What has Levy Done Now??

By Alasdair Gold: Football London

Irony is splashed across Tottenham Hotspur’s search for their next head coach right now as their two month process nears its end with Paulo Fonseca now the leading contender for the role.

On one side you have the Spurs supporters who have expressed their frustration at the length of time it has taken to replace Jose Mourinho, who was relieved of his duties on April 19, and also called for someone to take more of the decision-making power off chairman Daniel Levy.

Both of their demands are set to be met with incoming general manager Fabio Paratici wanting Fonseca, but judging by the outrage on social media the end result is not what the fans wanted.

There is of course also irony on the club side, with Spurs now looking to appoint the man who was pushed aside by Roma so they could appoint…..yes, Jose Mourinho, the man pushed aside by Tottenham

History will decide which of the two teams got the better end of one of the strangest managerial swaps in recent years.

The deal for Fonseca is close, although not yet done, and this month has already shown that what looks likely to happen at the north London does not necessarily materialise. The reaction of the fans to the news may well also have caused alarm among the already under-fire Spurs hierarchy.

One person inside Tottenham told football.london this week that the club had “chased dreams” in their managerial search since Mourinho left.

Spurs’ top choice and their biggest dream was the return of Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was the reference point for their brief to find their next manager – favouring attack-minded, possession-based football, developing young players into stars and using the cutting edge sports science techniques introduced by Pochettino.

However, after positive talks with their former boss the attempts to prise him away from PSG proved futile. Real Madrid’s approach also washed up on similar rocks as the French giants flexed their muscles and stood firm.

With the Pochettino door closed, so Levy turned towards an old structure he has experimented with many times in the past two decades – the director of football role.

Pochettino is not believed to have been keen on working within such a structure at Spurs this time around, wanting more of a say in key decisions.

With the Argentine out of the picture, Tottenham turned to Paratici, the Juventus transfer guru they had eyed up in the past. 

His impending appointment has certainly caused waves within the club. Spurs’ current technical performance director Steve Hitchen – who has director of football duties – is believed to have been unaware of the moves to bring in Paratici.

The treatment of Hitchen, who is popular within Tottenham, has left a number of staff and players unhappy but the club are understood to want him to remain within their new structure.

All eyes will be on Paratici now though and what power he will be able to wield. 

His role at Juventus after Beppe Marotta’s departure in 2018 had been a bigger, wider ranging role than simply a director of football, more a CEO of sporting matters and it is a similar position that he is expected to take up at Tottenham.

That should in theory give him more power than those directors of football – with various titles – who have come before him in David Pleat, Frank Arnesen, Damien Comolli, Franco Baldini, Paul Mitchell and Hitchen, and struggled within the parameters set by the club.

However, many within Spurs doubt that Levy will ever relinquish too much power at the club. This is a man who by his own admission was constantly on site during the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, micro-managing to such a degree that he was choosing what type of finish surfaces had in certain rooms and deciding upon the most minute of details.

One sign that points in Paratici’s favour is that the club dispensed with Hitchen’s shortlist of candidates who met the chairman’s desire for a manager who fitted the club’s “DNA” and the new man was given the power to decide who he should work with. The strength of a director of football structure does rely on the man at the top choosing the right fit for him as well as the club.

Antonio Conte, suddenly a free agent and someone who had worked closely with Paratici at Juventus, became the next dream but again it did not prove to be a reality.

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss did not fit the original profile Levy was looking for, but when one of the world’s most successful managers shows interest in your club, it would be folly to not at least talk.

After initial promising discussions, it became clear that Conte and Tottenham were not on the same page in their expectations for the club’s financial might this summer and talks soon fell apart. Conte had departed Inter in a similar situation and it is difficult to see how Spurs thought they could present a different project.

Paratici, who has already begun planning the summer transfer activity as well as becoming the key driver in the new head coach search, turned his attentions to Fonseca.

The Portuguese was not on Tottenham’s top candidate list in its original form although he was identified as a talented coach, but Paratici has seen enough of him in Serie A in the past two years to push him to the top of his own wishlist after the Conte talks failed.

Those inside Tottenham and within Fonseca’s camp believe a deal is close but is not yet finalised.

