Danned if we do, Danned if we don’t

A long, long time ago… I can still remember…. how Tottenham used to make me smile…

That’s been a fun couple of weeks. I think the last bloeug I did was in preparation for the Manchester United game. We whimpered out of that one, had Harry Kane to thank for not being well beaten against Everton, had our first second-half comeback in who knows how long against Hassenhuttl’s underwhelming Southampton, dozed through another underwhelming cup final defeat against City and now welcome another manager-less slump of a club (with apologies to Mason and Heckingbottom) with Sheffield United making their first visit to the empty temple since Pochettino and Wilder teams stalemated themselves in a 1-1 draw way back in November 2019.

Oh, and Levy sacked Mourinho.

So let’s talk about the European Super League and the future of this once great club.

What stuns me about it isn’t that we were invited, it’s just how few clubs there are throughout Europe’s top leagues that strike me as exciting fixtures. Outside of a couple of German, Portuguese and Dutch clubs, PSG, Rangers and Celtic (for nostalgia’s sake), plus a random selection of teams we’ve got specific history against – Anderlecht, for example -I can’t think of many teams missing from the dirty dozen ESL Founding Members where getting drawn against them would feel like a plum tie or get me fluctuating the way a game against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool or, even, West Ham would.

The rest of them all make me feel about as excited as a game against mid- or lower-table Premier League teams. Or a cup final against money-bags Manchester City. During our time in the Champions League, other than a handful of games against Europe’s true elite such as Real, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, there weren’t that many group games where I got excited about who we were playing beforehand, and there wasn’t a single EUFA League tie this season where I was remotely excited by the opposition.

Excited to see Spurs play and hopefully win, yes.

Excited at the prospect of who we were playing, no.

As for next season, the thought of ending up in the EUFA Conference League makes me hope for total implosion across our last few games and a league finish down with true no-hopers like Arsenal.

The other thing that stuns me is the pigs ear a bunch of billionaires made about instigating it. Just as the old First Division managed to hijack top level league football in England away from the Football League when the Premier League was formed, a bit of imagination and wit would have allowed Europe’s biggest ‘legacy’ clubs to hijack top level club football from EUFA and really instigate change.

If they’d come to the table with clarity around the mid-week format and a commitment to keep domestic leagues competitive – or, for Germany and Italy, make them competitive – had locked in promotion and relegation tied to those domestic leagues with higher numbers from England, Italy and Spain qualifying each season, plus introduced entry requirements where clubs had to operate a salary cap, players had to fund their own agents, and clubs had to agree to an investment model where they could only be financially doped to a set percentage above the turnover of the biggest non-financially doped club – with proper policing and pre-determined repercussions for being caught cheating – they’d have removed much of the jeopardy they were trying to do away with, protected the big revenue generators from being blown away by the likes of Chelsea, Man City and PSG on salaries and transfer fees, and avoided the argument they were destroying their domestic leagues.

They’d have probably got away with hand-picking the founding members too and bunging each one some sort of retainer for being ‘prestige generators’ so long as automatic qualification after the first season wasn’t a thing.

I was completely against what they did come up with (though not with Levy making sure we were part of the conversation) but more and more I feel completely against what football is now, and what Tottenham – and just about any other club – must become if they’re ever going to have a decent chance of competing: There’s a Ronaldo documentary on Prime with a scene where he takes his son into his garage and asks him which car is missing: Is it the Ferrari? The Aston Martin? The Lamborghini? The McLaren? I think he’s got eleven super-cars in there, well over a million pounds worth.

He is a fantastic and supremely dedicated footballer and I feel lucky to have seen him play live several times – though he never did anything memorable the two times I saw him play live against us for United or the one time for Madrid – but how many cars does one winker need?

And where does it end, because if Mino Raiola gets his way, Erling Haaland will be able to fill a garage like that every seven days when some dope makes him the world’s first million pound a week footballer. For most of us, without really stopping to think about the consequences, it would be beyond our wildest dreams for Spurs to be bidding for a player at that level. Instead, we end up pitying the likes of Harry Kane because they only earn £200k a week and knowing in our hearts he’s right to move on.

Is there any sense to it anymore?

Is there any real value in what City did to us last week?

Or the medals Kyle Walker has stacked up since he’s been there?

