BREAKING LIKE THE WIND
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I’ve always loved us playing in Europe. Being an overseas fan as a kid, Spurs somehow felt closer to me the further out of London, they went.

My link to the Lilywhites in the pre Internet age was by way of radio, press cuttings and the once in a blue moon opportunity of watching them on the TV.

A sizable chunk of my 10 Deutschmarks a week pocket money went in postal orders to a programme reseller whose every manilla brown envelope seemed to take months to arrive. God I was a happy little fan then.

I’d spend hours drawing up shortlists of the programmes that I wanted. My hit list. This would be whittled down in priority order. My plan was to capture all the home ones for the centenary season, along with games that had a particular resonance to me.

I remember putting off and putting off buying the 1967 FA Cup Final one forever because lots of resellers had it, and it was 4 or 5 times the price of regular one. When the pocket money had taken a hit with other distractions, you could always pick up some random, unwanted rarity like a Gillingham vs Spurs in the League Cup for buttons.

Anyway, Europe and Lilywhite shirts blazing under the lights.

Back then, Europe was quite frankly exotic. Now, Europe for us means an additional half a season spent traipsing to places that even Kate Adie would have to Google. Playing games at teatime, against the likes of FC Plinkplonk in front of three man and a dog.

The Champions League has devalued the currency of every other cup in its wake. Arguably, you could include the World Cup to the list.

It’s a sad indictment of where we are as a club, that now we draw a side of genuine quality, we’re not fit to give them a game.

We’ll just crack on with what else we’ve got. It ain’t a bad team.”

Tim Sherwood, Tuesday 17th December 2013.

 

To be fair Daniel’s always asking: ‘Are you sure you don’t need to strengthen in this area? Can I help you in this or that area?’. I’m saying: ‘Look, I’m confident in the players we’ve got and I don’t need any help to strengthen, thanks very much’. “

Tim Sherwood, Friday 31st January 2014

 

I’m not crying about it, I knew what I was coming in to and that it would be very difficult. I’ve been dealt a hand and I’m playing the players accordingly.”

Tim Sherwood, Monday 17th of March 2014

Tomorrow’s game will require a comeback of Lazarus proportions. In the Bible, we are told that Lazarus of Bethany is restored to life by Jesus, after 4 days. Of being dead. This will be the fourth night since the Arsenal defeat.

The chances of Jorge Jesus playing a hand in bringing back from the morgue tomorrow evening, are approximately zero.

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Comments
  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Benfica 0 Spurs 3

    • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      You and me both, mate. Having lulled them into a very real sense of security we’ll take them by surprise and it’ll be Timmy that’s holding up the three fingers come the end of the game.

      • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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        • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    If AVB had felt that we were buying the wrong players why wasnt it him offering that we should keep the players we had until the right ones came along?

  • YidinExile March 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    ok, someone on here has to be the prick who corrects this, Lazarus and Jesus and Co are not biblical persona Per Se,seeing as Jesus’ exploits are only referred to in the New Testament. There, now I’m that prick.

    • Sweetsman March 19, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      The New Testament is part of the Bible.

    • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Given that the whole thing is a work of total fiction anyway, it’s a moot point!

      • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

        The only Bible was Spurs Supreme by Ralph L Finn 1962

        • themanfromroomfive March 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

          Ordered a thin and crusty Supreme from Domino’s last night and they sent around Diana Ross!..boom boom!- hereallweekthankyou!

      • SPURIAN March 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        spot on. spoken like a true atheist

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Mark Lazarus was jewish

  • Sean March 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    If we get into the Europa Cup next season, none of the first choice 16 players should kick a single ball. You only have to look at Liverpool this season who by playing something like 12 games less than all their top 4 rivals have effectively had 12 weeks of rest compared to the teams who have had a midweek game.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I don’t believe that everything Tim says is true.

  • MM March 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    AVB was slaughtered for not playing Adebayor but isn’t Sherwood doing the same with Soldado?

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Yep, and he’s getting slaughtered for everything else.

