Date: 27th January 2013 at 8:48pm
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Good evening ladies.

I rarely venture out. 45 and never been kissed, that’s what the carer says. Mind you she does shifts. ODM on weekdays because of his ‘needs’ and it’s me on Saturdays and Sundays. Partial care, 7-Eleven. There’s a word. Partial.

The dictionary definitions vary but the thrust of it’s meaning is ‘incomplete.’

Elland Road earlier wasn’t edifying. The football was almost outweighed by the litter not only upon the surrounding streets but the pitch. Trust me, this ain’t no ham-fisted segue to a simile. By the second half there were almost as many crisp packets on the pitch as there blades of grass. It’s environmentally grim oop morth.

Do we need a new striker? Or to coin the aggressive lament of the uninformed, ‘we naffin’ need a new striker!’ My only reply would be, ‘to do what with, exactly?’ What is the point of a buying a stellar racehorse if you can only propose to feed it on crisps?

What is vital is that we don’t allow this pretty rotten and rather isolated afternoon to become a platform for the Mr Magoo’s in our midst to feel as if they are somehow worth listening to. Harsh? Well I wasn’t the one who initiated the, ‘Jimmy Savile, he ******** your mum’ chant. I was not.

The in-depth analysis of the boys in the morning as per, but AVB took a punt today and it backfired on him. Today was about managerial naivety as much as it was about personnel. To start screaming for wholesale changes is beer talking. Scapegoating isn’t productive yet the boss will now 100%, have an ‘enhanced’ understanding of those that are fulfill his requirements: those who are actually capable, competent and committed.

The problem with Spurs is getting these wannabe superstars to stop whining and get them them involved. For starters someone urgently needs to scream ‘ARBEIT!’ into the lug hole of her royal highness Gareth Bale. It took Parker to shift he and his equally thick mate Azza into position in the second half. I could weep. Thick, thick children getting paid more than doctors that save endless lives…. Yet … oh I give up

As for the simpleton Walker, if the market values are right, then sell up and spare us all.  AVB got rained on with his own 38 tonight. God was a way on business. Let’s get naffin’ fourth. I had a good home but I left.

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

  • Stu January 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Holtby is on his way, Dempsey is a deflection specialist, Huddlestone eats whale blubber for breakfast and a (cross dressing) Steffen Fruend won Miss Germany in 1995. News at 2

  • philmccrackin January 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    agreed for Holtby

    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Eh?

    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Sorry, just seen it on the wire. Nice!

  • C.O.T.I January 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I’m disappointed with the result but not surprised if I’m honest.
    Someone above mentioned that you could tell who was serious about the cup by the teams they fielded and (the need to rotate considered) I have to agree.

    Our priority this season has to be a top 4 finish. I also think AVB values the Europa thingy more then the FA cup.

    It is evident that we need a striker and we lack creativity in the middle. A new right back and leader and centre back wouldn’t go a miss either.

    So I ask you this… If we could only buy ONE player to fill ONE position this window, which position would buy for?

    • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Valuing that which still exists is a good thing. The number one thing is to respect the fans that go to the games by working hard.

      We complain about the strikers and this and that but very few gave a decent effort this week up the the level they are capable of.

      • C.O.T.I January 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        I don’t think AVB doesn’t value the FA cup or didn’t want to progress, I just think he wouldn’t have rotated as many players against a small team in the Europa.

        A kick up the backside, working harder and new tactics are a good shout.

        • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

          In the FA Cup if you want to win it you have to drive up the passion,turn down the tactics and fight like hell.

          Yes a kick on the backside would have helped too

  • lecoqhardi January 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

    AVB said they’re ‘comfortable’ with the strikers at the club.
    Are they (A) insane (B) not fussed (C) both?
    Anyway, no more transfer speculation, please. We’ve been told.
    Another great window: a left back who’s been bought in order to be sold on, and a midfielder who’s not here.

  • LLL January 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

    It’s so boring and predictable to hear Thudd pilloried and made a scapegoat. Yes, yesterday he wasn’t great. But what did he actually do ‘wrong’? In comparison to Caulker and Vertonghen who between them lost this game for us. He was quite far from being the worst player on the pitch nor the most culpable for the defeat and when Dembele eventually came on for him we actually looked worse! But of course it is very easy for the hard of intellect to blame the fat kid.

    I’d say that Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, BAE, Parker, Sigurdsson and Friedel all played worse than Tom yesterday – some of them to levels of sheer self-destruction. That’s 7 players who had worse run-outs, and I’d throw in Dembele and Obika in that too. But yes, definitely the milkfloat’s fault that we lost.

