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Manager Hunt In Utter Dissaray: Change My Mind
By Harry Hotspur -

Dear, oh dear, we really are officially in a pickle. The Sun believes that this is what the betting looks like for the next permanent Spurs gaffer, but frankly, after 60 days or wherever we are that list may as well contain Ozzy Osbourne and Martina Navratilova.

Whilst it is conceivable that Paulo Fonseca could not yet be a complete dead duck, it is equally ambitious to believe that Tottenham has had many fruitful conversations in their pursuit of the next poor man to approach the gallows’ steps. It’s been two months since José Mourinho currently sends out a very clear message. One using such words and phrases as ‘no go zone’, poisoned chalice’, and ‘Pfffft’.

Daniel Levy can put out as many videos of him looking cordial and calm as he wishes, but the truth of the matter is that elite clubs do not drift like this – especially not with these debt levels.

Shambolic is being kind.

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Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
1 month ago

We’re the laughing stock of the PL, no the footballing world. How on earth has it been allowed to get into a mess like this?
I think it can all be traced back to enic’s refusal to pay Eriksen what he was worth as a world class player. Levy might have been ecstatic about the increase in value of his punt on young Christian as he blossomed into one of the top players in the PL, but was of course too stingy to pay the going wage for such a player. From that point onwards we slowly, ever so slowly, imploded. Just recently the pyrotechnics have got a lot more spectacular as many years of incompetence and gross meanness catch up with Levy.

Mark McDonagh
Mark McDonagh
1 month ago

Southgate clearly missing Winks and Dier.

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 month ago

Southgate is awful. How complicated is this really? 4231, Foden on the left, Sancho on the right, Sterling on the bench, Mount in the 10, Phillips and Rice sitting, tell Kane to stop dropping deep and get into the box. The guy hasn’t learned a thing since he got Boro relegated.

JimmyGreavesbootlaces
JimmyGreavesbootlaces
1 month ago

H – been a long time reader and now watcher and listener as well as reader but I have never been moved to post before this utter shit show we have watched play out before our very eyes. I don’t know that I have anything new to say but I felt moved to somehow express my anger

I fell in love with my team a long time ago and it was cemented when I saw Jimmy score the opener for England against Scotland at Wembley in 1964. Like very many of you I have stuck with my team through thick and thin.

I go back to that Levy video. The thing about it is that if you watch without a context – like you in my long professional career in data and analytics I learnt that context is the most important word in the English language – it’s all sort of believable. Who doesn’t want their club to be on a sound financial footing, who doesn’t want a sensible player strategy, who doesn’t want nice digs to play. All that’s obvious. But when you understand the context it’s simply insulting. It’s you my friend DL that got us here. You made a big bet. You bet 200+m of our money, put our club in debt without risking a penny of your cash and hoped that the property would pay “rents” in the form of revenues from games and the like and you got caught out. In any company I know a CEO that makes a bet that big and then loses, even with something of an excuse gets fired, even in a private company. Alas the shareholders don’t care as they are all complicit.

Surely there has to be someone out there who loves our club, has money or knows the right people to raise money and bring this 20 year nightmare to an end?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Southgate likely to wield the axe for the Czech match:

Out – Kane (dropped to the bench), Shaw, Rice and Phillips.

In: Calvert-Lewin, Grealish, Henderson (Captain), Sancho and
Trippier.

One in form player surprisingly omitted from the squad we could have done with this eve is Jessie Lingard!

Last edited 1 month ago by David Dillenberg
StuSpur
StuSpur
1 month ago

If Lingard is the answer then I don’t know what the question is

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  StuSpur

Despite his limitations, having inspired the Hammers JL adding an injection of pace provides an outlet!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Arguably the swagger team of the tournament to date are Italy!

BillyBojangles
BillyBojangles
1 month ago
Reply to  StuSpur

The question would be “who was the best loanee in the league for 20/21?”

StuSpur
StuSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  BillyBojangles

Ha, a superb metric for selecting England’s preferred players

EssexTony
EssexTony
1 month ago

Kane just needs some service and Phillips has more than justified his place. Rice/Shaw/Sterling however, they can have a rest.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
1 month ago

Christoph Galtier we should be going for… The toffee fans are now campaigning for him. He’s not even at Lille anymore..

MiT
MiT
1 month ago

Completely agree.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Clueless England booed off!

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago

Spurs and now this crap…

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Italy were crap but turned it around!!

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

Thought I was watching Spurs.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

Also, what’s going on with the commentators? I’ve seen more duff performances from Sterling than I can count, but everytime, they say “he’s full of energy and running and constantly troubles the — (insert opposing national side) backline”.

Kane didn’t have the best of games today and immediately, he’s “off-colour” and “he didn’t really offer anything”. How about shining a light on the guy who runs into opponents, refuses to pass to superior finishers and dives constantly? Also – and I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this – he can’t shoot for toffee!

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Average footballer that gets paid for his pace…

klinsmannfan
klinsmannfan
1 month ago

You’re right – all he seems to have is pace and we can’t even make the most of that!

