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This Spurs Fan Predicts A Biblical End Of Days For ENIC
By Harry Hotspur -
Legover Lass envisages a cornered ENIC

If there is one thing that ENIC and Levy do not like it is the glare of the spotlight shining on their faces showing for all to see the facade of their tenure as owners of THFC as a mechanism to unlock land and property development.

Levy in particular appears to like the shadowlands, where he can remain outside the glare of the prying eyes of the world. A world of non-accountability, non-public ownership, where he can satiate his Napoleonic lust for control and power.

A status he would struggle to sustain in a public arena where his machinations would be subject to scrutinization and critique. I have said several times in the recent past that the jig is up for ENIC and Levy. They have rolled their loaded dice for over two decades, manipulating the narrative to conceal their truth and to perpetuate the penury myth with its ever repeating new project plot line.

Meandering from season to season like some Pied Piper of Haringey followed by the emptying wallets of the emotionally vested generational legacy of the supporters. They led these masses to the promised land of the as-yet-unnamed billion-dollar Valhalla only for them to awaken and find that indeed the gold and glory that was promised was nowhere to be seen as the chosen ones to deliver were in fact in absentia.

The Pied Piper has led everyone down a cul-de-sac from which there is no turning back. The hubris of taking the wrong path no longer has validity or substance, and the followers are awakening. The mist of deception is beginning to clear from their eyes, and they are beginning to see that before them is a barren wasteland devoid of any semblance of green shoots of hope or a future emboldened with the DNA of To Dare is To Do.

As the veil of ENIC and Levy slips yet further reveal their abhorrent visage the whisper of disenchantment and anger builds to a rising crescendo amongst the masses.

They begin to realise that in this desert, this monolith entity that has feasted on the flesh and blood of the beloved host of THFC can not survive without drinking the water that pours from their wallets. One by one, they turn their heads away from the carcass of ENIC that is writhing in the withering gaze of their awakened consciousness.

Quietly, one by one they start closing their wallets with a soft movement that resonates like a thunderclap in the head of the beast before them. A beast that has realised that the jig is finally up and that the true power has shifted at that moment back from whence it came. It is done. It is over. As the masses turn and walk away, the sun begins to rise on a new day and a new future. Let it be, Lord, Let It Be!

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dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
1 month ago

well put and now the masses see

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
1 month ago

In business, and let’s be clear football is now a business. A big one at that. In business when employing staff to help run it, one employs or hopes to employ staff who have the same vision of success you have for it.

What we have in ENIC & in particular Levy are an owner and chairman who don’t see or have a vision for success on the most important part of that business, the football team.

When they do employ someone who flirts with success on the pitch they inevitably pull the plug on any investment that will enhance or produce that success.

Success for ENIC is 💰 in he bank. That and real estate. They are at the top of their game when it comes to these.

22 years 15 managers. 1 owner & chairman. You don’t have to be Stephen Hawking to work out the common denominator of abject failure in that equation.

Spurious
Spurious
1 month ago

Surely Levy’s position as the leagues highest-paid chairman is now untenable?

Imagine you’re a senior hiring manager at your current company. You took over your department in 2001, and since then you’ve presided over the occasional win, haven’t really set the world on fire but haven’t taken the company down either. Overall you’re acknowledged as putting in place a solid financial footing that the company has not always possessed.

Then in 2014 you poach a team leader from another firm in your industry that came highly recommended but was relatively inexperienced.Over the next 5 years this manager revolutionises the way things are done in your team and your stock has never been higher. The company still haven’t won anything big but the general feeling is that it’s only a matter of time. However this manager keeps making budget requests and asking you to invest in the team to help them get better. Not only do you ignore his repeated requests, but you also interfere with his day to day management and plans, refuse to hire the candidates he has identified to improve the team, and occasionally even allow high performing members of his team to join direct competitors. That year during your performance review, you boast to your own line manager that you have achieved all this success with the lowest net spend in the industry, even reducing spend and recruitment costs to zero for almost 18 months.

All this is happening whilst simultaneously you are working on your own pet project to demolish and rebuild the company HQ where they’ve been based since they were founded. Eventually this office build is delivered more than 12 months late and 100% over budget, saddling the company with £600m+ debt in the process. You reward yourself with a £6m bonus and relax on your bosses yacht in the Caribbean, safe in the knowledge that you’re the highest paid executive in your industry! Life is good.

However, eventually in 2019 your continual incompetence, underinvestment, interference in things you don’t understand and micromanagement takes its inevitable toll and the teams performance falls off a cliff. By November 2019 it’s clear that you’ve made some serious errors in how you’ve managed your direct report, the team under him, the budget and upward communication to your boss. So what do you do? Hold your hands up, admit your mistakes and commit to resolving them in partnership with the best hire you’ve ever made? Nope! You heap blame on the manager that had achieved all this success on a minimal budget, fire him (paying a hefty severance) and hire in a big name replacement with a golden CV who’s been operating in the ‘big leagues’ forever. Surely this will cement the accolades that your now nearly 20 years of hard work deserve?