    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Quite right, LLL. Hundredstone is an easy target.

      Because he’s hard to fuckin’ miss!

      • LLL January 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

        Poor old Tom. He’s just big-boned you know. Or else it’s his hormones. Either way, it weren’t his fault I tell you.

        • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

          Agree. I believe in collective responsibility, and i like Tom. He can ping a ball 50-60 yards and put it on a sixpence as good as anyone, when he’s allowed too. Either you accommodate him by surrounding him with people willing to do that extra bit of ‘running around’ (Tom’s lack of mobility isn’t even up for debate) or you get what happenned yesterday- it’s not one man’s fault.

    • philmccrackin January 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      :Approve: LLL

      • UnkleKev January 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        Ditto.

  • Lordy January 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

    unbelievable, its Bales fault?Back to the excuses is it? AVB and Levy can do no wrong in your world HH always someone else’s fault and your endless attacks on Bale are insane . He is the ONLY world class player in our squad. Dempsey and Defoe need at least 3 chances to score 1 . we need a striker as we’ve been saying since Berba left time for levy to stop buying in the bargin basement

    • Essexian76 January 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      @Lordy-The difference between a good player and a World Class player is someone who can put on WC performances on a regular basis.Bale is potentially WC but nowhere near consistent enough to be in that bracket.There isn’t a striker on the this earth who converts every chance, and Dempsey isn’t an out and out striker either.Provided we put on a good performance on Weds I couldn’t care less about yesterday now, it’s history.

      • Lordy January 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

        Well I care that we lost out on another trophy mind you Leeds drawing Man City away softened the blow as i couldn’t see us winning that one without a top draw striker.

  • Phil January 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

    You’re starting to sound like Harry with Pav when it comes to Walker. Yes, he’s been a bit crap this season but also yes, he can still be a top, top full back (with, you know, encouragement and coaching) and no, you can’t pin yesterday’s nonsense on him. The centre backs and Hudd and Parker definitely deserve a mention though, horrific performances all round

  • LLL January 28, 2013 at 10:36 am

    “Do we need a new striker? Or to coin the aggressive lament of the uninformed, ‘we naffin’ need a new striker!’ My only reply would be, ‘to do what with, exactly?’”

    Pardon me for stating the obvious – how about, score some fukcing goals?

  • Nick Hibbert January 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Clearly an off-day with no leadership to inspire a fight-back.
    As mentioned above there are 2/3 players who continue to disappoint.
    My impression is that our players are taking too many touches with the ball. I would like to see
    more one & two touch football and less “Barca style” play. I appreciate that it might worsen our possession stats
    but we just take too long to arrive by which time the gates are shut.
    Give Huddlestone one more chance and play him in the hole behind the striker(s), the one player we have who can ping that first-time pass.

  • Razspur January 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Well done Leeds, you were up for it, you deserved it. Good luck against Man City, hope you turn them over as well.
    I suppose if we were going to turn in an inept performance this was the best choice of game to do it, time to wake up now and do the Buisness, we have the ingredients to cook up a good result at Delia’s gaff, “Let’s get Cooking”.

    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 10:49 am

      You’re avin a giraffe!- ManC are gonna turd burglarise Leeds back over the Penines.

    • C.O.T.I January 28, 2013 at 11:37 am

      The way we play against Norwich will tel us a lot about the mentality and drive on the coaches and the team.
      When a “big” club like Utd have a bad result, they usually approach the next game with a point to prove- hungry to set things right. The team they play more often then not get beat well.

      I expect the same level of determination from Spurs.

      • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 11:52 am

        methinks it will be a new lesson in tactics

  • melcyid January 28, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Glad for lads that they had a lie in until 10 before the game.
    Levys secretary told him that there is a Horst outside,so he he said bring him in and they Heldt a meeting and now it looks like Holtby will be here this week.

  • DJB January 28, 2013 at 8:07 am

    What’s happened to the £25M we were gonna splash on Moutinho in the summer? Surely that deal wasn’t a purposeful failed attempt to appease the fans?

