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  1. 3 points
    One thing that has come out of all this recent lack of form form, is that more of us are seeming to agree that it does not have to boil down to JM or the players or the board. It's a combination of all 3 and they must all carry some responsibility. I have no idea how to fix it, but one other thing of note is that despite games like The Arse and Newcastle, we are still 6th. Many other teams seem to be experiencing exactly the same inconsistency as us. It's a weird season for sure.
  2. 2 points
    I've noticed when I tip a win we lose, and when I think we will lose we win. So I have come up with a cunning Baldrick plan. I am going to tip Utd to win. Clever eh! COYS
  3. 2 points
    A happy ship prevails,,,the one that hits the ice berg sinks simple
  4. 2 points
    Joe Lewis has no interest in the NFL ,,,,at all ,,,his main interest apart from spurs ,,,is wait for it around the world yatch racing he is one off the biggest sponsors of that sport ,,,he also buys and sells fine arts .the nfl thing comes from mr levy pushing for a 2 tier pitch at the new stadium so nfl teams can play there ,,,money maker no bother ,,,that pitch can be used to host baseball teams aswell ,,the brewery at the stadium makes a pint for wait for it 25 p sells for a cool fiver ,,60 thousand drinkers have 6 pints each nice money ,,,that’s without grub that is made on site aswell ,,,if mr Lewis had an interest in the nfl he would have to fund a franchise himself and paying tax in the USA noooo lol
  5. 2 points
    Mr8ball

    2021 Winter Transfer Window

    Hi chaps ,,,this one might be for spurfect to give his judgement on??? right ,,,Albert tjaaland,,,17 years old from Norway ,,with fc molde,,,has scored 64 goals in 37 matches ,,,is breaking into the senior side ,,,he is the cousin off guess it lol Erling Haaland ,,,might be worth a punt
  6. 2 points
    Franco was never the problem. He has brought all of the players Boas wanted and sold all of the players that haven’t clicked. Soldado, was signed although a younger Rodrigo was the same kind of player, but more hungry, younger and cheaper. The funny thing Rodrigo was Soldados direct suitor after No-Goal-dado left Valencia for us. Capoue to me was a good suggestion, but only in combination with Sissoko. Both knew each other from Toulouse. That pairing would have made sense to build upon. Capoue was defensive minded Sissoko box to box. And its not that a deal wasn’t possible. Sissoko left in the same season for Newcastle and we ended up with the so called „black Lampard“ Paulinho. Yes, another Player Boas wanted. Why? Paulinho scored from 40 metres and he speaks portuguese. It was easier for AVB to play Scrabble in portoguese with a Brazilian, I guess. Apart from that, he played for Litvania and Poland. Wow, what a CV! But another reason, Paulinho was hyped by Chelsea and AVB wanted to make sure they don’t get him. Kindergarten games, after they have fired him! Thats my personal opinion, but I think a lot of people have earned money with Paulinho (money laundry)! Chadli was a Player Levy wanted. Why? Because he scored against us. But no one of our scouts recognized Dusan Tadic‘s talent when they were scouting Nacer in Enschede. Gandalf... I mean Gilfy (short for Grannys I like to fuck) was also a player Boas wanted. As Bob Marley sang in I shot the sheriff, „For what, I don’t know!“ Maybe to get sure he has a plan B, when he signed Moussa who came as replacement for (you won’t believe it) Luka Modric. Yes, you heard right. (Luka, the favorite player I still can not chose for my profile!!! ) Boas promise was to replace Luka with Mouthino, but because of these 3rd party orgies (ask fat Sam) we haven’t signed him. Instead we got Moussa, who was used as a CM. At Fulham he played as an attacking midfielder. Pssst... don’t tell anybody! Why was Holtby chosen over Draxler? Good question!? Was it because of Holbys Father and english ancestors. Is the answer that easy? Probably, cause Draxler was/is way better than him. But again, a player BOAS wanted. Eriksen and Lamela were two players Baldini suggested. Two players I also admired. But what the people don’t know, Chadli was brought to replace Bale. Not Lamela. But because Lamela was our most expensive signing ever, he was introduced so and unfortunately, too early in the english game. Its unfair to blame BOAS, cause I think there was a big pressure on everybody, Baldini, Boas and Lamela. Lammy was a lightweight, but people demanded to see him playing. The fan community and Levy wanted to see something for the high amount of money. He was brought on, he got injured, the rest is history. He never played to his full potential and never meet the expectations people put in him! Even if its necessary to spend more money in some cases, the problem is not only that Enic and Levy won’t invest, cause I know from personal experience you can find top players for little money. I found Jackson Martinez for 2 million in the mexican Jungle. Porto bought him 2 years later for 5 million and sold him for 30 to Atletico. Atletico sold him to China for 40 million. That makes me believe, that one of our main problems is the scouting. Our scouting is shit. They won’t recognize a talent infront of their eyes. Lukaku, Tadic, Fekir, Draxler, Aubermeyang..... But I also think the decision making is bad, when its good to keep or sell a player! We could easily made at least 250 up to 300 mill for Christian, Dele, Rose, Verts and Toby. 2 of the 5 left and are not playing. The others are gone for far less we would have get for them. Back to the DOF. Although I think Baldini have great contacts, have a good reputation and did a great job, (he get all the players Levy and Boas wanted and also get rid of the ones who failed and still give player recommendations like Cengiz Ünder), he was made the the scapegoat for BOAS disastrous management! End of DOF part one Mitchell came with Poch and with Wany, Toby, Trips, Dele and Dier we had a cheap and well functional lot. And what really happened behind closed doors, we don’t know, but Levy had the last word and Mitchell part ways. Now he is one of the most successful DOFs in the german Bundesliga in the services of RB Leipzig End of DOF part two Will there ever be a part three? Dunno What I know, if I would be chef scout and not only the last boy scout, here in the forum, we had won the fucking title. At least six times in a row. Im sure Levy would have let me kiss his bald head!
  7. 1 point
    Spurfect

