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10 O’Clocker: Tottenham Suddenly Very Keen To Hear January Offers For 24-Year-Old
By Harry Hotspur -

Predictable enough fare from a source close to the club this evening, and I am given to understand that Spurs are keen to move on Dele Alli as swiftly as possible, preferably in the fast approaching January window. This comes with a caveat of sorts, in so much that Daniel Levy would prefer to see Dele come good and come back; quite if this desire revolves around the commercial worth of Alli or some other inherent belief that has passed José by remains to be explained. The reality is, that under Mourinho, nobody amongst the playing staff is safe, least of all those that are either unwilling or unable to demonstrate an eagerness to embrace José’s core beliefs.

I take a view that Dele Alli has two choices, and once we have dispensed with the Danny Rose approach of wandering around Hotspur Way asking people ‘do you know who I am?’ then the most rational option is to find the right club to provide the 24-Year-Old with renewed sense of relevance. Dumped by England dumped by Spurs, this is an exhausted dialogue.

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Chrism090861
Chrism090861
5 months ago

Does anyone think that if he goes out on loan, he will suddenly start working hard and getting minutes on the pitch. If he did, then that would surely be an insult, as in why didn’t he do that while he was here. It’s a hard one for me personally, as when we were on fire and chasing Leicester and Chelsea for the league, he was great, but i think Jose currently has the team in a good place, second in the league, and well placed in the cups. Will Jose suddenly start playing Delle because ‘He was once really good’, I don’t think so, purely based on the fact that he has slowly but surely decided which players are willing to do what he wants in order to give us the best chance of success.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Chrism090861

If he goes to a club with a manager that plays a system that brings out the best in him then yes, there’s every chance.

rtj1211
rtj1211
5 months ago
Reply to  Chrism090861

I can say from personal experience that if the fundamental drive to work for someone has gone, then even though you know it’s unprofessional, your heart simply isn’t in it. You beat yourself up internally, but your body is screaming at you to leave.

Once you cross a certain rubicon, you need to leave and start again somewhere else.

Anyone who says that no matter how you get treated, you have to keep caring is living in cloud cuckoo land. If you open your heart to a place of work, really give your passionate all for it, you can’t ‘just be professional’. ‘Just being professional’ means giving 80%, not 100%. That extra 20% comes from really putting your very soul on the line.

If someone abuses that gift you gave your employer, it’s like finding out your wife/husband has been screwing someone else. Your core says: ‘I didn’t sign up to ‘marry’ a two-timing self-centred, narcissistic little s**t’.

That’s one reason for someone moving on.

If the issue is the break-ins, the threats from criminals, that’s entirely different. That might only change if you went overseas and worked for a club which knows how to keep the gangsters under control. Going to Manchester, Liverpool, or other parts of London would be pointless. The gangs still exist there.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

Does he want to leave? He could come in handy second half of the season. I wouldn’t sell him till the summer. (Unless he wants to leave) he must know glorys coming, surely he wants some of it. Is he confident enough in his ability to get back into the team. I not sure. He knows the manager likes him and it’s all up to himself.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
5 months ago

Mag to grid get rid. If you wanna be seen as a serious football club who’s aim is to win then this type of player who plays more minutes of fortnite than for his employer, then when the green light glows he should unhesitatingly jump.

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago

Sell him in January and use the money on Sabitzer who would be a superb addition.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Whilst I am one of his critics banishing Alli whom I am convinced with a soft arm around his shoulder still has a pivotal role to play in any title bid is the best approach. Alternatively a swap deal with Man Utd’s erratic Martial is a viable prospect?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Never heard of Sabitzer??

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Senior moment ah yes plays for RP Leipzig. Do remember him now. Was he that good?

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago

Yes scored against us in the CL game and dominated possession.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Got a wicked shot on him n’ll

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

It’s ok, the cult of ‘Mr Chelsea’ is in full effect with some people.