Osvaldo
Osvaldo
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

Southgate loves Sterling.
No doubt he does cause opponents problems but he can’t cross or finish.

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago
Reply to  Osvaldo

He’s part of the reason why Kane has looked so average – he gets zero service from those behind him!

hentus
hentus
1 month ago
Reply to  CzechSpur

liverpool’s best ever business £50M for stoke on a wet wednesday level sterling. england/europe’s single most overrated player and further proof (not that spurs fans need it) is that every club has their own sissoko. good athlete, shame about the football

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago

Terrible performance by England….can’t stand Southgate

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

I put a £5.00!wager this afternoon on Italy at odds of 11-2

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Scotland played well

CzechSpur
CzechSpur
1 month ago

I saw them against us (the Czechs) and they looked like a League Two side coming back from a massive p-ssup. What a difference a few days can make, eh?

Scottish Yiddo
Scottish Yiddo
1 month ago

Levy will give mason n king joint manger on 1 year rolling contract

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago
Reply to  Scottish Yiddo

And we win the Championship the following season. The long awaited trophy.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Poor England

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

France must be quaking.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Too slow bring on Greslish

Lilywhite without the ll
Lilywhite without the ll
1 month ago

Yep, such dull football..are they told not to cross the ball!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Big call. Take Rice, Mount or Foden off.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

Rice.

James McKevitt.
James McKevitt.
1 month ago

Yes.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

Can someone explain to me why the linesman waits for play to finish before putting the flag up ? Especially offsides. Whatever happened to putting the flag up as the offence occurs ?

What did I miss ?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Yes, you get a good looking goal……and, then, the offside flag!

John
John
1 month ago

I’d like to ask Levy why he dislikes English managers. Surely he’s got to the point where he considers Potter. Not everyone choice obviously but how far can we go before he’s a last resort?

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  John

English managers know the landscape too much, Daniel isn’t comfortable with that…

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Potter. Please.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

you left Ronald McDonald off that list

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
1 month ago

I’m 99% convinced Gattuso (& others that have allegedly been ‘spoken to’) was never even under consideration & was just another name plucked out of nowhere (“oh look, he’s resigned from Fiorentina so THFC must want him”) to feed the press obsession with keeping the ‘managerless THFC & the untold bods who turn them down or are rebuffed by Mr.Levy’ story alive, just to amuse themselves/other club’s fans & to perpetually attempt to destabilise THFC & it’s fanbase as they’ve done so for years & far too many THFC fans are falling for it!

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

You could have a point, however in two months it’s also fanciful to think that nobody has been contacted, sounded out or even approached as our next potential ‘First Team Coach’.

Gatusso was nonsense in my view, Conte was probably nothing more than his representatives being asked and them relaying the message that he would want a big budget and much of his own backroom staff, to even get to interview stage.

Fonseca might still happen and after all of this nonsense many of us will be relieved just to get someone in the door who at least ticks one or two boxes, while leaving most of them blank. Which quite frankly isn’t good enough.

Levy is an accountant but he’s a terrible chairman of a football club, he knows that we know that now more than ever. Paratici is the PR gimmick designed to deflect some of the heat. It’s not working and it won’t work as a shield to criticism of Daniel because after 22 years we know him inside out.

After all, familiarity breeds contempt even if you’re doing good things so Levy is well and truly out of options with the fans now. I predict he will take up even more of a low profile presence from now on. So who can the fans go to for explanations? The club’s Press Officer…

What a joke.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago

Bring on Grealish st HT!

StuSpur
StuSpur
1 month ago

At least Grealish will try and find kane!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  StuSpur

He should have started.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

The guy makes things happen!

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Unlike Mr Levy…

Spurs EST.1882
Spurs EST.1882
1 month ago

Klinsmann hat in ring now. Can I throw my hat in too?

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

£5.99 for a year’s subscription, then you can throw your hat in twice!

Spurfect One
Spurfect One
1 month ago

Dissaray is putting it mildly.

Ginaza
Ginaza
1 month ago

Not getting Conte spoke (unfortunately) volumes.
Levy went for broke appointing Mourinho and i expected big things. Turns out he’s a busted flush. And look’s like so are we.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Ginaza

I feared Mourinho was probably a busted flush and that he wouldn’t do much with us.

matt
matt
1 month ago

If anyone ever reads my comments you will know I’ve said it before…… no manager worth their salt will take this job. Why would they when all they have to do is wait about 6 months and a better prospect will probably come along. I am not surprised by any of this at all. We are screwed.

Dexter
Dexter
1 month ago

I fancy Levy is, for the first time in his Spurs career, genuinely bricking it. For the first time, I think, a penny the size of a dustbin lid must surely be dropping now about the scale of the shambles he finds himself mired in.
Levy no doubt swung his axe on José’s neck genuinely believing he could have his pick of replacements. Oh how disastrously wrong he was.
Reports today suggest that he and Paratici – his Get-me-out-of-this man – are at odds already.

Andros Townsend eloquently said “If you’re down to Gattuso, then there’s clearly nothing out there.”

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

Fonseca is now up for Gattuso’s old job. Musical managers.

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