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Emmanuel Adebayor signs

10:01 am


Emmanuel Adebayor signs for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir

Fulham and Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland named him one of the laziest players he had ever worked with, suggesting he would do a few press-ups and then have a drink or a smoke.

We know him as a player who would drop into midfield and pass sideways if we were leading and a player who was only interested in money. A player who refused to move because nobody would pay his wage.

The 32-year-old (33 in February) Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. He hasn't played since he was at Crystal Palace and he could rarely get into their team.

If he had the mentality to go with his ability then he could have been world class, as it was money was all that mattered.

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Victor Wanyama, Nikola Kalinic, Gustavo Poyet, Bob Bradley

7:00 pm


A spot of PR work from Victor Wanyama won't make a blind bit of difference to his reception.

I am really excited to return to St. Mary's tomorrow. Had a great 3 years at the club and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Former Blackburn striker, now 28-year-old (29 in January) Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic is being linked with a €50million move to the Chinese Super League.

Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, now managed by former Tottenham player and coach Gustavo Poyet, would welcome the potential arrival of Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria.

The Daily Mail say that the owners of Swansea City are set to make a decision on whether to sack Bob Bradley over the next 48 hours. Sounds like pure guesswork, but accurate guesswork, they are bound to be discussing it all the time. It's a situation that can't just be left, he has never managed in a major league before and hasn't had the desired impact during his short tenure.

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Adebayor still more interested in money

9:00 pm

After the thigh injury to Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, which will keep him our for a few weeks the French side held discussions with did hold discussions with former Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

They found, however, just as Turkish side Rizespor found, that he was more interested in his wages than playing football.

The Lyon owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, was asked by the French media about the possibility of signing the 32-year-old (33 next February).

"Sure, he's a player I'm very fond of, but there's no chance so far, at least at the terms we discussed. Could he be joining us in the future? Yes, if he really wanted to".
Adebayor has consistently shown he isn't interested in playing football, only on collecting wages. he couldn't even get in the Crystal palace team which says a lot about his attitude and that isn't being disrespectful to Palace, the guy has played for Real Madrid. If he really wanted to play he had the ability to walk into their team. 

Once again though, this time it is the French who find out that money is more important to him.

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Adebayor back to Tottenham?

8:00 pm


I mentioned it a few times during the transfer window, the Italian press are worse than the British press when it comes to transfer relating to Premier League clubs. They have no perception of what has happened at a club or why.

The result is some really daft stories and their latest one is Tottenham are considering bringing back Emmanuel Adebayor to the club on a free transfer!

This is the guy who held the club, who refused moves to stay and pick up his wages knowing he wouldn't be playing football, who knew he wouldn't be named in the official squad submitted to the Premier League and thus ineligible to play Premier League games, who was not given a shirt number.

This is the same guy who gave an interview to tell us he wasn't motivated by money. If you watched him during that interview, watched his body language, watched his eyes, you could tell it wasn't entirely accurate shall we say.

Who has come up with this hair brained idea? An exclusive from Tutto Mercato Web.

They suggest we want to offer him a performance related contract and that we have already been in touch with him.

Can you imagine the uproar from Spurs fans if he were to return to the club.

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Benoît Assou-Ekotto and Emmanuel Adebayor

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Former Tottenham left-back, who fell out with the club, Benoît Assou-Ekotto has joined newly promoted French side FC Metz. The 32-year-old (33 next March) Cameroonian international spent last season at St Étienne on a one-year deal. He has signed another one-year deal with Metz.

Assou-Ekotto said he didn't like football, only did it because it paid well. He then sat at Spurs to collect his wages while not being allowed to train. The club wanted shot of him after he overstepped the mark and he showed money was more important to him than playing football, just like his pal Emmanuel Adebayor

Assou-Ekotto was once a crowd favourite at White Hart Lane, but his actions saw that disintegrate. He went on loan to QPR whose fans were less than impressed, they thought he only tried for part of the season when he felt like it.

