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Spurs After Star Defender, Get Real!

Sometimes you can't help but laugh at the tentative nature of links reported in the papers. It is fine when there is a semblance of fact in the report and I must admit, I do love the transfer speculation, but not when it links our star striker (for the thickies, the joke was obviously lost, he has 3 goals for us I would have thought the title would make it clear he is a defender) Martin Laursen to a small club (that'll get them hopping up and down in the capital) like Spurs.

According to the Daily Mail, who must be short on reports concerning immigrants or royals today so have a bit of space to fill, Espanyol have told Tottenham that Dani Jarque is not for sale so Damien Comolli (Sports chief) watch Blues v Villa to size Laursen up.

Laursen has said he has no idea as to his future at Villa and that he might have to look at options if a new contract isn't offered by Villa. The former AC Milan player will have no shortage of suitors I'm sure, trouble is for all the suitors, he's not going anywhere, Villa aren't daft enough to let his quality go, especially not on a free.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 19 2007
Time: 10:23AM


With the transfer window just 42 days away stories like this will running rife in the sports pages of every paper in the land. Laursen to Spurs, Melly to Turkey.. every player in the league will be linked with a move to somewhere have to wait and see what happens. I suspect for us that will be towards the end of the transfer window.
19/11/2007 10:32:00
"when it links our star striker Martin Laursen to a small club" and here I thought Laursen was a defender, he did score a good goal for Liverpool earlier in the season. ;-)
19/11/2007 10:34:00
haha and here is a piece of first class journalism, oh the small club dig to try and get more posts and the fact u have marked laursen as a striker haha it gets even better. Well done!!
19/11/2007 10:37:00
I never knew Laurson was a striker,i thought your "star striker" was Harewood......!!We have enough injury prone central defenders thank you very much...........
19/11/2007 10:38:00
Rediculous he's even linked!!! We're a bigger club than Spurs!
19/11/2007 10:39:00
How's spurs assault on the top4 going this season? About to break in yeah?
The Usual Suspect
19/11/2007 10:45:00
The usual suspect...were just waiting to strike while the other teams arent expecting it ;)
19/11/2007 10:50:00
He's ***** anyway...
19/11/2007 10:50:00
Let's not start all this silly 'we are a bigger club than you' arguement cos nobody can define what qualifies as a big club anyway. The fact is that when fit, Martin Laursen is one of the best defenders in the Premiership (and a useful striker from set plays!). Spurs have defensive problems, so of course they will be linked with him. We need a prolific goalscorer (apart fom Gabby) so of course we will continue to be linked with Defoe. Villa are doing well in the league, attracting average attendances circa 40,000, and we want to be talking about bringing players IN, not out. However, both Mellberg and Laursen are out of contract soon and news of any new contract offers are scarce. IMO Villa MUST look to keep both players, although a contract for Laursen may need to be tailored like Bergers dependent upon fitness. Ramos will obviously look to bring his own players into WHL so there MAY be some he will allow to leave. If he wants to get rid of any of his forwards then we should be interested, otherwise, no thanks.
19/11/2007 10:52:00
yeah, but my dad is bigger than yours leelindsay... Jesus, why is football followed by so many tvvats?
19/11/2007 10:54:00
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