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“Never learns” “assets over football” This fan picks apart any number of Levy’s fails
By Harry Hotspur -
Our man Marbella Spurs provides us with a cracking analysis

As far as a new manager is concerned, it is frankly to me almost an irrelevance because there hasn’t been and will never be a manager who will succeed at Spurs whilst Levy is running the club.

My manager of the season is Sean Dyche who never gets a mention but who has kept Burnley in the Premier League for nine years with a substantial lack of transfer funds and salary spend, and I fail to understand why the likes of Martinez and Southgate get a mention before him.

People say Burnley does not play attractive football, but then neither did Spurs under Mourinho, and we didn’t mind initially as we were seduced into accepting Mourinho’s style as a precursor to winning trophies. I doubt Dyche, along with many other touted candidates, would want to work for Levy anyway.

Several other matters caught my eye recently with all of them reinforcing my opinion of Levy and the way the club is run. Firstly, Spurs have applied to the council to extend the training facilities. Some of you will say that this is no bad thing. I say that this is another example of ENIC prioritizing the property assets over football success and this is essentially something that has been going on since time immemorial and sums up in a nutshell why we fail as a football club.

Secondly, like many of you, I read that when Griezmann was at Real Sociedad in 2014 that we lowballed them with an offer of €23 million when he had a buyout clause of €30 million.

We of course refused to pay the price, Atlético Madrid swooped in and exercised the buyout clause and further down the road, sold him to Barcelona for approximately €120 million. Another example of Levy’s symptomatic, penny-wise, pound-foolish transfer strategy.

Thirdly, I also read this week with interest a report in the Daily Express,that we had agreed on personal terms with Ruben Dias of Benfica, Mourinho’s first choice as a central defender reinforcement but pulled out for reasons unknown.

You can probably guess that Levy refused to pay Benfica the price they wanted, and so he went to City and is a candidate for Premier League player of the season. Levy went on to buy Rodon instead.

In conclusion, I can only say that I can see no progress at Spurs whilst Levy is running the club as his mistakes are too numerous to mention, and he never learns his lesson which is something any good businessman needs to understand.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

…..and he gives himself a pay rise for it…

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
1 month ago

Since 2000, Chelsea have had 18 managers, starting with Vialli.
Spurs have had 14.
Spurs have a world beating stadium.
Chelsea have Stamford Bridge.
Spurs have no major titles since 2000.
Chelsea -5 PL, 1 CL, lots of cups.
Spurs have Enic.
Chelsea have Abramovich.

Spot the differences.

Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
1 month ago

Oliver Brown in today’s DT suggesting Steven Gerrard could do well at Spurs. Admittedly only to cut his teeth waiting until Klopp leaves Anfield.
Not a fan personally, but he has done well at Rangers, although the PL is not a two horse race like the SPL.

São Paulo Spurs
São Paulo Spurs
1 month ago

Levy is a conundrum, that’s for sure. You can’t ignore his efforts regarding the new stadium and the training ground but at the same time you can’t use it as stick to beat the Spurs fans with. We only want a team that we can be proud of and actually tries to win things. He’s done two things right (if you ignore the stadium delays and overexpenditure) however, he’s done countless things wrong. How many managers during his tenure? Far too many. This only goes to prove that his management recruitment policy is flawed. They can’t all be bad.
How many players signed during the last minutes of transfer windows which only disrupts the teams ability to settle before the season starts? Plenty!
How many players do we need to see leave the club in search of silverware before the penny drops?
Now, Danny Rose isn’t a human being I admire. However, why is he still at the club? It’s safe to assume that there is probably stubbornness on both sides of this conflict. Forgetting all that, surely it’s better to find a solution to get him out of the club rather than having a disgruntled player stinking out the gaff?
The Amazon documentary rubber stamped my theory that he’s a micro managing, egotistical geek who’s lucky enough to run a football club. Watching the “uncharismatic one” slither around the canteen having “banter” with the players and staff was cringeworthy.
Make no mistake, this summer we need a significant squad overhaul and try to recruit a top quality manager to make the squad competitive. My worry is that come September a lot of the dead wood will still be floating around that glorious training ground, still lacking hunger and the necessary motivation to compete. Furthermore, in charge of them will be another Levy punt. The reality is that any top manager wouldn’t touch Spurs or Levy with a barge pole. And who could blame them?
A lot of fans are saying that after the ESL debacle his position has become untenable. The sad truth is that milestone was passed many years ago and we are still unfortunately stuck with him.

makatiandy
makatiandy
1 month ago

Ah, Daniel. How many failed managers do you need to see under your watch to come to the realisation that you might be the problem?

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago

“Levy is a conundrum”

I can think of a better word that also begins with a c but ends in a t.