And was there any point to Levy sacking Mourinho? Or appointing him in the first place? I never wanted him here, but while he was here I always wanted him to succeed. And I could see the logic of giving him a go, though I always thought that logic was flawed. But now he’s gone, I wish he’d never been here, and it depresses the hell out of me that his severance package is rumored to be £15 million. Just as it depressed the hell out of me that he earned that much a year in the first place. And the fact we’re rumored to be willing to pay Brendan Rodgers similar depresses the hell out of me as well. I don’t know who I want in, being honest. Or what players I’d like him to sign. Or what players I’d like him to sell. I know it almost certainly can’t be Ryan Mason who gets the long-term nod if we’re serious about competing, but then I think, competing for what?

Unlike some, I can’t totally bring myself to blame Levy or ENIC for this. They were unlucky to build a cash-generating stadium just as a global pandemic hit, and the business model to finance the stadium debt while increasing our revenue and long-term ability to spend money made sense to me before COVID. And might still if things ever return to the way they were before COVID. And until the stands were left empty, their spending patterns once the Neckoil began to flow were far above what they had been before.

It’s just a shame that the vast bulk of that money’s been spent on players who mostly haven’t improved us, even though they were bought in positions we needed to improve in, and while it’s true to say they’ve completely failed to replace the likes of Walker, Dembele, Eriksen, Vertonghen or Danny Rose, they did sign all of these players for relative peanuts in the first place.

It’s also a shame for them that we’re in a league where five clubs, for different reasons, can afford to outspend us on an almost industrial scale, while, more and more, across Europe, manically run clubs like Barcelona, Real and Juventus are content to spend what they don’t have in an attempt to stay on top of the pile.

When you think Barcelona are a billion Euros in debt and Juventus are thought to be saddled with over six hundred million Euros of debt without either club having had to finance a brand new stadium, it sort of makes you want to stop thinking. That’s the real evil of Abramovich pumping more than a billion into Chelsea and what’s happening with City and PSG. With Barcelona, being blessed with having Messi the way we’ve been blessed with having Kane has even turned into a curse when you consider they’ve ended up having to pay him about one hundred and thirty eight million Euros a season to keep him away from the likes of Chelsea, City or PSG.

And that’s without the likes of Neville and Carragher trying to flog him cheap on Sky every ten minutes.

Seriously, though, how can you kiss your club’s badge while draining your club’s coffers like that? And, other than make season tickets three million pounds a pop and Neckoil two hundred pounds a pint, how are ENIC meant to compete? How is whoever eventually comes in after them meant to compete? And, even if Spurs were run on that sort of model, at what point do we all start looking at each other and saying, yeah, Kane, he knows where the net is and he sure can pick a pass, but two million quid a week? No-one deserves to earn that.

So, all in all, I’m finding it really hard to stay engaged with football at the moment and can’t see any way that feeling’s just not going to get worse and worse and worse until the day my interest totally dies.

But what’s really frustrating is Sheffield United’s resource situation in comparison to us is almost certainly similar to our situation in comparison to the likes of Barca, Juve, Chelsea and City.

And yet they’ll still probably beat us tonight.

Ah, well. Modern life is rubbish. Rant over. Beer open. Common sense abandoned. Come on you Spurs!

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Funkenschlag!
Admin
5 months ago

Hey pop pickers, here’s a little number just for those of a certain vintage..
https://flatoeuf.com/tottenhams-double-60-years-on-conquering-soccers-everest/

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
5 months ago

Oliver Glasner, another name on the list. If the names in the hat are true Levy’s theme seems to be attacking, pressing style of play like Poch’s which gets my vote.
https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/daniel-levy-tottenham-manager-europe-20502362?utm_source=football_london_newsletter&utm_campaign=tottenham_hotspur_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

Chauveljn
5 months ago

https://www.thesackrace.com/news/28th-april-2021/who-is-oliver-glasner-the-wolfsburg-manager-linked-with-tottenham-frankfurt-and-rb-salzburg

Yet anuvver Rangnick protégé.

He can bring Wout Weghorst with him. I was hoping he was going to be our second centre forward prior to Vini coming. Since then he’s hit 25 goals for Wolfsberg.

Syd
Syd
5 months ago

Hi folks, I don’t think it’s too early to think about who should be sold for next season’s fundraising. My choices are:
Sanchez (D = Definitely), Doherty (D), Lloris, Winks (D), Hart, Sissoko, Davies (D), Tanganga, Clarke (D), CCV (D), Dier, Lamela.
What do you folks think….
I certainly think Kane will go unless Levy puts a block on it. I think he will say “Harry you can go, as long as it is overseas and at least 150m”.

