Date: 5th January 2019 at 6:30pm
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Legendary football agent Pini Zahavi met this week with Toby Alderwiereld to discuss the player’s possible post-Tottenham future.

Toby’s agents are Stirr Associates who have a mission statement that one can imagine appealing to our Toby.

‘At Stirr Associates we give you that control. Coming from a background as lawyers, we inform our clients of the whole truth. Full disclosure, so you know what really goes on in the world of so-called agents, clubs and transfers. But also completely confidential and professional within a long-term vision. Because we actually look further than your next transfer.’

So Zahavi met with the our 29 year old in his frequent capacity as ‘fixer’.

For whom, is the killer question.

Israeli Zahavi has more fingers in more pies than that little Jack horner guy.

The Harry Hotspur blog was told this week that the odds of Alderweireld still being a Tottenham player in the summer are ‘negligible’.

Spurs have recently taken options on the contracts of both Toby and Jan Vertonghen.

Regrettably, this is not good news.

This is the heralding of another couple of cash sellouts by ENIC.

This the heads-up before further attempt to squeeze the pips out of Mauricio Pochettino’s talent – by replacing class with ‘prospects’.

 

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur

So tottenham are asking Chelsea not to use the y word YIDZ. Though we will be.

East Stand
East Stand

It’s a complicated thing now when it doesn’t have to be.

Everyone knows when Spurs fans sing it it’s always been done in defiance of bigotry within the realms of terrace humour. When opposition fans do it it’s the opposite.

The problem is that football fan culture has always been tounge in cheek until it becomes racist and that line is crossed. Our fans using the ‘Y’ word has never, ever been that.

The world has changed and there’s less humour than ever. People that run football like most things are dull, unimaginative gimps led by lawyers and spin doctors…

Aussie in Switzerland
Aussie in Switzerland

In light of the facist leftist language police these days, we should never stop singing it.

Have we bought any players yet?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Jews use that word amongst themselves in the same way the brothers use the n word. I can understand how it pisses us/ them off. I’m torn. I never say/use that word. I only sing it in a football stadium. Can I stop singing it? Ooooooow dunno man. Is it my responsibility to be a good grandparent and stop singing it and stop my little little ones to stop from doing so too??? Why you getting so deep man! 🙂

dilly
dilly

Taking advantage of Real Madrids 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociadad the little magician has just scored his 399th league goal for Barcelona from an acute angle in customary fashion away to Getafe.
(BBC Sport)

Dan
Dan

Souness is now making it a two horse race for the title after last week stating we were very much in it , these pundits are f#%* ing useless! The only game since was the pool /city game and the result puts us in a more favourable position!!!! I cannot believe these jokers my a wage off of the drivel they spout

Dan
Dan

Make *

dilly
dilly

Fair point but accumulating points at the Bridge, Anfield and the Eithead is no easy task!!

Dan
Dan

Course dilly , without a minor miracle I don’t think we Have a chance of winning it . I just think it’s hilarious the guy can’t hold an opinion for a week !

dilly
dilly

and just to think this ex Spurs hard man briefly once played for Spurs under Bill Nic going on to win 26 trophies in his illustrious career!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Who remembers when we’d settle for a point at these little grounds. Coming for arl a dem mate!

dilly
dilly

Going back to the 60s I vividly recall Liverpool v Spurs was generally a home banker!!

dilly
dilly

Happy to eat humble pie, naturally we shall give it a go but hand on heart can I realistically seeing us beat Chelsea, Liverpool and Citeh? and the answer is NO!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I genuinely can. They know the damage this team can cause. All teams know.

Paddio
Paddio

We could get 6 points in them games

East Stand
East Stand

I’ve never thought we were in it because of the comparable spend. However, pleasantly surprised to be in the conversation and anything’s possible but we’ll need to win at both of their gaffs away to Stand any chance.