Incidentally, Emmanuel Adebayor doesn't have a club, nobody wants him. Ina desperate attempt to put his name in the marketplace he has suggested he made a mistake in forcing his way out of Arsenal. Given the guy is clearly driven bu greed, he posts pictures flaunting his wealth, I'd take that apparent admission with a pinch of salt.

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Spurs fans should hope Adebayor is a success

8:00 pm
Alan Pardew has been practicing his Emmanuel Adebayor salute ahead of his club signing the Togo international until the end of the season.

With Adebayor signing for Crystal palace until the end of the season he will be off the wage bill and with Andros Townsend also off the wage bill we will be making a £140,000-a-week saving.

Adebayor will be able to get himself fit throughout February and he should be motivated to produce the goods as he tries to prove to any potential suitors that he is worth a contract next season. From what I gather he is on £77,000-a-week at Palace. 

Moving into March Crystal Palace have Manchester United away on 12 March, then Leicester City at Selhurst Park on 19 March.

In April Palace play West Ham away on 2 April, Arsenal away on 16 April, another game he should be motivated for. As Spurs fans we should be hoping he does well against our rivals, especially as we don't have to play Palace again in the league.

If he can help palace take points off Manchester United, Leicester City and Arsenal it can only help our cause.



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Adebayor won't Spurs wages if he signs for Watford or Palace

9:24 pm
Emmanuel Adebayor is once again in the news with Watford and Crystal Palace said to be wanting to sign him.

It seems two and two has been put together once again to suggest Spurs would have to top up his wages if he did sign for one of them but that actually makes no sense at all. Tottenham are known to be making periodic lump sum payments at agreed times to Adebayor to ensure he sticks to his part of the signed agreement and doesn't talk about his time at Spurs.

That is fine but if he signs for someone else then it is common sense that that would terminate any agreement with us, in other words we wouldn't have to pay him the rest of his wages. I have no doubt whatsoever that Daniel Levy would have inserted such a clause given that we would rather not pay him a penny.

He rfused all offers from us and wanted his full salary, we would have covered ourselves and made sure he couldn't therefore sign for anyone else. There would be no point signing an agreement otherwise. Quite why the Guardian think he'll get wages from another club while getting wages from is I don't know, it simply doesn't make any business sense.



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Watford want Adebayor

10:30 am
Watford want Adebayor

Newly promoted Watford want to snap up out of favour Spurs players and have made a proposal to Emmanuel Adebayor.

Adebayor is being paid an agreed figure by Spurs in lump sum stage payments and has a clause in his agreement not to speak about his time at the club. He can not join a Premier League side until January and with the sacking of Tim Sherwood his expected return there will now almost certainly not happen. The Aston Villa hierarchy were not keen on Adebayor joining, the driving force was Sherwood, but with him gone that avenue may well have closed now.

Watford, who only have 4 Englishmen in their squad, signed Etienne Capoue, tried to sign Benjamin Stambouli, Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon in the summer and also now have Huerelho Gomes our former keeper.

Adebayor is believed to want to continue his career in the Premier League and has turned down an offer from Turkish side Besiktas. That would seem to rule out Italians sides who have already baulked at his £100,000-a-week salary demands, though you would expect them to have reduced now. It would also seem to rule out the MLS and Qatar, two previously mooted destinations.

Fitness will be an issue for anyone signing him in January. If he has to spend a month getting fit his usefulness until the end of the season diminishes. West Han United have refused to allow him t train with them and since trying to sign him have realised the trouble he brings. 

There will be many clubs who will happily take a chance on him, but wages are always going to be a problem. Watford have made him an offer, Alan Pardew has tried to sign him before as has Tony Pulis so Crystal Palace and WBA will no doubt be interested. Chelsea seem to take on troubled players to sit on the bench and play occasionally so it wouldn't be a shock to me if they made an offer.