On the other side, who do you think we should buy (achievable buys!)
Dele could hit form, given the right manager and N’Dombele may thrive as well.

I truly think Aguero would be a terrific buy.

Last edited 5 months ago by Syd
Funkenschlag!
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5 months ago
Reply to  Syd

Hmmm, some interesting names there Syd, not sure I would jettison that lot in one go, and as for including Lamela, shame on you..🤪
At this point I’m still focused on who’ll the next mascot manager will be.
As for Aguero, I think he can still do a job in a slower league, but I think his time at the top of the game may be drawing to an end, and it’s worth remembering he’s spent large parts of the last two years in citeh’s physio room.

Last edited 5 months ago by Oh no, not Nuno!
Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

If Erik left and Spurs bought Aguero he could be assigned the ‘Argentine Memorial Bed’ in the physio centre, although he’d need to fight Lo Celso for it.

DAVID
DAVID
5 months ago

A few months ago, Chelsea were in freefall, change of manager and the same players have now reached 2 cup finals and top 4 in the league.

Antspurj
Antspurj
5 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Bringing Poch back cor would be brilliant . Don’t happen but that’s my choice .

Antspurj
Antspurj
5 months ago
Reply to  Antspurj

Wont.is that too romantic?

MiT
MiT
5 months ago
Reply to  Antspurj

I personally think several players need to be gone first who played for him before. Otherwise, wheels, sand, spinning.

MiT
MiT
5 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

I never saw them as being in free fall at all, and am certainly not impressed with Tuchel as their manager. same team to me, really.

DAVID
DAVID
5 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Definitely the same team / players but different results, they were ninth in the league when Tuchel took over, having won 2 of their previous 8 league matches.
He’s tightened up their defence enormously although despite their results, I have seen Chelsea supporters complain about the style of play on the basis they don’t create that many chances.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
5 months ago

24k!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago

Aly G looks as beaten down by this season as any of us.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
5 months ago

He’s a bit perky tonight.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
5 months ago

A bit perky? Eyed say full on perky..

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Come on Ally! The second Bale goal was the break away from the United corner. Shurley can’t have forgotten Son and Bale running from their own penalty area?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I presume you watched the next couple of minutes until he suddenly recalled the moment?

Funkenschlag!
Admin
5 months ago

I’m trying to recall that, givvus a mo, I’m sure it’ll come back to me…

Chauveljn
5 months ago

I haven’t! I’m saving that big reveal for after lunch.

Could someone tell Ally to put his damn hands in his pockets so he doesn’t scratch his nose thirty times in his videos?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
5 months ago

Manure now have three games in four days in the next FFL gameweek.

Villa away
Leicester home
Pooh home

you have been warned!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago

Cheers for the heads up nuts, need all the help I can get, the wheels have come off in the last few weeks. I’m about to get relagated. Just ahead of bruxies missus. Not having that.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Since I bought in Jesus. He’s about to get dropped .

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago

I learned something new today: The Danish word for ‘mullet’ is Bundesligahår, meaning ‘the hair of a German football player’.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago

Chav/City Final

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Seconded.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

THOOOOOORED!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago

I dunno , seeing Chelsea getting spanked sounds fun.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I have pollyane syndrome

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Pollyanna 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

A little taste of their own medicine right .

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago

Word out on the street is that we are talking to Conte
Is this wot we wonte?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Whoever comes in is my man 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Unless it’s him of who we don’t speak. Judas

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Lord Voldemort.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

voldermort X 100 , he should never be allowed in our holy mecca 😁

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Is Conte one of those who can’t speak English? We’re linked to so many I can’t recall.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He was good enough for the labyrinth I spose.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Hoggle

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Yes. He’s really burned Juve this season. Inter are bossing it in Italy for the first time since José.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago

“The Premier League has today confirmed that the final two matchweeks of the 2020-21 season will be limited to home fans, subject to the Government easing lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom.”

Does this mean the home fans can attend the Wolves (16 May) and Villa (19 May) games? Those are technically part of the final two matchweeks with the season ending 23 May.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago

Fixture update: Our home game against Aston Villa confirmed for Wednesday 19 May, at 6pm.

stevo1987
stevo1987
5 months ago

Last game of the season? Yeah, I know I can look it up. 🙂

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  stevo1987

No, last game is away to Leicester. Yet again.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago
Reply to  stevo1987

Leicester

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Tottenham defender Eric Dier feels criticism of his performances this season have been excessive, having been blamed for errors that led to goals in defeats to Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham.

