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Conte tipped to walk next month according to Football London’s source
By Harry Hotspur -

No punches pulled here, then, by this Reach Group product, which on a daily basis delights so many football fans. The media empire which includes The Mirror and The Daily Star, the self professed ‘top destination for big laughs‘, has heard that our latest coach, Antonio Conte is close to bailing.

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By any standards, this is a huge claim. That said, anyone watching the recent press conference from Antonio Conte will have certainly detected a change in the man’s demeanour over the last few weeks.

If this suggestion is even vaguely true, then Tottenham is in a perilous place.

Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t backed. José Mourinho was ignored. Nuno was in and out of Hotspur Way so fast, that it actually took longer to recruit the poor man.

I take a view that ENIC are literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. The January transfer is not the window in which to correct all their prior sins. Should Conte walk, who cares? This is not a crisis on the horizon, when crisis upon crisis is the norm.

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Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

Sad Conte is fine. If it’s angry Conte than watch out. He kept telling everyone ‘time and patience’.. A couple of losses to the Chavtastic European Champions and everyones predicting him to walk by the summer.. Jeebus… Where is the morale officer here? Tappa you’re needed man.. Too many negative nancy, doom and gloom, Sourpuss attitudes.. Half of our squad have this weak mentality… Conte will still be our manager next season mark my words.. Players will be leaving, not our gaffer.

Sonificent
Sonificent
4 months ago

I hope you are right. History says not but I struggle to see how that bald pr*** stops a riot if Conte walks. Hopefully he sees that. He should be fired if Lewis gave a solitary s*** about the football.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Lewis doesn’t either, two peas in a zero net-spend pod…

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

Conte won’t walk just yet, but if Levy doesn’t support him he undeniably will.
Perhaps Steve you should stop lecturing people like some self elected expert? Just saying.
As for Tappa he could start a fight in an empty room – are you related?

Last edited 4 months ago by Glory Costs Too Much
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

Grandad Glory, so you’re still at it.. Who did I lecture? No one.. What do you do? You try lecturing me repeatedly, telling me how I should type, how I should think, and ordering me what to do… This isn’t your blog you divvy. Only the Boy (and Bruce and Eddie) will I take orders from here. I’m well entitled to type my opinions, have done for over a decade and I welcome you to debate anything anytime.. Though I’d rather you would talk about actual football matters, rather than your child like bickering posts… It’s impossible to start a fight in an empty room, this is as silly as claiming Botch is our best ever manager.. Tappa is sound. Not related obviously why would I be asking for him. I can see why he went for you though.. Same breed as Easty, you don’t like someone disagreeing with you so you attack them, then cry and whinge like a baby when you get bitten back….. See when Tappa and I debated and disagreed, there was always respect, no rudeness, both polite.. Always about the football…. Now keep going on at me and I’ll just tell you to fcuk off and get a life. You shouldn’t be bickering at your age Grampa Glory… I’m too old for it man, waste of time.. Stick to the football or jog on.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Sorry Steve for not getting back sooner, I heard it mentioned on another blog and I just googled it to get the facts right, the local council have announced the the details of the planning permission.

Last edited 4 months ago by James McKevitt.
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

👍

Al Boy
Al Boy
4 months ago

Doesn’t all this come from that dunce O’Hara on TS?
I don’t blame Conte for looking sad after that performance at cheatski, he looked how I felt.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  Al Boy

No I never listen to talksport, simon Jordan gives me an earache plus the idiotic fans calling in.. Jamie is alright though, reasonable pundit and he’sa yiddo at heart. Not sure what he said? why is he a dunce?.. Just my opinions above, and judging Conte by his past behaviour… Just because he was sad he lost in his post match losing interview doesn’t mean he’s walking does it. Like you said, he looked how I felt too… Its when Antonio starts to look angry when we will have problems. Angry Ant is dangerous.

StuSpur
StuSpur
4 months ago

It’s difficult to grasp where we go from here. What I do know is history has taught us not believe in false prophets which is how I believe Levy sees each new manager acquisition. Someone new the fans can clutch their hopes to.

For me when jose joined the feeling was shock. How could a man that has earned his reputation winning trophies via spending money on players he demanded work with a character like Levy? The appointment brought little hope to my mind.