Stoke City will no doubt make enquiries as will Sunderland. Adebayor has always turned down any club in the bottom half believing he should be playing for stronger clubs. How many are prepared to take a chance on him given his antics at Manchester City and Tottenham we will have to wait and see. 

Watford though have made a move on the proviso he proves his fitness. It seems unlikely.

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Adebayor offered £35,000-a-week

10:30 am

Emmanuel Adebayor has rather backed himself into a corner with his attitude, even his national side Togo refuse to pick him again. Currently, we are paying him an agreed figure to leave the club which was agreed after the transfer window had shut meaning he couldn't sign for another Premier League club until January.

There will be plenty interested and there may be a surprise with a top club coming in for him, £100,000-a-week for Manchester United is nothing. Beyond the top clubs, there is interest, but not the wages. The strong rumour is that he is going to Aston Villa in January, but will Tim Sherwood be there? If he isn't then it is doubtful they would be interested, the move seems solely driven by Sherwood. Previously it would have been with Spurs paying part of his wages, it is highly doubtful Aston Villa would offer him anywhere near that and Adebayor is not the type of player who wants to fight against relegation, he still thinks he is special according to previous newspaper reports I remember reading

Turkey, where football players go for the tax system are always linked with players when they become available, few end up there. The Arca news agency report that Galatasaray has offered Emmanuel Adebayor just £34,615-a-week wages, rather a far cry from the £100,000+ he was on at Tottenham. 

You would expect Premier League clubs to offer him £50,000-a-week and there will be interest from Italy. Finding a club isn't a difficulty for Adebayor, finding the wage packet may be.

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Adebayor wanted by 6th place side

2:00 pm
Antalyaspor President Gültekin Gencer is to target former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor as the man to spearhead a league title assault.

Adebayor wanted by 6th place side

His additional targets to join Samuel Eto'o are 34-year-old Ivorian defender Kolo Toure, currently at Liverpool and 32-year-old  Argentinian attacking midfielder Matias Delgado, currently with Basel in the Swiss Super League. Delgado, a former Besiktas player, the president says can't wait to join the club.

Antalyaspor were only promoted last season to the top flight and 34-year-old Eto'o has already scored five goals to help them secure nine points from the first five games. That sees them sitting in sixth place in an eighteen team league table.

There are suggestions that Adebayor will be moving to Aston Villa in January, in the meantime he has asked to train with Watford, who have his former teammate Etienne Capoue playing for them. Watford, however, refused him permission to train with them so he will have to look elsewhere to try to maintain his fitness.

The settlement deal with Tottenham means that Adebayor, who has had to sign a confidentiality agreement, will receive staged payments rather than a lump sum payoff.

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Bring me Sunshine Pochettino said

7:00 pm
The £22-million fee paid for Son Heung-min is a world record for an Asian player, quite a transformation you could say from the 16-year-old who dropped out of Dongbuk High School in Seoul to pursue a footballing apprenticeship in the Bundesliga.


He had a dream, he followed it, that takes a strength of mind, a desire, a commitment, a motivation to work at improving every day, all aspects of a winning mentality. It is those traits that have taken him o his journey that has now brought him to Spurs and if he keeps producing the level of performance we saw against Crystal Palace then we have a find both on and off the field.

As you know I advocate becoming world class at assessing a player mentally we are considering buying so we don't end up with more Adebayor types. Having been told he won't be getting a squad number he was turning up for training each day in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe or his Mercedes G Wagon and aggravating everyone by telling them how good his cushy life was.

He brought an anti-Spurs negativity environment that fed an anti-Adebayor air and was not healthy for the club or it's young players. Aaron Lennon, on the other hand, didn't feel it was beneath him and passed on what he could, taking a full part in training designed to improve youngsters. 

