BREAKING LIKE THE WIND
Danny Rose Masterminds £15M Hijack

Danny Rose Masterminds £15M Hijack

In an unprecedented move, Tottehnam Hotspur have undertaken a fresh initiative to entice more fresh meat to the Levy & Co. conveyor belt exciting new players to White Hart Lane.

Liverpool may have sent managing director Ian Ayre to the Ukraine back in January, but he failed to broker a deal with winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Where I believe Liverpool went wrong, was they failed to provide player affidavits. It is my considered opinion that Danny Rose’s words could wellswing the deal.

You look at the best teams and they do well when they do have a manager to work with for a long time. Everyone loves Tim and the coaching staff.

You don’t know what’s going to happen. We just want the fans to stick by us and obviously we would like a bit of continuity with a manager and we’ll all be fighting to put it right, to get the top four maybe next season.”

Dnipro president Ihor Kolomoyskyi’s comments do seem to suggest Rose’s “come on in, the water’s lovely” approach is well placed.

I have contact with the Tottenham president. I am talking with him. He is interested in Konoplyanka. We are in the stage of negotiations and are perhaps close to signing a contract if Yehven agrees.

I would choose Tottenham – London – not Liverpool. There are matches only once or twice a week, and at other times he will still need somewhere to live.

I believe London life is preferable to Liverpool.”

The issue to flag up here, is that whilst this is clearly a potential deal, it would be another player bought off a spreadsheet. Another player that would be “inflicted” upon the manager of Tottenham Hostpur next season.

Oy vey.

CHUNK

 

 

Comments
  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    “Kiri – what are your thoughts on us playing narrow or with width next year?? Have to say width with pace was great to watch but we don’t have the natural wingers…Lamela on one side but who on”

    Hand,
    I’d go narrow. Our players are better suited for it. We used to have (a) great crosser(s). We can still play with pace but down the middle. Paulinho would be perfect for this, Soldado would be ok I think as long as we give him through balls, Ade would die, Chadli, Eriksen and Lamela would thrive.

    AS LONG as we have defenders that are good aerially and we are prepared to give up the wings for the middle I’d go for it. We don’t concede many (if any) goals from aerial attacks compared to other teams. We’ve let in maybe 3 or 4 max this year.

    We have players that are suited for more compact games in midfield too. You would assume that having Sandro and Capoue in a tight midfield battle would greatly benefit you. Dembele is perfect for tight knit games. Paulinho not so much but he is more for the typical Spurs counter attacking football. I think he’s been heavily misused this year. Holtby is perfect for an LVG system which ALWAYS has a deep lying playmaker. He could be our Modders.

    For our forwards…. Chadli, Lamela and Eriksen are all counter attacking players. I’d like to see the three of them link up…… one day…. Siggy needs to go, he really does. I like the guy but he just doesn’t fit the bill for us. Maybe he would do great at a PSG or a Milan but he’s not a Spurs player. Konoplyanka would be a great addition and he fits the bill for a Daniel Levy deal
    If we had Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Konoplaynka and Townsend as our forwards next year I think that would be good.
    I’d sell Lennon and Siggy.

    I think It was Nick that said that Ade is an excellent player but that he doesn’t fit the bill for what we need. I agree somewhat. If we could get him to play the role of a typical striker I’d keep him. I think the main reason he’s dropping back so far is because there is a lack of a real game plan and he’s taken it upon himself to do something about it. Hopefully under LVG we’ll actually have a gameplan and he could get him to run the channels instead if holding the ball up so far from the goal or at least get him to hold it up near the box. Soldado just needs to be fed, it’s very simple…..

    All in all I think we’re much better suited for a narrow game.

    • Hand March 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Fair points. Agree on most but I do think we need a lump up front as a second way out … Benteke for me

      • charliehawkins March 19, 2014 at 7:36 am

        I agree completely. Benteke up front with EEiksen as a number 10 and Lamela with Konoplyanka on the wings. Holtby as a deep lying playmaker alongside Sandro to break up the play. And a decent LB. It would be like a dream come true.

  • JPG466 March 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Konoplyanka did impress in both matches against us, but is he really what we need ?

    LB and Striker roles is where we have been lacking.. for years now.

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Fantastic… It may be bs but it’s still not pleasing to read

    http://www.givemesport.com/443732-manchester-united-move-interests-van-gaal?autoplay=on

  • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    “I believe London life is preferable to Liverpool…”

    …death?
    …wife?
    …knife?

    • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Kolomoyskyi Calling Chelsea, Come in Chelsea.

      • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm

        They need another midfielder as much as we do. Won’t stop them though.

  • Mark Randall March 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    The guy looked class against us – I’m sure Levy would have got Van Gaal’s OK if he really is lined up

  • Sean March 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Konoplyanka’s got ‘Give-Me-Champions-League-Football’ written all over him. He’s done the Europa stint this season, doubt he’d consider doing all that again.

    As for Rose defending Sherwood – of course he does, he knows he’s the only manager in the Top 6 who would give him a first team start. Even ‘Arry wouldn’t take Rose on loan.

  • Sean March 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Just saw a photo of Spalletti for the first time.
    He looks like Frank Lebouef’s scrotum.
    http://gty.im/477436901

  • Dublin Yid March 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I think he would be suited to either team. Of course we could do with him, as he would improve the team. This guy would be an excellent addition. Not sure still what Danny Rose’s comment had to do with it swinging the deal as it were. Still think it would be remarkable if he chose us over them with CL on the horizon.

    • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      I suppose his decision will rest on whether he wants to warm the bench at the Bridge or the treatment table at The Lane.

  • Phil March 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Konoplyanka LW Eriksen CAM Townsend RW with Ade as striker almost gives me a semi tbh! This guy is really really good! Great first touch, can dribble in very tight spaces, has bundles of pace (remember him roasting Walker against England?) can score goals and has great vision too and he’s built like a bull so he’s made for the premier league, in my opinion. Hope this report is true and not just the owner trying to raise interest!

