Losing early, Leeds…

Arteta’s plans for an end of season trophy-parade on LEV 917 derailed as they crash into Europe…

Following last Sunday’s pleasant stroll all over the soul of poor old Sheffield United, it’s been nice to be distracted by the shenanigans off the pitch by the shenanigans on the pitch for a change.

It’s also been nice to see Jose off the gardening-leave payroll following his appointment at Roma.

And, while not exactly nice, it was somewhat reassuring to have it confirmed that even if Levy had bought Neymar and Mbappe for Pochettino instead of building the stadium (buying and paying these two has cost the French flops about one hundred million shy of a billion, and that will change if the rumours are true that Neymar is about to sign a £26 million a year contract to remain there), we probably still wouldn’t have won a pot worth polishing: Out of Europe and second in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, if Levy and Hitchin dally over the new man much longer, our old boss may well be available for free very shortly: PSG will probably be trying to tempt Tuchel back.

As for us, today’s going to be interesting for Mason as it’s his first PL away game in charge and his first test against a PL side who are closer to the middle of the table than the bottom, just two points off Arteta’s Arsenal in ignominious ninth (following their £76 million summer outlay on the likes of Gabriel and Partey).

Before last weekend’s loss to Brighton, Leeds had been enjoying some decent results: Home draws against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in and around wins over Fulham, Sheffield United and, most impressive of all, Manchester City away.

That doesn’t really disguise the fact that Bielsa’s boys looked terrible against Mourinho’s Spurs back on 2nd January when we cantered merrily to a 3-0 win to end a winless streak of Premier League games that had seen us slip from top following our win over Arsenal in match-week 11 to seventh by the time Leeds rolled over so nicely four games later.

The final scoreline glosses over the fact that we only had 36.7% possession, but the fact we engineered 20 shots with what little time we had on the ball shouldn’t be glossed over either.

The win was also achieved with our less favored wing-back pairing of Doherty and Davies. So far, in all three of his games in charge, Levy has told Mason to go with Aurier and Reguilon. He’s also told him to stick with Alderweireld and Dier in central defence, and I can’t help thinking that if Jose had predominantly stuck with this pairing in the Premier League, he’d still be stalking the corridors of Hotspur Way today. As a pairing, they’re far from perfect, but they’re still by far the best two we have, and in games where lack of pace at the back was likely to hurt us, I’d have preferred adding one of Rodon or Sanchez as a third centre back over the option of disrupting that pair.

The fact Leicester got tonked by the Toon last night and a win would put us within four points of them with a visit to the King Power on the last day of the season suddenly adds some extra weight to this game. With home games against Wolves and Villa for us ahead of that last day fixture and United, Chelsea and the FA Cup Final for them, you really have to think that three wins might just be enough to set us up for the sort of final day Champions League play-off finale Leicester blew against Manchester United last season.

The problem with thinking like that is we’ve had numerous opportunities to take advantage of situations like this over the last three seasons, and haven’t taken a single one: Even in Pochettino’s final season, as the cushion of points we’d built up over the chasing pack through a really strong first half to the season got thinner and thinner, it was Arsenal dropping points that secured us fourth place, not us taking them.

Still, though, new manager, new Bale, Dele like a new signing, and our first trip to Elland Road since Villa-Boas took us there for a Fourth Round FA Cup match in January 2013 and got Neil Warnocked by a club who finished thirteenth in the Championship and crashed out 4-0 to Manchester City in the next round.

Before that, and you have to go back to 2003-04 for our last Premier League visit to Elland Road. Yet another season where Levy found himself in the position of having to fire his manager, Hoddle Levied after six games when his old club Southampton shredded us 1-3 at White Hart Lane.

Rumors that the then thirteen year old Ryan Mason was going to step in for the rest of the season proved to be false despite what a sauce close to The Hairy Hatespur Blog said, and David Pleat got the dreaded Levy nod instead. A Robbie Keane goal in the 56th minute was enough to win us the points and keep Leeds firmly in the relegation spots they never managed to haul themselves out of.

I can’t find any footage of that game on YouTube, but if anyone’s got nothing to do between now and kick-off, here is the whole game of our visit during the 1994/95 Klinsmann / Barmby / Sheringham season, the October match coming two fixtures before Sugar Levied Ardiles.

Warning. Footage contains images of a turncoat traitor.

And here’s some footage from our game up there in 1981/82. There’s a comment underneath from a Spurs fan who was there that says: It was freezing that day. Leeds fans lobbing tomatoes at us with razor blades inside. Got back to the coach after the game, and heard the 3rd round draw for the Cup. Everyone cheered when we got the scum.

Here’s highlights of the FA Cup game he’s referring to:

And here’s highlights of our Fourth Round game at The Lane against Leeds that happy victory over the scum secured us:

And here’s hoping for another Tottenham victory today.

Come on you Spurs!

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merrance
merrance
1 year ago

if herr flick came our way how would yall react to arrold and lewendowski swapping clubs.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  merrance

Haha swap him wiv no one

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago

This Hans Flick fella sounds alright….

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2021/05/11/will-go-down-in-history-lewandowski-raves-about-tottenhams-reported-manager-target/

Now if Daniel can work on the business side and let him work on building a team to win trophies…..

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Hey Gus , if Daniel pays his manager 15 M a year and spends 145M , minus bale , wages and new contracts for the young boys, what should he do different , is this not enough for a conservative man ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Does Daniel not want trophies ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I ask not cause he is my favourite man , but this cheap tag, not spending before sales, directing managers to play certain players doesn’t stack up for me . We should at least be real. He can’t be blamed for everything all ways.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

The stadium is truly fantastic and we have world beaters in our club.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I don’t think you are listening to me Ant. I think he cares. And the work that has been done to build the stadium and put us in position in future has been excellent. But in my opinion the evidence suggests that he does not have a cohesive strategy in managing the personnel of the team. He needs to entrust a football person, either as DoF or manager, that is charged with buying and selling to build the team he thinks can be successful

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

I’m listening gus, when you say managing the personnel in the team , what do you mean ? Isn’t that the managers job?