When Nuno was appointed the feeling for me was cringe inducing comedy. A patsy, out of his depth, last tin on the shelf etc.

Now with Conte the feeling is just.. Sad. We have a Ferrari of a manager but the owner refuses to put the top notch oil or fuel into the car that it deserves. Sad because of the predictability of it all and sad because this is a perpetual cycle.

I for one did not get excited when conte was appointed and this is what makes me the most sad. I’m losing interest more and more

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
4 months ago
Reply to  StuSpur

I’m not convinced where we go from here is all that difficult to grasp Stu; we carry on doing what we’ve mostly done under ENIC, tread water and make money. We can do that with or without Conte.

Go on the Soap Opera Cash Cow!

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

The Bill Maher Special – an impassioned and succinct summary of where we at. At least I’m not alone in my utter exasperation. We were right HH, the dumbo happy-cappers never were, and sadly never will be.

We are run by legalized fraudsters…

Sonificent
Sonificent
4 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Don’t think we will ever be rid of them either.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
4 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Agree. The planet is run by legalised fraudsters.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Can’t disagree with that.

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

This whole situation is so bizarre. What did the dude expect?? He already turned the job down once cos he knew Levy doesn’t do football, then he U turns and within a couple of months suddenly he’s re realized what him and most of us already knew….

Does Antonio have some amnesiac condition?

In any case it’s all so painfully predictable, even my 6 to 12 months turned out to be wildy optimistic…..hmmm….must be slipping…

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

I think he’ll stick it out until the summer, I will be surprised if he’s our manager next season.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
4 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

For the money alone…

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

Probably, chance to earn good money until a serious job comes up…

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
4 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

“UNTIL A SERIOUS JOB COMES UP” Quite!

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Planning permission for over 72 houses, commercial development, an entertainment complex, redevelopment of part of Enfield golf course.

Also proposals for over 800 homes in the pipeline.

Funny no problem getting this done in January.

It’s wonderful what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.

Last edited 4 months ago by James McKevitt.
Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
4 months ago

Been saying this for over 7 years, just like my wife, nobody listens…all our 400m pound FFP money goes on buying property – these owners are sharks – end of….

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

The REAL reason these scumbags got involved with ex THFC

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

Developments don’t get injured or flop and they are guaranteed a big return in London. Players are just too risky, never mind it’s a football club.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

Levy is a property developer. He does not possess the skill-set to run a top flight football club. The very fact he has been for the last 23 years is fairly outrageous when you think about it. Arrogant tw*t…

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago

Nauseating..

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

I read earlier on football london that it was approved for a 6 story flats complex, plus a cinema! Where did you get that info from Brother James? Shocking.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

I can’t see Conte walking so soon.. I wouldn’t read too much in his demeanor. He’s usually like this when he loses. He’s a very emotional guy. Note unlike other managers he doesn’t even speak to the players after the game if they lose. He leaves it for a day or two, he says because emotions are raw.. Interviewing the man right after losing he’s going to be upset. I’d be the same…. For a month and a half now Conte has repeatedly told pundits and fans he needs time and patience.. And numpty fans and pundits ramble on about him walking at the first window… No chance… The Bald one has to back him in the summer window though.. If Conte walks so soon because he’s not backed then the fans will really turn.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

Why wait until the summer to back him, if the club are serious they could start now.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

I’m not convinced Levy will ever back a manager properly, it’s not in his nature. He didn’t back Poch when we were chasing down the title and that trophy would have made millions for enic, so why should he do it now? He just can’t bring himself to do it for some reason. I think we all expected him to back Conte to a certain extent now in January, on the basis that Conte requested it as a condition of joining. I wonder was it a Gentleman’s agreement?
One thing’s for certain Levy will have backed himself into a corner next summer, with no way out.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

He doesn’t do it for two reasons, the main one being that he doesn’t want the fans to expect us to compete for stuff. This is too ‘expensive’ and risky in his mind. The other reason is that he doesn’t even like football…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
4 months ago

No one builds a team in the January window, it wouldn’t work well at all. 99 per cent of players look to move in the summer window rather than mid season. Clubs don’t like to do business then too… Of course if certain players he wants are available now then go get them.. Players rarely look to move as well half way through a campaign they tend to be focused on their job at hand.. It’s hard to make good signings in Jan, hence why Hannibal Hitchen said he hates it…… I want to know exactly what this bahamas meeting was all about. A friend mentioned American investors.

