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ITK José Seething Plus Daniel Has A Tough Winter And A Potentially Tougher Summer Ahead Of Him
By Harry Hotspur -

Today seems as good as time as any to introduce some more truth, some more common sense into the equation, as unpalatable as it may be received.

According to a source close to the club, The Boy Hotspur has been told that there are two specific issues that have been bugging José Mourinho for some time, and they are as plain as the nose on your face.

Issue one is the Daniel Levy fairytale loan deal of Gareth Bale. This, for those of you joining us late has been a simultaneous colossal and expensive disaster. Are you are Spurs fan laughing at Özil at Arsenal? Stop laughing. Please stop laughing. The laughing, smiling of Gareth is equally unappealing.

Issue two is Dele Alli. Mourinho sees this player as part of the same problem. Another bowl of wage frittering. Add together Bale’s wages plus Alli’s, and you get £350,000 going out the door, every week.

No wonder unthinking people blame the manager. Let’s get Julian Nagelsmann in. Hurrah. More Hurrahs!

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ministerscat
ministerscat
1 day ago

He is very shrewd he often drops little pearls without making bold statements.
For instance something about not being a PL winning team & Bale not being the Bale of old.
No problem with Jose who would be better?
So many average players who wouldnt get near a proper JM squad.

Graham Wood
Graham Wood
2 days ago

1As a Spurs fan for over fifty years I have seen some very good, very bad and very ordinary Spurs teams. This season started so brightly with some decent additions and of course Gareth Bale, now a shadow of the player we sold. Mourinho’s tactics for me , have been very suspect given our undoubted attacking talent. The players we have at our disposal are
not suited to the “score one and sit back approach”.Very suspect central defenders and unreliable full back on one side, do not make for a good defensive unit. Midfield and up front is where our strength lies so why are we persisting in trying to play this defence first game?? At one point yesterday Fulham, Yes, Fulham had 62% of the ball!!! Bale should be playing, not on the bench, he has the wisdom of age and could help but instead we persist in using Bergyn, Moura, Lamela etc. Clearly Mourinho’s tactics are not suited to this squad and a quick rethink is necessary to salvage our season otherwise potential cup matchups against Man City or other Premier opposition will probably produce negative results and our search for silverware will again be thwarted.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 hours ago
Reply to  Graham Wood

We should have buried Fulham first half. Second half we were shocking… Anyone can beat anyone in the prem these days. That was Fulhams 6th or 7th draw in a row so they know how to fight.. If you lose focus and don’t keep going any team can punish….. Remember how bad we were defensively when Maureen took over. We couldn’t shut up shop for love or money. He has been turning us into a unit collective but we still have a few lads not good enough and not pulling their weight. We are still in full transition really. Knowing when to go for the throat is key attacking. Only Kane and Son have been doing this and still they could have done better… To save our season now we need to go on another run of good results and the whole squad needs to up their game.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 hours ago
Reply to  Graham Wood

There’s no ‘potential cup match ups with city’… We are playing them in the League cup final.. And we have beat them 2-0 already this season. Which suggests perhaps his tactics do suit… I think its been down to certain players initiative. Not the managers.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
2 days ago

I’m sure Maureen will be seething at certain results, which has been down to individual mistakes, weak links in the team which turns us over, the likes of Davies Sanchez Winks has messed us up… Bale has been disappointing so far, but there is still time for him to get going again. Just his presence in and around the lads will help. Obviously he has to get playing again though, if he’s destined for ropey league and sub par opponents then he will have been a disaster…. Ozil has been on the Arses books since Bale left. For 3 years he’s hardly played for them. Last time I remember was their ropey league final 2018 or 2019.. He hasn’t been in their squad for two years now. No number, no training.. And he picks up 350k a week (which is more than we pay anyone).. Sorry H but I have to laugh at Ozil.

Mike
Mike
2 days ago

Have we really seen enough of Bale to say that he isn’t up to it anymore? Yesterday would have been a good time to see – against a side like Fulham.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 days ago
Reply to  Mike

He’s good/fit enough to warrant the last half hour of every game I think. That left foot of his hasn’t forgotten

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 days ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

If we are gonna take ndom off after 70 mins (please don’t unless he’s blowing hard) then surely bale is the man to replace him.

nispur
nispur
2 days ago

Let’s hope those two bug bears are not the reasons behind his recent poor decision making pre & mid game.

That would be a damning indictment indeed.

If he and the players can work to find the balance between our wins over both Manchester teams earlier in the season, then I think we’ll all have cause to celebrate again!!

coys1882
coys1882
2 days ago

I look at Gareth as a gamble, which hasn’t paid off in terms of his own performance, but was instrumental in us signing Reguilon and possibly Rodon also. It also imbued us with a certain star power, at the start of the season, which to be honest I think energised us all. Clearly now, barring a remarkable transformation, Gareth will not be resigned for next season.