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Should be. But if you think Daniel doesn’t meddle in team transfers, that he blocks sale of some players purely for financial reasons (ie he doesn’t have his price met), and buys players for financial reasons that may not be what his manager wants, I don’t know what to say

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

The manager asks(sells the idea) and he says yes or no, if he was that before , a meddling minnie, hiring JM and backing him makes no sense . He’s buying before selling m

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And once the manager gets the players he wants , it’s his gig. are we selling anyone the manager wants to keep ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

He gave JM and poch the money in the last couple of seasons , despite the mecca being built . About 350M worth . What else can be do? We Still have those players and n dom and gio were quite a bit punt and then there was bale .

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Who did Poch buy in the final 2 years of his tenure? (real question, I can’t remember) and did it address a need? Poxh may have been partly to blame there if you believe his assertion that he didn’t want anyone else. Who was bought during JMs tenure? I can think of Hojbjerg (definitely a JM buy), Bergwijn? NDombele? I can’t remember. But NDombele does not feel like JM hire. On the amazon doco Gio definitely wasn’t. Bergwijn is a bit player at most, so I assume he wasn’t wanted by JM as an instant starter

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

In his final season 104M worth , n dom, gio, sees and Clarke . With quick injuries to this two record signings he was 14th and sacked , he then signed the most expensive coach after Pep and have him 145M and bayool.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Sessegnon. Two record signings and 2 youngsters.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

JM fthe got bergs, lo c (rest after loan for poch) , hojbjerg, doherty, reguillon, gedson, vinny, hart.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

When you write it down, I don’t know what we were doing. I look at lots of other teams in the league right now, they don’t necessarily spend the earth but they play a style and they have players who are energetic and playing for the team. I would like to see us retool and try to play more high energy press, and with more pace. But I’m not the manager

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Daniel went for cups over fancy play. Although some of Jms earlier stuff was shit hot. We were top in December , then The wheels came off.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Yes we were. Injuries played a part, but the team just totally dropped its bundle

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Twas a shame, we were rocking for a while. We lasted a while in all 4 cups . Too many games I think .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

We go again, Daniels chomping too.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I love your passion mate. I think we all want the same thing, a team that is fun to watch. I hope DL can sort it out. Get a manager that likes to play with energy and style, and trust him to get the job done

Last edited 1 year ago by GDawg
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Thanks we all do . Just don’t like a man who so obviously wants to win get a bearing 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Beating , everyone else wants us to fail . Spurs will rise again. Looking forward to seeing Daniels appointment.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I want Daniel to be a Police fan. “If you love someone, set them free”. Choose a guy and let him do his best for us all

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Hahaha, Roxanne , we just have to put out the redlight .

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Red-light? Romance clearly was an Arse fan

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Reminds me of some of those great quizes we had in the most difficult times . your music knowledge was very good.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Too many projects. Those kids were never going to immediately help the team

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

He bought them for the future , they will join next season ✊

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Yup, and that’s great. But it didn’t help JM this season

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Sees and Clarke were for poch , JM got gedson and vinny 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Skippy next season will be immense , Mark these words.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Tanganga too, sess should be ready too👍

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I would let Winks go to somewhere he can be a starter if Skipp is ready. Tanganga showed last year he won’t be lost at this level. Like what I saw of Rodon. Sess was good in Germany. Now we need a manager who can put it all together and fill any weak spots

Last edited 1 year ago by GDawg
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Different players , what winks has is so underrated , i d like to see them all, what we have with a couple of newbies.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

We have a great bunch coming through , rodon looks a brilliant addition , very strong , confident player.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Kane , Dele, Son , Bale Wow

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Daniel the penny pinching bastard 😁

foeorfreund
Admin
1 year ago

Brits is on my TV. Not my choice of course, but I find it strangely reassuring that I don’t know any of the songs, and hardly any of the artists.

Paleo
Paleo
1 year ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I find it very reassuring that its not on my tv,and I didn’t even know it was on

DAVID
DAVID
1 year ago
Reply to  Paleo

In the good old days, the bands name was on the drum kit. Should be compulsory to help us old uns !

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago

I read on NN that we are reportedly in the hunt for 2 CBs. Nathan Ake is for sale, might be a decent acquisition? And we were linked with Max Aarons. Is he Sess Mark 2 or better? Would like more speed on the flanks

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

I suspect Aarons is the better defender, mainly because that’s the position he’s played most of his career, unlike Sess who only played at LB for a short while.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

All this talk about Jerome Boateng, I really hope Levy isn’t that stupid, but I fear he may be.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Boateng or Dier? 🤔

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

Neever!

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

The right way to do it is to install the manager, then ask him who he wants to bring in (and ship out). Then there’s the Spurs/ Levy way

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Maybe he can bring his brother the Prince back with him.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

Hmmm, an African Prince? Sounds like wunna them scams wun ears abaaht.

Last edited 1 year ago by You Conte be serious!
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Kevin-Prince Boateng was definitely a scam on the world of football.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Kev PB is a 14 club man. You don’t see many those any more.

