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Daily Briefing Video: I Say Nuno Looks Broken In His Wolves Presser
By Harry Hotspur -

Tough gig this one; being the latest name to have been appointed by a football club that never wins anything, that makes only notional investment in playing personnel and yet is somehow a Deloitte darling that looks to deliver fur coat football on a paper knickers budget.

Watching Nuno today made me feel immensely sad. Not for him, but for us as fans who expect, or at least occasionally hope for, something more than… sheer blind hope.

I take a view that now is the time to get shot of the latest patsy and put greater pressure on ENIC. The football won’t improve, but too many fans squandered valuable time steering this lot in the right direction by cooing over THEIR OWN MONEY being wasted on infrastructure investment, as opposed to investment in core player needs.

Bring on Gil!

How quickly that line dated.

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Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago

I would say that I believe Brexit did have an effect, only partial, on the cost of the stadium. The devaluation in Sterling following the vote would have meant the cost of some of the goods and services rose thus increasing the overall cost of the project. However Levy could have foreseen this by either agreeing a fixed price with the contractors or buying goods and services at forward prices which would have absolved the currency fluctuations.
Obviously he did neither of these which means that any Brexit impact was down to his further mismanagement of the project.

ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
28 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

When a contractor submits a price ,he already submits a value with future price increase allowance. As much as I hate Levy,he cant be to blame for this. He can be blamed for not taking guarantees against the project from the contractors. When I was working on the Hong Kong International airport project this was done. Also the client (Honk Kong government) took their own insurance. So when the contractor delays with the project the client will activate guarantees which is just funds of the contractor and is taken away by the client to cover the financial loss due to damages.activating guarantees are extreme and only done when penalties are exhausted and also when there is continuous delays caused by contractor

Mark
Mark
29 days ago

How anyone can spend their money on Spurs is beyond me.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Mark

The problem Levy now has is that his whole plan has been reliant on deceit to pull off. The constant spin of ‘jam tomorrow kids’ no longer washes with the vast majority of the fan base.

Now we’ve been in in the new place two years and after his track record of the previous 20, Levy doesn’t really have anywhere left to take this with the punters.

There an overwhelming feeling of “ok, new stadium, so now what?” More of the same is the reality and nobody’s relishing it, most of all Mr Kane…

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago

It’s painful to admit it, but we are the biggest club, with the biggest stadium in the world that DON’T WIN ANYTHING.

It’s fu*cking embarrassing…

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
29 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Every players ambition.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

What’s the opposite of winning?

Nemesis
Nemesis
29 days ago

I hope PSG wins the CL and Roma the Serie A.

Slacky
Slacky
29 days ago

Anyone else think that the Summer’s recruitment was just Hitchen showing Paratici the ropes? “So you see Fabio, this is how we do!”

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Slacky

Paratici was lauded like the signing of a player, just pure hype and window dressing from Levy.

Sorry Baldy, you’ve been rumbled…

Dino
Dino
29 days ago

I’ve been beating the drum for a while now that central midfield is a disaster as PEH apart, and possibly Sissoko when he was here were the only 2 in there who could play 90 minutes….almost every game for the past 9 months Tanguy & no show are subbed off between 60-70 minutes, afterwards 9/10 the opposition score & its game over. I said at the time of the appointment we should have got Benitez in, & sold Kane, and we’d do well to finish above Leceister, West Ham or Everton…the people talking about Spurs reaching top 4 are clearly delusional & can’t actually say who of citeh, utd, scousers or chavs we’ll be replacing…. I had said Nuno will be gone by February but two or three more 3-0 losses & he wont make it to Halloween… what are big sam, tony pulis & iain Dowie upto? 😂😉

Nemesis
Nemesis
29 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Big Sam, Pulis and Dowie will all politely decline, and that leaves us with Phil Brown

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Skipp has replaced Sissoko basically, ‘replaced’ at no fee, all very typical Levy.No depth or quality at all. It’s going to be a long hard season, hop half at a push at this rate. As HH says, unless we improve on the current form things might start getting a bit sticky…

Last edited 29 days ago by Easty
Dino
Dino
29 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Thing is Mourinho improved Kane & Son… & now one of them doesnt want to be there….so that suggests to me 10th-12th is the best we can hope for….