Sadly even then you haven’t learned your lesson – you continue to underinvest in your team and refuse to allow even this serial achiever to assume full control of managing the business. After a promising but uninspiring 18 months under new management (but with the same burnt out team members), you fire this manager just before he might actually have delivered something (again paying a hefty severance).

Only this time you haven’t got a backup plan in place, so you ask the inexperienced but committed junior assistant to take care of the team until the end of the financial year. Unfortunately, despite his history at the company, the individuals within the team cannot respect this individual as a leader. Performances suffer, you lose out to a major rival in the final of a prestigious industry competition, and the financial year ends with your firm in the worst competitive position for more than a decade.

Things are looking bleak. Clearly this time it’s crucial that you hire the right person to take charge of the team that were once so promising to return the firm to former glories. However, following several high profile sackings and rumours about underinvestment and poor morale, it proves more difficult than ever to attract the right talent to your team. You have one or two promising interviews with some top rated leaders, but they turn you down even when you do make big offers because they sense that you won’t support them in the way they need and consequently they don’t want to work with you and put their own reputations at stake. Shareholders become restless and begin questioning why an appointment hasn’t been made to such a high profile role. You’re forced to make public statements about the efforts that you’re going to in order to secure “the right kind of leader to take the company to the next level”, and “our DNA” to quell the revolt and calm your bosses nerves.

Eventually, after nearly 3 months searching, you appoint a team leader who neither matches the firms “DNA” nor brings an impressive track record with him. To nobodies surprise, this likeable character who is so deficient in many other ways, struggles almost immediately and you are forced to fire him after only 4 months following a particularly nasty shareholder meeting where there are open protests about your leadership and the direction of the company.

And now in November 2021, you’re on the hunt for a new manager once again… 

If this was a description of your performance at your company… WOULD YOU STILL BE IN A JOB???

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago
Reply to  Spurious

Two obvious missing factors in the above are shareholders and accountability. Without those two factors, you have a micromanaging narcissistic Napoleonic complex chairman free to create all of the above without retribution. I also believe he has had to pay Nuno £14.00 million in severance money which based on his games in charge amounted to close to £1.4 million per game for producing some of the worst results and football I can recall at THFC.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
1 month ago

Why would Conte take up an 18 month contract it all smacks of short terminism? He’d be only able to make a limited change in January and then only have one summer window to shape the team. It is hard to assume Levy would sanction massive expenditure if the manager was potentially liable to leave at the end of the season.
If it is a short term contract it’s to get the heat of Levy as the fans will certainly get behind Conte thus deflecting the blame for the clubs predicament away from him.

matt
matt
1 month ago

I don’t like seeing us fail but I am enjoying this in a macabre way. At the moment, the worse it gets the better it is….. in a weird kind of way. There is no way out for Levy. He either has to Hire big and back the manager (which he won’t want to do) or he continues as he has done and the abuse will increase to intolerable levels and cause enormous embarrassment, which he won’t want either. These are the 2 obvious options and it is going to be really interesting to see which way he turns……. Although there could be a third option which is to repeat the Mourinho journey where Levy hires big, doesn’t back the manager, lets players rule the roost and we will be back in the same situation in a years time only much much much worse for Levy.

Cali
Cali
1 month ago
Reply to  matt

My bet is he is doing the 3rd option lip service like he done the Mourinho journey. it is impossible Levy to change his method of working which worked for him last +20 years. this is his thinking and always been never invest big money to players just hire any manager at any cost then you can sack any day to cover yourself and it is cheaper this will continue until this bald egomaniac cedes the football side of the business any thing else is a wishful thinking.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago

Quite poetic, Harry and decidedly biblical in tone! Keep up the good work. I would enjoy seeing old baldy squirm; more than perhaps I should I’m certainly hoping for a large dose of media and fan scrutiny of the goings on in N17. with the spotlight on the poison dwarf.

