The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The Knee Trembler Edition 9th July 2013

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CrazyKen

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I think im gonna do it the other way this transferwindow..Im gonna be really negative and then become very surprised..
Rather then be superpositiv and then pissed off when the window closes.

Maybe this will do the trick?
 

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I know Facundo Ferreyra was mentioned in this thread yesterday. Well he has just signed for Shakhtar
 

JerryGarcia

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1 striker was enough in that window? Leaving us with 2?
Even that transfer was a farce as well. Negotiations took so long he didn't arrive until the season was practically halfway through and wasn't fit til Christmas!
Huh? I'm not sure what that's got to do with the post I replied too?

Just pointing out to the forgetful ones that we did infact sign a striker last season. An expensive one at that (wages).
 

gibbospurs

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Well we all did when we signed him on the back of his loan season. Or at least, there weren't that many complaints.

Rate him or not, it's laughable that anyone could not include him as a striker. He was pretty much the best we could do last year, it's not Levy's fault it didn't work out for him.
Well actually not all of us, I didn't want him. Yes he scored 17goals. Jesus, did you see how many he should of had? He probably missed 2/3 sitters a game. Also it was pretty much nailed on he would play like a donkey after he had his pay off from city and a nice new one from us.
 

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I'll dispute it

2012: Adebayor, Saha, Deuce
2011: Adebayor, Colibaly
2010: Gudjohnsen
2009: Crouch, Keane, Defoe
2008: Pavs
2007: Bent
2006: Mido, Pekhart, Berbatov

And before you argue quality, you didn't talk about it before.

That is 14 strikers over 7 years or 2 strikers a year. Although to be fair, I included the kid....but we paid a decent amount for him.

What people always do is imprint their desire on our transfer dealings. No, we didn't get who you wanted. We didn't get who I wanted. I doubt we got who Levy, Harry, AVB, anybody wanted. But we got who we could. Because we aren't Leeds and we aren't PSG. We're solvent but prudent. We're a club with financial limitations. So we have only had one real window where we didn't get a striker and that was summer of 2010. And it sucked.

And I realize that this list is a bit of the good, the bad and the ugly. But this "Levy doesn't buy strikers" myth needs to end.

And he could help himself a lot by stopping his own leaks with Leandro, Villa, Spanish Wheelbarrows, Suarez, etc etc etc
So - over the last three years (6 windows) - 1 striker, 2 loans, 1 free transfer, 1 youth and Dempsey (not really a striker).

I think the man's point is made.
 

am_yisrael_chai

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I know Facundo Ferreyra was mentioned in this thread yesterday. Well he has just signed for Shakhtar
Chill, Emile Heskey hasn't signed for a mega club yet so I reckon we could get him within our budget of a pack of peanuts and a shandy. I checked with our top ITKs and this was their feedback:
POTL - says Franco has been in Oz working really hard on the deal but he did caution that if it doesn't happen we shouldn't blame Franco, Daniel or AVB because they really think we have it in the bag.
JJ- referred me to a post he made in 2005 where he informed us someone in the club was sniffing Heskey's jockstrap.
:)
 

SpurSince57

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So you are disputing that this club has failed to sign a striker for god knows how many windows?

May 06: Berbatov
Aug 06: Mido
Jun 07: Bent
Aug 08: Pavlyuchenko
Jan 09: Defoe
Feb 09: Keane
Jul 09: Crouch
Jan 10: Gudjohnsen (loan)
Aug 11: Adebayor (loan)
Jan 12: Saha
Aug 12: Adebayor

Perhaps your definitions of 'sign', 'striker' and 'god knows how many' are different from most folks'.
 

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I'll dispute it

2012: Adebayor, Saha, Deuce
2011: Adebayor, Colibaly
2010: Gudjohnsen
2009: Crouch, Keane, Defoe
2008: Pavs
2007: Bent
2006: Mido, Pekhart, Berbatov

And before you argue quality, you didn't talk about it before.

That is 14 strikers over 7 years or 2 strikers a year. Although to be fair, I included the kid....but we paid a decent amount for him.

What people always do is imprint their desire on our transfer dealings. No, we didn't get who you wanted. We didn't get who I wanted. I doubt we got who Levy, Harry, AVB, anybody wanted. But we got who we could. Because we aren't Leeds and we aren't PSG. We're solvent but prudent. We're a club with financial limitations. So we have only had one real window where we didn't get a striker and that was summer of 2010. And it sucked.

And I realize that this list is a bit of the good, the bad and the ugly. But this "Levy doesn't buy strikers" myth needs to end.

And he could help himself a lot by stopping his own leaks with Leandro, Villa, Spanish Wheelbarrows, Suarez, etc etc etc
Pffft. You can prove anything with facts.
 

Misfit

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I think im gonna do it the other way this transferwindow..Im gonna be really negative and then become very surprised..
Rather then be superpositiv and then pissed off when the window closes.

Maybe this will do the trick?
Works for me. I think you'll find yourself much more relaxed this summer.
 

sunnydelight786

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May 06: Berbatov
Aug 06: Mido
Jun 07: Bent
Aug 08: Pavlyuchenko
Jan 09: Defoe
Feb 09: Keane
Jul 09: Crouch
Jan 10: Gudjohnsen (loan)
Aug 11: Adebayor (loan)
Jan 12: Saha
Aug 12: Adebayor

Perhaps your definitions of 'sign', 'striker' and 'god knows how many' are different from most folks'.
You missed out F.Campbell..... Maybe it was best that you did!
 

Misfit

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What we should be doing, if we can't sign that £20m guaranteed hit, is signing the likes of Benteke for £7m. Take a punt. Not a £50m Torres punt that Chelsea likes, that's obviously suicide for us but there are strikers with a great deal of potential out there to be had for prices that won't bring the walls crashing down around us should they turn out to be utter plop.

Hopefully with Baldini now installed we'll see a couple of those players signed in the future windows.
 

am_yisrael_chai

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May 06: Berbatov
Aug 06: Mido
Jun 07: Bent
Aug 08: Pavlyuchenko
Jan 09: Defoe
Feb 09: Keane
Jul 09: Crouch
Jan 10: Gudjohnsen (loan)
Aug 11: Adebayor (loan)
Jan 12: Saha
Aug 12: Adebayor

Perhaps your definitions of 'sign', 'striker' and 'god knows how many' are different from most folks'.
So what you're ACTUALLY saying is that we've wasted a ton of money on strikers not fit for purpose since August 2006 ? :)
 
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