For the Spurs fans, following the failure to land Pochettino or Conte, the Portuguese has been labelled as an uninspiring choice, coming without the Premier League experience or sustained trophy success outside of his time in the Ukraine at Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 48-year-old, born in Mozambique, did impress at Roma during points in both his two seasons with the club.

In his first campaign he improved on their sixth-placed finish before his arrival to take them up to fifth in the table.

This season, at one point Roma were third during this campaign and seen as one of Serie A’s most entertaining sides but injuries hit them hard from March onwards as they competed in Europe as well as domestically and their season fell apart.

Roma ended up, like Spurs, finishing seventh in their final table. It had already been announced that Fonseca would be leaving at the end of season, communicated just days ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg against Manchester United, with Mourinho to replace him.

On paper, Fonseca does fit that brief Tottenham originally drew up and he is different in style to his Portuguese predecessors in N17 in Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas.

He likes his teams to play aggressively high up the pitch but with selective pressing in the right moments as they take the game to the opposition and he is believed to be a strong motivator who connects with his players.

This season, in describing the way his teams play, Fonseca told ESPN: “No, I don’t like playing deep and waiting for the counter-attack. Sometimes it can happen in moments with my team, like against Ajax in the second leg of the quarterfinal, but it is not my style of play.”

Critics of Fonseca have said that his team can be vulnerable defensively – something that will concern Tottenham fans after their own defensive concerns season – and the Portuguese said that can be a by-product of his style of play.

“I think [when we’ve had problems] many times, it hasn’t been because other teams created situations against us. It’s because we made mistakes, losing balls in the first phase of play,” he said.

“I think we paid more dearly for those mistakes than is normal, and that has been our biggest problem, because yes, this type of game that we play can be risky, but in the long run I believe it is successful.”

His players do appear to forge a strong connection with him. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who played for Fonseca at Roma and also under a certain current Chelsea boss at Borussia Dortmund, believes there is a comparison to be made there.

“”He is similar to [Thomas] Tuchel, he is trying to put the players in the right position, giving them the freedom to enjoy their style of play,” said the midfielder.

“I’ve had the best coaches in my career and I’ve learned a lot not only about the game of football, but also about life. Even now that I am 32 years old I want to learn, because I want to know a lot about football and about life.”

On Fonseca’s style of play, he added: “We play differently depending on who we face, especially when we have the ball. Sometimes we have to stay tight, other times we have to stay wide. It depends on the game and the situation. 

“It’s not about the position you start the game in, it’s about the space. We try to use the space to create opportunities for ourselves and for our teammates. The most important thing is the chemistry between the players, because if you have chemistry you can do different things.”

Even long-serving Roma full-back Alessandro Florenzi, who found game time hard to come by under Fonseca, said: “That’s something that’s fundamental for me, respect for people and their work. The coach was very clear about this.

“Fonseca is one of the greatest coaches I’ve had in football. The problem is that he might not like me in that particular role and that he expects something else from me. I have a great relationship with him and he clearly told me that he didn’t know how much space he could give me.”

Fonseca, who speaks good English, has previously admitted he dreams of working in the Premier League.

One key point for Tottenham and Levy will be that praise for the Portuguese from outside of his clubs often centres on him making the best he can from what he’s got.

Former Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini said this season of Fonseca’s Roma: “I like the calmness, the balance, the desire to always try to lead the games. Last year he had the ability to compact the environment with the many injuries. He didn’t manage to put his work into practice in full, but he deserved to be reappointed. 

“He’s a modern coach, he doesn’t focus on a single idea, he tries to make the most of what he has available. I still think Roma are very strong. They’re well built.”

Fonseca also enjoys developing younger players, having given Diogo Jota his debut as a teenager at Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira, and he has never been afraid of using younger talents at any of his sides, which could bode well for the likes of Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon next season.

With Tottenham’s finances hit hard by the pandemic, the Portuguese’s ability to make the most of what he has will appeal to Levy.

That Fonseca comes without the need to pay any club compensation for his services will also catch the eye in a week when the Premier League announced that Spurs and the other five English clubs involved in the Super League will collectively pay £22 million, which will go towards “the good of the game”, on top of their financial commitments to UEFA after a similar decision.