Finn
Finn
1 month ago

Nice one LL…….:-)

I could live with Conte and I guess there’d be a few straightforward truths told in the dressing room. Trouble is I’m not sure Levy would live long with Conte or vice versa – for all the nonsense he’d not put up with from the players, I’d think him just a likely to not stand it from what passes as management.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Slightly OTT blog but something I have been guilty of myself in the past but nevertheless there are some good points in it. The Spurs fans are finally starting to see through Enic and Levy although what took them so long is a mystery to me. Levy is a micro managing megalomaniac which is confirmed by Simon Levy’s post, ( slightly unfortunate surname under the circumstances ), how poisonous the atmosphere is for those people working at Lilywhite House. NES has been sacked which is another example of Levy’s utter inadequacies in all football related matters. His appointment does not reflect well either on Paratici. So, it’s back to Groundhog Day, looking for another manager. I cannot see Levy going for Conte again, and I cannot believe that Conte would accept the poisoned chalice anyway. My money would be on Mason until the end of the season when they will probably attempt for Poch again, especially if he is sacked by PSG. Quite why he or any other top class manager would agree to work for Levy is a complete mystery to me. Levy is running out of options as far as managerial appointments are concerned as only out of work candidates will consider the post, take the filthy lucre on offer in the realisation that they will never be able to attain success whilst Levy is the CEO the inevitability of the sack.
Time for sleepy Joe Lewis to arise from his stupor and make the right decision to remove Levy from all footballing matters. In my dreams. 

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Extraordinary and illogical appointment in the first place, switching from Mourinho to arguably, Mourinho lite!

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Perhaps he should try appointing one of the managers’ wives as a new departure, as he is surely running out of options. Would you in all honesty want to work for Levy and his shambles of a football club?

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

A metaphorical and cathartic response to the apocalyptic debacle at the weekend and the recent performances.

Keith Browning
Keith Browning
1 month ago

BBC announce at 10.am. Still in three cups and striking distance of League. Gives new man (or woman) a fighting chance.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith Browning

More likely in striking distance of the CHAMPIONSHIP! (I don’t actually think we will go down but fail to see, at present, how we would finish this year above eighth place and THAT is without taking Brighton, Everton and Wolves into consideration, the former very impressive at Liverpool on Saturday.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Mail online is reporting that NES has been sacked.

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 month ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Yep, it’s seems he has.

Lord Croker
Lord Croker
1 month ago

Tavistock Group look at the figures irrespective of the boos.

Bren Long
Bren Long
1 month ago
Reply to  Lord Croker

Each boo is a paid up bum on a seat.

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
1 month ago

It’s always the same old story, Levy does have an opportunity to bring in the very best in Antonio Conte but will not back him in the transfer market. If Levy isn’t prepared to back Conte who is a proven manager, then he’s certainly not going to back a manager that isn’t, unless he’s stupid. I don’t think for a minute that Levy is stupid, I just think he’s tight. And that is the problem in a nutshell, Levy will NOT spend the money needed to bring success. The only way Spurs fans will see any kind of success is to get rid of Levy, Lewis and ENIC. FULL STOP.  

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

Actually, he’s pretty stupid when it comes to football!

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
1 month ago

Ahem.. well.

Back in the real world. Levy has recently taken an ECA Executive Board Member role. My guess is, Levy isn’t going anywhere soon.

He’s not the longest-serving chairman in the Premier League because this man has a conscience. He does not care if people think he’s missing that moral sense of right or wrong. He does not feel guilty. He just ploughs on, taking comfort in the knowledge that he is always right and if he happens to be wrong, it’s not his fault, he was just badly advised.

Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
Archibald&Crooks (SnideChump)
1 month ago

One thing is for sure – the leeches will not like boos echoing round the stadium for the world to listen to nor the “Levy out” chant.

I never bother to join in with the “I have been supporting Spurs for 80 years and can remember…………….” all I will say is that a good friend of mine was instrumental in the Sugar out campaign but I wasnt interested (Klinsmann?) but with this lot of shysters it has affected me so badly that the only people I hate more than the ENIC mob are the melts who like them.

porky
porky
1 month ago

Valhalla? Pied Piper? Napoleon? Bit of a stretch really.

Alexander
Alexander
1 month ago

where he can satiate his Napoleonic lust for control and power.”

Why did you publish this crap?

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
1 month ago
Reply to  Alexander

Oi, mind the foul and abusive language! Someone from the Ticket Office told me off for typing ‘Why on earth did the club decide to inflict this crap on us?’, the TO response being ‘We do not tolerate the use of foul or abusive language so I must ask you to refrain from using such language in future communications or we will be unable to assist.’

simon levy
simon levy
1 month ago
Reply to  Alexander

well although a little poetic for my liking, LL is completely correct in her summation of DL’s character. I can confirm this to be true, as a very close friend of ours recently left her job at Lilywhite House. We have been told that the atmosphere is awful, there is a culture of bullying and that DL has his hands over all aspects of the business and at all levels, in a effect he is a micro managing control freak.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 month ago
Reply to  simon levy

That’s certainly how he comes across!

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago
Reply to  simon levy

Albeit we appear to live in a woke gender profiling frenzy at present I must point out that I am not of the feminine gender ….. yet !

legoverlass
legoverlass
1 month ago
Reply to  Alexander

Metaphorical language perhaps but where exactly do you disagree with that statement?

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