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Rumour - Defoe Back At Spurs?

Premier League Portsmouth
by AppiahTimes4Spurs (U13655145) 27 December 2008
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Hi, spurs fan in peace.

I've heard a rumour that JD will be coming back to Spurs (I think it was Lauren who said it and also Spurs rumours flying about)

Now before some of you think its not allowed in the EPL rules (a player can't return to their previous club within a year), this rule can be overturned if an appeal is made to the EPL. So this transfer can happen.

At first I just dismissed this rumour, however there are a few signs that are making me think this rumour could be true.

Redknapp clearly thinks Defoe is a great player, JD likes him and JD loved his time at Spurs (he just couldn't get into the team due to Keane-Berba partnership) he loves us fans, it was clear when he was at Spurs, as he said "the fans are the ones keeping me at the club".

His form has suddenly dropped and I heard a Pompey fan say that Defoe's heart is not at Pompey any more. Which could be true since HR left and Diarra too and things aren't going your way atm.

We are in desperate need of a striker and JD would be perfect. You need the money, we have the money so perhaps its true...

Now I'm not sure what reaction this will get but I'm not trying to wind any of you up on here, I am just interested what you think about this rumour and the points mentioned above.

Cheers and good luck with your season!

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posted Dec 28, 2008

I think it'd be a good move for Spurs & a massive blow to Pompey's bid to stay in the premiership (yes, Pompey are about to join the relegation battle, along with the just about everyone else, including Spurs).

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posted Dec 28, 2008

In my opinion we should sell defoe and get a striker with some versatility to play out wide too, keep Crouch as he can play up front on his own.

so you saying utaka?

Jokes aside he was a striker before he came here and looked good at the start of last season when he played redknapp used him up front.

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posted Dec 28, 2008

Defoe is a decent player, not in strong form right now and if Chelsea are going in for him, it's a wrong move for him. He wants regular football so where is he going with Anelka and Drogba playing or available? To escape Pompey? Well, it would be his choice but if the likes of Everton came in for me, Sky Sports appeared to have mentioned Aston Villa, they're better places for him to go.

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posted Dec 28, 2008

Unfortunately Defoe is a player that needs the team to be built around him rather than him slot into a team and instantly make a difference.
I also have doubts about his strength of character as he lets his shoulders drop when things are not going his way. Neither he or Michael Owen are really on fire at the moment but I know who I'd put my money on to keep trying and keep going.
Defoe for England? maybe off the bench for the last 20 minutes or so.
It is the dearth of English forwards that inflates the price and expectations beyond that which is reasonable and puts the players under this unwarranted pressure. They are all human beings, not play things for accountants. <cool> .

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posted Dec 31, 2008

Im not impressed by the way redknapp keeps publicly talking about everyone elses players.

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posted Dec 31, 2008

Firstly Craig Bellamy, Jermain Defoe, Lassie Diarra, does Harry have to keep talking about other teams players!

Secondly IMO Defoe will join Spurs before February 2nd(?) deadline day this year I think, Harry can't go a deadline day without making a transfer shock, hopefully we're not left in a Spurs type situation where our main striker goes and we have no time to replace him!, Jermain Defoe has come in for some stick recently, some say he only tried when Harry was here I say he's not the type of striker and dosen't put the effort in no matter who the manager is unlike Crouchie who gives 110% every match, ideally Defoe out 12-18m in Benji 3m-6m, both players I think would fancie a return to the side they started 2008 with!

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posted Dec 31, 2008

Firstly Craig Bellamy, Jermain Defoe, Lassie Diarra, does Harry have to keep talking about other teams players!

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Aye. Southgate has already stated he doesnt want to sell Downing, and then Harry goes and says "I like Downing but I don't know whether Middlesbrough want to sell him".

Well, he does know, because Southgate told the press. Portsmouth clearly have enough problems at the moment, without having to worry about Harry Redknapp rocking the boat when Tony Adams is trying to get players to settle.

More respect lost for HR.

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posted Dec 31, 2008

why does harry redknapp do his transfer dealings in the papers? Surely this is a form of tapping up players. Its totally wrong IMO

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posted Dec 31, 2008

I hate Harry Redknapp. I have nothing to do with Spurs, Pompey or any other team he has been associated with. I just hate him though. I hope he gets sacked when Spurs face a relegation fight in April.

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posted Jan 4, 2009

whats the point of being a fan?

players don't share any loyalty, paid mercenaries that they are.

managers can get sacked anytime.

fans live under a misconception that they "control" a club. rubbish.

fans are there only to fill pockets of the multitude of sponsors and fat cats of companies running the show.

enough of this stupid fanaticism.

just enjoy any game and the skill of any player irrespective of club.

its just a game.

If it comes to a country, then I can understand.. but "club loyalty"?! WTF?

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