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‘Best Signing By A Country Mile’ Some fans are Calling Spurs Biggest Transfer Success Of The Window
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These fans are sincerely pleased to see a director of football back in place at Tottenham and feel that the Italian’s influence has all powerful, not just in respect of the players that the club has acquired, but in completing the puzzle at board level and playing a part in securing the services of the right manager to match the ambitions of the supporters.

I take a view that this optimism and window dressing to one side, we are still staring at a squad that that remains wafer thin on a number of fronts, and not because Fabio Paratici is either brilliant or terrible at his job; this is all still under Daniel Levy’s direction. The crying gaps where a replacement for Christian Eriksen ought to be still remains, and asking Harry Kane to carry on as the Spurs’ only designated striker is pretty shameful.

The Don was allowed to cook, but one has to ask if he was provided with a decent kitchen, or was holding his pan over a camping stove?

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Bertoliver
Bertoliver
2 months ago

What is it that the bald c.nt said in his video? ‘We have unfinished business’.
His idea of driving the business forward is to cut the costs, accountants everywhere will be unable to control themselves. I urge people on here to read his LinkedIn profile, the guy is utterly deluded and a curse on the club.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
2 months ago

Wonder if he cause that fire at the stadium.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago

I seriously worry at the mental capacity of any Spurs fan who thinks that was a successful transfer window.

We’ve got yet more punts over proven success and a cache of deadwood we can’t give away.

That my dears isn’t success.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Who wouldn’t you have brought in from those we did? No need to worry about my mental capacity
For me we brought in some quality ballers. I just wanted defenders mainly. I was/am happy with our attackers. I think we’ll be pretty sound at the back this season. I never wanted Sanchez gone. Seeing what he did alongside verts had me knowing he can play.. Wanted dier gone though. We’ll be fine.
Top of the league🌚

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
2 months ago

We’ll judge at seasons end. Anything else is guess work. I thought last summers window was good and we know how that worked out.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
2 months ago

The Kool aid is lethal

Paddio
Paddio
2 months ago

Imagine what we would have bought if we had a chance of winning, a Nelsen mkII anyone?

Graham Wood
Graham Wood
2 months ago

Harry H is correct. The window was not a good one despite the views of those with rose coloured glasses. We actually have one player (Romero) who has decent stats and Emerson , who may or may not be much better than Aurier. We have a reserve keeper and some youngsters who may blossom. Again, no replacement for Harry and Eriksen. As mentioned , one injury and the house of cards will collapse. None of the proven talent wants to come here because word is out that the football is not the ownership priority. Golf clubs, medical centres and other fripperies are our priorities. Until this ownership changes then I can see no change to the status quo. Let’s see where we are in another six or so games before we can judge Nuno’s coaching skills.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Graham Wood

Nonsense. The football world all know tottenham are about to become serious financial players. “Golf clubs and medical centers? That’s in your head

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
2 months ago

We should have at least signed Traore. Levy and Lewis need to go, we have been left short again in so many positions it’s ridiculous. No second striker, No left footed centre back and No attacking midfielder that has that killer pass like an Eriksen. Levy’s decision will cost us come the end of the season again, no wonder we always fall short.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago

I do sometimes wonder about some fans’ state of mind when you see social media activity like this. However, that’s the way social media works, it’s a platform to the unhinged as well as sensible people.

I can imagine that the social media comments about what a disappointing window we had are probably more than twice in number.

Anyway, not a great window based around a ‘one in, one out’ policy and players in their early 20’s as usual. Nothing new, nothing exciting just the same old ENIC led on-pitch mediocrity.

Paratici can only work within the framework set out for him. However, I’ve been completely underwhelmed by the business he has done…

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

This was the one window when Levy should have been brave. Spurs should have taken the bull by the horns and entered the transfer market with serious intent. Given the financial problems with most European sides, it was the ideal window to be able to really strengthen the squad at probably half the cost of the pre-Covid period. Before anyone bleats that we are not owned by oligarchs or oil billionaires and that we operate on a different business model to other clubs, I am sure we could have found the money if Lewis, for example, had guaranteed a soft loan. Not only would this have propelled us into being genuine contenders, it would also have been good business as we would have bought very good players at a decent discount to their market values, enabling us to sell them at a later date for a substantial profit. Sadly, Levy has neither the gumption nor the cojones to see beyond his property spreadsheet. A great opportunity missed by the club.

Paddio
Paddio
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Lewis isn’t really a Spurs fan, so will only operate under the Tavistock ROI parameters.buildings entertainment venues are a safer return than sports teams.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

I am sure you are right but if we had been braver in the market, it might have resulted in a golden period for the club which I would argue would have enhanced the value of what is obviously a property company first and would have enabled him and Levy to exit on even better terms whenever that moment arrives.