It  doesn't take a genius to work out that a negative environment doesn't help our players develop and that one way or another Adebayor had to go. Son Heung-min, who has an infectious happiness, brings quite the opposite, an air of positivity and an ethic for working hard to improve. No surprise the players call him Sonny. I can hear the fanous Morecambe and Wise tune playing.

Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,

Bring me Laughter, all the while,

In this world where we live, there should be more happiness,
So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow,

Make me happy, through the years,

Never bring me, any tears,

Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.

Bring me Sunshine, in your eyes,

Bring me rainbows, from the skies,

Life's too short to be spent having anything but fun,
We can be so content, if we gather little sunbeams,

Be light-hearted, all day long,

Keep me singing, happy songs,

Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.

He isn't the first to have arrived with those ethics, some think they have made it and stagnate, others push on, his background suggests he may be in the latter category, not for him a season to adjust, a season of excuses. Seven simple words yet they suggest he is exactly the type of player I have been crying out for us to sign, talent plus a winning mentality.
"What the coach says, I will do."

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Adebayor play for nothing, you're having a laugh

8:30 am
Tim Sherwood has a unique perspective of the troublesome Emmanuel Adebayor who will not have had his whole years wages paid for him to leave, but an agreed figure.

Adebayor play for nothing, you're having a laugh

Spurs consistently refused to pay the full amount and Adebayor refused to accept anything less, probably believing Spurs would not follow up on telling him he would not be given a squad number.

Even on the final day of the window he refused a deal preferring money over playing. Once the window had shut and it was clear he would not figure at all for Spurs he agreed a deal, a deal that at the moment means he can't play in the Premier League until January without putting forward a case for special dispensation.

In the Daily Star Tim Sherwood has suggested Adebayor would play for nothing that is not the Adebayor anyone else knows. To suggest it isn't his fault his isn't a part of Spurs plans is laughable, it is down to a player to perform, have the right attitude and desire to make himself an indispensable part of any teams plans, if he doesn;t he only has himself to blame. The article sound like a bit of Sherwood PT to try and convince him Aston Villa is where he should be, butter him up a little bit.

Karren Brady in the Sun seems yo have sought out the advice of others and drawn a different conclusion, that while it may not be financial is still damning.

"Someone who worked with him told me he is supremely capable of making nothing out of something. There are things to be said in favour of the quarrelsome giant. But the conclusion of one of his old chairmen that he is his own worst enemy sadly appears true."

Adebayor is a prime example to those who think the mental side is mumbo jumbo, this giuy will only play on his terms when you pander to his ego, make him a central figure and treat him like the main man it would seem. That, of course, is detrimental to the rest of the team, especially the youngsters. It shows a mental weakness rather than the tough winners attitude.

Fight for something, no thanks I'll have it on a plate.

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Berahino vs WBA, Adebayor vs Spurs

12:30 pm
Berahino vs WBA, Adebayor vs Spurs, player vs club seems all too common these days as players have all the power now they can simply run down their contracts.

Berahino can't get away from WBA and Spurs can't get shot of Adebayor, sounds like they should swap clubs, although if WBA signed him perhaps they'd give us Berahino on loan! Don't worry Baggies it's not a serious suggestion, just a bit of tongue in cheek.

Both were in negotiation with their clubs one throwing money at a player to convince him to have a buyout clause he doesn't want and the other to try and pay as little as possible to get rid of a player. Adebayor has now left by mutual consent.

Adebayor has been insisting on a £5-million payout to leave, but found himself collecting a wage unable to play any football. Tottenham have made countless offers all of which have been turned down, we refuse to pay the full years wage and the deal struck will certainly not be for £5-million.

There is no benefit to Spurs really to pay him £5-million, it would have been paid anyway over the course of a year so he was left with little option but to agree a deal. If not then he would have sent a message to every other club that he is trouble and only interested in money, not who he is playing for.

Would you as a club chairman want to put your club in that situation in the hope that he'll decide he wants to try for you? Failure to agree a deal would have said I don't want to play football.