I’ve been pleased with many aspects of Jose this season and everything is going well, therefore his demeanour is good either as a consequence of our strong start or otherwise.

However, as we hear constantly about ‘other’ managers (naming no names!), they all have their own idiosyncrasies. Yet when it comes to Jose, some people just want to ‘cancel’ you with the constant mantra of ‘winner’.

We are told that the style of football is irrelevant for example. A privilege never previously extended to any SPURS management, certainly not in my memory.

Jose has been a great manager and he is obviously still a very good manager. However, he’s not beyond criticism as no manager is.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

“Mr Chelsea” this is how stupid you are. Cult to get behind the manager? Idiot. Not even the rest of the wonkey fakes are backing you anymore

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

The premier league manager’s graveyard is littered with those who played attractive football and won nothing. As to your “Mr Chelsea” remark, you’re either in a Trumpian style denial over Mourinho as our manager or begrudgingly accept him where most are fully behind him and want him to succeed. Yes, he’s not immune to criticism, but back him first.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I am backing him because he’s winning points and we’re at the top end of the table, end of story.

I care about the club first and foremost, both it’s traditions and where it stands in the present. If we’re doing well you’d have to be cretin to not appreciate that if you’re a fan.

However I judge Jose on results and nothing else, precisely because I don’t personally enjoy the way his teams have ever played for 75% of the time. Of course you get games where his teams get big scores here and there.

Like I keep saying, there is more than one way to skin a cat. Recent times have shown that generally attacking, high pressing football is ‘winning’ football too. Pep and Klopp being the two obvious examples in England right now but it’s everywhere.

Also, I find this fawning over Jose, as if he’s finally graced us with his presence after being sacked twice under cloud, slightly troubling. As if we were lost in some kind of wilderness before he came in.

We had slumped a lot towards the end under Pochettino (despite 4th again and the final appearance) and I put that down entirely to the lack of transfer ‘churn’ while the stadium was being built. The squad had been screaming out for a freshen up for about two years.

Poch was sacked at the very start of that process, last season was always going to be a season of regrouping and sorting out issues within the squad. Eriksen, competition for places etc.

We owe Jose nothing, he owes us for accepting him into the fold, even with gritted teeth by many fans like me. He’s doing a good job for us right now so well done Jose and long may it continue.

Spurs were here a long time before he turned up and they’re gonna be here a long time after he’s gone. I’m backing Jose while he does a good job and the club comes first.

However he should get no ‘loyalty’ or free pass from anyone, and he ain’t getting it from me. Win big for us and then he’s earned it…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

You care about the club first and foremost? Bo77ocks. In all the years I’ve been coming on here the majority of the time you put the club down like she’s hopeless. You 5lag off everything even our home. You hate levy more than you love the club. RIP Tottenham once. You’re a joke. You ain’t Tottenham. “Where were you when we were $h!t? Moaning somewhere and coating off those who got behind the club

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

You say you’re backing him, but ARE you?? Your posts reveal a lot more than you think and its clear that you do so very reluctantly, almost to the point that you could be accused of being disingenuous. Gritted teeth and everything.

As for all the other stuff you mentioned about the club and traditions, that’s all very well, but that doesn’t win trophies, winning games does, so for you to judge Poch on his record and the type of football he played in relation to your own criteria for Mourinho is contradictory. You cannot ignore games like Man Utd & Southampton as flukes just because they don’t fit into your view of what Mourinho’s style is like, you have to accept the whole. Is it because you really can’t bring yourself to admit that these were Mourinho victories as well?

Jose’s track record speaks for itself and whilst it is undeniable that Poch got us playing very good football under a ridiculously small budget, he can only be judged by what he has won. You mentioned the lack of team churning which is a fair point, but then ask yourself why Poch couldn’t get Levy to do that but Mourinho can. I like Poch as a person and he will go down in Spurs lore for sure, but when Mourinho wins his first trophy with us (a bold claim, but I am confident in his ability to do so), the only comparison will be who won silverware and Poch will then be consigned to history.

