Date: 10th July 2019 at 10:44am
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Christian Erisken is preparing for the sorry walk back through the doors at Hotspur Way, because nobody was interested in his ‘come and get me plea’.

Eriksen until literally a season ago was held in high esteem by those who understand football. Which is to say he was as important to Tottenham as Michael Carrick and Luka Modric before him.

The fact that some fans never quite grasped how influential all three players have been for Spurs is not something I’ll be explaining here for the umpteenth time. However, it remains a crying shame that millennial fans exist.

Dele Alli’s contributions to the world currently at ‘finger tricks’ and some Air Miles for his barber, and yet he’s deemed a ‘world-class player’, while players such as our once great Dane Eriksen are viewed quizzically, because they don’t score enough goals.

I guess that Roman metonymic phrase about bread and circuses has to go down as the very definition of superficial appeasement.

Bread and circuses. You know, like shopping centres with food courts. Along with Fan, and Engagement.

Eriksen could yet be shifted, but it looks like a forlorn business. Forlorn may be the aptest adjective here. Christian is going to look pretty daft sloping back to Spurs after announcing he was interested in trying new pastures.

Should THFC get the 27-year-old to sign a new deal, it will feel unbearably loveless and practical, like a couple who’ve split up, but can’t afford to pay the other one to move out of the flat they bought together.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • eddie July 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I take your points Spurs 1882 and especially about City.You would thnk that Company would recommend him to Guardiola to take his place in the short to medium term.
    He’s certainly not as impetuous as Otamendi and Stones certainly hasn’t progressed to that stage in his developement yet.He would make a good partner for Laporte.
    I think Barca would be looking for a younger man bearing in mind they are going to have to replace Pique before too long.
    The bottom line is I want him to be paid properly and to stay with us.

  • PhilBealOG July 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I suspect that the main reason Eriksen wants to leave is that he does not like the role he has been playing, particularly since Dembele’s departure. He has always preferred a role in central midfield but Poch’s diamond formation sees him playing in wider positions that require him to track back and make a nuisance of himself once the opposition have the ball. The tracking back has become more important due to the lack of a reliable defensive midfielder and you can sense Eriksen’s frustration in doing something he doesn’t enjoy that is wearing him out in the process. I have frequently questioned his ability to truly boss a game but to be fair he has always needed someone to do the dirty work and get the ball to him where he can work his magic In the opponent’s half. Unfortunately the arrival of Ndombele has come too late and bridges have been burned so now it’s best for all concerned to cut losses and move on.

  • Spurs_est1882 July 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    eddie July 11, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I understand your thoughts, but some clubs are actually well run and more about themselves than Levy. I cant think of a club in the world where Toby would not improve their backline – I am shocked a club like City (with no reason to dislike Levy) have not come in, or Barca. United don’t need to screw Levy, they have beaten him every time they have wanted to. Generally its the minnows that want to stick it to Levy, the big clubs don’t care, they just take our players, and to them, the premium is worth the money for the improvement.

  • eddie July 11, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Speaking of no bid losers…our boy Toby…if this £25m clause is true, why have we not been inundated?? Man United seem like they would rather pay £75m for Macguire when he doesn’t want to go there. I am not saying Toby would, but surely even if both were £75m Toby is the better defender.!

    As I understand it the clause expires after the 26th. so I wouldn’t mind betting others are waiting till the 11th. hour to move in and fuck Levy right up.If the asking price is offered there’s nothing he can do.
    Agreed he is far better than Maguire.He will be a steal for someone.

  • Tappaspur July 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Inter game sold out☺ Can’t wait. COYS tuck-um-up. Bit a quality football in a full house. Haringey boro fc don’t give me the same hit. Anyone spurs fan who doesn’t go support their team coz of levy is missing the point. The point being TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOOTBALL TEAM ENTERTAINMENT. Levy is not in the Squad.

  • East Stand July 11, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Eriksen is what he is, not in the Hazard bracket yet still brilliant on his day.

    Eriksen’s habit of disappearing for chunks of the season, not doing it in crunch fixtures has come back to bite him on the arse. If you don’t step up when it matters nobody will regard you as one of the very best.