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      I love Soldado but someone has to show him how to elude the defence and make himself available for a pass in the great position.He is often marked out of games and weve had noboidy capable of hitting a through ball to him.Infact Ade has been our best playmaker in that regard.Eriksen hasnt done that as good as he looks.
      We have a lot of players who look capable but havent been.
      Thats what a manager should be solving

      • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm

        Lewis did though, Ron, didn’t he eh?

        • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

          He actually did. His first game to Bale,split the defence.havent seen one from Eriksen yet>that was followed by a few to Defoe.
          But its more about the managers and their lack of not cracking the defences with showing the way. ‘Run abaht a bit’ hasnt been that much better than 15 midfielders running abaht a bit looking for a gap

          • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 1:58 pm

            Whilst I said it in a jesty tone, I also believe that we should have kept him and played him regularly. What’s he done over there at Fulham, a goal and 2 assists minimum in limited playing time? Plus all the passion, energy etc that would have been welcome amongst the squad this last month.

      • Eyeball Paul aka The Eyeballer March 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

        Thats exactly why the two of them should be playing every game – Ade as the link up man with midfield. This has been a glaring oversight by Timmy, and one he will ultimately pay for with his job.

        LVG on the way!

        The Eyeballer sees all….

  • cyril March 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    tonight? we have to wait another 24 hours for our spanking
    utd get their’s tonight
    let us hope utd turn it around, anything to keep moyes in the jon and utd out of competition for a top manager this summer
    not sure avb had much say, baldini had the wind in his sales and was doing the business

    • MarseilleBoyo March 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      If United win the Champions League and Arsenal finish 4th, does it mean what I hope it means?

      • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

        I’m not sure it does as I think the rules were changes after what happened to us to make sure it never happens again. I could be wrong, though.

        • Smiler March 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

          No we were the first to be affected by the new rule! So yes 4th would miss out. Shame united have NO chance!!

  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    The only thing that is important is the quality of our play.Not even the winning.
    We did well against the arse but we failed to make any chances.We failed in that regard against Benfica too.Infact we have failed for a long time to make enough chances. Sherwood or AVB.
    These are managers?
    Get rid of that dickhead Ferdinand now and get in someone else NOW!
    Make a change of manager at the end of the season and tell us what you plan for the team we all get heartburn from.

  • Billy Fiore March 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Benfica (apparently Portugese for Depleted Squad in First Gear) will quite handily see this one out. Cannot see Sherwood’s fragile, mismanaged darlings even getting a sniff. Kane to be distracted by Bobby Soldier shining a penlight on his face as he waits for the ball on the half-way line.

    Message to Tim: Benfica are very dangerous on corners. You might want to ask one of your players you’ve publicly skull-fucked to mark the guy who scored twice in the first leg while you were showing your obvious class on the touchline.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I don’t believe everything/anything* Tim says.

    *Delete as appropriate

    • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      The abridged version:

      I don’t believe in Tim.

  • James March 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    None of the players we have are bad. Ok maybe Danny Rose… The thing is 11 Messi’s is going to be a good attacking side, but not much in the way of defending and they wouldnt hold up to the Stoke long ball, rough em up tactics. It is simply a case of buying the right players for a side to do the right jobs. I have often seen the square pegs line run out on here… Its true, we have a squad of gifted talented players, but not for the system AVB had in mind and not for Sherwoods. If we bring in LVG you can bet they wont be for his either… The point in all this is, Timmo has had a nice 5 month settling in time to get to know the chaps and their crazy ways and he will know who he can use and who he cannot. I see him being manager next season. It is however the most blatant year since Gareth Bale left that we have not been a team since harry left and we are papering over cracks with individual quality. Getting rid of Sherwood for a manager on his way out is short termism that will only server to continue the rot that set in with AVB. I liked AVB, was glad we got him, definitely did not want Brendan Rogers. I am not a chairman for a reason.
    oh and 4-2 spurs

  • croftytheyid March 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Isn’t the game tomorrow night? Also seen a blog this morning on teamtalk Liverpool, the secret footballer reckons people in the whl dressing room know there’s going to be a change in manager next season already….