Hertha BSC II
Hertha BSC
Tottenham Hotspur
Borussia Dortmund
Milan
Schalke 04
Milan
Las Palmas
Eintracht Frankfurt
Sassuolo
Barcelona 
Fiorentina
Beşiktaş 
Monza

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago
ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Boateng it’s wot me and my Dad did on the surpentine 1959

foeorfreund
Admin
1 year ago

Crikey.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I missed Portsmouth. 15 clubs!

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago

Wage thief par excellence!

DAVID
DAVID
1 year ago

Theres some decent clubs in there, how did he manage that ?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Does that officially knock us out of CL contention?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Not quite, but close. Chavs are 4th on 64. We can get to 65 if we win out

Last edited 1 year ago by SeattleSpursGuy
Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

Just admit it SSG, it does.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

We’ve been out of it for some time…..

DAVID
DAVID
1 year ago

ManU second eleven lose to Leicester and ManC are crowned champions.
No doubt Ole will be crying again about fixture congestion, overlooking the fact the congestion was caused by their failure to play the game against Liverpool . Karma.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

City are shit, United are shit, we are not bad, Chelsea are shit Arsenal are great, Liverpool are shit,Leicester are great, we are shit, Chelsea, are great United are great, Leicester are shit, we are shit, City are greater, Leicester are great, United are shit, Arsenal are shittier, we are still shit.

HjD 😷🇺🇸
HjD 😷🇺🇸
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

What a shitty thing to say! 😂

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

Yeah, great isn’t it..

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

It must be the spicy sausages I had for lunch.. shitty shitty bang bang

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

They are the wurst

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Arsecond that.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

Bean to the Haemerrhoids lately?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I pooh pooh that idea.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

And the beans…

Beans there done that.

It’s all energy it will all end up in one toxic cloud right over my house

Last edited 1 year ago by ronwol196061
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Fat fwankfurters.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

I’m trying to shtay poshitive!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Hahaha spammers are well shit

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Chauveljn
1 year ago

I feel Hotspur Way should include a suitable garage to house LEV 917 as we’ll need it quite soon on a regular basis for when the new manager starts hauling in the silverware.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

M1X coming to a gadgety place near you soon!!
Woohoo!

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Wossat? Something to do with the Romans?

Chauveljn
1 year ago

I see the Horror Channel are starting Halle Berry’s scifi drama ‘Extant’ at 8pm.

Anyone seen it?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Not me, but it’s worth a shot, methinks.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It made me yawn, more than usual.

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

Ah, I guessed it might be a more introspective ‘do we know our place in this big’ ole universe’ sort of thing.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yes. Rubbish.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Thanks for the heads up.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’ll watch all (maybe) 26 episodes before I pass judgement. 😎

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Probably being a bit harsh Chauv. It was okayish in a ‘nothing else to watch’ way. Don’t find hardly any sci fi TV series worth watching which is disappointing as I do love me Sci fi. Currently reading The Ministry of the Future which is decent. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ministry-Future-Kim-Stanley-Robinson/dp/0356508838

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

I found it had an adverse affect on my narcolep.. 💤💤💤

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago

Nutty is moving his focus from matters on the pitch to property development for the time being. Levy has not had any influence upon my decision.

The extension to our purchase of 17 months ago is due to commence in a couple of weeks or so. Yippee!

Chauveljn
1 year ago

And are you including a film studio like in the plans for Hotspur Way?

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Well, I shall include some shelf space for my photographic lightbox. Is that adequate?

Chauveljn
1 year ago

That’ll do, Nut, that’ll do.

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Good, I didn’t want to be too flash.

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Film studio?? I hear it’s gonna have a retractable floor, Which will open up to reveal a life-size replica of the USS Enterprise’s bridge.
Make it so!

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Funkenschlag!

I feel some extensive estate-wide underpinning coming along.
Engage!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Sorry for being a bit rude and shirty chauvs and gus, don’t know what came over me 😯

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

What a bitch !!! Hope yous are having a fine day, laters 👍

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

All good Ants, I know you’re a true Spurs fan(atic)!

COYS! 😊

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Cheers chauvs , I am a nutter as you know , COYS 👍

61 Spurs Njut 🌰
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I like this new Ant! ✔️ 🐜
Keep up the good work moosh!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Thanks , I’m only in second gear, congrats on your new venture. Well happy for ya. Great guy you are , you so deserves it mate ✊

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Club update
Club announces fan representation on the Board

We have seen football fans around the world come together to show their strength of feeling regarding the future of the game we all feel so passionately about, with strong views expressed on the proposed establishment of a new European Super League (ESL).
It’s important to underline that we entered the ESL with the expectation that the format, rules and structures would evolve through dialogue with key parties, namely the Premier League, FA, UEFA, FIFA and, crucially, fans. It should never have been conveyed with certainty when it was in fact a framework agreement for consultation going forward.
We should have challenged and reconsidered the annual access system. We wholeheartedly regret that we involved the Club and that the legal process itself meant we were unable to consult our fans early on – we apologise unreservedly.

We have all learnt lessons from recent events and have reviewed fan engagement as a priority. As a result we shall be liaising with key stakeholders and establishing a Club Advisory Panel, comprised of elected representatives from the different constituencies of our fanbase, inclusive and reflective of our fans’ diversity. The Chair of this Panel will be appointed annually as a full Non-Executive of the Club Board. We believe this provides for authentic, genuine representation and will ensure fans are at the heart of Club decision-making, something we greatly welcome.

The selection criteria, mandate and constitution will be developed by independent advisors in consultation with fan groups to ensure it is truly representative of our supporter base. Further details will be released in due course. Going forward we shall constantly look to review and improve these new lines of consultation. We shall also fully support the government review into football governance.

