Date: 6th August 2019 at 9:30pm
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After a long, and pretty quiet summer for Tottenham Hotspur fans, despite a season extension for the Champions League Final and new record signing Tanguy Ndombele arrive, Premier League football finally returns this Saturday as we welcome newly promoted Aston Villa to our new White Hart Lane Stadium.

After a three year absence from the top flight after their relegation, a dark summer with financial concerns almost saw us snare young talent and England hopeful Jack Grealish, and even though the 23-year-old has admitted his head was turned we failed to come to an agreement and with their take over, he stole the show in 2018/19, but for them, and not us.

We’ve moved on and if we wouldn’t pay the reported £25million, we aren’t going to meet the speculated £60million release fee, but for those in the fanbase who would’ve loved him with us, we’ll all be hoping he has a poor return to the top flight himself as our aim is to build further on last season and pick up the three points that will again establish us quickly at the top of the table.

We’ll then hope injuries don’t get in the way as they did last year and if we can’t challenge genuinely (with consistency) for the top two spots, we’ll at least want to close the points gap to show further progress but on a more immediate basis, it’s all eyes to deadline day as despite Jan Vertonghen recently talking up the group, we all know we need a few more faces through the front door.

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199 Replies to “Spurs Welcome Jack Grealish & Villa To White Hart Lane – Match Thread”

  • BS… A good post there, Foyth plays RB for his national team, he also played MF for his club in Argentina, so as we have seen he has ability to play out from CD / RB in a calm manner, and can be versatile like Dier. Also agree with giving our young players a chance, as that’s why Levy / Poch have built up the academy for.

  • B108 – good point about Eriksen facing competition if he moves to the likes of Madrid, Barca, Juve, etc – it was about time it happened at Spur’s aswell – agree fully on having lot’s of options for rotation reason’s. That said I’ll still be surprised if he’s still here by the end of the month to be honest – I wonder if we need to balance the books for FFP rules or if we want or can afford to let him run down his contract and leave on a free – simple answer to that IMHO with stadium costs, etc and even with FFP rules is NO. The fee we get for Chris will buy us a top class player or 2 so we cannot afford to either lose him or lose his fee thus he either signs a new contract or gets sold in the next 2 weeks and then we bring in a replacement in January to compete with Lo Celso although we do have Dele and Lamela who can play centrally for the time being if needed.

  • BS – great post again – I didn’t really consider Dier as 4th choice, I considered him more as 5th/6th choice when it came to CB to be honest. I have to agree that it will be good to see Foyth and KWP get minutes and see what they can achieve. I would still sell Aurier and then depending on how KWP/Foyth get on take it from there. I would keep Wanyama though – he was quality in his first season and if he gets back to that form/fitness he’d be an excellent option to have on the bench especially if we are going to be playing 3 CM’s regularly this season.

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