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Rubbish Performance in a Final - Again

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posted on 26/4/21

comment by Tottenham Chronic (U3423)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by EdinSelloutSpurs (U1109)
posted 5 minutes ago
Kane was largely decent yesterday, I don’t really know if people understand football - a player can play ok if they aren’t running channels or scoring goals
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he was clearly not fit. im not really blaming him, we cant go into games against top sides with passengers... if anything bring him off the bench.

against city you cant stand off them, you have to close them.. presses have to start from the front or they dont really work... as you will always have the out ball... with kane unfit and unable to do so we ended with the first half which we saw..

same happened in the cl final.. where again Kane wasnt fit.


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Kane was decent enough in both games though. If the ball wasn’t finding his feet in the box then it wasn’t his fault. He won the majority of battles in the air, held the ball up, and as our creator set up a fair few 1v1 chances for Son and Aurier (&PEH) the former of which was especially wasteful. We also defended in the structure we were supposed to and Kane stood on Fernandinho’s toes throughout the game when defending. His fitness wasn’t in question.

posted on 26/4/21

comment by ErikThor (U22540)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by ● Billy The Yidd ● 2020* 2021* (U3924)
posted 8 minutes ago
Nothing will change until we get new owners, the one common factor in our miserable existence is ENIC, Lewis and Levy. I have been saying it for years, they have no interest in making us trophy winners, they just want to see CL and profits.

They have had numerous opportunities to push us on from promising positions to possibly win things, and have stood still every single fackin time, the balance sheet is king where ENIC are concerned.

20 years of these clowns is more than enough, I had enough of them years ago, and will not be spending another penny on Spurs until things change or they fack off out of it.
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Who do we get in then?
A nice cuddly US hedge fund to extract wealth out of the club in dividends?
A middle eastern state that celebrated letting women drive in 2020?
Maybe a Putin mafia ally who "inherited" his wealth from the KGB?
Ill take tax dodging Amazon I supposeas compared to the above they are saintly good.
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If ENIC signed up to the Super League with all the riches on offer they are not going to sell anytime soon until that matter is resolved which could be years.

Juve's value went up around 10% on the Monday after the news. All this talk of Daniel Ek buying Arsenal will amount to nothing. Kronke has made Arsenal into nice little cash cow for himself(bless him) and value of the founding clubs will only continue to grow when the ESL clubs revisit the idea in the future.

If anyone thinks ENIC will sell anytime soon I wouldn't hold your breathe. They will go when it suit them. The best we as fans can hope for is if they sell a large stake giving someone control but I have a feeling they will still want some sort of stake in the club as it continues to grow from a business POV.

comment by Ace (U22467)

posted on 26/4/21

My thoughts on yesterday were that we were terrified of getting embarrassed, so played for damage limitation from kick off. I apportion a lot of blame to Jose, and by proxy Levy for appointing him. We have no attacking patterns of fluidity, or confidence. Yesterday you watched a team devoid of creativity, that has had the attacking play and fitness levels systematically coached out of them over the last year and a half.

Son was extremely poor. He has been for at least ten games. He also went into the CL final in really poor form and didn’t turn up then. That’s the issue with streaky players - but managers rely on them producing a moment of magic even when they’re in bad form, instead of having the balls to drop them. Lucas should’ve played ahead of Son in the CL final having scored the semi hat trick, and should’ve stayed on pitch ahead of Son yesterday as he was our best player.

Agree with the OP and said during the game yesterday Ndombele had to come on for GLC or Winks as we had nobody getting a foot on the ball and retaining possession. Sissoko coming on is a joke - I get the suggestion that he’s there to protect Aurier with Lucas going off, but it’s still a poor poor sub that arguably cost us the game. Don’t wanna hang Mason out to dry but let’s be honest, that was shocking decision making.

Moving forward, I’ll just paste what I said on GN last night rather than rehash:

As nice as a squad overhaul would be with all the deadwood being shifted and some quality coming in, I think we are in for some lean times and further turmoil at the club.

