Signing Priorities

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  1. USpur Well-Known Member

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    We are halfway through our CL group stage and I was wondering what people think our priorities in the upcoming transfer market should be. For me, our needs are as follows:

    1. striker
    2. rb
    3. lb
    4. cb

    I would be strongly against any additional midfield additions. Would love to hear what everyone else thinks.
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    Striker
    CB
    LB (maybe)
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    Striker for sure, it IS the first priority in january. I dont feel we need a new RB, look at how many we have Charlie, Hutton, Kaboul, Kyle Walker, and Kyle Naughton. Walker has been in excellent form for QPR and i feel the experience he is getting there will see him be our future RB, yet if we were to bring yet another 1 in then what are we going to do with the other 4? Surely you cant ship out 4 RBs in a 2 windows.

    CB- The South African Khumalo seems to be a done deal but I do agree that we may need another 1 since if he does come he'll be very inexperienced. The back bone to a football team is to have a consistent back 4, who are reliable. Every time Ledley steps out on the field he is a liability not in the sense that hes a bad player but that every step he takes could mean another injury. Woody is getting on and Gallas i feel will only be around for maybe MAYBE another season. Bassong is still a bit inexperienced, I feel Kaboul has looked a better CB than Bassong this season. I really rate Steven Caulker who is getting some good experience at Bristol City who IMO will be a first team player either next season or the season after that.

    LB- Yep, this IS another area we need to buy. BAE switches off too much and not even saying about last night. Seen it happen too many times last season as stated in his own thread. He does have some decent performances but he is far too inconsistent to be in a position that requires you to be switched on at all times.Bring in another LB Taiwo would do it for me.


    So all in a Striker and Left Back for me in January.
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    I just don't think we have a single RB ready for the big stage. I like Corluka but he hasn't been playing all that great for me and I think we have advanced too quickly to wait on some of our younger RBs. I'm a Kaboul fan but I don't think he is our long term RB.
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    Definitely a striker...we're missing Defoe badly and we're relying on goals to come from positions other than striker....
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    I don't see why not... since towards the end of last season he has really come on. He is strong big, good defensively and surprisingly has really good feet going forward. I really like him. He is young and i think is currently breaking out of his shell.

    In response to the thread question.
    A striker
    A left back

    I think a lot of people are saying center half. And yes i agree but i think when Dawson is back it will look a lot more solid in there. Him playing alongside Gallas and King when available.
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    Striker - we all know that Keane is sadly finished and Pav is only slightly above average - little and large Crouch and Defoe are OK just add one more, now who's available that big eared fellow from Utd would do .....

    Left Back - BAE is playing behind the best left sided player in the PL, that should make his job easy as the opposing full-back never dares leave Bale unmarked, yet still he loses position time and again. Good tackler, good recovery, great passer just not strong enough mentally

    We have CB's and RB they may be developing or injured but we have enough in the squad to cover ..............
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see players like Jenas and O Hara and maybe even Palacios sold in January. Thus, I would not at all be surprised if we brought in another CM if even one of them were sold. We have already heard rumors of players such as Muntari and Diarra....just something to keep in mind.
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    We've scored how many goals in the champions league this season, and people still think striker is our top priority? I understand we could use a world class player up there, but it's not a priority. We should be 4-5-1 in europe every time, VDV off crouch and Defoe as an impact player.

    its a right back and a centre back that we need, i'd like to see us test Evertons financial state with a bid for Jagleka, or maybe look at shawcross who can play in either position. We need to have a 1st choice backline that doesn't include King, he can just be a guest performer when required.

    I'd like to see us make bids for Jagleka
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    Yet how many goals have we scored in the league? Compared to the teams above us? Hardly enough.
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    I understand this, Harry needs to think about more 4-5-1 in the PL, but we are very capable of scoring goals. We are not capable of keeping cleansheets
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    I'm pretty sure every away game we've played in the PL and in Europe we've been 4 5 1.

    Keeping clean sheets is stuff when you dont have a consistent back 4 and a top keeper who has been injured.
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    IMO, you could buy the best CB, LB, RB or whatever and it still wouldn't make to much of a difference. In my eyes we have defended the same way for as long as i've watched Spurs. We drop deep to about the 18 yard line and DO NOT pressurise the ball. This goes for our midfield as well. We stand off of teams and allow them to have the ball to easily and hope that they make a mistake which allows us to get the ball back. In my opinion, this should not be the case and you should pressurise the opposition quickly, get into them and limit the space they have to work in to try and win the ball back. The longer the coaching staff fail to recognise this, it wouldn't matter one jot who you bring in.........

    I agree with a striker though.
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    i was their last night and they brought a young right back called Davide Santon to replace Chivu who is a world class full back and was being given a hard time by lennon he played left back but is traditonaly a right back -looks very solid ,only 20 and not starting for inter ...A'rry should take a look.

