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“Thats no paratici masterclass” These Spurs fans react as Paratici discusses transfer window
By Bruce Grove -

Some Tottenham fans have reacted after Fabio Paratici confirmed that his summer plan was to refresh the Spurs squad with young players who had huge potential.

The Lillywhites responded to finishing last season outside the top four by spending money on the likes of Cristian Romero, Emerson Royal and Bryan Gil.

These players might not make the club stronger immediately and will need time before they make any sort of impact.

However, they are clearly talented players who have turned heads with their performances.

Spurs have made a bright start to this campaign and currently sit at the top of the Premier League table after three consecutive wins from as many league games.

None of the above summer signings has become a regular starter yet, but it seems the club didn’t sign them because of the contributions they will make immediately.

The Tottenham media team sat down with their new director of football, Paratici, to discuss the summer transfer window and he confirmed that they “had an objective, a target: to renew the team. Young players, young talent with big potential.”

Here are some Twitter reactions from Tottenham fans to the interview:

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Cali
Cali
2 months ago

Dead man walking poor Paratici he got the levy virus so soon and started dancing to the Levy tune wait and see when you become the first victim of Baldy get ready to become the 1st fall guy when the goings get tough all the best Don Paratici.

Last edited 2 months ago by Cali
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago

I have no problem with buying some young players for the future, It’s Levy’s MO but in order to compete with the top side and qualify for the CL, we needed more than this. Utd bought Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho. Chelsea bought Lukaku and Saul, City bought Grealish and Liverpool were quiet but bought Konate. The one thing all these signings have in common is that they are all very good and experienced players. We were linked with the following players as leaked to the MM to keep the supporters in their suspended state of Nirvana. In no particular order, Martinez, Vlahovic, Kounde, Aouar, Traore, Neves, Doku, Kessie, et al. If we had bought at least one of these it would have shown proper intent but I suspect that would only have happened if City had bought Kane for the sum of £150 mill which they were never going to pay. I thought that Guardiola summed up Levy quite well when he said “We tried to open the door to negotiate but the big master of negotiations Daniel Levy knows everything, we couldn’t do it”. Forget Paratici, it is and will always be Levy who makes the recruitment decisions which is where the never ending problem lies.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

100%

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Absolutely spot on Marbella, I’ve supported for over 50 years now and everyone on here knows the squad should have been updated before we moved to Wembley. If we did then we would have definitely won silverware and attracted anyone of the above you mentioned. Would have been a win win scenario and the owners would have earned a fortune. I just feel it’s a lost opportunity and now we are playing catch up.

Last edited 2 months ago by Harry
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Thank you. As you say if the board had had listened to Poch and had decided to be “brave” by backing him in the transfer market, something he had expressed prior to the CL final, we could have really pushed on but Levy in his wisdom decided to do the opposite and not sign anybody for two windows. This was unforgiveable stupidity from the club and we have reaped this poor decision making ever since. All the top teams refresh their squads as they know you have constantly update and improve. When you do something as retrograde as this, it takes a long time to catch up which we have not done this window. For those fans who post on here and say that those people who are anti Levy and Enic and are not real fans are deluded.

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I’m not anti Levy/Enic I just think they’re hopeless. In any other business they would have been voted out for no confidence.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

They are good at enriching themselves by boosting their property portfolio. They have no real interest in the club apart from that and the football issues are merely a hindrance. Most CEOs would have been fired for going 100% over budget and one year late in delivery but Levy was paid a £2 mill bonus, you couldn’t make it up. If you do some research on Lewis by looking into his activities in Patagonia, there is a very informative article by Mint Press on him, you will understand the type of people who own and run THFC.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Totally Marbs.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

As always, great post. Levy being in his role after the stadium fiasco highlights the ENIC priorities.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

I’m anti anyone who’s useless at running the club I follow…

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

the ENIC tenure has been a mass of lost opportunity. They’ve never had ambition on the pitch so this doesn’t bother levy on iota. Criminal what ENIC have done to our club.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Guardiola also stated….
Manchester City did NOT even make a bid!
So with no opening gambit, NOT any attempt at starting negotiation on THEIR part, was there?