We are disappointed that the Board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) has not yet met with the Club. The THST, with whom we have worked and, indeed, promoted, for 20 years has called for the resignations of the Executive Board over the ESL – individuals who have lived and breathed this Club for the best part of two decades. We have offered on several occasions to meet Board-to-Board and discuss an open agenda – excluding a change of Club ownership and the resignation of the Board. Our door remains open on this basis.

We are excited to be welcoming 10,000 fans back next week. Our stadium will hopefully soon re-open to full attendances and non-football events will return. Like many clubs, we shall need to recover from the loss of substantial revenues. The still-new stadium is the game changer in our progress – it will deliver the revenues for investment in the First Team. Be assured, we are absolutely clear that the heartbeat of the Club is success on the pitch and our fans. It’s important to now get behind Ryan and the team as we look to finish the season as strongly as possible and strive to retain a European spot.

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago

Almost brought a lump to the throat…

What took them so long? Was it Serie A’s threat to expel Juve?

Disassociation with the RM, Barca, and Juve needs to follow to bring them all to heel.

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

I don’t care about the various factions involved with discussions, proposed discuusions or lack of discussions.

Ledley got it right and I echo that….”Tis is my club…my one and only club”.

Are you listening Beasty?

And all of you eho are doubting your commitment!

Levy is temporary…the Club is permanent.

Commander in thief Sexy Beast
Commander in thief Sexy Beast
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Tottenham till I die, just cannot stand Levy anymore Bruxie.

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Ha!

‘It’s important to underline that we entered the ESL with the expectation that the format, rules and structures would evolve through dialogue with key parties, namely the Premier League, FA, UEFA, FIFA and, crucially, fans.’ 

I smell a great big pile of freshly steaming bullshit in this paragraph. Why couldn’t these clubs operate to ‘evolve’ the existing Champions League competition, they already had the loudest voices.

This attempt at self justification for an attempted coup is patheticly transparent.

A fan representative sounds good, as a starter, but like so many things the devil is in the detail over things like non-disclosure.

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yurp…

As I said, Levy is temporary.

But not temporary enough!

merrance
merrance
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

fibbers got caught out,

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

The way I see it, Levy can add ignoring the fan rep on the board to ignoring the Trust.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

“The club are delighted to announce the fan representative will be Joshua Levy, who is the founder, president and sole member of the West Falklands Spurs Fan club.”

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Lol!!!

Chauveljn
1 year ago

‘Sorry you can’t get to many board meetings as they clash with your long working hours as a junior doctor in A&E. Most unfortunate. We’ll send you details of the decisions we made in your absence.’

Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago

WOT A COMPLETE LOAD OF CODSWALLOP.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Daniel continues to show his eagerness to build with bricks and mortar. If only he showed anything like same decisiveness and determination to build a team and management structure.

Taken together with the nonsense over the European Super League, and you wonder just how much time and thought Levy has been spending on things other than the football the fans have been watching this season. In fact, did Levy think the Premier League was going to be irrelevant history very soon, because we’d be one of the twelve gilded founders of the ESL?

If the ESL had gone through, how would this have altered the current situation searching for a manager? Did Levy actually have a different recruitment plan which has now been tossed into the bin, was he thinking he’d be able to get a big name like Nagelsmann as we were going to be an ESL club I wonder?

This all smacks of scheming that’s gone wrong.

https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/tottenham-planning-application-training-ground-20562344?utm_source=football_london_newsletter&utm_campaign=tottenham_hotspur_newsletter2&utm_medium=email

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I don’t think it was nonsense about the European Super League
It would have been good for Tottenham as it would have given Levy some insurance/assurance
But now that’s done he can’t go on like this.
Needs a profound overhaul starting with a DOF
He is not stupid, he knows it
But does he have the balls?
and will he find the right person if he does have the balls?

Last edited 1 year ago by ronwol196061
Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

From a commercial position a permanent place in a franchised super league would have pound signs dancing in the eyes of Levy and Lewis, absolutely no doubt.

Plus of course, as one of the ‘twelve’ it would make Spurs highly saleable in future, I’m sure that was a driver too. But what about the game and the fans?

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

You obviously like many just see that aspect but there are others too
If you cannot get relegated and the idea for the league is for everyone to be relatively strong it would have been great for the fans (the ones that could, might have been open for it at some point)
We would have caught up earlier and it would have been safer.
Thexquality if our gamewould have gone up. And as I mentioned before I think that if anyone wanted grass roots you could get it in a cheaper local team as a secondary choice taking kids etc (a real kiss the badge experience)
Now everything is more difficult.
For moaners though it’s a godsent

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Rather like sitting down to a rich banquet three times a day, it ceases to be a special event and begins to pall.

If everything is special, nothing is special.

I question how many of these frankly exhibition matches will end up being played in the US and the Far East. It’s a logical next step in the commercialisation process.

Last edited 1 year ago by Chauveljn
ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I want to see quality football from my team
Good quality defensive work
A nice flow to the front
And efficacy in front of goal
It’s not asking too much is it
I don’t care if it’s the Super League or the schmuper league. But good competitive games where we can compete as a good level.
I think the Super League would have been good for us
Maybe those that couldn’t get in it would have been upset, or those dreaming of grass roots and Leyton Orient.

Northern Spur
Northern Spur
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Don’t overlook the fact that Uefa and FIFA have been destroying the game and shafting the fans for ages. They need to be exposed for what they are + their wings need clipping big time!

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Northern Spur

This is true. It’s a bit like a turf war but nonetheless, the FA are part of the pyramid and we can’t watch the whole thing collapse for the benefit of 12 rich owners.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

It wouldn’t have neccessarily
They could promote it better
A lot of fans talk grass roots and local well there was the chance

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

You talk about the owners but the fans want them to spend 100’s of Millions (billions is a bad word)
They want them to buy the best and pretend to be grass roots
Pay players what they must and blame the owners
It’s all fantasy Bullshit
The fans don’t want to pay for a stream!

