The 10’Clocker: £7m Bid In, Our Striking Player & Some Lies

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Guten Ahbend.

Where to start? Ooh …wpd659 says that there is a £7M bid in for Pav. Mmmn. Without being tetchy, this news is undermined by that fact that it might pass muster for news at least two seasons old. Pav hatred is bubbling gently. I’ll give you that, but this is one occasion where Levy & Co’s hesitancy in the transfer market – so I believe, anyways – may genuinely benefit us. 

Sure Roman’s goal against Cheltenham was what it was, but I can point you to plenty of examples of why he’s a class act …but I don’t do preaching, let lone to the unconvertible.

The whole Samba Hoilett scenario has sparked a number of ‘bids in!’ merchants. Even Ray Houghton was mumbling about this on talkSport such is its complete and utter staleness. I suspect that an enquiry was made about Samba but the about Hoilett is made up cobblers.

Elsewhere assorted chancers believe the fact that Demba Ba is on a run of form gives them license to invent rumours that he is in some way, a ‘Tottenham target’. Why would Newcastle sell their one man rejuvenation to anyone? The simple sarky reply is of course, ‘Well they bleedin’ well did with Carroll’.

But that is undoubtedly the short sighted answer of the season. Carroll had a buyer for £35M in cold hard cash lined up. Ba’s buyout clause is rumoured to be as low as £10m. So yes, Mike Ashley would sell his grandmother. But not cheap. Not cheap he wouldn’t.

Charlie? Word is he’s given up. ‘Still running about a bit’, but his head is not just turned, it’s gone. This isn’t front page news of course because a) he was never that brilliant anyway and b) his profile is significantly lower than say your average Berbatov or Modric. He has plans to play for Croatia and that’s a cause not aided by failing to even land so much as a perch on our bench. 

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  • Clamour_kid says:

    I think we need both Hoilett and Samba. And if Pav goes, we need a replacement striker. I would like to see Klasnic.

  • Jim says:

    Well, now the word is that the King has done his hamstring. We’d bloody well better have a half-decent CB lined up, whatever the cost, what with Willie gone too. Samba’d fit the bill, surely, and why not go head to head with Chelski over Cahill: get him and we both improve our back line (easily done with King and Gallas out for up to 8 weeks each) and weaken the back line of the team most likely to push us for a CL spot.

  • melcyid says:

    1 liked Charlie

  • notsohotspurs says:

    ‘but I don’t do preaching, let lone to the unconvertible’

    I used to have a ford unconvertible.

    Great in the winter, not so good rest of the year.

  • 4 Ever Hopeful says:

    With the latest King news and given Gallas’ recent fitness record I’d say a new centre back is a must. If we use Harry’s “must be better than we’ve got” criterion and apply that to Bassong it gives a range of options and not necessarily Samba as a shoe-in.

    • Jim says:

      Never sure on this: is it ‘shoe-in’ (i.e. booted on board) or ‘shoo-in’ (i.e. hussied along like sheep)?

      • Gilzeanwasgod says:

        Shoo-in is correct.
        Our more refined readers may consider it an ugly Americanism but we live in a multi-cultural society so what the heck, as I believe they are also fond of saying. But please note we draw the line at defense when speaking of our defence. :angel:

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