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Saudis Are Shady? Try Looking Closer To Home…
By Harry Hotspur -
Marbella Spur strikes again

I think that Levy leading the protest against the Saudi takeover of Newcastle is breathtaking in its hypocrisy. If anybody can be bothered, they should do their own research into Lewis’s dealings in Patagonia.

There is a particularly revealing one written by the Mint Press. To encapsulate a lengthy and detailed report into his investment, the treatment of the local indigenous people in regard to their water rights makes for illuminating reading. Many clubs are owned by unsavoury people, but I hardly think that ENIC is a shining beacon of moral rectitude.

There is also the point that if Newcastle is worth only £305 million, it turns the spotlight on Levy’s recent fantastical valuation of £3.5 billion for Spurs.

The takeover by the charming Saudis also means that top four competition will become even more difficult for an underfunded club like ours as Newcastle ramp up their soon-to-be ambitious plans in the transfer market.

Still, the remaining Levyologists out there living in fantasy land can console themselves with the continuous mantra of our first-class facilities, whilst ignoring the fact that we are a multipurpose entertainment venue with football as a secondary concern, as evidenced by the reassuring words that Spurs are the anchor tenants. That leaves me with a warm glow inside.

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Nick
Nick
3 months ago

who’s gonna be the first manager to get dismembered?

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago

Summed up beautifully Marbs. 10/10

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

Demanding ENIC compete with Saudi, UAE, and Russian gas-oil oligarchs is just a waste of life. The game is up and the PL and British government are happy for it to be. We should be grateful we ever got to see Spurs play at Champions League level. That was an unlikely achievement in the 2010s. Very quickly it is going to return to being unimaginable.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
3 months ago

Yes, I’d been thinking of dear old uncle Joe and Patagonia – my God, the stench of hypocrisy emanating from N17 – and, also, for some time now, the value for money Newcastle represented at prospective purchase price compared with the fantastical figure Baldy was likely to come up with as Spurs sale price, not to mention the added bonus of generational debt!

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago

Just look at the nonsense peddled about the new place being of benefit to local businesses. They’re going to demolish even more of the High Road in the coming years, the amount of food outlets and retail inside the stadium is an affront to any idea of ‘support’ for the local traders on match days. Then they enter a ‘partnership’ with Getir which is, like Amazon helping to kill off smaller traders.

I don’t and haven’t believed a word coming out of Daniel’s gob since about 2006… he’s there for one purpose fronting a venture capital group. The rest is just to keep the mugs turning up and ‘engaged’. It’s all a complete swindle…

Last edited 3 months ago by Easty
Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Sorry to be devils advocate, but twice as many people in the area is actually good for local business on match day, regardless of how well most are catered for in the stadium. Numerous landlords on the high street have told me so!

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

I’m sure it’s better, but how much better than it could’ve been with a different approach? There is very little passing trade round there anyway apart from on match days.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
3 months ago

After 22 years of ENIC, in a footballing sense we’re right back where we started aren’t we? What a waste of bloody time that was. How not to manage a football club for the fans whilst making millions out of it for the investors. Nothing but one mickey mouse cup to show for the whole sage followed by the inevitable slide down the table back to where we were at the beginning, that comes from buying average players and not backing managers, many of whom have been employed and sacked, none of whom were backed. Levy has run the footballing side of the club on a shoestring and it’s coming back to bite him on the arse. Trouble is we’re being shafted too. The man is a gold plated conman with the audacity to call himself a Spurs fan.
Why oh why didn’t we end up with Abramavitch, we’d all be purring now with multiple CL and PL titles. If anyone out there says “pffft that doesn’t count because they bought those trophies”, I’ll flipping well strangle them with my bare hands.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
3 months ago

Yes, we’re going full circle after 20 years under Enic, it would seem! I can’t really see how Enic will ever get us back into the top four, but then they probably don’t much care.

East Stand
East Stand
3 months ago

It’s a swindle, always was from the very start…

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 months ago

If Levy and Lewis refuse to invest any money aside from Spurs income then you can understand the stadium /shopping venue decision.