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I think we did well to be included in the ESL, because if it took off the economic benefit to those involved would have been significant. We would have been left further behind if it had flown

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

If it flew we WOULD have been part of it

merrance
merrance
1 year ago

as we are in a mess when it comes to choices for a new coach and who would come or not want to come. out of all the names being bandied about I reckon another portugeezer
would sort us out and get us in the flow again,
had wolves playing some fine stuff, nunes santo.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  merrance

He said he was staying there. Not that means anything, and I agree they play well. But there are a lot of teams playing far more expansive than us. I even saw some of the Burnley WH game the other day and they play with more flow than us!

Commander in thief Sexy Beast
Commander in thief Sexy Beast
1 year ago
Reply to  merrance

At this rate Levy will be putting an advert in the jobs section of the evening standard.
How far have we fallen in two years, without Kane we will do well to finish top half of the table next season.
I fell madly deeply truly back in love with Tottenham with Pooch at the helm, sadly the love is mixed with hate for Baldyman who has wrecked us with his penny pinching ways. Does anyone wanna work for this clown?

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

I don’t think he us penny pinching, I just think he has no confidence or nous when it comes to football. He is an accountant who felt in his element with bricks and mortar and a ledger but not boots and ball. The problem is with confidence of getting someone in to run the total football side. That’s a director of football giving him the keys. It may be a bridge too far for him to relinquish that job to someone else.
But it takes bravery or fear to bring someone like Levy to do that.
If he doesn’t the cycle will continue

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I agree. Levy has done some great things. But our on field performance over the last 10 years speaks for itself. He has to be self aware enough to get expert help

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

That’s the point. I’m not sure what other chairman do but hiring a director to do what Levy can’t do is basic to building anything. The bricks and mortar are strong. It’s a football business with a lack of nous when it comes to football.
What will a manager do if the tea boy buys the players
Its fundamental that someone takes the reins of the football side of the business from the buying to development.

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

He’s got ambitious plans to extend Hotspur Way (see above).
Isn’t it time he applied all his effort to the sodding football in front of us NOW?

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

No it’s the very thing he shouldn’t do!!!!
Give it to an expsrt

Commander in thief Sexy Beast
Commander in thief Sexy Beast
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

He had expert help GDawg in Poch but spent all the kitty on the Levy Suite

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago

He spent it all on the stadium at that point…. But it didn’t or doesn’t have to be that way. Cracks were showing in our UCL finals season. Some refreshing should have been done, players bought and sold. It didn’t need to even be super expensive. I look at teams like Everton, West Ham, Leicester, Wolves, just to name a few that have got good squads built on a fraction of our budget. But Levy has shown he doesn’t have the ability to pick players or managers consistently

Last edited 1 year ago by GDawg
Funkenschlag!
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

I think it was a case of Levy reverting to type and being overly cautious when balancing stadium cost v new signings.
Sadly the club are probably losing more money now without CL income, and potential sponsorship deals.
DOH!!!!!

cavey
cavey
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

And the fans, when they come back will slaughter him, I hope!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

After this I realise you are in!t here for the good times. , when it ain’t its slate everyone . Sing she ye r winning , that’s easy .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s a fuckin sad case

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

‘re only here for the good times

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

COYS goodnight chaps

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

I like Rangnick, Flick and Billy Nick
A three card Trick

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Evenin ronnie

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Sorry missed that Ant!
Evenin’ Ant!
Evenif I went to bed at 10 pm our time

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Evenin 😁

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago

I put in Favourite for Spurs job…. Insaghi!!

Chauveljn
1 year ago

The chimes of midnight approach, sweet dreams chaps.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Nights chauvs, don’t think of Daniel , you might have nightmares

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Potter plus Campos as DoF.

You know it makes sense.

Come on Danny boy!

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

(I don’t think Rangnick is a goer. I’ve seen comments that he’s not a possible candidate because of something he’s said which makes him a liability. Was it to do with Mesut Ozil? I can’t recall clearly).

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Daniel needs to step back while a new man retools our squad. Players need to be sold, areas of weakness need to be strengthened

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

He spent 300M what wrong with you

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Shut man , I leave you to it

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

What did we spend it on Ant? Our defence can no longer stop anyone, we have a bunch of players who act like they’ve basically given up. It’s not just about the money. Look at Klopp. Liverpool couldn’t defend, so they bought Van Dijk, trophies followed

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

look.downstairs

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

The squad is too big and needs trimming and streamlining. Let some youth players in, who’ll put in the effort.

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yup. Time to sell players who have gone a little stale. We need guys like Rodon and Tanganga to get a go. Also we need to see if kids like Skippy and Sess are ready to step up.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Now we want the cheap shit

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Quality th ems, who sorted them out ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

50 M there he spent

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Rather different to last season, relegation settled with 3 matchdays still to play. Boring. Doesn’t look good on the Parker CV.

Now we can announce Potter….

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Spammers , city and arse to play. Early doors yet

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Evenin chauvs

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

And good evenin to you too , if you don’t know just ask.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

One of my favourite motiffs

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Good evening to you, Sir.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Thats better 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Anything about Daniel as I said .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

See the figures

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

350/M.apart from the stadium probably

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Just p and JM

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Was just away on transfermarkt looking up Potter’s squad at Brighton. Valued at 230 million, they’ve spent 120 million net over last three years.

I think Sean Dyche has spent some nectar points, and a bag of chips over the same period.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

What about Daniel ?

