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Just Resign You Gimp

Just Resign You Gimp

 

Anyone still living in a parallel universe will of course be able to argue against such an awful, deliberately cheap cosmetic headline.

But the truth is, all we have to look forward to under this rather nasty regime …is more of the same 3rd class rubbish we’ve become unwittingly used to.

A season ticket holder was ejected from the NLD this afternoon by over over zealous stewards. Why? Because he failed to toe the company line and heckled Tim Sherwood.

Some bloke, who had PAID to for his seat, c bombed the plastic Gooner chancer appointed by default, and was ejected from White Hart Lane.

Are ENIC running Spurs well? I would say that they aren’t running Spurs well. Averting bankruptcy in business is an achievement that ordinarily fails to win plaudits.

THFC issued banning orders on fans …BEFORE the fans charged were …acknowledged as utterly innocent.

ENIC – just go  -and before you do, install a manager who can actually manage.

And one who doesn’t walk like Norman Wisdom when they’ve thrown their gilet off.

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Comments
  • Ben March 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I took my son to his first game vs Dnipro. Had this bloke “c bombed” anyone, spurs or arsenal in his earshot if we’d been there today I’d have wanted them ejected. It’s not warranted in a public place. It’s warned against. Like a yellow for a tackle from behind, you know the rules, just because they used to be different doesn’t make it ok. Sorry.

  • Dublin Yid March 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Yeah but be careful what you wish for. It was much improved even though we had players that should be playing below this division. An agonising display in front of goal. Chadli is terrible, Rose is dyer, townsends passing was numbing and not one cross was clinical. I can’t wait for this fucking season to finish, not that Levy will try to improve for next season, it’s just been a migraine headache all season.

    • realfan? March 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      “Rose is dyer”

      Kieron or Danny?

      But I agree, he was rubbish again today.

  • melcyid March 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Pete Tong meh.

    • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Its all gone a bit Pete Tong. Hahaha. Its great having a manager that is comfortable with cultural references.

  • longrangesniper March 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    The stewards did him a favour

    • Dublin Yid March 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      :-) :-)

  • Habib March 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I told you before the Chelsea game I’ve never been this despondent. Saw this Buffon led buffoonery coming.

    Now I know how Liverpool felt under Gilette & Hicks – it’s like being slowly asphyxiated

  • Jonny March 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t know about Sherwood but I do know that a big problem we have now is that we are lacking real quality in the final 3rd! Townsend was shocking today, he got into good positions and just hit the ball across goal without even looking, people will say that he put it into a dangerous area but that’s nonsense it’s only a dangerous area if there’s a Spurs player there!!
    people will then say there should have been a Spurs player there but there wasn’t so Townsend should have looked up and pulled the ball back to where there was Spurs players in good positions, Lennon has this problem too but not to the same extent as Townsend, Townsend has zero end product.
    In previous Derby wins it’s been Van Der Vaart or Bale who have produced the goods, we don’t have players of this quality anymore, Eriksen will reach these heights but he’s not quite there yet.
    There’s too many players in this Spurs team that aren’t good enough: Townsend, Naughton, Rose, Chadli and Bentaleb (he’s too green for these big games yet), until we sort the squad out we won’t be achieving anything regardless of the manager!!

    • Clevespurs March 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Think you’re a bit off the mark there Jonny. Man City and Chelsea are the only teams in the top 4 with decent squads, the other 2 have far superior coaches. I think Sherwood will make a decent manager some day but this job was always going to be too big for him. As a lifelong Spurs fan I’m not afraid to say that we are a mid table team posing as top 4 contenders. The damage to our season started when we bought 7 new players (with no premier league experience) and gave a promising coach just 4 months to integrate them into a team that only needed few tweaks. How we’ve manage to stay in 5th is a miracle some fans seem to ignore. We’re batting way over average and should be grateful. The truth… We’re a little way off having a team to survive Europes elite club tournament.

      • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 2:20 am

        Agreed… Well said ‘Clevespurs’ – If we pull off 5th we will have done very well this season. Breaking into the top four consistently was always going to be very difficult. Get behind your team, get behind your manager and be proud Tottenham supporters ffs!!!

    • UnkleKev March 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      At least we now know why Townsend shoots all the time — ’cause he can’t pass or cross for toffee.

      • bumfudgemacsnot March 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

        tue dat kev. respeck!

    • ronwol196061 March 17, 2014 at 1:52 am

      We have a problem NOW in the final third?
      We have had this problem for years.

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    What *I* would have done this match is:

    Because Mertesacker is a slow, lumbering retard, I would have stuck Lennon on his shoulder and Soldado on Koscielny’s in a 4-1-3-2. I’d tell them to thread the ball through to Lennon ALL game long and Mertesacker would be run ragged. The goal would be to get Lennon through Mertesacker easily who would then set up Soldado (a high expectation, I know).

    You can see that no analysis EVER goes into how our offense will run

  • Hand March 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    All I know is Everton are behind us with 2 games in hand inevitably will finish above us with a team full of mediocrity…….that’s what happened with a good manager and steady chairman

  • Spursgoliath March 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    We can’t win anything – we can’t even claim to have had the most inept season in the Premier League, United grabbed that title off us.

  • YidinExile March 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    to me our whole setup is wrong. And excuse me for saying this, obviously not a popular concept, but besides a real LB, which is i suppose the number 1 priority, what we really need is a fast and quick Cf or No.9, cal it what you will. The days of the Ade, Giroud type CF are long gone, unless they are Mandukic, to whose strengths his team plays. with great sadness i call for Ade & Bobby to be moved on during the summer. We need to go with a front 4 of

    Lamela Eriksen *another decent LW8

    *mystery fast striker*

    Chadli will not do the trick. Ade is terrific but not what we need, I stress again, he is terrific, but does not make the runs we need or provide his attacking partners with anything. And yes, i do appreciate how ridiculous this all sounds. We have lost all pace and finesse we had in the final third. .

    • Spursgoliath March 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      I think you could be right so long as that player has the toughness required, even players like Sturridge and Suarez niggle and hold their own. Fast alone could be next to useless.

    • Bobbles March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Remy.

  • warminster spur March 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    So Tim thought Chadli was worth 65 minutes more than Soldado at 1-0 down??!! Arse subs were all defensive so why not Soldado for Chadli so he could have had 30 minutes with Eriksen too. Nope, Sigurdsson was Tims attempt to score!! Ade showed great touches…but zero support in the box. Tim has no more idea than my daughters football coach.

  • Sean March 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Having arrived home an hour ago and avoiding all radio phone-ins, my un-influenced opinion is this. I don’t remember an Arsenal team being so inept on the ball as they were today, and yet, the best save of the game was Lloris from Mertesacker (which looked like lightning reflexes) and the best chance was Chamberlain one-on-one.
    So the sickener for me is exactly that. They were inept, hardly had the ball, yet scored a blinder and had the two best other chances. And that was without Ozil, Wilshere Ramsey & Walcott.

    With the ball constantly bouncing around their box why wasn’t Soldado thrown on early? He must’ve been watching that game and thinking ‘Why aren’t we reigning in crosses like that when i play?’

    Final comment, thought it was Naughton’s best ever game in a Spurs shirt.

  • Clevespurs March 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Think you’re a bit off the mark there Jonny. Man City and Chelsea are the only teams in the top 4 with decent squads, the other 2 have far superior coaches. I think Sherwood will make a decent manager some day but this job was always going to be too big for him. As a lifelong Spurs fan I’m not afraid to say that we are a mid table team posing as top 4 contenders. The damage to our season started when we bought 7 new players (with no premier league experience) and gave a promising coach just 4 months to integrate them into a team that only needed few tweaks. How we’ve manage to stay in 5th is a miracle some fans seem to ignore. We’re batting way over average and should be grateful. The truth… We’re a little way off having a team to survive Europes elite club tournament.

  • Sean March 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    PS
    Just Resign You Gimp is the funniest headline of all time!
    Thanks for making me smile.

  • notsohotspurs March 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Parallel Universe ? I thought I had travelled through time today.

    I’m sure I just watched 45 mins of Dawson hoofing the ball from right to left to the head of Crouch.

    There must be hundreds of managers out there with a semblance of a plan.

    But good old Levy hires a guy whose main tactic seems to be lump it and get among them.

    Levy out.

  • Jonny March 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I wasn’t talking about the squad I was talking about our starting 11, there’s no quality out wide hence Soldado’s woes, there’s no one getting in behind teams with their head up!!
    We don’t even have a left back!!, most of the goals we concede are coming down that channel.
    As I said I wasn’t talking about the squad I’m talking about our starting team and a genuine creative attacking quality!!

  • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Its all gone a bit Pete Tong. Hahaha. Its great having a manager that is comfortable with cultural references.

    melcyid
    Pete Tong meh.

  • Lord Croker March 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    ‘Anyone still living in a parallel universe will of course be able to argue against such an awful, deliberately cheap cosmetic headline.’

    Well thank fak I don’t. It’s suicidal this, it really is. Now the PC brigade is in full swing at the Lane. This break in the summer will show the true value of what we should all know by now. Some players need a new place to apply their trade. The stick out like a cobblers thumb as does the so called leadership. If the club want to be serious about challenging the elite Sky 4 then they must get a quality of players who can at least cross a fakin ball into someone wearing the same coloured shirt. With this present squad, the season has been a complete waste of time.

  • Hand March 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    All I have to say is Everton have a far worse squad and other than Suarez Liverpool on par if not a tad worse…..the difference is, both of their chairman back the managers they appoint and those managers are better than the guy we have right now

  • melcyid March 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    A Rose by any other name

  • Eyeball Paul March 16, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    The Eyeballer reckons we don’t need any new signings this summer, perhaps a LB only, but we do need a manager who can get the best out of the squad we have – LVG or Hiddink have to be hired –

    This season has been painful

    The Eyeballer sees all

    • Spursgoliath March 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      We need a left back, another forward option (we’ve been lucky soldado and ade have stayed relatively injury free) and two wingers should get shipped and two brought in (Townsend, Siggy, Lennon, Chadli and Lamela have collectively been abysmal, our wings have produced bugger all return, to keep them all in the hope they’ll deliver next season is optimistic!