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Oh & truth is, some of those players you mention THFC were NEVER in for, the Britidh media have been known to make stuff up you know, rather than THFC ‘leaking’ falsehoods but yes, for the reason you state & far too many fall for it.
Think it was about 27 players I remember counting that THFC were ‘linked with’ this transfer window.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Yet it’s fact they are the least successful owners since WW2. It’s fact they failed to sign a player in two transfer windows, something unprecedented in Premiership history. It’s a fact we have won one League Cup in 22 years under Levy. It’s a fact we have consistently sold our top players to our rivals and failed to replace said quality players. I support the team and players like Skipp, Kane, Son and PEH give me reason to smile but ENIC are not my football club and have done nothing but chip away at our status as a major force in the game. None of the rumors can be confirmed as fact either way but don’t knock anyone for failing to warm to the parasitic investment vehicle posing as owners of a football operation.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Not ‘knocked’ anyone, just stated a fact.
The idea of THFC leaking fake news is NOT a fact, more a conspiracy theory & WITHOUT express knowledge or evidence of something, nobody can state it as being true, can they?

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
2 months ago

Oh look ! yet another Levy patsy. Did anyone really think things would be different 🤷🏻‍♂️

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Nope.

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
2 months ago

All that was missing was mention of a 5 year plan.
Can we go all season as “1-0 to the Tottenham” I doubt it.
Gill looks a proper baller as will be Pape but Emerson is raw. With him & Romero expect a binload of cards.

Well done Nuno – great start

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
2 months ago

Lewis, Levy and ENIC OUT !!!

Harry
Harry
2 months ago

Until supporters refuse to attend matches, this buy young and nurture players policy will continue.

Can’t believe Fabio Paratici bought into this farce! Our owners are just property consultants.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Gil romaro and Royal are a farce are they? Three fantastic players who you’re gonna love. I rate all three of them very highly.
Fantastic work

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Do you honestly believe we will be competing for premier league titles or champions league qualification with the squad which we have? why do you think Kane wanted out….he sees day in day out how piss poor our beloved club is run.

My point was that we need to invest heavily on experienced players to ever stand a chance of winning anything, Just like Utd, City, Liverpool and Chelsea have done over the last few years and all have won trophies in the last 5 seasons…..even Leicester have won stuff because their owners invested on the pitch.

I like Nuno nothing against him at all, hope he does well. He was last resort, Conte wouldn’t come because he wanted to buy experienced players to have success.

Until we have new owners we unfortunately will be a poison chalice.

The other day there was a report saying that our club was the tenth highest spenders on european transfer fees between 2011-2020 and surprise surprise Spurs were the only club on the list not to have won anything!!

Our recruitment policy is all wrong, just because Poch massively over achieved (his brief was to get into champions league when we moved into new stadium) our owners believe we are at the top table.

Last edited 2 months ago by Harry
East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

We’ll win nothing under ENIC if they continue like this and how they have done for the past 22 years. I see nothing to suggest any change is on the cards…

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Reply duplicated…..must have been because of rude word…p**s

sorry forgot that there are vicars, saints, choirboys and nuns on here

Last edited 2 months ago by Harry
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Do I believe Tottenham hotspur (top of the league after beating the champions with that diehard fighting performance) can finish in the top four? You’re damn right I do. Any team come to the new lane and see what we’ve got for you. Also we’ll move solid away. Nuno can come up with plans. We are Tottenham hotspur now let’s move out. YIDZ

Harry
Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Hmmmm….Love your optimism! in fairness Tappaspur if city and wolves had their shooting boots on we should have be slaughtered. But hey I’ll role with you and if we’re still top 4 by the end of October (7 Premiership games) I’ll eat humble pie and borrow your rose-tinted glasses. COYS YIDZ

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Harry

Who should we fear? I can’t see any special special teams out there. We shouldn’t and won’t fear anyone.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Cmon diehard Tottenham. Let’s take the rations off the weak. YIDZ

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I’m with you!
It will NEVER matter who THFC buy, or who is manager, etc as there will ALWAYS be those that actually like being negative, pessimistic, whingers, etc.
ALL true THFC fans, should be firmly behind the manager & squad & be supportive even when things might go slightly wrong in a match or at times. It’s a long season & if being miserable about everything in early September is the best it’s going to get for some, that’s a bit sad.
It’s clear to see the difference in the players approach, confidence, mentality, etc already this season, so maybe some fans should change theirs??