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Yes, he’s spending. What he needs though is spending it on the right priorities. He seems to love buying wingers and wide forward players.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

The only winger is bale , sess, and clarke.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Don’t listen to the tabloids

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Bergwijn. Moura. Lamela as well. Even Sissoko came in as wide right player from the Toons.
N’Koudou, N’Jie.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Bergs is, forgot him, no this last 2 seasons . Mainly central midfield

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Bale is one of the best wingers still

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Son was considered a winger too, although he’s now more of an inside left.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

What ? Is son a bad buy?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Last 2 seasons chauvs, best part of 300 M with wages

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Dele, son , Kane still here

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Stadium too hello

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

No. My point was don’t buy players on a whim because they were seen as a bargain, buy them because the team needs them.

Bergwijn is the perfect example. José wanted a striker in January 2020 but Levy got him in because he was seen as good value. I don’t think José was impressed.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

And yet he smashed a goal v city in his debut and same v utd after the restart . Doing matter , does Daniel but in a whim now ?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Just don’t get ya chauvs, don’t spend, spend after sales , but in a whim , directs the mangerz, these points fall short .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

buy

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I agree Chauv. I am sure DL means well. But we need someone to build a squad by making sure needs are met, as opposed to buying for other reasons (commercial, bargain, shiny thing). Also have to know when to sell players. Get someone in who has the wherewithal to do it

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Dear me ☺

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Dyche is a miracle worker keeping Burnley in the top flight. I was wondering where all the money has gone cos he isn’t spending it on transfers.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

You are a smart fucker chauvs , is Daniel ok?

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

After the spending I posted

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Nope. Because his action has to be directed at what the squad requires. Nobody expected Bale and my take is that José tried not to play him much because he wasn’t part of his plans.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Neither did ryan

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

No more Nagelsman jokes for a while at least

Chauveljn
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

NAGELSMANN!

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Here’s a leak of our 3rd kit for next season [allegedly]. It’s ghastly and hopefully not true.

Kit 21 22.jpg
AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Hahaha we ain’t new kids on the block.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Looks like a fashion student effort. A first year student…

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Not even a cockerel in sight

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Oh it’s the back

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

17 is the number

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

😊

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
1 year ago

Great idea the shirts give our opponents a migraine head ache and we hold on to a 1-O win in it..

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Another class ik

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Fulham are getting that resigned to relegation look.

HjD 😷🇺🇸
HjD 😷🇺🇸
1 year ago

Scotty P doing crop circles on the sidelines.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Hahaha loved scotty

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

That’s that.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Just on Daniels side for the moment , for Poch in his final season spent 104M .
N Dom 60M, Lo C 16M , Sessegnon 27M and Clarke 11M . Not including wages an New contracts etc.

For JM he outlaid 145M without wages and new contracts . Thanks not including Bale and breaking the bank to get JM.

Bergs 30M , LoC 32 M, Reggie 30M , 16.8M, Doc 16.8M, Pierre 16.6M, Rodon 12.1M, Gedson 4.5M , Vinnie 3M.

Only 13.3 M generated for KWP, and was it 20M for CE, Verts was free and I think a couple mill for CCV.

I thought Daniel awaiting player sales before buying was always against him . Dont get it…harsh.

HjD 😷🇺🇸
HjD 😷🇺🇸
1 year ago

Just read an Ally Gold article on our vacant manager position. He says it’s down to Rogers and Potter and he favors Potter. Interesting.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Hey Dawgs, very interesting , I’m going for rodgers as I think potter might be a bit of a come down for daniel, I rate potter highly but I’m expecting Daniel to make a serious move for quick results again. Potter isn’t experienced enough at the big table yet. I could be wrong .

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Expect he has a couple of aces up his sleeve, eh Mits 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

This is why I don’t post very much during a game . Love this track (eh NS, this HAS to make the list. Come on Daniel and You Spurs.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Too busy rocking out and going mental.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Last one , when we signed bayooool.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s how we were jiving.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

It’s not for everyone I know 😁

Antspurj
Antspurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Whenever I see BS I think of Bruce Springsteen

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

All ways thought it a shame Chas and Dave did nt re make it as Born in the UK

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago

Big step up for Potter to run the whole operation, make his own transfers etc. Daniel would surely relieve him of those responsibilities, just the way he likes it. Cheaper than Rodgers too

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Hey gus, any manager has to run his potentials past his boss and sell it, whether Daniel or anyone else agrees is another matter . We don’t have unlimited funds like many others . If he can sell it Daniel will buy. He doesn’t step into that acquisition other than to ask as an owner . My concern would be in the big games , maybe potter without experience here can do it but his chances are less in that Daniel wants us to move quick. Win titles . This means big games and fast. Daniel ain’t cheap that’s for sures.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Daniel may say hey I have a deal , do you want him ?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

I can’t say I’d be excited at the prospect of Potter taking over. On the other hand, I wasn’t too excited at the prospect of Poch taking over.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Hey SSG, with where we are now , stadium , rights , sponsors , keeping Kane and son etc , we are now in a different place after we signed poch. Is be happy with potter anyways but Daniel i don’t think will go there.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

This is a pick Levy has to get right, whoever it is.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Huuuuge, he ain’t sleeping ☺

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Can’t wait to see who he gets

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

I can’t bloody decide on my boys game let alone that !!!!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Thanks not a hook.to talk about my boy at all, just an impossible task. A thankless one, he is one of us and he has w eight, a ton on his shoulders , a target, not a nice place to be . A lot of respect I have for him.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

That’s not a hook…

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

Official and confirmed: Edinson Cavani has signed his contract extension with Man United.