He played chicken with Daniel Levy in January when he knew full well he wouldn't be allowed to join West Ham, yet still refused all deals and tried to force through a move to them. He did so again at the close of the transfer window, expecting Spurs not to back up their threat of not giving him a squad number, he lost that one again.

Now it was a contract termination on terms more favourable to Spurs or a year sat doing nothing, ala Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Common sense has prevailed at last.

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Adebayor receives his first contract offers

9:00 pm
Emmanuel Adebayor receives his first and second contract offers since his release from Spurs, one from my local non-league club, wages might be an issue though, still you can't fault ambition can you.

I'm sure we can offer him something to sign for the Chats - half a lb of jelly babies and a free pair of boots??

If you're at a loose end, you could come & play for , for free

Meanwhile on Merseyside Brendan Rogers is missing the troublesome Mario Balotelli.

But is the Liverpool boaa too late, has Adebayor found employment already?

Plenty of speculation from Aston Villa fans as to whether he is going to end up there or not (2/1 bookies favourite), but he now faces a battle with the Premier League to get special dispensation to join another Premier League club.

Next up is a holiday in France to contemplate what to do next, perhaps he'll go and have a chat with Benoit Assou-Ekotto while he is there, a problem pair. Good times that turned sour, some relationships end that way, the key is to let go and not harbour grudges, they eat you up and don't affect the other party at all.

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Adebayor, a model for Spurs youth

9:00 am
I see the papers are full of Emmanuel Adebayor wanting to train with the youth team at Tottenham and promoting it as if it is his idea, amazing how something is a choice when it's the only choice you have.


Tottenham have to treat him equally, employment law insists, so although he has the option to train with the first team, he has known he will never play, never be given a squad number. If he called Spurs bluff, he has just lost, now if he wants to play football at all he will have to drop his £5-million demand to leave.

Ideally Sours do not want him around the first team. He is a negative influence and when you are trying to build a winning mentality within a club, within a squad, within a team, negativity and non-believers are not what you want around.

You want players who have bought into what you are trying to do, you want positivity, laziness and I'll only play on my terms are not healthy traits and are not conducive to success. If you want to know why Tottenham haven't been successful then simply look at the attitude of Adebayor, even his country don't want him and they are not blessed with stars.

To be successful, you either have to pander to him and hope it will happen or devise a strategy and stick to it. Tottenham has decided to take the latter road at last and that means the door for the money mercenaries too interested in themselves than the club.

Only you determine what you get out of your life, nobody else makes that decision for you, you make your own choices, you are the one who determines how much effort you use, how much desire you have. If you want something bad enough then you find a way to get it or achieve it. A football player is no different, they are not supermen, they are just ordinary human beings with the same traits as you.

It is the football player themselves who determine how successful they will be as an individual, yet fans seem to want to blame someone else. Gareth Bale and Emmanuel Adebayor are two talented players, one is enjoying playing for the club he has always wanted to play for, has won a UEFA Champions League with them and the other is training with a bunch of kids not wanted by club or country.

Which mentality breeds success? Yes, that's right, mentality, not skill, not ability, mentality determines the player, a player will become what he mentally wants to be, he'll work at it until he does. Which mentality do you, therefore, fill your squad with?

Do you have players who moan and groan because they are not given special charitable status, players who have to have a run in the team or it's not somehow fair or do you fill it with guys so hungry to be successful that they perform when they are given a chance without a run in the side?

I know which type of player I want at the club, yet there are plenty of fans with the wrong mentality themselves supporting the wrong mentality in our players and looking for a scapegoat to blame. It is crucial to success that we do our homework on a players mentality and become world class at it, it isn't good enough to simply buy young talent, it has to be young talent with a genuine drive to succeed, not hollow words, hollow desire.

If we don't use every means possible to achieve that we are doing ourselves an injustice, we are tying our hands. Those responsible have to be brave to ensure we tread a path that sets us apart from the crowd and totally embraces mental evaluation.