He was in and out of the side under former boss Jose Mourinho but the England international has been a regular under interim head coach Ryan Mason, and has looked much more assured in their two successive Premier League wins over Southampton and Sheffield United.

Dier said: “I’m really happy to have played the last three. I’ve felt good in those games. I want to be playing, I want to be performing to a level I know I can. I believe I can still perform to a much higher level. I’m happy to be playing, obviously, and I’ve just got to keep working hard and improving.”

” I’ve got mixed emotions towards it really. At times, I feel like it’s a bit unfair and a bit … I’m trying to think of the right words… but sometimes I’ve made a mistake or something has led to a goal and one mistake is talked about like it’s four or five. I’ve felt that at times.”

“As defenders, you’re always going to make mistakes at times and the most important thing is how you react to them. Just the narrative I see that is painted of me, at times. It doesn’t really bother me too much. I just think it’s a bit unfair at times. It’s football.”

“I just need to worry about myself and keep trying to do better. But I’m my own biggest critic and I know where I can improve and when I can improve.”😶

So glad he’s not bothered…

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SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I have a small [very] bit of sympathy because defenders do make mistakes and any error is treated as if the guy committed treason or something. But, two points:

Three errors leading to goals is a lot, and is worthy of criticism.

And you have to look at how Dier was deployed to get the full picture. Dier has been successful when we aren’t doing edge-of-the-box defending. He isn’t that type of player, but he was used in a way that made mistakes more likely.

A 3rd point: suck it up Eric. This is how it is today. Everyone has a platform to yell at someone else. Get off social media if you can’t handle it.

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Yes, my comment was irony at how ‘not bothered’ he clearly is.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I 💙 Eric dier, Eric. Dier loves me. He’s rght .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Thats Eric’s chant.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

To the tune of land of hope and glory.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago

Not so much when you think say Harry Kane missed a ton of sitters, as all strikers do. Eric always plays For the shirt in my eyes.

Chauveljn
5 months ago

AS Roma have still got Federico Fazio in the squad. And Pau Lopez in goal. Small world.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music
Used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
I would have played dribbled and danced
And maybe they’d be happy for a while
But April made me shiver
The dastardly Mourinho couldn’t deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about how pathetically we tried
Something touched me deep inside
The day my heroes died

So, bye-bye, Steak and Kidney Pie
Drove my Chevy to Daniel Levy, and I really tried
I told him players that he should buy
He told me at the bank was dry
He told me the bank was dry

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

😁

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago

Jose Mourinho wants to sign Spurs pair Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for his new club AS Roma. 

[@Gazzetta_it]

DAVID
DAVID
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

He can have Dier…

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

He can have PEH, Dier but he must take Davinson too. The three of ’em or none.

120 million the lot.

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

We’ll throw in Doherty as a bonus…. 🤔
Can’t say fairer than that.

Last edited 5 months ago by Chauveljn
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

No friggin way.

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I can understand wanting PEH, he was his main target. But he seemed disillusioned with Dier.

stevo1987
stevo1987
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I am still on fence about PEH. He has some good qualities but he is slow to get us moving forward. Very slow. I do think he can do better so there is hope. There are a few in the squad I think can do better. There are few where “what you see is what you get”. For some that is good for others…….

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  stevo1987

When PEH is free to press high up the pitch he makes some great interceptions and turnovers. But he’s mainly been trying to plug the holes in our defence since before Christmas and rarely got over the halfway line. Under a more aggressive manager we might see him flourish.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  stevo1987

Pierre is a machine. Proper player and el capitano material. Wickedly quick at intercepting the ball, he has 3 eyes and a headband. Anyone catch him getting retribution for the stamp on lo c, kicking flecks legs away and parting him on the back when he screamed on 88 minutes .💪

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Spurs official.

Oliver Skipp has undergone surgery to repair a metatarsal fracture.
Oliver has spent the season on loan at Norwich City and sustained the injury late on during their 4-1 win against Reading on Saturday, a game which secured the Canaries the Championship title.
The England Under-21 international will undergo a period of recovery and is expected to return to training during the pre-season period.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Good guy Skipp enjoy watching him play.
He has a great balance in what he can do both defensive and expanding the game.
Skipp took it on at Norwich not taking a back seat to anyone. I hope his recovery goes smoothly and he comes back to play that CM role

Last edited 5 months ago by ronwol196061
Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

It’s the David Beckham injury. Remember when the nation was asked to pray for his swift recovery for the World Cup?