I don’t fawn over Mourinho, I accept the fact that he was and IS a world class manager and it is we who are lucky to have him, he is not doing us a favour, he wants to win. That is what I am excited about, having someone who knows how to win trophies. He’s got a big job to do, but in my view he’s already starting to change the culture and that is progress, not stagnation which lead to Poch’s downfall.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Yawn…

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I see you decided to shorten your bs to one word, I like it and I’m sure many others appreciate your brevity too.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I couldn’t give a f*ck. 😂

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Winning is what the game is all about. Any sportsperson or team or coach or country. Any tennis player or ufc fighter or footballer is judged and remembered by what they have won.. Maureen has won 4 x worlds best club coach, 3 x english champion, 2 x champions league winner, 1 x fa cup winner, 4 x english league cup winner, 3 x spanish champion, 3 x spanish cup winner, 2 x spanish super cup winner, 2 x italian champion, 1 x italian cup winner, 1 x italian super cup winner, 2 x portugese champion, 2 x portugese cup winner, 1 x uefa cup winner, 1 x europa league winner, 1 uefa supercup winner, 2 x portugese super cup winner, 2 x english super cup winner… The list is remarkable…. I’m a baby born in 83 compared to some of the wise old owls on here who can remember the 60s and the glory days. I never saw hoddle playing. My best memories of spurs was us winning the fa cup in 91. After our failure at Italia 90 I was 8 and 9 years old….. My heros Gazza and Lineker were in fact winners, this meant the world to me… So I can only look at Joses record in utter awe and admiration…. In stark comparison ‘Mr chelsea’ Frank Lampard has won nothing. Ole has also won nothing, Arteta has won nothing. Poch has won nothing if he does enter the fold soon he doesn’t worry me. Pep is stuttering. And we all know its rare to win back to back prem titles so without VVD I’m sure Klopp will struggle to win this year.. Dark horses we are.. Everyone will always talk about winning and winners. Noone remembers the losers. Even if their style did involve nice friendly play, and some nice flicks and flair. Certain players have this style like Lamela and Bale, but what really matters is having a well balanced squad with all your players having that winning mentality. Our manager Mr Spurs Maureen knows what it takes… There is constructive criticism, and then there is negative nitpicking. The positives far outweigh the negatives right now, we have a proven manager, just had a great transfer window, so we are still in transition really but bedding in nicely we are 2nd in the league and still in all the cups… Up the Yids.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago

Well said, mate. Before anyone else mentions it Arteta did win the FA cup last season in his first year as coach which, to be honest, just makes your point about winners even more relevant, compared with Poch’s record.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Are you then saying that based on that alone, that Arteta is already a better manager than Pochettino?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

It’s all about success (not better) arteta is a more successful manager than poch

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

What did Poch win? There’s another question you won’t like the answer to.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

No trophies but more matches for us than Jose has so far…

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Yes of course he is. He won that cup with a rubbish defence too… I would say Botch is the better coach. He can coach players and a team extremely well…. But when it comes to managing, he couldnt manage an orgy in a brothel… 6 years and he managed to win nothing at all… Arteta manages one year and manages his side to a title…… Managers manage.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

He can’t even get Woolwich into the top four with a wage budget 90m pa higher than that available to a Poch. Winning the FA Cup was third on the list of priorities for Pochettino after top four and a good run in the Champions League.

