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29 Nov 2021 02:34:53
Hi Ed, can you tell us about Spurs' plans for the winter window?

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{Ed002's Note - Clubs do not usually plan for January sales so buying in January can be expensive and clubs may not get the players they want. As such it is difficult to say which of the targets might be available in January. I suspect de Vrij would be available "at the right price".}


1.) 04 Dec 2021 12:26:55
Thanks Ed!


 

 

19 Sep 2020 08:24:46
Ed can you please shed some light on Spurs' defender hunt?

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{Ed002's Note - Spurs have signed a GK, RB and LB already. If Juan Hoyth and Cameron Carter-Vickers were to leave then JM could add a replacement with Ruben Dias or Kurt Zouma still very much the preferred options. Ben Godfrey was of interest but clubs don't see the value at the asking price. Robin Koch and Nathan Ake were of interest but moved elsewhere. You can scratch Djene Dakonam and Benoit Badiashile from the list.}


1.) 19 Sep 2020 10:51:58
Kalidou Koulibaly can be scratched as well.


2.) 19 Sep 2020 17:25:18
What about Kim min Jae Ed?

{Ed002's Note - Missed out off the lister were:
Milan Skriniar (CB) Spurs are very keen but it won't happen.
Kim Min-jae (CB) RBL have been in discussions over the South Korean and PSV are waiting in the wings if the discussions do not lead to a transfer. Lazio and Porto have notified his representatives that they are interested in the player as well. The player wants to join and English side and has said his preference would be Spurs who his agent is talking to and might find interest as he is cheaper than Zouma. The less attractive Watford, Everton and Southampton are the only sides to show a general interest. Southampton can likely be discounted and Everton have other priorities and know a Work Permit could be a problem in England. Watford can also be discounted. Bejing Guoan want to keep him. Possible.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 05:51:01
Hi Ed, could we have an update for Spurs this week?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - There won't be time before next week I am afraid.}


1.) 01 Sep 2020 22:01:18
Will remind you later. Thanks Ed!


2.) 03 Sep 2020 17:19:27
I've heard that Mourinho wanted Leon Bailey instead of Bergwijn last season, don't be surprised to see us go for him.


 

 

27 Jul 2020 06:04:09
Ed could you help me understand the club trained player rules?
Sessegnon became 19 after the 18-19 season ended (so became 19 in 19-20) . As he will complete 3 seasons at the club in year he gets 21, will he count as club trained?

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{Ed002's Note - There are two things to consider and not to confuse:
(1) Home Grown: The EPL squad rules are a max of 25 players over 21, of which a max of 17 can be non-Home Grown. The remaining eight have to be HG (spending 3 years between 16 and 21 with an English or Welsh side, regardless of nationality, e.g. Nathan Ake is Home Grown for the EPL). If there are not enough HG players, then the squad size reduces, so if there are only six, the squad reduces to 23. In terms of UEFA competitions, the rules vary slightly with the eight "HG". A maximum of four of those eight can be trained by other clubs in the English and Welsh association. The remaining have to be club developed and trained. So If Arsenal were to recruit Mason Mount, he would fall in to the category of being association trained (by Chelsea) rather than club trained. Again, if there are not sufficient club trained players the squad size is reduced.

(2) Club developed: In terms of "club developed and trained" means that they have spent at least 12 months with the club before the year of their 19th birthday. As such Ryan Sessegnon is not club developed by Spurs.}


1.) 27 Jul 2020 18:17:22
This clears plenty. Thanks Ed! I’ve been trying to wrap my head around part 2 online. Glad I asked you. Thanks again!


 

 

27 Jun 2020 14:37:07
Ed could you shed some more light on Spurs' CB pursuits?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - Spurs have serious money issues and will look to free agents and loans unless significant funds can be raised through sales. Zouma might be the favourite.}


1.) 27 Jun 2020 15:06:29
Thanks Ed!


2.) 29 Jun 2020 14:19:17
That won't please big spending jose.


 

 

 

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05 Aug 2021 09:14:36
Hi Ed, can you tell us more about Spurs' plan now for the summer?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - Remind me in a few days please.}


1.) 05 Aug 2021 12:19:28
Sure thing Ed. Thanks!


 

 

04 Aug 2021 10:26:39
What's your view of Joe Rodon Ed?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - Average/cover.}


1.) 04 Aug 2021 12:12:25
Poor player playing in a league above himself along with Ben Davies, I got better defenders down at the dog and gun mate.


2.) 05 Aug 2021 09:13:43
Ah well. Thanks Ed.


