Date: 11th March 2019 at 10:28am
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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.

Fakin great t shirts

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.

 

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Matt
Matt

Damning but most definitely true.

Exile
Exile

At the end of the season when/if it’s all gone wrong people will have to make up their minds about where to attach blame. I’m sure spreadsheet boy will look to blame all and sundry but any rational person will look at the chronic underinvestment and stadium fuck up and make their own mind up

Nick
Nick

Nuno Espírito Santo.If Poch were to go he would be my first choice.With ballague a friend of Poch it’s convenient that he mentions zidane wanting hazard & maybe Eriksen.My current thought ( can’t get 2 going at once) is that maybe Eriksen is being ushered towards Madrid rather than begging for it.Ive long thought that monkey boys return will be the “marquee” stadium opening signing ?

Eddie
Eddie

Gallagher in his BBC column claims that Levy wanted Bale on a season long loan,but his offer was so derisory it never got to the decision makers in Madrid.Sound familiar?
Similarly the rumours of a war chest for Poch this summer will morph into “the players we needed to improve the squad just weren’t available”.So we have the very real possibility of an incoming free transfer window again.
However I think there is a good likelihood that Poch will find it unacceptable this time and even with the Utd.and Madrid gigs unavailable he could walk.

Eddie
Eddie

*Ballague

East Stand
East Stand

Bale on loan is a clear sign that Levy knows he needs something short term in order to placate the fans. No plan, no clue, same old shit…

TrentSpur
TrentSpur

I guess now the press will drop the Poch to United, Poch to Madrid talk what with Ole set to be appointed and Zidane going back.

Poch will be full of regret that he didn’t jump sooner, when he had the chance.

Poch under the cosh
Poch under the cosh

There’s always PSG

poxy
poxy

the chance comes at real madrid about every two years, doesn’t it?

ronan
ronan

You can bet he’ll be even sorrier after another levy summer.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Take a step back and watch Grealish. Not just the goal, which is embarrassing,(the strange behavoir of the defence, the No.9 especially) ; but the space he’s being given generally. Also note the absolute nailed on 100% penalty Birmingham should have got. Something’s going on here.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

He is crunched early to get the crowd up. Receives the ball in acres of space, then sythed. Would be a red nowadays any other time.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

11.07. Dean Smith. A lifelong Villa fan, now Villa manager who’s just won the derby at St Andrews??

poxy
poxy

By the way, East Stand, if you’re still here, I’ve recovered from my moment of insanity late last night when I proposed Overmars as a potential replacement for Poch when he goes. I’d truly forgotten who he was! Rather embarrassing, actually.

East Stand
East Stand

No problem, although I did think that you’d lost the plot slightly!

poxy
poxy

Gascoignchedegonnahaveacrac. Benitez would surely have to be a masochist with an endless capacity for self harm if he switched from one kind of torture in Ashley to another in old baldy!

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Indeed. Frying pan/fire

paul
paul

If this was the WW2 era then Tintin would be in a holding cell awaiting questioning re his performances/sabotage since mid Jan. Unless Poch has a sit down with him and gets the great dane’s word that he will gut the fuck up then he should not play for us again this season (ever, given he’s off anyway). Don’t think i’ve ever felt so let down by a Spurs player – and that’s saying something!

Poch under the cosh
Poch under the cosh

Hilariously we are apparently in for 3 world class players in the summer – nice one for leaking that bullshit Levy. We know how this works – every single time they feel the tide turning we are out shopping supposedly. The only thing Levy goes shopping for is platinum razors For his bald head.

Billy the yid
Billy the yid

Pity they ain’t for somewhere else

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.

Technically, If he shaves his bonce he is not bald.

East Stand
East Stand

In amongst all this ENIC bashing, in which I am utterly complicit, could we please acknowledge the inexplicable and unacceptable disappearance of Eriksen from proceedings?

He has been disgustingly weak willed and should be dropped…

Dan
Dan

Plus can we also acknowledge how we’ve played some of the most boring football in the league this season, lots of procession, sideways/backward passing ,slow and ponderous boring football. We’ve had a few dramatic last 10 min winners but almost every first half has been toilet the majority of the season

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

Can we also add verts has been playing out of his mind. One of the best years I can think of for him. True class professional who’s getting screwed by levy & is still showing up to the office………unlike another team member already mentioned.