Markp
Markp
4 months ago

Send in the clowns already!

Tottenham hurstspurs
Tottenham hurstspurs
4 months ago

the problem is we had a house and the initial task was the plumbing so we hired an inexperienced plumber (poch) who fixed the pipes well and almost completed it. then instead of investing in more materials and training so he could deal with the final issues now the pipework was laid we expected him to do the impossible and use the same tools which weren’t designed for the new job. so he left.

then we hired a roofer but expected him to use the same tools the pipey had and that was never going to work

followed quickly by just trying a less successful roofer

now we have a jack of all trades but it’s plainly obvious that the tools and materials are part of the issue not the solution and new ones must be brought in in order to ever finish the building project

unfortunately the format still somehow thinks the issue is the tradesman

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago

Good analogy but of course the original wizard plumber didn’t leave he was sacked as reward for his excellent work. Making the whole thing even more ridiculous.

Brick Top
Brick Top
4 months ago

Coutinho and Digne to Villa(!). “but it’s so hard to sign players in January”. If I was Conte I’d be gone already

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Brick Top

But it’s oh so easy to buy more land and property.

eddie
eddie
4 months ago

Sadly this situation does seem to be leading down a familiar path.If Conte is forced to walk then the fans have to make their feelings known.

There should be a massive Levy/ENIC out campaign at the ground for every home game.What the owners won’t want is adverse publicity when these scenes are beamed around the world.

Unfirtunately if the owners do finally take notice of the fans,Conte will be long gone and the prospects of finding another mug to come in and turn things around are minimal.

Perhaps we have to be relegated to get the owners out.It’s a small price to pay as long as somebody new,with the club at the centre of their interest,comes in.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
4 months ago

So Spurs hired him like he’s Big Sam parachuted in to avoid relegation…then away we go for next season, replace him with another desperate punt young manager?

Tonys notappy
Tonys notappy
4 months ago

I doesn’t help when our 2 Argies are never match fit or show their country form for us. We play 2 wingbacks that are not a threat, coupled with 2 holding midfields, we are just about playing with 7 defenders.
I know they say success is built on not letting in goals but this is stupid.
Don’t get me started on playing Docherty on his wrong side. Currently the biggest threat on our goal is from the defense, no wonder the managers gone a bit quieter!

Ballina Hotspur
Ballina Hotspur
4 months ago

I don’t think Conte will leave on the 2nd of February when the window is closed, if he’s not backed in the transfer window.

But he will be gone as soon as the season ends. He’ll walk 5 minutes after the final whistle blows against Norwich on 22nd May.

Then within the next couple of days you’ll see him at Old Trafford where he will win things because he’ll be backed properly. No matter how poor United have been since Fergie left, every manager has been backed with players.

Levy only hired Conte to save face, to make it look like he cares and listens to the fans. But come May Levy will have nowhere to hide and must continue to face criticism from the fans.

As much Jamie Redknapp can talk a load of s###e, he’s open criticism of Levy on sky sports is whats needed. He’s in a fortunate position he knows people in and around the club to know what’s going on, plus the added bonus of what went on with his dad to speak out without the NDA being enforced.

Hiring Conte was Levy’s last chance at any sort of redemption, to show he cares what goes on the pitch. To show he’s serious about leaving the football side to those who understand football, to show he cares about winning and that he was going to back the manager. But it looks like he words are what he is cheap.

Levy is a little, conniving, leeching cancer who needs to be removed quickly and aggressively from the club. But that won’t be happening anytime soon, unless some oil rich prince is bored, and wants to just have a d##k measuring contests against Newcastle, City and Chelsea, but I don’t see that happening.

At this point we might as well go back to the Martin Jol days. We weren’t competing then and we’re not competing now. But at least then players who wanted to be there and had some entertainment. Players like Robbie Keane, Berbatov, Defoe, Davids, King, Carrick, Andy Reid, Lennon, Zokora, Malbranque. At least these players put effort in and played with some pride. Unlike some of the current crop the likes of Dele, Ndombele, Winks, Doherty, Le celso.

