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How To Meaningfully Attack ENIC |video
By Harry Hotspur -

We live in troubling times. Much of the doom and gloom I predicted surrounding ENIC has regrettably panned out, and fans are now staring at a coach that has managed to actually regress the squad he inherited. Spurs have played 4 London derbies, lost all four, and conceded ten goals in the process. The mood in the camp is incredibly low, but what can be done?

It’s all well and good daubing ‘ENIC OUT’ on a bedsheet, but the truth is, they are a registered, legitimate company. Simply demanding they up sticks and push-off, isn’t a coherent option. Here, in this Daily Briefing, I lay out how you can make a meaningful difference.

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Sandro
Sandro
2 months ago

I was completely underwhelmed when Nuno was appointed but said I would judge him on his results in charge of us. I remain underwhelmed and willing to judge him on results.
For those who long for the return of the Poch era, after his first 9 Prem games in charge of Tottenham we sat 11th in the table with 11 points and a -2 goal difference. Nuno is outperforming him!
I would also ask that given the content of your video Harry, if no decent manager would take the job, what is the point of sacking Nuno to shine the light back on ENIC? What can ENIC do exactly, appoint another manager who is not good enough?
I agree that Nuno is uninspiring, I agree that our squad lacks sufficient depth, but unless you have a better replacement ready and willing to take over, give the man a bit longer – had we sacked Poch after 9 games we would never have had those glorious failures we enjoyed!

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago

Romero and Skipp are giving me hope if you are wandering. Romero really started to look the part against the Spammers. Skipp has walked into this team and made himself a regular in the most effortless way too. He just gets on with it and does his job. This suggests that the current recruitment is an improvement on what we have had.

If Winks, Sanchez, Doherty and others are jogged on in January and two or three more signings are made we may finish the season strongly. It is small beer and a maybe at the moment but I believe the end of January should be the cut off point for any protest against Nuno or Levy. Give Nuno and Paratici a genuine chance to do their best and it might not be as bad as some people think.

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago

I think it is unfair for genuine supporters to get on the back of Nuno at the present time. Any type of protest against the owners or the manager at this stage may actually prevent the club from signing their targets. Spurs will be looking at the same targets as West Ham, Arsenal and others scrabbling about in the ‘also ran’ bunch behind City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

I love Spurs first and foremost. Nuno has had 9 EPL games. By any standard it is unfair to judge the man at this point. I also do not buy into the garbage about him being Spurs 14th choice. Is it possible that Nuno was aware of Spurs interest in him during his last season managing Wolves? Wolves form went off a cliff around the same time as Spurs self destructed from the top of the league.

It hasn’t been great but Sunday’s performance against West Ham was not as bad tactically or team selection wise as the games against Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal. Nuno is finding his way. He has shown the supporters by his recent decisions who he feels he can rely on and who he wants to improve and compete for a place or leave the club.

As supporters it is our job to back him and the players in that endeavour for the time being at least. I am no apologist for Levy or ENIC but just as they have seemingly forgotten how to run a football club is it right for us to forget about supporting the team? Isn’t that what it is all about from our perspective? Calling for the manager to be sacked this soon will make us look like bigger mugs than Levy.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

If you can point to anything NES has done that gives you confidence that he can turn this round I’d be willing to listen. I’d like to know what you see on the pitch that gives the confidence that we can finish top 5.

Personally, I’ve seen enough after 9 games to see NES is out of his depth in the PL. Wolves saw it too and let him go. Lots of clubs and managers manage one season in the PL after promotion. It’s season 2 that finds them out.

NES got the job because no one else wanted it. It doesn’t take 71 days to appoint your first choice manager.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosher Kid

we’ve cleared this up previously. you can love spurs and hate enic.

