Re: 2012-13 Football Transfer Discussion Thread
Spurs are more likely to qualifying for the Champions League next season than Newcastle. Also the allure of London. There's been a fairly long history of Newcastle players leaving to play for Spurs. Gascoigne, Ginola, Jenas, Carrick, Les Ferdinand etc.
Carrick's never played for Newcastle. He started at West Ham and went to Spurs from there, then Man U.
I'd like to think the allure of London is overrated. It's a fucking shithole. If I wanted to get stabbed, shot or mugged I'd move up the road to Salford, then there's the attitude of the ignorant southern pricks. For footballers & celebs though it's basically heaven.