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I only remember Ali G (not Ally G)
Interviewing Beckham
It was better than watching Tottenham 2019-2021

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Ali G to Becks: so when your kids are older , will they play footy like their dad or be a singer like Mariah Carey? 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Skippy is flipping fantastic Ronnie, can’t wait to see him back in the shirt.

Chauveljn
5 months ago

Daniel: “Mauricio, fancy coming back to the place where you’re loved? You couldn’t just see your way to losing a couple more games so PSG sack you, and save me any compensation?”

Bruxie
Bruxie
5 months ago

Watching the game last evening was eye opening…in as much as Poch has inherited a bunch of cheating prima donnas. I could see his discomfort and it came to mind that he may not be there for very long.

He’ll have to make some seismic changes to get rid of that attitude. they are not used to losing in the league and europen success is seemingly a big overhaul away.

Was I the only one thinking a return to N17 might be on the cards?

We are getting nowhere with our manager recruitment and there are very few likely candidates whose compo is affordable. Poch is only on an eighteen month contract…

Poch got nowhere with his flirting with Dele when he was first appointed and Neymar and Mbappe will surely move on.
He’ll have money to spend – but I cannot see top players going there to compete in a poor league and a not so great chance of success in europe with a transitional team.

Would I bring him back? Would he come back?

I have no idea but it occupied my mind last night and this morning.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I would certainly have him back but it’s just about timing for me. Think it might be to soon as there’s too many players still at Tottenham who failed under his tenure. That may be partly his fault but nevertheless I don’t think the dynamic would work under those circumstances. In the future though when there is a new squad of players then definitely would love to see him back. He’ll have more experience as well.

TCY
TCY
5 months ago

Andy, Would you have a moment to email me off the blog? I’ve got a question for the administration. Thanks.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Okies, no prob.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I like Poch as most of our fans do.
Its a fuzzy feeling better the Saint you knowcthan the one you don’t know.
I think if we got Rangnick as the DOF and Poch managing we might be onto something

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

👍 sounds lovely to me

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
5 months ago

Mourinho tasked with bring success to a club that hasn’t won anything since 2008. No budget for transfers other than selling existing players. Some interesting young players.
Sounds familiar, not sure where I’ve heard it before?
Jose Mourinho: Why Roma job will be like no other for former Chelsea, Manchester United & Tottenham boss – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56985925

Bruxie
Bruxie
5 months ago

I think JM knows that his capital is at an all time low…

He’d have accepted offers from all of the top division teams in europe.

His last job before Portugal national team methinks.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
5 months ago

Some “expert” from talk sport selling Kane to Man Utd for us for a fee of £90 million according to news now

Funkenschlag!
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

It’s all part of the football pantomime.

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Oh no it isn’t! 🤡

He’s behind you!

Last edited 5 months ago by Chauveljn
89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Oh yes it is!

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

“Now boys and girls, you will shout out if you see the Supporters’ Trust creeping up behind me…”

DAVID
DAVID
5 months ago

Its true we can’t compete with the likes of ManC in the transfer market but it doesn’t help when neither our most expensive defender or midfielder can get in the starting eleven .
We seem to buy more than our fair share of duds unfortunately.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Hitchen… 😡

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago

Just read this on a site

I was just looking at Manchester City’s highest transfer fees and they are yet to spend over 70m on a player.

What they have done, though, is spend 368m on defenders over the last five years.

Who can compete with that?

Seriously. It’s insane!

Chauveljn
5 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I think trying to get in a manager is probably complicated by the lack of transfer funds available to the new man. Must be a difficult sell on both sides. It’s clear Levy is reluctant to sell deadwood at a loss, appears to be a big problem looming if Kane forces through his own transfer whilst we are left with the players no one wants.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

If we sell Kane we will have transfer funds
If we sell Instead Son and a couple of the others we will have transfer funds.
Also I think if they can figure out to swap players this may be the answer to that.
We have to see also what the ramifications are of the Suoer League situation

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
5 months ago
Reply to  merrance

I used to travel on the Number one supporters club coach.
When we went to Sheffield Wednesday we listvI think 2-1 for I think the 14th game we were unbeaten and won the first 10 or 11
I got back to the coach and thecwhole coach was depressed or crying their eyes out no kidding

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
5 months ago
Reply to  merrance

😁 same when I got me first memebrship card . Wore the badge on the inside of me school blazer with pride .

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