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Daniel Levy has a few tricks up his sleeve that will help him see off protests
By Bruce Grove -

It seems that violent protests in the new fashion trend these days when you cannot get your own way and it may yet creep its way to the Tottenham stadium.

Egged on by the so-called new fan media and sycophant craving pundits, fans are emboldened to attack the police and stewards all in the name of “peaceful protest”

Apparently, there is nothing else to be done and violence and disorder are the only way. Seems that Gandhi and Martin Luther King missed a trick here.

The thing is this, football fans are a fickle bunch and can and do change their attitudes based on how the wind is blowing on a particular day.

Would these Man Utd fans have protested yesterday if a win over Liverpool would have secured them the title?

Would they be protesting if United had announced yesterday morning the double signing of Mbappe and Haaland?

Don’t misunderstand me, Tottenham fans, that is us, are not much better. Look at the response to Gareth Bale’s antics yesterday, apparently, he is back to his best and should be re-signed for next season, yet those very same fans were calling for his head after the Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb fiasco’s.

And it is because of that fickleness that Daniel Levy can use to ward off any potential protests.

Man Utd cannot do anything right now, they cannot make any massive signings because the transfer window remains shut and they are stuck with a man that denies children food as their manager.

The same applies to Arsenal and Liverpool owners, very little that can be done right now to appease the fans. Forget Chelsea and Man City, they are happy with their owners who have bought them success over the last decade or so and will not bite the hands that feed them.

This is where Levy has a small advantage, he has the naming of a new manager up his sleeve, he also has the stadium naming rights to announce at some point and he knows that he has to splash the cash in the summer and not to please the fans but as a purely business decision.

The minute the heat gets too much, watch him announce the new manager and it will be a popular choice, that is a certainty, his thinking right now is all about appeasing the fans.

Levy is a clever man, he will use all his cunning to navigate tricky waters ahead and so expect some announcements, possibly even before our next home game.

A cynic may even say on the morning of the next home fixture is the most likely time a new manager will be named.

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OrganicPaper
OrganicPaper
8 months ago

Like an absent father who tries to make up for forgetting your birthday by eventually buying you the shiniest bike in all of halfords, I hope Levy treats us neglected children of the lane to a transfer splurge and a proper manager. and some ice cream.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
8 months ago

You make Levy sound as cynical as the bolshie fans only with better manners

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

No, he’s worse.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
8 months ago

I bet none of the haters on here will be protesting. All fkin mouth

Harry Hotspur
8 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Please don’t call people out.

Make a point or make nothing.

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
8 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I cancelled my ST…no longer buy Spurs sweat shop crap, but I’m not 18 anymore with too much time on my hands…anyway, most people on here are not local – just because you helped build the starship Tapp doesn’t give you more right to an opinion than anyone else…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
8 months ago

The spurship.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
8 months ago

Question. Cancelling your season ticket” does that mean you’re at the back of the queue to get another one? Don’t you plan on going anymore?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 months ago

Bravo, the less sheep defending Levy and enic the better. baaah

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I won’t be protesting as I don’t live in the UK but one can detest and loathe Enic and still be a Spurs fan. Man Utd fans hate the Glazers but still love their club.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago

You are missing the point. Football fans might be fickle, like everybody seems to be these days, but stating that Daniel Levy “has a few tricks up his sleeve” is exactly what we don’t want or need. It’s not tricks that are the solution but a root and branch reform as to how the club is run. This includes selecting the right manager, backing him in the transfer market and a complete review of our scouting and recruitment policy. It would also be a very pleasant surprise if Levy fell on his sword to allow somebody to run the club who knows something about football, but I won’t hold my breath. I would have thought that most Spurs fans would see through any of Levy’s forthcoming PR stunts for what they are, an Elastoplast when an operation is the only cure.

Limerick AL.
Limerick AL.
8 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Your point Being ?????? Only messing , Well said and to the point.