If you strip Arteta of 90m off his wage budget and don’t let him sign anyone for over a year, while getting top 4 and getting into the biggest European final. Then perhaps we can compare… one devalued FA Cup? 😂 😂

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

😆 damn I forgot that.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

💣

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Jose is a short term prospect, he’ll probably win something with us but it’s going to be a short term association ultimately.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Oh give it a rest will ya. What the fck do you know

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’m not so sure about that.. Levy looks at him like hes in love. Starstruck.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Ok…

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago

David do you think Alli is a Mourinho type player. I just don’t see it.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

More Arry Redknapp than Jose perhaps, but by ostracizing Alli reminds me of Mourinhio’s brutal public humiliation of Luke Shaw who fell out of favour and quickly discarded!!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

Ostracizing? He just tells players how it is (and rightly so) then it’s all about the reaction. I think José was too hard on ndom though due to his circumstances.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

This is how I personally prefer anyone to be. Upfront and honest. You know where you stand. These are men he deals with, not children… Its his humour as well though man the way he says some things are so funny. Like Luke Shaw is ok as long as I’m there to tell him and think for him 😆

Berg
Berg
5 months ago

tbf to mourinho. Shaw isn’t the level of player United want.

And since he tried to end Moura’s career 10m off the ball when we were pumping them I have zero care for how an injury stalled his progress. Average player and always looks a bit overweight. Mourinho was right to discard

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Jose always seems to have a ‘bogie man’ player who all of the negative aspects of the whole squad is lumbered with. He tried it with Tanguy and Levy’s probably said, “forget it, get him in the team, he cost too much money, if you have to force big player out then make it anyone other than Tanguy.”

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

José this José that, the vast majority of the $h!t you say about José has been exactly that. Always trying to make him look bad. He’s a top bloke and a top coach. Give the guy a break if you don’t want to continue looking stupid. We’re lucky to have him at the club you MUG. “If you have to force a big player out” why does he have to do that then? Struth

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

The only man whos changed Tanguy is himself. And he’s yet to prove himself a big player. Much improved than last season but still a way to go to catch up with the likes of Kane and Salah, though hes paid the same…. Dele was struggling before Maureen arrived… Our big players are the likes of Kane, Son, Bale, Lloris. Dele is no bogie player, unfortunately compared to his previous lofty heights he has been rubbish. Its clear why he has been dropped.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

Ndom is a better footballer than both Kane and Salah.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

He has yet to prove this by a long way. Kane and Salah are in the top 5 in the prem. Tanguys had 4 or 5 ok games this season.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

I’m not saying goal scorer. I’m saying footballer. Control of the football. Proper natural is ndom. Bit of a genius with it

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

He needs to be doing it every week, then every month, then every season. Its about doing it consistently… Like Jack Grealish is doing right now, become the puppet master in the middle.. The potential is there for sure mate I know what you mean. But he has to prove it, to be up there with all the top boys he has alot of work to do.. Hope youre right and he blossoms now though 👌

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

Jack can’t manners it like ndom plus jack ain’t got the quirky balls like ndom🌚

MiT
MiT
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

NOT Kane.

10 Kanes and a keeper in a starting squad wins matches. One of the most well-rounded players in the world.

Tanguy is very talented. But 10 Tanguys and a keeper in a starting 11 would be a bit ugly. Tanguy is technically gifted to work a tight area, but nowhere nearly as complete as is Kane.

Not even remotely close.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  MiT

If I had to ask one spurs player to teach me to play football it would be ndom. If I had to ask one player to teach me to score goals it would be Kane.

MiT
MiT
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

My apologies, man. I responded to you in the wrong place.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Bale for me. Hes been playing with the very best.

MiT
MiT
5 months ago
Reply to  MiT

You place a very high value on technical play, and I get that.

Kane can do many of the same things. Not to the same technical ability, but Kane is still very good at holding and laying off in a crowd. Kane is very good at picking a tough pass.

Yes, add the finishing to that. From anywhere. Then add the defensive abilities, the abilities in the air, the ability to cross, the ability to finish crosses, the ability to defend crosses, the ability and instinct to fiercely defend the goal, the ability to tackle hard and well, to defend and intercept lanes, and the innate ability to lead, captain, direct a squad.

