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Levy Cannot Help Himself

Levy Cannot Help Himself

The bald maestro has outsourced at least one of our preseason friendlies to a shower called Relevent Sports. In a nutshell, this means no loyalty points and a pricing strategy that should keep fan attendance down to about 25,0000 and that’s only if there’s nothing good on TV that afternoon.

THFC said: “Relevent Sports have selected Ticketmaster as their ticketing partner for this fixture and general admission tickets, as well as Club Wembley Premium Seats and places in the Bobby Moore Club”.

Which means there are 5 mouths to be fed, before you place you pert posterior on a piece of reinforced plastic.

No wonder the worst seats start at £24. However that doesn’t include a mysterious ‘Admin fee’ of 10%, plus £2.95 for your ticket to be posted to you. There’s even a £1 charge – if you opt to print your ticket off at home using your own printer, your own ink, your own paper and of course, your own electricity.

So that’s £29.35 to those that don’t own a printer, and that’s for a not great seat. Which is somewhere in-between a Cat A and Cat B amount of money – for a friendly.

Unless there is a fix in on this game and Juve have a greed to lose in order to give Spurs a boost before the war of attrition that will be playing at Wembley begins, this is yet another utterly horrible idea, designed to cream more money from the supporters.


View Comments (75)
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • JuandeInternational July 5, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    What next? Outsourcing the footballing side of the business?

    • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Can whoever it is do better than 2nd.
      96 teams have tried it

  • JuandeInternational July 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    What next? Outsourcing the footballing side of the business?

  • Sexy Beast July 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    How about a petition for a boycott H?

  • Camus July 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hope Gladys is right on Siggy, H. I placed a few quid on it back around the time of the Sessegnon rumour. Still drying my eyes from that one. Come on Daniel, you’ve got this 🤞

    • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Join the club. I posted a screen shot of my betting slip.

    • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Join the club, I posted my betting slip at the time.

  • UnkleTaff July 5, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Does Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion qualify as a guilty pleasure or a bona fide one?

    • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Are you asking for a mate?

  • Ossie's knees July 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Levy will always let you down whilst fleecing you at the same time. It’s in his DNA, which by all accounts matches that of a weasel.

    • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Why is it in his DNA?

  • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Ross Barkley is 8/11 with Sky Bet to be coming to Spurs.

    • UnkleTaff July 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Don’t tell Camus.

  • UnkleTaff July 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Gylfi Sigurdsson would be a good addition to the squad.

    Ross Barkely would be a better one.

    • A waddle and a fork July 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Disagree but respect your opinion 🔥

    • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      I think that’s about right here

      • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm

        that was for unkle taff

    • mattspurs July 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Longer term Barkley would make a bigger impact – this season Siggy probably would.

  • A waddle and a fork July 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

    When people talk about what Levy is doing it’s like staring at a chip-pan fire whilst nuclear Armageddon is going on outside the kitchen window. The Corporate branding of arts, culture, sport and nay anything that can make a couple of bob is deeply intrenched in our societies. What makes Nike get in bed with Spurs is not just the team, the fan base or the stadium – it’s the complete and utterly devastating gentrification of Tottenham itself. Here is where Nike will hang its slogans on steel and glass, as the locals are ferried out, and replaced with young couples who shop for flowers on a Sunday as your chip pan is on fire.

  • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    If Everton and Spurs are battling for Siggy, and Spurs and Everton are also involved in transfer talks for Barkley, that confuses me. If we force up the price for Siggy, Everton won’t be inclined to drop Barkley’s price, surely? On the other hand, if we let Koeman have a free run at Siggy, they may be willing to knock something off as a quid pro quo.

    • A waddle and a fork July 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

      I’d take soggy any day soggy sighi

  • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I would like Siggy if possible. It just seems that he will be priced out of our grasp. Everton are spending money for fun and Levy hates an auction. After the Sissoko debacle I don’t think he will ever do it again.

  • Colbecc July 5, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Harry, not sure what I did wrong, not having posted before but it seems you have blocked my IP address after I tried to post a link on the site recently. If you could please unblock it would be appreciated as an avid reader or sufferer for some years.

