Date: 11th July 2019 at 12:51pm
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We’ve witnessed all manner of craziness during ENIC’s reign at Tottenham, yet this move would surely go straight into the top 5.

This then, from The Evening Standard recently, softening us up for the re-signing of Fernando Llorente.

Fernando, who is celebrates his 35th birthday, next April did make a couple of useful cameos in important games last season – that isn’t up for debate.

However, it’s a giant leap to then suggest that the otherwise routinely mediocre striker still has a ‘part to play’ in Tottenham’s future.

Levyologists will remind us that getting a back up striker to Harry Kane is absolutely impossible. The work of a fool to even attempt.

The problem is, by this logic, reserve goalkeepers are also a waste of time.

Football, like so much of the world has become infested by feelings – when fact should always take precedent.

Kane gets injured. That’s a fact, and when others have to pitch in to carry the load, it causes greater fatigue.

Fernando? Thanks, but no thanks.

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  • Tappaspur July 12, 2019 at 10:12 am

    For below below. They also run over to them coz of spice debts.

  • Tappaspur July 12, 2019 at 10:04 am

    For below *over to

  • Tappaspur July 12, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Tommy Robinson gets a little 4.5 months lie down. If he really wants to help he could start by trying to stop all the whites in there getting jacked (cantean) and bullied by their own which makes them jump over the the weirdy beardys. Them lot forcing them to grow beards and pray out loud. (Radicalising them) Have to read their holy book for many hours day. He should start a little firm in there for the weak to run to. He’ll be out in a shit and a shave anyway. I wonder if he’ll ask to be held under rule 43. Tommy. “Do your bird”.

  • eddie July 12, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Aussie in Switzerland
    Tommy Robinson imprisoned again for nothing, without a jury, again. What the fuck is wrong with the UK these days……

    The UK is fucked and the government won’t be happy until TR is dead.He’s shone a light on their fascist tendences and they don’t like it.
    This on a day that London was hosting a conference on press freedom,and refusing to discuss Assange,whilst government lawyers were in Strasburg arguing the case for continued mass surveilence of it’s citizens.

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 12, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Harry Hotspur
    He made several child rapists feel uncomfortable. He’s a dangerous man!

    Convicted child rapists on their way to sentencing (as they were out on bail FFS).

    Nothing to do with contempt, feelings. A disgrace.

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 12, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Harry Hotspur
    He made several child rapists feel uncomfortable. He’s a dangerous man!

    Convicted child rapists on their way to sentencing. Feelings.

    It is a disgrace. Nothing to do with actual contempt of court.

  • Killer cushion July 12, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Llorente has been poor.. On a brighter note lo celso has just agreed 150k a week contract.. Im guessing eriksons off now then.. Probably not to madrid now though. They went straight for hazard instead didnt they

  • Tappaspur July 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Wow. Dani alves? He’d be wicked to have in our squad. Dani alves at hotspur way, Yes fucking please. With isco.

  • Aussie in Switzerland July 11, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Tommy Robinson imprisoned again for nothing, without a jury, again. What the fuck is wrong with the UK these days……

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm

      He made several child rapists feel uncomfortable. He’s a dangerous man!

  • Daveyboi July 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Any other club and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a joke.

    But then you realise it’s spurs and the real joke is the ownership and how they’re allowed to get away with this shite

  • GiveItSomeWelly July 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Sturridge is even more broken than Kane. Needs new parts.

  • GiveItSomeWelly July 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Lilywhite without the II
    Costa is looking for a new job apparently…me say “yes”….

    That would certainly liven things up a bit! Nothing like a good ruck on the pitch to get the punters through the turnstiles and Costa can wind up even the calmest defender. Bette than Llorente too.
    A Costa in the shopping mall and another in the team?

  • Willie! July 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Sturridge on a free, on a low wage with pay-for-play bonuses contract would be worth a punt.

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Wonder who is going to bank-roll these new 300 homes (and a community cafe whatever the fuck that is) ENIC have purchased…what’s that got to do with sports…

  • Lilywhite without the II July 11, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Costa is looking for a new job apparently…me say “yes”….

  • Big Bad Bob July 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    A problem that might be even greater as can be seen from the majority of our performances last season (the slow painful build up, passing sideways and backwards, especially so in CL final ,remember that corner) is that either a lot of players are not good enough, the tactics are boring based on possession and waiting for the opposition to make a mistake, and as long as we harp back to getting to that final, there will be another season of lack of entertainment. Or do I expect too much
    COYS BBB Sorry if I appear incoherent – watching aussies getting stuffed

  • swerve July 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    I admit llorente did ok, but is not the answer. Why would any decent striker come to Spurs when Poch don’t drop his starts that are playing shite and sends the message that when H is fit he comes straight back into the team. We are gonna struggle here.

  • GiveItSomeWelly July 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    We had a good back-up striker for Kane in Moussa Dembele from Fulham for just £6m a while back, but the little dipshit pulled the plug because he allegedly failed a medical. He then went on to play loads of games for Celtic and become a star! I would say that Llorente fails a medical under the column of not actually having a discernable pulse.
    My god we’re not really going in for 4 comps with just Kane and Llorente again are we? I’d rather see us change to 433 with a false number 9 than put Llorente up front alone. Trouble is for some games you do need a target man. The only valid use of the big lump is playing alongside Kane, where he has looked reasonable a few times. But Levy’s middle name is saving pennies, and this bizarre case would in his own little mind do that. He doesn’t give a fig about our success on the pitch anyway, or the welfare of the players, just the bank balance. He happily sits by and watches Kane and Erikson run into the ground like pit ponies. I thought slavery had been abolished?