Now any Levy apologist wants to argue with me they can. But answer this one question before you do. Would you rather continue with this third rate crap and all the lies of now. Watching embarrassing and dire football. Or go back to the days of Jol when we played decent enough football and the hope of progression was there.

But I know what the answer will be. Look what we did under Pochettino. But look how that ended without Levy doing what Pochettino asked of him.

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

Yes, I thought Conte would go to Utd, and he still can end up there. Thought it’d be this year for them but likely next year after City get the 8.

Azas
Azas
4 months ago

What a load of nonsense

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  Azas

Yep I think he will leave sooner

THFC
THFC
4 months ago

£400m we’re currently allowed to spend under FFP rules as I understand it, unbelievable given our ridiculous spending on worthless players (not to mention the salaries we’re paying these chumps). The rules are a joke but an even bigger joke is that fact we aren’t taking advantage of them like your Chelseas your City’s, we’re allowing West Ham, Arsenal, Man U and now arguably Villa and soon to be Newcastle catch up and overtake us in the long-term race for the top table and the trophies that come with that.

That’s £400m net we’re allowed to spend within the rules and is exactly what we SHOULD have spent over the last few years following (and I’d argue in advance of) the Champions League final. We’ve not and were suffering game in game out. Every game is a struggle, you’re not wrong there Conte.

ENIC have spent, they’ve bought terrible players and put them on crazy wages…but they STILL have the ability under the rules to plough another £400m into the team without falling foul to FFP (or even more than that if they can afford a top lawyer like the City owners). That’s a world-class striker, CB, RWB, CAM with change leftover to get Levy a few of his usual “punts” that can go out on loan (or sit around talking about chocolate bars). Not sure if salaries come into that £400m but you get the idea. They’re pedalling the myth that we need to sell to buy, no ENIC you need to sell up so that Spurs can finally buy and compete on the same level and within the same set of rules that every other team operates.

This must be ENIC”s last roll of the dice, anything other than 100% backing in the transfer market for Conte and fans will have little option but to start boycotting games/merch etc. Something that should have started several years ago.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  THFC

You make good points but I’m not buying the last roll of the dice theory.

I believe ENIC will survive the loss of Conte. The Kroenkes, Glazers and Mike Ashleighs of this world have broad backs and a couple of thousand fans protesting won’t shift them.

There’s only one thing that will shift ENIC, cold, hard cash and lots of it.

THFC
THFC
4 months ago

Fan power got Nuno sacked, the bald midget has nowhere to hide now!

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
4 months ago

Levy and ENIC used a waiting list to increase ticket prices at the old WHL and the reduced capacity to bully ST holders into paying well over the odds for their seats for best part of 20 years. Their initial review of the state of the club in 2001 identified a minimum capacity of 44,000 was needed as soon as possible.
It was more lucrative for these people to exploit supporter loyalty than satisfy the demand for matchday tickets. All this was done in plain sight while The Supporters Trust was set up. Their leadership continually looked the other way as this and other crimes against the supporters were carried out. Cup matches were taken away from ST holders, prices were hiked for food and drinks at the ground and supporters were prevented from bringing any food or drinks into the ground.
There was the introduction of a loyalty scheme that didn’t reward supporters who attended away matches and ST holders had their 10% merchandise discount cancelled while club members who picked and chose what home games they attended retained their discount. The pettiness and penny pinching nature of it all was truly sickening.
I think Daniel Wynne now has a cosy number on Spurs TV. Martin Cloake gets lots of books published and access to ex players. It’s a free ride to the seaside. A chumocracy. I’m sure all those involved would deny this but it is obvious if you pay attention.
I can actually see a bit of justice in the club’s current predicament. Levy is now facing the prospect of having too many seats and not enough supporters who are willing to sit in them; for the price he is asking. King Solomon’s wisdom could not have passed a more appropriate judgement. His projected profits might take a hit if he doesn’t sort this out soon.

Dancing barber
Dancing barber
4 months ago

The time to worry is when Conte loses his passion on the touchline. We know our players aren’t good enough to be where we want to be. We need to stop buying young for the future resale profit which never materialises and buy experienced players and enjoy the profit success brings.
Levy has to change his plan otherwise there is no point to employing Conte.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Dancing barber

People who watch Conte on the line have already said he is less animated, less encouraging to the players, reduced to pacing the technical area.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Dancing barber

The point to employing Conte is the hope he gets the team back into the Champions League. Levy hasn’t thought about any of it beyond that…

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
4 months ago

It certainly wouldn’t surprise me. Conte is the real deal and he must of had a real shock when he walked into Spurs.