The fans are underwhelmed by the potential appointment, with many struggling to see how this potential new arrival will convince Harry Kane that his future is best served at Tottenham.

If Fonseca is appointed, it will certainly be a huge test for not only him to adapt quickly to a very different league than he has been used to, but also Paratici to make the environment around him the best possible in order for him to succeed with funds brought about through sales.

All eyes will remain on Levy though even if this appointment has been driven by Paratici. 

One hope to cling to for the fans could be that Tottenham’s managerial appointments in the past 20 years have been most successful when Levy has not got his man or that man he wanted has not succeeded.

In 2014 Pochettino himself was second choice behind Louis van Gaal only for the Dutchman to turn down the job. Years before him, assistant manager Martin Jol enjoyed success after taking over from the mess that came from the long wait for and then resignation of Jacques Santini.

Then Harry Redknapp hauled Tottenham up the table after the man Levy had controversially gone behind Jol’s back to get – Juande Ramos – failed in the Premier League.

Pochettino, Jol and Redknapp all advanced Spurs’ cause during their originally unlikely eras in north London and there will be hope that Fonseca can make the most of being down the initial pecking order.

Tottenham chased their dreams in Pochettino and Conte but the time was not right for either to return to London and the club and its fans must hope that Fonseca is the reality they require.

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Chauveljn
2 months ago

You know Italy are a slick team when at times it seems they’ve got 14 players on the pitch.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

So, ITV’s pundit more or less accuses Bale of cheating…

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Is it Lee Dixon?

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Of course if an England player “won” him self a penalty in the tournement he would be street wise..

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

A player who was a team mate of ‘swan dive’ Reyes.

Pot and kettle….

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Just scouting our new Italian players….

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Daniels? You can afford her ‘services’?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

She comes highly recommended by the Don.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago

Are you watching Scott Morrison, Kylie, Russel Crowe , Steve Irwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman , Dame Edna Everage ? Lets be avin you.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

With those colours I kept looking for Tim Cahill.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Rodon defo milked that. Trouble maker !

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Davies wasn’t having any from that Turkish guy!

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

He didn’t and he looks like such a nice boy 😀 balemondos penalty was very chrisywaddlesque.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

You can take the player out of Spurs but not the Spursy out of the players.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Excuse me ? 😆

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Great game from gareth👍

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
2 months ago

Well done Boyo, the worst thing is Savage praises, grinds a bit!

Chauveljn
2 months ago

I’m channelling my Davies and Lloyd ancestry…

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

(I don’t normally own up to my grandmother’s roots 😂).

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I worked with fella called Taff, will that do?

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

👍

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I’ve eaten Welsh lamb a few times?

Chauveljn
2 months ago

👍

I’ve drunk Welsh wine.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Iechyd Da

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Max Boyce time.

AntSpurj
AntSpurj
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I have an Aled Jones and Tom Jones LP.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  AntSpurj

Some things are better kept as a secret, Ant. 😏

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Gareth looks gassed.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Back into the cryo chamber till Sunday!

61 Spurs Njut🌰
61 Spurs Njut🌰
2 months ago

Fantafftic boyos!

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Pleased for the boyos.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

There’s lovely.

61 Spurs Njut🌰
61 Spurs Njut🌰
2 months ago

Bake don’t need no steenkin’ pace!

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Absolute class by Bale.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

Huge result for Wales if they can hold on.

61 Spurs Njut🌰
61 Spurs Njut🌰
2 months ago

Dan James is less than excellent.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

Terrible cross.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Fast and futile.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Hojbjerg and Bale have both missed penalties. Now, Is there a common denominator, just having a think.. . 🤔

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Let’s see what happens if Kane has to take one!

Last edited 2 months ago by Chauveljn
Chauveljn
2 months ago

Bale had to stop for a rest in his run up.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Fakinel Gareth. Just run up properly.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Hate those start/stops runs. I have no stats to back this, but my sense is it has a higher fail rate than just blasting it.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Cocky little sh*t Bruno Fernándes is the chief culprit. Wish they were made illegal.

Last edited 2 months ago by Chauveljn
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

I wouldn’t argue with Welsh fans if they felt a bit aggrieved.