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    They settle for the doublethink new success of 4th and making Levy’s financial targets. The glory has vanished.

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Problem is gazza, these people can’t distinguish. And as for negative. How the fuck can people who want the best for the club and not settle for mediocrity be negative. Ps that’s being kind to old Fernando calling him mediocre

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Still the tired anti Spurs comments….. When will it sink in?


    They’ve killed them .

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I read with glee that we are now the 9th richest club in the world. And here we are trying to get llorente. Now I really don’t give a toss what anyone says now, if people think that these frauds are here to help our club I despair. Let that sink in. The 9th richest in the world, lost 20 games, and have brought 1 in. Don’t have to be Carol vorderman to do the maths here

  • denzil July 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Fernando Llorente there is plenty of wardrobes for sale at IKEA none of them will run around either

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Yes jamil this is a spurs site. Unfortunately we have a regime running the club who’s only interested in making money for themselves, Bollox to the football club. Put simply, a squad that lost 20 games last season has not been improved the way it needed to be. Yes Ndombele is a good signing but he’s gonna need to get changed in a phone box and run out with his pants over his shorts if he’s gonna do it all himself. Well with llorentes help.

  • Jamil July 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Is this a Spurs blog.
    It seems like an Anti Spurs setup !!!

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm


  • eddie July 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Why not go for Peter Crouch.He’s even taller than Lowrent,if that’s what we want,and he’s a free agent.He’s a lot more mobile too.
    THis Lowrent resign is a fucking joke.

  • moley July 11, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Been saying this current regime are run by yes men and fuckwits . beginning of transfer window we are all upbeat oh yes we have earnt mega Dosh this season levy will spend oh will he ! don’t kid yourself.The poor signings he has made have to be sold to spend on quality squad additions ,most would struggle to fit in at a championship club still don’t worry oh fuck who am I kidding .

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I’ll say it again. Hirving Lozano 35 mill from PSV. Can play behind if Kane’s fit or up top. Will run all day. Eye for goal. Fucksake

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 11, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Daniel Levy: Editor of Evening Standard sport section.

    No wonder we never sign anyone, he’s too busy doing his other job.

    The Ajax match as an example of Llorentes worth is null and void due to it being a farce. Nice bit of exaggeration there from the ES, ENICs spin publication.

    No striker then. * slides down wall into crumpled heep.*

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Llorente. Unless He’s coming in as striker coach then NO. troy&co listen and learn boys.

  • Elevenstonedidiots July 11, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Roma going to meet Tobys release clause apparently. I hope Toby fucks Levy up the ass and decides to run down his contract

  • ForzaSpurs July 11, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    If we are looking to have a has been striker as backup we rather go for Mario Mandzuich from Juve , at 33 he is younger

  • Marbella Spur July 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    We have needed a proper back up for Kane for years. He is overplayed by both Spurs and England and his ankle problems will not go way. Llorente is not the answer but a Levy cheapskate short term sticking plaster. Proper clubs address these problems quickly and efficiently. Let’s trade would be model, plastic gangster, over tattooed and over rated Alli, who still hasn’t mastered the art of kicking with his left foot for a proper footballer. We should be prepared to throw in his “barber” as well to sweeten the deal.

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    I know there are some of our fans that will say we’ll he did OK. Personally I have nothing against him, and would have loved to have had him 5 years earlier. However we as a club now have recorded huge profits, huge TV money, biggest ever sponsorship deals, and if they ain’t that great who’s fault is that, and must now be generating massive match day revenues, and if not why build that ground. And the best we can do is someone nearly as old as me? It’s a fucking insult and the sooner people turn on this regime the better. People bleating on about arsenal wanna be careful. They ain’t in a good place and we are flying down the same road to join em. Shambles

  • legoverlass July 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    For god’s sake go and buy a quality striker that can play alongside Kane or in place of when he next turns his ankle. That is not Llorente who for the most of his time with us has been beyond pants. Yes, he helped in the latter stages of the CL but thank you and goodbye. Also, this would put pressure on bling boy, fashion icon, finger shaping
    rapgansta would be model pretending to a footballer Ali.

  • Spurs_est1882 July 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Ok – my view, we should keep him until we get someone that can come in. Releasing him and not replacing him helps no-one (but Levy and his coffers).

    Llorente is not the answer to the back up striker problem, he may have been when we bought him, he has proved he isn’t, and at 35/36 he is certainly not. we should have a player on the bench that makes Kane fight for game time, if Kane had pressure from the squad he would not have returned half fit, and Poch wouldn’t have felt he needed to make him. Having llorente basically meant we finished the season with no striker, as a half fit Kane was chosen and was clearly half fit.

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    I’ll keep this to the point. Fuck off levy and I don’t care where. You are a thieving bastard and I despise you

    • Harry Hotspur July 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm