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Spurs Legend Names One Spurs Player Not Ready, And Another That’s Failed To Adapt; Highlighting José’s Core Woes
By Harry Hotspur -

Glenn Hoddle is someone it’s difficult to argue within so much that he knows the game inside out, made lots of mistakes, and enjoyed lots of success. And that’s beyond the affection that remains in the fanbase for the former player. It’s all well and good saying ‘oh yeah we need a new manager’, but this is such a thin argument when one sees any coach would find himself trying to force square pegs into round holes. Davinson has been with us a long time and still looks like he flew in a fortnight ago. Joe Rodon has been here no time at all and will need time to settle.

One of the niggles aimed at Mourinho was that he didn’t know his best backline and kept chopping and changing. The truth was and still is, that the Portuguese worked out that his best 4 is a moveable feast. I understand from a source close to the club that Toby Alderweireld is far from the golden boy many fans think him to be and there absolutely an issue between Toby and José, just as there was between Toby and Pochettino. Bear in mind, the Belgian hasn’t had much of a dog in this race for some time, he’s in his thirties.

Glenn was talking to Optus Sport in Australia.

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Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
6 months ago

Modric still steaming around the pitch at 46

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago

A quick interjection He still looks as young as ever!
With creative Modric weaving his magic and Scotty Parker sitting in midfield watching the little magician strut his stuff playing sexy swagger football under Arry. Fond memories of happier times but still won nought!!

Paul Donovan
Paul Donovan
6 months ago

Toby & Joe start final.
Toby was class now past it.
I get view that Jose needs his own team , but damage is done now. He has to go.
New modern coach , new owners.
Deadwood ruthlessly culled. 90% of squad.
Back 4 need to know how to defend 1st , wing backs are a bonus.
Dele was a player, last year of Poch Mystery. Needs an arm round shoulder & a last chance.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago
Reply to  Paul Donovan

Toby & Joe start final.
Paul probably Dier in which case will the last person switch out the lights!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
6 months ago
Reply to  Paul Donovan

Rodon is Cup tied, he played for Swansea v Newport.

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Oh dear. Doesn’t bode well.

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
6 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Yeah, I keep forgetting that too!🥺

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
6 months ago

Sanchez was probably made to look better than he is in his first season playing alongside Verts and Toby in their pomp. He’s gotten progressively worse since

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago

His biggest problem is that instead of being an ugly intimidating bruiser like Vidic he is much too soft and nice error prone easily shoved off the ball for my liking!!

Last edited 6 months ago by David Dillenberg
Cali
Cali
6 months ago

Do you remember how Gündogan made him fall he has fallen so ugly I never saw anybody fell like that.

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

Fair point, do we miss Jan? Yes we do…

Paddio
Paddio
6 months ago

When ever you’re a team of any sort, you give people a fresh chance which I guess Jose did with Toby what happens is the new leaf isn’t always turned over. You’ve also got to question why there were no takers for Toby when he could have been picked up for 25million on his buyout clause or how he didn’t last at AM.

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Toby has been magnificent for us, by and large. A few more problems like him would be great. He’s still miles above the others and it’s Jose’s job to manage the personalities which I don’t believe he is doing.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Toby needs to be shipped out fast.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You can’t be serious as I am pairing him alongside Rodon for the League Cup Final!!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

Nothing to do with his football

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Rotten egg or not he is currently our best defender! Well then which centre backs would you pair for the League Cup Final?

Last edited 6 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago

Over and out this eve because of work commitments!

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago

If he was such rotten egg the. why did he get a new contract shortly after Jose came in along with Dier?

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Exactly. Jose fallen out with a key player again.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

What a stupid question. I’ll answer it anyway. Things can change quickly

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

What is going on?

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Nobody knows, he did fall out with Poch in the end and after Jose gave him a new contract he was full of praise for Jose.

Anyway, he and Jose don’t get along by the looks of it, along with half the squad possibly. Sonny wouldn’t even look at Jose at the weekend..

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I saw that. Jose has lost his touch I’m afraid. Alienates everyone.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
6 months ago

Rodon is Cup tied David unfortunately.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
6 months ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Ta
Anything but ED in the line up please!

Cali
Cali
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You want to ship out everybody except Levy

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

No. What’s it to you anyway?

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Levy and Jose are bad for the club, I would like to see them both gone by tomorrow morning!

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
6 months ago
Reply to  Paddio

Great player. Someone told me and I don’t know if it’s true that for four successive seasons the team he played for had the best defensive record in their respective league. That period covered one season at AM 1 at Southampton and 2 at Spurs. If true can’t have been a coincidence.

Cali
Cali
6 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

That is fact there is no defender more experienced and better than him in Spurs and some people want to ship him why Jose gave 3 more years contract no wonder Danny Rose is still in the payroll.

Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Jose gave him the contract so points to them falling out? Jose has plenty of previous here.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Rose must be on the payroll because the club can’t afford to pay him off. Poch was being paid monthly on his settlement

Cali
Cali
6 months ago
Reply to  Bertoliver

I’m implying about the mismanagement of the club
While Rose getting paid for doing nothing some wants to ship out Toby

Last edited 6 months ago by Cali
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

I said it was nothing to do with his football. Mug. So what if rose wants to run down his contract?

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Rose is entitled to do what he wants. I actually liked him and he deserves some respec5 for his performances over the years. He also called Levy out and quite rightly. Bloke got shafted since that.