I don’t think we can be classified as a football club anymore.

A classification more fitting would be:

Real Estate business with an in-house youth club catering for underperforming football players.

A lot has been made of this evaluation by Conte but in all honesty it shouldn’t need Conte to come all the way from Italy to tell you that the squad is lacking quality. It’s obvious.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago

I don’t think Conte would leave in February, everything about the man shows he’s a consummate professional unlike the people he works for.

at large
at large
4 months ago

I would argue that this is exactly why Conte would leave in order to get far away from these people asap.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  at large

You have a point but football is probably full of obnoxious people and Conte would be well used to dealing with them.

No, sacking people after three months or before a Cup Final that’s what passes for classy behaviour at Spurs.

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
4 months ago

While I dont agree much with Simon Jordan,he mentioned a few weeks back that Levy is a money man and should stick to the finances and let Paratici run the transfers,Jim white responded by saying but isnt that happening now ,Simon gave back a sarcastic response Everyone knows what an imbecile Levy is. The bas tard had the decency to even take a vacation to the Bahamas now with this shit storm brewing at the club.

Last edited 4 months ago by ForzaSpurs
Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

I’m sure I read that Conte is known for his mood swings and maybe a touch bi-polar. Maybe he’s just being ground down by all the same bloody stupid questions he has to answer day after day in his pressers.

You cannot tell me that a couple of dodgy results against Champions League winners and a draw against Southampton have suddenly pushed him to the brink of walking. I would think that he, like the rest of us, is waiting to see what the next 14 days bring, and he, like the rest of us, is possibly getting a bit impatient.

I don’t think it has anything to do with “suddenly” realising how bad the squad is, a man of his experience would have known that after a matter of days.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Or perhaps he’s been told that exposing the negligence of his employer on a weekly basis is getting under his boss’ skin.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago

Conte in and out of the door quicker than you can say Nuno Espírito Santo.
I’m not sure.
The Conte situation in a great clickbait story for the press and gold dust if there is a parting. The press and decent fans, would love an employee tribunal with Levy involved as his NDAs have severed his veil so well.

Most fans are feeling frustrated at best at present. High costs to support means they want value and to feel good, especially with how the rest of the country is seemingly going.

Even Levyologists should be worried at present as the state of the club.

As a business the club oozes a perception of being rudderless with the exception of milking the fans for cash. There is no obvious direction driven by the owner or chairman in the aims for the club inside or out.

The manager is talking about the clubs decisions and not his own.

Has his boss or even the chairman set out aims and goals for the club to him? How can you even engage with anyone if you’ve not got any aims.
When are we looking to challenge for leagues or trophies, what does the next couple of seasons look like.
Even the most ardent Levyologist could answer this questions because Tottenham way or dna really don’t mean much.

In continental Europe DoFs have a public face and communicate about the running of the football side. The cosy little chats that we’ve had with Paratici have been at best a chance to play manager buzzword bingo.
Either the DoF or chairman need to come out and give clarity to players, managers and fans of this great club. But even Conte seems not bought into what he is hearing and he’s close to these guys.

And when the leadership is separated like this it only really leads to disaster.

if it does you can only hope it brings Levy down as well.

Michael Trim
Michael Trim
4 months ago

Why oh why do fans still go to the games. Boycott a few weeks and get Levy and Enic out. We are being taken for mugs yet we go along with it week after week. Watch down the pub.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael Trim

Boycotting a few weeks will not suddenly magic up someone with a billion quid to come and buy Enic out, even if they decided they wanted to sell, which they wouldn’t because they’d still earn a fortune off Sky.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

It would make Levy sit up and take notice though and hopefully change his penny pinching ways. The protest after the Utd farce resulted in Levy appointing Conte, and that was only a few banners and a bit of chanting. Imagine what a few empty stadia would achieve.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael Trim

Noise directly at levy was what got him to take action on Nuno.
STOP buying in the shop or skywalks etc, but a wall of noise at Levy in the stadium would probably be more beneficial, he’ll have his commodus moment then

