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Tottenham Hotspur - To the top

Started on 12 October 2013 by silas1231
Latest Reply on 18 October 2013 by AlexSonwild
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9 yearsEdited

2 In, 2 Out

Spurs have announced the signings of Leandro Damiao and Nuri Sahin this week. They join from Internacional and Real Madrid respectively.

Leandro Damiao
Fee: £36,000,000
Age: 24

Leandro Damiao joins from Brazilian side Internacional for a fee of 36 million. The big Brazilian striker has proved to be a vital player for Internacional over the last 4 seasons, scoring 55 goals in 101 appearances. The born goalscorer has been capped 23 times for the Brazilian national team, scoring 10 goals. It is thought that Villas-Boas had been interested in signing the player ever since he took charge of Tottenham. Villas-Boas described the player as "a born goalscorer" and "pure class".

Nuri Sahin
Fee: £14,500,000
Age: 24

Sahin is the second signing. The Turkish international joins from Real Madrid for a fee of 14.5 million. The midfielder was deemed surplus to requirement at the Bernabéu hence being sold. He spent the first half of last season on loan at Liverpool and the other half on loan at Dortmund. Sahin joined Madrid at the start of the 2011-12 season but has never been a real success there. André Villas-Boas described his new signing as "a creative young midfielder" and "simply wonderful". It is thought that he will be vital to Sours league campaign this season.

Meanwhile, right back Kyle Naughton has left the club to join Swansea on a season long loan. The other player to leave is Christian Eriksen. The Danish international joins Liverpool on a season long loan.

Signing Prospects

Spurs have completed the signing of 2 young prospects today, Alen Halilovic and Markku Makalainen, from Dinamo and Leverkusen respectively.

Alen Halilovic
Fee: £4,800,800
Age: 17

The first of the two signings is Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic from Dinamo. The fee is thought to be 4.8 million. André Villas-Boas is thought to of been a big fan of Alen Halilovic and watching him in the U21 Euro's persuaded him to try and buy him. The 17 year old has been capped 13 times for the Croatia U21 side, scoring 2 goals. During his time a Dinamo he has made 10 senior appearances scoring 1 goal.

Markku Makalainen

Fee: £775,000
Age: 18

The second signing was Finnish left back Markku Makalainen from German side Leverkusen. The fee is thought to be somewhere around 775K. The 18 year old has already been capped 2 times by Finland National Side. He was signed from Leverkusen where he made 4 senior appearances, with an average rating of 7.10. The young left back is thought to be backup at the moment but will soon hopefully be a first team regular.

The Young Russian

Tottenham Hotspur have today complete the signing of young Russian striker Arthur Andreev from Rubin.

Arthur Andreev

Fee: £130,000
Age: 15

Andreev joins from Russian side Rubin for a fee of £130K. The 15 year old can play anywhere along the left side of the pitch. At the age of 15 he has become the youngest ever player to play for the Russian U21 team. The young player spent last season at Rubin where he made 1 senior appearance. Villas-Boas described the player as "talented" and "one for the future".
He looks promising
2013-10-15 20:53#138069 BayernAmerica : He looks promising
Yeah he does, I thought 130K was a steal

European Super Cup Final

Skysports are here to welcome you all to live coverage of the European Super Cup Final, Spurs v Chelsea.


Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Kaboul, Papadopoulos, Fábio, Sandro, Sahin, Lamela, Holtby, Ayew, Damiao

Chelsea: Courtois, Wallace, Cahill, Kalas, Bertrand, Bender, Lampard, De Bruyne, Kakuta, Van Ginkel, Ba

The Match

1' Spurs kickoff and start passing the ball around.

7' GOAL Sahin puts the corner in from the left, it goes over everyone apart from Sandro on the far post, it gets to his feet, he shoots and scores.

27' SUBSTITUTION Wallace picks up a slight knock, he is replaced by Ramires.

44' YELLOW CARD Bender picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Ayew.