    • lecoqhardi January 28, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Exactly. These supposed big money deals are introduced as a sop to the fans. Levy has appointed two managers now who are just glad to be in a job and who consequently are prepared to spout the nonsense that Levy insists is club policy: “We don’t need a striker.” Arry said precisely the same thing last January about his squad, that he had every position covered; then when he thought he was safe and the England job was his, the truth came out: “I’ve got no one good enough to come off the bench, ‘cos the squad isn’t strong enough.”
      We are passionate fans, Levy is a passionate businessman. I would guess that 4th place would embarrass him, as he’d be hard pressed to refuse to strengthen a second time, having got away with it when we did make the CL.
      If the Gooners and Liverpool were playing anywhere near their potential, we’d be 6th. I don’t think Levy would mind that. He could carry on with ‘Buy low, sell high’, which should now become the club motto instead of ‘Audere est fackerori’.

      • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

        ‘We are passionate fans, Levy is a passionate businessman’

        The problem is the players wernt passionate.

      • Essexian76 January 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

        AVB has never said we dont’t need a striker, there’s a huge difference between saying we’ll risk it with the two we have than saying we havent the need for one!
        There are a million Rasiaks out there, but very few top notch strikers who’ll fit both our needs and budget-unless you know otherwise?

    • LLL January 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Don’t be such a cynic. It’s not like Levy has form on publicizing failed attempts to sign marquee players… :Worry:

  • Razspur January 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Jozy Altidore scores 15 th of the season for AZ Alkmaar, likely to be chosen over Dempsey for the US game v Honduras. Could have done with him on Sunday against Leeds !

  • Urbane Sturgeon January 28, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Oh yeah, you’re right, we looked much better in defence with Naughton as right back. In fact we looked like a passable under 10 side for their goals and a few near misses. What happened? Don’t ask me but one thing appears to be becoming clearer as this season progresses; our potential for somewhat dissolving sometime during the last 3rd of the campaign may still be with us and as far as I can see we’ve haven’t yet developed anything like a consistent winning mentality. Europa League? Don’t make me laugh, we haven’t got it in us. This squad is not yet strong enough and has big holes at the front end. lets see after the summer, or maybe even after a couple.

    The only reason we aren’t a naturally 6th place club is because arse*** & liverpuddle can’t get their act back together. The most positive for me at this point is how well ABV% and the team are doing given our comparatively monumental weakness in the middle and up front; that and switching the back 5 around all the time. It went ok v manure; disaster v leeds. It’s our capacity for this sort of performance which reigns in my conviction for top 4. The problem today, as with Murray, one suspects, is mental.

    Come on the Spuds.

  • Xildnparadise January 28, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I tweeted to TBH that we were fucked the moment we walked out of the tunnel.

    I’m still trying to figure out the clubs fascination with these rags as the 3rd shirt is supposedly only for use in the event of a color clash with the home team meaning only QPR and Wigan in the league.

    I wrote to the club (no response) after their use against the Woolich Wanderers and was hoping they had learned their lesson then….

    Apparently not and its obvious that the commercial department (Under Armor and EA) choose the strip. Bad walk out and it only got worse….

    Oh yeah, JD playing hurt would explain a lot. Also if true, the club should be sued for gross negligence that we do not have a healthy senior striker. Love DL but this appears penny wise, pound foolish.

    Don’t know the options but its T-minus 4 days and counting… Hopefully, it’s Levy time.

    COYS

  • cookiebun January 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

    This team weren’t mentaly right for this game. They weren’t hungry or first to the ball. Michael Brown played the whole game as though he was refusing to lose. That’s how our team should have been playing. Snapping and growling as well as the odd little bit of class, but alas we werent properly prepared. Who’s to blame. Well I look at AVB celebrating with gusto our goals scored and read about Steffan Freund’s passion for Spurs, but today I didn’t see any of our players (except Parker and possibly Bale) put in a decent shift. It’s down to players going out there not mentally wound up for a battle with hungry oppisitation. The Management fucked up. No excuses, no blaming Levy & Co, AVB didn’t prepare the team to win the game.

    • ausspur January 28, 2013 at 3:38 am

      gotta agree. apart from the inclusion of bale/lennon i thought (much like other spurs fans i guess), that the team looked unbalanced and there for the taking if we weren’t prepared to match their enthusiasm. i was just hoping we would score first, and push on from there, but leeds grew more in confidence as the game went on and when we missed our early chances upfront. leeds played like they wanted the game more. very disheartening given spurs great cup history. yes, we really have no modders replacement, but up front…oh’dear..no chance of cl based on these replacements. our goal difference alone compared to the top three and the arse, shows where we are stuggling…i (like many) will be totally pissed with levy if we pass up the chance to fill this hole..