The stadia is meaningless, it was only built to enhance their property portfolio and increase footfall via ticket sales. It mean diddly squat with regards to success on the pitch if it’s not accompanied by investment in the squad and true ambition as opposed to the lies and deceit that we actually got. Yet its amazing just how many gullible Spurs fans went all dewy eyed and said “thank you Daniel, we love you Daniel”, yuk makes me feel sick just watching and listening to these dumbass sycophants.

Last edited 1 month ago by mikeyhughes
Dexter
Dexter
1 month ago

Therein the problem lies. For so many years Levy has succeeded in making himself out to be the ‘toughest negotiator in football’.
The downshot is, that the more you f*ck about with the other negotiators, the more people think, ‘Well, f*ck you.’
Levy is our liability, always has been, and he’s the cancer in our club.

Cali
Cali
1 month ago

The Ars are catching us there is now 1 point difference between us they may end up on top of us that will be disaster and the last nail of the season.

Cabspur
Cabspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

So bad isn’t it ,at least we might fail getting into Europe if it happens which has its positives.
I basically don’t think it’s ever been so bad at the club.
So much to be sorted out this summer the one question I want answered which won’t be for a few seasons due to covid is once the toilet bowl starts making money will it get spent on players?
I’m doubting it with the jam tomorrow antics so far ,if so many fans have the hump by then maybe they will change there agenda .
I don’t live in hope.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

Never mind we’ve got a nice stadium to act as our memorial as to what could have been.

Spurfect One
Spurfect One
1 month ago

I don’t get how anyone can label Levy “a good businessman”. A good businessman speculates to accumulate and on field success correlates directly into more sponsorships, more prize money, more overseas fans pumping money into the club, this would have paid for the extra cost of the likes of Griezmann, Grealish and Bruno Fernandes, all players at various stages who could have pushed us on. Yet we have no problem spending 30 million on Sissoko and extending his contract along with Dier’s. Levy being the transfer chief has actually cost this club millions.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Great piece Marbs.

Although I don’t feel it’s ever about learning lessons with Levy. He clearly doesn’t give a cr*p about anything to do with getting exactly the right player. Just a cheaper option that he feels in his pea brain can do exactly the same job with a miracle worker manager turning his cheapo deal into a 60m player.

When it comes to football, the man is a complete c^nt…

Cali
Cali
1 month ago

I hope he hires Conte cause he knows how to win trophies domestically specially the teams which forgotten how to win trophies like Spurs look at Inter Milan they did not win anything last 11 years Jose Mourinho was the last manager who won treble including the champions league for them.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

Ahem Mourinho?

Cali
Cali
1 month ago

This guy amazes me who is gonna pay Dier for £20.5 mill Levy saying that is Dier’s price to sell.

makatiandy
makatiandy
1 month ago
Reply to  Cali

That’s one of Levy’s problems right there. Dier is worth nothing like that to any club.

john yorke
john yorke
1 month ago

Levy is doing a great job,for the owners.His job is to make money for them,that’s what he is paid for,not to win titles or trophies,if we finish about 10th,that’s where we deserve to be,with loans and bargain basement signing,that’s not how to will anything.we have needed a back up striker to play with or to cover injury & cup matches,in last few seasons we were favourites to sign bowen,eze,and Watkins but would’nt pay the money.we are in desperate need of a creative,goal scoring midfielder,we again were favourites to sign bruno Fernandes,grealish,brooks and maddison but we would’nt pay the fee.i can honestly say if we had signed one of those strikers and one of those midfielders we would be a least in the top four now.they could get any new manager they want but with levy & e.n.i.c in charge we will always be a also ran.

Beadle
Beadle
1 month ago

Truth.

Longest period without a trophy since 1950.

I genuinely think Net Transfer Spend (NTS) and Revenue Per Trophy (RPT) are two of ENIC’s business KPIs.

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

TFR……..too fukcing right

Dino
Dino
1 month ago
Reply to  Beadle

Arguably the best thing to happen to us would be to lose all of our remaining games, finish 10th or so, and mount a legal protest after our last home game. No European football would be a real kick in the teeth for levy & may just force his hand into the necessary re build.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  Dino

Even if we did not get EL football Levy won’t change a thing as he’s making too much money for ENIC and his own coffers. He’s a much a Spurs as I am Beyoncé’s gigolo lover.

it was also noticeable that the NFL announced 2 London games for the coming season at The Tottenham Hotspur stadium. That’s where his priorities lie.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

🤣🤣🤣 Imagine a name for a potential NFL London franchise which is what Levy is planning for. I’m going with the London Beefeaters.

Shame about the football though (the proper round kind, not the shited out elongated peanut shaped variety).

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

And a record 30 years without winning either the league title or the FA Cup.