There’s no way of dressing this up and it isn’t complicated. Additionally, its important to understand this is what there is.
Got any questions (beyond the evergreen ‘why don’t you kill yourself?’) then I suggest you get in touch with a priest or a therapist or anyone else that isn’t me.
Gladys understands that vultures – in the form of agents – “lots of agents” are circling Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
The Paul Wilson piece that caused such a spin earlier needs to be seen on context.
That context is that this was probably the very first sober piece suggesting that Spurs were vulnerable to poaching that didn’t incorporate some extremely tired and mainly fictious business about Real Madrid or Manchester United.
You see he problem is a lot blunter, a lot closer to home than a AS Sport or Marca headline.
The huge, huge, issue is that Kyle Walker jumped ship. DESPITE being suffocated round the clock with promises, pipe-dreams and architect renderings for not just months but years on end.
Bonzo couldn’t give a toss. Ta ta, doodle pip I want more money every week and I wanna win stuff and I want it now.
He quit and come the summer he’ll be running around his new mansion butt naked with his Premier League winner’s medal hanging from his wedding vegetables.
Danny Rose has made zero secret that this too was his ambition.
Guess what? There’s a queue around the block of deeply unpleasant folk willing to facilitate similar moves.
The third man is said to Toby Alderweireld.
Wages will not, can not be boosted at the New Destination™ for… well, how long is a piece of rope? (I could get thrown out of the Magic Circle for telling you this, but the answer’s ‘twice the length from its middle to one end’) Financially THFC are entering a period of being even further under Levy’s cosh than usual.
This means the squad cannot expect any eye-catching additions and the squad cannot expect any enhanced financial rewards.
Agents aren’t having to work very hard here.
‘You saw what happened for Kyle…’ six little words that deliver a blow so powerful you could knock a Chieftain tank over with them.
My belief is that of all the stupidities Levy’s ever been involved with, smugly declaring everyone else’s business model as ‘unsustainable’ will be the one thing that shall haunt him the most belligerently.
ENIC’s model is the one that isn’t bloody sustainable. How do you keep charging top dollar for a second rate product?
Tickets to watch The Rolling Stones sell at worldwide face value of $178.44 each. I looked that up. To watch a Stones Tribute act in your local arts centre is probably about $20. There’s a reason for that.
Maybe everyone will stay forever and before we know it, ENIC will have done so well commercially that for the first time since they bought the stinking rotten rights, they will be inclined to challenge properly for honours like the successful sides.
This however will mean ENIC dropping their guard and letting someone who knows about football to oversee the required strategy, opposed to some weird looking bloke with a degree in Economics and Land Management.