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Spurs Striker Linked To Aston Villa

Well, well, well. No action all summer then all of a sudden a flurry of rumours and reports in the press.

The Mirror claim that Martin O'Neill has £30million to spend and one of his targets is out of favour Spurs striker Jermain Defoe. The report claims Villa will make a £9million offer for the England International. Defoe surely can't be happy on the bench at Spurs and the arrival of Berbatov and return signing of Mido could well push the young forward further down in the pecking order.

The 23-year-old might just be looking for a move to push his England credentials and now Villa have the best manager in the country, why not Villa?

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 30 2006

Time: 10:53AM

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The whole point of signing Mido though was so Spurs have 4 good strikers, so move along Villa. You've been big again for 5 mins, so dont get your hopes up. COYS
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30/08/2006 11:02:00

Jol wants 4 strikers (his words) so I doubt he'll go guys. Also just bought a large house in Chigwell and is happy down south. Still, you have money to burn but I can't see it being used till the Jan window.
its quiet at the lib
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30/08/2006 11:04:00

Is Defoe likely to swap the streets that are paved with gold for a life in a deprived and economically decimated hell hole off the M6. Is he likely to want to swap playing with the talents of King, Keane, Robinson, Lennon and Berbatov for the journeyman has beens such as Baros, Hendry, Melberg and Bouma. You may have Martin O'Neil, but even with he can't perform miracles.
This is the year!
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30/08/2006 11:05:00

Not 100% sure about this one. 1 goal in 17 England games! Spurs reserve striker! £9 Million??? Might be worth a punt at £3-4 million. I would rather see a young up and coming target man to give Angel some competition. In Baros, Moore and Agbonlahor we have three similar players and Defoe is no different (or better) than them. I think Mido might be a better option than Defoe. Or Nugent from Preston. However I would prefer to go for proven world class, rather than the names I have mentioned.
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30/08/2006 11:06:00

A Spurs fan mocking us about being "big" tee hee!
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30/08/2006 11:08:00

another link is: Lyon winger Sidney Govou who has been told he can leave Lyon if the right offer arrives and has been a long-term target for Fulham boss Chris Cocomes along. The Times say Villa and Villarreal are after him.
The Fear
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30/08/2006 11:15:00

id much rather see saviola in a villa shirt than defoe just cus iv always wanted him at villa
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30/08/2006 11:18:00

So Spurs are buying Mido so they have 4 good strikers??? Who are the other 3 going to be then?? Maybe they are just jealous that they have not got as much home grown British talent in their team. Moore, Whittingham, Agbonlahor, Barry, Samuel, Davis, Gardner, Ridgewell, Cahill. Looks like the premeir leagues most average club has ideas above their station again. One season of coming fifth is nothing to shout about. I think Spurs fans should compare their record with ours in the Premier League before coming on here gobbing off. Defoe who?
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30/08/2006 11:20:00

how come spurs fans always flood our board when we are linked with one of theyre players? RZZN tottenham only have been big again for 1 season so dont get your hopes asp you havent started too well this season have you?
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30/08/2006 11:26:00

'Is Defoe likely to swap the streets that are paved with gold for a life in a deprived and economically decimated hell hole off the M6." How dare he talk about Wolverhampton like that!
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30/08/2006 11:27:00

Voicefromthehole- Wher ehave your homegrown talet got you so far? Dancing on the prem trap door. O Neil is good but even he can't polish a t*rd. O Neil can't spend that money till randy actually gets the club so forget this window sunshine. By January you won't even be able to attract flies. COYS!!!!
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30/08/2006 11:29:00

This will never happen as I am sure Man Ure would sweep in with a better offer than that. Spurs need to enjoy their 1 season-itus before reality sinks back in. Centre back first please.
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30/08/2006 11:32:00

Defoe who? Defoe the player your manager wants idiot! Berbatove Keane , Defoe and Mido. Are you saying they're crap!? Most teams would kill for players like that and would walk into Villa no probs!
its quiet at the lib
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30/08/2006 11:32:00

Poor old Villa supporters - don't take your anger out on us! Your crap and you have been for a long long time - how the hell Martin O'Neill was hoodwinked into going to the ***** tip Birmingham I don't know! As for the British talent....have another look at our squad you muppet! COYS
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30/08/2006 11:33:00

