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11 O’Clocker: Talks Confirmed, Hint Dropped, Reflux Triggered

11 O’Clocker: Talks Confirmed, Hint Dropped, Reflux Triggered

Tim Sherwood would probably fare better if he walked into pressers and asked the hacks if anyone knew any good jokes.

On the subject of Louis Van Gaal, Shergar (©ODM) became very tetchy.

He’s obviously destined to want to manage in England. He’s got a good track record and he’s a good manager. I’m sure he’ll get his opportunity – he’s been shouting loud enough for it.

My future’s out of my hands. I believe I’ll be here next year. I’m planning for next season. The players are playing for their futures.”

On the spiralling rumours about winger Yevhen Konoplyanka Tim was masterful. He used words that oozed understanding of transfer market complexities “we’ve got to make sure we do our recruitment job on them” and words that made me reflux a little, “Nobody else will come in here unless I sanction it.”

He’s obviously a player who’s been linked with the club because he’s a good player. He’s certainly one who’s being talked about, but there’s nothing definitive.

I think we have to make sure we see a lot more of these guys before they come in, not just the highlights because we’ve got to make sure we do our recruitment job on them.

Not at the moment. Nobody else will come in here unless I sanction it. You can’t work any other way.

The manager has got to work with the players so, unless he gets the players he wants, it’s always going to be an uphill task. He will always have the excuse of ‘well they’re not my players’.”

To be blunt, this talentless toad can sit in the pressers reading the phone book. But the “He will always have the excuse of ‘well they’re not my players'” line chilled me to the bone.

For those that still believe that André “sanctioned” all of the Magnificent Seven, this is your biggest clue yet.

BADGE

Comments
  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    He will not be responsible for our 3-0 win

    • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:25 am

      He is NOT responsible full stop!

  • Tryme March 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I dont k ow why but i feel we can do the unthinkable tomorrow

    • Smiler March 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      I really hope so, but all my neutral friends have lumped big on a home win after seeing our injury list

    • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:26 am

      You are NOT alone mate!!

  • DAVID March 19, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I am just hoping we don’t get battered tomorrow, a CB pairing of Sandro and A.N. other is a great concern and by playing Sandro there we weaken our midfield.

  • Baz March 19, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    It could get messy if Benfica decide to field their strongest 11 tomorrow.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Does anybody know if AVB lost out on compensation when he took up his new post,or was it a one off payment he got?Did he get any compo at all?Surely if he walked he would not be due anything.My guess is mutual consent with a payment with golden handcuffs.

  • DAVID March 19, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Believe pre-match, Benfica have an eagle fly down onto the pitch.

    I hope TS has his barnet covered up, the eagle could mistake it for a smaller bird and attack.

    • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:27 am

      There might be a whole big cheer – from North London!!!

  • Tim's Gilet March 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    You should all get behind Tim and stop bitching

    • DAVID March 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Have you forgiven him for throwing you away last week ?

      • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:28 am

        Brilliant!!!

    • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Do you genuinely believe that if people discussing a snake in London Zoo’s reptile house, on a blog, that the snake, in it’s glass and concrete box, would be effected, by that discussion?

      • Yidfield General March 19, 2014 at 11:47 pm

        I believe that children are the future.
        Teach them well and let them lead the way.

        And on that note I’m going to go for one whole sterling pound on a three nil Tottingham win!

        • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:29 am

          And the biggest laugh goes to ….

      • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 11:58 pm

        Snakes who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

        Or was it can’t? They got no hands… :(

        • Spurstacus March 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

          A gilet would right up their street.

        • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 12:22 am

          Hissing Sid is Innocent.

          • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 12:40 am

            You speak with a forked tongue

            • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 12:51 am

              Jimmy ‘The Saint’ Tosnia: You gave me your word!

              The Man With The Plan: I’m a criminal; my word don’t mean dick!

      • melcyid March 20, 2014 at 1:11 am

        Lets stop all these contrary opinions on this blog and get behind and support TBH

  • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm
    • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Is it a Lampard?

      • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 12:37 am

        …..or a Merson?

    • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:32 am

      Thought it was the new Bentaleb – Tim’s chosen one!!!

  • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    What I do really love about TSmaid, is that in so many of our games under him we have had nothing to lose. Tomorrows another one. Also under Tim we are never under any pressure. Which is great.

  • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Tim, with his 18mth, 500k, caretaker contract is planning to be Spurs manager next season. But the players, many of whom are on very long – very expensive contracts, are all playimg for their futures. It must be wonderful to have that much self belief.

    • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Well, nobody else will ‘come in here’ unless he sanctions it. So I guess the players know who’s the boss.

    • highgatespur March 20, 2014 at 2:38 am

      It’s called “I believe in miracles.”

  • GazWad March 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

    It’s worth tuning in tmrw just to see if Benfica boss has another dig at Sherwood on the touchline

    • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 12:36 am

      I can’t help but think they guy actually has something planned.

      I’d love that.

  • David March 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

    “He’s been shouting loud enough for it”. Sounds a bit defective? But Classy too, I might add. So, well done Tim, your making us proud! And also, he’s got a good track record? What is that suppose to be, some sort of an acknowledgement? From one experienced manager to another maybe? Gaal must think, keep going lad, your practically giving me the job. (If I want it, that is?) This sucks to say I know, but I actually half enjoyed watching us get beat over the last few game. Like its some sort of revenge on the management at Tottenham! Don’t think they’ll lose any sleep though?

    • Harry Hotspur March 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

      It does suck to say it, but you’re not alone. I admire your bravery for admitting it. All I can tell you, is that good many established, high profile fans have confided that they want this over, too. You’re not alone, you’re not a bad person.

      What you are, is sane.

  • David March 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Wasn’t Tony Pulis available when Tottenham and AVB parted company? I know he’s not what most fans would like at Tottenham, (presumably). But better than? Well, you know.

  • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 12:35 am

    The only thing that makes life as a Spurs fan unfair is the delusion that it should be fair.

    • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 12:38 am

      That and Tim Sherwood.

      • longrangesniper March 20, 2014 at 12:39 am

        … and no credible left back

        • Hartley March 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

          …..and a very greedy chairman.

  • EdmontonLahdedah March 20, 2014 at 12:44 am

    As Spurstacus so rightly said recently, Tim’s only qualifications are that he has a forest named after him. That being said, he is obviously not the leader of a bunch of merry men and his best friend does appear to be Sheriff Levy of Tottingham.

  • melcyid March 20, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Timmy said he might stick up one finger to the Portugeezer, Dont worry we have Harry Winks in the squad and a 16 year old.
    This is Timrous finest moment what he has been working towards half the yoofs are there with him.” I told you youd get your moment.”all going to plan eh

  • melcyid March 20, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I wonder what Timmy has got on Levy.

  • melcyid March 20, 2014 at 1:34 am

    When Levy found out Timmy was sending the yoofs. he cancelled the plane and hired a coach and got a ferry discount.

  • Yachtsman March 20, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Back in the late forties, when I first crewed on seine-netters, there were skippers of different types, some more adventurous than others, some more lucky, and some slow to keep pace with change, but not one of them would have lasted a month in his job had he not impressed the boats’ owners with his basic competence, a competence demonstrated every time he took his vessel out and brought her back to port. Those owners were hard to impress, many of them having spent a large part of their lives at sea, not to mention the investment they had. Ditto when I worked again after 1952, in larger vessels. Mind you, some of those skippers were bastards, underhand, petty, disloyal, yes and dishonest.

    I am going to apply the same rule to TS. Put his time in. Worked his way up the ladder. Played well for England and for Rovers and for us. Since he joined the staff has done a good job with the younger lads. Took over at the most difficult time one could imagine. Would not have got the job had DL or his boss (and the board) had qualms about his understanding of the basics, i.e. his competence. Like some of the skippers I knew, he might be judged as weak on tactics, but he has had a fair share of results.