  • OfftheShelf January 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Once again a match where when we get the ball up there our players cannot hold it up for long enough, or when we get the ball into their area our strikers [whoever they happen to be] need four chances to get a shot on target.
    We need a quality striker and I don’t think one will be available until the next window. I hope we will be able to hang on to fourth place although my thoughts darken.

  • UnkleKev January 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I’m all for squad rotation (in the modern game it is virtually essential) and the past few weeks have demonstrated that our manager knows what he’s doing in this regard. The team he sent out yesterday was more than capable of doing the business and everyone clearly has their opinions as to why it didn’t go according to plan.

    However, if there’s one position that doesn’t need rotating it is the goalkeeper. It’s no coincidence that since Lloris has been installed as our first choice ‘keeper our clean-sheets record have improved dramatically. Liverpool, too, played a reserve keeper and their defeat yesterday can be attributed largely to him. Friedel is sadly a liability these days and should be pensioned off and not allowed to cost us more games. Yes, our back four were poor yesterday but Lloris has demonstrated over the weeks that he is more than capable of coming to the rescue when the defence do screw up. Friedel made a couple of saves that he would have been expected to make anyway, but on the two occasions we really needed him he simply wasn’t up to it. I’m convinced that Lloris (and for that matter Gomes) would have prevented at least one of Leeds’ goals (and probably both of them) and consequently we’d still be in the Cup. Time for Friedel to make way and promote someone like Jordan Archer to be Lloris’ back-up.

    • Phil McAvity January 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

      So are you blaming both goals on Friedel then?

      • UnkleKev January 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        No, I’m simply saying he could have done better on both of them. Compare the number of clean sheets Lloris has had this year with the number that Brad has had and ask yourself “is that a coincidence?”

        • Essexian76 January 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

          Brad had more to do yesterday, than Llrois has in the past five games-but it’s his fault? Unc he had no chance with either goal, try looking at the idiots in front of him, who on numerous occasions were found wanting- Caulker was dreadful, and Verts caught whatever he was suffering from. I said on Friday-we have to match their effort and keep the crowd quiet, and did neither-game over.

  • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Before we say goodbye to another FA Cup Day, here’s a few lines from “Ossie’s Dream” , hard to believe it’s over 30 years ago.

    We know the enemy will fear us,
    In the battle coming up,
    They won’t even get near us,
    We’re gonna capture the Cup.

    Where was our will to win today, where was Baler, where was the desire, passion, attitude, ability, drive, where the hell was “The Mighty Spurs”

    • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 1:25 am

      amen

  • spuds4me January 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    This team is paper thin. The late season wobble has started early this season because the squad is inferior in many respects to last, plus injuries. We lost world class players and replaced them with some good players and some downright useless ones, no great ones. AVB asked for moutinho and got rather less. Levy appointed avb as little more than a yes man mouthpiece. l can’t believe the betty swallocks that avb says about us not needing a striker – cos otherwise we’re fooked for top 4 again (oh I forgot ‘arry got us top 4 didn’t he?).
    It now transpires that the Defoe injury rumour is true; he’s being playing through the pain barrier for some time with pain killer injections etc. whilst that bloody useless great lump of a mercenary has been swanning around in the sun. Say what you like about Defoe (at least you can’t blame him or Walker for today’s crap) he always puts in a shift and is tottenham through and through.
    So levy knew this situation but did bugger all to resolve it? WTF? And avb sits there and says there’s no problem whilst every other godamm team get the strikers we should be chasing?
    Forget CL guys, the good days are over in my opinion. It’s not just a knee jerk for the symptoms have been there for sometime; no more than 1 goal a game, or 0, which gets you nowhere. Just look at the scoring record compared to last season. Adebayor was managed brilliantly by ‘arry, so was Walker etc. That ain’t happening this season. Why?
    Levy give avb the players HE wants, there’s a great coach in there but you’ve go to let him free.

  • HH'sgonemental January 27, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    We don’t need a striker? You’re off your trolly.

    Must’ve had crisps in your eyes.

    Weren’t Dembele and Sigurdson supposed to be the answer to our creative void? Another £23 million wasted. When will Levy learn?

    • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      All those empty crisp packets had Huddlestone’s fingerprints all over them.

      • TMWNN January 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        :Overjoy:

        • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

          Jimmy Saville’s more mobile…….where he is now!

          • Stu January 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

            I see a Pidgeon fly onto the Elland road pitch yesterday. For a moment I thought it had flew(got) away and then I see Hudd running from the area with feathers flying, blood round his chops.

            • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

              So he did move then……….once! :Delicious:

  • Vic January 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    What a load of tosh some people here speak. Demands for world class strikers and midfield maestros, blaming Levy for not splashing zillions on all and sundry. As much as it may hurt, we’re not Barca, Real Madrid, Man U or even bloody Arsenal!
    Get real. We gave to do our business in a realistic, affordable and sustainable way. That means buying who we can afford and who wants to come to a club with a 36,000 capacity, no Champions League pedigree and a wage ceiling.
    Today we were crap. To go into an FA Cup tie without any recognised striker was inconceivable. We desperately need a striker and a midfield player who can play a killer ball and unpick a tight defence. I’m sure that AVB, Levy and the tea lady know this. I’m sure the board are working on it as I type.
    But we are making progress and 4th lace should remain our main focus. Champions league football on a regular basis and a 60,000 seater stadium will put us in the same league as your Arsenals and United and then we can ‘demand’ those marque signings. Until then we’ll have to lower our bar.

    • jfdit January 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      We’ve been waiting for a decent striker since 2008 how long shall we wait to sign one

      Also how will a 60,000 seater stadium make any difference to our ability to sign decent players with our business model? It hasn’t exactly helped the gooners on the field has it?

      we currently have about 90 million in debts plus projected borrowings of 450 million for NPD – we’ll do well to clear 100 million profit on the property elements, no takers on the naming rights thus far but wembley is apparently available for 8 million per year

      I reckon we’ll be rather busy paying the interest & capital back for the foreseeable future unless Lewis decides to write off the debt in the same way the arabs & abramovich do at their clubs.

    • TMWNN January 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      CL football on a regular basis without a striker? Yet you accuse others of talking tosh.

    • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      OK Vic keep your knickers on, you’ve told us nothing new so now that the rant is out of the way what did you want to say.

  • ausspur January 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    imo huddlestone should never wear the spurs jersey again in the condition he is in… and sigurdson for 8m…dempsey for 6m when ba went for around 7.5m? our lack of striker options is obvious to all except f’n levy…here he goes again f’n up another january window and cl football.

  • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    In the last 50 years i can only think of 10 out and out strikers worth their salt in a Lilywhite shirt ;

    Smith
    Gilzean
    Greaves
    Chivers
    Allen
    Archiebald
    Lineker
    Crooks
    Sheringham
    Klinsmann

    The sad thing is i could name more for Man U, Liverpool and even Arsenal !

    • DeRabbi January 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Think you can just about add Keane & Berbatov to that list.

      I see with been linked with Hooper of Celtic. Watched a clip on youtube. Got similarties to Keane & Archibald I thought. Couldnt really gauge his speed, seems very one footed but always in the right spot. Gotta be wary with Scottish goalscorers as you can easily knowck off 30% of the goals because they are scored in Scotland 🙂

    • melcyid January 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      wot no ian moores

    • klinsmannfan January 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      That’s a pretty scary statement Raz. I guess we could add Berba – that would be 11 in 50 years i.e. one every 4 and a half years so the good news is we’re due another one anytime now…..

    • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Les Ferdinand
      Mark Falco
      Terry Gibson
      Steffen Iversen
      Rocket Ronnie
      Paul Stewart
      Gordon Durie
      Colin Lee
      Helder Postiga
      Rebrov
      Erm……….Andy Booth…………….

      • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm

        Sir Les would qualify but none of the rest.

        • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm

          Not even Andy?……………..harsh!

          • Stu January 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

            WHAT!! No YOUNG Obika? Fools..

    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Frank Saul

  • The Real Ramrod January 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Another day, another cup ‘upset’. For all the twinkly pretty football that Bale, Azza and THudd…yes, THudd tried, we were faced with too many moments of Leeds players wanting it more. I don’t want to see Bale doing stepovers or nutmegs if it means Deuce actually puts the ball in the nether than once and from a simple position. We missed Defoe today so the need for attacking cover is a necessity. That is all.

  • Swanspur January 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Dear Mr Levey

    Is this enough to prove that we need reinforcements now. A proper striker is vital . Is calling out for Leandro futile?

    A creative midfielder as well would be a bonus. We’ve already lost Sandro for the season. Today has shown that without Dembele we have no chance

    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      We played like dicks today.

      We couldnt have beaten a team of whelks (Arsenal nearly lost to a team of whelks)

      • melcyid January 27, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        ali dicks?

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

          mostly dicks.
          2 or 3 were more like…well you know….but most were dicks

          Did I win anything in this survey?

          • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

            A packet of crisps.

            • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 1:24 am

              salt and vinegar on my wound

              • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 10:50 am

                :Cry:

  • DeRabbi January 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    We knew we needed a creative midfielder when Modric threw the shirt in and we’ve known since Berbatov left we need a proven goal scorer.

    Look, Levy is a Jewish businessman going about it in the way he sees fit and if he can save money and have a reasonably good team with a patsy manager then great. This money is going towards a stadium that will ultimately make him a very verfy rich man. I bet he’s itching to sell Bale and my guess is you wont see half of that re-invested in players.

    Ever since Enic took over we’ve been waiting for the marquee signing. Now, lets see, wasnt it Shevchenko who was on the first bullshit list? Sure weve had Berby and Modric but never a super star. Clever leask to the press here and there, blatant publicity stunts with that Portuguees midfielder at the start of this season, its all fare game to him.

    We’re all mugs putting up with this. If Levy doesent splash serious money this week its upto us as loyal Spurs fans to let this little prick know how we feel.

    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Abramovich is also a Jewish businessman.

      Join Chelsea if you are a liberal
      Tottenham if you are conservative

      • DeRabbi January 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        Abramovich is a spoilt little “son” of Putin who’s never really had to work hard for his money. He doesnt know what it means to graft to make his way in life, easy come, easy go for him.

        Returning to the subject, you can see why there was tension between HR & Levy. AVB is just going to put up with it.

        For the next 5 or 6 years we Levy’s attitude I can only see us being mediocre. Today we lost our only real chance of winning a trophy because of one man’s greed.

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm

          what was Liverpools excuse and almost Chelseas?

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm

          Its easy to Blame Levy.But they saved Tottenham.
          They have looked after the business and the team and have got us on track.Other clubs have previously had success and have spend the money on stadium and spend their own money to try and make a winner.The comment about ‘jewish’ busineman was reeks of you know what. When I talk about Tottenham or an issue I dont apply the religion of who it was.

          Thats offesnsive which is more than our strikers were today who none of them are jewish

    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Real Madrid and Liverpool dont have Jewish owners how many millions do you need to succeed?????

      • DeRabbi January 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm

        3

        • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm

          3.5

  • Simon January 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Huddlestone – WTF sort of diet is he on? Bread and dripping?
    Siggurdsen – Why?

    • Stu January 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      :Happy-Grin:

  • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    The picture at the top of this page is freaking me out!

    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Billy it certainly is not us being in suspense today and none of our players kicked a ball boy.
      I feel maybe its about our structure,you know hot air baloon.
      I just heard the interview with AVB after the game.I have no idea why they have interviews.It was either a political speech as a rally or AVB really couldnt watch the game. To be honest I dont blame him.

      • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Now you’re starting to freak me out!

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          surrealism will save us in the end.

          or it wont

          • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm

            we dali about too much

            • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

              Prefer a bit of Max Ernst myself.

              His art, i mean…………..obviously.

              • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm

                George try George Grosz…like this one Does this look like you Billy after a few jars

                • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm

                  I meant Billy try George Grosz looks like you man

                  • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

                    THAT’S MY DAD!

                    • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:54 pm

                      You have the same eye you know the one on your forehead!

                    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 12:11 am

                      That’s my mind’s eye!

                    • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 1:23 am

                      its your wife,Iris

                    • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 10:38 am

                      Eye of Horus.

                    • ronwol196061 January 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

                      its our team sometimes the Torrus Borus

    • melcyid January 28, 2013 at 8:55 am

      its subliminal :Worry:

      • Billy Legit January 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

        Subliminally mental. It grows on you after a while :P ondering:

  • Jem January 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Isn’t about time we binned the clown costumes? They are like camaflage. I remember when united played in a similar strip and Lord Ferg had them change at halftime coz they coulldn’t see one another.

    • yid January 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      bin sigurdson first

      • Hartley January 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        Thank the lord we don’t have a shit player called Laden, this site would get picked up by every agency around…..

    • The V January 28, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Spot on. We’ve had shockers in that grey bollocks. When did Sports science recommend grey as a power colour?

  • yid January 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    somebody tell scott hes not super and never cross the halfway line

    • Hartley January 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      It’s not just me then……. :Approve:

  • jmmmw67 January 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    gomes has put up the itinerary for todays match. wake up at 10am breakfast at half past 10 and at midday board coach. sounds like a beano to me.

