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“I know exactly what his agenda is…” talkSPORT Caller Rips Into One Of Spurs’ Owners|video
By Harry Hotspur -

This is an interesting call from a Tottenham and for once Simon Jordan manages to completely miss the point – perhaps deliberately so – given just how wide of the mark his response was. The bottom line is that ENIC accrued a lot of money from us, the supporters, and instead of spending on the squad, they sunk the cash into capital assets, into bricks and mortar. The neglect in fact has been nigh on criminal, given that the name of the business is Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, opposed to Tottenham Hotspur Commercial Developments.

I’d like to see callers like this make their thoughts known on every phone in and comments section going, so the truth behind the myth that Daniel Levy & Co. are a force for good. When clearly the clue is in the name: English National Investment Company.

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

Talksport shills protect the elite owners. You will never hear Levy/Lewis called out by them.

The tickets are already an utter disgrace

Last edited 2 months ago by Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Stephen
Stephen
2 months ago

My answer to Jordan would be if we are in it together then hand over 50% of the shares, then us fans can sell them to invest in the players.. there time and expertise and our money is what has made Enic go from 300m investment to a 2Billion club.. Or how about selling 30% of the club at the least to another investor and raise the money to invest in players or pay of the stadium debt. After all we are all in it together.. afterall if selling 30% Enic will still have an investment from 300m to 1.2B for its 65%.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
2 months ago

Daniel Levy and enic are a force for lining their own wallets, that’s all. It’s just a business to them. Levy is as much a Spurs fan as I’m a gooner. He must think we’re all stupid.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
2 months ago

Listening to Jordan this time was infuriating (maybe he really was playing the devil’s advocate perfectly, but still, it was horrid – “how about you pay triple the most expensive ST money in the league?”), as was the last fan who blabbed on about Kane not turning up for finals. That’s such a trash argument, but it’s one that continues to appear with some revisionists who think we’ll probably be fine without him.

NOBODY turned up for the finals Kane featured in (CL, League Cup twice for Spurs and the EUROs for England) and Kane – as fantastic as he is – isn’t Messi. He’s not going to take the ball at the halfway line, dribble past six people and lob the keeper. He needs at least basic attacking support but he wasn’t afforded it in those games. Looking at you, Son, Eriksen, Dele, and Mount and Sterling for England. Consequently, Kane has always had to drop deep and play in others – if he stayed up front, he wouldn’t touch the ball for 90 minutes!

He was the best scorer and provider in England last season. He has 166 goals in 245 appearances for us and 38 in 61 for England. During his career, he’s proven he will score loads, if given the chance. To criticise him for not turning up in big games is baffling and reeks of a weird agenda against a genuine professional who cares more about performances and trophies than ugly tattoos, gold-digging models and sh-t clothing lines.

But no number of ENIC shills can paint Kane as the villain here. We see you for what you are – and we despise you.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
2 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Kane wasn’t fit for the final and was well off the pace (He was partly to blame for losing out on a header leading up to the penalty though). Poch risked him and it failed miserably. Blame Poch for that.

Kane warrants a statue-not criticism, but Bill Nich, Greaves, Blanchflower, Perryman and Hoddle deserve one more than him.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
2 months ago
Reply to  CowSpurs

I can’t blame him for the penalty – that one, in my eyes, is only due to Sissoko’s stupidity and Mane’s shrewdness.

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
2 months ago

We are clearly following the *rsenal model of “Build it and they will not come”
except that that mob have won a few pots.

CowSpurs
CowSpurs
2 months ago

TalkSport love winding up fans and being contentious. Jim White and Jordan are way off the mark though, but I would rather pay attention to the fans who didn’t react to the comments, but know what is wrong with the club. I want Lewis and Levy to pack their bags like the majority of us but that is not happening. No one in their right mind could support a club of Spurs’ stature winning one second rate cup in 20 years.

For Jordan to ignore how Chelsea’s and City’s recent success came about (even Leicester, who twice broke FFP rules to get in to the Prem) and do the same with Liverpool, Arsenal and Utd through the 70s, 80s and 90s showed a real lack of wisdom. Spurs fans, as pointed out by one of the callers, are already rinsed in ST prices so asking the fans to dip even deeper is akin to politicians blaming the poor people for being poor.

I do not think the Ch Lg final would have changed things. There was never an indication Levy was going to back Kane and winning the cup would have cemented the fact that top class, proven players were not needed. Why spend big on players when you’ve won the premier club competition in the world? I don’t expect TalkSport to support Spurs’ issues but soliciting the idea that facilities and a stadium should appease fans is utter nonsense.

Harry
Harry
2 months ago

We all know we should have invested in the squad when we moved to Wembley. We were getting record attendances which any ambitious owner would have put straight back into the squad.

Three transfer windows without investment…….just one/two players in would have made all the difference.

We will now need at least 3 more windows to get back to where we were. In any other business the board would have been voted out on an no confidence challenge.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Maybe even before Wembley – as HH has said repeatedly, we’d had an excellent team and 240M in the piggy bank before WHL was demolished. We could have used that money to get a couple brilliant players and change us from contenders to actual winners.

But we chose more jam tomorrow, and now we’re probably selling our best player to fund another rebuild – because we’re saddled with outstanding debt.

The board are criminals.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

I believe that the figure on the club’s balance sheet was nearer 350 mill before we started the works on the new stadium. This substantial sum of money was earnt by the club’s on field successes and by merchandising, STs, overall attendances by the fans and Sky Sports’s deal. This money was the club’s and yet it has been used to invest in a new stadium and other bricks and mortar assets, leaving the club with a debt of over 650 mill to inflate and enrich Lewis and Levy’s wealth. What is even more galling is that this debt is solely the responsibility of the club and Enic have no liability. So our chairman who is one of the highest paid in the PL, goes twice over budget, is one year late in completion, pays himself a 2 mill bonus, and saddles us with an enormous debt for which neither he nor Lewis are personally liable. Building the new stadium is no guarantee of football success and this was underlined by Simon Jordan when he referenced Derby County and Sunderland as clubs who built new stadiums and have been woefully unsuccessful on the pitch ever since, rather like our noisy neighbours. I absolutely despair that any Spurs fan can paint Enic as a force for good and whilst the announcement that Son has signed a new contract has been greeted with applause by the fans, it makes you question his ambition.

John Tosh
John Tosh
2 months ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

All the bricks and mortar investment will be split from the company, then they will sell the club. I don’t believe a word that Levy & co say.

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