I doubt this slows down the ‘Kane to ManU’ stories.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

That’ll tide over United until Kane is finally transfer listed in 2022.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
1 year ago

Even a photo of Kane in a I hate Manchester t shirt would nt stop the stories

MiT
MiT
1 year ago

Just a thought or two on a specific situation: Bringing Gareth Bale back.

I still think that the situation could possibly work out. There have been moments of brilliance with him – glimpses that there is still a wonderful.player there.

I am putting Covid effects completely aside. Covid has affected most of the World’s procedural and economical aspects drastically, and few saw that coming. Bale’s effect on the squad could likely have been very different with home and away spectators.

I think that in terms of pitch product, it was very unrealistic for Levy to expect much differently than Bale gave. Bale was a move that goes against Levy’s basic patterns over the years.

Aged, injured, expensive is the opposite of what Daniel Levy typically signs… in just about every way.

Which should make one heavily question Levy’s motivation for the move.

I think the answer is pretty glaring when put in that light… and I think it outlines a basic problem. Was Bale brought back for reasons more related to perception and image than related to actual substance ?

As long as Levy has fans in the stands and on the telly ratings, he and the club finances are fine…

Again. It might yet work out on the pitch if another season is given.

But that is not the point.

The point is to consider the reasoning behind bringing Bale back, and whether it had very much weight on the football side.

I think those are fair and important questions.

Last edited 1 year ago by MiT
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  MiT

I was all in favor of the Bale loan as he can still have brilliant moments and can be a valuable asset. For that reason, I was annoyed with the way Jose used him. Jose clearly didn’t trust Bale. You could say that same about Dele.

So while I disagreed with Jose’s decisions on those players, it’s worrying that there were so many reports that Levy was pushing Jose to bring them back into the fold*. I also saw reports that Jose wanted to sell Dele, but Levy blocked it. While I think Jose was making the wrong choices, he was the manager and his football based decisions should have been backed. There can only one decider in these matters and it shouldn’t be Levy.

* [the usual caveats; assuming the reports are true, etc,]

Chauveljn
1 year ago

Very salient points Seattle. If the manager calls the shots then he is responsible for outcomes. But if Levy interferes and vetoes the manager then he fatally undermines him. For example, if Dele was aware that he was untouchable, then he would be in a position to treat the manager’s words with disdain, and that kind of negativity just permeates through the entire dressing room.

Plus, if Dele had been sold in January José could have brought in a defensive reinforcement which may have had a big impact on how the second half of the season had panned out, theoretically.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago

I think an owner will only ever and should only ever have a certain level of trust in a manager. A football manager is only an employee and there for usually a relatively short period of time. Once they leave there’s no accountability for them as to what they leave behind. Selling off Dele at what was at the time a very depressed market affects the bottom line. Do you allow that if you know that the manager doesn’t have the backing of all the players and that he may not be there for long?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

It’s a difficult balance for sure. For me it just reinforces why Jose was always going to be a bad fit at Spurs. His previous jobs seemed to give him a lot more say-so than he was likely to get at Spurs.

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
1 year ago

I think that Jose was too defensive, for our style of play.
The supporters didn’t like that approach, we seem to be more attack minded.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

Agree 89, even if we’d won something I think the style of play would ultimately have done for him.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

It makes me wonder if Jose truly believed in the quality of the team when he took over. Back then, he talked up how good the squad was and how we should be pushing to win things. Then, it began shifting, with Jose implying that a lot of them were shit and needed to move on.

Did he truly think it was a good squad and we just needed some Jose magic to push on? That wouldn’t reflect too well on his football judgment. Or was he just telling Levy what he wanted to hear to get the job?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago

I think it was a bit of wishful thinking and making the right noises at the beginning. Wouldn’t have started well if he’d said most of them are shit and I want them out! 😁

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

Yup, for sure.

Chauveljn
1 year ago

A depressed market cuts both ways. Lower price for Dele but equally a lower price for new players?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

If they’re selling in a depressed market. 😏

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  MiT

The problem was what Mourinho expected if the players.
If it was purely Mourinho players he would buy or attempt to buy the best in those positions with specific requirements for his system.
In this case he wanted every player whether they were capable or not of playing to his system
It was Defence first.
Didn’t work with Bale and nor should it

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  MiT

Great to see Ace and your mum , yourself of course , busy and doing well MIT’s , you have a very smart boy, keeping his dad in check too 😁. As you know , I know all about that, my boy is the same , completely on my wavelength. So brilliant and rewarding spending so much time working with your boy and seeing him grow into a fine young man. Wish you all the best mate !!!

MiT
MiT
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Thanks, man 🙂

I enjoy reading about your great support for your lad as well ! All the best back to you two fellas. 🙂

foeorfreund
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  MiT

I’m afraid I disagree. Love Bale of course, one of the best players we’ve ever had, but he won’t track back and he won’t press like others such as Son, Kane and Moura do. I honestly think that was half our problem on Saturday, they targeted Aurier (as many teams do), but Serge had little support from Bale, meaning Lo Celsius had to cover that side, leaving us weak in the middle. Bale isn’t a team player, and as much as he offers quite a lot up front (but not consistently), the modern game just doesn’t suit him.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Alternatively just get a decent right back that can defend. 😜

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago

Any of you boys fancy a match in at Albans tonight at 7pm, 6 aside astro 40 minute game . Really good bunch including my brother’s and England’s no1 walking footy keeper (their stepfather) If so could the admins please pass on my deets, you can give my phone number . If not tonight we play in a Tuesday eve in bushey and a Sunday evening (watford) in a 6 aside league. 😁

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Our keeper is 63 , all ages and levels welcome.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
1 year ago
Reply to  wasdanspurs

That’s alright wozzy, I shall leave my door ajar, should you get the itch again . Jeez I almost said bitch.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

I was watching a La Liga re-cap this morning and in the Sevilla/Real Madrid game, we finally got the VAR nightmare we’ve been waiting for. 