    What I’m suggesting is that we give him his due. He may not be a VDG or whoever, and he may not be the most likable bloke (though I’ve nothing against him) but he’s not incompetent. We should make the effort to understand the circumstances he faces. Watching the Manure game earlier, I was impressed by the way the fans were behind Moyes the moment he stepped onto the pitch. Made me proud of being a Brit. That’s the way I’m going to treat TS.

    IMHO.

    • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:11 am

      that’s fair except Sherwood was a mediocre player.. he had 3 England caps or sthn like that…

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 6:11 am
  • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Yachtsman
    Back in the late forties, when I first crewed on seine-netters, there were skippers of different types, some more adventurous than others, some more lucky, and some slow to keep pace with change, but not one of them would have lasted a month in his job had he not impressed the boats’ owners with his basic competence, a competence demonstrated every time he took his vessel out and brought her back to port. Those owners were hard to impress, many of them having spent a large part of their lives at sea, not to mention the investment they had. Ditto when I worked again after 1952, in larger vessels. Mind you, some of those skippers were bastards, underhand, petty, disloyal, yes and dishonest.
    I am going to apply the same rule to TS. Put his time in. Worked his way up the ladder. Played well for England and for Rovers and for us. Since he joined the staff has done a good job with the younger lads. Took over at the most difficult time one could imagine. Would not have got the job had DL or his boss (and the board) had qualms about his understanding of the basics, i.e. his competence. Like some of the skippers I knew, he might be judged as weak on tactics, but he has had a fair share of results.
    What I’m suggesting is that we give him his due. He may not be a VDG or whoever, and he may not be the most likable bloke (though I’ve nothing against him) but he’s not incompetent. We should make the effort to understand the circumstances he faces. Watching the Manure game earlier, I was impressed by the way the fans were behind Moyes the moment he stepped onto the pitch. Made me proud of being a Brit. That’s the way I’m going to treat TS.
    IMHO.

    I blatantly refuse to support Timmy, he is in fact incompetent, tactically weak and i actually don’t give a fak about his circumstances. I do have great respect for your Maritime experience, even though i fail to see what it has to do with modern daqy footy, regardless, this is in no way an atatck on your opinions, which i greatly respect, but as i previously mentioned, I blatantly refuse to support Tim, give him more time, cut him some slack etc.

    Good day sir,

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:22 am

    The word in Rooney is out of the hole and up front for tonight. Bobby Soldier has trench, sorry bench foot and is to be rested again.

    Come on you b’stards – get behind our Timmy – make an effort to understand the circumstances he faces……..

    • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 7:27 am

      as i said above, as well as numerous times in the past, I REFUSE to support timmy or get behind him, REFUSE !!!.

      If that, in the opinion of other fans, makes me less of a fan then I really don’t care. the time of automatically getting behind a team, coach or whoever, is long gone, at least as I’m concerned.
      I couldn’t care less if he was forced to manage this club at gunpoint, he is tactically retarded and not as bright as he thinks, probably much less.

      • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:29 am

        Don’t you do sarcasm my old mucker….

        • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

          Sorry, apparently woke up on the wrong side of the rift valley today. every tiem i see the “get behind” theme i go balistic..

          • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 7:37 am

            Been up since 5.30 so have a head start on you. Take it easy and don’t blow a gasket tonight.

            • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

              Listen, even if they beat us 11-1 i wouldn’t blow a faking fing. Soem on here have commented that they actually enjoy seeign us lose, I’m not quite there yet, but am gettign there as full throttle. TDawg has simply got to go – treat symptoms first, and the real malaise later. Tim is just the symptom, agreed, but I despise him. I truly do.

  • Boy Charioteer March 20, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Knowing our luck, on the day we are due to get Van Gaal, United sack Moyes and steal him right out from under our noses.