But I’m very doubtful that even if all extra income was invested in the team it would close the gap to the City / Chelsea /Newcastle group.

It might help marginally against Liverpool /Man United. I base this on what has happened at Arsenal. All the extra season ticket, merchandise, advertising etc does not seem to have put Arsenal back into the Champions League places or into a genuine title challenge.

Arsenal if I remember right also benefited from selling hundreds of flats, opened a hotel and probably other areas of which I’m not aware. They have had the benefit of all this extra income for many years now but are still in decline.

While Wenger was betting the whole Arsenal house on a new stadium he never allowed for the rise of ManCity and Chelsea putting an end to his dream of playing buggins turn with Manchester United.

Sadly the same fate has seemingly doomed Levy’s gamble. Newcastle are about to close the door on the top four and the Champions League for Spurs maybe for a generation.

I wonder are all those corporate high rollers who invested big style in very expensive boxes to entertain their business clients at nights where Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG, Atletico, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona were playing happy to watch (no offence meant to their fans) FC Moura.

Jay
Jay
3 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Correct. Under these new conditions, bitching about Levy or Kroenke will be the preserve of the gravely deluded. It doesn’t matter how many NFL or boxing contests are staged, top 4 will be sealed off. That is how the PL and UK govt want it.

Tangangry
Tangangry
3 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Arsenal were fortunate enough to have a superb crop of players an an excellent manager who made hay while the sun shone. Every club relies on this sort of “golden era” to a certain extent, we had ours under Poch and blew it by not investing a few quid in 1-2 quality signings to complete the jigsaw.

Sonificent
Sonificent
3 months ago
Reply to  Tangangry

Spot on.

Eddie
Eddie
3 months ago

Hugo helps ensure that France win the 2021 Nations League.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
3 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Can we borrow the trophy for a week?

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
3 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

One link we had with the French national team was when we appointed Santini as our manager. The idea was that this man would get Spurs to play like France, but before he got to us he had been successful in getting France to play like Spurs!

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
3 months ago

Thank you for posting the link to Mint Press, HH. It is required reading for any sane Spurs fan.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
3 months ago

SOME OF THE THINGS THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT NEWCASTLE UTD TAKEOVER.

Newcastle Utd v Man City Saudi Arabia v Abu Dhabi – THE DESERT DERBY!

The Taliban are about to put in a bid for Spurs!

Newcastle Utd ready to become the Spurs of the north!

Have the new owners undergone the initiation ceremony? Downing several bottles of Newcastle Brown, having a curry and watching a match in sub zero temperatures……SHIRTLESS!

NOTE the laughing stock we have become under Levy and Enic.

Personally speaking, I wish Newcastle well; would love to see them eclipse Man Utd and Liverpool. It will take time though before the trophies come in. Tougher now than when Chelsea and Man City owners came in, with FFP perhaps and ONE MORE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK, more competition than previously.

eddie
eddie
3 months ago

Levy must have been creaming himself today.It would be interesting to know how much money passed through the tills for the NFL match.Certainly none of it will benefit THFC.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
3 months ago

I’m guessing the valuation is down to
location (London) vs N’castle and also the brand new stadium and subsequent real
estate.

Other than that, Levy is just jealous the Saudi’s didn’t knock in his door like Roman did thinking they’d get told no, like Roman did. They probably didn’t want a long drawn out negotiation to then have a last minute Levy stroke of wanting more money.

Harry
Harry
3 months ago

Enic are a business and have no interest in our football club……they have backed themselves into a corner.

With Newcastle now being the richest in the world, their owners will invest on the pitch pushing us further away from top 4 and devaluing Enic’s asset.

I have no interest in watching NFL/Boxing/Pop Concerts at our unnamed stadium.

If everyone boycotts these events it is to only way to force Enic to sell up and give us back our football club.

Last edited 3 months ago by Harry
JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
3 months ago
Reply to  Harry

People attending boxing, pop and NFL events aren’t Spurs fans in general. They have little or no interest in our club. That plays straight into Levy’s grubby little hands. ENIC don’t need football anymore.

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