  • psiberman March 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Thats quite a tenuous comparison MM. AVB didn’t play Ade because they had a spat. He sent him to train with the reserves FFS. Soldado hasn’t played (rightly or wrongly) when Tim feels we can only afford to play one striker. Even then he throws him on when he realises that his 451 variant isn’t working.

  • Wulfyn March 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    With no plan and no regular players we will pull out a magnificent victory! Sandro will play in a 1 man defensive unit stopping all before him until the 73rd minute where he gets sent off. Without the expectancy that the full backs will be pitching in Benfica’s plans will be left in tatters before the beast. That will allow us to play with 3 wingers on each side (Eriksen, Chadli, and Siggs on the left, Townsend, Lennon, and Walker on the right), creating a barrage of crosses into the box. Soldado will stand on the penalty spot with his back to goal following the manager’s plan to have one go in off his backside. Bentaleb and Kane will compete with each other for the highest bleep test score, running around from one wing to another. 8-0 to us. COYS!!!

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      I spy one or two flaws with that plan …

  • tom March 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    …places that even Kate Adie would have to Google .. I tip my cap to you sir. Inspired.

  • James March 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thats not actually true though is it Harry. There are real places, real people and real events in there too. What you believe is up to your good self as always, but its not a complete work of fiction regardless.
    What is a moot point is the whole essence of what this actually has to do with THFC.

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I think the bible is a kind of Oliver Stone historical film where there is a good mix of fantasy in with the reality of what is knows.
      The fact is there has always been myth.Often it was taught for good.Its much easier to teach when you have that powerful tool.Unfortnately it can be used nefariously too. Saying the almight said something,gave something,had his some float down and such is powerful stuff if you need to believe. You just might walk down the wrong path or it might be possible to find bliss.
      When I saw we won the double in bliss,I wanted to see the sewconbd coming.It hasnt yet but that was a powerful expeience so I might just see it in my lifetime and it keeps me having some faith at least.These schmuck managers are definately not messiahs I hope you know that.

      • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        Tim is a proper nawty boy though.

  • Paxtoncoatesy March 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    With no centre halves tomorrow I fear a cricket score for Benfica

  • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    James

    Thats not actually true though is it Harry. There are real places, real people and real events in there too. What you believe is up to your good self as always, but its not a complete work of fiction regardless.
    What is a moot point is the whole essence of what this actually has to do with THFC.

    “To be fair, much of the Bible is not systematically evil but just plain weird, as you would expect of a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and ‘improved’ by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists, unknown to us and mostly unknown to each other, spanning nine centuries”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

    • Wilboid March 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Ha! you quoted Dawkins! HAhhahaaaa
      That guys got a chip the size of a crucifix on his shoulder!

    • Sweetsman March 19, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Richard Dawkins is laughably inept when he encroaches into the territory of metaphysics, so quoting him is to shoot oneself in the foot.
      Anyway, as I said somewhere else, the more Game of Thrones episodes I watch the more I am convinced that Joffrey Laennistar is Sherwood’s ancestor.

      • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        He does get to shag Lalla Ward on a regular basis though…

    • Yachtsman March 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Sat next to Richard Dawkins on a plane years ago. Really interesting bloke. not sure but if he’s like A J Ayers he would be a Spurs fan. That was in the days when we played good football every game, whether winning or not.

    • Northern Spur March 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      If it’s a colloboration, crafted over time, then I have to say what a masterpiece we’ve ended up with as a result!
      BTW HH, if you don’t like religion on this site, then I have to say it looks like more of it is initiated by the antis -who are indulged- than the pros – who are derided.

      • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        I agree. Most religious talk these days seems to emanate from shouty Atheists.

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

          Serbian pope/priests, etc… can shtupp their wives all they want so we have no little boys being raped!!

          #SerbianOrthodoxFTW

  • MarseilleBoyo March 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    If United win the Champions League and Arsenal finish 4th, does it mean what I hope it means?

    • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      I almost answered this first time but didn’t becuase, lovely as it sounds, there is fakall chance of it actually happening, I’m afraid.

  • Wilboid March 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Ha! you quoted Dawkins! HAhhahaaaa
    That guys got a chip the size of a crucifix on his shoulder!

