Date: 11th July 2018 at 7:50am
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For those joining us late my stance on the New Destination™ is very straightforward. The whole thing leaves me entirely cold.

Again; standing in a church no more makes you a christian, than standing in a garage makes you a car.

When a sane person takes about building in football, they don’t normally mean a billion quid spent turning a ditch into a shopping centre.

Veteran ITK campaigner HertYid posted the below yesterday and I am still trying to discern the bravery.

So many players of course need not be exclusively from the first team squad.

However it underlines two indisputable facts.

  • The Academy Myth® is more robust than the Academy itself. Because truth trumps lies. There was been a slow decay of the players we had heard of, which has now stepped up a gear to include players we hadn’t heard of. Don’t thank me – but you heard the Academy was a waste of time – here first.
  • The Building Myth® doesn’t vaguely relate to the playing personnel at all.

The mentality amongst the dumb dumb fans has now reached a new low with many hoping, yes actually hoping we sign the waste of flesh that is Jack Grealish.

It’s true then, if you starve a man for a few weeks, he’ll soon come to recognise a piece of stale cheese as a ribeye steak with all the trimmings.

So who comprises the double figures?

Tone down some hyperbole and say double figures is perhaps 6 players. 

That is not just a massive, stupidly damaging number, it takes us back to a Steptoe & Son version of The Magnificent Seven spending.

Building?

Bravery?

Nothing ever changes, eh?

Forget the philosophy smokescreen, the methodology of Levy is to always take a punt. To try and get away with it.

The punt this coming season is retaining Mauricio Pochettino, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.

I am preparing myself to see what falls over the line when the window closes then, am I?

Preparing for the grand Russian Roulette/Persian Bazar player trading hitting full Death Rattle mode on deadline day. 

What I cannot brace myself for is the dumb dumb fans telling me excitedly of a £150million+ war chest.

Recycling the last vestiges of already wasted money like eventually shifting Sissoko is no reason for genuine celebration.

A football club going into a new billion pound stadium with a side that hasn’t won anything, with newly cobbled together squad is courting chaos.

Thing is, is their turmoil within the club, or is the arrogance and avarice so unchecked as to make those involved immune to common sense?

Poch has been paid off.

The key players are being paid off.

All the other dumb dumbs are still cooing over roof cassettes and salivating over the draft menus for some 20 restaurants.

Meanwhile, the well run clubs are adding to the depth of their playing staff.

Mahrez has just gone to City.

Even Chelsea are active – and their owner recently withdrew his application for a British visa!

So we’re sitting here hoping that the deadbeat Lucas Moura who cannot buy a game comes good – or we buy the recently relegated Jack Grealish.

Dear dear me.

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

  • Ipsqueak July 11, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Sickens me that the Scousers are linked with Dybala. The perfect marquee signing for us. If we signed him and nobody else, sold our deadwood to cover the cost and wages, that would suit me.

    • Andrew July 11, 2018 at 9:03 am

      Ips
      100% spot on, if Dybala was our only signing this window it would improve us so much. No need to spend on players that may come good, just a top quality player.

  • Andrew July 11, 2018 at 8:47 am

    If the other clubs overtake us,then we will never get back into top four until enic sell up. The only thing keeping players at the club is the improvement we’ve made and poch. When they realise that the club are not interested in trophies they will be off.

  • Powerdaddy July 11, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Were you alive when spurs last had such consistently high league finishes? When was the last time you thought we could actually be in with a shout for the league? The 80s? There hasn’t been a spurs team worthy of more optimism since the 60s and you call that bad ownership?

    • Limerick AL. July 11, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Its a Cycle. At the moment THFC are on a High, but it will dinintergrate , Its Spursy.

      • Limerick AL. July 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

        Disintergrate. As In Get Fucked UP.

      • Powerdaddy July 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

        Are you saying being on a ‘High’ is not reliant on what the owners do?

        • Limerick AL. July 11, 2018 at 9:16 am

          Levy got Lucky with Botch, it wont last. THFC have been in Limbo for decades, yes, Thank the Owners.

    • Sniper July 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

      This.

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Powerdaddy

      We’ve covered this endlessly.

      Kindly piss off and peddle this elsewhere.

      I’m couldn’t be less interested in league finishes.

      This is the Grown Ups table and here we talk about the the girls we’ve fucked, not the ones we nearly fingered on the bus once.

      • Powerdaddy July 11, 2018 at 9:06 am

        Is this some weird role play thingy where we pretend we haven’t got the best squad of players for 50 years?
        Or assembling such a squad of players leads one to conclude that the ownership is bad?
        I don’t get it.

        • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

          What don’t you get?

          What have this lot won?

          You do understand the metric in all sports, don’t you?

          It’s winning.

          If you want to peddle this ‘enjoy the ride’ pish, you’ll not be doing it here.

          In fact, I’ll aid your search for a new home for you.

    • Andrew July 11, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Yes I was alive, I’m 60 now and doubt that I’ll see us win the prem, maybe a trophy if I’m lucky. We have moved forward but would like to see us as champions. Why buy ,jannsenn,nkoudou,clinton,llorente,sissoko,among other players who weren’t good enough.
      Why not buy one or two top quality players that make a difference,instead of “maybe” players.
      Enic have built a fantastic stadium, will they buy one or two quality players to go with it????

  • Andrew July 11, 2018 at 8:43 am

    We won’t be signing any top players, only players that will have a sell on value. Liverpool have improved already, and apparently are after Dybala from juve.
    They and the other top clubs know they need to bring in top talent and are doing so.
    We will get left behind, unless enic decide that ambition is not just a fantastic stadium but actually happens on the pitch.

    • Limerick AL. July 11, 2018 at 8:47 am

      As A Football Club THFC have been left behind for Decades. ENIC and Levy are the latest Culprits.

  • Limerick AL. July 11, 2018 at 8:42 am

    “Potch Has Been Paid Off “, Its Not Funny, because its true !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PlayitagainSamways July 11, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I was expecting a picture of Aurier on waistcoat wednesday?

    I cant believe Poch has signed up to have more shit shovelled on to him.

    The way Grealish wears his socks is enough to have him driven into a tree

  • PlayitagainSamways July 11, 2018 at 8:34 am

    I was expecting a picture of Aurier on waistcoat wednesday?

    I cant believe Poch has signed up to have more shit shovelled on to him.

    The way Grealish wears his socks is enough to have him driven into a tree.

  • Sniper July 11, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I hold no expectation and feel no entitlement to any new signings. It’s always nice, but our progress over the last few seasons has been very satisfying!
    My main concern is that; without a couple of very high quality first team additions, we will have a half empty spanking new stadium within twqo years and look like the other mob up the road. We need to continue to progress and actually win something.
    If we don’t, too many fans will feel cheated.
    Me? I shall still support Spurs whatever. But would love a big shiney jug or two whether it be League Cup, FA Cup or ANY cup!

  • Rob July 11, 2018 at 8:06 am

    You are bang on 100% about jack,useless

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2018 at 8:15 am

      It’s not complicated to assess a footballer.

      He’s on a par with Onomah.