    2021 Winter Transfer Window

    More and more I believe Draxler could do miracles for us. Give Alli to PSG and get Draxler in exchange.
  8. 1 point
    Jamesinashby

    upload storage,response like icons

    I have loaded this, but it won't let me back into the imojis!!! I have loaded this, but it won't let me back in to the emoji's. It just brings up a box over the emoji's saying, 'search'. Now I am stuck with Harry twizzling around and he won't stand still. I hate technology. COYS
  9. 1 point
    Jamesinashby

    Horse racing

    A storyteller is writing fiction, so here's hoping the truth is the nag will win. I think I shall continue not making bookmakers richer and use the money to take the missus out for fried breakfast at Morrison's instead. COYS
  10. 1 point
    He will never answer the question in a way that leaves him open to having to accept he got things wrong. He is blind to his inadequacies. He just can't live with criticism after all his successes. Sad really. If he held his hands up to mistakes, I don't think he would have received anywhere near the attacks made on him at Utd and with us. I may even have liked him as, when he is not being a prat, he comes across as a half decent bloke. COYS
  11. 1 point
    Borodin

    Horse racing

    The Grand National on Saturday and here's an early listing of the runners : Borodin's Tip Of The Day is The Storyteller currently at 14/1 https://www.grandnational.fans/runners-odds/
  12. 1 point
    Fascinating read here about what Mourinho said upon his appointment (Nov 2019) and the harsh reality of the situation today : https://www.football.london/tottenham-hotspur-fc/news/jose-mourinho-tottenham-four-promises-20334016 Well worth a look...
  13. 1 point
    Jamesinashby

