Date: 29th October 2006 at 3:02pm
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It appears that Spurs manager Martin Jol is pondering a move for ex-England player David Beckham.

Jol made his announcement only a short time after Arsene Wenger said he wasn’t interested in the player.

‘I’ll sit down and have a think about it. said Tubby.

‘We are well covered on the flanks already. It’s a difficult one.

‘We’ve got Wayne Routledge, although he is on loan, plus Hossam Ghaly and Aaron Lennon.’

As usual, Spurs are looking at bringing in a player who has often been linked with Arsenal. Indeed Beckham himself said last term that he would consider a move to Arsenal.

However Wenger see’s no reason to bring him, or any other player, to North London.

‘I’ve said already that I will not buy anybody in January, whether that’s free or with a fee. I have the number of players I need.’ said Wenger.

‘For West Brom we made nine changes and won while having several players missing with injury, so why would I buy anyone else?’

‘David Beckham’s age would not prevent me from buying him but I’m only focused on what we already have this season.’


42 Replies to “Spurs In For What Arsenal Don’t Want”

  • His age would definitely not bother Sp*rs! Just look at Edgar Davids.
    I’d suggest the merchandise rights may have an implication on the decision!

  • You could also consider Lennon, Dawson, Huddlestone as examples of where we have tended to go for youth. The general consensus at WHL is that Martin Jol was merely being polite when he said he would consider it …. its a non-starter as his signing would simply impede the development of some younger players coming through.

    Is Davids the only example you can come up with?

  • Hang on now, Wenger has said he rates Beckham, and Spurs would certainly roll out the red carpet, can you imagine the shirt sales? He is past his best and America might be the right move, but I don’t think either team can say he won’t be with them next year. The one thing I can say for sure is that Jose doesn’t want him!

  • let the spuds take him, he would be useless at the club, as he is a crosser of the ball. but to whom? exactly my piont. like arsenal, spurs dont have a header of the ball.

  • I think there was a time when Wenger would have liked to bring Beckham in. But once again, one expects idiotic comments from Chelsea fans, then again it is Wenger’s transfer policy to bring in old, highly paid, egotistical superstars and watch them grow old. But like I say, when you’ve only been watching footie for two years, what do you expect? Termites.

  • Don’t have a header of the ball. Err so Ledley King can’t head the ball?, Berbatov (who Wenger and Ferguson were interested in) can’t head the ball? Whilst I understand there is animosity between teams people shouldn’t make comments if they obviously watch games with their eyes closed and hands over their ears. As that can be the only way they arrived at that observation – or lack of it

  • yeah Zokora was off balance and Defoe had a nibble! He was also caught by SKY yelling “play, play” after denying he saw our players injured on the floor last year! what a liar! Do you have any physical proof that Sir Arsene never saw certain incidents? no didnt think so.

  • The point about you not having any headers of the ball is misguided but how many of your 6 premiership goals have been headed?

  • Like Eboue’s dive in the champions league final, like Pires’s non penalty against Portsmouth, each winning the same artisitic merit as Zokora’s dive … after ten years he has not so much got an album as an entire library of incidents he claims not to have seen ……………………………………………………………. Whilst I thoroughly respect Wenger and admire the creativity of his teams, and I will admit they are a fantastic footballing team and often great to watch, to suggest that Wenger doesn’t go in front of the camera and say ‘I didn’t see anything’ when he plainly must have is churlish. If he didn’t see anything, what the hell is he doing being a manager? Like all good managers he defends his players and therefore you can’t have one rule for one manager and a different rule for another…………………. And your players tackled each other, no Tottenham player was involved, where exactly even in the fair play rule book does it suggests you kick the ball out if two opponents make mugs of themelves. Since then, FIFA/UEFA have stopped players try to fain injury to have the ball kicked out when there is nothing wrong with them. I note neither guy went off and the referee waved play on saying neither guy was injured. You should be more concerned that they sat around complaining rather than got straight up and chased after the play

  • Wenger, “Eboue cheated against Barcelona. I don’t like that attitude, I detest simulation.” Well done again Sir Harry, your knighthood has been well earned.

