounds, which is 1 million more than we bid on a 16 year Soho kid. Anybody can makeup rumors, even rags. Watch. Spurs have been in talks with Liverpool to take disgruntled captain Steven Gerard off their hands for 5 million pounds. It's easy. Plus you just signed Kromkamp. Very, very good signing. Did Rafa make him go to Villareal for half a season to learn you're language;)
     
  13. PoshSpur

    PoshSpur New Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    New York

    ...Josemi know speaks the Spanish with a Liverpudlian dialect.
     

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