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mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago

At last a deserved lead

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Get in!
Fantastic pass from ‘old man with no legs’ Bale.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

And yet the echoes of greatness are still there.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Would you like help rowing back?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I accept I am second only to the great Unk in comment faux pas.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Bale’s legs aren’t wot they used to be.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

Sad to see.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago

Sadly a few years ago the defender would nt of caught him

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

No, who can forget the goals he scored against Inter Milan.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Time isn’t our friend.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

And then he provides an assist with a defence splitting pass.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

My comment provided an assist.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

Well done, fortunately he didn’t have to run .

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

To be honest surprised he can still kick a ball that far.

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

He’s made some great passes this half, better finishing and Wales could be well ahead.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID

Anybody other than Gareth know if we can get him back again?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Useless BBC, cant even broadcast a decent signal.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

And then trying to blame uefa, have they no shame! 😁

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Everyone got their football grids ready?

“Davies, A2, passes up the line to James, A15”

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Must be using an illegal stream. Any obscene messages scrolling down the sides?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Yep, Bashir for DG!

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Bashir, ethics and religious editor. Couldn’t make it up.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Unfortunately they didn’t…

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago

Same standard of t/v coverage as in our europa leuage qualifier in an east european outpost where they managed to miss both our goals

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago

Has the volume suddenly gone up on any else s television.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

Yes.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

A touch of the Europa qualifiers…

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Ramsay, put it away plonker.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

When a team keeps missing chances we all know from bitter experience what happens

Chauveljn
2 months ago

So no VAR check for handball?

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Unfortunate as his elbow touch moved it away from a Welsh player.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Thank fark for that, finally got a decent pundit Co commentating.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

You’ve found another stream which is Savage free?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Ohhhh….

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

You know me Chauv, I find it difficult to get top upset about pundits or the mejia. However with Savage I’m happy to make an exception.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

I’m trying to tune the sound of his voice out of my head.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Here goes Wales.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Dressed in their daffodil shirts and leek shorts.
Although why you’d want shorts that leek…

Last edited 2 months ago by Chauveljn
SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Bit disappointed in Finland. Probably just needed a draw today and to not get hammered against Belgium to get through

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago

They ain’t the Teemu they used to be.

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
2 months ago

Yep be a shame if they can’t get across the finish line.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Oooooo!

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago

It’s all a tad rushed, they should try to Nokia it around a bit more.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago

Just read three Spur articles.
One has Fonseca in London.
One has him still in Italy.
One has him on holiday in the Ukraine.

Like him already, can obviously spread himself around. He’s the electron of football.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

International Man of Mystery.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

Mr Waverley…

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Kuryachin and Solo.

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Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

The Men From U.N.C.L.E. Joe.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I reckon he’s a wave in between human observation.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

We’re signing an illusion.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

He’s taking the Uncertainty Principle to a whole new level.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there!
He wasn’t there again today,
Oh how I wish he’d go away!

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall,
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door…

William Hughes Mearns.

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Harry Kane?

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  ronwol196061

The riddle of Fonseca’s whereabouts invokes ‘Plato’s Beard.’

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato%27s_beard

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Tim Sherwood.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Levy is in London or the Bahamas.
Paratici is in London or Milan.
Fonseca is in London, Milan or the Ukraine.

If all three should ever intersect in the same place and the same time the universe will be annihilated.

I’ve seen the Marvel movies.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Laugh out loud emoji.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Where’s the Tosseract? 😮

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

At the risk of being cliched, it’s never good to concede in stoppage time.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago

Don’t have to worry about being Kliched unless you are playing Leeds or Poland.

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Yep, those two give you a right Klichin.

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

A good Klichin can leave the opponent temporarily coMateusz.

(Not in the greatest taste considering recent events — Just done in the spirit of being punny.)

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Taken in the intended spirit 👍

Chauveljn
2 months ago

The delay in announcing Fonseca is because Daniel has been having a terrible nightmare every night.

He signs Fonseca in the morning and on the lunchtime news PSG have sacked Pochettino and appointed Conte… 🤔

89Spurs 👁
89Spurs 👁
2 months ago

Finland have a goal disallowed, by VAR.