In an all around game, Kane has few if any equals, anywhere. He is not quite as technically gifted as Tanguy, but goodness, there is so much more to the tapestry.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Kanes brilliant, don’t get me wrong but ndom is more naturally gifted. Kanes had to work hard at his game (very hard) he’s was about the same age ndom is know before he started to shine. Ndom is super quality man. Will be the best midfielder in the world soon

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Comparing Kane and Tanguy as players is laughable. Like comparing Blanchflower with Greaves. Totally different positions, different roles and attributes… who starts these daft discussions? Oh, let me think… 🤔 😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Jimmy greeves was a better footballer. Just like ndom is a better footballer than Kane. Easy to compare. Not laughable at all

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Youre like a sourpuss fish wife… Virgil van djk is a centre back but he can still be compared and talked about, hes arguably the best player in the league too……. In a game of opinions, you need to accept that many people will not agree with you. Alot. Trying to nitpick and put people down like some sort of cyber bully doesnt sit well with me… I imagine you being a shrivelled up bitter old man trying to rile people up on here (if they happen to disagree with you) and getting kicks like a troll… Knowing full well you are a different guy face to face at any stadium or pub, you wouldnt speak to men in the flesh like you do here… You call people names then when you get the same in return you deny it and accuse others of being 12 yrs old and not classy… Iv never known a full grown man whine and winge like you.. 🔔🔚

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

I just try and talk sense, and if that doesn’t go along with what you see as sense then tough sh*t.

I think you’ll find that there are many people on this board and beyond that generally share my position on things. So perhaps best not to not get it into your head that i’m going against any huge swathe of opposing opinion.

You’re trying to wriggle out of your Tanguy hole you dug yourself. It’s ok, just admit you were well wide of the mark and move on… 😂

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  MiT

Kane could not play in midfield as well as Tanguy does. Tanguy could not play as well as Kane does up front. I think that’s pretty much the size of it, it’s a fairly fruitless discussion for me.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I know what youre saying mate, but I beg to differ… He has to be playing week in and week out, and be winning matches on his own to be up there with the best like Kane Salah De Bruyne Grealish..

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Tanguy is proving all his doubters wrong, including yourself. Now he has to be up there with Kane in order to prove himself? But he was an expensive flop with zero determination before this season started.

Tanguy won’t mind the bar being raised by his doubters, quality is permanent mate…

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

200k a week he gets paid same as Kane and Salah…. Youre supposed to get what you pay for.. At least Tanguy is trying now, we are seeing effort which is all I wanted. He has been an expensive flop so far, he is clubs record signing and on same wage as Kane and Salah who are top players….. Quality is permanent and we have only seen brief flashes of brilliance with him. He’s managed 4 or 5 games this season. And 90 minutes once maybe? … That isnt justifying his wage or price tag. He has a long way to go yet… The lad is trying now so fair play to him.. Last season was almost unforgivable jogging around too fat to run.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

‘Unforgivable’, whatever… he needed to advise to a new environment on and off the pitch. That was pretty obvious, yet some people said he just wasn’t up to it. They’re being made to look like overly judgemental plonkers, as predicted.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Hole dug mate. You need a big ladder!! 😂

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

Hole dug mate. You need a ladder!! 😂

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago

He’s not ostracized Alli at all. He’s just told him what is plainly obvious to see, he’s not putting in the work and he’s not effective. I call that a winning manager’s mentality. Put up or P off. Alli had the hands around shoulder approach for ages with Poch and that had some success, but there comes a time when you mature as a player and accept responsibility and have sufficient self awareness that you either adapt or you won’t play.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Neither do I. He wasn’t keen on Eden Hazard either, I don’t think pure ability even in forward areas is of paramount importance to Jose. He’d also rather have either physicality or pace on the pitch in place of that player. Functional players get the nod over flair, generally speaking.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

More bo77ocks.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

He wasn’t keen on Hazard? Well in two years he played him and they won stuff, including the prem which is the best and hardest comp for me. Funny that when Mourinho was at Manure then Hazard admitted the one coach he would like to work for again is Mourinho! He said his image as ‘an extremely defensive coach isn’t right’. Hazard admitted his bad season, his last 6months under Maureen was his own fault. He had extra holiday and let himself get totally out of shape.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