    • mystic arnold March 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      As hiss book sold so well why did nt he do a follow up on Islam

      • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        he is scared that islamists will kill him if he does. it is easy to have a pop at Jews or Christians because they don’t respond with violence (to stuff written about them I mean) but you can’t even draw a picture of Mohamed without getting shot at.

  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Im into Darwin-winism

  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Harry my 1.32pm got stuck in moderation on the border

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Ron, my 9.6incher got stuck in LLL’s wife

      • bumfudgemacsnot March 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        Mrs johnnyfingerdick to you if you don’t mind

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

          hehehe

  • Yachtsman March 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Sat next to Richard Dawkins on a plane years ago. Really interesting bloke. not sure but if he’s like A J Ayers he would be a Spurs fan. That was in the days when we played good football every game, whether winning or not.

  • bumfudgemacsnot March 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Im into my second mixomatosis stricken rabbi. The bum cannot for the life of him see us even scoring tomorrow night. Another bizarre formation to include cough medicine and excludecreative players. The saga will continue. The players will slide deeper into moral bankruptcy. I will revert back to one-handed flute playing and I will save a fortune on dad automatic due to not having to wash my Speedos regularly.
    How did it come to this?

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      You must have seen the original The Ten Commandments,no,not the film.
      Is Tottenham Hotspur as good as Downton Abbey (Its Downturn Abbey) Lord Tottenham (Joe Lewis) Travels to the Bahamas to see his old uncle,AVB as Marys husband who prematurely dies,Sherwood as the devious Thomas (perfect role) All the players with class downstairs and all the ones with class upstairs,all the ones that have class but dont use it downstairs as well,that makes every Downstairs except Sandro who messes up the Lord dinner occasionally.

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      I wash my Speedo’s once a year mate….. Although they’re not Speedo’s they’re Turbo’s, whci will last you 5 or 6 years. EXCELLENT material. Check it out!!

      http://www.turboshop.es/item/442/serbia-wp-national-team-2012

      • bumfudgemacsnot March 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        how do they fare out post tadpole milkshake?

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

          …………what?….

  • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    So AVB wants to make Paulinho his first signing at ZstP. If that is true then so much for the ‘they were not AVB’s signings’ excuses.

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Paulinho was AVB’s signing FOR SURE

      • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        As far as I am concerned they all were (even Jan before AVB arrived as his deal with Spurs was done long before it was announced).
        There is no way a DOF just buys players and dumps them on an unsuspecting coach.

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

          Agreed. I’m still a bit pissed about Atletico robbing us David Villa from under our noses…. he was ours for 2mil……

    • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Yeah, Paulinho was 100% one of his. Or so I believe.

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        Well he was his first signing, he speaks Portuguese and I thinkAVB was the one who contacted him first wasn’t he?

        • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:16 pm

          At least we might get our money back on the pansy, Jenas was better value for money than Paulinho.

  • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Now I have to do an experiment to see why my comment is awaiting moderation, pansy

  • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Now I have to do an experiment to see why my comment is awaiting moderation, Jenas

  • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Ok so neither pansy nor Jenas cause moderation maybe its money!

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      nope……

    • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      is my subscription due or sumfink?

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        No its the mandatory rape that comes wiv it’ that’s due

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm

          We feed you to LLL

          • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm

            He is in hiding along wit Raz

            • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

              Ooohhh I completely forgot about Raz. First LLL has his way with you and then Raz gargles your wad…. EWWW

            • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm

              LLL,Raz and Harry are all the same person

              • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

                ODM and Piers Morgan are the same person

                • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

                  Bruxie and Norman Wisdom are the same person

                  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

                    Kirillus and Atilla the Hun are one person

                    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

                      Unc Kiev and Tim Sherwood are one

                    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

                      Essex and Houdini are one person…wait there are none…where did they go?

                    • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

                      I wish I had his dress sense.

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Shelfy we rarely see you anymore, whats up???!!!

    • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Several things…
      I got depression on my 49th birthday when her indoors gave me a new Spurs kit and I did not want to wear it due to the cock up that my beloved team has become. I was particularly vexed by Jan and his attitude and by Tim and his ineptness.
      Then the site kept timing me out and crashing so I thought screw this and only posted at night when it was behaving
      Then I went to Vegas on business and missed the Benfica game so I had nothing to say about that.
      Finally I can’t bring myself to think about the last game….sod it … I just did

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

        :( get better

  • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Paxtoncoatesy
    With no centre halves tomorrow I fear a cricket score for Benfica

    Exactly, Paxton, on this particular occasion I have some sympathy for Timothy. What is he supposed to do with not one eligible Centre Back? I would go for Rooneyesque and Bonzo, flanked by Naughton and Fryers. Madness, but there you go.

  • Sa Paulo Spurs March 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Even if we had a full strength squad we would struggle to score 3 goals tomorrow. I have no idea what goes on in Tim’s mind but I doubt he will play youth tomorrow. The question he needs to ask himself is, “do we need to stay in this cup”?. I know most professionals will say that you should try and win every game. I agree with this but our season is in free fall. Another battering could leave us nervous wrecks to face Saints on Sunday. The league has to be the top priority. Tim does not have the tactical know how to beat this side. Saying that, after the Benfica manager held up 3 fingers to us last week it would be nice for Tim to return the favour. I actually think Jesus will be holding up 5 fingers this time..

  • Smokey March 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    2 years ago yeah, new rule now, we would have 5 teams in the CL if that happened

  • Seattlespursguy March 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Passion, Funneling, Shuffling, Thickening, Blood, Thunder, Gilet. These tenets are the bedrock of our faith.

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      What about Running abaht……

      • Seattlespursguy March 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        Only if you fakin’ run abahtttttttttttt! Blessed are the cheesemakers. Go and fakin’ sin no more

  • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    “My ambition is to coach a top team in the Premier League.”

    “Having won titles in Germany, Spain and Holland I want to win the league title in a fourth country.”

    Louis Van Gaal

    I guess that rules us out of the running on two counts then.

    • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Hahaha.

      That’s a “don’t come and get me” to Daniel Levy.

  • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    For Dawkins’ sake, someone write something amusing…I’m trying to procrastinate here.

    And I don’t mean some knob to actually write “Something amusing.”

  • Willie! March 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    For a change of pace, here’s possibly our best XI, with bird heads (a combo of WTF? and pure genius):

    http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2014/3/15/5511382/the-spurs-xi-i-wish-we-could-see-even-just-once-except-with-bird

  • jim March 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    another garbage article. For a proper realistic article, try this ….. i’ve never agreed with Ashton before but he is 100% spot on here

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2583575/Ash-Wednesday-Why-Tottenham-fans-want-Levy-Spurs-punching-weight.html

    • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Ah that’s brilliant. I see it all now. I must have been out of mind.

      1. Should never have got rid of Arry.
      2. We’ve never had it so good.
      3. Please stop asking questions, just get behind the club.
      4. No laughing at the back.

      Neil Ashton should be cleaning public toilets in Birmingham.

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm

        Should have gotten rid of Harry but appointed Ancelotti who was basically begging for the job

      • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

        Okay, so how do we actually break into the top 4 when we pay the 6th-highest wages in the division and always balance the books on transfer spending?
        What’s the answer, please?
        Seems a tad unrealistic to me…

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

          We already had the squad for it in case you hadn’t noticed but we’ve had two pansies in a row managing us

          • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

            We’ll never know, unless they all stay and they come good next season (but they won’t all stay…) AVB didn’t know how to use the players he was given (or stubbornness prevented it). Ditto Sherwood.

        • Harry Hotspur March 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

          We employ an experienced manager with a plan.
          We back him*.

          *Buy the players he wants, not the ones that look good on a spreadsheet, and give him time to develop a Championship winning side.

          • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            Emmmm facking AGREED fourty million percent brah!

          • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

            “It ain’t rocket science, is it?”

          • on the shelf in 84 March 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm

            I hope not – I don’t want us to win the Championship!

