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“Levy is a genius” not all Spurs fans are against the European Super League
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham joined the Premier League’s top six in their latest effort to break away from the Champions League by forming the European Super League.

The English sides have been joined by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and three other teams in Italy, including Juventus.

This bold move has stirred some controversy with UEFA fighting hard to ensure that the new competition doesn’t take place.

Spurs have been struggling to qualify for the Champions League in the last two seasons and this new competition guarantees them a slot in a competition that sees them face the best clubs and players in the world.

It is something refreshing and a good way to escape the top-four race in the Premier League.

Not all their fans agree to the proposal and their Supporters’ Trust has also slammed the decision in a statement.

They posted the statement on their Twitter account, but some fans saw the positive side of things. Here are some of their reactions:

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

When you take a good look at the people who own these clubs, the Kroenkes, Glazers, John Henry, none of them have any real interest in the game.

They don’t love football, they probably never even played the game in the street outside their houses or on a patch of grass with jumpers for goalposts.

Never suffered the indignity of getting picked last for a kick about. Never known the joy of scoring a goal just one with your mates.

Playing until it got dark and your mum or dad had to haul you in off the street.

They never knew the happiness that came with Spurs winning the FA Cup or the pain of the year we were relegated.

They never saw Hoddle in his pomp like a
God to Spurs fans. They never saw Paul Gascoigne score that free kick against Arsenal.

I know what they love, you know what they love and they’re welcome to it.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago

Levy is a genius 🙈 yeah same sort of braindead idiots who were pro Trump… There were even Trump fans on here… Alot of humans are idiots… Not hard to find these people in the world of social media.. Below average Joes on twitter… After they log out they tune into Eastenders or celebrity get me out of here.

East Stand
East Stand
23 days ago

“Levy is a c*nt” more like. Stick your one League Cup in 22 years up your a*se, tw*at…

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
23 days ago

We now know why Levy was holding out for the big sponsorship deal without being a winning club…he knew this was on the cards…

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

There’ll never be another Merseyside Derby. A hundred and fifty years of history flushed away.

Baleficent
Baleficent
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

It’s a huge middle finger to all of the other clubs. Arrogance of these clubs is astonishing.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

I want Spurs to win things but I don’t want to eliminate the opposition in order to do it, which is what this lot want.

East Stand
East Stand
23 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

It’s not the clubs though is it? It’s the c*nts who happen to hold a controlling share at this particular juncture…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Aye it’s all about the owners.. And it’s all about the money… 3.5 billion that’s why Baldys in.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
23 days ago

I think the problem is many fans are scared of change, most people are. Like it or not this is the future of football which is now globally supported, not just locally supported by the fans. Far more fans live too far away from the grounds these days to visit on a regular basis. No the future of football is broadcast, not a wet day in Newcastle and a pie at half time with a sing-song. That’s history now. The way these global fans watch football is broadcast, either on satellite or online. They spend just as much money doing that and buying merchandise as the local fan would.
We should embrace the future now. The PL would never be stupid enough to ban the big 6 from their league, if they did their league would soon die and it could certainly not be called the premier league any more!
The media will only be interested in the SL, not leagues containing the leftovers that don’t qualify. The PL would become just a league 1. The SL being the one that took all the glory.
Go for it Danny, but just make sure we’re not just there to make up the numbers. For that reason financial reward should be on a sliding scale depending where the club finishes in the table. That will make him sit up and take notice and perhaps pay for a decent squad. Danny understands £’s if he hasn’t got a clue about football, and he hasn’t.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You follow Leeds as well, a club with a great history from the early sixties on. You weren’t invited to the closed shop. You won’t get those historic games against Man United and Liverpool.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Yes you are right I do follow Leeds because of Bielsa and the football he plays. Personally I’m glad to see the back of Jose and his anti-football.
But Leeds are also a globally supported side, and not so long ago would have been considered good enough for a SL.
I’m not sure how Spurs qualify, presumably just on the back of the Poch years and the stadium? Levy botched half of that up, I’m betting he regrets being star struck by Mourinho right now.
Perhaps Leeds won’t get those big 6 games any more, but perhaps that could work min their favour by propelling them up the table until one day they qualify for a SL?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I doubt it, the whole point is to have no competition, totally unfair.

