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“Any other CEO would have been either sacked or would have resigned by now” This Tottenham Fan Certainly Pulls No Punches
By Harry Hotspur -
Marbella Spur fires it home…

I cannot understand how there is any debate on ENICs motives and Levy’s failings as a football CEO after 22 years of nigh total failure.

  1. Lewis and Levy have never put a bean of their own money into the club.
  2. Despite the myth they put about, they are not Spurs fans and I suspect they don’t even like watching football.
  3. Has anyone analysed the cost to the club, yes, the football club, of Levy’s trigger-happy finger in terms of the amount of compensation the club has had to pay in compensation to managers, scouts, and DoFs.
  4. Why was he paid a bonus for going a minimum of 100% over budget and a year late in delivery?
  5. He has rinsed the fans for years and treated them with utter contempt. As an example, he took money from ST holders, in the full knowledge that the new stadium wasn’t ready.
  6. When billionaires try to furlough their staff, it says it all about them. Some people will say it is good business, I say it was an absolute disgrace by Levy.
  7. We could have done a Liverpool, backed the manager, in this case, Poch, and waited until we had success on the pitch before embarking on some grandiose scheme of a white elephant which has nothing to do with football and the Spurs supporter
  8. The £360 million that we had sitting in our bank account and which was earned. From football, matters were not for the purpose of enhancing ENIC’s property portfolio.

Does any really think that even if the new stadium throws off serious cash flow that it will benefit the football club of which we are anchor tenants?

Do the supporters really believe that Levy is capable of running a professional football club?

I seldom agree with Jamie Redknapp but he is right that any other CEO would have been either sacked or would have resigned by now.

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JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

I note the absence of the most likely dissenting voice in such blogs. He popped up
yesterday because we won on Sunday. According to him big ting appenin down Hotspur way

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Where’s that LOL icon when you need it 👍

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago

The reality is, can anyone afford to buy Spurs..at 3b or so there are only few that can but why would they as someone mentioned the other day its cheaper to buy Newcastle and make them winners than to buy Spurs. ENIC don’t need to sell. Yes the club is up for sell but all they will do is use it to borrow more money against, keep building, pay debt, borrow more money to build, pay debt, borrow more money, build, pay debt…….see where this is going………a wealth of land, property, arenas, clubs, shops without putting in a single penny or having to win a single trophy…

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Under Enic stewardship we will always be the bridesmaid never the bride.

Our chance to be regulars at the top table ended when for 3 transfer windows we stood still.

The squad needed new blood to evolve, instead it stagnated for all to see.

Yes in any other business the chairman/CEO would have been voted off.

Unless we find a billionaire who is genuinely interested in winning on the pitch, our fortunes will never change.

That’s the reality

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

Bridesmaid? I wish, we are the old woman who sneeks in the back.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry

I’m afraid that is the reality.

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 month ago

I think everyone within football is agreed that ENIC & Levy’s modus operandi is to make as much money as possible. If they had any real desire to win trophies they would of let Jose stay in charge for the League Cup final.

Look, from a football POV, Levy is an absolute failure as a chairman. From a money making perspective, he’s done enough to keep the shareholders on side. I think everyone is in agreement about this.

The debate is/should be, what can the fans really do about this? The only way to hit ENIC where it hurts is in their pocket. With a Guns ‘n’ Roses concert or an NFL game every other weekend it’s even harder to make a stand by not attending Spurs games. The venue that Levy built to occasionally hold Spurs games is not “our” stadium anymore. Forget the notion that this building is a replacement for White Hart Lane. It’s not.

It’s a multifunctioning venue designed to mitigate any loss of revenue from disheartened Spurs fans not attending football matches.

Go to a game, don’t go to a game. Buy a shirt, don’t buy a shirt. It doesn’t really matter. ENIC still make loads of money.