He fell out with Hazard big time in the end and wanted him out. Jose’s his manager and he lets him get fat and demotivated… interesting.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

So why has Hazard said the one coach he wants to work with again is Mourinho? He also admitted his shape was his own fault… Either you read from unreliable sources or you make it up yourself…… How is that a big falling out if hes the one coach he wants to work with again? From the horses mouth….. So do I believe Hazard himself? Or you?

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

I have no reason to believe your interpretation of what went on any more than mine. Some managers are better at managing maverick players better than other…

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Neither do I. He wasn’t keen on Eden Hazard either, I don’t think pure ability even in forward areas is of paramount importance to Jose. He’d also rather have either physicality or pace on the pitch in place of that player. Functional players get the nod over flair, generally speaking.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

What’s a mourinho type player?

Harry Hotspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

A winner

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Simple as that really.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Apparently the “Pocheratti” don’t seem to recognise that.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

We recognise that, of course we recognise that. I have a question though, as a Spurs fan would you prefer to win playing like Klopp or Jose?

If it makes no difference to you then you may as well go and support anyone…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

What makes you think we won’t play better football than them next season when our confidence grows (wins) with a few more bits of quality added. José ain’t fkin with our traditions. The problem with you is that you have no faith in the club.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

That’s such as stupidly leading question as it’s clear what the obvious answer is based on what is happening at the moment. Mourinho has to build in the same way that Klopp was allowed to build, if you can’t see that, then perhaps you need to go support someone else. You seem to be under this notion that Mourinho teams can’t play football, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognise that Chelsea played excellent football, so did Real Madrid, so did Porto. Don’t think he fitted in at Man Utd but still managed to win trophies, so really not sure what you’re getting at.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I’ve seen more enic/levy out than COYS from him.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Whatever you feel about my question it’s one you seem unwilling to answer, predictably…

A Pot Noodle or the finest Lobster will fill you up. I depends which you prefer the taste of.

Pep, Klopp or Jose? If all we’re allowed to eat is Pot Noodle to win a trophy then I suppose we’ll have to put up with it.

All this stuff about ‘the style will come’ is irrelevant to the question. Jose has always played with this ‘low block’ thing, that in itself means that the style isn’t set to evolve to any real extent. The team will only become more proficient at doing that.

Answer the question, it’s not that hard is it?

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Clearly you cannot comprehend the answer from my response which shows what a moron you truly are. You are asking me to compare someone who has had a number of seasons to meld a team to where they are now against someone who is in their first full season in the process of working towards that goal. That’s idiotic reasoning on a grand scale and you can try to bait me all you like but I’m sticking to my original comments. Did Chelsea, Real Madrid, Porto play good football when Mourinho was manager? You know the answer to that but it’ll stick in your throat and that’s what gets you more than anything else.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Moron? Oh, harsh…

So you can’t bring yourself to say if you’d prefer to win playing like Klopp likes to play or Jose.

I’m not a moron, you just refuse to give a simple answer to a simple question.

Are we to assume that Klopp’s football will be come less attacking and attractive in the future in that case?

I’m asking you a question in the present, you’re dodging it by trying to kick it up the road to a time when things ‘might’ have changed. That wasn’t my question.

I’d prefer to win playing like Klopp does, both from what I’ve seen this season and in all the seasons I’ve seen Jose’s teams before. So I can answer it and you can’t and resort to calling me names. You can do better than that.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

They played good football at times but was it anything like Pep or Klopp, ie the new attacking brand of winning football? No.

So I would say at times those teams played good stuff with world class players. Is it as good as I’d prefer to see us play? No.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Whatever you feel about my question it’s one you seem unwilling to answer, predictably…

A Pot Noodle or the finest Lobster will fill you up. I depends which you prefer the taste of.