  • Brightonspur March 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Utterly embarrassing waste of a season. AVB gone and we now have this clown or Johnny come lately, who is quick to blame everyone and everything but himself for the shit we now dish up. He is a classless, gormless twat and how Levy & Co think the 13th richest club in the world can be lead such by complete arse is a disgrace in itself.
    I think most true fans would have accepted this season as a building season with a lot of new players on board but we have gone backwards, the players have no direction or continuity, Baldini is a waste of time and money (Roma fans couldn’t believe their luck when we took the idiot from them) and we have an ignorant moron of a manager. The only winner from thus season is the love child Benny…. What a joke!

    • Spursgoliath March 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Will be interesting if United keep faith in Moyes and back him as he’s become an AVB type figure of fun over there. Could work for them, could be a disaster.

  • seattlespursguy March 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    “I’m working with what I got. Some of these players are internationals and world-class players but they may not be my cup of tea.”

    Are you f-ing kidding, Tim?

    • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Have not heard the interviews yet, sounds like another corker.

      He does not seem to grasp that most of the players will be here next season but suspect he will be gone, or that he is not the cure for our problems but one of the causes.

    • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Any linkage?

        • Harry Hotspur March 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

          He’s a bigger wanker than you are.

          • Hand March 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

            “To be honest, I am a winner. I want to win and I would rather play bad and win the game.

            “Anyone that saw that game today will know we didn’t deserve to lose that.

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          • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

            Are you sure ?

          • seattlespursguy March 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

            Clearly talking about that foreign muck, apart from Bentaleb.

          • Johnny Dick-fingers March 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

            But you’re still the tops.

            • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

              Up Town Top w*nking? I’m strictly rooots.

              • Johnny Dick-fingers March 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

                Nuh got no style

        • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

          Fanks.

          • FELIXtheDOG March 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

            Timmy – “we created some glorious chances”

            What is he on ……… the little shit.

          • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

            Up Town Top w*nking? I’m strictly rooots.

            • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 10:28 am

              Nuh pop no style

  • stevie59 March 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Next seasons team,lloris,walker,lescott,caulker,cole,sandro,holtby,ericksen,carroll,lamela,benteke.managed by uwe rosler.much more fun!

  • melcyid March 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    if Timmys gilet had a Tottenham badge on it he should be gone like Ghaly

  • Spursgoliath March 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    This season will hit Levy where it hurts because after taking about 4 seasons to unload a load of old depreciating assets/players we now have stockpiled the exact same number again in under 2 seasons. He is now going to repeat history and take years trying to get maximum resale out of all the players who’ve values have plummeted – surely we’d be hard pressed to get what we paid back for Sigurdsson, Soldado, Chadli, Dembele, Lamela, Kaboul, etc. The next generation of Jenases has arrived. Bugger.

  • ash March 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Joe Lewis Daniel Levy please just sell our club and go

  • Only here for the tears March 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    “I’m the biggest Tottenham fan you’re gonna get” says Arsenal fan Tim Sherwood!

    God help us, God help us all

  • Blackyiddo March 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Micah Richards for both of the kyles and cover at centre back, Ashley cole as our new left back as controversial,Javier Hernandez and finally that konaplyanka fella!

    Can you imagine,

    Lloris
    Richards
    Kaboom
    Verts
    Cole
    Sandro
    Eriksen
    Dembele
    Konaplyanka
    Ade
    Little pea

    Richards and cole are both in the last year of their contracts and konoplyanka would cost about 15mill.

    Three quality signings for around 20mill and we get rid of some of the deadwood!

    Someone tell me where to send my cv, this is easy!

    • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 6:45 am

      what you are advocating will only result in the same ole mess. many new players are obviously NOT the answer. Coherent management might be a good start.

  • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Vinnie Jones in The Musketeers on BBC 1. He would stiffen up the midfield.

    • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      I bet you watched Top Gear before that didnt you?

      • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        No, The voice.

        This is episode 8 in a series of 10 episodes of the Musketeers and it is the first one I have seen.

        • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

          Meant to say I am shocked to see Mr Jones is playing a villian.

          • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

            He wants to watch he doesnt get typecast.

            • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

              Just what I was thinking. Such a softie really.

        • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

          Sorry man. Didnt mean to pidgeon hole you. Wait… You watched the Voice!

          • DAVID March 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm

            Daughter was watching it, I was sat in the room, still sobbing following the match.

            • realfan? March 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

              Likely story.

              • DAVID March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

                I’ve been rumbled.

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    We should’ve offered Real a straight swap of Ronaldo for Bale

  • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Tim said in that t’interview that he was the biggest Spurs fan. Who was it spreading those scurrilous rumours that he had a tattoo of Charlie George on his left testicle? Hotspur?!

  • Daniel Levy's Bald'ini' March 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Well tonight I change all my subscriptions to anything related to Spurs. Had enough. I’ll re-assess next season. ENIC aren’t getting another penny this year.

    E – Eternal
    N – Numpties
    I – In
    C – Charge

  • Spurstacus March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Any linkage to the inteview wherein Timotee say ‘…some aren’t my cuppa…’?

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    These are the players I would go forward with:

    GK: Lloris, _________
    LB: ________, Fryers
    CB: Vertonghen, Chiriches, Dawson, _________/Kaboul
    RB: Walker (& Naughton if he wants to stay)
    CM: Sandro, Paulinho, Dembele, Holtby, Capoue
    FWD: Eriksen, Lamela, Chadli, ________
    ST: Soldado, Adebayor, ________

    LOANS:
    Bentaleb, Kane, Townsend

    SALES:
    Sigurdsson, Naughton, Lennon, Rose. (Probable return would be around £29-£33million)

    ACQUISITIONS:
    -I’d buy a young, cheap keeper with good potential
    -Get Ashley Cole in a on a bosman (We all know Levy will try to)
    -Replace Kaboul with a world class CB if he isn’t offered a new contract
    -Get a legitimate, pure, classic winger
    -Get in a young, promising striker on the cheap
    -BRING IN LVG

  • Smiler March 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    The only problem of getting a manager after the World Cup is we will be behind in the transfer market. Maybe Van Gaal can get the ball rolling behind the scenes!

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      All we really need is a winger and a LB (for the starting lineup). That’s not hard to communicate via telephone. It’s easily accomplishable without losing ground to other clubs. Like I mentioned above, I’d go for Ashley Cole. Yea granted he’s a cnut, be he’s free and that had “LEVY” written all over it. Who else would he go to? Maybe Liverpool but they already have Jose Enrique, we are in prime position for him

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Don’t forget that if LVG signs the contrct before the end of the season he’ll have identified what he needs to Baldini

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I’m still perplexed as to why we didn’t go for Ljajic……. The kid was a steal, €15million…….

  • MiT March 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I truly like Benteke. What do some hold against him ? Great passion, great pace, extremely solid finishes off of feet and head, and PL experience.

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      I don’t know If you read the article but we had him in for a medical and Wanker Villas-Boas pulled the plug on the move

      • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        Link? See, cos I don’t think for one second we did have him in for a medical, and you might be just a youngster talking shite. Benteke did sign an improved deal at Villa. Might have been cos his agent was agitating for his player to get better paid.

        You keep calling AVB a wanker. Boring. I remember not even a month ago you were trotting out (incredibly basic) stats about how much better we were under Sherwood. Yet seems like you can’t let go from slating our most successful manager in recent times.

        • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

          Sooooo succesful for you is 8th place, is that right? And yes he’s a bloody wanker, look what he did to us.

          Sorry all of the evidence was pointing to the fact that Sherwood was better, I take that back they’re both shit

          • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm

            The article was a month and a half ago man

            • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:05 pm

              Despite being a youngster I guarantee you my footballing brain is better than yours my friend

              • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

                Now you are talking like a kid.

                • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

                  Uuhhh no, not at all. Just voicing my opinion. Acting like a kid is what AVB did.

                  • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

                    Oh?

                    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

                      Yea do you remember the press conference? And having a mega facking ego and never wanting to admit he was wrong and his ideas just simply weren’t working? Thats being an adult? Hhhhhwhat say you good sir?

                    • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

                      If you think Neil Ashton or Martin Samuels didn’t deserve the criticism, or that AVB’s response was particularly out of line then you need your head testing.

                      Also, if your grasp of English is good, you should be able to recognise AVB picked up on how his words had been twisted.

            • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm

              And you read it, so you say. So if you could remember where you read it, do you think you could retrieve it?

              Your responses to date make me think it is unlikely.

              • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

                LOL ok there bud……

                And jeez… Ummm mightve been “off the post” or “transfertavern” I really have no idea. I’m not saying it’s 100% true but it’s the closest thing we’ve had to some insight on the ordeal. Did it ever cross your mind that maybe he signed a new contract after not getting his move?

          • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

            Does the season end in December? What does your astute footballing brain tell you?

            • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

              It tells me that we looked like we were going nowhere with no idea how to use the squad we have. It doesn’t take a genius to see we weren’t going anywhere with that “be patient and pick the lock at the right time” setup.

              What does yours tell you?

              • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:15 pm

                I mean fack, you but a guy that thrives off of crosses and you starve him to death. You know you’re a shitty fackin manager when….

            • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

              And of course I was trotting out really basic stats in not a fcking data analasyst!! All I was using was games played and games won. Very simple shit. Don’t try to make me look like some panzy because I stated facts which at the time were positive.

              If anyone is being naive here it’s you!! You’re measuring success on win percentage!!! NEWSFLASH: our most succesful manager in recent history is Harry Facking Rednose Redknapp!!!! Not AVB. Great load his win percentage did him eh?? We’d still be in fifth place!

              Let go of AVB, he really isn’t that special

              • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

                Harry Redknapp. Was he out of line when he told the Sky reporter to “Fuck off”?

              • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

                And stop acting like an arrogant prick. “What does your astute footballing brain tell you?”. I offer my opinion on things which most people like except for dicks like you who think they’re right no matter what. I’ll admit when I’m wrong. You’re stil harping on about AVB’s win percentage when he was clearly ruining us!!!!

                • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

                  This “arrogant prick” doesn’t need to brag about his dick size every thread to a bunch of men. Congratulations for finding the time to claim your footballing brain was so much better than mine – yet not think that’s arrogant!!

                  Go and have another wank. I think you must have been starving your little man, you seem a tad pent up.

                  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

                    No it’s not arrogant. I never see you post shit and you come in here and rag on me for posting my thoughts so what do you want me to do? Bend over forwards for ya? I post good footballing stuff, you don’t post shit. I’m better, too bad.