England Mike
England Mike
2 months ago

I find it increasingly difficult to offer anything productive, meaningful or worthwhile on this blog with the way this club is being run at boardroom level and managed on the pitch.
The board are in such a position where they answer to no-one, therefore they run it exactly how they want with little to no interest in how the public, the media and most of all it’s football club fans react to what they do.
On the field we play with no purpose, no real structure and no passion, this, because we have a disillusioned set of players who are not in focus with what the current manager is trying to achieve with them.
The sacking of Poch undoubtedly affected the club and it’s squad at the time, it then endured a completely different style of play and management from Mourinho, which unquestionably failed despite the early promise.
There have been changes to the squad yet despite this, we continue to play negative unproductive football with a manager who looks increasingly out of his depth and too many players underperforming.
I don’t think for one minute that some players including long serving players, are immune or ignoring how the club is running itself, and I’d say there is a disconnection between those on the board and squad members. I believe the majority of players care and want success however there is a lack of direction and conviction from those above which the players are realising to their detriment.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
2 months ago

In defence of Nuno I think it’s fair to say he has inherited a worse squad than Jose had at his disposal last year. This summer we lost Lamela, Aurier Sissoko and Bale and in most cases replaced them with either youth or inferior options. Lamela,Aurier and Sissoko would walk into our European x1, that’s how bad it is, and would provide some competition for our first team even if it means coming from the bench. In the case of Bale we have lost 12 league goals, 16 in total which given our goal scoring ratio is quite a loss.
In regard to the four very painful derby defeats it should be noted from the same four fixtures last year we only garnered one solitary point so things were not exactly rosy then.
Given the non existent stream of talent from our much heralded academy unless Levy embarks on a significant recruitment policy I don’t think it makes any difference who is in charge.
Our failure to gain any honours under the ENIC regime all stems from Levy’s inability to invest in the side under several managers when success was possible. Not just Poch, but before him Jol, Redknapp and AVB were all casualties of his meddling in recruitment

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Even Guardiola and Klopp couldn’t cope with the tightest little chairman timewaster in history.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
2 months ago

Quite agree why would these guys want to work for ENIC and it’s regime. Why you’ve been downvoted heaven knows or Donna is on the site!

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
2 months ago

In defence of Nuno he has inherited a worse squad than Jose had last year. Last year he had Sissoko,Aurier, Lamela and Bale to call on and whilst I am no fan of Sissoko, Aurier,and Lamela they would improve our ECL second team and are certainly better than most of the recruits we made in the summer. In the case of Bale we have lost 12 league goals, 16 in total so

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

Well Nuno has Romero and Emerson replacing the accident prone Aurier, he also has Skipp and Gil to come off the bench, so about equal I’d say. He didn’t use Bale a great deal in the league really. But Jose was a much better gaffer than Nuno could ever be, we can see that in the state of affairs now.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
2 months ago

Enic and their ilk aren’t as cash rich as they like to make out,. Money grabs going on all over the place if you look. The walls might come tumbling down easier than we could hope if the discussed pressure is actually applied

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
2 months ago

Just been invited via Facebook to join Daniel Levy’s Bitcoin extravaganza = ‘make myself a millionaire’. Using THFC as a flag waving advert.

archilbald&crooks@large
archilbald&crooks@large
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

See above. Bitcoin ha ha

Kosher Kid
Kosher Kid
2 months ago

I think Spurs have become rubbish on the pitch for three main reasons.

  1. The decision to remove Paul Mitchell from the club by Levy.
  2. The elevation of Harry Winks to the first team by Pochettino as a credible replacement for Moussa Dembele / Victor Wanyama and the fact that it has taken 179 games over 5 seasons for the club to identify this error.
  3. The recruitment in general after the removal of Mitchell and in particular the recruitment during the summer of 2019.

Money has been made available to managers but has been badly spent since Levy let Mitchell go. The game Nuno is being asked to play is all based around turd polishing Ndombele, Lo Celso and Sessegnon into first team players or to a level that could recover a large chunk of the money ENIC invested in them.

Could a different manager improve these 3 players to the required level?

I think not. Opposition teams kick Lo Celso early in the game and he then proceeds to hide his cowardly arse instead of picking himself up, dusting himself down and trying again. Compare his stats in European fixtures and international games with his Prem numbers. Lo Celso is a wage thief who has ability but chooses the easy way out. Bad attitude; weak mentality.

Ndombele cannot play for more than an hour. Just because you leave him on the pitch after 60 minutes does not mean he is contributing in a meaningful way or will ever be fit enough to do so. Because his fitness levels have been an issue throughout his career it is not Ndombele’s fault that the recruitment dept at THFC decided to invest heavily on the off chance that he might improve. No stamina and lacks commitment.