Sevilla were on the attack and there was the usual tussle in the box, but Real clear the ball. Real launched a quick counter and Benzema earned a penalty when he was cleaned out by the Sevilla keeper Bono.

But wait: VAR was still reviewing the earlier Sevilla attack and it spots a handball by Real defender Eder Militao.

So Real’s penalty is cancelled and a spot kick is awarded to Sevilla instead, which Rakitic converts.

Scenes.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago

It was only a matter of time. However the VAR proponents will say that the good decisions out weighs the bad and that there are more good than there used to be. Can’t argue with those facts but the soul of the game is being suffocated. Maybe we’ll get to a time when it’s robots that play and it’s just a digital simulation. I bet you’d still have the current simulation though 😏

Chauveljn
1 year ago

The time delay is a real problem. Can you imagine the scenes if there had been a stadium full of fans at the Bernabeu?

You really don’t know where you’re at during a match.

We’ve scored!! Or possibly not, I’ll just wait 30 seconds or more before throwing my hat in the air….

Where’s the emotional release except frustration and anger?

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
1 year ago

I could grudgingly live with VAR if it was limited to reviewing goals, penalty checks and red card incidents. What infuriates me are the offside calls that can’t be seen with the naked eye. My understanding of offside is it prevents the attacker from gaining an unfair advantage by being ahead of the defender, and when you really can’t tell if the player is ahead by watching, then the benefit of doubt goes to the attacker. 

That whole idea is now out the window in favor of a computer drawn line claiming the attacker’s toenail is slightly ahead of the defender. I don’t know how anyone makes a good faith argument that the thickness of a toenail gives an unfair advantage. All it does is maker the game slower and less entertaining. It’s also something that can’t be controlled by the players as they can’t tell with their own eyes where they are the microscopic line.

I hate it!

Chauveljn
1 year ago

It negates the previous concept that players could be level. When you’re measuring to millimetres that is meaningless.

As someone suggested, the line representing the position of the defender, and that for the attacker, should be thick not thin, say about six inches thick, and if they overlap at all, that’s taken as being level and onside. Only if there’s daylight is it offside.

For a start, at a frame rate of 50 per second players can move that distance easily from one frame to the next, and VAR can’t surely suggest they know the precise moment the ball was passed to as fine as 1/50 second.

Last edited 1 year ago by Chauveljn
MiT
MiT
1 year ago

I am truly curious as to what alterations take place in regard to VAR over the next few seasons.

What is nice about examples such as yours is that they definitely outline the need for some alterations.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago

Just seen an article from that bastion of news the Express saying about a swap with some Manure players for Harry. Strangely enough it was all the current dross who can’t get a game. 😜

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
1 year ago

They did that when they enticed Berbatovf (spelling) we got money some shiny beads and a rubbish forward on loan for a year

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago

Sorry…broke the bloeug!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Sorted 🙂

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago

Thanks Andy…Parky finger at work again!

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago

Well Moyes did it…

Will Poch?

The manager situation is mind-numbingly negative.

Sarri? Do me a favour.

There’s only Rodgers on our radar that I actually agree could do a good job.

The rest? No thank you.

Graham Roberts has supposedly said that Poch HAD to win the CL this season. If true DL must be waiting for the sacking to occur to avoid compo.

Bruxie
Bruxie
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

Another go…

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruxie

It needs a lot bigger than that Brux. I don’t think Levy doesn’t try I think he really does but his vision was much bigger on the building side if things than the football side. I think he tried to get there with a European Super league that would offer 400mil and the promise of some kind of parity with the big boys which may have sorted the problem but now he is back to square one. The stadium is now the sticker as they have to fill it and also make sure next season the get the dosh for getting into the CL the season after next against so many teams that are getting better.
He needs to throw the dice now with a Director of Football in view of his absolute lack of nous when it comes to football.
There is no other way

Last edited 1 year ago by ronwol196061
GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I agree. The problem is DL thinks he can build the team. He doesn’t realise he is in over his head when it comes to football matters. He tends to hire guys under him that he can micromanage. He needs to pick a proper bona-fide football man to run the club and step back. I’m not sure he can do it

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Its a critical moment Dawg

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I don’t know who he would trust as DoF. He hasn’t had one since Comolli if I recall correctly. It’s like he’s playing FIFA football manager but for real

Last edited 1 year ago by GDawg
ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

There us this Rangnick. I don’t know him but he apparently has spawned several successful managers and been successful too.i think Seattle put up a Athletic article. He seems to be great at creating systems etc
I really havenbread too much more about him but it sounded like he us the right type of person
as he managed and has a comprehensive view of what’s needed

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

Was he the ex Bayern manager? Unless the new man, whoever it is, isn’t made manager and given the autonomy to reshape the squad as he sees fit, we will not see the success we all want

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Levy has to take a gamble and back someone soon

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

We’ve been here before. The talk has been the same since our days on HHs blog. It looked like Poch was going to be our ship come in but Levy never trusted him. If he couldn’t trust Mourinho who he coveted, who will he trust?

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
1 year ago
Reply to  GDawg

Yes thats true and who can he trust ?
As I said its a critical moment
Many teams have caught up
They invested in the stadium. These are two points that are different.
It would take a profound change.
People won’t stick around without serious hope

GDawg
GDawg
1 year ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

I’m not hopeful that DL will have an epiphany and install a manager to do his job uninterrupted. What else is there? Someone rich owner who is happy to leave the football to an expert comes in and offers Joe a huge price for the club?