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“Spurs lose 1 game and the pundits are all over them.” Hostile reaction to Talksport pundit’s Kane comments
By Bruce Grove -

English football journalist and TalkSport pundit, Adrian Durham has claimed that Harry Kane isn’t enjoying his football at Tottenham this season.

Kane told Tottenham that he wanted to leave at the end of last season and the Lilywhites received an offer from Manchester City for his signature.

However, the Englishman didn’t get the move as Spurs refused to negotiate their asking price with the Premier League champions.

They eventually kept him on and he returned for preseason late after delaying for a few more days.

He then assured the club’s fans that he wasn’t leaving this summer.

Kane is expected to become a key member of the team in this campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo as they attempt to win a trophy.

Spurs won their first three league matches before losing 3-0 to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Durham claims the club’s players aren’t enjoying playing under their current boss and that Kane appears uninterested in playing for Tottenham full stop.

TalkSport posted the video of his comments on their Twitter page and here are some of the reactions:

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East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

“the Daniel Levy eleven’ Quite.

justin
justin
8 days ago

The Kane saga has shown more than anything how bad the football media is. How many outlets named and shamed Charlie Kane for something he didn’t even do? If they did even the most basic of research or knew anything at all about the sport they get paid to write and talk about they would have known he was not involved in the current contract agreement. There are a lot of sports ‘journalists’ who should have been fired this summer.

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
8 days ago

I have heard of him but I never listen to Talk Radio.
I come on here to see what Spurs fans are saying (apart from the political shite that some cant refrain from boring us with) and watch the blogs where to a man they all hate Levy. It reminds me of that dim Bale flag of Wales/Golf etc.
Levy would sit with Profit for ENIC/Spurs on his.
I am even looking to EL this season to see improvement how the mighty have fallen.

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
8 days ago

From my understanding, the ST sales fell by 20% over the past two seasons (one of which would be mine), and although the club did start phoning round members, the sales are back up with new client reference numbers…..the reason why I bring this up is I would be interested to know what type of supporters are buying these now and what happens if we continue this form for another two seasons…how many 20% replacements are there out there?….will it continue to be replenished or, with no real big names being bought to excite the kids, and drab football, will Spurs be less desirable for new fans…… hope that made sense..

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 days ago

I gave up all 4 of our family STs. I am flummoxed that there are folks willing to pay such a grotesque amount of money for a shell of a team. Hence why Levy just keeps doing the rinse-repeat.

Harry
Harry
8 days ago

Unfortunately the waiting list is far greater than the 42K ST available, our greedy useless owners know this. The demand will always be greater than the supply.

The prices have always been too high, until there is a mass boycott nothing will change.

Call me old fashioned but I just like watching a decent team competing on the pitch.

I have no interest in skywalk/homebrewery/glasstunnel/poncyfood

A beer and a burger will do me just fine

Lilywhite without the II
Lilywhite without the II
8 days ago

Not sure if completely true but heard Kane has had two shots and two yellow cards since starting the season in the PL..

Last edited 8 days ago by Lilywhite without the II
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
8 days ago

Firstly, Kane’s brother did not negotiate the six year contract with the Teflon Don but it is as it is as they say. From the overspend on the new stadium to it’s late delivery for which Enic paid Levy a £2 mill bonus, I see very little evidence that Levy has made many good decisions for the club during his tenure but he has made his godfather and himself very rich at the expense of the club’s onfield success. Do not forget that we had over £350 mill on our balance sheet, earned by the football club before our diminutive much beloved supremo started the construction works. The only defence that I can see for Levy was the surprise of Covid but other than that there has been mistake after mistake which recently includes the sacking not backing of Poch, the hiring and then ineptly firing of Mourinho and now I suspect the appointment of Nuno . None of us know what was said/promised between Kane and Levy but I know whom I would rather believe. Of course Kane wanted to leave and I am only amazed that it has taken so long for him to wake up and smell the roses but now we have a diminishing asset on our hands and Levy, with his bravado and faux hard man negotiating swagger, has shot himself in the foot. This nonsense that he was standing up to the oil rich plutocrats of City has been expressed by many in the MM and quite a few gullible Spurs fans but I only see Levy’s decision as a serious strategic mistake from every angle. I don’t have to point out to most of the savvy contributors to this site who have been much earlier than me to realise that we will get nowhere with Enic in charge. It is a sad fact of life that the only thing that might make the President of Patagonia realise that he has hired the wrong man is if we end up flirting with relegation, a half empty stadium and merchandising left as unwanted stock.
Paratici is just another a buffer for Levy. If he is successful, Levy will take the credit and if he fails, Levy will say to the fans that we wanted a DoF and will shift the blame. Why Hichen is still a the club is a mystery and I wonder if Nuno will last the season. The first three games flattered us beyond all recognition and I can only see problems ahead. Never mind, we can console ourselves with the mantra that we have world class facilities.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
8 days ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

All very true. We got lucky in playing City on matchday 1 as they are notorious slow starters. Wolves should have buried us and Watford was unbelievably hard work. Palace showed our true problems in strength in depth lacking. We will not be able to score enough goals this season to get anywhere. If we lose a defender or two we’re also in trouble. The Clown has cut us to the bone and it will show as the season progresses. We’re a stale, flat beer in a gold plated tankard.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

Sadly true.