                    And of course I’m facking pissed off. What happened fcking 5 hours ago??? And then you come in here and piss me off even more

                    And yea I’m gonna brag about my fcking cocks! Do you have eight cocks like me? NO! It’s ok to be jealous.

                    Yea I might need to, I’m in my sexual prime and my hormones are rampant as fck. Too bad

                    • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm

                      Of course it’s arrogant. You weren’t posting your thoughts, you posted gossip dressed as fact, and couldn’t substantiate it when asked to.

                      You may well post good footballing stuff, on occasion. You want a biscuit?

                      For better or worse, I don’t post on here every day – but I have been a fairly regular poster for many years. I know you’ve lived through less than half the shit I’ve witnessed as a Spurs fan and have probably had less than a quarter of the time of being old enough to understand it.

              • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

                *analyst

                • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

                  Prick

  • Beast March 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    It’s easier to blame Timmy than to admit that our players are shit. Neither AVB or TS have got the best out of them. Why? Cause they are average. Bar eriksen.

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I don’t for one second blame the players more than the managers. They’ve forgotten how to play football because of AVB’s retarded footballing theorems

      • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        I thought we were supposed to be letting go of AVB. You really can’t help yourself.

        • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

          I said let go if him as in “He wasn’t that great, forget him being succesful”

          I’ll never let go of him cuz he facked our club

      • East Stand March 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        He sucked their footballing souls out with his uninspiring and tedious tech shite.

        Sherwood might be crap but the players have forgotten how to attack as a unit and how to play with flair and freedom…

        • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

          Thank you East Stand :)

          Kirillus 1 : 0 MysteriousStranger

          • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm

            You award yourself “the win” courtesy of a comment from East Stand. Not sure why, but go ahead, knock yourself out.

            • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

              Correct

        • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

          You may as well pin this bollocks on Peter Shreeves.

  • Swampspur March 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Flip me! What are you plonkers all blaming Tim for? Whatever you think of his methods, he sure as hell got the team up for it today! And that is a large part of the job of a football manager, is it not? I saw absolutely NOTHING wrong with his chosen team, the tactics or the substiutions. He got it bang on!

    The result is utterly gutting, but the performance was one of the best of the season. No other team has achieved such rates of posession against Arsenal this year and I consider that a great accomplishment with our ridiculous foreign legion. The true cause of our inability to beat top teams this season has much more to do with the removal from our squad of several cracking players and the preposterous purchase of the malodourous seven.

  • East Stand March 16, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    When you’re down you’re down. Thought we played very well but got no luck at all. The main problem was the lack of penetration in the final 3rd that has plagued us (since AVB arrived and VDV left) was still there…

    We looked better overall and that’s what really pisses me off about this season. There is so little between us and those around us, eg; Liverpool in the title race at this stage, WTF…

    Sherwood’s doing his best, the players are good players and they are trying. The problem is the lack of the right man in charge and a board deluded to the point where they think they know about football…

  • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Oh what a disaster it has been – worst of all the usual action on the touchline – today we had the usual class less action from Himself – Ferdinand trying the coach the CBs and Himself trying to get the team’s attention when the team were defending in play!!!

    Funniest sight was Kaboul taking a free kick and launc=hing into the shelf!!!

    What an embarrassment you’re leading Sherwood!!

    For the biggest laugh read this:
    http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/ex-arsenal-fan-tim-sherwood-claims-hes-the-biggest-tottenham-fan-youre-gonna-get-video/?

    • East Stand March 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Are you a Gooner?

      • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        Nope certainly not – saying as I saw it – what makes u say that?

        • Hartley March 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

          He’s cruising for a bruising…

        • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

          As much as i’m not happy with Sherwood and the general mess this season has turned into, i take no pleasure in wallowing in the negatives. IF we’d have got a goal the momentum was with us to a point where i’m sure we’d have gone on to win.

          We certainly did outplay them apart from the odd break in the 1st half. Given the shenanigans this season and previous results i saw us play with commitment and quality yesterday but the same problems plagued us up front, as usual.

          I am of the opinion we have a quality squad and the transfer splurge in the summer wasn’t a disaster, more a quickly arranged supermarket-sweep of very good players… If you go from an ill fitting manager to a non-manager and bring in 8 first team players within 6 months what more can you expect?

          Taking all of this into account and providing Levy & Co do get the right bloke this summer i feel there is lots to be optimistic about and our dominance yesterday was an indicator for me.

          So wallow in your Woolwich like condemnation of everything Tottenham but that’s the very reason i asked you why you were a Gooner. Did we out play them? Yes we did.

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

            Sadly ES, your definition of outplayed seems to lack crucial elements such as shots on goal, and indeed, goals.

            • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

              It’s still something to build on H.H, i’m taking into account all the problems we have and including the attacking play which has been dire all season but as far as retaining the ball, winning it back and winning all the main battles we did outplay them…

              Don’t worry H.H, i’m not endorsing the Sherwood comment that we were the better team for the sake of it. We weren’t perfect but most Woolwich watching that game were expecting us to get a goal with that amount of domination, Wenger was crapping himself until the last 10 mins when we lost belief that we’d score and started fouling and taking the pressure off them.

              The real chances to score were few as the service into Ade was too easy to mop up but dominate we did.

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 7:18 am

        Tim is.

    • bumfudgemacsnot March 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      i wish himself would go fuck himself.

    • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      highgatespur most of the people on here dont even go to games so probaly dont even know where the shelf is!!! match of the day/sky fans!!!!

      • Highgatespur March 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

        I am sure they do! Surely!!!

      • billyboy March 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

        I have been a Spurs fan since 1954 when my father who was a ST holder took me. When I started work I could then afford to go to the Lane, and went for a good number of seasons. Now the only way I can watch my team is through the TV and I resent your unwritten suggestion that for some reason I might not be a true fan. There are far more Spurs fans out there than there are that go to the Lane. So consider yourself lucky (maybe not at this time) that you can go to see the team you love and stop making Spurious remarks about us that can’t Did you see what I did there.

  • skollydog March 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    What I just didn’t understand is why, when we’ve played well (generally, when compared to there “performances” recently) and there are 10 minutes to go.. Arsenal are bringing on defenders to try and see it out and we need a goal (if we got one, I honestly think we would have got another).. you know what I’m going to say don’t you? Why take off Eriksen in order to bring on Soldado? Eriksen is one player, possibly our best player if played where he should be played, who might have been able to set something up for our strikers.. or even score himself, which he does. And Benteleb, who’s sole job seems to be to not tackle but if he gets the ball then give it to our centre backs, stays on?

    I know none of this is new or insightful, but I have the hump.

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Point of fact, Sherwood is retarded. Three HORRIBLE substitutions

  • East Stand March 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    We deserved something today and even with all our problems we dominated the game. I can at least be proud of the commitment and team play after today.

    Woolwich know they got away with it. It’s funny how so many teams seem to put in “amazing defensive displays” against us isn’t it? No it’s not, it’s because we have a lack of imagination in the final 3rd. To my mind a legacy of AVB’s tenure…

    • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Sorry that wasn’t a great defensive display – we didn’t string passes together where it mattered the the most as well as not putting those chances away!!!

  • East Stand March 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    By the way, thought Chadli did ok today. There’s a good player in there somewhere, he looked a bit more the part today.

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      You can SEE he has quality in him. I’ll forgive him for the blocked shot but in reality he had very little to shoot at

      • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

        He had so many “Modric assists” facked up by Townend’s shitty deliveries. Unbelievable that guy is, can’t cross to save his life

        • E4_Yid March 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

          Chadli stats just to put this into perspective. 0 interceptions, 0 headed duels won, 0 tackles made, 0% cross success, 2 key passes.

          Modric-esque indeed.

          • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 11:12 pm

            Did you notice how our attack totally shat the bed as soon as Sherwood took him off? He was playing really well

          • StuSpurs March 17, 2014 at 12:04 am

            E4_yid, I was begging for those stats when advocating for his substitution yesterday. Some on here thought chadli was at that time tearing arse a new one. Cheers for confirming they had shit in their eyes

        • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

          Lennon should have come on in the last 25 mins. If Lamela had settled he’d be the kind of player to win you a game like yesterday, he’d have been fouled to fuck, created space and possess that quality. Townsend is useful on the break with is pace but when you have so much of the ball as we did he’s fairly ineffective. Moussa may have helped too…

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Mysterious, I apologize if I offended you but you seriously pissed me off man

  • Hartley March 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Ar5e got the goal they needed early doors and let us keep the ball, Wenger ain’t no fool but he knows one when he sees one and when he sees one he takes the piss. He saw one today. Did you hear the ar5e fans blowing for the final whistle? i didnt, in fact they’d have happily played another hour…

  • Yidsprung technik March 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Should have played Soldado…the guy just scored recently and instead of building on a run…that dumbass Sherwood is crushing his confidence again….get that dumbass Sherwood out now and that dick face Levy should go with him… I think Bobby will come good for us next season with a PRO manager….we have Eriksen too…Soldado and Eriksen is what we have…..get rid of all the rest of the chaff

  • Yidsprung technik March 16, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    LEVY OUT, ENIC OUT

  • Yidsprung technik March 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    The fact is you cannot say we dominated the game like that dick Sherwood barks out…..who gives a fak iwe dominated possession…we could not score and that’s what counts…..playing his lover Bentaleb who gave away the goal….Sherwood must be bent…doesn’t matter jackshit if we dominated a game….it was an away game for woollies
    And they scored and backed off…..we could not score AT HOME…yet again….maybe AVB should have been given till the end of the season…maybe we would have lost a few less gams and still in the Europa….fak it..I’m fed up, I’m dying….this weekly humiliation is killing me

    • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Totally agree – shot the gun too soon – to get this joker – we deserve much more!!!