    Obviously posted this via mobile


    Ps promise not to post any more!

    • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      You ain’t blocked, buddy – hence this is posting.

  • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Sky Bet are not convinced that Gylfi Sigurdsson is coming home. They have him 11/4 to arrive at Spurs and 8/11 to go to Everton.

    • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Did we take the bench from WHL to Wembley, not excited by a bench warmer coming to bench warm. Is he going to replace Alli, Son or Eriksen very often?

      • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

        They will need rotating. We are in a lot of competitions and need a squad where everyone coming off the bench is capable of filling in for them. Often a match winner for Swansea this last few seasons. What’s to moan about?

        • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

          Not moaning or didn’t think I was, would like better though, but you are correct mate he has been a very good player for Swansea, looks good in that team

    • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Don’t those odds mean Siggy is three times more likely to go to Everton, by my rough calculations?

      • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

        That’s what I’m saying Glos!

        • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

          I see. So when you said, ‘what about Siggy’ below, it was more in hope than expectation.

          • Caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

            I’m confused! Take me to the river.

            • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

              With Suzanne?

              • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

                The price is now changed to 5/2!!

      • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

        Astute point.

        • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:37 am

          Astute point Gloster that is.

    • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

      When you think about it,if you had 2 choices and one was the team that let you go and didnt give them a chance and the other is an up and coming team thats buying all sorts of players who would you pick?This is not home for Sigg.
      Poch never gave him a real chance.
      Im not complaining about it either.Poch had to make decisions quickly in his first season and Sigg was not given the edge

      • caveman July 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm

        So when Glady’s is saying a deal done today, we won’t have to wait long to see if she’s anywhere the mark.

        • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm

          im saying given Everton and Tottenham and knowing you probably be a bench player and Tottenham let you go without really trying you so much where would you go?

        • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm

          Im making a hyperthetical…we never know whats really happening do we?

        • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

          Try reading the blog again. The words ‘done’ and ‘deal’ were not used.

          • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

            Blog was entitled ‘Deal being Finalised Today’.

            You can’t have it both ways H!

            • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

              Yes being finalised doesnt mean done….finalised mean finished.It could be either way

    • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      You are all mostly living in yesterdays world with little shops and ladies with hats walking around. And it was a time many of you never experienced.
      The world has changed.Its never all for the better but its not all bad either.
      Ill never forget the show that this bloke is working in this office and he is complaining how bad it is now and when he was young how great it was and he leaves work turns round the corner and its back when he was a kid and he sees how bad it was.
      In Canada one friend and expat earlier on when I first lived here complained about how much better England was to Canada,this went on for two years….he then went back….was back in Canada within a year….3 months later he is talking how great England is again compared with Canada.

      Tottenham have rarely been in a better situation they are in now.Potless we know but as strong as youve ever seen us. Gone are the days of the one trick pony star or two in the team….now we are solid. Thats both financially and the structure of the footie operations. We are on solid ground. But one thing Levy is not buying a playing for you to not be bored over the summer. They are doing things in a way that is obviously making us stronger albeit in increments.
      I can see it,Taff can see it,McG,Devon and others can see it.

      The small little shop is not there so much any more.There are greeters on doors,these days.Yes its not as real as it used to be but that doesnt mean its not better. The cheese sandwiches at WHL and British rail were shit and the tea,piss water. The toilets were troughs good for horses. I dont like everything today but these sepia pictures often are fake news. I like progress and I think we have progressed. Captain Kirk doesnt even want to be Captain Kirk anymore. Lets embrace the new world with is pimples because the former world had as many peoples and time is marching on.

      • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        “They are doing things in a way that is obviously making us stronger albeit in increments.”

        They being ENIC, and ENIC’s investment. Spurs the football team are in a fucking trophy-less coma.

        • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm

          Your on thin ground here Harry…no not now but when we get the first one you will be.You are painting yourself into a corner. A trophy wont do it mate. It will only do a bit part. So lets say we got one then what would you expect?
          I am looking for growth and pots help to show where we are at.
          A Football League Cup and 8th. Is that good enough?
          Its not about pots its about belief. Are Tottenham doing enough is the question?