Paddio
Paddio
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Total agree an opportunity missed but that’s Levy’s m.o.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Exactly, which is why they’re the wrong people to run a top football club.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Oh dear

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Spot on, I couldn’t have put it better myself. Levy, Lewis and ENIC need to go, or nothing will ever change, and that goes for winning anything in the near future too.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

We could afford Bale and Jose’s wages with nobody coming through the flipping turnstiles. There’s monthly there, Levy would just rather not part with it…

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Money.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Levy would rather not part with it? He’d rather have it sitting there not working? Come on man

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Them lot haven’t ever spent any of their money on tottenham. What made you think they would start now?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Property spreadsheet? Oh for gods sake keep up man. Hope you’re well

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

You’re so funny.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago

Exactly so H. In truth I think Paratici did an excellent job, for a man operating with one hand tied behind his back, as is always the case with Levy. His passion and work ethic is there for all to see.

I severely doubt with Hitchen at the helm, that we would have recruited Gil, Romero, Sarr or Emerson, but the ultimate success of this transfer window now comes down to Paratici’s judgment in evaluating players.

Paratici is undoubtedly a master at recruiting free agents and will be all over the class of free agents with contracts expiring at the end of this season, but we must clearly allow him time to fully remake the squad in his image.

Given that ENIC will never invest their own money in the transfer market, then a renowned free agent expert and skilled persuasive negotiator, like Paratici, might turn out to be the best signing Levy has made.

Cabspur
Cabspur
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Makes you wonder why Hitchens still gets employed.

coys1882
coys1882
2 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

Hard to figure out other than the fact that he is a ‘yes man’, who doesn’t ‘rock the boat’.

Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail
2 months ago
Reply to  Cabspur

He makes a good cuppa and has a deep throat.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

I don’t buy that because it’s all about the bottom line with Levy. This idea that you can acquire the kind of quality the other top teams are buying but do it on fraction of the cost is complete fanny…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

What? OK then!

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

We don’t need to give him time, we need to get rid of ENIC or nothing will change. Every season we are left short somewhere that inevitably costs us come the end of the season. No wonder we never win anything. # ENIC OUT !!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

One hand tied behind his back? Says who? Based on what?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

So fab p was only brought in to work frees? Don’t you think fab p knows a player? I wouldn’t question his judgement at all. Anyway you’ll see.

Ray
Ray
2 months ago

The problem now is that everyone is expecting to buy big and the money in the real world isn’t there. I find it a joke that you say that football is treated like an afterthought at Spurs. We actually act like a business and would work if the current owners left as it is a viable business. Chelsea, Man City and United would collapse if the same thing happened. Look at the below and you can see why these oil teams win everything. I think football is broke and people like you are only pushing the gates further.

6. Tottenham Hotspur – £83,415,200
5. Arsenal – £114,965,273
4. Liverpool – £135,818,000
3. Manchester City – £149,032,000
2. Chelsea – £152,722,000
1. Manchester United – £228,986,200

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Mike J
Mike J
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

One of those clubs is not really getting very good results for their money right now 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Ray
Ray
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike J

If fairness (although we’re obviously enjoying this moment), Arsenal are trying to play catch-up and getting caught up trying to get better players as their fans are demanding it. The problem is no-one decent wants to come to non-champ league clubs so there’s one problem. The other is being stuck with players like Ozil (and in our case N’dombele, Aurier etc) who no-one else wanted so he just sat back and took the money (glad we got rid of Aurier if he wasn’t going to play). I think he was on about £350k a week when he was there (about £18m a year) twinned with these average players:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang £13,000,000
Thomas Partey £13,000,000
Alexandre Lacazette £9,360,000
Nicolas Pepe £5,200,000

It’s all a bit excessive and all you can do is get a good team/work ethic as the players above don’t buy you sh*t

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Did Donna Cullen give you a job to go blogging this stuff? 😂

Ray
Ray
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Haha yeah. Tbh I’m just a bit disheartened with football at the moment, what with the oil money completely ruining the game, just chucking loads of money to buy the best players and pay the most money. What’s the point? Fans are getting fever pitched to just keep paying out money and if things don’t start going well. We’re facing a fandemic. Look what happened to Leeds years ago. Lionel Messi couldn’t believe that Barcelona let him go as they couldn’t afford to pay him his millions per week while every club outside the top countries and divisions are facing financial ruin from this pandemic. The numbers just don’t add up and it’s all a punt to these fuckers who run the clubs not a way of life like it is to the true fans.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Levy’s love child!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Mike J

I fancy us against any team at home. Any team.
We narf noise it up in there.
The south stand starting to come good. Deffning. Heavy heavy sound

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Paddio
Paddio
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Ray, what are these numbers, and relative to what metric are you looking at, turnovers, actual p&l s?
An actual business argument isn’t really relevant, it’s more of an excuse for a lack of on field success to make people feel good. Plus owners could pump what monies they like in if it was run as actual businesses and non ffp myth to portray.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
2 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Spurs net spend is £15 million a season under ENIC. That figure is from Kieran Maguire.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

So we are a shining example of how it really ‘should’ be done?