Pep, Klopp or Jose? If all we’re allowed to eat is Pot Noodle to win a trophy then I suppose we’ll have to put up with it.

Answer the question, it’s not that hard is it?

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago

I suppose a compromise approach would be a loan for the lad on the basis that a change is as good as a rest. Possibly Levy will favour this approach just in case he later comes good again, to avoid having egg all over his face, and perhaps thinking to the future beyond Mourinho.

Harry Hotspur
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

When Mourinho’s contract expires, Dele will be 28.

Berg
Berg
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

mad that people think levy actively plans for mourinho to implode in his third season

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Berg

It’s all the hate that turns them mad. Fkin idiots. They wanted levy out before he finished doing what he told them he was doing. Some still want him out now.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Calm down Tappa you’ll burst a blood vessel. Nobody hates anybody here it’s just a forum where freedom of speech is encouraged mate, we’re all entitiled to our views.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

I am fkin calm. Nobody hates levy on here? Yes they do. “Freedom of speech? They tried to belittle me for having faith in my team. Talking about seals and fish. Fck them hypocrites and fck u 2. Naive” one of them called me.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I don’t hate Levy. I can’t say I’m a fan of the man though putting our club in to such debt. Why didnt him and Lewis put their own money in? They have loads and Lewis has built buildings from hotels and restaurants to Australian agriculture complexes.. Why loan all that money in the clubs name and on the clubs back? Why not loan in their own names? So they can cut and run at anytime thats why. Protecting themselves, not the club… I dislike Levy. He did well bringing Bale home but I’m sure alot of that was down to Bale himself.. I love you though Tappa mate 😂👍

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago

Because they didn’t want to cush. I’m not even sure they promised to when they first arrived. All their other business dealings is their buisness. They haven’t taken a penny out of the club. Don’t worry about the 25 year debt. Minor. I don’t understand how you can dislike levy, he came and soon realised we can’t compet€ in the little old lane then set about changing it. We can now compete forever. We weren’t attracting anyone and even if we did we couldn’t afford to pay them. Son Kane and ndom wouldn’t be here without the stadium

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago

You’ve got one thing right, echoed too constantly by HH. ENIC have run Spurs with other people’s money and not their own.

We have record debts while Levy appears on The Times ‘Rich List’ for the last time last year and gives himself a 2m bonus.

All this by using people’s money and creating generational debt on an infrastructure project. Anyone who blows smoke up that man’s a*se has to be either thick or completely deluded…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

So fkin what. It all belongs to Tottenham and we’ll be feeding off it for the next 100 years. You’re too stupid to see that

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You’ve got anger issues son.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Yep. Dck heads putting down my club get on my fkin nerves (just to try make themselves sound clever) and who you calling son? You wouldn’t have been strong enough to raise me

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Yet you’re first in the queue to diss an ex manager aren’t you? F_cking hypocrite. You’re just a gobby troublemaker with the manners of a thug. Fck off yourself.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Can back my gob up. I’m very well mannered actually. Yep I’m first in the queue to dis rubbish managers (once they’ve gone) and I remember you from when I first come on here with your little dumb clique calling me names. Go fck yourself. You came up against the wrong guy. Some advice. Tread carefully with Tottenham people. Oh and the only people I go in hard on are those that tried to boy me off. No one else

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Called that one about right MH. An ex manager who he never got free tickets to watch the great football we talk about. I doubt he even watched a Poch team in the flesh before we moved into the new place. He probably didn’t even make it to Wembley to see us do Real Madrid etc, he wasn’t part of it.

