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24 July 2017 09:47 Post ID: #602788 - in reply to #602741
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Alderweireld has the lot for me Neverstops, PL experience, decent physicality and pace, a familiarity of sorts with Pep's philosophy given his Ajax upbringing, weaken Spurs even further.

That's just fantasy though, can't see Spurs even entertaining an offer from us for him.
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24 July 2017 12:46 Post ID: #602791 - in reply to #602741
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I agree BD but even if Spuds were willing to part, what price?, nothing short of another record for a defender, when we come to sell players we dont get value for money.
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24 July 2017 12:55 Post ID: #602793 - in reply to #602741
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Simple supply and demand though Buzz isn't it? when we're selling its generally damaged goods on high wages that we want to offload.

When we're buying its generally players that clubs don't want to part with.
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24 July 2017 17:02 Post ID: #602803 - in reply to #602741
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Not sure Pep doesn't rate Otters, as he picked him in 30 out of 38 league games last season. Don't know if it's true, but I remember reading somewhere that Alderweireld has a buy out clause in his contract for £23?m that triggers next summer, so if we are interested in him, it probably won't be this summer
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24 July 2017 22:29 Post ID: #602816 - in reply to #602741
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Who's going to be the DM (the guy who protects the back 4 and tracks the runners) ?
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25 July 2017 04:31 Post ID: #602817 - in reply to #602741
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DM for back three would be a real test with the current options..
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25 July 2017 06:44 Post ID: #602823 - in reply to #602793
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Bluedub - 24/7/2017 12:55

Simple supply and demand though Buzz isn't it? when we're selling its generally damaged goods on high wages that we want to offload.

When we're buying its generally players that clubs don't want to part with.


We're also buying players for positions where they know we are exposed after three out of four full backs departed in the summer. At least these deals have been done and we aren't going to start the season with playing peopleout of position to cover as the transfer window closes.
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