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Why Always Us?

I am really fed up with our “bad luck".

• Why did we get the wrong Fernandes? Particularly when Bruno Fernandes confirmed that he wanted to join us in the summer.

• Why didn’t we conclude the deal for Grealish? Particularly when he has now gone on to become one of the most sought after young players in the league.

• It was clear to me (and others) well over a year ago that Wan Bissaka and Ben Chilwell had the potential to become excellent full backs. Why didn’t we try to sign them before they became big names with big price tags and why have we ended up with Aurier and Vertognhan/Davies?

• Why did we sign Mourinho at a time when it was abundantly clear that his best years are well behind him?

• Why did the club not show more patience with Poch and back him in the transfer market before the decline set in? Look at the progress Man U are now showing after remaining patient with Solskaer.

And before the usual suspects comment on the bad performances under Poch before he was sacked; have they conveniently forgotten that he was forced to go two transfer windows without signing a player?

• Why did we not build from a position of strength and not now, as is likely in the summer, building from a position of weakness?

• Why did we not show a bit of imagination like Man U have done and sign someone like Ighalo in January?

…..and the list goes on.

I guess the common denominator is Levy.

Levy clearly loves the club and he wants the best for us (on and off the field) but he has made some almighty clangers which have turned us from being an elite club in the PL (and to an extent Europe), into an absolute shambles on the pitch. If ENIC are not going to sell the club (which is not something I necessarily want), then at the least Levy should be replaced. There has to be accountability at the highest levels and surely there’s another CEO that could do a much better job?

posted on 9/3/20

Answer to all:

Daniel levy

👍

posted on 9/3/20

comment by Gillespie Road. (U18361)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Jinja Ninja (U19849)
posted 26 minutes ago
Have always had a soft spot for spurs as someone close to me was a spurs fan back in the days of Villa, hazard etc

I said when the new stadium was given the go ahead that it came at the wrong time for spurs. They had a decent team and a decent manager that needed a but of investment to go the next level. The playing at wembley and new stadium didn't help at all imo

Money is an issue for spurs with the over budget spend for the stadium and will be for some time imo.

Not sure it's all Levy's fault
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This is absolutely the best time for anyone in the EPL to build a stadium. Especially clubs with medium-capacity 25k-40k seater stadiums.

The EPL is currently enjoying its moment in the sun, with the TV companies literally competing with each other to throw money at clubs by the truckload. Any chairman with any sort of long-term ambition could walk into any financier's office today and easily iron out a stadium mortgage with £20-35m annual premiums.

Why does everyone seem to think that the river of money flowing into the league will keep flowing forever?
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Think you missed the point I was making.

Spurs did need to build a stadium to compete if nothing else. Extra income etc

But it came at the wrong time imo. With Poch they were on the verge of something they hadn't been for a while. And investing in both was going to be difficult.

posted on 9/3/20

comment by Jinja Ninja (U19849)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Gillespie Road. (U18361)
posted 27 minutes ago
comment by Jinja Ninja (U19849)
posted 26 minutes ago
Have always had a soft spot for spurs as someone close to me was a spurs fan back in the days of Villa, hazard etc

I said when the new stadium was given the go ahead that it came at the wrong time for spurs. They had a decent team and a decent manager that needed a but of investment to go the next level. The playing at wembley and new stadium didn't help at all imo

Money is an issue for spurs with the over budget spend for the stadium and will be for some time imo.

Not sure it's all Levy's fault
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This is absolutely the best time for anyone in the EPL to build a stadium. Especially clubs with medium-capacity 25k-40k seater stadiums.

The EPL is currently enjoying its moment in the sun, with the TV companies literally competing with each other to throw money at clubs by the truckload. Any chairman with any sort of long-term ambition could walk into any financier's office today and easily iron out a stadium mortgage with £20-35m annual premiums.

Why does everyone seem to think that the river of money flowing into the league will keep flowing forever?
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Think you missed the point I was making.

Spurs did need to build a stadium to compete if nothing else. Extra income etc

But it came at the wrong time imo. With Poch they were on the verge of something they hadn't been for a while. And investing in both was going to be difficult.


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comment by GOODBYE (U1029)

posted on 9/3/20

comment by Phendombele (U20037)
posted 33 minutes ago
THudd really doesnt have a scooby does he
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Bite

posted on 9/3/20

Are you really having to ask why we havent spent £60m on Chilwell, £50m on AWB, £70m on Fernandes and £40m on Grealish

Why didnt we spend that £220m

and we'd still need "a proper DM", a new CB and a backup striker.

comment by GOODBYE (U1029)

posted on 9/3/20

It's not football manager

posted on 9/3/20

comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 11 minutes ago
Are you really having to ask why we havent spent £60m on Chilwell, £50m on AWB, £70m on Fernandes and £40m on Grealish

Why didnt we spend that £220m

and we'd still need "a proper DM", a new CB and a backup striker.
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My point is that AWB and Chilwell could have been bought for a much lower fee, if the club had shown some nous and identified their potential much earlier.

If we are not able/willing to spend big on players, then we absolutely must move much quicker for younger players with obvious potential. I remember being extremely impressed with AWB after just a few games in his debut season for Palace. It was obvious for all to see.


posted on 9/3/20

Other clubs unearth gems at bargain prices, why can't Spurs do the same, our scouting needs improving.

posted on 9/3/20

comment by Gezza-Spurs (U18952)
posted 48 seconds ago
comment by Devonshirespur (U6316)
posted 11 minutes ago
Are you really having to ask why we havent spent £60m on Chilwell, £50m on AWB, £70m on Fernandes and £40m on Grealish

Why didnt we spend that £220m

and we'd still need "a proper DM", a new CB and a backup striker.
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My point is that AWB and Chilwell could have been bought for a much lower fee, if the club had shown some nous and identified their potential much earlier.

If we are not able/willing to spend big on players, then we absolutely must move much quicker for younger players with obvious potential. I remember being extremely impressed with AWB after just a few games in his debut season for Palace. It was obvious for all to see.
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The recruiting strategy is supposedly to pick up cheap-ish young players with good sell-on value rather than spending big on mediocre players.

Trouble is Spurs have no scouts capable of picking up on good, cheap young players. So instead those go by the wayside and Spurs end up identifying mediocre young players (Foyth, Sanchez, N'Koudou, N'Jie etc) and overpaying for all of them by half.

Worst of both worlds innit

posted on 9/3/20

Levy was being praised a few seasons ago for the job he has done at Spurs along with Poch while spending little. How did Levy lose his touch?

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