I think it’s a step too far considering all the stadium and zero signings shenanigans but of course we’ll see…

Paddio
Paddio

The only thing weve really got is that the players saying to each other, “this is our last six months as a group before a few of us move on, lets go and do it”

dilly
dilly

Clocking off early tonight, if it means us winning the solitary Caraberro Cup this season over 4th spot and nothing else I’d take it!

dilly
dilly

Anything else being a welcome bonus!

Spurswizard
Spurswizard

Seriously! I’d never swap that for CL. Would mean me not going to places like Spain and Milan for a cup no one gives a dam for.

East Stand
East Stand

The League Cup is now garbage for any team in the Premiership, those avoiding relegation don’t bother either. It should be scrapped…

East Stand
East Stand

Exclude all Premiership teams perhaps?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

The league cup is a how strongs your squad cup? It’s not garbage for football lovers. Football on normal telly. Whats not to love.:-)

East Stand
East Stand

The reality of playing in the Ropey the following season is too horrible to contemplate. No thanks…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Request: If anybody goes to Portugal in the next few months please go to Guirmareas and do a dump in their club bath. They failed to score and lost me a £400 goal rush. Thank you.

dilly
dilly

Never fulfilling his potential, match summariser Matty Etherington (Ex Spurs & former West Ham winger on BBC Radio 5 live) kind of excited when we signed him and Simon Davies together from Peterborough.

spurs108

When is the FA cup draw for the next round?

dilly
dilly

The FA Cup fourth round draw will take place on Monday, January 7.

Precise timings aren’t known as the draw will commence immediately following Wolves vs Liverpool which kicks off at 7:45pm.

Spurswizard
Spurswizard

I personally think poch likes saving Levi money, it’s hard to damage his career all the time he’s working on a budget,

He also probably gets big bonuses for it too.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Poch doesn’t strike me as a waaaaaay too much is not enough kinda guy. History books over bank books I reckon. Just popped to Sainsburys. Loads of people in the money making machine. They come to see the stadium in the daylight. Night time is better. The youngsters little faces. 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Spurs ladies will be back on top later. The under 18s are top. Haringey borough are top. Spurs big dogs up there too and will be back home soon. Happy days in this part of north London really. 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Are you watching islinton
Are you wot chin is ling ton? /arrrrrrrrhh 🙂 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Mugs 🙂 🙂 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Nice grub round there. (Upper st essex road and that) but we have crouch end muswell hill stroud green and highgate. TOTTENHAM eateries got a long way to go!!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Its January. The transfer window is open. Its the quietest time of the season for Spurs news…zzzzzzzz

East Stand
East Stand

Anyone noticed how the intensity of the Poch to Manure talk has calmed in the media since he said that he wants to win something with Spurs?

Ole is getting a tune out of them already, so the idea of the ‘magic Poch’ being fast tracked to Utd isn’t looking so feasible.

The media is mainly funded by betting companies so getting all the thick gamblers to lump on Poch as the next Utd boss is the plan.

Today’s media = wastes of space.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II

I didn’t realise until the sky man come round the other day that Comcast bought Sky TV…scary how these billion dollar media companies have so much power..

East Stand
East Stand

Yes, all rather dystopian and frightening.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Why couldn’t TOTTENHAM help upgrade coles park. Not only for Haringey fc for our ladies and reserves to play in? Imagine the extra support they would get. But oh no they want us to go to all the way to Stevenage and Waltham cross. Not That I watch the ladies but a few of my mates granddaughters do. Why cant it all be in the borough and cheap. Season ticket to watch all games at bowes park for I dunno £100. They threw old lane in the bin.

East Stand
East Stand

Speak to the council. They issue enough parking fines, I’m sure they could help. Or not?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Fine the illegal parkers more I say. I get about on a Brompton. Got me eye on a electric scooter 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Put road tax up too.

East Stand
East Stand

How does a tradesman or a trader carry stuff on a bicycle? How do patents pick up her kids and take their old mum to the hospital or doctors on a bicycle. What works for some people don’t work for everyone. London isn’’t Amsterdam.