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  89Spurs 👁

His left eyebrow was offside.

mystic arnold
mystic arnold
2 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Or his Roman nose

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  mystic arnold

The VAR officials are being held captive by ‘unknown patriots’ who are definitely not members of the Russian military dressed in unmarked fatigues. Like all those Ukrainian ‘freedom fighters’ who definitely are not Russian soldiers either…

ronwol196061
ronwol196061
2 months ago

https://fb.watch/69HoJJJhHK/

They don’t make games like they used to….

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

According to Duncan Castles, City are determined to raise the funds to sign Grealish and Kane and they have already had an offer rejected by Tottenham.

“We’ve told you on the podcast that they’ve already made an offer for Harry Kane, who wants to leave Tottenham,” Castles said. “He’s been public about that.

“He would like to come to Manchester City but they’ve had that offer rejected by Tottenham.

“They need cash in an ideal world to do these deals (signings of Jack Grealish and Kane) and would like to get it in an ideal world from Barcelona or Atletico.

“The problem is Barcelona and Atletico don’t really have cash to play with.

“Both clubs are trying to move players out and Barcelona, in particular, are offering a huge number of their players in these FFP swap deals.”

foeorfreund
Admin
2 months ago

Duncan is a tier 4 on ITK.

  • Tier 4 – Not to be trusted at all. These companies make money out of ensuring that you read them and they will make up anything to get you to harness advertising revenue.
Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Clue’s in the name.

‘Castles in the air’ – fantasy.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

And Mourinho’s mouthpiece.  

Chauveljn
2 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

He said it would be Lopetegui.🙄

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says this morning was the first time it really sunk in that Brentford will be in the Premier League next year

Gotta be a great feeling for the Bees

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
2 months ago

Tottenham are now PLANNING Paulo Fonseca’s official announcement & transfer strategy. [Fabrizio Romano]

WTF does any of that mean? You make the announcement on your Twitter page and tell Fonz he has to sell to buy.

Chauveljn
2 months ago

I hope they’ve carried out a feasibity study and a risk assessment of any announcement.

If I was wearing my anti-Levy tinted spectacles I’d see an obvious strategy not to pay Fonseca for as many weeks as I can get away with.

Luckily I’m not.

SeattleSpursGuy
SeattleSpursGuy
3 months ago

Breaking News: Spurs play ever other team, home and away, in fixture list shocker.

foeorfreund
Admin
3 months ago

Can’t believe we have to play all the big teams twice. Is this punishment for the ESL debacle?

SpurAndy🍒🥧
Admin
3 months ago

Why always us! Fakin media, pundit bias!

Chauveljn
3 months ago

City at home first match. Bring it on!

TCY
TCY
3 months ago

Have you heard this one—

How many physicists does it take to change a charm meson?

All the blokes at Oxford and the U of Warwick but it’s very slow and no one knows why the hell the meson wants to change.

foeorfreund
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Agreed. Ryan is a good chap, his temporary manager position at Spurs had its ups and downs, but he doesn’t need to change for anyone.

TCY
TCY
3 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Ryan Meson. . . . The lad did get some zip back into Spurs game. But we still need some Super Colliders on defense. Spurs allowing too many random particles into goal.

foeorfreund
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Yep, defence wasn’t great, but the wingers looked good chargino down the flanks.

Chauveljn
3 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I hope Fonseca isn’t quarking in his boots when the season kicks off.

TCY
TCY
3 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Hoping Daniel hasn’t quarked it all up already.

foeorfreund
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

I can see the media have lepton to his back already,

Chauveljn
3 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

I’m hoping he can explain string passes theory to the players.

TCY
TCY
3 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

José was too old to understand that one. Atomic offense? Nope. He bombed.

TCY
TCY
3 months ago
Reply to  foeorfreund

Like the flanks on the girl bikers. Well on their way to Ph. D. at TCY Uni.

Chauveljn
3 months ago
Reply to  TCY

This Large Hadron Collider. Is it green?

I hope it’s powered by students on exercise bikes…

Chauveljn
3 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Faster, faster or no PhDs for you lot!

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TCY
TCY
3 months ago
Reply to  Chauveljn

Believe that Particleici does have his eye on this Hadron chap . . .

MiT
MiT
2 months ago
Reply to  TCY

Meson got a GRAND army !!

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