The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Chew Barker Edition 29th July 2013

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fUnKy

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Before I stumbled upon this forum a couple of years back (my main spurs feed was newsnow which meant I read Harry Hotspur/vital spurs/triffic tottenham etc...) it always seemed to me that POTL was a joke, I know the blue and yellow thing didn't work well (did he ever confirm what that meant?) it's only since being in here that POTL is clearly the oracle of ITK'S! Maybe it's the mystery with his name "Phantom of the lane" that gives him a mystique if you will, and he doesn't post that much. I'm sure I read somewhere before that he is/was Lennon's agent, however I think agents have better things to do than go on spurs forums to give cryptic clues out!!

I wonder if every team has their own POTL? I.e POTE (phantom of the emirates) or POTC (Phantom of the cottage) hmmmm....

Blue was Adebayor, Yellow Leandro

The info POTL gives means he can only work for the club or is close to someone who works for the club, however, he posted he was in Bahamas I believe with the team so can't get closer than that... Knows team info and boardroom info and has verified time and time again. I think the blue and yellow thing actually changed the way he posts and he tends not to say anything until much later in the deal now than before but to me undoubtedly the best ITK.

As spurs fans, we're lucky to have him IMO, but then I think we're lucky to have quite a few who obviously get some good info.

The real shame is Billy White. Had the makings of a top ITK.
 

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I'm hoping IF bale does we go mr levy cam somehow get di Maria or someone like that thrown in just because

A) he's class and would be a replacement for bale somewhat

But most importantly

B) would save us another month (being generous there) of us trying to agree a fee with someone for a replacement if we don't

This was suggested earlier I believe.
A) if he does stay, result, we have stood up to Madrid's arrogant campaign.
B) if he does go, we will be compensated to Ronaldo from Utd proportions. Levy will get a deal £80m+.

I hope he stays, and I believe he will. But, and this is key, if he does go it will not be on the cheap. I do believe Real will have to break the Transfer Record. I also think, that since they are not as flush with cash as they once were, it may be players plus cash.
Di Maria & Coentrao plus cash was mentioned in the press, which could be a good starting point to ease the blow. Replacement for Bale and Ekotto, plus further spending power to bolster elsewhere.
Personally I believe he will stay, but so long as he doesn't play up to force a move Modric style (I can't see him doing that), on the basis of Levy getting forcing them to pay up accordingly, I would not be bitter or distraught if he did leave.
 

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Blue was Adebayor, Yellow Leandro

The info POTL gives means he can only work for the club or is close to someone who works for the club, however, he posted he was in Bahamas I believe with the team so can't get closer than that... Knows team info and boardroom info and has verified time and time again. I think the blue and yellow thing actually changed the way he posts and he tends not to say anything until much later in the deal now than before but to me undoubtedly the best ITK.

As spurs fans, we're lucky to have him IMO, but then I think we're lucky to have quite a few who obviously get some good info.

The real shame is Billy White. Had the makings of a top ITK.

God bless POTL, I know now he speaks, and only speaks when needed and with good info. Out of interest has he ever been on here before, or is he exclusively COYS?

Oh and didn't someone say on here earlier that there was actually a picture of the man behind POTL? Or did I make it up?!
 

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Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s players are hoping Bale comes with Alvaro Arbeloa saying: “I have played against Bale and no-one can doubt his quality.
“This type of player always interests a top club like Real Madrid because our challenge is to win titles.”
Sergio Ramos added: “Bale is a big player with big characteristics and can only add to our squad.”

(sorry meant to put this in the Bale thread)

Arbeloa... quite possibly the most average galactico. Wasn't even a particularly good Liverpool full back. Would rather have Justin Edinburgh or Dean Austin... I think I may have overstated his averageness at this point.
 

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I think Bale would be a great captain, how many match winners last year? That's leadership on an almost Michael Jordan type level. Plus he's a nice lad and has always represented us well on TV and in the press (ignoring the Marca bullshit). Still sceptical on the new deal though unless it has some kind of clause for next summer, although I still think he'll stay this season either way.
 

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Bale as captain? Fuck. No. Captaining the club is an honour...a privilege, NOT a pacifying gesture to keep someone who doesn't want to be here.
 

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God bless POTL, I know now he speaks, and only speaks when needed and with good info. Out of interest has he ever been on here before, or is he exclusively COYS?

Oh and didn't someone say on here earlier that there was actually a picture of the man behind POTL? Or did I make it up?!

I think he only goes on COYS, but then I am new to SC and have only been on COYS up until recently so can't say with certainty, anyway everything gets ported between all the spurs sites pretty quickly... there is no picture that I have heard of, other than joke posts.

Just enjoy the info, and like all info douse it with plenty of salt just in case.
 

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Bale as captain? Fuck. No. Captaining the club is an honour...a privilege, NOT a pacifying gesture to keep someone who doesn't want to be here.
If there was no speculation at the moment and he was made captain, I doubt anyone would complain after his performances last season. Why would he not deserve that honor? If this is even true, we don't know enough to say he's not worthy imo.
 

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Bale as captain? Fuck. No. Captaining the club is an honour...a privilege, NOT a pacifying gesture to keep someone who doesn't want to be here.
I hear ya... and agree. But, who says he doesn't want to be here? Perhaps it is seen as a mutual gesture of commitment?
 

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The longer this all goes on, the more I think of LLM's ITK post about us ending up with a Madrid player and Bale staying. The best way for them to pay us back for Modric if they're skint is to give us Coentrao this summer and raise funds between now and next July.
 

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logs in, takes a quick look "oh shit not Bale Soldado again" and what ITK is cushty thats risky shit, groundhog day!! laters :(
 

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Just wondering if the Goat would be able to expand a bit on the Sandro contract ITK.

Is it something in the pipeline, or something already signed, sealed and delivered? Just wondering if we would see any kind of announcement.
 

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Where the fuck is the rest of the 50m war chest/ interest free loan or whatever going to be spent? We have had zero info on anyone other than soldier. Remy is off somewhere else I think ssn said.
 
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