Sessegnon is an absolute mystery. Spurs have seemingly ruined this kid. Played regularly for Fulham but now cannot retain his fitness or get near the team. A mate of Dele’s too which provide further clues as to why his move to Spurs has not worked out. Probably wishes he had never joined Spurs.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago

I’m going to glue myself to the tarmac in front of Levy’s car.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago

He would have no compunction in running you over unlike our police who are more likely to run away.

Ricewireless
Ricewireless
2 months ago

Wise words as always…so depressing

Ojay
Ojay
2 months ago

Andy Booth
Teddy Sheringham (2nd spell)
Shwan Jalal
Gustavo Poyet
Christian Ziege
Goran Bunjecevic
Kasey Keller
Dean Richards
Dave Beasant
Milenko Acimovic
Jamie Redknapp
Rohan Ricketts
Jonathan Blondel
Robbie Keane
Lars Hirschfeld
Diego Bortolozzo
Kazuyuki Toda
Helder Postiga
Mbulelo Mabizela
Bobby Zamora
Paul Konchesky
Stephane Dalmat
Frederic Kanoute
Michael Brown
Jermain Defoe
Marton Fulop
Paul Robinson
Erik Edman
Reto Ziegler
Leigh Mills
Sean Davis
Pedro Mendes
Rodrigo Defendi
Calum Davenport
Noe Pamarot
Michael Carrick
Edson Rolando Silva Sousa
Noureddine Naybet
Timothée Atouba
Tom Huddlestone
Mido
Michael Dawson
Andy Reid
Radek Cerny
Mounir El Hamdaoui
David Limbersky
Emil Hallfredsson
Aaron Lennon
Paul Stalteri
Grzegorz Rasiak
Young-Pyo Lee
Edgar Davids
Wayne Routledge
Teemu Tainio
Jermaine Jenas
Hossam Ghaly
Danny Murphy
Dimitar Berbatov
Dorian Dervite
Didier Zokora 
Benoit Assou-Ekotto 
Tomas Pekhart
Pascal Chimbonda
Steed Malbranque
Mido
Ricardo Rocha
Ben Alnwick
Adel Taarabt
Gareth Bale
Darren Bent
Yuri Berchiche
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Danny Rose
Younes Kaboul
Gilberto de Silva Melo
Alan Hutton
Jonathan Woodgate
Chris Gunter
Luka Modric
John Bostock
Heurelho Gomes 
Paul-Jose Mpoku
Giovani Dos Santos
Jake Nicholson
David Bentley
Roman Pavlyuchenko
Cesar Sanchez
Vedran Corluka
Robbie Keane
Pascal Chimbonda
Carlo Cudicini
Wilson Palacios
Jermain Defoe
Peter Crouch
Kyle Naughton
Kyle Walker
Anton Blackwood
Sebastien Bassong
Jimmy Walker
Niko Kranjcar
Dean Parrett
Eidur Gudjohnsen
Younes Kaboul
Sandro
Rafael Van der Vaart
Stipe Pletikosa
William Gallas
Steven Pienaar
Bongani Khumalo
Simon Dawkins
Tomislav Gomelt
Jordan Archer
Souleymane Coulibaly
Cristian Ceballos
Brad Friedel
Scott Parker
Emmanuel Adebayor
Alex Pritchard
Miloš Veljković
Giancarlo Gallifuoco
Nabil Bentaleb
Ryan Nelsen
Louis Saha
Iago Falque
Grant Hall
Jan Vertonghen
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Clint Dempsey
Hugo Lloris
Mousa Dembele
Emmanuel Adebayor
Lewis Holtby
Zeki Fryers
Nacer Chadli
Paulinho
Christian Eriksen
Erik Lamela
Vlad Chiriches
Etienne Capoue
Roberto Soldado
Eric Dier
Ben Davies
Michel Vorm
Benjamin Stambouli
Federico Fazio
DeAndre Yedlin
Dele Alli
Kevin Wimmer
Kieran Trippier
Toby Alderweireld
Heung-Min Son
Clinton N’Jie
Shilow Tracey
Victor Wanyama
Vincent Janssen
Moussa Sissoko
Pau López
Georges-Kevin N’koudou
Fernando Llorente
Serge Aurier
Juan Foyth
Paulo Gazzaniga
Davinson Sanchez
Lucas Moura
Jack Clarke
Tanguy Ndombele
Ryan Sessegnon
Giovani Lo Celso
Steven Bergwijn
Gedson Fernandes
Alfie Devine
Matt Doherty
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Joe Hart
Gareth Bale (2nd spell)
Sergio Reguilón
Joe Rondon
Carlos Vinícius
Bryan Gil
Pierluigi Gollini
Emerson Royal
Pape Matar Sarr
Cristian Romero

