Date: 9th February 2019 at 2:10pm
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I mentioned the likely departure of Christian Eriksen earlier in the week, and lo and behold, that’s now trickling into the mainstream.

Ian McGarry speaking on the Football Window Podcast revealed that he also understands Levy is intent on selling the pesky Dane, because he wants market rate wages.

McGarry brutalises the situation with some aplomb.

‘He’s already turned down £110,000 [a week] from Tottenham. I think he’d be looking at between £150,000 and £200,000 [a week], which in the current market I’d say he is worth every penny.’

Barcelona have already made contact with his representatives with regards to a deal that would more than double his wages, which currently are around £67,000 a week.’

‘They won’t get what Daniel Levy would want because that would be €100m (£87.6m) or €500m (£437.9m). But current market valuations, a year in his contract, his age; I think you’re looking at between €50m (£43.8m) and €70m (£61.3m). And that would be a steal for a player of Eriksen’s quality.’

Levy’s behaviour is now beyond indefensible.

Anyone seeking to make excuses for the way the club is being run is to be ignored, unless when referred to an appropriate specialist.

Someone on a street corner shouting ‘Christ Is Risen!’ at shoppers through a homemade megaphone, now has greater credibility than a Levyologist.

Kyle Walker went, Toby Alderweireld will be off. Jan Vertinghen will be off. Eriksen will also be quitting.

Two transfer windows in a row and we’re the only football side in any of Europe’s tope 5 leagues to have REFUSED to buy anyone.

Forget the Shopping Centre Fiasco, that billion pound obscenity is almost a lesser evil than the blatant sabotage of the football team.

The majority of the Academy players have been revealed as being completely guano, or and the few works in progress we have were only unleashed out of a self inflicted necessity.

I’ll repeat the gist of what I said recently, anyone wanting to post deranged comments on here supporting the patently insupportable will be denied a voice on here. Hold your lunatic fringe support groups elsewhere.

Leopards don’t change their spots and this cretinous bookkeep is incapable of leaving well alone, never mind actually doing the right thing.

How much more are fans actually prepared to take from the conspicuous gang of charlatans that are ENIC? How weird do you have to be?

Play yourself another time lapse video ‘PRESENTED BY’ the serial killer/estate agent looking hybrid that is Chris Cowlin. That’ll cheer you up.

Hush now baby, baby, don’t you cry.
Mama’s gonna make all your nightmares come true.
Mama’s gonna put all her fears into you.
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing.
She won’t let you fly, but she might let you sing.
Mama’s gonna keep baby cozy and warm.
Ooh baby, ooh baby, ooh baby,
Of course mama’s gonna help build the wall shopping centre.

[With apologies to Pink Floyd]

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • BERNARD February 10, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Levy & Enic dont want to buy star players because they want big wages so moving up to the next level will never happen Poch will see the writing on the wall soon and go we have a 63000 ground all sold out tickets so no more cash there better sell some stars bring in the kids the fans wont mind

  • JAFSPURS February 10, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Can you imagine if Levy managed your financial portfolio? with Eriksen as one of your biggest assets? I’m obviously no rocket-scientist but this situation with Eriksen appears superficially to involve basic math. Now, unfortunately I do need to be a rocket-scientist w/ a theoretical physics specialty so as to invent a time-machine and actually deal with this dwindling contract nonsense like an adult and ffs PROACTIVELY.

  • john February 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Levy has thanked Tottenham supporters for their Patience
    yeah 19 years of it you tight fisted bald headed shithouse of a chairman
    Levy and Enic out

  • Nick February 9, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Players come & go,I don’t agree with selling the family silver but this group aren’t good enough to take that final step.Evolution of the squad is the only way to improve.Eriksen is fantastic when he turns up,which is less & less recently.£100m is the figure at which he will be sold,no less.Coutinho set the bar & as we’ve seen with the Alderweireld situation the club aren’t afraid to let a player run down a contract as long as there’s still a profit viable

  • Exile February 9, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    +1

  • Exile February 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Enic are truly the worst thing that ever happened to Tottenham. An owner Lewis who is a billionaire several times over who has no interest in the club and sees it as just one of his many investments. To safeguard his investment he has levy who glories in his hard man negotiating skills. This has resulted in a sell before you can buy transfer strategy and paying key personnel well below the going rate, which is ironic as he is the highest paid chairman.
    This summer will see the departure of one of the best central defenders in the league and one of the midfielders is likely is follow. If replaced be sure it will be by cheap tat as per the byright model.
    If all this coincides with the manager leaving I would like to think that levy’s world would fall apart.