Slacky
Slacky
29 days ago

I watched that press conference and all I heard repeated over and over again was “we need to try different things”, “we need to find solutions”. How long has he been head coach? Did he have one plan when he came and once he realised it was not working, shrugged his shoulders and feels like saying “oh I dunno, I give up”? That’s what it now looks like!
I keep hearing that he’s a nice guy etc etc. It’s a given that he’s so far from being the right man for the job that it’s embarrassing.
I’ve stopped watching. I go through this Groundhog Day every weekend where blind optimism winds up giving way to masochistic despair. Shouting the same sh*t at the telly.
The problem stems from the top but it’s infected every single strand of the club – most notably the first team squad. If ever there WAS a club in crisis, it’s Tottenham. Has been for months, years. But this twaddle about the stadium, the training facilities, NFL, AJ vs. Usyk, the new DoF, gamezero, Dulux, Getir serves to misdirect the morons to keep smiling and “keep the faith” and coo over the glitter. We are done! And I’m not playing anymore. Until Levy and Lewis are gone from Spurs, things just won’t improve for THFC.
And btw, we have more in common now with Arsenal than we every have before. Both clubs being bled dry by profiteering leeches.

Cabspur
Cabspur
29 days ago
Reply to  Slacky

Spot on .

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Slacky

100% with you.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Slacky

Send someone down to the local food bank for a photo opportunity and all is forgiven…

Tangangry
Tangangry
29 days ago

Whats crazy is that win the next 2 and people will think everything is alright again (present company excluded), lose the next 2 and it will be very very interesting to see how the powers that be talk their way out of that mess.

Dino
Dino
29 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

The only thing we’ll be winning this season is Dusty Bin..

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago

Harry I agree with you regarding the difficulties the club is in and in truth we are in a relegation scrap as the squad that Nuno has inherited is worse than the one we had last year.
We have lost the goals that your friend Bale delivered and our key striker Harry who wanted out and contributed more than half of our goal contributions last year is seriously disaffected.
With the greatest of respect without Bale and Kane last year Jose would have been fighting a relegation struggle.
I do agree that Nuno will not last he seems bewildered by events and the way Levy runs the club. In some ways we should welcome a relegation struggle because sure as eggs are eggs if we find ourselves in the bottom 3 or 6 and the possibility of relegation come the January window Danny boy will suddenly find money in the transfer market faced with the loss of about 300 million premiership money.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
29 days ago

The was never a choice manager suddenly realising he’s been had over. Out of his depth and drowning and the only person with a life jacket is Levy who won’t throw it down to his man. He’ll let him tread water a bit before putting his boot on his head and drown him.

He was never a choice importantly I don’t think he was most fans choice. Certainly wasn’t mine. I wish no ill will but the sooner he’s out of our club the better. Just another Christian Gross or Juande Ramos take your pick out of the dross Levy has appointed over the years.

Tangangry
Tangangry
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Unfortunately I think it got to the point where he was the only choice, for gods sake I think I even read somewhere he wasn’t even Levy’s choice!

Less embarrassing than having Mason in charge is possibly Nuno’s best quality.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

With the greatest of respect Nuno through Mendes at Wolves had access to better players than he has at Spurs. Neves, Jimenez, Jota Triore are all better than what we have to offer. What Nuno has at Spurs is access to perhaps the worst academy in London and the cheap loans to buy that Levy negotiated in the last window.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
29 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Yet we’ve always finished above Wolves. Beaten them already this season and quite possibly despite being as crap as we are will beat them again tomorrow night.

Making excuses for a manager who’d lost his way at his last club and who’s clearly out of his depth at ours doesn’t make sense to me. The players are to blame yes. But so’s the manager, owner, and DOF

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

i think we were a bit fortunate to beat Wolves this season but what I meant was that Neves, Jota and Triore would walk into our team and at least provide some quality and excitement to watching us play.
I agree Nuno looks almost haunted but I do thinks it a function of the resources he has to play with.
I would like to ask you as an ex academy man why do we struggle to find the talent that all our rivals in London seem to find? I can accept reluctantly Arsenal and Chelsea being better than us but even modest clubs like Qpr and Fulham seem to find the talent we struggle to find.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
29 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Our academy, like many clubs, specifically in the PL are set up or designed to bring through maybe 3 possibly 4 players over a period.