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Not many diehard loyal Tottenham on here I know that much. I wouldn’t trust many of them with my Tottenham back. They’d run. I don’t reckon Harry would run though I actually reckon he was on that back in the day. 😊. I tell you who wouldn’t run. Steve killacushionwilliams.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tappaspur
Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

You’re a tw*t.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

I’m many things

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Dear God. Now you are Gary Oldman in The Firm.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Nail on head x 2. ✅
Diehard.
Loyal.

Royal block
Royal block
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Absolutely spot on!

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Not enough though is it? We’ve just replaced what we had which was poor anyway. We are just standing still…

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

In fact Toby was far from poor, Romero looks like a good replacement but does any of this massively improve us? Not for me, plus no playmaker and no Kane backup.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

When I look at the squad it looks alright. (winks and Davies aside) if nuno can get them fighting for each other we can cause damage.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Sure, for a few games but it’s marathon not a sprint. You need quality in depth to have a successful campaign.

This is where the spending levels, particularly on player wages comes into it. The better the quality and the experience with it dictates the salary players demand. The more of those you have within your squad the better campaign you have. Which is why we are nowhere near the ones that finished above us last season.

There no point in moaning about Winks and Davies because I suspect their wages fits within what Levy wants to pay squad players. These are the kinds of players that bulk out our squad because they don’t demand top wages. It’s as simple as that.

We don’t even have a backup for Kane or someone to fill the hole Tangy leaves when he chooses to f*ck everyone about, including his career.

We simply don’t have what we need to challenge over a season. Just watch and see…

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

✅ Manchester City match, anyone?
Bossed it from about 15/20 minutes in.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

It’s doing that for most of the season that matters…

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
2 months ago

Potential never won anything and the players brought in might be worse than those we have removed. We need a few hardened players who know how to win things. Nothing says any of these players can perform at their best week in week out. They all look very, very Spursy. I’d hire some reliability, which means German or Scandinavian, who always seems to be at the heart of champion teams.

Dino
Dino
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

Hardened players tend to cost lots more in transfer fees & wages both of which Spurs dont do hence the strategy…. at least they now have one…not sure one existed last year or the year before as I suspect Levy thought the players at the club were good enough to win things or at least get CL football… Levy is now hoping Nuno is his new Pochatino…it will be interesting to know what is Nunos remit? If its top 4, he’ll likely be gone by end Feb

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Dino

My theory that Poch has agreed to return in principle and with PSG being such a precarious job for any manager, it might not be that long.

Nuno has been brought in to run things for now, he only signed two season deal. That might be why the manager search became so farcical, because Levy didn’t really want anyone for the medium to long term. If Nuno does a respectable job for us it’s the biggest job he’s ever had and will enhance his rep, that’s why he took it…

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

PSG job, precarious?
Adding Messi, Ramos, Donnarumma & Wijnaldum to that existing squad is any managers dream & IF he doesn’t win what should be a given, the (one team) Ligue 1, Coupe de France & Coupe de la Ligue this year, Mauricio Pochettino should be guillotined in public in the centre circle of Parc de Princes.
(& PSG have already lost the Trophée des Champions)

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

All these big galactico clubs go through managers like mad, everyone knows that. It’s a stable job just because the sign all the best attackers on the planet? How long have you been watching football? 😂

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

Totally agree, we’d have won the title that season had we had a few quality experienced heads in the team. We lost the plot at Stamford Fridge and that’s because we lacked experience.

Same goes for the C.L final, in terms of quality…

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

Remember Leeds in early 90’s? There’s NO guarantee buying ‘experience’ or wilfully throwing money at a squad will bring any rewards & possibly like them, bankrupting the club & taking 16 years to get back to the top division.
Veron, Shevchenko, Torres (@Chelsea), Poborski, Brolin, even Rebrov (& countless others) were ALL great, quality, experienced players who totally bombed & subsequently weren’t worth their transfer fees nor wages.
The ‘potential’ of Manchester United’s class of 92 went on to be a decent side.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

We are in world record debt buying no one of any note. All leveraged against the club and not it’s owners. We will be nowhere again just as we have been for 22 years of Levy.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