1 season-itus! lol Well, enjoy another season of nothing and next year, who knows, you may even be playing B'ham in the Chumpionship?
its quiet at the lib
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30/08/2006 11:33:00

would be great signing but very similar to baros!still very gud
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30/08/2006 11:34:00

Would prefer Saviola to Defoe (cheaper and proven at the highest level) and then buy a target man as competition for Angel. Strike force would then be Angel, Target Man, Saviola, Baros, and this would then allow Moore & Abonglahor to be nurtured a bit more. Choices for a target man would have been Ibrahimovic or Mido but both have gone now, hope we don't get Sutton. Great to see us being linked with international players again, just hope we can tempt them.
MON the Man
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30/08/2006 11:36:00

Defoe's a greedy so-and-so, he's talented enough but MON could make him a team player. not for 9 mill though.
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30/08/2006 11:44:00

Isn’t it sad, god put 6million people in the London area the he gives them all a speech impediment. You *******s will be so sorry in 12 months time when your looking up at us.
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30/08/2006 11:45:00

Smarties probably go well with Coca-Cola. When blues can hang on to a player like heskey we will maybe take note. These are premiership matters you would not understand so please leave us alone.
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30/08/2006 11:51:00

Hey Its quiet at the lib ........... Berbatov, Keane, Mido and Defoe, they certainly frightened Bolton and 10 man Everton didn't they? Just because Jol tells you muppets that he has good players , you do not have to believe him. You are as average as us at the moment and one season of coming fifth is not going to disguise that. And as for you masteryid .... I have looked at your squad and although you do have some youngish British talent it is not a patch on ours. just because you can't get out of the shadow of North Londons big club do not try and bring your inferiority complex on to our boards.
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30/08/2006 11:57:00

clearly u spurs turds are worried other wise u wouldnt have gone on the defensive.Wouldnt surprise me if Defoe wanted to go being that u are the poor neighbours of Arsenal.We are the biggest club in our area with a fantastic history and are about to start writing history of our own.not even sure if we want defoe anyway
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30/08/2006 12:00:00

Saviola - yes. Defoe - no (not for £9m anyway). But, having said that, if the greatest manager in the Prem thinks Defoe's the one we need, so be it. I'm sure Defoe would jump at the chance - MON or the overrated Jol ? No contest!!!!
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30/08/2006 12:38:00

We shouldn't be bothering with Spuds rejects like Defoe, he's too hit and miss and I can't see him integrating into O'Neill's master plan, which is of course to take us back into Europe. Well done on a good finish last season Tottenham, and you've got a good manager in Jol, so stop griping about a bench-warming striker we don't want and start concentrating on your own season eh ? Cos it ain't looking too pretty yet is it ?
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30/08/2006 12:42:00

Spurs fans all suffer from a condition called Hookers neck, its from spending their entire life looking up whilst arsenal jizz in there faces. one of the main effects from this causes bitterness and a general dislike to any other team, whilst remaining delusional about their current state of affairs and remain adament that tottenham hotspur are the best club in london and can often be seen when people are talking about chelsea of arsenal singing "la la la la" with there fingers in there ears.
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30/08/2006 12:44:00

Whereas villa fans are a cheery bunch of souls content with there lot. Not worrying a jot about most of the premier league making them look woeful during the whole of last season.
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30/08/2006 13:00:00

Jmd... I think you'll find that most villa fans are currently content with their lot. As for last season, things have changed a bit since then, you may have read about it... so let's just see what happens this season. As for defoe, I think we can do better for that kind of money. Don't know why the spurs fans are so keen to hold onto him with their recent additions. Strange.
The Usual Suspect
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30/08/2006 13:46:00

im getting used to being able to talk back to other supporters, last season i kept quiet, this season however teams are already starting to worry, o'neill your a legend, you know you made the right choice
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30/08/2006 13:47:00

there seems alot off anger coming from you spurs fans, just because villa might make a bid for one of your misfits. get a grip, you have one decent season and think your fuc**in man u, time will tell if the mighty villa are back, maybe not this season but who knows, also sounds like you'd swap our martin for your martin, now that would be taken the pish!! and has for the streets of london being paved with gold, whoever you are that said that keep um coming i've not laughed so much in ages. PAVED WITH GOLD, excellent eltoro
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30/08/2006 14:08:00

bit hectic this article debate. hammie seems to have got it right about the spurs fans, they are a bit uptight. saviola walks all over defoe. keane needs a new goal celebration. go petrov.
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30/08/2006 14:09:00

