Jan Vertonghen

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I am still watching pool united match but after a weird chain of thoughts it came to me that we have the most good looking CB in the league. And it is Jan Vertonghen. Is this gay?
Its lovely: Gay yes and are you coming out?
 

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Fcuking right.

Our best defender of the last decade in the round.

Brilliant centre back. With a tad more aggression would have been our captain I feel and led us to trophies.
I really think he should have been given the armband anyway. He's truly the face of the revitalization of Spurs in my mind. Post Bale/Modric we could have easily collapsed like many clubs before us, but that transfer group (Jan, Hugo, Moose) have lifted us to heights we didn't really even dream of even when Bale and Modric were in the team.
 

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I really think he should have been given the armband anyway. He's truly the face of the revitalization of Spurs in my mind. Post Bale/Modric we could have easily collapsed like many clubs before us, but that transfer group (Jan, Hugo, Moose) have lifted us to heights we didn't really even dream of even when Bale and Modric were in the team.
Hard to disagree but Pochettino been the driver of demonstrable and enduring change. No doubt really.
 

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Take your miserable whining and fuck off.
Hard to disagree but Pochettino been the driver of demonstrable and enduring change. No doubt really.
This... Not so much Hugo, but Jan and Dembele were patchy and floundering along with the rest of the lads by the time Poch arrived... At times Jan in particular looked a shadow of his latter self.
 

Airfixx

Take your miserable whining and fuck off.
I really think he should have been given the armband anyway. He's truly the face of the revitalization of Spurs in my mind. Post Bale/Modric we could have easily collapsed like many clubs before us, but that transfer group (Jan, Hugo, Moose) have lifted us to heights we didn't really even dream of even when Bale and Modric were in the team.
Re: Captaincy.... Subject to Harry's rise, the right man has had the armband all along.

Hugo has complimented the attitude of the Poch regime so well (which is what made his DUI so surprising/disappointing).
 
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Re: Captaincy.... Subject to Harry's rise, the right man has had the armband all along.

Hugo has complimented the attitude of the Poch regeime so well (which is what made his DUI so surprising/disappointing).
I couldn't, and didn't complain, before the DUI. And realistically I've always felt Hugo was just as important to the building of Poch's Spurs and was a deserving captain. To an extent I lean towards Jan because I liked him more and the old bias against keepers as captains. Pre-DUI I couldn't really argue, post-DUI I think Jan should have it until it passes to Harry (though I'm not too keen on CFs as captains either even though I think the whole ordeal is really a pointless ceremonial title and cannot rationalize those feelings at all).

I dunno. I just fucking love Super Jan and would like him to spend the next 50 years at the club.
 

Airfixx

Take your miserable whining and fuck off.
I couldn't, and didn't complain, before the DUI. And realistically I've always felt Hugo was just as important to the building of Poch's Spurs and was a deserving captain. To an extent I lean towards Jan because I liked him more and the old bias against keepers as captains. Pre-DUI I couldn't really argue, post-DUI I think Jan should have it until it passes to Harry (though I'm not too keen on CFs as captains either even though I think the whole ordeal is really a pointless ceremonial title and cannot rationalize those feelings at all).

I dunno. I just fucking love Super Jan and would like him to spend the next 50 years at the club.
Love him too... But he hasn't ALWAYS been this super... In the darker days, he could easily have been (and in fact was) criticized for lacking concentration & leadership.

I think Toby coming here (tho not exclusively) gave him a new lease of life; initially forging a sense of responsibility to one another when resurrecting their former partnership, before Jan eventually became the true (albeit comparatively understated) leader of the back-line.... It may appear to some that Toby is more alpha and thus the obvious leader, but consider the longer spells Toby has had out injured... Jan's had Dav/Foyth/Dier to martial or break-in, disruption at FB (Rose injury, right-side in perpetual transition mode since Walker exit), 2CBs, 3CBs, yet found his best form during the same period.

When you consider DMs too... Circumstantially, we really have had a hellish time over the last 18 months at that end of the pitch... It's no wonder we haven't been up there with the more recent 'best defense' stats. Would be amazing to get that stability (of selection AND rotation) back.
 

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Love him too... But he hasn't ALWAYS been this super... In the darker days, he could easily have been (and in fact was) criticized for lacking concentration & leadership.

I think Toby coming here (tho not exclusively) gave him a new lease of life; initially forging a sense of responsibility to one another when resurrecting their former partnership, before Jan eventually became the true (albeit comparatively understated) leader of the back-line.... It may appear to some that Toby is more alpha and thus the obvious leader, but consider the longer spells Toby has had out injured... Jan's had Dav/Foyth/Dier to martial or break-in, disruption at FB (Rose injury, right-side in perpetual transition mode since Walker exit), 2CBs, 3CBs, yet found his best form during the same period.

When you consider DMs too... Circumstantially, we really have had a hellish time over the last 18 months at that end of the pitch... It's no wonder we haven't been up there with the more recent 'best defense' stats. Would be amazing to get that stability (of selection AND rotation) back.
TBF, I think Jan's "darker days" were over exaggerated then. He's had some dips in form, but so have many other players. Hugo has had some absolute blunders. Harry, Son, Dele have had long stretches of ineffective play before. Dembele didn't even look like much at first.

I think a lot of times we're far too quick to crucify players.
 
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