 

 

24 Aug 2020 06:36:30
Hi Ed, could be you please share a list of Spurs' updates targets? Or should I trouble you later?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - In about a week please.}


1.) 24 Aug 2020 09:18:04
Thanks Ed.


2.) 24 Aug 2020 10:03:13
Reports are spurs are in deep talks with pizzi from benfica and it could be done this week to replace Erik lamela, also milik from napoli is in jose plans.


 

 

08 Aug 2020 08:00:41
Hi Ed, when can I trouble you for a Spurs update?

Spurs23

{Ed002's Note - In a few days.}


1.) 08 Aug 2020 12:55:30
Thanks Ed.


 

 

11 Jul 2020 04:18:26
Ed doesn't the No.2 have some influence in the style played? I expected some change from his united experience (hope kills you sometimes) when Sacramento was got in. I guess it would also depend on what exactly the role is, but still.

Spurs23

{Ed001's Note - it really does depend on what role the man in charge has. Mourinho is head coach, he sets the style. The number 2 is just there to assist him in getting the players to play his style.}


1.) 11 Jul 2020 04:48:01
Is the job of the No.2 only limited to implementation typically? Or also setting the style to some extent?

{Ed001's Note - it depends on the man above him. If you have an old school manager, then they usually have too many other things to do, Ferguson's team developed different styles of play at United because his number 2 changed, for example. Fergie is very much an old school manager who would be in the office far more than on the training pitch. Harry Redknapp is another example of that (unless there are TV cameras around of course!), paperwork, scouting reports, watching footage of players or opponents etc takes up a lot of time.

Jose is in between two stools really, he is a head coach but he does take on a little of the kind of work old school managers do as well. However, he is not one to give his staff much leeway with the style of play. Jose sets out a style that the team is to implement. I think his problem is that so many people turned against him in recent years, particularly when in Spain where he was hated with a fervent passion by so many in the media, that he is becoming intransigent in his desire to prove them wrong.

I believe he has become so focused on what people say about him and proving he knows better, that he has forgotten what brought him success. It was not about his style of play, it was his man-management, his flexibility as a manager to deal with players as individuals and bring them together playing for him. Players loved him and gave everything for him, that gave him an edge over many, especially when added to having better players and his 'bending' of the rules to give his team as many advantages as possible.

He is just no longer ahead of the game, it has caught him up and overtaken him. Sadly he has not adapted to the changing game and is looking like another Wenger. A great of his time, but now just another dinosaur trying to live off past glories.}


2.) 11 Jul 2020 12:48:55
Thanks Ed. Loved that bit of insight. It’s funny how quickly the game changes. I guess that’s what the top level is where even the best can fall behind so quick.

{Ed001's Note - it doesn't help that as we get older we do tend to become more risk averse as a species. Trying new things is a risk. We tend to just grow used to doing things a certain way and, especially if it has brought us success, we stick with it. When you have had the kind of success Jose has enjoyed, it must be virtually impossible to change the way you do things. You would be afraid to lose what actually worked.}


3.) 11 Jul 2020 17:43:31
Well said Ed 001.

{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}


 

 

 

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04 Dec 2021 12:26:55
Thanks Ed!

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10 Jun 2021 02:46:45
Hi Ed, are we any closer to a resolution in the manager chase?

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{Ed002's Note - A day closer than yesterday.}


 

 

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19 Sep 2020 17:25:18
What about Kim min Jae Ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Missed out off the lister were:
Milan Skriniar (CB) Spurs are very keen but it won't happen.
Kim Min-jae (CB) RBL have been in discussions over the South Korean and PSV are waiting in the wings if the discussions do not lead to a transfer. Lazio and Porto have notified his representatives that they are interested in the player as well. The player wants to join and English side and has said his preference would be Spurs who his agent is talking to and might find interest as he is cheaper than Zouma. The less attractive Watford, Everton and Southampton are the only sides to show a general interest. Southampton can likely be discounted and Everton have other priorities and know a Work Permit could be a problem in England. Watford can also be discounted. Bejing Guoan want to keep him. Possible.


 

 

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01 Sep 2020 22:01:18
Will remind you later. Thanks Ed!

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27 Jul 2020 18:17:22
This clears plenty. Thanks Ed! I’ve been trying to wrap my head around part 2 online. Glad I asked you. Thanks again!

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05 Aug 2021 12:19:28
Sure thing Ed. Thanks!

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05 Aug 2021 09:13:43
Ah well. Thanks Ed.

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24 Aug 2020 09:18:04
Thanks Ed.

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08 Aug 2020 12:55:30
Thanks Ed.

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11 Jul 2020 17:43:31
Well said Ed 001.

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{Ed001's Note - thanks mate.}