Date: 21st May 2018 at 11:16am
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Failure doesn’t sit well with some people.

They don’t seek to explain it away and they can’t shrug it off because it eats away at them.

As Bill Nicholson said, “If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season.”

One man who feels the same way is Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho.

The Mirror believes that the Unpleasant One has already presented Ed Woodward a short list of summer targets, which include our boy Toby Alderweireld.

Other targets include Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, Jorginho of Napoli and Nice’s Jean Michael Seri a short list, and an expensive one running close to a quarter of a billion pounds.

Based upon what I’ve witnessed in football over the years, you cannot ship in endless recruits without destabilising the squad.

It’s just too much of an overhaul for the group to cope with.

Tottenham’s Magnificent 7 was point in case and Everton manages to sabotage themselves last season by making too many signings.

Spurs are poised to avoid this pitfall if they can strike a balance between player retention and genuinely strengthening the the depth of the squad.

I stress the ‘strengthening’ part there, because mucking about with No’Cluedos et al of this world is such a waste of everyone’s time, it’s just disingenuous.

Do ENIC have a winning mentality?

I assert they don’t, and if you pressed them for an answer they would tell you that they much preferred being rich cowards.

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  • Accy May 21, 2018 at 12:06 pm


  • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 May 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Is Poch ready to leave if he doesnt get what he needs or has he already been placated?

  • marsinho May 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Martial’s just about as close we’re goig to get for a marquee signing.

    Not going to happen that one is it.

    • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 May 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Its depressing isnt it. What is Poch going to do about it?

      • marsinho May 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm

        I’ts more than likely poch isn’t going to get he’s wish list and decides sooner or late when a barca or god forbid chelsea but worse the scum down the road approach him and it’s adios poch.

  • Cabspur May 21, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Been away in the dam partying like it was 1989 over the weekend so missed out on transfer gossip . Is there geniune intrest in spurs buying anyone ? Martial?

    • Horndog 🇺🇸 May 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

      We are linked to everyone. Levy is a miserable bastard to negotiate with so everyone knows where is ceiling is, they set the price high enough so he simply passes. We buy no one of importance or need. Simples.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 May 21, 2018 at 11:58 am

        Linked where? On News Now?

  • gloster1861 May 21, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Two quality signings in every summer window and it wouldn’t take that long to build to a bloody good team. Of course any unplanned departures of first choice players also need to be covered in addition. So if Toby sadly goes we could look at three signings.

    Garbage doesn’t need to be replaced, just put by the kerb for collection.

    • Harry Hotspur May 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Nail on head. You buy a couple of big shots every term and sooner or later you’ll do good.

      We buy yards of muck and hope – whilst charging top dollar for tickets.

      • Ronwol1960-61🕎⚽🎷🎥 May 21, 2018 at 11:57 am

        There were 84,000 in for the Palace game. I guess there must have been lots of hope on the Palace side and lots of muck on the Tottenham side to pack those in

  • Nick May 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Mourinho’s recipe for success is done,football has moved on.All teams can have an organised defence & press ready to break.Unless he changes tact he will need more than £250m

  • caveman May 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

    1st again. The cowards are winning.