East Stand
East Stand

You can never get rid of Carson a big city, it’s a fantasy but a great revenue raiser while the discussion never ends…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Yep obviously there is that! But too many cars with one person with no tools or kids in them. Something has to be done. Toooo many cars in London. Bloody think they own the roads too. 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

When I was working on a ship yard in Denmark. 2000 people odd) it was looked down apon if you turned up in the car parks alone in your motor. “What you couldn’t pick someone up?

East Stand
East Stand

Yeah, Scandinavia have a different outlook. However, smaller population, more space and a very different industrial history to us.

The UK was basically all built during an 80-100 year period and the whole layout isn’t really conducive to these continental methods.

The ‘bendy buses’ for example, everyone thought they were a bad idea and guess what? All gone, not right for our road layout.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I hear that. The bendy buses ended up in malta I think.

Aussie in Switzerland
Aussie in Switzerland

Tell them it is for a new mosque, you’ll have the money is a week

East Stand
East Stand

I knew you’d say something like that AIS. There is however in this case a small crumb of truth in your theory.

Councils and the government should more time and money doing stuff that’s for everyone rather than dicking about catering for this lot and that lot.

One people, treat everyone as one whatever you do the rest of the time is up to you. This idea of ‘diversity’ is actually dividing society even more. It’s a load of nonsense, how long before the penny drops?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

As long as there is one law of the land its all good. One size dont fit all and we are not all left handed. Live and let live rules ok.

East Stand
East Stand

Of course but society needs to spend more time concentrating on what people share in common rather than constantly ‘celebrating’ the differences. Where’s it getting us?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

If peoples differences weren’t celebrated/highlighted how would we get to understand them? We’re all the same really. Its Just ignorance and greed that spoils humankind. Most people kool man. Apart from ignorant and greedy people. Commonly known as c u n t s. Keep your culture share your culture whilst respecting the culture of the people in the country in which you live. Then every ting bless. Thats my take on it anyway.

MiT
MiT

Interesting week ahead for THFC.

Spurs have a meet with Vincente Spurs (the non-racist, but 100% autistic lad) and his father on Wednesday.

If they handle this correctly, it could turn into a positive and helpfully educational situation for all involved.

Were you instrumental in assisting to get this set up, H ? This could be very good.

MiT
MiT

My apologies for forgetting to quote H’s part.

peterballb
peterballb

I would expect as Toby would meet with any and every agent that would be able to get him the best possible deal in his “last” contract. So, hardly surprising. 30 in March. Not sure about number of years (presume at least to 35). That said, if iTK is correct, he is looking to be the best paid CB in the EPL. I cannot see that. Whatever he gets Verts must get similar and neither are the best. Excellent, not the best. Market value, as per Transfermarkt is 40M Euros. Van Dijk (2 years younger, and I would argue better) is valued at 75M. Alderweirald and Vertonghen are excellent, but are clearly slowing. Both deserve improved and longer contracts – say 3 more years each (which would take them to June 2023) at 150k/week. If what they want is more than that, it’s too much. Sanchez is the real deal. Foyth needs some seasoning, but he is not far off. Eyoma, in pre-season, was a long way off. Did ok yesterday, but hardly PL opposition. CCV I like, though I am not convinced he will be top PL quality. Tough decisions need to be made. If we keep Verts and get 25M GBP for Alderweirald, not the end of the world, and a great deal if we can sell him outside of the PL.

As for the Bale deal and the magnificent 7, we sold him for 85M GBP and spent 100M GBP on 7 players. We already recouped 50M GBP in player sales. Eriksen and Lamela are easily valued at 80M GBP together so we did ok. Bale had 42 goals and 20 assists while at Spurs. Lamela has 14 goals and 22 assists while Eriksen has 45 goals and 55 assists for Spurs, all PL only. From magnificent 7 players, we scored 24, 24, 15, 9, 12, 8 (so far this year) in the PL. Bale for Eriksen was probably a wash. We did ok. Whether Eriksen will remain, who knows? We will get market value or above, regardless.