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      You’re putting in Townsend over Lamela?…………. wow…. thats sad…

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Without bias here, if I was a young player and I had a team in the edge of Champions League with an almost guaranteed starting spot in London or a CL team with not guaranteed starting spot in Liverpool….
    I’d go for London

  • Johnlacy March 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Danny rose wants Sherwood to stay cos soon as LVG is in he’ll be out the door quicker than a drunk punter in the tottenham royal with his cock out

    • jfdit March 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      quality post, keep them coming

    • grittyspur March 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      brilliant!

    • SPURIAN March 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      tottenham royal. showing your age mate

    • Des TBC March 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Lol, cracking wit, but true.

      Rose is indicative of the nearly men that we have bought at Tottenham for 10 years, co-incidentally the period of time since Levy took over.

      Too true about balance sheets. With Harry, we had a coach who would not work with a bullshitty Director Of Football/Technical Director – it simply does not work! 2-3 years ago we were taking on, matching and beating the Chelsea’s, City’s, Liverpool’s and Arsenal’s of the Premier League, now we have gone back 5-6 years, a laughing tock with many half hearted passionless players! Roll on LVG

  • Frontwheel 2 March 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Harry Frank underwood Hotspurs,you’ve been slagging the likes of LLL for ages for saying exactly what your spouting now,Gordon Fu*king Bennettttttttttttttttttt

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      I’ve been confused for a while… Who the feck is LLL?????

      • Seattlespursguy March 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

        The artist currently known as Johnny DickFingers.

      • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        He’s this blog’s greatest ever contributor.

        • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

          Oh that’s right… Slightly touched in the head? Purple lad?

      • Billy Legit March 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        We seek him here, we seek him there……he’s the Scarlet Pimpernel.

  • David Says March 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Looked more balanced with Rose back in the team. All this stuff about the Redknapp’s asking Gray for advice on Modric makes me think Eriksen is in the same boat positionally. Townsend is pretty wicked down the left and crossing regularly on his natural foot with pace. Lennon on the right and Dembele/Sandro on the right of central midfield. Tactically that Redknapp team was a lot more rigid than people think with only Van der Vaart really free to roam. Have to say I’m a bit bored of the narrow reverse wingers formation and Adebayor could do with more crosses otherwise he just drops wide left out of the danger zone. Ukraine chap another right footed left winger.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Dear Tim,

    Never lead your soldiers to battle if you have not first confirmed their spirit and known them to be without fear and ordered; and never test them except when you see that they hope to win.

    With love,

    Machivelli.

    • themanfromroomfive March 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      “Irish troops are the best in the world- when led by white officers”- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    In the armies, and among every ten men, there must be one of more life, of more heart, or at least of more authority, who with his spirit, with his words, and with his example keeps the others firm and disposed to fight.

    Machiavelli.
    The Art of War.

    PS. Not Neil Razor Ruddock ‘though.

    • Jan Vertiginous March 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      I think he’s been trying this:

      Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
      Sun Tzu

      • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        Jan Vertiginous
        I think he’s been trying this:
        Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
        Sun Tzu

        Haha.

        Maybe he should try this when we go a goal down:

        Sometimes it has been of great moment while the fight is going on, to disseminate words that pronounce the enemies’ captain to be dead, or to have been conquered by another part of the army. Many times this has given victory to him who used it.

        Machiavelli.

        • Jan Vertiginous March 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm

          Les and T Dawg from “Kung Fu” on trying to recreate The Spurs Way.

          Caine: Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?

          Master Po: If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.

      • Billy Legit March 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

        “It’s about funnelling back in, shuffling across”

        -T Sherwood Esq.

        • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm

          Why can’t Rose understand this simple piece of instruction?

          Anyone would think Tim had said:

          “It’s all about haring up the touchline at completely the wrong time and getting caught way out of position, then jogging back whilst they score a goal.”

          • bubbleobill March 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

            If its that easy u should pull the shirt on

  • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    This LVG to Old Trafford stuff has thrown me.

    Here I was hedging against the complete implosion of our season with a “Yeah? Do your worst Dim Lightbulb coz you are toast and we are getting a pwoper manager in.”

    Now I fear it might be another cheapo option a la Levy.

    Maybe we should keep Tim after a….nah, not really.

  • Billy Legit March 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    “Everyone loves Tim and the coaching staff”……….Lie.

    “I believe London life is preferable to Liverpool.”……….No shit, Sherlock!

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      There’s life in Liverpool?

      • SPURIAN March 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm

        NO!

      • Billy Legit March 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Not as we know it, Jim!

  • Jan Vertiginous March 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Les and T Dawg from “Kung Fu” on trying to recreate The Spurs Way.

    Caine: Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?

    Master Po: If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Dear Daniel,

    The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”

    With love,

    Niccolò Machiavelli
    (The Prince)

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Moyes and Sherwood really are incompetent facks. They both insist on crossing when they have no good wide men, they have two excellent strikers being starved to death, and they are playing they’re playmakers out wide. Facking idiots

  • Nick Hibbert March 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I thought Machiavelli was a type of pasta & kung po was a prawn or chicken dish?

  • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    If we get Yehven Konoplyanka, some lyricist wii definitely have to come up with a chant to the tune of Una Paloma Blanca:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQK9k42ongU

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm
  • TriniSpurs March 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I commented on here several times at start of season that Danny would cost us dearly and was slagged off …oh well. It is not surprising that one of the least talented and intelligent members of the squad jumps to the defense of our under fire manager……it’s the only form of defense that poor old Danny is good at.