Mark Hopley
Mark Hopley
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael Trim

Typical arm chair fan 🙄

Last edited 4 months ago by Mark Hopley
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Mark Hopley

Better than being an enic supporting sheep. He has a valid point, protest to achieve change is a tried and tested method.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago

Amen to that 👍

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
4 months ago

His demeanour changed after the West Ham game and has declined ever since. The team is 8 games unbeaten in the league because of improved fitness and a fair degree of luck. However, these mediocre bodies cant go from bottom to top in the running leagues in 2 weeks without it stressing their bodies, which is what has happened. Someone said Kane was limping at end last night. That would be the end if he didnt play on Sunday.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
4 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

We also have to remember that being unbeaten after an easy run of fixtures doesn’t really mean much.

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

Timed to perfection again by Levy the spin master. Exactly the same with Mourinho. Brought in with an easy run of dross, it doesn’t wash in the end.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago

Conte has the look of a man who’s suddenly realised he’s bitten off more than he can chew. He has the demeanour of a man who knows he’s been lied to by a cheating spouse.

Whilst we can see most teams around us aren’t splashing the cash, two teams have dipped into the window. Coutinho to Villa and Trippier to the Toon. I get that Trippier might give us a wide berth but how the hell have we let Coutinho slip through our fingers. An attacking MF that can also play wide is something we’re missing. That link between the MF and front players is imperative if we want to get one of our own back firing on all cylinders.

We have, or rather, Levy has reached a pivotal moment in his tenure. Fail to make any significant signing in what is traditionally a difficult window will put him in the spotlight. Conte will be speaking to his agent, if he hasn’t already and be busy finding his way to the exit door. Levy, sitting in that spotlight will make all kinds of excuses as to why no one was signed. Nothing we won’t have heard before of course. And just like that we slide back down the snake to start this cycle of failure again.

And finally…. Those Bedwetting Levy supporters will of course be out in force. We’ll be told Conte is a mercenary. He was never the right man for the job. Just like those who came before him.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

I think if Conte walks and publicly says why then even the most incontinent the bedwetters would probably wise up.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Don’t forget…. Levy always has a non disclosure clause in managers contracts. Hence why we never hear the full
story.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Conte knew what he signed up for, hence 18 months contract was more for his benefit, even know Levy is always good for a pay off

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Conte won’t see out 12 months

Bren Long
Bren Long
4 months ago

If Conte walks, that’s it for Levy et al. Will any self respecting manager or coach with a modicum of capability want to work for them?

It was bad enough when they struggled to replace Jose with pretty much every decent candidate giving Levy the old custard pie in the face or promptly pulling out after initial talks, Conte included, and we ended up with the 8th or 9th pick.

Granted, it all can’t be resolved in this month’s window, but Conte’s recent pressers bring flashbacks of the change in Nuno, Jose and Poch when the penny dropped.

Still 18 days left for that elusive and fabled “Levy Masterclass” to manifest, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it.

at large
at large
4 months ago
Reply to  Bren Long

I hope so but I think it will take a lot more than Conte walking to force Levy/ENIC out sadly since these people clearly lack any sense of shame or responsibility. Only cashflows (or lack of) will force ENIC out.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  at large

Exactly very true cheers.

Paddio
Paddio
4 months ago
Reply to  at large

Tavistock and Enic have earnt good money out of their original purchase. Even poor cashflow probably wouldn’t put them off. Theyll only sell when they want to.

at large
at large
4 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Poor cashflow may trigger clauses in the bank financing that make a sale the highest NPV option for ENIC.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  Bren Long

Big Sam will do it!

Bren Long
Bren Long
4 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

…with ketchup back on the canteen menu.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago

The question is not if Conte will walk away from Levy&Co land but when, Levy apologists amaze me always look New Castle wanted Wood from Burnley they gone paid £25 mill and signed him, Aston Villa wanted Digne from Everton they gone paid £25mill and signed him. Now Levy&Co can’t even buy and pay Mr Traore who is £20 mill and is his preferred signing and is cheaper and younger both Wood and Digne, how can they still defend and make excuses for this egomaniac Baldy?

