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What's 'a Spurs'?

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Buying lots of duffers with their Gareth Bale money.
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I don't think Shaw and Herrara (and hopfully a few more coming in) are going to be Spurs-like duffers.
We're not run by Moyes any more you know!

I'm wondering when we are going to get rid of some deadwood (the bloke with the hair, Young etc).
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View Postrach, on 07 July 2014 - 08:03 AM, said:

I don't think Shaw and Herrara (and hopfully a few more coming in) are going to be Spurs-like duffers.
We're not run by Moyes any more you know!


They're both players Moyes wanted! ;)

One year on from Fergie and most of his team have gone. Unless Rooney plays, Citeh's starting team might have more medals between them.
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View PostMr Wiggles, on 07 July 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

View Postrach, on 07 July 2014 - 08:03 AM, said:

I don't think Shaw and Herrara (and hopfully a few more coming in) are going to be Spurs-like duffers.
We're not run by Moyes any more you know!


They're both players Moyes wanted! ;)


That's cool.

Please remind me, did he get them?

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It wasn't his job to get them.....that's the job of the sporting director or whatever u call them....Moyes told them who he wanted and they didn't get them. Not really fair to throw that at Moyes....the meh-ness on the park, sure that's the managers fault, but not getting transfer targets are the fault of the other guy
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Absolutely.

No doubt though that if Moyes had been given longer, the "pull" and prospect of playing for such a fantasmastic manager would have had all the top playing talent drooling to play for United.

Players are often keen on who's managing them too. (Or not, of course).

If only....

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I don't know much about Van Gaal but he gets heralded for being his own man and being very tactically aware, in a much more attacking way than Moyes. I thought he would want different players.

fwiw, I am looking forward to what he's going to do. ManYoo have a very unbalanced squad and their team and formation certainly don't pick themselves. Just getting RVP, Rooney and Mata into something that puts their individual talents to good use will take some doing. Then there's Januzaj, Kagawa, the three wingers, Welbeck etc. etc.

That said, if Suarez is off and Yaya Toure is next, ManYoo could be back up there pretty quick.
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View PostMr Wiggles, on 07 July 2014 - 05:30 PM, said:

I don't know much about Van Gaal but he gets heralded for being his own man and being very tactically aware, in a much more attacking way than Moyes. I thought he would want different players.


I'm confused - you thought he would want different players simply because Moyes was apparently 'interested in them'?


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We will be Top 3, I am certain of it.
We might even win it. As we should, of course.
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I thought he'd want different players because he's tactically a very different manager to Moyes.
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Thank the lord for that (the very different manager bit).

Moyes had no obvious tactics.

Still, I don't grasp your point. Moyes probably 'wanted' (dreamed of, a bit like I do) any decent player. He (or let's say while he was in charge) hardly inspired great results in terms of incoming on that front did he. Even what looks like a quality player like Mata was reduced to looking a rubbish playing for Moyes. Let's see how Mata looks in a few months. Sheer panic buy mop head was just pathetic whichever way you look at it.

The new manager dude won't have OKd transfers on the basis that Mr Moyes was interested in them, a laughable thought. The things are as linked as two things that are completely not linked with each other in any way at all.
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Arsenal being linked with three well needed players. Hopefully this will sort something out.

I was reading 442 on the train to work today and it said that "50% of injured players last season were injured during training sessions". Sums up Arsenal's fortunes really there. :(

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Arsenal could probably do with selling on their ever-present Bottle, who always seems to turn up when they look half decent.
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View Postgrungy-gonads, on 08 July 2014 - 07:13 AM, said:

Arsenal could probably do with selling on their ever-present Bottle.
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Bottled from the source. :p

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(Agent) Moyes' tactics were to sabotage Man Utd and create as much damage as possible in as short a time as possible.

He was jolly successful!
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I have seen the "doing a Spurs" mentioned on a few sites as well.
Seems like the phrase has taken hold!
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Erikson is a good player but Soldado had a really bad year, missing sitters. Their record signing, Lamela, was nowhere to be seen. A real wtf situation. There were also noises about the players coming in not being who AVB wanted. I think Spurs use a DOF system.

Suarez himself was a poor finisher under Dalglish, so maybe the new Spurs players just need time.

Chelsea and Citeh have done loads of shopping in recent years, but not always to good effect. The England team on paper will be worth loads more than other teams that got more than one point at the WC. You have to play as a team.

After getting into the CL, Liverpool will be unlucky to lose Suarez. He's done the business, but they've done well by him. After the dodgy Neymar deal, Barcelona were supposed to have a transfer ban, but that seems to have lasted all of five minutes.
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Wonder if this 750 million deal with Adidas for shirts is true.
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