Anyone who disrespects a manager that got the club as far as he did with that budget is a fan that you don’t need. Hypocrite doesn’t even cover it. Anyway, he just likes getting a reaction from his aggressive sh*t. It’s boring drivel, where unless you agree with him you get called names etc. I don’t even bother reading it anymore…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Actually fool I was getting community tickets at the old lane (not as many though) the thing is when people like myself who do a lot of work in the community (HAGA BUBIC AND THE GROVE. Drugs& alcohol) other community leaders (clasford sterling MBE tends to look after us. Links. Was at bloody Wembley nuff. Anyone who praises a manager who won nothing 5.5 years is an idiot too. “Praises no thanks yes. Reaction? Just looking out for my club. “Names? You started with the names. Switched it on ya and you can’t handle it. “Boring drivel? That’s you. What good do you do in your community?

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Fink so, needs to chill aaart…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’m passionate about my plot and her club. Can’t standby and listen to a bunch a dumb negative khunts $lag them off who are nowhere near it. Be a man and talk directly to me. Running around looking for help.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago
Reply to  Berg

Not implode, contract expire and leave. Mourinho has a history of not staying long at clubs.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

So?

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Correct, he goes in demanding the backing he wants and when the longer term concerns kick in he seems to split.

A great way of protecting your personal record, in that respect a smart guy, but it leaves the club at a dead end. Generally after backing Jose for a couple of seasons the clubs simply have had to to tighten their belts. That’s the tricky bit he can’t be bothered with.

Ferguson and what he did with Utd,, Shankley Bill Nic with us. These were true greats that transformed clubs. Jose has been a fantastic hired assassin to get a trophy or two in the cabinet, that you can’t argue with. Does that make him as great as those guys? Not for me, not even close.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Berg

He’s either moved on to new pastures, or been sacked (chelsea and United sacked him)… Most managers have done this in recent decades. Clubs are swift to sack from the top to the bottom.

Berg
Berg
5 months ago

So had Pochettino until Levy hired him

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Who knows that might be his peak?

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

😆 time moves fast. Suddenly not so young.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

True, but how many contracts has Jose seen out recently?

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

You’re starting to sound like a spurned lover who begrudgingly accepts that they have to go back to the wife they despise. Change the record, its getting boring.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

If he could turn the clock back we’d be broke at the old lane with poch talking his physiological bull $h!t. Says he cares about the club yet didn’t want us to grow

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I think his view of Mourinho is based on what happened at Man Utd when it’s obvious that was an anomaly and football under other teams he has managed was very good indeed. No reason why Mourinho can’t do that here and he’s got Levy squarely behind him. The world is his lobster….

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Fkin idiot. Backing the old manager. Never heard anything like it in my life

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I think Jose will win stuff with us. Am I fan of how it’s done? Not really but I don’t really care if he wins big. Just don’t expect me to love the guy because because the likes of you have told me to.

I’m happy with things right now under Maureen, what more do you need people like me to say?

George Graham won us a trophy, did I enjoy the football under him? Not at all, plus he used to manage a fierce rival. I was grateful and I respected his ability and record but that was about it. I feel the same about Jose, I respect and rate him for his record but I don’t particularly like his style.

Will I be singing his name if he wins us the League? Yes I probably will, he’ll have earned it.

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

I’m entitled to my opinion and so are you. I’m sure you find my opinion as ball crushingly boring as I find yours…. So what?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

If your opinion equates to $l@ging off my club expect a backlash. We’re doing well you fkin idiot.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

And yet you found my ball crushingly boring opinion so ball crushingly boring that you just had to respond. Touched a nerve, eh?

And spouting the same opinion over and over again is the ultimate in bone crushingly boring. We know you don’t like Mourinho, we get it. Jog on.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Like I said, I couldn’t give a f*ck. I’ll say what I want and make my point. And I’ll jog off when I see fit. not you.

Still haven’t answered my question from a few comments ago either. Some cryptic bo**ocks about Jose ‘building’. Which football do you prefer? Oh, have I ‘touched a nerve’? 😂

And while we’re at it, you can’t tell me or anyone else what to do on here, so stop pretending. You can p*ss off…

East Stand
East Stand
5 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

True, but many contracts has Jose seen our recently?