      • cyril July 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        i think you know i agree entirely with that; but also regret that they are charging so much for the friendly.
        the brexit vote was made by two broad types, the xenophobes who are scared of foreigners and all the little englanders who are convinced life was better 50-60 years ago, that the 1950’s were a glorious time as we stood proudly as victors in a world war. they were not. we had rationing and life sucked. by the end of the decade the pm had concluded we needed to be in the EEC. the ability to distort memories and self delude are amazing. same with the 1970’s while i am on the rant. i emigrated at the start of the 1980’s and it was easy to do after benn and wilson and all the other morons had run the country into the ground. we proudly led the effort to establish the IMF at bretton woods, who wd have guessed we would be the first country to need its help to save us from disaster, the greece of the 70’s. if corbyn ever got in i will be back in north america, maybe this time north of the border.
        as i posted a few days ago, last 5-8 years have only been bettered once in the history of spurs, the 1960’s and then we were the man city and chelsea of the day with a heavu handed approch to breaking the transfer record on a regular basis

        • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm

          the brexit vote was made by two broad types, the xenophobes who are scared of foreigners and all the little englanders who are convinced life was better 50-60 years ago,

          Oh dear. Brexiteers are thicko racists.

          What about a game of 501?

          Tiddly Winks?

          Closest to throw a coin to the wall?

          Best of 99?

          as i posted a few days ago, last 5-8 years have only been bettered once in the history of spurs, the 1960’s

          What have won in the last 17 years, you gigantic bungle-trumpet? OR did you randomly pick the ‘1960s’ because it was the decade you lost your virginity in?

          • cyril July 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm

            repeating my earlier post, explains the 60’s. to be clear, i understand that a trophy helps recruit new supporters and is enjoyed for bragging by the once or twice a year mob. but for those who invest a significant portion of disposable income in watching the club (rather than making their disposable income out of the club and slagging it off) more importance might reasonably be attached to watching consistently good football rather than beating qpr 1-0 in a boring cup final after 120 minutes of even greater boredom in the first match (and this by a side who liverpool and forest creamed with ease, something those who came to the club circa 1980, also block out with their rose tinted spectacles.

            “i am sure this will annoy many, not least our esteemed host, but i dare say ron will get it.
            spurs under levy are about as good as spurs have ever been! ok before you reach for heavy objects or at least search for new abusive words to hurl at me let me try to explain.
            i took a periods of five consecutive years and 8 consecutive years through the history of the club. i looked at where the team finished, added the positions and came with totals. low points are therefore good and winning the title for five years in a row would give the minimum score of 5 points.
            now keep in mind that in the ’60’s we were a rich club, we were the equivalent of a chelsea or utd today. we broke the transfer record with some regularity (eg greaves in 61, chivers in ’68 and peters in ’70). with the arrival of russian oligarchs, arab oil princes and yanks with more money than sense those days are unlikely to return any time soon, if ever.
            so bill nick’s best years 5 years (60-61 to 63-64) gave a low 13 points. his best 8 seasons (consecutive) included the next three and we had 30 points.
            of course we won it in ’51 and a year later came 2nd. but that was followed by 10th, 16th and 16th. we were 3rd in ’71 but 11th the year before and again two years later.
            what of hoddle and ardlies? (i suspect that many on this site have great affection for those years and prob began their support at that time). well 4th in ’82 and ’83 but 10th in ’81 and 8th in ’84. 3rd in ’87 but 13th the next year.
            so how does the current/recent team stack up against the double winning team and its immediate successors? last 5 years gives 21 points and the last 8 years gives 34, so not as good yet but as noted i am not sure many on this site were watching the double winning team and so for those folk, as good as it has been.
            now the scream will be “we want trophies”. i understand. but for those of us who sit there every week the delight in a cup win in may does not completely make up for crap many other saturdays, especially crappy games against qpr in an fa cup final replay. yes there was glory in the hoddle/ardiles era, but there were also 7-0 losses to liverpool. not saying i do not want trophies, but a clear progression and good football every week is making me quite happy.
            of course we did really well at the start of the 20th century in the southern league but ron will have to describe those games to you.