    That’s his problem…

  • Brian Howes July 11, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Roma seem to be the only club ever mentioned regarding Toby. Whether there’s any truth to this is anyone’s guess. But if he did go there then the assumption he wants to leave Spurs to win trophies will be in tatters as Roma, like us, don’t win any anymore. If only Enic had awarded his outstanding displays with a contract vaguely resembling the market rate (Phil Jones is on £130k a week for f***’s sake), and had strengthened the squad from its position of strength at the end of 16/17, then Toby would probably be happily winning stuff at Spurs by now.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 11, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Inter friendly sold out? Why would Levy do anything? He’s got thousands of tourists/cultists throwing money at him. Be interesting to see how long it takes to dwindle. As was said below, lost more than newly promoted Wolves last season. The draw less freak occurrence won’t happen again. Chuck 7 or 8 draws in and its mid table. Relying on the rest staying shit. AND we had assurances last season clearly. 2006 Arsenal returning.

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Toby is vastly better than mcguire. Does seem odd. I would love it if they somehow managed to persuade him to stay, he’s a rolls Royce of a player.

  • Spurs_est1882 July 11, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Speaking of no bid losers…our boy Toby…if this £25m clause is true, why have we not been inundated?? Man United seem like they would rather pay £75m for Macguire when he doesn’t want to go there. I am not saying Toby would, but surely even if both were £75m Toby is the better defender.!

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Ps I totally get it the whole money thing in the game is immoral and the game is not what some of us grew up with, but just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it’s not true. I hate how the game is going but it is what it is

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 9:17 am

    But why wait til the end of the window? You don’t get bargains, it’s a sellers market. And also might be an idea to get people who are new to the club in, get a pre season, get comfortable etc??? The year Leicester won it we hadn’t won a game by the start of September, and how much of that is down to the brilliant business man’s fucked up way of trying to get a bargain? There’s very few bargains out there any more, and your gonna need a better scouting system than ours to find them, if we even have one. It’s become a totally money based game now, and you either get with the programme or get left on the shore and win absolutely fuck all

  • Paul Terry July 11, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Before we all slit our wrists can we at least wait until the end of the transfer window and see what happens? We have made a quality addition in Ndombele and also signed a 2nd player for the future – Levy is a massive bellend and I am no fan of his but even he isnt stupid enough to think Poch will be happy with just one new senior player…..this window is make or break for Poch and Levy knows it…..

  • Billy the yid July 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

    So the Prince of darkness is knocking up houses all around tottenham. Great. Brilliant. Could I ask a troubling question tho. What about the football club. You remember who they are don’t you Daniel. They are the poor sods you lumbered with a massive debt. And anyone who thinks these houses are gonna in any way help THFC, go and look for fairies in your garden. 3 weeks left. One potential cripple who’s already fucked off, and a world beater who’s probably been lied to, leaving us with one in, and God knows how many out. Now if we have decided to go with the same squad as last year with one addition, that’s a shame, they did lose 20 games last year. So you would realistically expect a similar pattern of numbers. Once again we are relying on others being shit instead of putting the boot in. The man is an absolute wanker, he’s finished me going to spurs anymore, I refuse to give that regime a penny to go and buy a new boat or painting.

  • GiveItSomeWelly July 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    “underpaid and OVERPLAYED” that should read below!

  • GiveItSomeWelly July 10, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Levy is a malicious little wanker who doesn’t give a flying fuck about any of the players welfare, that’s patently obvious. Sooner or later Kane will realise that and move on. The penny has already dropped with Eriksen. It’s not his fault he has ben underpaid and overpaid. I hope the lad gets his move somewhere decent away from the money grabbing pirates that are enic.
    If as a dumb dumb you support Levy and enic then quite frankly, aside from obviously being braindead, you are a disgrace to THFC.

  • RecaroN17 July 10, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Pre- season match v Inter at NWHL sold out. Just saying.

  • Tappaspur July 10, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Won’t sign won’t play. Simple. Why would I play you if your not in my future plans? That goes for you too Toby could be pochs attitude. Don’t blame him. The 20-21 season is where glory starts.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 10, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Our ins and outs list is parodytastic stuff. The arrivals are Ndombele, Clarke listed twice cos of loan and Nkoudou cos his loans ended. Haaa! Clarke’s also in the departures…..its truly inspiring stuff. My under 14’s team was run better recruitment wise.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    If Toby goes then clearly Levy’s not meeting Maurice in the middle. Balancing the books of 1 signing in 3 windows. What a shitehawk .
    Another day goes by…..not long now. Get ya replica helmets…..the chairman is a replica helmet.