HALF TIME It's half time and Spurs lead 1-0.

46' SAVE Lloris makes a wonderful save to deny Demba Ba a goal from a close range header.

50' YELLOW CARD Holtby picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Lampard.

60' DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION Livermore and Dembélé come on to replace Sahin and Sandro.

64' OFFSIDE Lampard passes Kakuta the ball who is half a yard passed the last defender.

76' SUBSTITUTION Spurs make there final change with Kelly coming on to replace Fábio.

89' GOAL 2-0 to Spurs, Ayew get the ball and runs at the goalkeeper, he places a cheeky chip shoot which ends up in the back of the net.

FULL TIME Tottenham win the European Super Cup!

That's it for today's live coverage, congratulations to Tottenham.
I can see I am not the only one looking for «determination» when shopping for new young players.
I enjoy the story-
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9 yearsEdited

August and Pre-Season


August Review

Spurs 3 - 1 Man City (Community Shield)

Holtby 36', 44', 59' (pen)
Aguero 88'

Tottenham win the Community Shield

Spurs 3 - 1 Stoke (Premier League)

Holtby 28', 39'
Crouch 52'
Livermore 85'

Blackburn 0 - 2 Spurs (Premier League)

Ayew 3'
Lamela 34'
Lowe 39'

Spurs 1 - 0 Sunderland (Premier League)

Sahin 85'

Spurs 2 - 0 Chelsea (European Super Cup)

Sandro 7'
Wallace 27'
Ayew 89'

Tottenham win the European Super Cup

Manager Notes

What a month, we've won the Community Shield and the European Super Cup, I can't believe it. At the moment with 3 games gone we are sitting at the top of the league, hopefully we can stay there for the rest of the season, here's hoping. Pre-Season went really well as well, we came through it unbeaten. Lewis Holtby is also proving to be a great player by scoring brilliant goals, a hat-trick against Manchester City and 2 against Stoke.

Transfer Roundup and Champions League Group

The transfer window has slammed shut today, we have brought in a whopping 8 players, sold 5, released 1 and loaned out 19. This is how the overview looks:

We've also had our group draw for the Champions League. We have been drawn to play Barcelona, Galatasaray and FC Kobenhavn. It's a rather tough group with Barcelona and Galatasaray almost definite to provide stern opposition. This is how the group looks:

STV Interview - The New Signings

Hello and welcome to STV. This months monthly interview is with 4 of the new players at Spurs, Leandro Damiao, Nuri Sahin, Alen Halilovic and Markku Makalainen.

STV: What do you think of your new manager André Villas-Boas?

Damiao: André é um gerenciador de brilhante, ele sabe muito sobre futebol (André is a brilliant manager, he knows so much about football)

Sahin: André is a great manager, and a great friend.

Halilovic: André je sjajna osoba i zna toliko takti?ki mudar (André is a great person and knows so much tactical wise)

Makalainen: For a young manager he simply brilliant.

STV: Who do you think the best player at the club is?

Damiao: Tem que ser André Ayew, ele é de classe pura. (It has to be André Ayew, he is pure class)

Sahin: Leandro Damiao, he is a born goalscorer

Halilovic: André Ayew, on ima neki pravi talent. (André Ayew, he has some real talent.)

Makalainen: Probably Hugo Lloris, he is a world class keeper.

STV: Who is you favorite teammate at the club so far?

Damiao: Meus compatriotas Sandro, ele está me ajudando a aprender Inglês. (My fellow countrymen Sandro, he is helping me learn English.)

Sahin: Kyriakos Papadopoulos, he has made me feel really welcome.

Halilovic: Vjerojatno Vlad Chiriches, on je jako dobar prijatelj. (Probably Vlad Chiriches, he's a really good friend.)

Makalainen: Either Aaron Lennon or Lewis Holtby, they are both really nice.

Thats it for this months monthly interview, join next time.
Really nice and well writen story so far :) Good start to the season, keep it up ;)

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