^ Baldy’s onfield investment in THFC. Fair to say 95% utter gash?? (probably closer to 98% TBH) I mean just look at some of those names!!  We should have known from day one!!  I mean Andy Booth???!!!

A Sum total spend of just over £1Bn in 21 years `(ironic figure!)…But Nett off £827million in incoming fees = A Nett spend of just under £270 million in 21 YEARS!!!

^ Baldy’s off-field investment in ENICFC Who knows???  £1Bn in a couple of years on the shopping centre for starters!

We’ve been played!

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Ojay

That’s a scary list and proves that Levy is only interested in bargain basement junk. Nice job Ojay.

StuSpur
StuSpur
2 months ago
Reply to  Ojay

Well played sir, that stirred some bad memories from the hurt locker

Tottenham Lee
Tottenham Lee
2 months ago
Reply to  Ojay

21 good signings. Poor management!

LyndoW
LyndoW
2 months ago

Watching what’s happened at Newcastle (with a long period of fan activism), a question is who could actually buy the club even if ENIC did sell (if we’re talking unicorns and flying pigs)? The asking price would be astronomical, and they won’t be inclined to sell up without hitting their own perceived value of the club (whether that’s the actual value or not), especially with their view that it comes with income generation outside of football built in. So as you say, either it stays as it is (for possibly another 20 years) or hit them where it hurts, financially, because they sure as hell don’t give a toss about the football results.

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
2 months ago

If Nuno is shown the door then Levy will once again be thrust into the spotlight along with ENIC for the complete disaster they are as owners of THFC, Also Paratici who insisted on Nuno must now face serious questions about his judgement on managers and players, Like the creatures of the dark ENIC are they hate the light being shine on them, H is right. The most pain we as supporters can inflict on ENIC and Levy at this moment is to call them out on Nuno and Paratici.

Last edited 2 months ago by Legoverlass
Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

I reckon Levy has run out of bullets in his firing gun. He’s backed himself into a corner and knows that if he sacks beardy then there is nobody else willing to work for him and it’ll end up with his pet boy Mason in charge again. He’s literally screwed himself.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Why does nobody shine the light on Lewis and his invasive dealings in Patagonia? It is not a rumour that he has denuded the indigenous people of their water rights and it is well documented but the British Press do not seem interested. It is also a little known fact that Lewis made more money from the collapse of sterling in September 1992 on Black Wednesday than George Soros. If anybody falls for the guff that we are different from other clubs and that somehow Enic run the club in a sustainable way which is more principled than the other owners, they are living in a fantasy world. Enic have been rinsing the fans for 22 years and will continue to do so unless the fans start to show some serious and concerted opposition to them which can only come from large demonstrations, not buying their overpriced cra* merchandise and not attending matches. The only thing that Enic care about is money, so hurt them in their pockets. Of course the best way for them to realise that they need to sell up is if we were flirting with relegation, and the absurd valuation that Levy has put on the club would be forensically examined and questioned. After all, NUFC was bought for £305 million without any debt, and make no mistake, they will be a serious threat in the future. But for those fans who think that Enic are in any way a force for good, remove the scales from your eyes. They are just if not even more avaricious than other owners and just as amoral as the Glazers, the Kroenkes, the oligarchs and the Arab owners who are state companies. One could even make the case that Abramovich is a real football fan, spending his own money but you will never be able to make the case that Enic give a toss about the fans or success on the pitch.

Dexter
Dexter
2 months ago

On point HH.

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