As for Dele, given his performance and attitude against Marine and Jose’s positive reaction to it, there is still the possibility that he turns his Spurs career around. If he doesn’t, then he will be sold in the Summer and a replacement brought in. I don’t see Gareth or Dele as troublemakers, so I doubt that Jose is honestly too worried about them.

Paddio
Paddio
2 days ago

Part one of the Bale loan worked with the instant lift if gave the squad, but Bale not playing, injuries and not doing it in the pitch has backed fired. Thankfully we have more matches left than we’ve played. But bale must perform and dominate some games pretty quickly.

legoverlass
legoverlass
2 days ago

Is Bale, Jose’s Tottenham Pogba?

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
2 days ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Nah Bale is a good lad and not a trouble maker and to be fair neither is Ali, hes just a bit of a tit. Pogba was poison in the dressing room and Utd backed him instead of the manager.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 days ago

Bury a team in the first half (we should’ve, missed chances) then you can come out and play in the second. Tottenham players blame yourselves for being held back in the second half. PRACTICE YOUR FKIN FINISHING MORE. See off teams quicker. You should all know how your manager stays by now.

StuSpur
StuSpur
2 days ago

I thought Jose was the hard nosed manager that Poch never was? The man who would have the testicular fortitude to tell Levy how its going to be?
If levy is indeed responsible for signing Bale then he did it under Jose’s hard nose regardless.

I’m terms of Dele, nobody expected him to be shifted in the summer so this winter is first opportunity to move him on.

Spursnutd
Spursnutd
2 days ago

And until the summer window both are with us, so like them or not they are here. We either play them or don’t either way we still have to pay them.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 days ago

I wrote this earlier today on your blog “in defence of Mourinho”.

The real nub of the problem has been recruitment and this is down to Levy. Leaving aside the current side’s imperfections, and the relative merits of Poch v. Maureen, we should have copied the Liverpool template. This was to achieve success on the pitch before expanding Anfield’s capacity. They instituted a root and branch reform of their recruitment, scouting and coaching, along with updating their analytical technology for identifying new players. The rest is history. We have gone about it in a different way by building the shopping complex first at the expense of denying the manager/s the necessary funds to compete at the highest level necessary to win meaningful silverware. Notwithstanding Mourinho’s track record, and the huge improvement under Poch, we will always struggle under the ownership of Enic who are only interested in the bottom line and the ineptitude of Levy in the transfer market.

vin_ot
vin_ot
2 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

It was widely stated at the beginning of the season that this was the strongest squad of players Spurs had ever had. For once Levy was seen as having done his job … which is why he has caught none of his usual flak for all the torturous football this season.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 days ago
Reply to  vin_ot

You are correct in what you say but a closer analysis of our activity in the summer transfer window shows that we did not spend that much money, including two loan deals for Bale and Vinicius which are both debatable value. Hjojberg has been a success and Reguillon is improving rapidly, let’s not forget the RM buy back clause but Doherty is pretty average and we haven’t see enough of Rodon and I never saw the necessity of Hart The point I was trying to make is that our transfer activity has been amateurish and badly executed from the time Levy has been in charge and we need a complete retread as to the way we scout, analyse and recruit.

vin_ot
vin_ot
2 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

No, you’re right and I’d fear for us if Hugo is out at any time this season.

I think Levy’s biggest recent failing was his inability to seal the Bruno Fernandes deal. That was the player Pochettino had been looking at as the linchpin of his rebuild and we now see why. Apparently the failure to deliver Bruno – even after reaching a champions league final – was what caused him to lose all heart, especially after Levy’s Jack Grealish debacle the previous summer.

vin_ot
vin_ot
2 days ago

He solved both key problems last night by keeping them benched, going instead with Sissoko as a creative, attacking force.

Had there been a full house the hurrahs would have been deafening.

Dave
Dave
2 days ago
Reply to  vin_ot

Very well said

So the manager is sulking because we got Bale and he didn’t like z dele so he is deliberately sabotaging things by playing boring rubbish football to teach Levy a lesson.

Makes sense to me

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
2 days ago
Reply to  Dave

It makes no sense to anyone – what you’ve written doesn’t make any sense

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
2 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

sabotaging things by playing boring rubbish football’

eek, I hope this was an intended joke

vin_ot
vin_ot
2 days ago
Reply to  Dave

They’re two low quality players incapable of changing a game. That’s what Spurs goliath will tell you, even if nobody in the professional game would.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
2 days ago
Reply to  vin_ot

They’re both in poor form what do you want to do – pretend they aren’t?

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
2 days ago
Reply to  vin_ot

How is Jose being handcuffed by having cruddy options on the bench solving his key problems?

The point is they’re taking up space, taking away squad options and making squad harmony/cohesion that much harder.

Hardly problem soved…