Who is responsible for that? No, it isn't Daniel Levy and the board, it is Mauricio Pochettino. It is he who decides how a player is coached, mental training has to be a part of that and only he can determine the intensity and frequency of it. The idea may come from above, but he would have to be sold upon it, he would be the one making the decision.

The club can discuss it with him and make it policy for now and on an ongoing basis, but it can't be introduced without his consent. Equally it is Pochettino who has to say this is the type of mentality of player I want, he determines who we search for. Just as a player has to buy into what Pochettino is doing then Pochettino has to buy into assessing a players mentality before we buy them and agreeing a walk away policy when you come across red flags.

What is a red flag? I wrote about Paulinho and questioned his mentality when he told the media he was too lazy to learn English, the masses missed the significance of those words, that laziness in one area will mean laziness in other areas, not a trait we want in a Spurs player.  That statement was a massive red flag, that is the attitude we need to find out before we buy, not after.

Sure enough we see he has gone to China for money, was always deciding he had an injury in training apparently and was often openly lazy in his performances on the field. He turned out to be a complete waste of money, but mentally assessing him properly beforehand could perhaps have avoided that. Surely that is the lesson to learn from that, not simply to say oh well never mind let's try another one, repeating the same mistake is criminal. I am not saying we are, it's too early to tell, but the success or lack of, of Stambouli and Fazio, do raise questions.

Talent is not the be all and end all, mental ability is, mental ability will get you the talent and ensure you use it in a way that is beneficial, not in a way that sees a player do the minimum required to draw his cheque each month.

Emmanuel Adebayor should be held up as an example to our youth as to how not to approach your career as a professional footballer, give me a Harry Kane type any day. What mentality do Son Heung-min and Clinton Njie have, I don't know, but it can't be any worse than Emmanuel Adebayor's and it almost certainly is going to be a whole lot better.

That is just as important to find out as how much skill they have, we'll see the first signs of that in their application after a settling in period, to start with they will be out to impress.

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FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn says he is open to the idea of clubs using Wembley, but in private there seem to be putting a lot of obstacles in the way.

"I won’t comment on clubs but if that’s an opportunity then we will follow it," he told reporters at Soccerex in Manchester. 
"We are there to provide help. We can run the FA for less costs and we can raise more.
"There’s a range of things. It’s primarily a football stadium, football matches are more profitable to run than concerts and other things. 
"We are the national stadium and seeking to use it more is what we are all about. We have an obligation to football. I’m not talking specific clubs but it’s in our interest as an association for clubs to redevelop their grounds, make superb facilities and if it’s possible to help them in that transition by using Wembley we are absolutely supportive of that."

Paul Gascoigne has picked his best England XI and explains his choices in the Daily Mail.

Togo manager Tom Saintfiet seems to have the same regard for AWOL striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who didn't bother ti turn up for his country and didn't bother telling them either. He has likened him to a bad date. He has announced that Adebayor will not play for Togo again, so that's his club and country who don't want him, coincidence?

A tear ago I wrote we needed to put together a young squad who would grow together and create a conveyor belt of talent all playing the same system so if a player left we would have a ready-made replacement to take their place.

My view was that we could not compete with the top four on wages so we have to find an alternative route and therefore, building a young side who could stay together and grow together, getting better at the system as they went, seemed the sensible solution. The were many dissenting voices who simply believed we can't compete players, but we unable to come up with an alternative strategy apart from dreaming of a Sugar Daddy.

We have started to build that young squad and we have started to tie players down to long-term contracts. It has been a summer of young players signing new deals and I'm delighted to say we can add to that list the name of Eric Dier, whose new deal lasts until 2020.

His words to the Official Tottenham Hotspur website upon signing his new deal echoed my thoughts.
“If you look at the Training Centre, the young squad, the new stadium coming through - the club is in a great place and as long as we stick together, everything is looking very exciting.”
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Ade, Alli & is Wanyama any better than Dier?