Dexter
Dexter
8 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

“It would also be a very pleasant surprise if Levy fell on his sword to allow somebody to run the club who knows something about football,”

Fundamentally this is where the core of our problems lie.
The transfer kitty, though obviously important, isn’t the be all and end all of the recruitment problems that we have. It’s how the money – regardless of how much or how little – is spent.
The Chairman needs to provide the kitty. The task of actually recruiting needs to rest on the shoulders of a professional who knows football.
Levy lives in a fantasy world in which he parades himself as a footballing expert. We know different.
Everybody except Daniel knows different.

Every manager worth his corn knows different, and with the dismissal of Mourinho, having failed for the first time in his career under the stewardship of the meddling goblin, I fear our chances of unveiling a top class head coach anytime soon is nigh on impossible.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
8 months ago
Reply to  Dexter

With our track record on transfers if we spent £200 million it would be one top player and six duds.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago
Reply to  Dexter

You don’t have to spend obscene amounts of money on players to build a good team.. Man City’s recruitment business is much more successful than Utd’s and they have spent less money. When you consider how many reasonably priced but very good players that we have been linked with but have failed to buy, it makes you weep. Usually because our beloved chairman took too long to get the deal over the line, normally because he over haggled and spoilt the ship for a ha’porth of tar.
I am going to list a number of players we failed to sign under Levy’s stewardship although I won’t pretend to know them all, but here goes.
Jack Grealish, Sadio Mane, Wijnaldum ( we bought Sissoko instead, despite Poch’s advice), James Maddison, Tielemans, Harry Maguire, Willian, Hazard, Suarez, ( scouted by Tim Sherwood who told Redknapp that he couldn’t play in the same side as VdV), Moutinho, Dybala et al. The one thing that all of these players had in common was that they were reasonably priced, the rest is history.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I’ll volunteer to hold the sword as he falls on it, I might even lean towards him an itsy bit,,,

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

There will a queue of fans to help you!

England Mike
England Mike
8 months ago

This country has been sleeping for at least three decades or more, the people have allowed immeasurable amount of change to the British way of life to what once was the norm.
With the endless years of political skulduggery, PC, Brexit and now the most restrictive lifestyle imaginable due to a worldwide pandemic, the people are waking up, and football and it’s fanbase are part of that process, saying enough is enough, that’s how it appears to me.

Harry Hotspur
8 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I completely agree

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

You are absolutely right.

Robert wilson
Robert wilson
8 months ago

Hi so fans stopped a premier league game ,what did it achieve the game will be played at some time,did the owners care about it no they weren’t in this country ,will it change anything no not a thing,unfortunately it shows English fans in a very bad light again.and in a pandemic when we are all hoping to get back into going to watching and and carrying on in our normal lives.coys

Surespur
Surespur
8 months ago
Reply to  Robert wilson

They didn’t just stop a premier league game. They stopped the biggest game in world football, with the the biggest audience and highest revenue yield. The debates surrounding safety and the image it portrays of English fans are all valid; but in terms of bang for buck, the attention of the global audience to the underlying motives was maximised to full effect

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
8 months ago

Sees the headline and thinks snipers.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
8 months ago

Ok H put up a name that will excite the fans
any name will do.
It may or may not work out but I cannot think of one name that would get the fans applauding. Every name mentioned who might come gives a sinking feeling.
So pluck a name from the ether and stand by it saying “This is who we should employ”

Harry Hotspur
8 months ago
Reply to  Bruce Grove

How dare you write your own pieces – this place is in chaos!

Dexter
Dexter
8 months ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

🤣🤣🤣

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
8 months ago

We could bring in Guardiola, it wouldn’t bring success while the bald one is in charge. So, for me, no manager is going to excite me and I reckon a lot of fans feel the same.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 months ago

Pity Levy is incapable of being “a clever man” when it comes to footballing matters. In that category he is the biggest dunce in the league.

Ginger doc
Ginger doc
8 months ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Sadly not a dunce he knows exactly what he is doing and he is doing it well, per his brief. . that is the problem.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
8 months ago
Reply to  Ginger doc

He knows nothing about football but constantly interferes with transfers, that is the problem.

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