East Stand
East Stand
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

I don’t think Levy was star struck at all MH. He’d been sacked from his last two jobs and had been out of work for a year as a manager doing punditry on Sky (something he should probably stick to now). Levy fell out with Poch and the Amazon thing was about to start filming so he grabbed whoever was available…

White hot
White hot
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Do you really think Levy is going to spend millions on the squad when he doesn’t have to in a closed shop league of meaningless fixtures?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
23 days ago
Reply to  White hot

If the rewards are structured based on where the club finishes, he’ll have to.

PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

People dont mind change but they can generally spot when something is being broken which aint broke.

I couldnt give a flying f about fans who live miles away from the club. If you supported a club from a far you dont expect theclub to uproot their stadium to your village green.

Its more greed driven bollox and its not wanted and people wont be forced into accepting it- that gamble will backfire.

We’ve put up with this bs because of the pandemic we didnt ask for football to be carved up to exploit the void.

This is not the same as the rebranding of division 1 neither, far from it.

East Stand
East Stand
23 days ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

So people won’t get bored with the same clubs playing each other about four times a season, every season? Sounds horrible…

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

No relegation too.. Its horrible and weird..

Baleficent
Baleficent
23 days ago

It’s American sport hence why no one else in the world gives a s***

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

It’s mostly Americans trying to do this agreed. Alot of American owners and JP Morgan bank funding it all. Levy wants to be American… Football is an English sport though through and through we invented the game.. Uefa are naturally against this, most fans and ex pros are against it, even our government are stepping in to do all they can to block it.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

We would never see a Leicester City win the Premier League in this closed shop.

The joy of promotion and devastation of relegation, all gone.

These Americans don’t understand English football, never have, never will. Local loyalty, means nothing to them.

They only know and worship one thing.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

People do moan about ‘poor quality’ football and too many east games in the league/Europe.

To be fair, despite all the likely faults of this proposed league, it would likely improve the standard of football at the top.

If only the top 12 nations contended the World Cup those matches in theory would be as good as international football could get.

Obviously underdog stories and upsets are what most fans love though, esp English fans. Still think this whole thing is an elaborate bargaining chip/game of bluff but we’ll see.

Paddio
Paddio
23 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

What was the drop off on Wembly attendance when we played that Cypriot team in CL vs RM a few weeks before? (NB there is a big Cypriot community locally as well)

Paddio
Paddio
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Football is all about money, Premier league, TV rights, image rights, left sleeve sponsorship even paint sponsorship its all about money.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

That’s it, yanks don’t have a clue about football and the connection between supporters and their clubs. US spectator sport has a very different culture. Just look at the Superbowl and all its rasmatazz; the match itself is almost secondary. These yanks are probably wondering why there is such widespread opposition in Europe when there is a lot of extra money available with this Super League. Yanks and football should never mix.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
23 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

But Spurs supporters aren’t local any more are they? They’re global, at least the vast majority probably are. This is for them.

England Mike
England Mike
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Double cheeseburgers with a vat of coca cola ?

Jonny D
Jonny D
23 days ago

Can Maureen take Harold with him please. We’ve had enough!

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
23 days ago

The more I hear about this nonsense the more I reckon it can’t happen….for a while. It’s just impractical, there’s too many variables and too much to sort out. It’s a smokescreen for something, they want to extend the CL anyway, they’ve gone quieter on Convid, there’s no crowds and football is pretty much a non event at the mo and this has filled a big media void. Alot of hot air. If the big teams leave, like Jordan said, Sky won’t be interested in the rest so we would go back to football for footballs sake without the big tv money and salary’s and tourists. The foreign influx would cease, the academy’s would flourish , it maybe a way out of the cancer that’s eaten away at the sport. Any fans of the big teams who want to go and watch a competitionless waste for 100 plus quid a pop, especially Spurs fans who will be beaten every match in a non relegated perpetual nightmare, then all the best…you ain’t football fans….but I don’t see how they can get round everything. It’ll just end up with a Champions League ultra for now….shame really, I’d love to see these Americans utterly misjudge this sport and pile a fortune into a lame duck nobody cares about or would watch even if it was pay YOU per view!?
Reptiles.