  • Hand March 16, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    While we are going all AVB…which of course stirs some feelings…someone posted a v good post a couple of days back…along the lines of AVB will win the champions league before we do, I think they may be right

    • mystic arnold March 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Crome town will win the c/l before us

    • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

      lol

  • OfftheShelf March 16, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I thought the team played their heart out today, the fact that they are not good enough to break down a 6 sometimes 8 man defence is surely well known to us, we have watched them struggle against worst defences than the arse this season.
    They used to be known as an attacking team, today they were reliant on their defence to keep them in front, we had two good opportunities to score and didn’t take either of them and our football, disjointed as it was kept them hoping for the odd break-away goal.
    As usual that break came on our left, something should be done about that, when Rose goes walkabout their never seems to be any cover.
    Put the result down to bad finishing or bad luck there was no lack of trying or lack of guts today. The idiot behind me booed the team at the whistle, I told him he should have a word with Levy and not a bunch of players who having giving their best on the day were unable to score.
    ENIC and Levy have done well financially for Tottenham but I can’t help but think that the policy of buying young promising talent and hoping it will improve is what’s holding us back, the team must have two or three players who are a step up from what we have now and who will lead on the pitch when it goes wrong for them.
    The only person I know who can tell the future is my wife, she says we are going to get a new three piece suite next week, I laugh but then it arrives, I only get the bill.
    Let’s hope the team give that kind of performance until the end of the season and then, maybe, judge the choice of a new manager, some of us will moan he’s no good, some of us are always moaning.

  • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    “dead fish rot from the head down” quite pleased with the work rate. us fans made big noise today, pleased with that too. tim has to go, but not to far. hes good for the boys but not the men

    • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Great stuff with the noise we made – as far as possible with Tim – he’ll be back to his old tricks of undermining – away a long distance please!!! Further the better!

      • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm

        point taken.

  • Sweetsman March 16, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t get how AVB is getting the blame when he left some time ago. Sherwood stated that he needed to get his ideas into them. Well, I haven’t seen anything unless he’s been trying out chaos theory on them. Levy was spineless in the manner that he capitulated to the diatribes sent AVB’s way (eg. nothing said to Sugar, who appears not to see any deficiencies in TS whereas he was having twitter diarrhoea before): he provided no protection whatsoever.

    • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      Very sensible. Some people though, it just goes over their heads.

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Ultimately the blame lies with Levy.

      AVB is to blame for the first half of the year

      Sherwood is to blame for the second half of the year

      • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 2:07 am

        Levy is to blame for the last 13 years.

    • Highgatespur March 16, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Totally agree with this Sweetsman – a touch of the xenophobia?- remember how Sherwood pleaded to get the job as he “knew the club, the players , the fans – everyone connected with Spurs!!)” Total utter BS – as we find out every day/week!

  • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    kiri and mistoti need to bum and make up now!!!!!! your little spat was so funny. i feel the passion. you both make excellent contributions. blessup rasta fari

    • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm

      I apologized and I apologize again, I’m sorry.

      Emotions tend to flair after those fcking pieces of shit beat you in the luckiest possible way

    • MysteriousStranger March 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      Bum? Now if you’d said bun I could understand. Presumably you can too.

      • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:56 pm

        just pulling your plonker mate. blessup

        • MysteriousStranger March 17, 2014 at 12:01 am

          Bun one. ;)

          • SPURIAN March 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

            oh bun i just got that. excellent

            • SPURIAN March 17, 2014 at 12:05 am

              im still laughing

            • MysteriousStranger March 17, 2014 at 12:06 am

              Whappen tuh yuh?

              • SPURIAN March 17, 2014 at 12:08 am

                its the sensi (now known as grade) lick arf a man ed

    • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      *mystori

  • Kirillus March 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    I hate Rosicky and his rat face so fcking much…. Why doesn’t he cut that disgusting hair off? Such a greaser

  • ColinSC March 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Can anyone anwer this.. Why do we run through the middle, then to the wing then pass into the box ( where we were, and no one is there, repeatedly? It cant be to score because the only player there are always opposition, are we always hoping for a ricochet or devine providence?

  • SPURIAN March 16, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    i feel the pain too brother. joy and pain is all part of being a football fan, but as spurs fans the balance aint right

  • Sweetsman March 16, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Here is Martin Samuel’s glove puppet’s latest contribution to world literature.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2582261/NEIL-ASHTON-Spurs-actors-no-idea-derby-defeat-hurt.html
    If someone can find a coherent thread within, then please write to Mr D Levy as he will be scratching around for some excuse right about now. Sherwood’s comment about world class players that don’t interest him is just beyond belief, but I am guessing that Ashton will be asking him why he is blaming the players.

  • Sweetsman March 17, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Comedy gold when Sherwood gets asked which cracks were papered over and can’t answer. Maybe, he thinks he’s Obi Wan Kenobi and can say whatever he likes.

  • mike March 17, 2014 at 12:51 am

    i dont know about you but it seemed like the most unpassionate north london derbies i have ever seen. horrible football on both sides. it was like the arsenal team were embarassed for the spurs team to be managed by such an inept non league status manager. it made a mockery of english football on a few levels.

    • MysteriousStranger March 17, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Our longest serving player on the pitch today was Danny Rose. And we’ve been farming him out to other clubs for a lot of his time.

      We’ve done such a good job being active in the transfer market, we have sold most of the talent at one time or another that could have been our equivalent of a Steven Gerrard. Dawson is our longest serving player on the books? And he isn’t good enough for any number of fans, even if he actually has an identity with our club. Arguments about having to let players go (i.e. Bale) don’t really make sense when we gradually lose our club’s identity.

      But hey, modern football. Adebayor is now the best thing since sliced bread and was treated badly in some fans’ eyes…

    • MiT March 17, 2014 at 1:25 am

      I truly believe that ENIC could be in danger very soon of seeing a great many dispassionate fans. That should scare them far more than a few posters.

  • ronwol196061 March 17, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Welacked belief.We were ok till the final third but had not the will to attack the goal.It smells of the lack of belief.
    Just like Man U has a lack of belief.

    Moyes,AVB and Sherwood are no messiahs

  • ronwol196061 March 17, 2014 at 2:26 am

    They just got it completely wrong since AVB was hired.
    Thought they knew how to run a club and proceeded to pss away the Bale money.
    Too many midfielders,the lack other positions,high lines worked by amateurs,100mil on the bench.Sherwood.Benteleb.Croaking week after week.
    its not good enough.
    But Levy is smug.
    He lives in his own world.
    But Joe has not a lot of time.One more try?

    • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 5:12 am

      LVG, save us.

      Am I the only one that felt that AVB was more English than Portuguese???….. Weird

  • MysteriousStranger March 17, 2014 at 5:12 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Vp9DRHpYU

    Far from wishing Tim any actual harm, I do think of him as the wing walker in this Youtube clip, with Levy at the controls. Metaphorically speaking, it sums up our current predicament quite well.

    • MysteriousStranger March 17, 2014 at 5:15 am

      Think every time “she” is referenced, the man on the tannoy is saying “Tim”.

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

        The comments on that video are superb.

  • BigRightNut March 17, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Joe Lewis, short arms and deep pockets. Start pumping some cash in or p*ss off and take that tool Levy with you. We’ve had it now. WHL was a happier place in the 90s. That should tell you everything. What a dipstick.

  • ufluckinplick March 17, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Timmy’s luck has run out, the prospect of him surviving the summer are zero and he knows it. He gave it the ‘bigun’ to Levy and probably thought that this management lark was easy due to the very good job he has done with the youngsters (and no sane person can doubt that).

    He’s now been found wanting and realised that this is big boys rules now. He had zero control over transfer policy in Jan with the only player leaving being Defoe who had walk on parts under ‘Arry & AVB. That must have been a wake up call and now he is on about players playing for their futures, which is true but it is a future not under him. I’m hoping that is because LVG or someone of similar standing is behind the scenes observing what he is going to inherit and told Danny boy to stick and not twist as he sees plenty of talent there.

    If anyone can actually tell me what tactics we play under sherwood I’d be grateful, but please use crayons as I’m sure Tim does.

    I am now returning to my Zen Garden to empty my troubled mind, as Confucius said

    ‘Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall but STOP THE FUCKING HIGH LINE TIMMY we haven’t the players for it’

    • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 6:59 am

      Tactics, what tactics ? them is called Blood N’ Thunder and eye of Newt mate. Like Sir Lord Protector Les said “It’s the NLD Innit?”

  • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 6:43 am

    This : to me our whole setup is wrong. And excuse me for saying this, obviously not a popular concept, but besides a real LB, which is i suppose the number 1 priority, what we really need is a fast and quick Cf or No.9, call it what you will. The days of the Ade, Giroud type CF are long gone, unless they are Mandukic, to whose strengths his team plays. with great sadness i call for Ade & Bobby to be moved on during the summer. We need to go with a front 4 of

    Lamela Eriksen *another decent LW8

    *mystery fast striker*

    Chadli, or at least in this capacity, will not do the trick. Ade is terrific but not what we need, I stress again, he is terrific, but does not make the runs we need or provide his attacking partners with anything. And yes, i do appreciate how ridiculous this all sounds. We have lost all pace and finesse we had in the final third.

    I could go on and on, I’m one of ‘em what don’t go to the Lane every year to see a game, what with me living in the middle east and all, Every 3 or so years I take myself and travel to meet fiends and see a coupe of games. The last one was real Madrid at home !!!is it my fault that I don’t live in the UK, does this mean I’m not really a Spurs fan ? I’ll leave that to you, to each his own….

    Wenger is no schoolboy , he saw what Mourinho did to us last week, basically, you can give us all the possession we want, left to our own devices, we will rarely create a good chance. Our best chance yesterday came via a Wojciech Szczęsny blunder. yes, we had plenty of control and i don’t feel to bad for the guys, they played to their maximum ability. This is the crux of the matter, because we lack penetration – we will inevitably give the ball away and then, due to our high line, will be oh so very vulnerable to the counter. In all honesty, Ox-Chambers should have finished the game during the first half.

    I say again, I’m not disappointed this time around, we just lack (and it’s a big lack) shrewdness and finesse in and around the box.

    Punting every ball in the direction of Ade will sometimes result in goals, but ought never to be confused with genuine attacking play. I waited over 90 minutes for an old school 1-2, give-n-go, guess I’ll keep on waiting.

  • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Incidentally, Sherry throws like a girl, that Gilet looks to be of some considerable weight, no reason to throw it like that.

  • mark March 17, 2014 at 8:13 am

    important europa league game against a good organised team – play 442 and get done over….
    play a tired understrength arsenal 451…… always wrong.
    just stick to what you know and stop making too many player changes………
    we want our spurs back? we have :-(

    • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

      do we want our spurs back ? I’m not so sure as to even what that means, who are our Spurs? Do they even know?

