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“To have the recognition of his peers in the Premier League tells you an awful lot” Paul Robinson latest to applaud Tottenham man
By Bruce Grove -

Paul Robinson has become the latest pundit to praise Daniel Levy as they voted him into an ECA directorship position.

The Tottenham supremo is one of the most respected football executives in the world because of the work he has done at the club.

He has helped Spurs become one of the Premier League’s top six, breaking the traditional top four.

Spurs have also been finishing above Arsenal in recent seasons and they have recruited some of the best young players around Europe recently.

Levy has built his reputation as a no-nonsense business executive that sells his players at his own price.

He looks after his club’s interest in terms of money and showed that again when he forced Manchester City into abandoning their pursuit of Harry Kane in the last transfer window.

Former Tottenham number one, Robinson insists he respects the businessman and he is the right man for the job.

He told Football Insider about the appointment: “That comes from people that have dealt with him in business situations for a number of years now.

“I know Daniel and I hold him in very high regard from the dealings I have had with him.

“He has done an excellent job at Tottenham Hotspur and he has always had the best interest of the club at heart. He does what he thinks is right for the club.

“If you look at the stadium, the training ground and the infrastructure you can see the forward planning. What he has done is nothing short of incredible.

“Yes, at times he has been criticised but all chairmans are at times. They haven’t won a trophy for too long but the progression is there. Everything has been put in place for that club. You cannot criticise him.

“To have the recognition of his peers in the Premier League tells you an awful lot about the way he conducts his business.”

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East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

Optimism at the beginning of the season under Levy is a purely fruitless exercise. One may as well resign oneself to the prospect of failure because this the only outcome we have seen or should ever expect.

Levy and ENIC have spent 22 years putting the fans through this endless cycle of faux optimism and expectation management.

Let there be no doubt, ENIC actively don’t want us to win anything, because if we do there will be an expectation for them to invest to continue any success. This I believe is a deliberate ploy…

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

Robbo clearly on the ENIC payroll…

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
7 days ago

If this appointment takes the Clown away for the club then I hope it never ends. Maybe Paratici can spend a few quid in his absence. Levy’s probably got a bug on his phone.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago

Old Robbo brown nosing Baldy yet again… I’m not even sure what the ECA is..

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
7 days ago

Stop talking out of your Ring please.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Limerick AL

The ring of power.. The bald ones ring.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago

I’ve never understood how a club that has won just one league cup in the past 20 years and NO league titles since 1961 can belong to a “Big Six” otherwise comprising serial winners (yes, Arsenal have fallen off their horse since moving into the Emirates but they’ve still notched up some wins in the FA Cup, a trophy we haven’t won since 1991!). Levy isn’t shrewd, certainly not in football matters at any rate; merely intransigent.

I see Levy is praised for keeping Kane, who clearly would like to be at a SUCCESSFUL club, when the sensible thing to have done in this particular instance would have been to offload an unhappy player and reinvest the money in reshaping the team. On second thoughts, perhaps not so sensible, as we seem to have such clueless individuals making our player purchases.

And where are these wonderful players we’re supposedly producing ourselves? And haven’t you noticed, Paul, that in building this infrastructure we are massively in debt and cash strapped when it comes to buying suitable players to maintain our supposed “progress”? CL runners up in 2019 and this season plying our trade in a European conference for mediocre teams (as we failed to finish 6th even).

Let me ask you one question, Paul: “Are you a wind up merchant …or just an idiot? If you really think that Levy is doing a good job at Spurs, you are sorely lacking in analytical ability”. Levy got especially lucky with one managerial appointment and a promising team was created. We were punching above our weight and circumstances were such that with a few additional signings we could have got over the winning line in a competition or two, perhaps even in the league or CL. Your little darling chose instead to pour most of our money into building an unnecessarily grandiose stadium whose chief raison d’etre now would seem to be to generate enough profits to PAY FOR IT! Of course, while the club continues to be unsuccessful in REAL terms, ie on the pitch, this stadium development is enabling Levy and Lewis etc to further enhance their property portfolio and their personal wealth. With a touch of hubris and his ridiculous notion of his own worth, the evil genius even pays himself the highest executive salary in the Premiership.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago

Incidentally, I basically judge a club’s size on how much money it can spend – without undue risk – on transfer fees, players wages etc to enable it to compete with its rivals. Given our stadium debt, in reality Levy has transformed us into a small club with a big stadium. Laughable and lamentable.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
7 days ago

We’re becoming a Sunderland.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago

I’ve just read the blog again and I apologize: it doesn’t talk about us producing our own players but that we have supposedly bought some of the best young players in Europe. That remains to be seen!

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
7 days ago

Like Holtby, N’Jie, N’Koudoo, Yedlin, Clarke, Sessegnon – the list is endless. Millions wasted.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago

Yep, zero point in any of those sorts of players. All bought with an eye to a big profit on resale. That’s the only criteria that I can see that guides Levy. The football aspect is completely ignored. It will never change under these crooks…

Legoverlass
Legoverlass
7 days ago

Robinson oiling his gravy train ? All I see is a Chairman and owners who have systematically destroyed a great footballing institution and replaced it with a property development company and a glorified shopping mall.

Last edited 7 days ago by Legoverlass
Harry
Harry
7 days ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Preaching to the choir……my friend

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago
Reply to  Legoverlass

Sadly, too true. As others have commented “there used to be a football club there.”

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
7 days ago

Why are idiots banging on about this appointment it is nothing to do with THFC and that is all I care about.
Oh and btw we are not a Top 6 team otherwise we would be in the Europa. And Robbo are you accepting that 6th is where THFC should be. Pathetic.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago

I suspect the only reason this appointment came about was down to Spurs and money mate.

Freddie
Freddie
7 days ago

Wow Bruce …what an article. Nearly vomited after reading half of it. 20 years winning absolutely nothing and we have one of the greatest chairman’s on earth. Talk about being a masochistic because thats what it feels to be a spurs fan

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
7 days ago
Reply to  Freddie

The forward planning referred to in the article is presumably supposed to one day produce success on the pitch……sadly, in the event that this actually happens to any great degree, it’s likely to be beyond my allotted lifespan!

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
7 days ago
Reply to  Freddie

Damn it’s actually 20 years now. This is a stupendous amount of time.

East Stand
East Stand
7 days ago
Reply to  Freddie

Well we did win the League Cup in 08, however for a club our size that’s totally pathetic…

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