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Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago

Yes, Wouldn’t I just love to see these Americans – wretched beings – pile a fortune into a lame duck, but, alas, the casual fan (probably only interested in the “big” names) is where the financial killing is.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
23 days ago

They will have to make do with TV money cos I can’t see real fans going to these matches in person. Even if anyone wants too, it’ll be too expensive, and as for away matches….no chance. You’d have to quarantine for 4 weeks just to go watch one match. It will be the worst, most pointless football event of all time.

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England Mike
England Mike
23 days ago

Can’t help thinking today was a good day for Levy to hide bad news with him knowing the big story would be the ESL.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
23 days ago

They could play this league with empty stadiums and it wouldnt effect them. Make sure that happens anyway.

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
23 days ago

Whatever the spin the obscene riches of ESL destroy the ethos of the game likely alienating millions of fans!

Paddio
Paddio
23 days ago

But they’ll get over it and people will still go and watch matched. When have fans actually boycotted top flight clubs in the past?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

The clubs still left in European competitions are likely to be removed from this season’s tournaments on Friday. Reuters.

Kevin Freund
Kevin Freund
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

PSG are champions of Europe then .

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago
Reply to  Kevin Freund

Yes.

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
23 days ago
Reply to  Kevin Freund

He’s magic you know…

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
23 days ago

Forger the Allegris, Neglemsans, Sarris and all Tom Cobbleys of this world for the Spurs job, operating well under pressure my preference as the next manager is the feisty demonstrative affable SCOTTY PARKER playing with his heart on his sleeve demanding no more than he performed himself on the pitch of 100% from his players will quickly sort the slackers out and adapting well to management will hopefully be given time to construct a winning mentality with the players at his disposal!!

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James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

Don’t need him now David, too small time for us. This ESL puts £350 million straight into Spurs Bank account before a ball is kicked.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
23 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Noted when even if Fulham survive I think he would be tempted by the lure of the job!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
23 days ago

Also £350m is fine but
i) Will the money be spent wisely?
ii) Could we attract the likes of a KDB??
iii) Afford exhorbitant wages and
iv) Will the likes of both Kane and Son still be here next season?

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Essex Tony
Essex Tony
23 days ago

Answer is NO to all of those.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

A perfect grand slam……of No’s!

Andrew
Andrew
23 days ago

Will the money even be spent DD?

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

A word of warning to the players, there’ll be talk of loads of extra money and promises of riches.

But one of the things these clubs want is a wage cap. Most of the extra money brought in by the Premier League disappeared into increased wages for the players.

The club owners are going to make sure this doesn’t happen again, any increase in money will go to them.

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PlayitagainSamways
PlayitagainSamways
23 days ago

People calling this progress are the same idiots who think capitalism didnt die in 2008.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
23 days ago

All financed with money printed by the US Treasury and handed to Wall Street and Hedge Funds looking to make a killing.

legoverlass
legoverlass
23 days ago

Money has always dictated success in the modern game since the Premier League arrived. Man Utd bought the most expensive players and won most things, then along came Liverpool and Chelsea and then the TV money and now the Middle Eastern investments. Follow the money and you will follow the success. Real Madrid and Barcelona have received huge financial support from their national governments and have dominated European football as a result. The pandemic has changed the business model. I do not see massive crowds back in stadiums any time soon and clubs have to find alternative revenue streams. I am not happy about the situation but if it is a done deal then like the lottery, you have to be in it to win it. It gives us access to the money flows and if the Americans are driving this it may well be the key that unlocks the door to the departure of Uncle Joe, ENIC, and his little godson. If that happens then maybe its not all bad.

Dan
Dan
23 days ago

Levys treatment of Jose is a disgrace. He should have been at least given the final. Its tge first time I’ve questioned my loyalty to spurs and don’t think I can continue my support until Levy is out. A very sad day for me as a spurs fan. Andvits not even about Jose getting sacked. I supported him and think with the right support and squad investment he would have done well for spurs but its the way and tge timing of it all. 6 days before a cup final that’ he’s worked so hard to help us get to. It’s a disgrace and levy needs to go. Nothing can be said about hiw sad I feel today

paxtonyid
paxtonyid
23 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Worked so hard to get us to? You saw our opposition to get to the final yeah?

