The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 29 January 2011

Misfit

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Would have thought that apart from Palacious and VDV, then Gomes and Sandro could also make themselves understood to someone Spanish.

Having said that I suspect his first language is Basque.
More than likely not. My wife is Basque - the French region, although a fair number of relatives in the Spanish part. Basque is slowly dieing out - even in the Spanish Basque regions the majority don't speak any Basque, as a first or second language.
 

miles_64

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I love Llorente - I had completely written off our chances of getting him as I thought he was Madrid-bound but ever since I first saw him, I thought he was the player for us. He is the missing piece!
 

Azrael

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Although there are certain players I would prefer us to sign I honestly think any of the names mentioned would do a great job for us for the simple reason of supply.

We have some fantastic midfield players that make things happen on the pitch. With VDV, Modric, Bale, Huddlestone, etc pulling the strings any striker with a clinical eye will score a hatful of goals. In plenty of games this season with have created plenty of chances and just haven't had a really clinical striker to finish off the moves.

IMO most if not all the strikers (not including Hesky!) would be able to finish off many of the chances that our fantatsic midfield create.
This.

Hell, I was Bent's biggest anti-fan but I think if her were here today he would feed off of the service pretty well. I reckon its all down to service anf finishing, not whether or not someone is the complete striker.

Alas, Defoe and Crouch can't finish to save their lives at the moment.
 

Arkie

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Llorente? Bilbao player?
We're getting desperate if hes a prime transfer target
 

Benny D

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Don't know if this has already been posted...

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11827_6704197,00.html

Athletic Bilbao president Fernando Garcia Macua said "He (Llorente
) is not going to leave here while I am president of this club,"


"He is not going to leave Athletic this summer and no-one can negotiate terms for him. Whoever wants to sign him has to pay the (get-out) clause and all the extras. (bit of a contradiction)

"The player wants to continue at Athletic (Bilbao) for a long time to come."

Llorente said, "I am already at a big club and it (the transfer talk) is not something that plays on my mind because I know what I want."

"I just want to get back to my best level and score goals for Athletic. I am not thinking about anything else."
So he's coming then.
 

McFlash

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No Rebrab is Barber backwards..he good in the hair!



I've got my coat....
 

Arkie

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as an aside, just for humour, I love how the Spammers artists impression of the Olympic stadium is suddnely 'oval.

How does that work?

:duh:
 
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