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Au revior to Defoe

Posted on: February 1, 2008 8:50 pm
Tottenham says good bye to Jermaine...the 25 year old English striker who has found it tough to get minutes for Spurs ever since Berbatov arrived.

We lost Defoe because we made a stupid signing in the summer. We pay 16.5 million pounds for Bent, then we only get 9 million for Defoe. Is Bent that much better than Defoe? Is he even better? I say he's not. The good news is that we get a little younger, Defoe is 25, Bent is 23 [turning 24 on Wednesday].

Jermaine was good for us, and he will improve with the playing time Redknapp will give him at Pompey. I think he'll thrive there...good for Defoe. We'll miss you.

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2008 1:32 pm

Au revior to Defoe

Yeah, I was trying to make that point.  Down 7 million, and no real advantage for our 7 mill.

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2008 12:30 am

Au revior to Defoe

Let's put it this way. Thierry Henry cost Barca 16quid. Bent cost Spurs 16.5quid. Bent may be seven or so years younger, but is he even close ability-wise to Henry?

As for Defoe, I think he's good at best. He'll do fine at Pompey since Nugent is really their only other option right now.

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