          • SPURIAN March 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

            simple as that really

          • Smiler March 19, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            Looking at the quotes, I’d be surprised if Levy was asking Tim who he wants, as surely Baldini would have signed them?! And if Tim is a stop gap, again we were unlikely to sign anyone in January before a new manager in the summer? I reckon he backed Avb but Avb walked because Levy demanded correctly the the play Adebayor! Which left Tim to pick up the pieces as no one else was available. I pray Levy get it right this summer or we may never get back to top 4!

      • Eton Trifle March 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        Ashton should be human glory hole as punishment for all the shite he has written

  • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Basically, he smugly thought he could take AVB’s squad to the top 4 without breaking sweat.
    He deliberately turned down Levy’s offer of a couple of new players in January.
    And now he’s realised he was a mug who has failed so he’s trying ‘Arry’s old slopey shoulders routine – “Nuffink to do with me, sa’an, it’s the players what blew it…..

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      He IS a retard…. don’t be so harsh on him

    • Spurfect March 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Dont forget he shipped out the one player with real heart and passion in Holtby and unsettled the new players with his wanting to sell both Holtby and Capoue in January.

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        You know you’re retarded if you want to se Holtby

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

          *sell Holtby

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm
  • Eton Trifle March 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Our Daniel who art in the States,
    Bald be thy mane,
    Ledley King done gone,
    and left us with but one,
    centre half who can play at this level,
    Give us this day a link to stubhub,
    and forgive our profits,
    as we forgive you who profit from us,
    lead us not into europa,
    and deliver us from Sherwood,
    for thine is the Lane,
    the game is about glory,
    for ever and ever,
    Amen

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    We are Tottenham,
    We are Tottenham!
    Super Tottenham,
    Away from the Lane!
    We are Tottenham,
    Super Tottenham!
    We are Tottenham
    Away from the Lane!
    !!

  • EdmontonLahdedah March 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I don’t care what your name is you’re not walking on my f*cking lake.

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Look he did it once…he could possibly do it again.He asked when it was you were going to Scottsdale next

  • Smiler March 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    It’s clear Levy wanted to replace Harry. In Avb’s first season he had to deal with replacing King, Rafa and Modric. Jan did a good job last year, Dembele is a good and unique player but no playmaker. If we had signed Moutinho, and maybe it was just a smokescreen, we could have got 4th. Bale stepped into Rafa’s role behind the striker and the rest is history, with Dempsey replacing him as a non creative but scores the odd goal winger. Now this season Bale was the huge hole to fill, our top goalscorer, and still the problem of no playmaker, made worse by selling Hudd. Plus the need to replace Dempsey but that shouldn’t have been difficult! So below is the list of transfers from Avb’s team that finished a point off 4th, to this season.

    Bale – Soldado and Lamela. Even combined they haven’t replaced half of his goals!
    Dempsey – Eriksen and Chadli. Eriksen maybe our best signing but unsure of best role still. Chadli has been worst signing for me
    Caulker – Chiriches. Considering Kaboul’s history, it was bad management to let him leave. Vlad has been ok
    Gallas – Fryers. Needed experienced cover as mentioned above
    Hudd – Capoue. Started well but not the playmaker we need
    Parker – Paulinho. As above
    Ekotto – Rose. Every spurs fan wanted a proper left back. Coentreao should have been loaned at least as part of Bale deal. If not then a proper left back still!

    So Bales goals are what we missed. Hence Benteke had to be a priority signing, even if he’s struggled a bit this year in a poor team to be fair. Plus Remy could have been thrown in as we sent a few players to QPR.

    36 million spent on Benteke and Eriksen, with Remy and Coentreao on loans. If this season had gone wrong, which is did anyway, we would have £55, million in the transfer kitty still!

  • Sweetsman March 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Tactics Tim said this today about LVG:
    “He has clearly decided for himself that he wants to work as a manager in England”, the Tottenham boss was quoted as saying by Voetbal Primeur.

    “He has a nice CV and is a good manager. I’m sure he’ll get his chance because he shouts loud enough.”
    The last sentence could have described Tim, but the previous sentence would not.

    • Smiler March 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Classic!

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