The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - 3rd August 2019

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danny32

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Can’t believe Levy would fcuk this window up for the sake of an extra€10m on either GLC or Fernandes. It doesn’t make sense.
 

S17PUR

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So frustrating to see the squad we have now and see how we only need one or two good signings to really challenge
To be honest I'm not actually sure this is the case anymore. After not buying last summer, I think we're realistically more like 3 or 4 away from properly challenging now. Our weaknesses are plain for all of us to see.

Don't think we should underestimate how good of a signing Sessegnon could be, but not bringing in anyone else is incredibly risky. A late Madrid bid for Eriksen could leave us weaker than last season. Lose Toby too and we definitely would be.

Still, we have time. Fingers crossed JJ drops in tonight to quell the meltd... too late, if anything he's probably added fuel to the fire.
 

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Couldn't care less about Sessegnon. Good talent but it's not like he's Sancho level and he doesn't even have a permanent position yet. We only barely finished top 4 last season and we're already suffering injury issues. Eriksen will at best be disinterested throughout the season, and next year rose, Toby, Jan, aurier and Lloris will all need looking at depending on how they're performing/contract situations. That's not to mention that we need a defensive midfielder and another forward. Wtf is going on, where has all of the money from the last two years gone? 70-100m over 18 months (3 windows) is pathetic. Definitely not getting top 4 given how the other teams are strengthening and how poor we were at times last season. Just insane management from the board. Either pay up or move on to another target who's more attainable. This can't keep happening.
 

Teddy Klinsmann

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JJ not positive. What a mess again. Given injuries and suspensions and sales we go into the game vs Villa with a squad which is worse than the squad we had at the end of the season. All things considered, the positive ITK of 4-5 weeks ago has all but disappeared. Sounds desperate.
 

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I’m not entirely sure about that. I remember several interviews in the past where he talked about really wanting to be able to deliver his Ossis and Ricky/Jurgen moment for the fans. That always struck me as him knowing exactly what those massive emotional moments mean for us, the fans, and how they can carry us a long way.

I think he dearly wants to deliver a marquee name.

I was confident when we signed TNd that he was the first of a record breaking summer. Today’s ItK has dented my confidence somewhat, but I am an eternal optimist. And won’t stop watching Jim White until hours after the 5pm deadline, waiting for the deal sheet announcing a miracle hah
then do it....

I’m sure he will do it but all the stars would have to be in perfect alignment, fee, wages, payment terms, agents fees, age etc etc

I honestly just don’t think he gets it. He’s a genius off the pitch no one can argue with that but that bit where we go and win something seems beyond him. Sometimes you have to buy a winner rather try to create one.
 

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"If you were buying a car and you could spend £20k 6 weeks ago or £15k now out of your pocket what would you do ? Then when you want to actually spend the £15k it suddenly turns into £21k with loads of other bits what would you do ?"

JJ on, I presume, GLC. Confirms the previous ITK on them moving goalposts.
 

anydange

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Can’t believe Levy would fcuk this window up for the sake of an extra€10m on either GLC or Fernandes. It doesn’t make sense.
From the ITK re: GLC it's clear that Betis have been giving us the runaround which you can't blame Levy for. Not having backups if said deal falls apart is the problem. It's never really been clear if we have alternates lined up...
 

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Still time to go but I have a really bad feeling about this window.

If we come out of this window without one more significant signing (GLC/BF) then heads should roll.

The fact it'd be sheer incompetence to let Poch down like this, with both Real and Utd likely to need a manager soon is the only thing giving me hope.

If the stadium is holding us back then just tell us. Goons going public about being skint seemed to help them in anything!
 

stonebrow

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ITK’s are obviously fed bullshit...passed on in good faith so not blaming them but FFS it’s happens every window...almost comical!
 

kaz Hirai

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"If you were buying a car and you could spend £20k 6 weeks ago or £15k now out of your pocket what would you do ? Then when you want to actually spend the £15k it suddenly turns into £21k with loads of other bits what would you do ?"

JJ on, I presume, GLC. Confirms the previous ITK on them moving goalposts.
Yep never the club's fault.
 

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The two prospective deals for Fernandes and GLC seem to be following the same pattern of most of our recent targets - the selling club have a clear idea of the value and we seem to dither about for months not offering close and then not really have any alternative targets. If we won't pay their value, why waste our time chasing unobtainable players. I understand the need to negotiate these prices down, but we seem to be repeating past mistakes.

The gaps in the squad were clear last year - sorry to say but if we can't get Plan A, then we need to be more flexible. I refuse to believe there aren't a couple of affordable players out there who could offer something.
 

arunspurs

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I dont understand the need to post every single JJ tweet.

Only post it, if he truly gives up info which seems a ITK.

Bit annoying to see this thread being spammed , even when he has a normal conversation with someone
 
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