    And for those of you who don’t know, LLL was a brave soul who tried unsuccessfully to dual intellectually with HH and over a year or two and lost so badly that he wound up in the looney bin. Harry is now living with his misus.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Kirillus
    I’ve been confused for a while… Who the feck is LLL?????

    Are those statements mutually exclusive?

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      …..what?…

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    What happened to SSB, Melcyd, MilkYid and Co.? All banned?

    • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Maybe they have interests outside of your hormones.

      • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        My eight cocks? :)

        I know Milky got banned for sure. Melcyd maybe?

  • Paxtoncoatesy March 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    With our wingers consisting of lennon and townsend not to mention chadli I would say yes

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    My god are we talkative today……….. >.>

  • Offtheshelf March 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I get the feeling he could be our Arahavin, this could depend on who the manager is next season.

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      ummm who?

      • Offtheshelf March 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        Arshavin, remember him, you could laugh at the gooners in those days.

  • Nick Hibbert March 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    On the assumption that we fail to overcome the goal deficit ag Benfica on Thursday no doubt there will be a number of the anti Ropey League brigade singing from the rooftops.
    It, therefore, may interest you to know that points (to determine club coefficients) awarded by UEFA to clubs in BOTH competitions contribute towards a club’s overall ranking from which UEFA then determines the seedings for EACH competition.
    A win of any sort on Thursday will give us 2 extra points towards our overall coefficient.
    Add to that the fact that the overall ranking is the sum of the coefficients for the previous 5 seasons then just maybe some on here might begin to appreciate the value of participating in the Europa League.
    You might be surprised to see where THFC are in the rankings…..
    so here are the full details…..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_country_coefficient#Country_coefficient

    • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Informative as usual, Nick H, thanks.

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      It wouldn’t matter, we’d still be 18th for next year

      • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        Actually no that’s a lie, next year it will matter a lot if we do well again because our 3 points 2009-10 season will expire and the next one will kick in. Next year we can gain around 17 points if we do well again

        • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

          We should be at around 11th place next year

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Look at Benfica and compare to us.
      My 4-0 loss prediction for the away leg doesn’t look too unrealistic…

  • nobby nobbs March 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Soon the option to buy the season ticket 2014/15 will be offered to existing ST holders..
    God what a decision.

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Actually no that’s a lie, next year it will matter a lot if we do well again because our 3 points 2009-10 season will expire and the next one will kick in. Next year we can gain around 17 points if we do well again

  • Dublin Yid March 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I know about the excessive waiting list for season ticket holders, but how many are actually made available each season ? And how much say east stand versus west ??

  • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I see the chavs are in the middle of a Drogba love in, would love to see them get knocked out as a result of him diving and winning a penalty.

    • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Drogba……dive? Wash your mouf art!

      • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

        Just tell ‘im to roll abaht a bit

  • Rob March 18, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Not sure what to say really. For the first time in probably 10 years, I could not face watching the Arsenal game on Sunday. I turned it on with 15 minutes to go and thought to my self ‘what a fucking surprise’, Spurs 0 Arsenal 1. I am completely sick of all this!

    Always so much promise and always a complete let down in almost all respects.

    This season has completely gone and to be frank, I think it would be best if we did not qualify for the Europa next year, Benfica were a country mile better than us last Thursday and I would not be surprised if they hammer us 5-0 this week.

    The problem with our side is that we have absolutely no glue of how to unlock a defence and score. I am sick of seeing all these anti Soldado quotes, the fact is that his movement in looking for the final ball is miles ahead of what our lot can provide for him which is why he does not get enough chances. The bloke is class, he must think he has made the biggest mistake of his life by signing for us!

    Manager wise, get that idiot ‘I bleed spurs’ moron out the door before he has a chance to take off his coat and throw it like a twat and I am going to square up to and give you a piece of my extremely modestly sized mind! In all my years of watching football and listening to managers from a number of teams, I have never, ever seen such a completely stupid and mindless appointment. Would the likes of Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger, Benitez, Capello, Eriksen, to name a few have behaved in such an amateurish fashion? I think not!! Get a proper manager in on a proper long term contract and give him proper time to get done what needs to be done. Is it really that hard? And let him sign the players that he wants and stop buying complete fucking toilet that are not good enough and not what the manager wants!

    On the subject of players, squad and formation, we need to completely get away from 4-4-2. It does not win anything these days. 4-3-3 or variants of is the modern way, we must move with the times.

    Squad wise, we need a complete overhaul despite all the changes last Summer. Lloris, Vertongen and Paulinho may well force their own departures to find CL football and who can blame them? My opinion is that Vertongen (Maybe Chiriches) is the only part of our back four that is good enough for a top four team, the rest are complete crap! Midfield wise, of our 356 midfielders I would think we have about four who are any good and worth keeping in a squad to challenge for the top four next season, Paulinho (if he stays), Sandro because he is a decent DMC who clearly gives a fuck, Eriksen since he is the only player who is good enough to be on the same wave length as Soldado and perhaps controversially Lamela. I watched him for Roma, he has skill, guile, passing quality, finishing quality and is an ideal contingent of a front 3. He has had his issues in coming to England which should not be under estimated, but apart from anything else, the rest of the spurs squad just are not good enough to play the kind of system he is used to playing; 4-3-3! Plus our own Ossie Ardilles rates him! Striker wise, keep Soldado and ADE and get a decent third. Kane? Like a Lee Chapman with less pace and a broken leg!

    Levy………………. sack the fucker!

    I have had enough!!!!!!!

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Don’t just sit on the fence, tell us what you’re really thinking.

      • Rob March 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        I am telling you what I am thinking and it is absolutely right in every respect! I challenge anyone to tell me I am not right?

        • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          Am trying to find any part I disagree with so I can argue.
          I can’t.

        • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          You’re not completely right.

          • Rob March 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

            How?

            • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

              “…always a complete let down in almost all respects.” Don’t agree
              “…absolutely no *glue* …” :)
              Apart form that, not bad!

              • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

                I think it is a let down, one year in the CL says it all!
                As for glue………… I don’t know what to say!!

                • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 12:13 am

                  Watch it. Remember what happened the last time you didnt know what to say.

                  • Wombat Hunter March 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

                    Haha

    • GazWad March 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Good read that, I enjoyed it

      • Rob March 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        Thanks man!

        • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          But Danny Rose says that they all love Tim and we’re going to get Top 4 next season, maybe. You can’t both be right.

          • jfdit March 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

            I read that gobshites views earlier, the stupid c*nt got sent off against villa in a crucial game two years ago possibly losing us two points which would have got us top 3, he’s also cost us many games this season with his idiotic attempts at defending

            no wonder he’s praising sherwood, he’s the only coach still stupid enough to want him in the team

            • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

              Completely right, left back? should be left back at the training ground to clean the toilet block.
              How could any management team have thought last summer that he was our viable first choice in his position, spent 100 million and not even considered a new left back?
              Sorry…………… of course I forgot Levy and Co! buy 28 midfielders and completely ignore the requirements of a proper squad and formation!

    • jfdit March 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      simply marvellous posting, great stuff

      • Rob March 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

        Cheers!

        • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm

          That was great Rob. Thank you.

        • spurssince67 March 19, 2014 at 9:24 am

          Top, top Post Rob….saved me doing it !!!

    • Jan Vertiginous March 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Hang on to Capoue too I think.

  • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    As for signing Plonky; I reckon he is a shoe-in for the left side of our attack. An area we have been weak since Bale went walkabout with his free role.

    I reckon he is a class player and would welcome him at the Lane!

  • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like we have no centre backs availabale for Thursday’s game, could be a rugby score.

    • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Go three at the back and put Ade at centre half with Naughton and Fryers.
      Five man midfield, Lennon, Sandro, Paulinho, Eriksen, Townsend.
      Stick Bobby up front with Rooneyesque or Chadli as a false number 9.

      Sorted.

      • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

        I like it

      • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        Ade and Paulinho also injured and may not be available.

        • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 8:26 pm

          I’m speechless…………

        • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

          You saboteur!!!

          • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

            Now were up to 10

        • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 9:22 pm

          Well with Ade out, at least it might force us to try and play on the ground a bit more. Oh no, of course, he’ll use Rooneyesque as the target.

  • superspoz March 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    A gay bloke walks into a noisy pub in Liverpool and walks up to a couple of scousers,leans over and whispers to one of them ‘Do you want a blow job?’ ‘You what?’ reply’s the angry scouser and head buts him and returns to his drink at the bar. ‘Why did you do that for?’ asks his mate. ‘He asked my if I want a job’

  • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Here I’ll make you the team we would have had had Chelsea NOT won Champions League two years ago:

    —————-Lloris
    Walker – Kaboul – Vertong – Benny
    ———-Sandro – Dembele
    —–Hazard – Oscar – KingBale
    —————–Ade
    :(

    • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for that … yeah … thanks a bunch :(

    • Rob March 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Are you kidding? Walker, Benny, Kaboul, Dembele are rubbish! Complete rubbish! You are another deluded spurs fan who thinks we have half the makings of a good squad. WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT!

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        You’re wrong Rob. We have a very good core squad but no-one to show them the way.

        • Rob March 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm

          No we don’t 61, tell me who you think is our core squad? We have about 7 dynamic players worth the time of the CL, the rest are extremely linear, one dimensional players. Take Townshend or Lennon for example, how many times do you see them do exactly the same thing over and over every time they get the chance to go forward and 95% of the time, surprise, surprise……….. we do not get an end result!

          • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm

            Soldado, Lloris, Vertonghen, Paulinho, Chiriches, Eriksen, Sandro, Chadli, Adebayor, Lamela in no particular order, and the old Walker I think will come back to us soon. That’s 11. I don’t do the detailed technical analysis of player attributes as some others do but I know what I like and I like what I see. It’s not too dissimilar to your group, or most peoples group and is a good core of a squad.

            • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:17 pm

              Yes 61, but I think you are completely missing the fact that we will probably not have at least 2/3 of these next year. Especially Vertonghen, and who will we be left with at the back? Plaster Kaboul, hoof it Dawson, Bonzo?!? We do not have a proper core in the squad who want to be there!
              Chadli………………………… how much vodka have you had this evening?

              • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

                I’m not missing anything. You have an opinion that it’s a “fact the we will probably lose” 6-7 of that lot in the summer? I disagree. I also have no doubt that we need work on the defence, hence my decision to exclude Dawson, Rose, Fryers and Naughton.

                Regarding your comment about Chadli, about the same amount as Kiri.

                • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

                  Really?
                  Look man, I think you need to consider the bigger picture on the PL for the last 10 years or so. Think about the core squad of the teams that have finished in the top four and then pause for breath…… consider and take a look back at the Spurs squad list. I think you will then realise where we exactly are! Yes we do have a core to our squad, but it is no where near CL material or even Europa!
                  Plus, what are you on about “6-7″? I am certain we will loose Verts to someone like Barcelona this summer perhaps 1-2 more of our best. It is completely on the cards.

                  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 18, 2014 at 11:10 pm

                    Really!
                    The 6-7 I mentioned is in response to your assertion that we will lose 2/3 of the core. I took that core as my core of 10. 2/3 of 10 is 6-7.
                    We have a core of the squad that clearly needs enhancing and maybe isn’t as good as all of the top teams but is easily good enough for the Ropey, maybe not CL. We need, more importantly, a better coach/manager to set the team up properly. I have a very simple outlook on this and get as disappointed as the rest of when we continually fall away for where we hope to get. It’s possible that we may lose 2 or 3 players but I don’t believe it is certain to happen.
                    I believe we’ll win 3-0 on Thursday. I may be a bit deluded there but I’m not that fussed at this point in time. My cup runneth over the half way line with optimism.

    • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      When I saw the picture, I thought it meant Bentaleb. Not sure which I’d rather keep.

  • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Too easy for Chelsea, Schneider looks so ordinary these days, one for us to sign this Summer.

    • Rob March 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Absolutely!

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Rob
    Not sure what to say really. For the first time in probably 10 years, I could not face watching the Arsenal game on Sunday. I turned it on with 15 minutes to go and thought to my self ‘what a fucking surprise’, Spurs 0 Arsenal 1. I am completely sick of all this!
    Always so much promise and always a complete let down in almost all respects.
    This season has completely gone and to be frank, I think it would be best if we did not qualify for the Europa next year, Benfica were a country mile better than us last Thursday and I would not be surprised if they hammer us 5-0 this week.
    The problem with our side is that we have absolutely no glue of how to unlock a defence and score. I am sick of seeing all these anti Soldado quotes, the fact is that his movement in looking for the final ball is miles ahead of what our lot can provide for him which is why he does not get enough chances. The bloke is class, he must think he has made the biggest mistake of his life by signing for us!
    Manager wise, get that idiot ‘I bleed spurs’ moron out the door before he has a chance to take off his coat and throw it like a twat and I am going to square up to and give you a piece of my extremely modestly sized mind! In all my years of watching football and listening to managers from a number of teams, I have never, ever seen such a completely stupid and mindless appointment. Would the likes of Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger, Benitez, Capello, Eriksen, to name a few have behaved in such an amateurish fashion? I think not!! Get a proper manager in on a proper long term contract and give him proper time to get done what needs to be done. Is it really that hard? And let him sign the players that he wants and stop buying complete fucking toilet that are not good enough and not what the manager wants!
    On the subject of players, squad and formation, we need to completely get away from 4-4-2. It does not win anything these days. 4-3-3 or variants of is the modern way, we must move with the times.
    Squad wise, we need a complete overhaul despite all the changes last Summer. Lloris, Vertongen and Paulinho may well force their own departures to find CL football and who can blame them? My opinion is that Vertongen (Maybe Chiriches) is the only part of our back four that is good enough for a top four team, the rest are complete crap! Midfield wise, of our 356 midfielders I would think we have about four who are any good and worth keeping in a squad to challenge for the top four next season, Paulinho (if he stays), Sandro because he is a decent DMC who clearly gives a fuck, Eriksen since he is the only player who is good enough to be on the same wave length as Soldado and perhaps controversially Lamela. I watched him for Roma, he has skill, guile, passing quality, finishing quality and is an ideal contingent of a front 3. He has had his issues in coming to England which should not be under estimated, but apart from anything else, the rest of the spurs squad just are not good enough to play the kind of system he is used to playing; 4-3-3! Plus our own Ossie Ardilles rates him! Striker wise, keep Soldado and ADE and get a decent third. Kane? Like a Lee Chapman with less pace and a broken leg!
    Levy………………. sack the fucker!
    I have had enough!!!!!!!

    Bloody hell Rob! G*d help us when you do know what to say!

    • GazWad March 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      I know I said that it twas a good read, but I didn’t need to read it again so soon….

    • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      That was the abbreviated version, looking forward to the full item tomorrow.

    • Frontwheel 2 March 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Harden the fak up.

      • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        You having a laugh? Have you forgotten, we have won nought worth mentioning for almost 15 years!

  • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Big game Sunday, Barca vs Spurs rejects.

    Rejects beating Schalke 9-2 on aggregate.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Spurstacus

    Rob
    Not sure what to say really. For the first time in probably 10 years, I could not face watching the Arsenal game on Sunday. I turned it on with 15 minutes to go and thought to my self ‘what a fucking surprise’, Spurs 0 Arsenal 1. I am completely sick of all this!
    Always so much promise and always a complete let down in almost all respects.
    This season has completely gone and to be frank, I think it would be best if we did not qualify for the Europa next year, Benfica were a country mile better than us last Thursday and I would not be surprised if they hammer us 5-0 this week.
    The problem with our side is that we have absolutely no glue of how to unlock a defence and score. I am sick of seeing all these anti Soldado quotes, the fact is that his movement in looking for the final ball is miles ahead of what our lot can provide for him which is why he does not get enough chances. The bloke is class, he must think he has made the biggest mistake of his life by signing for us!
    Manager wise, get that idiot ‘I bleed spurs’ moron out the door before he has a chance to take off his coat and throw it like a twat and I am going to square up to and give you a piece of my extremely modestly sized mind! In all my years of watching football and listening to managers from a number of teams, I have never, ever seen such a completely stupid and mindless appointment. Would the likes of Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger, Benitez, Capello, Eriksen, to name a few have behaved in such an amateurish fashion? I think not!! Get a proper manager in on a proper long term contract and give him proper time to get done what needs to be done. Is it really that hard? And let him sign the players that he wants and stop buying complete fucking toilet that are not good enough and not what the manager wants!
    On the subject of players, squad and formation, we need to completely get away from 4-4-2. It does not win anything these days. 4-3-3 or variants of is the modern way, we must move with the times.
    Squad wise, we need a complete overhaul despite all the changes last Summer. Lloris, Vertongen and Paulinho may well force their own departures to find CL football and who can blame them? My opinion is that Vertongen (Maybe Chiriches) is the only part of our back four that is good enough for a top four team, the rest are complete crap! Midfield wise, of our 356 midfielders I would think we have about four who are any good and worth keeping in a squad to challenge for the top four next season, Paulinho (if he stays), Sandro because he is a decent DMC who clearly gives a fuck, Eriksen since he is the only player who is good enough to be on the same wave length as Soldado and perhaps controversially Lamela. I watched him for Roma, he has skill, guile, passing quality, finishing quality and is an ideal contingent of a front 3. He has had his issues in coming to England which should not be under estimated, but apart from anything else, the rest of the spurs squad just are not good enough to play the kind of system he is used to playing; 4-3-3! Plus our own Ossie Ardilles rates him! Striker wise, keep Soldado and ADE and get a decent third. Kane? Like a Lee Chapman with less pace and a broken leg!
    Levy………………. sack the fucker!
    I have had enough!!!!!!!