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  paxtonyid

Well he got past his old club Chelsea on route. Who had spent hundreds of millions.. The rest was easy though… 6 days before a final is madness.

legoverlass
legoverlass
23 days ago
Reply to  Dan

Maybe Jose was happy to leave before the final as he can then divorce himself from the result and claim that during his tenure he at least git us to a cup final.I think he knew he was leaving as his sideline and presser body language has been of someone who had decided he wanted out.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I was thinking before Jose arrived that he was probably yesterday’s man but he certainly brings a charisma with him. I don’t think that his tactics are necessarily out of date but that his man management may be. Would Fergie be able to use the hair drier approach now?

I don’t think Jose will be having any discernible success again. The end of the road can be sudden for a manager – remember Clough’s dismal last season (I think he was drinking heavily by then). Helenio Herrera, with his pragmatic, risk averse approach to the game and egotistical personality the Mourinho of his day, and once the world’s highest paid coach, was essentially finished after the 1967 European Cup Final (I think he went on to win just one Italian Cup with Roma).

SimonSpur
SimonSpur
23 days ago

With the squad we’ll have in a year or two, we’d probably lose heavily most games and finish bottom. Levy won’t care, though, as the huge revenues will continue to come in as we wouldn’t be relegated. It’s utter absurdity. We shouldn’t be looking at it from a Spurs perspective; this is just bad for the professional game that we love.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago
Reply to  SimonSpur

No, it’s probably good for us, this ESL, from a selfish perspective but not good for the sport itself; but, then, it’s only a continuation of the alienation from true sport that’s been going on since 1992 when the big money arrived with the consequence that a football club could be sponsored by an actual country!

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
23 days ago

A competition you can come last in and not get relegated – the Tottenham dream.

If it’s going to happen eventually then I’d rather be in it now than wait for five years, our stock falls, and Everton take our place – that would be the nightmare scenario.

Interesting, more high profile games always good too.

The ultimate nightmare for traditionalists and the ‘have nots’ in league football though, so going to be hugely controversial.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Yes, it’s in the timing, isn’t it? Chelsea and Man City have had the money at just the right time – in the NEW television age that commenced in 1992 – and, as a result, have usurped ourselves and Everton – who were supposed to be part of a Big Five along with Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal – in the process.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
23 days ago

If all this money had arrived pre first world war, Aston Villa, the power in the land at the time, would have become an eternal giant. It’s been absolutely the right time, and very fortuitous, to have become “hot” in this modern TV age as have Chelsea and Man City or to have remained “hot”; Spurs and Everton went into decline at just the wrong time.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
23 days ago

There was a time before Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea when we were the club that used to break transfer records. Daniel put a stop to that.

Dexter
Dexter
23 days ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

High profile games in a competition that isn’t a competition isn’t high profile. It’s pointless bollox.
There’s no pride to be had in this. None.

paxtonyid
paxtonyid
23 days ago

I’d love to say i’d hang up my scarf and go and support my local team, but let’s be honest, 95% of the people claiming that, will be back. I’ve been supporting this godforsaken club for 40 years this year, through thick(ish), thin, thinner, waferthin, thin, thick(ish), thin…..and I expect i’ll still be this time in a decade.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  paxtonyid

Not me, I’m in the 5 percent then…. I’ve supported for 34 years.. The details are too extreme and shocking.. If you read up Sir Alexs opinion, and also Gary Nevilles… They nail it mate.. My fingers and toes are crossed, hoping and praying this won’t go ahead.

Baleficent
Baleficent
23 days ago

Spot on. This threatens to destroy the fabric of the game we know. Hope the backlash on this group is biblical. Their greed is disgusting.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
23 days ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Indeed..A friend of mines a scouser and apparently they were all going in to Anfield and taking the flags down.

MitchellThomas
MitchellThomas
23 days ago

THST: Literally tilting at windmills since 2014

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
23 days ago

Spurs progress…AaaaaaaAaHAAAAhahahaHAAAAhAaHAAAAAaaaaahahahaGgghraaaaAa!!