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The cunts on the official website as a player but no announcement. Gotta be the next 24 hours surely.
Or someone's fuckin about
It seems as if everyone's got their wish anyway, apparently Daws has turned QPR down and is staying to fight for his place.
So perhaps it wasn't a case of Levy and AVB hawking him after all.
Then make of this what you will:
Speaking of Dawson:
'....Villas-Boas said: "His human qualities are highly appreciated by us and the football club.
"His skills as a footballer are second to none so we appreciate them as well.
"If we end up with a scenario with five central defenders there is more competition and there might be less opportunities.
"That's why we are willing to consider different options and we have allowed the player to speak to QPR."....'
So he's a second to none player, and a very very nice man (like the AA man)...but I still don't want him - Is that a fair enough 'paraphrase'?
Maybe Daws personally (or got his agent - Mr Bean) phoned up QPR and said:
Daws: '...hey look Mark, AVB thinks I'm great and really nice.....'
Hughes: 'Well what a strange co-inky dinky, we just happen to be looking for a nice bloke, who also happens to be second to none as a footballer....'
This is the most entertaining pre-season for ages. I just hope that now they (the ubiquitous they - who in my mind is Levy et al) appear to have let the 'portuguese man of war' off of his leash, that they see his plans through. Or else we could be left with a dismantled squad and no direction.
I also like the comments AVB makes - just a bit surprised that no one has slammed him yet here. Hasn't he said:
That he would love to work with our squad - does that mean '...I would love to dismantle and rebuild the squad...'
That he'd like to coach in Spain - what, after he'd just been appointed to our illustrious club? Surely he can't be touting fir his next job already?
That he learned from Chelsea and would approach this job with more caution - blinkey blimey. I'd hate to see him rush into a job then.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/263908/Michael-Dawson-to-replace-Ledley-King-as-Tottenham-captain/ (I only included that particular link as the images appealed)
That he'd made Daws captain - then said a few days later he could go.
This is all pre-season. The man has only been here a month or so.
...just as an addition...I thought this summed it well....
What if AVB is still on Abramovich's payroll? What if he's a fifth columnist (1st column is Doric, 2nd is Corinthian...4th is Keith Waterhouse) and is 'secretly' (well actually, blatantly) dismantling a squad that may have just competed with the Chavs? Let me look back and see how many players actually went from the Chavs when he was there - I remember loads of disgruntled players, but I don't recall players going til Di Matteo took over....
Oooooh, I love a good conspiracy theory........
So he has actually now gone. Good job Levy signed a 'partnership deal' with RM - surely not to cover a loss of face over the transfer fee?