    Bloody hell Rob! G*d help us when you do know what to say!

    I have a feeling you will get on nicely with Kirillus.

    • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      And Hartley.

      • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        I have his book on fly fishing. Very informative.

        • longrangesniper March 18, 2014 at 10:16 pm

          Makes a decent Marmalade too

          • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

            Knows naff all about football though.

            • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm

              Knows a lot about killing birds. Does ‘em two at a time.

              • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 11:58 pm

                I know more about football than you three mofos can shake a stick at. :shock: and you know it, bloody only thing you know… :cool:

                • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 12:16 am

                  I know a lot about smalz herring.

                  • Hartley March 19, 2014 at 12:27 am

                    Fair play, I can’t deny that.

        • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm

          I quite agree!

          • Hartley March 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

            You say it best…….When you say nothing at all.

    • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      And Farmer Hartley.

    • Kirillus March 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      He’s a sceptic and has no common sense, opposite of myself

      • Rob March 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        Hey Kiri, I think that was a bit harsh.

        Why does that bloke keep re-typing my post? he must have finger ache by now!

        • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:28 am

          He’s forgotten more about quoting posts than you will learn in a lifetime

          • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

            Yurp. And I have other fingers.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Spurstacus

    Rob
    Not sure what to say really. For the first time in probably 10 years, I could not face watching the Arsenal game on Sunday. I turned it on with 15 minutes to go and thought to my self ‘what a fucking surprise’, Spurs 0 Arsenal 1. I am completely sick of all this!
    Always so much promise and always a complete let down in almost all respects.
    This season has completely gone and to be frank, I think it would be best if we did not qualify for the Europa next year, Benfica were a country mile better than us last Thursday and I would not be surprised if they hammer us 5-0 this week.
    The problem with our side is that we have absolutely no glue of how to unlock a defence and score. I am sick of seeing all these anti Soldado quotes, the fact is that his movement in looking for the final ball is miles ahead of what our lot can provide for him which is why he does not get enough chances. The bloke is class, he must think he has made the biggest mistake of his life by signing for us!
    Manager wise, get that idiot ‘I bleed spurs’ moron out the door before he has a chance to take off his coat and throw it like a twat and I am going to square up to and give you a piece of my extremely modestly sized mind! In all my years of watching football and listening to managers from a number of teams, I have never, ever seen such a completely stupid and mindless appointment. Would the likes of Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger, Benitez, Capello, Eriksen, to name a few have behaved in such an amateurish fashion? I think not!! Get a proper manager in on a proper long term contract and give him proper time to get done what needs to be done. Is it really that hard? And let him sign the players that he wants and stop buying complete fucking toilet that are not good enough and not what the manager wants!
    On the subject of players, squad and formation, we need to completely get away from 4-4-2. It does not win anything these days. 4-3-3 or variants of is the modern way, we must move with the times.
    Squad wise, we need a complete overhaul despite all the changes last Summer. Lloris, Vertongen and Paulinho may well force their own departures to find CL football and who can blame them? My opinion is that Vertongen (Maybe Chiriches) is the only part of our back four that is good enough for a top four team, the rest are complete crap! Midfield wise, of our 356 midfielders I would think we have about four who are any good and worth keeping in a squad to challenge for the top four next season, Paulinho (if he stays), Sandro because he is a decent DMC who clearly gives a fuck, Eriksen since he is the only player who is good enough to be on the same wave length as Soldado and perhaps controversially Lamela. I watched him for Roma, he has skill, guile, passing quality, finishing quality and is an ideal contingent of a front 3. He has had his issues in coming to England which should not be under estimated, but apart from anything else, the rest of the spurs squad just are not good enough to play the kind of system he is used to playing; 4-3-3! Plus our own Ossie Ardilles rates him! Striker wise, keep Soldado and ADE and get a decent third. Kane? Like a Lee Chapman with less pace and a broken leg!
    Levy………………. sack the fucker!
    I have had enough!!!!!!!

    Bloody hell Rob! G*d help us when you do know what to say!

    And Farmer Hartley.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm
    • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Paulinho.

      • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

        Or Bentaleb. Dificult to tell from the picture alone.

        • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

          or from their performances this season.

      • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

        Ah. Thought so.

        • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:33 am

          Ah. You’re ITK then.

  • Spurstacus March 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Maybe Kirillus could do us a possible Zenit St Petersberg line up including Paulinho and/ or Bentaleb. One for if Zenit win the Russian title this season, and one for if they win the Champs league next season.

    • realfan? March 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      That’s torn it.

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 4:42 am

      HA……..ha………….

  • touching cloth March 18, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This was the season to push on we should have been in the running for top spot but we threw it away. If we kept Bale and broke the ban for Isco we would have won the league but as usual Levy fkd it think its gonna take years now to even get top 4.

  • DAVID March 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Blog timings have gone wrong, posts out of sequence, were doomed, doomed I tell ya!

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:04 am

      2012 brah!!!!! Apocalypse time!!!………….. Oh wait Its 2014 already……

    • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

      Yeah. We’re all living in the past.

  • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Tomorrow I’m mucking out the wife’s chickens.
    That Rob goes on a bit, full of imself if you ask me. I’ve forgotten more about football etc. etc…..

    • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      He doesn’t mind ‘imself!

      • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

        He has carers? Makes sense.

        • Harry Hotspur March 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

          Heh.

  • Bombbombdiggy March 18, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Sell: defoe 6m siggy 8m soldado 12m rose 5m bae 3m livermore 6m total 40m.
    Buy: 13m cointreau(tasty!) and benteke 22m total 35m.
    Are fryers, falque, cellabos, mason and tom carrol good enough back up?
    I think we might be slightly middle heavy with midfielders, I don’t think I’d like to see any of them leave for the moment.
    What’s our GK situation like, aside from the inevitable loris leaving. I prosume friedel will retire is Archer any good?

    • Hartley March 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      Are those the minutes from Gooner Tim’s first football meeting with his ‘cough’ coaching team?
      Proper ITK that…solid gold.

      • Bombbombdiggy March 18, 2014 at 11:54 pm

        Good point, remind me to post a CV to Levy. I would look rather fetching flinging a gillet come to think of it.

        • Hartley March 19, 2014 at 12:01 am

          Go for it Bombbombdiggy, I for one would welcome the change.

  • Bombbombdiggy March 19, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I promise to raise the dignity of the club! Not a single pair of pants will be worn during the entirety of my 6month contract!

    • Frontwheel 2 March 19, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Pance

      • Hartley March 19, 2014 at 12:22 am

        No pance….ooherrr, on the touch line, it’s the future, nice. What’s the ref think? Who knows? Who cares. Levy will love it, all over the back pages, nay, the front pages. No news is bad news, bad news is news, news is moneh, the sponsors will be falling over themselves, naming rights sorted within a week. Bring back Arry, Ryan Giggsy may sign, Beckham, JokeHole, Pele, Gerd Muller…Mullertime at the Lane, Cryuff, Lambert and Butler, sorted. Happy days are here again.

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 1:49 am

          You forgot Heskey

  • Bombbombdiggy March 19, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Most of my dinner got stuck in the toaster :(

    • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:32 am

      Funnel it back and shuffle it in

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Most of your wife’s dinner is stuck im my pants, if you know what I mean ;)

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Been fly fishin’ ?

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 1:57 am

        No, I used LLL’s penis because fish like worms

        • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

          Why are having a pop at him? You didnt know who he was yesterday.

          • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:58 am

            Kirillus is much better with no names

  • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Is is at all possible to string together two or three passes culminating in a fourth that allows a striker or other such forward to possibly have a poke at goal for the first time in 2 years.
    Formations,non formations,plans,chaos,width,keep it narrow…it all means nowt if you cannot pass,shoot,handle some rithmetic and riting. Its the basic requirements for any footie player never mind those playing for the greatest club that was ever formed under a lamp post.

    All this science I dont understand
    Its just my job 5 days a week
    Im a footie player
    I think

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

      I agree with you Ron 95% of the time. I, like you, think our shortcomings are due to our abysmal passing and the high line. Fix me and we’ll improve in leaps and bounds

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:00 am

        Why is it awaiting moderation? Not a whiff of an insult or swearword

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Whatever ill post it again

    Ron, i agree with you 95% of the time. I, like yourself, think our shortcomings are due to our horrible passing and the constsnt high line-ing. Fix it and we’ll improve in leaps and bounds

    • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:32 am

      Comment Removed

      • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:38 am

        Comment Removed

        • Spurstacus March 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

          Comment Removed

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Comment removed,replaced,dazed and confused
      Hertfordshire

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

      Kirillus you schmuck what about the other 5% of the time?????????????

  • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I see that all the conjecture about LVG having agreed to be the new manager has been shown to be premature. Here’s the “dinkum oil” as they say in these parts.
    Mind you, might want to take it with a pinch of pineapple…

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/18/tottenham-consider-approach-for-barcelona-manager-gerardo-martino-4645070/

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 3:39 am

      Ummmm that’s the metro in case you haven’t noticed. As reliable as my pubes predicting tomorrow’s weather forecast

      • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 4:26 am

        I guess we can expect a short and curly low developing over the Pan-Handle then

        • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

          No itll be cloudy with a chance of failure in Manchester

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:03 am

      All dole-d up and nowhere to go.As always Tottenham.

    • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Did Benfica’s manager have a word with him?

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 5:17 am

    FTR I love Mike Dean. Arsenal have won 1 of the past 12 games he’s reffed hahaha

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 5:45 am

    “North London is ours,
    North London is ours!
    Fack off back to Woolwich,
    North London is ours!!!”

    “Tottenham till I die!!
    I’m Tottenham till I die!
    I know I am,
    I’m sure I am,
    I’m Tottenham till I die!!!!”

    “We are Tottenham,
    We are Tottenham,
    Super Tottenham,
    From the Lane!!!
    We are Tottenham,
    Super Tottenham!!
    We are Tottenham,
    From the Lane!!!”

    “EIO EIO
    EIO EIO
    EIO EIO
    EIO EIO”

    Hopefully we’ll hear these someday soon….. I miss them… Or maybe even the orgasmic sound of a crowd erupting as the ball ripples the OPPOSITION’S net… not ours for once…. :(

    I listened to our crowd celebrating a goal http://fanchants.co.uk/football-songs/tottenham_hotspur-chants/spurs-score/
    and i literally had my eyes tear up and a tear roll down my cheek… I miss my Tottenham… Levy you wanker why didn’t you just appoint Ancelotti, he was basically begging for the job…….

    • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 5:47 am

      All of this could have been avoided if he wasn’t so fcking cheap…………

  • Kirillus March 19, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Wonderful memories…

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2JHXeV66bA4

    I’m on the cusp of bawling my eyes out at 2am….. I love you Tottenham, i want you back…….