    kings of white hart lane

    It's tough when things like this happen, M8. It is even tougher when they are top blokes. COYS
  14. 1 point
    The question is, 'Who is the one to take charge to sort things'. We seem to be drifting like a rudderless ship. COYS
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  16. 1 point
    A great post Spurfect and I agree with every point you made. You mentioned Poch's ego as being a major part in his downfall and I suspect that could also be added to the list for Mourhino. It's as well we long suffering fans have a deep rooted patience for THFC, interspaced with expletives and plaudits during the good and bad times. We had some 4 seasons with Poch when we remained hopeful and were in a happier frame of mind. Hopefully it won't be too long before are spirits are lifted again. COYS
  17. 1 point
    Before we can get think of whether DL and Enic should be be replaced we have to reach a a conclusion as to what were all the targets and and is there real failure any that is culpable. Also to establish the real aim of the club. Clearly the first target must have been to remain solvent and, preferably. as wealthy as the top successful European Clubs. They have passed that test with flying colours. Then they have to diversify with large amounts of income from non Football sources. That they have done with NFL games, boxing events and pop star shows. Also on the agenda was a new stadium and they have built arguably the best stadium in Europe. But, of course, THFC changed from a hockey club into being a soccer club. Looking back through early history, as the FA developed over the years, Spurs were heavily involved and a market leader of the changes over the transforming years. DL and Enic are the current holders with the responsibility to keep the club solvent and to make it successful. The one thing not mentioned above is winning football trophies. Hereby lies the nub of the argument. Is success measured by comparing the trophy cabinets or the the wealth of the club and its magnificent stadium. From we fans point of view, it has to be the trophy cabinet and the winning history of the likes of Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and City showing dominance over a decade or two. Also Arsenal spread over many decades. In the formative years of the FA, we were dominant at times including our best years in the late 50s and early 60s. That said it pales into insignificance compared to the the likes of 5 or 6 EPL clubs over the last few decades. The reason we didn't compete at the same level seems an obvious answer. We never matched those clubs in wage structure and the size of transfer fees. We appeared be a wealthy club capable of doing the same as the wealthy clubs that bought success but, for reasons unknown to us, we didn't. Using hindsight, it is clear that speculation with high wage structures and splashing the cash has worked. Some clubs were ultra successful yet none of them collapsed financially. Still we don't do it. My verdict is that Enic and DL have served their purpose and we need to hand over the reins to a wealthy backer who is prepared to make the No1 priority as winning the top trophies on a regular basis. I fear it won't happen as I don't think Joe Lewis wants to sell the club. He apparently is into the NFL in a big way and that is now a cash cow with the new stadium. COYS
  18. 1 point
    Im ambivalent. On one hand I tried to stay positive when Mourinho arrived, On the other hand, Mourinho to me is and was (even with his titles) one of the most overrated managers ever, whos tactics are outdated. 1) There may have been a time, his system was efficient, but the tactics have outlived their usefulness. Even the Italian have changed their way of playing in the recent years. 2) „Mourinhos players“ would defend better!? Don’t know. Cause smaller clubs have no other chance but defending and stand firm and hold a 0:0 for 90 minutes. So I‘m not sure if its only the fault of the players!? 3) What ambitions do we have? Poch was signed to form a team out of mediocre but promising players, who were far away from the professional status they have today and don’t forget, it was Sherwood who introduced Harry. Poch had a vision, his „philosophy“ that brought us the success. Mourinho was signed to put us on the next level, but if that is only possible with big investments, its the money who won him the titles not his tactics. Im afraid he also lost his reputation and bonus in football. No respect from commentators, (former) players and managers. There was a time we wanted to build on our academy, but it seems the ides died. But what was the development of the academy good for, when the young are not given a chance. Next if you want to build on the young, you must establish a system, similar to Ajax where the academy players can easily slip in, when seniors are sold! 4) Anyway, academy players like Winks or Rose were never good enough IMO. Rose had one good season and a screamer against Arsenal, but how long was Bostock carried because of his long range shot. Also Ben, was average, but that wasn’t been noticed. Example, I personally suggested Trippier, who IMO worked well for us. We had Walker and to me Trippier was a great sub. Same for Dier, he worked well, but Levys transfer policy destroyed the solidity in the team. The 2nd choice become 1st choice out of a necessity. We had aging defenders and haven’t react. We had injuries and haven’t react. We had sold keyplayers and haven’t react. Winks may be more talented than Mason, but the truth is, both of them only shined because of others. But nevertheless, despite of Harrys, Sonnys, Christians and Deles outstanding performances, at the end it was the performance of a well trained and working collective under an ambitious manager. Excuse me, I mean „coach“. Poch had nothing to say and to me it would be interesting to know, how strong Joses word really is? I blame Levy and Enic, but at the end it was Pochs own EGO who blinded him, I guess! 5) I believe Jose. I‘m convinced he is glad to be back. But this guy hasn’t learned to lose. He was always priviliged, supported, but also spoiled. He has won with Inter when Juve, Napoli, Milan, Florentina were charged or relegated. He won with billionaires clubs and at least for one of the clubs I know, they have bought the title. And who watches the spanish league knows what I mean (just watch the Monday match, Barca vs Valladoid for example). Fact is, Levy probably hasn’t paid the football association for „a favour“, or was given donations or other presents as the sheiks do for example. But this is how it works. And why we always end up with players we don’t need? Is a question we better ask „Fat Sam“! 6) Don’t know if our lads have an psychotherapist, but I would wish them a mental coach of the kinds de Bruyne and Mahrez have. And instead of Carlos (45 million) I would rather sign Tammy Abraham! Yes, Mourinho would miss out to play charade in portoguese, but Tammy is the better option IMO and english! Ps. I personally don’t find, Sam Allardyce is that fat. And surprise surprise, he is back in „buisness“. Its said, the internet never forgets, but people do. terrific
  19. 1 point
    I don't understand what the picture is about. I didn't want to watch it for 44 minutes, so my opinion he has wasted his time as no one is likely to watch the video. COYS
  20. 0 points
    Mr8ball

    kings of white hart lane

    We’ll fellas having a good day ,,,,not lol shouldn’t laugh but I was at work finished a very easy job but it’s massive in size and then what I have worked I have to put chisel marks in it in various different directions phew ,,,then I found out a lovely polish fella I worked with at Stamford stone damo that’s his name died from Covid last week he was only 38 ,,great fella he was massive 6ft 7 tall a head like a football,,,2 chests ,,,hands like pat Jennings or bigger ,,,stronger than an ox ,,very clever ,,,soft as fuck ,,he was the sawyer for us the stonemason’s ,,,and he knew what he was doing ,,spoke great English and was in control of the Russian,,Ukraine,etc etc magic fella
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