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AVB Says Tottenham Was Offered Chance to Sign Miroslav Klose: The Daily EPL

In the ‘what could have been’ department, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that he had several agents approaching him with an opportunity to pick up Miroslav Klose for the Lilywhites. The prolific German striker certainly would have pacified the Tottenham supporters who were critical of the club because they didn’t buy an adequate forward during the transfer window. But now we can only imagine what could have been.

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  1. bucky

    September 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

    AVB doesn’t sign players. Levy does. He is the buyer and seller. If you doubt it, then ask Redknapp. Last Jan he wanted Cahill and got Nelson instead. Wanted a top striker and got Saha for a loan. There is a Head Coach at Tottenham not a Manager.

    • Paul

      September 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Thats just the way AVB likes it. He wants a player, Levy goes out and get him. Unlike Harry he doesn’t aim for impossible signings.

      How you know he didn’t try to get Cahill? Cahill’s wages demands were astronomical.

      • bucky

        September 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        I didnt say he didnt try and get him. I said He ended up with Nelson, who is not even close. Even as average as Cahill is, Nelson is far worse. There were plenty of other options that couldve worked and maybe you wouldnt have completely fallen apart btwn Jan – May.

        Point being, AVB doesnt choose the players. Which wont work for a club without huge cash injections.

        • dust

          September 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm

          what are you talking about? where are you getting your facts from? AVB selected the players he bought at chelsea, e.g.; cahill

          As for for AVB at spurs, of course he does, to think that levy just buys whoever he wants is so naive its hard to now where to begin. AVB will give a list with priorities and be involved up to specifics, Levy and AVB actually have a very good relationship.

          Chelsea was a bad experience because he lost the fight for the dressing room, with “terry the terrible” and Lampard.

          Terry is always at the center of controversy, causes grief within England, to slow for avb and wrecks the dressing room, video’d making racist remarks and says “no i didnt mean it like that, i was just repeating what anton said” …yeah right.

          BTW if Di Matteo was such a genius why after winning the fa cu and the european cup did abramovich not hire him on the spot.

          The truth will come out, at some point.

          looking at the

          • Sacto Blues

            September 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

            Yeah JT wrecked Chelsea’s dressing room to the tune of 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and the European Cup. Thank God Chelsea’s wrecked dressing room has survived Dusty !

          • dust

            September 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

            Sacto…ey Blue..y? (HA)

            Are you suggesting that John Terry masterminded the trophy wins? i’m all for supporters defending their teams from attacks by other supporters but that would be a stretch that Stan Lee imagination couldn’t even begin to create, superhero’s and all.

            Are you also disputing that John Terry’s character (with the example I cite above) is not more indicative of a ridiculous ego that would start said revolt, that they are not traits of someone that is less desirable in a team situation? he has presented himself in a negative light on numerous occasions and I believe it will come out that Terry and Lampard were responsible for the dressing room revolt.

            Are you suggesting that AVB who has only ever been guilty of implementing a plan agreed upon by the owner, is more likely the source of dressing room issues?

            You may have a different opinion, but the facts are AVB as a coach has tried to build something no matter where he has gone,(as all coaches do) be it with Jose or on his own at Acadamia, Porto or yes even at Chelsea.

            It’s understandable that you are defensive, especially when your club let Terry lead a locker room revolt that got rid of a manager that was trying to build a new improved team and give you a dynasty.

            Congrats on the lucky European Cup, now you have Di Matteo, who even after an extra 75 million pounds spent to improve upon the squad that won it all, couldn’t hold on to a 2-0 lead and beat a Juventus team (without their coach) at the bridge.

            and you didn’t answer why the russian hesitated hiring dimatteo, if he is so incredible and all?


          • Sacto Blues

            September 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

            I’m bantering you on your remark on JT ” wrecks the dressing room ” . As for RDM perhaps it was a question of money or length of contract. i don’t talk with RDM or Roman on the phone so i can’t answer your question. Juve played well and deserved a point. Chelsea is experienced in Champions League and last year lost at Leverkusen and ended up winning the whole thing. Luck is a ball smashing off Woody’s face and winning a league cup. ” are you watching .. are you watching .. are you watching White Hart Lane “

        • dust

          September 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

          oh and not having Cahill is not why we fell apart, Harry is the reason, his deficiencies in a variety of situations led to the crumble not being without Cahill.

          • Robbie

            September 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

            He’s not saying that JT masterminded anything… he’s saying that Chelsea has done pretty well on the pitch with a supposedly “wrecked” dressing room.

  2. Dust

    September 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Defoe at the moment seems to be working out, I hope Ade starts Thursday, he is a little less selfish than Defoe. Although, I hope Ade has paid some attention to his offside tendencies.

    Should be a good game, not sure what to expect from Lazio, opposition research this evening I guess.

    • jtm371

      September 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

      don’t you want your striker to be selfish in a good way.

      • Dust

        September 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

        To a point, but Defoe wasted chances by shooting from outside the area instead laying it off to sig, bale or Lennon. This has happened in every game, he can convert them on occasion, but most of the time he doesn’t.

  3. Sammy

    September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I wonder how exactly the Man City fans were attacked by the police. Shame on the police for not doing their jobs properly but instead behaving so obnoxiously. I wonder what could possibly be the motive behind such actions. Thankfully no one was hurt.

  4. Scrumper

    September 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

    They bought Adebayor, isn’t he a striker?

  5. Uncle Menno

    September 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Pacified? No way. Past scoring history aside (and Klose was a fantastic striker in his day), if anything, most Spurs fans would’ve wondered why Tottenham bothered to shell out money for a 34 year old striker with no resale value.

    Glad Spurs passed on that offer.

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