  • regardless of whether they were injured or not Liar Jol said he did not see it which was proved to be a blatant lie. In the end it didnt matter, we got the draw, you got the sh*ts and we laughed ourselves to bits. There is a big difference between defending your players and telling blatant lies. nobody expects him to condemn Defoe/Zakora but disgusting lies are not the way.

  • As I have mentioned all managers tend to only see things in the favour of their team and Wenger has been selectively Myopic over the years so much so it has been a running joke with sports journalists. On Zokora, Jol said he might have lost his balance. He was asked immediately after the game. He subsequently said that if Zokora did dive, it would be dealt with internally as its something he did not want to see in the game. If you see where he was standing and where the incident occured, he would have to be 25ft tall to see it immediately. Defoe gave Mascherano a nibble. Jol said he gave Defoe a nibble. There was no marks so it was like being bitten by somebody with their teeth taken out. Exactly where is the lie. Regarding the Arsenal game, he said ‘play play’ as he saw two uninjured Arsenal players on the ground as did the referee. He was asked if he saw two injured Arsenal players on the ground. They were not injured. Therefore he could not have seen them. If you say you don’t see something that has not occured, how can you be lying if you say you don’t see something that wasn’t there. It has great to hear all the reminders about the end of the season from you guys. For us the Premiership was a great year last year, for you it was poor. I’m not so sure that by bragging how close we got to you, that the attempts at insults are working. You were one dodgy meal from lining up in the UEFA Cup.

  • What SKY failed to notice was he shouted ‘PLAY, PLAY’ after the ref waived play on. Therefore he was clearly aware the players on the ground were not injured. Therefore when asked if he saw two injured Arsenal players on the ground, then the answer is clearly NO. Reading the comments on the site, I am impressed there are some well thought out and knowledgable comments made by intelligent fans but eqaully there are remarks made by those with clearly nothing to say.

  • There was no dodgy meal, The marriott hotel was completley cleared of any blame after much accusation from your lot. The only person who knows how hard he was bitten was Mascherano and he said it was NOT a nibble. How did Jol know Eboue was uninjured? he stayed down so unless he has x ray vision or a sixth sense then he lied. the reason we still give you grief after overhauling you after our worst ever season is because of the boasts that the power was changing, that you were now to be North Londons finest, The Barcelona Shirt wearing and all this before you actually secured that gorgeous 4th spot.

  • Because the referee waved play on. Since when in the history of fair play do you kick the ball out if two opponents tackle each other and your team are not involved in any way?. Its not Jol’s fault that the opponents have two cretins who try to foul Carrick and end up tackling each other. Jol saw the ref waving play on and screamed at Carrick to get on with it. He didn’t I again repeat didn’t see two injured Arsenal players on the ground. As they weren’t injured. The referee would have stopped play if they were injured.

    Since when did I say the Marriott Hotel? The players were diagnosed with Viral Gastroenteritis. The initial suspect was the Marriott but it could have happened in the previous 4-5 days. The bottom line was someone has spread illness and a number of players were on the ragged edge of fitness. That the suffered gastroenteritis is a medical fact. And you got back into the Champions Lge after a whinging performance in the final because someone else had the s**ts. You must be so proud.

    This was the Mascherano who went down like he’d been shot by a sniper. This was in front of a referee, who thought no further serious action was meritted. Funny, Defoe is actually an Arsenal supporter so you take the word of an Argie over an Arsenal fan? This was from West Ham who made no complaint to the FA. In fact the only person who has a problem is you and your Argie mate.

    It is a pity that there are actually many a decent Arsenal fan spoilt by the bigotted opinion of the occasional one. But then why have the actual facts ruin your post of consumate drivel?

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