We are paying players more. That does not change whether they should remain within our pay structure. Kane is at 200k/week. Everyone else must fit in below. Fair enough

dilly
dilly

For the late owls
[If only Sissoko’s finishing was as good]# !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKOTKHtbM54

dilly
dilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnm7v0jI-wQ
(Unknown Jennifer Ann best described as a music Angel!)
Bon Nuit

dilly
dilly
Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Levys version of kate bush 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

dilly
dilly
Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Guitar solos are ok for turntable 1 with some sweet soulful vocals/sounds on deck 2.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

In the mix 🙂

dilly
dilly

Better than the magnificent 7 was surely the stealth wunderbar signing of Jurgen Klinsmann aboard Sir Alan Sugar’s luxury yacht? Literally quickly hitting the ground running. Prolific striker.

East Stand
East Stand

That’s exactly the kind of signing we do need. Proven, experienced and a winner.

Klinsmann was the best thing that happened to the club during that period, twice in fact!!

dilly
dilly

Scoring 20 goals each time and single handedly saved Spurs from relegation second time round.

East Stand
East Stand

We also had Ginola and Ferdinand in that team and we flirted with relegation? The club’s been rotten for years…

Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon

dilly January 5, 2019 at 9:34 pm

“Eriksen my lud was also a bargain, best buy of the “magnificent 7”

Given that he was the only one of the 7 who turned out any good at all, I’d argue that in real terms Erikson’s price was the full cost of all 7 minus what we got back when we sold them on. Don’t ask me to remember, research, or give a shit what that figure is, but I suspect ‘bargain’ won’t accurately describe it.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Didn’t Levy scrape most of the bale money back though. Isn’t eriksen and lamella bunce? Paulinio £40 chadli? Kapow? Cant remember the rest!

dilly
Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Oh yer chiri 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I liked chadli in some games. I Saw a bit in him.

dilly
dilly

After a bright start so did WBA until his form collapsed !!

East Stand
East Stand

Which begs the question, was he ever of the required standard to improve us? Were any of those 7 players? Eriksen has only really come consistently good in the last 12 to 18 months.

Baldini and AVB was yet another Levy footballing masterstroke that failed…

dilly
dilly

By dismissing the dross it’s not all gloom and doom as both Alli and Son have proved to be astute signings.

East Stand
East Stand

They have, fair point but you’ll notice there has been no Director Of Football in sight when those two were signed. Which also begs the question, why has Levy insisted on having one before? Hasn’t got a clue about football…

dilly
dilly

Precisely as David Pleat was deemed responsible for the Alli signing me thinks.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Frank arnsen is a greedy man. Apparently

East Stand
East Stand

Who’s that? Oh yes, the man who deserted us for Chavski and lasted there for about 6 months.

DOF’s get far too much credit in my opinion, anyone with a bit of knowledge coupled with common sense could do that job.

It’s just a pointless device designed to con the fans that the board aren’t overseeing transfers. When it goes wrong they get the boot and the board are ‘free’ from blame.

A DOF is generally just someone to fall on their sword and deflect blame from the owners…

East Stand
East Stand

You’re spot on US.

That splurge that Baldini undertook with the Bale money was hit and hope at best, and you’re right, Eriksen’s fee wasn’t a ‘bargain’ of any sort in the same way as Lamela’s wasn’t.

The rest read like a list of players that disappeared off the face of the football king planet; Chadli, Chiches, Capoue, Paulinho, Soldado.

