Chillingly accurate post in Football365 this morning.
‘As it looks very tight for top 4, this has not been helped by the chronic lack of investment in the squad. The real story, however, is it never fails to amaze me how the media are always in general complementing Daniel Levy on his ‘shrewd’ stewardship of the club.’
The corruption of language has always deeply antagonised me. In the 21st century it’s got completely out of hand.
Moving forward doesn’t mean ‘looking to the future’, it means STFU and here’s how I want stuff done in future’.
Shrewd, in this particular instance infers that unless we embrace on pitch austerity, we’ll go bust.
We have not had meaningful investment in the playing squad in years and should Alderweild [sic} and Erikksen [sic] leave in the summer no doubt they will be replaced by lesser known, cheaper replacements bought on 31 August e.g. Walker for Aurier.
Meaningful is an underrated word.
A good businessman knows not just the value, but the essential nature of ‘scaling up’.
One of many Levy’s dreadful faults is his desire, his ambition for the club are all cosmetic, synthetic.
Are Spurs a ‘BIG CLUB’? Of course we are, we charge loads to get in and the new arena has more retail square footage than any other side in Europe!
Net spend, the stadium has not been financed by ENIC. The supporters were sold season tickets to a stadium 8 months behind the promised start. The first item completed was the merchandise shop and Levy is the highest paid chairman in the Premiership. ENIC have chosen to invest their money in the property around the ground they would have only got the opportunity to buy as part of the stadium rebuild.
This in a nutshell, is heartbreaking.
Social cleansing and food courts, with a rather large side serving of mismanagement.