            • ronwol196061🇨🇦 July 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm

              I concur Cyril.!!!

        • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

          Ive never been left of right. But I left England when Harold Wilson was in power and everything looked grey and Canada had a lot of fresh air and that was great. I still appreciate everything good in England but have travelled a lot and had my eyes opened and as everywhere is a mixture of good and bad cans ee the best of all the different ways.
          Sport has changed like everything and its good and bad. The terraces and crowds were different before and now its more corporate for sure. In Toronto with its crazy Maple leaf Hockey fans,they usually sing when the lights flash not organically…same in basketball….its different. Its more family orientated now.
          In Vegas the old hoods and players have changed and people go their for Circe de Sollieil shows that dont look like circuses at all but are fantastic.
          Im for internationalism and imperfection.

      • SpurAndy 🍒π July 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        100% agree Ron about the then and now. Have many boring conversations with my neighbour who’s 75 who reckons flings ain’t what they used to be about life in general. I agree and say they’re much better.

        • ronwol196061 July 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

          Yes seeing reality is not easy. Ive been one to appreciate many things in this world. I love democracy and the opening up of the world where we can enjoy ideas from everywhere.The other side is a narrow idealistic view of the past.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π July 5, 2017 at 11:27 am

    My favourite creaming is with chocolate and butter. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and job done. If you really want to get extravagant then add some cocoa powdering.

  • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    What is the average attendance for pre-season friendlies at WHL over say the past 6 seasons? Factor in the move to Wembley which I would forecast would lessen the attendance by some 10 % possibly more, if that figure is not lower than 25k then this article is flawed. If it is then the article is well researched and not flawed.

  • Superspoz 🔪 July 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Just a quick note on siggy. If we were to buy him back,it wont be just the player we’d be buying but the man himself. I can see him retiring at spurs and joining scotty as some sort of coach. He’s a rare breed and should never have sold him imo.

    • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:26 am

      If he comes back he will sit on the bench as often as he did last time and if played on the left when he does play he will struggle as much as he did last I think. He is a very good player for Swansea and a very decent squad member for us.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π July 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

      The squad needs strengthening, Siggy ticks the box.

      • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

        unless that box gets ticked by someone better, but yes he ticks the box at present, much more use than Lamela and Sisssssokkooo.

        • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:37 am

          Lame Ella can’t play due to injury for months. Sissy just can’t play.

  • Chris July 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Are we gonna faking sign someone or not?

    • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Well, Daniel did say that there wasn’t going to be any more big spending because money is now tight. Make of that what you will, I thought maybe Cengiz, but now think no one.

      • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

        What about Siggy?

        • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

          Perhaps. I’m not holding my breath waiting.

    • BrizzleSpur July 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      You know how it goes by now. First we sell a player. Then we buy a player.

      So we’ll sell Walker and then bring in… I dunno. Frazier fucking Campbell I expect.

    • modricbigtoe July 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Probably, when does the window open or what date did it open. We are sort of like Chelsea, Arsenal, Man U, Liverpool and Man City i.e. we have bought nothing or very close to nothing. It’s very slow all round apart from everton

  • Chris July 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

    The only thing worse than this is the mobile ads on this site that redirect you to another site and then the App Store. Confused why a webmaster would want to drive traffic away from their site 😂😂

    • Harry Hotspur July 5, 2017 at 11:23 am

      1. I’m not a webmaster and anyone calling themselves one wants beating to death.
      2. Like it or lump it.

      • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 11:33 am

        You can’t win, Harry. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

    That last paragraph may not be as far fetched as you might think. Lakerzette done for scum. Everyones at it. We need to do more quality business than a re signing, even if the gylf perhaps shouldn’t av been flogged in the first place.

  • cyril July 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

    i often disagree with you re levy but on this one i fully agree. a nice afternoon in the sun for families for a non-competitive match that is completely safe for small kids and affordable has been kidnapped by money

    • caveman July 5, 2017 at 11:16 am


  • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Unfortunately can`t make this one. It`s a shame, I do love a good creaming.

    • gloster1861 July 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Do you know Gladys?

      • Freund or Foe July 5, 2017 at 11:24 am

        Only intimately.

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