Eriksen was just the best of a bad bunch and to this day, I’m not sure he’s ever been particularly well suited to the Premiership…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Four wheel drive independent steering with a dampened touch Erikson? Can handle any terrain. 🙂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Many a time ive thought take him off though

Billy the yid

Got a horrible feeling city are gonna be making a serious attempt at Toby. Fits perfectly for them, not bothered about a resale, and for all they are a great team still iffy at the back. He goes there and that ends there and then. No problem paying him, I can see it coming. And we know slappy don’t care who’s cash he takes as long as he takes.

Dan
Dan

If he stays in the epl and wants success on the pitch then they are the obvious choice as no other team can truly guarantee it , if he’s just after a paycheque then utd /Chelsea I guess . Hopefully he goes abroad as seeing him in another shirt in the league would not be enjoyable.

East Stand
East Stand

Let them have Walker, let them have Toby. After all, they aren’t our rivals or anything are they?

Besides, we’ll have a cheese room soon… so there!!

Billy the yid

How many times are we gonna have to listen to the bollox that Toby has taken a dump on poch and its him who wants him out the club?? I’m not a psychology student far from, but if he was soooo mad with Toby that he is saying I don’t trust him, why does he play him then? If it was that offensive to him surely he’s just gonna say right pack your bags? A far more believable version of events is Toby had the nerve to ask for his worth, at which point slappy had to admit that due to the fact he’s been paying electrician’s far far to much for far far to long he can’t afford to pay the playing staff. Of course if the prick had got the stadium open when he said he wouldn’t have this situation. Just a thought. ENIC OUT

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

The borough handed out a good few scarfs earlier to the younger kids who didn’t have one. Beautiful thing.

Marsinho
Marsinho

I would like to hand over a few ropes to ENIC who don’t have one upstairs just so they can go hang themselves.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Aint paying them any mind mate. Just like I dont politicians. All w a n k e r s.

Marsinho
Marsinho

Unfortunately these particular wankers are running our club and we can’t help take note tapa.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

I gave up throwing stones at tanks years ago. Just gotta roll with it. I dont stress myself out over things I have no control over. Not worth it.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

If I was paying £2k a season I wouldn’t be happy though. As I said once “my Hotspur habit only cost me a few hundred quid last year. The new place im only gonna go with community tickets.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Please keep me away from the cheese. Actually ill get my fill in free samples.

dilly
dilly

Spurs could no worse than take a punt on the tireless tigerish Blackburn top scorer, Brackley Dack who heads Blackburn in front against Newcastle.

dilly
dilly

*Bradley

dilly
dilly

All action busy midfielder, Bradley Dack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I2fuwtdFS0

East Stand
East Stand

Why do you keep punting mid table players that could ‘do a job’ for Spurs rather than what we actually need, which is world class players?

I cannot see a player like that improving us whatsoever, let alone get in our first 11…

Dan
Dan

To be fair dilly is being more realistic than optimistic with these cheap , useless bastards

dilly
dilly

In case it escaped you Easty Alli was relatively cheap. Whats my point recruiting Alli from lower league!

dilly
dilly

Eriksen my lud was also a bargain, best buy of the “magnificent 7”

Mad Carew
Mad Carew

Suarez a Gunner, detestable, thought i couldn’t loathe them more, seems i can !

paul
paul

Negligence=Negligible

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

Well the F.A. Cup is on fire tonight. All the teams doing their best to kill it dead. On this and last blog, I , and I’m not alone I think, am fed up with this ex Football club being run like a political party. We are spun, manipulated and emotionally managed year round. Wakey wakey yidos??

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

The football the fans and those on the pitch
F u c k the w a n k e r s who are making them selves rich! Thats how I see it. I’ve made my mind up. I’m not going back to Wembley much for the rest of the season. Coles park and the lamex for me. Its all about the fans and the FOOTBALL there. I’m looking forward to Monday evenings spurs vs pool clash. The art of football is a beautiful thing gaz. Dont let the w a n k e r s stop you from enjoying it.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?

You tube is my time machine.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur

Still top of the league
Still top of the league
Spuringey borough
Still top of the league 🙂