Cali
Cali
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Fair enough I did not see that you said nothing to do with his football at the time I was posting that my mistake about Rose it shouldn’t come to the point that he runs down his contract he supposed to be shipped out earlier and I highlighted that is a bad management nothing more cheers.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Cali

Maybe he didn’t wanna be shipped out earlier. Management can’t make a contracted player leave if he doesn’t want to. Unless the players contract is paid up in full

England Mike
England Mike
6 months ago

How many players are there left still believing in the manager and is Levy also losing his faith ?

East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  England Mike

I made this point the other day, Levy clearly wanted to let the world know how highly he supposedly rated Jose in the Amazon thing. Therefore he will regard no top 4 as not good enough, regardless of how difficult anyone else thinks that task is or isn’t for the manager. I think the 15m a year plus 2m bonus for top 4 is a bit of give away…

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
6 months ago

What baffles me is that Sanchez has had four years to work on his passing and any other weakness but there is no sign of improvement. He is a talented man but his progress has stalled.

John Stones has had a rough time just like Davinson but he obviously had a lot of time put in to him by City coaches and worked hard himself and is in great form.

Maybe in the modern game with matches coming thick and fast there is no time to do individual work with players.

I read an interview with Kieran Trippier that when he first joined Atletico Simeone and the other coaches took him onto the training ground in the the mountains outside Madrid and actually walked him all over the field telling where he needed to be during all the phases of play.

Last edited 6 months ago by James McKevitt
legoverlass
legoverlass
6 months ago

Toby refused to sign a new deal with Pooch. He immediately signed when Mourinho joined. He stated then that Mourinho was a manager he wanted to play for. He has been our best CB all season and for many seasons. He is still a shoe in for the Belgium national team who are rated as one of the best national sides in the world. So Toby is now no longer good enough to get in the squad in front of Dier, Sanchez or now Rodon? Now suddenly Toby is a bad egg? Now Toby does not have the right attitude? Mourinho lied about why he left Toby out of the game against Newcastle plain and simple. He has yet again another problem with another senior player. Even Sonny has lost his smile. Perhaps, just perhaps the problem is Mourinho’s ego which is getting in the way of managing the squad he has to maximise what he has. It is a cluster F**k and something is stinking the place out at THFC.

Last edited 6 months ago by legoverlass
East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

All of what you say is 100% correct.

Look at Moyes and Rogers this season and try to make a salient argument for Jose. “yeah but he’s serial winner”, well in his last two jobs he’s been serial killer of dressing room harmony and it’s happening again…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

If Jose wins the league cup he’s done better than poch. Just like ramos and raincoat man did better than poch. THEY WON SOMETHING. look in the history books

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
East Stand
East Stand
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Winning one sh*tty little League Cup is not doing better than getting into the Champions League four seasons running and getting to a final. Do people realise that our consecutive league placings under Mauricio are a CLUB RECORD and even getting that far in the Champions League is also a CLUB RECORD?

So how does anyone make the case that winning the league Cup is doing better? Is that breaking any club records? Nope, it’s winning the same wooden spoon trophy we won 13 years ago…

I would like to win the League Cup now because there’s naff all else left on offer now, thanks to Jose and Levy.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Getting to the CL and not winning it means sh!t to me. Winning cups is where its at. Them two both won a cup. History books. I bet poch woulda loved to have won a league cup. Sh!ty little league cup? We’ve won that cup 4 times. without domestic cups our history wouldn’t look so good.

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Winning a cup and not going backwards at a rate of knots in the league would be progress. Wigan won the cup a few years back and are now in football oblivion. Stop apologizing for the farcical running of my club. You are an ENIC apologist and little more.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Baleficent

Shut up you nobody.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Baleficent

He’s tried to boy me off a few times. Dem kinda mam deh always start it. Mek him carry on anyway. Dem man deh sarf I can tell.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Winning anything is better than nothing.. Obviously the league cup is the lowest title in the order, but it’s still a title.. Hence Man City winning it 5 out the past 6 years…. Easty banging on about wooden spoons again…. Wooden spoons in any English sport is awarded to the team at the bottom of their respective leagues… I would take any trophy over the next couple years as winning the FA cup or league cup are sought after titles, hard to win, and breeds success and experience for everyone in the future.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

Me will take any cup mate. (Open top bus on the manor) many young spurs fans ain’t seen us win a thing. East stand and them lot I can’t take them seriously.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Same.. Like a bunch of old women on their periods..

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago

Them man deh light work.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
6 months ago

So last time we won a cup both Berbatov and Keane left straight after. Hardly building success and experience

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
6 months ago

Wigan won the Fa cup and got relegated in the same season. Look at them now

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Poch is a serial loser. Jose won more at united than poch has won in his whole career. Poch lost the dressing room harmony too. I could tell you some stories about your man poch but I won’t

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Baleficent
Baleficent
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

What stories? You are all wind and p***

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Baleficent

If only you knew. Anyway. OK. Mug.

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Matt
Matt
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

@ Tappaspur – if I ask you nicely will you tell me? I need to know bcos I’m rooting for PSG to win the CL as I don’t want City or Chavs to win it. But now it all depends on whatever dirt you have on poch. In a way I still haven’t forgiven him for not starting Lucas in the final. But I’m willing to overlook that bcos my hatred towards city & chavs is greater. But if there is more dirt on him then I’d like to know…..

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Baleficent. What the FCK do you know about me? Stop running up your mouth. If not you’d best be able to take me running up my mouth. Just back off. Antagonist. Renta

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

FCK him. Light work.

Tee
Tee
6 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

shhh

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  Tee

Shhh because you say so? Why? Enjoy your evening

Last edited 6 months ago by Tappaspur
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
6 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

So what if Jose lied to the stupid press. The press always lie. Jose didn’t wanna tell them the clubs business.

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