    I also think we need SOLID Centre half not like gallas one that can even improve and when ledley's fit he can be as someone else said like a guest player
    Gary Cahill
    Ryan Shawcross
    Phil jagielka ..all come to mind

    i don't think a striker a priority because i ws at the san siro and watched us put three past inter but if one comes along like fabiano or Lyon's lopez i'd like to see us try and get one
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    Those who are saying we dont need a striker, how many goals have come from out strikers in the league....and how many are goals they've actually created from themselves.


    Yeah, thought you'd agree with us needing 1.
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    I never said we didn't need one, long term we do but in terms of priorities a defender of class should be number 1.
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    i'd disagree our back line isnt perfect by any means but it looks a damn site stronger than our strike force.hutton dawson kaboul ekotto isnt a bad back 4. we have always leaked goals as said before. the key is to score some aswell. anyone who thinks crouch is good enough are kidding themselves.he couldnt hit a barn door with his head or his feet. with defoe coming back id take torres, fabiano isnt getting games or at least he wasnt so he could be a shout. benzema will be out of favour come jan i think. he isnt prolific but he is young. id take carew from villa if they want some of our players. he is a beast. heskey would be a good shout to.......joke.
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    Mirko Vucinic apparently wants to leave Roma and is a quality striker imo......

    I think people have judged Corluka to quickly as well. Yes he hasn't been great this season when he played and he is obviously no Usain Bolt, but he is a quality defender. Everyone last year was goin on about just how good and under-rated he is, not to mention the partnership that he developed with Lennon. Players dip in and out of form, at the moment Charlie is in a bit of a dip. That does nt mean that he is suddenly shit.....Spurs have a long list of players fans deemed to be "not good enough", only for those fans to end up with egg on their face after the players showed what they could do either with Spurs or with another club.....Bale, Dawson, Huddlestone, Prince-Boateng etc......Just keep the faith. Charlie was a great defender and will be again.
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    i agree with that charlie is really underrated and he suits lennon as he doesnt try to overlap to much.i dont think are back line is bad at all.i do believe we need a solid partnership at the back and will soon have to right off ledley as he intrupts this.
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    striker and central back for me and once we have them we can work on other things. but they are first priority.
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    Vucinic would improve us a lot.

    Vucinic , suarez , forlan , Huntelaar all 4 are great and could be great for us. Too bad we missed out on huntelaar.
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    With Khumalo coming in January, I fully expect to see a striker following in.

    CB- Done
    Striker- Not yet but I hope its coming
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    I dont really see what the problem is; If Crouch is capable of handling Champions League starts, then whats the problem with Defoe? All we're doing now is long balling it to crouch anyway, I predict that when Defoe's back and plays as a top striker with VDV behind and Modric pulling the strings with Lennon and Bale on the side... well lets say I can see Defoe's return brining out the best in Lennon as well.... mouth watering..... Our goals off counter attacks is going to go through the roof!
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    cb strong header, smart positioning, natural ''leader'' replacement for king, to play alongside dawson
    lb someone who could connect with bale and be good at both defending and attacking
    cf benzema vucinic llorente lukaku type of player
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    we need a consistent defensive line up -- when dawson's back i think we need him as the centre and the back bone of the squad -- then gallas for now, kaboul, BAE (or someone better if possible) and i would like glen johnson on the left (i just like his bravado & desire to get forward and i've heard he's fallen out at liverpool). but all this talk of buying makes me think our academy should be doing its job and producing young players that can eventually play for the first team. is that too much to ask?
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    oops i meant glen johnson for right back not left back of course.
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    Glen Johnson is shit imo, cant defend....not bad going forward but wasnt near the 20 million liverpool paid for him

    Kyle Walker will come through the ranks in 1 or 2 seasons time, doing well at QPR this season no need to buy a new RB.
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    llorente is terrific i would sign him if the chance exists

    for lb bae is fine he is good going forward as long as we keep possesion we do not need to worry. for cb just sign a swedish guy they will work for anything, most are rubbish but some are nice
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    harry is aware (and it was his main target in summer transfer window) that in order to play a 451 or a 4411 succesfully
    u have to have a good clinical and strong CF like drogba milito or llorente or as i said earlier vucinic pandev lukaku
    unfortunately mourinho is even more aware of it :) so llorente is most probably going to madrid in january
    but i agree with u its that type of attacker that we need

    on lb issue i however disagree
    u see for a club competing for europa league spot bae hutton crouch jenas are fantastic players
    but we have to raise the bar, slowly, an addition here there, gradually taking the team to a higher level
    and left back (due to the superb form od bale) is a extremly vital position for us
    to find a lb who could complement bale, overlap with him on the left side, would significally raise bales potential
    (take lennons form last year, he and corluka worked great together)
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    Suarez looks there for the taking, lets make a splash in January and show all our stars that Tottenham is the place to be.

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