Super Jan Vertonghen

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by Dier Hard, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
    So I've already posted these in another thread but a player like Jan deserves his own for what he's done for Spurs.




    Absolute Rolls Royce of a defender. Was excited to sign him back in the day and he never disappointed. From the early Super Jan celebration at Old Trafford to downing Dortmund in the Champions League playing left back, such a brilliant player to have watched for this football club. In my lifetime, he's up there with Ledley as the best CBs - and one of the best players - to have played for Spurs.

    Legend gets thrown about far too easy these days but he's most deserving of the status. Wish him well wherever he goes next and would love to see him back in some capacity when he hangs up his boots.

    Cheers, Jan <cheers>
     
    #1
  2. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    36,661
    Likes Received:
    15,482
  3. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
  4. "Thanks for that Brian"

    "Thanks for that Brian" Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2015
    Messages:
    12,483
    Likes Received:
    15,201
    Au revoir, Jan.

    A proper Spurs player and a real favourite of mine. I'm glad that I got to see him in the Dortmund game in 2019, where he was absolutely imperious.

    We'll miss you and hope to see you back home soon...

    please log in to view this image
     
    #4
  5. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
  6. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
  7. PleaseNotPoll

    PleaseNotPoll Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    65,243
    Likes Received:
    25,602
  8. Alfie Conn

    Alfie Conn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    2,300
    One of the best defenders I've seen at the club and one that always got what the club was about , he should have been captain at some point
    Good luck Jan and I hope there will be some time and place when the fans can say goodbye and thank you
     
    #8
  9. PleaseNotPoll

    PleaseNotPoll Well-Known Member
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    65,243
    Likes Received:
    25,602
  10. The Huddlefro

    The Huddlefro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    2,117
    Thank you Jan

    Can’t smile without you
     
    #10

  11. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    36,661
    Likes Received:
    15,482
    What really stood out with Verts was that in the summer of 2012 we just lost a Rolls Royce due to Ledders retiring, yet rather than economise and buy a Ford Mondeo we brought in another Rolls Royce as soon as possible - in no small part because we'd supposedly first made contact that January, and Levy was definitely seen in Amsterdam a few weeks before the transfer was completed so he knew how important it was to get the deal across the line
     
    #11
  12. Barney'sowner

    Barney'sowner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    330
    A fantastic player. Will never forget his foraging runs into the box from defence.

    Such a shame he didn't get to say bye to the fans in his last match.

    He's up there with Mabbut and King in terms of being a great servant to the club.
     
    #12
  13. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
    What could’ve been had Ledley not retired... Him and Jan at the back, stuff of dreams.
     
    #13
    remembercolinlee likes this.
  14. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    36,661
    Likes Received:
    15,482
    What could have been if LAdPCeV-B paired him up with Dawson from the outset instead of Gallas...
     
    #14
    remembercolinlee likes this.
  15. remembercolinlee

    remembercolinlee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    22,372
    Likes Received:
    20,021
    There was a point when he msde noises about wanting to leave....think it was when Nice but Dim was in charge... wanted him out and had no time for him then.

    It is a testament to his performances and his attitude to the fans that he managed to win people like me back over again. Shame Rose could not learn from him.

    Was lucky enough to be at the Dortmund match at Wembley in February 2019. His second half performance was only bettered by Defoe's against Wigan. Jan was utterly unplayable in that half and it was a thing of beauty to watch live with my daughter.

    Really hope he returns as a coach.

    Cheers Jan and good luck
    <applause><applause><applause><applause><applause><applause><applause>
     
    #15
  16. Spurlock

    Spurlock Homeboy

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Messages:
    49,697
    Likes Received:
    48,282
    Gave us the best years of his career.

    Always believed if he demanded it enough he could have got a move to a club like Barca, Madrid but he didnt...he stayed with us during his peak

    For that alone he deserves all the love he gets from the fans

    :emoticon-0159-musicSooooooooper
    Super Jan
    Super
    Super Jan
    Super
    Super Jan

    SUPER JAN VERTONGHEN:emoticon-0159-music
     
    #16
  17. Dier Hard

    Dier Hard it's SPURS

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,930
    Likes Received:
    18,253
    I think everyone wanted to leave at some point that season, even us fans <laugh>
     
    #17
  18. audrey.s.thackeray

    audrey.s.thackeray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    1,747
    <laugh>
     
    #18
    remembercolinlee likes this.
  19. humanbeingincroydon

    humanbeingincroydon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Messages:
    36,661
    Likes Received:
    15,482
    He wasn't alone in that, as Hugo was making similar noises

    It's almost as if they didn't appreciate the additional workload that came from Dim Sherwood believing that there's no need to field a DM...
     
    #19
    remembercolinlee likes this.
  20. KingHotspur

    KingHotspur Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    7,590
    Likes Received:
    2,588
    Two of the classiest centre backs we will ever seen in a white shirt

    Hopefully SuperJan will come back to Spurs once fans are back to get good send off he deserved.
     
    #20

Share This Page