    • YidinExile March 19, 2014 at 6:18 am

      steady yourself Youngblood, twill be a long a arduous road ahead. Even for the likes of LVG (which i don’t believe for one second)

  • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Why do people seem to think LVG will be waltzing into Hotspur Way puffing on a chunky rolled one and saying “Chill, I got this…” this summer? Can’t see it, sorry. Why would he choose us over United? It’ll be a continental chap but not him…

    • longrangesniper March 19, 2014 at 6:48 am

      It has been deemed so by our esteemed Blogmeister, therefore it must be true.

      Never mind that his suntan falls short of being continental and exotic enough to impress Bald Eagle sufficiently for him to consider him an acceptable appointment.

      Meanwhile, we shall have to endure the Barn Owl haircut, crooked mouthed one.

    • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

      My money’s on Teemo Sherwoodinho

      • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:08 am

        Well that wasnt a surpise,Kiev

        • UnkleKev March 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

          Someone’s got to redress the balance, Ron.

          • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

            Yes,Kev and you do.Ill give you that.
            I also dont think that Tim Sherwood is quite a demon as people think.I just dont think he was ready for the job.He may never be.It was a good appointment by Levy to buy some breathing room.Tim could yet come through but he would have to show his cleverness in a very short amount of time.
            I think a Norwich or similar etc would do him some good. Its not good enough to have great desire which he obviously does.You have to be clever.
            The other point is none of us have that much of an idea what really goes on.But when managers going on a winning streak if they actually made it happen or a Bale himself etc made it happen and when the team loses was it all the manager.We really dont know.

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Cant see LVG being hired by United.Think they would go back to Sir Alex rather than LVG (they are almost the same age methinks) and Alex the egomeister would probably take is own job back and wear the robes of a king

      • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

        ESPN and others seem to think initial contact has been made by United, Ron. That was yesterday. Think about it – he gets a choice of no CL with United but people above him who will be willing to splash ridiculous money to get United back near the top. They’ll hand him the reins and buy him the players he wants. Or….. He has a choice of no CL with us – perennial nearly-men and general laughing stock of the league – with Levy buying the players off spreadsheets and constantly breathing down his neck. Oh and United would offer him more dosh. What would you choose, Ron?

        • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

          New Barnet

        • Goatboy March 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

          Nice summary.

          Really need a Man Utd fightback tonight. If they get knocked out and then lose to City, Moyes’ time could be up. Which means Utd may nick our manager in waiting.

          • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

            Good call, but I reckon Moyes is doomed anyway, barring an unlikely CL final appearance or something. He’s failed to secure CL football for them after all those glory years and I reckon he’ll take the rap for that, even if it wasn’t his fault they were even more useless in the transfer market than we were (ultimately).

            • Goatboy March 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

              It’s also worth remembering that whilst a lot of people think Moyes had to work with what he had from last season, he has spent 65 million+ on transfers this season!!

              Big question is whether the Utd hierarchy (inc Fergie) think he has the ability to turn it round. Guess we’ll soon find out.

        • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

          Yes I agree from his perspective.But I cant see United hiring a 62 year old
          Alex wouldnt go for it

  • Spurfect March 19, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Seeing as the season is pretty much gone now I do hope Timmy stops faffing about and soon as Lamelas back puts him in the team to finally give him a run of more than one game.

    Sounds crazy but actually playing our new players for a succession of games might get them up and running.

    Think Chadli should be given a run too to show what he can actually do, seeing as most seem to want to write him off based on the odd fleeting appearance in which time people think he shoud be ginolas replica

    • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Happy to give the Chad-meister another chance – no reason not to now – but can we at least swap him with Eriksen position-wise so he isn’t fluffing his lines in the penalty box again…?

      • Spurfect March 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

        Thats down to Derrrrwood.

        Chadli isn’t an out-and-out winger, hes more a left sided forward suited to play in a 4-3-3 which is why he was originally bought.
        It seems because players from foreign climbs dont hit the ground running like the new Ronaldo after being given a handful of appearances broken up with injury then they’re useless and a waste of money.

        Blaming Chadli for missing a sitter, he’s hardly match sharp, the fact he got in those position should show his promise. I didnt see anyone else getting in them, Chadlis made himself a threat in several of his limited appearances. Once he’s settled in the Prem hes got all the attributes to be a decent player for us.

        Some supporters have real short memories and zero patience.

        Recent players who served us well the likes of Modric, Bale, Kaboul, Sandro, BAE, Walker etc etc took quite some time to settle and show their true worth to us. Not everyones and Van Der Vaart or Vertonghen.

        • JaySpurs March 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm

          Appreciate what you’re saying here but the jury’s still out for me. This might just be a perception thing, but he often looks a bit casual as though he’s not too bothered whether he turns in a decent cross or shot or not. Compare that to his Belgian compatriot Hazard who is playing at full-tilt 100% intent to cause havoc at all times and, well…

  • cyril March 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Kirillus
    We should be at around 11th place next year

    and without the micket mouse competition we would have undoubtedly been in the cl the last two years. see how avb screwed it uup last year desperatley rushing lennon and others back when not fit for thurs night outings with result not available on the sunday. it has cost us in cash and in these points you point to

    http://www.spurs.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=7516711

  • Paulb March 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Happy Wednesday everyone, that means a pre Benfica press conference with our very own stand up comedian to look forward to. Go Tim!

    • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Snatch was on last night.I swear that he would have got an academy award had he been cast in that film

      • Spurfect March 19, 2014 at 11:47 am

        NAH Tim ‘don’t like actors, too many in this game’

        • Spurfect March 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

          Like he’s not acting at being a manager…

          • ronwol196061 March 19, 2014 at 11:50 am

            a method actor will no method

            • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm

              Crystal meth-OD … hmmm!

            • Nick Hibbert March 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

              He’s certainly acting up.

              • realfan? March 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm

                Acting the Goat, Flinging the Coat.

  • 61-Spurs-Nut March 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    New blog guys, last one over’s a cissy >>>>

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