Good evening Client Reference Numbers and assorted General Admission subhuman scum.
Coming to terms with the way itk works is a particularly painful process that has seen quite literally countless Spurs fans binned well beyond the confines of this place. You know who you are. You’ve been previously thrown off COYS and your access was summarily limited on Spurs Community well before this two bob blogger came along.
Informed gossip is what it is, what it always will be and it shall remain most welcomed! If you decide to bother those that are trying to help a brother out, you’re gone. Because it queers the pitch. Stifles discussion. And nobody likes pitch queering stifler.
Gladys told us here that “Toby Alderweireld is expected to sign a new deal imminently with the official announcement to follow shortly. The 28 year old international will pen a bumper new deal as Levy continues his efforts to secure the current squad, as the move into the New Destination™ gets ever closer. This is no mean feat given the interest that Spurs have encouraged interest by taking so damn long to get this new contract over the line. One solid enquiry from a Premier League rival was already received in recent weeks.”
What transpired after this went to press can only be described as ‘a bad thing’.
Glad understands that Pochettino’s modus operandi is actually a tad different from what he presents in public.
With certain players that he wishes to keep within his inner circle, he less acts as a broker between the player and the club, more as a sounding board/mediator with the overarching aim of managing expectations on all sides.
That’s what happened with Toby. Way back when – a couple of months ago. The vibe inside the club vis a vis Toby was buoyant. He was happy with a modest pay rise and an array of bonus options that would keep him in the Winners Enclosure as far as his gross pay cheque looked.
What happened? Brace yourselves for no surprise at all because within weeks of Poch assuring the Bald Weirdo it was all good in the hood, #TeamToby decided to stutter and stumble on the way to wet inking the deal. Eventfully a bigger and better demand was placed.
As per usual – and not as per the main stream media, but immediately – Levy issued his infamous ‘we’ll get back to you’. That was immediately.
Pochettino fumes on demand these days. There’s more of this to come by the way.
He’s not forgiven Rose and it will be extremely unlikely that the Alderweireld situation is now recoverable, simply on the basis that when he goes to his employer and says ‘We’ve got this’, he won’t tolerate being made to look a mug. Again.
You see whilst Walker’s departure was engineered quite transparently within the club, and Bonzo played the game every step along the way, Danny Rose didn’t. Rose was playing the ‘Gaffer’s Adopted Son’ card on Soccer Am and to anyone else that would hear it. When Rose hit the back page of The Sun it was a reality hitting Mauricio like a man releasing his bank account had been emptied somewhere between high living his Financial Advisor in the champagne bar and coming back from the Gents some 20 minutes later on…
This is is Poch’s second significant credibility strike with Daniel Levy.
It was the best backline in the Premier League and THFC couldn’t be bothered to pay it what it was worth. That’s the bottom line. Hit yer wah-wah peddle all you like. That’s what it is. All it ever is…