  • SpurmadDave January 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    If you look at what AVB said after the game”We did not loose because we did not score chances we lost because we did not create chances”.Sounds like to me that there will only be one signing this window and he will come from Germny and he will not be a striker.

  • SucksToBeUs January 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    After 3 short months its clear that Vertonghen isn’t a Beckenbauer but more of a Gareth Southgate.

    Huddlestone was never Hoddle, always a lazy Carlton Palmer.

  • melcyid January 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    sending out the team as it was ,was all leeds needed to know to up there game a bit and we werent up for it,also let our boys know we wernt serious. inevitable result, poo descision.who wouldnt want to watch /play at wemberlee a life expierience not to be missed.not only devalues the cup but devalues the team and the players themselves. when you go on the pitch as a team and an individual you should go on with the mindset to win and beat the other team,not have to play mind games with yourself about does it matter much, your already beaten before you start :Tears: :Sad:

    • Hartley January 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      To Dare is to do…..Not only should we go out to win every game, but we should go out to win every game in style….

      • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

        This is mostly forgotten wisdom when we actually reach the field.I think the mantra ‘Kick it into Touch’ is much more apropos.

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

          Caulker “It works!”

  • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    If we draw at Norwich on Wed night we only have 2 days to strengthen, our next 6 PL games are WBA (A), Newcastle (H), Lyon on St Valentines Night, WHU (A), Arsenal (H), Liverpool (A).

  • klinsmannfan January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Agree with most of what you’ve said TBH. AVB surely now recognises that:

    i. A striker is needed as is a creative midfielder
    ii. Huddlestone (unfortunately) on this season’s form is not premiership/ even championship qualty
    iii. Siggy is almost as ineffective as THudd……and can’t afford to have these 2 passengers in the starting 11.

    Where I disagree with you is that I still think there’s a good chance Walker will once again become a good Tottenham playe; even now he’s certainly performing better than Thudd and Siggy!

  • A_Felching January 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I decided not to watch, I’ve lost interst in the cup. It must be all these semi final pastings we have taken in recent years. 4th or 3rd would be lovely, in saying that I would love to win the Europa. :Whistling:

  • Eyeball Paul January 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Harry singling out bale, Lennon and walker is a bit wide of the mark when shitebags like huddlestone and siggy supposedly staking a claim for future starting berths in the team

    Lets move in the transfer window when we can

  • Luke January 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I’m confident holtby will make a difference once levy finally closes the deal.

  • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    We were shameless.
    AVB did not get us ready mentally and the players even after watching minnows giving teams all weekend a hard time couldnt get the message.Every win has to be earned.
    This is not new to use we have seen this many times befoire.
    One of the great things about the 60-61 team what that they just believed.They were great for sure but they just went and did the biusiness.
    Now we see manager after manager,style after style.player after player look week in these types of games.
    We need the killer instinct.We had no Defoe or Ade to blame and its unfair to put the blame on Walker any more that Naughton or anyone else.
    Vert,Hudd,Freidel Lennon and McCartney were all crappola. Bale had a half decent game in the first rel;ative to the others but what a mess.

    No this mass mess was all down the the manager.

    Dont get me wrong we have been having a not bad season but this was scary.

    I think that the minnows are getting fitter and passing better than they ever did but taking things lightly en masse is very bad. Thinking we can win without playing is terrible.

    They had no respect for those that dredged up to Leeds. This was the crime.

    • klinsmannfan January 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      I don’t blame the manager Ron. I like the calmer way we now collectively approach matches and I believe that’s largely down to AVB. Unfortunately, it’s the same old problems – lack of creativity, lack of a quality striker and the reserves brought in today notably Hudd and Siggy being nothing like as good as the player’s they are deputising for. Hopefully the performance will be a blessing in disguise!

      • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        While it might yet be a blessing,one can only blame the manager.If a player or two was off I cans ee,blame the player but this was a weak team performance.
        I am not anti AVB but cannot help but blame him for not getting the players mentally ready.
        If the Leeds manager would have both squads to choose frokm before the game how many Leeds players would he have picked (its hypothetical) and vice versa.
        No we had enough out there to win well. We just were not ready.
        I accpt it as a one off but just like there were diabolical performances last year against minnow teams so we also had this year. Not Redknapp and not AVD is beyond criticism.

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

          AVB as well

        • klinsmannfan January 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

          Opinions are always interesting……. I agree it was a weak team performance but I think that was because we had at least 2 passengers……..by some distance the worst 2 on the pitch…….and I suspect had we offered them to Warnock prior to the game he would have said thanks but no thanks…….20% of our outfield players contributing little/nothing……..a weak performance is inevitable!

          • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

            there is no doubt we had lack of creavity and strikers or finishing too. We have lacked both of these for a while.Dembele seems to bring some of this but there are no strictly creative players like a Silva or a Modric and a lack of quality strikers but we did go up to Manchester with the same players almost and then again at Tottenham against them.Lennon and Bale have offered much much not today.
            Nor so Vert and others.
            Lloris probably would have kept a clean sheet or maybe let one in.
            The drive,ambition and blood and guts were not there for this one.
            It was like when we played Stevenage or Watford last year.The same pulse. I blamed Harry then and AVB now. Yes its the players but when so many have not played well (more like 9 than 2) its time to call AVB on it.

  • Westbelfastyid January 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Them two centre halfs need kneecapped……donkeys….kaboom needed ASAP

    • Billy Legit January 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Coming from Belfast i’ll take your word for it.

  • SpurmadDave January 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    This weekend you found out just what the FA Cup means to what clubs .Those that want to win it fielded there best teams those that didn’t didn’t.Pretty simple bit like the striker thing.Do we or don’t we need one.Well a good one to compete with Defoe would not be bad.Even a good young one with a trick or two to play these games.Lets hope the boy Defoe will play on Wednesday against Norwich.Might be nice if after the draw is made a manager tells his fans if he plans to play a weaker team so they can save their money as we are not all on managers/players wages.Refunds please now pass the salt and vinegar old boy.

  • Hartley January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I was there and we was shit…..every man and boy in the Tottingham Hottenspurs shirt played well below par….Bale and Azza on opposite wings to that they should be on doesn’t work and the sooner AVB figures this out, the better. Dempsey isn’t a striker and from what I saw of Obika neither is he…We need one, or even two for that matter and by my calculations we ain’t got long enough left to get a decent one. The midfield were atrocious today led by a man who should sit in front of the back four and cover when they try to venture forward, he does the opposite and leaves a big space for the opposition to attack. P*****, as I now like to call him is not a team player, goes forward far too often with no end result, AVB should make him do one hundred lines……”I am not Lionel Messi, I’m not a striker, I’m not a one man team, I’m a defensive midfielder!”

    • melcyid January 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      words of wisdom

      • Spurstacus January 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

        Norman Wisdom.

        • ronwol196061 January 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

          Wisdom and Wisdommer

          • Matt January 28, 2013 at 12:58 am

            To blame Parker in one of his first games back is pathetic. The guy was one of the few who showed some desire. That lazy fat c*** Cuddles should be put down. Sadly Vertongen looked as though he couldnt give a s*** and Naughton, Siigy and Dempsey just aren’t good enough.

    • Phil McAvity January 28, 2013 at 12:07 am

      The thing is if Parker didn’t try and get the ball forward then who else was going to? Huddlestone? Good luck with that.

    • cptcaveman January 28, 2013 at 12:13 am

      What a load of cobblers…the other day you were saying the opposite, how the almighty Sandro got forward and Parker never did…now it suits to change your stance. You’ve never liked Parker and have always set to spout crap…you only piped down when he was voted our player of the season last year. He was our best player by miles today…the only one that turned up. As usual Hartley…you’ve got a case of Sh1t in your eye.

      • Hartley January 28, 2013 at 11:17 am

        What I actually said was, when Sandro does venture forward (which is not very often) he has an end result, either a pass or a shot on target…P***** offers sweet F*ck all yet leaves his position way too much looking for glory. It’s no coincidence that our back 4 look shit when he is playing. You two are still bitter that Saggychops got the boot me thinks……. :Worry:

        • Phil McAvity January 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm

          What has my point got to do with Redders?

          I think you are still obsessed with him to be honest Harts.

          :In-Love:

          • Phil McAvity January 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

            :In-Love:

            • Phil McAvity January 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

              Fackinel!!

  • hotspur January 27, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    we were a joke

  • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Pigeon fanciers and Whippit boys laughing in their beer. Who’da thunk it !

  • Razspur January 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Was Bale playing ? There you go.

    • The V January 28, 2013 at 12:30 am

      No team in Christendom would ever concidering playing in grey. Red nose realised the damage it did to Manu. No one dines has made the error until the yanks twats Under ArmPit. And someone from spurs would have sanctioned it.

      Burn the strip and all record of it ever existing!!

      I know I sound like a loon but I’m right.