  • Phil March 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Oh my dear lord. Listen to some of you mugs! You weren’t expecting Sherwood to get us in the top 4 and to be playing great football after 3-4 months were you? You lot ask for continuity, yet you want to give a new manager 3 months to get his team playing with fluidity. Yesterday was progress! Yes we lost but we outplayed a very good team for the entire match. I’ve played in a newly formed centre of excellence and been 15 points behind the league leaders a third of the way through the season and ended up winning the league by 10 points and we won the Cup too and fans of the club paid to watch us play because we spanked every team we played, we were that good by seasons end. It takes time for a new coach and new players to get it how they want it to be and the play in the final third is always the last thing that clicks because it’s the hardest part of the game. Give Sherwood and the players time and you’ll eat your words

    • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Sorry Phil, sherwood’s well out of his depth, if you can’t see that then more fool you

      no experience in the top flight, slagging players off in public, getting beat whenever he goes up against a top manager and starting to embarrass the club with his touchline antics

      we had two attempts at goal on target yesterday out of 17, watch the game again and look at us when we get a corner, he’s got all the players standing still in their area – basics done badly

      let him go to swindon or reading and learn how to manage on someone else’s time

      • Nick Hibbert March 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

        Yep, they shud be starting from around the 18yd. line for corners. Same from open play, arrive in the box…that’s how defences are disrupted.

        • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

          exactly what I saying, static players easy to mark, we play like rank amateurs

          I’m amazed at how few we score from corners and how often we concede from them

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

            We’ve heard that Tim’s training sessions are shorter than the players were used to. I’d be fascinated to know what it is he actually does with them.

            “Right 4 laps round the pitch, last one back put the cones out!”

            • FELIXtheDOG March 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

              No wonder the boys are smokin’ behind the bikesheds.

      • Phil March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

        The coach I played under had never coached at a high level but by the end of the season every player in the squad had multiple trials for big clubs, I went to Crystal Palace, Fulham and Nottingham Forrest for trials and I’d only played Sunday league football before and I improved beyond my belief that season so experience isn’t everything, in fact Sherwood reminds me of the guy that coached us.. He doesn’t let players slack for one second and having been coached by professionals in the past, that’s the best possible thing because even the best of us slack off sometimes. I agree with you that the play in the final third isn’t there yet but like I said, it’s the hardest part of the game, defending is easy! Do you really believe a professional coach would tell his players to stand still when attacking corners? Not a chance, ever.. By the end of the season if we aren’t getting results and playing well (we won’t be firing on all cylinders by then though) then I’ll happily come and apologise to those I’ve slated but I know from experience that it takes time to play as a team with new players and a new coach and I believe things will improve more and more as Sherwood has time with his players and they have time with him and each other

        • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 10:25 am

          Phil if you’ve played at that level you’ll understand the basics to the game easily

          I watched Rose impersonate the invisible left back many times yesterday, a very naive approach considering the opposition, it took 72 seconds to realise the folly of that abortion of a plan

          I’d suggest that actually playing a winger in front of rose to take on sagna would have been a more fruitful option but he ho I’m not a top manager

          • DAVID March 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

            Rose pushes miles up the pitch at every opportunity, I can’t believe he is doing this because he feels like it, he must be doing it under orders but as we saw yesterday and I believe also against Norwich, it costs us big time when we lose the ball and he is closer to their penaly area than ours.

            • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

              Problem is his instincts are not always to be trusted. No doubt Tim sent them all out there yesterday fired up saying ‘get at them’ from kick-off. So with that ringing around his head, Rose bombed straight up the wing… leaving his man 40 yards away from him with a free run at the edge of the box. Meanwhile, Vertonghen was spaced out / not communicating with Rose as is often the way, and hadn’t seen the gap to try and plug it in time.

              • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

                there’s no way JV can cover his own position and Rose’s at the same time, if rose bombs on then one of the midfield needs to drop back to cover him, the fact we don’t bother doing this basic coaching staple speaks volumes about the quality of #TeamLevySherwood

          • Phil March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

            Yeah I understand the basics of coaching but it’s not always easy for young and inexperienced players to apply what they are coached to do. Rose has clearly been coached to push up high but it’s his decision making that is the problem. The run he made before Rosicky’s goal was speculative at best. It was 50/50 that we would come out of midfield with the ball and even lower odds it would end up at his feet. It’s the same with Walker but his pace bails him out a lot and he knows better than Rose when and when not to make those runs. I’m almost certain this is purely down to inexperience and they will both improve with more game time

            • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

              Rose is playing for a team hoping to qualify for the CL, if he can’t do the basics like this, again he’s another that playing out of his depth/pay grade

              • Phil March 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

                I agree he’s not up to standard yet but you need to look at a players potential sometimes and Rose has a lot of potential and I don’t think he’s a million miles away from being good enough to help us achieve that. His crossing can be worked on and his decision making with going forward will improve as he gets older and more experienced. Same with Walker to a lesser extent because of his edge in game time with us and experience. Bentaleb is another that shows great potential along with Townsend and even Kane is a good player for 20 years old and will improve. Us spurs fans really need to be more patient! It’s easy for me to say that as I’m a youngster but our squad has a lot of potential in my opinion

                • Phil March 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

                  *not a million miles away!

                • FELIXtheDOG March 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

                  ‘His crossing can be worked on’ – they said that about Lennon how many years ago.

                  Don’t believe it – they are simply not good enough – they do not have the mentality to execute during the pressure of the game – it’s all in their heads or not as in the case of Walker, Lennon and Townsend.

                  Get rid.

                  • Phil March 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

                    With the patience in young players you have if you managed a team Saha and Nelson would be regular signings by the sound of it! Walker and Rose are 23, Townsend 22, Kane 20, Bentaleb is 19 ffs man! Name me 10 clubs in the world that produce CL quality players through their own youth system that are champions league quality by the age of 22/23.. You’re expectations are unrealistic, like many spurs fans. And who do you suppose we buy to replace them for around the same money they cost us? You’ve got about 5 million quid to spend, better start scouting now mate!

                    • MiT March 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

                      You say that the defending should be the easy part; for Spurs, it obviously is not. Further, the offensive corners look simply awful. How simple are corners to train on ??? Run 500 sets if it takes that !

                      Sherwood is in deep water with too many garments on. The experienced lads know it, and the inexperienced lads look to the leaders. Sherwood is done here, mate. He needs to learn at a much reduced level. The world is not always fair, but in all candor, Sherwood should never have gotten such a hefty appointment in the first place. When this is behind us, hopefully one of tge few positives will have been the opportunities to look more closely at some of the more able younger lads.

                      But again, Sherwood is done. He has lost his squad. They need new, concise, defined training leadership, and a defined plan to fit with. Something to believe in.

  • bd March 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    we deserved more . we played better ,at last i saw some fight .we lost but i thought it was an improvement

  • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I saw that photo of levy yesterday looking very grey in the gills, he looks like a broken man who realises his best laid plans have turned into a plie of dogshite

    It’s time for a fresh approach, new ideas, energy & resources me thinks, this current 5 year plan is going the same way as the other 5 year plans

    ENIC supporters take note:

    Training Ground – funded by debt
    Current squad – funded by debt

    New Ground – property acquisitions funded by debt

    Chances of ENIC putting extra working capital in club to improve squad or build stadium – 0%

    Let’s accept their grand dreams for spurs are just that, they’ve tried to sell a martin luther but obviously there’s no takers at their silly asking price

    • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Any working capital is miserably undermined by the fact that the current first X! aren’t worth what we paid for them.

      When we go to market in the summer window (in a World Cup year), we’ll have to borrow more to buy, or sell at a loss to then borrow on top, in order to buy.

      Or our Internationals all have utterly amazing World Cups and are worth the 30% mark up Levy & Co. will put on them.

      • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

        their yearly average net spend of £700,000 for the past 5 years confirms our suspicions that the working capital is simply not available or forthcoming

        the fact the only own 85% of spurs gives them the perfect excuse not to invest

  • Nick Hibbert March 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

    We’ve seen a considerable number of combinations both in players and formations under two managers and none have excited or been given the chance to excite. The slow pace of transition from defence to attack, the lack of movement off the ball, and, the failure to disrupt or penetrate defences in the last third leads to the inevitable conclusion that we do not have the correct amalgam of players to achieve this and therefore compete at the higher levels of the modern game.

    • FELIXtheDOG March 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

      and there’s the rub – nuff said

  • wilboid March 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I’ve always found it weird in England that it is more acceptable to behave like a c*nt than it is to tell someone that they are behaving like a c*nt.

  • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I agree that yesterday was an improvement in that we played better as a team and exhibited some spirit. However, yesterday was a must-win game for any hope of the Top 4. After 60-65 mins, it was clear we needed freshening up and to really go for a goal. Audere est Facere. So Tim’s choices of substitutions left me frustrated. Why no Soldado? Paulinho and Siggy instead. Arsenal were there for the taking – very depleted through injury and way off their best. A sesoned pro of a manager would have been able to spot the weaknesses and exploit them.

    • caveman March 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Doesn’t matter RF what he did yesterday, it wouldn’t have worked against a packed midfield and a very strong defence and a referee that didn’t give us anything but gave the opposition everything he possibly could. Spurs have tried every known combination against packed defences this season and our goals tally is -1. Lets wait until the end of the season and hopefully fail to qualify for the Ropey so we can start with a new manager who knows how to behave in public and has a CV.

      • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 10:06 am

        Definitely agree with your last sentence, Caveman. Can’t wait for the season to end, enjoy the World Cup (not for England’s chances) and then get excited all over again with a new appointee plus new signings maybe and then…and then???

  • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    There was more effort yesterday, but without being completely cold, so what? It achieved nothing.

    Autopsy to follow…

    • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

      I hope your autopsy will also slice open and expose the overall underlying lack of stability and poor footballing decisions by the board that is surely the main problem H.H. Micro analysing the team performance is a bit of a distraction at this stage and conveniently lets Levy & Co off the hook, to my mind…

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

        Your reading of this blog must be incredibly selective if you believe I’ve only ever focused on Dim Tim.

        For example this blog, that you’re commenting on makes 4 references to THFC

        1. …rather nasty regime
        2. …Are ENIC running Spurs well?
        3. …THFC issued banning orders on fans
        4. …ENIC – just go

        And only mentions Sherwood in passing.