Raid
Raid
4 months ago

As Spurs supporters I think the best thing we can hope for this season is amnesia

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
4 months ago

This is just reflecting the feelings of many Spurs fans who have thought that Tony might walk if he isnt backed with a few top players.
I am still holding as we are only 2 weeks in but no reason at all not to have had some movement by now even if it was to wave goodbye to Dele/NDonkey/WInksy/Doherty…..God that list is depressing.

Spurfection
Spurfection
4 months ago

There is a complicating factor here that Levy and ENIC need to be aware of: virtually no one was interested in this job eight short months ago. Setting aside for a second the fact that they still managed to hire the absolute best possible candidate for the position, what is plan B here if we fire another manager?

Who remembers the Seinfeld episode about “having hand” where George ultimately is dumped by his girlfriend because he “has no hand” (i.e. upper hand) in the relationship? At this point in time, Levy has no hand WRT to Conte, and, even worse, the only replacements he could possibly get would be mid-level Nuno’s who themselves would have “no hand” over the players or transfers or anything.

Conte or bust at this point.

Cali
Cali
4 months ago
Reply to  Spurfection

The way I see is Conte was a bridge to fend off the fury of the fans in the beginning of the season and that mission is accomplished. Levy new all along he won’t back Conte and Conte would end up walking away with his money in a mutual agreement and Mr Levy will go pay £10 mill to get Pochettino back and start his cheap project and process again next 5-6 years wait and see cheers.

Chris60
Chris60
4 months ago

I’m not being disingenuous here, nor denying that we are in a sorry state at the moment, but the fact some players are said to be worried he COULD leave is not quite the same as saying he is close to bailing.

Then again, if Conte has told them he WILL leave if he’s not backed with decent signings, then we’re in deep trouble. Fingers crossed, this will come to nothing and Levy will deliver for once.

Snow patrol
Snow patrol
4 months ago

I’d love to see Conte walk after not being backed just to see Levy implode 🙂
However, I’d much rather he was backed and we kept him as he does appear to be the real deal. I love his passion and enthusiasm for the game and we can only dream how much better off we’d be if we snapped him up las summer instead of the farce that was the Nuno appointment.

at large
at large
4 months ago
Reply to  Snow patrol

Not me. I’d trade losing Conte for ENIC out in a nanosecond.

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
4 months ago
Reply to  at large

I would trade Relegation to see Levy, ENIC Out.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago
Reply to  at large

Unfortunately Conte out does not even remotely equal Enic out.

It probably doesn’t even equal Levy out.

Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

If this is true then I cannot see any way that Levy will be anything other than a complete laughing stock. Fortunately I don’t think it’s true
.
Well, actually on closer inspection the claim appears to be that “some players are concerned that…” – so actually yes, that is probably true. I think we are all concerned about that.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
4 months ago

I listened to the vlog which was spot on, but ultimately so depressing in it’s realism that I am lost for words. I just cannot see a way out of this mess unless Enic sell up and no sane investor is going to pay the unrealistic price they will demand. That leaves us in the unenviable position of being stuck with Levy and after 22 years of his mismanagement in football matters, why does anybody think that will ever change. I am sure Conte will walk. It’s interesting to see how long it takes for a new Spurs manager to go from being bright, optimistic and ambitious before the metamorphosis into a slightly sullen, world weary man uttering trite answers to the Press in which he doesn’t believe and which everybody can see is nonsense.
So what is there left to say, sadly nothing. It appears that we are stuck with Enic and so it’s Groundhog Day, every day for Spurs fans.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago

I don’t think we need a coach ..we can decline without one.

Stein Andersen
Stein Andersen
4 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

Take a nap, and get a job

eddie
eddie
4 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Perhaps he’s trying to tell Billy that Levy our erstwhile owner,coach,scout and transfer meister is doing the best he can under extremely difficult circumstances.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Stein works in Media Illusion…he is struggling.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
4 months ago
Reply to  Stein Andersen

To be paid for sleeping ..yep I would do that..Bright Eyes..

Dexter
Dexter
4 months ago
Reply to  Stein Andersen

I think what Billy is saying is that whatever skipper we have is sailing a busted boat. We’re sinking because the boat is wrecked. No nap needed, no job needed. Grow up.

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  Stein Andersen

Do you have full knowledge of his employment status then? 😂

Dexter
Dexter
4 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

👍

Last edited 4 months ago by Dexter
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