You have to laugh, I sure did, at Spurzzzz supporters having a little dig our way at us being 'big again for 5 minutes'. They have one decent season in living memory, and all of a sudden they decide they are a top notch outfit again.
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30/08/2006 14:24:00

hammie that is whats known as a *****in quality responce
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30/08/2006 15:00:00

I'm not quite sure why, if Spurzzzzzzzzzz have so many great players and such as good manager, they so worried? Come to think of it I think we all know the answer to that so I'll leave it here 'ey ;o)
Villain Of The North
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30/08/2006 16:21:00

villa who?
jol ie good
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30/08/2006 17:13:00

spurs****s! is this the same spurs villa have consisently finished higher than since premier started except for last year.mellberg journeyman,o what a laugh! wind your necks right in! think are martin and randy have them slightly worried!
Belfast Villain
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30/08/2006 17:20:00

Hammie fantastic reply.Simply fantastic.
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30/08/2006 17:54:00

The Usual Suspect, I sincerly hope that Villa up the ante this season, I for one am tired of the same top 4 merry-go-round. I find it a touch irritating that we are continually being berated for trying to do the same. It has been a long time coming for both of our teams so lets just wish eachother the best and leave it at that. If you get Defoe welldone he is quality.
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30/08/2006 18:54:00

Not that fussed on Defoe to be honest particularly not at £9m and as for Mellberg being slated by some misguided fool... can I just point out the combined excellence of Dawson and Davenport. I would rather have Ridgewell and Cahill
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30/08/2006 19:25:00

Would be an interesting aquisition. CAn't really see him and Baros forming a partnership - too similar?
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30/08/2006 19:47:00

aston who?
jol ie good
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30/08/2006 21:08:00

I like it - this is what a board is supposed to be like - keep it up
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30/08/2006 21:33:00

I think spurs fans are a tad bit jealous, after all "We are considerably richer than yow".
the flying villain
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30/08/2006 22:31:00

A lot of talk about Saviola, where did it come from? No disrespect, but what chance have Villa got of getting him??!! He'd only come to one of the top 5, including Spurs! We dont need him, unless we sold Defoe, but then again as I said elsewhere and even for Villa - why is no half decent team after Nugent?!! He could be the new darren bent! Available now for £3-4m! One gd yr in Prem and he'll be £10m+ as usual! Think that if we sold Defoe (which we wont) I'd like him as a replacement! As for Villa, he'd b a gr8 signing!
El Jefe
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30/08/2006 22:44:00

Just look at ashton, i think nugent would be worth the gamble but id still get defoe as back up for baros.
the flying villain
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30/08/2006 23:29:00

He'd certianly improve us, but I'd rather have Saviola as he is world class and has played with JPA before so would strike up an instant understanding.
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31/08/2006 08:44:00

You can have all the money in the world but you are still a **** club from the armpit of Britain. Being able to afford top players is not the same as attracting them.
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31/08/2006 09:16:00

Blue smartie, you may consider Brum to be the armpit of Britain but last time I looked the arse was located slightly further south!! It looks as if, as well as forever being in the shadow of North Londons big club you will continue to be in the shadow of the Villa. Not only have we won more than you in our entire history we have been more successful than you since the formation of the Premier League. The temperatures are now hotting up. What is like living in the shade??
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31/08/2006 09:47:00

triffic banter dudes, keep it up. Hammie, quality response, I've mailed it to me Spuds-supporting mates for a wind up :o) As for you BlueSmartie, what's it like to have no chance, doo daa, doo daa, what's it like drinking fizzy pop, doo de doo da day :o) VILLA 4 EVER
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31/08/2006 11:33:00

no chance of im signin 4 us although i want him to
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31/08/2006 16:38:00


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