  • Graham Wood February 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    As I have mentioned elsewhere we are witnessing the slow dismantling of our nearly great team. It seems obvious that ENIC are not interested in the upward progress of this team but more in the financial bottom line. They obviously see their financial future in the monolith they have built and the various cash grabs located inside. Silly me, I thought we were all supporting a top class football club with a bright future. I guess management feel a manageable mid table team will still bring in enough to support their inflated lifestyles. Who cares if we don’t win anything. The stupid supporters will still be there donating their hard earned wages. The rot will begin in the summer window with class being replaced by dross ( carefully promoted as “top prospects”) and we will be told again to be patient. No signings in two windows should be a clue but also the constant refusal of class players to join Tottenham should indicate that something is amiss. The only remedy it would seem is for us supporters to make their grievances show at the turnstiles, where it counts. Much reduced bottom line revenues might make ENIC rethink their strategy.

    • Exile February 9, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      +1

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    ENIC are doing the same to us as they did to Vicenza.

    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Well, with us its ×10,000,000

  • Legoverlass February 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    The muted transfer fund for next summer is nothing more than the proceeds of the sale of Toby and Eriksen. Levy and ENIC will not put a penny of their own money into the squad. We will replace Eriksen with Maddison probably as UTD will no doubt snap up Brooks as they will offer him a better deal. So once again we sell our CL quality players and replace them with young potential. It’s the same Groundhog Day senario That ENIC have spun for 17 years. You can only imagine contract talks with Levy trying to justify why he will not pay the going rate for Eriksen whilst everyone in the room know that he is creaming the highest salary in the EPL without the football club winning anything. The fact that Poochy is apparently happy to take his £8.5 million and toe the company line does not enamour him to me in anyway. Pooch commented that he was being “brave” yet again when he said he was prepared to take the risk of moving into the new stadium this season. he is in my mind the one of the most risk adverse coaches out there. He appears scared to bring in big name players maybe because he feels he will not be able to hide behind this mask of being some sort of genius without winning a shirt button and because then the pressure will be on to win something.He wants to live in the perpetual promise of winning something and the perpetual myth of a project and future development of potential. Cushdy number to pull £8.5 million plus for basically treading water.

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    • Limerick AL. February 9, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      You are right. Unfortunately as long as we Plod along in CL places the Sheeple will be happy. I am no Big Fan of Poch, what he has achieved is remarkable, but as long as he is complicit , then its only a Facade. When he does go it will incur a Barring Order which has happened all too frequently with past managers. Even in the 60’s Blanchflower refused to sign one, and that was while he was just a player ! Levy has his team in place, but that team does play with a football. The Sheeple will wake up to whats going on when we drop back to 7th spot, by then it will be too late and we will be back to TEAM BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE . You could’nt make it up.

  • Harry Hotspur February 9, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Well its not glory glory Tottenham Hotspur is it?

      How about the Benny Hill chase music…?

      • Harry Hotspur February 9, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        It’ll be the jingle from the end of the McDonald’s ads.

        • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

          Paradise.

    • Legoverlass February 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      I can remember when as a young lad I would see the ball kicked out into the pitch from the players tunnel as the players followed by a barrel chested Dave McKay as the players stepped out into the pitch and accompanied by what sounded like a Scottish jig of some sort. The opposition were usually beaten before they even kicked off such was the sense of awe and noise in the stadium. I suspect it will now be some NFL tribute song.

      • Harry Hotspur February 9, 2019 at 5:57 pm

        Hopefully someone can hack it and play ‘Money Money Money’ by Abba

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Like the way the press made out 2draws to be a ‘crisis’ at Liverpool. Well…they gotta make it a race otherwise its not exciting….

    • Tappaspur February 9, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Do you honestly think the FA are setting pool up to win it?

      • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

        Its not the f.a.
        They’re a bunch of elderly nobodys

        • Tappaspur February 9, 2019 at 4:24 pm

          Who’s match fixing then? You’re right about the FA!

          • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:29 pm

            The premier league the TV company’s the Americans influence plus all kinds of criminal elements I expect. The big picture is all pre determined . The NFL already admitted it but that was buried, the prem aint far behind them.After Leicester that was it for me. I’m convinced. You can all think its lunacy I’d prefer it cos then you don’t have your football spoilt.

            • Tappaspur February 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm

              Do they have the bookmakers in their pockets too these people you mention?

              • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:51 pm

                The bookies are bent as anything. There’s a lot of info on footballisfixed.blogspot.com

                • Tappaspur February 9, 2019 at 4:54 pm

                  Yeah but are they part of the plan you speak of?

                  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm

                    I don’t know enough about the bookies part in it but they seem to fix odds to draw punters in to losing in tandem with pundits etc

                    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

                      Far eastern betting markets seem to be heavily involved in prem.

                • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:54 pm

                  Interesting enough I haven’t looked on that site for a while and they are talking about certain folk insider trading on bets on Liverpool to win the title.

                  • Tappaspur February 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

                    So club chairman. Managers. Players and refs are involved too?

                    • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

                      Apparently so.

  • Eddie February 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    With the prospects of Eriksen,Toby and Jan going this summer after completing another season at Wembley,the chances of CL qualification next year are looking far less likely.Does Levy realise the dilemma this puts Poch in if proper replacements aren’t provided.I doubt it.
    I see him trying to play hardball on Eriksen’s price in the summer and things really turning nasty,possibly to the point where even Poch will decide enough is enough.
    His refusal to accept that investment in the squad is vital to kick onto the next level will see our inevitable slide down the table.He can only remain cheap for so long.

  • Simon Wise February 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Without new stadium income, and particularly naming rights secured (and the annuity that should provide), I doubt anything will be resolved satisfactorily. Agree this isn’t a good place to be- This time last year I assumed Kane and Poch would be off in the summer. A run in the CL and opening of the stadium being the climax to their tenure and the start of our drift down to mid-table belt-tightening. Would love to see their finance model.

  • SpursGoliath February 9, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Well, I do think 50% of it is Eriksen has half a mind he wants to try ‘a new challenge’ anyway – he’s been at the club an age now, almost a Eden Hazard length of time I think

    Still, he should be offered second highest wages a fraction below Kane – that’s what he’s worth

  • East Stand February 9, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    The logical step would be to review the wage structure and give Eriksen the going rate. As Levy won’t do that (clearly) then he will have to accept that Eriksen will have to be sold for less than the Balesque record breaking levels.

    Thing is, Eriksen is also a strange one. For me, we’ve probably seen the best he can get in English football. In Spain he might improve even further because the physical aspects are different.

    He has always looked quite a bit lower down the food chain than the very best in his position because he often lacks two three components. Consistency, goals and big game presence.

    However, he’s still one of our best players and who we replace him with will be interesting but expect some 22 year old or other for Poch to work on.

    Bored with the 17 year ‘future project’, expectation management, glacial progress and focus on all things except improving the team from ENIC.

    The stadium and all that ‘consumer experience’ crap from owners backed by a 6x billionaire is laughable. We are looking more and more of a joke under these bastards with each passing month.

    One league cup in 17 years and zero pence of their own money invested in the squad. What do ENIC need to do convince those still enthralled by their nonsense that they are not interested in winning anything?

    • Simon Wise February 9, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Loosing Eriksen would be a huge blow to the team function and morale. All teh front players perform better with him in the team. Loss of service from him will make them less effective and more likely to seek $$$ and medals elsewhere sooner.

    • Harry Hotspur February 9, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      What is obvious, is that Levy paid Kane top dollar through gritted teeth and is now refusing to give anyone any wriggle room as his revenge.

  • Ronan February 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I will never defend enic and fear they will lose CE by showing insufficient ambition as much as by not offering him what he is worth. I would then expect them to replace him with rubbish.

    However mcgarry is not a reliable journalist. He was sacked by the sun after levy complained he was making up stories about spurs. He is a chelsea supporting spurs hater and nothing he writes about spurs can be taken seriously.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? February 9, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Those of us who are blue in the face…..

    Sell em all Levy you parasitical puppet.
    Utd, as I said ain’t letting up. Somehow the only thing keeping this charade on toast is ENIC fc are somehow 3rd and 9 clear of 4th after a win tommorow. Its potty when looked at, zero draws and 4 wins and 6 defeats against the top 8 with away trips to Chelsea, Liverpool, City to come, so I’d bet there’s no more wins there. Not drawing against chaff is the main reason the league position is what it is currently. Is this justification of faith in the project that is so ludicrously decrepit? Some say yes. For those the picture is nearly clear, its a magic eye for them….. You will see it, just keep looking….its a picture of a backside with Levy’s foot up it. Our collective backside.

  • Jeffrey Belman February 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    For Heavens sake why doesn’t Daniel Levy give Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen the money they want, and give them new contracts now. Why does this suffering and torture have to continue. They are both world class players and worth the money they are asking for. To buy new world class players to replace them will cost a fortune and those players will also be looking for top wages.
    Doesn’t Levy and ENIC get it?

    • Jonathan February 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      The Eriksen part yes but Alderweireld is about age and contractlength unfortunately and sell on value. Don`t believe the story about being offered 110. He deserves 140-160 and should be on that. 110 will put you behind Kane, Alli, Sonny and the same as Lloris.