East Stand
East Stand

Still third with a four point gap to 4th, just how toilet is ‘toilet’?

poxy
poxy

Just why doesn’t he get dropped? I well remember one time, Easter Saturday 1966, Bill Nick dropping Jimmy Greaves. We drew 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, incidentally.

poxy
poxy

And you didn’t have the 30 man squads to pick alternatives from then, either!

Billy the yid
Billy the yid

Well at least somethings don’t change, we ain’t had a 30 man squad over the last 3 seasons combined

East Stand
East Stand

Poch has dropped him to the bench in the past, you might see him do that now Alli is back in the fold.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.

Maybe Botch should have a word in his ear.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

I’m guessing that ENIC will use the Tottenham LGBT supporters as the match day goon squad. Try messing with one of those guys/ gals and you’re gonna end up in a sorts of drama, legal and otherwise.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Oh don’t give them ideas. That’s JUST what they will do. Big bruising tranny’s, post and pre op.

Touch me and its a hate crime on their ENIC issue bibs.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

😁 It all sounds a bit like the scene in Good Morning, Vietnam about the protective dyke.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

You can’t say lesbian, it’s women in comfortable shoes.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

I’ve never seen that all the way through.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Brenda Rodgers and Leceister. How many matches before that relationship goes south?

Only Me again
Only Me again

Looks like real are going for Jose and United board would be strung up for choosing Poch over Ole…so question is, where would he go? PSG is likely to be only club that could afford him. I think Poch will stay and sell us some crap story about selling Toby and Eriksen is a journey and part of a bigger plan.

mikecp
mikecp

If Benitez joins spurs I go on strike until a replacement is found.

PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways

This is quite literally how the Suns Striker panned out about 20 years ago.

Depressingly predictable and annoyingly avoidable.

ClientReferenceNo#
ClientReferenceNo#

I think Levy is auditioning for the job of running North Korea when KJU gets taken out….

William Jones

Benitez, Conte or Ancelotti.

East Stand
East Stand

Neither Conte or Ancelotti would work with such a meagre budget. Benitez would but his football is turgid…

paul
paul

Whereas what we’ve served up over the last 18months has been bums off seats kinda stuff Easty? Imho he’s cutting his cloth accordingly at the barcodes. He wouldn’t be a terrible stop gap but i don’t see it long term but who knows.

East Stand
East Stand

Why is everyone assuming that Poch is going somewhere? On what basis?

paul
paul

I’m not. Just engaging in the hypothetical subject under discussion.

moley
moley

Wow that’s really eerie it could just be true .great piece.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Its the dream….👍

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Although Benitez has won a CL. Maybe he could do it for ENIC? 👅

East Stand
East Stand

With shirt buttons in fact!

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Winks would have to be our Gerrard….

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

I go to the “North London Stadium” for a championship match between ENIC fc and Blackburn in the 2024/25 season. I pay 200 euros to get in which is debited from my account via the retina scan on entry. I’m ushered by 2 muscular ENF (ENIC security firm) employees to my seat behind the huge netting separating the client reference numbers from the players. Before kick off Im scanned for a 48 euro medium popcorn. The game begins and 35 year old Gylfi Siggurdson ENICs 10 million summer signing is sent off after 3 minutes for a shoulder barge. Somebody next to me raises their voice above the Premier Lge requirement decibel level and 3 ENF men bustle down the ailse to him and after a struggle shove a black bag over his head and he is whisked away never to be seen again. Blackburn score and the away section applaud politely whilst seated. A halftime rendition of Glory Glory Daniel Levy, the only permitted breaking of the afore mentioned decibel rule is obidiently adhered to. The score remains the same to full time. I make my way back to my eco shanty and kill myself with a solar powered tin opener. Fin.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

You forgot the bit where at half time Daniel Levy emerges from his personal suite/ shelter to a standing ovation (after the CRN’s are poked into compliance by ENIC Security staff armed with electric cattle prods). 🤣

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Ha!