The debt is due to the new stadium, the ‘football club’ are fully self sufficient otherwise & it has nothing to do with buying or selling players or the wage bill, etc & it’s NOT the ‘owners’ (assume you mean ENIC?) responsibility to fund the stadium. (The owners are actually THFC, but that’s by the by. Some may go on about the ‘sitting tenants’ thing but that was only a legal term in order to get the funding/loans, nothing more).
MY football club are doing ok, others can believe, say or think what they will of THEIR (version of the) club & the few years of drastically OVER-achieving were beyond f***ing excellent but THFC are unfortunately not as big a club as Manchester United or Liverpool & lately Chelsea, Manchester City & even Woolwich Wanderers so although I’d love to see them win the Premier League, I won’t be apoplectic, get all unnecessary or spitting venom at every opportunity because I don’t like some of the things Mr.Levy may or may not have done.
I SUPPORT the club, through thick & (mostly in recent years) thin; as Tappaspur said, “diehard” & “loyal” & I am, 100%, TTID.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

You and Twatta don’t define who is or isn’t a fan. The ENIC apologists are the reason Levy mugs the real fans off and if you don’t think we are a big club, you haven’t been supporting us for long.

Stewart Smith
Stewart Smith
2 months ago
Reply to  Sonificent

Personally, I don’t class a ‘fan’ as anyone who constantly slags off all & anything about the club for the sake of it. A bit of objectivity wouldn’t go amiss. (My opinion, matters not who agrees).
A supporter to me is someone who actually does exactly what it says on the tin.
I didn’t say I’m an ENIC supporter & haven’t made light of what I consider their wrongdoings but I see no benefit in incessantly getting my kecks all out of kilter, serves no purpose. (My opinion, matters not who agrees).
Of course THFC are a big club, think you’ve just gone all British media on me there but FACT, unfortunately THFC are not AS BIG AS the clubs I mention. (Exactly as I said above, not sure how it could be interpreted any different?). (My opinion, matters not who agrees).
Been a THFC SUPPORTER (& 20+ years season ticket) longer than maybe most who visit this site have been alive, 1st fave player & who I ran around the playground pretending to be was Jimmy Greaves. (So, long enough & still counting).

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Firstly, nobody’s slagging the club off, they are quite clearly aiming it at the owners.

Secondly nobody’s doing it ‘for the sake of it either’.

There are many people who’ve had season tickets for 40-50 years who are doing this. So you, or anyone else do not have ownership of any copyright as to what defines a ‘diehard’ fan.

Excusing the policies of ENIC is not ever going to be the position of the majority of dedicated fans, so stop pretending otherwise perhaps?

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

Why have you got a problem with fans who don’t like the owners then?

If you haven’t then I’m not quite sure what point you’re trying to make, nobody’s dissing the club , just the people that run it and their policies and our lack of success over the 22 years.

What part of that don’t you understand?

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
2 months ago
Reply to  Stewart Smith

I would appreciate some facts. Do you infer that Enic and Levy are a force for good for the club? It strikes me that Enic and Levy have little interest in success on the pitch for the club and their supporters. Can you really explain to me that after 22yrs of the Enic tenure under Levy’s mismanagement that we are are a successful football club. Levy’s mismanagement of the club is well documented. Apart from his appalling recruitment record of managers, coaching, scouting and DOFs over 22 years, and God only knows how much that has cost the club in redundancy payments, his record in the transfer market is appalling and also well documented. I have been a fan since 1962 which does not make my opinions any more relevant than anybody else’s but I do not believe that Enic and Levy give a t*ss about the club and it’s supporters. Enic are only interested about rinsing the fans with high ticket and merchandising prices. We had approximately £350 mill on our balance sheet before we stated building the new stadium which ended up being 100% over budget and one year late in delivery for which Levy was paid a £2 mill bonus. This nonsensical rote that we have avoided doing a Leeds is farcical. I doubt that any Spurs fan really expects that we would win the PL on regular basis but surely we can do better than being run by parasites who are only interested in fattening up the the club’s property portfolio so that they can sell it at a later date.

Sonificent
Sonificent
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Spot on.

East Stand
East Stand
2 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Levyologists always come with very few facts! 😂

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