        What niggles about your comment, is that there are a lot of stupid people about. They might read your comment, and thinking no better, say to themselves, “That HH, he hates that passionate, nice man Tim so much, he has to be told not to forget about the real problem.”

        When in fact, since AVB walked, because of Levy & Co.’s failings, I’ve done nothing but call them out for it.

        And …I’ve called out Tim for the manner in which he got the job.

        I’ll continue to call out both.

        • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

          AVB wasn’t only sacked because of Levy and Co’s failings, he was also sacked because of his own failings. Same way that Tim’s failings are not entirely of his own making. You can’t have it both ways.

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

            Unsubstantiated guess work. And you’re wrong, as ever.

            • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:01 am

              You could try and qualify that if you want.

          • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

            That ignores the fact that they got the job in completely different circumstances, doesn’t it? Sherwood has continually said he is happy with the squad and had a window to tweak things, if he had wanted to. He chose not to, for whatever reasons. Levy offered to back him, apparently.

        • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

          Fair enough. My point is Sherwood has been put in the firing line, to a point so was AVB. Therefore I don’t lay the blame at AVB’s door and i don’t seek to excuse Sherwood or even stick up for him. However I feel the focus should be on the appointments and timing of key events overseen by the board.

    • FELIXtheDOG March 17, 2014 at 11:55 am

      The only thing that yesterdays extra effort proved was that they can play Thursday and Sunday if they really want to – it was only ever an excuse that they were ‘tired’.

  • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 9:58 am

    People, understand the migration from 5th to top four is a massive leap… Champions League attracts Champions League players and Champions League managers and Champions league sponsors. Next season will be even more challenging with United back in the race – we become a top six candidate. 5th this season will be a great result with all the turmoil. Evolution to Champions League status will be a long hard road so prepare yourself for a long battle. Short term thinking and the need for instant gratification in this business is naive and short sighted!!!

    • Nick Hibbert March 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Agreed Ricardo but we would like to see some green shoots appearing with respect to our style of play. Yesterday wasn’t a disaster but it was very much a repeat of the beginning of the season.

      • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

        So true, and yet we are holding 5th spot with no good options at LB. Our weak LB options always have Vertongen in two minds. Other teams target this weakness every game and it is not much better on the other side – although I thought Naughton did ok against Le Arse.

  • Phil March 17, 2014 at 10:06 am

    The coach I played under had never coached at a high level but by the end of the season every player in the squad had multiple trials for big clubs, I went to Crystal Palace, Fulham and Nottingham Forrest for trials and I’d only played Sunday league football before and I improved beyond my belief that season so experience isn’t everything, in fact Sherwood reminds me of the guy that coached us.. He doesn’t let players slack for one second and having been coached by professionals in the past, that’s the best possible thing because even the best of us slack off sometimes. I agree with you that the play in the final third isn’t there yet but like I said, it’s the hardest part of the game, defending is easy! Do you really believe a professional coach would tell his players to stand still when attacking corners? Not a chance, ever.. By the end of the season if we aren’t getting results and playing well (we won’t be firing on all cylinders by then though) then I’ll happily come and apologise to those I’ve slated but I know from experience that it takes time to play as a team with new players and a new coach and I believe things will improve more and more as Sherwood has time with his players and they have time with him and each other

  • DAVID March 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

    One question … when do we stop blaming AVB for what is happening at the moment ?

    About 15 months ago, listened to a radio phone in where supporters of one club were slaughtering their manager, his tactics, results, playing style and transfer acquisitions.

    ” He is clueless, going nowhere with him in charge, he has to go.” They were Liverpool supporters talking about their current manager.

    Looking at their current team, are they much stronger than us ? Suarez is a cut above, Gerrard can still play and Sturridge scores goals when he is not falling over but I would argue their defenders are no better than ours, the difference us they play to a style and to their strengths and they are a well organised team.

    • Paulb March 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

      They stuck with Rodgers and refused to sell Suarez. We sold Bale and put an out of control novice in charge. 9 more games and we start again, hopefully with Sherwood removed from the club.

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

        In a nutshell.

    • OfftheShelf March 17, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Agree completely about Liverpool’s organisation and style of play, but I don’t think our board would sanction the pay increase that Suarez has just had, can’t think of a player since Ledley who has been or would be as loyal as Gerrard and I am sure that given the openings Soldado could do as good a job as Sturridge.
      Once again we need three players who are a step up in quality from what we have in the team, they could lead the team when Plan A goes wrong and if the right players are bought then perhaps they could create the openings that weren’t there yesterday, what we don’t need is players with promise who in three seasons might be sold at a profit

      • East Stand March 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

        Suares will leave Liverpool for big money. The new contract is purely an improvement of terms, might be this summer or next.

    • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

      This isn’t all AVB’s fault. In my mind this shit-pie has had many different contributors. AVB is certainly culpable in that he was in charge when the season started, and his crap, dysfunctional ideas and poor man management have certainly undermined our campaign from the off. Sherwood is also culpable because he wandered in over-confident and under-qualified, seems to think that we can win games just through ranting to the media and chucking stuff around on the sidelines. Baldini is culpable because he mishandled the Bale money, bought too many players of varying quality. The one genuine success story is Eriksen, but he was only bought as an emergency when Willian went to the blue bastards.

      And after all those lot, there’s Levy….

      As for Liverpool… We can surely all testify to the difference it makes to have one truly world class attacker in your team. The difference is they have a better manager than any we’ve had in recent years, who has got the team playing coherently and effectively as a unit, so that Suarez is the figure head but not the entire tactic.

  • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Well said both Nick & Phil. Sherwood has passion and he knows what it takes to with the Prem. He will have learnt many things along the way and has done a reasonable apprenticeship. He has to work with a current group of players. We have 8 games remaining and I say we can win 6, draw 1 and lose 1 (any points at Anfield are a bonus) and finish with 72 points. Get behind your team, get behind your coach and re-evaluate at the end of the season. That is what Levy and ENIC will be doing – we could do the same!

    • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

      But Ricardo, much of that simply isn’t true.

      According to Sherwood in January, he was offered support in the transfer market, and declined it.

      His passion is no more than a distraction. I could be passionate about aviation, but if I was on a plane and the pilots had heart attacks and died, my passion won’t fly the plane if I haven’t been taught to fly.

      Why should we suffer having a rank amateur at the helm? Why should we have an apprentice inflicted on us?

      Lastly, what is with this “get behind the team” nonsense? To the best of my knowledge, all my readers are passionate fans. However, few (thank god) appear to be unquestioning drones, happy to shout “Yay Spurs!” no matter how badly the club is run.

      • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

        but H we wouldn’t want to do a leeds …………. how long before some numpty brings that nugget to the table

  • OfftheShelf March 17, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Agree completely about Liverpool’s organisation and style of play, but I don’t think our board would sanction the pay increase that Suarez has just had, can’t think of a player since Ledley who has been or would be as loyal as Gerrard and I am sure that given the openings Soldado could do as good a job as Sturridge.
    Once again we need three players who are a step up in quality from what we have in the team, they could lead the team when Plan A goes wrong and if the right players are bought then perhaps they could create the openings that weren’t there yesterday, what we don’t need is players with promise who in three seasons might be sold at a profit

  • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Question – In general terms do you have to be a pessimistic malcontent to fully qualify as a Spurs fan?

    • DAVID March 17, 2014 at 10:48 am

      At the very least!

    • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

      An IQ well into triple digits is a must.

      • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

        Volatile, special, pessimistic and malcontent!!!

  • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Laying blame at AVB’s door is laughable.

    He didn’t even get the players he wanted for his brave new world.

    If any of you are so mentally scarred by the football under him, I suggest you send your claim for a refund to Zenit St Petersberg.

    • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

      AVB publicly endorsed every single one of the signings last Summer. Well, of course he did. But where do people get the notion that he was handed players he implicitly didn’t want, other than from rumour and tittle tattle? It’s not worth basing argument on something which may well be entirely fictional.

      Of course he’s partially culpable. Casting him as some innocent victim in all this is silly and ignores the reality of the atrocious football he masterminded for 18 months. I’m flabbergasted that he’s managed to dupe another foolish chairman into giving him another chance. Just goes to show that a lot of rich people aren’t that smart.

      • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

        Total bollox, he was sacked because he went public about the fact they were not his choice of signings

        AVB doesn’t deserve the stick he gets from spurs fans, his away team was great to watch and that form if produced at home would have made us champions elect, I’ll admit it wasn’t easy on the eye @ WHL but maybe if we’d have bought the players he wanted things may have worked out differently

        In any case we need to focus on the future not the past, at present we look so far away from the top 4 no manager will get us there

        • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

          “Total bollox, he was sacked because he went public about the fact they were not his choice of signings”

          Got anything to back this up? And I’m the one talking bollox?

          • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

            watch the press conference on youtube ffs, he’s gone with 24 hours of that

            didn’t you see it at the time? I posted at the time that he was a dead man walking after saying that, Levy doesn’t like being in the firing line

            • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

              He was gone 12 hours after the worst home performance in living memory.

              • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

                He was gone after telling Levy he wasn’t playing Adebayor.

                • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

                  All of these suggestions seem to prove that there is not even a consensus, let alone any established facts as to the how’s and where’s of why he was binned.

              • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

                I can think of a few performances a lot worse than that, how long have you been a spurs fan?

                • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:15 am

                  Did mean to say ‘recent’ not ‘living’. Not the worst in a lifetime but jeez, it was about as bad as it gets. Even Sherwood will have some his work cut out stinking WHL up as much as that one.

                  • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

                    a world class player took a team down to 10 men who defend badly to the cleaners, it was bad but our performances under tim have sometimes been just as clueless

        • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

          You’re wasting your breath on him. LLL’s a complete waste of time. WUM.

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

        Your problem (or one of them) is that you’ve a stick up your arse when it comes to what is fact, and what is fiction.

        What you call tittle tattle, happens to be true, and before you’re dead, the truth will come out. Mind you, by then, you’ll have invented another reason as to why it can’t be so.

        You keep banging on about the turgid football as if somehow this confirms any old bollocks that you want to also accuse him of.

        Did you ever watch us play in the 90′s? Either way, if you’re still so upset about the football under AVB have the good grace to prefix every comment you post on here with a warning.

        “I never truly recovered from the football under AVB and so…” at least then it would frame your whining for those that might confuse you for a contributor worth reading.

        • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

          Your problem (or one of them) is that you make the things up that suit your agenda, convince yourself that they are true, then tell everyone off who questions your findings or logic, usually by liberal usage of abuse and insults.

          If what you are claiming is fact, prove it. For once.

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

            I’ll give you the log details to my email accounts, my mobile and this blog. Then you can be in charge of me, and we’ll know for certain what’s what.

  • DaveK March 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Right Headline, wrong target. Levy should go along with the rest of the money-centric, cash-cow, money grabbing Board.

    • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 11:11 am

      It’s business!!!

      • DaveK March 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

        You are right there Ricardo…it certainly isn’t football!

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

        So just for the slow ones in the audience (I include myself amongst them)…
        Do you want us to get behind the team …or get behind the business?

        • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

          Easy… Both!

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

            Wow.

            Do you work for Google?

            • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

              Noooo! (Luton Airport) – Interactive!

              • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:28 am

                All that time near aviation fuel and living on airport food has distorted your mind!

    • untidy March 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      OK money centric, cash cow, money grabbing etc etc. so how much profit have ENIC made to date?

      I think the problem is incompetence in appointing the correct staff on the player side rather than grabbing THFC money

      • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        they’ve barely broke even after selling our best players every season

        any increase in revenue has been offset by any increase in wages, the deadwood we were carrying for the last 5 years or so has been eating up resources massively

  • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

    DaveK

    Right Headline, wrong target. Levy should go along with the rest of the money-centric, cash-cow, money grabbing Board.

    The immediate problem is Dim.
    Removing ENIC will require a few hundred million.

    • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

      I think enic have scuttled their own business value wise myself, I think they’d do well to get their money back considering our level of indebtiness

      do the maths, the intangible assets (players) are worth a lot less than paid for with this continued failure to perform or play coherently, the fixed assets of which there a three lumps are mortgaged to the hilt (new training ground) next to a rubbish tip (old training ground) and a potential loss making building site (the ground)

      business my arse

  • touching cloth March 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Willian is the player AVB really wanted from what i understand and his twice as good as any of our new players.

    • Ricardo March 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Yeaah! But Willian took the Champions League option with more money thrown in. Business!!!

      • touching cloth March 17, 2014 at 11:26 am

        yeah but maybe AVB would have had us playing better with his players not Enics

        • untidy March 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

          AVB had a long list of players that didn’t want to come to us (e.g Moutinhio). o what then pack up and go home because he didn’t get what he wants?

          If it was that simple we could all be top managers, just go out get messi and friends and win. or you put the best team together and coach them and man manage them, I think he did well on the coaching and seemed to fall short on man management (and sometimes team selection)

          Unfortunately it seems Timmehhhhhhh is falling short on all of the above. Levy’s (ENICs problem is not providing players its appointing the right people to advise on buying players and then managing them)

    • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Blame the special cnut for that one.

      • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

        can’t blame the bastard for wanting a good player and, if possible, harming another contender in the process. Was a brilliant stroke, a dastardly act no doubt, but brilliant nonetheless.

        • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

          He wanted Moutinho too, and at the time I was ranting about what a twat Levy was for ballsing up the deal, and how the ‘last minute breakdown’ story looked a little bit suss, only to be harangued by the gallery who at that time were firmly on the ‘In Levy I trust’ love-boat.

          Anyway, so AVB didn’t get all the players he wanted. Some of them – i.e. Hulk – were unrealistic for the club he was working for. And he was public about his willingness to work under a DOF. Coming out with some mutterings that the players mightn’t been all of his direct choosing once the season starts hitting the floor after initially singing all their praises looks a bit like deflection, doesn’t it? Fact is, we spent more on new players for AVB than with any other manager (albeit funded through the sale of Bale). I don’t think AVB is to blame for all our problems at all, but find the conspiracy theories all a bit convenient to absolve him of any blame.

          • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

            That’s where you go wrong. “ALL” blame. Nobody I’ve met is trying to do that. AVB made lots of mistakes. The issue is, that nobody expects his employer to add to the misery.

            • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

              In that case, we seem to be in agreement. It’s a strange and not entirely welcome sensation for both of us, I’m sure. But by now we should all absolutely expect Levy to fudge these things, I’m not saying it’s right cos it isn’t. Like I say, I won’t argue with that.

  • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

    He’s a rum one that Jose.

  • touching cloth March 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

    we have 1 problem 4 letters 1 name Enic, Tim is not up to this which proves Enic gave up on this season before it began. Tim was just around and now we have players who care as much about this season as there bosses do.

  • touching cloth March 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

    And Paulinho shits me, dont like the cut of his jib

    • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

      I called him a poor man’s Jenas last week

      I think that’s a bit unkind to Jenas to be fair ;-)

      • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

        A bit unkind all around I’d say, and I’m not too impressed wif him myself, but him, Lamela and to some extent Chadli, Capoue and Chiriches, well, lets face it, AVB and Sherwood have managed to make our best players look mediocre at best, and i am here referring to players who last year under the Bale regime were destined for Mt. Olympus at the very least. Jan V, Kyle W, Moussa D. with modern-day footballers, people who apparently can’t manage the connections between their synapses and neurons when not instructed to do so… these players need extra- uber- super coaching. just look at united and see what i mean, champions one year, 7th in the league the next. Bad managers (the real problem is the one who appointed them obviously) Will always result in Bad teams.

        • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 11:52 am

          I excluded Eriksen from this list because he seems to genuinely likes playing, that one is smart enough that he doesn’t need a manager, or at any rate, one who plays him in his correct position – No.10.

        • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

          Just show you how poor players can be made to look better by playing with better players, ask him to be a playmaker and he hasn’t a scooby, we gambled on all of the magnificent seven and if I’m brutally honest I’ve not been that impressed by any of them, eriksen is not suited to playing on the wing and he’s been the best of a really bad bunch who should only play in the no.10 role

          look at the clubs we signed them from – mid table sides (bar Ajax) weren’t they?

          will they come good? who knows but I don’t see other clubs queuing up for them or the likes of siggy, naughton, walker, rose, kaboul

          • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

            I’m willing to bet good money that Lamela and Chri will come good, Chadli I’m nor so sure. question is, who will they come good for ? all of this is pure guesswork, but Lamela will thrive in may teams, ans will. chiriches as well. Eriksen has already started to come good for us, but must only be played in the no.10 position.

      • Harry Hotspur March 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

        He’s a rich mans J****!

  • DeflatedJohnny March 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

    There are so many elements as to why we aren’t performing (Winning) and they’ve either stuck with us all season or evolved into other problems, we can debate these reasons until the cows come home it’s endless. For me the number one issue with our performances is ‘Confidence’ plain and simple, we have been ripped apart with 3-0, 3-1, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1 & 6-0 they’re just a few score lines and I can’t see any team sustaining their confidence with them kind results and in some cases we’ve actually played well and arguably been the better team which to me, makes it even more painful. If there was a player who could have helped us the most, we sold him mid campaign (Defoe?). First, we can’t score and the frustration sets in, complacency soon follows and then moral drops and concentration is void, passes are miss placed, tackles become desperate and the team begins to fall apart and before we know it we’re 4-0 down. Forget this season, it’s now damage limitation. Next season we need stability before anything else. COYS!

    • YidinExile March 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

      How do we go about addressing these issues. This season is and always has been rubbished. But we need to fix these problems, and they aren’t simply glitches in the mainframe, there is something essentially wrong with this team, something that a normal ‘continuity’ exuding preseason will not fix !!!

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I think Paulinho will come good, he’s adapting from the Brazilian league ffs. I think Eriksen is already coming good. I think Chiriches looks a decent CB.

    Not sure Soldado is a good fit for this league. I’ll withhold judgement on Lamela, haven’t seen enough of him. Same goes for Chadli really, think he has shown glimpses. Capoue looks a decent squad player.

    We spent the most money on Lamela and Soldado, and the danger is that this was the money wasted. We will turn a profit on Eriksen (when Levy flogs him in Summer 2015), the rest will probably return their investment to a greater extent.

    • E4_Yid March 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Why is it only our players that need time to settle in? Oscar came from Brazil aswell, he didn’t need time. Paulinho is, as HH brilliantly put it, a rich mans Jenas. Lamela is pretty much gone already.

      • untidy March 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

        which is why Oscar cost so much more maybe?

        • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

          oscar = paulinho + siggy
          :-(

          • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

            Soldado = Negredo + Remy :-(

            • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

              I don’t like this game.

        • E4_Yid March 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

          Oscar 19 million, Paulinho 16. More than 3 million pound gulf in quality.

  • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Oh, by the way, did anyone get their prediction of the scores over the two games right?

    FelixtheDog? Nut? Unk? Anyone??

    Although a minor cop-out, I think you’ll find:

    ‘We will ship a minimum of 4 goals, whilst scoring a maximum of 1′ pretty much covers it, don’t you?

    • Frontwheel 2 March 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Your beautiful baby must be a bit quiet these days realfan,get him a lolly.

      • realfan? March 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        He has been, FW. I thought he’d gone mute with his lack of predictions but then I realised it’s because he really does have a gift and we can’t score for sh1t.

    • UnkleKev March 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      I successfully predicted that Arsenal would score one. Sadly, that’s the only prediction that was even close to being correct…

      • 61-Spurs-Nut March 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        I predicted …

        Badly as usual

      • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        Unk we were both right. I said they would get a lucky one to win it and you said they would win 1-0 :(

        • UnkleKev March 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

          No I didn’t. I said they’d score one … but we’d score two.

    • FELIXtheDOG March 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Sad to report I got em both right

  • Paulb March 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    That telegraph article on Tim pretty much sums up my feelings. He wears his heart on his sleeve, don’t like actors, but chucks his Gilet down the tunnel but doesn’t know why he was angry. And Levy puts him in charge, you couldn’t make it up, by a country mile it’s Danny’s worst appointment ever.

  • JaySpurs March 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Thought we played well and dominated the game but without ever really looking like scoring. Swapping Chadli & Erikson might’ve rectified that. We’ll never know… Now that we can achieve nothing from the season, I hope plans are in full swing for a new manager with a decent CV who can gel this broken team/squad into something more respectable. Another 7 new players is not what we need – very hard to bed in as we’ve found out to our cost this season – but I suspect many will want to leave and we do need some harder workers (who can all pass) out there on the pitch.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    The trouble is who could we have got to caretake for 6 months of any worth,seeing as its been stated on here that we have the mad Dutchman 100%.Let’s be honest,we don’t even know if AVB walked or was pushed.Too many people stating facts,when in reality they’re just guessing. and that’s 100% true.

  • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Read today that Mike Ashley is Britain’s 5th richest bloke. So spare a thought for the Geordie fans, they are being taken for an even bigger ride than us. Heard it before but a friend tried to wind me up the other day by saying we were the Newcastle of the south. Thing is, I find that tough to disagree with.

    • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      I know someone who used to sell into Ashley’s sports direct group, maverick of the highest order but a quite brilliant businessman apparently, he used to play spoof with my mate to settle arguments over margins ……….

      if he decided to properly bankroll Newcastle they’d do really well

      • Johnny Dick-fingers March 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        Yep, but like our own billionaire owner, he’s got no interest in the club other than as part of his investment portfolio.

        • caveman March 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

          Exactly. He’s a Spurs supporter, by the way!

          • UnkleKev March 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

            Maybe someone should propose a swap deal between him and ENIC?

            • UnkleKev March 17, 2014 at 1:15 pm

              …he could bring Pardew with him and we could all sit back and watch Billy’s head explode.

              • Billy Legit March 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

                NOOOOOOoooooooooo…..

        • jfdit March 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

          he was trying to sell the thing but no takers as yet

          I’m pretty sure he’s underwriting their debts, an example of someone paying too much for a club then not having the money to invest on the pitch

          I was trying to ascertain who the 15% shareholders are at spurs, I know David Sullivan had a holding once as did Easyjet’s Stelios

  • HoskSPur March 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Sorry but I am a Levy fan. He has taken our club forward, but not as much as he wanted to.
    He is ambitious for the club and it’s down to him that we were in the CL a few years back.
    Our lack of progress may not all be down to bad luck but we have had more of that than most clubs (Lasagne gate, Cheatski flooking the CL and the Arse facing a corrupt or vindictive keeper against West Brom in the last game to rob us of fourth).

    Until Tim Sherwood, Levy’s appointments have all been well considered and ambitious:
    Hoddle for Graham – we all applauded that, surely.
    Santini – voted World’s The Best National Coach of the Year in 2003 by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS)
    Jol – seemed like a positive appointment at the time
    Ramos – the hottest coach in Europe at the time – seemed like a coup by Levy
    Redknapp – whatever you think now (and I probably agree) at the time that was an inspired appointment and it initially worked, spectacularly. The only problem is I think it worked too well, because I can’t believe Levy meant to keep him on after he kept us up, but he had to after that season.
    AVB – I was cautiously optimistic and you could appreciate what Levy was trying to do. And I do believe that HH was a big fan of that appointment.
    All of the above were well thought out and positive appointments that I don’t think you can criticise without hindsight.
    Sherwood – I think this is Levy’s only display of naivety in picking managers but to be fair he had little choice at the time. We are in a mess but as a few of you have pointed out – we’re 5th and we’re angry about it. That’s because Levy’s stewardship has raised our expectations, which is a measure of his success.
    Sherwood will be out at the end of the season and we shall have to wait and see if we get an experienced world class manager in his place. LVG would be another coup but I fear that Man Utd will get him. Mancini would be my second choice.
    COYS

    • Frontwheel 2 March 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Spot on

  • Danespur March 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    It seems to be that every discussion at this forum always end up with being pro AVB or Off with TS. It should be blatant to everybody at this stage that Tim’s not the right manager for spurs but we weren’t able to get anyone good at the time AVB was sacked (they probaly asked a few De Boor LVG etc.) So Tim was the best they could get. Surely he’s off at the summer – I’m just hoping that we get a quality manager this time WHO actually can pull som strings and get some worldclass players because regardless of what you feel or felt for AVB – I didn’t see many Portuguese stars coming to the lane as I would have expected. What we need is a new Roy Keane!!! We never had such a caracter in all the time I have been supporting spurs. We should try and get Scweinsteiger from Munich:)

  • Dublin Yid March 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Ok Sherwood is shit ! He is out of his depth, and should be playing cricket by the impressive swing he showed. That said Levy is a crafty fucker and Sherwood takes the focus off him to a degree. If we didn’t spend that 100 mil I think most of us would be slightly pissed that we didn’t get top 4. But we did spend 100 ml lost a world class player and completely wasted that money without thought or planning. That’s the ultimate kick in the nuts.

  • nobby nobbs March 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Walking like Norman Wisdom will carry Sherwood far ..until he falls over bounces back up with a school cap at a jaunty angle and his gillet shrunk tight ….Since Soldado scored v Everton he hasn’t started. He got 8 mins in game in which we created chances but needed a striker to score.
    The effort was commendable yesterday.

  • caveman March 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Wojciech Szczesny is enjoying himself today and has said that the only chance we had was a mistake by him. He’s a bit of a Cnut but the facts are that he’s right. We had loads of posession but created nothing. When we got a corner it was so obvious that the ‘corner takers’ had zero confidence. We are (in the words of AVB) in a bad space.

  • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    To me, AVB failed in three vary simple ways:
    1-HORRIBLE MAN MANAGEMENT
    He played players in Europa against Dynamo Tbilisi that had no need of playing. That’s how Jan got injured, etc…
    Adebayor is the easiest player to manage on the entire planet if you can just swallow your pride and suppress you ego. All you have to say to him is “Ade, you’re amazing, I have confidence in you. Go score some fcking goals for me like I know you can! I believe in you!!!” and he gives you player of the season performances.
    Refusing to play Lamela and Eriksen over sub-par performers like Siggy and Townsend was idiotic to say the least.

    2-TACTICAL RIGIDITY
    His inability to switch up his tactics and play to te player’s strengths was astounding.
    He completely facked Soldado by devising a system that would be good for his wingers who can’t score a goal from outside the box to save their lives instead of putting two and two together and saying
    “WC Box Striker + fast wingers + cross in the box = goals!” and doing it.

    3-SLOWING OUR GAME SPEED
    Under Harry we were known as THE counter attacking team. STILL NOW our players are meant to play a counter attacking game. None of them are slow approach methodical players except for maybe Adebayor and Dembele. Chadli scored most of his goals on the counter. Same with Lamela. Same with Eriksen. Same with Soldado. Same with Siggy, Lennon and Towns-…… oh wait…that’s right, they never scored goals….
    If he had just CONTINUED ‘Arry’s methodology and moulded it a bit to his liking he would’ve had great results I’m guessing. Point being, you can’t turn counter attacking players into “slow buildup with patience” players. It doesn’t work. That’s like turning Usain Bolt into a marathon runner. Nah-ah. Stupido

    • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      *very simple ways

    • JaySpurs March 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Spot on, chap.

  • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I’ll take a stab at the team AVB would have had if he got the players he wanted:

    —————-Lloris
    Walker – Kaboul – Verton – Coentrao
    —Dembele – Sandro – Moutinho
    —-Hulk —- Soldado —- Villa

    To me that looks like a title challenging 11. To yourselves, gentlemen?

    • caveman March 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Kiri- It’s pie in the sky. You should ‘get real’.

      • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

        My eight cocks are real and its not pie in the sky. FACTUAL SHIT my friend :)

    • Spurstacus March 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Pfffffft.

  • Johnlacy March 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Is levy really this hot shot business man? As fans we pay harrods prices for aldi product, sky money has doubled, we’re in the black with net spend over 5 years, no new ground , even Peter risdale could brake feckin even with the money what comes in, as for the footballing side levy is a bum

  • Spurstacus March 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Sherwood has quickly become our very own Mike Bassett. He is more famous for his silly remarks, and touch line antics than his football.
    He talks in cliches and sounds like he has read all the football manager manuals, but has actually learned nothing.
    The chirpy cockney geezer persona, with the requisite chat, might impress the young lads from Hackney marshes, but: no fanks its not for me.
    Sherwood looks sounds and behaves like the sort that wears 3/4 length ‘shorts’ and gets drunk on Sunday summer afternoons in the pub garden, whilst shirtless.
    Like so many others I just want the season to end.

  • Spurstacus March 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Pfffffft.

    Kirillus
    I’ll take a stab at the team AVB would have had if he got the players he wanted:
    —————-Lloris
    Walker – Kaboul – Verton – Coentrao
    —Dembele – Sandro – Moutinho
    —-Hulk —- Soldado —- Villa
    To me that looks like a title challenging 11. To yourselves, gentlemen?

    • Kirillus March 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      OH COME ONE Spurstacus…….. That’s twice as good as Liverpool’s

  • SPURIAN March 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    and where does it say in my comment that those who dont go games aint real fans??????? i await your answer

  • jj March 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    That was a much improved performance. Spurs dominated Arsenal and lost. Highest possession against Arsenal this season. Most blocked shots since Opta started recording blocked shots in 2006. If that game had not come on the back of 2 losses we would be saying Arsenal were lucky, because looking at just that game, they were just lucky.

    Perhaps Tottenham lacked a bit of polish at times, and the positioning of the back four is still suspect, but Tottenham should not have lost that game. Perhaps it was all the luck from the earlier games when Tim was in charge evening itself out.

    The Europa game though was just poor defending throughout. If people can’t get the basics right in defending then you aren’t going to win a game. Forget formations and suchlike, being carved open by a simple through-ball and letting in two soft set-piece goals is dreadful.

    Personnel – Townsend does force the full-back to play deep, but I agree he is far from the finished product. But players need games to improve, as well as perhaps time in the reserves to work on elements of the game that aren’t good enough. Generally though, Tottenham played well, especially 2nd half.

  • jj March 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    That was a much improved performance. Spurs dominated Arsenal and lost. Highest possession against Arsenal this season. Most blocked shots since Opta started recording blocked shots in 2006. If that game had not come on the back of 2 losses we would be saying Arsenal were lucky, because looking at just that game, they were just lucky.

    Perhaps Tottenham lacked a bit of polish at times, and the positioning of the back four is still suspect, but Tottenham should not have lost that game. Perhaps it was all the luck from the earlier games when Tim was in charge evening itself out.

    The Europa game though was just poor defending throughout. If people can’t get the basics right in defending then you aren’t going to win a game. Forget formations and suchlike, being carved open by a simple through-ball and letting in two soft set-piece goals is dreadful.

  • Frontwheel 2 March 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Spot on

    • Frontwheel 2 March 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      That was for H0skSpur

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