Paddio
Paddio

But levy wanting to be a dictator would need to change his name, I think ‘No Pot’ suits

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Tremendous.

East Stand
East Stand

Ah, but remember… “you’ve never had it so good…”

Stay silent and accept.

Gus Poet
Gus Poet

Brilliant

poxy
poxy

excellent stuff – sorry you’re dead!

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

My ghost thanks you both.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur

I can’t see anybody with an ounce of sense buying the club at the price Enic will want. We are saddled with them. The only way to hurt these people is in their pockets which means non-attendance and supporters not renewing their season tickets. They might get the message with a half empty stadium, whenever it opens.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Not if they’re cleaning up in the property market they won’t.

East Stand
East Stand

Could we hire a hit squad to bump off Levy and Joe?

Mikespurs
Mikespurs

How about a torpedo African queen style to take out his stupid yacht

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

I like both ideas. Let’s get cracking.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II

I’m glad there’s more of us out there that think the same and see what they are doing…..its heart breaking..
The only good thing that could come out of this is if they sold up. We now have all the infrastructure in place and need someone that loves the game and is happy to right off at least some of the asset debt( ie. pay ENIC x million/billion minus the debt)….but I really don’t think ENIC would or even could at the moment, it will be like having a 40m pound a year pension pot for years to come for the Levy family..

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

I can’t help but think what will happen if the stadium doesn’t pass muster after the test events. Rest of the season at Wembley, an unhappy FA (even though they’re charging for using the place), players looking to get out at the end of the season to join a real football club, fans mulling over whether to renew season tickets until quality signings are made. Sponsorships and Corporate clients not in any hurry to sign up. The spectre of the Ropey looming large and the effect it will have on attendances next season (shudders).

But we’ve got the largest club shop in Europe! Still, you don’t win a trophy for that either.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur

Hard to disagree with any of this posting. I have been writing for some time that I cannot understand why Levy gets a good press for being so shrewd, it’s myth. A good chairman knows when to press the accelerator. He did the same with Redknapp, remember Lous Saha and Ryan Nelson being recruited when we had a chance to win the league. He should have supported Poch in the transfer market rather than going 100% over budget on the white elephant of a stadium. They could have easily had a great stadium for £500 mill and had plenty of funds for the transfer market. Executives normally only receive bumper pay rises or bonuses on performance, go figure!

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Benitez surely would rather cut his own heart out than go from Ashley to Levy??

On the other news, they’ve been at it since the crack of dawn today. The direction has been made clear. Stewards aren’t good enough and a private hired stasi will be implanted in every ground. The phrases being used like, “this must be stopped” “something must be done” etc, talking as if week to week its a struggle to get a match finished for people running on attacking everything in site. Until this weekend I can recall 2 or 3 incidents in the last 20 years. Suddenly 3 in one weekend. Strange coincidence eh? These folk picked this weekend to all run on and attack players?
They’ve already gone off piste and are bringing players celebrating in front of fans into it. Its so transparent. Chairman like Levy will be salivating at the thought of his own private burly thuggy army in the new bowl, cos of course it won’t be just pitch invasions every millennia they will be used for, any dissent toward the owners can be dealt with swiftly. The possibilities are endless. These are isolated incidents that have been enflamed by orchestrated disorder. This is the red state people.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Just had a brilliant set up call on the radio about how Grealish and players shouldn’t be jumping in their fans, just to push that side of it along. Fuck off. Its YOUR OWN FANS. Insidious stuff. Deconstructing everything that’s passionate and life affirming.

Panama Paul
Panama Paul

Have to agree – the fans love the player interaction when the team scores (not the opposition naturally). You’d have to be mental to jump into the opposition fans after scoring. Players get carded for inciting the opposition fans anyway so I think there are not that many instances of that nowadays. The problem isn’t the players, it is a small minority of morons.

IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac
IsGascoignegonnahaveacrac

Eggzacerly.

MrNope
MrNope

The way the club is being run is nothing short of criminal. We have invested a billion pounds in an area of the club that will only generate income about 30-40 times per year. Bonkers

poxy
poxy

In effect, not only is there no investment in the footballing side of things but our club is being used to finance Enic’s property portfolio!