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

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Bobbins

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You don't make someone captain just because they are your star player. That's lame.

We are struggling for a captain right now and have been for while. Dawson has great endeavour but is a poor leader, doesn't read and organise, is nowhere near vocal enough and isn't first choice. Parker's off soon. Sandro is maybe a little too crazy horse, Vertonghen is possibly the best candidate, but does he feel ready to be the gaffer ?

It's a toughie, but surely not Bale.
Dawson isn't vocal enough and you want Vertonghen? The man is an incredible player but doesn't say a word all game.
 

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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.
even before this, in one of the other threads asking who should be captain, I said I'd want it to be Vertonghen, and I didn't think Bale was captaincy material. but if we're making him captain just so he'll hang around for a bit longer, that makes us look rather silly IMO. we wouldn't be doing so otherwise.
 

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No where near ready. Couldn't get in the Millwall team by the end of last season.
Just noticed this.

Massive bullshit - he was pretty much their best player last season until Jackett shat himself and started fucking around with formations in the final few games (playing three at the back, fuck me sideways that was ugly) and also rested Smith in some league games to play him in the final rounds of the FA Cup - if he couldn't get in the team, why would he start an FA Cup semi-final?
 

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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?!
POTL use to actually post on COYS as a normal member. Just added his two pence worth here and there, then he slowly started getting small team/training news etc and it escalated from there to where he is now. He knew exactly when the the lads were leaving to the Bahamas and ofcourse like a previous poster said he posted he was there as well so he is pretty close I would say

I have a lot of Liverpool, man utd supporting friends and on the COYS/SC equivalent their itks are absolute rubbish. Makes me happy we have guys like POTL, jj, Archie, etc etc etc
 

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Is it just me or is this all getting a bit Groundhog Day in here? I know my alarm is gonna wake me up tomorrow to "I got you babe" then we will start chatting about Soldado, an ITK will tell us it's close, then Bale will be brought up, then an ITK will calm us...and so the cycle continues.

Not negative. It's just the way it has been got days now! Weeks even!

You forgot the whole "Marca publishes a fabricated report using fabricated quotes" part of the day.
 

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A random source that could easily be fabricated....Seems they got a whiff of the gards stuff and ran with it. Also not sure why he'd have his parents begging us to sell him, hasn't his Dad advocated him staying at Spurs too?
 

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i think that Gards was the Sun's source......the papers are like vultures..picking up scraps
 

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Just noticed this.

Massive bullshit - he was pretty much their best player last season until Jackett shat himself and started fucking around with formations in the final few games (playing three at the back, fuck me sideways that was ugly) and also rested Smith in some league games to play him in the final rounds of the FA Cup - if he couldn't get in the team, why would he start an FA Cup semi-final?
I think your getting your smith's mixed up Bobbins, he's actually right Adam Smith did lose his place in Millwall team after Christmas & when he did play it was in midfield, he didn't play in semi final either that was Jack Smith
 

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I am surprised but pleased to see that SSN have toned down their Bale story. They just showed the Bale interview about being happy, loving AVB and then amazingly referred to the other side of the story as 'reports from the Spanish press'. Looks like they are starting to realise it etc is just bullshit started by Marca. It suggests that they know no more than we already do. It came across as a very definite shift in how they are reporting it, perhaps they got whiff of Cobra's info or perhaps they have heard similar?
 

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You don't make someone captain just because they are your star player. That's lame.

We are struggling for a captain right now and have been for while. Dawson has great endeavour but is a poor leader, doesn't read and organise, is nowhere near vocal enough and isn't first choice. Parker's off soon. Sandro is maybe a little too crazy horse, Vertonghen is possibly the best candidate, but does he feel ready to be the gaffer ?

It's a toughie, but surely not Bale.
Hi BC, cannot agree with you on Dawson. If anything he is a very accomplished leader and a top club captain. Look at the saga of last year and how he handled himself with such dignity. When he speaks at functions or is interviewed his love for this club comes through. On the pitch he is always vocal and commanding. Other than this you know your stuff.
 
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