We win nothing but are also 1bn in debt and we tried to join a Super League to help sort the situation out.

Apart from Ar5ena1’s embarrassing situation, all of those other clubs, the ‘oil’ clubs win stuff and are allowed to, nobody’s stopping them. Yes player wages and agent’s fees need to be capped, things are unsustainable but I don’t see Spurs as an ‘outlier’. We just spend our money and use our debt to create capital assets to enrich ENIC…

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Well said.
Unfortunately too many THFC supporters think there’s a bottomless pit of cash at a club that only had a 36k capacity stadium till the end of 2016/17 season & even more unfortunately, this will hopefully be the FIRST season at the TH stadium that EVERY match is attended by supporters so the revenue from now should enable the club to buy more expensive players (& pay slightly higher wages too?)
Many suggest Mr.Lewis should put his hand in his pocket & personally fund the club but that not how a business should be run, as stated above.
Many also are anti- the multi events that will be held at the stadium (like all the stadia of the teams listed in previous comment above, will also be staging) & fail to realise the extra revenue that will bring & be used to pay off the stadium loans & the football revenue used to invest in the football club.
& by the way, not holding the NFL, rugby, boxing, concerts, etc would mean the stadium would only be used about 40 days (or 10.96%) of the year. How does that make sense?
So maybe let’s see what the next 2 or 3 seasons brings, hopefully some success to a club that actually drastically OVER-achieved during Mauricio Pochettino’s management.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Oh dear. How do these successful clubs survive without doing an ENIC I wonder? Oh, they win stuff and gain fans and money from the success.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

People who don’t want whatever events (boxing NFL cricket concerts ect to be held at the stadium are people who don’t live here. What do they care about our local economy. Its a good thing no one here really cares about what they think. Big big dough coming to tottenham. It really makes me laugh when I hear people talking about us buying property for enic. Tottenham have bought property for tottenham. When Enic sell they won’t be taking the property with them. It will all still be Tottenhams. Tottenham won’t be buying anymore property now. All tottenhams money will be spent on the squad/product. Faze 5.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Was speaking with a tottenham money person recently at Percy house. A lot of what he was saying went straight over my Head🌚 what I did understand was tottenham gonna be the first club to turn over one billion in a season. I mentioned it to my man classy sterling MBE and he said it wouldn’t surprise him. Speaking of classy we had the foundation boys over at the academy earlier. Gave the youts a gooooood workout. Classy said tottenham have their eye on a young Romanian baller we have here. Midfielder. Hagi I call him🌚

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Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

If ENIC leave we are still in world record debt. How is that well-run. They haven’t spent a penny and have risked an institution to build a property portfolio. Find this type of argument incredible.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

25 year debt is minor. Do you know how many billions gonna pass through tottenham in that time?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Totally.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago

Only diehard Levyologists will see this as a successful window. It is not the worst window I have experienced but it takes a lot of catching up when you don’t sign a player for two windows as Levy did. As Tony Borg remarks that we still haven’t sorted out a back up for Kane, God knows what will happen when either he or Son get injured, or even worse, both of them. I keep reading that one of the reasons that we haven’t signed a back up for him is because no striker worth his salt wants to sit on the bench all season which is ridiculous as every other PL team has at least tow CFs and if you were a young and up and coming striker, who better to learn your trade from than Kane. Having watched the Wolves game, our ball retention is poor as we have little creativity in midfield and as mentioned below, we have never replaced Eriksen. I suspect that there is a footballer in Lo Celso if he can keep fit but we have a serious problem with moving N’Dombele on. Of course the elephant in the room is that Kane still wants to go and I don’t see this window as making him change his mind.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Good point about Kane abs Som, plus we won’t have Bale’s 11 goals in 22 rate. Who’s stepping up?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Worry not man. Are transitions gonna be swift and clinical

Mr Chops
Mr Chops
2 months ago

Lets just wait until December shall we. The idea that we have a strong squad is laughable.

Some interesting analysis of are latest ‘upgrade’ at right back……

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3sNpIBfGeE

FaRTy OwLS and all that……

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr Chops

The squad ain’t weak. Very talented squad.

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
2 months ago

I think our transfer window was anything but a success, Levy and Paratici failed to solve our striker problem, still only one out and out striker, good job Harry stayed really, Still haven’t replaced Eriksen for an attacking midfielder with that killer pass, and we still haven’t replaced Jan Vertonghen as we still don’t have a left footed centre back. I like the idea of signing for the future but we need to sign players that will solve the problems we have now. It will cost us again over the course of the season and it will be on Levy’s head.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

Don’t you like the look of the squad? I do. Good energy. I like our attacking options and think we’ll be solid at the back (including defensive midfield. I like how the squad is shaping up. Dane s gonna get games which I’m happy about. I’m not worried at all. Nuno gonna have us tight. Bring on any team I say. We’ll bring in reinforcements in jan

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