When will the pruning begin?

by Matthew Harris on July 26, 2012

Prior to AVB’s official arrival, part of the deadwood clearing procedure had already begun with the departures of Croatians Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar. Since then however, transfer activity through the out door has come to a halt, so how much more pruning is there to be done?

Needless to say, when a new manager arrives there is a chance of a clean slate for everyone involved and David Bentley has come out to claim that he has been offered one.

Earlier today, Tom Huddlestone suggested that even some of the established players would need to make their mark on the new coach who simply might not appreciate some of the regular starting XI from last season.

Meanwhile, here are the most worrying comments of all from Heurelho Gomes,

“I’m sure that Villas-Boas’ arrival is going to help me,” said the Brazilian. “He is great and he wants to do the best for Tottenham. I’m sure he will achieve many things here. I hope I could play in his team until 2014.

“I have two more years under contract at Spurs and I intend to fulfil them. But I’m tired of Europe, I have reached my limit here.”

That also leaves players such as Jermaine Jenas, Gio Dos Santos and Sebastian Bassong – all of whom have been considered as surplus for some time now. With the new season just over two weeks away, who will slip through the net and who could genuinely still make a mark at the Lane?

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

cookiebun July 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I think you’ll find the new season is 23 days away. In my book, that’s over three weeks away.

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akshayaalase July 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

TOTTENHAM HOTSPURE SUMMER TARGET 1.GK-LLORIS 2.CB-VERTOGHEN 3.CM-MODRIC VDV=REPLACE-MOUNTINHO IR BANEGA & DEMBLELE OR DZAGDEV OR WILLIMS OR RAMARAIZ 4.-WING- HULK (TOWNSED) 5.STRIKER-LLORIENTE OR DAMIAO OR LEVENDSKI ADABAYOR OR RONDON OR BERBATOV DEFOE OR BORILIO(LOAN)

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Gangster July 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Learn to spell lad.

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Bcee July 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

This guy is crazy.

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TonyRich July 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Saha, Nelsen have gone too…. The pruning HAS Happened… Plus King has departed… That is FIVE… Plus Ade is not returning… Pienaar likely to be off… How many do you want to leave without replacing?

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Gangster July 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm

… time of the month is it Tony?

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Bcee July 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

After the squad are back from the USA I’d imagine…

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spurs4life July 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

the pruning must continue Players past thier sell by date are Bassong,Jenas,Defoe,Gomes,Pienaar & Bentley.Enough transfer and wages for a top class striker.
Lewandowski or Damioa or BOTH

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mike July 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Lloris is not as good as gomes.

Lloris is so overrated.

Jenus will have to go on a free.
Bentley is probably a free as well.
Bassong needs some playing time and confidence.
We will 3 m for him.

Deforma is only worth 5m now.
Piennar is ay Goodison already.

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mazzo July 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

as long as jenas and bentley are gone it’ll be a big sigh of relief for all of us here, nothing will make me more happy than to see those two worthless lumps out that door for the last i hope bloody time.

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Marvin Sordell is a DONKEY July 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I am crap i am crap i am crap i am crap i am crap i am crap i am thick i am thick i am thick i am thick i am thick i am thick i am thick i am thick i will never ever play for Tottenham Hotspur i am crap.

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frankie warrior July 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

we must sign gaston ramierez before someone else dose , i just wish AVB was in the UK to talk to him .

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