Harry
Harry
8 days ago

100% agree

São Paulo Spurs
São Paulo Spurs
8 days ago

I think calling Adrian Durham a journalist is being very kind indeed. The man has all but lost his drive time show and is being shipped around the country to cover mid-week games. TalkSPORT are slowly easing him out of the door and not a moment too soon.
It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to reveal that Kane wanted to leave and might of had his nose put of joint. I didn’t want Kane to leave but I do question Levy’s strategy regarding that transfer. My hunch is that Levy is so desperate for us to get back into the top 4 he thinks having Kane around will help our cause. Once/if we get back in the top 4 it will be easier to sell him and replace him. That’s the only reason I can think of and I think it’s a desperate move.
Our squad has never been further away from being a top 4 team. Bad signings, inability to sell on players no longer up to the standard needed and poor management appointments have put us back at least 3-5 years.

Cabspur
Cabspur
8 days ago

This time scale will just grow, top 9 will just be deemed the norm and the top 4 a distant memory .
If enic are still pulling in the money from sold out stadia, Beer,shirt sales ,boxing and concerts thwn they simply wont care ,,in fact the will ptobably make more money .
Merely tenants.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

Durham = fat Gooner.

Blind Melon Chitlin
Blind Melon Chitlin
8 days ago

It may only be one defeat but it could have very easy been 3 defeats, we weren’t great against wolves and even worse against Watford. We have failed once again to fix the glaringly obvious, and that is a complete lack of creativity and ball delivery in the middle. We started with 3 dm on sat and Ali ffs. We have swapped the tactics of Jose for the tactics of his clone. Levey and co have conned up again by not getting the manger to play the football we demand and not splashing the money and getting the players to compete for the top 4. We were so close with Pooch and he failed to build the squad and he also paid top whack for some very average players. Now we face a massive struggle, we still have Sanchez and Dier who were both awful last season and previous seasons, we have Ali who has been pants for the last 4 seasons, Winks who is Championship Standard. But yet we settle for it and hope it will improve

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 days ago

I’m not sure many on here are too hopeful we will improve. We haven’t strengthened the team for another year and are in a real downward spiral. Absolutely zero chance of top 4 and we will struggle for top 6. ENIC out.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

No change of top 4.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

I kind of agree, we looked like we were at it more but we definitely got the run of the green…

England Mike
England Mike
8 days ago

I could not help but notice what seemed to me a disproportionate level of reaction from the wholesale media following the loss of the Palace game, which was bordering on hysterical, and stated with more than a dash of pure sarcasm. There appears to be something of a vendetta against the club for reasons I am not aware of but I can guess, although I have no doubt it exists, however this particular wage thief I gladly do not have to tolerate.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
8 days ago

Adrian Durham… the thinking mans Paul Merson

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

😂

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

Adrian Durham is a radio version of click bait. Complete t*at…

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

If he didn’t want to be there after three years, then why on earth did he sign a contract for six?

Something has changed admittedly, but it’s his own fault for trusting someone like Daniel Levy to take the team forward…

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Levy has been dishonest, Kane has been naive.

That’s about the size of it…

eddie
eddie
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

I wonder if Charlie was his agent when that contract was signed.If so he has a lot to answer for having seemingly left his brother in a difficult position.He is niave and had no right dealing with somebody like Levy.

As I understand it Charlie’s company has only one client,his brother.Bizarre.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  eddie

I think he’s also there to help Harry invest his wealth etc, I don’t think being his agent is his only role. The right person to conduct negotiations? Who knows…

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  eddie

I know for a fact that up to over 18 months to two years ago Harry had no intention of leaving Spurs. I believe the penny finally dropped on Levy’s ambitions for the team after the stadium move. Harry was told things would be going bigger to keep him sweet back when he signed it.

Levy has gone back on that guarantee, unless a guarantee is a written one, it’s worth nothing…

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

As bad as Levy is, it’s very naive of Kane to trust someone with as bad a track record of investment in the team.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

I agree.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

You can downvote that all you like, but I know it for a fact. I’m not prepared to divulge as to how on here. but it’s a fact. Regardless of if you like it or not…

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
8 days ago
Reply to  eddie

I believe his deal was negotiated by his previous management company not his brother. At the time the club was in a much better place having in theory finished the season at Wembley with the prospect of the new stadium and the investment that he thought would follow. He couldn’t have envisaged that Levy would cancel all recruitment because of his mess up of the stadium.
In truth he was naive to put his faith in a snake like Levy

England Mike
England Mike
8 days ago
Reply to  eddie

I read somewhere his brother took over from Kane’s agent after the six year contract was agreed and signed.

Spurs47
Spurs47
8 days ago

The Harry Kane debate just rolls on and on and on. Most of us love him of course and for good reason. But, just maybe Adrian Durham has a point here. There are several reasons why this might be the case. The loss to Palace was, to put it mildly, a huge disappointment but the previous three 1-0 wins were hardly convincing or beyond doubt in any Spurs supporters’ mind. The team is super fragile even without the South American fiasco or the current injury problems or the red card. While it is true that Kane has not said categorically he wants to leave (how could he?) but neither has he been particularly positive about staying-yes he has agreed to stay beyond the summer but what does that mean exactly? Ndombele looks like he would rather be elsewhere and is turning out to be a massive problem as well as a financial disaster. Aurier clearly wanted away, got his wish and that is a good thing. Nuno, bless him, hardly charismatic or inspirational. The team is in a state of flux and disruption. In optimistic moments I content myself with the idea that disruption can be a good thing and could work in a teams favour. Today, in a less positive light I see Kane as an ongoing problem and Levy made a mistake by not selling him when he apparently wanted to go. I believe Kane will become increasingly disillusioned as time goes by, his performances might well be affected and the opportunity to sell him at a good price has already passed. This is a lose-lose situation, not a winner in sight. Kane probably knows this too. Meanwhile, although early days it will have escaped nobodies notice that the top four have already positioned themselves again (Everton excepted) and Kane sees this, feels it and quite possibly secretly regrets it. After all he said he wanted to be on the biggest stage playing in the biggest games.

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