5:00 pm
A quick roundup of news and a question about Eric Dier in his new role, how does he compare to Victor Wanyama?

Emmanuel Adebayor has gone AWOL yet again, not bothering to turn up for the Togo squad and as usual not bothering to tell anyone. He won't be playing much football between now and January, he'll play none for Spurs. He is not in the Premier Lague squad so it would be against the rules to pick him and he has not been declared for the UEFA Europa League either so he can't play in that.

If he thought the club were bluffing when they said he wouldn't be in the squad he has now found out they weren't. Still it's only football and he isn't interested in playing that, only flaunting his wealth that he tries to claim he is earning for his charitable causes. he next wage should be about half what he is on now with any luck.

Eric Dier has started the season well as a defensive midfielder and Dele Alli has startled a few people with just how good he is. Both start for the England Under-21 side against the USA Under-23 side tonight. Pochettino took one look at Alli playing for MK Dons last year in the hammering of Manchester United in the League Cup and insisted that he be bought as soon as possible. It was felt he will be going right to the top of the game and we hope that is the case. He has been tremendous in training, raising quite a few eyebrows and has already scored his first goal for us, what should have been the winner against Leicester City.

Tottenham tried to buy Victor Wanyama who was not for sale and is rumoured to have said he wants to leave. I have also read that he is refusing a new 5-yar contract and intends to run his current one down, no doubt just speculation from a journalist and as he was nowhere near the top of our list it does rather beg the question, what can he provide Spurs that Eric Dier can't?

Is there much of a difference between the two, even though Dier has only been playing the role 5 minutes? Physically maybe, aerial ability no, vision no, tackling arguably, reading of the game, probably too early to tell, distribution definitely not, goalscoring potential no. With further games and further development will he catch Wanyama up and overtake him, indeed is he far behind?

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Adebayor: If you are Tottenham fans, you will definitely love me

8:30 am
Once again Emmanuel Adebayor has shown his true colours, with plenty of offers to play football he turned them all down for money.

With thanks to for the picture.

At Manchester City he was banished to train with the youth team such was his negative influence and at Tottenham he is training with the youth team such is his negative influence,

"If you are Tottenham fans, you will definitely love me because I am doing the job."

Those were his words in November 2011 reported in the Guardian after he had refused to take a pay cut to join Tottenham even though he wasn't playing any football.

While at Arsenal back in 2008 he was asked by Farayl Nungazi, the BBC Africa Sports Editor, ‘How important is money to footballers? A lot of them say it is not about the money. Is that true?’

His reply began, 'It is not true, it is about money' and included 'If its not because of money, I would not have come to Europe.' BBC Interview reported bu Sport.

Remember his interview he gave to Fabrice Muamba for the Express in which he said,  'I don't know why people keep saying, 'Ade's always playing for a contract.'' He also said 'My friend. If I sign a contract today that says I am worth £1m, tomorrow I want to be worth £2m. If they give me £2m, I want £10m. That is what football is about' and 'I don't play for a contract. I play because I love the game. I am passionate about the game.'

Just like he did at Manchester City he is demanding £5-million to leave Tottenham so that he can then get paid an additional wage for nxt season, he wants double pay, but of course it's not about the money!
If he is going ti insist Tottenham pay him to leave then we may as well not give him a lump sum and not play him either, I'd tell him I don't particularly ant to see him at the training ground and to take gardening leave.

he is not the sort of character that you want around youngsters and when you want to create a positive atmosphere, you remove negative influences, especially ones that are only interested in themselves and their wallet.

Three of the band of four have gone, Kaboul, Capoue, Lennon, Adebayor was always going to be the toughest to move, but he has once again shown his true colours, he isn't interested in playing football and that is not the type of person Tottenham fans want to see in the shirt.

Hands up who loves him, OK hands up in the air who loves him.

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