Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oh, what a surprise.

Some of you have asked, so here it is again courtesy of Ives Galarcep: Spurs are still not shopping Clint Dempsey around. So having already popped this balloon once myself back in May, what I'm trying to figure out is... why do folks keep allowing themselves to get riled up by the UK rags? Hell, I actually partake in actual reporting and half the people still think I regularly make things up. It's confounding.






- Greg Seltzer

27 comments:

heythisisrobbie said...

Thanks Greg.

Greg Seltzer said...

Heh, you mean thank Ives this time. He got to the flag before I did. :D

dikranovich said...

what strikes me most is what lyle yorks says, not some british scribes. "things could obviously change if a team came in with a big offer, but they are not actively trying to move Dempsey."

I guess my questions would be could tottenham be passively trying to move Dempsey? is the agent trying to actively shop his client by saying if a team comes up with a big offer, things could change? maybe a good agent is always shopping his client, or maybe that's a bad agent that does that, im not sure.

does Yorks have the ok from tottenham to make comments about what tottenham might in fact have in mind for their product?

heythisisrobbie said...

Dik, I think you are close.

Tottenham just isn't gaga over Deuce. If a decent offer comes along he is probably gone. It is what it is.

Noshort Florners said...

If only we could transfer commenters to other boards.

heythisisrobbie said...

I really don't think he's far off here. Tottenham is fine having Dempsey around, and they're OK if he leaves as well. I don't think they view him as a pivotal cog in making the CL.

They will be surprised this year when Deuce puts them on his shoulders in February.

Greg Seltzer said...

So let me get this straight: based off the second identical fully invented UK tabloid article in two months' time, dikranovich goes on another one of his startlingly specific "between the lines" mind melds, and you think he's got a salient point?

Robbie, Robbie, Robbie...

dikranovich said...

shad khan wants to take fulham to a new level. sounds like a match made in heaven. so deuce eats a little crow, it something a national team captain should be able to do. and how far would he have to move his family?

personally, im not sure if deuce needs to be playing 3000+ minutes across all competitions in a year leading into a world cup, aged 30. there have certainly got to be some interesting considerations out there.

Greg Seltzer said...

Setting aside the rest of this nonsense, why exactly do you imagine should Deuce need to eat crow?

Tom said...

Also, both Spurs and Fulham are London clubs, dik. 10 miles as the crow flies, to continue with the birding.

dikranovich said...

deuce left fulham on basically a deadline day deal. and he did not go where he had originally intended, which was Liverpool, per his buddy EJs tweets.

deuce could have stayed with fulham, but maybe they could not make the numbers work last season, or would not make them work. it does not matter. there is a new owner at fulham and if deuce is really worried about leaving a legacy behind in Europe, there is no better place than fulham to do that.

there was a certain lack of loyalty shown to his former employer. its like someone saying,

"hey, you are not as ambitious as I, so im going to move on. thanks for your support and paychecks these past years, but a Europa league final is not enough for me, sorry"

there is something wrong with this attitude and it is against what we stand for as americans. the grass is very often always greener on the other side.

Greg Seltzer said...

Ahh... so more nonsense then? Gotcha.

dikranovich said...

jesus tom, I just looked at the map and you are right, tottenham and fulham are in the same city. this is becoming a real no brainer!!!

Greg Seltzer said...

I'm sorry, but didn't you just explain how obvious it was he should go to Sunderland like 2-3 days ago?

dikranovich said...

well greg, an American billionaire did not own fulham two or three days ago.

Greg Seltzer said...

Circumstantial. Man U has had an American owner for a good while now. Should we expect a monster Tim Howard bid there, as well?

dikranovich said...

dude!!!! and you can take that dude like a forget about it from Donnie brasco.

if t howard goes to man u it is going to be because the coach at man u thinks he is one of the best. telling insight.

Greg Seltzer said...

I'm aware of all that, and he doesn't even need to eat imaginary crow.

dikranovich said...

oh, youre aware of your actions, yet you continue to do things that aren't good for you? sounds kind of foolish, doesn't it, greg?

no, stealing 15 million from a Chicago mob boss sounds foolish.

dikranovich said...

now that's living in denial!!!

jon said...

Mr. Madison, what you've just said...

Jay said...

NSC isn't in any position to transfer dik to another board. He's got red card accumulation, and no one wants to pay his salary.

Tom said...

jon wins, and may god have mercy on his soul

brian said...

the only thing SBI can break is a dunkin' donuts sale.

TrueCrew said...

Dear Greg:

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and some of the people all the time.

Methinks there are plenty of Charlie Browns thinking that this time Lucy won't move the football around these parts.

Not believing the UK rags is a place that doesn't take long to get to. As to why some still aren't there yet, refer to the first sentence.

jon said...

But can you fool all of the people some of the time? What about all of the people all the time?

But seriously, until I got to your last sentence I thought you were onto some non-sequitur satire in the face of everyone's favorite commenter.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ True Crew: Heh, nice first sentence. I may need to steal that one.