  • Billy the yid July 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    So in 3 transfer windows we spent approx 70m, and have one player to show for it. Toby is about to get his clause activated by roma allegedly, so another one bites the dust. Llorente gone. Virm gone. The rest of the unsellable shit still sat there, reminds me of del boys garage. And you can see it coming, eriksen goes in the last week and there’s no time to replace. Now a week ago I had high hopes he’d had some bad news from his Dr and was trying to right his wrongs, but oh no, captain wankface reverts to type. What’s the fucking point, record profits, record revenues, everything on the up, and still we can’t get players in. There’s 5 a side squads bigger than ours ffs. Enic. Please please just fuck right off

  • Goodman July 10, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    If you looked at the stats alone, then Eriksen is a player a team like Tottenham would court. You cannot deny his talent / ability, but you also cannot deny he lacks the courage (mentally and physically) to impose himself upon the really big teams.
    Apart from 60 minutes away to Juventus last year, I cannot recall a stellar performance from him against a top side. CE and Dele have linked up well to score some great goals for us but I don’t think we can afford both of them in the same starting 11 any longer because they are too inconsistent.

  • JimNewryspur July 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Let Christian’s fate serve as a warning to Harry Kane, one minute the Reals and Barcas want you, the next you’re glad to take whatever you’re given. He’s stalled because THFC have run him into the ground like a pit pony. Overplayed because we have no quality bench , City have about 10 top midfielders to rotate and keep players fit and fresh, who have we , Oliver Skipp( who I like), if we had David Silva , we’d have burnt him out and made him look like sh*te. The wonder is that Eriksen hasn’t been wrecked by injury. I think Harry will be gone after this year, if he’s wise, or maybe he likes doing his ankles having to come on to rescue games against the likes of Newport County, because the board don’t give a flying f*CK about the welfare of their employees. Look at Trippier, from hero to zero in a couple of months. No rest, no recuperation, no help from a non existent bench.

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? July 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Watching something and it said 3 Orient players died in the battle of the Somme…….then I thought of Dele Ali. Almost like another dimension.

  • Peter July 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I think Dele Alli needs a kick up the backside. He is lazy, when losing the ball he tries to foul the player who dispossessed him like a spoilt child. He has been hyped up too much and now has an ego that does not match his talents. He will never be in the class of Messi, Ronaldo, Zidane or Bale. He is a little above average and the sooner he realises the better

  • Limerick AL. July 10, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    After the CL Final its obvious that both Ericksen and Dele the Finger Magician are both just two Pretenders. In fact they suit Spurs down to the ground.

  • TopOfThePochs July 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    As important as Eriksen has been during his time at the club, his time is up it feels. t was clear from several ‘odd’ post match interviews that his mind & heart was elsewhere. he’s always planned on going to one of the two big Spanish clubs and if he doesnt do it now that chance will have gone.
    Unfortunately for him he flatlined last season and is now nothing more than a 2 or 3rd choice back-up option for Real.
    Even if the move happens its clear Zidane will only use him as a squad player, if that’s how he wants to spend the peak years of his career good luck to him.
    As long as Poch is allowed to bring in a couple of replacements then thats fine by me. Back the manager.

  • Panama Paul July 10, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    He must have felt thrashed come the end of the season.
    No, not like that.

    Or possibly like that.

  • Daveyboi July 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Who can really blame Eriksen for wanting out?
    The project has been on the decline but for a fluke CL final.
    He can more than double his wage and go to a club that wants to win Trophies not flog dead horses.
    His performances have dipped this season which is the real shame but like any job if you’re not being challenged and everyone around you is ok with top 4 is enough then that’s exactly the mentality the whole club will breed.
    Like it or not a number of our players are reaching this cross road territory where momentum has stalled and now questions need to be asked- where is it all going???
    So far if anyone thinks N’dombele and a rest is enough for this club to kick on next season they’re sadly deluded.

  • denzil July 10, 2019 at 11:13 am

    or just finished

  • Quint Fontana July 10, 2019 at 11:03 am

    As much as I love Eriksen my fear is that whether for us or any other side we may have seen the best of him. Although he’s only 27 he has played a ridiculous amount of football for club and country since the age of 17. Something like 500 plus games and rarely subbed and he consistently runs more than most. Yes there are exceptions to the rule but received wisdom is that in the high intensity world of modern football players have a shelf life of 10 years. I would love to be wrong but I fear we may have broken him. Performances last season could be read as disinterested but also he could just be knackered.

    • Harry Hotspur July 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm

      He must have felt thrashed come the end of the season.

      No, not like that.