    • YidinExile March 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

      lucky us they mamaged to beat Olympiakos last night hey ? I have the same feelign you do. Hence, they must pass us in the league and make it in the CL.

  • FELIXtheDOG March 20, 2014 at 8:12 am

    i just dont see how lvg could work with levy and co.

    we need revolution not evolution

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Touché to that polite request you just put up HH!
    Let’s not have a slaughter of the innocents tonight, should it be necessary after a 3-0 win :)

  • eddieken March 20, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Bring back Arry Redschnapps, i say……..
    what?…………4th you say………….in what?……….The championship?……

  • Kirillus March 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    We have a perfect squad for LVG: fast attacking/goalscoring wingers, a deep lying creative midfielder (Holtby) and a clinical strikers.

    One thing I’m curious to see (if he signs obviously) is if he’ll convert Dembele back into a striker… That would rectify out need for a third senior striker, it would thin out our midfield (which is needed) and would give us tactical versatility.
    Remember that Dembele has a great shot and excellent dribbling (like you need reminding) it’s just the final ball that eludes him. Seeing as he would be playing striker, he wouldn’t need to be setting players up :)

  • Sweetsman March 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Townsend is abject tonight. Am I allowed to say that?

    • The Tottinghams March 20, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      20% of the time he is clueless & 80% of the time he isn’t interested. (Nice cut in there though)

      You can tell he thinks he has made it and shouldn’t really have to try

  • The Tottinghams March 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Interested to hear people’s thoughts on Soldado

    • Sweetsman March 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Zero confidence. Wishes he wasn’t here. Not chasing down anything or getting himself into any position to score. Chadli has been better than him. Soldado has been frustrating.

  • Sweetsman March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Why have so many of our players had back problems?
    Great goal from Chadli, who has played well.

  • Sweetsman March 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I hope Chadli gets a run out on Sunday. We did well tonight and it was heroic tonight. A blatant penalty turned down, but also great chances fashioned tonight. Naughton, Chadli, Bentaleb and Fryers played well.

  • The Tottinghams March 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Impressed by the effort of Bentaleb. He still needs to learn not to frig about in mid field. Looks like he will lose position still.

    I can’t work out what to do with Soldado. Probably best to wait until Van Gaal comes in. Ja graag! (Dutch for yes please)

  • Gillygreaves March 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So when we do badly its down to TS incompetence- when we have the better of one of the teams in Europe in THEIR back yard the the Manager doesn’t get a mention. As we say here ‘way to be constructive guys’. Just try whispering it once ‘well done Tim’.

  • Gillygreaves March 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Yachtsman
    Back in the late forties, when I first crewed on seine-netters, there were skippers of different types, some more adventurous than others, some more lucky, and some slow to keep pace with change, but not one of them would have lasted a month in his job had he not impressed the boats’ owners with his basic competence, a competence demonstrated every time he took his vessel out and brought her back to port. Those owners were hard to impress, many of them having spent a large part of their lives at sea, not to mention the investment they had. Ditto when I worked again after 1952, in larger vessels. Mind you, some of those skippers were bastards, underhand, petty, disloyal, yes and dishonest.
    I am going to apply the same rule to TS. Put his time in. Worked his way up the ladder. Played well for England and for Rovers and for us. Since he joined the staff has done a good job with the younger lads. Took over at the most difficult time one could imagine. Would not have got the job had DL or his boss (and the board) had qualms about his understanding of the basics, i.e. his competence. Like some of the skippers I knew, he might be judged as weak on tactics, but he has had a fair share of results.
    What I’m suggesting is that we give him his due. He may not be a VDG or whoever, and he may not be the most likable bloke (though I’ve nothing against him) but he’s not incompetent. We should make the effort to understand the circumstances he faces. Watching the Manure game earlier, I was impressed by the way the fans were behind Moyes the moment he stepped onto the pitch. Made me proud of being a Brit. That’s the way I’m going to treat TS.
    IMHO.

    Hear hear !

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