“Oh but you lose the atmosphere when the real fans are gone”
Do you? Do you really? I’ve been to many games and there aren’t many stadiums that REALLY have that magical atmosphere. It’s better with the fans sure, Covid taught us that much. Covid also taught every club that they can survive without the fans too.

ENIC are not interested in winning trophies because there is no money in winning trophies. You have to pay players and managers bonuses. No, the real money is in Champions League qualification. Rinse the TV money and get knocked out after the group stages ideally or even better, lose in the final…

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

I haven’t been to the stadium now since pre pandemic, was a member for 20 years plus, took my two sons to at least 8-10 home games a season and a couple of away games thrown in.

My measly £100 a pop doesn’t even scratch Enic’s wealth, so they couldn’t give a monkeys about me, as someone else has replaced me.

Enic know that the season ticket waiting list far out grows the 44000 places available.

So loyal fans are only biting off their noses to spite their faces.

There lies the problem

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

The one thing I would say is that regularly winning trophies dramatically increases worldwide support, so there is money to be gained from winning trophies, which of course is why Man Utd and Liverpool make so much money and are at the top of the pile.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago

Every now again the media throw out the question, ‘Is Levy a good CEO?’ To me this is akin to asking if Robert Mugabe was a fair and just leader!

In footballing terms Levy is just as ineffective and self serving as Ashley was at Newcastle. Using a football club for his and Lewis’ personal gain is abhorrent, but we are not alone. I despise how Lewis picked us to line his own pockets. The winning teams invest in the footballing squad to raise the profile of the club, not in infrastructure. Yet Levy still has his plaudits and it is obvious he has no inclination to win.

Before someone shouts that Levy does spend on the squad, it is not how we, the fans, want it invested. It is always a case of buying cheap-buying twice (in some cases thrice) at the expense of putting people in the know (Mitchell) on 16 months of gardening leave. Kyle Walker was hardly the greatest footballing right back we ever had (probably the best athlete) but in the 4 years since he departed for £50m we have shelled out circa £60m on Aurier, Doherty and the absolute plum that is Royal to replace him, yet we are so far from comfortable at right back that we’ll need another £45m to put it right. And that is Levy’s legacy. There has never been a coherent recruitment plan. Do you for a second think City, Utd, Chelsea or even the business like Liverpool making 3 consecutive mistakes on one position? Buying Saha and Nelson when Harry was aiming for top 4. Selling Bale and getting in 7, of which only one was a success. Allowing Poch’s squad to fester for 3 transfer windows and ultimately die. Splashing £100m on Ndom and Lo Celso and then conning the fans when supposedly buying for Jose and now Nuno.

Can Levy be stopped? Our issue is we are such a small collective that there are few outside of Spurs willing to listen, I’d like to know how many within the club agree with HH or Marbella, there never seems to be too much discontent on match days or is that being buried by the media. They do not want to harm the PL brand and with the likes of Jamie Redknapp telling everyone when he’s at the TH stadium how brilliant it is tells everyone that all is good under Levy. Unless you are invested emotionally in Spurs, like the Geordies are with the toon (and every other fan of a club), you just don’t see the harm being done by the owners when we know things are not as good as they should be. How many of us cared a jot about how Ashley rinsed their club though? The luckless Geordies will now distance themselves from the atrocious non-footballing matters associated with the Saudi regime, because they are so desperate for success. The sporting media won’t kick up too much fuss either, they’ll leave that to Panorama. Sports washing is alive and well and the media cannot tarnish the brand that they need to promote. How many of us would have stopped supporting Spurs if we had been bought by the Qataris? If the media can help sell Spurs’ state of the art stadium in their programming all is good, after all, the end result is the EPL have the world’s best stadium! Trevor Lawrence is going to be the new face of it too!