Financially covid has hurt everyone, but we in particular have suffered as the stadium had only just opened and revenue from matchday and events was a big part of our financial planning. We owe £175m to the Bank of England plus the stadium debt. Yes the club is run efficiently by an army of bean counters and at present we are only paying off interest not capital, but it doesn’t matter how many times you refinance the debt it still exists and has to be factored into financial planning.

This obviously means outgoings before incomings, but our deadwood isn’t going to be a hugely attractive option to other clubs and they also have the financial impact of covid to consider, so Levy won’t be scalping anyone. It’s not so much the players we want to get rid of that’s the issue, it’s the players we’d rather keep but who will be coveted by others. Will Levy be able to resist serious bids for Kane and Son? At this stage we can offer top players at the club, or those coming in, very little. Not the best wages, not CL football.

Managerial uncertainty is another big issue - the best coaches we could realistically get will need buying out of their current contracts, on top of the gardening leave we’re paying Jose. Those available on a free don’t fill us with joy, aren’t likely to attract the best players or be commensurate with the brand ID Levy is trying to create, but options are seriously limited.

Then the fan unrest. Levy is on the precipice now - he’s made one mis-step too many in the last couple of years with this ESL thing and the natives are getting restless. There was patience and even, for a time, unity with the stadium move. But since the doors opened it’s been fack up after fack up. ‘Thanks for No Memories’, ‘Profit Before Glory’. These two banners sum up how the majority are feeling and the tide is turning.

My heart keeps giving me this optimistic vision of us making another Poch-esque appointment, selling all deadwood, making some key signings and pushing back on. The reality is Levy and ENIC have a long history of failure at THFC, football wise, and that is unlikely to change any time soon.

Sorry for the long post!

posted on 26/4/21

Chronic, great article, and have five stars from me.




I have backed Levy and the Board to the hilt, but I think the only way out for Spurs now is to sell up to some dodgy billionaire, and let them pump millions into recruiting players that are winners. Absolutely no other way now, City will be away over the hill and away for the next 20/30 years otherwise.

The Prem is becoming such an uneven playing field now, it is starting to morph into the Scottish Prem, where one or two teams will just rule the roost for evermore.

Something has to seriously change, even I am getting disillusioned with the game now. I thought I would continue to go to WHL for evermore, but if there is never the chance to actually win trophies again, then really what is the point? I still enjoy the buzz of going to games I have done 62 years now, but if your team is never going to be successful, despite pumping in fairly large amounts of money, when it is only mega money that in reality makes the difference, it can get very soul destroying.

posted on 26/4/21

comment by sandy, Ryan Mason, super league boss for 24 hours (U20567)
posted 5 minutes ago
Chronic, great article, and have five stars from me.




I have backed Levy and the Board to the hilt, but I think the only way out for Spurs now is to sell up to some dodgy billionaire, and let them pump millions into recruiting players that are winners. Absolutely no other way now, City will be away over the hill and away for the next 20/30 years otherwise.

The Prem is becoming such an uneven playing field now, it is starting to morph into the Scottish Prem, where one or two teams will just rule the roost for evermore.

Something has to seriously change, even I am getting disillusioned with the game now. I thought I would continue to go to WHL for evermore, but if there is never the chance to actually win trophies again, then really what is the point? I still enjoy the buzz of going to games I have done 62 years now, but if your team is never going to be successful, despite pumping in fairly large amounts of money, when it is only mega money that in reality makes the difference, it can get very soul destroying.
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There has been 4 different clubs win the PL title over the last 5 seasons Sandy. Then add in the fact that 4 different teams have won the FA cup in the last 5 years also. Yet again you're spouting absolute rubbish,

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 26/4/21

I only saw the extended highlights but to me it looked like City's defenders had your attack in their pockets. 2 shots? 1 on target?

It seemed very one sided on TV.

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