If you look at tonight’s squad we will have one maybe two academy players on the bench. Dane scarlet, Oliver Skip are two who have come through most recently.

I’m not for one second saying they’re world beaters but when statistically one in 50,000 boys in academies actually get to play in the PL having two so far would be seen as a good return.

I’d be interested to know how many players from the top 4 are academy products. PL academies tend to produce players for lower division clubs. Tom Carrol, Joe Pritchard, Nathan Byrne, and a number of others are all playing at clubs throughout the football league.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

A good return that actually does nothing to improve the first team. Oh, I’m so excited…

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
29 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

If and I know it’s a big if. If we got £150 million for Harry Kane wouldn’t that be regarded as a good return ?

All academy players are lottery tickets effectively. Some will win big most you get a tenner back on.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

My point was that we fish in the same waters as our London rivals and the quality of player that emerges from our competitors seems to me significantly higher than ours.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
28 days ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

I’m struggling to think who any of our London rivals have had come through their academy and are playing regularly in their first team (s)

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
28 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Arsenal saka smith rowe
chelsea mount Reece Hudson odiu plus loads of players gallacher gilmour on loan
West Ham rice
palace zaha
in addition sancho was at Watford
harvey Elliot was at Fulham
My point is they were all in our catchment area and we got Skipp and Tanganga who with the best will in the world are very ordinary.
It just seems to me we are very poor at scouting talent, it’s not a dig at the academy staff they only get to work with what they are given

Mark
Mark
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

spurs we’re lucky with that win

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
29 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

We are almost certainly in a relegation battle with a squad that is markedly weaker than last year. Yes some of the deadwood has been moved on but replaced with either youth players or differed signings who will have little or no effect on the team performance this year.
In addition Harry contributed over half the goals and assists last year and will certainly not deliver a similar return this year and Bale who scored a dozen goals last year has returned to Spain.
Without their contributions last year we would also have been in a potential relegation battle.
Nuno looks doomed and certain to be jettisoned if results continue on current trend. It will be interesting to see what money’s Levy will suddenly find if the club finds itself in a relegation battle come the January window.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
29 days ago

Didn’t take long. What a waste of time. Ridiculous appointment.

Effing DNA….🤣🤡

Sonificent
Sonificent
29 days ago

In fairness, no one else even wanted the job under Levy. Rightfully so.

Dino
Dino
29 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

I disagree… after sacking Mourinho Benitez would of jumped at the chance….

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
29 days ago
Reply to  Dino

Benitez was my choice before Poch got the job.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
29 days ago

The second smiley face is as close to Spurs DNA as it gets these days.

Sonificent
Sonificent
29 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

😂😂😂 Levy has clowns pockets – bottomless with no cash to spill.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
29 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

It’s bizarre to me Levy even talking about stuff like ‘Spurs DNA’ or whatever….he bulldozed it all to dust and rubble.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
29 days ago

I will not bore you with all the mistakes that Levy has made in his 22 year old tenure as the chairman of a make believe football club as they are too numerous to mention and have been well documented on this site. Instead I am going to make what I hope are some relevant points.

  1. Why was Nuno hired? He was effectively sacked by Wolves for playing boring and ultimately losing football. Why did the board think that he would be a success at Spurs after his failings at Wolves? He already looks a broken man and will be inevitably sacked, it is only a question of when.
  2. Although I have little time for Mourinho, he was sacked six days before a cup final to save on compensation pay. On his CV, it will probably read that the only club he failed at was Spurs. A sad indictment of a great manager but an even more sad indictment of the state of our football club.
  3. I said at the time that not selling Kane would be a mistake but Levy’s mistakes in the transfer market are too numerous to list. We now have a clearly unhappy player on our books who will start to rapidly lose his transfer value This pathetic bleat from the MM and Levy apologists that he stood up to and saw off the oil rich Arabs at City is a total myth and will prove to be an absolute disaster.
  4. A proper football club would have taken advantage of the weak financial position amongst the major European football clubs by recruiting the best players in Europe at severely depleted prices. Instead of doing this, Levy has hired Paratici whose contract was not renewed at Juventus and we have reverted to type by buying players with potential or players that were just cheap. Paratici will go the same way as Nuno.