If I have shares in Barclays do I care if they win ‘Bank of the Year’? Of course not, just as long as money is made and I get my dividend. There lies the rub. Levy doesn’t care about winning. His concerns are getting in sponsors using the EPL and NFL as the platform, not Spurs’ trophy cabinet. I do think he wants Ch Lg football, who wouldn’t, but because the EPL is so lucrative it does not matter if we are not in it. Ch Lg is a bonus that is all, one that I can’t see we will be anyway near in the foreseeable anyway. The NFL game sums up the state of affairs. Neither the Dolphins or the Jaguars are in with a shout of the Superbowl, but the game was a sellout and a commercial success. This is what my Spurs has become. It’s embarrassing.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

ENIC are like medieval Barons lording it over the peasants. Complete contempt for the average fan. Levy needs a personality transplant.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

ENIC out!

David
David
1 month ago

Simply put gents, Tottenham Hotspurs is a privately owned football club, and as such the CEO or Chairman or any other person you wish to mention, is not compelled to adhere, comply or in any other way respond to concerns raised outside of its ownership structure.
I can see how this would deemed unfair, after all fans pay well to support the club at its or any other ground, but that is the reality.
Therefore tirades about sacking or resignations are a waste of time and energy.
Nothing to see there, so move on

hentus
hentus
1 month ago
Reply to  David

by which fool reasoning tobacco, fossil fuel, big agriculture, pharmaceutical, et al executives remain in your bleared and blinkered view eternally blameless and/or unimpeachable. one can but fervently pray we’ll not be hearing from you again

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  David

We’d like him sacked or to resign because the progress of the football team and the one minor trophy is an absolute failure within a 23 year timeframe.

So there is absolutely something here to see here, and it has been created by the policies and business practices of the person we want to resign, leave whatever.

We might not get that but most dictatorships have the majority of their subjects railing against them. Nobody could get rid of Stalin or Hitler but many people wished they weren’t there.

People like yourself, out to cancel freedom of speech are equally unappreciated. Go f*ck yourself…

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

I upvoted this, but came up negative!

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

The ENIC’ troll bots are out in force! 😂

EssexTony
EssexTony
1 month ago
Reply to  David

Thank you for your contribution, Mr. Levy. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
1 month ago

No money for players unless we sell…however, always find money to buy property…golf course…and next on the agenda according to some reports is Standard Liege..I bet its not their money they use…

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
1 month ago

Have you seen how much property is owned by ENIC around the Spurs stadium? They have one plot where they intend to build three high-rise blocks of flats, can someone tell me how this is going to benefit the club? Also what are they going to do with all the other property’s? And how will that benefit us too? Levy who has 20 years of failure on his CV should have gone years ago, he’s sacked plenty of managers for a great deal less than that. It’s time the fans get together to force these parasites from our club otherwise nothing will change and we’ll only have ourselves to blame. ENIC, Levy and Lewis out!!!

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

It can benefit the club if the Directors of the separate business are the same as the main football club business and they make a decision to transfer all assets from ‘property co’ into THFC Co. It all depends on the legal structures in place for all these ring-fenced companies and who the shareholders are.

Arsenal benefitted to the tune of at least £30m from property works after their stadium build and if the property crash of 2008 hadn’t come along precisely when they wanted to sell all the Highbury flats, that could have been much, much more. As it was, they got out of the Highbury redevelopment breaking even more or less….

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

Look mate, there’s nothing novel about what ENIC have done – if you look at the Arsenal redevelopment done by a Board that DID want to win trophies, they were doing far more building redevelopments than ENIC have done so far and the reason they did it was that it was the price for being given planning permission for the new stadium. The politicians will have made stipulations about ‘regeneration’ in Tottenham in return for giving planning permission.

Arsenal redeveloped Highbury into flats, but they also did several other developments close to the stadium and they still had a few plots of land for development nearly a decade after the stadium opened.

You need to be more open-minded about what ENIC are doing and why.

I’m not saying I know what is happening in this situation, I’m merely saying that your interpretation isn’t the only one that fits the facts….

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Don’t worry we know what ENIC aren’t doing and that is creating the circumstances for a successful trophy winning football club as any visit to our vast but empty trophy room will show.

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