In conclusion, nothing has changed at the property company masquerading as a professional football club. Until we are in a relegation dogfight, and don’t rule this out, nothing will change. An empty stadium and little or no merchandising being sold might possibly concentrate the mind of Joe Lewis but even then I am not hopeful
I can only hope that I do not have to read the half witted supporters of Levy writing their garbage on this blog anymore. It’s time you all faced reality and stooped defending the indefensible.

Tangangry
Tangangry
29 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Are there actually any Levy supporters left anywhere outside of the shareholder meetings? If so then fair to say this site is unlikely to be their natural habitat!

Daniel is 59, do you think he’s going to retire at 65? Just think about that for a moment… thats best case scenario of another 6 years.All the moaning about it in the world isn’t going to change that I’m afraid.

Just got to hope he lucks into.a manager who can get us competing and playing with a bit of style in the meantime. I agree though, I really dont see that being Nuno.

Would Potter have been any better? At least he might not have been so depressing in a presser.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
29 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

We were linked to Nagelsmann, Conte, Lopategui and Potter, to name but a few. This list of potential managerial appointments is a similar strategy to the never ending list of transfer targets we are constantly linked with but never achieve. It makes me laugh when I read some nitwit on this site writing that it is not the club’s fault that we are constantly linked with unattainable managers and players and that it is all the fault of the MM. I say, bullsh*t. These are deliberate leaks from a duplicitous board to sucker the supine and naive fans to renew their STs. I say even Dick Turpin wore a mask.

Sonificent
Sonificent
29 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

As I said before, we’d need Harry Potter to make something of this squad.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Moaning might not change anything but if you aren’t moaning then you aren’t human…

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

its my theory that Paratici was brought in to advise on spending the Kane money should it have happened. He’ll either stick around until that happens or be of.

Of course we “have no comprehension” of how difficult it is to complete a transfer, it’s so difficult that Steve Hitchen actually hates his job. Perhaps the new man was brought in to pretend that this was true and they needed an experience negotiator? When I look at the squad and the lack of depth and quality I just don’t understand what our new director of football has done so far. Absolutely nothing as far as I can see…

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
29 days ago

I followed the advice and put on Nuno’s presser before commenting. Holy cow, that’s not a leader, he sounds like he needs therapy.

I don’t believe we will do well against either Wolves (we got outplayed there last time, they just couldn’t score) or Arsenal, as we struggle away – and in London derbies. If Palace do us 3-0 at home, think what a PL side could do.

I’m especially worried about the lack of pride and desire. We can play relatively well but concede one and it all falls apart, heads drop etc. Against Chelsea, we created little, but we at least gave them a run for their money in the first half. In the second half alone, we could have conceded six. August’s Manager of the Month just looked on and put on a Spanish kid, a young DM, and a defender. And to be fair, what else was he to do with the options at his disposal?

Why are we persistently unfit? Why do we consistently sign players with backstories – is it a lack of due diligence or that beautiful feeling we may get a discount version of the player we actually need? How do people still fall for the DoF illusion?

The mismanagement continues – and whenever I think it’s as bad as it will get, Levy manages to surprise me.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
29 days ago

I remember the kudos the chairman got for getting one over Man City and putting Harry Kane and his brother in their place.

Levy the master negotiator, the deal maker all other clubs fear. I’ll grant Levy won a battle with Harry Kane but we’ll see who wins the war.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
29 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Another symbolic “victory”, like when we coloured the Wembley arch. We will be thinking back wistfully to the game as a high point of the season, while City and other self-respecting clubs compete for trophies and play in the latter stages of the CL.

East Stand
East Stand
29 days ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

We hosted the first ever ‘carbon neutral’ game the other day, breaking records all the time we are! 😂

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